KEAM 2019 Exam Pattern

Last Updated - February 09 2018

KEAM Exam Format 2019 offers information to the aspirants about different aspects of the exam like method and period of the test, types of questions asked, and subjects. KEAM 2019 exam is organized 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 organized on separate days and time period of each paper will be 150 minutes.

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

Aspirants are advised to carry their respective Hall Ticket to the exam centers while they appear for the test. It will be announced a few weeks prior to the date of exam. Check below all important points regarding KEAM Exam Format 2019 along with Syllabus, Advisable Books, and Marking Scheme.

Highlights Table of KEAM Exam Format 2019

KEAM Exam DateApril 2019
Method of ExamOffline
Number of papers2 (Paper 1- Physics, Chemistry and Paper 2- Mathematics)
Period of exam150 minutes for each paper
Number of questions120 MCQs in each paper
Marking Scheme+4 marks for every accurate response -1mark for every inaccurate response
Total Marks960
Language of paperEnglish

KEAM Exam Format 2019 Details

KEAM 2019 includes 2 papers and aspirants get 150 minutes time period to clear each paper. Physics and Chemistry will be comprised in Paper-1 while questions from Mathematics will be asked in Paper-2. The table given below offers a brief description of the subject-wise distribution of KEAM 2019 Exam Format:

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

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

KEAM 2019 Exam Format for Chemistry

  • All the questions will be objective in nature.
  • 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.

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 Preference Books for Chemistry

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

KEAM Exam Format 2019 for Physics

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

Important Topics in Physics

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

KEAM 2019 Advisable Books for Physics

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

KEAM 2019 Exam Format for Mathematics

  • There will be all MCQ type questions.
  • This section will contain Mathematics questions of class 10+2 level.
  • 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

Marking Scheme for KEAM 2019

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

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

KEAM Sample Papers 2019

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

KEAM 2019 Exam Day Instructions

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

  • Aspirants, who arrive at the test center more than 15 minutes after the scheduled time, may not be permitted to take the test.
  • Aspirants need to carry their hall ticket, photo identity, and blue ballpoint pen to the exam center.
  • Aspirants should access the test center 30 minutes before the test starts.
  • Any type of gadget and calculators are not allowed inside the exam center.

KEAM Exam Format 2019 FAQs

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

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

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

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

Ques: Is qualifying both the papers necessary?

Ans: Yes, aspirants 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 include multiple-choice questions from Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics.

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