KEAM 2023: Admit Card, Exam Dates, Syllabus, & Exam Pattern

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  • Written by aparna
  • Last Modified on 1-04-2024
  • Written by aparna
  • Last Modified on 1-04-2024

About KEAM 2023

About Exam

The Commissioner for Entrance Examination (CEE) is the exam conducting authority of KEAM 2023. The exam is a gateway for candidates to get admission to various colleges in Kerala offering Medical, Agriculture, Forestry, Veterinary, Fisheries, Engineering, Architecture & Pharmacy courses.

The authorities released the KEAM information brochure on the official brochure. Candidates willing to appear for the exam filled out and submited the application form before the last submission date. Continue reading the article to know more details regarding KEAM 2023 events, such as KEAM application form, KEAM admit card, KEAM exam dates, and more.

KEAM 2023 Overview


Candidates can go through the below table to get an overview of the exam:

Particulars Details
Exam Name KEAM
Conducting Authority Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE)
Exam Category Undergraduate
Exam Type State-Level
Exam Mode Offline Mode
Official Website

Exam Brochure

Exam Pattern

KEAM 2023 information brochure has been published, candidates can refer to the below link to access the KEAM 2023 notification to know everything about the exam. 

KEAM Latest Update

Exam Syllabus

KEAM Exam Dates 2023

Study Plan to Maximise Score

Candidates can go through the below table to know the exam dates for KEAM 2023 exam.

Events Exam Dates
KEAM Registration Date March 17, 2023
Last Date to Register for KEAM April 10, 2023
Last Date to Submit KEAM Application Form April 10, 2023
Last Date to Upload Supporting Documents April 20, 2023
Availability of KEAM Admit Card May 4, 2023
KEAM Exam Date 2023 May 17, 2023
KEAM Answer Key 2023 May 18, 2023 (Provisional)
KEAM Result Date 2023 (Engineering, Architecture, MBBS/BDS) June 20, 2023
KEAM Result Date 2023 (Medical and Allied, Ayurveda) June 20, 2023
Commencement of Counselling July 2023

KEAM Eligibility Criteria 2023

Previous Year Analysis

Candidates willing to appear for the exam must be well aware of the eligibility requirements before filling up the KEAM application form 2023. The following section provides the KEAM eligibility criteria:

Age Criteria

Applicants must attain the age of 17 before December 2023. There is no upper age limit for Engineering and Architecture.

Education Qualification

Here are the requirements for education:

For the KEAM Engineering Exam 2023

Candidates who have passed or are appearing in Higher Secondary Examination from Kerala Board in 2023 or other equivalent examinations, with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and Chemistry as one of the optional subjects. The candidates must obtain at least 45% marks in the above subjects.

  • If the candidate has not taken Chemistry, the marks scored in Computer Science shall be considered. 
  • If the candidate has not taken Chemistry and Computer Science, then the marks obtained in Biotechnology shall be considered. 
  • If the candidate has not taken any of the subjects – Chemistry, Computer Science and Biotechnology –the marks obtained by the candidate in Biology shall be considered. 

For Architecture Course

Candidates who have passed the Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala, or any equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, or Mathematics as compulsory subjects or passed 10+3 Diploma examinations with Mathematics as a compulsory subject are eligible for the Architecture course. 

In addition to the academic eligibility prescribed above, candidates willing to get an Architecture course must appear for the ‘National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA)’ to be conducted by the Council of Architecture and to get qualified in NATA on or before 31.07.2023. 

KEAM Registration 2023

Candidates willing to appear for the exam must register themselves on the official website before filling out the application form. During the registration process, candidates will receive an application number.

KEAM Application Form 2023

The exam conducting authorities released the KEAM application form and the application process is over. The application form involved various steps, such as registration, filling out the application form, fee payment, and uploading documents. Candidates who successfully submitted the form will be eligible to download the KEAM admit card, and only such ones will appear for the test.

Steps to Fill Out the KEAM Application Form

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to fill out the application form:

1st Step: KEAM Registration

  • Visit the KEAM official website –
  • Click on the admission portal and then click on the ‘new candidates registration’ link. 
  • Enter basic details such as the candidate’s name, gender, date of birth, and more, for KEAM registration 2023.
  • After filling in all the details, KEAM login credentials are generated.

2nd Step: Fill Out the KEAM Application Form

  • Log in using the credentials.
  • Fill in the application form details, including personal, communication, and academic details.
  • Enter the preferred KEAM exam city.

