KEAM 2018 Eligibility

Exam Date : 23rd April 2018 To 24th April 2018
Result Date : 22nd May 2018

KEAM 2018 Eligibility Criteria Overview

Age
Minimum 17 years.
Qualification
Passed 12th or equivalent and minimum 50% in qualifying exam.
Reservation
SC/ ST: 5% relaxation and PWD: 5% relaxation in marks.

KEAM 2018 Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum Eligibility: Minimum eligibility criteria as per KEAM 2018 eligibility is the candidate should pass in 10+2 or its equivalent with the minimum of 50% marks in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry.

  • Management Quota: The candidates who have passed with an aggregate of 45% in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry are also considered as the eligible candidate for KEAM 2018 exam under management quota. Candidates can get admission in Private Self Financing Colleges/Government Controlled Self Financing Colleges. 

  • Eligibility For Engineering courses: To get admission in engineering courses the eligibility criteria for KEAM 2018 is 50% aggregate in Mathematics separately and 50% aggregate in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry together is required.

  • Important Point: Before going to fill the Application Form of KEAM 2018, Each and every candidate must go through with the KEAM 2018 Eligibility Criteria. The candidate who fulfils the eligibility criteria can apply for the KEAM 2018 exam.

  • Categories based on nativity: Categories of candidates are differentiated according to Keralite, Non-Keralite I (NK I), Non-Keralite II (NK II) based on their nativity and also candidates can check in which categories they come under, candidates can check the eligibility list of KEAM 2018 .

  • Relaxation in marks: KEAM 2018 offer relaxation in marks based on the category. If the candidate belongs to this category they are liable to take the benefit.

    •  P.H. Category Candidates: The candidate who comes under P.H. category i.e. Physically Handicapped category for them there is a relaxation of 5% marks. Candidate belongs to Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics background and has at least 45% aggregate in 10+2 or its equivalent are considered as eligible candidates for KEAM 2018 exam.

    •  Reservation Category: The candidate comes under reservation categories such as scheduled castes (SC), scheduled tribes (ST) and other backward classes (BC), there is a relaxation of 5% marks in aggregate. The candidate who comes in this category should have at least 45% marks in 10+2 or its equivalent and they need to have Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as their educational background.

  • Marks Weightage: Marks obtained in KEAM 2018 exam and the marks obtained in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry will have equal weightage.

  • Medical Courses: Candidate applying for the courses such as Medical, Agriculture, Forestry, Veterinary and Fisheries courses, they need to appear for NEET 2018 exam.

  • Sports Quota: Candidate can also get the reservation is they are coming under Sports Quota.

KEAM 2018 Eligibility Criteria:

Following are the parameters of the Eligibility Criteria for KEAM 2018:

  • Nationality.

  • Nativity.

  • Educational Qualification.

  • Qualifying Marks.

  • Age Limit.

Nationality:

  • Citizen: Only Indian candidates will be on the eligibility list to apply for admission to KEAM 2018. 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, POI/OCI candidates will not be for any kind of reservation.
  • Candidates seeking admissions to Professional courses will be categorized as Keralite, Non-Keralite Category I (NK I)and Non-Keralite Category II (NK II).

Keralite: 

  • Candidates of Kerala origin will be categorized 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): 

A candidate who is not of Kerala origin but fulfils any one of the following conditions will be categorized as Non-Keralite Category I (NK I):

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

  • Minimum Period: Candidates who have undergone the qualifying course in Kerala and their Non- Keralite parents who are serving/ served Government of Kerala for a minimum period of two years for KEAM 2018 examination.

  • Residency: 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 for KEAM 2018 examination.

  • Schooling: Candidates who are not of Kerala origin but, who have undergone their school studies in Kerala from standard VIII to XII come under Non-Keralite Category I. 

  • State Merit: Non-Keralite Category I candidates will be considered against ‘State Merit’ seats for engineering and other allied courses which come under KEAM 2018 but, will not be on the eligibility list for Communal/ Special/ Persons with Disabilities reservation or any fee concession during the KEAM 2018 admission procedure.

