KEAM – Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical Entrance Exam 2017

Kerala Engineering and Medical Entrance Examination 2017 ( KEAM 2017 ) is conducted by The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, CEE Kerala Government.

KEAM is the major entrance exam for admission into Medical Courses, Agriculture, Veterinary, Fisheries, Engineering & Architecture Course in the state of Kerala for the academic session 2017 – 2018.

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KEAM 2017 Eligibility Criteria

Engineering Course

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 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.

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. ( Dairy Technology ). 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.

Architecture course

Minimum academic eligibility for admission to B. Arch should be 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 with Mathematics as one of the subject of examination.

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, only those candidates who score the minimum eligibility marks as per the Information Brochure of National Aptitude Test in Architecture ( NATA ) 2017 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. The candidates are advised to qualify in NATA on or before 10th June, 2017.

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

Medical Course

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.

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.

KEAM 2017 Exam Pattern

KEAM – Medical Entrance Exam Papers

  • Paper I – Chemistry & Physics
  • Paper II – Biology

Candidates applying for admission to Medical & Allied Courses including MBBS / BDS shall have to appear for NEET UG 2017 and qualify as per the qualifying criteria mentioned in the Information Bulletin of NEET UG 2017.

KEAM – Engineering Entrance Exam Papers

  • Paper I – Chemistry & Physics
  • Paper II – Mathematics

Scheme of the Examination

The Engineering Entrance Examination will be objective type with Multiple Choice Questions and based on single response. For each question, 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.

The question paper for objective type examinations will be given in the form of Question Booklets. Candidates will be permitted to take the question booklet with them at the end of examination.

For Engineering Entrance Examination, each Paper will have 120 questions to be answered in 150 minutes.

Scoring, negative marks: For each correct response in the Engineering Entrance Examination, the candidates will be awarded FOUR marks, and for each incorrect response, ONE mark will be deducted from the total score.

KEAM 2017 Seats Availability

Types of Reservation in Government / Aided / KAU / KVASU / KUFOS Colleges : Out of the total seats available for the various courses, seats will be reserved for different categories.

Reservation for All India Quota for MBBS / BDS Courses : Fifteen percent of the total sanctioned seats in MBBS / BDS Courses in Govt. Medical / Dental Colleges in the State are set apart for the allotment of the candidates by the Director General of Health Services, Government of India.

Reservation for Nominees : These are the seats set apart for the nominees of the Government of India, Union Territories or other States for the various courses.

Reservation for Persons with Disabilities : Leaving the seats above, three percent of the seats available for the state for allotment from the Entrance rank lists, for all the courses in all the Government and Aided colleges are reserved for the candidates with disabilities.

Special Reservation : These are the seats reserved for certain specific categories, for different courses.

Mandatory Reservation : Leaving the seats set apart for All India Quota, Government of India Nominees, Special reservations, Persons with Disabilities and Management Quota, the remaining Government seats for each course in Govt. / Aided / KAU / KVASU / KUFOS Colleges will be distributed as per the mandatory reservation principle as contemplated and as modified from time to time.

The percentage break-up of seats as per mandatory reservation is as follows :

S.No.S.No.Seat DetailsPercentage of Seats ( % )
1State Merit ( SM )60%
2Socially and Educationally Backward Classes ( SEBC )30%
aEzhava ( EZ )9%
bMuslim ( MU )8%
cOther Backward Hindu ( BH )3%
dLatin Catholic and Anglo Indian ( LA )3%
eDheevara and related communities ( DV )2%
fViswakarma and related communities ( VK )2%
gKusavan and related communities ( KN )1%
hOther Backward Christian ( BX )1%
iKudumbi ( KU )1%
3Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes10%
a.Scheduled Castes ( SC )8%
b.Scheduled Tribes ( ST )2%

The total number of seats available for the different courses will be published prior to the commencement of CAP-2017.

Admission to all the Government seats except the seats reserved for All India Quota for MBBS / BDS and Nominees will be made on the basis of respective rank lists / inter-se merit as may be applicable.

The number of seats earmarked for various categories for the different courses in Government and Aided Colleges will be finalised before CAP 2017.

Reservation of seats for Engineering Courses [B.Tech.] : The number of seats reserved for Government of India Nominees, Reciprocal quota and Special reservation categories.

Reservation of seats for B.Arch. Course : The number of seats reserved for Government of India Nominees and Special reservation categories.

Reservation of seats for KEAM MBBS & BDS Courses

Reservation of seats under All India Quota

The seats reserved under All India Quota for MBBS and BDS Courses in Government Medical / Dental Colleges will be allotted by the Director General of Health Services, New Delhi, on the basis of the rank obtained in the NEET UG conducted by the CBSE, New Delhi.

Reservation of seats for Nominees

Nominees of the Government of India : The Government of India, subject to the eligibility conditions in clause 6, will make Nominations to these seats. The distribution of seats under this category and other details in respect of MBBS / BDS courses.

Nominees from Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands : These seats are reserved for the candidates of Kerala origin settled in the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Nominations to these seats will be made by the Administration of that Union Territory and the candidates must possess the requisite qualifications as provided under Clause 6. The distribution of seats.

