KEAM 2018: CEE Kerala, Counselling Schedule, Allotment, Admission

keam-2018KEAM 2018 Third Phase Allotment for Medical & Allied Course (Except MBBS / BDS) has been released. It is a state level entrance exam which is conducted by the Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE), Kerala. This exam is conducted in various cities of the country. After clearing this exam, candidates can get admission in various streams of engineering courses. For admission in medical and allied heath science courses including agriculture candidate must qualify the NEET exam and for architecture course, candidates have to clear the NATA exam. Through this article, students can check details regarding KEAM 2018 including result, counselling, etc.

Result Important Dates Counselling FAQs

KEAM 2018 Notifications:

newiconKEAM 2019 Application Form can be filled from 3rd February 2019. Check here for KEAM 2019.

KEAM 2018 third phase allotment has been released for medical & allied course (except MBBS/BDS).Click here to check counselling details.

KEAM 2018 third phase allotment schedule is released for medical & allied course (except MBBS/BDS).Click here to check counselling details.

KEAM 2018 MBBS/BDS counselling for mop-up round is re-scheduled for 8th and 9th September 2018.Click here to check counselling details.

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KEAM 2018 MBBS/BDS Counselling (Mop-up Round) registration has been started. Click here to check counselling details.

KEAM 2018 Seat Allotment (Round 2) for medical & allied courses has been released on 12th August 2018.Click here to check counselling details.

KEAM 2018 Seat Allotment Result (Round 3) for engineering, architecture & pharmacy courses has been released on 20th July 2018.Check here for seat allotment details.

KEAM 2018 Option Form Confirmation (Round 2) for Medical & Allied courses has been started from 7th August 2018.Click here to check counselling details.

KEAM 2018 allotment to fill up vacant seats in engineering, architecture & pharmacy courses has been released now.]Click here to check counselling details.

KEAM 2018 Online Option Confirmation (Round 3) for engineering, architecture & pharmacy courses has been started from 16th July 2018. Check here for counselling details.

KEAM 2018 Seat Allotment Result (Round 2) for engineering, architecture & pharmacy courses has been released on 10th July 2018. Check here for allotment details.

KEAM 2018 Seat Allotment Result for medical & allied courses has been released on 4th July 2018. Check here for allotment details.

KEAM 2018 Seat Allotment Result for engineering/architecture/pharmacy courses has been released now. Check here for allotment details.

KEAM 2018 Trial Allotment has been released on 27th June 2018. Check here for allotment details.

KEAM 2018 Provisional Category Lists have been released on 24th June 2018. Check here for list details.

KEAM 2018 Rank List for Engineering, Architecture, MBBS/BDS, Medical & Allied and Ayurveda courses has been released on 20th June 2018. Check here for rank list details.

KEAM 2018 Centralized Allotment Process (Options Registration) has been started from 24th June 2018. Check here for counselling details.

KEAM 2018 NEET Mark Submission for medical courses can be done from 13th to 17th June 2018 (5:00 PM) through login. Check here for mark submission details.

KEAM 2018 Result for engineering & pharmacy courses has been declared on 22nd May 2018 through candidate portal.Check here for result details.

KEAM 2018 Important Notice regarding Medical & Allied courses has been released.Click here to check notification.

The admission into Medical & Allied courses (MBBS /BDS /Ayurveda /Homoeo /Siddha/Unanni, etc.) is done through NEET UG. Check here for NEET UG details & applying.

The admission into Architecture course is done through NATA. Check here for NATA details & applying.

KEAM 2018 MBBS Admission Time Schedule has been released.Click here for details.

KEAM 2018 Mark Submission for engineering course can be done till 10th June 2018 (10:00 AM). Check here for mark submission details.

KEAM 2018 Mark Submission for architecture course can be done till 10th June 2018 (10:00 AM). Check here for mark submission details.

KEAM 2018 Answer Key (Official) for engineering & pharmacy examination has been released on 25th April 2018.Check here for answer key details.

KEAM 2018 Fresh Application & Addition of Course(s) to the already submitted application for medical, architecture & allied courses has been released from 7th May 2018.Check here for application details.

KEAM 2018 Answer Key (Institutional) has been released now.Check here for answer key details.

KEAM 2018 Entrance Examination for engineering courses will be organized on 23rd April & 24th April 2018.Click here for exam dates.

