KEAM 2016

This time, the waiting for the KEAM 2016 notification ends before the new year celebrations get the momentum. The much awaited notification for KEAM 2016 came on New Year's eve itself. Earlier, it was informed that the notification would come in the first week of January. However, the Commissioner for Entrance Examination has made all the arrangements for the release of the prospectus by the Education Minister on 31 December 2015, much before the date announced earlier. As per the notification, the candidates who want to apply for the Entrance Examinations for admission to various Engineering, Agriculture, Fisheries, Architecture, Veterinary and Medical and allied courses in various Professional Colleges in Kerala can submit their application online from  3 January 2016 to 29 January 2016 through the website http://www.cee.kerala.gov.in.

The details of the courses are given below:
(a) Medical: (i) MBBS (ii) BDS (iii) BHMS (iv) BAMS (v) BSMS (vi) BUMS
(b) Agriculture: (i) BSc. (Hons.) Agriculture (ii) BSc. (Hons.) Forestry
(c) Veterinary: BVSc. & AH
(d) Fisheries: BFSc.
(e) Engineering: B.Tech. [including B.Tech. (Agri. Engg.) & B.Tech. (Food Engg.) Courses under the Kerala Agricultural University, B.Tech. (Dairy Science & Tech.) & B.Tech. (Food Technology) courses under the Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences University]
(f) Architecture: B.Arch. (No Entrance Examination. Admission is based on merit  as assessed by equal weightage to NATA Score and  marks/grades in the Qualifying Examination)

The CEE will conduct separate Entrance Examinations for admission to Engineering Courses and Medical & Allied Courses. The CEE will not conduct any Entrance Examination for admission to B.Arch. course. However, candidates seeking admission to B.Arch. course should compulsorily appear and qualify the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) conducted by the National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture (NIASA) before 05.06.2016.

Eligibility for Admission:
I. Nativity: Applicant should be an Indian citizen. Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)/Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Card Holders will be treated on par with Indian citizens for the limited purpose of admission. However, PIO/OCI candidates will not be eligible for any kind of reservation.

Both Keralites and Non-Keralites are eligible to apply for the Entrance Examinations. Applicants of Kerala origin will be categorized as ‘Keralites’. Others will be categorized as ‘Non-Keralites’. Non-Keralites are classified as ‘Non-Keralite Category I’ and ‘Non-Keralite Category II’.

II. Academic Qualification:
 (a) Medical & Allied Courses:
 (i)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.

(ii) 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.

(iii) For admission to BUMS course: Candidates seeking admission to BUMS (Kamil-E-Tib WaJarahat) course must have passed Higher Secondary examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala, or examinations recognised equivalent thereto, with 50% aggregate marks in the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Biology and 50% marks in Biology separately and (a) the candidate should have passed 10th or 12th standard with Urdu or Arabic or Persian language as a subject or (b) pre-Tib examination of one year duration.

(iv) 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.

 (v) 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 in clause 6.2.1(a)(iv)of the Prospectus as per regulation 5 of Minimum standards of Veterinary Education Degree Course (BVSc & AH) Regulation, 1993. Relaxation in marks is permissible as stipulated in
clause 6.2.4 of the Prospectus.

(vi)Eligibility of BSc. Degree holders: 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.

(b) Engineering Courses:
(i) 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 as 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.

(c) Architecture Course:
 (i) 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. 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.

(ii) In addition to the academic eligibility prescribed under clause 6.2.3 (a) of the Prospectus, only those candidates who score 40 % or 80 marks out of 200 (for all categories of candidates) in the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 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/AcademicNATA dated 11.03.2008. The candidates are advised to qualify in NATA sufficiently earlier than 05.06.2016.
(iii) There is no provision for lateral admission to the second year or at any stage during the 5 year course in Architecture.

How to apply
(a) Online submission of application is required to apply for the Entrance Examination for admission to all the courses (Medical, Engineering and Architecture) through the official website of Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, www.cee.kerala.gov.in . If a candidate submits more than one application his/her candidature is liable to be cancelled.