3rd Step: Pay the KEAM Application Fee

  • Click on the submit button after filling in the details.
  • Application fee based on the centre and course selected appears on the screen.
  • Choose the fee payment mode and pay the fee as directed.

4th Step: Upload Documents and Certificates

  • Candidates must upload KEAM application documents, including recent passport-sized photographs and signatures in JPEG format.

5th Step: Printing of The Confirmation Page

  • After successfully submitting the application form, candidates can take printouts of the same for future use.

KEAM Application Fee 2023

Candidates can go through the below table to know the KEAM application fee: 

Category Application Fee
General/OBC Rs. 700
SC Rs. 300
ST Exempted
Candidates Choosing ‘Dubai’ as their Examination Centre Rs. 12,000 +

Documents Required in the KEAM Application Form 2023

The following is the list of documents required for the KEAM application form 2023:

  • Education qualification documents
  • Scanned images of signature, photograph, and left thumb impression (per the specifications of the conducting authority)
  • Valid mobile number and email ID
  • Credit or debit card for application fee payment
  • Income certificate from the concerned village officer
  • Community certificate or Non-Creamy layer certificate (if applicable)
  • Special reservation certificate (if applicable)
  • Birth certificate/SSLC/passport

KEAM Exam Pattern 2023

Topper List Success Stories

Candidates can go through the below table to know important KEAM exam patterns:

Particulars Details
Exam Mode Offline (Pen-paper Based)
Number of Papers Paper 1 – Physics and Chemistry
Paper 2 – Mathematics
Question Type Objective (MCQs)
Total Questions in Each Paper 120 (in Each Paper)
Total Marks Per Paper 480 (Each Paper)
Frequency Once a Year
Exam Duration 2 Hours 30 Minutes (150 Minutes)
Medium English
Marking Scheme 4 marks will be rewarded for every correct answer. 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

KEAM Syllabus 2023

Exam counselling

The authorities released the KEAM 2023 syllabus on the official website. Candidates can go through the below-mentioned data to know the subject-wise syllabus for the exam

KEAM Syllabus for Physics

Candidates can go through the topics mentioned below to know the KEAM syllabus for physics: 

  • Atomic Nucleus
  • Waves
  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiations
  • Physical world and Measurement
  • Kinematics
  • Description of Motion in One Dimension
  • Description of Motion in Two and Three Dimensions
  • Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body Rotation
  • Gravitation
  • Mechanics of Solids and Fluids
  • Heat and Thermodynamics
  • Oscillations
  • Laws of Motion
  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  • Magnetic Effect of Current and Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Optics
  • Work, Energy and Power
  • Solids and Semiconductor Devices
  • Principles of Communications

KEAM Syllabus for Chemistry

Candidates can go through the topics mentioned below to know the KEAM syllabus for chemistry:

  • Surface Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry and Chemistry in EveryDay Life
  • Basic Concepts and Atomic Structure 
  • Bonding and Molecular Structure
  • States of Matter 
  • Periodic Properties of Elements and Hydrogen
  • S-Block Elements and Principles of Metallurgy
  • P-Block Elements 
  • D-Block and F-Block Elements 
  • Thermodynamics 
  • Chemical Equilibrium 
  • Solutions
  • Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Coordination Compounds and Organometallics
  • Basic Principles, Purification and Characterization of Organic Compounds
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Organic Reaction Mechanism
  • Stereochemistry
  • Organic Compounds with Functional Groups Containing Halogens
  • Organic Compounds with Functional Groups Containing Oxygen 
  • Organic Compounds with Functional Groups Containing Nitrogen
  • Polymers and Biomolecules

KEAM Syllabus for Mathematics

Candidates can go through the topics mentioned below to know the KEAM syllabus for mathematics: 

  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Geometry
  • Statistics
  • Calculus

KEAM Best Books 2023

Exam talks

Candidates appearing for the exam must prepare their best in order to secure seats in desired colleges. To begin with, candidates must be well aware of the best books for preparation. Candidates can go through the below data to know the best books for KEAM:

Subject Books Authors
Physics Fundamentals of Physics Halliday, Resnick, and Walker
Concept of Physics Volume 1 & 2 HC Verma
Problems in Physics A.A Pinsky
Objective Physics Arihant Publications
Chemistry Organic Chemistry O.P Tandon
Inorganic Chemistry O.P Tandon
Organic Chemistry Arihant Prakashan
Inorganic Chemistry J.D. Lee
NCERT Chemistry for Classes 11 & 12 NCERT Publications
Maths Maths 11th & 12th R.D. Sharma
Complete Mathematics MC Graw Hills
Higher Algebra Hall Knight

