KEAM 2020 – Commissioner of Entrance Exams, Kerala has released KEAM notice for the imporatnt eligibility documents that is needed to be uploaded in the online form of KEAM 2020. The online forms shall be available from January 2020 on cee-kerala.org. Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical (KEAM) is platform for admission UG courses like engineering, architecture, B.Pharm, MBBS, BDS, ayurveda, homoeopathy, siddha, unani, agriculture, forestry, veterinary, and fisheries courses in the state of Kerala. However, under KEAM, entrance exam is held for admission in engineering and pharmacy courses. For all other courses admission is based on respective national level entrance exams, NATA and NEET UG. In engineering and pharmacy, final admission is based on marks of 10+2 and KEAM 2020. The 10+2 qualified/qualifying candidates in 2020 can apply for KEAM 2020. To check detailed eligibility, application process, dates, syllabus, books, preparation tips and more read below.
Latest: KEAM 2020 application form to be available from January 2020 – check eligibility documents needed for application form.
Last year, 64795 candidates had appeared in KEAM and in engineering 90,233. It is one of the most sought after state level entrance exam of Kerala state. Check important date of KEAM 2020 from the table below.
|KEAM 2020||Important Dates|
|Notice out on||7 Nov 2019|
|Application Form||Jan 2020|
|Last date to submit the application form||Last week of Feb 2020|
|application form correction window||1st week of Mar 2020|
|Last date to upload documents||Last week of Mar 2020|
|Issuance of Admit Card||2nd week of Apr 2020|
|KEAM 2020 exam date||20 – 21 Apr 2020|
|Release of answer keys||few days after the exam|
|Declaration of Result||3rd week of May 2020|
- Application form
- Application form status
- Admit card
- Answer Keys
- Merit list
KEAM 2020 Application Form
The application form to apply for KEAM 2020 is made vailabe in the online mode only. The candidates who are appearing for KEAM for engineering admission or for admission in any other courses have to apply by filling the online application form, the steps are as follows:
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Step 1: Register using name, date of birth, email id, mobile number and password of choice.
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Step 2: Fill the online application form.
Step 3: pay the application fee
Step 4: Upload the scanned images of photo and signature as per the specifications below:
Step 5: Print the confirmation page for reference.
There is no need to send the print of the application form to the authorities just the online submission of the form is enough
Application Fee: KEAM 2020 application fee is given in the table below:
|a) Engineering only/ B.Pharm only/both||Rs. 700||Rs. 300|
|b) Architecture only/ Medical & Allied only/both||Rs. 500||Rs. 200|
|Both (a) and (b)||Rs. 900||Rs. 400|
|Candidates choosing ‘Dubai’ as Examination Centre||Rs. 12,000 additional||Rs. 12,000 additional|
Mode of application fee payment:
There are 2 modes available – E-challan or online. Online payment modes can be any one of these:
- Credit card
- Debit card
- Net banking
Documents needed to fill the application form:
The students have to use the below documents to fill the application form of KEAM 2020:
- Birth Certificate
- A valid Email ID
- An active Mobile Number
- Class 10th and 12th Marksheet
to upload in the form
- Scanned image of candidate’s photograph
- Scanned image of candidate’s signature
- Document proof as per the reservationclaim by the candidates
Uploading specifications of documents
Upload the documents as per the specifications below:
|Photograph||JPG / JPEG||150 X 200 pixels||10-30 kb|
|Signature||JPG / JPEG||150 X 100 pixels||10-30 kb|
|any other document||JPG / JPEG||–||10-30 kb|
KEAM 2020 Notice
As per the KEAM 2020 notice, the exam schedule is for engineering entrance exam is as follows:
Physics and Chemistry
|20 Apr 2020||10 am to 12:30 pm|
|21 Apr 2020||10 am to 12:30 pm|
The candidates can check below the official notice by CEE on KEAM 2020 exam date.
Overview of KEAM 2020
Admission not all courses is based on the KEAM 2020 entrance exam. Here is a segregation of the admission channels in KEAM 2020 for you.
