DTE Kerala Bachelor of Fine Arts 2020

DTE Kerala BFA

DTE Kerala Bachelor of Fine Arts

Form Date: 01 Oct - 16 Oct 2021 (Tentative)

Pen & Paper Mode

Form Date: 01 Oct - 16 Oct 2021

DTE KERALA BFA Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 300
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Courses:BFA
  • Streams:Fine Arts

DTE Kerala BFA Admission 2021: Application Form, Dates, Entrance Exam, Eligibility

Updated On - June 01 2021 by Swagota Nandi

DTE Kerela BFA Admission 2021 is a university-level admisison process conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education, Kerala appointed by the Government of Kerala. The exam is organised to offer admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program. The course is of 4 years out of which 1st year of the course will be common for all and the rest 3 years will be allocated for specialization in Painting, Sculpture and Applied Art in the following college (affiliated to the University of Kerala and the University of Calicut) offers the course: College of Fine Arts, Thiruvananthapuram, Raja Ravi Varma College of Fine Arts, Mavelikkara, College of Fine Arts, Thrissur. The aspirants can go through the full article to know about the Kerala DTE BFA notification, Exam date, Application form, eligibility, etc.

DTE Kerela BFA Admission 2021 Dates

The aspirants can check the DTE Kerala BFA 2021 Application Form vital dates in the below-given table:
DTE Kerala BFA 2021 Registration Dates
EventsDates (Tentative)
Filling up and submission of Online application formFirst week of October 2021
Last date of receiving Hard copySecond week of October 2021
Correction WindowThird week of October 2021
Downloading of Hall TicketsThird week of October 2021
Date of ExaminationLast week of October 2021
Publishing of Rank List, Allotment list and Downloading of Allotment LetterFirst week of November 2021

DTE Kerala BFA Admission 2021 Application Form

DTE Kerala Application Form will be available in the month of October 2021 tentatively. Check all the points that should be kept in mind while filling the DTE Kerala BFA 2021 application form:
  • Candidates have to submit the application form through online mode. 
  • The application form and prospectus will be available on the official website of the competent authority.
  • Candidates have to upload a scanned copy of their passport size photograph.
  • Also, affix the same photograph duly attested by gazetted officer in the space provided in the hard copy of the application form.
  • Once the application form is submitted, candidates have to take a printout of the submitted application form along with self-attested copies of other relevant certificates or documents required in proof of candidate’s claims and bank challan in proof of payment of application fee, should reach by Registered post/in person on the below-given address:
The Director,
Directorate of Technical Education,
Padmavilasom Road, Fort P.O,
DTE Kerala Application form Photograph Specimen
Kerala DTE Application Photograph Specimen
Passport Size PhotoBetween 15 to 30 kbjpg/jpeg format

DTE Kerala BFA Admission 2021 Application Fee

The candidates have to pay the application fee in the "Application Fee Account" (Current Account) of The Director of Technical Education at any branch of the State Bank of India. The fee for various categories is given hereby:

DTE Kerala BFA Registration Fees 2021
General candidatesRs. 300/-
SC/ST candidatesRs. 150/-

The candidates know that the Application fee once paid will not be refunded in any case.

DTE Kerala BFA Admission 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the exam, candidates must check the below-mentioned Kerala DTE BFA Admission 2021 eligibility criteria:

  • Age Limit: Candidates should have completed 17 years of age and must below 27 years as on 01 June 2021.
  • Qualification: Must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognised board/university.

DTE Kerala BFA Admission 2021 Exam Pattern

Candidates will be selected on the basis of an entrance exam (both written and practical) and an Interview. Therefore, the DTE Kerala BFA Admission 2021 exam pattern is different for all the stages. The complete format of Kerala DTE exam for Bachelor of Fine Arts is given below:
For Written Examination
  • Total Marks: The question paper will be 100 marks.
  • Examination Mode: Offline
  • Type of Questions: MCQ type, Short essay, Reasoning ability, Mental ability, Imaging ability.
  • Cutoff: Candidates who will score 25% or above marks in the written examination will be shortlisted for Practical Test.
  • Exam Centre: Region-based Examination at GEC Kozhikode, College of Fine Arts, Thrissur and College of Fine Arts, Thiruvananthapuram.
For Practical Test
  • Total Marks: 200
  • Mode of Exam: The exam will be conducted through offline mode.
  • Section: The candidates will have to attend 2 Practical test:
    • Test 1: Creative Painting (Watercolour painting of given subject) - 100 marks
    • Test 2: Life study drawing - 100 marks
  • Cutoff: Candidates have to secure a minimum of 45% or above marks in both the practical examination than only they will be shortlisted for Interview.
  • Exam Centre: Centralized Examination at the College of Fine Arts, Thiruvananthapuram.
For Interview
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Mode: Offline/Face to face
  • The candidates who will be shortlisted and will attend the interview have to bring their own creative works.

DTE Kerala BFA Admission 2021 Admit Card

The DTE Kerala BFA Admission 2021 Admit Card will be made available online on the official website of the competent authority after the Application registration process will be done.

  • The candidates can download the Hall Ticket/Admit Card by entering the login details.
  • It is necessary to carry the admit card to the exam hall for verification purpose.
  • The authorised body will not send the admit card to individuals by post.
  • Before downloading the admit card applicants can check the details print on it, In case any information is wrong so immediately connect to officials.
  • Candidates are advised to keep the Admit card safely, it might be used in the further admission process.

