KEAM Eligibility Criteria 2018
Surbhi Mehtani, 10 Apr 2018, #KEAM

KEAM Eligibility Criteria 2018 – CEE Kerala had specified KEAM 2018 eligibility criteria for all the candidates. The eligibility criteria of KEAM 2018 includes certain parameters like nativity, domicile, age limit, qualifying exam and marks etc. on the basis of which candidates will be considered for the entrance exam, otherwise not. Candidates were advised to check the complete KEAM eligibility criteria 2018 and if found eligible only then, proceed to fill the KEAM application form. This is because if they do not adhere to the eligibility criteria of KEAM 2018 and apply for the exam, then their application would be rejected and eventually they would be disqualified from the admission procedure of KEAM. The application form of KEAM 2018 was accessible to candidates in online mode from February 1, 2018. Careers360 has compiled the complete KEAM 2018 eligibility criteria for all the candidates to check from the article given below.  


KEAM 2018 was conducted in offline mode. Paper 1 of KEAM 2018 comprising of Physics and chemistry was conducted on April 23 and Paper 2 of KEAM comprising of Maths was held on April 24, 2018 for all the candidates.

 

KEAM Eligibility Criteria 2018 

The following parameters form the eligibility criteria of KEAM 2018:

  • Nationality

  • Nativity

  • Educational qualification

  • Qualifying exam marks

  • Age limit

The eligibility criteria parameters have been mentioned in detail below:

  • Nationality - Only Indian candidates are eligible to apply for admission to KEAM. Candidates who are Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)/ Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) will also be considered at par with Indian citizens for admission, however, they will not be entitled to any kind of reservation.

  • Nativity – On the basis of nativity, candidates will also be considered for admission and categorised into Keralite, Non-Keralite Category I (NK I) and Non-Keralite Category II (NK II).

Keralite: Candidates of Kerala origin will be categorised as a Keralite. Children of All India Service (AIS) officers (Non-Keralites) allotted to Kerala cadre are also considered as Keralites but it is to be noted that they will not be eligible for Communal/ Special/ Persons with Disabilities reservation or any fee concession.

 

Non-Keralite Category I (NK I): Candidates will be categorised as Non-Keralite Category I (NK I) if they are not of Kerala origin but satisfies anyone of the following conditions:

  • Candidates who have undertaken qualifying course in Kerala and their Non- Keralite parents belong to Government of India/ Defence Service, posted to Kerala.

  • Candidates who have undergone qualifying course in Kerala and their Non- Keralite parents who are serving/ served Government of Kerala for a minimum period of two years.

  • Candidates who are not of Kerala origin but has been a resident of Kerala for a period of 5 years within the period of 12 years of their study.

  • Candidates who are not of Kerala origin but who have undergone their school studies in Kerala from standard VIII to XII.

Such candidates will be considered against ‘State Merit’ seats for engineering but will not be eligible for Communal/ Special/ Persons with Disabilities reservation or any fee concession during the KEAM admission procedure.

 

Non-Keralite Category II (NK II): Candidates coming under this category will be eligible for admission to government and management quota seats in B.Tech programmes offered by government-controlled self-financing colleges and private self-financing engineering. However, candidates in this category will be considered for admission to government seats in government-controlled self-financing engineering colleges only when the Keralite and Non- Keralite I (NK I) candidates are not available for admission. Candidates in this category will not be eligible for Communal/ Special/ Persons with Disabilities reservation or any fee concession.

 

Note: Candidates belonging to the above mentioned three categories will be admitted in respect of seats reserved for the nominees of Government of India, Administration of Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Administration and Jammu & Kashmir.

 

Documents required for eligibility

Candidates belonging to the above-mentioned categories will have to produce certain documents to prove their eligibility, otherwise they will not be considered under that category during admission.

 

For Keralites:

In order to prove that a candidate is an Indian citizen of Kerala origin, he or she will have to produce any one of the following certificates along with the printout of the application form:

 

The actual copy of the relevant page of Secondary School Leaving Certificate of the candidate showing the birth place in Kerala.

OR

The actual copy of the relevant page of the Secondary School Leaving Certificate of either of the parents of the candidate showing birth place in Kerala with a corroborative certificate to establish the relationship between the parent and the candidate.

OR

 The actual copy of the relevant page of the Passport of the candidate, issued by Government of India, showing bith place in Kerala or of either of the parents of the candidate showing birth place in Kerala with a corroborative certificate to establish the relationship between the parent and the candidate.

