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KEAM 2018 Application Form (Released)

Updated On - February 1st 2018 by SONAL ROHATGI

KEAM 2018 Application Form has been released by the Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE), Kerala. Candidates can fill the application form of KEAM 2018 by getting registered on the application portal using a valid email ID and mobile number. 

  • Candidates can fill the application form till February 28, 2018.
  • Candidates, those want to apply for medical, allied, pharmacy, engineering & architecture course, they all have to Fill KEAM Application.
  • Applicants have to check their KEAM Eligibility Criteria for the courses they are applying.
  • The application fee for Engineering only/ B.Pharm only/both is INR 700 for General and INR 300 for SC.
  • In case of any mistake in the application form, Correction Window Facility will be provided from the First week of March 2018.
  • The examination will be conducted in pen & paper based mode. Check KEAM 2018 Exam Pattern 

KEAM 2018 Application Form Dates

Issue of KEAM 2018 Application form February 1, 2018 (Released)
Last date to submit KEAM application form along with fee paymentFebruary 28, 2018
Last date to submit printout of application form along with relevant documentsMarch 31, 2018
Issue of KEAM Admit cardFrom April 10, 2018 onwards
KEAM 2018 entrance exam - Paper 1( Physics & Chemistry)April 23, 2018 (10:00- 12:30 p.m)
KEAM 2018 entrance exam - Paper 2 (Maths)April 24, 2018 (10:00- 12:30 p.m) 

How to fill KEAM 2018 Application Form?

To fill the application form of KEAM 2018, the candidate has to go through the following six steps:

  1. Registration
  2. Upload documents
  3. Fill the form
  4. Pay the application fee
  5. Take printout of application form
  6. Send the application form and supporting documents to CEE

Step 1: Registration

  • Click on the “Registration” link ( it will be provided here once it is available)
  • Enter the following details:
  1. Applicant’s name
  2. Date of birth
  3. Email ID and mobile number
  4. Password
  5. Security code displayed on screen

Upon successful registration, an application number will be generated that the candidate needs to note down. Using the system generated application number and password, the candidate will be able to view results of KEAM 2018, exercise option registration, and also check the allotment memo.

Step 2: Uploading of Scanned Images

In this step, the candidate must upload scanned images of photograph, signature and left hand thumb impression in the prescribed format given below:

PhotographJPG (JPEG)150 pixels and 200 pixels height10-30 kb
SignatureJPG (JPEG)150 pixels and 100 pixels height.10-30 kb
Left Thumb impressionJPG (JPEG)150 pixels and 100 pixels height10-30 kb

Step 3: Fill the KEAM Application form 2018

The candidate has to next fill in all basic information pertaining to choices or courses, personal details, etc. 

  • Choice of Courses: The candidate must select the course (s) to which admission is sought. The candidate has to select an exam centre from the available options. 
  • Personal Details: In this section, the candidate has to enter details pertaining to gender, Aadhaar UID, permanent and communication address, etc. 
  • Academic Details: The candidate has to furnish Qualifying examination details, exam status of 10+2 or equivalent, whether the candidate has applied for KEAM before, etc.
  • Communal Reservation: Through this section, the candidate will be able to claim communal reservation 
  • Income Details: Candidate has to furnish details pertaining to family income, district, taluk, etc.

Before submitting the KEAM 2018 application form, the candidate must ensure that it is complete in all respects. It is because once the form is submitted there is no option to edit it. 

Step 4: Pay the application fee

The exam conducting authority has reduced the application fee of KEAM 2018 by INR 100. Candidates belonging to general category have to pay INR 700, whereas, SC applicants have to INR 300 as the application fee. Candidates choosing Dubai as examination centre will have to remit an additional fee of INR 12,000 irrespective of category. There are two modes of paying the application fee:

  • Online Payment
  • e-challan

Online payment can be made through internet banking/Credit Card/ Debit Card. Upon successful payment, the candidate will be redirected to the home page of KEAM 2018 application form, where the “Payment” tab will be highlighted in green, indicating successful transaction of the fee.

If payment is unsuccessful, a message to that effect will display on the screen.

E-challan: To make the payment in this mode, the candidate must take a printout of the e-challan using the “Print e-challan” link.  Using the printout, the candidate can make the cash payment at:

  • All head and sub-post offices in Kerala

Note: After receiving the payment, the post office will make the necessary entries in their online portal as well on the e-challan form. The candidate before collecting the e-challan must ensure it is duly updated and signed, and that the official has recorded the transaction ID pertaining to the payment.

If the e-challan payment is successful, the “Payment Application Fee” would turn green.