Non-Keralite Category II (NK II): 

  • Admission To: Candidates coming under this category will be on the eligibility list for admission to government and management quota seats in B.Tech programmes offered by government-controlled self-financing colleges and private self-financing engineering.

  • 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.

Note:

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

Education Qualification:

  • Minimum Marks: Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala or examinations recognized as equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Biology/ Mathematics separately and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology /Mathematics put together are on the eligibility list for KEAM 2018 Exam.

Qualifying Marks:

  • For all the courses, candidates belonging to Socially and Educationally Backward Classes, will have a relaxation of 5% marks in the qualifying examination.

    • They need only 45% marks in the case of Mathematics/Biology and 45% marks in the case of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology put together. The Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates need only a pass in the qualifying examination except who are seeking admission into MBBS/BDS courses. 

    • The candidates who are seeing admission into MBBS/BDS courses must have scored 40% aggregate in Biology separately and 40% aggregate in Biology, Physics, and Chemistry togetherly.
  • The relaxation of marks in the qualifying examination extended to Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) candidates only will be applicable to Other Eligible Communities (OEC) candidates even if they are allotted to the unveiled seats of Scheduled Castes(SC)/Scheduled Tribes(ST) quota.

  • No rounding off the percentage of marks to the nearest whole number is permitted. For example, a score of 50 marks out of 100 or 150 marks out of 300 alone will be considered as 50% aggregate and scores of 45 out of 100 or 135 out of 300 alone will be considered as 45% marks for determining eligibility for KEAM 2018 exam.

Note:

  • Candidates should have attained the academic eligibility on or before the last date specified for submission of academic data.

Age Limit:

  • When it comes to the age limit, no relaxations are permitted. The applicant must be 17 years old to be on the eligibility list of KEAM 2018 examination.

KEAM 2018 Exam Reservation Seats:

Category

Percentage of Seats (in %)

Muslim (MU)

8

Other Backward Hindu (BH)

3

Latin Catholic and Anglo Indian (LA)

3

Viswakarma and related communities (VK)

2

Other Backward Christian (BX)

1

Ezhava (EZ)

9

Dheevara and related communities (DV)              

2

Kusavan and related communities (KN)

1

Kudumbi (KU)   

1

Scheduled Tribes (ST)

2

Scheduled Castes (SC)

8

KEAM 2018 Eligibility Criteria


KEAM 2018 Exam Eligibility Criteria for Courses: 

Eligibility for Engineering course:

Courses

Qualifying Exams 

Minimum Marks

 For B.Tech

Candidates must qualify the higher secondary examination or equivalents from the recognized board

50% marks in PCM subjects

50% marks in Mathematics separately

B.Tech (Dairy Technology)

Candidates must have to pass 10+2 or equivalent from the recognized board

50% marks in PCM subjects

50% marks in Mathematics and biology separately

Eligibility For Agriculture Course:

Course

Qualifying exams

Minimum Marks

Agricultural course (B.Arch)

Candidates must have to pass 10+2

10+3 for Diploma Candidates

Minimum 50% marks 

Eligibility For Medical and Allied Courses:

Courses

Qualifying Exams

Minimum Marks

 For MBBS, BDS, BSMS Courses

Candidates must have to pass 10+2 or equivalent from the recognized board

50% marks in Biology/Biotechnology separately 

 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology put together.

For BAMS/BHMS Courses

Candidates must have to pass 10+2 or equivalent from the recognized board

 50% marks in Biology separately 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology put together.

For BUMS Course

Candidates must have to pass 10+2 or equivalent from the recognized board

 

 50% marks in PCB subjects & 50% marks separately in Biology.

For B.Sc(Hons.)Agriculture/Forestry, BFSc Courses

 Candidates must have to pass 10+2 or equivalent from the recognized board

50% marks in Physics, Chemistry & Biology put together & 50% marks separately in Biology.

 

For BVSc. & AH Course

  Candidates must have to pass 10+2 or equivalent from the recognized board

 50% marks in English, PCB subjects.


Note:

  • Candidates are advised to check the complete information about the eligibility criteria of KEAM 2018 exam because only the candidates who are on the eligibility list have to fill the application form and if the candidates fail to be on the eligibility list should not apply for the KEAM 2018 examination.

