How to Get Admission without KEAM 2024 Rank/ Score?

Shilpa Pradhan

Updated On: June 19, 2024 02:27 pm IST | KEAM

There are various engineering institutes in Kerala that grant admission for B.Tech courses without the KEAM scorecard. The admission is accepted under management quota. Check how to secure admission in Kerala without the KEAM scorecard. 

Admission without KEAM 2024

Admission without KEAM 2024: KEAM (Kerala Engineering, Architecture and Medical) is a state-level entrance examination conducted for granting admission to eligible candidates into the engineering, agriculture, and pharmacy courses in Kerala. Apart from the KEAM 2024 exam, there is no other similar examination in Kerala for granting admission into the Kerala engineering colleges. However, admissions are also granted based on the national-level engineering entrance examination JEE Main.


  • CEE Kerala has released the final KEAM 2024 answer keys. A total of 21 questions have been deleted and 13 answers have been revised as per the authorities.
  • The Expected KEAM 2024 Result Date is June 20, 2024.

Every year more than 90,000 candidates appear for the KEAM entrance examination. With such a high level of competition, securing a seat in a top Kerala Engineering College with the desired branch can become a difficult task for the candidates. Many students who are unable to perform well in KEAM end up asking questions such as whether they can pursue their desired course with a low rank in KEAM or not.

Students who are unable to secure admission in the institutes through entrance examinations can opt for direct admission via management quota. Check this article for the details of direct admission to Kerala Engineering Colleges via KEAM 2024 .

Also Read: Kerala B.Tech Admission 2024

How to Get Admission without a KEAM Scorecard or Rank?

Students who are aspiring to get admission to top Engineering colleges in Kerala but do not have a good KEAM scorecard or rank need not worry. They can still apply for admission to engineering courses in a good college of their choice. Various top private engineering colleges in Kerala reserve seats for direct admission. These reserved seats come under the management quota. However, only a few seats are available under management quota and seats are allotted on a First Come First Serve basis. So students who want to get admission under the management quota must apply as early as possible and grab a seat in the college and branch of their choice.

CEE Kerala also conducts a spot round where private colleges will be allowed to fill the vacant seats after the CEE counselling. It is advisable to go for management quota admission instead of waiting for a spot round as seats in top private colleges will be filled.

List of Top Private Engineering Colleges in Kerala

There are many top private engineering colleges in Kerala, which are renowned for their prestigious educational institutions, and stand out for their exceptional educational quality and placements. If you didn't perform well in the KEAM 2024 exam, you can still be admitted to these private engineering colleges and pursue your engineering dream without taking a gap in your education. Check the list of engineering colleges in Kerala for direct admission: -

College Name

St. Thomas Institute for Science and Technology

Royal College Of Engineering And Technology

Trinity College of Engineering

Model Engineering College

Sree Chitra Thirunal College of Engineering

Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology

Jyoti Engineering College Thrissur

MES College of Engineering

Mangalam College of Engineering

Vedavyasa Institute of Technology

AWH Engineering College Calicut


Also read: KEAM 2024 Preparation - Major Strategies & Complete Guide to Success

Admission Criteria to Get Direct Admission in Kerala Engineering Colleges

A student must fulfill certain eligibility criteria to get direct admission to a B.Tech course. The eligibility criteria are defined by the institute/ College/ University. Also, the selection process and final decision for admission are under the rights of the college administrator. If you want to get direct admission then you can contact the admission office for specific details. The minimum eligibility criteria to get admission in engineering is 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics in the 12th Board.

However, before taking direct admission to any college you must review the Infrastructure of the College, Tuition fees and additional cost of study, Campus Facilities, Current Student review about the college, Faculty and Staff members in the College, Job opportunities after study, etc. You can also visit the college campus and confirm whether you want to be admission in the college or not.

Why take Admission under Management Quota?

Management quota seats also known as institutional quota seats are reserved seats for students who want to take direct admission to colleges. Almost every private Institute/ College/ University offers seats under management quota. The eligibility criteria for admission through management quota vary institute-wise. Candidates can confirm details of direct admission from a specific College/ Institute.

Students may ask questions like whether it is worthy to take admission under the management quota and why they should go for direct admission to college. The answer to such question is given below:

  • Management quota seats give a chance to deserving candidates who are unable to score well in competitive examinations but still have the zeal to study the course at a good college.
  • A candidate can get admission to the desired college and branch even without a good scorecard in the entrance examination. Admission fees for students through management quota may be high. So, before taking direct admission check the tuition fees and eligibility criteria for admission.

KEAM 2024 Counselling

The KEAM counselling is conducted by CAP (Centralised Allotment Process). In the state of Kerala, allotments are made for different programmes and colleges in the engineering, architecture, pharmacy, and medical fields through the Single Window System (SWS).

The KEAM merit list 2024 is formed based on the marks obtained in the 12th exams and the entrance exam. Students can take part in KEAM 2024 counselling based on their rank. The counselling will take place online. There will be multiple rounds to the counselling procedure of KEAM 2024.

Also read: What is a Good Score & Rank in KEAM 2024?

We hope that this post on how to secure admission in Kerala without the KEAM scorecard was helpful and informative. For more information about KEAM 2024, stay tuned to CollegeDekho!

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Why take admission under Management Quota without KEAM?

Management quota seats offer an opportunity to deserving candidates who are unable to obtain high scores in KEAM but still possess the enthusiasm to pursue their desired course at a prestigious college. Even candidates with poor scores in KEAM can secure admission to their desired college and branch. However, students who obtain admission through management quota may have to pay higher tuition fees. Therefore, it is advisable to check the eligibility criteria for admission and the tuition fees before applying for direct admission.

Which are the top Private Engineering Colleges in Kerala?

St. Thomas Institute for Science and Technology, Royal College Of Engineering And Technology, Trinity College of Engineering    Model Engineering College, Sree Chitra Thirunal College of Engineering, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology are some of the top Private Engineering Colleges in Kerala.

How to Get Admission without KEAM 2024 Rank?

If you aspire to study engineering in Kerala without KEAM 2024 Rank, several top private engineering colleges in Kerala reserve seats for direct admission under the management quota. However, these seats are limited and allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. Therefore, it is advisable to apply as early as possible to secure a seat in your preferred college and branch. Although CEE Kerala also conducts a spot round, it's better to opt for management quota admission instead of waiting, as seats in top private colleges get filled quickly.

Who will conduct KEAM counselling?

The counselling of KEAM will be conducted by the Office of Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE), Kerala through Centralized Allotment Process (CAP).


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