Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE) will conduct KEAM 2019, which is a state level entrance examination. Most probably KEAM 2019 will be held in the last week of April 2019 for admission in various engineering courses. Candidates who are interested can check their eligibility criteria and then accordingly they should apply on or before the last date so that they can appear for the entrance test. Admit card will also be issued to all the candidates who will successfully apply. Rank lists will be prepared on the basis of marks that the candidates will score in the exam. For more details regarding KEAM 2019, candidates can read the article below.

KEAM 2019

There are multiple courses offered in the engineering section. They are listed below:

  • Bachelor of Technology (including all the courses)
  • B.Tech. (Agricultural Engineering)
  • B.Tech. (Food Engineering & Technology)
  • B.Tech. (Dairy Technology)
  • B.Tech. (Food Technology)

The schedule of important dates regarding KEAM 2019 are as follows:

KEAM 2019 Dates
KEAM 2019 Online Application Form starts 1st week of Feb 2019
Last date for Submission of application form along with the fees Last week of Feb 2019
Last date for receipt of Printout of Online Application along with supporting documents Last week of Mar 2019
Admit Card will be available from 2nd week of Apr 2019
Paper 1 (Physics and Chemistry) exam date Last week of Apr 2019
Paper 2 (Mathematics) exam date Last week of Apr 2019
Declaration of Result On or before last week of May 2019

Exam Pattern for KEAM 2019

The exam pattern for KEAM 2019 is as follows:

  • The relative weightage of subjects will be 5:3:2 in Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry respectively.
  • 2 papers will be conducted namely paper I for Physics and Chemistry and paper II for Maths.
  • The candidate has to appear in both papers for being considered in the Engineering rank list.
  • The question paper will be based on MCQ type questions where 5 options will be available for each question. You have to mark a single response.
  • Both the papers will contain 120 questions which are to be answered in 150 minutes.
  • 4 marks will be given for each correct answer.
  • For each wrong response, 1 mark will be deducted from the total score.
  • The standard KEAM 2019 will be that of Higher Secondary or equivalent examinations.

Syllabus for KEAM 2019

The syllabus for Maths, Physics, and Chemistry for KEAM 2019 is mentioned below:

Maths Physics Chemistry
Algebra Introduction and measurement Basic concepts and atomic structure
Trigonometry Description of motion in one dimension Bonding and molecular structure
Geometry Description of motion in two & three dimension States of matter
Statistics Laws of motion Periodic properties of elements and hydrogen
Calculus Work, energy, and power s-block elements and principles of metallurgy
Motion of system of particles & rigid body rotation p, d, f block elements
Gravitation Thermodynamics
Mechanics of solids and fluids Chemical equilibrium
Heat and thermodynamics Solutions
Oscillations and waves Redox reactions and electrochemistry
Electrostatics Chemical kinetics
Current electricity Surface chemistry
Magnetic effect of current and magnetism Co-ordination compounds and organometallics
Electromagnetics induction and alternating current Basic principles, purification and characterization of organic compounds
Electromagnetic waves Hydrocarbons
Optics Organic reaction mechanism
Dual nature of matter and radiation Stereochemistry
Atomic nucleus Organic compounds with functional groups containing halogens, oxygen, and nitrogen
Solids and semiconductor devices Polymers and biomolecules
Principles of communication Environmental chemistry & chemistry in everyday life

How to Prepare for KEAM 2019?

To crack competitive exams, you need to follow a strategy and plan. Plan before preparation is the key to success. Some tips to score well in KEAM 2019 is as follows:

  • You need to be updated with the changes (if any) regarding the exam pattern, syllabus, etc.
  • Make short notes of the important formula and all the small things that you come across so that your revision time becomes easy.
  • Appear for lots of mock tests and solve as many sample papers and previous years papers as possible to know the level of difficulty. This will also help to analyze yourself that where you stand and consequently, you can work on your weaker sections.
  • Use clock at home for solving the questions so that you can manage your time properly during the exams.

