Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical Examination (KEAM) 2020 is an entrance exam for candidates seeking admission to the professional Degree Courses. Candidates can get admission in Engineering, Medical, Agriculture, Forestry, Veterinary, Fisheries, Pharmacy and other courses in the various colleges of Kerala.
- What is KEAM?
- Exam Dates
- Application Form
- Exam Pattern
- Admit Card
- Exam Center
- Courses Offered
- Cut off
- Answer Key
- Preparation Tips
- Examination Guidelines
- Contact Details
What is KEAM?
KEAM 2020 is a state level exam conducted by the Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE), Kerala, for admissions into the UG Engineering programs offered by various government and private colleges of the state. The exam was initially conducted for admission in courses of Engineering, Architecture, and Medical in the colleges of Kerala. However, since 2016, KEAM Score is used only for admission into engineering courses. With NEET becoming the national level medical/dental entrance test, KEAM medical exam has been discontinued.
There have been few changes made in the KEAM 2020. The changes brought in the exam are:
- Admissions: Candidate seeking admission for Medical, Agriculture, Forestry, Veterinary and Fisheries courses will get admission based on the merit, i.e. on the basis of the score they get in 'NEET'.
CEE, Kerala has announced the dates for KEAM 2020. Only KEAM 2020 Exam Dates have been announced Paper-I and Paper-II will be held on the following dates:
|Paper I - Physics & Chemistry||April 20, 2020 (Monday)||10:00 AM to 12:30 PM|
|Paper II - Mathematics||April 21, 2020 (Tuesday)||10:00 AM to 12:30 PM|
- Registration: KEAM 2020 Application Form for admission into Engineering, Architecture, B.Pharm, Medical, Agriculture, Veterinary, and Fisheries, in various colleges in Kerala, will be available on the official website from February 1, 2020.
- Commissioner of Entrance Examinations (CEE) of Kerala has kept KEAM 2020 application last date till February 29, 2020.
- Counselling: Candidates who have qualified and ranked in the KEAM 2020 result list, are eligible for the KEAM Counselling. The date of 2020 Counselling will start from the June 20, 2020 and will go on in multiple rounds, till all the seats are filled.
|Exam Name||Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical Entrance Examination|
|Conducting body||Commissioner of Entrance Examinations (CEE), Government of Kerala|
|Exam Date||April 20, 2020 and April 21, 2020|
|Mode||Offline i.e Pen and Paper-Based Test (PBT)|
|Helpdesk||0471- 2332123, 2339101, 2339102, 2339103 & email@example.com|
A candidate must check the eligibility criteria before filling the form. This is the most important thing a candidate should fulfill, only then, they can write the exam. If a candidate is not fulfilling these criteria then they should not fill the form.
Only the citizens of India can apply for KEAM 2020. PIO/OCI i.e. Persons of Indian Origin/Overseas Citizen of India Card Holders will also be considered as Citizens of India. PIO/OCI aspirants are not eligible for any type of reservation.
- Engineering courses / B.Tech: Candidates should have passed Higher Secondary Examination / 10+2 or it's equivalent from Central or any State board, with 50 % marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology.
- Architecture Course: Candidates should have passed Higher Secondary Examination / 10+2 or equivalent from Central or any State board, with Mathematics as a compulsory subject, with a minimum of 50% marks.
- OR the candidates should have completed Diploma (10+3) in any stream from any Central/State Government universities with a minimum of 50% marks and with Mathematics as one of the subjects of the examination.
- OR the candidates should have completed a diploma from International Baccalaureate, after 10 years of schooling, with more than 50% marks aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination.
- B.Pharm Course: Candidates should clear 10+2 exam or its equivalent board, with 50% marks in Biology/Mathematics separately and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics all combine are eligible.
- Categorized based on Authority: Candidates are considered under various Categories according to Keralite, Non-Keralite(NK-I), Non-Keralite (NK-II) based on their nativity/domicile. And, you can check the category you come under and whether you are eligible for KEAM 2020.
- Relaxation in marks: KEAM 2020 offers relaxation in marks for the reserved category applicants. If the candidate belongs to this category they are eligible to take the benefit.
- P.H. Category Candidates: For the candidates who come under P.H. category i.e. Physically Handicapped category, there is a relaxation of 5% marks. P.H. Candidates should have passed 10+2 or equivalent with a minimum of 45% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, from Central or any State board, are considered as eligible candidates to take KEAM 2020 exam.
