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KEAM Entrance Exam 2024

The Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical (KEAM) entrance exam is a highly reputed and competitive examination conducted by the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE), Kerala. It serves as a crucial chance for all the aspirants seeking admission to various professional degree courses in the state, including engineering, architecture, and other medical courses. 

For the year 2024, the CEE will conduct the KEAM examination 2024 on the 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th June for all those aspiring to take admission in engineering courses in the state of Kerala. The exam will be held across each and every district of the state. This year the total number of examination cities towered to 130 examination including top-notch cities like Wayanad, Dubai, Delhi and Mumbai. A total of 133 examination centers are established to conduct the KEAM 2024.

This blog provides to you a detailed overview of the KEAM entrance exam, equipping you with all the necessary information to conquer the exam process victoriously. 

All about the KEAM 2024 Examinations

KEAM was introduced by the Government of Kerala to standardize the admission process for professional courses across the state. It ensures that students with potential get a fair chance to pursue higher education in their desired fields. Whether its engineering, pharmacy, medical or architecture, KEAM provides a smooth passage to all the students for a hassle-free entry into top-class colleges offered by it.

This blog is specifically created to assist all those looking for information regarding engineering courses and college that are achievable by KEAM 2024. Peruse through the given columns to gain all the necessary details about KEAMS.

Important Dates

Following are some important dates that candidates need to keep in mind about KEAM.

Event Date (2024)
Start of Online Application
27 March 2024
Last Date to Submit Application
19 April 2024
Admit Card Release
29 May 2024
Exam Date
05 June 2024 - 09 June 2024
Result Declaration
Mid June or later
Counseling Starts
July 2024

Eligibility Criteria

Before applying to KEAM entrance exam, candidate may note the following eligibility criteria :

Academic Qualifications

Course Minimum Qualification Minimum Marks Required
Engineering
10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
10+2 with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and Chemistry as one of the core or optional subjects

An aggregate score of 45% in all core subjects.

Candidates belonging from economically or educationally backward backgrounds are given a relaxation of 5%.
Architecture
10+2 or equivalent with Mathematics
50% in Mathematics and 50% in aggregate in 10+2 level
Pharmacy
10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Mathematics
50% in each subject and 50% in aggregate for PCB/PCM

Age Limit

  • The candidate should have completed 17 years of age as of December 31 of the year of admission. There is no upper age limit.

Nationality

  • Only Indian citizens are eligible.
  • Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) can also apply.
  • A candidate should be a native of Kerala or satisfy the “Keralite” or “Non-Keralite” criteria as specified in the official notification.

Courses Offered Through KEAM

The KEAM entrance exam provides admission primarily in the following courses:

  1. Engineering (B.Tech)
  2. Architecture (B.Arch)
  3. Pharmacy (B.Pharm)
  4. Medical and Allied Courses (although NEET scores are now considered for medical admissions)

Exam Pattern

Following section has all the answers to your questions regarding the exam pattern of KEAM Exam.

Structure of the Exam

Subjects Number of Questions Marks
Physics
45
180
Chemistry
30
120
Mathematics
75
300
Total
150
600

Marking Scheme

  • For each correct answer, 4 marks are awarded.
  • For each incorrect answer, 1 mark is deducted.

Syllabus Overview

The syllabus for KEAM is based on the Higher Secondary Education (HSE) curriculum such as 11th and 12th. 

Below is a detailed subject-wise breakdown.

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 and Principles Of Communications.

Chemistry

Basic Concepts and Atomic Structure, Bonding And Molecular Structure, States of Matter, Periodic Properties of Elements And Hydrogen, 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 Amines, Polymers and Biomolecules, Environmental Chemistry and Chemistry In Everyday Life.

Mathematics

Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, Statistics and Calculus

Application Process

The application form for KEAM is released on the website through online mode. Candidates can visit the official website of KEAM to get themselves registered for the exam. Following are the steps through which you can complete the application form.

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Visit the official KEAM website and register by providing basic details.
  2. Fill in personal, academic, and communication details.
  3. Upload scanned images of photographs, signature, and other required documents.
  4. Pay the application fee online through net banking/credit/debit card.
  5. After submission, print the confirmation page for future reference.

KEAM Application Fee

Refer to the following table to gain knowledge about the application fees for the KEAM 2024.

COURSE FEE (GEN) FEE (SC) FEE (ST)
Engineering
₹875
₹375
₹0

Admit Card and Examination Centers

The admit cards for KEAM 2024 have already been issued to candidates who have registered themselves on the portal and who are eligible for the entrance examination.

The admit card is a really crucial document for every candidate appearing in the exam.

It is advisable for candidates to take care of their admit card as its absence can cause trouble to them. Aspirants will not be provided entry to the exam hall without an Admit card.

