KEAM 2020: Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern


KEAM 2020 or Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical is a State-level qualifying examination which is conducted every year in the state of Kerala. Thousands of candidates appear in this examination. Interested candidates can apply for this entrance exam and refer to this page for whole information about KEAM 2020. Furthermore, Paper-1 (Physics & Chemistry) and Paper-2 (Mathematics) will be going to take place in May 2020 for Engineering admissions. In the field of engineering, medical, agricultural, architecture, forestry etc.

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KEAM (Kerala Engineering, Agriculture & Medical) gives golden opportunities to students who want to pursue their career in one of this field. This examination is held on the state level which is organized by (Commissioner of Entrance Examination), CEE, Kerala. To get admission in their chosen course applicants can follow the information given below about How to apply, Exam Dates, Eligibility criteria, syllabus and other relevant information.

KEAM 2020 Notifications

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 March 2020
Examination on April (Physics and chemistry)-(Mathematics), 2020

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

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KEAM Important Dates 2020

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

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Particulars Dates (Tentative)
Information Brochure February 2020
Starting date of online application February 2020
Last date to submit the KEAM Online application March  2020
Last date to submit the Application Form along with the receipt Last week of March 2020
Admit cards will be available April 2020
KEAM 2020 Exam Dates

(Paper 1)

Important Exam Update

  1. Updates Regarding JEE Main 2020

(Paper 2)

May 2020

May 2020

Result will be declared May 2020
Rank List June 2020
Counselling Procedure June 2020
Trial Allotment June 2020
Seat Allotment Round First June 2020
Seat Allotment Fee Payment Last week of June 2020
Seat Allotment Round Two Last week of June 2020
Seat Allotment Fee Payment July 2020

KEAM 2020 Application Form

The application form will be released by CEE Government of Kerala.

  • The KEAM Application form will be available on the KEAM 2020 official website from February 2020.
  • Candidates can go to the website and follow the following steps:
    • Register for the KEAM Examination.
    • Generate a Username and Password.
    • Login
    • Follow the steps and fill the Application Form.
    • Upload Photograph and Signature.
    • Confirm Details
    • Pay the Examination Fee
    • Download the Application Form
    • Gather the required documents
    • 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?

The steps for online submission of application.

  1. Search for the official website for KEAM @
  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 will have to pay the following amount based on their category:

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/-
  • Applicants are required to pay the application fee through credit/debit card or Net Banking.
  • They can also pay through Demand Draft in favour of:

CEE (Commissioner of Entrance Examination), Kerala 

Payable at Thiruvananthapuram

KEAM Eligibility Criteria 2020

The KEAM 2020 eligibility criteria are 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 KEAM 2020.

KEAM 2020 Exam Syllabus

The question paper will consist of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics of the class 12th level.

Physics Syllabus







Chap1-  Physics And Measurement

Chap2-  Kinematics

Chap3-  Laws Of Motion

Chap4-  Work, Energy and Power

Chap5-  Rotational Motion

Chap6-  Gravitation

Chap7-  Properties of Solids And Liquids

Chap8-  Thermodynamics

Chap9-  Kinetic Theory of Gases

Chap10- Oscillation and Waves

Chap11- Electrostatics

Chap12- Current Electricity

Chap13- Magnetic Effect of Current and Magnetism

Chap14- Electromagnetic Waves

Chap15- Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

Chap16- Atoms and Nuclei

Chap17- Electronic Devices

Chap18- Communication Systems

Chemistry Syllabus











Chap1- Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry

Chap2- States of Matter

Chap3- Atomic Structure

Chap4- Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

Chap5- Chemical Thermodynamics

Chap6- Solutions

Chap7- Equilibrium

Chap8- Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry

Chap9- Chemical Kinetics

Chap10- Surface Chemistry

Chap11- Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

Chap12- General Principles and Process of Isolation of Metals

Chap13- Hydrogen

Chap14- S- Block Elements

Chap15- P- Block Elements

Chap16- F-Block Elements

Chap17- D and F-Block Elements

Chap18- Environmental Chemistry

Chap19- Purification and Characterisation of Organic Compounds

Chap20- Some Basic Principle of Organic Compounds

Chap21- Hydrocarbons

Chap22- Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen

Chap23- Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen

Chap24- Biomolecules

Chap25- Chemistry in Everyday Life

Mathematics Syllabus






Chap1- Sets, Relations and Functions

Chap2- Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equation

Chap3- Matrix and Determinants

Chap4- Permutations and Combinations

Chap5- Binomial Theorem and its simple application

Chap6- Sequence and series

Chap7- Limit, Continuity and Differentiability

Chap8- Integral Calculus

Chap9- Differential Equation

Chap10- Coordinate Geometry

Chap11- Three Dimensional Geometry

Chap12- Vector Algebra

Chap13- Statistics and Probability

Chap14- Trigonometry

Chap15- Mathematical Reasoning

Chap16- Approximation

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.

Exam Pattern of Engineering Entrance Examination

The 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 Admit Card

The admit card details for Kerala Engineering, Agriculture, and Medical Entrance Examination will be available here.

  • The Admit Card for 2020 KEAM will be made available on the official website from April 2020 Onward.
  • A candidate can download the admit card by entering the application number and DOB in the system.
  • Admit card will not be sent by post to any applicant.
  • 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

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

KEAM 2020 Answer Key

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 be able to check their answers to KEAM 2020 exam on the CEE Kerala website and our website as well

KEAM 2020 Result

The results for KEAM will be published and the merit list will be published after uploading Plus Two marks.

  • 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

  • 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: Centralized Allotment Process

The counselling procedure and document verification will follow certain steps given below.

  • 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

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.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

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

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

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.

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.

Official Website:

Download Prospectus for Kerala Engineering, Agriculture & Medical Here.

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