KEAM 2021 – Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Old Question Papers

KEAM 2021: The CEE has released the official notification of the Entrance Examination for Admission to Kerala Engineering/ Pharmacy Entrance Examination 2021 (KEAM 2021) at different centers in the state, Mumbai, Delhi, and Dubai on the Official website. The interested and eligible candidates can register for KEAM 2021 from the official website up to June 24, 2021. Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical (KEAM) is a state-level exam. The exam will be held on August 05, 2021. Admit Card has been released on July 14, 2021. For more details about the KEAM 2021 Notification, Application Form, Admit Card, Revised Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Previous Year Question Paper, keep reading this article.


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KEAM 2021

The Commissioner for Entrance Exam  (CEE) will conduct a competitive examination for admission to all the courses of Engineering, Architecture, B. Pharm, MBBS, BDS, Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Siddha, Unani, Agriculture, Forestry, Veterinary, and Fisheries. Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical (KEAM) is a state-level exam. Architecture and medical admission in the state of Kerela are done based on NATA and NEET scores, respectively. For all other subjects, candidates have to appear in KEAM 2021. Candidates are advised to go through the Information Bulletin available on the Official website carefully and ensure their eligibility to appear in the KEAM 2021.

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Exam Pattern Click Here
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Answer Key Click Here
Result Click Here
KEAM Syllabus Click Here
KEAM Question Paper Click Here
Official Notification Click Here
Official Website

Important Date

Events Dates
Notice Out On 01 Jun 2021
Registration Starts From 01 Jun 2021
Last Date of Registration 21 Jun 24 Jun 2021
Last Date For Uploading of Rectified Documents/Certificates. 30 Jun 2021
Uploading of EWS certificate 30 Jun 2021
Admit Card 14 Jul 2021
Change in the Exam Center Available Soon
Last Date to Change the Exam Center Available Soon
KEAM 2021 Exam Date 24 Jul 05 Aug 2021
KEAM Answer Key Available Soon
Result of Engineering Entrance Examination On or before 15 Sep 2021
Result for Engineering, Architecture, MBBS/BDS, Medical & Allied, and Ayurveda Rank lists On or before 30 Sep 2021

KEAM 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of KEAM 2021 is given below:

Nationality: Candidates must be Indian. Candidates seeking admission to Professional courses will be categorized as Keralite, NonKeralite Category I (NK I), and Non-Keralite Category II (NK II).

Education Qualification:

  • Engineering courses – Candidates must have completed 10+2 with 45% aggregate marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry/Biology/Computer Science/Biotechnology
  • B.Sc.(Hons.)Agri, B.Sc.(Hons) Foresty, BFSc courses – Candidates must have passed 10+2 in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks.
  • BVSc. & AH Course – The minimum marks required for admission shall be 5% less than that prescribed for the general category. For candidates belonging to SC/ST, a minimum pass mark is required.
  • B.Sc. Degree holders – Candidates must have passed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, or Biotechnology as Main.
  • For B.Arch – Candidates have passed 10+2 with a minimum of 50% marks with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as a subject OR 10+3 Diploma with Mathematics.
  • Medical & Allied Courses (For MBBS, BDS, BSMS) – Candidates must have completed 10+2 with English, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology or Biotechnology with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate and in separate subjects.

Subject Consideration:

  • In case, the candidate has not studied Chemistry, the marks obtained in Computer Science shall be considered.
  • 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.
  • The marks as shown in the mark list obtained from the Board of Examination of respective Higher Secondary Board shall be considered for academic eligibility.


  • It is mandatory to have NEET-UG 2021 scores to apply for admission to medical courses, agriculture, forestry, veterinary, and fisheries courses
  • It is mandatory to have NATA 2021 scores to apply for architecture courses.

Courses Offered



Engineering Courses:
  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech. includes all Courses listed below).
  • Agricultural Engineering  B.Tech.Agri. Engg.
  • B.Tech. (Food Technology) B.Tech. Food Tech.
  • Dairy Technology B.Tech.
Architecture Course:
  • Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)
Medical Courses :
  • (MBBS) Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  • (BDS) Bachelor of Dental Surgery
  • (BAMS) Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery
  • Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery (BSMS)
  • (BHMS) Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery
  • Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS)
Agriculture & Forestry Courses:
  • Bachelor of Science-Agriculture [BSc.(Hons.) Agri.]
  • Bachelor of Science-Forestry [BSc.(Hons.) Forestry]
Veterinary Course : Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry (BVSc. & AH)
Fisheries Course : Bachelor of Fisheries Science (BFSc.)
Pharmacy Course: Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm)

