KEAM 2024: Admit Card (May 25), Syllabus (Modified), New CBT Pattern, Practice Papers

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KEAM 2024

KEAM admit card 2024 will be released on May 25, 2024 by CEE Kerala at, for only candidates who have successfully registered themselves for the exam within the stipulated date. KEAM 2024 dates and times have been revised for Engineering and Pharmacy by CEE. As per the revised schedule, the KEAM CBT Engineering 2024 Exam will be conducted from June 5 to June 9 from 10 am to 1 pm while the KEAM CBT Pharmacy 2024 exam will be held on June 9, 2024, from 3:30 pm to 5 pm. The reporting time to the exam centers is 7.30 am for the Engineering candidates and 1.00 pm for the Pharmacy candidates. CEE will be conducting the KEAM 2024 exam in Kerala and also in Delhi, Mumbai, and Dubai. 

Along with the date and time, CEE has revised the KEAM Syllabus 2024 on the official website at To prepare for the exam, candidates are required to follow the revised syllabus only. The KEAM exam pattern 2024 has been announced along with the KEAM prospectus 2024. As per the exam pattern of KEAM 2024, candidates have to appear for 150 questions where Maths will consist of 75 questions, Physics will have 45 questions and Chemistry will have 30 questions. The duration of KEAM is 180 minutes. According to the KEAM Marking Scheme 2024, for every correct answer, candidates will be granted four marks and one mark will be deducted for incorrect answers. Candidates must take note that the KEAM 2024 exam will be conducted as a Computer Based Test instead of an offline exam. 

KEAM is an online state-level entrance examination conducted for admission into undergraduate engineering programs at Kerala Colleges that the Central and State Regulatory Bodies, Universities, and Government have approved.

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KEAM Conducting Body

Every year, the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE) holds numerous Entrance Examinations and/or Allotment Processes for Admission to Professional Courses: Kerala Engineering Architecture and Medical (KEAM) programmes, three-year LLB, five-year LLB, LLM, BPharm (Lateral Entry), PG Ayurveda, PG Homoeo, PG Nursing, PG Medical, PG Dental, and PG Pharmacy Allotments are made using the Centralized Allotment Process's Single Window System (CAP)

Highlights of KEAM 2024 Exam

Admissions to various degrees will be evaluated using the KEAM entrance exam 2024. Candidates can refer to the table below for more information on KEAM 2024. 

Conducting BodyCommissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE)
Courses OfferedAgriculture, Engineering and Pharmacy
Exam CategoryUG
Level of ExamState-level entrance exam
Mode of KEAM 2024 ExamComputer Based Test (Online)
Number of Papers

1 (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics)

Type of QuestionsObjective Type
Total Questions150
Maximum Marks600
Total Duration of KEAM Exam 2024180 minutes
Negative MarkingYes


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Stages Involved in KEAM 2024 Exam

The KEAM entrance exam 2024 is divided into the following steps:

  1. Registration cum Online Application Process

  2. Submission of Offline KEAM application form phase

  3. KEAM 2024 Admit Card availability

  4. Conduct of KEAM (Part I and Part II) Exam

  5. Release of KEAM 2024 answer key

  6. Declaration of Result

  7. Announcement of KEAM rank list

  8. Commencement of KEAM counselling procedure 2024

  9. Allotment of seats to eligible candidates

KEAM 2024 Exam Dates

CEE has released the KEAM exam dates 2024 on its official website. Candidates can check the KEAM 2024 important dates from the table below -



Commencement of KEAM 2024 Application Process

March 27, 2024

Last Date of KEAM Registration 2024

April 19, 2024 (Over)
Last date to upload documentsApril 24, 2024
KEAM Application Form Correction facilitytill May 18, 2024

Availability of KEAM 2024 admit card 

May 25, 2024

KEAM Exam Date 2024

  • Engineering - June 5 to June 9, 2024 (10 am to 1 pm)
  • Pharmacy - June 9, 2024 (3:30 pm to 5 pm)

KEAM Provisional Answer key 2024 release date

June 2024

Objections against provisional answer key

June 2024

Declaration of KEAM Result 2024 

On or Before June 20, 2024

KEAM 2024 engineering rank list 2024 

On or Before July 20, 2024

KEAM 2024 counselling registration and entry of choices

July 2024

Provisional KEAM 2024 Seat allotment for Phase 1

August 2024

Round 1 KEAM 2024 final seat allotment 

August 2024

What is New in KEAM 2024 Exam?

