KEAM (CEE KERALA) 2020 ELIGIBILITY

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    KEAM 2020 Eligibility - Qualification, Age, Reservation and Domicile

    Himanshi Sharma Himanshi Sharma
    Exam Prep Master

    CEE, Kerela decides KEAM Eligibility Criteria for candidates seeking admission to Engineering and Pharmacy programs in the state. As per KEAM 2020 Exam Pattern, the minimum academic qualification required to appear for KEAM 2020 is passing or appearing in Class XII or Higher Secondary examination with minimum 50% marks. Candidates are required to appear for both the papers i.e. Paper 1 (Physics and Chemistry) and Paper 2 (Mathematics)

    • KEAM 2020 Eligibility Criteria specifies various parameters like Nationality, Domicile, Qualifying Marks, Age, Relaxation in marks, etc.
    • Applicants should have completed 17 years of age as on December 31, 2020. There is no relaxation for minimum age and there is no upper limit for the exam. 
    • Only Indian Nationals can apply for KEAM. However, OCI (Overseas Citizens of India) and PIO (Persons of Indian Origin) candidates will also be treated at par with Indian Citizens for the limited purpose of admission.

    Read on to know more about eligibility conditions as mentioned in KEAM 2020 prospectus.

    KEAM Eligibility Criteria Highlight

    KEAM 2020 Eligibility Criteria Highlight

    CriteriaEligibility
    NationalityIndian Citizens including OCI (Overseas Citizens of India) and PIO (Persons of Indian Origin)
    AgeCandidate should complete 17 years of age on December 31, 2020
    Qualifying MarksMust have secured a minimum 50% marks in Mathematics as well as 50% marks in aggregate in Physics and Chemistry

    Qualification for B.Tech

    Must have passed HSC exam of Kerala or its equivalent with 50% marks in Mathematics or Biology
    Relaxation in marksCandidates from the socially backward category will have 5% relaxation
    DomicileCandidates belonging to Keralite, Non- Kerality Category I (NK I) and Non-Keralite Category-II (NK II) have to produce nativity certificate.

    KEAM 2020 Exam Dates

    Canididates preparaing for the entrance examination must know about the dates of KEAM 2020. Tabulated below are the tentative dates of the exam:

    EventsDates
    Availability of KEAM Application form February 1, 2020
    Last date to apply for KEAM 2020February 29, 2020, till 5:00 PM
    Admit Card ReleaseTo be announced soon
    Exam Date for Paper 1 (Physics and Chemistry) To be announced soon 
    Exam Date for Paper 2 (Mathematics)To be announced soon
    Declaration of ResultOn or before May 25, 2020
    Commencement of Counselling3rd week of June, 2020

    KEAM Detailed Eligibility Criteria

    KEAM 2020 Detailed Eligibility Criteria

    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 KEAM Application form or required entrance form according to the course they choose to apply. 

    Applicants should have completed 17 years of age as on December 31, 2020. There is no relaxation for minimum age and there is no upper limit for the exam.

    Qualification for Medical/Allied Courses

    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 2020. 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.
    • Candidates need to secure 50% marks in Biology separately.
    • In the absence of Biology, Biotechnology will be considered as a subject
    • Only NEET qualifiers for the same academic sessions are eligible to apply for the exam. 

    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.
    • Candidates need to secure 50% marks in Biology separately.
    • In the absence of Biology, Biotechnology will not be considered as a subject.
    • Only NEET qualifiers for the same academic sessions are eligible to apply for the exam.

    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.
    • Only NEET qualifiers for the same academic sessions are eligible to apply for the exam.

    B.Sc. (Hons.)Agri., B.Sc. (Hons.)Forestry, BF Sc. 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 into Engineering courses have to fulfill 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 has not studied Chemistry, then the marks obtained by the candidate in Computer Science will be considered.
    • In case candidate has not studied Chemistry and Computer Science, then the marks obtained by the candidate in Biotechnology will be considered.
    • In case candidate 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 into Architectural courses have to fulfill the criteria given below.

    • Candidates have to qualify for 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 2020.
    • 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.

    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.

    Eligibility for Keralite

    KEAM Eligibility on the basis of Nativity

    All the candidates who want to appear for KEAM 2020 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 want to take admissions to professional courses will be categorized as Keralite, Non- Keralite Category I (NK I) and Non- Keralite Category II (NK II).

    Keralite

    • Those candidates who are of Kerala Origin are considered to be a 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 have to produce a certificate showing hi/her father or mother was born in Kerala.

    Eligibility for Non-Keralite I

    Non-Keralite Category I (NK I)

    The candidate who is not of Kerala origin but fulfils the following criteria will be categorized into Non-Keralite category I (NK I ).

    • Those candidates who have 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 have undergone qualifying course in Kerala and who is a son/daughter of a Non-Keralite person is serving or served the 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 has undergone his/her studies in Kerala from Standard 8th to 12th.

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

    Eligibility for Non-Keralite II

    KEAM Eligibility 2020 Non-Keralite Category II (NK II)

    • Those candidates who didn’t come under the category of Keralite or 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 eligible for special or communal reservations and also fee concessions.

    Documents Required for Nativity

    Documents to prove Nativity for KEAM 2020

    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 is given below:

    Documents Required for Keralite Category

    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.

    Documents Required for 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.

    Documents Required for 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.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    KEAM 2020 Eligibility FAQs

    Ques: I am a Non-Keralite candidate. Can I apply for KEAM 2020?

    Ans: Yes. Non Keralite candidates are also eligible to apply for the exam. Non Keralites are divided into 2 categories i.e NK I & II. Non-Keralite Category I candidates will not be considered for any kind of reservation or any kind of fees concession. Non- Keralite category II is also not eligible for special or communal reservations and also fee concessions. 

    Ques: What is the age limit for KEAM 2020?

    Ans: To apply for KEAM 2020, Applicants should have completed 17 years of age as on December 31, 2020. There is no relaxation for minimum age and there is no upper limit for the exam.

    Ques: What are the minimum marks required to apply for KEAM 2020?

    Ans: For engineering courses, 50% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together. Also, candidates need to secure 50% marks in Mathematics separately. For admission in Medical and architecture courses, candidates should have passed NEET and NATA respectively.

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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    Comments

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    2 Comments
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    Aditya R

    I am born in Chennai in 2002. But living in Kerala since 6 years old. Can I apply for KEAM exam as a Keralite ? In which category should I apply in ? (keralite or non-keralite(I) or non-keralite(II). Which document should I upload for Nativity certificate.

    18 Feb, 2020 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Aditya, you can apply as a Keralite only if you have done schooling of at least 5 years in Kerala, otherwise, you will be treated as non-Keralite candidate.

    18 Feb, 2020 17:45
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    SANIYA SUBIR PUTHANPURAKKAL

    I AM SANIYA i HAVE COMPLETED MY 12TH IN MUMBAI I WANT TO APPLY FOR KEAM EXAM 2020,ACTUALLY I AM MALAYALI BUY MY BORN AND BOUGHT IN MUMBAI. TO APPEAR FOR THE ABOVE SAID EXAM WHAT ARE THE DOCUMENTS I HAVE TO SUBMIT

    05 Feb, 2020 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Saniya, it is not necessary to submit domicile of Kerala to appear in this exam. Any student can apply for this exam without claiming reservation.

    05 Feb, 2020 13:00

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