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KEAM

Kerala Engineering, Architecture, Medical Entrance Examination

Exam Date: 12 May 2021 (Tentative)

Pen & Paper Mode

Exam Date: 12 May 2021

KEAM Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 700
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Commissioner for Entrance Examinations , Kerala (CEE Kerala)
  • Courses:B.Tech, MBBS, BSc Agri, B.PHARM
  • Streams:Engineering, Medical, Agriculture, Pharmacy

KEAM 2021: Application form, Important Dates, Result, Counselling

Updated On - April 05 2021 by Anusha Pachauri

KEAM 2021 or Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical exam is a State Level Examination organized by Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE), Kerala run by the Government of Kerala. KEAM 2021 notification will be released by CEE on its official website by the first week of February 2021. This exam is organized to offer admission in UG Engineering and Pharmacy courses. There are multiple courses offered by the State-run colleges in Kerala that comes under the KEAM 2021 Examination. Admission in MBBS, BDS, BSMS, BHMS, BUMS, Forestry, Agricultural, Fisheries and Veterinary courses will be provided based on NEET UG scores. 

KEAM 2021 Important Dates

The schedule for KEAM 2021 date is given in the table below.

KEAM 2021Important Dates (Tentative)
KEAM 2021 Application form date1st week  of February 2021
Last date to submit the application form1st week of March 2021
Last date to upload documentsTo be Announced
Last date for uploading of rectified documents/certificates.To be Announced
Uploading of EWS certificateTo be Announced
Issuance of admit card2nd week of April 2021
Dates of change in the exam centreTo be announced
KEAM 2021 exam date3rd week of April 2021
KEAM 2021 answer keyTo be announced
Result Date of Engineering Entrance Examination4th week of May 2021
Result for Engineering, Architecture, MBBS/BDS,
Medical & Allied and Ayurveda Rank lists
to be announced
Counselling start date3rd week of June 2021

KEAM 2021 Application Form

KEAM 2021 Application Form will available on the official website. Further guidelines on how to fill up the application form are given below which should be strictly followed by the applicants to set a smooth sail towards the KEAM 2021 Examination:
Registration
  • This is a one-time procedure. During the process, candidates will get a system generated Application Number.
  • Candidates are requested to enter their password when demanded.
  • Preferably a strong password is recommended. It ensures the candidates’ safe online activities.
Fill Application
  • All the basic information, required by the Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations are to be filled in at this step. Before filling the details, read the Prospectus carefully.
  • The data provided here will be used for processing the application.
  • Any mistake in filling this sheet or providing false/incomplete/wrong information will affect the candidate’s eligibility for admission or claim for reservation under any category.
  • The candidate must fill all the items in the application.
Application Fee
  • At this step, the candidate has to make the payment of application fee by way of Online Payment or by way of E-Challan.
Upload Images & Certificates
  • A recent passport size photograph of the candidate and signature of the candidate, all in jpeg format of given specifications are to be uploaded.
  • Besides all the certificates and documents in support of the various claims made in the applications should be uploaded.
  • Nativity proof as stipulated in clause 6 and proof for date of birth is mandatory.

How to Login?

Candidates need to login on the KEAM login portal to check the details like application form, admit card, result etc

STEPS TO LOGIN:
  •  Go on the official website.
  •  Candidates need to log in using their application number and password.
  •  Click on the ‘sign in’ button to submit the login details after which your dashboard will appear on the screen. 

KEAM 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must be aware of the KEAM 2021 Eligibility before they apply for the exam. If any candidate is found ineligible his/her candidature will be cancelled. The eligibility criteria of Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical Examination 2021 is given below:

