KEAM 2021 Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern and Syllabus

Kerala Engineering Entrance [KEAM]

KEAM - Kerala Engineering Entrance

Kerala Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Entrance Exam which is commonly known as KEAM organised by Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE) is a state level exam. The exam takes place once in a year and is a gateway for offering admissions to B.Tech in various private and government colleges in kerala. The exam dates, results and other related dates are all announced by the CEE.

Although registration process is held online the exam takes place in offline mode. KEAM exam constitutes of two papers that is paper1 and paper 2 which will be conducted for 2 days. Interested candidates need to qualify in the exam as per the board on basis of which admissions will be granted. Such qualified candidates will further proceed with the KEAM counselling procedure.

Minimum age limit to apply for the exam is candidates should be 17 years of age, there shall be certain eligibility criteria that students need to pass to be eligible to appear for the exam. Also, they have been categorized as Keralite, Non-Keralite I and Non-Keralite Category II.

Initially, through KEAM admissions were given to engineering, medical and architecture in kerala. Since, for medical and architecture there is national exam NEET and NATA respectively. KEAM is conducted for seeking admissions to only B.Tech and B.Pharm. For candidates applying for B.Pharm writing paper I of KEAM is enough.

Exam Name

Kerala Engineering Architecture and Medical Exam (KEAM)

Conducting Body

Commissioner for Entrance Examination (CEE)

Exam Prevalence

Once a year

KEAM Exam Mode

Offline

Exam Level

State Level Exam

KEAM Application Mode

Online

Medium of Exam

English

KEAM Counselling Mode

Online

No. of Papers

Paper 1 - Physics and Chemistry
Paper 2 - Mathematics

Exam Duration

Each paper 2 and half hours

Type of Question

MCQs

KEAM Marking Scheme

For every correct answer - (4 marks)
For every incorrect answer - (-1 mark)

No. of Questions

240 questions

KEAM total marks

480 marks

KEAM 2021 Exam Date

There are 2 papers, paper I – physics and chemistry, paper – II mathematics conducted for 2 days one paper each day. Usually the exam will be scheduled in the morning session that is from 10am to 12.30pm. And the exam will be conducted as per the scheduled venue that the candidate selected as exam centre at the time of filling the application form.

Events

Exam Date

KEAM  Application Release Date

First week of February

KEAM Application Submit Date

Last week of February

KEAM Fee Payment

Last week of February

KEAM Admit Card Download

Second week of April

KEAM Exam Date

3rd week of April

KEAM Results Declaration

Last week of May

KEAM Counselling

Mid-week of June

KEAM 2021 Eligibility criteria

Candidates willing to apply for the exam and seek admissions must fulfil the eligibility criteria as per the board. In order to satisfy the board, applicants need to meet the basic eligibility such as age limit, educational qualification, percentage, nationality etc. The qualification differs for different courses and accordingly seats will be allotted to each student.

  • Age Limit: Candidate should be minimum 17 years of age before the month of December to apply for the course and take admissions however there is no upper age limit.
  • Nationality: Candidates should hold Indian citizenship to apply for KEAM, those candidates who are overseas citizen of India (OCI) or Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) will be considered.
  • Qualifying Examination: Candidates either to apply for B.Tech or B.Pharm through KEAM need to have appeared for higher secondary examination having minimum eligibility of 50% in physics, mathematics and chemistry altogether. So, as for B.Pharm physics, chemistry and biology marks is considered. Candidates with engineering diploma with 50% marks can also apply for the exam.
  • Nativity: For candidates belonging to keralite, non-keralite category I and non-keralite category II need to produce the certificate of nativity.
  • For reserved category students, backward category students and other related category students there is relaxation of 5%, however minimum aggregate required is same.

KEAM 2021 Application Form & fees

Usually in the month of February KEAM application form will be released in the official website so KEAM application process will take place in the online mode. The form need to be completed carefully filling all the information because any correction in the form will lead to filling a new form by making the payment again. Those candidates willing to take admissions in B.Pharm can appear for paper I test only in order to that can fill the application form accordingly. Candidates will have to follow step by step procedure to complete the KEAM application process.

Step 1: KEAM Registration

  • To register for KEAM candidates need to provide email-ID and phone number.
  • An application number will be generated by the system and will be provided to candidates, a strong password has to be set.
  • Using the application number and password candidates will have to re-login for further process.

Step 2: Fill KEAM Application Form

After registration and re-login candidates will have to fill the form which includes qualification details, contact information, category information, personal details and reservation details has to be mentioned correctly. Choose the course that is required further to go to the next step these information are important which has to be filled correctly then make the final submission.