- Reservation Category: For the candidate who comes under reserved categories such as scheduled castes (SC), scheduled tribes (ST) and other backward classes (OBC), there is a relaxation of 5% marks in aggregate. The candidate who comes under this category should have passed 10+2 or equivalent with a minimum of 45% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, from Central or any State board.
- Seat Reservation:
|Categories||Percentage of Seats Reserved|
|State Merit (SM)||60%|
|Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC)||30%|
Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE) will release the Syllabus of KEAM KEAM syllabus 2020 have subjects, topics, and units from which questions would be asked in the entrance exam. Therefore, knowing the syllabus beforehand would help candidates prepare well and perform better.
For preparation, candidates can divide the syllabus on the basis of its difficulty level ranging from difficult to moderate to easy. Using this strategy, candidates can schedule their study accordingly by completing the difficult topics of KEAM first and then moving on to the easy ones.
- Subjects: KEAM 2020 syllabus consists of different topics under the subjects of Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry. Majority of the syllabus will be similar to the qualifying examination of 12th standard.
- Level: The candidates will get the questions from the syllabus of class 11th & 12th in KEAM 2020 exam.
- Previous Year Paper: Candidate can also check the KEAM Previous year question papers to understand the level of difficulty and type of questions.
Note: A candidate needs to cover all the topics which come under 11th and 12th Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
Aspirants for KEAM 2020 have to follow a particular set of steps in order to apply for KEAM 2020. The steps need to be followed carefully as any wrong information might mean filling a new form and/or paying the application fees again. The detailed stepwise application form filling guide for KEAM is as follows:
- Mode of Application: Online
- Mode of Payment: Net Banking / Credit Card / Debit Card / Other
1) Registration: Candidates need to register for KEAM 2020 to start filling up their KEAM Application Form. To do this, applicants need to go to the official website of KEAM 2020 and register. A password must be generated online by the candidate. A computer-generated application number will be available after a successful registration.
2) Filling the application form: Candidates, now, have to fill in their personal details and educational qualifications. Candidates need to remember that the information must match the information on their certificates.
3) Payment of Fees: The payment after successful submission can be done through Credit Card, Debit Card, Net Banking or e-Challan, online. Candidates need to submit the fees before the specified date in order to get their admit card. After the payment, candidates will get a copy of their application form which has to be printed out in two copies, one must be submitted to the CEE and other for candidate's safekeeping. Candidates belonging to ST category will not have to pay any application fees.
4) Uploading Photo and Signature: Scanned photos of candidate's passport-sized photograph and signature must be uploaded online as per the directions given by the authorities.
5) Submitting the application form: After uploading the documents, verify all the details furnished in the application form. Submit the online application form and take a printout of the copy for future reference until the admission process is complete.
|OBC, General||PWD||Online||Male, Transgender, Female||INR 700/-|
|SC||PWD||Online||Male, Transgender, Female||INR 300/-|
KEAM 2020 is a technical exam and requires attention and detailed analysis. This can be done by studying the pattern. It is important as KEAM Paper Pattern gives a bird's eye view of how the paper is set. This makes aspirants more familiar with the exam and more confident about their studies.
KEAM B.Tech Exam Pattern
KEAM 2020. Exam for B. Tech. aspirants are divided into two parts - Paper I and Paper II. The exam pattern for Paper I is as follows:
|Paper Name||Paper I|
|Subjects||Physics and Chemistry|
|Number of questions||120|
|Total Duration||2 hours 30 minutes (150 minutes)|
|Question Type||Multiple Choice, Objective-based questions|
|Negative Marking||4 marks awarded for every right answer and 1 mark is deducted for every wrong answer|
Paper-II will be held on a consecutive day. The exam pattern for Paper II is as follows:
|Number of questions||120|
|Total Time Duration||2 hours 30 minutes (150 minutes)|
|Question Type||Multiple Choice, Objective-based questions|
KEAM B.Pharm Exam Pattern
Thorough knowledge of Exam pattern provides confidence to the students undertaking KEAM. Exam pattern provides students with knowledge about how a paper is set, what is the standard of questions and what topics are more important. According to CEE guidelines, B. Pharm aspirants have to give only Paper I of KEAM 2020 in order to be eligible for allotment of seats. The exam pattern of KEAM 2020 Paper I is as follows:
|The time duration of the paper||2.5 hours (150 minutes)|
|Name of the Paper||Paper I|
|Subjects in Paper||Physics and Chemistry|
|Question Type||Multiple choices, Objective-based questions|
|The total quantity of questions||120|
|Marks allotted for each question||4 marks|
|Total marks||480 marks|
|Marking Scheme||Every right answer draws 4 marks whereas 1 mark is deducted for every wrong answer|
Admit card for KEAM 2020 is highly important as the student who does not produce it will not be allowed to sit for the exam. KEAM 2020 admit card was available to download online on April 16. Hall ticket is instrumental to procure your result too as it carries your personal information and enrollment number.
