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Last Date to Apply

28 February 2018

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About Kerala MBBS / BDS

Kerala MBBS / BDS Admission 2018 is now been invited. The admission in Kerala MBBS/ BDS is done 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.

Kerala MBBS/ BDS Merit List 2018

Last year, a total of 51066 candidates submitted their NEET (UG) result online for the preparation of the respective state rank list.

  • Kerala Government is planning to bring a new legislation for the admission of the students to the self-financing medical colleges in the state. 
  • The court had ordered that admission to all seats shall be made from the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) list. It had also said only fees fixed by a regulatory committee should be collected from all students.
  • The summit court had directed that the colleges should look at the difference in admission fee and that the admission to all the institutes should be according to the principles of reservation and directed to conduct a centralised allotment process for admission to these colleges.

Kerala MBBS/ BDS Admission 2018 Dates




KEAM Application Form Available

1 February 2018

Last date to fill KEAM Application Form

28 February 2018

NEET 2018 Exam Date

6 May 2018

Rank list for MBBS/ BDS, Medical & Allied
and Ayurveda

On or before 20 June 2018

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Kerala MBBS / BDS Eligibility criteria

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. 

  • Keralite (Candidates born in Kerala are called Keralite)
    • Children of All India Service (AIS) Officers (Non-Keralites) allotted to Kerala Cadre are deemed to be ‘Keralites’.
    • Such candidates have to show the proof of their father's or Mother's birthplace which should be Kerala.
  • Non-Keralite Category-I (NK I)(Non-Kerala Origin Candidates)
    • A candidate who has undergone the qualifying course in Kerala and who is son/daughter of Non-Keralite parents belonging to Govt. of India/Defence Service, posted to Kerala. 
    • A candidate who has undergone the qualifying course in Kerala and who is son/daughter of Non-Keralite parents who is serving/served Government of Kerala for a minimum period of two years. 
    • A candidate who is not of Kerala Origin but has been a resident of Kerala State for 5(five) years within the period of 12 (twelve) years of his/her study. 
    • A candidate who is not of Kerala Origin but who has undergone his/her school studies in Kerala from standard VIII to XII.
    • Non-Keralite Category I candidates will be considered against ‘State Merit’ seats for Engineering/Architecture/Medical & Allied courses and they will not be eligible for Communal/ Special/Persons with Disabilities reservation or any fee concession.
  • Non-Keralite Category-II (NK II)(Candidates other than above two categories)
    • The ‘Non-Keralite Category-II (NK II) candidates will be considered for admission to the 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.
    • ‘Non-Keralite Category-II (NK II) 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. But they will not be eligible for Communal/ Special/ Persons with Disabilities reservation or any fee concession.
    • ‘Non-Keralite Category-II (NK II) candidates are not eligible for admission to Medical and Allied Courses including MBBS/BDS and for admission to Government Engineering Colleges.

Academic Qualification

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.

Qualifying Exam


  • 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.
  • To qualify and thereby become eligible to figure in the rank list for Medical & Allied Courses, a candidate has to score a minimum of 20 marks in the NEET-UG 2018.
  • However, the SC/ ST candidates do not require any minimum marks in the NEET-UG for admission to Medical and Allied Courses.

Relaxation in Minimum Marks

  • Candidates with Locomotory disability of lower limbs between 40% to 70% need only 45% marks in case of Biology/Biotechnology and 45% marks in case of optional subjects put together for admission to MBBS course.
  • Candidates belonging to PD Category will have a relaxation of 5% Marks in Engineering & Medical Allied Course except BDS i.e they need 45 % marks in the case of Mathematics/Biology and 45 % marks in the case of Mathematics/Biology, Physics and Chemistry in aggregate.
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST categories need 40% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Biotechnology put together in the qualifying examination.

Kerala MBBS / BDS Application form and Admit Card

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. 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. 

KEAM 2018 Application Form Submission

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,
Santhi Nagar,
Thiruvananthapuram – 695 001

Kerala MBBS / BDS Fees

The payment of the KEAM Application Form for Medical & Allied courses 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.


Application Fees


Rs 500


Rs 200


Note: ST candidates whose annual family income is below Rs.40,000 are exempted from payment of application fee.

Kerala MBBS/ BDS Course Fee Structure 2018

The fees for the various courses in Govt./ Aided Colleges gets fixed by the Government, from time to time. The fees given below is of the last year. The fee for the current year will be soon updated on this page.

Kerala MBBS / BDS Result and Counselling

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).

  • MBBS/ BDS (On NEET Scores)
  • Engineering courses (KEAM)
  • Architecture Courses (NATA)
  • Medical & Allied Courses (Based on NEET)
  • BAMS Course (Based on NEET)

Kerala MBBS BDS Counselling - CAP 2018

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).

Kerala MBBS / BDS Exam pattern

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.

  • Marking Scheme: Four Marks will be awarded for each correct response. There is Negative Marking in NEET 2018 exam and one mark will be deducted from the total score.
  • Medium of Exam: NEET 2018 will be conducted in 10 languages that are Hindi, English, Bengali, Assamese, Oriya, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telegu and Kannada.

Number of Questions: There will be total of 180 questions from all the subjects given in the table below:

Subject Number of Question  Marks
Physics 45  180 
Chemistry 45  180
Zoology 45  180 
Biology  45  180 
Total  180 720 

NEET Syllabus 2018

Kerala MBBS / BDS Contact

The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations Fifth Floor, 
Housing Board Buildings Santhi Nagar, 
Thiruvananthapuram-695 001

Phone: 0471- 2332120, 2338487
Fax: 0471-2337228
E-mail: ceekinfo@cee.kerala.gov.in
24 HOURS HELPLINE NO: 155300 From BSNL network.
0471-2115054, 2115098, 2335523 From other networks.

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