KEAM 2014 Eligibility

KEAM 2014 Eligibility – Nativity

Only Indian citizens are eligible for admission to Professional courses unless otherwise notified. Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)/ Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) will also be treated at par with Indian citizens for the limited purpose of admission. However PIO/OCI candidates will not be eligible for any kind of reservation.

Candidates seeking admission to Professional courses will be categorised as Keralite, Non-Keralite (Category I) and Non-Keralite (Category II).

Keralite : A candidate of Kerala origin 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 they will not be eligible for Communal/Special/Persons with Disabilities reservation.

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 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.
  • A candidate who has undergone qualifying course in Kerala and who is son/daughter of Non- Keralite parents who are serving/served Government of Kerala for a minimum period of two years.
  • 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.
  • 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/Medical & Allied courses and will not be eligible for Communal/ Special/Persons with Disabilities reservation.

Non-Keralite Category II [NK II] : Candidates who do not come under ‘Keralite’ or ‘Non- Keralite Category I’ will be categorised as ‘Non-Keralite Category II’. Such candidates are only eligible for admission to Engineering courses in Management quota seats in Government Controlled Self financing Colleges and Government seats in Private Self Financing Engineering Colleges, which will be notified separately.

Note : The following categories of candidates will not be governed by clauses above:

  • Candidates to be admitted in respect of seats reserved for the nominees of Government of India, Administration of Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Administration, Jammu & Kashmir, candidates selected through the All India quota seats for MBBS/BDS courses and candidates sponsored under reciprocal quota by Govt. of Karnataka/ Tamil Nadu.
  • Candidates, who are children of employees of UNICEF and other Agencies of United Nations, and children of persons who are not domiciled in the State, but are permanently employed in any Government recognised institutions, are eligible for admission to the Degree Courses in Engineering. They will be treated as ‘Non-Keralite Category I’ candidates.

Certificates to prove Nativity

  • Keralites: In order to prove that a candidate is an Indian Citizen of Kerala origin for the limited purpose of eligibility for admission, he/she has to produce one of the following certificates along with the application itself.
    1. The true copy of the relevant page of Secondary School Leaving Certificate of the candidate showing the place of birth in Kerala. OR
    2. The true copy of the relevant page of the Secondary School Leaving Certificate of either of the parents of the candidate showing Place of Birth in Kerala with corroborative certificate to establish the relationship between the parent and the candidate. OR
    3. The true copy of the relevant page of the Passport of the candidate, issued by Government of India, showing Place of Birth in Kerala or of either of the parents of the candidate showing Place of Birth in Kerala with corroborative certificate to establish the relationship between the parent and the candidate. OR
    4. A certificate of birth from the authority competent to register birth (Panchayat/Municipality/Corporation) showing the candidate’s or either of the parents’ (in which case corroborative certificate to establish the relationship between the parent and the candidate is necessary) place of birth in Kerala, to be issued by a competent registering authority. OR
    5. A certificate from the Village Officer/Tahsildar to show that the candidate or his/her father/mother was born in Kerala (This is to be obtained in the prescribed format along with the application). OR
    6. A certificate from the competent authority showing that the parent of the candidate is an All India Service officer allotted to Kerala cadre.
  • Non-Keralites Category I [NK I] : In order to prove that the candidate is a Non-Keralite Category I (NK I) for the limited purpose of eligibility for admission, he/she has to produce one of the following certificates along with the application itself.
    1. A Certificate to be issued by the Employer’ is to be obtained in the prescribed format in the application from the Head of the organisation, where the candidate’s parent (employee) is serving, and the ‘Certificate showing School studies in Kerala for Standards XI & XII’ is to be obtained from the Head of institution where the candidate underwent his/her qualifying course in Kerala to satisfy the nativity condition.
    2. A certificate of residence from the Village Officer/Tahsildar to the effect that the candidate has been a resident of Kerala State for a period of five years within a period of twelve years (to be obtained in the prescribed format along with the application).
    3. A Certificate showing School Studies in Kerala from Std. VIII to XII obtained from the Head(s) of the educational institution(s) in Kerala in the case of candidates who have undergone school studies in Kerala to prove that the candidate has undergone his/her studies in the schools in Kerala from Std. VIII to XII. This certificate is to be obtained in the prescribed format in the application itself (For details regarding the Certificate showing School Studies in Kerala from Std. VIII to XII, see Annexure XII).
  • Non-Keralites Category II [NK II]: They should furnish the ‘Certificate of Completion of Qualifying Examination’ in the prescribed format in the application itself to prove their nativity.

KEAM 2014 Eligibility – Academics

Medical & Allied Courses :

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.

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.

Only those candidates who secure 50% marks in the Medical Entrance Examination (Paper I & II taken together) of KEAM-2014 will be considered for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/SEBC will be considered for admission to these courses only if they have scored a minimum of 40% marks in the Medical Entrance Examination (Paper I & II taken together). Candidates with Locomotory disability of lower limbs between 40% to 70% will be considered for admission to MBBS course only if they have scored a minimum of 45 % marks in the Medical Entrance Examination (Paper I & II taken together)

For admission to other Medical Courses (BAMS, BSMS, BHMS): Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala, or examinations recognised equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology put together, are eligible. In the absence of Biology, Biotechnology will be considered for the courses BAMS and BSMS.

For admission to B.Sc.Hon(Agri), B.Sc.Hon(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 Physics, Chemistry and Biology put together, are eligible.

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(ii)) 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.

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 BAMS, BHMS & BSMS courses.

Engineering courses :

[Including B.Tech (Agri. Engg.) and B.Tech (Food Engg.) courses under the Kerala Agricultural University and B.Tech (Dairy Sc. &Technology) under Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences University].

