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GOVERNMENT OF KERALA
OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS
Housing Board Buildings, Santhi Nagar, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 001
1. Applications are invited for the Entrance Examinations for admission to the following Degree Courses in various Professional Colleges in the State for 2008-09.
(a) Medical (i) MBBS (ii) BDS (iii) B.Pharm. (iv) B.Sc. (Nursing) (v) B.Sc. (MLT) (vi) BAMS (vii) B.H.M.S (viii) B.S.M.S (Siddha) (ix) B.Sc.-Nursing (Ayurveda) (x) B.Pharm. (Ayurveda) and (xi) B.P.T (Physiotherapy).
(b) Agriculture (i) B.Sc. Hons. (Agriculture) (ii) B.F.Sc. (Fisheries) (iii) B.Sc. Hons. (Forestry)
(c) Veterinary B.V.Sc. & AH
(d) Engineering B.Tech. [including B.Tech. (Agricultural Engg.) / B.Tech. (Dairy Sc. & Tech.) courses under the Kerala Agricultural University]
(e) Architecture B.Arch.
Note:- Candidates satisfying the eligibility conditions as laid down in the Prospectus and who seek admission to all the above mentioned courses in Government seats have to apply in the prescribed application form issued by the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE).
There is separate Entrance Examinations for admission to Engineering and Medical Courses conducted by the CEE and the allotment will be based on the rank in these Entrance Examinations. The CEE will not conduct any Entrance Examination for admission to B.Arch. course. However, candidates seeking admission to B.Arch. course should compulsorily appear and qualify the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) conducted by the National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture (NIASA).
(i) Applicant should be an Indian citizen. PIO/OCI Card Holders who have studied/are studying in Kerala from Class VIII to XII will be treated on par with Indian citizens for the limited purpose of admission.
(ii) Both Keralites and Non-Keralites are eligible to apply for the Entrance Examination. Applicants of Kerala origin will be categorized as ‘Keralites’. Others will be categorized as ‘Non-Keralites’.
(iii) A candidate will be considered as a ’Keralite’, for the limited purpose of eligibility for admission, if (i) he/she or his/her father/mother was born in Kerala OR (ii) he/she has been a resident of Kerala for a period of 5 years within a period of 12 years OR (iii) he/she has undergone his/her school studies from Standards VIII to XII in educational institution(s) in Kerala. The candidate should submit relevant certificate along with the application form as prescribed in the Prospectus to avail such benefit.
(iv) Non-Keralites are classified as ‘Non-Keralite Category-I’ and ‘Non-Keralite Category-II’.
(v) ‘Non-Keralite Category-I’ candidates are those who have undergone the qualifying course in Kerala, and who are the sons/daughters of Employees of the Government of India, or, employees who are serving in connection with the affairs of the Government of Kerala, subject to the condition that, all categories of the employees mentioned above should have served in Kerala for a minimum period of 2 years, or, have served in connection with the affairs of the Government of Kerala for a minimum period of 2 years. Such candidates will be eligible for admission to the Government seats under ‘State Merit’ only, for all the courses, which are filled on the basis of the rank in the Entrance Examination(s) or the rank list prepared by giving equal weightage to the marks in NATA and qualifying examination, as applicable.
Candidates who do not belong to the ‘Keralite’ or ‘Non-Keralite Category-I’ will be treated as ‘Non-Keralite Category-II'. They are eligible for admission ONLY to the ‘State Merit’ seats in the Private Self-financing Engineering Colleges in the State and in the Management Quota seats in Self-financing Engineering institutions sponsored by Government. Non-Keralite candidates will not be considered for admission against reserved seats.
Note:- Allotments to Self-financing Colleges from the State Rank lists for all courses will be subject to the decision of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in WP(C)s on the issues relating to Self-financing colleges pending before it and orders of Central and State Governments.
(B) Academic Qualification:
(i) Medical/Agriculture/Veterinary/B.Sc.–Nursing (Ayurveda) and B.Pharm. (Ayurveda) Courses: Candidates should have passed the Higher Secondary Examination or examination recognized as equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Biology, and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology put together. Those who wish to take admission to MBBS/BDS courses should acquire 50% marks in the Medical Entrance Examination (As per the guidelines issued by Medical Council of India).
Candidates seeking admission to B.V.Sc. & AH course under the Kerala Agricultural University, in addition to the qualification prescribed under (a) above, should have passed the qualifying examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English put together (as per the regulation of Veterinary Council of India).
