KEAM 2020: Candidate Portal (Opened), Admit Card, Exam Pattern


KEAM 2020 Candidate Portal has been opened from 11 May 2020. KEAM is also known as Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical is organized by Commissioner of Entrance Examination(CEE), Kerala. It is a State-level qualifying examination which is conducted every year in the state of Kerala for admission in UG Engineering and Pharmacy courses. Admission in MBBS, BDS, BSMS, BUMS, BHMS, Agricultural, Forestry, Fisheries and Veterinary courses will be through NEET UG scores. Also, admission in Architecture courses will be on the basis of NATA scores. KEAM 2020 exam dates have been postponed. Interested candidates can apply for this entrance exam and refer to this page for whole information about KEAM 2020.

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  • KEAM 2020 Candidate Portal has been opened from 11 May 2020.
  • KEAM 2020 Exam and Admit Card have been postponed due to COVID-19.
  •  KEAM 2020 Application Form can be submitted until 29 February 2020 (Extended). Click here>> Application Form


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KEAM Important Dates 2020

The important dates for Kerala Engineering, Agriculture & Medical exam are given below.

KEAM 2020 Important Dates
Particulars Dates
Information Brochure 01 February 2020
Starting date of online application 01 February 2020
Last date to submit the KEAM Online application 29 February 2020
Last date to submit the Application Form along with the receipt 29 February 2020
Last date for uploading photo, Signature in the
case there is defects in photo and signature
25 May 2020

Last date for Online payment of Balance
application Fee, if any
Last date for submission of requests to the Office
of the CEE by post or e-mail for the rectification of
personal details
Last date for uploading of rectified
31 May 2020
Admit cards will be available Postponed
KEAM 2020 Exam Dates

(Paper 1)

(Paper 2)

The result will be declared
Rank List
Counselling Procedure
Trial Allotment
Seat Allotment Round First
Seat Allotment Fee Payment
Seat Allotment Round Two
Seat Allotment Fee Payment

KEAM 2020 Application Form

The Vital information regarding the KEAM application form is mentioned below:

  • The KEAM Application form was released on 01 February 2020.
  • Candidate can fill the form through Online mode only.
  • The last date to fill the application form was 29 February 2020.
  • Candidates have to first register themselves to fill the application form.
  • Candidates are advised to upload the documents in the prescribed format only.
  • The authority will provide correction facility for correction of the mistakes done by the candidate while filling the form.
  • Send the Application Form via post to the address mentioned below.
    • Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations
    • 5th Floor, Housing Board Building
    • Shanthi Nagar
    • Thiruvananthapuram 695001

How to Apply for the Entrance Examination/Admission?

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps for online submission of application.

  1. Visit the official website.
  2. Choose your course i.e. MBBS, BDS, Other Medical & Allied courses, B.Pharm, Engineering and Architecture.
  3. Complete the Online Application Form.
  4. Submit the fee.
  5. Furthermore, take a print out of the form and keep it for future reference.


KEAM Application Fee

Candidates can pay the application fee based on their category. The Application fee details are mentioned below:

KEAM 2020 Application Fee
Course General SC ST
Engineering/Pharmacy/Both Rs. 700/- Rs. 300/- Exempted from Payment
Architecture/Medical & Allied/Both Rs. 500/- Rs. 200/-
Both Rs. 900/- Rs. 400/-
For Dubai as Centre Rs. 12000/- + Application Fee Rs. 12000/- + Application Fee Rs. 12000/- +Application Fee

Mode of payment: Candidates can pay the application fee through online as well as offline mode.

  • Online: through credit/debit card or Net Banking.
  • Offline: through Demand Draft in favour of
          • CEE (Commissioner of Entrance Examination), Kerala
          • Payable at Thiruvananthapuram

KEAM Eligibility Criteria 2020

The information regarding the KEAM 2020 eligibility criteria is given below:


  • The Nationality of the applicant must be INDIAN.
  • Applicants who belong to PIO (Person of Indian Origin)/ OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) can also apply.
  • The candidates will categories as Keralite, Non-Keralite category 1 and Non-Keralite category 2.