KEAM Previous Years Question Papers

About Exam

Previous year’s papers are a great source to help candidates improve their preparations for KEAM 2023. They help candidates get an idea of the previous year’s trends, the marking scheme, question weightage, frequently asked questions, and more. Candidates can access the KEAM previous year papers from the table mentioned below:

Year Paper – I (Physics and Chemistry) Paper – II (Mathematics)
2020 Question Paper Question Paper
2019 Question Paper Question Paper
2018 Question Paper Question Paper
2017 Question Paper Question Paper
2016 Question Paper Question Paper

KEAM Sample Papers

About Exam

Candidates can improve their exam preparations by solving sample papers/mock tests. These will help candidates analyse their strong and weak areas. Candidates can solve tests from the below-mentioned table:

Online Mock Test Series
Test Series 1 – Physics & Chemistry
Test Series 1 – Mathematics
Test Series 2 – Physics & Chemistry
Test Series 2 – Mathematics
Test Series 3 – Physics & Chemistry
Test Series 3 – Mathematics
Test Series 4 – Physics & Chemistry
Test Series 4 – Mathematics
Test Series 5 – Physics & Chemistry
Test Series 5 – Mathematics

KEAM Exam Day Guidelines 2023

Eligibility Criteria

The following data provides the KEAM 2023 exam day guidelines:

  • Candidates must carry their KEAM admit card along with a valid ID proof for verification.
  • Candidates must be present at their respective exam centres at least an hour before the commencement of the exam.
  • Candidates are only permitted to carry a blue or black ballpoint pen and cardboard/clipboard. (Bringing calculators, log tables, or electrical devices is strictly prohibited.)
  • Once candidates receive the question booklet, they must ensure that the version code printed on the admit card and the question booklet is the same.
  • Candidates must put the version code on the OMR answer sheet and hand it in after the conclusion of the exam.
  • All Covid-19 guidelines must be followed.
  • Neither the candidates can enter the examination hall 30 minutes beyond the specified time nor can they leave the premises before the conclusion of the exam

KEAM Preparation Tips 2023

Admit Card

Candidates can create a well-structured and effective study plan by including the following preparation tips and tricks:

  • Prepare a timetable.
  • Understand the KEAM syllabus and exam pattern.
  • Create notes.
  • Select the best books.
  • Give extra attention to high-weightage chapters.
  • Practice weak chapters.
  • Create a separate timetable for revision.
  • Attempt mock tests regularly.
  • Go through the previous year’s question paper.
  • Solve problems daily.

KEAM Admit Card 2023

Exam Answer key

The authorities released the KEAM admit card on May 4, 2023, for candidates who successfully submitted their application form on the official website. The admit card provides the candidate’s name, KEAM application number, exam centre, exam date, exam time, and other details. Candidates must carry their admit card along with ID proof to the exam centre.

Steps to Download the KEAM Admit Card 2023

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to download the KEAM admit card 2023: 

  • 1st Step: Visit the KEAM official website, i.e.,
  • 2nd Step: Click on KEAM 2023 – Candidate Portal.
  • 3rd Step: Enter the application number, password, and access code.
  • 4th Step: Click on the Login button.
  • 5th Step: The admit card will appear on the screen, download it, and take the printout of the same for further reference.

Details Mentioned on KEAM Admit Card 2023

The following information is mentioned on the KEAM admit card:

  • Candidate’s name
  • Gender
  • KEAM application number
  • Course applied
  • Photograph of the candidate
  • Signature
  • Examination date and time
  • Examination venue
  • Date of birth
  • State eligibility certificates
  • Roll number
  • Category

Documents Required Along with KEAM Admit Card 2023

The following are some of the documents candidates need to carry to their exam centre as valid ID proof: 

  • Aadhaar card
  • Voter ID card 
  • Passport

KEAM Exam Centres 2023

Exam Result

Candidates can go through the below data to know the KEAM exam centres 2023:

Exam Centre Centre Code Exam Centre Centre Code
Alappuzha ALP Palakkad PKD
Thiruvananthapuram TVM Malappuram MLP
Kollam KLM Kozhikode KKD
Pathanamthitta PTA Kannur KNR
Thodupuzha TDP Kasaragod KSD
Kottayam KTM Wayanad WYD
Ernakulam EKM Mumbai MUM
Thrissur TCR New Delhi DLH
Kattappana KPN Dubai DUB

KEAM Result 2023

Freaquently Asked Questions

CEE will release the KEAM results on the official website. Based on previous years’ results declarations, candidates can expect the KEAM 2023 result to be released in August. 

