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1. What are the procedures for applying online?
2. Which are the recommended browsers for applying online?.
3. How to enable Java Script in my browser?
4. Is it compulsory to do all the steps mentioned for applying online in a single sitting?
5. I forgot to note down my Application number during the Candidate registration process. How can I get the application number?
6. I forgot my password. What is the procedure to retrieve the password?
7. Is it compulsory to have an email-id/Mobile number?
8. I am not able to upload the photo. What is the reason?
9. How do I get certain Proforma (example, Income Certificate) before filling up of online application?
10. What is the AGE requirement to apply for KEAM Entrance Examination 2013?
11. Why certain courses cannot be opted in online application (Eg. MBBS/BDS)?
12. How can I pay the Application Fee?
13. What is the Cost of Security Card?
14. Is it necessary to keep the Key Number after completing the online submission of application?
15. I made payment of application fee by using Demand Draft. Where can I get the Key Number?
16. How many Application forms should I submit if I wish to appear for Engineering, Medical entrance examinations and also wish to be considered for Architecture course?
17. A Candidate did not apply for MBBS/BDS(NEET-UG) conducted by CBSE.  Does he/she eligible for applying MBBS/BDS through KEAM2013?
18. A Candidate did not opt MBBS/BDS course in KEAM, but appeared for entrance examination of MBBS/BDS (NEET-UG) conducted by CBSE. Is the candidate eligible for admission in MBBS/BDS course allotted through KEAM?
19. If I did not choose ‘Kerala’ as ‘Choice of state quota’ in NEET-UG online application, shall I be eligible for applying MBBS/BDS through KEAM?
20. Is it necessary to attach copy of Confirmation Page of NEET-UG along with the KEAM application?
21. Is there any concession in application fee for female/Single female child candidate?
22. In which all places does the KEAM examination be held?
23. Can I change the centre of the entrance examination?
24. Can I change the Course opted after final submission of application?
25. I have passed +2.  Should I obtain course certificate in the printout of application?
26. What are the certificates that must be submitted to prove nativity?
27. Whether income certificates obtained from other States in India will be accepted?
28. I belong to General category. Is it required to submit Income certificate?
29. I belong to Kannur district. The village officer denied providing the Income and Community certificate in the prescribed format of KEAM. Instead, an Income Certificate in e-district format was given. Are they acceptable?
30. How and when to apply for NATA examination?
31. I belong to OE category, but my annual family income exceeds 4.5 lakh.  Are there any fee benefits for such candidates?
32. I have my caste noted as ‘Nair’ in my 10th Standard certificate.  I am actually an inter-caste candidate (Ezhava & Nair).  The Village Officer refused to give inter-caste certificate since the marriage was not registered.  What should I do to avail Ezhava reservation?
33. My father and mother are in forward caste, but in different castes. Am I eligible for inter-caste benefit?
34. What do you mean by OCI / PIO?
35. I belong to Non-Keralite Category-II. Am I eligible to get admission to MBBS in any of the Medical colleges in Kerala?
36. For claiming reservation under Scouts & Guides quota, which certificates should I submit along with the application?
37. What should I do for claiming reservation under Sports quota??
38. I am an NCC cadet and I wish to be considered for admission under NCC quota. What should I do?
39. If any prescribed format for claiming a reservation is not obtained along with the printout of application, how can it be downloaded?
40. How do I solve the problem that some unexpected data being shown in my online application? How to solve this? (Clearing of Cache)?
41. During the time of filling up of application, it shows ‘Session Time Out’ and the filled information has been lost. How to avoid this?
42. Which is the last date for submission of application?
43. What are the common causes for rejecting the application?
44. How can I know whether the application has reached at CEE office?
45. How shall I get the Admit Card for the Entrance Examination?
46. Will Admit card be sent to me by post?

  • First visit the website and register.
  • Note down the Application Number and remember the password.
  • Login and give the details in the application carefully. Intermittently save the details which you have entered by clicking the 'Save' button. Fields marked in '*' are mandatory.
  • After filling up all the required fields, make the final submission by clicking the 'Final Submission' button.
  • Next enter the payment details, ie. whether by Security Card or by Demand Draft.
  • After this, take printout of the application.
  • Affix a passport size (3.5 x 3.5 cm) photograph (this should be the copy of uploaded photo), get it attested by a Gazetted Officer or the Head of the Institution where the candidate has last studied. The applicant and the parent should sign in the specified areas on the printout of the Application.