Category 1: Admission via KEAM 2020 entrance exam is only for the engineering courses that are:
– Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.)includes all Courses
– B.Tech. (Agricultural Engineering)
– B.Tech. (Food Engineering & Technology)
– B.Tech. (Dairy Technology)
– B.Tech. (Food Technology)
– B.Tech. (Food Science & Technology)
– Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm)
Category 2: Admission via NATA in KEAM 2020:
– Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)
Category 3: Admission via NEET-UG in KEAM 2020:
– Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
– Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery (BSMS)
– Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS)
– Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS)
– BSc.(Hons.) Agri.
– BSc.(Hons.) Forestry
– Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry (BVSc. & AH)
– Bachelor of Fisheries Science (BFSc)
Important: For all the categories described above, the filling of KEAM 2020 application form is mandatory. The admission for category 2 and 3 is via Centralised Allotment Process (CAP) based on NATA and NEET marks. For category 1 the admisison is via CAP too, but based on KEAM 2020 entrance exam scores and 10+2 marks.
KEAM 2020 Syllabus
The candidates can check below the syllabus of KEAM 2020:
- Basic concepts and atomic structure
- Bonding and molecular structure
- States of matter
- Periodic properties of elements and hydrogen
- s-block elements and principles of metallurgy
- p, d, f block elements
- Chemical equilibrium
- Redox reactions and electrochemistry
- Chemical kinetics
- Surface chemistry
- Co-ordination compounds and organometallics
- Basic principles, purification, and characterization of organic compounds
- Organic reaction mechanism
- Organic compounds with functional groups containing halogens, oxygen, and nitrogen
- Polymers and biomolecules
- Environmental chemistry & chemistry in everyday life
- Introduction and measurement
- Description of motion in one dimension
- Description of motion in two & three dimension
- Laws of motion
- Work, energy, and power
- The motion of system of particles & rigid body rotation
- Mechanics of solids and fluids
- Heat and thermodynamics
- Oscillations and waves
- Current electricity
- Magnetic effect of current and magnetism
- Electromagnetics induction and alternating current
- Electromagnetic waves
- Dual nature of matter and radiation
- Atomic nucleus
- Solids and semiconductor devices
- Principles of communication
For detailed syllabus:
KEAM 2020 Exam Pattern
The exam pattern of KEAM 2020 is given below:
Type of questions: MCQs
Number of papers: 2 (physics & chemistry and mathematics)
Time: 150 minutes per paper
Total number of questions: 120 per paper
Marking scheme: +4 for correct answers and -1 for the wrong ones
The distribution of marks in Paper 1 and 2 is given below:
|Paper||No. of ques||Time|
|Paper I – Physics and Chemistry||120||2.5 hrs|
|Paper II – Mathematics||120||2.5 hrs|
How to Prepare for KEAM 2020
The candidates can check below the preparation tips for KEAM 2020:
Keep a check on your speed: In KEAM 120 questions have to be attempted in 150 mins in each paper. This means you have 1.25 mins per questions in each paper. Thus to complete the entite paper on time you must maintain and practice to achieve speed to 1 min per question speed.
Practice from the previous years’ papers: Make sure to collect s many last years’ question papers and solve them on a daily basis. This helps with familiarising the exam pattern and the type of questions that are asked in the exam.
Analyse the exam and understand the pattern: Pattern here means what is the pattern of questions that are aksed, which topics carry the maximum weightage and what is the repeatation pattern. You can analyze all these and use them for your benefits while preparing for the exam.
Revisions: make sure to complete the entire syllabus once. And also ensure that before the exam you have enough time left to complete the revision of the syllabus once.
KEAM 2020 recommended books for preparation
So as to prepare well the candidates can also refer to the list of books as mentioned beneath.
|16 Years’ (2000-2015) Solved Papers: Kerala Engineering Entrance Exam||Buy Online|
|Topic wise Solved papers for Engineering Entrance 2nd Edition||Buy Online|
|16 Year’s Solved Papers Kerala CEE Engineering Entrance Exam||Buy Online|
|NCERT Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM) Books Set||Buy Online|
KEAM 2020 Cutoff
The cutoff marks of KEAM 2020 indicates the opening and closing ranks of the colleges that participate in KEAM. The cutoff for the year 2020 is released at the time of counselling.
