The Commissionerate of Entrance Examinations (CEE), Kerala has stated that there will be no state-level entrance examination for admissions in Medical & Allied courses. The decision has been taken in accordance with the government order regarding Medical & Allied courses.
CEE Kerala had been conducting the Kerala Engineering Agriculture Medical (KEAM) entrance examination till now to shortlist the students for admissions into undergraduate professional courses. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) was announced as the sole entrance exam for facilitating admissions in medical/dental courses (MBBS/BDS) by the Hon’ Supreme Court in April this year and all the States were directed to scrap their respective entrance examinations from the year 2017. Recently, Karnataka government had also issued the notification in this regard that said the Karnataka CET will not apply for admissions in MBBS and BDS courses.
CEE Kerala will prepare the rank lists for Kerala State on the basis of NEET 2017 and accordingly, the Centralized Allotment Process (CAP) will be done by the Commissionerate. The candidates have been advised to go through the KEAM 2017 prospectus (which is expected to be out in the first or second week of January) to understand the admission process. The candidates will have to apply for both NEET as well as KEAM.
There will be no state-level entrance exam for admissions in Medical and Allied courses, including MBBS, BDS, Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Siddha, Unani, Agriculture, Veterinary, Fisheries and Forestry. For admissions in these courses, the candidates will have to qualify in NEET UG 2017 and also satisfy the nativity conditions mentioned in the KEAM 2017 prospectus.
NEET UG 2017 is expected to be held on the first Sunday of May. While the test was conducted in two conventional languages (Hindi & English) last time, the exam will be conducted in additional six regional languages including Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu and Tamil this time.
Based on the scores, State-wise merit lists will be drawn along with the merit list for 50% All India quota seats. The admissions in state quota seats including the seats available in private institutions will be done through combined counselling to be conducted by state authorities, which is CEE Kerala in the State.