DTE Kerala BFA Admissoin 2021 Result

The DTE Kerala BFA entrance result 2021 will be declared online on the official website of the authorised body. Check more related details on the pointers given below:

  • The rank list will be prepared based on the Entrance Examination and Interview. 
  • The selection of the candidate is done through the rank list.
  • Based on the rank list, applicants will be selected for admission.
  • The selection will be made based on the institution preference of the candidates given in the application form.
  • The rank list contains the Name of the candidate, Date of Birth, Registration number and Reservation Categories.

DTE Kerala BFA Admission Rank List

The rank list will be prepared on the basis of the Entrance Examination and Interview. Based on the
institution preference of the candidates given in the application form, the selection will be made from
the above rank list. The admission will be provisional and subject to the verification of the original documents by the Principal of the respective institution at the time of admission.

DTE Kerela BFA Admission 2021 Selection Process

Final selection will be done on the basis of an Entrance Examination (both written and practical) and an Interview.
1. Written Examination (Maximum 100 Marks)
The candidate must have to secure 25% or more in the written examination will be shortlisted for the Practical examination.
2. Practical examination (Maximum 200 Marks)
Candidates have to attend two Practical tests of 100 marks each.
Minimum 40% marks in both the practical examinations are required for a candidate to be selected for the interview.
3. Interview (Maximum 100 Marks)
Candidates with at least 25% marks in the written examination and a minimum of 40% marks in the practical examination are considered to be eligible for the Interview. The candidates attending the interview will have to bring their creative works.
Note: Candidates are advised to bring a pencil, colour and other necessary materials for the written examination and Practical examinations (papers including drawing sheets will be supplied by the department). 

DTE Kerala BFA 2021 Seat Allotment

DTE Kerala seat allotment is done on the basis of the Candidate's rank in the Entrance Examination and Interview. On the basis of the institution preference of the candidates entered in the application form, the final selection of the candidate is on the basis of the prepared rank list. Once the allotment process will start, candidates can download their allotment letter from the official web portal by using their login credentials such as user ID and Password. After the final allotment candidates can join the respective Fine arts colleges as per the schedule mentioned above.

Original Documents to be produced at the time of admission
  • School Leaving Certificate (SSLC/CBSE/ICSE/THSLC)
  • Mark List of qualifying examination as prescribed in the Prospectus.
  • Transfer Certificate (TC) from the last institution studied.
  • Course and Conduct Certificate.
  • Non-creamy layer and Community Certificate in the case of Candidate allotted under reservation.
  • 3 Passport size photographs (Same photograph uploaded in the website)
  • Application Form downloaded from the Admission Portal.

DTE Kerala BF Admission 2021 Reservation of Seats

Candidates can check the details below for the seat reservation for different categories:

Seat Reservation
CategoriesPercentage of Reserved Seats
Latin Catholics and Anglo Indian3
Other backward Christian1
Other Backward Hindu3
Kusavan and related communities1
Dheevara and related communities2
Viswakarma and related communities2
Scheduled Caste s belonging to Kerala State8
Scheduled Tribe2
PWD candidates5

College accepting DTE Kerala BFA score

DTE Kerala BFA Colleges
S.noCollege NameCourseSeatsUniversity
01College of Fine Arts, ThiruvananthapuramBFA43Kerala
03Raja Ravi Varma College of Fine Arts, MavelikkaraBFA40Kerala
04College of Fine Arts, ThrissurBFA40Calicut

DTE Kerala BFA colleges Fee Structure

Below given is the fees structure is subject to modification as per Government decision.

According to 2019,

Admission FeesRs 75
Tuition FeesRs 1800 per year (Which is to be payable in two instalments)
Special FeesRs 800 per year + concerned University fee as applicable
Caution DepositRs 250

DTE Kerala BFA Admission 2021 Highlights

The candidates can check the highlights below:

Exam NameKerala BFA Admission
Full NameDirectorate of Technical Education, Kerala Bachelor of Fine Arts Entrance Examination
Conducting BodyDirectorate of Technical Education, Kerala
DTE Kerala BFA admission Official Websitehttp://dtekerala.gov.in/
Exam ModeOffline

About Directorate of Technical Education, Kerela

Directorate of Technical Education maintains and enhance the quality of technical education. The directorate of Technical Education is dealing with all the technical education activities in the state of Kerela. Currently, there are 12 Engineering Colleges (9 Govt. Colleges and 3 Govt. aided Colleges), 51 Polytechnic Colleges (45 Govt. Polytechnics and 6 Govt. aided Polytechnics), 3 Fine Arts Colleges, 39 Technical High Schools, 17 Commercial Institutes and 42 Tailoring and Garment Making Centres functioning all over the state, under the control of the Directorate. They all come under the Ministry of Education.

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DTE KERALA BFA Important Dates

Form Date01 Oct - 16 Oct 2021 (Tentative)

DTE Kerala Bachelor of Fine Arts Exam Pattern

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When will application form release for bfa course..is it on october or is it over??

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Hi... Even I had the same doubt. As far as my knowledge, we will get the application form in October.

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Form Start Date:

01 Oct 2021

Form End Date:

16 Oct 2021

The forms will open on 01 Oct 2021



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