KEAM 2018 Introduction

KEAM, short for Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical is an entrance examination series for admissions to various professional degree courses in the state of Kerala, India. It is conducted by the Office of the Commissioner of Entrance Exams run by the Government of Kerala. Kerala Govt recently started a programme for KEAM Coaching named as PEECS.

The Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations was established in 1983 as a separate set up to conduct of Entrance Examinations for admission to Professional Courses .The Higher Education Department in the Secretariat is functioning as the administrative department of the Commisionerate of Entrance Examinations.

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KEAM 2018 Important Dates

Kerala Engineering, Architecture and Medical Entrance Exam (KEAM) is conducted by Commissioner for Entrance Exams (CEE), Kerala to interested candidates for admissions in degree courses at various colleges/institutes in Kerala. KEAM 2018 exam is written by aspirants who wants to pursue degree courses in Engineering. Medical aspirants must qualify NEET exam and Architecture course aspirants must clear NATA exam.

Important dates for KEAM 2018

Events Dates
Release of Online application 01.02.2018
Last date to submit online application including fee payment 28.02.2018, 5:00 PM
Last date to take printout of online application along with supporting documents 31.03.2018
Admit card download 10.04.2018
Examination dates 23.04.2018 – Physics and Chemistry(Paper 1),
24.04.2018 – Mathematics(Paper 2)
Timings: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM

KEAM 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates seeking admission at professional colleges in the state of Kerala need to fulfill the eligibility criteria for KEAM 2018,so the candidates are required to know the standard eligibility criteria of KEAM 2018 which set by the admission authorities. Ineligible candidates will not be allowed to attempt the examination and participate in the admission procedure.

Eligibility criteria for admission

  • Nativity
  • Academic Qualification
  • Relaxation in marks
  • Age

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KEAM 2018 Application Form

Application form for KEAM 2018 has been released on CEE, Kerala website – www.cee.kerala.gov.in Candidates who are eligible can apply for KEAM 2018 examination for admission to Engineering courses at colleges of Kerala state. Online application form has been released on 1st February, 2018 and the form must be submitted on/before 28th February, 2018 (5:00 PM).

Steps for Application process

There are 6 main steps to apply online, submit and send application form with supporting documents. Read below for details

  • Step 1:Registration
  • Step 2:Upload Images
  • Step 3:Fill Application
  • Step 4:Pay Application Fee
  • Step 5:Print Application
  • Step 6:Send Application and Supporting proof to CEE

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KEAM 2018 Time Table

The KEAM 2018 Examination is conducted in offline mode(pen and paper mode). The Exam will be held on 23rd & 24th April 2018.The KEAM 2018 consists of two papers with the duration of two and half hour for each paper.

Time Table for Engineering Entrance Examination is given below:

Engineering courses

The Entrance Examination for admission to Engineering courses in Kerala, will be conducted as per the following schedule:

Date Papers Subjects Timings Duration
23.04.2018 Paper-I Physics & Chemistry 10:00 am to 12.30 pm 2 1/2 hours(2 hours & 30 minutes)
24.04.2018 Paper-II Mathematics 10:00 am to 12.30 pm 2 1/2 hours(2 hours & 30 minutes)

KEAM 2018 Admit Card

KEAM Admit card 2018 will be available on 10th April, 2018. Candidates eligible to take up the exam will be able to download the admit card/hall ticket online. Please note that admit card must be download online. It will not be sent via post.

The Admit Card for the Entrance Examination can be downloaded from the official website of the CEE- www.cee.kerala.gov.in.

Steps to download admit card

  1. Step 1: Go to www.cee.kerala.gov.in
  2. Step 2: Go to login page
  3. Step 3: Enter ‘Application Number’ and ‘Password’ of KEAM 2018
  4. Step 4: Click on ‘Admit Card’ from the menu.
  5. Step 5:Enter Application number and Date of Birth provided in the application form in order to download the admit card.
  6. Step 6:And then take a printout of the admit card.

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KEAM 2018 Exam Pattern

KEAM 2018 exam is conducted by CEE, Kerala on 23rd and 24th of April, 2018 at all the District Centres in Kerala and in New Delhi, Mumbai and Dubai (UAE). KEAM 2018 exam will be carried out in offline mode (pen and paper based)

KEAM 2018 exam will held on two days which are 23rd and 24th of April, 2018. Paper 1 – Physics and Chemistry exam will be conducted on 23rd April whereas Paper 2 – Mathematics will be conducted on 24th April.

KEAM 2018 Marking Scheme

Status Marks
Correct answer +4
Wrong answer -1
Unattempted question No Marks
More than one answer -1

KEAM 2018 Answer Keys

Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE) Kerala will release answer key tentatively in the 4th week of April 2018, once the exam is over. Answer keys 2018 will be released separately for Paper 1 and Paper 2 as per the versions of the papers. Candidates who have taken the exam must check and download the answer key as per their version of the paper.