Below is the KEAM cutoffs from last year for reference:
KEAM 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates can check below the eligibility for KEAM 2020:
Education qualification: Passed in 10+2 or appearing in class 12 in 2020 with minimum 50% marks in aggregate
Subject combination needed in 10+2:
– 50% marks in Mathematics separately
– 50 % marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry/Biology/Computer Science/Biotechnology
B.Sc.(Hons.)Agri, B.Sc.(Hons) Foresty, BFSc courses:
– 50% marks in Biology separately
– 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology all together
BVSc. & AH Course
– 50% aggregate marks in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
B.Sc. Degree holders
– Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany or Biotechnology as Main
– Mathematics as a subject OR 10+3 Diploma
– 50% marks in aggregate with maths as a compulsory subject
Medical & Allied Courses (For MBBS, BDS, BSMS)
– Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Biotechnology
– 50% marks in Biology or Biotechnology separately
– 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology put together
BAMS/ BHMS courses:
– Physics, Chemistry, Biology
– 50% marks in Biology separately
– 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology together
– 50% aggregate marks in all
– 50% aggregate marks in Biology separately.
– 10th standard with Urdu/Arabic/Persian language as a subject
– It is mandatory to have NEET UG 2020 scores to apply for admission to medical courses, agriculture, forestry, veterinary and fisheries courses
– It is mandatory to have NATA 2020 scores to apply for architecture courses.
KEAM 2020 Application Form Correction
The defects in the applications are displayed on the homepage of the candidate portal. Defects if any, should be rectified within the dates specified by the authorities with separate notice. Note that the candidates whose application forms are rejected do not get admit card. However, they are issued a rejection memo.
KEAM 2020 Admit Card
The registered candidates get their admit cards online only. The hall ticket or the admit card is made available under the logins of the students.
– What do you need to get the admit card: Application number and password
– Where to download from: Under your respective login from cee.kerala.gov.in.
– How to carry the admit card: take a print of the admit card on a A4 sized paperand carry it on the day of the exam.
With the admit card the students have to also carry anyone government issued photo ID proof, which can be as follows:
- Pan card
- Voter’s Id card
- Driving license
- Aadhaar card
- Ration card
Admit card shall have details like:
- Candidate’s Name
- Roll Number
- Application Number
- Date of Birth
- Exam Date
- Exam Centre Name
- Exam Centre Address
- Reporting Time
The candidates who do not have their admit cards on the day of the exam, cannot enter the exam center to appear for the exam.
KEAM 2020 Exam Schedule
KEAM 2020 exam is held in 2 days and as per the schedule below. This is how the exam was held last year.
|Day 1||Paper I – Physics & Chemistry||10.00 am to 12.30 pm|
|Day 2||Paper II – Mathematics||10.00 am to 12.30 pm|
*B.Pharm candidates only appear for Paper I.
A candidate not appearing in any one of the papers, for engineering admission is disqualified, and are not considered for ranking. In other words, appearance in the two relevant papers: Paper I – Physics & Chemistry and Paper II – Mathematics is compulsory for being considered in the Engineering rank list.
KEAM 2020 Exam Centers
Entrance Examination is held in the selected venues in
- All districts in Kerala
- New Delhi
KEAM 2020 Answer key
KEAM 2020 answer keys both official ones and the unofficial ones have the correct answers to all the questions that are asked in the exam.
There are 2 types of answer keys that is released by CEE. Another one type is also released just after the exam is held by the unofficial sources. This type of answer key is called the unofficial answer key.
|Type||Released when||who releases|
|Unofficial||few hours after the exam||students, experts, coaching centers via various modes|
|Officilal provisional keys||few days after the exam||CEE Kerala in cee.kerala.gov.in|
|Officilal final keys||after challenges have been reviewed on provisional keys||CEE Kerala in cee.kerala.gov.in|
The candidatescan use the answer keys to know their probable score in the exam even before he result is out. The formula that can be used to calculate the marks in KEAM 2020 is:
KEAM 2020 score = 4 X (no. of correct answers) – 1 X (no. of wrong answers)
KEAM 2020 Result
The KEAM 2020 scores are released first under the login of the candidates. The candidates can check their scores using the application number and date of birth. The candidates who are selected as per the scores are required to submit their 10+2 marks next.
