KEAM 2024

Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical (KEAM)
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Exam Dates: 4th Jul 2022
Avantika Bhardwaj
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Updated on 02nd February, 2024 | 8 min read

CEE will soon issue a KEAM notification with the KEAM exam date, KEAM registration dates, and other information. KEAM 2024 registration is expected to open in March, with the exam taking place in May 2024. The Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical (KEAM) state-level entrance exam, which admits candidates to various approved colleges in Kerala, will now be administered via computer-based test (CBT). The Kerala government has approved the Commissioner of Entrance Examinations (CEE) to hold KEAM in CBT mode beginning in 2024. The CBT mode is expected to make the examination process more efficient and fair.

Students preparing for the KEAM 2024 are advised to carefully review the KEAM exam date 2024. According to the KEAM exam schedule, paper 1 will be held from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., and paper 2 from 2.30 p.m. to 5 p. In this article, candidates can find out when the application form, admit card, and KEAM 2024 exam will be available.

What is KEAM Exam?

The Kerala Engineering, Architecture, and Medical Entrance Exam (KEAM) is a state-level exam administered by the Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE) for admission to engineering and pharmacy colleges in Kerala (self-financed, government, and private). Admission to architecture and medical courses is based on NATA and NEET scores, respectively.

KEAM Important Dates 2024

The authorities will soon announce the KEAM 2024 exam date online. Candidates can view the KEAM exam schedule in the table below.



Start Date of KEAM 2024 Registration 

March 2024

Last Date for  KEAM application 2024

March 2024

Last date to upload documents

April 2024

KEAM 2024 form correction window

May 2024

Release Date of KEAM 2024 admit card 

May 2024

KEAM exam date

May 2024

Release of official KEAM answer key

May 2023

Availability of final KEAM answer key 2024

May 2024

Release Date of KEAM 2024 result

May 2024

Submission of Class XII Marks for preparation of rank list

June 2024

Declaration of KEAM rank list

June 2024

KEAM 2024 Eligibility Criteria

The KEAM 2024 eligibility criteria require Indian candidates to be at least 17 years old.

Age Eligibility Criteria 

  • Candidates can apply if they are 17 years old on or before December 31, 2024. 
  • The KEAM 2024 exam is only open to applicants who are at least 17 years old; there is no maximum age to apply. 
  • No exceptions to the minimum age requirement are permitted.ed.

Nationality  Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a permanent resident of India and/or an Indian national.
  •  KEAM 2024 accepts applications from both OCI (Overseas Citizens of India) and PIO (Persons of Indian Origin)

Engineering, Pharmacy, Medicine and Allied Sciences Courses Eligibility Criteria 


  • As a minimum education requirement for KEAM 2024, candidates must have completed 12th grade from the Kerala Board of Higher Secondary Education or an equivalent from any other recognized board.
  •  A minimum of 50% in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology, or Computer Science is required.
  • Candidates with a minimum of 50% marks in Mathematics and a 50% aggregate in Physics and Chemistry are eligible to apply for programs such as BTech (Food Engineering), BTech (Dairy Science & Technology), and BTech (Agricultural Engineering). Candidates with 45% aggregate in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry are eligible for admission under the Management Quota in Private Self Financing Engineering Colleges/Government Controlled Self Financing Engineering Colleges.

KEAM B.Architecture Eligibility Criteria 

  • Candidates must have completed 12th grade or equivalent from the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala, or equivalent from any recognized board with at least 50% aggregate marks in each subject, with mathematics, chemistry, and physics as required subjects.
  • Candidates with a 10+3 diploma in any stream, with Mathematics as a compulsory subject, can also apply for KEAM 2024.
  • To be eligible for KEAM, candidates must have a valid NATA 2024 score card and have qualified for NATA on or before June 30th, 2024.

KEAM B. Pharm Course Eligibility Criteria 


  • Candidates must pass their 12th grade exam with a 50% in Biology or Mathematics and a 50% overall average (Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Mathematics).

KEAM for MBBS, BDS, and BSMS Courses  Eligibility Criteria

  • To apply for KEAM, candidates must complete their 12th grade examination or equivalent with a 50% in biology/biotechnology and a 50% overall aggregate (Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology).
  • Candidates must also submit a valid NEET 2024 score card.

KEAM 2024 Registration

Candidates must apply for KEAM 2024 through the official website of CEE Kerala, To register, candidates must enter basic personal information such as their name, date of birth, mobile phone number, and email address. Candidates will receive their login credentials and password via text message or email after completing the registration process.

  • To access the KEAM application form, candidates must first log in with their credentials.
  • Along with course selection and preference for KEAM 2024 exam centers is selected.
  • Candidates must upload their photographs and signatures in jpeg format and within the specified dimensions and size.
  • After filling out the application form, you must pay a fee.
  • After paying the fee, the candidate must print out the application form and transaction receipt for future reference.

