KEAM Exam Pattern 2022: Exam Mode, No. of Questions, Marking

The KEAM Exam 2022 will be conducted by the commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE), Kerala in order to offer admission to various Engineering and pharmacy courses. The online application form for this exam is expected to be released in the month of February 2022 tentatively. It is important for aspiring candidates to know and understand the KEAM exam pattern in order to prepare better for the exam.

Two papers will be conducted in this entrance test i.e. Paper 1 (Physics and Chemistry) and Paper 2 (Mathematics) on different dates. Candidates preparing for KEAM can check the detailed KEAM exam Pattern from this article.

Detailed KEAM Exam Pattern 2022

Exam Venues

  • The KEAM exam will be conducted at the selected venues in all districts of Kerala.
  • Apart from Kerala, the entrance exam will also be held at Mumbai, New Delhi, and Dubai.

Papers in KEAM Exam

Two Papers will be conducted in the KEAM exam i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 will have questions from Physics and Chemistry and Paper 2 will have questions from Mathematics.

The Duration of Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be 2 and a half hours each.

Papers that are mandatory to be qualified for different courses are given below:

  1. For Engineering Courses: The candidates have to write both paper 1 and Paper 2 in case of engineering admission. The ratio of marks weightage of Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry subject will be 5:3:2.
  2. For B.Pharma Course: The applicants have to appear in Paper 1 only in order to get considered for B.Pharma admission
  3. For Medical and Allied Courses: For admission to Medical and allied course, the candidates have to appear in NEET-UG exam. There will no requirement to appear in KEAM exam

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Highlights of KEAM Exam

  • The KEAM will be conducted in offline (OMR sheet based) mode.
  • Both Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be carrying 120 marks each.
  • Only Multiple Choice objective types of Questions will be asked in both the papers.
  • There will be 5 options (A, B, C, D, and E) for every Question, out of which only one will be correct.
  • A total of 120 Questions will be asked in each paper.
  • 4 marks will be awarded for a correct answer

Negative Marking

  • There will be a provision for deduction of 1 Mark in case of an incorrect answer.

Note: There will no deduction of marks in case of unanswered questions.

Subject-wise pattern of the examination

Paper Subjects Number of questions Total Marks
Paper 1 Physics and Chemistry 120 480
Paper 2 Mathematics 120 480

Standard of KEAM Exam

The questions will be asked as per the standard of Higher Secondary or equivalent exam. Candidates, please note that the Questions will not be based on NCERT or any other textbooks exclusively. For more details, please review the KEAM syllabus.

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