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Nov. 16, 2017
Kerala Engineering Agricultural Medical Entrance Examination

KEAM 2018KEAM 2018: The Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical Entrance Examination, commonly known as KEAM is a State level entrance exam conducted by the Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE), Kerala for admission to B.Tech programme in various participating institutes across Kerala. KEAM 2018 is likely to be held in the last week of April. The exam will be held in the pen-paper mode for admission to around 60, 000 B.Tech seats of nearly 185 Engineering institutes across Kerala. The application form of KEAM will be available tentatively from the first week of February 2018 and it can be filled till the first week of March. A printout of the KEAM application form 2018 has to be sent to CEE. Candidates who have passed class 12 exam are eligible to appear for KEAM 2018. As per KEAM exam pattern, there will be two papers i.e. Paper I (Physics and Chemistry) and Paper II (Mathematics). Both papers will be a total of 120 multiple choice questions from the subject concerned. The duration of each paper will be 2 hours and 30 minutes. Based on the KEAM 2018 marking scheme 4 marks will be awarded for every correct answer whereas 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer. Keep reading this article to get complete information about KEAM 2018 such as important dates, application form, eligibility, exam pattern, exam centres and more.

KEAM 2018 Exam Overview

Exam Name Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical Entrance Examination
Exam Category Undergraduate
Exam Level State Level
Conducting Body Commissioner of Entrance Examination Kerala (CEE)
Commonly known as KEAM
Exam Paper Paper I Physics and ChemistryPaper II Mathematics
Exam Duration 2 hours and 30 minutes
Exam Type Objective: Multiple Choice Questions

KEAM Important Dates 2018

Application form of KEAM 2018 is likely to announce in the first week of February. For candidates aspiring for KEAM exam, it is important to keep a track of important dates so that they do not miss any important exam events. The table consists tentative dates related to KEAM 2018 such as dates of registration, availability of admit card, results etc. The dates will be updated as soon as the official notification released by examination authority CEE Kerala.

KEAM 2018 Important Dates

S.No. KEAM 2018 Events Important Dates (Tentative)
1. KEAM 2018 application form to be available from First week of February 2018
2. Last date to submit KEAM 2018 application form Last week of February 2018
3. Last date to submit the printout of filled application form along with other documents Last week of February 2018
4. Availability of KEAM admit card Second week of April 2018
5. KEAM 2018 exam datePaper I (Physics & Chemistry)Paper II (Mathematics) Last week of April 2018 (10am to 12.30pm)Last week of April 2018 (10am to 12.30pm)
6. KEAM 2018 result to be announced Last week of May 2018
7. Rank list to be announced in Third week of June 2018
8. Commencement of KEAM 2018 Counselling Last week of June 2018
9. KEAM 2018 Seat Allotment Last week of June to First week of July 2018

KEAM Eligibility Criteria 2018

CEE Kerala has defined certain eligibility criteria for KEAM exam that every candidate must fulfill. Candidates appearing for KEAM 2018 exam must fulfill the following eligibility criteria.

  • Nationality: Indian citizens will be eligible for admissions. Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)/ Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) will also be considered eligible.
  • Age: Candidates should complete 17 years of age by December 31, 2018. There is no upper age limit to apply for KEAM 2018.
  • Academic Qualification: Candidates should have completed class 12 or equivalent examination with 50% of marks in Mathematics separately, and 50% of marks in PCM collectively. For Private Self Financing Engineering Colleges/ Government controlled self-financing Engineering Colleges (Under Management Quota), Candidates should have passed class 12 or equivalent examination with 45% marks in PCM collectively.
  • Nativity: Candidates will be categorized as Keralite, Non-Keralite Category I and Non-Keralite Category II for admissions.

KEAM Reservation of Seats 2018

KEAM 2018 reservation of seats would be based on the guidelines issued by the government of Kerala. Apart from seats under All India quota, Government of India Nominees, Special Reservations, PwDs and Management quota, a number of seats are reserved for candidates belonging to various categories. Candidates belonging to reserved categories need to submit category-specific documents at the time of counselling/admissio. The table below provides a list of category wise reservation.

