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KEAM 2017 Eligibility
Only Indian citizens are eligible for admission to Professional courses unless otherwise notified. Persons of Indian Origin ( PIO ) / Overseas Citizen of India ( OCI ) will also be treated at par with Indian citizens for the limited purpose of admission. However PIO / OCI candidates will not be eligible for any kind of reservation.
Candidates seeking admission to Professional courses will be categorised as Keralite, Non – Keralite Category I ( NK I ) and Non – Keralite Category II ( NK II ).
A candidate of Kerala origin will be categorised as a ‘Keralite’. Children of All India Service ( AIS ) officers ( Non – Keralites ) allotted to Kerala cadre are deemed to be ‘Keralites’ as per G.O. ( Rt ) No. 822 / 08 / H. Edn. dated 29th May, 2008. But they will not be eligible for Communal/Special/Persons with Disabilities reservation or any fee concession.
Non – Keralite Category I ( NK I ) :
A candidate who is not of Kerala origin but fulfils anyone of the following conditions will be categorised as ‘Non – Keralite Category I'( NK I ).
- A candidate who has undergone qualifying course in Kerala and who is son/daughter of Non Keralite parents belong to Government of India / Defence Service, posted to Kerala.
- A candidate who has undergone qualifying course in Kerala and who is son/daughter of Non Keralite parents who are 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 a period of 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. But they will not be eligible for Communal / Special/Persons with Disabilities reservation or any fee concession.
Candidates who do not come under ‘Keralite’ or ‘Non- Keralite Category I’ will be categorised as ‘Non-Keralite Category II‘. Such candidates are eligible for admission to Government seats and Management quota seats in Engineering courses in Government Controlled Self financing Colleges. However, 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.
The following category of candidates will not be governed by clauses ( i ), ( ii ) and ( iii ) above: Candidates to be admitted in respect of seats reserved for the nominees of Government of India, Administration of Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Administration, Jammu & Kashmir, candidates selected through the All India quota seats for MBBS / BDS courses and candidates sponsored under reciprocal quota by Govt. of Karnataka / Tamil Nadu.