Kozhikode: Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, Kerala, Housing Board Buildings, Santhi Nagar, Thiruvananthapuram-695001, has invited applications for admission to Engineering/Architecture/ Medical & Allied Courses, Kerala 2017. 

Courses: 
The courses to which the admissions are to be made include Medical Courses: (i) MBBS (ii) BDS (iii) BHMS (Homoeo) (iv) BAMS(Ayurveda) (v) BSMS (Siddha) (vi) BUMS (Unani); Allied Courses: (i) BSc. (Hons.) Agriculture (ii) BSc. (Hons.) Forestry (iii) Veterinary (BVSc. & AH) (iv) Fisheries (BFSc.); Engineering Courses: B.Tech. and Architecture Course: B.Arch. 

Selection process: 
CEE will not be conducting any Entrance Examination for admission to Medical and Medical Allied course. Selection to all the Medical & Allied courses will be based on the rank in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test-Under Graduate (NEET-UG) 2017 to be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Interested applicants have to apply and appear for NEET 2017 and get qualified. 

CEE will conduct an Entrance Examination for admission to Engineering Courses. Selection to the engineering courses will be based on the Engineering rank, to be prepared by giving equal weightage of 50:50 to the score obtained in the Entrance Examination conducted by CEE for Engineering and the marks obtained in the final year of the qualifying examination for Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together, after effecting the standardization procedure as described in the Prospectus. 

The Engineering Entrance Examination will have two papers. Paper I, Physics & Chemistry will be held on 24.04.2017 (Monday) and Paper II, Mathematics, will be on 25.04.2017 (Tuesday). Both papers will be held from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm. The Engineering Entrance Examination will be held at all the District Centres in Kerala and in New Delhi, Mumbai and Dubai (UAE).

CEE will not be conducting any Entrance Examination for admission to B Arch Course. Those seeking admission to B.Arch. course should compulsorily appear and qualify the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) conducted by the Council of Architecture (COA) on or before 10.06.2017. Admission is based on merit as assessed by equal weightage to NATA Score and marks/grades in the Qualifying Examination.

Eligibility: 
Nativity: Applicant should be an Indian citizen. Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)/Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) will also be treated at par with Indian citizens for the limited purpose of admission. However, PIO/OCI candidates will not be eligible for any kind of reservation. 

Those seeking admission to Professional courses will be categorised as Keralite, Non-Keralite Category I (NK I) and Non-Keralite Category II (NK II). 

A candidate of Kerala Origin will be categorized as ‘Keralite’. Children of All India Service (AIS) Officers (Non-Keralites) allotted to Kerala Cadre are deemed to be ‘Keralites’. But they will not be eligible for communal/Special/Persons with Disabilities reservation or any fee concession. 

In order to prove that an applicant is an Indian Citizen of Kerala origin, he/she has to produce a certificate showing that the candidate or his/her father or mother was born in Kerala. 

A person (i) who has undergone qualifying course in Kerala and who is son/daughter of Non-Keralite parents belonging to Govt. of India/Defence Service, posted to Kerala Or (ii) who has undergone qualifying course in Kerala and who is son/daughter of Non-Keralite parents who are serving/served Government of Kerala for a minimum period of two years or (iii) who is not of Kerala Origin but has been a resident of Kerala State for a period of 5(five) years within the period of 12(twelve) years of his/her study or (iv) who is not of Kerala Origin but who has undergone his/her school studies in Kerala from standard VIII to XII will be categorised as 'Non-Keralite Category I' (NK I). Non-Keralite Category I candidates will be considered against ‘State Merit’ seats for Engineering/Architecture/Medical & Allied courses. However, they will not be eligible for Communal/ Special/Persons with Disabilities reservation or any fee concession. 

Persons who do not come under ‘Keralite’ or 'Non-Keralite Category I' will be categorised as ‘Non-Keralite Category II'. Such candidates are eligible for admission to Government seats and Management quota seats in Engineering courses in Government Controlled Self financing Colleges. However, the ‘Non-Keralite Category II’ (NK II) candidates will be considered for admission to the Government seats in Government Controlled Self Financing Engineering Colleges only when the Keralite and Non-Keralite I (NK I) candidates are not available for admission. ‘Non-Keralite Category II’ (NK II) candidates are also eligible for admission to Government Seats and Management Quota seats in Private Self Financing Engineering/Architecture Colleges, which will be notified separately. But they will not be eligible for Communal/ Special/ Persons with Disabilities reservation or any fee concession. ‘Non-Keralite Category II’ (NK II) candidates are not eligible for admission to Medical and Allied Courses including MBBS/BDS and for admission to Government Engineering Colleges.