Academic Qualification

  • Medical:
    • MBBS, BDS, BSMS course – The applicant must have cleared 10+2 or equivalent with minimum 50% marks in Biology/Biotechnology & 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry & Biology/Biotechnology.
  • BAMS, BHMS Course:
    • An aggregate of 50% in 12th or equivalent exam in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and 50% separately in Biology. Biotechnology as a subject will not be considered.
  • Engineering:
    • The candidate must have passed class 12th standard or equivalent examination with a minimum of 50% in Mathematics and 50% in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics aggregate.
  • Architecture Course:
    • A minimum of 50% aggregate in 12th with Mathematics as a subject. Students who have secured 40% in NATA are also eligible for admission to B.Arch.

Age limit

  • The minimum age of the applicant to apply for KEAM 2020 should be 17 years as on 31 December 2020. No relaxation in minimum age.
  • No upper age limit for B.Tech, B.Arch, B.Pharm in KEAM 2020. 

Click here for KEAM 2020 Information bulletin

KEAM Exam Pattern

The paper pattern for KEAM Engineering Exam is given here.

  • Number of Papers: The exam will consist of two papers.
  • Number of Questions: Each paper comprises of 120 questions.
  • Type of Questions: The question paper will be multiple-choice questions (MCQ) type.
  • Duration: The exam duration is 2 hours and 30 minutes for each part.
  • Examination Mode: The examination will be held in offline mode.
  • Marking Scheme: Candidates will get 4 Marks for each correct response. There will be a NEGATIVE MARKING. They will lose one mark for each incorrect response.

KEAM Exam Pattern of Engineering Entrance Examination

The KEAM paper pattern for Entrance test is tabulated below.

Paper Subject No. of questions Marks Awarded
Paper 1 Physics &Chemistry 120 +4/-1
Paper 2 Mathematics 120 +4/-1
Total 240

Examination pattern for the medical entrance examination

Paper Subject No. of questions
Paper 1 Physics &Chemistry 120
Paper 2 Biology 120
Total No of Questions 240


Papers Subjects Number of Questions Time Allotted
PAPER 1 Physics & Chemistry 120 2½ hours
PAPER 2 Mathematics 120 2½ hours
Total 240 5 hours

KEAM 2020 Syllabus

The vital information regarding the KEAM Syllabus is mentioned below:

  • KEAM syllabus has been released by the authority.
  • KEAM syllabus is prepared separately for different courses.
  • The syllabus has been prescribed by the CEE, Kerala.
  • Candidates can prepare from the class 12th syllabus for all the courses.
  • Candidates are advised to check the KEAM Syllabus before starting the preparation.
  • Candidates should study the subjects as per asked for the examination.

KEAM Admit Card

The KEAM admit card details for Kerala Engineering, Agriculture, and Medical Entrance Examination is mentioned below:

  • The Admit Card for 2020 KEAM will be released in June 2020 Onward.
  • It will be released in online mode on the official website.
  • A candidate can download the admit card by entering the application number and DOB in the system.
  • Without the admit card, candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall.
  • Admit card will not be sent by post to any applicant by the authority.

Details Mentioned in the Admit Card

  • Candidates should check for the following details in the Admit Card:
    • Name
    • Email ID
    • Phone Number
    • Enrollment Number
    • Test Center
    • Date of Birth

KEAM 2020 Exam Date and Time of Engineering Entrance Examination

The important exam dates of KEAM 2020 exam are mentioned in the table below:

KEAM 2020 Paper Date Timings
Paper 1 (Physics and Chemistry) June 2020 10:00 Am – 12:30 P.M
Paper 2 (Mathematics) June 2020 10:00 Am – 12:30 P.M

KEAM 2020 Answer Key

The vital information regarding the Answer key is mentioned below:

  • KEAM 2020 Answer key will be released in online mode.
  • The solutions for KEAM Question Papers will be available after the exam day.
  • For KEAM 2020 the CEE will publish the answer key for all the papers.
  • Candidates will need to login to check or download the answer key.
  • Candidates will be able to check their answers to KEAM 2020 exam on the CEE Kerala website.

