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Updated on 19th April, 2024 , 9 min read

KEAM Exam 2024 - Eligibility, Pattern, Application Form, Syllabus, Admit Card


KEAM Exam 2024 Updates: The KEAM Application form was released on the official website of KEAM on the 27th of March 2024 along with the prospectus. The last date to apply is 19th April 2024, and the last date to submit and upload the documents is 24th April 2024. While the exam is scheduled from 1st to 9th June 2024, some significant changes have been introduced in the KEAM Exam Pattern this year. These changes will help the candidates with the exam and will speed up the overall process of result declaration and admissions.

What is the KEAM Exam?

Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical (KEAM), also known as CEE Kerala is an entrance examination conducted for admission to programs in the field of Engineering, Pharmacy, Architecture, and Medical in KEAM Participating Colleges across Kerala state. The exam is conducted by the Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE).

KEAM Exam Highlights




Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical (KEAM)

Conducted by

Commissioner of Entrance Examinations (CEE), Kerala

Level of Exam

State Level


Once a year

Exam mode


Courses Offered

Engineering, B. Pharm, Medical, and Architecture

Medium of Paper


Number of Papers


Duration of the Exam

3 hours (E) and 1.5 hours (P)

Type of Questions


Official Website


KEAM Exam Dates 2024

The KEAM is scheduled for 1st to 9th June 2024 as an online computer-based test. Candidates can check the KEAM Important Exam Dates 2024 from the table below.



KEAM 2024 Registration Starts

27th March 2024

KEAM 2024 Registration Ends

19th April 2024

KEAM 2024 Application Fees Submit Last Date

19th April 2024

KEAM 2024 Online Submission of Supporting Documents Last Date

24th April 2024

KEAM Admit Card Issuance

20th May 2024

KEAM 2024 Exam Date

1st - 9th Jun 2024

KEAM 2024 Result Announcement

20th Jun 2024

CEE Kerala Counselling

July 2024 (Expected)

Admission to the participating colleges will be done based on candidates' performance in the KEAM Entrance Exam. Students who appeared in KEAM 2022 and could not qualify for the exam back then can also apply for KEAM being conducted in 2024.

KEAM Registration

KEAM Application consists of filling up the KEAM Application form made available on the official website of KEAM i.e. cee.kerala.gov.in. Interested candidates will apply for the exam by filling out the application form, uploading the required documents, processing the payment of the application fee, and then submitting the duly filled application form.

Candidates must ensure that the details filled in the application form are correct as any incorrect information may lead to the cancelation of candidature. As per the stats of KEAM Registration 2022, there were a total of 35783 male and 35959 female students who appeared in the examination.

Candidates can upload their passport-sized photograph, signature, and personal details on the window that will be available after the registration process is completed. In this article, the steps to apply for CEE Kerala have been mentioned to answer questions such as “How to apply for KEAM 2024?”, “What are the steps to register for the KEAM Exam?”, or “How can I apply for KEAM Exam?”. Candidates must complete all these steps to successfully register for the exam. They must fill out the form before the last date of application for KEAM 2024.

Step 1 – Registration

  • Visit the official website of KEAM i.e. cee.kerala.gov.in.
  • Click on the “KEAM Registration” link and the details such as Applicant's name, DOB, Email id and Mobile number, Password, and Security code on the screen.
  • After the successful registration of KEAM 2024, candidates will receive an application number of their registered email ID.

Step 2 – Fill KEAM Application Form 2024

  • In this step, candidates are required to fill in every basic information such as preferred course, personal details, etc.
  • Course – Candidates must select the course or courses to which they would want to take admission. They also must select the examination center from the options available in the form.
  • Personal Details – Afterwards, they must enter their details such as gender, Aadhar card UID, Address, Mobile number, etc.
  • Qualification Details – Enter academic/ qualification details i.e. exam status of 12th class board exam, or whether a student has applied for CEE Kerala before, etc.
  • Reservation – In this section, applicants will be able to claim (if eligible) communal reservations.
  • Income Details – They must enter family income details while filling out the application form.

Step 3 – Payment of Application Fee

In this step, applicants must process the payment of the application fee. Candidates belonging to the general category are required to process the payment of INR 700 as the KEAM Application Fee while candidates belonging to the SC category are required to pay INR 300 as the KEAM Registration Fee.

Step 4 – Uploading of Scanned Images

In this step, applicants must upload all the required documents such as a passport-sized photograph, signature, and left thumb impression.

The images must be uploaded in below mentioned format or else they will be rejected:







150 pixels x 200 pixels height

15 to 100 kB



150 pixels x 100 pixels height

4 to 100 kB

Left Thumb Impression


150 pixels x 100 pixels height

4 to 100 kB

KEAM Application Fees

Aspirants can process the payment of application fees through online as well as offline mode. They can make the payment through credit card, debit card, net banking, or e-challan.


