CEE invites applications for tests

Staff Reporter

State engineering and medical entrance examinations begin on April 20

No entrance examination for B.Arch. course

B.Arch. applicants should qualify NATA

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE) has invited applications for the entrance examinations for admission to medical, engineering, architecture courses in the State for 2009-2010.

A notification issued by the CEE on Saturday said there will be separate entrance examinations for admission to engineering and medical courses in the State. There will not be any entrance examination for admission to B.Arch. course.

However, those seeking admission to B.Arch. course should have to qualify the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) conducted by the National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture. They will have to forward the NATA score and the mark list of the examination to the CEE on or before June 12.

The entrance examinations will be held at all the district headquarters in the State, New Delhi and Dubai. The Paper I Physics and Chemistry entrance examination for engineering courses will be from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. on April 20 and the Paper II Mathematics paper from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. on April 21.

For Medical, Agriculture and Veterinary Courses, the Paper I Chemistry and Physics will be held from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. on April 22 and the Paper II Biology from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. on April 23. Only one application need to be submitted by the candidate for the entrance examinations for admission to one or more medical, engineering, agriculture and architecture courses.

The application fee for general candidates is Rs.700 and Rs.350 for SC/ST candidates. Candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes and whose annual family income is below Rs.40,000 will get the application form free-of-cost from the specified branches of the State Bank of Travancore (SBT) and the district offices of the Scheduled Tribes Development Department on production of community and income certificates.

The application form and prospectus will be distributed from 10 a.m. on January 27 to February 26 through 140 selected branches of the SBT across the State and eight outside the State.

The candidates should ensure that the application number in the application form, OMR data sheet and on the cover is the same. A relaxation of five per cent marks in the qualifying examination will be allowed to those candidates who belong to the communities listed under the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes and whose annual family income is up to Rs.4.5 lakh.

Those candidates who do not claim any reservation benefit can apply in the prescribed application form which can be downloaded from the web site ( > Those opting Dubai as the centre should submit along with the application from a demand draft for Rs.8,500 drawn on a nationalised bank in favour of the CEE and payable at Thiruvananthapuram.

The filled in application form along with the OMR data sheet and other relevant documents should reach the office of the CEE before 5 p.m. on February 26. The prospectus for the entrance examination is available on the web site of the CEE ( >

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