(ii) B.Pharm. Course: Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala or examinations recognized as equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Biology / Mathematics / Biotechnology / Computer Science separately and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology / Mathematics / Bio-technology / Computer Science put together are eligible. Such candidates will not be eligible for admission to B.Pharm. (Ayurveda) course.
Candidates who have passed D.Pharm. course with 50% mark in the final Diploma Examination in Pharmacy are also eligible for admission to B.Pharm. course, subject to the condition that they should have passed Higher Secondary / Pre-Degree or equivalent examination, with Physics, Chemistry and Biology / Mathematics as optional. Such candidates will be eligible only for B.Pharm. course and will not be admitted to other Medical / Agriculture/ Veterinary Courses.
(iii) B.P.T. Course: Candidates should have passed the Higher Secondary examination or examination recognized as equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Biology, and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology put together. In addition, the candidates should have studied English as a subject at 12th standard / Plus Two level.
(iv) Eligibility of B.Sc. Degree holders: Those who apply based on their B.Sc. Degree, for admission to MBBS, BDS, BAMS, B.H.M.S, BSMS, B.Sc. (Nursing) and B.Sc. (MLT) Courses, should have obtained their B.Sc. Degree with one of the subjects, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Bio-Chemistry as Main, and any one or two of these subjects as subsidiaries, with 50% marks for Main and Subsidiaries taken together, provided they have passed the Higher Secondary or equivalent examination, with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects.
(v) Engineering Courses: Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala or examinations recognized as equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Mathematics separately, and 50% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry / Bio-technology / Computer Science / Biology put together are eligible for admission. Candidates having Three year Diploma in Engineering awarded by the Board of Technical Examinations, Kerala or equivalent, having 50% marks in the final Diploma examination, are also eligible for admission. However, these Diploma holders are not eligible for admission to the Engineering courses offered by Kerala Agricultural University.
(vi) Architecture Course: Candidates who have passed 10+2 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination or examinations recognized as equivalent thereto, with Mathematics as a subject of examination, with 50% marks in aggregate are eligible. Candidates who have passed Three year Diploma in Engineering or equivalent examination with 50% marks in final Diploma examination are also eligible to apply. In addition the candidates should qualify the NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) with 40% marks. Reserved category (SC/ST/SEBC) candidates should have obtained a minimum of 35% marks in NATA, as per guidelines of Council of Architecture. (For details, visit www.nata.in).
(C) Relaxation in marks in the Qualifying Examination: For all courses, a relaxation of 5% marks in the qualifying examination will be allowed to those candidates who belong to the communities listed under the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) and whose annual family income is up to Rs. 2.5 lakhs (Rupees Two Lakhs and Fifty Thousand only). SC/ST candidates need only a pass in the qualifying examination. But candidates belonging to SEBC categories, seeking admission to MBBS/BDS courses, need 45% marks in Biology and 45% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology put together, in the qualifying examination and 40% marks in Medical Entrance Examination. Candidates belonging to SC/ST categories need 40% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology put together in the qualifying examination and 40% marks in the Entrance Examination for seeking admission to MBBS/BDS Courses.
(D) Candidates who have appeared/are appearing for Qualifying Examinations: Candidates who have not passed the qualifying examination but have appeared/are appearing for the Higher Secondary or equivalent examination or the three-year Engineering Diploma Examination of this academic year, will also be permitted to take the Entrance Examination(s) provisionally. But, such candidates should prove their academic eligibility on the date of admission. Candidates applying based on B.Sc. Degree, referred to under paragraph 2 B (iv) above, should have passed the Degree Examination at the time of submission of application.
(E) Age: The candidate should complete 17 years of age as on 31st December, 2008.
The Entrance Examinations will be held at all the District Centres in Kerala, New Delhi and Dubai (UAE), on the dates mentioned below as per Indian Standard Time (IST).
Engineering Entrance Examination (For Engineering courses except Architecture) :
21.04.2008 Monday 10.00 A.M. to 12.30 P.M. Paper-I : Physics & Chemistry.
22.04.2008 Tuesday 10.00 A.M. to 12.30 P.M. Paper-II: Mathematics.
Medical Entrance Examination [For Medical (including B.Pharm.), Agriculture and Veterinary Courses]:
23.04.2008 Wednesday 10.00 A.M. to 12.30 P.M. Paper-I : Chemistry & Physics.
24.04.2008 Thursday 10.00 A.M. to 12.30 P.M. Paper-II: Biology.
Note (i): Appearance in the two papers of the concerned Entrance Examination is compulsory for being considered for inclusion in the Engineering/Medical rank lists. Candidates seeking admission to B.Pharm. (Ayurveda) Course also should write both the Papers of the Medical Entrance Examination.