Academic Qualification: 
For admission to MBBS, BDS, BSMS, applicant should have passed Higher Secondary examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala, or examinations recognised equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Biology/Biotechnology separately, and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology put together. In the absence of Biology, Biotechnology will be considered as a subject for academic eligibility. Only those candidates who qualify in NEET-UG as per the Qualifying criteria described in the Information Bulletin of NEET-UG 2017 and satisfying the nativity conditions mentioned in the KEAM Prospectus shall be considered for admission to MBBS/BDS courses.

For admission to BAMS/ BHMS courses, applicant must have passed Higher Secondary examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala, or examinations recognised equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Biology separately, and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology put together. Biotechnology will not be considered as a subject for academic eligibility. 

Those seeking admission to main Kamil-E-Tib-Wa-Jarahat (Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery-BUMS) course must have passed Intermediate (10+2) or its equivalent examination with 50% aggregate marks in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology and 50% marks in Biology separately and the candidate should have passed (a) 10th standard with Urdu or Arabic or Persian language as a subject or clear the test of Urdu in the Entrance Examination conducted by the University or Board or Registered Society authorized by the Government to conduct such examination; or (b) pre-Tib examination of one year duration. 
For admission to B.Sc.(Hons.)Agri., B.Sc.(Hons) Forestry, BFSc courses, applicant must have passed Higher Secondary examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala, or examinations recognised equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Biology separately, and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology put together. Biotechnology will not be considered as a subject for academic eligibility. 

For admission to BVSc. & AH Course, applicant should have secured not less than 50% aggregate marks in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology for the qualifying examination, in addition to the requirements stipulated for admission to B.Sc.(Hons.)Agri., B.Sc.(Hons) Forestry, BFSc courses.

Those who have passed the BSc Degree (Three year course) examination with Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany or Biotechnology as Main, and any one or two of the above subjects as Subsidiaries, with 50% marks for Main & Subsidiaries taken together, subject to the condition that they have passed Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala or examinations recognised as equivalent thereto with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects are eligible for admission to MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS and BSMS courses. 

Engineering Courses: 
Applicant should have passed Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala, or Examinations recognized as equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Mathematics separately, and 50 % marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together are eligible for admission. However candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala, or Examinations recognized as equivalent thereto, with 45% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together are eligible for admission under Management Quota in Private Self Financing Engineering Colleges/Government Controlled Self Financing Engineering Colleges. In case, the candidate has not studied Chemistry, the marks obtained in Computer Science shall be considered. 

In case, the candidate has not studied Chemistry and Computer Science, the marks obtained in Biotechnology shall be considered. In case, the candidate has not studied Chemistry, Computer Science and Biotechnology, the marks obtained in Biology shall be considered. The marks as shown in the mark list of the Board of Examination obtained from the respective Higher Secondary Board shall be considered for academic eligibility. 

If the Plus Two level Board Examinations are conducted in both years, the total marks of two years in the respective subjects as shown in the mark lists of the respective Higher Secondary Boards will be considered for academic eligibility. If Board Examinations are conducted only at the end of 12th class (final year), the marks in the respective subjects as shown in the mark lists of the respective Higher Secondary Boards will be considered for academic eligibility. For all other type of Higher Secondary courses or examinations recognised equivalent thereto, the marks of the respective subjects as shown in the mark list of the respective Board of Examinations will be considered for academic eligibility. 

Those who have passed Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala, or examinations recognised as equivalent thereto, with 50 % marks in Mathematics/Biology separately, and 50 % marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology put together are eligible for admission to the seats reserved for Dairy Farm Instructors of Dairy Development Department for B.Tech. (Dairy Technology). However, the candidates admitted to the course have to take a make-up course in Basic Mathematics (2+0) credits or Applied Biology (1+1) credit as the case may be. 

The Vocational Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala, has been recognised as equivalent to the Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala. 

Architecture Course: 
Applicant must have passed the 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognised Board with Mathematics as a subject of study by securing 50% marks in aggregate or the 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognised by Central/State Governments with 50% aggregate marks with Mathematics as one of the subject of examination or International Baccalaureate Diploma, after 10 years of schooling, with not less than 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination. 

Applicant should also score the minimum eligibility marks prescribed for National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2017 to be considered for admission to B. Arch. course. There is no relaxation in the minimum passing score of NATA to any category of candidates.

