Registrations have begun for the Kerala entrance test from Wednesday. Aspirants who wish to secure admission for undergraduate engineering and pharmacy courses may begin submitting their online applications by logging into www.cee.kerala.gov.in. The online applications can be submitted till 5 pm on April 30. The last date to upload the necessary documents is May 10.
Entrance test on June 26
The admission to the engineering and pharmacy courses is based on the Kerala entrance test scheduled on June 26. It is conducted by the Commission of Entrance Examination (CEE).
The state is not holding any entrance exam for the Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) course. Aspirants need to clear the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) for BArch admission.
Admission to MBBS, BDS and other medical-related studies in Kerla will be based on the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test–2022.
A single application is only needed for one or any number of courses. The aspirant should pay Rs 700 for applying for either engineering or BPharm courses or for both. Meanwhile, the application fee for architecture, medical and allied courses is Rs 500, separately or for both.
The fee to apply for all the courses is Rs 900.
Those who are taking the test in Dubai should pay an additional amount of Rs 12,000 via online.
Candidates eligible for community reservation need to pay Rs 300/200/400 respectively. There is no application fee for Scheduled Tribe candidates.
There are two modes of payment 1) using credit/debit cards or through internet banking 2) paying fees in certain post offices in Kerala using e–challan generated during online application.
The printed copy of the acknowledgement page should be kept for future references. The copies of the application form or other related documents need not be sent to the office of the commissioner of entrance exams.
Check prospectus for instructions
The instructions regarding the application process are given on pages 4-7 and 44–49 of the prospectus.
College, seat, course
The number of seats for each course at the government, aided and self-financing colleges has been listed in the prospectus.
a) Government seats: These are allotted by the CEE. They are available in all the government/ aided colleges. The details about the seats in government/private colleges would be announced later.
b) Management seats: These seats are filled by the managements of the aided colleges directly.
The candidates would get to know the total number of seats in each category at the time of option submission during allotment.
1) Engineering/Architecture: The 39 programmes offered in this category are: Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, Applied Electronics and Instrumentation, Agricultural Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Aeronautical Engineering, Architecture, Automobile Engineering, Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering (Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning), Computer Science and Engineering (Data Science), Computer Science and Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering (Artificial Intelligence), Computer Science and Engineering (Cyber Security), Diary Technology, Electronical and Biomedical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Safety and Fire Engineering, Food Technology, Instrumentation and Control, Industrial Engineering, IT, Mechanical (Auto), Mechatronics, Metallurgy, Polymer, Production, Printing, Robotics and Automation, Naval Architecture and Ship Building.
2) Other courses: MBBS, BDS, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Siddha, Unani, Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Pharmacy, BTech Biotechnology at Kerala Agriculture University, BSc (Honours) in Co–Operation and Banking/Climate Change and Environmental Science.
The candidates need to clear the NEET–2022, the national-level entrance exam for admission to medical and related courses/agricultural courses. There are special qualification guidelines for those who have passed BSc.
Qualification for admission
For the engineering courses, the applicants need to score at least 45% marks for Maths and Physics along with Chemistry/Computer Science/Biotechnology/Biology as one of the subjects in Plus-Two. There is an order of preference for the subjects other than Chemistry.
50% marks is required for Biology/Chemistry/Physics in plus-two for admission to MBBS and BDS courses. Biotechnology is acceptable instead of Biology.
For Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Siddha, Unani, Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Co–Operation, Biotechnology (offered at Kerala Agricultural University) and Climate Change, 50% marks is required for Biology/Chemistry/Physics in Plus-Two.
Candidates opting for Siddha courses should have mandatorily studied Tamil in Class 10 or 12. Those who haven’t studied the language in school should pass a course in Tamil in the first year of study.
Additional qualification in Urdu/Arabic/Persian in Class 10 is required for Unani.
50% marks in English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics is required to secure admission in veterinary sciences.
Climate Change – Besides 50% marks in Biology/Chemistry/Physics, the applicant should have studied Maths in Plus-Two (Class 12).
BPharm – Besides Physics and Chemistry, the applicants should have studied Maths or Biology as core subjects in class 12.
BArch – The applicants should have passed plus-two with Maths, Physics and Chemistry as the core subjects. Three-year engineering diploma courses too will be considered. There is no minimum mark criterion. However, the candidates have to qualify the NATA–2022, the national level aptitude test before 31 July.
Those who are waiting to write the Plus Two-examinations can also apply. They have to be 17 years old as on December 31, 2022. The VHSE courses are equivalent to the regular Plus-Two. There is no upper age limit for such candidates. However, they have to follow the NEET guidelines for admission to medical and related courses.
The marks scored in the qualifying test would be considered in different ways for determining the eligibility for admission and for ranking. If there are board exams for classes 11 and 12, then the total marks of the core subjects in both the years would be considered for eligibility. In case, the board exam is only for Class 12, then the marks of that exam would be taken.
Candidates of Scheduled Castes/Tribes and persons with disabilities require 5 per cent less than the minimum marks criteria. Meanwhile, Scheduled Caste/Tribe candidates and those from backward communities require at least 40% marks in certain core subjects to apply for MBBS, BDS, Ayurveda, Homeopath, Siddha and Unani courses, persons with disabilities require 45%.
Scheduled Caste/Tribe candidates and those from backward communities require 5 per cent less than the minimum marks criteria for the courses offered by the Kerala Agricultural University. However, the Schedule Tribe candidates need to only pass the exam.
For applying for veterinary courses Scheduled Caste/Tribe candidates, those from backward communities and persons with disabilities require 47.5% marks.