KEAM 2017 Eligibility Criteria
CEE Kerala, the conducting body of KEAM Entrance sets certain eligibility criteria for the candidates attending the examination. The applicants of KEAM 2017 should ensure that they satisfy all the KEAM 2017 Eligibility Criteria set by the examination authority.
Besides the KEAM Eligibility Criteria, the candidates appearing for KEAM examination should fulfill certain nativity criteria to be considered for reservation. In the sections below, the aspirants of KEAM entrance can get all the details of course-wise KEAM 2017 Eligibility Criteria, Nativity Criteria in context with KEAM 2017.
KEAM 2017 Eligibility Criteria-Engineering
Candidates applying for various engineering courses should abide by these KEAM Eligibility Criteria laid down by CEE Kerala. The courses include B. Tech (Agri. Engg.) and B. Tech (Food Engg.) courses, under the Kerala Agricultural University and B.Tech (Dairy Sc. &Technology) and B. Tech (Food Technology) courses under Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences University
- Engineering Courses in Government Colleges: Candidates should have passed qualifying exam conducted by Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala or equivalent board. Candidates should have obtained minimum 50% in Mathematics individually as well as obtained minimum 50% in Physics, Chemistry/Computer Science/Biology/Biotechnology and Mathematics, taken together.
- Engineering Courses in Private Self Financing/ Government Controlled Self Financing Engineering Colleges: Candidates securing 45% in Physics, Chemistry/Computer Science/Biology/Biotechnology and Mathematics, taken together are eligible for admission under Management Quota in Private Self Financing Engineering Colleges/Government Controlled Self Financing Engineering Colleges.
- B. Tech. (D.Sc. & Technology): Candidates should have secured minimum 50 % marks in Mathematics/Biology separately, and 50 % marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology put together. They will have to take an additional course in Basic Mathematics (2+0) credits or Applied Biology (1+1) credit as per their academic background.
- For candidates passing the qualifying exam from Boards where board exam is conducted in Class 11 and 12, the total marks of both the years in respective subjects will be considered for academic eligibility. The Vocational Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala, is equivalent to the Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala.
- Vocational Higher Secondary Examination conducted by Kerala State Board will be considered valid for fulfilling the eligibility criteria of qualifying the examination.
Relaxation in Marks of Qualifying Exam or equivalent
The exam conducting authority is going to provide relaxation in KEAM 2017 Eligibility Criteria for candidates applying under various reserved categories. The details of the relaxation is mentioned below:
- 5% relaxation is provided for Candidates applying under Socially and Economically Backward Classes (SEBC) , i.e., 45% in the qualifying exam.
- Candidates belonging to SC/ST category are only required to pass the qualifying exam.
- For admission in MBBS/BDS, candidates of SC/ST category should obtain a minimum of 40% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology.
- Candidates with Locomotory disability of lower limbs between 40% to 70% require at least 45% marks in case of Biology/Biotechnology and 45% marks in case of optional subjects put together for admission to MBBS course.
- Candidate from PwD category should need to secure 45% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology put together and 45% marks in Mathematics/Biology individually to be eligible for admission in BDS course.
- The relaxation in marks in the Qualifying Examinations available to SEBC and PwD Candidates will not be applicable to the admissions under Management Quota in Private Self Financing Engineering Colleges/Government Controlled Self Financing Engineering Colleges
- Candidates appearing in qualifying exam will be permitted to take the Entrance Examinations on a provisional basis. They should have appeared in the qualifying examination before the Entrance Examination. Such candidates should prove their academic eligibility during the admission process.
- Those who qualify in KEAM, should submit their marks online through official website. They should also send the hard copy of qualifying exam mark list, attested by Gazetted Officer, on or before by June 5, 2017 to the office of CEE Kerala. No rounding off of the percentage of marks to the nearest whole number is permitted.
