All about KEAM Entrance Exam 2023

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The full form of KEAM stands for the Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical and the application process for the KEAM entrance exam 2023 is due to start in the month of March. It is a state-level entrance exam conducted by the Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examination under the aegis of the Kerala government. The entrance exam is for admissions to undergraduate professional courses in subject areas like Engineering, Medicine, Fisheries, Architecture, Ayurveda, Pharmacy, Forestry, Agriculture and Veterinary. Over 145 colleges across the state of Kerela accept KEAM scores for admissions. If you are planning to study pursuing higher studies in Kerala here is all the relevant information for KEAM 2023!

KEAM 2023 Highlights

Mode of ExamOffline (pen and paper exam)
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Medium of ExamEnglish
FrequencyOnce a year
DurationTwo and a half-hour 
Number of PapersPaper 1 and Paper 2 
Number of SectionsPhysics & Chemistry and Mathematics
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions
Number of QuestionsEach paper contains 120 questions
Marks per Question4 marks for every correct answer
Negative Marking-1

KEAM is an annual exam conducted in all the districts of Kerala, Mumbai, New Delhi and even Dubai. The exam is the gateway to professional courses offered by private and government colleges in Kerala. After the results are announced, the administering body releases separate rank lists for the Engineering course, Architecture course, Medicine and Architecture and Pharma course.

KEAM Dates 2023

The exam dates for KEAM have not been announced till now. Here are the tentative dates for the exam.  

KEAM 2023 Registration dateMarch 17, 2023
Last KEAM application date is 2023April 10, 2023
Last date to upload relevant documentsApril 20, 2023
KEAM form correction facilityApril 24 to May 2, 2023
KEAM 2023 admit card Release DateMay 4, 2023
KEAM exam date 2023May 17, 2023
Release of official answer keyTo be notified
Availability of final KEAM answer keyTo be notified
Release of KEAM 2023 resultJune 20, 2023
Submission of Class XII Marks for preparation of the rank listTo be notified
Declaration of KEAM rank listTo be notified

Application Fee

Candidates can go through the details mentioned below to know about the KEAM 2023 Application fee.

General CategoryEngineering only / B. Pharm only / BothINR 700
General CategoryArchitecture only / Medical only / BothINR 500
General CategoryEngineering only / B. Pharm only / Both AND Architecture only / Medical only / bothINR 900
Reserved categoryEngineering only / B. Pharm only / BothINR 300
Reserved categoryArchitecture only / Medical only / BothINR 200
Reserved categoryEngineering only / B. Pharm only / Both AND Architecture only / Medical only / BothINR 400

Eligibility Criteria

Here are the major eligibility requirements for the KEAM entrance exam 2023:

  • Candidates must upload certain certificates containing information to prove their nativity in the application form.
  • The age limit of KEAM is 17 years with no maximum limit.
  • Medical and Allied courses: Candidates must have subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English in 10+ 2 with a minimum of 50% marks from a recognised institution.
  • Engineering courses: Candidates who have qualified 12th exam with compulsory subjects like Physics & Maths and the optional subject of Chemistry/Computer Science/Biotechnology/Biology with a minimum of 45% marks are eligible.
  • Architecture courses: Candidates must have Physics, Maths and Chemistry in the qualifying examination and a minimum aggregate of 50% in 10+2 for admissions.
  • Pharma courses: Candidates must have Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects and Biology or Mathematics as optional subjects to apply for the exam.

Important: Candidates applying for Medical and Allied courses must appear for NEET-UG 2023, candidates appearing for Pharma courses must appear for Paper 1 (Physics and Chemistry) only and candidates interested in Architecture courses must appear for NATA 2023.

Registration Process

The entire registration process is online. Candidates can visit the official website to fill out the application form and upload the documents All candidates belonging to the General and SC categories have to pay an examination fee for the application form while the ST category is exempted.

  • Visit the official website:, find the link for KEAM 2023 Online Application and create an account.
  • Fill out all the basic information carefully.
  • Pay the Application Fees
  • Upload all the relevant documents
  • Print the confirmation receipt and application form for future use.

KEAM Syllabus

The core subjects of the KEAM 2023 Exam Syllabus consists of the topics taught in the grade 11th and 12th. The syllabus includes three subjects which are Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Applicants can go through the mentioned table to get the details about the KEAM 2023 Exam Syllabus.

ChemistryBasic Concepts and Atomic Structure
States of Matter
Periodic Properties of Elements and Hydrogen
Chemical Equilibrium
Redox reaction
Surface Chemistry
PhysicsElectromagnetic induction
Electromagnetic Waves
Units and measurements
Motion in one dimension
Laws of Motions
Motion in Two and Three Dimensions
WavesMechanics of Solids and Fluids
Atomic Nucleus
Dual nature of matter and radiations
Alternating Current

KEAM 2023 Courses

KEAM entrance exam provides admissions to a plethora of professional courses such as:

KEAM 2023 Exam Pattern

The KEAM for engineering courses contains two papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 contains questions from Physics and Chemistry while Paper 2 contains questions from Mathematics. Both papers have multiple-choice questions and are offline tests. Each paper is for 150 minutes.

KEAM testSubjectTotal QuestionsMarks per questionNegative Marking
Paper 1Physics and Chemistry1204-1
Paper 2Mathematics1204-1

Important: Candidates interested in engineering courses must appear for Paper 1 and Paper 2 while candidates interested in pharmacy courses must give Paper 1.

KEAM Results

The results are announced by the Commission of Entrance Exams after exams are completed and the answer key has been released for contestation. Candidates can check the results on the official after which the conducting body releases a separate rank list for every course.


What is KEAM 2023? KEAM, which stands for Kerala Engineering, Architecture, and Medical

Entrance Examination is a state-level entrance exam conducted by the Commissioner of Entrance Examinations (CEE), Kerala. It is conducted every year for admission to various undergraduate engineering, architecture, and medical courses offered by colleges and institutions in the state of Kerala, India.

When will KEAM 2023 be conducted?

The specific dates for KEAM 2023 are not available as the current information I have only goes up until September 2021. However, historically, KEAM has been conducted in the month of April every year. It is advisable to regularly check the official website of the Commissioner of Entrance Examinations (CEE), Kerala, for the most up-to-date information regarding the exam dates.

What are the eligibility criteria for KEAM 2023?

The eligibility criteria for KEAM 2023 may vary slightly from year to year. However, typically, the basic eligibility requirements include:
Nationality: The candidate must be an Indian citizen.
Age: The candidate should have completed 17 years of age as of December 31, 2023. There is no upper age limit.
Academic Qualification: The candidate must have passed the Higher Secondary Examination or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as compulsory subjects. The minimum required marks may also vary depending on the category of the candidate.
Domicile: For engineering and architecture courses, candidates should be of Kerala origin. For medical and allied health science courses, there may be additional eligibility criteria based on domicile and nativity.

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