Kerala MBBS Admission 2018 – Commissioner of Entrance Examinations (CEE) Kerala is the counselling conducting authority for Kerala MBBS/BDS 2018 admissions. CEE is taking admission to MBBS and BDS courses through online counselling of Kerala MBBS 2018, on the basis of NEET UG score of the candidates. The second round of counselling is conducted by CEE from August 7 to August 11, 2018 and the result will be declared on August 12. The result of the round one final seat allotment for Kerala MBBS BDS admission 2018 was released on July 4, 2018. Earlier, the result of the mock round of Kerala MBBS BDS 2018 was released on June 27, 2018. The option of choice filling was available till June 29, 2018, up to 5.00 PM. The final state merit list has also been released. The last date to apply for Kerala MBBS admission 2018 was May 12, 2018.
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CEE will give admission to 85% state quota MBBS/BDS seats in government and 100% MBBS/BDS seats in self-financing/private medical and dental colleges in Kerala, through a centralized counselling conducted in three to four phases depending upon the vacancies. To participate in Kerala MBBS 2018 admission process, interested candidates were required to communicate their interest of participating in Kerala MBBS 2018 counselling by filling the KEAM 2018 application form.
Candidates who have qualified NEET and also filled KEAM application form 2018, had been allotted a state rank through Kerala MBBS 2018 merit list. Candidates were then called for counselling of Kerala MBBS 2018 admission on the basis of their merit ranks. Aspirants seeking admission in Kerala medical/dental colleges can check below complete MBBS 2018 admission process of Kerala including important dates, steps to fill the application form, counselling process, etc.
Highlights of Kerala MBBS Admission 2018
Name: Kerala MBBS Admission
Counselling conducting Authority: Commissioner of Entrance Examinations (CEE), Kerala
[Candidates should note that the counselling for 85% state quota seats in Government colleges and all the seats in private colleges for MBBS admissions in India through NEET will be conducted in each state by the state’s own counselling authority]
Kerala MBBS Admission 2018 - Important Dates
Kerala Medical Online Application Starts
May 7, 2018
Last Date to fill application form
May 12, 2018
Last date for sending the printout of KEAM Online Application along with supporting documents
May 16, 2018
Kerala Medical Online Application (First phase)
February 1, 2018
Closing of online application (First phase)
February 28, 2018
Last date for sending the printout of KEAM Online Application along with supporting documents (First phase)
March 31, 2018
May 6, 2018
Release of NEET Result 2018
June 4, 2018
Submission of NEET result details
June 13 - June 16, 2018
Document Verification for NRI candidates
June 14 - June 21, 2018 (before 5.00 PM)
Publication of Kerala MBBS 2018 Merit List
June 20, 2018
Online Registration of Options (Priority of College, etc.)
June 23 - June 29, 2018
Trial Allotment Result
June 27, 2018
First Counselling Round Seat Allotment Result
July 4, 2018
Remittance of Admission Fee and Reporting to College
By July 5, 2018
Window for Online Options Confirmation (Altering priority or deleting options)
July 6 - July 12, 2018
Choice filling and locking (Round Two)
July 23 - July 26, up to 12 noon
Choice filling and locking - Round Two (after transfer of AIQ seats to the state)
August 7 - August 11, 2018
Result of Round Two
August 12, 2018
Kerala MBBS Eligibility Criteria 2018
Before filling KEAM 2018 application form for participating in Kerala MBBS admission process, candidates must ensure that they fulfill Kerala MBBS 2018 eligibility criteria laid by CEE. Given below are highlights of the basic eligibility criteria of Kerala MBBS 2018.
NEET 2018 Qualification: In order to become eligible for NEET 2018 candidates must have qualified the NEET entrance exam by scoring NEET cutoff 2018. Candidates are required to obtain at least 50th percentile (40th percentile for SC/ST and 45th percentile for general PH) in order to qualify NEET 2018 exam.
Nativity: Besides other criteria, only Kerala origin candidates and those who have studied in Kerala will be eligible for consideration of MBBS/BDS admission of Kerala. These nativity rules will not apply to candidates seeking admission under Government of India nominees category and 15% AIQ seats.
Educational Qualifications: Candidates must have passed in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology (PCB) in Class 12th with at least 50% (40% for SC/ST category and 45% for SEBC) in aggregate. Along with that, candidates must have scored at least 50% (45% for SEBC) in Biology/Biotechnology in Class 12th.
