KEAM 2021 – Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE) successfully conducted the KEAM 2021 exam on August 5, 2021. Candidates can download the provisional answer key on the KEAM Candidate Portal by entering their valid credentials. Currently, CEE has opened the link for filling Class 12 score on the KEAM candidate portal to create the KEAM 2021 Rank List. Candidates will need to fill in their scores on the portal before September 17, 2021. In the latest news regarding KEAM 2021, the Kerala Higher Education Department has decided to continue the standardisation method of Class XII marks for preparing the engineering rank list, as it was done for the last year. Accordingly, the result and rank list will be released soon, taking this decision into account.
Candidates planning to get UG admissions should have a clear idea about KEAM 2021, including the application form, important dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus marking scheme, etc. Read on to know all information regarding the KEAM 2021
Latest: Download KEAM 2021 Official Answer Key PDF Here
KEAM 2021 – Overview
Before getting into the details of KEAM 2021, let us have an overview of the exam:
|Exam Name||Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical|
|Exam Level||State Level|
|Conducting Body||Commissioner of Entrance Examination, Kerala|
|Commonly known as||KEAM|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of Exam||Offline|
|Number of papers||2|
|Exam Duration||150 minutes each paper|
KEAM 2021 Exam Dates
The important dates of KEAM 2021 are as given below:
|Starting Date of KEAM 2021 Application Form||June 1, 2021|
|Last Date of Submission of KEAM 2021 Application||June 26, 2021 (Concluded)|
|Release of KEAM Admit Card||July 14, 2021|
|KEAM Exam Date||August 5, 2021|
|Release of KEAM Answer Key||August 6, 2021|
|Last Date to Challenge KEAM Answer Key||August 14, 2021 (5:00 PM)|
|KEAM Result Declaration||August 21, 2021 (Tentative)|
|KEAM Counselling||To be notified|
KEAM 2021 Exam Pattern
- KEAM is conducted in offline mode.
- It has two papers. Paper 1 consists of Physics and Chemistry.
- Paper 2 is for Mathematics.
- The number of questions in each paper and the maximum marks is tabulated below:
|Papers||No. of Questions/Maximum Marks||Time Duration|
|Paper 1 – Physics and Chemistry||120/480||150 minutes|
|Paper 2 – Mathematics||120/480||150 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 Syllabus 2021
KEAM is based on the Higher Secondary syllabus of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. The detailed syllabus is as under:
KEAM 2021 Syllabus: Physics
The syllabus for Physics is mentioned below:
|1||Introduction and Measurement|
|2||Description of Motion in One Dimension|
|3||Description of Motion in Two and Three Dimensions|
|4||Laws of Motion|
|5||Work, Energy and Power|
|6||The motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body Rotation|
|8||Mechanics of Solids and Fluids|
|9||Heat and Thermodynamics|
|14||Magnetic Effect of Current and Magnetism|
|15||Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current|
|17||Optics – Ray & Wave|
|18||Dual Nature of Matter and Radiations|
|20||Solids and Semiconductor Devices|
|21||Principles of Communications|
KEAM 2021 Syllabus: Chemistry
The syllabus for Chemistry is given below:
|1||Basic Concepts and Atomic Structure|
|2||Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure|
|3||States of Matter|
|4||Periodic Properties of Elements and Hydrogen|
|5||S-Block Elements and Principles of Metallurgy|
|7||D-Block and F-Block Elements|
|11||Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry|
|14||Coordination Compounds and Organometallics|
|15||Basic Principles, Purification, and Characterization of Organic Compounds|
|17||Organic Reaction Mechanism|
|19||Organic Compounds with Functional Groups Containing Halogens|
|20||Organic Compounds with Functional Groups Containing Oxygen|
|21||Organic Compounds with Functional Groups Containing Nitrogen|
|22||Polymers and Biomolecules|
|23||Environmental Chemistry and Chemistry in Everyday Life|
KEAM 2021 Syllabus: Mathematics
Below given is the syllabus for Mathematics:
|1||Sets, Relations, and Functions|
|4||Sequences and Series|
|5||Permutations and Combinations|
|6||Binomial Theorem and Mathematical Induction|
|7||Matrices and Determinants|
|9||Mathematical Logic and Boolean Algebra|
|10||Trigonometric Functions and Inverse Trigonometric Functions|
|11||Cartesian System of Rectangular Coordinates|
|12||Lines and Family of Lines|
|13||Circles and Family of Circles|
|17||Statistics and Probability|
|18||Functions, Limits, and Continuity|
|20||Application of Derivatives|
KEAM Study Material
KEAM is not based on NCERT or any other textbooks in specific. However, you can always start with the textbooks recommended by your board, clear your concepts, and then move on to other books:
KEAM Books For Physics
The best books for Physics are as under:
|Concepts of Physics I & II by HC Verma|
|Objective Physics Vol. I & II by Arihant Publications|
KEAM Books For Chemistry
The best books for Chemistry are as under:
|Organic Chemistry by OP Tandon|
|Numerical Chemistry by P Bahadur|
KEAM Books For Mathematics
The best books for Mathematics are as under:
|Mathematics for Class XI and XII by RD Sharma|
|Problems in Calculus in One variable by IA Maron|
KEAM 2021 Preparation
Because of the high level of competition in KEAM 2021, candidates must prepare in a way that ensures a high score. That’s the only way to guarantee a seat. Candidates must finish the KEAM 2021 syllabus thoroughly – understand the basics. Every time a chapter is completed, candidates must solve KEAM practice questions. Once the whole syllabus is finished, take mock tests. Work on your weaknesses and master the important chapters for KEAM 2021 as well.
