KEAM Exam 2020 - Important Dates, Eligibility, Application Process, Syllabus Details, Result


The Commissioner for Entrance Examination, Kerala is going to conduct KEAM 2020 examination by 16th July 2020. Earlier, the link to change exam city in the KEAM 2020 application form was activated till 21st April 2020. 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.

KEAM 2020 Latest Notification - The Government of Kerala released the first allotment list for the Kerala Engineering, Architecture, and Medical Courses (KEAM) 2020 on 07th October at its website. Students who wish to accept the course or college allotted under the list will have to submit a fee and undergo document verification to secure admission.

A total of 56,599 students qualified for admission to the engineering stream and 44,390 students for the pharmacy stream. These students will now be given admission based on their merit. Students who have been allotted seats will have to pay a fee of ₹ 10,000 to secure a seat.

KEAM Exam 2020 Important Dates

Below you can find the complete schedule of KEAM 2020 examination.

Exam Events

Important Dates

Release of online application

1st February 2020

Last date to submit the application form

29th February 2020

Last date for submitting supporting documents

29th February 2020

Change in exam centres option available

11th May to 25th May 2020

Release of admit card

07th July 2020

Commencement of exam

16th July 2020 (Confirmed)

Release of answer key

18th July 2020 (Released)

Last date to submit representation against the answer key

25th July 2020

Result announcement

09th September 2020

Counselling begins

29th September 2020

KEAM 2020 Counselling Dates – Check Complete Schedule

Candidates can check the complete schedule below and appear for the counselling process accordingly.

KEAM 2020 Events

KEAM 2020 Dates

Online KEAM counselling registration begins

29th September 2020

Trial KEAM allotment

03rd October 2020

Last date for option registration for KEAM

06th October 2020

First allotment result - phase 1

07th October 2020

Seat acceptance fee payment

08th October 2020 to 10th October 2020

Online option confirmation (2nd round)

12th October 2020

Second KEAM allotment result

3rd week of October 2020

Seat acceptance fee payment

3rd week of October 2020

Report at the allotted college

3rd week of October 2020

Third round of counselling

4th week of October 2020

Third round of seat allotment

4th week of October 2020

Mop up round registration for vacant seats

4th week of October 2020

Mop up round seat allotment

4th week of October 2020

Remitting of fees after mom up round

4th week of October 2020

KEAM Exam Previous Years Solved Papers

KEAM Exam 2020 Pattern & Syllabus

KEAM 2020 Exam Pattern:

While candidates fill the application form in online mode, they are asked to take the test in offline mode. Finally, after a long interval of time, KEAM 2020 exam dates are here. As per the officials, the KEAM 2020 entrance exam will be conducted on 16th July 2020 in two sessions (morning and afternoon). The exam comprises two papers (Paper I & Paper II) and the duration is 2.30 hours.

They will face MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) for a total of 480 marks. If you think there’s no negative marking scheme for KEAM 2020, 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 Syllabus 2020:

Are you acquainted with the KEAM syllabus 2020? If no, you should. The syllabus of KEAM exam 2020 will contain topics and chapters from Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry. These subjects will mainly be the same as of 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 2020 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, Ayurveda, MBBS, BDS, Homoeopathy, Forestry and Unani. For the medical course, it is important to qualify the NEET exam.
  • Architecture Course: Candidates need to clear the 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 2020 Application Process

The Commissioner for Entrance Examination has extended the KEAM 2020 application deadline till 29th February. Hurry up if you have not submitted the application yet.

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 2020 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.

  • 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.

Application 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).

Other Details

KEAM 2020 Answer Key

The KEAM 2020 Answer Key has been released on the official website on 18th July 2020. Separate answer keys are released Paper-1 and Paper-2. Candidates are given the option to raise objections against the answer key till 25th July 2020. ₹ 100 is to be paid per objection raised. Candidates must submit relevant documents in support of the objections raised by them.

KEAM 2020 Admit Card

The KEAM 2020 admit card was issued by CEE Kerala by 07th July 2020 at their official websiteThe admit cards can be downloaded by using the login ID and password. The admit card contains details such as exam date, time, and venue. Candidates must download the admit card and take it to the exam center for making entry. Before downloading the KEAM hall ticket 2020, candidates are advised to crosscheck all the details mentioned on it. The admit card of KEAM 2020 is one of the most important documents without which candidates will not be able to appear in KEAM 2020. Besides being used on the exam day, the KEAM 2020 admit card will be required during the exam counselling process as well.

KEAM 2020 Result

The KEAM 2020 result has been announced by 09th September 2020. Candidates can check KEAM result 2020 by using their login ID and password. The rank lists for Engineering, Architecture, B.Pharm, Agriculture/Veterinary/Fisheries/Forestry, MBBS/BDS/BUMS/BSMS, and BAMS will be released separately.

Based on the performance indicated in KEAM result 2020, candidates will be called for the counselling process. The exam counselling is organized by the Centralised Counselling Process (CAP). Candidates must secure at least 10 marks as the qualifying marks in each paper – Paper 1 (Physics & Chemistry) and Paper 2 (Mathematics) for inclusion in the KEAM rank list. Around 59,000 seats will be on offer for the undergraduate engineering aspirants in 365 institutes in Kerala.

Steps to download KEAM 2020 Result Online -

Take a look at the below steps to check KEAM results and download the KEAM result/rank list.

Step 1: Visit the official website.

Step 2: Navigate to KEAM candidate login portal.

Step 3: Enter application number, password and security code.

Step 4: Click on KEAM 2020 results.

Step 5: Scorecard will be displayed on the screen.

KEAM 2020 Counselling

KEAM 2020 first seat allotment result has been published by Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE), Kerala on 07th October 2020. The KEAM seat allotment is based on the online options filed by the candidates from 30th September to 06th October 2020 (10 am). Candidates who did not register their options within the stipulated time were not be considered for allotment under any circumstances. Candidates who have been shortlisted in KEAM rank list are eligible to appear in the trial seat allotment round. The allotment memo will contain details such as name, roll number, allotted course, allotted college, category of allotment, details of fee to be paid and more.

Documents required during KEAM counselling 2020

Candidates who will obtain a seat during the KEAM seat allotment process will have to report to the allotted institution along with the following documents for verification.

  • KEAM Admit card
  • Birth certificate
  • Transfer certificate from the last institution
  • High school and intermediate mark sheets
  • Eligibility certificate from the University of Kerala
  • Migration certificate
  • Physical fitness certificate
  • Receipt of payment of application fee
  • KEAM date sheet 2020
  • Memo issued by CEE

KEAM 2020 Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

The final results for the Kerala Engineering, Architecture and Medical examination 2020 is out now at the official website. Check out the main FAQs for the exam and get the comprehensive details:

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 has released 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 2020?

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 2020 answer key release?

A: The official KEAM Answer Key release date was 18th July 2020. The authority also gives a chance to candidates to object the answer key. If they find any discrepancy, they should contact the officials immediately (along with documents required).

Q: How to check the KEAM Result 2020 online?

A: Finally, the results for the Kerala Engineering, Architecture and Medical examination 2020 is official now at the authorized portal. You can use the above-mentioning steps to access your scorecard.