GOVERNMENT OF KERALA OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS
Housing Board Buildings, Santhi Nagar,
Thiruvananthapuram - 695 001
ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS FOR ADMISSION MEDICAL/AGRICULTURE/VETERINARY/ENGINEERING/ARCHITECTURE DEGREE COURSES, 2005 NOTIFICATION
1. Applications are invited for the Entrance Examinations for admission to the following Professional Degree courses in the State for 2005-06:
(a) Medical (i) MBBS (ii) BDS (iii) BPharm (iv) BSc (Nursing) (v) BSc (MLT) (vi) BAMS (vii) BHMS and (viii) BSMS (Sidha). (b) Agriculture (i) BSc (Agriculture) (ii) BFSc (iii) BSc (Forestry) (c) Veterinary BVSc & AH (d) Engineering BTech[including BTech (Agricultural Engg. / BTech (Dairy Sc. & Tech) courses under the Kerala Agriculture University] (e) Architecture
B.Arch Candidates satisfying the eligibility conditions as laid down in the Prospectus and who seek admission to the Government seats in (i) Medical, Agriculture, Veterinary and Engineering Courses that are to be filled on the basis of the rank in the Entrance Examinations and (ii) Architecture course that are to be filled on the basis of the rank list prepared by giving equal weightage to the marks in the Aptitude Test and Qualifying examination, should apply in the prescribed Application Form, and should appear for the Entrance Examination concerned.
2. Eligibility for Admission:
(a) Applicant should be an Indian citizen.
PIO Card Holders who have studied/are studying in Kerala from Class VIII to XII will be treated on a par with Indian citizens for the limited purpose of admission.
(b) Both Keralites and Non-Keralites are eligible to apply. Applicants of Kerala origin will be categorized as ?Keralites?. Others will be categorized as ?Non- Keralites?.
(c) A candidate will be considered as a ?Keralite?, for the limited purpose of eligibility for admission, if
(i) he/she or his/her father/mother was born in Kerala OR
(ii) he/she has been a resident of Kerala for a period of 5 years within a period of 12 years OR
(iii) he/she has undergone his/her school studies from Standards VIII to XII in educational institution(s) in Kerala.
Non-Keralites are classified as ?Non-Keralite Category-I? and ?Non-Keralite Category-II?.
?Non-Keralite Category-I? candidates are those who have undergone the qualifying course in Kerala, and who are the sons/daughters of Employees of the Government of India, or, employees who are serving in connection with the affairs of the Government of Kerala, subject to the condition that, all categories of the employees mentioned above should have served in Kerala for a minimum period of 2 years, or, have served in connection with the affairs of the Government of Kerala for a minimum period of 2 years.
Such candidates will be eligible for admission to the Government seats under ?State Merit? only, for all the courses, which are filled on the basis of the rank in the Entrance Examination(s) or the rank list prepared by giving equal weightage to the marks in the Aptitude Test and Qualifying examination, as applicable. Candidates who do not belong to the ?Keralite? or ?Non-Keralite Category-I? will be treated as ?Non-Keralite Category-II.
They are eligible for admission ONLY to the ?State Merit? seats in the Self-financing Engineering Colleges in the State. Non-Keralite candidates will not be considered for admission against reserved seats.
(ii) Academic qualification:
(a) Medical/Agriculture/Veterinary Courses: Candidates should have passed the Higher Secondary examination or examination recognized as equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Biology, and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology put together. Candidates seeking admission to BVSc. & AH course under the Kerala Agricultural University, in addition to the qualification prescribed under
(a) above, should have passed the qualifying examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English put together (as per the regulation of Veterinary Council of India).
(b) BPharm course: Candidates should have passed the Higher Secondary examination or examinations recognized as equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Biology or Mathematics separately and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry & Biology /Mathematics put together. Candidates who have passed D.Pharm course 1 with 50% mark in the final Diploma examination in Pharmacy are also eligible for admission to B.Pharm course, subject to the condition that they should have passed Higher Secondary/Pre-Degree or equivalent examination, with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics as optional.
Such candidates will be eligible only for BPharm course and will not be admitted to other Medical/Agriculture/Veterinary Courses.
(c) Eligibility of BSc. Degree holders for MBBS, BDS and B.Pharm courses: Those who apply based on their BSc. Degree, for admission to MBBS, BDS and B.Pharm courses, should have obtained their BSc. Degree with one of the subjects, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Bio-Chemistry as Main, and any one or two of these subjects as subsidiaries, with 50% marks for Main and Subsidiaries taken together, provided they have passed the Higher Secondary or equivalent examination, with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects.
(d) Engineering and Architecture Courses: Candidates should have passed the Higher Secondary examination, or examinations recognized as equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Mathematics, and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics put together.
Three year Diploma holders in Engineering having 50% marks in the final Diploma examination are also eligible for admission. However these Diploma Holders are not eligible for admission to the courses under the Kerala Agricultural University.
(e) Relaxation in marks in the Qualifying Examination: For all courses, a relaxation of 5% marks in the qualifying examination will be allowed to those candidates who belong to the communities listed under the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) and OEC category, whose annual family income is up to Rs. 2.5 lakhs (Rupees Two Lakhs and Fifty Thousand only). SC/ST candidates need only a pass in the qualifying examination.
(f) Candidates who have appeared/are appearing for Qualifying Examinations: Candidates who have not passed the qualifying examination but have appeared/ are appearing for the Higher Secondary or equivalent examination or the three-year Engineering Diploma examination this academic year, will also be permitted to take the Entrance Examination(s) provisionally. But, such candidates become eligible for admission only, if they pass the qualifying examination and thereby become eligible for admission before the commencement of the Centralized Allotment Process 2005.
