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KEAM Notification 2023: Latest News, Application Process & Dates


KEAM Notification 2023: CEE Kerala announced the KEAM 2023 notification and started the registration process in March 2023. Students interested in the exam filled out the KEAM application form 2023 with the help of information laid out in the KEAM notification 2023. KEAM 2023 will be conducted on May 17, 2023, and the results will be released on June 20, 2023. Candidates can now download their admit cards by logging into the candidate’s portal.

The authority will conduct the KEAM exam across Kerala, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Dubai centres. The KEAM entrance exam is conducted offline for admission into the B.Tech programmes in the institutes available in Kerala. Read on to know more about KEAM notification 2023, including the eligibility criteria, application form, answer key, exam dates, result, counselling date, etc.

Latest Updates:
– KEAM 2023 admit card is released.

– KEAM 2023 exam will be conducted on May 17, 2023.

KEAM Notification 2023

Candidates must be aware of the entire schedule related to the KEAM exam. They should not miss any important deadlines. The table below gives students an idea about the KEAM important dates 2023:

EventsKEAM Dates
KEAM 2023 Registration DateMarch 20, 2023
March 17, 2023
Last Date of KEAM 2023 RegistrationApril 10, 2023
Last Date to Submit KEAM Application Form 2023April 10, 2023
April 20, 2023
Last Date to Upload Supporting DocumentsApril 20, 2023
Availability of KEAM Admit CardMay 4, 2023
KEAM Exam Date 2023May 17, 2023
KEAM Answer Key 2023To Be Announced
KEAM Result Date 2023(Engineering, Architecture, MBBS/ BDS)June 20, 2023
KEAM Result Date 2023 (Medical and Allied, Ayurveda)June 20, 2023
Submission of 10+2 ScoresTo Be Announced
Verification of 10+2 ScoresTo Be Announced
Commencement of KEAM Counselling 2023To Be Announced

KEAM Eligibility Criteria 2023

Once the candidates decide to appear for the KEAM, they must fulfil the eligibility criteria laid down by the Institute for admission into BE courses. The eligibility criteria are specified in the KEAM notification 2023. The candidate’s application form should be filled out only if they meet the eligibility criteria.

All the non-eligible candidates filling out the application form will get their candidature rejected at further stages in the admission process. The KEAM 2023 eligibility criteria for admission into BE programmes are mentioned below:

NationalityThe candidate must be an Indian National or Person of Indian Origin / Overseas Citizen of India (PIO/OCI)
NativityCandidates must be of one of three categories: 
1. Domicile: The candidate must be a Keralite. Children of All India Services Officers have also been considered for this category, provided their parents are posted in the Kerala cadre and have the necessary proof.
2. Non-Keralite (Category-1): The candidate must stay in Kerala for at least 5 years for education purposes. Children of Non-Keralite parents working in defence or as a Government of India who studied their Class 12 in Kerala also come under this category.
3. Non-Keralite (Category-2): All other candidates who do not belong to either of the two categories mentioned above fall under this category.
Qualifying ExamCandidates must have passed or appeared in 12th Class board exams with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics from a recognized board.
Marks in Qualifying ExamCandidates must have obtained a minimum of 50 per cent in PCM subjects. 50% in Mathematics is compulsory.

KEAM Application Form 2023

Candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria can fill out the KEAM 2023 application form. The authorities release the form on the official website.

Candidates who do not pay the application fee will not be issued the KEAM admit card. Thus, the payment of the application fee is a mandatory step to get the application form marked as complete. The steps to fill out the online application form for KEAM 2023 are mentioned below. 

1st Step: Registration & Filling the Application Form

  1. Visit the official website – cee.kerala.gov.in. Then, click on the link provided for the “KEAM 2023 Online Application”.
  2. Candidates will have to register by providing the following details, Candidate’s Name, Date of Birth, Mobile Number, E-mail Address, and Password.
  3. After registration, click on the “Process To Fill Application” button.

2nd Step: Filling the Application Form

  1. The candidates need to fill in other application form details, including Basic, Academic, and Communication Details.
  2. Click on the “Save & Proceed” button.

3rd Step: Payment of Application Fee

The required fee can be paid online only (credit card/debit card/ net banking)

KEAM 2023 Application Fee

Fee In INR for Engineering and ArchitectureFee In INR for Architecture onlyFee In INR for Engineering only
General 900500700 

Candidates choosing ‘Dubai’ as an exam centre will have to pay Rs 12,000/- as an additional fee.

4th Step: Upload Scanned Images

Candidates need to upload images of photos and signatures in JPG/JPEG or PDF format.


  1. Photograph – 150 pixels x 200 pixels (15 – 100 KB)
  2. Signature – 150 pixels x 100 pixels (10 – 100 KB)
  3. Documents – 10 – 500 KB
  4. Left thumb impression – 150 pixels x 100 pixels

5th Step: Take a Hardcopy of the Confirmation Page

After the final submission of the application form, take a printout of the confirmation page.