KEAM 2018 Admit Card for engineering & pharmacy courses has been released on 10th April 2018. Check here for admit card details.

Click here to check KEAM 2018 Notification.

Click here to check KEAM 2018 Information Brochure.

Note: The CEE will conduct Entrance Examination for admission to Engineering Courses only. However, candidates seeking admission to B.Pharm course shall have to appear for and qualify in Paper-I (Physics & Chemistry) of the Engineering Entrance Examination. 

KEAM 2018 Notice regarding last date of application submission has been released. Click here to check notice.

KEAM 2018 Application Correction has been started from 10th April 2018. Check here for application correction details.

KEAM 2018 Application Form has been closed now. The last date for receiving printout application with supporting documents is 31st March 2018.Check here for application form details.

KEAM 2018 Nativity/Domicile Criteria in the state of Kerala and Eligibility for NRI Quota in UG and PG Medical/Dental Courses has been released. Click here for details.

KEAM 2018 Notice regarding Course addition facility has been released.Click here to check notice.

Candidates, those pay the application fee, but failed to select required course can add such course (Engineering/Pharmacy/Medical/Architecture) now. Candidates who have failed to pay the fee, they can pay the fee now. These facilities can be used latest by 3rd March 2018 (5:00 PM).Click here to select course & fee payment.

Courses Offered

  • Engineering Courses: B.Tech [including B.Tech. (Agriculture Engineering/Food Engineering & Technology/Dairy Technology/Food Technology)]
  • Medical Courses: MBBS, BDS, BHMS, BAMS, BSMS, BUMS.
  • Allied Courses: B.Sc (Hons.) Agriculture, B.Sc (Hons.) Forestry, BVSc. & AH, BFSc.
  • Architecture Course: B.Arch.
  • Pharmacy Course: B.Pharm.

KEAM 2018 Exam Date

The official KEAM 2018 exam date is given here.

EventsDate (Announced)
Starting of selling security card along with prospectus1st February 2018
application form release1st February 2018
Last date to apply online28th February 2018
Last date for receipt of Printout of Online Application along with supporting documents31st March 2018
Admit card announced10th April 2018
Exam Date
Paper 1 (Physics & Chemistry)23rd April 2018 (10:00 AM to 12:30 PM)
Paper 2 (Mathematics)24th April 2018 (10:00 AM to 12:30 PM)
Answer Key Released25th April 2018
Complaints regarding the Answer KeysOn or Before 30th April 2018
Fresh Application & Adding of courses7th May to 12th May 2018 (5:00 PM)
Last Date to submit application through post/hand delivery (only for new applications)16th May 2018 (5:00 PM)
Result of Engineering Entrance Examination22nd May 2018
Mark Submission (Engineering)1st June to 10th June 2018 (5:00 PM)
Mark Submission (Architecture)4th June to 10th June 2018 (5:00 PM)
Declaration of Rank ListsOn or before 20th June 2018
Engineering & Pharmacy Rank Lists Publish20th June 2018
Counselling Starts24th June 2018

KEAM Result

KEAM result 2018 has been announced on 22nd May 2018. Candidates can view their results via online mode through the website. A separate merit list is prepared for all the courses on the basis of marks secured by the candidate. Merit list has been prepared on the basis of 50:50 criteria, i.e. 50% for marks obtained in the KEAM exam and 50% for marks scored in the qualifying exam. The rank list for all the courses has been issued on or before 20th June 2018.

KEAM 2018 Counselling

KEAM Admission Process has been started after the release of merit list. The process of seats allocation is made by Centralized Allotment Process (CAP). It has been done through the Single Window System (SWS). In the counselling process, candidates have to fill the stream/colleges of their choices and lock the choices. Seats are allotted to candidates as per the merit list, filled choices & availability of seats in colleges. After the process of seat allotment, students are needed to appear at their allotted college to complete admission process.

KEAM 2019

KEAM 2019 examination will be managed by the Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE), Kerala. This exam is conducted for admission into engineering courses. It is a state level examination. The admission into MBBS, BDS, BSMS, BHMS, BUMS, Forestry, Agricultural, Fisheries and Veterinary courses in Kerala state will be done through NEET.

KEAM Answer Key

KEAM 2018 Answer Key has been published after the few days of examination. Candidates can check the answer key through the website. With the help of answer key, candidate can verify their answers. For any complaints regarding the answer key, candidates have to pay Rs. 100/- per question before the last date. The fee can be paid through DD drawn in the favor of CEE, payable at Thiruvananthapuram.

