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KEAM 2012 Eligibility Criteria

Updated on: Apr 2, 2013
The KEAM Eligibility Criteria For admission to KEAM 2012 is given in this page.

Nativity For KEAM 2012

(i) Applicant should be an Indian citizen. PIO/OCI Card Holders who have studied/are studying in Kerala from Class VIII to XII will be treated on par with Indian citizens for the limited purpose of admission.

(ii) Both Keralites and Non-Keralites are eligible to apply for the Entrance Examination. Applicants of Kerala origin will be categorized as ‘Keralites’. Others will be categorized as ‘Non-Keralites’.

(iii) 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. The candidate should submit relevant certificate along with the application form as prescribed in the Prospectus to avail such benefit.

(iv) Non-Keralites are classified as ‘Non-Keralite Category-I’ and ‘Non-Keralite Category-II’.

(v) ‘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 NATA 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 Private Self-financing Engineering Colleges in the State and in the Management Quota seats in Self-financing Engineering institutions sponsored by Government. Non-Keralite candidates will not be considered for admission against reserved seats.

Note:- Allotments to Self-financing Colleges from the State Rank lists for all courses will be subject to the decision of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in WP(C)s on the issues relating to Self-financing colleges pending before it and orders of Central and State Governments.

Academic Qualification For KEAM 2012

(i) Medical/Agriculture/Veterinary/B.Sc.–Nursing (Ayurveda) and B.Pharm. (Ayurveda) 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. Those who wish to take admission to MBBS/BDS courses should acquire 50% marks in the Medical Entrance Examination (As per the guidelines issued by Medical Council of India). Candidates seeking admission to B.V.Sc. & 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).

(ii) B.Pharm. Course: Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala or examinations recognized as equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Biology / Mathematics / Biotechnology/ Computer Science separately and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology /Mathematics / Bio-technology / Computer Science put together are eligible. Such candidates will not be eligible for admission to B.Pharm. (Ayurveda) course. Candidates who have passed D.Pharm. course 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 B.Pharm. course and will not be admitted to other Medical / Agriculture/ Veterinary Courses.

(iii) B.P.T. Course: 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. In addition, the candidates should have studied English as a subject at 12th standard / Plus Two level.

(iv) Eligibility of B.Sc. Degree Holders: Those who apply based on their B.Sc. Degree, for admission to MBBS, BDS, BAMS, B.H.M.S, BSMS, B.Sc. (Nursing) and B.Sc. (MLT) Courses, should have obtained their B.Sc. 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.

(v) Engineering Courses: 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 / Bio-technology / Computer Science /Biology put together are eligible for admission.

Candidates having Three year Diploma in Engineering awarded by the Board of Technical Examinations, Kerala or equivalent, having 50% marks in the final Diploma examination, are also eligible for admission. However, these Diploma holders are not eligible for admission to the Engineering courses offered by Kerala Agricultural University.

(vi) Architecture Course: Candidates who have passed 10+2 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination or examinations recognized as equivalent thereto, with Mathematics as a subject of examination, with 50% marks in aggregate are eligible.

Candidates who have passed Three year Diploma in Engineering or equivalent examination with 50% marks in final Diploma examination are also eligible to apply. In addition the candidates should qualify the NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) with 40% marks. Reserved category (SC/ST/SEBC) candidates should have obtained a minimum of 35% marks in NATA, as per guidelines of Council of Architecture. (For details, visit www.nata.in).

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 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. But candidates belonging to SEBC categories, seeking admission to MBBS/BDS courses, need 45% marks in Biology and 45% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology put together, in the qualifying examination and 40% marks in Medical Entrance Examination.

Candidates belonging to SC/ST categories need 40% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology put together in the qualifying examination and 40% marks in the Entrance Examination for seeking admission to MBBS/BDS Courses.

Candidates 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 of this academic year, will also be permitted to take the Entrance Examination(s) provisionally. But, such candidates should prove their academic eligibility on the date of admission.

Age: The candidate should complete 17 years of age as on 31st December of the year of application/admission.
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