KEAM 2018 – Dates, Eligibility, Fees, Registration, Syllabus

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Overview

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

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

Pattern

  • It 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 & Chemistry while Paper-II will contain questions of Mathematics.
  • Each paper will have 120 questions to be answered in 2½-hour (Two and a half hours) duration.
  • All the questions will be multiple choice with each question containing five options having only one correct option.
  • For each correct response, 4 marks will be awarded while for each incorrect response, 1 mark will be deducted.

Schedule

DateTimingsPaper
April 23, 201810:00 am – 12:30 pmPaper-I (Physics & Chemistry)
April 24, 201810:00 am – 12:30 pmPaper-II (Mathematics)

Eligibility

Nativity

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

  • 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)

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 anyone 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)

  • 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 2018.
  • No relaxation in the minimum age will be allowed.
  • There is no upper age limit.

Fees

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 parantheses.
2. ST candidates are exempted from payment of application fee.

Registration

  • The registration for KEAM 2018 will begin on February 1, 2018 at 5 PM.
  • The last date to register is February 28, 2018 (5PM).
  • UPDATE: KEAM 2018 Registrations have started, read more here.

Application Procedure

  1. The aspiring candidates need to register on 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 paid either online or using e-challan.
  5. Take 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 from April 10, 2018.
  • 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

  • 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.

Important Information

Candidates should bring Admit card, ballpoint pen (either blue or black ink) and a card board/clip board for the Examination.

All rough work are 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 submissionFebruary 1, 2018
Last date for online form submission including fee paymentFebruary 28, 2018
Last date for receipt of Printout of Online Application along with supporting documentsMarch 31, 2018
Downloading Online Admit CardsApril 10, 2018
KEAM Examination Paper-IApril 23, 2018
KEAM Examination Paper-IIApril 24, 2018
Declaration of resultsMay 25, 2018

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