Description Of Codes

KEAM 2021 Application Form

The CEE releases application form and Prospectus will be available online on the official website only. It will not be available in hard copy. Candidates have to apply online at or or they can download it from the website. Candidate must ensure that the e-mail address and Mobile Number provided in the Online Application Form are his/ her own as all information /communication will be sent by KIIT on the e-mail address or SMS on given Mobile Number only. The candidates are advised to retain the same mobile number and e-mail-id in use which they have furnished in the application form because the important information may be given to the candidates through SMS or e-mail. Do not send the printout of the confirmation page or other documents to the office of the CEE.

Application Fee

Courses General  SC ST
Engineering only/ B.Pharm only/both  Rs. 700  Rs. 300 Nil
Architecture only/ Medical & Allied only/both Rs.  500 Rs.  200 Nil
Both Rs.  900 Rs.  400 Nil
Candidates choosing ‘Dubai’ as Examination Centre Rs. 12,000 additional Rs. 12,000 additional

Mode of Payment

  • Online Payment: Candidates have to pay their application fee online with the help of the Net-banking or Credit/ Debit card of any bank. Bank charges as per bank rules have to be paid by the candidate Only. The application fee will be refunded in seven bank working days through the same payment gateway only in the case of Server Down.
  • E-challan: In case of payment through e-challan, the payment can be made in one of the Head /Sub Post Offices in Kerala, in cash. The e-challan generated from the website after online submission of the application should be handed over to the post office and after depositing the fee plus processing charge, as applicable, the Candidate’s copy of the e-challan must be collected back from the post office official. It must be ensured that the post office official has recorded the Payment ID about the payment on the counterfoil and put the official stamp and his/her initials at the designated places on the candidate’s copy.

How to Apply

There are five steps for the online submission of the application and all the steps are mandatory. Candidates should complete all steps including uploading the necessary certificates and documents on or before the last date notified for the same. The candidate has to visit the website where he/she can find the link “KEAM-2021 Online Application.

First step: Regestration

This is a one-time procedure. During the process, candidates will get a system-generated Application Number. Candidates are requested to enter their password when demanded. Preferably a strong password is recommended. It ensures the candidates’ safe online activities. The requirements of a strong password are:

  • A minimum length of 8 characters a minimum of one alphabet character [a-z or A-Z].
  • One number (0-9).
  • A minimum of one symbol [! @ # $ % ^ & * ].
  • The candidate has to re-enter the password for confirmation.

Second Step: Fill Application

  • All the basic information, required by the Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations is to be filled in at this step.
  • Before filling in the details, read the Prospectus carefully.

Third Step: Application Fee

  • The candidate has to make the payment of the application fee by way of Online Payment or by way of e-chalan.

Fourth Step: Upload Images & Certificates

  • A recent passport size photograph of the candidate and signature of the candidate, all in jpeg format of given specifications are to be uploaded.
  • Besides, all the certificates and documents in support of the various claims made in the applications should be uploaded. Nativity proof and proof for date of birth are mandatory.

Fifth Step: Print Confirmation Page:

  • After completing step four, the Candidate should take a printout of the confirmation page from the online application for future references.

Mode of Admission

  • Admission to all the courses will be only through KEAM – 2021

  • Admission to MBBS & B. Arch Courses will be only through NEET – 2021 and NATA 2021 respectively.

KEAM 2021 Admit Card

The Admit Card for the Entrance Examination can be downloaded from the official website of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, The candidates will have to enter their Application Number and password provided to download the admit card. All candidates whose application has been accepted should download the admit card well in advance They will have to take a printout of the admit card. Admit cards will not be sent by post from the Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations. The venue of the examination and time table will be noted in the admit card. Separate notification in this regard will be issued. A candidate who does not possess the Admit Card will not be admitted to the Examination Hall under any circumstances.

