A Common Entrance Examination (CEE) is conducted by controller of Entrance Examination at state level for admission to B.Sc. (Dairy Science and Technology)/ B.Arch./ B.Tech. (Ag. Engg.) courses in all the Engineering colleges affiliated to the Calicut, Kannur, Kerala, CUSAT and Mahatma Gandhi universities.
Eligibility : A pass in 10+2 from any one of the universities in Kerala or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics securing 50% marks in Mathematics separately and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Maths put together (45% marks/ pass marks for SEBC and SC/ST candidates). Those who have appeared in the qualifying exam are also eligible to apply. Candidates should have completed 17 years on 31st December of the year of admission. Diploma holders securing 50% marks are also eligible for admission.
Admission Procedure : Application form and prospectus for CEE can be obtained from the Engineering College/ notified Institute office/ polytechnics on payment of requisite amount. The form is also available by post. The completed application should reach the Controller of Examinations, Sasthamangalam, Thiruvananthapuram- 695010 by the notified date.
Selection : Selection is made on the basis of merit in CEE conducting in various centres of the state.
Pattern & Medium of Examination: Test is of objective type consisting of three papers in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and is according to the syllabus of 10 + 2. Candidates who apply for admission to degree course in Architecture in the State Engineering colleges will have to appear for an aptitude test also. Medium of the examination is English.
Reservation of seats: 15% of the seats in private engineering colleges are filled up by the management of the colleges concerned. Nominees of the GOI- 67 seats, repatriates from Burma 2 seats (civil/mechanical), repatriates from Sri Lanka- 2 seats (electrical/mechanical), children of Ex-servicemen of the state- 6 seats (2 seats, each in civil/electrical/mechanical), children of dependents of serving defence personnel from the state 10 seats (3 seats in each branch in civil, electrical, mechanical and one seat in electronics& communication), sports personnel- 1 seat each in civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical & electronics & communication, physically handicapped- 1 seat each in civil, electrical & mechanical.
The remaining seats will be filled up as follows: 50% on merit on a Statewise basis, 15% of seats will be allocated between the Malabar area and the Travancore-Cochin area in the ratio of 5:8. Remaining 35%, Muslims 8%, Latin Catholics 2%, backward Christians 1%, Backward Hindus 5%, SC 8%, ST 2%.
Domicile Restrictions: The candidate must be an Indian citizen & should have studied in educational institutions in Kerala, for at least 5 years within a total period of 12 years before the completion of qualifying examination (10+2 or equivalent examination) or the candidate, or the candidates father/mother should have undergone the qualifying course in Kerala, and who are sons/daughters of the following categories of non-Keralite parents: employees of the government of India, or defence personnel posted in Kerala. Subject to the condition that the employees concerned has served in Kerala for a minimum period of 2 years.