Nativity:
  • Only Indian citizens are eligible for admission to Professional courses unless otherwise notified. Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)/ Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) will also be treated at par with Indian citizens for the limited purpose of admission.
  • However, PIO/OCI candidates will not be eligible for any kind of reservation.
  • Candidates seeking admission to Professional courses will be categorised as Keralite, Non-Keralite Category I (NK I) and Non-Keralite Category II (NK II).
Keralite: A candidate of Kerala origin will be categorised as a ‘Keralite’. Children of All India Service (AIS) officers (Non-Keralites) allotted to Kerala cadre are deemed to be ‘Keralites’ as per G.O. (Rt) No. 822/08/H. End. dated 29/05/2008. But they will not be eligible for Communal/Special/Persons with Disabilities reservation or any fee concession.
Non-Keralite Category I (NK I): A candidate who is not of Kerala origin but fulfils anyone of the following conditions will be categorised as 'Non-Keralite Category I'(NK I).
  • A candidate who has undergone a qualifying course in Kerala and who is son/daughter of NonKeralite parents belong to Government of India/Defence Service posted to Kerala.
  • A candidate who has undergone a qualifying course in Kerala and who is son/daughter of Non-Keralite parents who is serving/served Government of Kerala for a minimum period of two years.
  • A candidate who is not of Kerala Origin but has been a resident of Kerala State for 5(five) years within 12(twelve) years of his/her study.
  • A candidate who is not of Kerala Origin but who has undergone his/her school studies in Kerala from standard VIII to XII.
  • Non-Keralite Category I candidates will be considered against ‘State Merit’ seats for Engineering/Architecture/B.Pharm/Medical & Allied courses. But they will not be eligible for Communal/ Special/Persons with Disabilities reservation or any fee concession.
  • Non-Keralite Category II [NK II]: Candidates who do not come under ‘Keralite’ or 'NonKeralite Category I' will be categorised as ‘Non-Keralite Category II'. Such candidates are eligible for admission to Government seats and Management quota seats in Engineering/courses in Government Controlled Self financing Colleges.
Academic Eligibility:
Medical & Allied Courses: Medical courses consist of MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS, BSMS and BUMS courses and Allied courses consist of BSc(Hons)Agriculture, BSc(Hons) Forestry, BVSc. & AH and BFSc. courses.
  • For MBBS, BDS, BSMS: Candidates who have passed in the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology in the Higher Secondary Examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala, or examinations recognized equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Biology/Biotechnology separately, and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology put together, are eligible. In the absence of Biology, Biotechnology will be considered as a subject for academic eligibility.
  • For admission to BAMS/ BHMS courses: Candidates who have passed in the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Biology in the Higher Secondary Examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala, or examinations recognized equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Biology separately, and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology put together, are eligible. Biotechnology will not be considered as a subject for academic eligibility.
  • For admission to BUMS course: Candidates seeking admission to main Kamil-E-Tib-WaJarahat (Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery-BUMS) course must have passed in the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Biology in the Intermediate (10+2) or its equivalent examination with 50% aggregate marks in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology and 50% marks in Biology separately and the candidate should have passed (a) 10th standard with Urdu or Arabic or Persian language as a subject or clear the test of Urdu in the Entrance Examination conducted by the University or Board or Registered Society authorized by the Government to conduct such examination: or (b) pre-Tib examination of one-year duration.
  • For admission to BSc(Hons.)Agri., BSc(Hons) Forestry, BFSc courses: Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala, or examinations recognized equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Biology separately, and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology put together, are eligible. Biotechnology will not be considered as a subject for academic eligibility.
  • For admission to BVSc. & AH Course: Candidates should have secured not less than 50% aggregate marks in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology for the qualifying examination.
  • Candidates who have passed the BSc Degree (Three-year course) examination with Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany or Biotechnology as Main, and any one or two of the above subjects as Subsidiaries, with 50% marks for Main & Subsidiaries taken together, subject to the condition that they have passed Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala or examinations recognized as equivalent thereto with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects are eligible for admission to MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS and BSMS courses.
Engineering courses: [Including B.Tech (Agri. Engg.) and B.Tech (Food Engg. & Tech) courses under the Kerala Agricultural University, B.Tech (Dairy Technology) and B.Tech (Food Technology) courses under Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences University and B.Tech (Food Technology) course under Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies].
  • Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala, or Examinations recognized as equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Mathematics separately, and 50 % marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together are eligible for admission. However, candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala, or Examinations recognized as equivalent thereto, 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.
  • Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala, or Examinations recognized as equivalent thereto, with 50 % marks in Mathematics/Biology separately, and 50 % marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology put together are eligible for admission to the seats reserved for Dairy Farm Instructors of Dairy Development Department for B.Tech. (Dairy Technology). However, the candidates admitted to the course have to take a make-up course in Basic Mathematics (2+0) credits or Applied Biology (1+1) credit as the case may be.
Architecture course:
Minimum academic eligibility for admission to BArch:
  • 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized Board with Mathematics as a subject of study by securing 50% marks in aggregate.

OR

  • 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central/State Governments with 50% aggregate marks with Mathematics as one of the subjects of the examination.

OR

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma, after 10 years of schooling, with not less than 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination.

Only those candidates who score the minimum eligibility marks as per the Information Brochure of National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2019 will be considered for admission to BArch course.

B.Pharm Course:
  • Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala or Examinations recognized as equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Biology/Mathematics separately and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Mathematics put together are eligible.
AGE:
  • Applicants should have completed 17 years of age as on December 2021.
  • No relaxation in the minimum age will be allowed. There is no upper age limit for Engineering, Architecture and B.Pharm Courses.
  • For Medical and Allied courses, the upper age limit will be as per the Information Bulletin of NEET(UG)-2020.