KEAM 2018 Application Fee

CategoryApplication fee
GeneralINR 700

Service Charges for Fee Payment

Mode of PaymentAmount LimitService Charges
Net bankingNot limitRs. 6.00 plus Taxes
Credit cardNot limit1.00 % of the Fee + Taxes
Debit cardUp to Rs. 20000.75 % of the Fee + Taxes
Above Rs. 20001.00 % of the Fee + Taxes
E-Challan (Head/Sub Post Offices in Kerala & Lakshadweep)Not limitRs. 35.00 inclusive of Taxes

Step 5: Take printout of KEAM application form 2018

After successfully making the payment, the candidate needs to take a printout of the application form of KEAM 2018, in a manner that it contains the main page of application and performa (s) of supporting documents. To take printout the candidate must use the “Print Application” option.

Step 6: Send KEAM application form with supporting proof to CEE

The following documents should be attached with the form in the same order given here:

  1. The first page of printout of application form of KEAM 2018 with photograph pasted (same as uploaded). It must also be duly attested by a Government Gazzetted Officer/Head of Institution.
  2. Nativity Certificate.
  3. Age Proof.
  4. Course Certificate in Original or Self Attested copy of Mark list (for candidates who studies Sanskrit at 10+2).
  5. Original Community/Non Creamy Layer Certificate, ( for availing communal reservation).
  6. Original Income Certificate (for fee concession / EC status).
  7. Proof for Special Reservation, if claimed

KEAM 2018 application form along with the documents should be sent to:

The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations

5th Floor, Housing Board Buildings, Santhi Nagar,

Thiruvananthapuram – 695001, Kerala.

How to reset password?

If the candidate has lost the password, there is an option to reset it. The steps are given below:

  • Click on the “Forgot Password” link
  • The candidate will be redirected to a log-in window. Log in using the following details:
  1. Application Number

  2. Date of Birth

  3. Email ID (should be the same as entered at time of registration)

  • Select a password
  • Click on submit

How to retrieve KEAM application number? 

  • Click on the “Forgot Application Number” tab
  • Log in to the window that opens using application number, password, and DOB.

The application number will be displayed on screen. Note it down and keep it safe as it will be required for future reference.

How to check the status of KEAM 2018 Application Form?

The status of the application form of KEAM 2018 will be displayed on the home page of the candidate’s account. To view it, the candidate has to log-in to their individual accounts.

Types of status available 

  • Registration: Indicates Candidate’s Registration for online application.
  • Upload Images: Shows whether the images of photograph, signature and thumb impression are uploaded in the portal.
  • Fill Application: Indicates the application is filled up and finally submitted.
  • Pay Application Fee: Indicates whether CEE office has received payment confirmation.
  • Print Application: Denotes the printout of application is taken or not by the candidate.
  • Received by CEE: This status indicates whether the CEE office has received and taken up the application for scrutiny. If the status is green, it means the application is taken up for scrutiny.

If there is a Green color against the status, it indicates completion of that step. On the other hand, a Red light signifies the step is yet to be performed.

Note: Candidates whose application form will be found defected will not be able to download KEAM 2018 admit card unless and until errors are rectified. 

Cases under which KEAM application form 2018 could be rejected 

  • Uploaded images not meeting prescribed guidelines
  • If the photo affixed on the printout of the application form of KEAM doesn’t match the photo that was uploaded online, the application could be rejected
  • If the affixed photograph is not duly attested by the Head of the Institution in which the studied last or by a Government Gazetted Officer,
  • Unclear and counterfeit signature and thumb impression can also lead to rejection.
  • Not furnishing Nativity certificate with the printout.
  • If the applicable application fee corresponding to the category is not paid, it is another reason for cancellation.
  • If the printout of application and supporting documents reach the designated office after the last date.  

Contact Address

In case the candidate has any doubts regarding filling the KEAM application form 2018, they may contact the concerned authorities at the following address:

General Enquiry : 0471-2332120.

Technical/Online Payment Query: 0471-2339103. 0471-2339104.

Helpline - 24 hours : 0471-155300 , 0471-2335523, 2115054, 2115098 (Citizen’s Call Centre).

Fax : 0471-2337228. Email :

Important Documents Required for KEAM 2018

Candidates are required to keep these documents handy while filling the application form. First page of Printout of Application with dully filled and signed for KEAM Counselling Process.

Information provided should be absolutely correct to avoid discrepancies in the admit card and further admission procedures.

  • Course Certificate in Original/Self Attested copy of mark sheet.
  • Proof of Nativity.
  • Proof of Date of Birth.
  • Original Community/Non-Creamy Layer Certificate (in case of communal reservation).
  • Proof of Special Reservation (if applicable).
  • Original Income Certificate (for fee concession/EC status).
  • Any other documents (if required).
  • Original Demand Draft (Candidates note down security card should not be attached along with the application).

KEAM 2018 Form Correction

The steps that candidates need to follow for making corrections in KEAM 2018 applications are as follows:

  • Visit the official website of CEE Kerala.
  • Search for the link related to “KEAM 2018 application form correction”.
  • Click on the link.
  • Enter your login credentials such as application number and DOB.
  • Now, proceed towards the corrections in application form.
  • Take at least 2 printouts of correction application form for further use.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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