About Kerala Common Entrance Examination

There are two papers conducted on two consecutive days in KEAM admission test. It consists of 2 different papers of 150 minutes duration each. All the questions will be objective type. The two papers of Kerala Engineering, Agriculture & Medical (KEAM ) Exam:
Paper I: Chemistry & Physics
Paper II: Mathematics or Biology
Those who wish to take admission in engineering courses except architecture have to attempt paper I & paper II based on Mathematics. Those applying for Medical, Veterinary & Agriculture courses have to give paper I & paper II of Biology. For each question, five suggested answers would be given, of which only one will be the most appropriate response.The Test is conducted in metro-cities of India and Dubai.

Study Level
Under Graduate
Mode of Test
Offline
Conducting Authority
Controller of Entrance Examination (CEE), Kerala

Test Format

300 Min

Duration of Test

1

Frequency per year

0 - 480

Score Range

1 Year

Test Score Validity

Eligibility

For MBBS, BDS, BSMS:
  • Candidates who have passed higher secondary examination of the Board of higher secondary education, Kerala, or examinations recognized equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology put together, are eligible.
  • In the absence of Biology, Biotechnology will be considered as a subject for academic eligibility.
For admission to BAMS/ BHMS courses:
  • Biotechnology will not be considered as a subject for academic eligibility.
For admission to B.Sc.(Hons.)Agri., B.Sc.(Hons) Forestry, BFSc courses:
  • Biotechnology will not be considered as a subject for academic eligibility.
For admission to BVSc. & AH Course:
  • Candidates should have secured not less than 50% aggregate marks in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology for the qualifying examination
  • Candidates who have passed the BSc Degree (Three year course) examination with Physics,Chemistry, Zoology, Botany or Biotechnology as Main, and any one or two of the above subjects as Subsidiaries, with 50% marks for Main & Subsidiaries taken together, subject to the condition that they have passed higher secondary examination, Kerala or examinations recognised as equivalent thereto with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects are eligible for admission to MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS and BSMS courses.
For Engineering courses :[Including B.Tech (Agri. Engg.) and B.Tech (Food Engg.) courses under the Kerala Agricultural University and B.Tech (Dairy Sc. &Technology) under Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences University].
  • candidates who have obtained 45% marks in Mathematics separately with 60% aggregate marks in Physics and Chemistry put together are also eligible for admission.
  • In case, the candidate has not studied Chemistry, the marks obtained in Computer Science shall be considered.In case, the candidate has not studied Chemistry and Computer Science, the marks obtained in Biotechnology shall be considered.In case, the candidate has not studied Chemistry, Computer Science and Biotechnology, the marks obtained in Biology shall be considered.
  • In two year Kerala higher secondary courses or examinations recognized equivalent thereto with two year course where the board examinations are conducted in both years, the total marks of two years in the respective subjects as shown in the mark lists of the respective higher secondary boards will be considered for academic eligibility.In higher secondary courses or examinations recognized equivalent thereto where board examinations are conducted only at the end of 12th class (final year) the marks in the respective subjects as shown in the mark lists of the respective higher secondary boards will be considered for academic eligibility.

Deadlines

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Departments for which this exam is relevant
Architecture
Bio Sciences & Biotechnology
Engineering & Technology
Healthcare
Medicine

Application Process

  • Candidate can apply online from the official webpage for admission to all the courses (Medical & Allied, Engineering and Architecture).
  • If a candidate submits more than one printout of the application then, his/her candidature is liable to be canceled.
  • Candidates choosing 'Dubai' as examination center will have to remit an additional fee by way of a demand draft (DD) drawn on a Nationalized Bank, in favour of the "Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, payable at Thiruvananthapuram" along with the printout of the application.
  • Such candidates should give a local contact number, if available, in their application in the appropriate place. If the additional fee is not paid by the candidates in the form of DD along with the printout of the application, they will be allotted a center within the country.
  • Candidates desirous of getting admission to architecture course must be qualified in NATA entrance exam.

Preparation

Required Time: 6 months / 1 year

Books
Complete Mathematics
Mcgraw Hills Education
Comprehensive Mathematics
Mcgraw Hills Education
Organic Chemistry
Morrision & Boyd

Preparation Tips

Doing well in the test requires a thorough understanding of the course content, as well as a positive attitude, strategic planning and thinking. When preparing for the test, set a realistic study schedule and begin studying early - short study session spread out over time are more efficient than a single period of condensed study. Also, begin the session with a quick review of the material previously studied, so that this previous material stay fresh. Try to identify the concept of the question that will be asked.Do not simply memorize facts. Concentrate on understanding the material taught, compare it, contrast it and interpret its meaning. Focus on understanding the idea of the concept. Actively summarize:  For each major concept, integrate information from the lecture notes/presentation. Text in the printed guide and make a summary on a sheet by diagramming, charting, outlining, categorizing in a  table. The studies should focus on defining, explaining and applying terms. Revision of the past test and learn from the mistakes made.