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About KEAM 2018

KEAM 2018, Kerala Engineering Entrance Examination 2018 is conducted by "Office of The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE), Kerala Government.  KEAM 2018 application process will start from the first week of February 2018. The last date to apply online for KEAM may fall in the last week of February 2018. 

It is to be noted that KEAM 2018 will be conducted for admission into Engineering Course and NEET exam will be conducted for admission into in Medical Courses, Agriculture, Veterinary, Fisheries course in colleges and universities in the state of Kerala for the academic session 2018-2019. However, the admission in Architecture course in Kerala will be done on the basis of NATA.

KEAM Application Form sale will begin from the first week of February 2018. One application is to be filled for admission to multiple courses. Applicants can check the details of the admission to the various courses via KEAM Entrance Exam whose all details have been given on this page.

KEAM 2018 Exam Schedule NEW

Stream Subject Date Time
Engineering  Paper I 
Physics & Chemistry
23 April 2018 10:00 AM - 12.30 PM
Paper II 
24 April 2018 10:00 AM - 12.30 PM
Medical On the basis of NEET scores


Latest Update: Government of Kerala has released the KEAM Exam Dates. The KEAM 2018 exam would be conducted on 23 & 24 April 2018.


KEAM 2018 Dates

 Description 2017 Date 2018 Dates
Sale of Security Cards along with KEAM Prospectus
through selected Post Offices
February 2017 -
KEAM Online Application Form (including Fee Payment) 1 to 27 February 2017 -
Last date for receipt of Online Application Printout
along with supporting documents
9 March 2017 -
KEAM Admit Card 10 April 2017 -
KEAM Engineering Exam Date
(10:00 AM to 12:30 PM)
  • Physics: 24 April 2017
  • Chemistry: 25 April 2017
  • Physics: 23 April 2018
  • Chemistry: 24 April 2018
KEAM Result - For Engineering On or before 25 May 2017            -
Medical & Allied and Ayurveda Rank lists On or before 20 June 2017 -
Filling up of vacant seat start 1 August 2017 -
Filling up of vacant seat end 3 August 2017
(10:00 AM)


KEAM Quick Links

KEAM Eligibility: Engineering, Architecture, Medicine Application Form
KEAM Admit Card  KEAM  Result
Answer Key Participating Colleges
Reservation of Seats  


KEAM Engineering Courses

  • B.Tech
  • B. Tech (Agricultural Engineering)
  • B.Tech (Dairy Science & Technology)
  • B.Tech (Food Engineering)

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KEAM 2018 Eligibility criteria

Nativity of Candidates

Candidate should be an Indian resident of Kerala origin. Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)/Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) will also be considered as Indian citizens for the limited purpose of admission and any kind of reservations will not be available for their admission.

Age Criteria for the Candidates

Candidate should have completed 17 years of age as on the last week of December 2018. There is no relaxation in Minimum Age and there is no upper age limit for appearing in KEAM 2018.

Academic Eligibility

For Engineering: 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 Science & 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 with 45% marks are eligible for the admission to the management quota seats in Private Self Financing Engineering Colleges/Government Controlled Self Financing Engineering Colleges.

(*): Biotechnology as a subject in Class 12 or equivalent will not be considered for academic Eligibility for BAMS/BHMS / B.Sc.(Hons.)Agri., B.Sc.(Hons) Forestry, BFSc.

(**): Candidate should have passed: 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 Pre-Tib Examination of one-year duration.

Relaxation in Minimum Marks

  • Candidates with Locomotory disability of lower limbs between 40% to 70% need only 45% marks in case of Biology/ Biotechnology and 45% marks in case of optional subjects put together for admission to MBBS course.
  • Candidates belonging to PD Category will have a relaxation of 5% Marks in Engineering & Medical Allied Course except BDS i.e they need 45 % marks in the case of Mathematics/ Biology and 45% marks in the case of Mathematics/ Biology, Physics and Chemistry in aggregate.

KEAM 2018 Application form and Admit Card

Interested candidates can apply online and to know how to fill online application form click here. There is no offline mode of the application process for KEAM 2018. There is a common application form for admission to all the courses in KEAM 2018. Applicants can apply using the link given below. Applicants must note that only one application form is to be filled for the admission to one or all the courses of KEAM 2018.

KEAM 2018 Application Form

Payment of KEAM 2018 Application Fee

Candidates can pay the application fee in either of the following ways:

  • Online Payment
  • E-Challan


KEAM 2018 Admit Card - Download here

KEAM 2018 Admit Cards will be available here on the link provided after the second week of April 2018, Admit cards will be available in online mode only, applicants are advised to download and take the printout of the KEAM 2018 Admit Cards, which is to be produced in the examination hall and must not be mutilated.