KEAM Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of KEAM 2021 is given below:

  • Mode of Exam: Pen and Paper, OMR-based Exam.
  • Type of questions: All questions in the exam is of MCQ type
  • Number of papers: There are 2 papers in the exam (Physics & Chemistry and Mathematics)
  • Papers for the Engineering Entrance Examination: Paper I – Physics & Chemistry Paper II – Mathematics.
  • Time Duration: Each Paper will have  2hr 30 min or 150 minutes or two and a half hours.
  • Total number of questions: In each of the paper there are 120 questions
  • Marking scheme: The marking scheme is +4 for correct answers.
  • Negative Marking: There will be -1 marks for Each wrong Answers.
  • The distribution of marks in Paper 1 and 2 is given below:
Paper No. of question Time
paper I – Physics and Chemistry 120 2.5 hrs
Paper-II – Mathematics 120 2.5 hrs
Total 240 5 hours
Note: A candidate not appearing in any one of the papers, for admission is disqualified and is not considered for the ranking. In other words, appearance in the two relevant papers: Paper I – Physics & Chemistry and Paper-II – Mathematics, is compulsory for being considered in the rank list.

Guidelines for the Pen and Paper-based exam KEAM 2021 are as follows:

  1. Candidates should bring Admit card, a ballpoint pen (either blue or black ink), and a cardboard/clipboard for the Examination.
  2. Candidates will not take items such as pencil, eraser, correction fluid, calculator, logarithm table, electronic gadgets, mobile phones, etc. into the examination hall.
  3. The candidate should be present at the examination hall, 30 minutes before the prescribed time for the commencement of the examination.
  4. No candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall, 30 minutes after the commencement of the examination.
  5. Candidates will be permitted to leave the examination hall only after completion of the examination.

KEAM 2021 Exam Schedule

All candidates who appear for KEAM 2020, shall have to attend the exam as per the schedule given  below:

Subjects Date Time
Paper 1 – Phy and Chem Announce Soon 10 am to 12:30  pm
Paper 2 – Maths Announce Soon 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm

COVID-19 instructions: The candidates must take all safety precautions at the exam center like the use of masks, hand sanitizers, and maintaining social distancing. Follow all instructions in this regard given at the exam center.

KEAM Exam Centre

KEAM 2021 shall be held in the following cities:

  • Selected districts in Kerala
    • Thiruvananthapuram
    • Kollam
    • Pathanamthitta
    • Alappuzha
    • Kottayam
    • Ernakulam
    • Thodupuzha
    • Kattappana
    • Thrissur
    • Palakkad
    • Malappuram
    • Kozhikode
    • Wayanad
    • Kannur
    • Kasaragod
  • Mumbai
  • New Delhi
  • Dubai (UAE)

KEAM Admission Procedure

Admission is not all courses are based on the KEAM 2021 entrance exam. Here is a segregation of the admission channels in KEAM 2021 for you. For all the categories described above, the filling of the KEAM 2021 application form is mandatory. The admission for categories 2 and 3 is via the Centralised Allotment Process (CAP) based on NATA and NEET marks. For category 1 the admission is via CAP too but based on KEAM 2021 entrance exam scores and 10+2 marks.

KEAM 2021 Reservation of Seats

The KEAM 2021 Quota Seats are distributed among different categories of candidates as follows. A separate merit list will be prepared for each Category:

  • State Merit (SM) – 60%
  • Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) – 30%
  • Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribe – 10%
  • (SC) Scheduled Castes  – 08%
  • Scheduled Tribes (ST) – 02%

For details regarding reservations, candidates need to check the official information brochure.

KEAM 2021 Result

The KEAM 2021 scores are released first under the login of the candidates. The candidates can check their scores using the application number and date of birth. The candidates who are selected as per the scores are required to submit their 10+2 marks next.

Preparation of rank list for admission into Engineering

KEAM 2021 entrance exam score + class 12 marks. It prepared by giving equal weightage to the marks obtained in the KEAM 2021 engineering entrance exam, and the aggregate marks obtained in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry / Computer Science / Biotechnology / Biology in class 12.

Preparation of rank list for admission into B.Arch

The candidates are selected based on the marks in the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) and also giving certain weightage to the marks obtained in class 12.

Here is how the list is prepared

The marks of NATA out of 200 are added with the marks of class 12. The marks of class 12 will be computed down to 200. Therefore for the final list preparation, the score will b considered out of 400 marks.

Preparation of rank list for admission into MBBS/BDS/BHMS/BSMS/BUMS, Agriculture, Veterinary, Forestry, and Fisheries, Ayurveda

The rank list is prepared based on rank obtained in NEET-UG 2021 subject to the nativity conditions and also subject to the qualifying criteria.

Preparation of rank list for admission into B.Pharm

The rank list for the B.Pharm course is prepared based on index marks calculated as follows:

The score obtained in Chemistry from the Paper-I is multiplied by 2.25. Then it is added to the Physics score obtained from Paper-I. The total score obtained is then multiplied by a factor of 2/3 to calculate the index mark for ranking the candidates for the B.Pharm course. The maximum index score is 480.

