CEE has conducted the paper 1 of KEAM 2020. Paper 1 concluded at 12:30 pm and paper 2 will start from 2:30 pm. The exam is being held in offline mode and each center is following the COVID-19 safety precautions as issued by CEE before the exam.
Paper 1 of KEAM 2020 was for Physics and Chemistry. As per reports there has been no COVID-19 positive cases at the centres as of now and all safety norms are being followed at the centre. The answer keys for KEAM 2020 will be released by CEE about a week later on the official website, cee-kerala.org.
At the entry gates students were thermal scanned and sanitisers were given to sanitise the hand.
Amidst COVID-19 and many protests from students to postpone the exam, CEE is holding the exam today, July 16, 2020. The students have been asking the CM of the state to consider postponing the exam. Even Shashi Tharoor wrote a letter to the CM, Pinarayi Vijayan to postpone the exam. He tweeted his letter on twitter.
This year, taking KEAM has been a challenge for the students. Not only the fear of the pandemic, but the student had to reach their allotted centers amidst pouring rain. Social distancing was claimed to be followed at each of the centers. Students and parents shared some pictures in social media platforms depicting their experience:
As per the instruction of CEE, students have been restricted to move out of their respective exam centres after shift 1. This is to contain the gathering in the centre and to maintain social distancing.
From 2:30 PM, paper 2 of KEAM will start, which is the Mathematics paper. The paper will be held for a duration of 2.5 hours. Students have to answer 120 MCQs. After the exam students will be allowed to carry a copy of their OMR sheet. A candidate not appearing in any one of the papers, for admission is disqualified and is not considered for the ranking. In other words, appearance in the two relevant papers: Paper I – Physics & Chemistry and Paper-II – Mathematics, is compulsory for being considered in the rank list.
Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical (KEAM) is a state-level exam. It is conducted for 10+2 qualified candidates in UG engineering, agriculture, veterinary, forestry, and pharmacy courses. Based on the scores of KEAM 2020 and the 10+2 marks of the students, admission will be granted through a Single Window System of the Centralized Allotment Process (CAP). Separate merit lists will be drawn for each course and as per it, admission will be given to the eligible candidates.