KEAM 2021 Exam date has been announced in an official announcement on May 25, KEAM 2021 is scheduled to be conducted on July 24, 2021. CEE Kerala has also started KEAM 2021 Registration. Eligible candidates can apply for admissions to Engineering and Pharmacy courses at colleges in Kerala through KEAM from June 1 to 21, 2021. Apply for KEAM 2021
KEAM 2021 Syllabus is based on the syllabus for higher secondary or equivalent qualification. KEAM is an annual, state-level entrance exam for admission to Engineering, Architecture, Pharmacy, Medical and Medical Allied Courses at colleges in Kerala conducted by the Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE), Kerala. KEAM 2021 is conducted will be conducted as an offline pen and paper test consisting of two papers- Paper 1 (Physics and Chemistry) and Paper 2 (Mathematics). Students who want admission to Engineering courses need to appear for both papers 1 & 2 while students interested in admission to Pharmacy courses need to appear for Paper 1. Each paper consists of 120 MCQs to be attempted within 150 minutes. Check KEAM 2021 Exam Pattern
KEAM 2021 Latest Updates:
Important Note: KEAM was initially conducted for admission in courses of Engineering, Architecture and Medical in the colleges of Kerala. With NEET becoming the National level medical/dental entrance test, KEAM medical exam has been discontinued. Admission to Architecture and Medical courses are done on the basis of NATA and NEET scores. Information on certificates required for KEAM, NRI quota seats has been released on the official website.
KEAM 2021 Highlights
|Exam Name||Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical Exam (KEAM)|
|Conducted By||Commissioner for Entrance Exam, Kerala (CEE Kerala).|
|Exam Type||State Level Examination|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Exam Mode||Offline (Paper-based test)|
|Exam Duration||2 hour 30 minutes on each day|
|Medium of Examination||English|
KEAM 2021 Exam Dates
|KEAM 2021 Official Notificaiton||May 31, 2021|
|KEAM 2021 Registration||June 1, 2021 to June 21, 2021 (Out)|
|Last Date for Dubmission of Documents for KEAM 2021||June 30, 2021|
|KEAM 2021 Admit Card Release||July 14, 2021|
|KEAM 2021 Examination Date||July 24, 2021|
|KEAM 2021 Result Declaration||On or Before September 15, 2021|
|KEAM 2021 Rank List||On or Befire September 30, 2021|
KEAM 2021 Eligibility Criteria
KEAM 2021 Eligibility Criteria as specified by CEE can be listed thus:
|Citizenship||must be a citizen of India; |
PIO/ OCI cardholders can also apply
|Age||no upper age limit; |
Must be of at least 17 years of age as on December 31, 2021.
|Domicile Status||Candidates belonging to Keralite, Non- Keralite Category I (NK I) and Non-Keralite Category-II (NK II) have to produce a nativity certificate|
|Qualifying Examination||Qualified class 12th or equivalent exam from a recognized board; |
a minimum of 50% marks in PCM with an individual score of at least 50% in Mathematics;
Students appearing for their 12th Board examination are also eligible to apply.
KEAM 2021 Seat Reservation
Aspirants can check KEAM Reservation that is followed at the time of KEAM Seat Allotment:
|State Merit (SM)||60%|
|Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC)||30%|
|Scheduled Caste & Scheduled Tribes||10%|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||8%|
|Scheduled Tribes (ST)||2%|
KEAM 2021 Registration
KEAM 2021 Registration has been released on the official website on June 1, 2021. The entire process is conducted online on www.cee-kerala.org. Applicants should keep the following documents handy proceeding with the registration process:
- A valid Email ID and an active Mobile Number.
- Scanned images of Applicant’s Photograph, Signature and Left-Hand Thumb Impression (as per specifications).
- Mark sheet of Class 10th.
- Income Certificate
- Category Certificate (if claiming reservation)
- Community Certificate
How to Fill KEAM 2021 Application Form?
To complete their KEAM 2021 Registration, students can follow the below mentioned steps:
- Step 1: Register using a valid email id and active mobile number on the KEAM Application portal.
