KEAM 2020: Everything you need to know before applying
Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE), Kerala, has invited applications for admission to Engineering/Architecture/Pharmacy/Medical/Medical Allied Courses, Kerala for 2020.
Applications have been invited for admission to the following courses: Medical Courses: (i) MBBS (ii) BDS (iii) BHMS(Homoeo) (iv) BAMS(Ayurveda) (v) BSMS (Siddha) and (vi) BUMS (Unani); Medical Allied Courses: (i) BSc. (Hons) Agriculture (ii) BSc. (Hons.) Forestry (iii) BVSc. & AH (Veterinary) (iv) Bachelor of Fisheries Science (Fisheries); Engineering Courses: B.Tech.; Pharmacy Course: B.Pharm.; Architecture Course: B.Arch.
Admission to the Engineering courses will be based on the rank list prepared by giving equal weightage for the marks in the Entrance Examination and the marks in specified subjects in the final year of the qualifying examination computed as per the Prospectus conditions.
Admission to the B.Pharm course will be based on the marks in the Pharmacy Entrance examinations, transformed as per the Prospectus conditions. Those seeking admission to B.Pharm course shall have to appear for and qualify in Paper-I (Physics & Chemistry) of the Engineering Entrance Examination.
Admission to the Medical and Medical Allied Courses will be based on the rank in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test-Under Graduate (NEET UG) 2020 conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
Admission to B.Arch. course will be based on the rank list prepared by giving equal weightage to the scores in the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) conducted by the Council of Architecture (COA) and marks in Plus 2 examination.
Even though CEE is not conducting Entrance Examinations for Medical, Medical Allied and Architecture courses, those interested in admission to these courses through the allotment of CEE, should apply now as per the notification.
Eligibility: Applicant should be an Indian citizen. Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)/ Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) can also apply. However PIO/OCI candidates will not be eligible for any kind of reservation.
Applicants will be categorised as (i) Keralite (ii) Non-Keralite Category I (NK I) and (iii) Non-Keralite Category II (NK II)
An applicant of Kerala origin will be categorised as a ‘Keralite’. Only ‘Keralites’ are eligible for Communal/Special/Persons with Disabilities reservation or any fee concession. 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.
An applicant will be treated as a Keralite if he or his/her, father/mother was born in Kerala.
An applicant who is not of Kerala origin but (i) who has undergone qualifying course in Kerala and who is son/daughter of Non- Keralite parents belong to Government of India/Defence Service, posted to Kerala (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 (ii) who is not of Kerala origin but has been a resident of Kerala State for a period of 5 years within the period of 12 years of his/her study (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). They will be considered for State Merit seats only and will not be eligible for any Communal/Special/Persons with Disability reservation or any fee concession.
All others will be treated as Non-Keralite Category II. The eligibility for being considered for various courses is given in detail in the Prospectus and Notification. Applicant has to submit the relevant certificate in support of nativity, as applicable, along with the online application.
For all courses, applicant should have passed Plus 2 level examination with specified subjects and marks depending on the course. The subjects to be studied and the marls to be secured are as follows.
MBBS, BDS: Passed in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English individually with 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology.
BAMS/ BHMS/BSMS: Passed in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English individually with a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
BUMS course: Passed in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English individually with a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Applicant should also have passed 10th or 12th standard with Urdu or Arabic or Persian language as a subject or clear the test of Urdu in the Entrance Examinations conducted by University or Board or Registered society authorized by the Govt. to conduct such examination or the Pre-Tib Examination of one year duration.
B.Sc.(Hons.) Agri., B.Sc.(Hons) Forestry, BFSc courses: Passed in Physics, Chemistry and Biology with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology together.
BVSc. & AH Course: Passed in English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology at the qualifying examination and obtained 50% marks in aggregate of these subjects.
Engineering courses: Passed with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and Chemistry as one of the optional subject with at least 45% marks put together in the above subjects. The third subject can be Computer Science, Biotechnology or Biology in case the candidate has not studied Chemistry/ Computer Science/Biotechnology, to be considered in that order.
Architecture course: Passed with at least 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and also at least 50% marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level examination or passed 10+3 Diploma examinations with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50% marks in aggregate.
B.Pharm: Passed 10+2 examination with English as one of the subjects and Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology as optional subjects individually.
Relaxation in marks available for SEBC/SC/ST/PWD categories etc is given in the Prospectus and Notification.
Age: Applicants should have completed 17 years of age as on 31st December 2020. There is no upper age limit for Engineering, Architecture and B.Pharm Courses. For Medical and Allied courses, the upper age limit will be as per the Information Bulletin of NEET (UG)-2020.
Entrance examinations: The Engineering Entrance examinations will be held on 20 April 2020 and 21 April 2020. Paper I Physics and Chemistry will have 72 questions from Physics and 48 questions from Chemistry. Paper II will have 120 questions from Mathematics. All questions will be objective type, multiple choice questions. Each correct answer will fetch 4 marks while each incorrect answer will result in loss of one mark.
Application fee: For (a) one of Engineering, B.Pharm or both, application fee is Rs.700/-. It is Rs.300/- for SC. (ii) For one of Medical & Medical Allied, Architecture or both, it is Rs.500/- and Rs.200/- respectively. For any one or more of the courses under (a) or (b) it is Rs.900/- or Rs.400/- respectively. There is no application fee for ST applicants. Fee can be paid through e-chalan or online.
Applications: Applications can be submitted at https://cee.kerala.gov.in latest by 5 pm on 25th February 2020. Applicants have to upload recent Photo, Signature, Date of Birth proof and Nativity proof along with the online application within the above date. The other eligibility certificates and documents can be submitted online by 5 pm on 29.02.2020. Those who want to take admission on NRI quota seats available in Private Self-Financing Medical/Dental colleges and Minority quota (Christian/Muslim) seats in Engineering/Architecture/Pharmacy /MBBS/BDS courses in self-financing colleges having minority status should submit the required documents online by 5 pm on 29 February 2020.
Only one application is to be submitted even if an applicant is applying for one or more streams. Applicants are not required to send printout of confirmation page or any other documents to the office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations.