KEAM MD/MS 2022: Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Results

Kerala Engineering Agricultural Medical Entrance Exam 2022 ( KEAM )

Gitumoni Baruah

Gitumoni BaruahSenior Executive Content

Updated on Aug 9, 2022 12:15 IST
Table of Contents
  1. What is KEAM?
  2. KB
  3. KEAM 2021 Dates
  4. KEAM 2021 Eligibility
  5. KEAM 2021 Exam Day Guidelines
  6. KEAM 2021 Admission Process
  7. Important FAQs regarding KEAM 2021

What is KEAM?

Kerala Engineering, Agricultural and Medical Entrance Exam (KEAM) is a state-level exam conducted by Commission of Entrance Examination (CEE). The exam is held annually to offer admission to interested candidates in MD/MS courses at various government and private colleges in Kerala. Admission to PG Medical Courses - MD/MS courses will be based on NEET PG 2021. Some of the seats on offer through KEAM 2021 are meant for reserved category candidates as per norms of the state government.

KEAM 2022 Highlights

Exam Name Kerala Engineering Agricultural Medical Entrance Exam
Accepting Colleges
Official Website

KEAM 2021 Dates

The new exam date of KEAM 2021 will be announced by the authority. Candidates can check the KEAM exam dates from the table below:

KEAM 2021 Events

KEAM 2021 Dates

Salient Features

KEAM 2021 Notification


CEE Kerala will release a notification regarding the exam dates. All the other dates related to the application, admit card etc. to be released along with the brochure

KEAM Registration


The registration of KEAM 2021 will be started online on the official website of the exam at

Change in exam centres reopens 


Candidates must login using Candidate Login to change their exam centres.

Correction Window for rectification in photograph, signature, personal details and payment of application fee


This is a special provision provided during COVID-19 to the candidates who have missed/want to modify the photograph, signature, personal details and/or make a payment of application fee in the filled-in application form.

Upload rectified documents


Candidates who want to rectify any document or upload a new one can do so within the given timeline.

KEAM 2021 admit card


Admit card of KEAM 2021 will be available for download on the candidate login page.

KEAM 2021 Exam Dates


The exam will be conducted for two papers:

Paper-I (Physics and Chemistry)

Paper-II (Mathematics)

Publication of answer keys


CEE Kerala will release the KEAM 2021 answer keys online for both paper 1 and 2 on the official website

Objections against answer keys can be raised until

June Candidates can challenge KEAM 2021 answer keys by sending their objections to Commissioner for Entrance Examinations along with supporting documents and fee of Rs.100 per question by way of DD drawn in favour of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, payable at Thiruvananthapuram, by post or hand delivery. 

Declaration of result


 The result has been released on the official website. Enter application number and password to view your results.

Marks entry of Class 12 or verification last date


Enter the application number’ and password’ through the link ‘KEAM 2021 Candidate Portal’. Then click the Menu Item ‘+2 'Marks Verification for Engineering’', and view the marks data submitted.

Publication of rank list


Rank list contains names of all qualified candidates along with the ranks.

Rectify or clear the defects if any and submit ranks until


All those candidates whose results have been withheld can fill the options. However, such candidates will not be considered for allotment unless they rectify or clear the defects and release their ranks.

KEAM  2021 Counselling


CEE Kerala conducts counselling in three rounds.

KEAM 2021 Counselling - Mop-Up Round Allotment


An extra round will be being held for all vacant seats after round 3 of counselling.

KEAM 2021 Eligibility

  • The eligibility criteria of KEAM 2021 has been released by CEE Kerala.
  • The authority has set various parameters for candidates applying for the state level common entrance test. The eligibility criteria of KEAM  2021. Failing to comply with the same, candidates will not be allowed to appear for KEAM 2021 exam.
  • The eligibility criteria for KEAM 2021 will be based on the following parameters namely age, KEAM streamwise eligibility, and nationality & KEAM native criteria.
  • The minimum eligibility criteria to appear for KEAM is possessing a valid pass certificate in class 12 examination. However, OCI (Overseas Citizens of India) and PIO (Persons of Indian Origin) candidates are also eligible to apply.

Age criteria:

  • There is no upper age limit for admission to PG Medical courses

Eligibility for admission to MD/MS (PG Medical) Courses

  • All candidates seeking admission to Post Graduate Medical Degree courses in the State of Kerala for the academic year 2021-22 shall have to qualify the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test for Post-Graduate Courses (NEET PG- 2021).
  • In order to be eligible for admission in any Post Graduate Medical course, it shall be necessary for a candidate to obtain a minimum of marks at 50th percentile in the NEET PG 2021. However, SC/ST and other categories must obtain 40th percentile.

