KEAM 2012 begins on Monday
By Our Entrance Exam Expert
April 21,2012: The stage is set for yet another Entrance Examinations in Kerala for admission to Professional Degree Courses for 2012-12, in Medical, Agriculture, Veterinary and Engineering.
A total of 1,33,400 applications were received this year. The number of candidates for the Engineering Entrance Examination is 1,12,900 while 85,800 will be taking the Medical Entrance Examination. There are 65,300 applicants attending the Engineering and Medical Entrance Examinations.
Largest number of applicants is in Trivandrum. There are 16,700 students who have opted Trivandrum Centre. This is followed by Ernakulam where there are 16,300 candidates. Trissur, Kozhikode, Kollam and Kottayam also have more than 10,000 candidates for KEAM. The lowest number of candidates is in Wayanad where there are only 2000 applicants.
The Kerala Engineering Entrance Examinations will be held on 23rd and 24th April 2012 and the Medical, on 25th and 26th April, 2012.
There are over 307 centres for KEAM 2012 which includes one centre in Dubai and two at New Delhi. Students must be in the final stage of their preparation to score the maximum marks and thereby find place at the top of the rank list. For Medical, the mark in the Entrance Examination is the sole criterion for ranking. However, for Engineering, the marks scored in the Entrance Examination gets only 50% weightage in the process of ranking while the remaining 50% weighatge will be for the standardized marks in the three subjects of the qualifying examination. Both the components will be brought to a base of 300 each before adding.
Paper I- Physics and Chemistry of the Engineering Entrance Examinations will be held on 23rd April and Paper II- Mathematics on 24th April, 2012. Paper-I Chemistry and Physics of the Medical Entrance Examination is on 25th April and Paper II- Biology on 26th April, 2012. All the examinations will be from 10 am to 12.30 pm.
More than 1500 applicants are yet to download the Admit Card from the CEE’s website till Friday evening.
Those candidates whose application has been accepted and who could not download their Admit Card, will be issued Identification Certificates (Performa X) by Liaison Officers between 9 am and 1 pm on 22nd April, 2012 after ascertaining the candidate’s identity using the documents provided. Candidates who wish to avail this facility should report at the centre notified.
Location of Liaison Officers (As per page 26 of the Prospectus of KEAM 2012):
1.Thiruvananthapuram:Govt. Model HSS,Thycaud,Trivandrum (0471-2323641)
2.Kollam: Govt. Model BHSS, Thevally, Kollam (0474-2794892)
3.Pathanamthitta: Govt. HSS, Pathanamthitta (0468-2222629)
4.Alappuzha: Govt. Mohammadans Girls HS, Alappuzha (0477-2260227)
5.Kottayam: Govt. Model HSS, Kottayam (0481-2582932)
6.Idukki: Govt. HSS, Thodupuzha (0486-2223217)
7.Ernakulam: SRV Govt. Model VHS School, Ernakulam (0484 - 2376944)
8.Thrissur: Govt. Model HSS for Boys, Thrissur (0487 - 2331063)
9.Palakkad: Govt. Model Moyan HSS for Girls, Palakkad (0491- 2544747)
10.Malappuram: Govt. Girls HSS, Malappuram (0483 - 2738115)
11.Kozhikode: Govt. Model H S School, Kozhikode (0495 - 2722509
12.Wyanad: Govt. VHS School, Kalpetta (04936 -204082)
13.Kannur: Govt. VHS School, Civil Station, Kannur (0497 - 2700891)
14.Kasaragod: Govt. V.H.S.S. for Girls, Kasaragod (04994 - 230368)
15.New Delhi: Kerala House, New Delhi (011- 30411411)
16.Dubai: The Indian High School, Oudh Mehta Road, P O Box No.106, Dubai, UAE (009714-3377475)
Candidates will not be able to attend the Examination without valid Admit Card or Identification Certificate. Candidates are permitted to carry only the Admit Card, Plain Writing Board / Clip Board, Ball point pens (Blue or Black) into the Hall. Pencil, Eraser, Correction fluid, Logarithm tables, Calculator, Watch Calculator or any other electronic equipment including mobile phones, hearing aids etc. are not permitted.
On the day of the Examination, candidates will be permitted to enter the examination hall at 9.30 am after a long warning bell. At 9.35, the invigilators will enter the Examination Hall. OMR Answer Sheets will be distributed immediately to the candidates. The original OMR Answer Sheet has two parts. A ‘Data’ Part & ‘Answers’ Part. The OMR sheet is having a Version Code printed on the top of both Data Part and Answers Part. The Version Codes are A1, A2, A3 & A4 for Paper I and B1, B2, B3 & B4 for Paper II. Candidates should ensure that they have received the correct Version of the OMR. The Version Code a candidate is to receive will be pasted on the table in front of the seat occupied by the candidate. The OMR Answers Sheet will have an original sheet and a Candidate’s copy beneath it.
Candidates have to do the following in the Data part of the OMR Answer Sheet.
(i) Enter the 6 Digit Roll No. in the box provided
(ii) Darken bubbles corresponding to the digits in the Roll Number with pen (If errors occur in bubbling, the OMR should be cancelled and replaced with a new one of the same version)
(iii) Write the name of the Candidate
(iv) Write Roll No. again
(v) Fill in the Name of Subject
(vi) Fill in the Question booklet serial number (printed on the Question Booklet) after receipt of question booklet.
(vii) Put Candidate’s Signature
(viii) Ensure that the Invigilator has signed in the appropriate place in the ‘DATA’ part.
At 9.55 am, the Question Booklets will be distributed to the candidates. Candidates should ensure that they have received a Question Booklet having same version code as that of the OMR Answer sheet. If not, bring the matter to the notice of the invigilator. Candidates should not open the question booklet at this stage.
When the long bell rings at 10 am, candidates can open the Question Booklet and examine if there is any defect / duplication of any page. In case of any defect noted, get the Question Booklet replaced by another of the same version.
No candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall after the bell at 10.30. When the bell goes at 12.30, candidates should stop writing. The invigilator will collect the Question booklets along with the OMR answer sheets from all candidates in the room, with the answer Sheet placed inside the Question Booklet, in the order of Roll Numbers. He/She will then call each candidate in the order of roll number, open each booklet in serial order, take out the OMR answer sheet, detach the original along the perforation at the top, return the Candidate’s copy of the answer sheet along with the Question booklet to the candidate, then separate the ‘Answer part’ & ‘Data part’ along the perforation.
Candidates will be allowed to leave the Exam hall only after answer sheets of all candidates are separated and counted. Invigilators will give instructions to the candidates at every stage of the examination.