Documents Required for KEAM 2024

Scanned copies of passport-sized photographs and signature.

  • Class 12Certificates,
  • Aadhar card
  • PAN card 

KEAM 2024 Application Fee

The KEAM 2024 application fee is to be paid through a DD in favor of CEE, Kerala. 

Course Opted

For General

For SC

For ST

(a) Engineering/B.Pharm/ both




(b) Architecture/ Medical & Allied/ Both




Both (a) and (b)





  • ST candidates with an annual family income of less than Rs 40,000 are eligible for the SC/ST category.
  • Candidates who choose 'Dubai' as their examination centre must pay an additional fee of INR 12000 online. If the payment is made within India, the additional fee can be remitted via e-challan to designated post offices in Kerala. Such candidates should include a local contact number, if available, in their application in the appropriate section. 

KEAM 2024 Exam Pattern

The KEAM 2024 exam pattern is provided below.

Exam Mode

Offline (pen-paper-based)

Number of Papers


Types of Questions Asked

Objectives (MCQs), there will be 5 options against each question.

Total number of questions


Marks awarded for correct answers.


Marks deducted for incorrect answers.


Total marks per paper


Exam duration for each paper

2 hours 30 minutes

Detailed KEAM 2024 Exam Pattern 

Read detailed KEAM exam pattern below:

Time Allotted

Total no. of questions

Total marks

Paper I: Physics and Chemistry

150 minutes



Paper II: Mathematics

150 minutes






KEAM 2024 Syllabus

KEAM 2024 Syllabus pdf is not based solely on NCERT or any other textbooks. The questions will be designed to assess candidates' basic and fundamental knowledge of 12th grade science (physics, chemistry, and biology) and mathematics.

KEAM 2024 Syllabus for Paper 1

  • Paper I of KEAM 2024 will include sections on both physics and chemistry.
  • Chemistry: The KEAM question paper for chemistry will include questions from the following topics.

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


Mechanics of Solids And Fluids

Heat And Thermodynamics




Current Electricity

Magnetic Effect of Current And Magnetism

Electromagnetic Induction And Alternating Current

Electromagnetic Waves


Dual Nature Of Matter And Radiations

Atomic Nucleus

Solids and Semiconductor Devices

Principles Of Communications

  • Chemistry: The KEAM question paper for chemistry will include questions from the following topics.

Basic Concepts and Atomic Structure

Bonding And Molecular Structure

States of Matter

Periodic Properties of Elements And Hydrogen

S-Block Elements and Principles of Metallurgy

P-Block Elements

D-Block and F-Block Elements


Chemical Equilibrium


Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry

Chemical Kinetics

Surface Chemistry

Coordination Compounds and Organometallics

Basic Principles, Purification and Characterization Of Organic Compounds


Organic Reaction Mechanism


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

KEAM 2024 Syllabus for Paper 2

  • Paper 2 of KEAM 2024 will only include the math section.
  • Mathematics: The KEAM question paper for mathematics will include questions from the following topics. 






KEAM 2024 Recommended Books

Read the table book recommendations to help in preparing for KEAM 2024 :-




  • Arihant Publications (Objective Physics)
  • H.C. Verma (Concept of Physics Volume 1 & 2)
  • A.A Pinsky (Problems in Physics)
  • D.C. Pandey
  • Halliday, Resnick and Walker (Fundamentals of Physics)


  • Arihant Publication(Organic Chemistry)
  • O. P.Tandon (Physical and Inorganic Chemistry)
  • P. Bahadur (Numerical Chemistry)


  • Hall Knight (Higher Algebra)
  • R.S. Aggarwal
  • MC Graw Hills (Complete Mathematics)
  • R.D. Sharma (Mathematics for class 11 and 12)

KEAM 2024 Admit card

KEAM 2024 admit card is a mandatory document of great importance. It is made available on CEE Kerala's official website. Registered candidates receive the admit card. It can be downloaded by entering your login information and accessing it. It is recommended that you print out the admit card as soon as it is available. Candidates must present a printed copy of their admit card at the examination center on the day of the exam; otherwise, they will be unable to sit for the KEAM.

KEAM 2024 Exam Centre

The KEAM 2024 exam will be held across the centers located in:

  • Selected venues in every district in Kerala
  • Mumbai
  • New Delhi
  • Dubai

No requests for changes to the exam centre once assigned will be considered. The allotted exam centre will be communicated to candidates only through the KEAM 2024 hall ticket.

KEAM 2024 Answer Key

The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations publishes the answer keys PDFs for both Engineering Entrance Examination papers on the CEE's website.

Challenging the answer keys: If a candidate has a complaint about the KEAM 2024 answer keys, they must submit the challenge in writing to the CEE, along with supporting documents and an INR 100/- fee per question. The submission must be made via a DD in favour of CEE, payable in Thiruvananthapuram, within 5 days of the answer keys being published on the CEE's website. 

