If the Notification of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, Kerala, related to KEAM 2014, published on 25th September, 2013, is an indication, it is almost certain that the next Medical Entrance Examination in Kerala, to be conducted on 23rd and 24th April, 2014 will be for all Medical and Allied Courses including MBBS/BDS. The Notification has given the dates for ‘Medical’ Entrance Examination and not that for ‘Medical allied & Agriculture, Veterinary, Fisheries Courses’ as was given in the Notification of 2013. In the Notification of 2013, the words used in place of Medical, were Medical allied & Agriculture, Veterinary, Fisheries Courses. This was so since the state had decided to join the National eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) announced by the Medical Council of India as a single nation-wide examination for MBBS and BDS admissions. Kerala too had decided to admit students based on NEET 2013 and it has completed that allotment on 26th September, 2013.
Meanwhile, in a majority decision, on 18th July, 2013, the Supreme Court held that the Medical Council of India was not empowered under the 1956 Act to actually conductthe NEET. However, the admissions alreadygiven on the basis of the NEET 2013 conducted by the MedicalCouncil of India, the Dental Council of India and otherprivate medical institutions, were declared to be validfor all purposes.
So, as on date, the MCI is not empowered to conduct NEET in 2014. This might be the reason that prompted the Commissioner to announce the entrance examination as that for the ‘MEDICAL’ stream. Accordingly, Paper I of the Medical Entrance Examination, Chemistry & Physics is to be held from 10 am - 12.30 pm on 23.04.2014 (Wednesday) and Paper II - Biology is to be held on 24.04.2014 (Thursday) from 10 am - 12.30 pm, as per the Notification.
The Engineering Entrance Examinations 2014 would be held on 21st and 22nd of April, 2013 with Paper I - Physics & Chemistry on 21.04.2014 (Monday) and Paper II - Mathematics on 22.04.2014 (Tuesday). On both days, the examinations will be from 10 am - 12.30 pm.

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