(ii): Admission to the B.Pharm. course will be based on a separate rank list prepared on the basis of the performance of candidates in the ‘Chemistry & Physics’ Paper (Paper I) of the Medical Entrance Examination. Hence, those who wish to be considered for admission to the B.Pharm. Course should compulsorily appear for the 'Chemistry & Physics' Paper of the Medical Entrance Examination.
(iii): Candidates seeking admission to B.Arch. course should also submit the Application form to the CEE. There is no State level Entrance Examination for this purpose. However such candidates should write the National Aptitude Test for Architecture and should forward the NATA score and mark list of the qualifying examination to the CEE on or before 12.06.2008.
4. Application Forms:
(a) ONLY ONE APPLICATION NEED BE SUBMITTED FOR THE ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS FOR ADMISSION TO ONE OR MORE OF MEDICAL, AGRICULTURE, VETERINARY, B.PHARM, ENGINEERING AND (ARCHITECTURE) COURSES.
(b) SC/ST candidates should apply in light Yellow application forms and all other candidates should apply in the General application form (Light Blue). Candidates under ‘Other Eligible Communities' (OEC) should apply in the General application form. Candidates who are children of Intercaste Married Couple, of which one is SC/ST, should apply in the form meant for SC/ST.
(c) Fee of Application: General candidates - Rs. 700/- ; SC/ST candidates - Rs. 350/-.
(d) Application Distribution Centres: The Application form and Prospectus will be distributed from 1 pm on 28.01.2008 to 29.02.2008 through selected branches of Canara Bank and State Bank of Travancore in Kerala and outside the State. The amount towards the fee of application is to be remitted in cash at the distribution centre. The list of Canara Bank and State Band of Travancore branches, selected as sales centres, is appended separately. Application Forms will not be available by post or sold from the office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations.
(e) Application form: All candidates will receive the application form, OMR Data Sheet, an envelope bearing the address of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations and the Prospectus. Candidates should ensure that the Application number printed in the Application Form, OMR Data Sheet and on the cover are the same.
(f) Facility to Download the Application Form: Candidates not claiming any reservation/belonging to the Non-Keralite Category–II can apply in the prescribed format by downloading the application from the website cee-kerala.org. Such candidates should send the filled-in application along with a Demand Draft for Rs. 700/- (Rupees Seven Hundred only), drawn on any Nationalized Bank, in favour of the ‘Commissioner for Entrance Examinations’, payable at Thiruvananthapuram, so as to reach this office before the last date and time for receipt of applications.
(g) Candidates opting DUBAI (UAE) as the Centre for Entrance Examination: Candidates, who choose ‘DUBAI’ as their centre for the Entrance Examination, should submit along with their filled in application form, a Demand Draft for Rs. 7,000/- (Rupees Seven Thousand only), drawn on a Nationalized Bank in favour of the 'Commissioner for Entrance Examinations', and payable at Thiruvananthapuram. Those applying in downloaded forms should enclose a Demand Draft for a total amount of Rs. 7,700/- (Rupees Seven Thousand Seven Hundred only). The candidates opting Dubai centre should note that the examinations are conducted as per Indian Standard Time (IST).
5. Last date and time for receipt of filled in Application Forms:
The filled in Application Form along with the OMR DATA SHEET and other relevant documents, to be submitted with the Application Form, is to be sent in the printed envelope bearing the address of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations supplied along with the application form, so as to reach him before 5 p.m. on 29.02.2008 (Friday), by Hand Delivery/ Registered Post / Speed Post. Completed Applications will be received in the Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations on holidays also.
6. Belated Applications: Belated applications will be rejected. Candidates are therefore advised to apply well in advance. The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations will not be responsible for any postal delay.
7. Candidates will not be allowed to include any information in the application form or to submit any Certificates/Documents claiming reservation or any other benefits, after the submission of the application, under any circumstances. Requests in this regard will not be entertained by the Office of the Commissioner.
8. Certificates that are to be obtained in the body of the Application should be obtained in the body of the Application form itself.
9. Incomplete or defective applications will be summarily REJECTED and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard.
10. The Entrance Examinations and the subsequent allotments will be based on the various provisions laid down in the Prospectus approved by the Government. An extract of the Prospectus will also be available in the website of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations at “www.cee-kerala.org”. Candidates are requested to go through the various provisions in the Prospectus before submitting their applications.
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