KEAM 2018 Admit Card 


KEAM 2018 Exam Centre


  • Course Opted For: Candidates are required to select the required course or courses to which admission is sought for.
  • Centre for Examination: Candidates are required to select a Centre from the list of below given Centre of Examination. 


















New Delhi




KEAM 2018 Fees

The payment of the KEAM Application Form is to be paid by the applicants in online mode only; Applicants are required to fill and take the printout of the confirmation page after the successful payment. Applicants can pay the application fee via Debit card, Credit card, Net Banking or using E-Challan Option.

KEAM 2018 Application Fees



Application Fee             



SC / ST 

Rs. 400

Candidates 'Dubai' as Exam Centre


ST candidates are exempted from payment of application fee and 
Candidates choosing Dubai as Examination Centre will have to remit additional fees of Rs. 12,000 which can be paid using online payment (from anywhere) and Echallan if payment is made in India.

KEAM Participating Colleges Fee Structure 2018


KEAM 2018 Result and Counselling

Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of KEAM 2018 Merit List. Separate KEAM Rank list will be prepared for the given below subjects. The candidates appearing in the Engineering Entrance Exam must have to score the minimum of 10 Marks to find a place in the rank list (Not required to score minimum marks, however, if any candidates fail to answer any question will be treated disqualified).

  • Engineering courses
  • Architecture Courses (NATA)
  • Medical & Allied Courses (Based on NEET)
  • BAMS Course (Based on NEET)

KEAM 2018 Result

Selection For Engineering on the basis of KEAM 2018

  • KEAM 2018 Merit List for Engineering will be assessed by giving equal weightage to the Entrance Exam Marks and Class 12 (Qualifying Exam Marks)
  • For Calculation of Qualifying Exam Marks: If the candidate has not studied Chemistry in Class 12 or equivalent then marks of Computer Science will be taken into account for the calculation of aggregate marks.
Exam Weightage
KEAM Entrance Exam for Engineering 50%
Aggregate Marks in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics
in the final year of the qualifying exam.

  • 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 affecting standardization in each subject.

KEAM 2018 Schedule for Online Allotment



Dates 2017

Dates 2018

The opening of the online option
registration facility

1 August 2017


The closing of option registration facility

3 August 2017 
(10:00 AM)


Payment of Allotment Fee

5 to 8 August 2017


Submission of the list of admitted candidates 
by the college authorities

8 August 2017
(5:30 PM)


Important Points

  • The candidates who get allotment shall have to pay the fee shown in the allotment seats at the selected branches of the State Bank of India (SBI) or by way of online payment. 
  • Candidates need not join the colleges after the first allotment. However, the candidates may lose their allotment if they do not pay the fees before the prescribed date.
  • The candidates should know that the options once lost will not be available in the subsequent phases.

KEAM 2018 Exam pattern

Each Paper will have 4 version/sets.KEAM 2018 will be objective type with Multiple Choice Questions and based on single response.Each Paper will have 120 questions to be answered in 150 minutes. Each question carries four marks. For each wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted from the total score.

KEAM 2018 Question Paper Pattern


KEAM Engineering Exam Paper 1: Chemistry and Physics
Paper 2: Mathematics
Total Number of Questions 120
Total Marks 480
Negative Marking for every wrong answer 1
Duration of Exam 2.5 hours




KEAM Engineering Exam Syllabus


How to answer Questions on the OMR Sheet?

The students should answer the questions using blue or black ball point pen only. Candidates should not mark answers. Answers marked using Gel pen and Pencil will not be considered in the total calculations in any case.

KEAM 2018 Important details


Medical & allied courses (Now based on NEET)

  • Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
  • Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery (BSMS)
  • Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS)

Agriculture & Forestry Course

Veterinary Course 

Fishery Course

Admission in Medicine & Allied Courses

NOTE: Kerala State Government will not conduct any entrance for medical and allied courses which are MBBS, BDS, Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Siddha, Unani, Agriculture, Veterinary, Fisheries, and Forestry.

The candidates who wish to apply for professional degree courses in Engineering, Architecture, MBBS, BDS, Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Siddha, Unani, Agriculture, Forestry, Veterinary, and Fisheries have to fill the form released by CEE Kerala.

About KEAM

KEAM is the primary entrance exam in which near about one lakh twenty-five thousand candidates participate every year. Both Keralites and Non-Keralites are eligible to apply for the Entrance Examination. However, the majority of the seats in Government College are reserved for students from Kerala. 

KEAM 2018 Contact

Office of The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE)
5th Floor, Housing Board Buildings,
Santhi Nagar, Thiruvananthapuram-695001

Phone: 0471 - 2339101, 2339102, 2339103, 2339104
Fax: 0471-2337228
E-mail: ceekinfo@cee.kerala.gov.in
Helpline No. (24 hours available): 155300 From BSNL network. Mobile users prefix 0471.
0471- 2115054, 2115098, 2335523 From other networks.

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