KEAM 2020 Exam Pattern

Deepika Narwal Updated On: 10 Oct, 2019 10:24 IST

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Exam Pattern of KEAM 2020

KEAM 2020 exam is divided into Paper I and Paper II. By knowing the exam pattern and syllabus of KEAM 2020 well in advance, the 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.

Highlights of KEAM Exam Pattern 2020



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 2020



Total questions

Total marks

Time allotted

Paper I



480 (120*4)

150 minutes

Paper II




150 minutes





KEAM 2020 Marking Scheme

The marking scheme of KEAM 2020 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.


What are the materials permitted in the examination hall?

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

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.

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 with the same. Another option is the State Institute of Educational Technology that prepares and sold Engineering/Medical CDs based on the question papers of previous years.

Do I have any breaks during the test?

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

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