  • Get Course Certificate and Nativity Certificate in the prescribed format available in the body of the print out of the application.
  • If the candidate claims any reservation, then use relevant format(s) of the certificate(s) and get it certified from the concerned authorities.
  • Send all these documents to the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, 5th Floor, Housing Board Buildings, Santhi Nagar, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 001 so as to reach the office on or before 09th Feb 2013,5 PM.
  • Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer 9.0.
    In the Tools drop-down menu, select Options.
    Next, select the Content icon/tab at the top on the window.
    Then, check the Enable JavaScript checkbox under the Web Content category.
    Press OK to close the Options window and save your changes.
    Finally, Refresh your browser
    In Internet Explorer
    In the Tools drop-down menu, select Internet Options.
    Next, select the Security tab.
    Then, select the Internet option.
    Then select the Custom Level button.
    Locate Scripting near the bottom of the list.
    Under Active Scripting, select Enable, then Press OK.
    Answer yes to the following conformation box.
    Press OK to close the Internet Options window.
    Finally, Press refresh on your browser window to enjoy the javascript.
    If  menu bar is not visible for selecting Tool menu in your browser, just press ‘Alt’ key in your keyboard.
    No need to complete all the procedures in a single step. You can do each step in different time. But logout from the portal each time should be ensured.
    There is no provision for retrieving the application number. If you do not complete the Payment section of online application, a new registration may be done and you will get a new application number.
    Using the link ‘Forgot Password’ in online application, you can reset your password. Application number, DOB, Security Question and answer of it should be provided for resetting the password.
    Important messages and information regarding KEAM will be sent to the provided email-id /mobile numbers. So either email-id/mobile number is mandatory for all candidates.
    Photo to be uploaded should have the specified dimensions and size. Refer the ‘Photo guideline’ provided in the application portal
    You can download any proforma from your home page after logging on the application portal. But you have to complete the ‘Candidate Registration’ (Step 1) for entering into the home page. The link ‘Additional Certificates’ in home page can be used for downloading the required proforma.
    Candidate should have completed 17 years of age as on 31.12.2013. There is no upper age limit for applying for KEAM 2013.
    Certain validation will be done during the online submission. Please refer the eligibility criteria for each course. For example, a non-keralite-II candidate is not permitted to opt MBBS/BDS course. Likewise, an engineering candidate should study Physics and Mathematics in plus 2 level and that should be selected in ‘Subjects studied for higher secondary/equivalent’ section.
    Application fee can be paid in either of the two ways viz. a) by Security Card which can be purchased from selected Post Offices; or b) by way of Demand Draft (DD) drawn on a Nationalised/Scheduled Bank, in favour of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, payable at Thiruvananthapuram. These details have to be entered in the Payment section of the online application.
  • Rs.700/- for General Candidates.
  • Rs.350/- for SC/ST candidates.
  • Free of cost Security Card to ST candidates whose annual family income is below Rs.40,000/- from the ST Development Department
  • Rs.10000/- extra for those opting DUBAI as centre of exam. This fee should be paid as Demand Draft drawn in favour of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations payable at Trivandrum.
  • Key Number should be kept in safe custody till the end of admission procedure. The key number is required to further login for exercising options, taking allotment memo, etc.
    These candidates will be provided Key Number in a later stage that will be notified afterward.
    One candidate need submit only one application.  The candidate can opt Engineering, Architecture, Medical & Allied(except MBBS/BDS) and MBBS/BDS(NEET-UG), whichever he/she wishes to opt, in that application itself.  If you send more than one application, all the applications send by the candidate is likely to be rejected.
    N0. Only those candidates applied in MBBS/BDS (NEET-UG) alone can apply for MBBS/BDS course through KEAM.
    No. Only those candidates applied in MBBS/BDS (NEET-UG) and opted MBBS/BDS course in KEAM alone are eligible.
    No. Only those who elect ‘Kerala’ in NEET-UG online application will be eligible for MBBS/BDS course in Kerala.
    YES. If you have chosen MBBS/BDS course, copy of completed Confirmation Page should be attached.
    Entrance Examinations will be conducted at the following centres only. Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod, New Delhi and Dubai.
    No. Once you have selected the examination centre, it is not possible to change the centre.
    No. Courses cannot be changed.