Step 3: Uploading Photograph, Signature and Thumb Impression

Uploading the scanned images of student’s recent photograph, signature and thumb impression is mandatory and necessary to proceed for the next.

Step 4: KEAM Application Fee Payment

There are two options to complete the fee payment one is via offline mode or via online mode, either the way application fee is same.

Online Payment: Through Debit/Credit or net baking candidates can make the fee payment.

Offline Payment: For clearing the fee through offline mode candidates first will take print out of e-challan in the payment page later with the form cash must be paid.

Courses

General Category

Other Category

B.Tech or B.Pharm

INR 700

INR 300

Both paper I and Paper II

INR 900

INR 400

 

Step 5: Take Application Form Print-Out

Once the application form is filled and the payment is completed candidates shall not send the completed application form to the CEE centre. Do take the print out for future reference.

KEAM Application Form Correction

It is natural to make mistakes no matter how carefully candidates will fill the form, CEE provides the facility to correct the forma and submit again. Only for certain days the correction window will be open in the KEAM website within the last date candidates must make corrections.

Steps

How to correct KEAM application form

Step 1

In the KEAM website go to candidate login

Step 2

Enter application number and password

Step 3

Correct the form by making changes and submit

Step 4

Take a print out of correct application form

KEAM Cut-off:

CEE Kerala releases the cut-off of KEAM and the marks will be put up in the form of rank (course- wise and category-wise) based on that admissions will be given. Candidates reaching equal to or more than KEAM cut-off will be eligible and be able to participate in the KEAM counselling process. Few of the key factors considering which cut-off will be put up are:

  • KEAM Marking Scheme
  • Marks Obtained in KEAM
  • Difficulty level of the paper
  • Availability of seats in the college
  • As per previous year cut-off

KEAM 2021 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

If your aim is to score good marks and get qualified in the exam, candidates should be aware of the exam pattern it is important to know the pattern before you start preparing for it. On the first day of exam paper I session will be conducted and one 2nd day paper II will be conducted. The standard of the test will be that of higher secondary exam syllabus. The exam pattern for paper I and paper II is same, aspirants willing to take B.Tech course need to appear for both the papers whereas, B.Pharm students can appear for only paper I.

Exam Pattern:

KEAM question paper will comprise of 2 papers and both the papers are of objective type questions (MCQ) which is pen paper based test (offline mode). Only using black or blue-point pen candidates must darken the bubble, if the question is left unanswered or not bubbled then will not be considered. For each question there is 5 options given out of which one should be marked, marking of 2 answers will lead to incorrect answer.

Paper

Paper 1

Paper 2

Subjects

Physics/Chemistry

Mathematics

Total Time Duration

2 hours 30 minutes (150 minutes)

2 hours 30 minutes (150 minutes)

No. of Questions

120 questions

120 questions

Type of Question

Objective type (MCQs)

Objective type (MCQs)

Total Marks

480

480

Marking Scheme

+4 marks for every correct answer
-1 mark for every incorrect answer

+4 marks for every correct answer
-1 mark for every incorrect answer

 

KEAM Syllabus:

KEAM Syllabus is on basis of higher secondary level exam constituting physics, chemistry and mathematics. Candidates can study according to the subjects, topics and based on the marks allotted for each topic. The important topics to go through is tabulated below according to that can practice and secure well in the exam.

KEAM Physics Syllabus

Introduction & Measurement

Description of Motion in One Dimension

Description of Motion in Two & Three Dimension

Atomic Nucleus

Magnetic Effect of Current & Magnetism

Dual Nature of Matter & Radiations

Current Electricity

Mechanics of Solids & Fluids

Electrostatics

Electromagnetic Waves

Optics

EMI & Alternating Current

Gravitation

Solids & Semiconductor Devices

Heat & Thermodynamics

Laws of Motion

Waves

Motion of System of Particles & Rigid Body Rotation

Oscillations

Work, Energy & Power

Principles of Communications

 

KEAM Chemistry Syllabus:

Basic Concepts and Atomic Structure

Bonding and Molecular Structure

States of Matter

D-Block & F-Block Elements

Coordination Compounds & Organometallics

Basics Principles, Purification & Characterization of Organic Compounds

Hydrocarbons

Environmental Chemistry & Chemistry in Everyday Life

Chemical Equilibrium

Organic Compounds With Functional Groups Containing Halogens

Organic Compounds With Functional Groups Containing Oxygen

Chemical Kinetics

Periodic Properties of Elements & Hydrogen

Organic Reaction Mechanism

Organic Compounds With Functional Groups Containing Nitrogen

Polymers & Biomolecules

Redox Reaction & Electrochemistry

P-Block Elements

Solutions

S-Block Elements & Principles of Metallurgy

Stereochemistry

Surface Chemistry

Thermodynamics

 