KEAM 2021 Counselling

The candidates who get selected in the merit list of KEAM 2021 have to appear for online KEAM 2021 counseling. The allotment of seats in KEAM is done via the centralized allotments process (CAP). Candidates have to first fill in the online choices of colleges/ courses. After that, based on the score in the entrance exam (KEAM/ NATA/ NEET) and the choices filled, candidates will be allotted seats.

The first allotment result will be displayed online. Candidates who have allotted seats have to download their memo, which carries their name, roll number, allotted course, and college. Selected candidates will have to reach at the allotted colleges along with documents for verification and admission fees. Same the second round will be held for the other seats and the leftover candidates.

KEAM Cutoffs

The cutoff marks of KEAM 2021 indicate the opening and closing ranks of the colleges that participate in KEAM. The cutoff for the year 2021 will be released at the time of counseling. Below is the KEAM cutoffs from last year for reference:

College Wise Cutoffs

Commissioner of Entrance Exams, Kerala

The Commissionerate of Entrance Examinations (CEE) conducts entrance examinations or allotment processes for admission to professional courses every year like Kerala Engineering Agriculture Medical Degree (KEAM). The allotments are made through a Single Window System of the Centralized Allotment Process (CAP). The body is responsible for allotments of seats and conduction of the exam. Also, it is responsible to release the admit card, answer keys, and the result of the entrance examination.

KEAM 2021 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question: What is the AGE requirement to apply for KEAM Entrance Examination this year?

Answer: The candidate should have completed 17 years of age. There is no upper age limit for applying for KEAM. Age criteria for medical aspirants, refer to NEET UG-2021 Information Bulletin.

Question: How long does it take to get a One Time Password (OTP) during KEAM registration?

Answer: Normally, OTP will be sent instantly to your mobile number registered with KEAM. A candidate is to wait a maximum of 10 minutes to get OTP.

Question: I forgot to note down my Application number during the Candidate registration process. How can I get the application number?

Answer: Using the menu `Forgot Application Number` on the Home page, you can get your application number. Name, Date of Birth and KEAM registered mobile number should be provided for getting the application number. Normally, the application number will be sent to the registered mobile while completing the KEAM Registration step.

Question: How do I get certain Proforma (example, Ex-servicemen certificate, etc.) before filling up an online application?

Answer:  before the fill-up application, the candidate should obtain all the necessary certificates. You can download certain proforma from your home page after logging on to the application portal. But you have to complete the ‘Registration’ (Step 1) for entering into the home page, use the link ‘Download Proforma’.

Answer: Candidates shall carry a hardcopy of the application form along with the ballpoint pen (either blue or black ink) and a cardboard/clipboard for the Examination

Answer: On the official website, a candidate has to log in using his/her application number and password. On the submission of these two details, the admit card of KEAM 2021 will appear on the screen.

Question: Will the admit card is sent to me via post?

Answer: There is no provision for sending the admit card of KEAM 2021 to the candidate’s postal address. It is the sole duty of the candidate to download the admit card from the official website.

Question: What shall I do if there is an error on my admit card?

Answer: In such a case, the candidate shall directly contact the conducting body, CEE on an immediate basis.

Question: When I tried to download my Admit Card, a Memo was appearing on the screen instead. What should I do?

Answer: The memo appears on the screen when there is a defect in the certificates uploaded in the application form. The candidates first have to eradicate that defect and then the admit card will be available for download. Necessary documents for correcting the defects should be sent to the CEE office on or before the specified date along with the Printout of the Memo sheet

Question: Is there any dress code for KEAM?

Answer: No, there is no dress code. However, the candidate must make sure that they wear clean, tidy, and decent clothes. No accessories and heavy makeup shall be worn by students.

Question: How can I get to know the reporting time for the exam?

Answer: The candidate must check the admit card to know the reposting time of the exam as admit card has details related to the exam center, exam time, reporting time, and so on.

Question: Which is the official website of KEAM?

Answer: KEAM’s official website is Candidates can apply for KEAM 2021, download the admit card and check the result through the official website itself.

Question: Is KEAM necessary to apply for MBBS?