Candidates who take up the exam can compare their answers from KEAM answer key 2018 and calculate their probable score in the entrance test.

There will also be a window for challenging the answer key of KEAM by the 1st week of May 2018. If there are any discrepancies in the answers,they can challenge.

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KEAM 2018 Exam centre

KEAM 2018 Exam Centres is based on State wise and City wise centres and Exam Center Code, for the Current Year Examination is held in 18 Exam Centres.14 District Centers in Kerala and 1 each in Mumbai, New Delhi and Dubai

Candidates have to fill the preferred examination centre in the application form.The Engineering Entrance Examination will be conducted across the 14 District Centers in Kerala and 1 each in Mumbai, New Delhi and Dubai. The candidates will be able to select their of KEAM 2018 from the provided tentative list.

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KEAM 2018 Results

KEAM 2018 Result for engineering courses will be declared on May 25 th , 2018. Candidates can access their results on the official website To check the results, candidates need to give their roll number and application number. The result will have the marks scored by candidates on the exam. Merit list will be prepared on the basis of 50:50 criteria, i.e. 50% for marks obtained in the KEAM exam and 50% for marks scored in the qualifying exam. The rank list for all the courses will be given on or before 20th June 2018.

How to check KEAM 2018 Results?

Candidates can check their results by following the steps given below

  1. Login into the official KEAM web portal www.cee-kerala.org
  2. click on the link KEAM 2018 candidate portal.
  3. Candidates should give their application number and password
  4. Click on the submit button.
  5. The results will be displayed on the screen.

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KEAM 2018 Cutoff

Commissioner of Entrance Examinations, Kerala will release KEAM cut-off for the current year, 2018 after the announcement of KEAM result. Cut-off is the minimum rank/marks to be obtained by the aspirant in order to become eligible to counselling. KEAM Cut-off include opening and closing rank and the closing rank determines the minimum rank to be secured by the candidate.

Factors influencing KEAM Cutoff

  1. Difficulty level of exam
  2. Number of candidates appeared for the exam
  3. Availability of seats
  4. Number of qualified candidates for the exam
  5. Average marks secured by candidates
  6. Previous year cut-off

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KEAM 2018 Participating Institutions/Colleges

KEAM 2018 Participating Colleges, with details regarding Name of the Institution and List of government colleges, Aided, Agricultural Universities, Self financing colleges etc.

Candidates will be offered admission to the KEAM participating institutes, depending on their rank in the merit list, the choice of programme and course filled by them at the time of counselling. The list of KEAM 2018 participating institutes comprise of Government colleges, Government Sponsored Self Financing Colleges, and Private Self Financing Colleges is given.

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KEAM 2018 Counselling

KEAM Counselling 2018 will be commenced in the month of June 2018, after the KEAM 2018 rank list is announced. Eligible candidates can attend the counselling and attend Centralized Allotment Process (CAP) to get admission in Engineering, Medical, Architecture courses, which will be conducted by CEE, Kerala through a Single Window System.

It is to be noted that candidates seeking admission to B.Arch and Medical courses must compulsorily qualify NATA and NEET respectively.

KEAM 2018 Counselling procedure

  • Step 1:Registration
  • Step 2:Selection of Courses and Colleges
  • Step 3:Review and Print Out

KEAM 2018 Reservation

The details of KEAM Reservation that CEE Kerala has laid down for the candidates seeking seats under reservation.

Reservation types in Government/Aided/KAU/KVASU/KUFOS colleges:

Sl.No Category Reservation
1 Reservation for Nominees Not available
2 Reservation for person with Disability 3%
3 Mandatory ReservationSpecial Reservation Not available
4 Special Reservation Not available
5 Reservation of Courses Not available

KEAM 2018 Seat Allotment

KEAM 2018 Seat Allotment process will begin along with KEAM Counselling process in the month of June, 2018. And the seats will be allotted through Centralized Admission Process (CAP). The allotment of seats will be based on merit, availability of seats and the choices filled by candidates. CEE, Kerala will release the list of allotted seats online.

Centralized Allotment Process (CAP)

General steps involved in CAP

  • Commencement of online option registration
  • Trial allotment
  • Closing of option registration
  • First allotment
  • Second allotment
  • Third allotment

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KEAM 2018 Helpline and Contact details

The Candidates who are applying for KEAM 2018 might have queries regarding applications, admit card, exam, results, counselling, allotments, admissions.. So to solve those queries The Commissioner for Entrance Exams (CEE) has arranged the KEAM 2018 CEE Helpline Numbers and KEAM 2018 Citizen Call Center. Both Candidates and Parents can call to those number to resolve their queries.

KEAM 2018 Contacting Address:

The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations
5th Floor, Housing Board Buildings,
Santhi Nagar, Thiruvananthapuram- 695001

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