For professional degree courses in Kerala the aspirant has to appear for the state level entrance examination (KEAM) conducted by the Commissioner of Entrance Examinations to get admission to the Government / aided as well as private self financing colleges within the state. KEAM entrance examination is conducted for admission to B Tech Degree course, Architecture, Medical courses, Agriculture & allied courses,Veterinary courses etc. In addition to this there are some private consortiums conducting the entrance examination separately for admission to certain courses also.

Academic Eligibility for Open Category
  1. Medical & Agricultural courses

    1. Qualifying Exam-Higher Secondary Examination of Board/Kerala/equivalent
    2. Minimum marks
      • MBBS/BDS Course-50% for Biology separately and 50% aggregate for Physics, Chemistry and Biology put together
      • BVSc& AH- not less than 50% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, Biology & English
      • B Pharm- Not less than 50% in Biology/ Mathematics/ biotechnology / Computer science separately and 50% aggregate, but not eligible for B Pharm (Ayurveda).
      • D Pharm with 50% mark in final year diploma is eligible for B Pharm.
      • Candidates who have passed BSc degree in science stream with Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany or Biochemistry as main with not less than 50 % marks in mains and subsidiaries put together and also Passed HSE of Kerala or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry &Biology are eligible for MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BSc Nursing, BSc MLT courses.
    3. Entrance Examination- 50% marks for Paper I & II together will be considered for admission to MBBS/BDS courses

For SC/ST and SEBC category there will be relaxation in marks of qualifying examinations.

Admission to the above courses is regulated on the basis of merit in the entrance examination conducted by the Controller of Entrance Examinations (CEE)

Institutions and allocation of seats

Controller of entrance examinations makes allotment for Government seats available in
  • Government & aided colleges
  • Self Financing institutions under Government control
  • Self Financing institutions under private management
There are management seats in aided colleges which are filled by the management concerned.
Admission to all the Government seats except for the seats reserved for All India quota for MBBS/BDS ( 15% through AIPMT/PD conducted by CBSE) and nominees will be made on basis of entrance examination/ inter-se-merit as may be applicable.

Only Indian nationals are eligible for admission to professional courses unless otherwise notified. Persons of Indian origin who have studied in Kerala from class VIII to class XII will be treated equivalent to Indian citizen for admission. There are various other categories also which will be notified in prospectus.

The applicant should complete 17 years of age as on the 31st December of the year. There is no upper age limit.

Pattern of Examination-2007

Type of exam -Objective type with multiple choice questions,single response to be marked on OMR sheet.
Duration - Each paper contained 120 questions of 150 minutes duration.
Scoring - 4 marks for one correct answer, 1 negative mark for wrong answer.
Syllabus - For detailed syllabus refer the prospectus, but the questions are more or less in the standard of higher secondary or equivalent examinations.

Conduct of Examination

Separate examinations are conducted for Engineering and Medical/Agriculture courses.

Medical /Agriculture entrance examination    Paper I for Physics and Chemistry
                                                            Paper II for Biology

Each examination is of 2 hour duration.

Probable Date of KEAM entrance examination

The entrance examination is usually conducted in the month of April.

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Some of the Reputed Medical Colleges in Kerala

  1. Goverment Medical College,Thiruvanathapuram
  2. Goverment Medical College,Kozhikode
  3. Goverment Medical College,Gandhi Nagar P.O Kottayam
  4. Goverment Medical College,Velappaya,P.O Thrissur
  5. Goverment Medical College,Vandanam P.O Alappuzha
  6. Co-operative Medical College,Kochi
  7. Malankara Orthodox Syrian Chruch Medical College,Kolenchery,Ernakulam
  8. Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Thiruvalla
  9. Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Centre, Thrissur
  10. Academy of Medical Sciences, Pariyaram, Kannur
  11. Amala Institute of Medical Sciences,Thrissur
  12. MES Medical College Perinthalmanna, Perinthalmanna
  13. SUT Medical College, Vattappara, Thiruvananthapuram
  14. Kannur Medical College, Kannur
  15. Amrita Institute of Medical sciences,(Deemed University) Edappally, Kochi *
Some of the Reputed Dental Colleges in Kerala
  1. Government Dental College, Medical College P.O, Kozhikode
  2. Government Dental College,Gandhi Nagar P.O, Kottayam
  3. Goverment Dental College, Medical College P.O, Thiruvananthapuram
  4. Kannur Dental College, Anjarakandy, Kannur.
  5. KMCT Dental College, Mambatta, Mukkam, Kozhikode
  6. Pushpagiri College of Dental Sciences, Tiruvalla
  7. Pariyaram Dental College, Pariyaram Medical College P.O, Kannur
  8. Mar Baselious Dental College, Kothamangalam, Ernakulam
  9. PMS College of Dental Science and Research,Thiruvananthapuram
  10. St. Gregorios Dental College, Chelad, Kothamangalam, Ernrakulam.
  11. Sri. Sankara Dental College, Akathumuri, Varkala
  12. Century International Institute of Dental Science and Research,Kasargode
* Deemed university has a different admission procedure

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