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KEAM (CEE KERALA) 2019 ELIGIBILITY

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KEAM 2019 Eligibility Criteria - Qualification, Age Criteria & Domicile

Updated On - August 30th 2018 by SONAL ROHATGI

KEAM Eligibility Criteria – The CEE set the parameters for candidates who can or can not apply for the state level examination. KEAM 2019 Eligibility conditions are set on the basis of age, academics, nationality and nativity criteria. For this year, Paper 1 and Paper 2 are scheduled on April 23 and 24 respectively. 

The minimum academic qualification required to appear for KEAM 2019 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.

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Applicants should have completed 17 years of age as on December 31, 2019. There is no relaxation for minimum age and there is no upper limit for the exam. Read on to know more about eligibility conditions as mentioned in KEAM 2019 prospectus.

KEAM 2019 – Courses Offered

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. Given below is the list of courses offered through KEAM 2019:

KEAM Courses

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 2019.

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.
  • 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 2019.
  • 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 10/06/2019

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 2019 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 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 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.

Non-Keralite Category I (NK I)

The candidate who is not of Kerala origin but fulfill the following criteria will be categorised 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.

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 2019

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:

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.

*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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