The final merit list for admission and counselling is based on KEAM 2020 marks and 10+2 marks both. Thus it is important to submit the 10+2 marks.
Preparation of merit list for admission for Engineering:
It prepared by giving equal weightage to the marks obtained in the KEAM 2020 engineering entrance exam (Paper I and Paper II put together), and the grade/marks obtained for Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry/Computer Science/Biotechnology/Biology put together in 10+2.
Preparation of merit list for admission for Engineering:
The rank list for the B.Pharm course is prepared on the basis of index marks calculated as follows:
- Score obtained in Chemistry from the Paper-I is multiplied by 2.25
- Then it is added to the Physics score obtained from the Paper-I.
- The total score obtained is then multiplied by a factor 2/3 to calculate the index mark for ranking the candidates for the B.Pharm course. The maximum index score is 480.
Tie-breaking in KEAM 2020 Merit List preparation
You can check below how is the merit list prepared if 2 or more candidates get equal score:
- First, marks obtained in maths is considered in KEAM 2020
- If the tie will still persist then the marks in Physic & Chemistry is considered in KEAM 2020
- If there will be tie still then the marks of maths in 10+2 is considered.
- Even if the tie will be there then the marks in Physics in qualifying exam is considered.
- If there is still a tie, the age of the candidate is taken and the older is placed higher in the ranking.
- Candidate with higher rank in NATA is placed at a higher rank.
- If there is a tie even then, marks of math in the qualifying exam is taken.
- However, if there is still a tie then the older candidate is placed higher in the ranking.
Ayurveda: higher rank in NEET UG 2020
KEAM 2020 Selection Criteria
The candidates will be selected on the various basis after the examination. So as to know more regarding the same the candidates can refer to the information as mentioned below.
- For all Engineering Courses
- The candidates will be selected on the basis of merit.
- Equal weighting shall be given 50:50 to the candidates.
- The marks of the paper I and paperII will be put together.
- Marks obtained in the final year of the qualifying examination for Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry will be taken together.
- For B.Arc Program
- The score obtained in NATA will be taken into consideration.
- Marks obtained in the qualifying examination will be considered.
- For MBBS/BDS Programme
- Candidates will need to qualify the NEET-UG 2020.
KEAM 2020 Counselling
The candidates who get selected in the merit list of KEAM 2020 have to appear for KEAM 2020 counselling. The allotment seats in KEAM is done via the centralised allotments process (CAP).
The process is as follows:
#1. Register with KEAM 2020 score for practicing choices of seats in colleges and courses.
#2. Participate in trial allotments rounds
#3. Check first allotment result
#4. Check allotment memo and pay the seat booking fee online to confirm the seats.
Commissioner of Entrance Exams, Kerala
The Commissionerate of Entrance Examinations (CEE) conducts entrance examinations or allotment process for admission to professional courses every year like Kerala Engineering Agriculture Medical Degree (KEAM). The allotments are made through a Single Window System of the Centralized Allotment Process (CAP). The b ody is reponsible for allotments of seats and conduction of the exam. Also it is responsible to release admit card, answer keys and result of the entrance examination.
KEAM 2020 Frequently Asked Questions
Ans : Candidates shall carry a hardcopy of the application form along with the ballpoint pen (either blue or black ink) and a cardboard/clipboard for the Examination.
Ans : On the official website, a candidate has to log in using his/her application number and password. On the submission of these two details, admit card of KEAM 2020 will appear on the screen.
Ans : There is no provision of sending the admit card of KEAM 2020 to candidate’s postal address. It is the sole duty of the candidate to download the admit card from the official website.
Ans : In such case, candidate shall directly contact the conducting body, CEE on immediate basis.
Ans : The memo appears on the screen when there is a defect in the certificates uploaded in the application form. The candidates first have to eradicate that defect and then the admit card will be available for download. Necessary documents for correcting the defects should be sent to CEE office on or before the specified date along with the Printout of Memo sheet.
