Ever since the dates of the Kerala Engineering-Pharmacy have been announced one needs to start preparing extensively for it. There are only 2 months left for the exam which is scheduled for July 24th.
Under the current system, those who are looking for the B Pharm entrance only need to write the physics and chemistry papers. The entrance to MBBS, BDS, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Yunani, Veterinary Science, and Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Forestry courses are based on the NEET rank list, along with Engineers one needs to send an online application to the Kerala Entrance commissioner within the stipulated date.
For the Architecture BA entrance, you don’t need to write the Kerala Entrance exam. Even then they need to send an application to the Kerala Entrance Commissioner within the stipulated date. That also means be it NG, Pharmacy, Architecture, Medical, Agriculture will all have to go through a common entrance. Once the details are published in the prospectus everything will be clear. For the Architecture rank, they will give equal weightage to the total plus two marks and the NAAT (National Analytical Aptitude test) aptitude test marks before coming to a consensus. After the pandemic, NAAT had simplified its rules. The NAAT has been conceptualised as a national-level student assessment that seeks to measure student learning and reasoning capabilities fundamental to what has come to be termed, '21st Century Skill-sets'. The test measures student performance on numerical, verbal, and abstract reasoning, distinct from grade-specific curricular assessments that are commonly conducted by schools.
For Engineering entrance they usually take the sum total of marks of the 3 main subjects and add the entrance exam marks. To compare the performance of students from various boards, they usually take into consideration their 12-grade marks and then add the other marks.
A major percentage of students who write the Kerala Engineering Entrance also write the JEE Main (Joint Entrance Examination). The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) comprises two papers. The Paper1 is conducted for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programs (B.E/B. Tech) at NITs, IIITs, other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs), Institutions/Universities funded/recognized by participating State Governments, as well as an eligibility test for JEE (Advanced), which is conducted for admission to IITs.
Though there are only minor changes in the syllabus, since there is a considerable difference in how the questions are framed, they need considerable training for that. Since Entrance tests are usually rapid time tests, while preparing for the test rehearsals you should take into consideration the minimum time given for the Kerala Entrance and JEE, the number of answers required for each question, standard, and style of questions. When there are more tests in the same subjects, it helps in the preparation. Plan your studies based on that.
For more details check the following websites —
JEE Main: www. jeemain.nta.nic.in