KEAM Mathematics Syllabus:

Sets, Relation & Functions

Complex Numbers

Quadratic Equations

Application of Derivatives

Definite and Indefinite Integrals

3D Geometry

Cartesian System of Rectangular Coordinates

Functions, Limits & Continuity

Circles & Family of Circles

Conic Sections

Lines & Family of Lines

Differential Equations

Linear In equations

Mathematical Logic & Boolean Algebra

Differentiation

Sequence & Series

Permutations, Combinations and Binomial Theorem & Mathematical Induction

Matrices & Determinants

Statistics & Probability

Vectors

Trigonometric Functions & Inverse Trigonometric Functions

Recommended books for the preparation of KEAM:

  • 16 Years’ Solved Papers JEE Main 2020 
  • 16 Years’ Solved Papers: Kerala Engineering Entrance Exam
  • Chaterwise solved paper CLASS 12th physics chemistry mathematics
  • Topic wise Solved papers for Engineering Entrance 2nd Edition

KEAM 2021 Admit Card

To fetch KEAM admit card candidates can get through online mode only and the print out has to be produced at the time of examination. Candidates must download the admit card since there is no post will be sent from CEE office. If candidates fail to produce the admit card at the time of exam in the exam centre will not be allowed to sit for the exam. It is important to safeguard the admit card till the end of admission process as it is used to check results, merit list and at the time of reporting to the allocated college.

Steps

How to download KEAM Admit Card

Step 1

Visit KEAM website

Step 2

Click on download link of KEAM admit card

Step 3

Enter - application number, password and security pin then submit

Step 4

KEAM admit card will be displayed, check for the details mentioned are correct

Step 5

If correct, download KEAM admit card and colour print outs must be taken

KEAM 2021 Results & Score Card

After a couple of weeks KEAM results will be out and will be able to check in the KEAM website, candidates passed in the examination will be called for appearing in the further admission process. So, once the results are declared KEAM rank list will be released an equal weightage is given for the KEAM score and for the marks obtained in the PCM in 12th board.

Considering the KEAM result, qualified candidates will be processed ahead with KEAM counselling and will be held in the allotted colleges. The results of KEAM will be valid only for one year so as within the same year admissions to the academic year has to be taken.

Steps

How to Check KEAM Results

Step 1

Go to CEE website

Step 2

Click on - KEAM candidate portal

Step 3

Enter the credentials application no, password and security pin

Step 4

In the portal click on "results link"

Step 5

KEAM results will be displayed on the screen

KEAM 2021 Counselling & Admission

As soon as the results are declared merit list will be produced followed by KEAM counselling takes place, through central allotment process candidate’s seats will be allotted. The purpose of conducting counselling is that candidates will be able to choose their desired colleges and seek admissions.

Only qualified candidates will be eligible to register for KEAM counselling session, choice for the course and college can be made during the registration process. On basis of first cum first serve candidates will be allotted with seats here, verification of documents will be done. Those candidates miss to appear for the scheduled slot of counselling will not be allowed for any other slots.

Steps

How to Register for KEAM Counselling

Registration

Login by using KEAM application number and roll number


Submit the key number and password

Selection of course and college

Check for the courses and participating colleges displayed on the screen


In order of preference can select the college, click on save, clearly check for the order of preference as seats allotment will be done accordingly

Filter option

There is an edit option through which  selected choices can be filtered as per the preference and submit the same


Take a print out of filled details at the time of counselling for future usage

List of KEAM 2021 examination centres

While filling the application form candidates shall select the one exam centre from the drop down list and there are no restrictions in choosing the exam centres. Address of the exam centre and other details will be mentioned on the KEAM admit card.

On both the days of exam the timings will be same that is 10:00 am to 12:30 pm for paper I and paper II respectively. KEAM exam will be held in different cities of kerala also it is held in Mumbai and New Delhi. One should be careful while selecting the exam centre because one chosen cannot be changed. The exam takes place in multiple centres across India.

Kerala

Alappuzha

Ernakulam

Kannur

Kasaragod

Kattappana

Kollam

Kottayam

Kozhikode

Malappuram

Palakkad

Pathanamthitta

Thiruvananthapuram

Thodupuzha

Thrissur

Wayanad

Delhi

New Delhi

Maharashtra

Mumbai

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.