Answer: Kerala Architecture Engineering Medical Entrance Exam (KEAM) is an entrance exam for admissions only for Engineering & Architecture courses. Admissions to the MBBS course in Kerala Medical Colleges are only through the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). However, candidates have to fill the application form of KEAM for admission to medical colleges of Kerala along with the NEET score.

Question: Is KEAM conducted online or offline?

Answer: KEAM was conducted offline (pen and paper mode) till 20 so it is expected that the same will continue in 2021. In case of any change in the mode of examination, the information will be uploaded here on this page

Question: How many candidates apply for the KEAM examination?

Answer: Approximately 1 lakh candidates appeared in the entrance exam last time, out of which 72400ish qualified and were listed in the rank list.

Question: Can a candidate fill the form offline?

Answer: Submission of application and supporting documents is possible in online mode only.

Question: Which documents are required for KEAM application form?

Answer: Candidate must have Valid Email ID and Mobile Number, Scanned Copy of Photograph and Signature of the Candidate, Birth Certificate, Income Certificate, Community Certificate (if applicable), Reservation Certificate (if applicable).

Question: What is the marking scheme of KEAM?

Answer: For each correct response in the Entrance Examination, the candidates will be awarded 4 marks, and for each incorrect response, 1 mark will be deducted from the total score.

Question: What is the standard/level of examination?

Answer: The standard or level of the Entrance Examination will be that of Higher Secondary or equivalent examinations.

Question: How to apply for KEAM?

Ans: Candidates can fill the form online through the official website only. Registration -> Fill the application form ->Pay the application fee ->Upload images and certificates -> Print confirmation page.

Question: Does the candidate need to send the printout of the confirmation page to the office of CEE?

Answer: Candidates need not send the printout of the page and supporting documents to the Office of the CEE via post/e-mail/ or in person.

Question: What is the mode of filling the application form?

Answer: Candidates can fill the form online through the official website only. There’s no other option available with the candidate to fill the KEAM 2021 Application form.

Question: Which documents are required for KEAM application form?

Answer: Candidates shall have a valid email ID, phone number, scanned copy of photograph and signature, birth certificate, income certificate, community certificate, and reservation certificate (if applicable).

Question: What is the qualification eligibility standard for KEAM?

Answer: Using the link ‘Forgot Password’ in the online application, you can reset your password. Application number, DOB, Security Question and answer of it should be provided for resetting the password

Question: I forgot my password. What is the procedure to retrieve the password?

Answer: Using the link ‘Forgot Password’ in the online application, you can reset your password. Application number, DOB, Security Question and answer of it should be provided for resetting the password

Question: Is it compulsory to have an email-id/Mobile number?

Answer: Important messages and information regarding KEAM will be sent to the provided email-id /mobile numbers. Hence, the candidates must have an active mobile number and phone number.

Question: How can a candidate belonging to Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) claim for the communal reservation?

Answer: The applicants will have to submit a Non-Creamy Layer Certificate in original from the competent authority along with the printout of the application form of KEAM 2021.

Question: How is the result calculated?

Answer: A candidate is allotted with 4 marks in case of any correct answer. For every wrong answer, 01 marks will be deducted. In the end, total marks are calculated and the scorecard is prepared for every candidate.

Question: Where is the result published?

Answer: CEE publishes the KEAM 2021 result in the form of a scorecard on the official website.

Question: How can I check my result?

Answer: To check the result, the candidate has to log in using his / her application number, password, and security code.

Question: What are the details mentioned in the KEAM result?

Ans: KEAM 2021 result has information related to Application number, roll number, name of the candidate, category, marks obtained by the candidate, and qualifying marks for KEAM 2021.

Question: How is the tie-breaking method used?

Answer: In the case of a tie, candidates with higher marks in Mathematics in the Entrance Examination will be placed higher in the ranking. If the tie persists, a candidate with higher marks in Physics of the Physics & Chemistry Paper in the Entrance Examination will be placed higher in the ranking. If there is still a tie, a candidate with higher marks in Mathematics of the final year of the qualifying examination will be placed higher in the ranking. In this case, if the tie persists, a candidate with higher marks in Physics of the final year of the qualifying examination will be placed higher in the ranking. If there is still a tie, the age of the candidate will be taken into account and the elder will be placed higher in the ranking.

Question: What is the rank list?

Answer: Rank list or merit list contains the rank of the candidate as per their scores. Only those whose name is there in the rank list are eligible to apply for further admission process.

Question: What happens after the result?

Answer: Candidates who qualify for the exam and whose name is there in the merit list are called for the counseling/seat allotment after the release of the result.


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