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KEAM 2023 Exam Pattern: Know the Marking Scheme and Question Types

Updated On - May 18 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

KEAM 2023 Exam Pattern is crucial for understanding the marking scheme, paper mode, question paper type, and exam duration. The exam, conducted by CEE (Commissioner of Entrance Examination), is the gateway for admission to engineering courses in various colleges and institutions across Kerala. This comprehensive article presents all the essential details about the exam pattern, ensuring candidates are well-informed before appearing for the KEAM 2023 Exam. KEAM (Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical) exam date is May 17, 2023.

KEAM 2023 Exam Pattern Explained: Get Familiar with the Test Structure and Syllabus Coverage

KEAM Exam Pattern
Exam NameKEAM
Exam CategoryUndergraduate
Exam LevelState Level
Conducting BodyCommissioner of Entrance Examination, Kerala (CEE)
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamOffline (Pen-paper based)
Number of Papers2
Paper 1Physics and Chemistry
Paper 2Mathematics
Question Paper TypeObjective (MCQs)
Total no. of questions120 per paper
Marks awarded for correct answer4
Marks deducted for wrong answer1
Total Marks Per Paper480
Total Marks for both papers960
Exam Duration2 hours 30 minutes for each paper

KEAM 2023 Exam Pattern

Having awareness about the KEAM 2023 exam pattern beforehand is beneficial for the candidates in preparing well for the same accordingly. 
KEAM 2023 Pattern (Marking Scheme) and Duration:-
Time Allotted
Type of Questions
Total Questions
Total Marks
Paper I
Physics, Chemistry
2.30 hours (150 minutes)
Objective (Multiple Choice Questions)
Paper II
2.30 hours (150 minutes)
Objective (Multiple Choice Questions)
Note- The exam will contain objective type questions wherein the total of 5 optional answers will be provided for each question like (A, B, C, D or E).
The candidates have to choose the correct option only. 
  • There will be 2 papers for Engineering.
  • No. of Questions: 120
  • Time Duration: 150 minutes (2 and a half hours)
  • Marking Scheme:
  • For every correct answer, the candidate will get +4 marks
  • For every incorrect answer, they will get a -1.
  • Weightage  for Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry will be as 5:3:2
  • Question Paper Type: This exam will contain objective type questions. Total of five optional answers will be provided for each question (A, B, C, D or E), candidates will have to choose the correct option only.
  • Language: The KEAM 2023 exam will be held in the English language only. Instructions in the paper will be given in the English language.
Mode of Exam: OMR sheets will be provided to answer the questions. The exam will be conducted in pen and paper mode.

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06 Apr 2023

Form End Date:

10 May 2023

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