KEAM Exam Centres 2023

While filling out the application form, candidates need to select the preference of the KEAM 2023 exam city. The exam will be conducted in various Kerala, Delhi, Mumbai, and Dubai test venues.

Candidates need to report at the allotted test centre only. The exam centre allotted to the candidate will be displayed on the KEAM admit card. CEE will allocate a test centre in Dubai as well. Candidates can check the list of KEAM 2023 exam centres from the below table:

KEAM 2023 Exam Centres

Exam CentreCentre Code
New DelhiDLH

Candidates will not be able to change the exam centre after the final allotment of the exam centre is done. Thus, the candidates must fill the exam centre preferences in the application form, keeping all the factors in mind. 

KEAM Notification 2023: Admit Card

Commissioner of Entrance Examination, Kerala, released the KEAM 2023 admit card for all the candidates who fill out the application form by maintaining the guidelines available in KEAM notification 2023. Candidates can download the KEAM admit card from the official website of CEE.

The application number and password are required to download the KEAM admit cardThe admit card consists of details such as exam centre address, personal details of the candidate, exam-related details, signature, and candidate photographs. All the candidates must carry a printed copy of the admit card to the exam hall. 

KEAM Exam Pattern 2023

Once the candidate decides to appear for the KEAM 2023, they must start preparing for the exam. Being a competitive level exam, candidates must keep their preparation strong. The preparation should start with a careful study of exam patterns. Candidates can check the KEAM exam pattern below:

  1. The exam is conducted in offline mode.
  2. It has two papers.
  3. Paper 1 consists of Physics and Chemistry.
  4. Paper 2 is for Mathematics.
  5. The number of questions in each paper and the maximum marks is in the table below:
PapersNo. of Questions/Maximum MarksTime Duration
Paper 1 – Physics and Chemistry120/480150 minutes
Paper 2 – Mathematics120/480150 minutes

NOTE: As you can see, each question in KEAM carries 4 marks. There is a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer. The questions of KEAM are of MCQ type.

KEAM Preparation Tips 2023

Candidates must start with the exam preparation as soon as the exam is around the corner. Being a competitive level exam, candidates must start with the KEAM 2023 preparation when the decision to appear is made. Given are some of the tips to prepare for KEAM 2023:

  1. Know the Exam Pattern: As the initial step of the KEAM preparation, candidates must be aware of the pattern/marking schedule of the examination. Therefore, knowing the KEAM syllabus is crucial for your exam preparation.
  2. Make a Plan: After having complete knowledge of the exam pattern and syllabus, aspirants can plan according to their capability in each of the topics included in the syllabus considering the weightage of every section. The exam preparation strategy will differ for every test taker, as every candidate will face difficulty in other topics. 
  3. Study Material: After the aspirants have a plan and know the syllabus, they must accumulate the best KEAM books to study in the preparation process.
  4. Studying: Candidates must make a preparation plan/ strategy as per the syllabus and paper pattern. Make sure all the topics are covered in the syllabus. 
  5. Creation of Short Notes: While preparing for the exam, candidates must make short notes, summaries, and formulas for every topic they study. Creating short notes will help in a quick revision.
  6. Practice Previous Year Question Papers: Once the syllabus is completed, the next step must practice the KEAM previous year’s papers. The last year’s question papers will help the candidates know the paper pattern, marking scheme, frequently asked questions, and important topics for the exam. Solving the previous year’s KEAM question paper can help candidates note their mistakes and weak points and improve them. Solving previous year’s question papers help aspirants improve their time management skills and help them cope with exam anxiety.
  7. Take Mock Tests: Candidates can solve mock test papers as a source of quick revision. Embibe provides a range of mock test papers with the exact exam pattern, difficulty level and marking scheme.
  8. Revision: As the last step of the KEAM 2023 preparation, candidates must revise every topic they have studied. The revision will help in remembering whatever you have learned.

Best Books For KEAM 2023 Preparation

Candidates must have proper study material to study for KEAM 2023. The study material includes books recommended by faculty and previous year toppers. The list of the best books for KEAM 2023 preparation is mentioned below:

KEAM Books For Physics Preparation

Name of the BookAuthor
Fundamentals of PhysicsHalliday, Resnick, and Walker
Concept of Physics Volume 1 & 2HC Verma
Objective PhysicsArihant Publications
Understanding Physics SeriesD.C Pandey

KEAM Books For Chemistry Preparation

Name of the BookAuthor
Class 12th NCERT Chemistry Part INCERT 
Class 12th NCERT Chemistry Part IINCERT 
Numerical ChemistryP. Bahadur
Inorganic ChemistryO.P. Tandon
Organic ChemistryRanjit Shahi
Inorganic ChemistryJ.D. Lee
Organic ChemistryArihant Prakashan