But candidates applying based on BSc Degree, referred to under paragraph 2 (ii) (c) above, should have passed the Degree Examination at the time of submission of application.
(iii) Age: The candidate should complete 17 years of age as on 31st December, 2005.
3. Schedule for the Entrance Examinations: The Entrance Examinations will be held at all the District Centres in Kerala, New Delhi and in Dubai (UAE), on the dates mentioned below as per Indian Standard Time.
Engineering Entrance Examination (For Engineering courses except Architecture):
25-04-2005 Monday 10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon Paper-I: Physics & Chemistry.
26-04-2005 Tuesday 10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon Paper-II: Mathematics.
Medical Entrance Examination [For Medical (including B.Pharm), Agriculture and Veterinary Courses]:
27-04-2005 Wednesday 10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon Paper-I: Chemistry & Physics.
28-04-2005 Thursday 10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon Paper-II: Biology.
Aptitude Test in Architecture (For Architecture Course) :
29-04-2005 Friday 10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon Paper-I: Aesthetic Sensitivity
29-04-2005 Friday 2.00 P.M to 4.00 P.M Paper-II: Drawing.
Note (i): Appearance in the two papers of the concerned Entrance Examination is compulsory for being considered for inclusion in the Engineering/Medical rank lists and appearance in the two papers of the Aptitude test in Architecture is compulsory for being considered for inclusion in the Architecture rank list.
Note (ii): Admission to the BPharm course will be based on a separate rank list prepared on the basis of the performance of candidates in the ?Chemistry & Physics? Paper of the Medical Entrance Examination. Hence, those who wish to be considered for admission to the BPharm course should appear for the Chemistry & Physics Paper of the Medical Entrance Examination.
4. Application Forms:
(a) ONLY ONE APPLICATION NEED BE SUBMITTED FOR THE ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS FOR ADMISSION TO ONE OR MORE OF MEDICAL, AGRICULTURE, VETERINARY, B.PHARM, ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE COURSES.
(b) SC/ST candidates should apply in pink-coloured application forms and all other candidates should apply in the General application form. Candidates under ?Other Eligible Communities (OEC)? should apply in the General application form.
(c) Cost of Application: General candidates - Rs. 700/- ; SC/ST candidates - Rs. 350/-
(d) Application Sales Centres: The application form and Prospectus will be sold from 01-01-2005 to 10-02-2005 through selected Post Offices in Kerala and outside the State.
The amount towards cost of application is to be remitted in cash at the sale centre.
The list of Post Offices selected as sales centres is appended separately.
Application Forms will not be available by post or sold from the office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations.
(e) Materials supplied along with the Application form: At the time of purchase of the application form, applicants will also be supplied with an OMR Data Sheet, Prospectus and an envelope bearing the address of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations. Candidates should ensure that the Application number printed in the Application Form, OMR Data Sheet and on the cover are the same.
(f) Facility to Down Load the Application Form: Candidates not claiming any reservation/belonging to the Non Kearalite Category-II can apply in the prescribed format by downloading the application from the website cee-kerala.org.
Such candidates should send the filled-in application along with a Demand Draft for Rs.700/-, drawn on any Nationalised Bank, in favour of the ?Commissioner for Entrance Examinations?, payable at Thiruvananthapuram, so as to reach this office before the last date and time for receipt of applications.
(g) Additional Remittance for Aptitude Test in Architecture: Candidates applying for the Aptitude Test in Architecture in addition to Medical/Engineering/B.Pharm entrance Examinations should submit along with their filled in application from,
a Demand Draft for Rs. 300/- (Rs. Three Hundred only), drawn on a Nationalised Bank in favour of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, and payable at Thiruvananthapuram. However, if the candidate is applying only for the Aptitude Test in Architecture no additional remittance is required.
(h) Candidates opting DUBAI (UAE) as the Centre for Entrance Examination. Candidates, who choose ?DUBAI? as their centre for the Entrance Examination, should submit along with their filled in application from, a Demand Draft for Rs.7000/- (Rs. Seven Thousand only), drawn on a Nationalised Bank in favour of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, and payable at Thiruvananthapuram.
5. Last date and time for receipt of filled in Application Forms: The filled in Application Form along with the OMR DATA SHEET and other relevant documents to be submitted with the Application form is to be sent in the printed envelope bearing the address of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations supplied along with the application form so as to reach him before 5 p.m. on Thursday, 10th February 2005, by Hand Delivery / Registered Post/ Speed Post.
Note: Completed Applications will be received in the Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations on holidays also.
6. Belated applications: Belated applications will be rejected. Candidates are therefore advised to apply well in advance. The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations will not be responsible for any postal delay.
7. Candidates will not be allowed to include any information in the application form or to submit any Certificates/Documents claiming reservation or any other benefits, after the submission of the application, under any circumstances. Requests in this regard will not be entertained by the Office of the Commissioner.
8. Certificates that are to be obtained in the body of the Application should be obtained in the body of the Application form itself. The certificates in the same format which are attached separately with the application form will not be considered.
9. Incomplete or defective applications will be summarily REJECTED and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard.
10. The Entrance Examinations and the subsequent allotments will be based on the various provisions laid down in the Prospectus approved by the Government. An extract of the Prospectus will also be available in the web site of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations at cee-kerala.org