KEAM Exam Pattern 2019
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KEAM Exam Pattern 2019 - The exam pattern of KEAM 2019 is prescribed by CEE to help candidates score good marks in the exam. KEAM 2019 exam pattern allows candidates to know the type, number and nature of questions that would be asked in the exam, time duration allotted to them to answer the questions, and marking scheme followed while checking the answers etc. Using KEAM exam pattern 2019, candidates were able to strategies their preparation better and therefore perform well in the KEAM entrance exam. The complete official KEAM 2019 exam pattern can be checked by candidates from the full article given below.
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The exam pattern of KEAM 2019 includes the following components:

Mode of exam
KEAM 2019 was conducted in offline or pen and paper based mode on April 27 and 28.

Language of exam

The exam had questions and instructions in English language.

Type of questions

The entrance exam had Multiple Choice Questions or MCQs which means each question had five probable answers. Candidates had to choose the right one amongst all the options and filled that in the OMR sheet.

Number of papers

There were two papers in KEAM; Paper 1 had questions from Physics and Chemistry, whereas, Paper 2 had questions from Mathematics only.

Number of questions

Both paper 1 and 2 had 120 questions in each.

Time duration of exam

Candidates got 2 hours 30 minutes (150 minutes) each for paper 1 and 2 both.

Marking scheme

For every correct answer in the exam, candidates got 4 marks.

For every incorrect answer, 1 mark would be deducted from the total score.

In case of no answers given, no deduction was made.

Salient features of KEAM Exam Pattern 2019

  • If a candidate has marked an answer more than once, then it would be considered as an incorrect response, and would be given negative marks.

  • For candidates who failed to answer at least one question in each paper were automatically disqualified and were not be considered during rank list making.

  • The question paper of KEAM was set as per the standards of Higher Secondary or equivalent exam.

KEAM 2019 Exam Pattern



Number of Questions

Marks per question


Time Allotted

Paper I

Physics & Chemistry




2 hours 30 minutes (150 minutes)

Paper II





2 hours 30 minutes (150 minutes)




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date to apply for keam when do i register for keam

Apoorva Student Expert 5th Oct, 2019

Hello dear student,

I hope you are aware that KEAM 2020 is an exam that will be conducted by commissioner of entrance examination that is denoted by CEE. KEAM is an state level exam conducted by CEE , Kerala, for the students who wants to take admission in under graduation programs of engineering. These exams offers admission in various  government and private colleges of state .

As you asked about when will form b available so dear student it will be available from February 2020 . And exam will be conducted in the month of may . I hope this helpful to you.

Best wishes


How much Mark is the cutoff for getting admission in biomedical engineering in govt colleges in keam

Papiya Mazumder 26th Sep, 2019


As per your requirement, i would say that as mentioned above your query, for admission into keam for biomedical engineering in government college, the cut off varies every year.

Getting a seat in college is depending on many factors like studenrs to seat ratio, cut off, reservation, ranking of college, etc

Cut off varies evert year as per your reservation category and no. Of students applying for the same.

The Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE), Government of Kerala announced the KEAM 2018 cutoff after the completion of each counseling session.

Click here, to find previous year cut-off rankings-

Good luck


what should be the rank for getting an admission for electrical and electronic engineering after KEAM

Vishwaksen Gouda Student Expert 26th Sep, 2019
Hello Rasheed
for General category students minimummarksforpassing keamwould be 50% and for ST/SC category students minimummarksforpassing keamwould be 40%.TheKEAM 2019 ranklist was preparedcalculatingthe average marks secured in the entrance exam and class 12 in the ratio of 50:50. Equal weightage is given to the scores obtained inKEAM 2019and the marks obtained in the 12th standard qualifying examination for Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics

what marks will be a good means for getting an admission after KEAM exam for those who are appearing with OB caste?

Sonali Sahu Student Expert 13th Oct, 2019


In general, Try to do your best and get basics and solve numericals from each chapter from all the 3 subjects.

try to give mock test and know where you stand and improve your position.

As for marks try to score 80-85% of total marks. A rank in range 2k-3k will make your position secure in 1st tier colleges who accepts KEAM  to intake candidates.

Hope it helps!


I am a +2 student from kerala. In our 12th certificate, there is marks of 11th, 12th, and total marks. Which of these mark will be added in keam

Ankhi Banerjee 22nd Sep, 2019


For KEAM, only the boards examination marks of class 12 will be taken into consideration. The eligibility of KEAM says that you will need to score 50% marks in Mathematics separately and 50% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together in class 12. Also, the marks scored in Computer Science will be considered in case you did not study Chemistry. In case you have not studied Chemistry and Computer Science, the marks in Biotechnology will be considered. If none of the subjects- Chemistry, Computer Science and Biotechnology has been studied by the candidate then the marks in Biology will be considered

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