KEAM 2018 Eligibility Criteria

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Discussion Forum



Q
What is the min age criteria to be eligible for KEAM?

What is the min age criteria to be eligible for KEAM?

Asked By: aman mathur,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Aman,

Applicant must be of 17 years age to satisfy the KEAM eligibility criteria.

Good Luck!


Q
What min marks are required to be eligible for KEAM 2019?

What min marks in 12th class are required to be eligible for KEAM 2019?

Asked By: meghna singh,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Meghna,

Min marks required in 12th class for KEAM 2019 are 50% in physics, chemistry, mathematics.

Good Luck!


Q
Government collage

What is the minimum mark for getting government collage in keam?

Asked By: Sibin,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Sibin,

The candidates who have passed with an aggregate of 45% in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry are also considered as the eligible candidate for KEAM 2018 exam under management quota. Candidates can get admission in Private Self Financing Colleges/Government Controlled Self Financing Colleges.

Read more about KEAM Eligibility Criteria.

Good Luck!


Q
NRI student eligibility

Sir/Madam: My son now in grade 12 was born in Kerala but is carrying out his schooling in UAE. We have flat in Mangalore. Is he eligible to appear for KEAM examination?

Asked By: Suvidha,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hey Suvidha

Yes, your child can give KEAM provided his pcm marks is more than 45%.

Know more about Eligibility.


Q
Educational Qualification required for KEAM

What is the KEAM eligibility criteria in terms of educational qualification?

Asked By: Hiba D,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The Educational Qualification for KEAM is given below:

  • Candidates who have passed their Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala with 50% marks in Mathematics separately and 50% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together will be eligible for admission in KEAM 2017.
  • Candidates who have passed their Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala with 45% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry will be eligible for admission under Management Quota seats in Private Self-financing Engineering colleges/Government Controlled Self Financing Engineering Colleges.
  • The Higher Secondary Examination in Kerala where their Board exam are held for both the years, their marks for both the years will be counted/if the Board exam is held at the end of Class XII then marks in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics will be considered/for other courses marks shown in the mark list will be considered as eligibility for applying.

Q
Certificate to prove nativity

What certificate is required to prove nativity of Kerala?

Asked By: Girija S,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The certificate that proves nativity of Kerala is a true copy of relevant page of SSLC of the candidate showing his/her place of birth in Kerala.

Self attested copy of this certificate has to be attached separately.


Q
Upper age limit for KEAM

Is there any upper age limit in order to be eligible for KEAM 2017?

Asked By: Drake H,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

There is no upper age limit in order to be eligible for the exam.

However, there is a minimum age requirement of 17 years.


Q
Eligibility Criteria required

What is the eligibility criteria required for KEAM?

Asked By: Rajesh P,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise
  • Once the candidate is eligible to apply for KEAM 2017, he/she can fill in the Online form on the official website for notifications about the form release.  
  • The form release date will be in the month of January 2017.
  • Once the form is available, the candidate has to fill in details regarding his/her identity, qualifications and contact details.
  • Candidates will receive a password and login details via SMS and email that were put in the form during registration.
  • Make sure a recent passport sized photograph and digital signature is uploaded with the form. Read the complete Official Brochure and the eligibility norms mentioned before filling in the form.

Q
Minimum age requirement

What is the minimum age requirement for KEAM ?

Asked By: Nimmi Topp,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The minimum age required to apply for KEAM is 17 years.


Q
Percentage reserved for all categories

What is the percentage reserved for the community categories?

Asked By: Nishant Kachyap,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Category

Percentage of Seats (in %)

Muslim (MU)

8

Other Backward Hindu (BH)

3

Latin Catholic and Anglo-Indian  

3

Viswakarma and related communities (VK)

2

Other Backward Christian (BX)

1

Ezhava (EZ)

9

Dheevara and related communities (DV)              

2

Kusavan and related communities (KN)

1

Kudumbi (KU)   

1

Scheduled Tribes

2

Scheduled Castes (SC)

8



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