Also Check:

KEAM 2018 Cut-off

KEAM 2018 Rank

KEAM Rank Predictor

Admission in engineering courses will be done on the basis of rank scored by the candidates in KEAM entrance exam. On the basis of final merit list the KEAM rank card will be maintained. Candidates can predict their rank with the help of rank predictor.


The reservation of seats as per the categories are given below:

State Merit (SM)60%
Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC)
Ezhava (EZ)9%
Muslim (MU)8%
Other Backward Hindu (BH)3%
Latin Catholic and Anglo Indian (LA)3%
Dheevara and related communities (DV)2%
Viswakarma and related communities (VK)2%
Kusavan and related communities (KN)1%
Other Backward Christian (BX)1%
Kudumbi (KU)1%
Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes
Scheduled Castes (SC)8%
Scheduled Tribes (ST)2%

FAQ’s (Most Asked Question)

Answer: The application form was released from 1st February 2018.
Answer: The application form along with brochure only available through online mode.
Answer:  A candidate must have completed the 17 years of age as on or before 31st December 2018.
Answer: Application fee can be paid by online mode and by Demand Draft (DD).
Answer: The application fee was Rs. 700/- for General and Rs. 300/- for SC for engineering/pharmacy/both. There was no application fee for ST candidates.
Answer: The syllabus is comprised of subjects like Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics.
Answer: Yes, 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
Answer: You can check the exam pattern from the above given section.

Answer: No, KEAM exam will be conducted for admission in engineering & pharmacy courses only. The admission into medical course will be done on the basis of NEET.

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KEAM Application Form 2018

  • KEAM Registration 2018 was done by online mode.
  • Applicants can avail the application form from 1st February 2018.
  • Candidates, those want to apply for medical, allied, pharmacy, engineering & architecture course, they all have to fill KEAM application.
  • Applicants are advised to do not fill more than one application form.
  • Fill all the required details on the application form carefully.
  • Candidates have to upload their scanned photo, left hand thumb impression and signature in the prescribed format.
  • Correction not allowed after the form submission.
  • Candidates are required to send the printed & filled application form along with required documents till 31st March 2018 to the address mentioned below:

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

Application Fee:

  • Application fee can be paid either through credit card/debit card/Internet Banking or by the Demand Draft (DD).
  • In case of payment through e-challan, the payment should be  made in all Head/Sub Post Offices in Kerala, in cash.
  • The DD should be drawn from a Nationalized/Scheduled Bank, in favour of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, payable at Thiruvananthapuram.
  • The application fee for Engineering only/ B.Pharm only/both is Rs. 700/- for General and Rs. 300/- for SC.
  • There is no application fee for ST candidates.

Check Here – How to Fill KEAM 2018 Application Form.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants have to check their eligibility criteria for the courses they are applying:


  • Only Indian citizens are eligible to apply.
  • Persons of Indian Origins (PIO)/Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) can also apply for the examination.
  • Students belong to Kerala state are categorized as Keralite, Non-Keralite category I and Non-Keralite Category II.

Age Eligibility:

  • Minimum Age: Candidates must complete their age of 17 years as or on 31st December of the year of admission.
  • Maximum Age: There is no upper age limit.

Qualification Eligibility:

  • Qualification: Candidates seeking admission in engineering courses must have passed 12th or equivalent exam from any recognized board.
  • Percentage: Candidate must have obtained minimum 50% marks in PCM subjects. It is necessary to score 50% marks in mathematics individually.
  • Appearing Candidates: Students appearing in the Higher Secondary examination are also eligible to apply.

KEAM Admit Card 2018

KEAM Hall Ticket 2018 has been provided by online mode through the website. Candidates can get the admit card on 10th April 2018. Candidates are required to enter their application number for downloading the admit card. Admit card will not be sent by post to any candidate. The personal details of candidate and details of exam venue, exam time, exam date, etc, will be mentioned in the admit card.