- Step 2: Re-login to the KEAM application portal using the system-generated Application ID and password and fill the KEAM Application Form.
- Step 3: Upload scanned images of your recent photograph, specimen signature, and left thumb impression as per the specifications given below:
|Document||Format||Dimension (Pixels)||File Size|
|Photograph||JPG or JPEG||150 x 200||10 kb to 30 kb|
|Signature||JPG or JPEG||150 x 100||10 kb to 30 kb|
|Left Thumb Impression||JPG or JPEG||150 x 100||10 kb to 30 kb|
- Step 4: Pay the Application Fee online using Debit/Credit Card or Internet Banking or offline through a Demand Draft.
- Step 5: Get prints of the form for record as well as send a physical copy to the CEE. In the copy that is to be sent to CEE, you must:
- Affix your recent photograph of dimensions 3.5 x 4.5 cm in the designated position.
- Place your left thumb impression in the provided space.
- Sign the form and also get it signed by your parents/ guardian.
- Get the form attested by either the Head of your school/ college or by a Gazetted Officer.
- Step 6: Post the application form print out, along with all supporting documents to The Commissioner for Entrance Examination, 5th Floor, Housing Board Buildings, Santhi Nagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695 001
KEAM 2021 Registration Fee
|Course||General (In INR)||SC (In INR)||ST (In INR)|
|Architecture/Medical & Allied/Both||500||200||Nil|
|For candidates with Dubai as Exam Center||Application Fee + Rs. 12,000||Application Fee + Rs. 12,000||Rs. 12,000|
KEAM 2021 Form Correction
Applicants are allowed a short ‘Form Correction Window’, in case they wish to make any changes to some specific details in their KEAM 2021 Application Form. CEE allows this facility only once, after the form submission deadline is over, and for a very short period of time. Changes can be made through the KEAM Application portal, in sections such as Communication Address, Uploaded Images, ID details, etc. The steps involved in Form Correction are:
- Login to the KEAM application portal using your Application Number and password.
- Make the intended changes in the Form and submit.
- Take a printout of the re-submitted application form.
KEAM 2021 Admit Card
KEAM 2021 Admit Card is an important document with information like the applicant’s name, roll number, exam center and timings along with exam day instructions printed on it. Not only is it mandatory to carry the KEAM Admit Card in person on the exam day, but it will also be required to be presented during counseling and admission. Please note that the KEAM Admit Card will not be sent to you by post or any other means. Students will be able to download their admit card through the candidate portal. To download KEAM 2021 Admit Card students can follow the steps mentioned below:
- Visit the official website for KEAM 2021, cee.kerala.gov.in.
- Click on ‘KEAM Admit Card 2021’ download link.
- Login using your application number and password
- The admit card will be displayed on screen.
- Check that the details mentioned in the admit card are correct and easily readable.
- If all the details mentioned are correct, download KEAM 2021 admit card and take printouts.
KEAM 2021 Exam Centers
KEAM is conducted in multiple centers all over Kerala as well as select metro cities like Mumbai and New Delhi and one international location, i.e., Dubai. At the time of KEAM application, candidates are required to choose their preferred exam center. Candidates who choose their exam center outside of Kerala need to exercise and alternate center within the state of Kerala. This is because, in case any of the exam centers outside the state gets cancelled, students will have an option to appear for the exam in Kerala.
Students must note that no change in the exam center will be entertained by the authorities. Check KEAM Exam Centers
KEAM 2021 Exam Pattern
KEAM 2021 is held in form of two papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. The major highlights for KEAM 2021 Exam Pattern include:
|Papers||Paper 1 (Physics & Chemistry); |
Paper 2 (Mathematics)
|Duration||2.5 hours for each paper|
|Mode||Offline, pen-paper based|
|Question Type||120 MCQs in each paper|
|Score||480 marks per paper|
|Marking Scheme||4 marks for each correct answer, |
-1 for each incorrect answer
Note: Candidates seeking admission into B. Pharm courses will have to write Paper 1 (Physics & Chemistry) only.
