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Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical (KEAM) is an entrance examination series for admission to various professional degree courses in the state of Kerala.
  • Field
    Engineering, Architecture and Medical
  • Eligibility
    12th appearing or passed
  • Subjects
    Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Biology
  • Applicants
    1 lakhs approx
  • Qualified
    60,000 approx
  • Questions Type
    Objective MCQs
  • Paper Pattern
    240 Questions in 5 hrs
  • Difficulty Level
    Medium to Hard
  • Time to Prepare
    2 years
  • When
    March to April

All you need to know about KEAM


Facts, Syllabus & Pattern

  • What is KEAM?
  • Syllabus for KEAM
  • Exam Pattern for KEAM

How to apply for KEAM

  • Eligibility Criteria for KEAM
  • Registration for KEAM
  • Application Fee for KEAM
  • Admit Card for KEAM

Important Dates

  • Exam Dates for KEAM

Results and Cut-off

  • Results of KEAM
  • Cut-off for KEAM

How to Prepare for NTSE

  • Preparation Tips for KEAM
  • Sample Papers for KEAM
  • Previous Years’ Papers for KEAM

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What is KEAM?

  • The office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, has been conducting thirteen entrance examinations, both for undergraduate and postgraduate professional courses.
  • These examinations are conducted in a time bound manner and cater to the needs of aspirants of professional courses.
  • Kerala Engineering Agricultural Medical Entrance Examinations (KEAM) is a major entrance exam, in which, nearly one lakh seventy thousand candidates participate every year.
  • The other courses for which the CEE conducts entrance examinations are three year LLB, five year LLB, LLM, MD Homoeo, MDS, MD Ayurveda, M.Sc Nursing, PG Medical and PG Super Speciality.

Syllabus for KEAM

Physics Physics
  1. Introduction and Measurement
  2. Kinematics
  3. Laws of Motion
  4. Work, Energy and Power
  5. Circular Motion
  6. Centre of Mass, Momentum and Collision
  7. Rotational Motion
  8. Gravitation
  9. Mechanics of Solids and Fluids
  10. Oscillations
  11. Waves
  12. Thermodynamics
  13. Kinetic Theory of Gases and Thermal Properties
  1. Electrostatics
  2. Current Electricity
  3. Magnetism and Magnetic Effects of Electric Current
  4. Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current
  5. Electromagnetic Waves
  6. Ray Optics
  7. Wave Optics
  8. Modern Physics
  9. Nuclear Physics
  10. Semiconductors and Electronic devices
  11. Communication Systems
Chemistry Chemistry
  1. Laws of Chemical Combination
  2. Atomic Structure
  3. Bonding and Molecular Structure
  4. States of Matter - Gaseous and Liquid
  5. Solid State
  6. Classification of Elements
  7. Hydrogen
  8. Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals
  9. Principle of Metallurgy
  10. p-block Elements
  11. d and f block Elements
  12. Thermodynamics
  13. Physical and Chemical Equilibrium
  14. Ionic Equilibrium
  15. Redox Reactions
  16. Electrochemistry
  17. Chemical Kinetics
  1. Surface Chemistry
  2. Coordination Compounds and Organometallics
  3. Basic Principles, Purification and Characterization of Organic Compounds
  4. Organic Reaction Mechanism
  5. Hydrocarbons
  6. Stereochemistry
  7. Haloalkanes and Haloarene
  8. Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
  9. Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
  10. Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen
  11. Biomolecules
  12. Polymers
  13. Environmental Chemistry
  14. Solutions
biology Biology
  1. Diversity in Living Organism
  2. Plant Kingdom
  3. Morphology and Anatomy of Flowering Plants
  4. Cell and Cell Division
  5. Transportation in Plants
  6. Mineral Nutrition
  7. Photosynthesis
  8. Respiration in Plants
  9. Reproduction, Growth and Development
  10. Organism and Population
  11. Ecosystem
  12. Environmental Issues
  13. Biotechnology
  14. Origin and Evolution of life
  15. Animal Kingdom
  1. Structural Organization of Body
  2. Heredity and Variation
  3. Nutrition in Animals
  4. Respiration in Animals
  5. Circulation in Animals
  6. Excretion in Animals
  7. Locomotion and Movement
  8. Nervous Coordination
  9. Hormonal Coordination
  10. Reproduction and Development in Animals
  11. Biodiversity and Conservation
  12. Health and Disease
  13. Enhancement of Food Production
  14. Microbes in Human Welfare
maths Maths
  1. Sets, Relations and Functions
  2. Complex Numbers
  3. Quadratic Equations
  4. Sequences and Series
  5. Permutations and Combinations
  6. Binomial Theorem
  7. Matrices and Determinants
  8. Linear Inequations
  9. Mathematical Logic and Boolean Algebra
  10. Trigonometry
  11. Inverse Trigonometric Functions
  12. Cartesian System of Rectangular Coordinates
  1. Lines and Family of Lines
  2. Circles and Family of Circles
  3. Conic Sections
  4. Vectors
  5. Three Dimensional Geometry
  6. Statistics and Probability
  7. Functions, Limits and Continuity
  8. Differentiation
  9. Application of Derivatives
  10. Indefinite Integrals
  11. Definite Integrals
  12. Differential Equations

