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KEAM 2018: CEE Kerala, Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility

keam-2018KEAM 2018 is a state level entrance exam which is conducted by the Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE), Kerala. KEAM 2018 exam will be conducted in various cities of the country. After clearing this exam, candidates can get admission in various streams of engineering courses. Previously this examination was conducted for admission in engineering, medical, agriculture & many other courses. From 2016 onwards, KEAM exam was organized for admission in engineering courses only. For admission in medical and allied heath science courses including agriculture candidate must qualify the NEET exam and for architecture course, candidates have to clear the NATA exam. Through this article, students can check details regarding KEAM 2018 including application form, exam dates, eligibility, etc.

Application Form Exam Dates  Eligibility

Exam Pattern FAQs

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KEAM 2018 Exam Date

The tentative exam date for KEAM 2018 is given here. Whenever the official dates get announced we will update that here:

EventsDate (Tentative)
Starting of selling security card along with prospectus1st week of January 2018
application form release1st week of January 2018
Last date to apply onlineLast week of January 2018
Admit card announcedLast week of March 2018
Exam dateLast week of April 2018
Declaration of result4th week of May 2018

KEAM Application Form 2018

  • KEAM Registration 2018 will be done by both online and offline mode.
  • Applicants can avail the application form from the first week of January 2018.
  • Applicants are advised to do not fill more than one application form.
  • Fill all the required details in the application form carefully.
  • Candidates have to upload their scanned photo, thumb impression and signature in prescribed format.
  • Candidates are required to send the printed & filled 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

Application Fee:

  • Application fee can be paid either with Security Card which can be purchased from selected Post Office or by the Demand Draft (DD).
  • The DD should be drawn from a Nationalized/Scheduled Bank, in favor of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, payable at Thiruvananthapuram.
  • The application fee will be Rs. 1000/- for General and Rs. 500/- for SC.
  • There is no application fee for ST candidates.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants have to check their eligibility criteria of the courses they are applying:


  • Only Indian citizens are eligible to apply.
  • Persons of Indian Origins (PIO) /Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) can also apply for the examination.
  • Students belong to Kerala state are categorized as Keralite, Non-Keralite category I and Non-Keralite Category II.

Age Eligibility:

  • Minimum Age: Candidates must complete their age of 17 years as or on 31st December of the year of admission.
  • Maximum Age: There is no upper age limit.

Qualification Eligibility:

  • Qualification: Candidates seeking admission in engineering courses must have passed 12th or equivalent exam from any recognized board.
  • Percentage: Candidate must have obtained minimum 50% marks in PCM subjects. It is necessary to score 50% marks in mathematics individually.
  • Appearing Candidates: Students appearing in the Higher Secondary examination are also eligible to apply.

KEAM Exam Pattern

  • Mode: The examination will be conducted in pen & paper based mode.
  • No. of papers: The exam will be held in two papers.
  • Duration: Total duration is 5 hours, i.e. two and half hour for each paper.
  • Types of question: The question paper will be consist of objective type questions.
  • No. of questions: Each paper will contain of 120 Questions.
  • Marking Scheme: Four marks will be awarded for the correct response.
  • Negative Marking: 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
PaperSubjectNo. of QuestionsMarking SchemeTotal Time
Paper IChemistry & Physics1201 x 4=4802+1/2 hour
Paper IIMathematics1201 x 4=4802+1/2 hour

KEAM Syllabus

  • The Syllabus will have various topics from subjects like physics, chemistry and mathematics subjects.
  • The standard of the examination will be of 10+2 or equivalent exam.
  • Students should prepare from the above mentioned topics for the exam.
  • Candidates are suggested that questions are not based on NCERT textbook and any other textbook.

How to Prepare for KEAM

  • Make a study time table and follow it strictly.
  • Know your syllabus to the depth and prepare according to the syllabus.
  • Candidates can also check the previous year’s paper to know the exam pattern and type of questions asked in the examination.
  • Follow the good books and study materials for preparations.
  • Take a healthy diet and proper sleep during the preparations.

FAQ’s (Most Asked Question)

Answer: The application form will be released in the first week of January 2018.
Answer: The application form along with brochure will be available at the post offices.
Answer:  A candidate must have completed the 17 years of age as on or before 31st December 2018.
Answer: Application fee can be paid by Security Card and by Demand Draft (DD).
Answer: The application fee is Rs. 1000/- for General and Rs. 500/- for SC. There is no application fee for ST candidates.
Answer: The syllabus will comprise of subjects like Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics.
Answer: Yes, 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
Answer: You can check the exam pattern from the above given section.

Answer: No, KEAM exam will be conducted for admission in engineering courses only.

Still any question, leave your comment.

KEAM Admit Card 2018

KEAM Hall Ticket 2018 will be provided by online mode through the website. Candidates can get the admit card in the last week of March 2018. Candidates will be required to enter their date of birth and application number for downloading the admit card. Admit card will not be sent by post to any candidate. The personal details of candidate and details of exam venue, exam time, exam date, etc, will be mentioned in the admit card.

KEAM Answer Key

KEAM 2018 Answer Key will be published after the few days of examination. Candidates can check the answer key through the website. With the help of answer key, candidate can verify their answers. For any complaints regarding the answer key, candidates have to pay Rs. 100/- per question before the last date. The fee can be paid through DD drawn in the favor of CEE, payable at Thiruvananthapuram.

KEAM Result

KEAM result 2018 will be announced in the fourth week of May 2018. Candidates can view their results via online mode through the website. A separate merit list will be prepared for all the courses on the basis of marks secured by the candidate. Merit list will be prepared on the basis of 50:50 criteria, i.e. 50% for marks obtained in the KEAM exam and 50% for marks scored in the qualifying exam.

KEAM Rank Predictor

Admission in engineering courses will be done on the basis of rank scored by the candidates in KEAM entrance exam. On the basis of final merit list the KEAM rank card will be maintained. Candidates can predict their rank with the help of rank predictor.

KEAM 2018 Counselling

KEAM Admission Process will be started after the release of merit list. The process of seats allocation will be made by Centralized Allotment Process (CAP). It will be done through the Single Window System (SWS). In the counselling process, candidates have to fill the stream/colleges of their choices and lock the choices. Seats will be allotted to candidates as per the merit list, filled choices & availability of seats in colleges. After the process of seat allotment, students are needed to appear at their allotted college to complete admission process.

If you have any query regarding KEAM 2018, you can leave your query below in the comment box.

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  1. Mubashira says:

    What is entrance exame for paramedical courses like
    B pharm,MLT,optometry… to get admission in 2018-19 year in kerala’s gov colleges

  2. Riza says:

    What is the qualification required to write keam?

  3. Ashik says:

    A rumour was there that there will be no keam exam for engineering from next year(2018) onwards . I have no idea about the clarity of this news. Can you give me more details about this ?

    If its true , provide me with the procuders for that new exam


  4. Surya says:

    Is there KEAM in 2018???

  5. C.R.C Nair says:

    Sir, My son is studying at Karnataka because I am working at Karnataka (Central Govt:) so he is an eligible for Kerala state medical entrance examination in future .Kindly inform me the detailed eligibility criteria and submission of application etc at the earliest.

  6. fida says:

    i got 45/100 in maths….i can write keam?

  7. subhi shibu says:

    Is there KEAM in 2018?

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