In order to access their results, candidates must enter their application number and password. The KEAM 2023 scorecard will include the subject-wise score, total scores, rank, candidate’s personal details, and other information.

Steps to Download the KEAM Result 2023

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to download the KEAM result 2023:

  • 1st Step: Visit the official KEAM website, i.e.,
  • 2nd Step: Click on the KEAM 2023 – Candidate Portal option.
  • 3rd Step: Enter the candidate’s application number (generated at the time of registration), password, and access code.
  • 4th Step: Click on the Login’ button. Select the ‘KEAM Result’ link.
  • 5th Step: The KEAM 2023 scorecard will appear on the screen. Download and take a printout of the same for future reference.

Details Mentioned in the KEAM Result 2023 

The following are the list of details mentioned in the KEAM results:

  • Candidate’s name
  • KEAM roll no./Application no.
  • Category
  • Marks obtained
  • Qualifying marks

KEAM Toppers List 2023

About Exam

As the KEAM 2023 exam is yet to be conducted, candidates can go through the below data to check the previous year’s toppers list:

Rank Toppers Name Score
4 ANN MARY 587.7446
8 AMAN RISHAL C H 585.6657

KEAM Counselling 2023

About Exam

The authorities will release the official notification for KEAM 2023 counselling and the same will be updated here. The KEAM rank list will have eligible candidates names on the list and they will be able to participate in the counselling process. Candidates can check KEAM counselling for more details.

The KEAM 2023 counselling registration will commence on the official site after the result is declared. KEAM seat allocation is based on the rank list, candidates’ options, and the seats’ availability. The authorities will hold three rounds of KEAM 2023 counselling as well as a mop round.

KEAM Participating Colleges 2023


The Kerala Commissioner of Entrance Examination administers Kerala Engineering, Architecture, and Medical (KEAM) exams. Many of Kerala’s major engineering colleges offer admission through KEAM. The following list of colleges accepts KEAM scores: 

  • College of Engineering, Trivandrum
  • Government Engineering College, Thrissur 
  • Government College of Engineering, Kannur

List of Government B.Tech Colleges Accepting KEAM 2023 Rank

Candidates can go through the data below to know the list of B.Tech colleges participating in KEAM 2023:

Sl.No. College Name
1 Govt. Engineering College, Painavu, Idukki
2 Govt. Engineering College, Kozhikode
3 Govt. College of Engineering, Kannur
4 Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Pampady, Kottayam
5 Govt. Engineering College, Sreekrishnapuram, Palakkad
6 Govt. Engineering College, Thrissur
7 Govt. Engineering College, Barton Hill, Thiruvananthapuram
8 College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram
9 Govt. Engineering College, Mananthavady, Wayanad
10 Mar Athanasius College of Engineering, Kothamangalam, Ernakulam
11 N.S.S. College of Engineering, Akathethara P O, Palakkad
12 T.K.M. College of Engineering, Kollam

List of Aided Engineering Institutes Participating in KEAM 2023

Check the table below for aided engineering institutes.

S.No. Institute
1 Mar Athanasius College of Engineering, Kothamangalam, Ernakulam
2 N.S.S. College of Engineering, Akathethara P O, Palakkad
3 T.K.M. College of Engineering, Kollam

FAQs on KEAM 2023


The following are the most frequently asked questions on KEAM 2023:

Q.1: When will the authorities conduct the KEAM Engineering 2023?

Ans: The KEAM 2023 engineering exam was conducted on May 17, 2023.

Q.2: What is the mode of the authorities conducting the KEAM 2023 exam?

Ans: The KEAM 2023 exam is to be conducted in offline mode.

Q.3: Is it possible to apply for the KEAM 2023 exam in offline mode?

Ans: No, candidates willing to appear for KEAM 2023 must submit the application online on the official website.

Q.4: Are there any negative markings in KEAM 2023?

Ans: Yes, as per the KEAM 2023 exam pattern, 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer. 

Q.5: Are there any other places where the exam is conducted except Kerala?

Ans: Yes, the KEAM Engineering exam will also be conducted in Delhi, Mumbai, and Dubai.

We hope the information provided in the article must have answered all the questions related to KEAM 2023. Embibe wishes you good luck and all the best for KEAM 2023.

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