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KEAM 2013 : Apply from Jan 14

Dr.S.Rajookrishnan

January 10, 2013: Commissioner For Entrance Examinations (CEE) has invited applications for (i) the Entrance Examination for admission to the Medical (except MBBS & BDS)/Agriculture/ Veterinary/ Fisheries/ Degree Courses (ii) Entrance Examination for preparation of rank list for Engineering (iii) allotments to the MBBS & BDS Courses based on NEET (UG) and (iv) allotments to Architecture Programme based on NATA and marks in qualifying examination, for the academic year 2013-14.

Entrance Examination for Medical courses will be only for admission to (i) BAMS (ii) BHMS (iii) BSMS (iv) BSc. Hons. (Agriculture) (v) BSc. Hons. (Forestry) (vi) BVSc. & AH (vii)  BFSc. The Engineering Entrance Examination will be for the preparation of the rank list for B Tech admissions including B.Tech (Agri. Engg), B.Tech (Food Engg) Courses under the Kerala Agricultural University and B.Tech (Dairy Science & Technology) under the Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences University.The rank list for the Engineering admissions will be prepared by giving equal weightage for the marks in the Entrance Examination and the standardized marks in the qualifying examination in the relevant subjects.

Applications are also invited for the preparation of the rank list for admissions to the B.Arch Programme, the rank list being prepared based on the NATA core and the marks in the qualifying examination.

CEE will only make allotments for MBBS and BDS courses based on the rank list for the state prepared based on the score at the NEET to be conducted by CBSE. Those seeking admission to MBBS & BDS courses should write the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Under Graduate) and obtain a valid rank in the Kerala State Rank list to be published by the CBSE for allotment / admission in the state. Such candidates should also apply as per this advertisement to the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, through www.cee.kerala.gov.inwithin the specified date mentioned in this notification along with the necessary documents including the copy of the ‘Confirmation Page’ of NEET (UG).

Eligibility: Applicant should be an Indian citizen and should complete 17 years of age as on 31stDecember, 2013.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.

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

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

A candidate of Kerala origin will be categorized as a Keralite. Children of All India Service officers who are Non-Keralites, but are allotted to Kerala cadre are deemed to be ‘Keralites’. But they will not be eligible for Communal/Special/Persons with Disabilities reservation. Such Candidates should produce a certificate from the competent authority showing that the parent of the candidate is an AIS officer allotted to Kerala cadre.

A candidate who is not of Kerala origin but has undergone qualifying course in Kerala and who is either (i) son/daughter of Non- Keralite parents belong to Government of India/Defence Service, posted to Kerala or (ii) 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 or (iii) has been a resident of Kerala State for a period of five years within a period of twelve years or (iv) who has undergone his/her school studies in Kerala from standard VIII to XII will be treated as a Non-Keralite Category I. Such 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.

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 under Government control. They will not be considered for admission against Communal/ Special/Persons with Disabilities reservation seats.

Academic Qualification:

For MBBS/BDS Courses, the criteria of eligibility will be the same as that notified by CBSE for NEET (UG)-2013/Medical Council of India (MCI) from time to time. For admission to BAMS, BSMS and BHMS, applicant should have passed Higher Secondary examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala or examinations recognised as equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology put together. In the absence of Biology, Biotechnology will be considered for BAMS and BSMS.

For admission to B.Sc.Hon (Agri), B.Sc.Hon (Forestry), BFSc courses, applicant should 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.

For admission to BVSc& AH Course, candidates should have secured not less than 50% aggregatemarks in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology for the qualifying examination in addition to the condition as stipulated in Regulation of Minimum standards of Veterinary Education Degree Course (BVSc& AH) Regulation, 1993.

Those who have passed the three year BSc Degree course 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.

For admission to Engineering courses,including B.Tech (Ag Engg) and B.Tech (Food Engg) courses under the Kerala Agricultural University and B. Tech (Dairy Science&Technology) under Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, applicant should 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. Those having 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) only.

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.

For admission to Architecture course, applicant should have passed the10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognised Board with Mathematics as a subject of study by securing 50% marks in aggregate or should have passed the 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognised by Central/State Governments with 50% aggregate marks or the International Baccalaureate Diploma, after 10 years of schooling, with not less than 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination. Applicant should also score 40 % or 80 marks out of 200 (for all categories of candidates) in the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) to be considered for admission to B. Arch course. There is no relaxation in the minimum passing score of NATA to any category of candidate.

Those seeking admission to B.Arch course should also submit the Application form to the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations. There is no State level Entrance Examination for this purpose. However such candidates should write the National Aptitude Test for Architecture and should forward the NATA score and mark list of the qualifying examination to the CEE on or before the specified date.

Relaxation in marks: Socially and Educationally Backward Classes Candidates whose annual family income does not exceed Rs.4.5 lakhs as per GO(P) No.208/66/Edn. Dated.02/05/1966 and amendments thereof are eligible for relaxation in marks in the qualifying examination.