Academic Qualification:

Candidates apply for MD/MS courses should be in possession of MBBS degree or provisional MBBS pass certificate recognized b y MCI with MBBS qualification registered permanently or provisionally with MCI or State Medical Council and should have completed one year of internship or likely to complete it on or before March 31, 2021. Admission to such candidates will be given only after obtaining registration of T.C. Medical Council.

Nationality Criteria

Only India citizens are eligible to apply for KEAM. Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)/Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Card Holders shall be treated at par with Indian citizens for the purpose of admission. However, PIO/OCI candidates will not be eligible to claim any relaxation meant for reserved category candidates.

Indian citizens will further be classified as Keralites and Non-Keralites on the following basis:

Nativity for Keralite

KEAM 2021 eligibility criteria state that candidates who are of Kerala origin shall be categorised as a Keralite for the purpose of admission. Here, candidates whose parents are All India Service (AIS) officers (Non-Keralites) allotted to Kerala cadre also fall in this category. However, such candidates should produce a certificate from the competent authority showing that their parent/parents are AIS officer allotted to Kerala cadre. But they will not be eligible for Communal/Special/Persons with Disabilities reservation or any fee concession.

Nativity for Non-Keralite Category I (NK I)

A candidate who is not from Kerala origin but fulfils any one of the below-mentioned eligibility criteria will be categorised as 'Non-Keralite Category I':

  • Has been a resident of Kerala State for a period of five years within the period of 12 years of study and is a non-Keralite
  • Studied in Kerala from Class 8 to 12 and is not of Kerala Origin
  • Studied 10+2 in Kerala and whose parents are Non- Keralites belonging to the Government of India/Defence Service, posted to Kerala
  • Has studied 10+2 in Kerala and whose parents are Non- Keralites serving/served Government of Kerala for a minimum period of two years including the period of study of the qualifying exam

Nativity for Non-Keralite Category-II (NK II)

KEAM eligibility criteria further state that candidates who are not from the ‘Keralite’ or ‘Non- Keralite Category-I’ shall be considered as ‘Non-Keralite Category-II'.

Candidates falling under NK II category can only apply to the ‘State Merit’ seats which are on offer at the Private Self-financing Engineering Colleges in Kerala or the "Management Quota" seats available in Self-financing Engineering institutions under Government control.

Documents to prove nativity for KEAM 2021

Candidates will be required to produce valid documents in order to prove their nativity as a Kerala resident. The documents have to be submitted at the time of the KEAM counselling process.

Find the below list of documents required to prove nativity for KEAM 2021: 


Candidates will have to submit the following documents in order to prove that they are a native of Kerala.

  • A copy of SSLC certificate
  • A copy of SSLC certificate of either of the parents
  • A copy of the Passport of the candidate or either of his/her parents
  • Birth Certificate of the candidate
  • Certificate from Village Officer/Tehsildar
  • Certificate from competent authority showing either of the parents is an All India Service Officer

Non-Keralite Category I (NK I)

Candidates will have to submit the following documents in order to prove that they belong to Non-Keralite Category I (NK I)

  • Certificate from the Head of Organisation where the parents of the candidate are working, and a Certificate from the Head of the Institution where the candidate is studying
  • Certificate from the Village Officer showing that the candidate is a resident of Kerala for a period of five years
  • Certificate from the Head of the Institution showing that the candidate has undergone schooling from Class 8 to 12

Non-Keralite Category II (NK II)

Candidates will have to bring “Certificate of Completion of Qualifying examination “in order to prove that they belong to the following category and also a copy of Passport.

KEAM 2021 Exam Day Guidelines

Candidates appearing for KEAM 2021 are recommended to follow the below-mentioned exam day guidelines to avoid any last-minute hassle:

What to carry on Exam Day?

  • Admit card: It is a mandatory document that the candidates must carry to the exam centre on the day of the test. It may be noted that a candidate without a valid KEAM admit card will not be allowed to enter the exam hall.
  • Photo ID proof: Candidates must also carry an original photo ID proof for verification. Valid ID proof can be any document containing a candidate’s name and photo such as PAN card, Aadhaar card, voter ID card, passport, etc.
  • Ballpoint pen and a cardboard/clipboard: Candidates are also allowed to carry ballpoint pens (either in black or blue ink) and a cardboard/clipboard to the examination hall.

What not to carry on Exam Day?

  • Candidates must not carry any textual material or things such as calculator, electronics watch, slide rule, log table, mobile phone and pager inside the exam hall.

KEAM 2021 Admission Process

Candidates willing to apply for KEAM 2021 need to follow six steps in order to complete the KEAM admission process. The below steps will guide candidates right from the online registrations for KEAM till the final seat allotment process.

