KEAM Exam Pattern 2020 – Commissioner of Entrance Examination, Kerala sets the KEAM 2020 exam pattern. Candidates appearing for the examination need to know the exam pattern for KEAM 2020. This will ensure a better understanding of the KEAM exam before the candidate appears for the same.
The KEAM exam pattern 2020 explains the mode of examination, number of papers, maximum marks, and weightage of every paper. The state-level examination will be held in an offline mode on April 20 and 21, 2020. Check here all the details regarding the KEAM paper pattern 2020 including all the details of the test pattern, instructions to mark the OMR responses and more.
Latest – KEAM 2020 Application Form is available now.
KEAM 2020 Exam Pattern – Overview
After the candidates know that they will appear for the KEAM examination, they need to start with the preparation. Candidates must know the paper pattern for the KEAM exam. Understanding of the exam pattern is important to create strategy for the KEAM exam. Candidates can check the table below to know the exam pattern of KEAM 2020.
KEAM Exam Pattern – Overview
|Name of the exam||Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical|
|Commonly known as||KEAM|
|Mode of the exam||Offline|
|Type of Questions||Objective Type (also known as MCQ)|
|Number of options per question||5|
|Number of correct option||1|
|Level of the exam||State-level|
|Frequency of the exam||Once a year|
|Number of Papers||2|
|Total number of questions in the exam||120 (in each paper)|
|Total marks||480 (in each paper)|
|Marks per question||4|
|Negative marking||Yes, -1 for each incorrect response|
|Total sections (in two papers combined)||3|
|Duration of the exam||2.5 hours for each paper (150 minutes)|
KEAM Exam Pattern 2020 – Marking Scheme
Marking scheme refers to the marks awarded to a candidate for correct and incorrect responses. Through the KEAM marking scheme, candidates will know about the marks they will be awarded for every correct answer. CEE Kerala will use the official marking scheme to evaluate the score of the candidate in the exam. Candidates can check the KEAM 2020 marking scheme from the table below.
KEAM Marking Scheme
|Every correct response||4 marks are awarded|
|Every incorrect response||1 mark is deducted|
|Unattempted questions||No marks awarded or deducted|
Looking at the brief KEAM exam pattern above, candidates know that the exam will have three sections. These three sections are divided into two papers. Candidates need to appear for both the papers if they wish to get engineering admission based on the KEAM score. Weightage of marks in both the papers is the same.
KEAM 2020 Exam Pattern – In Detail
As the candidates already know the brief exam pattern for KEAM, they can scroll down and know the KEAM paper pattern in detail.
Mode of Examination – The KEAM 2020 is conducted in an offline mode by CEE, Kerala. Optical Mark Recognition(OMR) system for marking the answer in KEAM answer sheet is used. Candidates must know how to mark the answers in the OMR sheet. If the candidates mark the answers incorrectly 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 question paper and have a look at the answer sheet layout to know how to mark the answers in the OMR sheet.
Level of Examination – 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 the state of 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 for a particular question. Candidates need to choose the correct option out of all the options available for answering. Check features of the KEAM question type below:
- Number of options – Every question in KEAM 2020 will have five options in total. Out of these options, candidates are required to choose the correct option.
- Number of correct options – Out of these five options, only one option is correct. Candidates need to mark one option in the OMR sheet.
Paper in Exam – CEE, Kerala has divided the KEAM examination for engineering admission into two papers, candidates need to appear for both the paper compiled in KEAM 2020. 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 Question and Marks per section – As the candidates already know that the KEAM is divided into two papers. Candidates need to answer questions from 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 and marks
|Paper||Subject||Number of questions||Total marks|
|Paper I||Physics and Chemistry||120||480|
Exam Duration – KEAM examination is conducted for two papers, both the papers are conducted separately. However, identical to marks and question distribution, the duration of both the papers is also the same. Both Paper I, as well as Paper II, are conducted within one fifty minutes or two and a half hours each. Candidates need to answer all the one hundred twenty questions compiled in one paper within this time frame.
Difficulty Standards – CEE Kerala has set the difficulty standards as that of higher secondary standards or equivalent examinations. The syllabus for all the sections is similar to the higher secondary syllabus. Candidates appearing for KEAM 2020 must know the syllabus as well.
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