KEAM 2019 – Dates, Eligibility, Fees, Registration, Syllabus

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Overview

The Kerala Engineering, Architecture & Medical Entrance Exam (KEAM) is conducted by the office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE) for admission to various professional degree courses in the State of Kerala.

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Exam NameKerala Engineering, Architecture & Medical Entrance Exam
Also Known AsKEAM
Exam CategoryUndergraduate
Exam LevelState
Exam ModeOffline (Pen-Paper based test)
Conducted byCommissioner for Entrance Examinations, Kerala

About

Pattern

  • The exam will be an offline pen-paper based test.
  • There will be 2 papers which will be held in 2 days.
  • Paper-I will contain questions of Physics and Chemistry while Paper-II will contain questions of Mathematics.
  • Each paper will have 120 questions to be answered in 2½-hours (Two and a half hours) duration.
  • All the questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) i.e. each question will have five choices, only one being the correct choice.
  • Each correct answer fetches 4 marks, while each incorrect answer has a penalty of 1 mark (-1 mark).
  • Candidates need to fill the OMR sheet with blue/black ball point pen.

Papers

Paper I

Paper I

PaperPaper I
Duration2½ hours
SubjectsPhysics and Chemistry
No. of Questions120 Multiple Choice Questions
Total Marks480

Paper II

Paper II

PaperPaper II
Duration2½ hours
SubjectsMathematics
No. of Questions120 Multiple Choice Questions
Total Marks480

Schedule

DateTimingsPaper
April 22, 201910:00 am – 12:30 pmPaper-I (Physics and Chemistry)
April 23, 201910:00 am – 12:30 pmPaper-II (Mathematics)

Eligibility

Nativity

Overview

Overview

  • The candidate must be a citizen of India to be eligible.
  • Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) / Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) will be treated at par with Indian citizens for the purpose of admission.
  • PIO/OCI candidates will not be eligible for any kind of reservation.
  • Candidates will be categorised as Keralite, Non-Keralite Category I (NK I) and Non-Keralite Category II (NK II).

Keralite

Keralite

  • Candidates who are of Kerala origin will be categorised as a Keralite. In order to prove that a candidate is an Indian Citizen of Kerala origin, he/she has to produce a certificate showing that the candidate or his/her father or mother was born in Kerala.
  • Candidates whose parents are All India Service (AIS) officers (Non-Keralites) allotted to Kerala cadre also fall in this category. However, they will not be eligible for Communal / Special / Persons with Disabilities reservation or any fee concession.

Non-Keralite Category I (NK I)

Non-Keralite Category I (NK I)

NK I candidates will be considered against State Merit seats but will not be eligible for Communal / Special / Persons with Disabilities reservation or any fee concession.

A candidate who is not of Kerala origin but fulfils any one of the following conditions will be categorised as a Non-Keralite Category I :

  • Studied 10+2 in Kerala and whose parents are Non-Keralites belonging to the Government of India / Defence Service, posted to Kerala.
  • Studied 10+2 in Kerala and whose parents are Non-Keralites serving / served Government of Kerala for a minimum period of two years.
  • Has been a resident of Kerala State for a period of five years within the period of 12 years of study.
  • Studied in Kerala from Class VIII to XII.

Non-Keralite Category-II (NK II)

Non-Keralite Category-II (NK II)

  • Candidates who do not come under Keralite or Non-Keralite Category I will be categorised as Non-Keralite Category II.
  • NK II candidates are eligible for admission to Government seats and Management quota seats in Engineering courses in Government Controlled Self financing Colleges. However, the NK II candidates will be considered for admission to the Government seats in Government Controlled Self Financing Engineering Colleges only when the Keralite and Non-Keralite I (NK I) candidates are not available for admission.
  • NK II candidates are also eligible for admission to Government Seats and Management Quota seats in Private Self Financing Engineering / Architecture Colleges.

Academic Eligibility

Eligibility for Engineering courses

  • Should have passed the HSC exam of Kerala or equivalent from a recognised board with 50% marks in Mathematics separately, and 50% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together. EBC/PD candidates will have a relaxation of 5% while SC/ST candidates only need to pass the qualifying examination.
  • In case, the candidate has not studied Chemistry, the marks obtained in Computer Science shall be considered. In case, the candidate has not studied Chemistry and Computer Science, the marks obtained in Biotechnology shall be considered. In case, the candidate has not studied Chemistry, Computer Science and Biotechnology, the marks obtained in Biology shall be considered.
  • Candidates who have passed the HSC exam of Kerala or equivalent from a recognised board with 45% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together are eligible for admission under Management Quota in Private Self Financing Engineering Colleges / Government Controlled Self Financing Engineering Colleges.

Eligibility for Architecture courses

Age

  • Applicants should have completed 17 years of age as on the 31st December 2019.
  • No relaxation in the minimum age will be allowed.
  • There is no upper age limit.

Fees

Registration fee for KEAM 2019 is yet to be announced.

