KEAM 2020: Registrations till 29th Feb, Applications, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Admit Card…

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KEAM 2020 exam
KEAM 2020 Exam

This exam is conducted by the Office of the Commissioner of entrance exams run by the Government of Kerala.  KEAM 2020 for short will make application forms available from the first week of February 2020. KEAM scores provide admission to courses such as MBBS, BDS, BSMS, BHMS, BUMS, Forestry, Agricultural, Fisheries and Veterinary courses through NEET UG scores.

KEAM 2020 — Registration Process

Candidates can now check their details about KEAM 2020 Application form using the steps mentioned:

  • KEAM 2020 Application form will be made available through online mode.
  • Candidates will be able to fill the KEAM application form 2020 from first week of February 2020.
  • Students must fulfil the application process before the last date i.e. first week of March 2020.
  • The application procedure will comprise of six steps – Registration, Upload Images, Fill Application, Fee Payment, Printing of Application and Sending of form.
  • Candidates must make sure to send the receipt of printout of application along with supporting documents before the last week of March 2020.
  • Candidates should upload their scanned images of photograph, signature and left-hand thumb impression.
  • The authority offers the application form correction facility via online.
  • Correction making in the Application Form  will be till first week of March 2020.
  • The images need to be uploaded in the JPG or JPEG format.
  • Image file sizes should be between 15KB to 30KB (photograph), 10KB to 30KB (signature & thumb impression).
  • After completing the application, take  printouts of the application form safe for further use.

DOCUMENTS TO BE SENT ALONG WITH THE APPLICATION

  • Nativity Proof
  • DOB Proof
  • Course Certificate in Original or Self Attested copy of Mark list (if applicable)
  • Community/Non-Creamy Layer Certificate (if applicable)
  • Income Certificate (if applicable)
  • Proof for Special Reservation (if applicable)


APPLICATION FEE

  1. Fees can be paid through debit/credit card and net banking.
  2. Candidates can also pay at the Head and Sub Post offices in Kerala through generated e-challans.

Application Fees for the forms are as listed below:

Courses Application Fee
General SC ST
(a) Engineering only/ B. Pharm only/ both Rs. 700 Rs. 300
(b) Architecture only/Medical only/ both Rs. 500 Rs. 200
Both (a) & (b) Rs. 900 Rs. 400
Dubai Examination Centre Rs. 12000 + application fee Rs. 12000 + application fee Rs. 12000

KEAM 2020 EXAM DATES

Events Tentative Dates 2020
Opening of Application Forms 1st Week of February 2020
Closing of Application Forms Last Week of February 2020
Last Date for Submitting printout of Application Form with supporting documents Last Week of February 2020
Admit Card Availability 2nd Week of April 2020
Exam Date 20th April 2020 – 21st April 2020
Answer Key Release 4th Week of April 2020
Announcement of Results 3rd Week of May 2020
Counselling 4th Week of June 2020

KEAM 2020 APPLICATION FORM

All candidates need to go through the KEAM Prospectus before applying for the Entrance Exam. It is requested by candidates to refer the prospectus in order to fill in all the details as mentioned in the prospectus.

Kindly go through these important points before applying for the KEAM Entrance Exam:

  • KEAM 2020 Application Form is available online at www.cee.kerala.gov.in
  • The Application process starts from the First Week of February 2020.
  • You can fill the details in the Application Form till the Last Week of February 2020.
  • Please ensure that you are entering all the details correctly and is up to date.
  • All applicants need to upload their scanned images of signature and photographs while filling the Application Form.
  • No correction or editing facility is permitted. So, please fill in the details right and with latest documents.
  • Do not send the print out of the Application Form to the authority.


KEAM 2020 INFORMATION AT A GLANCE

  • Applicants applying for admission to any of the following courses – Engineering, Architecture, B. Pharm, MBBS, BDS, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Siddha, Unani, Agriculture, Forestry, Veterinary, and Fisheries should apply online on or before the last date.
  • Document submission and supporting attachments is possible in online mode only. Online submission and supporting documents must be made by accessing the site — www.cee.kerala.gov.in
  • Confirmation page of the online application form must be retained for further reference.
  • Do not send the printout of the application form to the office of the CEE.
  • Applicants need to ensure the following before submitting the application form and the supporting documents:         
    •  All mandatory certificates should be properly filled and signed by the competent authority and affixed office seal at specified place before uploading to the online application.
    • The scanned photograph and signature must be uploaded conforming to the prescribed specifications.
    •  The applicant must select the course/courses which he/she desires to study while applying online.
    • The candidate must maintain the confidentiality of the password created at the time of registration for submission of online application and keep it in safe custody till the end of allotment process.
    • The office will not send any No Memo in case of defective applications to the candidates from the office.
    • Any of such defects, will be displayed on the website while downloading the admit card and should be rectified within the specified period.
    • Candidates are supposed to submit only one online application for admission to any or all of the courses in KEAM 2020.
    • All candidates except the SC/ST/OEC category should upload income certificate also while applying online for availing income-based fee concession/ scholarship.
    • An online option confirmation is Mandatory for participating in each phase of allotment.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION

  • All Indian citizens born in the country are eligible for professional courses unless otherwise notified. People of Indian Origin / Overseas Citizens are treated at par with Indian citizens for the limited purpose of admission. However, People of Indian Origin/ Overseas Citizens will not be eligible for any kind of reservation.

