KEAM Entrance Test 2021 Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

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Commission for Entrance Examinations (CEE) Kerala announces KEAM 2021 Entrance Test for Admission to Various Courses 2021

KEAM 2021 – The Kerala Commission for Entrance Examinations (CEE) invites application for KEAM 2021 Entrance Examinations for admission to Engineering, Architecture, MBBS, BDS, Ayurveda, Homeo, Siddha, Agriculture Forestry, Veterinary and Fisheries Courses offered in various Professional Colleges in the State of Kerala for the academic session 2021-22.

Also see : KEAM 2021Admit card released, steps to download

Courses Offered through KEAM 2021

  • Medical Courses: (i) MBBS; (ii) BDS; (iii) BHMS (Homoeo); (iv) BAMS (Ayurveda); (v) BSMS (Siddha); (vi) BUMS (Unani)
  • Medical Allied Courses (i) BSc (Hons.) Agriculture; (ii) BSc (Hons.) Forestry; (iii) BSc (Hons.) Co-operation & Banking; (iv) BSc (Hons.) Climate Change & Environmental Science; (v) B.Tech (Bio-Technology) (under Kerala Agricultural University); (vi) Veterinary (BVSc. & AH); (vii) Fisheries (BFSc.)
  • Engineering Courses: B. Tech. [including B. Tech. (Agri. Engg.) & B. Tech. (Food Tech.) Courses under the Kerala Agricultural University, B. Tech. (Dairy Technology) & B. Tech. (Food Technology) courses under the Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, B. Tech. (Food Technology) course under the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies]
  • Pharmacy Course – B. Pharm.
  • Architecture Course – B.Arch.

KEAM 2021 Important Dates

  • Start Online Application: 01st June 2021
  • Last Date for Submission of Online Application including Fee Payment: 21st June 2021
  • Last date for Online submission of supporting  documents: 30th June 2021
  • Downloading Online Admit Cards from 14th July 2021

Date & Time of Engineering Entrance Exam

  • Physics & Chemistry (Paper-I): 24th July 2021, Extended August 5, 2021 10.00 am to 12.30 pm
  • Mathematics (Paper-II): 27th July 2021, 10.00 am to 12.30 pm
  • Declaration of Results Eng. Entrance Exam on or before 15th September 2021
  • Engineering, Architecture, MBBS/BDS, Medical & Allied and Ayurveda Rank Lists: 30th September 2021

Also see : KEAM 2021 Exam Postponed

Eligibility Criteria for KEAM 2021

  • Students must go through the KEAM Eligibility criteria given below before applying:
  • Nationality: Citizen of India/ Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)/ Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)
  • Nativity: Applicants should be an Indian citizen. OCI/ PIO are also eligible to apply. Candidates seeking admission to Professional Degree Courses will be categorized as Keralite, Non-Keralite Category I (NK-I) and Non-Keralite Category II (NK-II).

Age Criteria

  • Applicant should have completed 17 years of age as on the 31st December of admission year.
  • No upper age limit for Engineering, Architecture and B.Pharma Courses.

Academic Qualification
For Engineering Courses

  • Applicant must have passed 12th level securing 50% marks in Mathematics separately and 50 % marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry together OR
  • Candidates must have passed Higher Secondary Exam securing 45% marks for admission under Management Quota in Private Self Financing Engineering Colleges/Government Controlled Self Financing Engineering Colleges.

For Architecture Courses

  • Pave passed 12th from a recognized Board with Mathematics as a subject securing 50% marks in aggregate OR
  • 10+3 Diploma (any stream) securing 50% aggregate marks with Mathematics as a subject in the exam OR
  • Students must have an International Baccalaureate Diploma, after 10 years of schooling, securing 50% aggregate marks with a compulsory subject of Mathematics.
  • Students must have a valid NATA 2021 scorecard to be eligible for admission into B. Arch course.

For Medical & Allied Courses

Also see : KEAM 2021 Application Process begins, last date to apply June 21

  • MBBS/ BDS/ BSMS: Students must have passed with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Biotechnology subjects in the 12th securing 50% marks in Biology/ Biotechnology separately, and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry & Biology/Biotechnology put together.
  • BUMS: Candidates must have passed 12th level with Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects securing 50% marks in PCB subjects and 50% marks in Biology separately.
  • BAMS/ BHMS: Students must have passed with PCB subjects in 12th level securing 50% marks in Biology and 50% marks in PCB subjects put together.
  • BVSc & AH: Candidates should have secured 50% marks in PCBE subjects.
  • B.Sc.(Hons.) Agri., B.Sc. (Hons) Forestry, BFSc: Students must have passed 12th level with 50% marks in Biology and 50% marks in PCB subjects put together. Biotechnology will not be considered as a subject for academic eligibility.
  • B.Pharma: Students must have passed 12th level securing 50% marks in Biology/ Mathematics separately and 50% marks in PCMB put together.

Also see : KEAM 2021 revised exam date announced, check details

How to Apply for KEAM 2021 – Application Process

  • Candidates satisfying the eligibility conditions as laid down in the Prospectus and who seek admission to any or all of the above mentioned courses have to apply online through the website from 01st June 2021, Noon to 21st June 2021
  • Candidates should upload recent Photo, Signature, Date of Birth proof and Nativity proof along with the Online application within the above date.
  • The other eligibility certificates and documents can be submitted up to 21st June 2021 (5.00 pm)

Application Fee




Engineering only/ B.Pharm only/both


 Rs. 300/-

Architecture only/ Medical & Allied only/both

Rs.  500/-

Rs.  200/-

Both (Engineering/ B.Pharm and Architecture/ Medical & Allied)

Rs.  900/-

Rs.  400/-

For choosing ‘Dubai’ as exam centre (additional fee)

Rs. 12,000/-

Rs. 12,000/-

  • Mode of Payment: Through Online Payment & E-Challan

 KEAM 2021 Exam Pattern

  • Type of Questions: MCQs
  • No. of Papers: 2 (Physics & Chemistry and Mathematics)
  • Duration: 150 minutes per paper
  • No. of Questions: 120 per paper
  • Maximum Marks: 480
  • Marking Scheme: +4 for correct answers and 1 for the wrong ones
  • Candidates desirous of being considered for any of the Medical & Allied courses including MBBS/BDS will have to write NEET-UG 2021 conducted by the CBSE.
  • Candidates who wish to be considered only for B.Pharm course will have to write Paper-I (Physics & Chemistry) of the Engineering Entrance Exam.

Distribution of marks in Paper 1 and 2


No. of Question


Paper-I Physics & Chemistry

120 Question

2.5 Hours

Paper-II Mathematics

120 Question

2.5 Hours

KEAM 2021 Admit Card

  • Admit Cards for the Engineering Entrance Exam can be downloaded from the website from 14th Jul 2021 printout of the admit card thus obtained will have to be produced at the time of exam
  • Admit Cards will not be sent by post from this office to the candidate

Exam Centers

  • Entrance Exams will be held at the selected venues in all Districts in the State, Mumbai, New Delhi and Dubai

For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website