KEAM 2021 Exam Pattern

KEAM 2021 Paper Pattern is mentioned below with information like mode of examination, duration of the exam, the language the exam is asked on, several questions asked, type of the questions, maximum marks, sections etc.

KEAM Paper Pattern 2021
Mode of Examination

Offline (Pen & Paper)

Duration of Examination

180 minutes (2½ hours)-Paper 1

180 minutes (2½ hours)-Paper 2

Total 5 hours

No. of Questions asked

120 Questions

Type of Questions

MCQ (Objective)

Marking Scheme

+4 for Correct & -1 for Incorrect

Medium of examination

English

Total Marks

480

Number of Papers

2, Paper 1 (Physics & Chemistry)

Paper 2 (Mathematics)

Paper wise division of time and number of questions:

Paper
Subjects
Time Allotted
Number of Questions
Total Marks
I

Physics

180 minutes

60

240

II

Chemistry

180 minutes

60

240

Total

 

180 minutes
120 questions
480 marks

KEAM 2021 Syllabus

KEAM 2021 Syllabus is mentioned below in detail which all the Candidates must go through:

MATHEMATICS
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Geometry
  • Statistics
  • Calculus
PHYSICS
  • INTRODUCTION AND MEASUREMENT
  • DESCRIPTION OF MOTION IN ONE DIMENSION
  • DESCRIPTION OF MOTION IN TWO AND THREE DIMENSIONS
  • LAWS OF MOTION
  • WORK, ENERGY AND POWER
  • MOTION OF SYSTEM OF PARTICLES AND RIGID BODY ROTATION
  • GRAVITATION
  • MECHANICS OF SOLIDS AND FLUIDS
  • HEAT AND THERMODYNAMICS
  • OSCILLATIONS
  • WAVES
  • ELECTROSTATICS
  • CURRENT ELECTRICITY
  • MAGNETIC EFFECT OF CURRENT AND MAGNETISM
  • ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION AND ALTERNATING CURRENT
  • ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES
  • OPTICS
  • DUAL NATURE OF MATTER AND RADIATIONS
  • ATOMIC NUCLEUS
  • SOLIDS AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
  • PRINCIPLES OF COMMUNICATIONS
CHEMISTRY
  • BASIC CONCEPTS AND ATOMIC STRUCTURE
  • BONDING AND MOLECULAR STRUCTURE
  • STATES OF MATTER
  • PERIODIC PROPERTIES OF ELEMENTS AND HYDROGEN
  • S-BLOCK ELEMENTS AND PRINCIPLES OF METALLURGY
  • P-BLOCK ELEMENTS
  • D-BLOCK AND F-BLOCK ELEMENTS
  • THERMODYNAMICS
  • CHEMICAL EQUILIBRIUM
  • SOLUTIONS
  • REDOX REACTIONS AND ELECTROCHEMISTRY
  • CHEMICAL KINETICS
  • SURFACE CHEMISTRY
  • COORDINATION COMPOUNDS AND ORGANOMETALLICS
  • BASIC PRINCIPLES, PURIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
  • HYDROCARBONS
  • ORGANIC REACTION MECHANISM
  • STEREOCHEMISTRY
  • ORGANIC COMPOUNDS WITH FUNCTIONAL GROUPS CONTAINING HALOGENS
  • ORGANIC COMPOUNDS WITH FUNCTIONAL GROUPS CONTAINING OXYGEN
  • ORGANIC COMPOUNDS WITH FUNCTIONAL GROUPS CONTAINING NITROGEN
  • POLYMERS AND BIOMOLECULES
  • ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY AND CHEMISTRY IN everyday LIFE

KEAM 2021 Preparation Tips

KEAM 2021 Preparation Tips are given below:

  • Candidates are requested to go through the Syllabus first of all the things and before even starting their preparation. Manage the factors like time distribution, management of resources and various other important things.
  • Make notes of everything.
  • Daily revision is an important aspect as everyone tends to forget or the memory of what candidate studied becomes faded which needs to be polished time and again.
  • Give time for recreation which is an important part as it helps to release stress time to time and it doesn’t pile up.

KEAM 2021 Admit Card

KEAM 2021 Admit Card is available on the official website and applicant’s portal by the Second week of April 2021. Below mentioned guidelines must be followed by the applicants who will be appearing for the KEAM 2021 Examination:
  • Candidates must take their Admit Cards along with themselves to the examination centre without which they might not be allowed to take the examination.
  • Applicants must carry a government Photo ID proof (Pan card, Voter’s Id card, Driving license, Aadhaar card, Ration card)
  • In original for cross-verification and a self-attested photocopy if mentioned.
  • If a candidate finds any discrepancy in their admit card, get in touch with the officials immediately and get it rectified.
Admit card shall have details like:
  • Candidate’s Name
  • Roll Number
  • Application Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Exam Date
  • Exam Centre Name
  • Exam Centre Address
  • Reporting Time

KEAM 2021 Answer key

KEAM 2021 answer key will be released online after the exam is over.  CEE Kerela releases official KEAM answer key for the exam that has correct answers to all the questions asked in the exam.