For admission to MBBS/BDS Courses the criteria for relaxation in marks for SEBC/SC/ST and PD candidates in the qualifying examination will be as notified by the CBSE for NEET(UG)-2013/MCI from time to time. However, the inclusion of candidates under SEBC,SC/ST and PD categories will be as per relevant Clauses stipulated in Prospectus for admission to Professional Degree Courses, Kerala, 2013, provided that they are included in the Kerala State Rank list of NEET (UG)-2013.

For all courses except MBBS/BDS, the SEBC candidates and PD candidates with Locomotory disability of lower limbs between 40% and 70% need only 45% marks in the case of Mathematics separately and 45% marks for optional subjects put together for admission to Engineering courses and 45% marks in optional subjects put together for Medical & Allied courses. SC/ST applicants need only a pass in the qualifying examination. In case of Grades for qualifying examination and marks are not mentioned, the grade covering 45% marks will be considered as criterion for eligibility where ever applicable. 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 un-availed seats of SC/ST quota.

The Entrance Examinations will be held at all the District Centres in Kerala, New Delhi and Dubai (UAE) as per Indian Standard Time (IST). All examinations will be from 10 am to 12.30 pm on all days. The Engineering Entrance Examination (For Engineering courses except Architecture) will be held on 22.4.2013 (Monday) (Paper I: Physics & Chemistry) and 23.4.2013 (Tuesday) (Paper-II: Mathematics). The Medical Entrance Examination (For BAMS / BHMS / BSMS / Agriculture / Veterinary / Fisheries Courses) will be held on 24.4.2013 (Wednesday) (Paper-I: Chemistry & Physics) and 25.4.2013 (Thursday) (Paper-II: Biology).

Application Fee: Application fee for General candidates is Rs.700/- and that for SC/ST candidates isRs.350/-, irrespective of the number of courses applied for. Application fee can be paid in either by procuring a Security card or through Demand Draft. Security Card, Prospectus and an envelope can be obtained from selected Post Offices in Kerala and outside the State, between 14th January 2013 and 8th February, 2013, on payment of the prescribed fee (Rs.700/- or Rs.350/- as the case may be), by cash.

The list of Post Offices that will issue Security cards and Prospectus is available at http://www.cee-kerala.org/docs/keam2013/exam/keam2013_appln_enoti.pdf. 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 not visible before 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 while registering online application.  Application fee can also be paid by way of Demand Draft drawn on a Nationalized/Scheduled Bank, in favour of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, payable at Thiruvananthapuram.

Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates whose annual family income is below Rs.40,000/- can have Security Card, Prospectus and Envelope at free of cost from the District Offices of the Scheduled Tribes Development Department on production of Community Certificate and Income Certificate.

Application has to be submitted online at www.cee.kerala.gov.in by those desirous of admissions/allotments to the various Medical courses (including MBBS and BDS), Engineering and Architecture, as per the instruction given there, between 14th January 2013 and 8th February, 2013. Only one application is to be submitted irrespective of the number of courses applied. Step-by-step procedure for filling up of online application is explained at http://www.cee-kerala.org/index.php/keam/keam2013/exam-2013. Prospectus can be downloaded from www.cee-kerala.org/docs/keam2013/exam/prospectus2013w.pdf too.

After submitting the application successfully, online, the applicant should take a printout of the application. The completed print out of the Application and other relevant documents to be submitted with the Application should then be sent in the printed envelope bearing the address of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, by Hand Delivery/Registered Post/Speed Post, to reach before 5 p.m. on 9.2.2013 (Saturday). Applications will be received in the Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations on holidays also.

Those who choose ‘Dubai’ as their centre for Entrance Examinations, should remit an additional amount of Rs.10,000/- as Centre fee along with the print out of their application, by way of Demand Draft drawn on a Nationalized Bank in favour of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, payable at Thiruvananthapuram.

The Admit Cards can be downloaded from www.cee.kerala.gov.infrom 25th March 2013. 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 to candidates. The Entrance examination for Medical (except MBBS/BDS) and Engineering streams will have objective type, multiple Choice Questions with single correct response. For eachquestion, five suggested answers would be given, of which only one will be the ‘most appropriate response’.

The candidate will have to select and mark the alphabet (A,B,C,D or E) corresponding to the most appropriate response in the OMR Answer Sheet. A specimenanswer sheet is appended as Annexure XXIV of the Prospectus.For each correct response in the Engineering and Medical (exceptMBBS/BDS) Entrance Examinations, the candidates will be awarded 4 marks and foreach incorrect response, one mark will be deducted from the total score. More details on the structure of the examination, marking scheme and preparation of rank list can be had from the Prospectus. The Results of Medical Entrance (except MBBS/BDS) is expected to be declared on or before 27.05.2013 and that of Engineering, on or before 27.06.2013.

For details, visit http://www.cee-kerala.org/

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