There have been major changes in the KEAM 2024 Exam. Candidates can find it from the following - 

  1. The major change in the KEAM 2024 format is it has been shifted to a computer-based test from an offline pen-and-paper test.
  2. Due to this, the exam will be conducted in two phases as arranging 1.2 lakh computer terminals at a time will be challenging for the authorities. 
  3. Scores for Engineering and Pharmacy will be done based on Normalisation.
  4. Before the actual exam begins, candidates will have 15 minutes to practice mock tests upon entering the exam hall.

  5. The time required for post-examination processes such as the release of the answer key and declaration of results will be reduced. Previously, it took around three to four weeks to scan the OMR sheets. However, with computer-based testing, evaluation becomes much faster, and candidates will receive their scores in the shortest possible time.

KEAM 2024 Eligibility Criteria

CEE Kerala has published the eligibility requirements for KEAM 2024 in its information prospectus released on The KEAM 2024 eligibility criteria explains the terms and conditions that candidates must achieve in order to be eligible for the KEAM and admission process.




  • Candidates must be of Indian origin
  • Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)/ Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) shall, nonetheless, be considered eligible for KEAM 2024. These candidates are ineligible for reservation


Candidates must fall into one of three categories: Keralite, Non-Keralite Category I (NK I), or Non-Keralite Category II (NK II) (NK II). Candidates will be asked to produce specific documents to confirm their domicile.

Age Limit

  • Candidates must be at least 17 years old as of December 20, 2024, according to KEAM eligibility requirements 2024
  • There is no upper age limit

Educational Prerequisites

Should have passed the Higher Secondary Examination in Kerala or an equivalent exam with a minimum of 45% in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

KEAM Requirements

Candidates must have obtained a minimum of 45% in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. It is the Engineering KEAM qualifying marks. Chemistry is an elective course, whereas Physics and Mathematics are required.

KEAM Syllabus 2024

The KEAM 2024 Syllabus has been revised by CEE. There have been new additions of topics in all three domains - Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. As per reports, the revised syllabus excludes those chapters removed from the Higher Secondary syllabus by the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT). Candidates can download the syllabus of KEAM from the official website at Before beginning KEAM preparation, applicants should review the KEAM syllabus 2024 based on previous years' data to determine which topics they should cover. 

Also Read: KEAM 2024 Physics Syllabus and topic-wsie weightage

KEAM 2024 Admit Card

KEAM 2024 admit card will be released by May 25, 2024 in online at Candidates must input their application number and password to download their KEAM 2024 admit card. KEAM hall ticket 2024 includes exam center information, KEAM exam date and time, and candidate personal information. To take the KEAM 2024 exam, candidates must first download the KEAM 2024 admit card.

The hall ticket is a vital document. When going to the exam center, candidates must have a printout of their admission card as well as identification. The KEAM hall ticket 2024 is a vital document. When going to the exam center, candidates must have a printout of their admission card as well as identification.

Steps to download KEAM Admit Card 2024

  • Step 1: Visit the official website -
  • Step 2: Enter your login details such as application number, date of birth and proceed to click on ‘Submit’
  • Step 3: The KEAM 2024 admit card will be displayed on the screen
  • Step 4: Download the admit card of KEAM exam 2024 for future reference
  • Step 5: The details printed on the hall ticket should be cross-checked and reported in case of any discrepencies.

Details Mentioned in KEAM hall ticket 2024

  • Candidate’s name
  • Signature of candidate
  • Exam centre
  • Reporting time
  • Scheduled exam time
  • Chosen subjects

Documents Required to carry along with KEAM 2024 Admit Card

Candidates must carry a valid photo Id proof along with KEAM Admit Card 2024 to the examination center

  • Driving License
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Voter ID
  • Any Photo ID proof issued by the a competent authority
  • Recent ID card issued by recognized college or university

KEAM 2024 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of KEAM 2024 is released by the CEE Kerala in the KEAM 2024 information prospectus. CEE is expected to change the KEAM exam mode 2024 to Computer Based Test (CBT) mode. The authorities might also reduce the difficulty level of the KEAM exam. Candidates can check the KEAM exam pattern 2024 to know the mode of examination, duration of the paper, and number of questions, among other details below.



Mode of Examination

Online Mode (Computer based test)

Duration of Exam

180 Minutes

Question Paper Type

Multiple Choice Questions

Total number of Questions 


Total Number of Paper

1 Paper: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics

Medium of examination

English only

Marking Scheme

  • +4 for every correct answer
  • -1 will be deducted for every wrong answer

KEAM 2024 Exam Centres

The KEAM 2024 exam will be conducted at the selected venues in all districts in the state of Kerala, Mumbai, New Delhi and Dubai.

