KEAM Exam 2019: Important Dates, Application Process, Exam Pattern & Syllabus, Eligibility, Result


CEE (Commissioner for Entrance Examinations) has announced the examination dates for KEAM 2019 entrance examination. The exam will be conducted in the month of April through offline mode in a single session. The examination will be conducted at examination centres in 14 districts in Kerala, New Delhi, Mumbai, and Dubai.

KEAM, also known as Kerala Engineering, Architecture and Medical, is a state-level entrance examination. It is conducted to select candidates seeking admissions to various UG level engineering courses offered by colleges in Kerala. Earlier, Architecture and Medical courses were also covered under the exam. But, now the admission to medical & allied courses is done through the NEET score and to architecture courses through NATA score.

The registration for KEAM 2019 exam will probably start in the first week of February. Check out what else an aspirant should look out for while preparing for the exam. Here, we have mainly focused on the important schedules (tentative), eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus and other key points. Hold on to this -

KEAM Exam 2019 Important Dates

By stating tentative, we want you guys just get an abstract idea about the important exam events. Obviously, the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations has not released the official notification regarding the exam. Hence, getting a glance at the below schedule will certainly be beneficial.

Exam Events

Important Dates

Release of online application

First week of February 2019

Last date to submit application form

Fourth week of February 2019

Submit online application form without late fee

Fourth week of February 2019

Release of admit card

Second week of April 2019

Commencement of exam

22nd and 23rd April 2019*

Release of answer key

Fourth week of April 2019

Result announcement

Third week of May 2019

Counselling begins

Fourth week of June 2019

*KEAM Exam Schedule

KEAM 2019 Exam Date



22nd April 2019 (Monday)

Paper-I (Physics & Chemistry)

10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

23rd April 2019 (Tuesday)

Paper-II (Mathematics)

10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

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KEAM Exam 2019 Pattern & Syllabus

KEAM 2019 Exam Pattern:

While candidates fill the application form in online mode, they are asked to take the test in offline mode. The exam comprises two papers (Paper I & Paper II) and the duration is 2.30 hours. They will face MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) for total 480 marks. If you think there’s no negative marking scheme for KEAM 2019, you are mistaken. One mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. For every correct answer, you are going to get four marks. Those candidates who are seeking admission to B.Pharm course need to sit for the Paper I exam (Chemistry & Physics) of the Engineering Entrance Examination.

KEAM 2019 Syllabus:

Are you acquainted with the KEAM syllabus 2019? If no, you should. The syllabus of KEAM exam 2019 will contain topics and chapters from Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry. These subjects will mainly be the same as Class XII. Students who have mastered their Higher Secondary syllabus or equivalent can take the exam confidently. Moreover, the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations will prescribe the syllabus. Good news is that applicants will not find questions from NCERT and any other textbooks.

KEAM Exam 2019 Eligibility

How old are you? What’s your education qualification? Are you an Indian national? Are you a Keralite? There are a few things that a candidate needs to take into consideration before getting registered for the entrance exam. Let’s check the following section out –

Educational Qualification:

  • Engineering Course: Candidates applying for engineering course are required to show at least 50% marks in PCM subject together and in Mathematics separately in Class XI or its equivalent examination. For reserved categories, there is a 5% relaxation.
  • Medical & Allied Course: The allied courses are Fisheries, Veterinary, Agriculture, Siddha, Ayurdeva, MBBS, BDS, Homoeopathy, Forestry and Unani. For the medical course, it is important to qualify the NEET exam.
  • Architecture Course: Candidates need to qualify NATA examination.

Other Qualifications: The applicant must be 18 years old as at the time of applying. He should be an Indian National/OCI/PIO. CEE has categorised candidates in three major sections – Non-Keralite Category I (NK I), Non-Keralite Category II (NK II) and Keralite.

KEAM Exam 2019 Application Process

Candidates need to register themselves for the exam after the official notification is published by the conducting authority. The registration for the Kerala, Engineering, Architecture and Medical 2019 exam is expected to be begun in February. The application form can only be submitted in the online mode. Before filling up the form, the aspirants must keep the required documents ready. They need to upload the documents (scanned images of left-hand thumb, signature and passport-size photograph). Once the online application form is filled, the applicants must take the printout of the confirmation page and send it along with other documents (income certificate, DOB certificate, nativity proof, special reservation, etc.) to the following address -

Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, 
5th Floor, Housing Board Buildings,
Santhi Nagar, Thiruvananthapuram-695001.

How to Fill KEAM 2019 Application Form?

  • Step 1: Registration
  • Step 2: Upload images (documents)
  • Step 3: Fill up the form
  • Step 4: Release the payment
  • Step 5: Take a printout
  • Step 6: Send application to the above-mentioned address.

Ideal Size of Images: Make sure the scanned images of the documents should be in JPEG or JPG format and the file size needs to be, at least, 15KB for the photograph. The maximum size of the image should not exceed 30KB. For signature and thumb impression, the size should be between 10KB and 30KB.

Fee: The fee varies from category to category. Candidates applying for Engineering/B.Pharm or both need to pay an amount of ₹ 700/- (General) and ₹ 300/- (SC/ST), for Medical/Architecture or both need to pay an amount of ₹ 500/- (General) and ₹ 200/- (SC/ST). Those who want to take the exam for all Engineering, Architecture, Medical & allied courses need to pay an amount of ₹ 900/- (General) and ₹ 400/- (SC/ST).

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KEAM 2019 FAQ:

Q: What is the mode of application submission?

A: The candidates can register for the exam by submitting the application online. The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations will release the notification in the month of February.

Q: Will the exam be held in online mode too?

A: No, this is a pen and paper mode exam.

Q: What happens after the online application form submission?

A: Candidates are required to send the documents along with the confirmation page (acknowledgement) of the filled application form to the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations on the official address.

Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, 5th Floor, Housing Board Buildings, Santhi Nagar, Thiruvananthapuram-695001

Q: Can I check the application status?

A: Yes, you can surely check the application status by visiting the website of CEE On the home page, you will see a link ‘Received at CEE’. Click here to know whether your sent documents have reached the office or not. If the status bar will be in green colour tick mark, it indicates that the application has already been received. If you don’t see the green colour tick mark, it means the documents have not received. In addition to that, you are going to receive a message on your mobile phone regarding the application receiving status.

Q: Is there a way that a candidate can change the exam venue?

A: No. Changing of the exam centre is not possible.

Q: What is the minimum age requirement for KEAM 2019?

A: The applicant should not be less than 17 years old at the time of submitting the online application form.

Q: If someone forgets his or her application number, what will happen?

A: In that case, a new registration needs to be done by the applicant. This way he will get the new application number.

Q: When will the KEAM 2019 answer key release?

A: It will most probably be released in the month of April 2019. The exam conducting body will release the answer key after the exam is over. This gives a chance to candidates to raise an objection against the answer key. If they find any discrepancy, they should contact the officials immediately (along with documents required)