General Candidates

SC Candidates

ST Candidates

Engineering only/ B. Pharma only/both

INR 875

INR 375


Architecture only/Medical & Allied only/both

INR 625

INR 250



INR 1125

INR 500


Dubai Exam Centre (If opted)

INR 12000 + Application Fee

INR 12000 + Application Fee

INR 12000

Service Charges for Fees Payment

Mode of Payment

Amount Limit

Service Charges

Net Banking

No Limit

INR 6 + Taxes

Credit Card

No Limit

1% of the Fee + Taxes

Debit Card

Up to INR 2000



Head/ Sub-post Offices in Kerala & Lakshadweep

No Limit

INR 40 inclusive of Taxes

  • The application fee for SC candidates during the time of KEAM 2022 Registration was INR 300.
  • Candidates can process the payment of the application fee through Online Payment Modes and E-challan. Through online payment, candidates can make the payment through internet banking, or credit/debit card. On successful payment, the candidate will be guided back to the home page wherein he/she will find the ‘Pay Application Fee' tab at the top turned green. 

KEAM Application Form

Candidates seeking admission through KEAM must ensure that they register themselves for the exam by filling out the KEAM Application Form available online on the official website. Below mentioned are the complete details with some key instructions concerning the KEAM Application Form 2024:

  • The application form for the exam was released on 27th March 2024 on the official website of KEAM.
  • Candidates, before filling out the application form, must confirm if they stand eligible for the exam as only eligible candidates will be allowed to submit the application form.
  • Candidates must ensure that the details filled in by them in the application form are correct as any incorrect detail will lead to the cancellation of their candidature.
  • the examination conducting authority will also provide the application form correction facility in case any corrections are to be made to the form by candidates.
  • The KEAM Application Form Correction facility will be commenced after the KEAM Registration Process is concluded successfully.
  • The last date to submit the application form is 19th April 2024
  • Candidates will be advised to keep the printout of their duly filled application form and fee receipt for future reference.

KEAM Helpline Number

In case of issues, applicants can directly contact the official authorities of the exam on the below-mentioned contact helpline:



CEE's Call Centre (9:30 am to 5:30 pm)


Citizen's Call Centre (24 hrs)

155300, 0471-2335523

Email Id


KEAM Eligibility Criteria

The general eligibility criteria of CEE Kerala are required to be fulfilled by the aspirants seeking admission through the KEAM Exam. Below are some of the factors that students must fulfill to be eligible for the examination:

  • Candidates with Indian nationality are eligible. (Candidates with OCI/ PIO or Indian Citizenship can apply for the exam.)
  • Candidates' age must be at least 17 years as of 31st December 2024
  • Candidates are categorized as Keralite, Non-Keralite Category I (NK I), and Non-Keralite Category II (NK II) candidates seeking admission to Professional Degree programs will be classified (NK II).


Qualifying Examination

Qualifying Marks


Class 12 with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Biotechnology. NEET Score also required

A minimum of 50% aggregate marks. 50% marks in Biology/Biotechnology is also required.


Class 12th with PCB or Biology

50 % marks in aggregate PCB combination and 50% in Biology respectively.


Higher Secondary Examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala, or equivalent examination

Minimum of 50% marks aggregate in PCB


Class 12 with PCB And Passed Urdu, Arabic, or Persian in Class 10

Minimum of 50% aggregate and 50% in Biology.

B.Sc Hons (Agriculture, Forestry, Co-operation, and Banking), B.Tech, BFSc

Higher Secondary Examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala, or Equivalent Examination with PCB

A combined score of 50 percent in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

B.Sc Hons Climate change and Environmental Science 

Higher Secondary Examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala, or Equivalent Examination with PCB. and 4 Mathematics courses at the +2 level

A combined score of 50 percent in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

BVSc & AH course

Qualifying test in English, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology

Combined score of 50%


Class 12th exam with PCM 

At least 50% aggregate and At Least 50% marks in Mathematics


Class 12th exam with PCM 

At least 50% aggregate and At Least 50% marks in Mathematics


Higher Secondary examination

50% in biology and mathematics separately, as well as a minimum of 50% in PCB and Maths in total

KEAM Admit Card

KEAM Admit Card will be released on 20th May 2024 on the official website of KEAM. Candidates who successfully register for the exam will be able to download their respective admit cards. Below are some of the key points of the KEAM 2024 Admit Card:

  • The KEAM 2024 Admit Card will be made available on the official website of CEE Kerala and candidates can download their respective admit card by logging into their account using their credentials.
  • Candidates must get a printout of their admit card and take it along on the examination day.
  • No soft copy will be accepted at the examination hall.
  • Only blue/black ballpoint pens will be allowed in the examination hall.