KEAM 2017 Nativity Criteria
Indian nationals are only considered eligible for professional courses. However, Person of Indian Origin (PIO)/Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) are also treated as Indian citizen in few cases of admissions but can’t claim reservation under any circumstances.
Candidates applying to appear for admission will be categorized as Keralite, Non-Keralite Category I (NK I) and Non-Keralite Category II (NK II). The clause of nativity is common for all the applicants, irrespective of the course they are applying for.
Candidates of Kerala origin would be placed in the category of Keralite. Children of Non-Keralite All India Service (AIS) officers will also be considered under this category, but can’t claim Communal/Special/PWD reservation or any fee concession.
- Non Keralite Category I or NK I
Candidate whose origins are not from Kerala but fulfills any one of the criteria mentioned below would be treated as 'Non-Keralite Category I'(NK I).
- Candidate has passed the qualifying course from Kerala and is ward of Non-Keralite parents, belonging to Government of India/Defense personnel, posted in Kerala
- Candidate has passed the qualifying course from Kerala and is ward of Non-Keralite parents who are serving or served the Government of Kerala for a minimum period of 2 years
- Non-Kerala origin candidate who has been residing in Kerala for at least 5 years within 12 years of his/her study
- Non-Kerala origin candidate who studied in Kerala from class 8 to class 12
NOTE: NK I category are eligible for ‘State Merit’ seats for Engineering/Medical/Architecture and allied courses but can’t claim Communal/Special/PWD reservation or any fee concession.
- Non Keralite Category II or NK II
Candidates who fall neither under “Keralite” or “NK I” category will come under this category. They can apply for Management Quota seats in engineering in Government controlled Self Financing Colleges. These candidates can also seek admission in Government and Management Quota seats in Private Self Financing Engineering/Architecture Colleges which would be informed through a separate notification. However, they are not entitled for any Communal/Special/PWD reservation or any fee concession.
NOTE: The candidates to be admitted against the seats reserved for the nominees of Government of India, Administration of Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Administration and Jammu & Kashmir will be selected through the All India quota seats for MBBS/BDS courses and candidates sponsored under reciprocal quota by Govt. of Karnataka/ Tamil Nadu, are exempted from any of the above mentioned clauses for nativity.
Proof of Nativity to be produced by Candidate
Candidates applying under Keralite category are required to submit the documents mentioned below:
Any ONE Certificate from the following
- Certificate of birth issued by concerned authority
- Secondary School Leaving Certificate of candidate, showing a place in Kerala as birthplace
- Secondary School Leaving Certificate of either of the parents, showing a place in Kerala as birthplace
- Relevant page of candidate’s Passport, showing a place in Kerala as birthplace or passport of candidate’s either of the parents, showing a place in Kerala as birthplace
- A certificate from Village Officer/Tehsildar showing that the candidate or either of his parents born in Kerala in prescribed format along with KEAM 2017 application form printout
- Certificate from competent authority stating that the parent of the candidate is All India Service officer posted in Kerala Cadre
- Non-Keralite Category I or NK I
Candidates claiming reservation under NK I category should provide any of the following documents.
- Printout of KEAM 2017 Application Form
Any ONE Certificate from the following
- Certificate from the Head of the organization, where the candidate’s parent (employee) is serving/served, and the ‘Certificate showing School studies in Kerala for class 11 and 12 from the Head of institution where the candidate has completed his/her qualifying course in Kerala
- Certificate of residence from the Village Officer/ Tahsildar stating that the candidate resided in Kerala State for a period of five years within a period of twelve years of his/her study in the prescribed format along with the printout of the application
- Certificate showing School Studies in Kerala from class 8 to 12. It should be issued by the Head(s) of the educational institution(s) in Kerala in prescribed format along with duly filled KEAM 2017 Application status.
- Non-Keralite Category II or NK II
Candidates falling under NK II category have to produce Certificate of Completion of Qualifying Exam in prescribed format along with KEAM Application form only.