State Form Opening Date Form Closing Date
Kerala 02 Jan 2012 23 Jan 2012

Entrance Test Information

Stream Engineering and Technology
Opening Date 02 Jan 2012
Closing Date 23 Jan 2012
Entrance Type Government

Entrance Test Details

Government of Kerala conducts this examination under the name of Kerala Engineering, Agricultural and Medical ( KEAM ) Entrance Examination. The students willing to earn a degree in engineering / agriculture / medical / architecture take this examination, in general.

Applications are invited for the Entrance Examinations for admission to the following Degree Courses in various Professional Colleges in the State for 2012 – 13.

KEAM 2012 Medical


KEAM 2012 Agriculture

    B.Sc. Hons. ( Agriculture )
    B.F.Sc. ( Fisheries )
    B.Sc. Hons. ( Forestry )

KEAM 2012 Veterinary

    B.V.Sc. & AH

KEAM 2012 Engineering

    B.Tech. [ including B.Tech. ( Agricultural Engg. ) / B.Tech. ( Dairy Sc. & Tech. ) Courses under the Kerala Agricultural University ]

KEAM 2012 Architecture


Note : Candidates satisfying the eligibility conditions as laid down in the Prospectus and who seek admission to all the above mentioned courses in Government seats have to apply in the prescribed application form issued by the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations
 ( CEE )

There is separate Entrance Examinations for admission to Engineering and Medical Courses conducted by the CEE and the allotment will be based on the rank in these Entrance Examinations. The CEE will not conduct any Entrance Examination for admission to B.Arch. course.

However, candidates seeking admission to B.Arch. course should compulsorily appear and qualify the National Aptitude Test in Architecture ( NATA ) conducted by the National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture ( NIASA ).

Exam Schedule

The KEAM Entrance Examinations will be held at all the District Centres in Kerala, New Delhi and Dubai ( UAE ), on the dates mentioned below as per Indian Standard Time ( IST ).

Important Dates

KEAM 2012 Engineering Entrance Examination :

[ For Engineering courses except Architecture ]

23.04.2012    10.00 AM - 12.30 PM    Paper - I : Physics & Chemistry
24.04.2012    10.00 AM - 12.30 PM    Paper - II : Mathematics

KEAM 2012 Medical Entrance Examination :

[ For Medical, Agriculture and Veterinary Courses ]
25.04.2012    10.00 AM - 12.30 PM    Paper - I : Chemistry & Physics
26.04.2012    10.00 PM - 12.30 PM    Paper - II : Biology


Nativity : Applicant should be an Indian citizen. Persons of Indian Origin ( PIO ) / Overseas Citizen of India ( OCI ) Card Holders will be treated on par with Indian citizens for the limited purpose of admission.

Both Keralites and Non – Keralites are eligible to apply for the Entrance Examination.

Applicants of Kerala origin will be categorized as ‘Keralites’. Others will be categorized as ‘Non – Keralites’. Non – Keralites are classified as ‘Non-Keralite Category – I’ and ‘Non – Keralite Category – II’.

(A) Keralites :

A candidate of Kerala origin will be categorized as a Keralite. A candidate will be considered as a ‘Keralite’, for the limited purpose of eligibility for admission, if

(a) he / she or his / her father / mother was born in Kerala Or

(b) he / she has been a resident of Kerala for a period of 5 years within a period of 12 years


(c) he / she has undergone his / her school studies from Standards VIII to XII in educational institution (s) in Kerala. The candidate should obtain relevant certificates in the application form as prescribed in the Prospectus to avail such benefit.

Candidates who are children of All India Service ( AIS ) officers allotted to Kerala cadre, claiming Keralite Status, should produce a certificate from the competent authority showing that the parent of the candidate is an AIS officer allotted to Kerala cadre.

