About the Exam
Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical Entrance Exam (KEAM) is conducted on the behalf of the commissioner of Entrance Examinations (CEE), Kerala. The purpose of the exam is to give admission to those students who wish to apply for a degree in medical/engineering/architecture/agriculture. These courses offered in many colleges in Kerala.
The KEAM exam is popularly known across Kerala. According to commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE) Kerala, the entrance exam to be held at 182 schools across Kerala. The exam is also held at the Indian High School, Dubai and at the Kerala Education Society Senior Secondary School, New Delhi.
Eligibility Criteria for KEAM
The candidates who wish to appear for the exam must have passed the Higher Secondary Exam or equivalent with 50 percent marks in Physics and 50 percent marks in Biology, Biology and Chemistry put together. The candidates who are willing to take admission to MBBS/BDS courses must obtain 50% marks in the Medical Entrance Examination.
Nativity: The candidates who are Indian only can apply for admission to professional courses. However, holders of Cards/OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) Person of Indian Origin (PIO), who are studying or have studied at educational institution in Kerala from Class VIII to Class XI, to be treated as Indian.
Non-Keralite: The candidates who do not belong to ‘Kerala Origin’ but who have studied the qualifying course in Kerala to be considered as a Non-Keralite.
A candidate whose parents belong to the following class of Non-Keralite will be considered as Non-Keralite.
- The employees who are working in the Government of India, subject to the condition the employees have worked for the State of Kerala or in the State of Kerala at least for two years.
- The employees of the Government of India
- The employees of Defence Personnel posted to Kerala
Non-Keralite: (Category-1): The candidates who are in the first category will be considered against ‘State Merit’ seats only for Medical/Engineering and related will not be eligible for Special/Persons/Communal with Disabilities reservation.
Non-Keralite: (Category-2): The candidates who do not come under Non-Keralite or Keralite (Category-1) to be categorized as Non-Keralite (Category-2). These candidates are not qualified to take admission to the Engineering courses in Government/KAU/Aided. However, these candidates are qualified to take admission through management quota seats for engineering courses in self financing institutions which are sponsored by government and in the government seats in private self-financing colleges that will be notified separately.
Candidates, who are applying for KEAM, should not be less than 17 years old in the current year. However, there is no upper age limit.
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