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KEAM Exam Pattern 2019

Last Updated - December 29, 2017

KEAM Exam Pattern 2019 provides information to the candidates about various aspects of the exam like mode and duration of the test, types of questions asked, and subjects. KEAM 2019 exam is conducted by CEE (Commissioner of Entrance Examination), Kerala. It is an offline or pen-paper based test comprising two papers – Paper I and Paper II.

Questions from Chemistry and Physics will be asked in Paper I while Paper II will have questions from Mathematics only. Both the papers will have 120 questions each and these will be MCQ type. Both the papers will be conducted on separate days and time duration of each paper will be 150 minutes.

All aspirants must fill KEAM Application Form 2019 in the online mode which will be available from January 2019. The medium of the exam will be English only. KEAM 2019 is a state level examination which provides admission to candidates to various Engineering, Agriculture and Pharmacy courses offered by different colleges and institutions across Kerala state.

Candidates are advised to carry their respective Admit Card to the exam centers while they appear for the test. It will be released a few weeks prior to the date of exam. Check below all important points regarding KEAM Exam Pattern 2019 along with Syllabus, Recommended Books and Marking Scheme.

KEAM Exam Pattern 2019 Highlights

KEAM Exam DateApril 2019
Mode of ExamOffline
Number of papers2 (Paper 1- Physics, Chemistry and Paper 2- Mathematics)
Duration of exam150 minutes for each paper
Number of questions120 MCQs in each paper
Marking Scheme+4 marks for every correct answer -1mark for every incorrect answer
Total Marks960
Language of paperEnglish

KEAM 2019 Exam Pattern in Detail

KEAM 2019 comprises 2 papers and candidates get 150 minutes time duration to complete each paper. Physics and Chemistry will be included in Paper-1 while questions from Mathematics will be asked in Paper-2. The table given below provides a brief description of the subject-wise distribution of KEAM 2019 Exam Pattern:

Paper I/IINo. of questionsTime allotted (in minutes)Max. Marks

Note: Paper 1 will be conducted on Day 1 and Paper 2 will be held on the following day.

KEAM Exam Pattern 2019 for Chemistry

  • This section focuses on questions from Chemistry of Class 10+2 level.
  • There are a total of 60 questions in this section to be solved in 75 minutes.
  • All the questions will be objective in nature.

Important Topics in Chemistry

Topics in Chemistry
Basic Concepts and Atomic StructurePeriodic Properties of Elements and HydrogenD-Block and F-Block ElementsCoordination Compounds and Organometallics
Bonding and Molecular StructureS-Block Elements and Principles of MetallurgyThermodynamicsRedox Reactions and Electrochemistry
States of MatterP-Block ElementsChemical EquilibriumHydrocarbons

KEAM 2019 Recommended Books for Chemistry

SubjectBook namePublication/ Author
ChemistryOrganic ChemistryO. P Tandon
Numerical ChemistryP. Bahadur

KEAM Exam Pattern 2019 for Physics

  • This section will contain Physics questions of class 10+2 level.
  • There will be all MCQ questions.
  • A total of 60 questions from this section will be asked and these need to be solved in 75 minutes.

Important Topics for Physics

Topics for Physics
Introduction and MeasurementDescription of Motion in 1,2, 3 DimensionsLaws of Motion
Work, Energy and PowerOpticsElectromagnetic Induction
GravitationGravitationHeat and Thermodynamics
Oscillations and WavesMechanics of Solid and FluidsCurrent Electricity

KEAM 2019 Recommended Books for Physics

SubjectBook namePublication/ Author
PhysicsConcepts of Physics I & IIH. C Verma
Objective PhysicsArihant Publications

KEAM Exam Pattern 2019 for Mathematics

  • This section will contain Mathematics questions of class 10+2 level.
  • There will be all MCQ type questions.
  • A total of 120 questions from this section will be asked which are to be solved in 150 minutes.

Important Topics for Mathematics

Topics for Mathematics
Sets, Relations And FunctionsTrigonometric functionsStatistics and probability
Permutations, CombinationsLines and Family of linesFunctions, Limits and continuity
Matrices and DeterminantsCircles and Family of circlesDifferentiation
Differential EquationsIndefinite IntegralsDefinite Integrals

KEAM 2019 Preparation Books for Mathematics

Book NameAuthor/PublisherISBN
Topic wise Solved papers for Engineering EntranceDisha Experts978-9385576683
16 Years' Solved Papers Kerala CEEArihant Experts978-9352510191

KEAM 2019 Marking Scheme

KEAM 2019 exam will have MCQ questions which will carry 4 marks each. Here is KEAM 2019 Marking Scheme for your reference:

  • Total Questions- 240 (120 in 1 paper)
  • Total Marks- 960
  • Marks for Each Correct Answer- +4 mark
  • Negative Marking- -1 mark
  • Questions Left Blank- No mark.

KEAM Sample Papers 2019

KEAM 2019 Sample Papers are very essential in the preparation of your exam. Solving KEAM 2019 sample papers which contain similar type of questions to the ones asked in the entrance exam, will enable the candidates to evaluate the exam. Especially, aspects like difficulty level of questions asked, distribution of questions and time required to solve a specific problem. This will come in handy to make changes to your preparation strategy accordingly. So that weak area can be identified and strong areas can be fortified.

KEAM Exam Day Instructions

Candidates are advised to read important instructions and Do’s and Don’ts at KEAM Exam Day:

  • Candidates should reach the test center 30 minutes before the test starts.
  • Candidates, who arrive at the test center more than 15 minutes after the scheduled time, may not be permitted to take the test.
  • Candidates are required to carry their admit card, photo identity and blue ball point pen to the exam center.
  • Any type of gadget and calculators are not allowed inside the exam center.

KEAM 2019 Exam Pattern FAQs

Ques: When should a test taker report to the test center?

Ans: Test takers must report to their allocated test centre 30 minutes prior to the scheduled time mentioned on their confirmation e-mail.

Ques: Does test center and allotted seat remain same for both the papers?

Ans: Yes, a test taker will be required to appear for both the papers at the allotted center and at the scheduled time.

Ques: Is qualifying both the papers necessary?

Ans: Yes, candidates who fail to qualify in each paper will be automatically disqualified.

Ques: Will the syllabus of KEAM change this year?

Ans: The syllabus will not change for KEAM 2019. The exam will comprise multiple-choice questions from Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.



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