(B) Non – Keralite Category – I :

‘Non – Keralite Category – I’ candidates are those who have undergone the qualifying course in Kerala, and who are the sons / daughters of Employees of the Government of India, or, employees who are serving in connection with the affairs of the Government of Kerala, subject to the condition that, all categories of the employees mentioned above should have served in Kerala for a minimum period of 2 years, or, have served in connection with the affairs of the Government of Kerala for a minimum period of 2 years. Such candidates will be eligible for admission to all the seats, but they will not be considered for admission against reserved seats.

(C) Non – Keralite Category – II :

Candidates who do not belong to the ‘Keralite’ or ‘Non – Keralite Category – I’ will be treated as ‘Non – Keralite Category – II’. They are eligible for admission only to the ‘State Merit’ seats in the Private Self – financing Engineering Colleges in the State and in the Management Quota seats in Self-financing Engineering institutions under Government control. Non – Keralite candidates will not be considered for admission against reserved seats.

How To Apply

Application Forms

(a) Only one application need be submitted for the Entrance Examinations for admission to one or more of Medical, Agriculture, Veterinary, Engineering and Architecture courses.

(b) SC / ST candidates should apply in Pink coloured application forms and all other candidates should apply in the General application form ( Light Green ). Candidates under ‘Other Eligible Communities’ ( OEC ) should apply in the General application form. Candidates who are children of Inter – Caste Married Couple, of which one is SC / ST, should apply in the form meant for SC / ST.

(c) KEAM 2012 Application Fee :

    General candidates – Rs.    700/-
    SC / ST candidates – Rs.    350/-

Note : Scheduled Tribe ( ST ) candidates whose annual family income is below Rs.40,000/- can have Application Form free of cost from the District Offices of the Scheduled Tribes Development Department on production of Community Certificate and Income Certificate.

KEAM 2012 Application Distribution Centres :

The KEAM Application form and Prospectus will be distributed from Third week of January, 2012 to Third week of February, 2012 through selected branches of Post Offices in Kerala and outside the State. The amount towards the fee of application is to be remitted in cash at the Post Offices.

The list of Post Offices, selected as sales centers, is appended separately. Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical Entrance Exam Application Forms will not be available by post or sold from the office of the Commissioner for KEAM Entrance Examinations.

Application Form for KEAM 2012 Entrance Exams :

The KEAM 2012 Prospectus, an OMR Data sheet and an envelope bearing the address of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations will be supplied along with the KEAM application form. Candidates should ensure that the Application number printed in the Application Form, OMR Data Sheet and on the cover are the same.

Facility for applying online :

Candidates who do not claim any reservation benefit and those belonging to Non – Keralite category can apply ‘Online’ through the website.

On successful submission of the data online, an application number will be generated. The candidates should take a printout of this application. The KEAM application fee Rs.700/- can be remitted in any branch of State Bank of Travancore ( SBT ) using the challan contained in the printout of the application.

The Printout of the KEAM application complete in all respects along with original challan certified by the Bank authorities and other requisite certificates should be forwarded to the Office of the CEE before the last date specified for submission of KEAM application forms.

Candidates who do not have access to State Bank of Travancore ( SBT ) can attach a Demand Draft for Rs.700/- drawn on a Nationalized Bank in favour of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations payable at Thiruvananthapuram, as application fee along with the application form ( Application Number and Name of applicant should be written on the back of the Demand Draft ). KEAM 2012 Online application process will be completed only on receipt of the printout of the application along with all requisite certificates, in the office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations.

Candidates opting DUBAI ( UAE ) as the Centre for Entrance Examination :

Candidates, who choose ‘Dubai’ as their centre for Entrance Examinations, should submit along with their filled in KEAM application form, a Demand Draft for Rs.8,500/- ( Rupees Eight Thousand Five Hundred only ), drawn on a Nationalized Bank in favour of the ‘Commissioner for Entrance Examinations’ payable at Thiruvananthapuram. Those applying online should enclose Demand Drafts for Rs.700/- as KEAM Application fee and Rs.8,500/- as centre fee. The candidates opting Dubai centre should note that the examinations are conducted as per Indian Standard Time ( IST ).
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