How to Prepare for KEAM 2024

To ace the KEAM examination, candidates must follow a preparation strategy that consists of all the important methods of preparation. The following points can be followed to optimize the preparation strategy for KEAM 2024

Understanding the KEAM syllabus & Exam Pattern

By checking the KEAM syllabus and exam pattern beforehand, the candidates will be able to plan their preparation timetable since they will know which topics are to be studied. After checking the syllabus and exam pattern, the candidates must create a personalized timetable according to the subjects and topics. The timetable should be created in such a way that it accommodates all of the topics and units that have to be studied for the KEAM 2024 exam. 

Create a timetable according to the chapters

The candidates must create a proper schedule to follow. This should consist of their syllabus, revision and more. The timetable should cover all the important points such as covering all the topics and subjects, preparing a time schedule for each subject.

Practice with Mock tests/Sample papers

Candidates should solve the KEAM mock test 2024 to practice and prepare better for the exam. Since the mock tests give a preview of the real examination, candidates can be well prepared for the exam by solving these tests on a regular basis. KEAM sample papers are also similar to mock tests, and can be used to gain familiarity with the structure of the KEAM 2024 exam. 

Previous Year Question Papers

Solving KEAM Previous year question papers will help the candidates in understand the type of questions that will be asked in the paper and the important topics. Students will also be able to analyze which questions have been repeated over the years. Solving atleast 5-6 years question papers will be an added advantage in the preparation strategy.

Revision is important

Candidates are advised to give importance to revision in their KEAM 2024 exam preparation strategy. By creating revision notes, students can use this to clear their doubts during the. By revising whatever they have studied, the candidates will have fewer chances of forgetting whatever they had studied. The revision will also allow the candidates to go through whatever has already been studied so that the concepts and formulas remain fresh and strong during the examination.

KEAM 2024 Application Form

KEAM Application Form Correction facility has been extended till May 18, 2024. To be qualified for Kerala Engineering, Architecture, and Medical, applicants must complete the KEAM application form before the deadline. The KEAM 2024 application process consists of registering, filling out an application form, uploading papers, and paying a fee. The KEAM rectification and course addition facilities will also be available on the official website. 

Steps to fill up the KEAM application form 2024

Fill up the KEAM 2024 application form using the following steps:

  1. Registration for KEAM: For KEAM registration 2024, go to the official website. To register, applicants must provide basic information such as their email address, phone number, and personal information. After successful registration, an email with the login ID and password credentials will be issued to the applicant's email address.
  2. Completing the KEAM application form: Candidates must re-enter the website using the login ID and password supplied to their email addresses. Following that, applicants must fill out the application form with personal, communication, educational, and other information.
  3. Fees: After completing the application form, candidates must pay the KEAM 2024 application cost to complete the application process. Fees can be paid by Credit Card, Debit Card, Net Banking, or e-Challan. Candidates from the ST category will not be required to pay any application fees.
  4. Uploading a Photo and a Signature: In the next step, upload the documents in the format indicated. Applicants must upload a scanned image of their portrait and signature, as well as other academic documents, to the KEAM application form.
  5. Submitting the application form: After completing all of the application form procedures, carefully examine all of the contents and submit the KEAM application form 2024.

KEAM Answer Key 2024

CEE Kerala will release the KEAM 2024 answer key on June 2024 on its official website. Candidates will be able to view the final KEAM 2024 answer key in PDF format. Aspirants can check the correct answers to the KEAM exam 2024 using the KEAM answer key 2024.

Response sheet of KEAM 2024

The response sheet of KEAM 2024 is the OMR sheet of the candidate. The KEAM 2024 response sheet will be published along with the KEAM Answer Key 2024. Candidates can calculate their probable score before the release of the KEAM result by mapping their response in the sheet along with the answer key of KEAM 2024.

KEAM Result 2024

The KEAM result will be released on or before June 20, 2024. To view the results, candidates must enter their login information. The result will be presented on the screen after entering the details on the website. The candidate must bring a printout of the KEAM result to the next round of counseling.

To download the KEAM results 2024follow the steps given below. 

How to Check KEAM Result 2024?

  • Visit the official website of KEAM 
  • Choose ‘KEAM Results’ tab and click on it
  • Candidates must enter their Application number and Password
  • KEAM scorecard will be displayed on the screen
  • Candidates can download the KEAM 2024 scorecard and take a printout of the same for future reference

KEAM 2024 Counselling Process

The counselling process of KEAM 2024 will be conducted in multiple rounds. Candidates who have secured marks and a rank in KEAM will be allowed to participate in the KEAM counselling 2024. Candidates assigned seats through KEAM counselling and seat assignment 2024 must pay the stipulated money and report to the assigned college for document verification as part of the admission process. 