KEAM Books For Mathematics Preparation

Name of the BookAuthor
Class 12th NCERT Mathematics Part INCERT 
Class 12th NCERT Mathematics Part IINCERT 
Complete MathematicsMC Graw Hills
Objective MathematicsR.D. Sharma
Higher AlgebraHall Knight

All in One Book For KEAM Preparation

Name of the Book Author 
Engineering Entrance Question Bank 2019 for JEE and KeralaAC Martin
15 Year’s Solved Papers Kerala CEE Engineering Entrance Exam Arihant Experts 

KEAM Syllabus

KEAM syllabus is based on the Higher Secondary syllabus of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. The detailed syllabus is as under:

KEAM 2023 Syllabus: Physics

The syllabus for Physics is mentioned below:

1Introduction and Measurement
2Description of Motion in One Dimension
3Description of Motion in Two and Three Dimensions
4Laws of Motion
5Work, Energy and Power
6The Motion System of Particles and Rigid Body Rotation
8Mechanics of Solids and Fluids
9Heat and Thermodynamics
13Current Electricity
14Magnetic Effect of Current and Magnetism
15Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current
16Electromagnetic Waves
17Optics – Ray & Wave
18Dual Nature of Matter and Radiations
19Atomic Nucleus
20Solids and Semiconductor Devices
21Principles of Communications

KEAM 2023 Syllabus: Chemistry

The syllabus for Chemistry is given below:

1Basic Concepts and Atomic Structure
2Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
3States of Matter
4Periodic Properties of Elements and Hydrogen
5S-Block Elements and Principles of Metallurgy
6P-Block Elements
7D-Block and F-Block Elements
9Chemical Equilibrium
11Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry
12Chemical Kinetics
13Surface Chemistry
14Coordination Compounds and Organometallics
15Basic Principles, Purification, and Characterization of Organic Compounds
17Organic Reaction Mechanism
19Organic Compounds with Functional Groups Containing Halogens
20Organic Compounds with Functional Groups Containing Oxygen
21Organic Compounds with Functional Groups Containing Nitrogen
22Polymers and Biomolecules
23Environmental Chemistry and Chemistry in Everyday Life

KEAM 2023 Syllabus: Mathematics

Below given is the syllabus for Mathematics:

1Sets, Relations, and Functions
2Complex Numbers
3Quadratic Equations
4Sequences and Series
5Permutations and Combinations
6Binomial Theorem and Mathematical Induction
7Matrices and Determinants
8Linear Inequations
9Mathematical Logic and Boolean Algebra
10Trigonometric Functions and Inverse Trigonometric Functions
11Cartesian System of Rectangular Coordinates
12Lines and Family of Lines
13Circles and Family of Circles
14Conic Sections
16Three-Dimensional Geometry
17Statistics and Probability
18Functions, Limits, and Continuity
20Application of Derivatives
21Indefinite Integrals
22Definite Integrals
23Differential Equations

KEAM 2023 Answer Key

CEE will release the KEAM 2023 provisional answer key via the official website. All aspirants who are not satisfied with the Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical answer key released by CEE can challenge it. Candidates can challenge the KEAM answer key only in the prescribed period decided by authorities. 

A candidate must send the entries via post or deposit them to the CEE Trivandrum office to challenge the answer key. Rs. 100/- demand draft has to be sent along with all the supporting documents to challenge it. After the correction window has been closed, the authorities will release the final answer key on the official website.

Considering the objections by the candidate, necessary changes will be made by the officials. The authorities then release the answer key with revised answers. Officials will use the final answer key and the marking scheme to evaluate the KEAM score. 

KEAM Result 2023

Commissioner of Entrance Examination, Kerala, will release the KEAM result on June 20, 2023, on the official website. Candidates can check the result in online mode only. Aspirants can check their KEAM Engineering Entrance Exam results by logging in with their Application Number and Password. Aspirants who score the minimum qualifying marks specified by CEE Kerala will qualify, and their names will be included in the KEAM rank list 2023.

Candidates will have to submit a 10+2 score also. A rank list will be prepared considering the score in KEAM and 10+2 score. Candidates will be allotted ranks, and based on these ranks, candidates will be called for counselling rounds. 

Tie-breaking Criteria for KEAM Rank List Preparation

  1. Candidates scoring higher marks in the mathematics paper of KEAM 2023 will be placed higher in the rank list.
  2. If the tie persists, candidates with higher marks in the physics section of the paper I of KEAM 2023 will be allotted a higher rank.
  3. Candidates with higher standardized marks in mathematics in the qualifying exam will be better ranked if the tie persists.
  4. Candidates with higher standardized marks in physics in the qualifying exam will be placed at a better rank if the tie persists.
  5. Lastly, if the tie isn’t resolved, the candidate whose date of birth is older will be placed higher in the rank list.

