KEAM Exam Pattern 2019

Abhik Das Updated On: 17 Apr, 2019 10:56 IST

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KEAM 2019 Exam Pattern

KEAM 2019 Exam Pattern is decided by CEE (short for Commissioner for Entrance Examinations). KEAM 2019 examination is organised in offline mode and the exam dates have been revised to 2nd May and 3rd May 2019 due to Lok Sabha elections. Through this exam, candidates can get admission in engineering & pharmacy programmes offered by different colleges and institutions of the Kerala state. To appear for KEAM candidates must most important successfully apply for it. After successfully applying for KEAM, candidates will have to go through the exam pattern of KEAM.

By knowing the exam pattern and syllabus of KEAM 2019 well in advance, KEAM applicants can get a thorough understanding of the nature of questions that will be asked in the exam, the weightage of each section, duration of exam, number of questions.

There will be 2 papers for engineering. Paper 1 is for Physics and Chemistry and Paper 2 is for Mathematics.

Whereas Paper 1 for those applicants who wish to be considered only for Engineering programmes including B.Tech. (Agri. Engg.), B.Tech. (Food Engg. & Tech) programmes under the Kerala Agricultural University, B. Tech. (Dairy Technology) and B.Tech (Food Technology) courses under Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University and B.Tech (Food Technology) programme under Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies will have to write Paper 1 - Physics and Chemistry and  Paper 2 is for Mathematics of the Engineering Entrance Examination. Paper II will be held on a consecutive day.

Those applicants who want to be considered for B.Pharm programme will have to write Paper-1 (Physics & Chemistry) of the Engineering Entrance Examination. 

  • The examination is conducted offline that means the questions are to be answered with a pen on paper. OMR answer sheet will be provided to answer the questions.

  • There will be objective type questions in KEAM 2019 Question Paper. Unlike other objective types of exams, here candidates will have to choose the correct answer from five options for each question.

  • The medium of the language of the paper will be English.

  • Each Paper will have 120 questions to be answered in 150 minutes.

  • There will be negative marking for wrong responses. For each wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted and for each correct response, 4 marks will be awarded to the applicants.

Highlights of KEAM Exam Pattern 2019



Category of the exam

Undergraduate Entrance Exam



Mode of the Examination

Pen and Paper-based (offline)

Registration Mode



Once a Year

Number of Papers


Medium of the exam


Nature of Questions paper

Multiple Choice Questions (objective types)

Name of the Papers

Paper 1 is for Physics and Chemistry and Paper 2 is for Mathematics

Total Number of Questions

240 (120 per paper)

Total Marks

960 (480 per paper)

Total Time

150 Minutes (for each paper)

Marking Scheme

+4 for Correct response

-1 for Incorrect response

Detailed Exam Pattern of KEAM 2019



Total questions

Total marks

Time allotted

Paper I



480 (120*4)

150 minutes

Paper II




150 minutes





KEAM 2019 Marking Scheme

The marking scheme of KEAM 2019 is specified below:

  • For each correct response, 4 marks will be awarded to the candidates.

  • For each incorrect response, 1 mark will be deducted from the total score.

  • If a candidate marks two options on the OMR sheet, then it will be considered as a wrong answer, and 1 mark will be deducted.

  • No marks will be deducted for unattempted answers.

Therefore, the candidates are advised that they should not try to answer if they are not sure about the correct response because the only estimation can be an alternative to wrong answers, which can result in negative marks.

FAQs on KEAM Exam Pattern

1. What are the materials permitted in examination hall?

You can carry your Admit Card, Card Board and Ball Pen (Black or Blue) only.

2. If I will mark any incorrect answer then how much mark will be deducted?

If the answer marked by you is incorrect, then one mark will be deducted from the total score.

3. From where, I can get previous year question papers of KEAM (B.E / B.Tech)?

The previous year KEAM (B.E / B.Tech)  question papers are not sold by any organization or from the Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations. However, candidates who have given the entrance test prior also can provide you the same. Another option is the State Institute of Educational Technology that prepare and sold Engineering/Medical CDs based on the question papers of previous years.

4. Do I have any breaks during the test?

No, you will not be given any breaks during the test.

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