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  • Last Modified 27-07-2022
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  • Last Modified 27-07-2022

KEAM Exam Pattern 2022: Check Marking Scheme

KEAM Exam Pattern 2022: The KEAM exam 2022 was conducted offline on July 4, 2022. The Commissioner of Entrance Examination, Kerala, released the KEAM 2022 exam pattern along with the official notification. Candidates appearing for KEAM 2022 must be aware of the exam pattern and marking scheme to understand the type of KEAM question pattern so they create a strategy for KEAM 2022.

The KEAM exam pattern 2022 explains the mode of examination, number of papers, maximum marks, and weightage of every paper. Continue reading the article to get a clear view of the details regarding the KEAM paper pattern 2022, including all the test pattern details, instructions to mark the OMR responses, and more. 

Latest Updates:
* KEAM result 2022 is to be released soon

KEAM 2022 Exam Pattern: Overview 

Before getting into the details of KEAM exam pattern 2022, let us have an overview of the exam:

Exam NameKerala Engineering Architecture Medical
Exam CategoryUndergraduate
Exam LevelState Level
Conducting BodyCommissioner of Entrance Examination, Kerala (CEE)
Commonly Known asKEAM
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamOffline
Number of papers2
Exam Duration150 minutes for each paper

KEAM Exam Pattern 2022

Candidates can have an overview of the KEAM 2022 exam pattern from the table below:

Exam ModeOffline (Pen-paper Based)
Number of PapersPaper 1 – Physics and Chemistry
Paper 2 – Mathematics
KEAM Question Paper TypeObjective (MCQs)
Total no. of Questions Per Paper120 (in Each Paper)
Marks Awarded for Correct Answer+4
Marks Deducted for the Wrong Answer-1
Total Marks Per Paper480 (Each Paper)
Frequency of the PaperOnce a Year
Exam Duration for Each Paper2 Hours 30 Minutes (150 Minutes)
Medium of LanguageEnglish

Looking at the brief KEAM exam pattern above, candidates know the exam will have three sections, namely, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. These three sections are divided into two papers. Candidates must appear for both papers if they wish to get engineering admission based on the KEAM score. Therefore, the weightage of marks in both papers is the same. 

KEAM Marking Scheme 2022

KEAM marking scheme refers to the marks awarded to a candidate for correct and incorrect responses. Through the KEAM marking scheme, candidates will know the marks they will be awarded for every correct answer. CEE Kerala will use the official marking scheme to evaluate the candidate’s score in the exam. Candidates can check the KEAM 2022 marking scheme from the table below.

Every Correct Response4 Marks are Awarded
Every Incorrect Response 1 Mark is Deducted
Unattempted QuestionsNo Marks Awarded or Deducted

Detailed KEAM 2022 Exam Pattern

As the candidates already know the brief exam pattern for KEAM, they can scroll down and understand the KEAM paper pattern in detail.

Mode Of Examination KEAM 2022

Candidates can go through the below points with regard to the mode of conduct of the examination:

  • KEAM exam is conducted in an offline mode by CEE, Kerala.
  • Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) system is used for marking the answer in the KEAM answer sheet.
  • Candidates must know how to mark the answers in the OMR sheet.
  • If the candidates mismark the answers in the OMR sheet, it may lead to negative marking in the KEAM examination. 

As the candidates know that the KEAM exam is conducted in an offline mode, they may practice the past year’s question paper and look at the answer sheet layout to understand how to mark the answers in the OMR sheet.

Level of KEAM Examination 2022

KEAM is conducted for admission in universities operating in the state of Kerala. Candidates qualifying in KEAM will have a chance for admission into various government and private institutes available in Kerala. Thus, KEAM is a state-level examination.

Question Type

  • KEAM uses the objective type format for the questions in the examination.
  • Candidates will get multiple choices for marking the answer to a particular question.
  • Candidates need to choose the correct option out of all the options available for answering.
  • Every question in KEAM 2022 will have five options in total. Out of these options, candidates are required to choose the one correct choice in the OMR sheet. 

Papers in KEAM 2022

Here are some important highlights regarding the papers that the candidates will have to attend in the examination:

  • CEE, Kerala, has divided the KEAM examination for engineering admission into two papers. Candidates need to appear for both papers compiled in KEAM 2022.
  • Papers in KEAM are categorised as Paper-I and Paper-II. A total of three subjects are divided into these two papers. The three sections in the paper are divided as follows:
    Paper-I – Physics and Chemistry.
    Paper-II – Mathematics.

Number of Questions & Marks in KEAM 2022 Exam Pattern

As the candidates already know, the KEAM is divided into two papers. Candidates need to answer questions in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. The number of marks and questions has been distributed among these three sections or the two papers of KEAM. Check the table below to know the marks and question distribution among both the papers of KEAM.

Number of Questions & Marks 

PaperSubjectNumber of questionsTotal marks
Paper-IPhysics and Chemistry120120×4=480
Total240 960

KEAM 2022: Important Points To Note

Candidates are recommended to note the following points crucial to the examination:

  • KEAM examination is conducted for two papers. Paper 1 consists of Physics and Chemistry, and Paper 2 consists of Mathematics. Both the papers are conducted separately.
  • However, identical to marks and question distribution, the papers’ duration is also the same.
  • Paper-II and Paper-II are conducted each for 150 minutes or 2 and a half hours.
  • Candidates must answer all the 120 questions compiled in one paper within this time frame.
  • The correct answer will allot +4 marks, and the incorrect answer will carry -1 marks.
  • CEE Kerala has set the difficulty standards as that of higher secondary standards or equivalent examinations.
  • The KEAM exam syllabus for all the sections is similar to the higher secondary syllabus.
  • Candidates appearing for KEAM 2022 must know the KEAM entrance exam syllabus 2022 as well.
KEAM Answer Key
KEAM Cut-Off

FAQs on KEAM Exam Pattern 2022

Some of the most commonly asked questions on the KEAM 2022 Exam Pattern are:

Q.1: What are the subjects in the KEAM Engineering exam?
KEAM syllabus includes Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

Q.2: When will the KEAM 2022 be held?
The KEAM 2022 exam was held on July 4, 2022

Q.3: How many marks will be deducted for an incorrect answer in KEAM?
1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer in KEAM.

Q.4: Will there be any breaks given during the KEAM test?
Candidates will not be given any breaks during the KEAM test.

Q.5: When can I download the KEAM 2022 admit card?
The KEAM 2022 admit card was available for download from June 15, 2022.

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