The Kerala Engineering, Architecture, and Medical (KEAM) examination is a state-level entrance exam. The exam is conducted by the office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE). The exam is conducted for admission to undergraduate-level engineering and pharmacy courses offered by colleges in Kerala. Medical admissions are done through the NEET scores and architecture admissions through NATA scores.
Candidates aspiring for admissions must check out the details related to eligibility, pattern, syllabus, etc. for the KEAM 2020 exam.
KEAM 2020 Latest Updates: The KEAM 2020 application process will tentatively begin from the first week of February 2020. The exam will be conducted in the fourth week of April 2020.
KEAM 2020 Quick Overview
|Exam Name||Kerala Engineering, Architecture, and Medical (KEAM) examination|
|Exam conducting authority||Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE)|
|Type of questions||Multiple Choice Questions|
|Number of questions||240|
|Marking scheme||Negative marking is applicable|
1 mark is deducted for an incorrect response
4 marks are added for the correct response
KEAM 2020 Important Dates
Here is the tentative schedule for KEAM 2020 exam based on the 2019 exam dates:
|Important Exam Events||Tentative Dates|
|Online application form submission begins||First week of February 2020|
|Online application form submission ends||Last week of February 2020|
|Admit card availability||Second week of April 2020|
|KEAM 2020 exam||Fourth week of April 2020|
|Result declaration||Last week of May 2020|
|KEAM counselling||To be announced|
KEAM 2020 Eligibility
Candidates are advised to check the eligibility conditions before filling the KEAM 2020 application form:
- Citizens of India.
- PIO/ OCI are also eligible.
The minimum age limit is 17 years as on 31st December 2020.
For Engineering Courses
Candidates must have passed HSC or equivalent level examination with minimum 50% marks in Mathematics and a minimum 50% aggregate marks in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry/ Biology/ Biotechnology/ Computer Science.
For B.Pharma. Courses
HSC or equivalent examination with at least 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Mathematics. Also, candidates must have secure 50% marks in Biology/ Mathematics separately.
KEAM 2020 Application Process
The application process for KEAM 2020 will be available from the first week of February 2020 at the official website – https://www.cee.kerala.gov.in/. Candidates are required to complete the application form carefully without any errors and submit the same before the last date for the examination. Some of the general steps for filling the application form are as under:
Steps for filling the KEAM 2020 Application Form
- Visit the official website mentioned above.
- Click on the KEAM 2020 link.
- You will be redirected to KEAM portal. Complete the registration process.
- Get the login details and login-in to complete the application form.
- Enter all the details carefully, upload scanned images of photograph and signature.
- Make fee payment to complete the application process.
- Take a print of the submitted application form.
After submitting the online application form, candidates are required to send the printout of the completed application form along with required documents to:
The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations
5th Floor, Housing Board Buildings
Santhi Nagar, Thiruvananthapuram-695 001
The application fee for the KEAM exam can be submitted online or offline using e-challan. The category-wise fee details are as under:
|General candidates||SC candidates|
|Architecture/ Medical & Allied/ Both||Rs. 500/-||Rs. 200/-|
|Engineering/ B.Pharm/ Both||Rs. 700/-||Rs. 300/-|
|All of the above||Rs. 900/-||Rs. 400/-|
Note: Candidates belonging to ST category are exempted from paying the application fee. For those who choose Dubai as their centre for examination, the examination fee is as per the category they belong to plus Rs. 12000 in addition.
KEAM 2020 Exam Pattern
The KEAM exam pattern is a little different for admission to engineering and pharmacy courses. For engineering courses candidates have to appear for both Paper-1 and Paper-2 while for pharmacy programmes, they have to appear only for Paper-1. Here is the distribution of questions and marks for both the papers:
|Papers||Subjects||Number of Questions||Total Marks|
|Paper 1||Physics and Chemistry||120||480|
KEAM 2020 Syllabus
KEAM 2020 syllabus will comprise of topics from class XII level syllabus of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. CEE will release the syllabus at the official website along with the official notification. You can download it from the KEAM candidates’ portal.
KEAM 2020 Admit Card
KEAM 2020 admit card will be released through the official website and candidates will be able to download the same using their application number and password. The admit card will be tentatively made available in the second week of April 2020. It is a necessary document and is mandatory for appearing the examination. Carry it along with you on the day of examination. You will not be allowed to appear for the examination without the KEAM 2020 admit card.
KEAM 2020 Result
KEAM 2020 result will be tentatively announced in the last week of May 2020. The result will be made available on the official website. And, candidates would be able to download the same using their respective application number and password. The rank cards are also uploaded at the official website after the result declaration.
KEAM 2020 Counselling
KEAM 2020 counselling commonly known as the Centralised Allotment Process (CAP) will be done after the result declaration. The counselling process is conducted strictly on the basis of KEAM ranking. Candidates are required to keep a check at the official website for counselling schedule. The counselling process is conducted online in three phases and a mop-up round. Candidates need to register and provide their preferences for the seat allotment process.