KEAM 2018 Eligibility Criteria


KEAM 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates seeking admission at professional colleges in the state of Kerala need to fulfill the eligibility criteria for KEAM 2018,so the candidates are required to know the standard eligibility criteria of KEAM 2018 which set by the admission authorities. Ineligible candidates will not be allowed to attempt the examination and participate in the admission procedure.

Eligibility criteria for admission

1. Nativity

  1. For KEAM 2018,Indian citizens only are eligible for admission into Professional courses unless otherwise it is notified. Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)/Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) will also be treated equal with Indian citizens for the limited purpose of admission. For any kind of reservation, PIO/OCI candidates are not eligible.

    Candidates seeking admission to Professional courses are categorised as

    1. Keralite
    2. Non-Keralite Category I (NK I)
    3. Non-Keralite Category II (NK II).

    Keralite: If a candidate is of Kerala origin then they will be categorised as a Keralite. Children of All India Service (AIS) officers (Non-Keralites) allotted to Kerala cadre are deemed to be Keralites as per G.O. (Rt) No. 822/08/H. Edn. dated 29/05/2008. But such candidates are not eligible for Communal/Special/Persons with Disabilities reservation or any fee concession.

    Non-Keralite Category I (NK I): If a candidate is not of Kerala origin but fulfills anyone of the conditions given below will be categorised as “Non-Keralite Category I (NK I).

    1. A candidate who has done a qualifying course in Kerala and is a son/daughter of Non Keralite parents who belong to Government of India/Defence Service, posted to Kerala.
    2. A candidate who has undergone qualifying course in Kerala and is son/daughter of Non Keralite parents who served /serving Government of Kerala for a minimum period of two years.
    3. If a candidate 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 their study.
    4. A candidate who is not of Kerala Origin but who has done his/her school studies in Kerala from standard VIII(8th) to XII(12th).

    Non-Keralite Category I candidates will be considered against ‘State Merit’ seats for Engineering/Architecture/B.Pharm/Medical & Allied courses. But will not be eligible for Communal/ Special/Persons with Disabilities reservation or any fee concession.

    Non-Keralite Category II [NK II]:Candidates who does not come under “Keralite” or 'NonKeralite Category I' are 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.
    The Non-Keralite Category II (NK II) candidates are considered for admission to the Government seats in Government Controlled Self Financing Engineering Colleges only if the Keralite and NonKeralite 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 are notified separately. But they are not eligible for Communal/ Special/ Persons with Disabilities reservation or any fee concession.
    Non-Keralite Category II (NK II) candidates are also eligible for admission to a maximum of 10% seats under Management Quota in Private Self Financing Pharmacy colleges
    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.

2. Academic Qualification

Medical & Allied Courses:

  1. For MBBS, BDS, BSMS: Candidates must have passed Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology in the Higher Secondary examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala, or Examinations recognized as equivalent thereto with 50% marks in Biology/Biotechnology(separately), and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology(together) are eligible. Biotechnology will be considered as a subject for academic eligibility in absence of Biology.
  2. For BAMS/ BHMS courses: Candidates must have passed Physics, Chemistry and Biology in the Higher Secondary examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala, or Examinations recognized as equivalent thereto with 50% marks in Biology(separately), and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology(together) are eligible. Biotechnology is not considered for academic eligibility.
  3. For BUMS course: Candidates seeking admission to main Kamil-E-TibWa-Jarahat (Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery-BUMS) course should have passed in Physics, Chemistry and Biology in the Intermediate (10+2) or its equivalent examination with 50% aggregate marks in the Physics, Chemistry and Biology and 50% marks in Biology(separately) .The candidate must have passed 10th standard with Urdu/Arabic/Persian language as a subject or should have cleared the test of Urdu in the Entrance Examination conducted by the University/Board/Registered Society authorized by the Government to conduct such examination or candidate must have passed pre-Tib examination of one year duration.
  4. For B.Sc.(Hons.)Agri., B.Sc.(Hons) Forestry, BFSc courses: Candidates should have passed Higher Secondary examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala, or Examinations recognized as equivalent thereto with 50% marks in Biology(separately) and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology(together)re eligible. Biotechnology will not be considered as a subject for academic eligibility.
  5. For BVSc. & AH Course: Candidates should not have secured less than 50% aggregate marks in subjects English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology for the qualifying examination. Relaxation in marks is permissible as stipulated in clause 6.2.5 of the Prospectus for KEAM-2018.
  6. For BSc. Degree holders: Candidates must have passed the BSc Degree (Three year course) with Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany or Biotechnology as Main subjects, and any one or two of the above subjects as Subsidiaries, with 50% marks for Main & Subsidiaries together. They must 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.

For Engineering Courses:

[which Includes 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].

  1. 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(together) are eligible. Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala, or Examinations recognized as equivalent thereto, with 45% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry(together) are eligible for admission under Management Quota in Private Self Financing Engineering Colleges/Government Controlled Self Financing Engineering Colleges. If, the candidate has not studied Chemistry then, the marks obtained in Computer Science will be considered. If the candidate has not studied both Chemistry and Computer Science, then marks obtained in Biotechnology is considered. If, the candidate has not studied Chemistry, Computer Science and Biotechnology, then the marks obtained in Biology shall be considered.
  2. 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.

Architecture Course:

  1. Minimum academic eligibility for admission to B. Arch.is 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognised Board with Mathematics as one of the subject 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 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.
  2. 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 in any category of candidates. The candidates shall have to qualify in NATA on or before 10th june 2018.
  3. 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(together) are eligible.

3. Relaxation in marks

For all the courses, candidates belonging to Socially and Educationally Backward Classes will have a relaxation of 5% marks in the qualifying examination. Candidates need only 45% marks if subjects are Mathematics/Biology and 45% marks if subjects Mathematics/Biology, Physics and Chemistry(together).

  1. The Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes(ST) candidates should only pass in the qualifying examination. 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.
  2. 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 (as per the Guidelines of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India).
  3. The candidates belonging to PD category will have a relaxation of 5 % marks in the qualifying examination for Engineering and Medical Allied Courses. They only need 45 % marks in the case of Mathematics/Biology and 45 % marks in the case of Mathematics/Biology, Physics and Chemistry put together.

4. Age

Candidates must complete their age of 17 years as or on 31st December of the year of admission. There is no relaxation in the minimum age. 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)-2018. Candidates have to attach the proof for their date of birth with the printout of application.

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