Nominees from Lakshadeep : Seats are reserved for the candidates of Kerala origin settled in Lakshadeep. The candidates should be sponsored by the Administration of that Union Territory and must possess the requisite qualifications as per Clause 6. The distribution of seats.

Nominee from Jammu & Kashmir: One seat for MBBS will be reserved in a Govt. Medical College ( by rotation every year in the order TVM, ALP, KTM, TCM, KKM, MLP and CMC ) for a nominee from Jammu & Kashmir. Candidate to this seat should be sponsored by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir through the Higher Education Secretary of the State. This year, the seat will be reserved in Government Medical College, Kozhikode.

KEAM 2017 Application Form

How to Apply

The Application form will be available from the official website of www.cee.kerala.gov.in for admission to all the courses (MBBS, BDS, Other Medical & Allied courses, Engineering and Architecture).

Affix a photograph of the applicant with 3.5 x 4.5 cm size same as the photograph uploaded on the online application duly attested by the Head of the Institution which he / she studied last or by a Gazetted Officer.

The printout of the application and supporting documents / certificates are to be sent to the Office of the following address on or before 28th February, 2017.

The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations,
5th Floor, Housing Board Buildings,
Santhi Nagar,
Thiruvananthapuram – 695 001.

Application Fee

  • For General Category Candidates : Rs. 800/-
  • For SC Category Candidates : Rs. 400/-
  • ST candidates are exempted from payment of application fee.

Mode of submission

Candidate can pay application fee in either of the two following methods :

Online Payment

The fee may be paid by credit card / debit card / Internet Banking. On successful payment of fee, a Payment Confirmation Page will appear displaying the message ‘Transaction Successful’. If the payment is unsuccessful, the message ‘Transaction Unsuccessful’ will be displayed. Due to communication failure, if the outcome of the payment attempt is not displayed, the ‘Payment’ tab in the candidate’s home page should be checked to see if it has turned green. If not, the transaction was unsuccessful and the payment needs to be made again and ensure that it’s successful. If the amount was debited from the account of the candidate for an unsuccessful transaction, the debited amount will be reverted to that account within 5-7 working days.

E-chalan

In case of payment through e-chalan, the payment should be made in the selected branches of State Bank of Travancore ( SBT ) in India or all Head / Sub Post Offices in Kerala, in cash. The e-chalan generated from the website after online submission of the application should be handed over to the bank / post office, as the case may be, and after depositing the fee plus processing charge, as applicable, the counterfoil ( Candidate’s copy ) of the e-chalan must be collected back from the bank / post office official. It must be ensured that the bank / post office official has recorded the Payment ID pertaining to the payment on the counterfoil and put the office stamp and his / her initials at the designated places on the counterfoil. If the payment was successful, the ‘Payment’ tab in the candidate’s home page turns green. Candidates are advised to login to the website and examine the ‘Payment’ tab to make sure that the fee status has been updated by the bank / post office official. If the payment tab has not turned green, the candidate should immediately contact the concerned bank / post office and get the payment status updated. On successful Payment, the required entries in the application will be made automatically.

KEAM 2017 Selection Process

Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of KEAM 2017 Merit List. Separate KEAM Rank list will be prepared for

  • Engineering courses
  • Architecture Courses
  • Medical & Allied Courses
  • BAMS Course

Selection For Engineering

KEAM 2017 Merit List for Engineering will be assesed by giving equal weightage to the Entrance Exam Marks and Class 12 ( Qualifying Exam Marks )

For Calculation of Qualifying Exam Marks : If the candidate has not studied Chemistry in Class 12 or equivalent then marks of Computer Science will be taken into account for calculation of aggregate marks.

Students who have not studied Computer Science for them marks of

ExamWeightage
KEAM Entrance Exam for Engineering50%
Aggregate Marks of Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics in the final year of qualifying exam50%

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KEAM 2017 Important Dates

S.NoEventDate
1Starting date of Online Application submission1st February, 2017
2Last date for submission of Online Application including Fee payment27th February, 2017 upto 5:00 PM
3Last date for receipt of Printout of Online Application
along with supporting documents
28th February, 2017
4Downloading Online Admit Cards from10th April, 2017
5Date & Time of Engineering Entrance Examination
aPhysics & Chemistry ( Paper - I )24th April, 2017
at 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
bMathematics ( Paper - II )25th April, 2017
at 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
6Venue of ExaminationAs indicated in the Admit Card
7Time Schedule for the Examination ( IST )Engg Paper - I & Paper - II
aEntry to the Examination Hall9:30 AM
bDistribution of Question Booklet9:55 AM
cOpening of the Question Booklet and Commencement of Examination10:00 AM
dLatest entry to the Examination Hall 10:30 AM
eConclusion of Examination12:30 PM
8Materials permitted in the examination hallAdmit Card, Card Board / Clip Board, Ball-Point pens ( with Black or Blue ink only )
9Rough workAll rough work are to be done in the Question Booklet only. The candidate shall not do any rough work or put Stray Mark(s) on the OMR answer sheet.
10Declaration of Results
aResult of Engineering Entrance ExaminationOn or before 25th May, 2017
bEngineering, Architecture, MBBS / BDS, Medical & Allied and Ayurveda Rank listsOn or before 20th June, 2017

KEAM Previous Years Question Papers

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