KEAM 2013 Eligibility Criteria
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KEAM 2013 Eligibility Criteria detail the minimum requirements for applying to appear for the KEAM 2013 examination. Eligibility Criteria for KEAM 2013 includes nativity & domicile requirements, academic qualifications, age limit etc. KEAM 2013 applicants have to be Indian and must have passed class XII with the specified percentage. Students who aspire to appear for the KEAM 2013 have to ensure that they meet the Elibility Criteria  of KEAM 2013.

KEAM 2013 Eligibility Criteria:

1. 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 purpose of admission only.
  • Applicants of Kerala origin will be categorized as ‘Keralites’ and must furnish proof of the same. Students of this category cannot claim reservations under Communal/Special/Persons with Disabilities categories.
  • Non-Keralites are classified as ‘Non-Keralite Category-I’ and ‘Non-Keralite Category-II’. students falling under this category cannot claim Communal/ Special/Persons with Disabilities reservation.

(A) Keralites :-
A candidate of Kerala origin will be categorized as a Keralite only for the purpose of eligibility for admission. Children of All India Service (AIS) officers (Non-Keralites) allotted to Kerala cadre come under this category and 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 (NK I) : A candidate who is not of Kerala origin but fulfils anyone of the following conditions will be categorised as 'Non-Keralite Category I'(NK I).

  • (i) A candidate who has completed the qualifying course in Kerala and whose parents are Non- Keralites belonging  to the Government of India/Defence Service, posted to Kerala.
  • (ii) A candidate who has completed the qualifying course in Kerala and Whose parents are Non- Keralites serving/served Government of Kerala for a minimum period of two years Iincluding the period of study of the qualifying exam)
  • (iii) A candidate who is not of Kerala Origin but has been a resident of Kerala State for a period of 5 years within the period of 12 years of study.
  • (iv) A candidate who is not of Kerala Origin but who has studied in Kerala from standard VIII to XII.

(C) Non-Keralite Category-II (NK II) :- Candidates who do not belong to the ‘Keralite’ or ‘Non- Keralite Category-I’ will be considered 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.

Academic Qualification:

Engineering courses: [Including B.Tech (Ag. Engg.) and B.Tech (Food Engg.) and B.Tech (Dairy Science. & Technology)

Candidates must have passed the HSC exam of Kerala or equivalent with 50% marks in Mathematics and 50 % marks in aggregate in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry


Candidates who have passed Diploma in Engineering or an equivalent exam, recognised by the State Board of Technical Education and must have undergone an institutional course of at least 3 years from an Institution approved by AICTE, with a minimum of 50% marks in the final year

Note: Diploma Examination are eligible for admission to the special reservation quota (DE)

For B.Tech. (D.Sc. & Tech):

  • Candidates must have passed HSC exam of Kerala, or equivalent with 50 % marks in Mathematics or Biology separately
  • They must have secured an aggregate of 50 % marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology 
  • Candidates are required to pursue a make-up course in Basic Mathematics (2+0) credits or Applied Biology (1+1) credit as the case may be.


1. Diploma in Engineering is not considered as the academic eligibility for admission to the Engineering Colleges affiliated to Kerala Agricultural University and Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences University.

2. The Vocational Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala, has been recognised as equivalent to the Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala.


KEAM 2013 Academic Eligibility for B. Arch.:

  • 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognised Board with Mathematics as subject of study by securing 50% marks in aggregate.
  • 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognised by Central/State Governments with 50% aggregate marks.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma, after 10 years of schooling, with not less than 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination.
  • Candidates must have scored 40 % or 80 marks out of 200 (for all categories of candidates) in the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA)
  • Candidates who have passed Diploma in Engineering by the Board of Technical Examinations or an equivalent exam recognised by the State Board of Technical Education
    Must have undergone an institutional course of at least 3 years from an Institution approved by AICTE securing a minimum of 50% marks in the final year Diploma Examination 

  • Candidates seeking admission to B.Arch. course should also submit the Application form to the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations.

  • Age Limit: The candidate should have completed 17 years of age as on 31st December, 2013

Note: Candidate aspiring admissions to B.Arch must submit the KEAM 2013 application From along with NATA scores and marks sheet of Class XII.

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date to apply for keam when do i register for keam

Apoorva Student Expert 5th Oct, 2019

Hello dear student,

I hope you are aware that KEAM 2020 is an exam that will be conducted by commissioner of entrance examination that is denoted by CEE. KEAM is an state level exam conducted by CEE , Kerala, for the students who wants to take admission in under graduation programs of engineering. These exams offers admission in various  government and private colleges of state .

As you asked about when will form b available so dear student it will be available from February 2020 . And exam will be conducted in the month of may . I hope this helpful to you.

Best wishes


How much Mark is the cutoff for getting admission in biomedical engineering in govt colleges in keam

Papiya Mazumder 26th Sep, 2019


As per your requirement, i would say that as mentioned above your query, for admission into keam for biomedical engineering in government college, the cut off varies every year.

Getting a seat in college is depending on many factors like studenrs to seat ratio, cut off, reservation, ranking of college, etc

Cut off varies evert year as per your reservation category and no. Of students applying for the same.

The Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE), Government of Kerala announced the KEAM 2018 cutoff after the completion of each counseling session.

Click here, to find previous year cut-off rankings-

Good luck


what should be the rank for getting an admission for electrical and electronic engineering after KEAM

Vishwaksen Gouda Student Expert 26th Sep, 2019
Hello Rasheed
for General category students minimummarksforpassing keamwould be 50% and for ST/SC category students minimummarksforpassing keamwould be 40%.TheKEAM 2019 ranklist was preparedcalculatingthe average marks secured in the entrance exam and class 12 in the ratio of 50:50. Equal weightage is given to the scores obtained inKEAM 2019and the marks obtained in the 12th standard qualifying examination for Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics

what marks will be a good means for getting an admission after KEAM exam for those who are appearing with OB caste?

Sonali Sahu Student Expert 13th Oct, 2019


In general, Try to do your best and get basics and solve numericals from each chapter from all the 3 subjects.

try to give mock test and know where you stand and improve your position.

As for marks try to score 80-85% of total marks. A rank in range 2k-3k will make your position secure in 1st tier colleges who accepts KEAM  to intake candidates.

Hope it helps!


I am a +2 student from kerala. In our 12th certificate, there is marks of 11th, 12th, and total marks. Which of these mark will be added in keam

Ankhi Banerjee 22nd Sep, 2019


For KEAM, only the boards examination marks of class 12 will be taken into consideration. The eligibility of KEAM says that you will need to score 50% marks in Mathematics separately and 50% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together in class 12. Also, the marks scored in Computer Science will be considered in case you did not study Chemistry. In case you have not studied Chemistry and Computer Science, the marks in Biotechnology will be considered. If none of the subjects- Chemistry, Computer Science and Biotechnology has been studied by the candidate then the marks in Biology will be considered

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