KEAM 2016

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Kerala CEE has announced the Kerala Engineering, Agricutural, Medical Entrance Examination, KEAM 2016 which will commence on April 25, 2016 for admission to Professional Degree Courses 2016 in Kerala. All details, like Application procedure, Eligibility, Application Fee, Important dates, Test venues, Admit cards etc., are made available here.

Important Dates

Paper I
Physics & Chemistry
25.04.2016   (Monday)
10 AM - 12.30 PM
Paper II
26.04.2016   (Tuesday)
10 AM - 12.30 PM
Paper I
Chemistry & Physics
27.04.2016 (Wednesday)
10 AM - 12.30 PM
Paper II
28.04.2016 (Thursday)
10 AM - 12.30 PM

Criteria of Eligibility for Admission

Candidates seeking admission to Professional courses will be categorised as Keralite, Non-Keralite Category I (NK I) and Non-Keralite Category II (NK II).
  1. Keralite: A candidate of Kerala origin will be categorised as a ‘Keralite’. 
  2. Non-Keralite Category I (NK I): A candidate who is not of Kerala origin but fulfils anyone of the following conditions will be categorised as 'Non-Keralite Category I'(NK I).
     (a) A candidate 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.
     (b) A candidate who has undergone qualifying course in Kerala and who is son/daughter of NonKeralite parents who are serving/served Government of Kerala for a minimum period of two years.
    (c) A candidate 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.
    (d) A candidate who is not of Kerala Origin but who has undergone his/her school studies in Kerala from standard VIII to XII. Non-Keralite Category I candidates will be considered against ‘State Merit’ seats for Engineering/Architecture/Medical & Allied courses. 
  3. Non-Keralite Category II [NK II]: Candidates who do not come under ‘Keralite’ or 'NonKeralite Category I' will be categorised as ‘Non-Keralite Category II'. Such candidates are eligible for admission to Management quota seats in Engineering courses in Government Controlled Self financing Colleges or for admission to Government Seats and Management Quota seats in Private Self Financing Engineering/Architecture Colleges, which will be notified separately.

Academic Eligibility

Medical & Allied Courses:

  1. Medical courses consist of MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS and BSMS courses and Allied courses consist of B.Sc.(Hons)Agriculture, B.Sc.(Hons) Forestry, BVSc. & AH and BFSc. courses.
  2. 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. Note : For admission to B.Sc.(Hons.)Agri., B.Sc.(Hons) Forestry, BFSc courses Biotechnology will not be considered as a subject for academic eligibility.
  3. Engineering courses:  [Including B.Tech (Agri. Engg.), B.Tech (Food Engg.), B.Tech (Dairy Sc. &Technology)]. 
  4. 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/Computer Science/Biotechnology/Biology put together are eligible for admission.

Architecture course:

  1. 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognised Board with Mathematics as a subject of study by securing 50% marks in aggregate. OR 
  2. 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognised by Central/State Governments with 50% aggregate marks. OR
  3. International Baccalaureate Diploma, after 10 years of schooling, with not less than 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination.
  4. In addition to the academic eligibility, only those candidates who score 40 % or 80 marks out of 200 in the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) will be considered for admission to B. Arch. course. 

Age Limit

Applicants should have completed 17 years of age as on the 31st December 2016. No relaxation in the minimum age will be allowed. There is no upper age limit for KEAM–2016.

How to Apply

Online Submission of Application: Online submission of application through the website is required to apply for the Entrance Examination for admission to all the courses (Medical & Allied, Engineering and Architecture).

Application Fee

General : Rs.1,000/- 
SC / ST : Rs.500/- 

Test Venues

Entrance Examinations will be held at the selected venues in all Districts in the Kerala State, Mumbai, New Delhi and Dubai. 

Scheme of the Examinations

  1. The Engineering and Medical Entrance Examinations (KEAM-2016) will be objective type with Multiple Choice Questions and based on single response. For each question, five suggested answers would be given, of which only one will be the MOST APPROPRIATE RESPONSE.
  2. The question paper for objective type examinations will be given in the form of Question Booklets. Candidates will be permitted to take the question booklet with them at the end of examination.
  3. For Engineering and Medical Entrance Examinations, each Paper will have 120 questions to be answered in 150 minutes. 
  4. For each correct response in the Engineering and Medical Entrance Examinations, the candidates will be awarded FOUR marks, and for each incorrect response, ONE mark will be deducted from the total score. 

Online Admit Cards

The Admit Card for the Entrance Examination can be downloaded from the official website of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, .

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