KEAM 2020 Result

The vital information regarding  KEAM Result is mentioned below:

  • Candidates can see the results for KEAM Entrance Exam on the official website.
  • Candidates can see their marks and evaluate their performance.
  • The Rank List will be published for all the courses separately on the official website.
  • Candidates can see the rank list for KEAM in June 2020.
  • The result will be announced on the University’s website.

KEAM Rank List 2020

The vital information regarding the KEAM Rank list is mentioned below:

  • KEAM 2020 rank will contain all candidates qualified in the entrance exam conducted by the commissioner of examination.
  • However, except for the engineering courses, the candidate will get the merit list according to their course mentioned above.
  • Moreover, there will be separate rank lists for engineering courses, agricultural courses, MBBS/BDS, Medical and Allied courses (except MBBS/BDS/BAMS) and BAMS course.
  • Also, to prepare the rank list the equal weightage of 50:50 will be given to the score obtained in the Entrance Examination of Engineering (Paper 1 & Paper 2 together).
  • Finally, the marks obtained in the final year of the qualifying examination for Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

KEAM 2020 Counselling Procedure

The KEAM counselling procedure and document verification details are mentioned below:

  • The counselling process will be conducted after the declaration of the result.
  • KEAM follows the CAP (Centralized Allotment Process) using the Single Window System (SWS) for allotment of seats to the successful candidates.
  • The candidate will get admission based on the rank scored by the applicant and the options chosen by them at the time of applying online for KEAM.
  • The entire counselling and allotment process will be managed by Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, Kerala.
  • The candidates will need to report to the allotted college for confirmation of admission after the seat allotment is done.

On the Spot Round for Counselling

  • After the completion of the online allotment procedure, the spot allotment for filling up the remaining seats will be carried out.
  • A candidate listed in concerned rank lists is eligible to participate in the Spot admission Process.
  • A candidate admitted to Government Controlled Self Financing institute on a govt seat is allowed to take part in Spot Admission for admission in a Govt College.
  • The CEE is authorized to issue orders regarding Spot Admission/ Allotment.

Reservation of seats for various Courses

The complete details regarding the reservation of seats are mentioned below:

Number of Seats in different courses: The total number of seats available for the different courses will be published before the commencement of Centralized Allotment Process (CAP-2020). The various course and reservation category are given below.

Category Reservation
State Merit (SM) 60%
Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC)
a. Ezhava (EZ) – 9%
b. Muslim (MU) – 8%
c. Other Backward Hindu (BH) – 3%
d. Latin Catholic and Anglo Indian (LA) – 3%
e. Dheevara and related communities (DV) – 2%
f. Viswakarma and related communities (VK) – 2%
g. Kusavan and related communities (KN) – 1%
h. Other Backward Christian (BX) – 1%
i. Kudumbi (KU) – 1%
Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes – 10%

a. Scheduled Castes (SC) – 8%

b. Scheduled Tribes (ST) – 2%


Required Certificates/documents for admission

The following documents are required to produce at colleges at the time of admission.

  • Admit Card issued by CEE.
  • Certificate to prove Date of Birth.
  • Original Mark List to prove academic eligibility.
  • Pass Certificate (if obtained).
  • Allotment letter issued by the CEE.

KEAM 2020 HIghlights

The complete summary of the KEAM 2020 is mentioned below:

KEAM 2020 Highlights
Name of Examination Kerela Engineering Agriculture Medical Entrance Examination
Known as KEAM
Conducting Authority CEE Government of Kerela
Course B.Tech.
Level State Level Examination
Exam Type Undergraduate
Application Deadline 29 February 2020
Examination on 20 April (Physics and chemistry)- 21 April 2020 (Mathematics)

Note: Medical Entrance will be through NEET 2020 from last year.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Can I change the selected course after the submission of Application Form?

No changes are allowed in the form once the form is submitted.

Are the Income certificates made in other states valid?

Only the competent revenue Authority in Kerala alone will be accepted.

I belong to General category. Do I have to submit the income certificate?

It is necessary for the candidates who need to avail fee concession/ scholarship based on income certificate.

KEAM CEE Kerala Official Address and Web Link

Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations

5th Floor, Housing Board Buildings, Santhi Nagar, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 001.

KEAM 2020 official website:

Download Prospectus for Kerala Engineering, Agriculture & Medical Here.

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