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KEAM 2018 Educational Qualifications

I. Academic Qualifications for KEAM 2018

KEAM Medical & Allied Courses

  • Medical courses consist of MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS, BSMS and BUMS courses and Allied courses consist of B.Sc. ( Hons ) Agriculture, B.Sc . ( Hons ) Forestry, BVSc. & AH and BFSc. courses.
    • For MBBS, BDS, BSMS : Candidates who 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, are eligible. In the absence of Biology, Biotechnology will be considered as a subject for academic eligibility.
    • For admission to BAMS /  BHMS courses : Candidates who 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, are eligible. Biotechnology will not be considered as a subject for academic eligibility.
    • For admission to BUMS course : Candidates 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; ( b ) pre-Tib examination of one year duration.
    • For admission to B.Sc. ( Hons. )Agri., B.Sc.( Hons ) Forestry, BFSc courses : Candidates who 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, are eligible. Biotechnology will not be considered as a subject for academic eligibility.
  • For admission to BVSc. & AH Course : Candidates should have secured not less than 50% aggregate marks in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology for the qualifying examination, in addition to the condition as stipulated  as per regulation 5 of Minimum standards of Veterinary Education Degree Course ( BVSc & AH ) Regulation, 1993. Relaxation in marks is permissible as stipulated
  • Candidates 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.

Kerala Engineering Courses

[ Including B.Tech ( Agri. Engg. ) and B.Tech ( Food Engg. & Tech ) courses under the Kerala Agricultural University, B.Tech ( Dairy Technology ) and B.Tech ( Food Technology ) courses under Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences University and B.Tech ( Food Technology ) course under Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies ].

(a) Candidates who 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.

Note

  • In two year Kerala Higher Secondary courses or examinations recognised equivalent thereto with two year course where the 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.
  • In Higher Secondary courses or examinations recognised equivalent thereto where 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.

(b) Candidates 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. ( D.Sc. & Tech ). 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.

Note :

  • The Vocational Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala, has been recognised as equivalent to the Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala.
  • In the case of nominees of Government of India and nominees of reciprocal quota seats who are selected on the basis of the marks in the qualifying examination, the academic eligibility.

Kerala Architecture Course

(a) Minimum academic eligibility for admission to B.Arch.

  • 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognised Board with Mathematics as a subject of study by securing 50% marks in aggregate. ( OR )
  • 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.

In addition to the academic eligibility prescribed under  (a), only those candidates who score the minimum eligibility marks as per the Information Brochure of National Aptitude Test in Architecture  ( NATA ) 2018 will be considered for admission to B. Arch. course. There is no relaxation in the minimum passing score of  NATA to any category of candidate as per letter No. CA / 5 / Academic – NATA dated 11th March, 2008. The candidates are advised to qualify in NATA on or before 10th June, 2018.

(c) There is no provision for lateral admission to the second year or at any stage during the 5 year course in Architecture.

KEAM B.Pharm Course

Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala or Examinations recognized as equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Biology / Mathematics separately and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Mathematics put together are eligible.

Relaxation in marks

For all the courses, candidates belonging to Socially and Educationally Backward Classes ( as per G.O. ( P ) No. 208 / 66 / Edn dated 2nd May, 1966, GO( MS ) No. 10 / 2014 / BCDD dated: 23rd May, 2014, GO ( P ) No. 1 / 2015 / BCDD dated: 1st Janurary, 2015 and amendments there of  ), 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 course ( as per the Guidelines of Medical Council of India ).

The candidates belonging to PD category will have a relaxation of 5 % marks in the qualifying examination for Engineering and Medical Allied Courses except for BDS. 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. Biotechnology will not be considered for the courses for academic eligibility as specified  Optional subjects are the subjects specified for the respective courses.

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.

  • Candidates who have appeared for the Higher Secondary or equivalent examination will be permitted to take the Entrance Examinations provisionally. The candidates should have appeared for the qualifying examination before taking the Entrance Examination. Such candidates should prove their academic eligibility on the date of admission.
  • Candidates who have qualified in the Engineering Entrance Examination should submit their marks online through the Official website of the CEE ( www.cee.kerala.gov.in ) and forward the true copy of the mark list of final year of the qualifying examination, duly attested by a gazetted officer so as to reach the Office of the CEE on or before 5th June, 2018
  • Candidates referred to in who have only appeared or are appearing for the BSc. Degree Examination, are not eligible to apply.
  • No rounding off of the percentage of marks to the nearest whole number is permitted. For example, a score of 50 marks out of 100 or 150 marks out of 300 alone will be considered as 50% marks and scores of 45 out of 100 or 135 out of 300 alone will be considered as 45% marks for determining eligibility.

KEAM 2018 Age Limit

Applicants should have completed 17 years of age as on the 31st December, 2018. No relaxation in the minimum age will be allowed. There is no upper age limit for KEAM 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 ) 2018.