Candidates can check previous year fees below:

CourseApplication Fee
A) Engineering only/ B.Pharm only/ Both₹700 (₹300)
B) Architecture only/ Medical & Allied only/ Both₹500 (₹200)
Both (A) & (B)₹900 (₹400)
Note1. Fees for SC candidates in mentioned in parentheses.
2. ST candidates are exempted from payment of application fee.

Registration

  • The registrations for KEAM 2019 examination are expected to begin in the 1st week of February 2019.
  • The last date to apply is expected to be in last week of February 2019.

Application Procedure

  1. The aspiring candidates need to register on the CEE portal here.
  2. Candidates need to furnish all the details in the Online Application and upload the required documents.
  3. Required documents include a recent colour photograph and scanned copy of candidate’s left thumb impression & signature.
  4. The candidate is then required to pay the Application Fee which can be paid either online or using e-challan.
  5. Take a printout of the application and affix a photograph same as the photograph uploaded on the online application duly attested by the Head of the Institution which he/she studied last or by a Gazetted Officer.
  6. Send the printout of the application and supporting documents / certificates to the Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, 5th Floor, Housing Board Buildings, Santhi Nagar, Thiruvananthapuram – 69500.

Admit Card

  • The Admit Card for the Entrance Examination can be downloaded from the official CEE website after it’s notified.
  • The candidates will have to enter their Application number and Date of Birth provided in the application form in order to download the admit card.
  • A printed copy of the downloaded admit card should be produced at the time of examination.
  • Admit cards will not be sent by post from the Office of CEE.

Test Centres

Test Cities

Test Cities

  • All Districts of Kerala
  • Mumbai
  • New Delhi
  • Dubai

Note

Note

  • No request for the change in the Examination centre will be entertained.
  • Candidates choosing Dubai as Examination Centre will have to remit an additional fee of ₹12,000.

Answer Keys

  • The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations will publish the Answer Keys of both the Papers of the Engineering Entrance Examination on the website of the CEE.
  • If any candidate has any complaint regarding the answer keys, the same should be submitted to the CEE in writing along with supporting documents and a fee of Rs.100/- per question by way of DD in favour of CEE, payable at Thiruvananthapuram, within 5 days from the date of publication of the answer keys on the website of the CEE.
  • All complaints on Answer keys received will be referred to subject expert committees to be constituted by the CEE. The recommendations of the Committees will be final.

Re-Checking

  • There is no provision for revaluation or rechecking of answer sheets as the valuation or scoring will be error-free.

Result / Rank List

Rank list for Engineering courses

  • 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/Computer Science/Biotechnology/Biology put together, after effecting the standardization procedure.
  • The final year marks of the qualifying examination of each subject Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry/Computer Science/Biotechnology/Biology of the students who have passed the subject, received from the respective Boards, shall be transformed out of 100. The marks of the three subjects shall be computed out of 300 after effecting standardization in each subject.
  • The score obtained by the candidate in the Engineering Entrance Examination (Paper I & Paper II put together) shall be computed out of 300, and added to the total standardized marks of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry/Computer Science/Biotechnology/Biology as the case may be, of the final year of the Qualifying Examination, computed out of 300, both corrected to four places of decimals. The rank list for Engineering Courses shall be prepared based on the total marks obtained out of an index mark of 600.

Rank list for Architecture courses

  • 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.
  • Marks obtained by the candidate in the NATA out of 200 will be added to the total marks secured by the candidate in the Qualifying Examination computed out of 200. The Rank list will be prepared based on the total marks obtained out of 400.

Admission Procedure

  • The admission will be purely on the basis of the merit in the rank list.
  • The list of institutions with intake in each discipline and category will be available on KEAM website after the result declaration.

Important Information

  • Candidates should bring Admit card, ballpoint pen (either blue or black ink) and a cardboard/clipboard for the Examination.
  • Candidates will not be permitted to take items such as pencil, eraser, correction fluid, calculator, logarithm table, electronic gadgets, mobile phones etc. into the examination hall.
  • All rough work is to be done in the Question Booklet only. The candidate shall not do any rough work or put Stray Mark(s) on the OMR answer sheet.
  • Important Dates

    EventDate
    Commencement of online form submissionTBA; Expected: 1st week of February 2019
    Last date for online form submission including fee paymentTBA; Expected: Last week of February 2019
    Last date for receipt of Printout of Online Application along with supporting documentsTBA; Expected: Last week of March 2019
    Downloading Online Admit CardsTBA; Expected: 2nd week of April 2019
    KEAM Examination Paper-IApril 22, 2019
    KEAM Examination Paper-IIApril 23, 2019
    Declaration of resultsTBA; Expected: 4th week of May 2019

    Contact Information

    Candidates can contact CEE Kerala through written communication, phone or email.

    CEE Kerala Contact Information
    AddressThe Commissioner for Entrance Examinations,
    Fifth Floor, Housing Board Buildings, Santhi Nagar,
    Thiruvananthapuram-695001, Kerala (India)
    Phone0471-2332120, 0471-2338487
    Email[email protected]

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