KEAM 2017 Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility

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KEAM – Kerala Engineering, Agriculture and Medical is one of the most popular entrance examinations that gets conducted on a state level.  Every year huge number of candidates appear in this examination. If you are also interested to apply for the same, then you can find here the information regarding KEAM 2017.

KEAM (Kerala Engineering, Agriculture & Medical) offers great opportunities to eligible applicants to get admission in numerous professional courses such as engineering, medical, agricultural, architecture, forestry etc. It is a state level examination conducted by CEE (Commissioner of Entrance Examination), Kerala.


Courses offered through KEAM

B.Tech course B.Arch course B.Sc (Hons.)
BFSc. BAMS course BSMS course
BHMS course BUMS course BVSc. & AH

Important Dates (Tentative)

Availability of security card along with prospectus 1st week of January 2017
Commencement of online applications 1st week of January 2017
Closing date for online applications Last week of January 2017
Last date for receipt of online application printout Last week of January 2017
Availability of admit cards Last week of March 2017
Examination date (KEAM 2017) Last week of April 2017
Declaration of results Last week of May 2017

KEAM 2017 Application form  

The interested and eligible applicants can apply for KEAM 2017 from the official website of KEAM. The applications will be available from January 2017. The application fee for general applicants will be Rs. 1000/- and for SC applicants will be Rs. 500/-. The ST applicants will be exempted from application fee. The applicants can pay the application fee through security card or demand draft drawn on a Nationalised/Scheduled Bank in favor of CEE (Commissioner of Entrance Examination), Kerala payable at Thiruvanthapuram. The applicants have to send their duly filled printed application forms along with other required documents at this address-

Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, 5th Floor, Housing Board Building, Santhi Nagar, Thiruvanthapuram- 695001, Kerala

Eligibility Criteria


  • The applicant must be an Indian national.
  • PIO (Person of Indian Origin)/ OCI (Overseas citizen of India) can also apply.
  • The applicants interested to get admissions in professional courses will be categorized as Keralite, Non-Keralite category I and Non-Keralite category II.


  • For B.Tech course- The applicants must have qualified 12th standard or equivalent examination scoring minimum 50% in Mathematics individually and 50% in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics together.

Age limitation

  • The minimum age to apply for KEAM 2017 is 17 years as on 31st December of the year of admission.
  • There will be no provision for upper age limit.
  • Relaxation in age will not be permitted.

Examination Pattern

The examination will be having two papers. One for the engineering and another for the medical. Each examination paper will be having 120. For each correct answer, four marks will be given and for wrong answer one mark will be deducted. 

  • The examination will be held in 2 parts with duration of 2 hours and 30 minutes for each part.
  • There will be MCQ type questions in the KEAM 2017 examination.
  • The examination will be held in offline mode.
  • There will be total 120 questions in each paper.
  • The applicants will be given 4 marks for each correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted as penalty for each wrong answer.

Examination pattern for engineering entrance examination

Paper Subject No. of questions
I Physics & Chemistry 120
II Mathematics 120
Total   240

Examination pattern for medical entrance examination

Paper Subject No. of questions
I Physics & Chemistry 120
II Biology 120
Total   240

Examination Syllabus

 The syllabus for engineering will consists of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and for medical will consists of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The syllabus will be or 12th standard or equivalent.

Answer Key

The examination authority will publish the answer key for the examination very soon after the successful completion of the KEAM 2017 examination. The appearing applicants will be able to cross check their answers by following the answer key of KEAM 2017.

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