KEAM 2023 Exam Pattern (Available), Paper Pattern, Marking Scheme – Check Here


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The Common Entrance Test is conducted in the KEAM 2023, which is an entrance examination to take admission to engineering courses in Kerala for the year 2018. This year there will be the entrance examination for the Medical and Allied Courses and Architecture Courses.

The KEAM 2023 will prepare and publish the Rank list for agriculture, Medical, and Allied Courses in June. After the declaration of the KEAM Result, there will be a Centralized Allotment Process (CAP) for Engineering, Architecture, and Medical Streams done by the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE), Kerala.

Candidates desirous of seeking admission to Medical and Allied Courses must qualify for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET 2023) UG 2023 which will be conducted by the NTA.

KEAM Eligibility Criteria 2023

Candidates desirous of seeking admission to Architecture Courses must qualify in the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) conducted by the Council of Architecture.

KEAM Exam Pattern 2023

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KEAM Exam Pattern 2023 gives information about the marking scheme, question paper type, paper mode and exam duration. The KEAM 2023 Exam will be conducted by CEE (Commissioner of Entrance Examination) to provide admissions to students in engineering courses offered by different colleges and institutions of the Kerala state. Through this article, candidates can check information related to KEAM 2023 Exam Pattern.

Aspiring candidates of KEAM 2023 must be aware of the paper pattern of KEAM 2023 beforehand so as to be clear about everything which is expected from the entrance test.

Having awareness about KEAM 2023 exam pattern well in advance also helps the candidates in preparing for the exam accordingly, thus avoiding any confusion pertaining to the pattern of the exam. Read through the article to know more details about the KEAM exam pattern 2023.

KEAM 2023 Marking Scheme and Duration 

Paper Subjects Time Allotted Total Questions Total Marks Type of Questions
Paper I Physics, Chemistry 2.30 hours (150 minutes) 120 480 Objective (Multiple Choice Questions)
Paper II Mathematics 2.30 hours (150 minutes) 120 480 Objective (Multiple Choice Questions)
Total 240 960
  • Course: KEAM will be conducted for admission to engineering courses and pharmacy.
  • Number of Papers: There will be 2 papers for engineering.
  • Exam Dates: The exam will be held on the 3rd week of April 2023 (Paper 1) & the 3rd week of April 2023 (Paper 2).
  • Papers: Paper 1 is for Physics & Chemistry and Paper 2 is for Mathematics.
  • Number of Questions:  There will be a total of 120 questions in each paper on engineering.
  • Question Paper Type: This exam will contain objective type questions. A total of five optional answers will be provided for each question like (A, B, C, D, or E), candidates have to choose the correct option only.
  • Subjects: For engineering, paper-1 will consist of Physics and Chemistry while paper-2 will be of Mathematics.
  • Mode of Exam: OMR answer sheet will be provided to answer the questions. The exam is conducted in pen and paper mode.
  • Duration: A total of 150 minutes (2 ½ hours) will be provided to answer each paper (10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
  • Total Marks: The exam will contain a maximum of 480 marks.
  • Marking Scheme: 4 marks will be provided in response to every correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: 1 mark will be deducted from the total score for each incorrect answer. For un-attempted questions, no marks will be deducted, but in the case of multiple answers, it will lead to negative marking. Candidates are suggested to attempt only those questions, for which they are sure that they are correct.

Here in the table given below, we have mentioned the exam pattern of KEAM:

Stream Papers and Subjects Duration Number of Questions
For Engineering Paper 1: Physics and Chemistry Each paper is for 2½ hours (150 minutes). Each paper has 120 questions.

Instruction related to KEAM 2023 Exam Patten

  • KEAM 2023 will be conducted in two papers – Paper I and Paper II
  • Paper, I will have questions from Physics and Chemistry, while Paper II will have questions from Mathematics
  • Both the papers will have a time duration of 2.30 hours or 150 minutes
  • The entrance test will have objective-type questions where every question will have 5 options (A, B, C, D, E) to choose from. Examinees have to choose one correct option out of the five.
  • Each paper will have a total of 120 questions, making it total marks of 480
  • Each correct answer will fetch 4 marks, while each incorrect answer will be awarded -1 mark (or 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect response).
  • The candidates who fail to attempt even one question will be disqualified

Critical details to check-in exam Pattern

  • All candidates must carefully check the KEAM 2023 roll number and question booklet version number. In case a mismatch is found between the both, the test taker should immediately get the test booklet replaced.
  • They must also check the serial number of the question booklet. If the serial number is missing, then the examinee must get it replaced with a new question booklet with the same version number as mentioned above.

KEAM 2023 offering B.Tech Seats

B.Tech No. of colleges Total Seats CEE Allotted seats
Government/ Aided engineering colleges 12 4733 4402
Engineering colleges under Kerala Agricultural University and Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences University 2 119 99
Government-controlled engineering colleges 24 7155 6125
Private self-financing engineering colleges 119 44400 22200
TOTAL 56407 32822

KEAM 2023 offerings B.Arch Seats

B.Arch No. of colleges Total Seats CEE Allotted seats
Government/Aided colleges 4 200 189
Private self-financing  colleges 19 840 420
TOTAL 1040 609

KEAM 2023 Cut Off 

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In order to qualify for the engineering entrance examination, the candidate must score at least 10 marks in Paper I and Paper II. However, for SC/ST candidates there are no minimum marks set. Nevertheless, CEE Kerala will disqualify candidates who fail to answer at least one question in each paper.

If you have any other queries about KEAM 2023 Exam Pattern, you may leave your queries below in the comment box.

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  1. Clinto says:

    As I checked the answer key, I got only 8 marks in Physics, 18 marks in Chemistry and 24 marks in Maths.

    Could you tell me whether I failed or passed in the exam.?

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