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KEAM 2017 Eligibility Criteria

KEAM 2017 Eligibility defines whether the candidate can give the exam or not. Candidates can apply for KEAM 2017 only if they satisfy the age, academic and nativity criteria specified by CEE, Kerala.

The minimum academic qualification required to appear for KEAM 2017 is passing or appearing in Class XII or Higher Secondary examination. Only Indian Nationals can apply for KEAM. However, OCI (Overseas Citizens of India) and PIO (Persons of Indian Origin) candidates will also be considered Indian citizens and can apply.

Applicants should have completed 17 years of age as on 31st December 2017.There is no relaxation for minimum age and there is no upper limit for KEAM 2017. The candidate of any age can apply for the examination, but make sure that you have a minimum of 17 years of age.


KEAM 2017: Courses

KEAM is a single tier entrance exam conducted in Kerala for admission to Architecture, Engineering and Medical courses. The candidates can also seek admission to allied courses like B.Sc. (Hons.), Veterinary and Fishery. Candidates must fill the KEAM Application form or required entrance form according to the course they choose to apply. Given below is the list of courses offered through KEAM 2017:

Medical Courses
MBBSBAMS (Ayurveda)
BDSBSMS (Siddha)
BHMS (Homeopathy)BUMS (Unani)
Allied Courses
B.Sc. (Hons.) AgricultureBVSc. & AH (Veterinary)
B.Sc. (Hons.) ForestryBFSc. (Fisheries)
Engineering Courses
B.Tech. [Including B.Tech. (Agri. Engg.) & B.Tech. (Food Engg. &Tech.) Courses under the Kerala Agricultural UniversityB.Tech. (Food Science & Technology) course under the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies
B.Tech. (Dairy Technology) & B.Tech. (Food Technology) courses under the Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences University-
Architecture Courses
B.Arch-

KEAM Eligibility: Academic Qualification

 The academic qualification needed for engineering and medical/allied courses are different. The minimum academic qualification required for admission to any course is passing class XII or higher secondary examination with science subjects. Candidates appearing for the exam can also apply for KEAM 2017.

Qualification for Medical/ Allied Courses

The academic qualifications needed for several medical/allied courses will be different. It is as given below.

MBBS, BDS, BSMS

  • Candidates have to pass higher secondary examination of “Board of Higher secondary education, Kerala” with 50% marks in Biology/Biotechnology, Physics and Chemistry put together.
  • Also candidates need to secure 50% marks in Biology separately.
  • In the absence of Biology, Biotechnology will be considered as a subject

BAMS/ BHMS

  • Candidates have to pass higher secondary examination of “Board of Higher secondary education, Kerala” with 50% marks in   Biology/Biotechnology, Physics and Chemistry put together.
  • Also candidates need to secure 50% marks in Biology separately.
  • In the absence of Biology, Biotechnology will not be considered as a subject.

BUMS

  • Candidates who are seeking admissions in main Kamil-E-Tib-Wa-Jarahat (Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery- BUMS) have to pass higher secondary examination of “Board of Higher secondary education, Kerala” with 50% marks in   Biology/Biotechnology, Physics and Chemistry put together.
  • Also candidates need to secure 50% marks in Biology separately.
  • Candidates should have to pass 10th standard with Urdu or Arabic or Persian language as a subject or should have cleared Urdu entrance examination conducted by Kerala Government.

B.Sc. (Hons.)Agri., B.Sc. (Hons.)Forestry, BFSc courses.

  • Candidates have to pass higher secondary examination of “Board of Higher secondary education, Kerala” with 50% marks in   Biology/Biotechnology, Physics and Chemistry put together.
  • Also candidates need to secure 50% marks in Biology separately.
  • In the absence of Biology , Biotechnology will not be considered as a subject

BVSc. & AH course

  • Candidates have to pass higher secondary examination of Board of Higher secondary education, Kerala with 50% marks in Biology, Physics, Chemistry and English put together

B.Sc. Degree Holders

  • Candidates have to pass B.Sc. degree (Three year course) with Physics/ Chemistry/Zoology/Botany or Biotechnology as main, and 2 of the above given subjects as subsidiaries.
  • Candidates need to secure a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in main and subsidiaries take together.
  • Also they have to qualify the higher secondary education with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as main subjects.

Qualification for Engineering courses

Candidates who want to get in to Engineering courses have to fulfil the criteria given below.

  • Candidates have to pass higher secondary examination of Board of Higher secondary education, Kerala with 50% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together.
  • Also candidates need to secure 50% marks in Mathematics separately.
  • Candidates who have passed higher secondary examination of Board of Higher secondary education, Kerala with 45% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together are eligible for admissions in management quota.
  • In case candidate if the has not studied Chemistry, then the marks obtained by the candidate in Computer Science will be considered.
  • In case candidate if the has not studied Chemistry and Computer Science, then the marks obtained by the candidate in Biotechnology will be considered.
  • In case candidate if the has not studied Chemistry, Computer Science and Biotechnology, then the marks obtained by the candidate in Biology will be considered.

