KEAM Exam Pattern and Syllabus

KEAM Exam Pattern and Syllabus


KEAM is the short form of Kerala Engineering Agriculture Medical Entrance Examination conducted by ‘The Commissionerate of Entrance Examinations’ (CEE) of Kerala Government. It is an exam conducted once in a year for admissions to different courses in Kerala like Engineering, Architecture, MBBS, BDS, Ayurveda, Homeo, Siddha, Agriculture Forestry, Veterinary and Fisheries. This article gives information about KEAM Exam Pattern and Syllabus.

KEAM Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Understanding exam pattern and syllabus is the first step in preparation for any exam. Here we are giving KEAM exam pattern and syllabus. This exam pattern and syllabus is based on KEAM 2019.

Read article about KEAM for more information about eligibility, important dates, fees, etc.

KEAM 2019 Exam Pattern

Papers and Subjects in the Entrance Exams

The Entrance Exam for Engineering courses will be conducted with a relative weightage of 5 : 3 : 2 in Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry. 

There are two papers with two and a half hours duration for the entrance exam:

Paper I – Physics & Chemistry,

Paper II – Mathematics.

Candidates applying for admission to Medical & Allied Courses including MBBS/BDS shall have to appear for NEET-UG 2019 conducted by NTA and qualify as per the qualifying criteria mentioned in the Information Bulletin of NEET-UG 2019.

Candidates applying for admission to B. Pharm Course shall have to appear for Paper-I (Physics & Chemistry) of the Kerala Engineering Entrance Exam and qualify as per the qualifying criteria

Scheme of the Examination

The Engineering Entrance Examination will be objective type with Multiple Choice Questions and based on single response. For each question, five suggested answers would be given, of which only one will be the MOST APPROPRIATE RESPONSE. The candidate will have to select and mark the alphabet (A, B, C, D or E) corresponding to the most appropriate response in the OMR Answer Sheet.

The question paper for objective type examinations will be given in the form of Question Booklets. Candidates will be permitted to take the question booklet with them at the end of examination.

For Engineering Entrance Examination, each Paper will have 120 questions to be answered in 150 minutes.

Marking, Negative Marking

For each correct response in the Engineering Entrance Examination, the candidates will be awarded FOUR marks, and for each incorrect response, ONE mark will be deducted from the total score. For each paper, in the event of failure to answer a question, (that is, no response is indicated against a question in the answer-sheet) no deduction from the total score will be made. More than one answer indicated against a question will be deemed as incorrect response, and will be awarded negative marks.

KEAM 2019 Syllabus

Subject wise topics covered in KEAM syllabus are as given below. Detailed syllabus can be obtained from Official Website.


Unit I: Algebra

Sets, Relations and Functions, Complex Numbers, Quadratic Equations, Sequences and Series, Permutations, Combinations, Binomial Theorem and Mathematical Induction, Matrices and Determinants, Linear Inequations, Mathematical Logic and Boolean Algebra

Unit II: Trigonometry

Trigonometric functions and Inverse Trigonometric functions

Unit III: Geometry

Cartesian System of Rectangular Co ordinates, Lines and Family of lines, Circles and Family of circles, Conic sections, Vectors, Three Dimensional Geometry

Unit IV: Statistics

Statistics and probability

Unit V: Calculus

Functions, Limits and continuity, Differentiation, Application of Derivatives, Indefinite Integrals, Definite Integrals, Differential Equations


Unit 1: Introduction and Measurement

Unit 2: Description of Motion in One Dimension

Unit 3: Description of Motion in Two and Three Dimension

Unit 4: Laws of Motion

Unit 5: Work, Energy and Power

Unit 6: Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body Rotation

Unit 7: Gravitation

Unit 9: Heat and Thermodynamics

Unit 8: Mechanics of Solids and Fluids

Unit 10: Oscillations

Unit 11: Waves

Unit 12: Electrostatics

Unit 13: Current Electricity

Unit 14: Magnetic Effect of Current and Magnetism

Unit 15: Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current

Unit 16: Electromagnetic Waves

Unit 17: Optics

Unit 18: Dual Nature of Matter and Radiations

Unit 19: Atomic Nucleaus

Unit 20: Solids and Semiconductor Devices

Unit 21: Principles of Communications


Unit 1: Basic Concepts and Atomic Structure

Unit 2: Bonding and Molecular Structure

Unit 3: States of Matter

Unit 4: Periodic Properties of Elements and Hydrogen

Unit 5: S-Block Elements and Principles of Mettallurgy

Unit 6: P-Block Elements

Unit 7: D-Block and F-Block Elements

Unit 8: Thermodynamics

Unit 9: Chemical Equilibrium

Unit 10: Solutions

Unit 11: Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry

Unit 12: Chemical Kinetics

Unit 13: Surface Chemistry

Unit 14: Coordination Compounds and Organometallics

Unit 15: Basic Principles, Purification and Characterization of Organic Compounds

Unit 16: Hydrocarbons

Unit 17: Organic Reaction Mechanism

Unit 18: Stereochemistry

Unit 19: Organic Compounds with Functional Groups Containing Halogens

Unit 20: Organic Compounds with Functional Groups Containing Oxygen

Unit 21: Organic Compounds with Functional Groups Containing Nitrogen

Unit 22: Polymers and Biomolecules

Unit 23: Environmental Chemistry and Chemistry in Every Day Life

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