KEAM Syllabus 2020 – Commissioner of Entrance Examination prescribes the syllabus for KEAM 2020. Candidates need to prepare for the KEAM according to the syllabus of the same. Preparing as per the KEAM 2020 syllabus will help in qualifying the examination. KEAM syllabus comprises topics from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
KEAM 2020 will be conducted on April 20 and 21, 2020 in an offline mode. The examination is divided into two papers that are, paper I for Physics and Chemistry, and paper II for Mathematics. Candidates can check complete details about the syllabus of KEAM 2020, section-wise topics, important books to study, difficulty level and more in this article.
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KEAM Syllabus 2020
After the candidates decide to appear for the KEAM 2020, they can start with the preparation for the same. Candidates must know what they need to study and how they need to prepare for the exam. Knowing what papers candidates need to study will be the first steps to start with the KEAM preparation. The KEAM 2020 will consist of the following papers in the examination.
- Paper I – Physics and Chemistry
- Paper II – Mathematics
Candidates need to study all three topics thoroughly to qualify in the KEAM 2020.
In this article, we present you the detailed KEAM syllabus 2020. So, start your preparation right away.
Let us first look at the overview of the exam:
|Name of the exam||Kerala Engineering Agriculture Medical (KEAM)|
|Mode of the Examination||Pen and Paper-based (Offline)|
|Periodicity||Once a Year|
|Number of Papers||Two|
|Subjects||Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry|
|Total Marks||960 (480 per paper)|
|Total Number of Questions||240 (120 per paper)|
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)|
KEAM 2020 Exam Pattern
Before getting to know the syllabus, one must know the KEAM exam pattern and marking scheme of the exam.
As mentioned in the overview, KEAM has two separate papers conducted in two different days. Each paper contains 120 questions with each question carrying 4 marks.
|Paper||Number of Questions||Total Marks|
|Paper 1: Physics and Chemistry||120 questions||120 x 4= 480|
|Paper 2: Mathematics||120 questions||120 x 4= 480|
The negative marking in KEAM exam is tabulated below:
|Answer Per Question||Negative Marking|
|Wrong answer||-1 mark from the total score|
|Un-attempted question||No negative marks|
|Multiple answers for each question (more than one answer)||-1 mark from the total score|
KEAM Syllabus 2020 For Physics, Chemistry And Maths
The syllabus of KEAM contains topics derived from higher secondary, that is Intermediate level (10+2).
KEAM Mathematics Syllabus
|Trigonometry||Trigonometric functions and Inverse Trigonometric functions|
|Statistics||Statistics and probability|
|1. Atomic Nucleus|
|3. Dual Nature of Matter and Radiations|
|4. Introduction and Measurement|
|5. Description of Motion in One Dimension|
|6. Description of Motion in Two and Three Dimensions|
|7. Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body Rotation|
|9. Mechanics of Solids and Fluids|
|10. Heat and Thermodynamics|
|12. Laws of Motion|
|14. Current Electricity|
|15. Magnetic Effect of Current and Magnetism|
|16. Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current|
|16. Electromagnetic Waves|
|18. Work, Energy and Power|
|19. Solids and Semiconductor Devices|
|20. Principles of Communications|
KEAM Chemistry Syllabus
|1. Surface Chemistry – Adsorption, Colloids|
|2. Environmental Chemistry and Chemistry in Every Day Life|
|3. Basic Concepts and Atomic Structure – Laws of chemical combination, Atomic structure|
|4. Bonding and Molecular Structure|
|5. States of Matter – Gaseous state, Liquid state, Solid state|
|6. Periodic Properties of Elements and Hydrogen – Classification of elements, Hydrogen|
|7. S-Block Elements and Principles of Metallurgy – Alkali metals, Alkaline earth metals, Principles of metallurgy|
|8. P-Block Elements – General characteristics of p-block elements, Boron, Silica, Group 18 elements|
