KEAM 2022 Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern and Syllabus

Kerala Engineering Entrance [KEAM]

KEAM - Kerala Engineering Entrance

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

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

The 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. They have also 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. There are national exam NEET and NATA for medical and architecture, respectively. KEAM is conducted for seeking admissions to only B.Tech and B.Pharm. For candidates applying for a 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


Exam Level

State Level Exam

KEAM Application Mode


Medium of Exam


KEAM Counselling Mode


No. of Papers

Paper 1 - Physics and Chemistry
Paper 2 - Mathematics

Exam Duration

Each paper 2 and half hours

Type of Question


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 2022 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 from 10 am to 12.30 pm. And the exam will be conducted as per the scheduled venue that the candidate selected as exam center at the time of filling the application form.


Exam Date

KEAM  Application Release Date

The first week of February

KEAM Application Submit Date

Last week of February

KEAM Fee Payment

Last week of February

KEAM Admit Card Download

The 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 2022 Eligibility criteria

Candidates willing to apply for the exam and seek admissions must fulfill the eligibility criteria as per the board. 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: The candidate should be a minimum of 17 years of age before 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 an 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, B.Pharm, physics, chemistry, and biology marks are considered. Candidates with an 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 a relaxation of 5%. However minimum aggregate required is the same.

KEAM 2022 Application Form & fees

Usually, in the February KEAM application form, the official website will be released so that the KEAM application process will take place in online mode. The form needs 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 the paper I test only to fill the application form accordingly. Candidates will have to follow the 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 provided to candidates, and 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, including qualification details, contact information, category information, personal details, and reservation details that have to be mentioned correctly. Choose the course that is required further to go to the next step. This information is important, which has to be filled incorrectly, then make the final submission.

Step 3: Uploading Photograph, Signature, and Thumb Impression

Uploading the scanned images of the 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: offline mode or online mode. Either way application fee is the 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 a print out of e-challan on the payment page later with the form cash must be paid.


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 center. 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, and CEE provides the facility to correct the form and submit it again. Only for certain days, the correction window will be open on the KEAM website. Within the last date, candidates must make corrections.


How to correct KEAM application form

Step 1

On the KEAM website, go to the 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 the 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 the KEAM cut-off will be eligible and participate in the KEAM counseling process. A few of the key factors considering which cut-off will be put up are:

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

KEAM 2022 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

If you aim 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 the exam paper, I will be conducted, and one 2nd day paper II will be conducted. The test's standard will be that of a higher secondary exam syllabus. The exam pattern for paper I and paper II is the same. Aspirants willing to take the B.Tech course need to appear for both the papers whereas, B.Pharm students can appear for the only paper I.

Exam Pattern:

KEAM question paper will comprise 2 papers, and both the papers are of objective type questions (MCQ), a 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, it will not be considered. There are 5 options given out of which one should be marked for each question. Marking of 2 answers will lead to an incorrect answer.


Paper 1

Paper 2




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



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 based on higher secondary level exams constituting physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Candidates can study according to the subjects, topics, and marks allotted for each topic. The important topics to go through are tabulated below 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


Electromagnetic Waves


EMI & Alternating Current


Solids & Semiconductor Devices

Heat & Thermodynamics

Laws of Motion


The motion of System of Particles & Rigid Body Rotation


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


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


S-Block Elements & Principles of Metallurgy


Surface Chemistry



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


Sequence & Series

Permutations, Combinations, and Binomial Theorem & Mathematical Induction

Matrices & Determinants

Statistics & Probability


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
  • Chapter-wise solved paper CLASS 12th physics chemistry mathematics
  • Topic-wise Solved Papers for Engineering Entrance 2nd Edition

KEAM 2022 Admit Card

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


How to download KEAM Admit Card

Step 1

Visit KEAM website

Step 2

Click on the download link of the 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 2022 Results & Score Card

After a couple of weeks, KEAM results will be out, and you will be able to check on the KEAM website. Candidates who passed 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 the marks obtained in the PCM in the 12th board.

Considering the KEAM result, qualified candidates will be processed ahead with KEAM counseling and 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.


How to Check KEAM Results

Step 1

Go to the 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 the "results link."

Step 5

KEAM results will be displayed on the screen

KEAM 2022 Counselling & Admission

As soon as the results are declared, a merit list will be produced, followed by KEAM counseling. Through the central allotment process, candidate’s seats will be allotted. The purpose of conducting counseling is to choose their desired colleges and seek admissions.

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


How to Register for KEAM Counselling


Log in by using the 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, select the college, click on save, and clearly check for the order of preference as seat 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 counseling for future usage

List of KEAM 2022 examination centres

While filling the application form, candidates shall select the one exam center from the drop down list, and there are no restrictions in choosing the exam centers. The exam center's address and other details will be mentioned on the KEAM admit card.

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


















New Delhi



KEAM Contact Information

The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations
5th, Housing Board Buildings
Santhi Nagar, Thiruvananthapuram-695 001.
Phone: 0471- 2332120, 2338487.
Fax: 0471-2337228.

Ask & Answers

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

Exam Pattern for Engineering program: 

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


May I know how I shall download Admit card?

Step by step process to download Admit card:

  • The candidates need to visit the official website to download Admit card. 
  • There will be a 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 pdf format.
  • The candidates then need to click on the print button 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 to check the Result.
  • The result will be made available via online mode.
  • The candidates need to enter their Application number to check the Result. 
  • The 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 the Application form? 

  • Aspirants must visit the official website and register themselves by filling in the complete details in the Application form.
  • Then they must upload the Scanned copy of the Passport size photo, thumb impression, and signature as per the prescribed one. 
  • The candidates need to keep a copy of the filled Application form safely.
  • Then the aspirants need to send the printed & filled application form and 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 the 12th examination from the recognized board for 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 17 years of age as or on 31st December. There is no upper age limit for the exam.