KEAM 2021 Syllabus
CEE prescribes KEAM Syllabus as that of 10+2 or equivalent level. Students must note that the questions in KEAM 2021 are not based on NCERT or any other textbook exclusively. Questions can be cover any topic mentioned in KEAM 2021 Syllabus.
|Mathematics||Algebra, Permutation and combination, Logarithms, Matrices, Trigonometry, Coordinate Geometry, 3-Dimensional Coordinate geometry, Statistics and Probability, Theory & Application of Calculus|
|Physics||Introduction and Measurement, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Heat and Thermodynamics, Gravitation, Mechanics of solids and fluids, Oscillations, Waves, Electrostatics, Current electricity, Electromagnetic induction and alternating current, Optics, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiations, Atomic nucleus, Solids and Semiconductor devices|
|Chemistry||Basic concepts and atomic structure, Bonding and molecular structure, Periodic properties of elements and hydrogen, Solutions, Redox reactions and Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Surface chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Purification and characterization of organic compounds, Hydrocarbons, Polymers and biomolecules, Environmental chemistry and Chemistry in everyday life|
KEAM 2021 Answer Key
CEE will release KEAM 2021 Answer Key for both the papers separately on the official website of CEE, Kerala. If any candidate has any objections regarding the provisional answer keys, they can raise objection against the answer key along with the supporting document and a fee of Rs. 100/- per question. The fee can be paid through a DD in favour of CEE, Kerala, payable at at Thiruvananthapuram. In case the objection is accepted, the fee remiited while raising the objection will be refunded.
With the help of KEAM 2021 Answer Key, candidates can calculate the probable score in the exam before the result declaration.
KEAM 2021 Results
Commissioner for Entrance Examination (CEE), Kerala will release KEAM 2021 Result on or before September 15, 2021 in the form of rank lists. The rank list includes Application number, Name of the candidate, Marks obtained in each subject, Normalised score, Entrance test score and Rank. KEAM rank lists for Engineering, Architecture, B.Pharm, MBBS/BDS, Medical & Allied (except MBBS/BDS/BAMS) and Ayurveda will be published separately.
KEAM 2021 Rank List will be prepared by giving equal weightage to the marks obtained in Paper 1 and Paper 2 put together and the marks obtained for Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry/Computer Science/ Biology put together in the final year of the qualifying exam.
Steps to Check KEAM Result
- Visit the official website of KEAM 2021 i.e. cee-kerala.org.
- Enter Roll No. and DOB/ Password and submit
- Check your KEAM 2021 Results
- Download your Rank Card.
KEAM 2021 Cut Off
KEAM 2021 Cutoff will contain the opening and closing ranks of the participating colleges that accept KEAM scores. After the result declaration of KEAM 2021, Commissioner of entrance examination, Kerala will release the cut off list on its official website. Only those candidates who score equal to the exam Cut off will be allowed to participate in the counseling process. KEAM 2021 Cut Off will depend on various factors like:
- Marking scheme of the exam
- Difficult level
- Total Number of seats available
- Total Number of seats reserved
- Previous year cut off trends
The section below covers KEAM Cutoff 2020 for engineering, pharmacy and architecture colleges in Kerala.
KEAM 2021 Counselling Process
KEAM 2021 Counselling will begin after the declaration of result. Post-release of merit list, allotment of seats in various courses and college will commence.
- Candidates who make it to the merit list have to register for the counselling session online.
- Candidates without internet access need to register at various facilitation centers mentioned in the information prospectus.
- Details like the course and college preferences, have to be filled while registering for KEAM 2021 Counselling.
- CEE will conduct subsequent counselling sessions till all the seats are filled.