How to download KEAM Admit Card?

  • Visit the official website of CEE i.e. cee.kerala.gov.in.
  • Go to the home page and click on the link for KEAM 2024.
  • After entering the login credentials, click on “Download KEAM 2024 Hall Ticket”.
  • Click on the ‘Submit' button.
  • KEAM 2024 Admit Card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download your admit card and check if all the details mentioned on it are correct.
  • Take a printout of the admit card for future reference.

KEAM 2024 Exam Pattern

KEAM Exam Pattern has been released on the official website of CEE through an official notification.  Some significant changes have been made in the KEAM Exam pattern this year, and unlike last time there will just be 1 exam this year. also, the exam will be conducted in online mode. Check the table below to review these significant changes.






 180 minutes - Engineering

90 minutes - Pharmacy

Number of Papers


Medium of Instruction


Type of questions


Marking Scheme

4 marks are awarded for each correct answer

Negative marking

1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer

Number of Questions

150 - B. tech

75 - B. Pharm

Total Marks

600 - Engineering

300 - Pharmacy

To qualify KEAM Entrance Exam, candidates can go through the previous year's question papers and prepare from them. Previous year question papers prove to be helpful when it comes to preparing for CEE KEAM. Besides, applicants can also search for KEAM Mock Tests which are made available on CEE KEAM's official website. KEAM Official Website uploads related KEAM Mock Tests right before CEE KEAM is commenced. Students must keep a close check on the CEE Kerala Official website to remain updated about the official notifications released.

Also Read - KEAM Accepting Colleges

List of Colleges in Kerala

Top B-Tech Colleges in Kerala

Top M-Tech Colleges in Kerala

Top Architecture Colleges in Kerala

Top Pharmacy Colleges in Kerala

Top MSC Colleges in Kerala

Top MCA Colleges in Kerala

Top MBA Colleges in Kerala

Top Medical Colleges in Kerala

KEAM Result 2024

The KEAM Result 2024 is expected to be released on 20th June 2024 on the official website. Candidates will be able to download the same by entering their login credentials and details like application number and password. Refer to the below steps on how to check the KEAM 2024 Result.

  • Open the official website of KEAM, which is www.cee.kerala.gov.in.
  • Locate and click on the link labeled 'KEAM 2024 Candidate Portal.'
  • Enter the necessary details such as Application Number, Password, and Security Code.
  • Select the link titled 'KEAM Result 2024.'
  • The KEAM 2024 Result will then be exhibited on the screen.

KEAM 2024 Preparation Tips

Time Management: Maintaining a proper schedule for every task that you do can lead you to success. Prepare along with all daily tasks such as exercise, play, and every other task by managing the time.

Diet & food: Maintain a completely healthy diet including fresh fruits and vegetables. Try to ignore oily stuff and have a properly balanced diet.

Positivity: Always try to be positive towards every work that you do and be focused on all your activities along with your studies. Being optimistic works very well many times in such situations.

Mock Tests: Prepare the best way by appearing as many mock tests as you can, and analyze the results regularly. Try solving the portion that you find difficult in the mock tests and create a strong base.

A Smart Way to Prepare: Make separate sheets for formulas and theorems that can help you a lot while solving numerical in Physics and Mathematics.

Believe in yourself: Self-belief is most important as it generates a lot of positivity and gives a boost to your confidence.

Revise: Make sure you revise every topic thoroughly and prepare well every topic by revising time and again. Also, prepare a separate revision plan for last-minute preparation.

Check the KEAM Syllabus here

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the KEAM 2024 Exam Date?

The KEAM Exam is scheduled from 1st to 9th June 2024 as an online computer-based-test

What is the maximum attempt limit for the KEAM Exam?

There is no maximum attempt limit set for the KEAM Exam as of now

Is it easy to crack the KEAM Exam?

KEAM Exam difficulty level is considered between moderate and difficult. Candidates must give in their 100% to be able to crack the exam

Is KEAM required to take admission in Medical Course?

No. With the introduction of the NEET Exam candidates who are willing to take admission to medical courses, do not have to sit for the KEAM Exam. They directly appear for the KEAM Counseling process (CAP)

For what courses is the KEAM Exam taken?

candidates who are aspiring for admission to B. Tech and B. Pharm courses need to appear for the exam. For all the remaining courses in medical, architecture, fisheries etc., the candidates will only sit for the KEAM Counseling Process (CAP). Their admission will be based on their scores in the NEET or NATA exams

Are 12th Marks important for the KEAM Exam?

Yes, 12th standard marks are important in the KEAM Exam and are given equal weightage. 50 - 50 weightage is given to the KEAM Scores and the aggregate of class 12th marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

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