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 obtained 45% marks in Mathematics separately with 60% aggregate marks in Physics and Chemistry put together are also eligible for admission. 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.

Note:-

  1. In two year Kerala Higher Secondary courses or examinations recognised equivalent thereto with two year course where the Board Examinations are conducted in both years, the total marks of two years in the respective subjects as shown in the mark lists of the respective Higher Secondary Boards will be considered for academic eligibility.
  2. In Higher Secondary courses or examinations recognised equivalent thereto where Board Examinations are conducted only at the end of 12th class (final year), the marks in the respective subjects as shown in the mark lists of the respective Higher Secondary Boards will be considered for academic eligibility.
  3. For all other type of Higher Secondary courses or examinations recognised equivalent thereto, the marks of the respective subjects as shown in the mark list of the respective Board of Examinations will be considered for academic eligibility.

Candidates who have Diploma in Engineering awarded by the Board of Technical Examinations, or an examination recognised equivalent thereto, by the State Board of Technical Education after undergoing an institutional course of at least 3 years from an Institution approved by AICTE, securing a minimum of 50% marks in the final year Diploma Examination are eligible for admission to the special reservation quota (DE) as shown in Clause 5.2.9.

Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala, or examinations recognised as equivalent thereto, with 50 % marks in Mathematics/Biology separately, and 50 % marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology put together are eligible for admission to the seats reserved for Dairy Farm Instructors of Dairy Development Department for B.Tech. (D.Sc. & Tech). However, the candidates admitted to the course have to take a make-up course in Basic Mathematics (2+0) credits or Applied Biology (1+1) credit as the case may be.

Note:

  1. Diploma in Engineering is not recognised as the academic eligibility for admission to the Engineering Colleges affiliated to Kerala Agricultural University and Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences University.
  2. The Vocational Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala, has been recognised as equivalent to the Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala.
  3. In the case of nominees of Government of India and nominees of reciprocal quota seats who are selected on the basis of the marks in the qualifying examination, the academic eligibility as specified in clause 6.2.2 (a) is applicable.

Architecture course :

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.

In addition to the academic eligibility prescribed under clause 6.2.3 (a), 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/Academic-NATA dated 11.03.2008.

There is no provision for lateral admission to the second year or at any stage during the 5 year course in Architecture.

Candidates who have a Diploma in Engineering awarded by the Board of Technical Examinations, or an examination recognized equivalent thereto, by the State Board of Technical Education after undergoing an institutional course of at least 3 years from an Institution approved by AICTE securing a minimum of 50%  marks in the final year Diploma Examination are eligible for admission to B.Arch. Course.

Relaxation in marks :

For all the courses, candidates belonging to Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (as per G.O. (P) No. 208/66/Edn dated 2.5.1966 and amendments thereof), with a total annual family income not exceeding Rs.6 lakhs, will have a relaxation of 5% marks in the qualifying examination. They need only 45% marks in the case of Mathematics/Biology and 45% marks in the case of Mathematics/Biology, Physics and Chemistry put together. The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates need only a pass in the qualifying examination. However, 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. 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 course (as per the Guidelines of Medical Council of India). Provided that in cases where only grades are given for qualifying examination and marks are not mentioned, the grade covering 45% marks will be considered as criterion for eligibility. Biotechnology will not be considered for the courses for academic eligibility as specified in clauses 6.2.1 (a) (ii), 6.2.1 (a) (iii) & 6.2.1 (b). Optional subjects are the subjects specified in Clauses 6.2.1, 6.2.2 & 6.2.3 for the respective courses.

For Engineering courses, Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) / Persons with Disabilities (PD) category candidates who have obtained 40% marks in Mathematics separately with 55% aggregate marks in Physics and Chemistry put together are also eligible for admission. In the absence of Chemistry, the subjects specified in Clause 6.2.2(a) will be considered in the same order of preference.

The relaxation of marks in the qualifying examination extended to SEBC candidates only will be applicable to OEC candidates even if they are allotted against the unavailed seats of SC/ST quota. Also refer clause 5.4.3 (f).

  • Candidates who have appeared for the Higher Secondary or equivalent examination will be permitted to take the Entrance Examinations provisionally. The candidates should have appeared for the qualifying examination before taking the Entrance Examination. Such candidates should prove their academic eligibility on the date of admission.
  • Candidates who have qualified in the Engineering Entrance Examination should submit their marks online through the Official website of the CEE (www.cee.kerala.gov.in) and forward the true copy of the mark list of final year of the qualifying examination, duly attested by a gazetted officer so as to reach the Office of the CEE on or before 31.05.2014.
  • Candidates who have already passed/appeared for Diploma in Engineering Examination will be permitted to take the Engineering Entrance Examination provisionally. They will be eligible only for the special reservation quota (DE). They should produce the original marklist at the time of allotment.

6.2.6 Candidates referred to in Clause 6.2.1(c) who have only appeared or are appearing for the BSc. Degree Examination, are not eligible to apply as per Clause 6.2.5.

6.2.7 No rounding off of the percentage of marks to the nearest whole number is permitted. For example, a score of 50 marks out of 100 or 150 marks out of 300 alone will be considered as 50% marks and scores of 45 out of 100 or 135 out of 300 alone will be considered as 45% marks for determining eligibility

KEAM 2014 Eligibility – Age

  • Applicants should have completed 17 years of age as on the 31st December 2014. No relaxation in the minimum age will be allowed. There is no upper age limit for KEAM .

Click Here for KEAM Complete Information

If you have any query regarding this topic please post your queries HERE