KEAM Exam: Application, Eligibility, Syllabus & Pattern

Kerala Engineering Entrance [KEAM]

KEAM - Kerala Engineering Entrance

Kerala Engineering, Agriculture and Medical (KEAM ) is a state level entrance test in Kerala state. This exam is a gateway for providing admissions to professional degree courses in various fields like engineering, medical, architecture, agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and many others.

It is also referred as Kerala engineering entrance or Kerala medical entrance exam. Kerala Entrance is organized by the Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE), Kerala. It is conducted on the various test centres like Delhi, Mumbai, Ranchi, Shillong and Dubai (UAE).

KEAM Exam Date

Events

Dates (Tentative)

Sale of security card along with prospectus

First week of January 2019

Online application starts

First week of January 2019

Admit card release

Last week of March 2019

Exam dates

Fourth week of April 2019

Result announcement

Fourth week of May 2019

Last date to submit the online application

Last week of January 2019

Last date for receipt of online application printout

Last week of January 2019

ENGG: PHY & CHEM  (Paper 1)

April 2019(Week 4)

ENGG: Math (Paper 2)

April 2019(Week 4)

MED: CHEM & PHY (Paper 1)

April 2019(Week 4)

MED: Biology (Paper 2)

April 2019 (Week 4)

KEAM Eligibility criteria

  •  For B. Tech courses:  Applicants should have cleared 12th or equivalent exam with obtaining at least 50% marks in mathematics individually and 50% marks together in physics, chemistry & mathematics
  • Students looking for admissions in professional courses will be categorized as Keralite, Non-Keralite Category I and Non-Keralite Category II
  • For Medical courses:  Candidates must have passed higher secondary or equivalent exam with securing 50% marks in biology/biotechnology individually and 50% marks in physics, chemistry and biology/biotechnology together.

KEAM Application Form & fees

  • application will be available online only. Candidates can fill and submit the Application Form online through the official site .
  • The application form will be released from the first week of January 2019, more than one form through one candidate will lead to rejection. 
  • Candidates must upload the scanned copies of their photo, signature and thumb impression in specific format while filling the application form.

The application fee:


•    Rs.1000/- for general categories 
•    Rs.500/- for SC candidates. 
•    No application fee will be charged for ST candidates. 

After filling the application form, candidates are required to send the printed application form along with required documents to the address mentioned below:
Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations,
5th Floor, Housing Board Buildings, Santhi Nagar,
Thiruvananthapuram – 695001, Kerala.

KEAM Syllabus & Exam Pattern

  • The examination will be conducted in two papers and duration of each paper will be two and half hours. 
  • The questions will be of multiple choice questions type and based on single response.
  • For each question, five optional answers will be given, candidates have to choose the right one only.
  • The exam will be conducted in pen and paper based mode.
  • Each paper will contain total 120 questions.
  • Four marks will be given for each correct response and one mark will be deducted from the total score for each incorrect response. 
  •  Negative marking will also be done for multiple answers and they will not deduct marks for not answering questions

 

Exam Pattern for Engineering Entrance Exam:

Paper

Subject

No. of Questions

Marking Scheme

Duration

I

Physics & Chemistry

120

x 4 = 480

2 + 1/2 Hour

II

Mathematics

120

x 4 = 480

2 + 1/2 Hour

Total

 

240

960

 

Exam Pattern for Medical/Science Entrance Exam:

Paper

Subject

No. of Questions

Marking Scheme

Duration

I

Physics & Chemistry

120

x 4 = 480

2 + 1/2 Hour

II

Biology

120

x 4 = 480

2 + 1/2 Hour

Total

 

240

960

 

Syllabus :

Engineering entrance exam will comprise in physics, chemistry and mathematics subjects and syllabus for medical entrance exam will contain physics, chemistry and biology subjects.

 The syllabus will be taken from Higher Secondary or equivalent examination standard. Candidates note down the questions will not be based on NCERT textbooks or any other textbooks exclusively.

