The Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE), Government of Kerala, has announced that KEAM 2018 will be conducted on April 23, for Paper I, and on April 24 for Paper II. Both the papers will be conducted from 10 a.m to 12.30 p.m. Paper I will include questions from Physics and Chemistry, while Paper II will cover Mathematics. As per the official notification, KEAM 2018 will be conducted across 14 District Centres in the state of Kerala, apart from exam centres in Mumbai, New Delhi and Dubai. The online application form of KEAM has not yet been released, and is expected around the 1st week of February. Also, the application form of KEAM 2018 will be available in online mode only, with candidates needing valid email ID and mobile number to fill it.
KEAM 2018 Exam Dates
Paper I (Physics & Chemistry )
April 23, 2018
Paper II (Mathematics)
April 24, 2018
Candidates who qualify KEAM 2018 will be eligible for admission to B.Tech courses offered by some 365 engineering collges in Kerala. It may be noted that for preparing the merit list for seat allotment, equal weightage will be given to KEAM 2018 score as well as marks obtained by the candidate in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry/Computer Science/Biotechnology/Biology in 10+2 or equivalent exam. Candidates are requested to check the KEAM 2018 eligibility criteria before filling the application form.
How to Prepare for KEAM 2018
The first thing the candidate needs to do is check the syllabus and exam pattern of KEAM, as it will provide the candidate direction. Both Paper I and Paper II will include 120 multiple choice questions each. For correct response, the candidate will be awarded 4 marks, while an incorrect response will carry penalty of 1 mark. Next the candidate has to make a study plan that incorporates the key elements in syllabus and exam pattern. For building concepts, NCERT books are recommended, which also come with enough practice material. After covering the basics, the candidate can move on to more advanced books. Teh candidate must also simulateously solve sample and previous years question papers, to get into exam mode and access progress and plug gaps.