KEAM 2018 Exam Pattern

KEAM 2018 Exam Pattern

KEAM 2018 exam is conducted by CEE, Kerala on 23rd and 24th of April, 2018 at all the District Centres in Kerala and in New Delhi, Mumbai and Dubai (UAE). KEAM 2018 exam will be carried out in offline mode (pen and paper based)
KEAM 2018 exam will held on two days which are 23rd and 24th of April, 2018. Paper 1 – Physics and Chemistry exam will be conducted on 23rd April whereas Paper 2 – Mathematics will be conducted on 24th April.

KEAM 2018 Exam Pattern

Mode of the Examination Offline Mode (Pen and Paper based)
Subjects Physics, Chemistry and MathematicsDuration
Duration 150 minutes for each paper (2 hours and 30 minutes)
Number of questions 120 questions for each paper
Total marks 480 marks (120Q x 4 marks) for each paper
Marking scheme For each correct answer, 4 marks will be awarded.
Negative marking- For each incorrect answer One mark will be deducted.
No mark will be deducted for unanswered question
More than one answer indicated against a question will be deemed as incorrect response, and will be awarded negative marks.
Question Paper Each question paper will have 4 versions Paper I - Physics & Chemistry Versions - A1, A2, A3 & A4. Paper II - Mathematics Versions - B1, B2, B3 & B4.
Type of questions Objective type questions (MCQs) with 5 options

Important points:

Candidates who wish to be considered ONLY for Engineering Courses [including B.Tech. (Agri. Engg.), B.Tech. (Food Engg. & Tech) courses 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) course under Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies], will have to write Paper I - Physics & Chemistry and Paper II - Mathematics of the Engineering Entrance Examination.

Candidates who wish to be considered ONLY for B.Pharm course will have to write Paper-I (Physics & Chemistry) of the Engineering Entrance Examination.

KEAM 2018 Questions and Marks Distribution

Paper I Paper II
Physics & Chemistry Mathematics
Number of questions 120 120
Total marks 480 480

KEAM 2018 Marking Scheme

Status Marks
Correct answer +4
Wrong answer -1
Unattempted question No Marks
More than one answer -1

Question Paper:

The question papers will be given in the form of a question booklet. A candidate will be given the question booklet before the actual time prescribed for the commencement of the examination, to enable him/her to acquaint himself/herself with the instructions to be followed.

Page layout of Question booklet (Engineering)

Warning: Any malpractice or any attempt to commit any kind of malpractice in the examination will DISQULITY THE CANDIDATE.
Version Code Question Booklet Serial Number
Time:150 inutes Number of Questions:120 Maximum Marks:480
Name of candidate
Roll Number
Signature of Candidate
Instructions To The Candidate


All entries in OMR answer sheet are to be made with blue or black ink BALLPOINT PEN only.Marking with fountain pen, gel pen, sketch pen or pencil is not permitted. Use of any ink of colour other than blue or black is not permissible.