(b) All candidates are required to apply online through the website www.cee.kerala.gov.in for the Entrance Examination for admission to Medical, Agriculture, Veterinary, Fisheries, Engineering and Architecture Courses.

Application Fee:
 General candidates - Rs.1000/-
 SC candidates - Rs.500/-
 ST candidates - No Application Fee


Candidate can pay application fee in either of the three following methods:
(i) Security Card: Security Card, Prospectus and an envelope can be obtained from selected Post Offices in Kerala and outside the State, on payment of the prescribed fee (Rs.1000/-for General & Rs.500/- for SC as the case may be), by cash. List of Post Offices that issue Security cards and Prospectus is appended to this notification. Security card will not be available at the Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations. The Security card consists of a KEY NUMBER, which is inside the Security panel and will be visible on scratching the silver panel. There is a Serial Number on each Security card. The Key number and Serial Number are unique and are required for filling up of payment details in the online application.

(ii)Demand Draft: Application fee can be paid by way of Demand Draft (DD) drawn on a  Nationalized/Scheduled Bank, in favour of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations,  payable at Thiruvananthapuram.

(iii) Online Payment: Candidates having access to an Internet banking capable account, Credit card or Debit card can make use of the facility for online payment of the application fee. Candidates availing this facility should read and follow each of the instructions given in the website carefully in order to ensure that the payment is successful. On successful payment, the candidate will be guided back to the home page wherein he/she will find the ‘Payment’ tab at the top turned green and the candidate can take printout of the application. All the necessary entries regarding the online payment will automatically be added to the application. If the payment transaction was unsuccessful, a message to that effect will be displayed on the screen and the candidate would be guided back to the homepage. On the other hand, if the candidate fails to receive the final confirmation(success or failure) message and is uncertain about the outcome of the transaction, due to communication failure or otherwise, he/she can relogin to the home page and inspect the ‘Payment’ tab at the top to see if it’s green or not. If it’s not turned green, the payment has not succeeded and the candidate may try for online payment afresh or resort to an alternative payment mode (security card or demand draft). In the unlikely event of the amount getting debited from the candidate’s account despite the transaction ending unsuccessfully, the candidate will get the amount reverted to his/her account within five days.

(d) Security Card Distribution Centres:
The Security Card, Prospectus and Envelope bearing the address of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations will be distributed from 02.01.2016 to 29.01.2016 through selected branches of Post Offices in Kerala and outside the State. The amount towards the fee of application is to be remitted in cash at the Post Offices. Security Cards (Free of Cost), Prospectus and Envelopes desired for ST
candidates will be distributed through the District Tribal Welfare Offices on production of ST Certificate.

(e) Candidates opting DUBAI (UAE) as the Centre for Entrance Examination:
Candidates, who choose ‘DUBAI’ as their centre for Entrance Examinations, should submit along with their printout of the application, a Demand Draft for Rs.12,000/-  as centre fee, drawn on a Nationalized Bank in favour of the 'Commissioner for Entrance Examinations' payable at Thiruvananthapuram in addition to the application fee. The candidates opting Dubai centre should note that the examinations are conducted as per Indian Standard Time (IST).
 
Last date and time for receipt of the Printout of the Application:

The Printout of the Application and other relevant documents, to be submitted with the Application, are to be enclosed and sent in the printed envelope bearing the address of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, supplied along with the Prospectus, so as to reach him before 5 p.m. on 30.01.2016 (Saturday), by Hand Delivery/Registered Post/Speed Post. Completed Applications will be received in the Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations on holidays also.

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. Incomplete or defective applications will be summarily rejected and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard.

Admit Card:
The Admit Cards of Entrance Examinations can be downloaded from the website http://www.cee.kerala.gov.in from 28.03.2016. The printout of the admit card thus obtained will have to be produced at the time of examination. Admit Cards will not be sent by post from this office to the candidate.

The Entrance Examinations and the subsequent allotments will be based on the various provisions laid down in the Prospectus approved by the Government. Prospectus for the KEAM Entrance Examinations 2016 is available on the website of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, http://www.cee-kerala.org

For more information, visit http://cee-kerala.org/
 
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