KEAM Cut-off 2023

The Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE), Government of Kerala, will release the cut-off in PDF on the official website. Candidates who clear the KEAM cutoff as specified by the officials will be eligible to participate in KEAM Counselling. The official KEAM 2023 cutoff will be prepared in ranks/marks keeping various factors in mind.

The cutoff will vary based on the institute, course and the candidate’s category. For example, the expected cutoff of KEAM for the General category is 50%, whereas for other categories like SC/ST/SEBC is 40%. This article will provide you with all the detailed information regarding KEAM Cutoff 2023. Read on to know more.

KEAM 2023 Counselling

Candidates who have been selected as per the merit list have to appear for the KEAM counselling process. CEE will conduct centralized online counselling for the allotment of seats. Counselling is conducted in multiple rounds. Seats will be allotted to candidates based on their scores and choices. Candidates are required to fill the online choices of colleges and courses. Allotment results for admission through KEAM will be displayed online on the official website of CEE.

KEAM Participating Institutes 2023

Candidates appearing for KEAM can get admission into government and private institutes in the state of Kerala. During the counselling process, candidates need to choose courses and colleges. Candidates can check the list of government institutes below.

  1. Government Engineering College, Idukki
  2. Government Engineering College, Kozhikode
  3. Government College of Engineering, Kannur
  4. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam
  5. Government Engineering College, Sreekrishnapuram, Palakkad
  6. Government Engineering College, Thrissur
  7. Government Engineering College, Barton Hill, Trivandrum
  8. College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram
  9. Government Engineering College, Wayanad
  10. Mar Athanasius College of Engineering, Kothamangalam, Ernakulam
  11. N.S.S. College of Engineering, Palakkad
  12. T.K.M. College of Engineering, Kollam
  13. Kelappaji College of Agril. Engineering & Technology, Tavanur, Malappuram
  14. College of Dairy Science & Technology, Mannuthy, Thrissur
  15. College of Dairy Science & Technology, Wayanad
  16. College of Dairy Science & Technology, Vithura, Trivandrum
  17. College of Food Technology
  18. College of Engineering, Adoor
  19. College of Engineering, Attingal
  20. College of Engineering, Cherthala
  21. College of Engineering, Kottarakkara
  22. College of Engineering, Chengannur
  23. College of Engineering Karunagappally
  24. Model Engineering College
  25. College of Engineering, Poonjar
  26. College of Engineering, Kallooppara
  27. LBS College of Engineering, Kasaragod
  28. LBS Institute of Technology for Women
  29. College of Engineering, Kidangoor
  30. College of Engineering, Perumon, Kollam
  31. College of Engineering & Management, Punnapra, Alappuzha
  32. College of Engineering, Trikaripur, Kasaragod
  33. College of Engineering, Thalassery, Kannur
  34. Co-operative Institute of Technology, Vatakara, Kozhikode
  35. College of Engineering, Pathanapuram, Kollam
  36. College of Engineering, Aranmula
  37. Sree Chitra Thirunal College of Engineering
  38. University College of Engineering, Thodupuzha, Idukki
  39. University College of Engineering, Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram
  40. Calicut University Institute of Engineering & Technology, Tenhipalam, Malappuram
  41. College of Engineering, Munnar, Idukki

FAQs on KEAM Notification 2023

Below are some of the frequently asked questions regarding the KEAM Notification 2023.

Q.1 Which authority conducts the KEAM exam?

Ans: KEAM exam is conducted by the Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE) in Kerala.

Q.2 Is KEAM a challenging exam as compared to JEE Main?

Ans: No, KEAM is easier than JEE Main, as JEE Main is accepted by nationwide institutes, whereas the institutes of Kerala state only accept KEAM.

Q.3 What will be the standard of the KEAM exam 2023?

Ans: CEE sets the question paper of the KEAM exam. The standard of this question paper matches higher secondary examination or equivalent examination level.

Q.4 Can a candidate fill out the KEAM application form offline?

Ans: No, the application form of KEAM is available online only.

Q.5 The KEAM exam 2023 will be conducted in which mode?

Ans: The EKEAM exam is conducted offline. An OMR sheet will be used to mark the answers in the exam.

Q.6 When will the authority release the application form for the KEAM exam 2023?

Ans: The authority released the application form for the KEAM exam 2023 on March 17, 2023. The last date to apply was extended to April 20, 2023.

Q.7 What is the maximum age to appear for KEAM Exams 2023?

Ans: The officials have not mentioned any maximum age for candidates to appear for the exam.

Q.8 Is there any negative marking in the KEAM exam 2023?

Ans: Yes, KEAM has a negative marking for incorrect responses marked by the candidate. 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. However, the authority will not deduct any marks for the unattempted questions.

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