Reserved Seats for KEAM 2018

S.No. Category Seats Reserved
1. State Merit (SM) 60%
2. Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) 30%
3. Scheduled Caste (SC) 8%
4. Scheduled Tribe (ST) 2%

KEAM Application Form 2018

The KEAM 2018 application form is likely to be available from the first week of February. The KEAM application can be filled online mode only. While filling KEAM application form 2018, candidates must make sure that they fill valid information. Candidates are required to submit the duly filled KEAM application form along with other necessary documents to the office of Commissioner of Entrance Examinations. To fill the application form of KEAM 2018, candidates have to follow thebelow mentioned

Steps in order:

  • Candidate Registration: Candidates will be required to register themselves by providing their personal details like name, address, mobile number etc.
  • Uploading of Images: Candidates will be required to upload their scanned photograph, signature, left hand thumb impression, as per the specifications.
  • Filling up of KEAM 2018 application form: In the form, candidates must enter the details such as - courses, choose examination centres, personal details, academic details, community reservations details (if any), details of income certificate.
  • Payment of Application Fees: After submitting KEAM application form, candidates will have to pay the application fees of KEAM 2018. The payment of application fees can be done through online (credit card/ debit card/ net banking) or offline mode (e-challan).

KEAM Application Fee 2018

In order to complete the application process, candidates will have to pay a non-refundable application fee. Category wise application fee details are provided in the table below.

S.No. Category Application Fee
1. General Category Rs. 800
2. Scheduled Caste (SC) Rs. 400
3. Scheduled Tribe (ST) Exempted from fee payment
4. Candidates opting Dubai as examination centre Rs. 12000 + Application fee

KEAM Exam Centres 2018

KEAM 2018 will be conducted at around 300 exam centres across Kerala, New Delhi, Mumbai and Dubai. While filling KEAM application form 2018, candidates have to choose the name of a city as their exam centre according to their preference. The centre and its address will be mentioned on KEAM admit card 2018. Candidates should be careful while choosing the exam centre as it cannot be changed later.

Based on previous years list some of the prominent KEAM exam centres 2018 are:

  • Mumbai
  • New Delhi
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Wyanad
  • Dubai

To check the complete list of KEAM exam centres 2018 click here.


KEAM Exam Pattern 2018

It is very important for candidates aspiring for KEAM 2018 to have a clear understanding of KEAM exam pattern 2018. KEAM entrance exam is expected to be held in the last week of April 2018. The exam will be held in two sessions i.e. Paper I and Paper II. There will be 120 questions in each paper and the duration of each paper will be 2 hours and 30 minutes. The table below provides details of KEAM exam pattern.

Exam Pattern of KEAM 2018

S.No. Particulars Details
1. Mode of examination Offline
2. Type of questions Multiple choice questions (MCQs)
3. Total number of questions Paper I 120 questionsPaper II 120 questions
4. Subjects Paper I Physics and ChemistryPaper II - Mathematics
5. Marking Scheme
  • 4 marks will be awarded for every correct answer
  • 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer
  • No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions
6. Duration of exam 2 hours and 30 minutes (for each paper)

KEAM Syllabus 2018

Understanding the syllabus of KEAM is one of the major things that each aspirant must do before they start preparing. KEAM 2018 syllabus covers chapters from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Majority of the syllabus will be similar to the qualifying examination of class 12. In Physics there will be questions from Electrostatics, Thermodynamics, Optics, Semiconductors etc. In Chemistry, questions will be asked from Atomic structure, Polymers and Biomolecules etc. whereas in Mathematics, there will be questions from Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus etc. The syllabus will help the candidates to prepare accordingly and avoid wasting time by preparing unnecessary topics.


KEAM Sample Papers 2018

Candidates aspiring for KEAM 2018 will be required to practice through KEAM sample papers 2018 to prepare for the examination in a more organised manner. KEAM sample papers will help candidates to know about the questions they can expect in the entrance exam. By solving sample papers of KEAM on a regular basis candidates will be able to overcome their weaknesses, improve time management skills, speed and accuracy level. Therefore, candidates are advised to solve as many KEAM sample papers as they can.


KEAM Admit Card 2018

The successfully registered candidates will be able to download KEAM admit card 2018 tentatively from the second week of April. The hall ticket of KEAM 2018 furnish all the information such as the candidates name, application number, name and address of examination centre, timings and exam day guidelines. The admit card is an important document and candidates must carry the same to the examination hall on the day of the exam. Candidates must note that without hall ticket they will not be allowed to appear in the exam.