You can get your KEAM 2020 score through your admit card. Furthermore, KEAM 2020 Admit card is also needed at the time of the admission and aspirants need to produce it at the time of Counselling. Thus, it is important that the student has his/her call letter at the time of the exam and after that too.
- Admit Card release date: KEAM Admit Card will be available only on the official website of the CEE. The admit card download link will be available from April 1, 2020 onwards.
- Information: Information provided on the KEAM 2020 Admit Card are candidate’s name, the application number, examination center, timings, and test day instructions.
- Discrepancy: If a candidate found any mistakes or discrepancies in the downloaded Admit Card, then he/she should report the issue to the CEE as soon as possible and get it rectified to avoid any possible disqualification on the exam day.
- ID Proof: Candidate needs to carry any one of the government-issued photo ID proof along with the Admit Card. Photo ID proof may be any one of the PAN Card, Adhar Card, Voter ID Card, etc.
How to download the admit card?
Candidate needs to follow these steps for downloading the admit card.
- Go to the official website and log in by entering your credentials.
- Enter your Application number, date of birth and Email ID.
- Download and take the print out of the hall ticket.
Candidates had to make a choice of their preferred KEAM 2020 exam center while filling the application form. The test center of KEAM 2020 will be allotted to candidates according to their preferences, only in case of emergency, there could be changes in the test venue allotment.
Aspirants are advised to locate their allotted exam Centres a few days before the exam. This would avoid delays in reaching the test center on the day of the exam. Candidates are required to carry their KEAM Admit Card to their allotted exam center. Candidates are advised to adhere to the instructions given to them at the test centers like not carrying exam related material, mobile phones, etc.
The documents that a person must carry to the exam hall are given below. Students must carry them, and if anyone fails to carry it he or she will not be allowed inside the hall.
- Admit Card/ Hall ticket
- Identity Proof
- Passport size photographs
KEAM Result declaration date is on May 31, 2020. The candidate is advised to visit the official website of the CEE to view their results. You need to score the minimum Cutoff Marks to be ranked / qualified to seek admissions through KEAM 2020. The cut-off is arrived at by keeping a ratio of available seats and your relative performance in the KEAM 2020. Also, cut off varies from program to program and college to college.
Result of KEAM 2020 exam carries equal weightage of Paper-I & Paper-II and marks obtained in 10+2 or its equivalent level. Each candidate needs to download the KEAM 2020 Score Card. There is no provision to send the scorecard to the candidates' residential addresses.
How to check KEAM 2020 Result?
For downloading KEAM Result students need to follow given below steps:
- Step 1: Visit the official website.
- Step 2: Click on “KEAM 2020 Results” link.
- Step 3: Provide your hall ticket number and other information required.
- Step 4: The result will be displayed on the screen.
- Step 5: Download the result in PDF format and check your results.
Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE), Government of Kerala has released the rank list of KEAM 2020 in online mode. The candidates will have to log in using the application number and password to check KEAM 2020 rank list. Candidates must note that KEAM rank list 2020 has been prepared to calculate the average marks secured in KEAM exam and class 12 in the ratio of 50:50. The candidates have to submit their 10+2 qualifying examination marks which were used for the preparation of the rank list. Candidates will be called for Counselling on the basis of the rank list.
Kerala Commissioner of Entrance Examinations (CEE) releases the cut off for KEAM after each round of seat allotment concludes. KEAM Cut off will be released in the form of ranks/ marks. On the basis of the cutoff, authorities prepare the merit lists. Cut off marks for general category is 50% and 40% for SEBC/ SC/ ST category.
Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE), Kerala will begin the registration of KEAM 2020 counselling, candidates can now fill their preferred choices in online mode. The final date for option registration is expected to be in the month of June 2020. The authorities are conducting the counselling of KEAM 2020 in online mode. Candidates who have qualified KEAM are required to register for the counselling process.
For Counselling, the candidates have to select their choices of colleges and courses in the order of preference. A mock allotment will be conducted during KEAM counselling in 2020 for the candidate’s reference. During the counselling of KEAM 2020, four rounds of seat allotment will be conducted. The allotment will be done in online mode.
Counselling Date: Counselling session will be announced on the official website after the KEAM 2020 results are declared. The candidates are required to look out for the counselling schedule and attend the same with the necessary documents. The process of counselling starts from June 20, 2020.
Trial Allotment: CEE has given a chance for candidates to get familiarised with the seat allotment through KEAM Trial Allotment 2020. In this round candidates can get familiarised by entering the colleges/institute of their choice along with the courses. After that, they can save their preferences.
When KEAM Trial Allotment 2020 Results will be announced, candidates can check which college they might potentially get. Applicants are advised to go through the trial allotment since it will help them understand how the seat allotment will work with Centralised Allotment Process.
Seat allotment for KEAM will be done via the Centralised Allotment Process (CAP) through Single Window System (SWS). The seat will be allocated on the basis of rank acquired by the candidate and options filled in. Here are details which a candidate will have to know about KEAM 2020 Seat Allotment:
- Once the seats are allotted for the candidate, a list will be released which will contain the name of candidates and the institute allotted for the candidate.
- If the candidates are allotted a seat then they need to pay the tuition fees at the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE) account. Candidates can pay the fees through State Bank of India (SBI) only.
- After candidates have paid the fees, the students will have to report to the institute in which they have been allotted a seat. Candidates should also bring the original documents to this institute for verification.
- Your admission will be confirmed only after the verification process is completed.
Note: If you fail to appear at the Institute for the document verification and admission, the allotted seat will be cancelled and the option once lost will not be available in the subsequent rounds.
Seats will be allotted in 3 rounds. Candidates can select the college and course of their choice in the first round. If they are not satisfied with the seat that they have got then they can try for the course and college of their choice.
But candidates have to remember that they have only 3 rounds. Because if they are not allotted seat in the 3rd round then they will not have gotten a seat through KEAM. Therefore, candidates will have to select a college and course which they will get in the subsequent options.
- KEAM admit card
- KEAM Scorecard
- Proof of date of birth
- Allotment memo issued by CEE
- Fee receipt issued by the bank
- 10+2 standard mark sheet and pass certificate
- Transfer certificate from last attended the institute
- Conduct certificate from last attended institutes
- Eligibility certificate (for applicants who have passed more than one qualifying examination conducted by CEE)
- Migration certificate (if applicable)
Through KEAM 2020 candidates can get admission in the field of B.Tech (Agriculture, Food, Dairy Tech.), Medical courses (MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BSMS, BHMS, BUMS), B.Pharma, BFSc., BVSc & AH, BSc. Hons. (Agriculture, Forestry).
For admission of Architecture courses, the merit will be assessed by giving the equal weightage to the marks obtained in the 'National Aptitude Test in Architecture' (NATA 2020), conducted by 'Council of Architecture' (COA), and the grade/ marks in the qualifying examination will be a criterion.
|Courses Offered||Duration||Compulsory Rotating Internship|
|B.Tech||4 years (8 Sem)||-|
|BHMS, BAMS, BUMS, BSMS||4 and a half years||12 months program|
|BVSc and AH||4 and a half years||12 months|
|B.Arch||5 years||6 months|
|BFSc, B.Sc with Honours||4 years||1 semester|
KEAM 2020 Physics and Chemistry exam will be conducted on April 20, 2020 and Mathematics exam will be conducted April 21, 2020.
- Official KEAM 2020 answer key will be released on May 31, 2020 by the conducting authority, CEE.
- Candidates can make use of the answer key to analyze their possible marks in KEAM 2020 examination.
Challenging KEAM 2020 Answer Key
- You can challenge the CEE if found any errors in the answer key.
- You should send your complaint to the CEE in writing along with the required documents.