To further understand the KEAM counselling process, refer to the phases below:

Step 1: Register for KEAM 2024 counseling in the candidate portal

Step 2: Exercise Web Options/Choice filling

Step 3: Go over the completed options and print them out.

Step 4: Trial Seat Distribution

Step 5: KEAM Seat Allotment

KEAM Seat Allotment 2024

KEAM seat allotment 2024 will be done in various rounds. If a candidate is happy with the allotted college seat, they can complete their admission process once they have reported to their university of choice. Otherwise, candidates can take part in the second round of counseling to get admission to their preferred colleges. The details of the allotted college, course, and fee to be remitted will be included in the KEAM 2024 allotment letter.

KEAM 2024 Cutoff

Candidates will get admission into KEAM participating institutes as per the rank they have secured in the KEAM 2024 exam. The cut-off list will be released when the KEAM result 2024 is published. The cut-off marks are the minimum qualifying marks upon which the authorities will prepare a KEAM merit list and students will be admitted based on their rank.  The minimum KEAM 2024 cut off marks for general category candidates will be 50% and 40% for reservation category candidates.

Advantages of Appearing in KEAM Entrance Exam

Through the KEAM 2024 exam, Engineering candidates residing in the state of Kerala can secure a seat in one of the top-rated government and private engineering colleges. It can be looked upon as an exceptional achievement given the fact that Kerala has the highest literacy rate among all the other states in India and not every day an Engineering aspirant is able to secure a seat in a reputed Government or Private Engineering college there.

Contact Details

Address: Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations

Fifth Floor, Housing Board Buildings

Santhingar,Thiruvanathapuram - 695001

Helpline number: 0471-2525300


Important Dates

KEAM 2024 Important EventsDates
Registration Date 27 Mar to 17 Apr, 2024
Exam Date 01 Jun to 09 Jun, 2024
Admit Card Date 20 May, 2024

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FAQs about KEAM

At what time will the KEAM exam 2024 start?

KEAM 2024 Engineering Exam will start from 10 am to 1 pm while the Pharmacy exam will be conducted from 3:30 pm to 5 pm.

What are the revised KEAM 2024 exam dates?

The revised KEAM exam dates 2024 are June 5 to June 9, 2024, for the engineering stream and June 9, 2024, for the Pharmacy stream.

Can I write KEAM without NEET?

Candidates who wish to pursue undergraduate medical courses, agriculture, co-operation & banking, climate change & environmental science, B.Tech biotechnology (under Kerala Agricultural University), forestry, veterinary, and fisheries courses are required to appear for NEET and also complete the registration process for KEAM.

What is the weightage for KEAM 2024?

The weightage assigned to KEAM for Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry will be in the ratio of 5:3:2. There will be two papers conducted for the engineering stream, Paper I for Physics & Chemistry and Paper II for Mathematics.

How many times KEAM is conducted in a year?

KEAM is conducted once a year.

When should I apply for KEAM 2024?

Candidates could apply for KEAM 2024 from March 27, 2024, till April 17, 2024.

How will the KEAM 2024 rank list be prepared?

The KEAM rank list is basically prepared on the basis of rank secured in the KEAM exam and class 12 in the 50:50 ratio, i.e equal weightage will be given to both scores. The same procedure will be followed for the KEAM 2024 exam too.

I belong to the General category. Is it mandatory to submit an Income certificate while applying for the KEAM 2024 entrance exam?

Candidates who are applying for KEAM 2024 entrance exam and belong to the general category will not need an income certificate. But for the candidates from the general category who hope to apply for the benefits such as privileges or scholarships must have to upload an Income Certificate to the online application portal of CEE.

Are there any management quota seats in the KEAM Government participating colleges?

No, the management quota seats can only be found in the self-financing or private institutes accepting KEAM scores for admission into various programmes.

Does a candidate need to send the application confirmation page to the Kerala CEE officials?

No, it is not mandatory for the candidates to send their application confirmation page of the Kerala CEE officials after successfully applying for the KEAM examination.

What is the total duration of the KEAM examination?

The KEAM examination is conducted over a duration of 180 minutes.

Who conducts the KEAM exam every year?

The Kerala Engineering Architectural Medical or KEAM examination is conducted by the Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE) Kerala every year.

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With this rank, you can get admission to any branch of Engineering. If you want to know about the branch which you can get with your KEAM rank, you can check KEAM Rank Wise College Predictor.

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