KEAM 2016 Eligibility, Exam Pattern and Exam Dates

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KEAM 2016 eligibility

KEAM 2016 will be held from 25th April 2016 to 28th April 2016. ExamMag gives you the KEAM 2016 Eligibility, Exam Pattern and some tips to Score More.

Commissionerate of Entrance Examination:

The Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (C.E.E) was established in 1983 as a separate set up to conduct of Entrance Examinations for admission to Professional Courses in Kerala. C.E.E conducts ten distinct Entrance Examinations every year: Kerala Engineering Agriculture Medical Degree (KEAM), Three year LLB, Five year L.L.B,  L.L.M, PG Ayurveda, PG Homeo., PG Nursing, PG Medical  and Super Specialty. The Commissionerate also makes allotments to KEAM, Three year L.L.B, Five year L.L.B, L.L.M, PG Dental and PG Medical courses. The allotment to KEAM, Three year LLB, Five year LLB, PG Medical and PG Dental are made through a Single Window System of the Centralized Allotment Process (C.A.P).

KEAM Exam:

Of the other entrances, Kerala Engineering Agricultural Medical Entrance Examinations (KEAM) is one of the major ones, with nearly 1,25,000 candidates participating annually.

KEAM 2016 Eligibility:

KEAM 2016 Eligibility for Age:

  • Applicants should have completed 17 years of age as on the 31st December of the year of the exam, according to KEAM 2016 Eligibility.
  • No relaxation in the minimum age will be allowed.
  • There is no upper age limit for KEAM 2016 Eligibility.

KEAM 2016 Eligibility- Educational Qualification:

  1. For MBBS, BDS and BSMS:
  • Candidates should have passed 10+2 of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala, or a recognized equivalent exam. This should be with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology put together. Also needed is 50% marks in Biology/ Biotechnology separately.
  • The candidates need to score a minimum of 50% in the Medical Entrance Examination (Paper I & II taken together) of KEAM.
  • For SC, ST and SBEC category students, the minimum score is 40% in the Medical Entrance Exam.
  1. For BAMS/ BHMS:
  • Candidates should have passed 10+2 exam of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala, or, a recognized equivalent exam. This should be with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology put together. Also needed is 50% marks in Biology separately.
  • Biotechnology will not be considered as a subject for academic KEAM 2016 eligibility.
  1. For B.Sc.(Hons.)Agri., B.Sc.(Hons) Forestry, BFSc :
  • Candidates should have passed 10+2 exam of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala, or a recognized equivalent exam. This should be with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology put together. Also needed is 50% marks in Biology separately.
  • Biotechnology will not be considered as a subject for academic KEAM 2016 eligibility.
  1. For BVSc. & AH :
  • Candidates should have secured not less than 50% aggregate marks in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology for the qualifying examination. Also needed is 50% marks in Biology separately.
  • Biotechnology will not be considered as a subject for academic KEAM 2016 eligibility.
  1. For B.Tech:
  • Candidates should have passed 10+2 Exam of Kerala, or a recognized equivalent exam. This should be with 50% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry/ Computer Science/ Biotechnology/ Biology put together. Also needed is 50% marks in Mathematics separately.
  • Otherwise candidates should have passed 10+2 Exam of Kerala, or a recognized equivalent exam. This should be with 45% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry/ Computer Science/ Biotechnology/ Biology put together. Also needed is 45% marks in Mathematics separately, to be eligible for admission under Management Quota in Private Self Financing Engineering Colleges.
  • Or else candidates who have passed 10+2 Exam of Kerala, or a recognized equivalent exam. This should be with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology put together. Also needed is 50% marks in Mathematics/Biology separately, are eligible for admission to the seats reserved for Dairy Farm Instructors of Dairy Development Department for B.Tech. (D.Sc. & Tech). 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.

