Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) Undergraduate Admissions 2018

Last Updated - May 25 2018

Kerela Agricultural University (KAU) provides courses of B.Sc. (Hons.) and B.Tech. These courses are carried out for the period of 4 years. The online registrations for the entrance exams are various and are mentioned below. in different fields that comprise Agriculture, Co-operation and Banking, Cooperation, Banking and Management, Forestry, Agricultural Engineering and Food Engineering. One can take admission into the majority programmes via KEAM entrance exam while a few are Merit Based.

Admission to these 4 year integrated courses happen via the KEAM 2018 entrance exams and requires the aspirants to have passed their 10+2 with an at least 60% in the Science stream. The written test will happen on April 25 & 26 for B.Tech and April 27 & 28 for B.Sc. (Hons.) programmes.

KAU provides this 4 years programme in the following subjects:

  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Forestry
  • B.Tech. Agricultural Engineering (49 seats)
  • B.Tech. Food Engineering (30 seats)

B.Sc. (Hons.) programmes are provided by:

  • College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara (59 seats)
  • College of Agriculture, Padannakad (50 seats)
  • College of Agriculture, Vellayani (100 seats)
  • College of Forestry, Vellanikkara (30 seats)

B.Tech is provided by Faculty of Agricultural Engineering. 


    03rd Jan, 2019 - 29th Jan, 2019

  • Method of Application

    Online & Offline Both


    25th Jun, 2019

Important Dates

BE/B.Tech , B.Sc (Agriculture) & B.Sc
Advertisement / Issuance of Notification03rd Jan, 2019
Registration03rd - 29th Jan, 2019
Downloading Hall Ticket from28th Mar, 2019
Date of Exam for B.Tech25th - 26th Apr, 2019
B.Sc (Agriculture) & B.Sc
Date of Exam for B.Sc27th - 28th Apr, 2019

KAU UG Admissions 2018 Eligibility Criteria

B.Sc (Agriculture) & B.Sc

You should have qualified your 10+2 exam with an at least percentage of 50 (for the general category) with the subject background in Science (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) and an at least of 50% in Biology. The students should have received their education either under C.B.S.E or an equivalent board. There is a relaxation of 10% marks for students of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes, i.e. 50% marks.


You should have qualified your 10+2 with an at least of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

The aspirants applying for this programme should ensure the completion of their qualifying examinations before the last date of the submission of the online application to the course.

Age Limit: You should have finished 17 years of age before the last date for the submission of the online application.

The admission to these programmes clearly depends on the student’s performance in the entrance examination.

KAU UG Admissions 2018 How to apply

B.Sc (Agriculture), BE/B.Tech & B.Sc

You should apply for KEAM online and send a printout filled application form to the CEE before January 30, 2018 (tentative)There are seven steps for online submission application.

Visit the official website of KEAM and find the link “KEAM 2018 Online Application”.

Step 1 Aspirant Registration: This is a one-time procedure. You should fill all need details and click on submit button and after submission, an application number will be generated by the system.

Step 2 Aspirant Login: With the help of Application no and password You can log in and clear all other steps.

Step 3 Fill Application Form: Fill all basic details and you should click the ‘Save’ button to save the entries made so far before proceeding to Step 4.

Step 4 Final Submission of Application Form: This is also a one-time procedure. If you are sure that the information offered in step 3 is correct, click the link ‘Final Submission’. No correction of the application will be possible after final Submission of application in step 4.

Step 5 Payment of Application Fee: You can pay application fee via two following methods

  • Via Demond Draft: You can pay application fee via Demand Draft (DD) drawn on a Nationalised/Scheduled Bank, in favor of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, payable at Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Via Security Card: You can obtain security card from selected post offices in Kerala and other states, on payment of the prescribed fee by cash. 

Application Fee:

  • For General Aspirants: INR 1000/-
  • For SC Aspirants: INR 500/-
  • For ST Aspirants: No Application Fee

No restrictions will be imposed on the students apart from the ones prescribed with regards to the qualifying examination and percentage and other general requirements.

Step 6 Printout of Application Form: You should take a printout of the online submitted application.

Step 7 Send the printout of Application: Affix a photograph of the participant with 3.5 x 4.5 cm size same as the photograph uploaded on the online application duly attested by the Head of the Institution which you studied last or by a Gazetted Officer. The questions asked in this entrance exam will be objective type and will refer to your +2 syllabus. You should affix the left-hand thumb impression in the space offered in the printout of the application. The participant and parent should sign in the specified areas on the printout of the application and attach supporting documents/certificates and send to following address:

The Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations,

5th Floor, Housing Board Buildings, Santhi Nagar,

Thiruvananthapuram – 695 001

You will need to produce all the original documents during the time of admission, failing which can result in the forfeiture of admission in the university.

In Case of Foreign Students:

The Foreign students should apply via their respective embassy/mission. The Ministry of Education would henceforth arrange for the admission via ICAR.  It is compulsory for the student’s VISA to be approved by the Government of India for a student VISA and not a tourist VISA. The eligibility certificate allocated by the University will be sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs to convert the tourist visa into a student’s visa.

In Case of Out of State Students:

If you seek to apply from another state than Kerala, you should apply to ICAR, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi via your respective state government. Security card is free of cost for ST aspirants. In Union Territories of Andaman/Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands, seats are reserved for ethnic natives of those states. No restrictions will be imposed on the aspirants apart from the ones prescribed with regards to the qualifying examination and percentage and other general requirements.

Note: If you belong to another state or you are a foreign resident, you required to pay a caution fee of Rs. 2400/- at the time of the admission which will be refundable.

KAU UG Admissions 2018 Selection Process

B.Sc (Agriculture), BE/B.Tech & B.Sc

Admission to the B.Sc.(Hons.) and depend on the entrance examinations, KEAM. The allocation to this course will depend upon the results that will be declared by the University on May 25, 2018 (tentative).

KAU UG Admissions 2018 Reservations Criteria

There are percentage breakup of seats provided in both in B.Sc and B.Tech are as follows

CategoryPercentage of Seat Reservation
State Merit60%
Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC)
Other Backward Hindus (BH)3%
Latin Catholics and Anglo Indian (LA)3%
Dheevara and Concerned Communities2%
Viswakarma and concerned Communities2%
Kusavan and concerned Communities1%
Other Backward Christian1%

If any seat of the reserved quota is not occupied then the seat will be automatically added in the State Merit. The seat that is un-availed by the SC aspirants will go to ST category and vice-versa.

The communal reservations will be allowed only to the aspirants applying as natives of Kerela.

*The article might have information for the earlier academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification allocated by the University/College

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