KEAM exam day guidelines 2018

On the day of the exam, candidates must make sure to follow all the necessary rules. In accordance with the KEAM exam guidelines, candidates must

  • Carry their KEAM 2018 admit card and a Blue/ Black ballpoint pen
  • Candidates must reach at least an hour before the commencement of the exam
  • Electronic gadgets such as mobile phones, laptops, tablets etc. are strictly prohibited inside the exam centre

KEAM Answer Key 2018

The answer key of KEAM 2018 will be released by various coaching institutes soon the after the completion of entrance exam. Candidates can download the KEAM answer key 2018 to know their score. The official answer key of KEAM 2018 will be released by examination authority in April 2018. Candidates who have any doubts in KEAM official answer key 2018 can challenge it through prescribed format. Candidates will be able to send their doubts regarding the answer key within 5 days of its release.


KEAM Result 2018

CEE, Kerala will release KEAM result 2018 in online mode tentatively in the last week of May. The KEAM result includes the scores obtained by candidates in the entrance examination along with the qualifying marks. To check the result, candidates are required to enter the application number and password. The result of KEAM exam must be printed and preserved by the candidates for future references. Based on marks secured by the candidate, a separate merit list will be prepared for all the courses. While preparing KEAM 2018 rank list, 50% weightage will be given to KEAM 2018 score and 50% of marks obtained in class 10+2/HSC.


KEAM Cutoff 2018

After the announcement of result, the cut off for KEAM 2018 will be released by CEE, Kerala. Candidates have to secure at least the minimum cutoff set by the CEE to qualify the examination. KEAM cutoff 2018 also provides the opening and closing ranks of various participating institutes.


KEAM Counselling 2018

The counselling of KEAM 2018 is likely to commence from last week of June. CEE will be conducting seat allotment process for the eligible candidates to get admission to various undergraduate engineering colleges. Candidates qualifying in the entrance examination are required to register themselves online or at Open Facilitation Centres (OFC). At the time of registration, candidates will have to submit their preferred college and course for the seat allotment process. Candidates are suggested to take a printout of the filled in options for future use.


KEAM Seat Allotment 2018

KEAM 2018 Seat Allotment will be done through the single window Centralised Allotment Process (CAP). Seat allotment will be done on the basis of the rank of candidates in the released rank list and his/her preference of college and course. CEE, Kerala will release a list of qualified candidates in the online mode. After the allotment of seats, candidates are required to report to their allotted institute to confirm their admission by document verification and payment of tuition fees.


KEAM Participating Institutes 2018

KEAM 2018 participating institutes includes various government colleges, government controlled self-financing colleges and private colleges of Kerala. On the basis of KEAM result 2018, candidates will get admission to around 185 undergraduate engineering colleges across Kerala. The table given below provides a list of popular Participating Institutes of KEAM 2018.

Government/ Aided Colleges

S.No. Name of the Institute
1. IDK 2 KKE Govt. Engineering College, Kozhikode.
2. Govt. Engineering College, Painavu, Idukki
3. KTE Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Pampady, Kottayam.
4. PKD Govt. Engineering College, Sreekrishnapuram, Palakkad.
5. KNR Govt. College of Engineering, Kannur.

Government controlled

Self-financing Engineering colleges

S.No. Name of the Institute
1. CEA College of Engineering, Attingal, Thiruvananthapuram.
2. College of Engineering, Adoor, Pathanamthitta
3. CEC College of Engineering, Pallippuram, Cherthala.
4. CHN College of Engineering, Chengannur, Alappuzha.
5. CEK College of Engineering, Kottarakkara, Kollam.

Private Self-financing Engineering colleges

S.No. Name of the Institute
1. Aryanet Institute of Technoloty, Vadakkentekadu, Vallikkadu, Mundoor, Palakkad
2. Axis College of Engineering & Technology, Ambanoly, Kodakara Via, Murikkingal P O, Thrissur
3. Al-Ameen Engineering College, Shoranur, Palakkad
4. Al-Azhar College of Engineering & Tech., Perumpillichira, Thodupuzha, Idukki
5. Ammini College of Engineering, Kannampariyaram, Mankara P O, Palakkad College

 

Contact:
The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations
Fifth Floor, Housing Board Buildings
Santhi Nagar, Thiruvananthapuram-695 001.
Phone : 0471- 2332120, 2338487.
Fax: 0471-2337228.
E-mail: ceekinfo@cee.kerala.gov.in
Official Website: http://www.cee-kerala.org/

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