Exam Pattern for KEAM



Number of papers



Paper 1: Physics and Chemistry (common)

Paper 2: Mathematics (Engineering)


Paper 2: Biology of Medical Entrance Examination (For Agricultural courses and Veterinary courses)


Paper 2:  Mathematics of Engineering Entrance Examination (For Agri Engineering, Food Engineering and DSc and Tech Engineering)

Type of questions

Objective MCQs

Total marks per paper


Exam duration for each paper

2.5 hours

Total number of questions per paper


Marking scheme

4 marks for the right answer
-1 for the wrong answer

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Eligibility Criteria for KEAM

Nationality :
  • All the candidates appearing for KEAM 2019 entrance examination should be of Indian nationality.
  • Person of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) are also eligible to appear for examination but they willn’t be considered for any reservations.
  • Candidates will be further categorised as Keralite, Non- Keralite Category I (NK I) and Non- Keralite Category II (NK II).

01. Keralite :

Candidates of Kerala origin are categorised as a Keralite.

Children of All India Service (AIS) officers (Non-Keralites) allotted to Kerala cadre are also considered as Keralites but they will not be eligible for any Communal/ Special/ Persons with Disabilities reservation.

02. Non-Keralite Category I (NK I):

The candidate who is not of Kerala origin but fulfill the following criteria will be categorised into Non-Keralite category I (NK I ).

  • Those candidates who have undergone qualifying course in Kerala and who is a son/daughter of a Non-Keralite person belonging to some government sector or in Defence sector posted in Kerala.
  • Those candidates who have undergone qualifying course in Kerala and who is a son/daughter of a Non-Keralite person is serving or served the government of Kerala for a minimum period of 2 years.
  • A candidate who is not an origin of Kerala but is a resident of Kerala State for a duration of 5 years within the period of 12 years of study.
  • A candidate who is not of Kerala origin but has undergone his/her studies in Kerala from Standard 8th to 12th.

Note :

  • In order to prove that the candidate is a Non-Keralite Category I (NK I), he/she has to produce the relevant proof along with the printout of the application.
  • 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

03. Non-Keralite Category II (NK II):

  • Candidates who do not come under ‘Keralite’ or 'Non Keralite 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.
  • However, the ‘Non-Keralite Category II’ (NK II) candidates will be considered for admission to the government seats in government controlled self financing engineering colleges only when the Keralite and Non-Keralite I (NK I) candidates are not available for admission.
  • Non-Keralite Category II’ (NK II) candidates are not eligible for admission to Medical and Allied Courses including MBBS/BDS and for admission to government engineering colleges.
  • You should have completed 17 years of age during the time of admission. There is no upper age limit for KEAM 2019.
  • A few seats will be reserved for various categories as per government regulations.
Eligibility criteria for engineering courses

For B.Tech (Ag Engg), B.Tech (Food Engg) and B.Tech (Dairy Science and Technology) candidates:

  • You should have cleared the HSC exam of Kerala or equivalent from a recognised board.
  • You should have secured a minimum of 50% marks in Mathematics as well as 50% aggregate marks in Physics and Chemistry
  • Marks from either Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biology or Computer Science will be used depending on which subject is applicable.