OR

Birth certificate from the authority competent to register birth (Panchayat/ Municipality/ Corporation) showing the candidate’s or either of the parents' (in which case corroborative certificate to establish the relationship between the parent and the candidate is necessary) birthplace in Kerala, to be issued by a competent registering authority.

OR

Certificate from the Village Officer/ Tahsildar to show that the candidate or his/ her father/ mother was born in Kerala. This document has to be in the prescribed format along with the printout of the application.

OR

Certificate from the competent authority showing that the candidate's parent is an All India Service officer allotted to Kerala cadre.

 

For Non-Keralites Category I (NK I):

In order to prove that the candidate belongs to Non-Keralite Category I (NK I), he or she will have to produce any one of the following certificates along with the printout of the application form:

 

Certificate to be issued by the employer in the prescribed format in the application from the Head of the organisation, where the candidate’s parent (employee) is serving/ served, and the Certificate showing School studies in Kerala for Standards XI & XII has to be obtained from the Head of the institution where the candidate completed his/ her qualifying course in Kerala.

OR

Certificate of residence from the Village Officer/ Tahsildar to the effect that the candidate has been a resident of Kerala for a period of five years within a period of twelve years of his/ her study (to be obtained in the prescribed format along with the printout of the application).

OR

Certificate showing School Studies in Kerala from Std. VIII to XII obtained from the Head(s) of the educational institution(s) in Kerala in the case, candidates have undergone school studies in Kerala to prove that the candidate has undergone his/ her studies in the schools in Kerala from Std. VIII to XII. This certificate has to be produced in the prescribed format in the application form.

 

For Non-Keralites Category II (NK II):

Such candidates will have to produce the Certificate of Completion of Qualifying Examination in the prescribed format in the application to prove their nativity or copy of Passport issued by Government of India to prove Indian citizenship.

 

Educational qualification

For admission to all B.Tech programmes including Agricultural Engineering, Food Engineering and Technology under Kerala Agricultural University, Dairy Technology and Food Technology courses under Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences University and Food Science & Technology course under Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, candidates must have the following educational qualification to be eligible for KEAM 2018.

  • Candidates must have passed Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala or equivalent examination with 50% marks in Mathematics separately and 50% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together are eligible for admission.

  • Candidates applying for admission under Management Quota in Private Self Financing Engineering Colleges or Government Controlled Self Financing Engineering Colleges need 45% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together.

  • In case, the candidate has not studied Chemistry, the marks in Computer Science will be considered. In case, the candidate has not studied Chemistry and Computer Science, the marks in Biotechnology will be considered. In case, the candidate has not studied Chemistry, Computer Science and Biotechnology, the marks in Biology will be considered.

Qualifying exam marks

Candidates must have scored the following marks in their qualifying exam to be eligible for KEAM 2018:

  • The average of the total marks of both the board years in the respective subjects as shown in the mark lists of the respective Higher Secondary Boards or its equivalent will be taken into consideration as academic eligibility in case of Kerala Higher Secondary courses or examinations.

  • The total marks of 10+2 boards, where board examination are considered only in 10+2 in the respective subjects as shown in the mark lists of the respective Higher Secondary Boards will be considered for academic eligibility in case of Higher Secondary courses or examinations recognised equivalent

  • The marks of the respective subjects as shown in the mark list of the respective Board of Examinations will be considered for academic eligibility, for all other type of Higher Secondary courses or examinations.

  • Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala or equivalent examination with 50 % marks in Mathematics/ Biology separately and 50 % marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/ Biology put together will be eligible for admission to the reserved seats for Dairy Farm Instructors of Dairy Development Department for B.Tech. (Dairy Technology). Such candidates, however will be admitted to the course will have to take a make-up course in Basic Mathematics (2+0) credits or Applied Biology (1+1) credit as the case may be.

Note:

  • The Vocational Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala will be recognised as equivalent to the Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala.

  • In case of nominees of Government of India and nominees of reciprocal quota seats selected on the basis of the marks in the qualifying examination, the above mentioned academic eligibility will be applicable.

Age limit

Candidates must have completed 17 years of age as on December 31, 2018 to be eligible for KEAM 2018. There will be no relaxation in the minimum age and there will be no upper age limit for the entrance exam.

 

 

 

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