Documents required for KEAM 2021 Counselling
KEAM Aspirants are required to carry the original documents along with their photocopies. Following documents are given below:
- KEAM 2021 Admit Card
- Birth Certificate
- Transfer Certificate
- High School Marksheet/Certificate
- Eligibility Criteria from the University of Kerala
- Migration Certificate
- Physical fitness certificate
- Receipt of Payment of KEAM Application fee
- KEAM 2021 Datesheet
- Memo issued by CEE
KEAM 2021 Seat Allotment
KEAM 2021 seat allotment process will begin with the counselling process in online mode. The seat will be allotted through the Centralized Admission Process (CAP). It will be based on the candidate’s score in the entrance examination. The Authorities will release a merit list consisting of the names of qualified candidates. Only qualified candidates will be able to participate in KEAM 2021 Counselling and Seat allotment process. An allotment memo will be generated for the selected candidates.
KEAM 2021 Seat Allotment will depend upon the following factors:
- Availability of seats
- Merit list and preferences selected by the candidates out of available combinations
- CEE Kerala will subsequently release lists of allotted seats till the total seats are filled.
Colleges accepting KEAM Score
Candidates can check the list of various colleges/Institutes accepting KEAM score are tabulated below:
|Government Engineering College, Painavu, Idukki||College of Engineering Adoor, Pathanamthitta|
|Government Engineering College, Kozhikode||College of Engineering, Attingal, Thiruvananthapuram|
|Government College of Engineering, Kannur||College of Engineering, Kottarakkara, Kollam|
|Government Engineering College, Thrissur||College of Engineering, Karunagappally, Kollam|
|Model Engineering College, Thrikkakara, Emakuam||College of Engineering, Pallippuram, Cherthala, Alappuzha|
|College of Engineering, Chengannur, Alappuzha||Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Pampady, Kottayan|
|College of Engineering, Poonjar, Kottayam||Government Engineering College, Sreekrishnapuram, Palakkad|
|College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram||Government Engineering College, Barton Hill, Thiruvananthapuram|
|College of Engineering, Kallooppara, Pathanamthitta||Government Engineering College, Mananthavady, Wayanad|
Check: KEAM Participating Colleges
KEAM 2021 FAQs
Ques: When is KEAM 2021 scheduled for?
Ans. KEAM 2021 is scheduled to be conducted on July 24, 2021. KEAM 2021 is an annual, state-level entrance exam for admission to Engineering, Architecture, Pharmacy, Medical and Medical Allied Courses at colleges in Kerala conducted by the Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE), Kerala.
Ques: When is the deadline for KEAM 2021 Registration?
Ans. KEAM Registration 2021 has started by CEE on the official website on June 1, 2021. Eligible candidates can apply for KEAM 2021 till June 21, 2021. KEAM 2021 is scheduled to be conducted on July 24, 2021.
Ques: What is the registration fee for KEAM 2021?
Ans. Candidates applying for KEAM 2021 need to pay an application of Rs. 700 (General Category) for engineering and pharmacy admissions. Meanwhile, candidates belonging to SC category need to pay Rs. 300 and the application form is free for candidates belonging to ST category.
Ques: Are applicants from states other than Kerala eligible to apply for KEAM 2021?
Ans. Yes, applicants from other states are also eligible to apply for KEAM 2021
Ques: How can I get admission into the Architecture program.
Ans. To gain admission into the Architecture program, you need to qualify NATA and that score will be used to allot a seat in your desired program to you.
Ques: I want to appear for KEAM in Dubai. What would be my application fee?
Ans. Applicants opting for Dubai as their preferred exam center need to pay an additional 12000 INR alongside the stipulated KEAM application fee.
Ques: Do government colleges in Kerala take admission through KEAM?
Ans. Yes, Government Colleges in Kerala do accept meritorious students on the basis of their KEAM scores.
Ques. What are the factors that I need to take care of to safeguard my KEAM Application Form from getting rejected?
Ans. While filling the KEAM application form, you need to take care not to make the following mistakes in order to avoid your application being rejected:
- The uploaded photograph and the one affixed on the application form print out should be identical.
- The photograph affixed on the application form print out should be duly attested by the Head of your last institute.
- Documents uploaded should be clear and ditto as per the specifications.
