KEAM 2018 is a common entrance test in Kerala State. KEAM 2018 will be conducted by CEE (Commissioner of Entrance Examination). KEAM 2018 – Eligibility, Dates, Application Form, Admit Card are here. The KEAM 2018 will be conducted by the CEE in various cities across India.
All the candidates who qualify in KEAM 2018 will be getting admission into various streams of engineering courses. This examination was conducted as an entrance test for admission into engineering, medical, agriculture and many more courses.
After 2016, this examination is being conducted only for admission into engineering courses. All the candidates who are interested in pursuing their studies in medical/ allied health sciences/ agriculture must apply for NEET.
Like the same candidates who all are interested in studying for architecture, courses must clear NATA examination. In this article we have provided all the information on KEAM 2018 such as eligibility criteria, exam dates, application form, admit card, answer key, result, counselling etc. Take a look at the following article to know further on KEAM 2018.
(NB: All the applicants must notice that the information given in this page about KEAM 2018 is not official. The official notification on KEAM 2018 has not yet published by the CEE. Once the official information has declared by CEE, we will update the same here. As of now, all the details given below are expected details. Keep the same in mind while going through the details below).
KEAM 2018 Important Dates
The following are the most important dates regarding KEAM 2018. Like every other important examination, KEAM 2018 also has got some important dates. The following dates which we have provided for KEAM 2018 are not official. The CEE has not yet announced the official dates of KEAM 2018. Once the official dates have announced by CEE, we will update the same here.
|Starting off selling security card along with prospectus||1st Week of January 2018|
|application form release||1st Week of January 2018|
|Last date to apply online||4th week of January 2018|
|Admit card announced||4th Week of March 2018|
|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).|
|Declaration of Result.||4th Week of May 2018.|
KEAM 2018 Eligibility Criteria
All the applicants who are interested in applying for KEAM 2018 must go through the eligibility criteria of the same. The eligibility criteria of KEAM 2018 is mainly in 3 categories. We have provided the three below. Take a look at the following table to understand the eligibility criteria of KEAM 2018 decently.
|KEAM 2018 Eligibility – Nativity||KEAM 2018 Eligibility – Age Limit||KEAM 2018 Eligibility – Qualification|
|Candidates must be Indian Citizens/ Indian Nationals.||According to the minimum age limit of candidates, they must complete their 17 years of age as or as of 31st December of the year of admission.||All the candidates who are appearing in KEAM 2018 must have qualified 12th/ HSC/ any other equivalent exam (in science stream) from any recognized board/ university.|
|PIO (Persons of Indian origins) and OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) are also eligible to apply.||Applicants have to secure a minimum of 50% marks in PCM* subjects. Candidates have secured a minimum of 50% marks separately in Mathematics subject.|
|Candidates from Kerala and other states are also eligible. Other state candidates will be categorised into Non – Keralite Category 1 and Non – Keralite Category 2.||There is no upper age (maximum age) limit for applying into KEAM 2018.||All the aspirants who are appearing in 12th/ HSC are also eligible to apply for KEAM 2018.|
(NB: Here * marked/ PCM stands for Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics)
KEAM 2018 Application Form
Candidates who all are interested can apply for KEAM 2018 through online and offline mode. All the applicants will be able to get their application form along with prospectus from the 1st week of January 2018. All the applicants are advised fill only one application form. Applicants must fill all the required details very carefully. After filling all the details candidates must upload their scanned images such as Passport Photo, Thumb Impression, and Signature. All the scanned images must be uploaded in the prescribed format. Applicants need to send the printed and filled application form including with all the required documents to the address which is provided below.
Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations,
Housing Board Buildings,
Trivandrum – 695001,
All the applicants will be able to pay the fee through Security Card or through DD (Demand Draft). Candidates have to remember that the DD can be drawn from any Nationalised/ Scheduled bank in Trivandrum which should be in favour of Commissioner for Entrance Examinations and must be payable at Trivandrum. The Application fee will be different for different category candidates. The application fee will be 1000 rupees for general category candidates and the same will be 500 rupees for SC category candidates. There won’t be any application fee for candidates from ST category.
KEAM 2018 Exam Pattern
The exam pattern of KEAM 2018 is very different from other examinations. The facts of KEAM 2018 exam pattern has provided below. Take a look at the following information to know further about KEAM 2018 exam pattern. The examination will be conducted in offline method and the mode of examination will be pen and paper-based mode. It is expected that the examination will be held in two papers as because that was the method they were following for some few years.
The total duration of the examination will be 5 hours, which means 2.5 hours for each paper. Candidates must be aware of that there will be objective type questions in the question paper. There will be a total of 240 questions in the examination, which means 120 questions in each paper. The marking scheme will be having negative marking system and that will be as follows. Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks and each incorrect answer will lead to deduction of 1 mark.
Take a look at the following table to understand the above-given details very easily. The following table will give you the idea at a glance.
|Paper||Paper 1||Paper 2||Total|
|Subject||Physics & Chemistry.||Mathematics.||PCM (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics).|
|Questions in Paper||120 Questions.||120 Questions.||120 + 120 = 240 Questions.|
|Method of Marking||1 * 4 * 120 = 480 Marks.||1 * 4 * 120 = 480 Marks.||480 + 480 = 960 Marks.|
|Total Time Duration||2.5 Hours (150 Minutes).||2.5 Hours (150 Minutes).||2.5 + 2.5 = 5 Hours (300 Minutes).|
KEAM 2018 Syllabus
The syllabus of KEAM 2018 has various topics from the PCM subjects. The difficulty of the examination will be equivalent to 12th/ HSC/ or Plus Two level. All the applicants are advised to prepare for their examination of the above-mentioned topics. All the candidates must remember that the education system in Kerala is most difficult in India. So the questions will not be based on any NCERT or any other state textbook.