    No need to obtain course certificate for such candidate. All candidates who have passed +2 or equivalent can attach a self attested copy of their pass certificate and mark list of the said examination instead of course certificate. All candidates who have just appeared for the +2 or equivalent examinations and awaiting results should submit the course certificate in the body of the application itself, otherwise it is liable to be rejected.
    Candidates can submit any one of the following documents/certificates for satisfying their nativity requirements.
    Certificate to prove nativity for Keralites.
    True copy of relevant page of SSLC of the candidate showing his/her place of birth in Kerala. Self attested copy of this certificate has to be attached separately.
    No.  Income certificate obtained from a competent revenue authority in Kerala alone will be accepted.
    It is better to submit income certificate by all candidates except SC/ST. Those (including General Category) who wish to avail the benefits such as fee concession/scholarships that may be notified by the Government or college authorities subsequently, based on annual family income, should furnish the Income Certificate along with the application itself. No further chance will be allowed to submit Income Certificate.
    The Income and Community Certificate issued from the districts where e-district was implemented will be acceptable.
    Information regarding NATA 2013 will be available at
    Yes.  But such candidates are not eligible for any communal reservations.  They should submit community certificate to get fee concession benefits.
    The CEE is permitting reservation status in the case of inter-caste married couple, only on the basis of valid inter-caste marriage certificate obtained from the competent authorities and based on the claim of the candidate. Income certificate is not essential in this case.
    No. Children of Inter-caste married couple with either the father or mother belonging to a community included in SEBC/SC-ST list will be eligible for inter-caste benefit.
    OCI – Overseas Citizen of India
    PIO – Persons of Indian Origin
    OCI and PIO issued by Govt. of India alone will be considered.
    No. Non-Keralite Category-II candidates are only eligible for admission to Engineering courses in Management quota seats in Govt. Controlled Self financing Engineering colleges and Government seats in Private Self financing Engineering Colleges.
    Two seats are reserved for Rashtrapathi Scouts and Guides for Engineering courses. Candidates seeking reservation under this quota should attach copy of the Rashtrapathi Guide Certificate signed by the President of India. In the absence of this Certificate, Specimen Certificate signed by the Director of Public Instructions (DPI), Kerala and the State Secretary, Kerala State Bharat Scouts and Guides, will be considered.
    Candidates who claim reservation under Sports Quota shall fulfill their eligibility based on the norms of Kerala State Sports Council appended in Annexure XVIII (ii) prior to submission of application, for the seats as prescribed in the Prospectus. The candidate should forward the original application form to the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, and a photocopy of the application to the Secretary, Kerala State Sports Council, Thiruvananthapuram-695001.
    The candidates seeking admission under the NCC quota should forward the original application form to the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, and a photocopy of the application to the Deputy Director General, NCC (Kerala), PB No.2212, Thiruvananthapuram-695010 through the respective NCC Unit Officers where the candidates have been enrolled as cadets, before 15-02-2013.
    All proforma can be downloaded from the candidate’s home page using the link ‘Additional certificates’ after logging on to it.
    If you are not using Firefox, shift the browser to it. Most of the time, problem may be solved by clearing the cache of the browser. For clearing the cache, press Ctrl+Shift+Delete keys from the browser and follow instructions therein
    The specified period of time when the user doesn't work with the application is called session time out. The applicant has to login again to proceed further. To avoid this session time out, candidates are requested to use ‘Save’ button frequently, available in the application page which will facilitate to save the entered data so far.
    Application can be submitted online till 5.00 pm on 08.02.2013. The printout of the application complete in all aspects along with the supporting documents should reach the office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations on or before 5 pm on 09.02.2013 by Hand delivery/Speed Post/Registered Post.
    If duly filled and signed Course Certificate and Nativity Certificate in the prescribed format are not attached along with the print out of the application.
    If printout of application and supported document reaches after the last date specified.
    There is an Application Status bar in the home page of on line application. ‘Received at CEE’ status will become in green color tick mark, when the application received by the CEE office. It will be updated only when the application will be taken for scrutinizing and not at the time of receiving. Moreover, a message will be sent to your mobile phone regarding receiving status.
    The Admit Card has to be downloaded from the website from 25.03.2013 onwards. Candidates whose application has been accepted shall enter their  Application Number and Date of Birth  as already given in the Application form on the webpage for downloading the admit card.
    No. Admit cards will not be sent by post from this office to the candidate. The Admit cards have to be downloaded by the candidate.
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