KEAM Seat Allotment 2020: CEE, Kerala will announce the seat allotment of KEAM for the session 2020-21. Authority will allott the seats to those candidates who will qualify the exam and secure a rank. Thus on the basis of the merit, choices filled by candidates during counselling, eligible reservations of the candidate and availability of seats, the seats are allotted to the candidates. The procedure includes the online submission of options as officially described by the authorities of CEE. Various rounds will be held to allot the seats to the candidates. After the allotment of the seats, candidates are advised to choose the option given by the authority about joining the college or moving to the second round.  The entire process of Seat Allotment for KEAM 2020 will take place through the Centralized Allotment Process (CAP).

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Centralized Allotment Process (CAP) is a process through which the options are registered in a simple and transparent way and is done through the Single Window System (SWS). The seat allotment takes place for various courses under the Engineering/ Architecture/ Pharmacy/Medical streams in the State.

KEAM 2020 Seat Allotment Important Dates

The selective candidates must be aware of the important dates so that they must not miss any update. The below table reflects the important date. The exact date is not given an official announcement is not made. So take the tentative dates for the general reference until the official statement is not released. We will update you once the official notification is out.

EventsDates (Tentative)
Online registration and entry of choicesJune 2020
Trial allotment of KEAM 2020June 2020
Seat allotment for Phase 1June 2020
Fee payment for allotted candidates – Round 1June 2020
Commencement of Phase 2June- July 2020
Seat Allotment for Phase 2July 2020
Fee payment for allotted candidates – Round 2July 2020
Commencement of online option confirmation for Phase 3 along with rearrangement of higher options/ deletion of unwanted options and registration of fresh optionsJuly 2020
Last date for online option confirmation and rearrangement/ deletion/ addition for round 3July 2020
Seat Allotment for Phase 3July 2020
Fee payment for allotted candidates – Round 3July 2020
Online Choice Filling for Mop Up Round (to fill vacant seats)July-August 2020
Seat Allotment for Mop UpAugust 2020
Payment of fees – Mop up roundAugust 2020

KEAM 2020 Seat Allotment Procedure

There are certain steps which need to be followed while taking part in the seat allotment procedure

Step 1: Registration

Only the candidates who will do registration for the KEAM 2020 counselling, will be allowed to take part in the seat allotment. Those who will not register for counselling will not be allowed. Therefore it is important for the candidates to get themselves registered by filling the required details. Details such as choice filling of colleges and courses in the order of priority.

Step 2: Trial Allotment

Once participating in the seat allotment procedure the authority will conduct the trial allotment. As per the allotment, authority gets an idea about the possible colleges and courses students will get on allotment. This does not guarantee an allotment to the candidates in that respective college and courses.

Step 3: Schedule of the Allotment

The concerned authority will announce the allotment schedule in the official site of the KEAM. In order to check the seat allotment details, candidates need to login to their account. After this, if the seats are allotted to the candidates then candidates have to download their allotment memo which reflects the name of the college and courses. Candidates must download and take the print of the seat allotment memo.

Step 4: Payment of the Fee/ Remittance of the Fee

The candidates to whom seats are allotted have to pay the fee for the college and course. This has to be done within the time given to the candidates otherwise they will lose their allotment. Payment of fees can be done in an online mode or payment in the CEE account in specified SBI branches as notified by the authorities. Keep the fee receipt properly which is issued by the bank or take the print if it is paid online.

Students must keep in mind that if they are not allotted seats in the 1st round and receive allotment in the second round, they will have to remit the fee for the allotted course. Suppose the seats are allotted in both the rounds and the latter is different from the former one, the difference in the fee for which is higher will have to pay by the candidate. The same amount will be mentioned in the allotment memo of the candidate.

Step 4: Admission

After the allotment of the seats and the students who have paid the fees, the candidates will have to take admission in the college allotted to them. If someone does not take admission then he/she loses the chance of admission along with the existing options in the course to which the allotment belongs

Note: Once the option is lost, not be available in the subsequent phases.

