KEAM full form is Kerala, Engineering, Architecture and Medical Courses.  CEE conducts the KEAM, a state level entrance exam which is held every year. This examination is for the engineering and pharmacy courses admissions in Kerala. As per the latest news the medical Admission to Medical courses, Agriculture, Forestry, Veterinary and Fisheries courses will be regulated on the basis of merit as assessed in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test conducted by the NTA. The KEAM Rank lists shall include all the qualified candidates. Candidates can check the previous year cut off and Question paper for KEAM here in this article. Get here complete details of KEAM including dates, Exam pattern and syllabus etc.

KEAM 2018  KEAM 2019  KEAM 2020


The admission engineering and pharmacy courses will be done through KEAM, however, the admission in MBBS/ BDS courses in Kerala State will be on the basis of the marks secured by the candidate in NEET exam. Similarly for Architecture courses admission will be done on the basis of NATA. Further, the candidates can check the exam schedule of KEAM from the below tables.

KEAM  Dates
KEAM 2018
  • Physics & Chemistry (Paper-I)
  • Mathematics (Paper-II)
  • 23 Apr 2018
  • 24 Apr 2018
KEAM 2019
  • Physics & Chemistry (Paper-I)
  • Mathematics (Paper-II)
  • 22 Apr 2019
  • 23 Apr 2019
KEAM 2020
  • Physics & Chemistry (Paper-I)
  • Mathematics (Paper-II)
  • 3rd week of Apr 2020

Courses Offered through KEAM

The candidates are offered admission in the following Professional Courses, which is mention below:

Engineering Courses :

  • 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)

Architecture Course:

  • Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)

Medical Courses:

  • MBBS
  • BDS
  • 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)

Agriculture & Forestry Courses:

  • BSc.(Hons.) Agri.
  • BSc.(Hons.) Forestry

Veterinary Course:

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry (BVSc. & AH)

Fisheries Course:

  • Bachelor of Fisheries Science (BFSc)

Pharmacy Course:

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm)

Exam Pattern for KEAM

KEAM exam latest information brochure has not yet been released (which will contain exam pattern), usually exam pattern of KEAM remains the same, so you can get the idea of KEAM examination with this. The structure of Examination for the KEAM is as follows:

KEAM Exam Subject Number of questions Max Marks
Paper I Physics and Chemistry 120 480
Paper II Mathematics 120 480
Total 240 960
  • Number of Questions: 120
  • Marking Scheme: For each correct in the Engineering Entrance Examination, the candidates will be awarded 4 marks, and for each incorrect response, 1 mark will be deducted from the total score. 
  • Negative marking: Their will be negative mark in the Engineering Entrance Examination.
  • Examination Duration: 150 minutes
  • Entrance Examination for Engineering courses will be conducted with a relative weightage of 5:3:2 in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry.

KEAM Syllabus

Below we mention the last year syllabus of KEAM for the reference purpose only, if any change occur in syllabus the latest syllabus will be uploaded here.

Selection Procedure of KEAM

KEAM Selection Criteria

The aspirant will be selected for admission in various Engineering and B.Arch courses on the basis of following criteria, which is of previous  years.

For all Engineering Courses: 

  • The Candidate selected for admission will be done on the basis of their merit in the Engineering Entrance Examination and marks obtained in the qualifying examination.
  • The subjects of the qualifying examination considered for the computation of marks for the purpose of ranking shall be Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry/ Computer Science/ Bio-Technology/ Biology.
  • Equal weightage of 50:50 shall be given to the score obtained in the Entrance Examination for Engineering (Paper I & Paper II put together), and the grade/marks obtained in the final year of the qualifying examination for Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together.

For B.Arc Program: 

  • A Rank list for admission to B. Arch Course will be prepared by giving equal weightage to the score obtained in the ‘National Aptitude Test in Architecture’ (NATA) and to the
    marks/grades obtained in the Qualifying Examination by the candidate. It is important that the candidate should qualify NATA.

For MBBS/BDS Programme: 

Candidates will have to qualify NEET-UG as per the qualifying criteria prescribed by NEET-UG for admission to MBBS/BDS courses.

How to prepare

Candidates who want to qualify in the KEAM, must read this session for better preparation tips. You should must practice on the previous year question papers, from this you will get the idea of important topics comes in KEAM exam papers. Below we mention some points of KEAM for better preparation.

  • Carefully read the Syllabus examination.
  • Get proper study material to syllabus.
  • Follow only limited books.
  • Develop query solving strategy.
  • Try to solve problems in less time accurately.
  • Understand the Exam marking scheme and Exam pattern, make better strategy.
  • Manage the proper Time for better study.

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