KEAM 2016 Eligibility – Nativity:

  • KEAM 2016 Eligibility clause states- only Indian citizens are eligible for admission to Professional courses.
  • Persons of Indian Origin (P.I.O)/ Overseas Citizen of India (O.C.I) will also be treated at par with Indian citizens for the purpose of admission. However P.I.O/O.C.I candidates will not be eligible for any kind of reservation.
  • Candidates seeking admission to Professional courses will be categorized as Keralite, Non-Keralite Category I (NK I) and Non-Keralite Category II (NK II):
  1. Keralite: A candidate of Kerala origin will be categorized as a ‘Keralite’.
  2. 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’.                     (a) A candidate who has undergone qualifying course in Kerala and who is son/daughter of Non-Keralite parents belong to Government of India/Defense Service, posted to Kerala.                                                                                                          (b) A candidate who has undergone qualifying course in Kerala and who is son/daughter of Non-Keralite parents who are serving/served Government of Kerala for a minimum period of two years.                                                                                            (c) A candidate who is not of Kerala Origin but has been a resident of Kerala State for a period of 5 years within the period of 12 years of his/her study.                                 (d) A candidate who is not of Kerala Origin but who has undergone his/her school studies in Kerala from standard VIII to XII.

3. Non-Keralite Category I candidates will be considered against ‘State Merit’ seats for Engineering/Architecture/Medical & Allied courses. But they will not be eligible for Communal/ Special/Persons with Disabilities reservation or any fee concession.

  • Non-Keralite Category II (NK II): Candidates who do not come under ‘Keralite’ or ‘Non-Keralite Category I’ will be categorized as ‘Non-Keralite Category II’. Such candidates are eligible for admission to Management quota seats in engineering courses in Government Controlled Self financing Colleges. These candidates are also eligible for admission to Government Seats and Management Quota seats in Private Self Financing Engineering/Architecture Colleges, which will be notified separately.

Exam Pattern for KEAM 2016:

KEAM is a paper-pen based exam.

It has multiple choice questions (M.C.Q).

It consists of 4 papers held on four days.

STREAM PAPERS & SUBJECTS DURATION NO. OF QUESTIONS
 

For Engineering

Paper 1: Physics and Chemistry  

Each paper is for 2½ hour i.e. 150 minutes.

 

Each paper has 120 questions.

Paper 2: Mathematics
 

For Medical

Paper 1: Physics and Chemistry
Paper 2: Biology

 

Each question is of 4 marks. Hence the total mark for each paper is 480 marks.

The Negative marking is ¼th. So for each wrong answer attempted 1 mark is deducted from the total score.

If more than 1 response is marked for 1 question in the O.M.R sheet, it would be deemed as incorrect answer. Such incorrect answers would be awarded negative marking.

Schedule for KEAM Exam 2016

Online application for KEAM 2016 may commence from    – 3rd January 2016.

Online application for KEAM 2016 ends around                  – 29th January 2016.

Admit Card for KEAM 2016 might be issued from              – 28th March 2016.

Entrance Examinations for admission to Professional Courses will commence on April 25, 2016.

KEAM 2016 Exam Dates

Find below the dates for the test for various subjects conducted under KEAM for 2016:

Stream Subject Date Time
Engineering Paper I
Physics & Chemistry
25.04.2016   (Monday) 10 AM – 12.30 PM
Paper II
Mathematics
26.04.2016   (Tuesday) 10 AM – 12.30 PM
Medical Paper I
Chemistry & Physics
27.04.2016 (Wednesday) 10 AM – 12.30 PM
Paper II
Biology
28.04.2016 (Thursday) 10 AM – 12.30 PM

 

Tips for KEAM Exam 2016:

One of the important points to remember is that this entrance exam has negative marking of ¼th. Hence you must be extremely careful while attempting the questions. No Wild Guesses.

With 1 minute and 25 seconds to answer each question, practice for the entrance test is highly essential. You can try Oztern’s personalized model question bank for free.

Revision of the already covered portions in Physics, Chemistry and Biology is equally important. This helps in consolidation of knowledge and clarity of concepts. Studying using the interactive videos and chapter wise notes of Oztern quickens the study process.

Wishing each of you the bestest..

Happy Preparation!!