|9. D-Block and F-Block Elements – d-Block elements, f-Block elements: Lanthanides|
|10. Thermodynamics – System and surrounding, First law of thermodynamics, Second law of thermodynamics|
|11. Chemical Equilibrium – Physical and chemical equilibria, Equilibria involving chemical systems, Concepts of acids and bases|
|12. Solutions – Types of solutions, Colligative properties|
|13. Chemical Kinetics|
|14. Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry – Oxidation and reduction, Faraday’s laws of electrolysis, Corrosion and its prevention|
|15. Basic Principles, Purification and Characterization of Organic Compounds|
|16. Coordination Compounds and Organometallics|
|17. Hydrocarbons – Classification of hydrocarbons, Alkanes and cycloalkanes, Alkenes and alkynes Aromatic hydrocarbons|
|18. Organic Reaction Mechanism – Electronic displacement in a covalent bond, Common types of organic reactions|
|19. Stereochemistry – Stereoisomerism|
|20. Organic Compounds with Functional Groups Containing Halogens – Haloalkanes and haloarenes, Polyhalogeno compounds|
|21. Organic Compounds with Functional Groups Containing Oxygen – Alcohols, Phenols, Ethers, Some commercially important compounds, Aldehydes and ketones, Carboxylic acid|
|22. Organic Compounds with Functional Groups Containing Nitrogen – Amines|
|23. Polymers and Biomolecules – Polymers, Biomolecules, Reducing and non-reducing sugars, Polysaccharides, Proteins, Vitamins|
Tips to Prepare for KEAM 2020
Being a competitive level exam, as soon as the candidates make the decision to appear for the KEAM 2020, they need to start with the preparation immediately. In order to qualify the KEAM 2020, candidates are required to keep their preparation good. Some important tips to prepare for the KEAM 2020 are mentioned below.
- Know the details – Start by acquainting yourself with the exam pattern and the syllabus for KEAM 2020.
- Planning – Create a strategy for the preparation, the preparation plan must include, studying, breaks in between studies keeping the duration left for the exam in mind.
- Get the study material – Compile the important books having all the topics of the syllabus.
- Start studying – Use the study material including important books to study.
- Make notes – Create short notes of all the topics while studying for KEAM.
- Take breaks – Take adequate amounts of breaks between the studying hours.
- Stay healthy – Eat healthily and drink plenty of water to stay fit.
- Practice – Use the past year question papers to practice for KEAM 2020. This helps in understanding the important topics for the exam.
- Revision – Use the short notes prepared to revise all the topics
Recommended Books for KEAM Preparation
While preparing for KEAM, candidates must use appropriate study material for the purpose of good preparation. KEAM toppers of every year recommend books to prepare for KEAM. These books have been used by the toppers, thus can be trusted completely to study for KEAM. Here are some of the recommended books, candidates may refer while preparing for KEAM 2020. The tables below depicts the name of the books candidates can buy for KEAM preparation.
Recommended books for Physics Preparation
|Name of the book||Author|
|NCERT Physics Part 1 and Part 2 Textbook for Class XII||NCERT|
|Concepts of Physics Vol 1 and Vol 2||H. C Verma|
|Understanding Physics Series||D. C Pandey|
Recommended books for Chemistry Preparation
|Name of the book||Author|
|NCERT Chemistry Part 1 and Part 2 Textbook for Class XII||NCERT|
|Physical Chemistry||P. Bahadur|
|Inorganic Chemistry||O. P. Tandon|
|Organic Chemistry (Theory & Practice)||Arihant Experts|
Recommended books for Mathematics Preparation
|Name of the book||Author|
|NCERT Maths Part 1 and Part 2 Textbook for Class XII||NCERT|
|Objective Mathematics by||R. D. Sharma|
Recommended books for All in one KEAM preparation
|Name of the book||Author|
|Engineering Entrance Question Bank 2019 for JEE and Kerala||A C Martin|
|15 Year’s Solved Papers Kerala CEE Engineering Entrance Exam||Arihant Experts|