KEAM Exam Pattern 2023 will be made available on the official website i.e., www.cee-kerala.org. The CEE Kerala is considering holding KEAM 2023 in a Computer-based test mode. It specifies the number of questions, marking scheme, mode of the exam, duration of the exam, etc. By taking the help of KEAM 2023 Exam Pattern, candidates will be able to get an idea about the basic intricacies of KEAM 2023.
Table of Contents |
Features | Highlights |
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Exam Mode | Online (Computer Based Test) |
Number of Papers | 2 |
Question Paper type | Objective (MCQs) |
Total no. of questions per paper | 120 (in each paper) |
Number of options per question | 5 |
Marks awarded for correct answer | 4 |
Marks deducted for wrong answer | 1 |
Total marks per paper | 480 (in each paper) |
Frequency of the paper | Once a year |
Total sections ( In paper 1 & 2 combined) | 3 |
Exam duration for each paper | 2 hours 30 minutes (150 Minutes) |
Medium of language | English only |
KEAM 2023 Question Paper will have four versions. Details of the Question Booklet layout are given below:
Paper 1 – Physics and Chemistry | Versions: A1, A2, A3, and A4
Paper 2 – Mathematics | Versions: B1, B2, B3, and B4
The question paper will be given in the form of a question booklet. It will be provided before the actual time prescribed for the commencement of KEAM, in order to help in understanding the instructions to be followed.
KEAM 2023 Question Paper consists of 2 papers- Paper I and Paper II scheduled to be conducted on 2 consecutive days.
Paper | Subject | Time allotted | Total questions | Total marks | Type of questions |
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Paper I | Physics/Chemistry | 150 minutes | 120 | 480 | Objective (MCQ) |
Paper II | Mathematics | 150 minutes | 120 | 480 | Objective (MCQ) |
Total | 240 | 960 | - |
Aspirants must know the marking scheme in order to decide how to attempt the questions in the entrance exam.
In case of a tie between the scores of two or more candidates, the following criteria will be applied to select the candidate with the higher rank:
Paper | Subjects | Date of Exam | Time |
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Paper 1 | Physics and Chemistry | To be announced | 10 am to 12:30 pm |
Paper 2 | Mathematics | To be announced | 10 am to 12:30 pm |
KEAM 2023 Syllabus is based on Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics of Higher Secondary Level (10+2) or equivalent exam. The entire syllabus for the test will be given in the prospectus available on the official website. Questions will be advanced in level and will require the application of the candidate’s knowledge so as to select the best students.
Aspirants must note that questions will not be based on NCERT books or any other textbooks for that matter. The important topics of each subject that should be studied well are given below:
Introduction & Measurement | Description of Motion in One Dimension | Description of Motion in Two & Three Dimension |
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Laws of Motion | Work, Energy & Power | The motion of System of Particles & Rigid Body Rotation |
Gravitation | Mechanics of Solids & Fluids | Heat & Thermodynamics |
Oscillations | Waves | Electrostatics |
Current Electricity | Magnetic Effect of Current & Magnetism | EMI & Alternating Current |
Electromagnetic Waves | Optics | Dual Nature of Matter & Radiations |
Atomic Nucleus | Solids & Semiconductor Devices | Principles of Communications |
Some reference books for KEAM 2023 Physics are mentioned below:
Book name | Publication/ Author |
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Concepts of Physics I & II | H. C Verma |
Objective Physics Vol. I & II | Arihant Publications |
Basic Concepts and Atomic Structure | Bonding and Molecular Structure | States of Matter |
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Periodic Properties of Elements & Hydrogen | S-Block Elements & Principles of Metallurgy | P-Block Elements |
D-Block & F-Block Elements | Thermodynamics | Chemical Equilibrium |
Solutions | Redox Reaction & Electrochemistry | Chemical Kinetics |
Surface Chemistry | Coordination Compounds & Organometallics | Basics Principles, Purification & Characterization of Organic Compounds |
Hydrocarbons | Organic Reaction Mechanism | Stereochemistry |
Organic Compounds With Functional Groups Containing Halogens | Organic Compounds With Functional Groups Containing Oxygen | Organic Compounds With Functional Groups Containing Nitrogen |
Polymers & Biomolecules | Environmental Chemistry & Chemistry in Everyday Life |
Some reference books for KEAM 2023 Chemistry are mentioned below:
Book name | Publication/ Author |
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Organic Chemistry | O. P Tandon |
Numerical Chemistry | P. Bahadur |
Sets, Relation & Functions | Complex Numbers | Quadratic Equations |
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Sequence & Series | Permutations, Combinations and Binomial Theorem & Mathematical Induction | Matrices & Determinants |
Linear Inequations | Mathematical Logic & Boolean Algebra | Trigonometric Functions & Inverse Trigonometric Functions |
Cartesian System of Rectangular Coordinates | Lines & Family of Lines | Circles & Family of Circles |
Conic Sections | Vectors | 3D Geometry |
Statistics & Probability | Functions, Limits & Continuity | Differentiation |
Application of Derivatives | Definite and Indefinite Integrals | Differential Equations |
Some reference books students to score well in KEAM 2023 are mentioned below:
Book name | Publication/ Author |
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Math XI & XII | R. D Sharma |
Problems in Calculus in One variable | I. A Maron |
Check the detailed KEAM Syllabus
Applicants must ensure that they follow some rules and regulations to maintain the decorum of the exam hall and to ensure that the examination proceeds properly.
Ques. Is there any negative marking in KEAM 2023?
Ans. As per KEAM Marking scheme 2023, 4 marks will be added for every correct response, and 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect response. There will be no negative marking for unattempted questions. However, if any changes are made in the marking scheme for KEAM 2023, it will be updated here.
Ques. Is there an option to take KEAM 2023 in an online mode?
Ans. KEAM Exam is conducted in offline mode and the same is expected this year. Any change in the mode of KEAM 2023 will be notified here.
Ques. What is the standard/level of KEAM 2023?
Ans. KEAM 2023 will be of Higher Secondary level or equivalent examinations.
Ques. What is the exam duration of KEAM 2023?
Ans. There are 2 papers of 2.5 hours each conducted in 2 days for KEAM 2023.
Ques. What is the tie-breaking criteria in KEAM 2023?
Ans. In case of a tie, the following tie-breaking criteria shall be considered for KEAM 2023:
Ques. What is the sectional weightage in KEAM 2023?
Ans. Paper 1, which has both Physics and Chemistry will have a total of 120 marks allotted to it, divided equally among both subjects. Paper 2, which only has Maths in it will have a total of 120 marks allotted to it. Thus, Maths carries double the weightage of either Physics or Chemistry in KEAM 2023.
Ques. What is the most important chapter in maths for KEAM 2023?
Ans. The exact weightage of questions in KEAM 2023 from chapters differs from year to year. However, chapters like Differential and Integral Calculus are always very important as they are basic chapters that feed into a lot of other domains of not just the Maths paper, but also the other papers.
Ques. What are the best books to prepare Physics for KEAM 2023?
Ans. Refer to the following books while studying Physics for KEAM 2023
Book name | Publication/ Author |
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Concepts of Physics I & II | H. C Verma |
Objective Physics Vol. I & II | Arihant Publications |
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.