KEAM: Allotments against last year’s lower ranks hold clue to admission prospects

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Candidates who cleared the Kerala Government's engineering, architecture and pharmacy entrance exam, KEAM-2021, need to register their options for courses and colleges now.

The option registration for admission to engineering, architecture and pharmacy under-graduate courses commenced on Tuesday, two days before the publication of the results.

Eligible candidates may refer to the lowest ranks in last year’s list to get an idea about how to submit options for engineering, architecture and pharmacy courses.

The list could be accessed by clicking on the ‘KEAM candidate portal’ on the website The separate lists of the lower ranks of engineering, architecture, BPharm, MBBS and BDS and medical and allied, except MBBS and BDS courses, are available on the website.

The lowest ranks in 13 reservation-based categories, including the state merit, economically weaker sections, Ezhava, Muslim, backward Hindu, Latin Catholics and Anglo Indians, Dheevara, Vishwakarma, Kushava, Backward Christians, Kudumbi, Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe, too are available on the portal.

For instance, candidates who got up to 575th rank in the state merit and 33,153 in the scheduled categories list got admission at the College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram. Meanwhile, Ezhava candidates who got up to 5834th rank and 10,972 in the Dheevara categories were selected for the BPharm course in the College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kottayam.

Candidates, however, cannot expect that these admission patterns could be repeated this year too. The changing interests of candidates, scope of employment, difference in number of seats and the preference of candidates for colleges in their native place are some of the reasons that could influence the lower ranks.

However, referring to the last year’s lists of lower ranks would certainly give an idea about your prospects of admission. You could evaluate your rank based on the self-assessment of your performance in the exam or wait for the rank list to be published to submit options.

The results of the KEAM-2021 were published on Thursday, nearly two months after the entrance exam was held on August 5. In all 51,031 candidates have qualified and 47,629 candidates have found a place in the rank list out of the 73,997 candidates who had appeared for the entrance.


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