  • If any candidate has any complaint regarding the answer keys, the same can be submitted to the CEE in writing along with supporting documents.
  • Also, the examinees will have to deposit 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.
  • Another type is also released just after the exam is held by the unofficial sources. This type of answer key is called the unofficial answer key.
TypeReleased whenwho releases
Unofficialfew hours after the examstudents, experts, coaching centres via various modes
Official provisional keysfew days after the examCEE Kerala in cee.kerala.gov.in
Official final keysafter challenges have been reviewed on provisional keysCEE Kerala in cee.kerala.gov.in

The candidates can use the answer keys to calculate the probable score in the exam. The formula that can be used to calculate the marks in KEAM 2020 is:

KEAM 2020 score = 4 X (no. of correct answers) – 1 X (no. of wrong answers)

KEAM 2021 Result

KEAM 2021 Result generally announced by the last week of August online on the official website of KEAM.

  • The admission criteria would include 50:50 i.e. 50% would be the marks obtained in the qualifying examination and 50% of the marks scored in KEAM 2021 Examination.
  • Candidates will get seats based on the normalized merit and they must download the scorecard/merit list for further proceedings.

KEAM 2021 Tie-breaking Rule

Candidates can check below tie-breaking rule which will be applied when two or more than two candidates will have the same marks:

Engineering:
  • First, Maths marks will be considered in KEAM 2021
  • If the tie will still persist then the Physics & Chemistry marks will be given importance.
  • If there is still a tie, the candidate with higher standardized marks in Mathematics of the final year of the qualifying examination will be placed higher in the ranking.
  • If the tie still persists, the candidate with higher standardized marks in Physics of the final year of the qualifying examination will be placed higher in the ranking
  • If there is still a tie, the age of the candidate is taken and the older is placed higher in the ranking.
Architecture:
  • Candidate with higher rank in NATA will be ranked higher.
  • If there is a tie even then, marks of math in the qualifying exam is taken.
  • However, if there is still a tie then the older candidate is placed higher in the ranking.
Ayurveda: Higher rank in NEET UG 2021

KEAM 2021 Counselling

KEAM 2021 Counselling will commence as soon as the results are announced. Candidates are requested to bring the below-mentioned set of Documents when they appear for the Counselling failing to which their candidature might get cancelled.

Documents Required at Counselling
  • Admit Card
  • Photo Identity Proof
  • Passport Size Photograph
  • Scorecard
  • Academic Certificates

Courses Offered by KEAM 2021

The courses offered are listed below which are given to the applicants through KEAM 2021 Examination:

Engineering Courses:
  • Bachelor of Technology
  • BTech (Agricultural Engineering) [BTech (Agri. Engg.)]
  • BTech (Food Engineering & Technology) [BTech (Food Engg. & Tech)]
  • BTech (Dairy Technology)
  • BTech (Food Technology) [BTech (Food Tech)]
Architecture Course:
  • Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)
Medical Courses:
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
  • Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
  • Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery (BSMS)
  • Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS)
  • Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS)
Agriculture & Forestry Courses:
  • Bachelor of Science-Agriculture [BSc(Hons.) Agri.]
  • Bachelor of Science-Forestry [BSc(Hons.) Forestry]
Veterinary Course:
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry (BVSc & AH)
Fisheries Course:
  • Bachelor of Fisheries Science (BFSc)
Pharmacy Course:
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm)

KEAM 2021 Highlights

Check the below-given data to know more about KEAM Examination 2021:

Exam Name

KEAM 2021

Conducting Body

Commissioner of Entrance Exam

Level

State Level

Course

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses 

KEAM 2020 Official website
Exam Mode

Offline (CBT)

Exam Purpose

To offer admission in various Undergraduate and  Postgraduate Courses

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KEAM Important Dates

TitleDates
KEAM 2021 Exam Date12 May 2021 (Tentative)
KEAM 2021 Form Date09 Mar - 09 Apr 2021 (Tentative)
KEAM 2021 Result29 May 2021 (Tentative)

Kerala Engineering, Architecture, Medical Entrance Examination Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

2 hours 30 minutes

Total Marks:

480

Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:

No

S.No
Subjects
Questions
Marks
Total
1Physics604240
2Chemistry604240
Paper 2
Exam Duration:

2 hours 30 minutes

Total Marks:

480

Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:

Yes

S.No
Subjects
Questions
Marks
Total
1Mathematics1204480

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Form Start Date:

09 Mar 2021

Form End Date:

09 Apr 2021

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