KEAM 2024 Result

KEAM results, as well as merit lists, are published on CEE Kerala's official website, A separate merit list is created for each course based on the candidates' marks. If a candidate's name appears on any of the merit lists, they will be called for admission counseling. To continue the centralized allotment/admission process (CAP), the candidate must keep a printout of their KEAM 2024 results.

KEAM Cutoff 2024

The KEAM cutoff for all phases of counselling is released by the Office of the Commissioner of Entrance Examinations (CEE) Kerala. The cut-off marks are presented as the last round-wise and category-wise rank. Following each round of counselling, the KEAM 2024 cutoff list shows the final rankings of the various participating colleges.

KEAM 2024 Selection Process

Candidates can view the selection process for KEAM 2024 below:

  • Apply for KEAM 2024: All candidates must fill out the KEAM application form, whether they are applying for medical, agriculture, forestry, veterinary, fisheries, architecture, or pharmacy courses.
  • Download admit card: Candidates who have applied for engineering courses must download the entrance test admit card.
  • KEAM exam: Engineering students must take KEAM 2024 paper 1 and 2 exams.
  • Check the answer key and result: The official website will display the KEAM 2024 engineering entrance exam results as well as the answer keys.
  • CAP: All candidates whose names appear on the KEAM merit list must participate in the centralised admission process (CAP) for seat allocation in colleges.

Colleges Accepting KEAM Scores

The table below contains KEAM Accepting COlleges

KEAM Accepting Colleges


College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram


Cochin University of Science and Technology, Ernakulam


Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Pookode, Wayanad


MIT World Peace University, Pune


Kaziranga University, Jorhat


Alliance University, Bangalore


Ebenezer Group of Institutions, Bangalore

FAQs related to KEAM


What is KEAM Eligibility?

The minimum eligibility criteria to appear in KEAM Exam is to pass 12th class examination in the relevant field from a recognized board. Candidates belonging to OCI (Overseas Citizens of India) and PIO (Persons of Indian Origin) are also considered eligible to apply for the exam.


What type of exam is KEAM?

KEAM is a state level exam conducted by the Commissioner of Entrance Examination of Kerala (CEE Kerala). Candidates seeking admission in Engineering and Pharmacy courses offered by various colleges and institutions of Kerala can take the exam.


What is the full form of KEAM Exam?

KEAM full form is Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical Exam.


Is KEAM is as same as NEET Exam?

No. KEAM is a state level entrance examination while NEET UG or NEET PG are the national level entrance examinations.


What are the passing marks for KEAM Exam?

Candidates belonging to General category must secure at least 50% marks in aggregate in the exam while those belonging to SC/ST category must secure at least 40% marks in order to qualify the examination.


Is KEAM only for students belonging to Kerala state?

No. Any students with Indian nationality can apply for the exam. The exam is basically for admission to Engineering and Medical college of Kerala state. However, candidates belonging to OCI and PIO category are also considered eligible for the exam.


Is KEAM a written exam?

CEE Kerala has recently released KEAM Exam Pattern 2024 and as per the notification released by the examination conducting authority, KEAM is an offline exam (pen and paper based exam).


Has KEAM 2024 Registration started?

No. KEAM Application process is yet to be started.


Can other state students apply for KEAM?

Yes. Candidates from states other than Kerala can also apply for the exam provided they fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria defined by the examination conducting authority.


Is KEAM Syllabus is as same as JEE Main Syllabus?

KEAM Syllabus entirely depends on the syllabus of Kerala while JEE Main Syllabus is based on NCERT Syllabus which remains same throughout the country.


Is there negative marking in KEAM Exam?

Yes. For every correct answer, candidates will be awarded with 4 marks while for every incorrect answer, 1 mark will be deducted as penalty. There will be no negative marking for unanswered questions.


Is calculator allowed in KEAM 2024?

No. Candidates are not allowed to carry any electronic items inside the examination hall. They must only bring a ball point pen and KEAM Admit Card.


What are the documents required for KEAM Exam?

The documents required while applying for KEAM are Valid e-mail ID and mobile number, Birth Certificate, Proof for Nativity, Proof for Date of Birth, Non-Creamy Layer Certificate/Community Certificate, Certificate for Special Reservation claim, Income Certificate.


How many questions are there in KEAM Exam?

The exam has 2 papers that consist of 120 questions each. Every question carries 4 marks and the total time to completed the exam is 2.5 hours i.e. 150 minutes. The medium of the question paper will be English.


KEAM Exam is conducted for which courses?

KEAM stands for Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical Exam and the courses for which KEAM is conducted are Engineering, Architecture, MBBS, BDS, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Siddha, Unani, Agriculture, Forestry, Veterinary, Fisheries and Pharmacy.

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