Fourth Week of February 2018
Kerala MBBS / BDS Admission 2018 will be conducted on the basis of the NEET 2018 Exam Scores secured by the candidates. KEAM 2018 or Kerala Engineering Entrance Examination is conducted by The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, CEE Kerala Government. KEAM 2018 is the major entrance exam for admission into Engineering Colleges in the state of Kerala for the academic session 2018-19 and close to 1,25,000 students appeared in this entrance exam last year. For Kerala MBBS / BDS Admission 2018, applicants have to fill the KEAM Application form to register for CAP Counselling for Seat Allotments which will be conducted on the basis of NEET 2018 Scores.
Kerala State Government will not conduct any entrance for medical and allied courses which are MBBS, BDS, Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Siddha, Unani, Agriculture, Veterinary, Fisheries and Forestry. However, the majority of the seats in Government College are reserved for students from Kerala. Admission to all the Government seats except the seats reserved for All India Quota for MBBS/ BDS and Nominees will be made on the basis of respective rank lists.
Last year, a total of 51066 candidates submitted their NEET (UG) result online for the preparation of the respective state rank list.
|KEAM Application Form Available||First Week of February 2018|
|Last date to fill KEAM Application Form||Last Week of February 2018|
|NEET 2018 Exam Date||First week of May 2018|
|Last date for NEET Rank Submission||First Week of July 2018|
Nativity of Candidates
Candidate should be an Indian resident of Kerala origin. Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)/Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) will also be considered as Indian citizens for the limited purpose of admission and any kind of reservations will not be available for their admission. The candidates will be further categorised into three i.e.
Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala, or examinations recognised equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Biology/Biotechnology separately, and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology put together, are eligible. In the absence of Biology, Biotechnology will be considered as a subject for academic eligibility.
Candidates need to appear in the NEET 2018 Exam which will be used as the standard Exam for the admission to MBBS/MDS and medical Allied Courses.
Relaxation in Minimum Marks
From last year onwards, the Government of Kerala invites admission to Medical courses, Agriculture, Fisheries, Veterinary on the basis of NEET Scores and admission in Architecture course on the basis of NATA scores. Although, KEAM exam will be held for admission in the engineering courses only. NEET application form can only be applied online by the candidates.
However, the candidates have to mandatorily fill KEAM Application Form for the counselling which will be released by the Commissioner of Entrance Examinations (CEE), Kerala.
After filling the KEAM 2018 application form, Candidates have to affix their passport size photograph that is uploaded online application form and send the signed printout of the online submitted application along with the necessary certificates and documents within to the following address:
Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations,
5th Floor, Housing Board Buildings,
Thiruvananthapuram – 695 001
The payment of the KEAM Application Form is to be paid by the applicants in online mode only. Applicants are required to fill and take the printout of the confirmation page after the successful payment. Applicants can pay the application fee via Debit card, Credit card, Net Banking or using E-Challan Option.
Note: ST candidates whose annual family income is below Rs.40,000 are exempted from payment of application fee.
(As Per Last Year)
Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of KEAM 2018 Merit List. Separate KEAM Rank list will be prepared for the given below subjects. The candidates appearing in the Engineering Entrance Exam must have to score the minimum of 10 Marks to find a place in the rank list (Not required to score minimum marks, however, if any candidates fail to answer any question will be treated disqualified).
Admission into MBBS/BDS Course will be done on the basis of the NEET merit score. The Commissioner of Entrance Examinations will prepare the Kerala state rank on the basis of NEET score, however, the applicants will be allotted seats in the Centralised Allotment Process (CAP-2018).
Admission to Kerala MBBS/BDS Colleges will be conducted on the basis of NEET 2018 Exam whose Exam pattern is given below along with its syllabus. NEET 2018 will be conducted in pen and paper mode only and the total duration of the exam will be 3 Hours.
Number of Questions: There will be total of 180 questions from all the subjects given in the table below:
|Subject||Number of Question||Marks|
The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations Fifth Floor,
Housing Board Buildings Santhi Nagar,
Phone: 0471- 2332120, 2338487
24 HOURS HELPLINE NO: 155300 From BSNL network.
0471-2115054, 2115098, 2335523 From other networks.