Kerala entrance examination

Kerala entrance examination

Mode of ExamOnline
Level of ExamState Level

KEAM 2018 Application Form has been released from 1st February 2018. It is a state level entrance exam which is conducted by the Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE), Kerala. KEAM 2018 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 application form, exam dates, eligibility, etc.

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. Other dates will be released soon:


Date (Announced)

Starting of selling security card along with prospectus

1st February 2018 

application form release

1st February 2018 

Last date to apply online

28th February 2018 (5 PM)

Last date for receipt of Printout of Online Application along with supporting documents

31st March 2018

Admit card announced

10th 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)

Result of Engineering Entrance Examination

On or before 25th May 2018

Declaration of Rank Lists

On or before 20th June 2018

KEAM Application Form 2018

  • KEAM Registration 2018 has been 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.

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.

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KEAM Syllabus

  • The Syllabus will have various topics from subjects like physics, chemistry and mathematicssubjects.

  • 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.

KEAM Syllabus 2018

KEAM entrance exam will be held on 23rd & 24th April 2018. The KEAM 2018 syllabus is comprised of Higher Secondary or equivalent examinations. The syllabus of KEAM consists of the following subjects: Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry. The complete syllabus of KEAM 2018 is mentioned below.

Physics Syllabus:

  • Introduction & Management

  • Description of Motion in One Dimension

  • Description of Motion in Two or Three Dimension

  • Laws of Motion

  • Work, Energy, and Power

  • Motion of System of Particles & Rigid Body Rotation

  • Gravitation

  • Mechanics of Solid & Fluids

  • Heat & Thermodynamics

  • Oscillations

  • Waves

  • Electrostatics

  • Current Electricity

  • Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

  • Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents

  • Electromagnetic Waves

  • Optics

  • Dual Nature of Matters & Radiations

  • Atomic Nucleus

  • Solids & Semiconductor Devices

  • Principles of Communication Devices

Chemistry Syllabus:

  • Basic Concepts & Atomic Structure: Laws of chemical combination, Atomic Structure.

  • Bonding & Molecular Structure

  • States of Matters: Gaseous state, Liquid State, Solid State.

  • Periodic Properties of Elements & Hydrogen: Classifications of Element & Hydrogen.

  • S-Block Elements & Principles of Metallurgy: Alkali metals, Alkaline earth metals, Principles of metallurgy.

  • P-Block Elements: General characteristics of p-block elements, Boron, Silica, Group 18 elements, xenon.

  • D- and F- Block Elements: d-Block elements, f-Block elements: Lanthanides & Actinides.

  • Thermodynamics: System and surrounding, First law of thermodynamics, second law of thermodynamics.

  • Chemical Equilibrium: Physical and chemical equilibria, Equilibria involving chemical systems, Concepts of acids and bases.

  • Solutions: Types of solutions, Colligative properties.

  • Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry: Oxidation and reduction, Faraday’s laws of electrolysis, Corrosion and its prevention.

  • Chemical Kinetics

  • Surface Chemistry

  • Co-ordination Compounds & Organometallic

  • Basic Principles, Purification & Characterization of Organic Compounds

  • Hydrocarbons: Alkanes and cycloalkanes, Alkenes and alkynes, Aromatic hydrocarbons.

  • Organic Reaction Mechanism: Electronic displacement in a covalent bond, Common types of organic reactions.

  • Stereochemistry

  • Organic Compounds with Functional Groups Containing Halogens

  • Organic Compounds with Functional Groups Containing Oxygen

  • Organic Compounds with Functional Groups Containing Nitrogen

  • Polymers & Biomolecules

  • Environmental Chemistry & Chemistry in Everyday Life

Mathematics Syllabus:

  • Algebra: Sets, Relations, and Functions, Complex Number, Quadratic Equations, Sequences and Series, Permutations, Combinations, Binomial Theorem and Mathematical Induction, Matrices and Determinants, Linear Inequations, Mathematical Logic & Boolean Algebra.

  • Trigonometry: Trigonometry Functions & Inverse Trigonometry Functions

  • Geometry: Cartesian System of Rectangular Co ordinates, Lines, and Family of lines, Circles and Family of circles, Conic sections, Vector, Three Dimensional Geometry.

  • Statistics: Statistics and probability.

  • Calculus: Functions, Limit & Continuity, Differentiation, Application of Derivatives, Indefinite Integrals, Definite Integrals, Differential Equations.

KEAM Exam Pattern 2018

The relative weightage of each test is in the ratio of 5:3:2 in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry in engineering entrance exam. For engineering stream, two papers will be conducted. Paper 1 for Physics & Chemistry and Paper II for Mathematics. Each question paper will be of 2 hours and 30 min duration. The KEAM exam pattern will comprise of the multiple choice type questions. Candidates will be scored four marks for each correct answer in the Engineering. One mark will be deducted from the total score for each incorrect answer. 

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Application Start Date :

1st February 2018

Application End Date :

28th February 2018

Exam Date :

23rd April 2018

Result Date :
Conducted By :

Commissioner for Entrance Examinations

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