KEAM 2018 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of KEAM 2018 provides details about the type of questions, total number of questions, marking scheme, mode of examination etc .Candidates aspiring for KEAM 2018 are advised to check the KEAM exam pattern 2018 so that they can prepare for the exam accordingly. Paper 1 of KEAM 2018 will be conducted on April 23 while Paper 2 is scheduled to be held on April 24, 2018. As per KEAM exam pattern, there will be 120 questions each based on Physics and Chemistry in Paper I whereas Paper II will have questions on Mathematics only.  Each question paper of KEAM 2018 will have 4 versions as detailed below. Admission to Engineering courses shall be regulated on the basis of merit as assessed by giving equal weightage of 50:50 to the marks obtained in KEAM 2018 for engineering (Paper I & Paper II put together), and the grade/marks obtained for Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together in the final year of the qualifying examination. To be considered for admission, candidates are required to appear in both the papers.

Exam Pattern of KEAM 2018



Mode of examination


Type of questions

Multiple choice questions (MCQs)


Total number of questions

Paper I – 120 questions


Paper II – 120 questions


Paper I – Physics and Chemistry


Paper II – Mathematics

Marking Scheme

  4 marks will be awarded for every correct answer

  1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer

   No marks will be deducted for un attempted questions

Duration of exam

2 hours and 30 minutes (for each paper)


A1, A2, A3 & A4 - Paper 1 (Physics and Chemistry)

B1, B2, B3 & B4 - Paper 2 (Mathematics)

KEAM 2018 Exam Pattern – Key Highlights



Number of Questions


Paper I

Physics & Chemistry



Paper II








KEAM 2018 Sample Papers: Sample papers are an essential component of the preparation plan. One benefit of solving KEAM 2018 sample papers is they contain similar type of questions to the ones asked in the entrance exam, which will enable the candidate to evaluate things like the difficulty level of questions asked, distribution of questions, and time required to solve a specific problem. This information will come in handy to make changes to preparation strategy so that weak areas can be plugged and strong areas fortified.

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