How to Download Admit Card

  1. Visit the official KEAM website.
  2. Click on the link to download the admit card.
  3. Enter your application number and password.
  4. Download and print the admit card.

List of Examination Centers

KEAM 2024 will be conducted across these below-given cities from June 05 to June 09, 2024.

State City
Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram
Kollam
Pathanamthitta
Alappuzha
Kottayam
Ernakulam
Idukki
Thrissur
Palakkad
Malappuram
Kozhikode
Wayanad
Kannur
Kasaragod
Maharashtra
Mumbai
Delhi
New Delhi
UAE
Dubai

Best Engineering Colleges Through KEAM

Here is a table listing some of the top engineering colleges in Kerala that accept KEAM scores:

Rank College Name Location Courses Offered
1
College of Engineering, Trivandrum
Thiruvananthapuram
B.Tech, M.Tech
2
Government Engineering College, Thrissur
Thrissur
B.Tech, M.Tech
3
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology
Kottayam
B.Tech, M.Tech
4
TKM College of Engineering
Kollam
B.Tech, M.Tech
5
NSS College of Engineering
Palakkad
B.Tech, M.Tech
6
Government College of Engineering, Kannur
Kannur
B.Tech, M.Tech
7
Model Engineering College
Kochi
B.Tech, M.Tech
8
Government Engineering College, Barton Hill
Thiruvananthapuram
B.Tech, M.Tech
9
College of Engineering, Chengannur
Alappuzha
B.Tech, M.Tech
10
Federal Institute of Science and Technology
Ernakulam
B.Tech, M.Tech

Result and Counseling Process

Here is all the information regarding Results, Ranking and Counseling process about KEAM.

Results

The results for KEAM 2024 will be published as rank lists by the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE). Separate rank lists will be released for various other courses including Engineering, Architecture, Medical and Medical Allied (except BAMS), BAMS, and BPharm.

How to Check Results

  1. Visit the official KEAM website.
  2. Click on the result link.
  3. Enter your roll number and date of birth.
  4. View and download the result.

KEAM 2024 Rank List for Engineering

  1. The KEAM Engineering and Pharmacy Entrance Examinations 2024 will be conducted in a Computer-Based Test (CBT) format over multiple days, each session will feature a different set of questions. 
  2. To ensure fairness across different sessions, a Normalisation procedure will be released. The total score of the entrance examination, out of 300, is normalized using a method approved by the Normalisation Committee. The final Index Mark after normalization is set at 300.
  3. For the Engineering rank list, an equal weightage of 50:50 is applied to the normalized KEAM Engineering exam score and the grades/marks obtained in the final year of the qualifying examination for Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. If a candidate did not study Chemistry, marks from Computer Science will be considered. If Chemistry and Computer Science were not studied, marks from Biotechnology will be used. If none of these subjects were studied, Biology marks will be considered.
  4. The final year marks for each relevant subject (Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry/Computer Science/Biotechnology/Biology) are standardized and transformed to a score out of 100. The combined score for these three subjects is then computed out of 300 after standardization.
  5. Similarly, the normalized score from the Engineering Entrance Examination, also out of 300, is added to the standardized final year marks. This combined score, totaling up to 600, forms the basis for the Engineering rank list. 
  6. The final rank list for Engineering courses is prepared by computing the total marks obtained out of this Index mark of 600, corrected to four decimal places.

Counseling Procedure

Post the announcement of the KEAM results, candidates those who are listed in the rank list released by the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE) can participate in the KEAM counseling process. 

The counseling procedure is conducted in rounds of three, which is followed by a mop-up round. During KEAM counseling, candidates are allocated seats based on their preferences and the availability of seats in specific colleges and courses. The KEAM 2024 counseling is referred to as the Centralised Admission Process (CAP).

The Centralised Admission Process is functioned through the Single Window System (SWS), which facilitates the allocation of seats across various courses and colleges under the State’s Engineering, Architecture, Pharmacy, and Medical streams. This system allows candidates to submit their course and college preferences online. 

These preferences show which college and course has the candidate prioritized in his or her course-college combinations based on their aspirations and desires.

How to apply for counseling?

  1. Candidates need to register for counseling on the official website of KEAM.
  2. Fill in the choices of courses and colleges as per your interests and preferences.
  3. Based on your rank and preferences, seats will be allotted to you.
  4. Candidates must verify their documents at designated centers.
  5. Report to the allotted college for admission and other details.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is KEAM required for medical courses?

No, NEET scores are now used for medical course admissions.

Can NRI students apply for KEAM?

Yes, NRI students can apply under the NRI quota.

Is there a negative marking in KEAM?

Yes, 1 mark is deducted for each incorrect answer.

What is the validity of the KEAM score?

KEAM scores are valid for one academic year.

Are there any special provisions for reserved categories?

Yes, reservations are available as per Kerala government norms.

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