For B.Tech (DSc and Tech)

You are eligible to apply under this category if:

  • You have secured an aggregate of 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or Biology
  • You have passed Kerala’s HSC exam or its equivalent with 50% marks in Mathematics or Biology

Registration for KEAM

Step 1: KEAM 2019 registration

  • A system generated application number will be given to you at the time of registration, note it down.
  • You then need to generate a strong password, to create a secure login.
  • The login is required to proceed through all other stages of online submission.
  • In order to login, you should provide your application number and password.

Step 2: Upload images

Students are required to upload the following:

  • Passport size photograph
  • Signature
  • Left hand thumb impression

They should be in .jpeg format of given specifications.

Step 3: Filling the application form for KEAM

You need to fill in the following information

  • Name
  • Education
  • Date of birth
  • Email id
  • Phone number

Once you have filled the application completely, press save, preview and submit.

Step 4: Payment of KEAM application fee

  • At this step, you have to provide payment details of application fee.

Step 5: Printout of the application

  • Take a printout of the submitted application form.
  • You should also get the Course Certificate and Nativity Certificate provided in the application.

Step 6: Send the printout of your application and supporting documents to CEE

  • You need to affix your photograph of 3.5 x 4.5 cm size.
  • Which is same as the photograph uploaded on the online application form, duly attested by the head of the institution, at which you have studied last, or by a gazetted officer.
  • This should be sent to:


Office of the Commissioner of Entrance Examinations,

5th Floor, Housing Board Buildings,

Santhi Nagar, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 001.

Application Fee for KEAM

The application fee for all candidates will be as follows:

Course General SC
Engineering only / Pharmacy only / both INR 700 INR 300
Architecture only / Medical & Allied only / both INR 500 INR 200
Both (a) & (b) INR 900 INR 400

*ST candidates are exempted from payment of application fee.

Admit Card for KEAM

The admit card will be issued after submission of the application forms. Admit card for the exam can be downloaded from the official website from the first week of April 2019, by following these simple steps:

  1. Go to the official website of CEE Kerala.
  2. Click on the link of ‘KEAM 2019 Admit Card’
  3. Enter your application number, date of birth and captcha
  4. Admit card will appear on screen
  5. Take a print out of the admit card.

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Exam Dates for KEAM 2019



Submission of online application

06th to 26th February 2019*

KEAM Admit card

4th April 2019*

KEAM paper 1

23rd April 2019*

KEAM paper 2

24th April 2019*

KEAM 2019 Results

28th May 2019*

* Dates are tentative and subject to change.

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Results of KEAM

  • The results of the examinations will be declared on 28th May 2019 (tentative).
  • Results can be checked at the official KEAM website.
  • You can download the score card for KEAM 2019 when it is available online.

Cut-off for KEAM

  • Soon after the results of KEAM have been released, the authority will release cut-off marks.
  • This score will indicate the least marks that you must have secured in order to qualify the test.
  • The cut-off will also carry the opening and closing ranks of various institutes.
  • Only the students who have qualified and fall into the cut-off range, will be able to take part in the counselling process.

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Preparation Tips for KEAM

  • Practice is the key: Practice as much as you can. 70% of your KEAM preparation comprises of practice. Toppr offers over 3.5 lakh questions in our question bank to help you learn and strengthen concepts in each chapter.
  • Take All-India Level mock tests: Give time-bound mock tests in a completely exam-like environment to improve your efficiency at attempting questions. Toppr offers an All-India Test Series that lets you compete with other students from all over India.
  • Clear all your doubts: Don't get stuck with doubts. Discuss and clarify them with Subject Experts at Toppr to get an instant reply.
  • Study from the best sources: NCERT and several recommended books for KEAM are the minimum resources you need. Toppr offers the best study material from all over the web to help you prepare better.
  • Revision is important: When you go through a formula or concept, maintain revision notes in the form of bullet points. Revision will be useful when the exam is close and a good revision pattern will take less time. Normally, without these notes, you would have to go through the entire chapter to understand important points once again.

Sample Papers for KEAM

Solving sample papers and previous year papers is not only advisable, but also mandatory if you want to stay ahead of the stiff competition in KEAM 2019. Solving sample papers will help you to prepare for the expected paper and its pattern while also assisting you in learning efficient time management. You can also assess your own performance by practicing sample papers and judge your level of preparations for KEAM 2019.

Previous Years’ Papers for KEAM

Practising previous years’ KEAM papers is important as it helps you simulate the real exam. Toppr provides you with a complete set of all question banks from previous years which you can practice to sharpen your skills.

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