KEAM Exam Pattern

The exam pattern details are given here:

  • Mode: The examination will be conducted in pen & paper based mode.
  • No. of papers: The exam will be held in two papers.
  • Duration: Total duration is 5 hours, i.e. two and half hour for each paper.
  • Types of question: The question paper will be consist of objective type questions.
  • No. of questions: Each paper will contain 120 Questions.
  • Marking Scheme: Four marks will be awarded for the correct response.
  • Negative Marking: 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
PaperSubjectNo. of QuestionsMarking SchemeTotal Time
Paper IChemistry & Physics1201 x 4=4802+1/2 hour
Paper IIMathematics1201 x 4=4802+1/2 hour

Note: Candidates applying for admission to B.Pharm Course will have to write Paper-I (Physics & Chemistry) of the Engineering Entrance Examination.

KEAM Syllabus

  • The Syllabus will have various topics from subjects like physics, chemistry and mathematics subjects.
  • The standard of the examination will be of 10+2 or equivalent exam.
  • Students should prepare from the above-mentioned topics for the exam.
  • Candidates are suggested that questions are not based on NCERT textbook and any other textbook.

How to Prepare for KEAM

  • Make a study timetable and follow it strictly.
  • Know your syllabus to the depth and prepare according to the syllabus.
  • Candidates can also check the previous year’s paper to know the exam pattern and type of questions asked in the examination.
  • Follow the good books and study materials for preparations.
  • Take a healthy diet and proper sleep during the preparations.

If you have any query regarding KEAM 2018, you can leave your query below in the comment box.

Displaying 252 Comments
  1. moubani mukherjee says:

    I am from West Bengal. Can I write this exam?

  2. sija says:

    what are documents to be uploaded along with application?

  3. Jinas says:

    When KEAM for medical application starts?

  4. Vyshnavi P says:

    IN which date we can submit the online registration for KEAM 2018

  5. padmanabhan says:

    My daughter wants to appear cee in kerala engineering,mbbs,Bams and,agriculture need to separate application and fees wants exam center at delhi pls give details.

  6. Priya says:

    When is the last date to apply online

  7. Sreelakshmi says:

    If income certificate is compulsory to apply keam

  8. Nadeer says:

    Iam opting for mbbs and whether i have to apply for keam to get alloted in kerala?….

  9. Abhi says:

    If I want admission for MBBS is it necessary to attend keam exam or I just want to submit my application ?????

  10. Sandhes varghese says:

    I wanted to go for any biology related courses which come under KEAM. So should i write the mathematics paper in KEAM?

  11. Abhinav Ramesh says:

    Please inform whether KEAM is complusory for MBBS

  12. surya bal says:

    Can I know that if the application form released??

  13. sandra.s.jyothi says:

    what should I do to apply for agriculture entrance exam 2018-19

  14. suresh b menon says:

    when will the app;ication form be published?
    pls inform at the earliest.

  15. Lance says:

    Where can I fill the application form for Keam 2018?

  16. Muhsina.A says:

    Is Aadhar card is compulsory for NRI students.pls reply

  17. Rajan says:

    Did you start accepting application forms for the entrance exam 2018?
    If not, please tell me when you will start.

  18. Joel says:

    When will the online application form for KEAM be released?. I cannot find it on any website.

  19. irfan says:

    KEAM 2018 application didn’t released yet?

  20. Vijoy says:

    Please inform about BSc nursing exam Application date and exam date.

  21. Murshid says:

    where are the centres of examination?

  22. Shahana says:

    Is Keam compulsory for applying NEET

  23. Yash Tripathi says:

    My thumb is cut by knife so how I can give my thumb impression

  24. manu raj says:

    Plus two mark consider in keam 2018

  25. Sunitha says:

    Can u tell which web site to go for filling in my desired stream n college during the counselling process?how wilm we know counselling n seat allottment has started?

  26. rahul says:

    when the online appilication releases for keam 2018

  27. Midhun Mukundan says:

    I can’t see the aplication form

  28. Halil vn says:

    What is the entrance exam for vetinary course, (bvsc)?

  29. sandra hari says:


  30. Jency says:

    What is the eligibility for agricultural engineering?My ward is doing +2 PCB,is he eligible for this course.if so which entrance he has to write.

  31. Devika says:

    What is the fee structure for OBC candidate?

  32. bimal says:

    What are the documents needed to apply for keam 2018?

    • ThomsonYour Name... says:

      Keam application and last day of submission ?
      After submitted online application do I have to submit documents in post also?
      Is it possible to send Keam fee thru. netbanking ?

  33. sajitha says:

    Apart from NEET, do we need to register in KEAM? Seperate registration for engg & NEET under KEAM?