Eligibility Criteria for KEAM 2019


Only Indian citizens are eligible. Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)/ Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) will also be treated at par with Indian citizens for the limited purpose of admission but these candidates will not be eligible for any kind of reservation. Also, the aspirants seeking admission will be categorized as Keralite, Non-Keralite Category I (NK I) and Non-Keralite Category II (NK II).

  • Keralites: A candidate of Kerala origin and Children of All India Service (AIS) officers (Non-Keralites) allotted to Kerala cadre are deemed to be ‘Keralites’. However, they will not be eligible for Communal/Special/Persons with Disabilities reservation or any fee concession.
  • Non-Keralite Category I (NK I): Any one of the below-mentioned conditions must be fulfilled so that the candidate will be categorized as ‘Non-Keralite Category I (NK I):
    • A candidate who has undergone the qualifying course in Kerala and who is son/daughter of Non-Keralite
      parents belong to Government of India/Defence Service, posted to Kerala.
    • A candidate who has undergone the qualifying course in Kerala and who is son/daughter of Non-Keralite parents who are serving/served Government of Kerala for a minimum period of two years.
    • A candidate who is not of Kerala Origin but has been a resident of Kerala State for a period of 5(five) years within the period of 12(twelve) years of his/her study.
    • A candidate who is not of Kerala Origin but who has undergone his/her school studies in Kerala from standard VIII to XII.
      Non-Keralite Category I candidates will be considered against ‘State Merit’ seats for Engineering. However, they will not be eligible for Communal/ Special/Persons with Disabilities reservation or any fee concession.
  • Non-Keralite Category II (NK II)
    • Candidates who do not fall under ‘Keralite’ or ‘Non-Keralite Category I’ will be categorized as ‘Non-Keralite Category II. Such candidates are eligible for admission to Government seats and Management quota seats in Engineering courses in Government Controlled Self financing Colleges. However, they are considered for admission only when the Keralite and Non-Keralite I (NK I) candidates are not available for admission.
    • But they will not be eligible for Communal/ Special/ Persons with Disabilities reservation or any fee concession.
    • They are eligible for admission to a maximum of 10% seats under Management Quota in Private Self Financing Pharmacy colleges subject to fulfilling the eligibility conditions.

Educational Qualifications

  • All the aspirants who have passed Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala, or Examinations recognized as equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Mathematics separately, and 50 % marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together are eligible for admission.
  • In the case of 45% marks, they are eligible for admission under Management Quota in Private Self Financing Engineering Colleges/Government Controlled Self Financing Engineering Colleges.

Age Limit

Aspirants should have completed 17 years of age as on December 31, 2019. No relaxation in the minimum age will be allowed. There is no upper age limit for candidates applying for Engineering courses.

Application Form for KEAM 2019

Only online mode for applying in KEAM 2019 is available. Candidates are advised to check their eligibility criteria first and read the prospectus properly before applying. It is expected that the online application form submission will be possible until the last week of February 2019. For the general aspirants, the application fees is Rs. 700/- and for SC aspirants, the fees is Rs. 300/-. ST candidates are exempted from payment of application fee. The fee may be paid by credit card/debit card/Internet Banking/e-chalan. Check the details properly before filling the application form.

Steps for Filling Online Application Form

Basically, there are 6 steps for filling the application form:

Step 1: Candidate’s registration

Step 2: Upload the images

Step 3: Application filling

Step 4: Application fee payment

Step 5: Print the application

Step 6: Send the Printout of application and supporting documents to CEE

KEAM 2019

Documents to be submitted with the filled-in Application:

  • Proof for Nativity.
  • Self Attested copy of SSLC or equivalent certificate.
  • Course Certificate in original duly filled in with signature and seal of the Head of the Institution in which the candidate is studying or Self Attested copy of the final year mark list of the qualifying examination.
  • Non-Creamy Layer Certificate in the prescribed format.
  • Community Certificate in the case of SC/ST candidates.
  • Original certificates as proof in support of any claim for special reservation.
  • Inter-Caste marriage certificate if applicable.
  • Self-attested copy of Medical certificate from the District Medical Board in the case of ‘Persons with disabilities’.