All the candidates are advised to make a timetable for study making a timetable will help you to study better. It will be better if you are collecting information on your syllabus deeply. Collecting details will lead you to vast knowledge about your syllabus. All the candidates are advised to check on previous year question papers of KEAM also. This will help you well to understand the method and level of examination. Usually, KEAM 2018 considered as one of the most difficult entrance tests in India. It will be better if you are following good books and study materials to crack the examination. Health is one major important thing while preparing for the examination. So we advise you to go on a healthy diet and get proper sleep.
KEAM 2018 Admit Card
The Admit Card of KEAM 2018 is one of the most important material to take care of in order to appear in KEAM 2018. The Admit Card of KEAM 2018 will be available online at the official web page of KEAM only. It is expected that the KEAM 2018 Admit Card will be available in the last week of March 2018. All the candidates who have done the submission of Application Form will be able to download the KEAM 2018 Admit Card by providing their Date of Birth and Application Number.
Candidates will not be able to access their Admit Cards through offline mode. That means no candidates will be getting their KEAM 2018 Admit Cards send the post. Each Admit Card will be included with details such as Exam Venue, Time and Date of the Examination etc. All the candidates are advised to look on the credentials provided in Admit Card and make sure that all of those are correct.
KEAM 2018 Answer Key
The answer key of KEAM 2018 is the document which helps the candidates to determine their performance in the examination and make sure that how much marks will be their score. It is expected that the KEAM 2018 Answer Key will be published after a few days of commencement of examination. All the applicants will be able to check their answer key at the official web page.
Candidates will able to verify and cross check their answers with the help of answer key. If there is any complaints are there from the side of candidates, regarding KEAM 2018 Answer Key, they have to pay rupees 100 per each question before the last date. The fee which is mentioned above must be paid through DD in favour of CEE and which should be payable at Trivandrum.
KEAM 2018 Result
It is expected that the result of KEAM 2018 will be declared by CEE in the 4th week of May 2018. All the applicants will be able to view their results online, from the official web page of KEAM/ CEE. On the scores/ marks obtained by candidates in the examination, the examination conducting authority will prepare a separate merit list for all courses. The above-mentioned merit list will be prepared on 50:50 basis. The 50:50 basis means that the 50% will stand for marks obtained in KEAM test and other 50% marks will stand for marks obtained in qualifying examination.
The admission process to the engineering courses in Kerala will be based on the basis of score and rank obtained in KEAM entrance test. The KEAM rank card will be determined on the basis of final merit list. All the candidates will be able to predict their ranks with the help of rank predictor.
KEAM 2018 Counselling
The counselling process of KEAM 2018 will begin after the declaration of the merit list of the same. Seat allocation process of KEAM 2018 will be done under CAP (Centralised Allotment Process). The seat allotment for each student will be done in an SWS (Single Window System). All the aspirants will be asked to choose their stream and colleges according to their choice of interest. Candidates will be getting seats allotted on the basis of their choice of interest, availability of seats at the chosen college. All the candidates who are getting seats allotted must present at their allotted college to finish the process of admission.
KEAM 2018 – FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
There will be many candidates who have many doubts in KEAM 2018. Here we have provided below some questions which are asked most frequently from student’s side. Take a look at the following questions to get answers to your doubts. We have provided this questions with answers to an interactive session. Look below to know more.
Question: When will be the KEAM 2018 Application Form available?
Answer: It is expected that the application form of KEAM 2018 will be available from the first week of January 2018.
Question: I would like to get an application form in offline, is there any way to get it?
Answer: You are able to get an offline application form from your nearest post office along with the brochure.
Question: What is the minimum age limit to apply in for KEAM 2018?
Answer: The minimum qualification to apply in for KEAM 2018 is following. Candidate must have completed 17 years of age as on or before of 31st December 2018.
Question: What is the process to pay the Application Fee?
Answer: All candidates are able to pay the application fee through security card or by DD (Demand Draft). For further information read the details given above on Application Fee.
Question: How much will be the application fee?
Answer: The application fee will be different for each candidate according to their category. If you belong to general category then the application fee will be rupees 1000 and if you belong to SC (Scheduled Caste) category then the fee will be rupees 500. There will be no application fee for ST (Scheduled Tribe) category candidates.
Question: What will be the syllabus for KEAM 2018?
Answer: The syllabus of KEAM 2018 will be comprised topics from PCM (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics). For further information look the details given above on KEAM 2018 Syllabus.
Question: I’m a student who is studying at 12th/ HSC/ PUS/ Pre Degree. So my doubt is that am I eligible to apply for KEAM 2018?
Answer: Yes, you are eligible to apply in for KEAM 2018.
Question: What will be the exam pattern of KEAM 2018?
Answer: As the official exam pattern of KEAM 2018 has not declared by CEE, we have provided an expected exam pattern of KEAM 2018 above. Take a look at the above-given details of KEAM 2018 Exam Pattern to know further.
Question: Can I get admission into the medical stream through KEAM 2018?
Answer: No, you will not get admission into any medical courses through KEAM 2018. Nowadays KEAM entrance test is being conducted as an entrance test for engineering courses. CEE was used to conduct KEAM as the main entrance test for the admission into Engineering, Architecture, and Medical courses in Kerala, that’s how it got the name KEAM (Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical). After the implementation of NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) as the main entrance exam for Medical courses, KEAM has stopped commencing entrance tests for Medical programs.
We hope that all the information given on this page about KEAM 2018 will help you as you needed. Stay in touch with us for more information regarding the same as well as to get more information on other more institutional examinations.
Best of luck!