Qualification for Architectural courses

Candidates who want to get in to Architectural courses have to fulfil the criteria given below.

  • Candidates have to qualify the higher secondary examination or any other equivalent examination.
  • Also those candidates who have qualified 10+3 diploma in any stream with Mathematics as one of the subjects can also apply for KEAM 2017.
  • Along with the above given eligibility criteria candidates need to qualify the NATA examination with minimum eligibility marks so as to et considered for Architectural courses.
  • Candidates are advised to take NATA on or before 10/06/2017

Qualification for Pharmacy Courses

The admissions to Pharmacy Courses are done based on the mark obtained by the candidate in the Physics & Chemistry Paper and the rank list prepared based on that. All candidates who want to join Pharmacy courses based on their rank in KEAM entrance examination have to fulfil the following criteria.

  • Candidates should be Indian citizens.
  • Candidates have to pass the higher secondary examination with 50% marks in Biology/ Mathematics separately and Biology/ Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together.

Relaxation in marks

  • Candidates belonging to socially and economically backward classes have a relaxation of 5% marks in the qualifying examination.
  • They only need 45% marks in Mathematics/ Biology and 45% marks in Mathematics/ Biology, Physics and Chemistry put together.

KEAM Eligibility: Nativity

All the candidates who want to appear for KEAM 2017 entrance examination should be of Indian nationality. Person of Indian Origin (PIO)/ Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) can also be treated as Indian Citizens. But they can’t be considered for reservations. Candidates who wants to take admissions to professional courses will be categorised as Keralite, Non- Keralite Category I (NK I) and Non- Keralite Category II (NK II).

Keralite Category

  • Those candidates who are of Kerala Origin are considered to be as Keralite.
  • Also the children of all Indian Service (AIS) Officers (Non- Keralite) allotted to the Kerala Cadre are also considered as Kerala Origin. But they won’t be eligible for any kind of reservation.
  • In order to show that the candidates are of Kerala Origin, they has to produce a certificate showing hi/her father or mother was born in Kerala.

Non-Keralite Category I (NK I)

The candidate who is not of Kerala origin but fulfil the following criteria will be categorised in to Non-Keralite category I (NK I ).

  • Those candidates who has undergone qualifying course in Kerala and who is a son/daughter of a Non-Keralite person belonging to some government sector or in Defence sector posted in Kerala.
  • Those candidates who has undergone qualifying course in Kerala and who is a son/daughter of a Non-Keralite person is serving or served government of Kerala for a minimum period of 2 years.
  • A candidate who is not an origin of Kerala but is a resident of Kerala State for a duration of  5 years within the period of 12 years of study.
  • A candidate who is not of Kerala origin but as undergone his/her studies in Kerala from Standard 8th to 12th.

Non Keralite Category I candidates will not be considered for any kind of reservation or any kind of fees concession.

Non-Keralite Category II (NK II)

  • Those candidates who didn’t come under the category of Keralite of in Non-Keralite category- I can be considered as Non-Keralite category-II. Such candidates are eligible for taking admission in government or self financing Engineering colleges in Kerala. They can either take government seat or management seat for admission.
  • But Non-Keralite category-II will only be considered in government seats in government controlled self-financing colleges only when the candidates of Keralite category and the candidates of Non- Keralite category I are not available for admission.
  • “Non- Keralite category II” is not be eligible for special or communal reservations and also fee concessions.

Documents to prove Nativity for KEAM 2017

Candidates have to submit the printed copy of the Application form during the KEAM Counselling. Along with the same candidates have to submit the documents which confirm candidate’s nativity if they apply under the Keralite or Non- Keralite category. The list of documents required to prove the nativity of the candidate are given below:

Keralite

In order to prove that the candidate is a Keralite, they have to submit any one of the below given documents along with the print out of the application itself.

  • True copy of SSLC certificate showing place of birth in Kerala.
  • True copy of SSLC certificate of either of the parents showing place of birth in Kerala.
  • True copy of the Passport of the candidate or either of his/her parents showing place of birth in Kerala.
  • Birth Certificate of the candidate showing place of birth in Kerala.
  • Certificate from Village Officer/Tehsildar showing place of birth in Kerala.
  • Certificate from competent authority showing either of the parents is an All India Service Officer.

Non-Keralite Category I (NK I)

In order to prove that the candidate belongs to Non-Keralite Category I (NK I), they have to submit any one of the below given documents along with the print out of the application itself.

  • Certificate from the Head of Organisation where the parents of the candidate is/are working, and a Certificate from the Head of the Institution where the candidate is studying.
  • Certificate from the Village Officer showing that the candidate is a resident of Kerala for a period of 5 years.
  • Certificate from the Head of the Institution showing that the candidate has undergone schooling from VIII to XII.

Non-Keralite Category II (NK II)

They have to bring “Certificate of Completion of Qualifying examination“to prove the nativity and also a copy of Passport.

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