 

KEAM Admit Card

Admit Card will be issued only via online process through the official website of the authority. The admit card will be available in the last week of March 2019. To download the admit card, candidates will be required to enter their application number and date of birth

KEAM Results & Score Card

  • The CEE Kerala will release the Answer Key 2019 within a week after the date of examination. 
  • It will be published through the official website of Kerala CEE. Any complaints regarding answer key should be submitted to CEE in written with supporting documents and a fee of Rs.100/- per question before the due date.
  • The fee should be paid through DD drawn in the favour of CEE, payable at Thiruvananthapuram
  • Result will be published in the fourth week of May 2019. Result will be declared separately as medical result and engineering result. 
    Candidates can view their results through the official portal of CEE Kerala.
  • After result announcement, a separate merit list will be prepared for all the courses.
    For engineering courses, Merit list will be prepared on the basis of 50:50 criteria; 50% for entrance exam and 50% for marks obtained in qualifying exam

KEAM Counselling & Admission

  • Seats allotment will be done via Centralized Allotment Process (CAP) will be done through the Single Window System (SWS). 
  • The seat allotment will be done on the basis of ranks secured by the candidates and options filled by candidates. 
  • This process will be conducted by Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE), Kerala with the support of National Informatics Centre.
  • After seat allotment, candidates have to report to the allotted college to confirm their admission.

List of KEAM examination centres

Below given is the tentative list of all exam centres:

Exam Centre City

Exam Centre Code

Thiruvananthapuram

TVM

Kollam

KLM

Pathanamthitta

PTA

Alappuzha

ALP

Kottayam

KTM

Ernakulam

EKM

Thodupuzha

TDP

Kattappana

KPN

Thrissur

TCR

Palakkad

PKD

Malappuram

MLP

Kozhikode

KKD

Wayanad

WYD

Kannur

KNR

Kasaragod

KSD

Mumbai

MUM

New Delhi

DLH

Dubai

DUB

KEAM Contact Information

The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations
5th, Housing Board Buildings
Santhi Nagar, Thiruvananthapuram-695 001.
Phone: 0471- 2332120, 2338487.
Fax: 0471-2337228.
E-mail: ceekinfo@cee.kerala.gov.in.

Ask & Answers

In which mode exam will be conducted for Engineering program and I want to know about the structure of Exam pattern?  

Exam Pattern for Engineering program: 

  • exam will be held offline via Pen and Paper based mode.
  •  Exam Pattern comprises of 2 papers i.e. Paper- 1 and Paper-2.
  • Paper-1 is for Physics & Chemistry which has total questions of 120.
  • Paper-2 is for Mathematics which has total questions of 120.
  • For every correct response, 4 marks will be provided.
  • There is a negative marking system in Exam pattern, 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. 
  • The duration of the exam is 5 Hours, 2 Hours 30 Minutes each. 

 

May I know, how shall I download Admit card?

Step by step process to download Admit card:

  • The candidates need to visit the official website in order to download Admit card. 
  • There will be link provided for the Admit card.
  • The candidates need to enter into the login page and then they have to enter their Application number and DOB.
  • Then the Admit card will be displayed in the pdf format.
  • Then the candidates need to click on the print button in order to take the printout.
  • Then they need to keep the Admit card safely till the admission procedure.


When and where will I avail Result?

Details on checking the Result:

  • The first step is to visit the official website in order to check Result.
  • Result will be made available via online mode.
  • The candidates need to enter their Application number to check the Result. 
  • Result will be displayed on the screen.
  • Based on the aspirant’s performance in the exam, a merit list will be prepared.

 

Wanted to know the process of filling Application form? 

 

  • Aspirants are required to visit the official website and register themselves by filling the complete details in Application form.
  • Then they must upload the Scanned copy of Passport size photo, thumb impression and signature as per the prescribed one. 
  • The candidates need to keep the copy of filled Application form safely.
  • Then the aspirants need to send the printed & filled application form along with required documents to the Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations.

 

Under Eligibility, May I know the requirement for Qualification and Age criteria? 

Eligibility criteria for Engineering Admissions:

  • Aspirants should have qualified in 12th examination from recognized board for the eligibility.
  • Compulsory subjects: Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • Percentage Criteria: 50% marks aggregate in PCM, Mathematics individual score should be 50%.
  • Age criteria: One must have completed their 17 years of age as or on 31st December. There is no upper age limit for exam.