Step 5: Confirming Online Option For Participating In Subsequent Phases of Allotment

Candidates who want to participate in the 2nd or further allotments will have to log in their options page and confirm the option by clicking the “confirm” button. Unwanted options can be deleted and after the online option, confirmation candidates can change the priority of the existing options. Online option confirmation is mandatory for each allotment phase.

Step 6: Rank Details Published

After the seat allotment, the authority issue the last rank details of that particular allotment. The rank published is the candidate’s rank and not their position in the category list.

Step 7: Spot allotment

This process takes place when the seats are vacant and only the candidates who have the name in the ranking list are eligible for spot allotment. A candidate who has to obtain seat in the government college on the basis of merit is not eligible for this spot allotment. But candidates who have a Government merit seat in a Government Controlled Self-Financing College will be allowed to participate in spot admission for a Government College for any course.

The Process After Seat Allotment

After the seat allotment, candidates have to visit that particular institutes in which they have granted seats. Upon visiting, they have to verify the documents and must take the future procedure.

Document Verification

  • KEAM 2020 Admit Card
  • D.O.B Proof
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Original mark sheet of the qualifying exam (Higher Secondary or equivalent)
  • Passing certificate of the qualifying examination (if issued)
  • Eligibility certificate from any University in Kerala, in case of candidates who have passed the qualifying examination other than Higher Secondary Examination/ Vocational Higher Secondary Examination as conducted by Government of Kerala or the exam conducted by CBSE and CISCE.
  • Migration Certificate (if applicable)
  • Physical Fitness Certificate in the relevant format
  • Fee receipt remitted
  • Allotment memo as issued by CEE
  • Any other documents required by the Head of Institution

Seat Allotment Protocol

1. Seat allotment protocol in Government /Aided /KAU/ KVASU /KUFOS Colleges

Admission procedure takes place through allotment of seats under CAP. The allotments will be first offered to candidates under State Merit (SM) quota having eligible reservation benefits as per mandatory reservation. When “state merit ” vacancies exhaust, then authority gives seats to the candidates who are eligible as per reservation quotas under mandatory reservation.

2. State-wide Principle of Allotment in Government/Aided/KAU/KVASU/KUFOS Colleges

The government of Kerala approves the ‘statewide’ principle for the selection. Reserved category candidates who will come in the open merit list will be allotted to the college of his choice only when he/she is eligible for it. While reserved category students are entitled to admission on the basis of his/her merit where a specified number of seats have been kept reserved for the reserved category but while computing the percentage of reservation he will be deemed to have been admitted as an open category candidate and not as a reserved category candidate’.

3. Allotment in Government/Aided/KAU/KVASU/KUFOS Colleges to Candidates with multiple Claims under Mandatory Quota

Candidates who have rank Lists are eligible for allotment under State Merit (SM). Under mandatory reservations, candidates are also eligible for other reservation quotas. A candidate may have the benefit of SEBC reservation (EZ/MU/BH/ LA/DV/VK/KN/BX/KU) or Scheduled Caste (SC) or Scheduled Tribe (ST) claim. The seats are also there on the hierarchy of quotas i.e (i) State Merit (SM) – All candidates included in the Rank Lists are eligible for allotment under State Merit. (ii) A candidate without SEBC/SC/ST reservation benefit will be considered only against the ‘State Merit’ seats wherever available at the time of allotment. Such candidates will be allotted a seat as per the availability of seats.

4. Allotments under Special Reservations

Special reservation means benefits under ‘Persons with Disabilities’. Such allotment takes place on those colleges where such seats identified. Along with the General Allotment, the allotment of seats under Special reservation is also there. Authority also consider the students for allotments if they are eligible for SEBC/SC/ST reservation benefit

5. Seat allotment protocol in Self-financing Colleges

In this, authority gives seats as per the college/institution wise. Details will be provided separately. If candidates have to appear for direct counseling and due to some reason he/she may not attend it then the parent/ guardian or any authorized person of the candidate can act as a proxy upon production of authorization letter.


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