KEAM Hall Ticket 2021
Candidates who have successfully applied for the exam and paid the application fee could download the admit card before the KEAM 2021 exam. It is an important document that must be kept secure until the end of the admission process. Without the KEAM admit card, candidates won’t be allowed to enter the exam hall.
To download the KEAM admit card, candidates must log in using their Application Number and Password. All necessary information regarding KEAM 2021, including exam centre and timing, will be mentioned on the admit card.
KEAM 2021 Cutoff
KEAM 2021 Cutoff marks will be announced after the KEAM results are declared. The KEAM 2021 cutoff depends on multiple factors, like:
- Number of candidates who have applied for the exam,
- The difficulty level of the exam,
- The number of seats in various colleges, etc.
KEAM Exam Centres 2021
The entrance exam was conducted by CEE at 18 exam centres in the state. The table below shows the KEAM Exam Centres 2021:
KEAM Answer Key 2021
The KEAM Answer Key 2021 was released by CEE on August 5, 2021, through the KEAM Candidate Portal. The window to post complaints regarding the KEAM answer key ended on August 14, 2021. Candidates can download the KEAM answer key 2021 PDF on the candidates portal using their application number and password.
How To Download KEAM Answer Key 2021
Step 1: Go to the KEAM Candidate Portal @ cee.kerala.gov.in/keam2021
Step 2: Enter your KEAM application number, password, and enter the characters as per the captcha for authentication.
Step 3: The KEAM 2021 Answer Key PDF will appear on the screen.
Step 4: You can download the PDF file for your reference and calculate your score according to your answers.
KEAM Result 2021
After the KEAM exam is conducted, the papers will be evaluated, and the KEAM result will be declared on the official website. Using the same login credentials (Application Number and Password), candidates will have to log in to their account to view and download their KEAM 2021 result and scorecard.
KEAM 2021 Counselling
The counselling of KEAM will be conducted after the merit list is compiled. The counselling process will be conducted in multiple stages. Only candidates whose names are mentioned on the KEAM merit list can appear for counselling.
There are various steps of KEAM 2021 counselling: Registration, Choice of College and Branch, Document Verification, Seat Allotment, Payment of Fees, and Admission. Seats will be allotted based on the preferences of the candidates and the availability of seats.
Documents Required for KEAM 2021 Counselling:
- Proof of Nativity
- Birth Certificate
- Course Certificate
- Non-Creamy Layer Certificate
- Community Certificate
- Certificates to Claim Special Reservation
- Inter-Caste Marriage Certificate
- Persons with Disabilities Certificate
KEAM 2021 Eligibility Criteria
Before applying for KEAM, candidates must be aware of the eligibility criteria. The KEAM application form is to be filled by the candidate only if they fulfil the below eligibility criteria:
|Nationality||The candidate must be an Indian National or Person of Indian Origin / Overseas Citizen of India (PIO/OCI)|
|Nativity||Candidates 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 have been staying 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 Exam||Candidates must have passed or appeared in 12th Class board exams with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics from a recognized board.|
|Marks in Qualifying Exam||Candidates must have obtained a minimum of 45 per cent in PCM subjects. Physics and Maths are compulsory subjects & Chemistry is an optional one.|
KEAM 2021 Application Form
Candidates fulfilling the above eligibility criteria can fill the application form by following the below steps:
1st Step: Registration & Filling the Application Form
- Visit the official website – cee.kerala.gov.in. Click on the link provided for the “KEAM 2021 Online Application”.
- Candidates will have to register by providing the following details, Candidate’s Name, Date of Birth, Mobile Number, E-mail Address, and Password.
- After the registration process, click on the “Process To Fill Application” button.
2nd Step: Filling the Application Form
- Now, the candidates need to fill other details of the application form includes Basic, Academic, and Communication Details.
- 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 or 3-challan).
KEAM 2021 Application Fee:
4th Step: Upload Scanned Images
Candidates need to upload images of photos and signatures in JPG/JPEG or PDF format.
- Photograph – 150 pixels x 200 pixels (15 – 100 KB)
- Signature – 150 pixels x 100 pixels (10 – 100 KB)
- Documents – 10 – 500 KB
5th Step: Take a Hardcopy of the Confirmation Page
After the final submission of the application form, take a printout of the confirmation page.
Frequently Asked Questions About KEAM Exam
|Q. When will KEAM 2021 be conducted?|
A. KEAM 2021 exam was conducted on August 5, 2021.
|Q. How can I create my KEAM login through the official website?|
A. To create your KEAM login, you need to access the KEAM Candidate Portal and follow the instructions provided in the link.
|Q. Do I need to apply for the KEAM exam if I am taking the JEE Exam?|
A. If you want to get admission into good government colleges within Kerala, taking the KEAM exam is ideal. However, to get into IITs or NITs, you have to take the JEE exam.
|Q. How do I crack the KEAM exam in a month?|
A. First of all, you should go through the KEAM important chapters and cover the majority of your syllabus, and then you can start practising KEAM Mock Tests to improve your chances to score in the exam; check out the detailed KEAM exam study plan for more.
Now you have complete knowledge of KEAM 2021. Give your best shot in the exam and get into your dream college. Take JEE Main Mock Tests on Embibe and use Embibe’s Advanced Test Analysis to identify your weaknesses and then work on them.
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