APPLICATION FEE PAYMENT MEDIUM

The application fee can be paid by credit card/debit card/Internet Banking. After the successful payment of fee, a Payment Confirmation Page will appear displaying the message ‘Transaction Successful’.

If the payment is unsuccessful, the message ‘Transaction Unsuccessful’ will be displayed. If  Due to communication failure, the outcome of the payment attempt is not displayed, then the  ‘Payment’ tab in the candidate’s home page should be checked to see if it turns green.

If it does not, the transaction was unsuccessful and the payment needs to be made again and ensure that it’s successful.

If the amount was debited from the account of the candidate for an unsuccessful transaction, the debited amount will be reverted to that account within 5-7 working days.

(b) In case of payment through e-chalan, the payment can be made in one of the Head /Sub Post Offices in Kerala, in cash.

E-challan generated after online submission of the application on the website should be handed to the post office, after depositing the fee plus processing charge, as applicable. A copy of the counterfoil (Candidate’s copy) that is an e-challan is to be collected back from the post office official.

Candidates must ensure that the post office official has recorded the Payment ID pertaining to the payment on the counterfoil along with the office stamp and his/her initials at the designated places on the counterfoil.

If the payment was successful, then the ‘Payment’ tab in the candidate’s home page turns green. Candidates must login to the website and examine the ‘Payment’ tab to make sure that the fee status has been updated by the post office official.

Once the payment tab fails to turn green, the candidate should contact the concerned post office immediately and get the payment status updated.

On Payment being successful, the required entries in the application will be made automatically.

Note: The Application fee/additional fees once remitted will not be refunded under any circumstances.

ONLINE SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION FORM

The detailed instructions set for filling each item in the application is provided in the link, “How to Apply” to be provided on the websites www.cee-kerala.org and www.cee.kerala.gov.in

(b) The online submission of application  follows 5 steps and all steps are mandatory. Candidates must complete all steps including uploading of the necessary certificates and documents either on or before the last date notified.

Candidate must visit the website www.cee.kerala.gov.in to find the link “KEAM-2019 Online Application”.

REGISTRATION PROCESS

This is a one-time procedure. During the registration process, candidates will receive a system generated Application Number. Candidates must enter their personal password when asked. A strong password is always recommended.

It ensures the candidates’ safe online activities.  The candidate must re-enter the password for apt confirmation. Don’t disclose password to others. Candidates should remember the password till the end of allotment process of KEAM-2019 until for further logins inclusive of mark submission and CAP.

For further login attempts, candidates have to note all the information provided during the registration stage.

IMAGE UPLOADING & CERTIFICATES UPLOADS

The recently scanned passport size photograph of the candidate and Signature of the candidate, all in jpeg format are to be uploaded. To add on, all the supporting certificates and documents of various claims made in the applications should be uploaded.

EXAM PATTERN

The Entrance exam is of multiple-choice question paper mode. For each question shown, there would be five answers of which you need to select the right one. All questions would be given in the question booklet. Candidates can carry the test booklet after completing and submitting the answer sheet to the concerned invigilator after the exam duration.

Engineering Entrance Examination will have question papers of 120 questions to be answered in 150 minutes. All right answers would have four marks awarded and each wrong answer would have one mark deducted from the final score.

Any question left unanswered will not have any deduction from the final score. However, if you mark more than one answer against a question then it is taken as an incorrect response and will give you negative marks.

ONLINE ADMIT CARDS

Admit Card for the Entrance Examination can be downloaded from the official website at  www.cee.kerala.gov.in .

  • The candidates have to enter their Application number and password provided to download the admit card.
  • They have to take printouts of the admit card. No Admit cards will be sent by post from the Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations to the applicants.
  • Facilitation Centres functioning across the State, can help candidates download and take printouts of admit card. The exam venue and time table will be notified in the admit card. Separate notification in this regard will be issued.
  • Rejection memo are issued to candidates whose application gets rejected.
  • No memo’s will be sent by post in case of defective applications. Defects in the applications will be displayed on the homepage of candidate portal.
  • Any defects should be rectified within the  specified dates in the notification pertaining to the download of admit cards.
  • Those candidtes whose application has been accepted, must download their admit card in advance.
  • Candidates who do not have the Admit Card will not be admitted to the Examination Hall under any circumstances.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CANDIDATES

  • Candidates are not permitted to carry items such as pencil, eraser, correction fluid, calculator, logarithm table, electronic gadgets, mobile phones etc. into the examination hall.
  • Candidate should reach the examination hall, 30 minutes before the prescribed time of the exam.
  • No candidates are permitted to enter the examination hall after the commencement of the examination.
  • Candidates can leave the examination hall only after completion of the examination.

WARNINGS FOR STUDENTS

The points listed should be taken note of  carefully by the candidates while writing for the exam at the exam hall:

a) Having in possession of papers, books, notes, correction fluid, whitener, correction pen, blade, pencil, eraser, electronic devices or any other material or information relevant to the examination concerned

b) Impersonation or prepare material by payment.

c) Breaching examination rules

f) Leaving the examination hall with the answer sheet is not permitted.

g) Threatening any of the officials connected with the conduct of the examination or threatening any of the candidates

l) Tampering with Barcode in the OMR sheet or mutilation of OMR sheet or marking unnecessary information on OMR. m) Fabricated photograph uploaded to the online application.

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