  34. Minimol benny says:

    When will be the agriculture entrance exam notification neet necessary for agriculture ?

  35. Shana says:

    Which thumb impression require?

  36. Govind holsumbre says:

    are there any exam centres outside kerala.

  37. Govind holsumbre says:

    what is the quota for non local students (students of other satate)

  38. meenu says:

    if a other state candidate can apply this exam?

  39. Sindu R says:

    Is KEAM required for getting admission for architecture course?

  40. Manuraj ms says:

    My date of birth 2- 9-2000 Islam elegible

  41. Ahana says:

    How to apply for keam?What are the necessary documents needed for applying?

  42. Pragya says:

    Apart from neet for addmisson in kerla keam is required? If yes then syllabus?

  43. Sanjana says:

    I wish to do pharm D. Is keam required for pharm D??

  44. chandu says:

    can a bihari is eligible for keam

  45. M S UNNIKRISHNAN says:

    Is required to registr the name in KEAM2018 for Medical courses in kerala state? or NEET scoring only enough?

  46. Sunil says:

    How many. Marks to win this exam

  47. Your Name... says:

    I am 16 now I will be 17 next year february2018 can I apply for keam

  48. Anvar says:

    Obc muslim community reservation income?

  49. Anjali Sabu says:

    nativity and income certificate obtained in Jan2017 is valid for KEAM 2018, is it necessary to apply again and obtain to apply in 2018.

  50. Thomas Jacob says:

    1. Please explain what is the procedure to apply for students from Gulf.
    2. For Only Architect Eng.cours- KEAM + NATA or only NATA to qualify

  51. Nambiar bchandran says:

    Could you please let me know the examination centre address in Mumbai ?

  52. anayaa says:

    i will give hsc improvement in 2018 so can i apply for keam??

  53. Salih says:

    Is there any registration fees for- OBC?

  54. AAFIA ANZAR says:

    I have to apply NATA for KEAM also?

  55. Arpan Mitra says:

    I am a student studying in west bengal.mother tongue is Bengali am I eligible to apply.

  56. Binu surendran says:

    Sir; my daughter Conducting 12th in Mumbai. She want to write KEAM what are eligubilty to write the as the non local student and where could I write the exam in Mumbai or Kerla and what are exam centres please reply my answer please.

  57. Athira says:

    I am a Malayali but i was bought up in Dubai and I completed my schooling over there so can I know what all documents I have to summit or detail inorder to register for KEAM 2018

  58. RM says:

    We are keralites but my birth was in Rajasthan but my father has the domicility of KERALA so can I fill the KEAM

  59. Devika says:

    I am studying in Ajman UAE witch is the nearest centre for the cee exam for me

  60. Pavan says:

    Sir,I am from Ap I want to write KEAM what are eligubilty to write the as the non local student and where could I write the exam in Ap or Kerla and what are exam centres please reply my answer

  61. Rohan says:

    From where do I obtain KEAM 2018 syllabus details

  62. Biju R Menon says:

    My daughter is seeking admission for architecture. Apart from Nata she should write KEAM also??
    Please let us know

  63. Venkatesh says:

    I am a grade 12 student born in Kerala, But my parents have settled down in Karnataka. I have a domicile certificate of Karnataka. Am I eligible to appear for KEAM entrance based on my nativity? Kindly advise.

  64. Ananrhu s nair says:

    Please inform me the details

  65. Mubashira says:

    What is entrance exame for paramedical courses like
    B pharm,MLT,optometry… to get admission in 2018-19 year in kerala’s gov colleges

    • Hanif Khan says:

      Pharmacy is a separate field than paramedical but MLT, optomerty, X-ray and other technicain etc are included in paramedical.

  66. Riza says:

    What is the qualification required to write keam?

  67. Ashik says:

    A rumour was there that there will be no keam exam for engineering from next year(2018) onwards . I have no idea about the clarity of this news. Can you give me more details about this ?

    If its true , provide me with the procuders for that new exam


  68. Surya says:

    Is there KEAM in 2018???

  69. C.R.C Nair says:

    Sir, My son is studying at Karnataka because I am working at Karnataka (Central Govt:) so he is an eligible for Kerala state medical entrance examination in future .Kindly inform me the detailed eligibility criteria and submission of application etc at the earliest.

  70. fida says:

    i got 45/100 in maths….i can write keam?

  71. subhi shibu says:

    Is there KEAM in 2018?

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