Relaxation of marks in the Qualifying Examination: 
For all the courses, those belonging to Socially and Educationally Backward Classes will have a relaxation of 5% marks in the qualifying examination. They need only 45% marks in the case of Mathematics/Biology and 45% marks in the case of Mathematics/Biology, Physics and Chemistry put together. The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates need only a pass in the qualifying examination. However, for admission to MBBS/BDS courses, candidates belonging to SC/ST categories need 40% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology put together in the qualifying examination. Candidates with Locomotory disability of lower limbs between 40% to 70% need only 45% marks in case of Biology/Biotechnology and 45% marks in case of optional subjects put together for admission to MBBS/BDS courses. Those belonging to Persons with Disability (PD) category will have a relaxation of 5 % marks in the qualifying examination for Engineering and Medical Allied Courses. They need only 45 % marks in the case of Mathematics/Biology and 45 % marks in the case of Mathematics/Biology, Physics and Chemistry put together. Provided that in cases where only grades are given for qualifying examination and marks are not mentioned, the grade covering 45% marks will be considered as criterion for eligibility. The relaxation in marks in the Qualifying Examinations available to SEBC and PD Candidates will not be applicable to the admissions under Management Quota in Private Self Financing Engineering Colleges/Government Controlled Self Financing Engineering Colleges. The relaxation of marks in the qualifying examination extended to SEBC candidates only will be applicable to OEC candidates even if they are allotted against the unavailed seats of SC/ST quota. 

Age: 
Applicants should have completed 17 years of age as on the 31st December 2017. No relaxation in the minimum age will be allowed. There is no upper age limit for KEAM–2017. 

Application: 
Applications can be submitted online at www.cee.kerala.gov.in, latest by 5 pm on 27th February 2017. The printout of the online submitted application along with supporting documents has to reach the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, latest by 28th February, 2017.

Applications can be submitted Online through the website www.cee.kerala.gov.in,  for all the courses (MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS, BSMS, BUMS, Agriculture, Forestry, Veterinary, Fisheries, Engineering and Architecture). Only one application is to be submitted irrespective of the number of streams applied. Detailed instructions and guidelines for submitting Online Application for KEAM 2017 is provided separately in the website. The submission of application include Registration, uploading of images, filling up of then application, paying the application fee, printing the application and sending the printout of the application and necessary documents to reach the CEE within the time limit specified. 

Application Fee: 
Application Fee for General candidates is Rs.800/- and that for SC candidates is Rs.400/-. There is no Application Fee for ST candidates.

Application fee can be paid online or through e-chalan. In online payment, the fee can be paid by Credit card/Debit card/Internet Banking. In case of payment through e-chalan, the payment should be made in the selected branches of State Bank of Travancore (SBT) in India or all Head /Sub Post Offices in Kerala, in cash. The list of selected branches of State Bank of Travancore and the list of Head/Sub Post Offices is provided separately in the website. The e-chalan generated from the website after online submission of the application should be handed over to the bank/post office, as the case may be, and after depositing the fee plus processing charge, as applicable, the counterfoil (Candidate’s copy) of the e-chalan must be collected back from the bank/post office official. It must be ensured that the bank/post office official has recorded the Payment ID pertaining to the payment on the counterfoil and put the office stamp and his/her initials at the designated places on the counterfoil. Those choosing 'Dubai' as Examination Centre will have to remit an additional fee of Rs.12,000/- by way of online payment. The additional fee can also be remitted by way of e-chalan, if payment is made inside India. Such applicants should give a local contact number, if available, in their application in the appropriate place. If the additional fee of Rs. 12,000/- is not paid by the candidates, they will be allotted a centre within the country.

The printout of the online submitted Application can be taken only after successful payment of Application Fee. 

The Printout of the Application and other relevant documents, to be submitted with the Application, are to be enclosed and sent in an A4 sized envelope, so as to reach Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, 5th Floor, Housing Board Buildings, Santhi Nagar, Thiruvananthapuram-695001 before 5 p.m. on 28.02.2017 (Tuesday), by Hand Delivery/Registered Post/Speed Post. Completed Applications will be received in the Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations on holidays also.

No memo will be sent by post from the office of the CEE, in the case of defective applications. The defects, if any, which will be displayed on the website while downloading the admit card should be rectified within the specified period.

The Admit Cards for the Engineering Entrance Examination can be downloaded from the website www.cee.kerala.gov.in from 10.04.2017. The printout of the admit card thus obtained will have to be produced at the time of examination. Admit Cards will not be sent by post from this office to the candidate.

More details can be had from www.cee.kerala.gov.in or from www.cee-kerala.org.