Ans : No, there is no dress code. However, candidate must make sure that they wear clean, tidy and decent clothes. No accessories and heavy makeup shall be worn by students.
Ans : Candidate must check the admit card to know the reposting time of the exam as admit card have details related to the exam center, exam time, reporting time and so on.
Ans : KEAM official website is www.cee-kerala.org Candidates can apply for KEAM 2020, download the admit card and check the result through the official website itself.
Ans : KEAM abbreviation for Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical is conducted by Commissioner of Entrance Exams run by the Government of Kerala.
Ans : Kerala Architecture Engineering Medical Entrance Exam (KEAM) is an entrance exam for admissions only for Engineering & Architecture courses. Admissions to the MBBS course in Kerala Medical Colleges are only through National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). However, candidates have to fill the application form of KEAM for admission in medical colleges of Kerala along with the NEET score.
Ans : KEAM was conducted offline (pen and paper mode) till 2019 so it is expected that the same will continue in 2020. In case of any change in the mode of examination, the information will be uploaded here on this page.
Ans : Approximately 1 lakh candidates appeared in the entrance exam last time, out of which 72400ish qualified and were listed in the rank list.
Ans : Submission of application and supporting documents is possible in online mode only.
Ans : Candidate must have Valid Email ID and Mobile Number,Scanned Copy of Photograph and Signature of the Candidate, Birth Certificate, Income Certificate, Community Certificate (if applicable), Reservation Certificate (if applicable).
Ans : For each correct response in the Entrance Examination, the candidates will be awarded 4 marks, and for each incorrect response, 1 mark will be deducted from the total score.
Ans : The standard or level of the Entrance Examination will be that of Higher Secondary or equivalent examinations.
Ans : Candidates can fill the form online through the official website only. Registration -> Fill the application form ->Pay the application fee ->Upload images and certificates -> Print confirmation page.
Ans : Candidates need not send the printout of the page and supporting documents to the Office of the CEE via post/e-mail/ or in person.
Ans : Candidates can fill the form online through the official website only. There’s no other option available with the candidate in order to fill the KEAM 2020 Application form.
Ans : Candidates shall have a valid email ID, phone number, scanned copy of photograph and signature, birth certificate, income certificate, community certificate, and reservation certificate (if applicable).
Ans : Candidate must have passed Higher Secondary Examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala or equivalent exam. Scroll up on this page to check the eligibility criteria in detail.
Ans : Using the link ‘Forgot Password’ in the online application, you can reset your password. Application number, DOB, Security Question and answer of it should be provided for resetting the password.
Ans : Important messages and information regarding KEAM will be sent to the provided email-id /mobile numbers. Hence, it is mandatory for the candidates to have an active mobile number and phone number.
Ans : The applicants will have to submit a Non-Creamy Layer Certificate in original from the competent authority along with the printout of the application form of KEAM 2020.
Ans : A candidate is allotted with 4 marks in case of any correct answer. For every wrong answer, 01 marks will be deducted. In the end, total marks are calculated and the scorecard is prepared for every candidate.
Ans : CEE publishes the KEAM 2020 result in the form of a scorecard on the official website.
Ans : To check the result, candidate has to log in using his / her application number, password and security code
Ans : KEAM 2020 result has information related to Application number, roll number, name of the candidate, category, marks obtained by the candidate, and qualifying marks for KEAM 2020.
Ans : In the case of a tie, candidate with higher marks in Mathematics in the Entrance Examination will be placed higher in the ranking. If the tie still persists, a candidate with higher marks in Physics of the Physics & Chemistry Paper in the Entrance Examination will be placed higher in the ranking. If there is still a tie, a candidate with higher marks in Mathematics of the final year of the qualifying examination will be placed higher in the ranking. In the case, if the tie still persists, a candidate with higher marks in Physics of the final year of the qualifying examination will be placed higher in the ranking. If there is still a tie, the age of the candidate will be taken into account and the elder will be placed higher in the ranking.
Ans : Rank list or merit list contains the rank of the candidate as per their scores. Only those whose name is there in the rank list are eligible to apply for further admission process.
Ans : Candidates who qualify the exam and whose name is there in the merit list are called for the counselling / seat allotment after the release of the result.