- To challenge the answer key, along with the documents you are required to pay INR 100 per question via demand draft in the favor of CEE and payable at Thiruvananthapuram by post or hand delivery so as to reach the office before 30th April 2020.
- If the challenge is found correct then the fee will be remitted to you.
KEAM 2020 syllabus is based on 11th and 12th or equivalent. To check the exam pattern and syllabus, see the previous year question papers. Start solving the previous year question papers so that speed and accuracy will increase.
Keep on practicing the sample paper for a better result. KEAM 2020 exam is offline mode i.e. candidate need to fill OMR sheet. It is advisable to practice filling OMR sheet before the exam so that unnecessary wastage of time will be avoided.
Note: It is an objective type of examination. While the time of filling the option, a candidate needs to pay attention to avoid mistakes and wrong entries.
You are advised to bring a writing pad/board along with the Admit card for the Examination. You should use a ballpoint pen (either blue or black ink) for writing KEAM 2020 examination. It is required to fill up the entries on question booklet and OMR Answer Sheet. Use a pencil is strictly prohibited.
You will not be permitted to take items such as pencil, eraser, correction fluid, whitener, calculator, logarithm table, electronic gadgets, mobile phones, etc, into the examination hall. You are advised to be present at least 30 minutes before the scheduled time to the examination hall.
No candidate will be permitted to enter the examination hall 30 minutes after the commencement of the examination. You have to show your Admit card to the invigilator and the Board appointed officials as and when requested.
Candidate without an Admit card or with Admit card having defigured soiled or distorted photographs will not be allowed to sit for the examination. You will be permitted to leave the examination hall only after completion of the examination.
Scratch papers are provided to all the candidates for rough work at the examination hall. Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet, as nothing will be allowed inside the exam hall.
|The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations Fifth Floor, Housing Board Buildings, Santhi Nagar, Thiruvananthapuram-695001||0471- 2332123, 2339101, 2339102, 2339103 & 2339104||0471-2337228|
- You are not allowed to use the prohibited things such as Calculators, Slide Rules, Log Tables, Geometry Box, Pencil box, Electronic Digital Watches with facilities of calculators, mobile phones, pagers or any other electronic gadget.
- In case of impersonation, the candidature of the concerned candidate will be canceled outright and the impersonator will be handed over to the police for the criminal act.
- The candidate should not manipulate & fabricate submitted documents like Admit card, Allotment letter, Datasheet, etc.
- The candidate should not tamper Barcode in the OMR sheet or Write unnecessary information on OMR sheet.
Q1. What are the procedures for registering online?
Ans: The applicants will have to follow six simple steps to register themselves online for KEAM.
- Step 1 – Registration
- Step 2 – Upload Images
- Step 3 – Fill Application Form
- Step 4 – Pay Application Fees
- Step 5 – Print Application Form
- Step 6 – Send Application and Supporting Proof to CEE
Q2. Is it compulsory to do all the steps mentioned for applying online in a single sitting?
Ans: There is no necessity that a candidate must complete the application form in a single sitting. But one has to click the save button every time one does this.
Q3. Which are the recommended browsers for applying online?
Ans: One can use some of the latest versions of Mozilla and Google Chrome.
Q4. I forgot to note down my Application Number during the registration process. How can I get the application number?
Ans: If a person forgets the application number one can use the “Forgot Application Number” on the home page. The name, date of birth, password and security code should be submitted to get the application number.
Q5. I forgot my password. What is the procedure to retrieve the password?
Ans: The link “Forgot Password” in the application portal can be used to generate a new password. It will be sent to the registered email ID of the applicant.
Q6. I am not able to upload images. What is the reason?
Ans: The images might be not as per the specifications. So it is important to use the same specs.
Q7. I belong to Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC). How can I claim for the communal reservation?
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.
Q8. What are the procedures to claim SC/ST communal reservation?
Ans: The applicants claiming reservation under SC/ST Category should attach a caste/community certificate from the Tahsildar concerned, in the specified proforma along with the printout of KEAM Application Form 2020.
Q9. I am a child of inter-caste married couple with father or mother belonging to SC/ST or SEBC Category. Can I get any reservation based on the Inter-Caste Marriage Certificate?
Ans: No, the same procedure followed by the SC/ST/SEBC has to be followed.