Age: Candidates must complete at least 17 years of age as on December 31, 2018. Upper age cap will be applicable as per the rules of NEET UG 2018.
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CEE is conducting Kerala MBBS 2018 counselling through Online Centralized Admission Process (CAP). The counselling process for round started on August 7 and will be held till August 11 while the round one of counselling was conducted from June 23 to June 29. Counselling of Kerala MBBS 2018 admission started after the publication of state merit list of Kerala. CEE conducts Kerala MBBS counselling 2018 for giving admission to 85% state quota seats in government medical/dental colleges and 100% seats in self-financing or private colleges.
After the publication of state merit list, candidates were required to register their options of preferred course and college in Kerala, in KEAM 2018 candidate portal (in which candidates registered at the time of filling Kerala MBBS 2018 application form).
CEE published the result of a trial allotment before the period of online registration of options ends. It helped in giving an idea to the candidates about the college/course they are likely to be offered on the basis of priority of options entered by them in KEAM 2018 portal and change the same in case required.
Candidates were not able to add any new college or course to their list after the period of registration of options end.
The process of Kerala MBBS counselling 2018 include online registration of options by candidates, publication of trial allotment result, then the publication of the seat allotment result of first counselling round, then remittance of admission fee and reporting to college.
In case seats remain vacant after the first round of Kerala MBBS 2018 counselling, the second round of counselling will take place.
Prior to the beginning of second counselling round of Kerala MBBS admission 2018, a window for readjustment of options (deleting any option or changing the order of existing options) will be given to the candidates. The process of Kerala MBBS 2018 counselling will continue depending upon the available vacancies.
CEE has published Kerala MBBS 2018 merit list containing names of the eligible candidates. Only those candidates who have qualified NEET 2018 exam and have applied for Kerala MBBS/BDS admission 2018 by filling KEAM 2018 application form are included in the merit list of Kerala MBBS 2018. Kerala MBBS merit list 2018 published by CEE gives ‘state rank’ to the candidates on the basis of their NEET UG scores. Besides state rank, Kerala MBBS 2018 merit list will also mention candidate’s roll number, NEET score, NEET rank, etc.
Besides publishing an overall merit list, CEE also publishes a separate category-wise merit list of Kerala MBBS 2018. Only those candidates who will be given a rank in Kerala MBBS 2018 merit list are called for counselling of Kerala MBBS 2018.
Candidates seeking admission to medical and dental colleges of Kerala were required to fill online KEAM application form of Kerala MBBS 2018 admissions. KEAM is a portal through which CEE will conduct centralized counselling process for MBBS/BDS 2018 admissions in Kerala. CEE opened Kerala MBBS 2018 application form for the second phase on May 7, 2018. The last date to fill the KEAM MBBS application form was May 12, 2018. After filling the application form of Kerala MBBS 2018, candidates were required to send the printout of the duly filled Kerala MBBS application form along with supporting documents to CEE. Given below are some important points of Kerala MBBS application form 2018.
CEE generally releases window of filling KEAM application form for MBBS/BDS aspirants two times- once in February and once in May. However, the window to apply for Kerala MBBS admissions given in May is of lesser days compared to that in February.
After filling the application form of Kerala MBBS 2018 in online mode, candidates are required to take a printout of Kerala MBBS application form, affix a passport size photograph on it, get it attested by a Gazetted officer or Head of the institution in which one last studied, and finally send the printout of the application form to CEE on or before the last date of sending application form.
Kerala MBBS 2018 Application Form filling and submission is a six-step process, including registration by the candidate, uploading images, filling Kerala MBBS KEAM 2018 application, paying the application fee, printing the application and sending the form to CEE as per required specifications.
The application fee of Kerala MBBS 2018 application form is INR 500/- for General category candidates and INR 200/- for SC category candidates, while ST category candidates are exempted from paying the application fee.
Kerala MBBS 2018 application fee can be remitted through credit/debit card, net banking or e-challan.
Address on which Kerala MBBS 2018 Application Forms are to be sent:-
Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations,
5th Floor, Housing Board Buildings,
Santhi Nagar, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 001
Kerala MBBS 2018 Application Fee (KEAM 2018)
Exempted from payment
NEET is a single entry entrance examination for admission to MBBS/BDS seats across the country. Counselling for MBBS admission is done by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) for 15% All India Quota (AIQ) seats, while counselling for remaining 85% quota seats is conducted by respective state counselling authorities. CEE is the authorized counselling conducting body for Kerala MBBS/BDS admissions 2018.