Admit Card for KEAM 2019

The Admit Card for KEAM 2019 can be downloaded from the official website. The candidates will have to login by entering their Application number and Date of Birth provided in the application form for downloading the admit card. Check the details mentioned in the admit card and keep the print out of admit card/hall ticket with you for future uses. Admit cards will not be sent by post. On the examination day, bring your admit card without any fail. If your application form gets rejected, then rejection memo will be issued to you. But for the defective application, no memos will be sent to you.

Answer Key for KEAM 2019

Answer keys for both the papers will be released by CEE. It helps the candidates to estimate their score before the actual declaration of the result. If any candidate has any objection regarding the answer keys, the same should be submitted to the CEE in writing along with supporting documents and a fee of Rs.100 per question through DD in favour of CEE, payable at Thiruvananthapuram. This process ahould be done within 5 days from the date of release of the answer keys. If the objections is found to be valid and genuine, then the fees will be refunded. All complaints and objections on Answer keys received will be subjected to expert committees and their recommendations will be final.

Result for KEAM 2019

KEAM 2019 Result will be declared most probably On or before last week of May 2019 and separate rank list will also be prepared. Rank list will be based on equal weightage of 50:50 for the score obtained in KEAM 2019 (Paper I & Paper II put together), and the grade/marks obtained in the final year of the qualifying examination for Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together.

Resolution of Tie

In case of tie, Candidate with higher marks in Mathematics in KEAM 2019 will be placed higher in the ranking. If the tie still exists, candidate with higher marks in Physics of the Physics & Chemistry Paper in KEAM 2019 will be placed higher in the ranking. If there is still a tie, candidate with higher standardized marks in Mathematics of the final year of the qualifying examination will be placed higher in the ranking. If the tie still persists, candidate with higher standardized 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 older candidate will be placed higher in the ranking.

Submission of Options for KEAM 2019

All the aspirants whose names will be mentioned in the rank list will have to register the options for choosing the streams. Options can be registered online from the official website. Aspirants should have particulars such as Roll Number, Application Number and Password of KEAM 2019 in order to register options.

Seat Allotment through KEAM 2019

After the submission of options is over, the seats allotted under various engineering courses will be released on the official website. Candidates are advised to take the print out of the allotment memo that will show the college to which the candidate is allotted and the fee to be remitted for the course allotted.The prescribed fee for the Course will have to be remitted by the candidate to the Account of the CEE in specified branches of State Bank of India (SBI). Candidates who do not take admission will lose their allotment & the options once lost will not be available in the subsequent phases. Aspirants who are having who are willing to participate in the second allotment will have to log in to his/her Option Registration Page and confirm their options by clicking the ‘Confirm’ button available in his/her Option Registration Page.

Spot Allotment through KEAM 2019

Spot allotment is used for filling up the remaining vacant seats. It may be conducted after the completion of the Centralised allotment process. A qualified candidate whose name is included in the rank lists is only entitled to attend the Spot allotment/admission Process.

Final Selection through KEAM 2019

Candidates who will get the allotment or will be finally selected will have to report before the Principal/Head of the Institution concerned for admission with the following documents:

  • Admit Card (if applicable)
  • Certificate to prove date of birth
  • Transfer Certificate from the Institution last attended and Conduct Certificate
  • Original mark list of the qualifying examination (Higher Secondary or equivalent) and the Pass certificate of the qualifying examination (if issued)
  • Eligibility certificate
  • Migration Certificate, if applicable
  • Physical Fitness Certificate
  • Receipt of fee remitted
  • Datasheet of KEAM 2019
  • Allotment Memo issued by the CEE
  • Any other documents required by the Head of Institution

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