Kerala MBBS Admission - All You Need To know

MBBS admission in Kerala usually begins in the month of May or June. The Commissioner of Entrance Examination, Thiruvananthapuram officially releases all the important dates in the month of January every year. All the important dates have been provided in the following in table format. So that it is easier for you to understand the entire schedule for NEET Kerala 2020 admission. 

Aspirants seeking admission to Kerala MBBS BDS courses can check the complete medical and dental admission process of Kerala including important dates, eligibility criteria, steps to fill the application form, seat matrix, counselling process, etc.

An Overview of Kerala MBBS 2020 :

The Commissioner of Entrance Examination is the counselling conducting authority for the Kerala MBBS BDS admission. There are a total number of 5259 medical seats being offered by all the government and private colleges while 3182 seats are allocated for MBBS programmes and 2077 seats are allocated for Bachelor of Dental Surgery or BDS programmes.

Based on the NEET score, the respective authority will prepare the merit list for 2020. Counselling for all the 5259 seats will be conducted in three phases in total where 85% seats are reserved for the state quota seats and the remaining 15% is for all India quota seats. 

Candidates who will qualify NEET 2020 and will be eligible to fill in the Kerala 2020 MBBS admission form. Henceforth they will be allotted rank in the Kerala MBBS merit list 2020 and will be able to get admission to a college under state quota. These applicants will be eligible to participate in the counselling process. 

Kerala MBBS 2020 - Important Dates:


Important Dates

Kerala Medical Online Application first phase begins [for Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical is an entrance examination or KEAM]

February 1, 2020

The first phase of the online application closes

February 29, 2020

One-time correction window

2nd week of March 2020

Last date of sending the printout of the online application along with supporting documents (for the first phase)

Last week of March 2020

NEET 2020 exam [which has been postponed]**

May 3, 2020

The second phase for Kerala Medical online application begins

3rd week of June 2020

Last Date to fill in the application form (second phase)

Last week of June 2020

NEET Result 2020 announcement

June 4, 2020

Submission of NEET result details and NEET Kerala 2020 admission form to apply for MBBS/ BDS programmes

2nd week of June 2020

Document Verification for NRI candidates

Yet to be notified

Kerala MBBS 2020 merit list publishes

Last week of June 2020

Choice filling begins based on NEET result and merit list (Priority of College, etc.) - First round

Last week of June 2020

Seat allotment result of the first counselling round 

2nd week of July 2020

Admission fee remittance and reporting to the allotted college

2nd week of July 2020

The window for seat confirmation (or, altering college/ seat preference)

3rd week of July

Choice filling - Round Two

Not yet decided

Result of round two choice filling

Not yet decided

** NEET exam 2020 has been postponed as per the official notification by National Testing Agency (NTA) and Ministry of Human Resource Development in the wake of recent coronavirus outbreak in India. Henceforth, most of the dates mentioned in the aforementioned table are tentative and subject to change in future. 

Important Details To Know For Kerala MBBS 2020 Admission:

Kerala MBBS Admission Eligibility Criteria 2020:

To secure one of the state-quota seats (85%) in Kerala medical colleges is not that easy. It is mandatory for the candidates to appear on the NEET-UG exam and qualify it. Candidates who are willing to participate in Kerala MBBS admission process through the Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical is an entrance examination or KEAM 2020 will have to obtain at least 50 percentile and the required NEET cut-off 2020 as well in order to be eligible for Kerala MBBS and BDS admissions.

For Native Candidates :

NEET candidates seeking admission in various MBBS and BDS programmes offered by the medical colleges across Kerala must be a native of the state. They have to provide a domicile certificate prior to the counselling procedure, which should denote that the candidate has either stayed in the state for more than ten years or has studied in Kerala. However, candidates seeking admission under the 15% all-India quota will not have to obey this rule.

For Non-Keralite – 1 Candidates (NK-1): 

Candidates who will not be able to show a domicile certificate but fall under the following categories will be considered as the NK-1 candidates. This category candidates can apply for the state merit seats. But these candidates will not be able to utilise any kind of special privileges.

  • Candidates who are wards of non-Keralite Government employees in defence services and have passed the qualifying course/ class 12 from Kerala.

  • Candidates whose parents are non-Keralites and have been serving or have served the Government of Kerala for a minimum of two years. In this case, the students must have completed class 12 from Kerala.

  • Non-Keralite students who have been living in the state for at least 5 years and have pursued education from a state school or institute for a minimum of 5 years during 12 years of study.

  • Non-domicile holders of Kerala who have studied in Kerala-based schools from class 8 to class 12.

Required Education Qualifications:

  1. All candidates must have appeared on NEET-UG examination or KEAM examination.

  2. Candidates must have obtained a minimum of 50% aggregate marks (40% for SC and SC candidates and 45% for SEBC) in their 10 + 2 exams along with the subject combination of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. 

  3. A score of at least 50% in Biology is a must.

  4. Age Criteria: A candidate must be of at least 17 years as on December 31, 2019, to be eligible to fill in Kerala MBBS admission form 2020. 

  5. There is no upper age limit as the rule is followed as per similar instructions followed for NEET 2020.

List of Required Documents for Kerala MBBS Admission 2020 :

  1. NEET UG Admit Card 2020

  2. Kerala CEE Seat Allotment Letter

  3. Fee Receipt paid at the time of registration

  4. Date of Birth Proof Certificate

  5. Class 10th Mark Sheet and Pass Certificate

  6. Class 12th Mark Sheet and Pass Certificate

  7. Graduation Degree Certificate

  8. Transfer Certificate allotted by the school

  9. Domicile Certificate

  10. Migration Certificate allotted by the school

  11. Category Certificate [if applicable]

Kerala MBBS Admission Application Fees 2020 :

In order to be eligible for the Kerala MBBS counselling, all the candidates will have to fill in the KEAM application form/ NEET Kerala admission form for MBBS and BDS programmes [first round in February and 2nd round in May]. They must fill up this form within this stipulated time period and pay the fees through any payment methods including net banking, e-challan, debit or credit card. Candidates need to pay a token amount as the application fee, which varies as per the category [General/ OBC: Rs. 500, SC: Rs. 250, ST exempted from form fees].

Upon the completion of filling in the Kerala 2020 NEET admission form, candidates must take a printout of it. Thereafter, they should affix a passport size recent photograph and get it attested by the institution where they studied last. Then the form should be sent to the CEE Kerala before the last submission date on their official address.