KEAM 2020 Admission Process

STEP 1: KEAM Registration 2021/ Filling the online application form

  • The very first step for candidates to appear for KEAM 2021 exam is to register online on the official website.
  • On successful registrations, candidates will be asked to fill KEAM application form in order to complete the registration process.

STEP 2: KEAM Admit card

  • CEE the conducting body of KEAM will be releasing the exam admit card.
  • KEAM admit card is a mandatory document which needs to be carried to KEAM test centre
  • Candidates who do not carry KEAM hall ticket issued by CEE will not be allowed to write the exam under any circumstances

STEP 3: Appear for KEAM 2021 exam

  • Students need to appear for KEAM 2021 as per the schedule mentioned in the exam hall ticket.
  • Aspirants are advised to reach the exam centre at least an hour before the commencement of the exam

STEP 4: KEAM Results

  • The results for KEAM will be declared by CEE in the due course. The actual KEAM result date will be out in due time.
  • Candidates will be able to check KEAM results on the official website of CEE after release.

 STEP 5: KEAM Counselling

After the announcement of KEAM results, candidates whose names appear in the merit list released by CEE will be allowed to participate in the exam counselling. KEAM counselling process will be organized to verify the documents produced by candidates. On successful verification of documents, candidates will then be allotted seat basis their preferences and the availability on the same.

Important FAQs regarding KEAM 2021

Q. When will KEAM 2021 dates be announced?

A. CEE Kerala will announce KEAM 2020 exam dates in online mode along with the information brochure. The notification related to the KEAM 2021 exam is expected to be out in February.

Q. When will application form of KEAM 2021 release?

A. The application form of KEAM 2021 will be released on the official website. Candidates have to submit their application forms within the given time period.

Q. When will the CEE Kerala release KEAM 2021 result and rank list?

A. The rank list KEAM 2021 will be released after the declaration of the result. Candidates can check their ranks from the official website by entering application number and password.

Q. Which are the courses offered by CEE in KEAM?

A. CEE will allot seats to the following courses in KEAM: Engineering, Architecture, MBBS, BDS, Ayurveda, Homoeo, Siddha, Unani, Agriculture, Forestry, Veterinary, Fisheries and Pharmacy.

Q. Does CEE release KEAM 2021 cutoffs after each round of counselling?

A. Yes, the authority will release the cutoff after each round of KEAM 2021 counselling in online mode. The cutoff is different for each of the colleges/institutes, course and category of students.

Q. Is CEE office conducting Medical Entrance Examination? 

A. There is no state-level entrance examination for medical and architecture courses conducted by this office. The entrance examination is conducted only for Engineering and BPharm courses. Admission to medical courses will be conducted based on the NEET (UG) Rank. Those candidates who wish to be considered for the seat allotment in medical courses in Kerala State should qualify NEET. Likewise, if a candidate wants to be considered for the allotment in Architecture course, qualifying NATA (National Aptitude Test) is required. However, candidates interested in Engineering, Pharmacy, Medical and Architecture courses have to apply for KEAM.

Q. I want to study an Ayurveda course in Kerala. Do I need to appear for NEET examination?

A. In Kerala, admission to all medical courses including Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Agricultural, Fisheries, Unani, Veterinary, Sidha etc. will be based on the NEET ranks. So those candidates who wish to be considered for the allotment in medical courses should be qualified in NEET and are required to apply for KEAM.

Q. I belong to General category. Is it required to submit Income certificate?

A. It is advisable to submit income certificates by all candidates, except for those belonging to SC/ST category. Those (including General Category) who wish to avail the benefits such as fee concession/scholarships that may be notified by the Government or college authorities subsequently, based on annual family income, should furnish the income certificate (in the specified format) along with the KEAM application form.

Q. What are the certificates that must be submitted to prove nativity?

A. Candidates can submit any one of the following documents/certificates for satisfying their nativity requirements:

  • Certificate to prove nativity for Keralites
  • A true copy of the relevant page of SSLC of the candidate showing their place of birth in Kerala (self-attested copy of this certificate has to be attached separately)

Q. For how many rounds KEAM 2021 counselling be held?

A. The counselling of KEAM 2021 will be held in three rounds.

Q. Is there any MOP-up round for KEAM Counselling?

A. Yes, an extra round of KEAM counselling called MOP round is being held after three rounds of counselling.

KEAM 2022 Contact Information

The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations
Fifth Floor, Housing Board Buildings
Santhi Nagar, Thiruvananthapuram-695 001.
Phone : 0471- 2332120, 2338487.
Fax: 0471-2337228.

Helpline Numbers: 0471 2339101, 2339102, 2339103, 2339104 &2332123

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