- The application form print out and supporting documents should reach within the deadline.
Ques. How many colleges take admission through KEAM and what is the number of seats available?
Ans. KEAM is accepted by approximately 157 colleges in Kerala. The table below presents the different type of institutions and the seats available with them:
|Particulars||Total Colleges||Total Seats|
|Government Aided Engineering Colleges||12||5133|
|Colleges under Kerala Agricultural University and Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences University||2||299|
|Government Controlled Engineering Colleges||24||7119|
|Private Self-Financing Engineering Colleges||119||46525|
Ques. How do I get the confirmation that my application form has been received at the CEE’s office?
Ans. You can check your Application Status on the KEAM official website’s homepage. CEE also sends SMS confirmation on the registered mobile number.
Ques. How do I get to know whether my KEAM 2021 Application Fee Payment is successful or not?
Ans. Once you successfully complete the fee payment process, the ‘payment’ tab on the candidate’s login will turn green in color.
Ques. I forgot my KEAM Application Number. How can I retrieve it?
Ans. You can retrieve your KEAM Application Number by clicking on the ‘Forget Application Number’ tab on the KEAM official website. You would be required to enter details like name, DoB, password and security code. Your Application Number will be displayed on the screen.
Ques. What is the process to retrieve the password for the KEAM candidate login?
Ans. Please click the ‘Forgot Password’ tab on the KEAM official website to create a new password. You will be prompted to enter your Application Number, DoB and email ID to create a new password.
Ques. What is the procedure to claim SC/ST reservation?
Ans. Candidates seeking reservation under SC/ST category need to send a caste or a community certificate from the concerned Tahsildar in the specified performa along with the Application form.
Ques. I belong to a socially and educationally backward class. How can I claim for reservation?
Ans. You have to submit an original Non-Creamy Layer certificate with the KEAM Application form.
Ques. What does OCI/PIO stand for?
Ans. OCI is Overseas Citizen of India and PIO is the short form of Persons of Indian Origin.
Ques. What is the required age limit for KEAM?
Ans. Candidates must have completed 17 years of age as on December 31, 2021. There is no upper age limit for KEAM 2021.
Ques. Are the Income certificates made in other states valid?
Ans. Only the competent revenue authority in Kerala alone will be accepted.
Ques. I belong to general category. Do I have to submit the income certificate?
Ans. It is necessary for the candidates who need to avail fee concession/ scholarship based on income certificate.
Ques. Village officer denied providing the Income and Community certificate in the prescribed format of KEAM. Instead, an Income Certificate in e-district format was given. Will the authority accept it?
Ans. The e-district format certificates are also acceptable. Candidates will also have to provide certificate number and security code with the certificates while applying for KEAM.
Ques. What documents have to be submitted for – Scouts & Guides, Sports, NCC Cadets?
Ans. Candidates have to submit the following documents:
- Scouts & Guides: Copy of Rashtrapati Guide Certificate signed by the President of India.
- Sports Quota: A photocopy of the filled application form has to be submitted to the Secretary, Kerala State Sport Council, Thiruvananthapuram – 695001
- NCC Cadets: A photocopy of the filled application form has to be submitted to the Deputy Director-General, NCC (Kerala), PB No.2212, Thiruvananthapuram-695010 through the respective NCC Unit Officers where the candidates have been enrolled as cadets.
Ques. While filling the Application form its showing ‘Session Time Out’? How to resolve the problem?
Ans. The specified time when the user does not work in the application form is called session timeout. Candidates have to log in again and avoid it again you should click on ‘Save’ button frequently after filling information to save the data.
Ques. For what factors my Application Form can get rejected?
Ans. Given below are the reasons for which KEAM Application form can be rejected:
- If the affixed photograph in the application form is different from the uploaded photograph.
- If the affixed photograph in the printed Application Form is not duly attested by the Head of the Institute where he/she last studied.
- If the uploaded documents are not clear or not as per the required specifications.
- If the print out of the application form and other documents reach after the last date specified.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.