Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, Kerala will release the KEAM Exam Pattern 2021. Those who are willing to appear in the exam must be aware of the paper pattern of KEAM 2021. The test pattern of the KEAM exam gives the idea to the students about the structure of the question paper. The information which the candidates get through the exam pattern is the no. of questions that will be asked in the exam, total marks, marking scheme, etc. On the basis of this information, candidates can prepare for the exam accordingly.

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KEAM 2021 exam will take place for two papers on two different dates. 1st paper will consist of Physics and Chemistry & 2nd Paper will have Mathematics/Biology.   Read the article to know about the detail information regarding the KEAM 2021 Exam Pattern.

KEAM Exam Pattern Highlights

Examination ModeOffline (Pen & Paper)
Language of the ExamEnglish
Question TypeMCQ (Multiple Choice Question Types)
Exam Duration2 hr 30 minutes ( 150 minutes)
Total Number of Questions
  • Physics & Chemistry – 120 Questions
  • Mathematics – 120 Questions
Paper Name
  • Test Paper 1 – Physics and Chemistry
  • Test Paper 2 – Mathematics
Marking Pattern
  • 4 marks will be awarded for every correct answer
  • 1 mark will be deducted for an incorrect answer

KEAM 2021 Marking Scheme

The marking scheme of KEAM 2021 can be checked from the table below.

PaperSubjectsNo. of questionsMarksTimeQuestion type
Paper 1Physics and chemistry120480150 minutesMCQs
Paper 2Mathematics120480150 minutes
Total240960300 minutes

KEAM 2021 Syllabus

Candidates preparing for the exam must make sure that they check the KEAM 2021 syllabus. The syllabus will carry all the topics from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. The syllabus will include topics from the 11th and 12th classes. Candidates can note down the whole KEAM 2021 syllabus given below for better preparation.

Mathematics PhysicsChemistry
AlgebraSets, Relations And FunctionsComplex Numbers

Quadratic Equations

Sequences and Series

Permutations, Combinations, Binomial Theorem and Mathematical Induction

Matrices and Determinants

Linear Inequations

Mathematical Logic and Boolean Algebra

TrigonometryTrigonometric functions and Inverse Trigonometric functions
GeometryCartesian System of Rectangular CoordinatesLines and Family of lines

Circles and Family of circles

Conic sections


Three Dimensional Geometry

CalculusFunctions, Limits and continuityDifferentiation

Application of Derivatives

Indefinite Integrals

Definite Integrals

Differential Equations

Introduction and MeasurementDescription of Motion in One Dimension

Description of Motion in Two and Three Dimensions

Laws of Motion

Work, Energy and Power

Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body Rotation


Mechanics of Solids and Fluids

Heat and Thermodynamics




Current Electricity

Magnetic Effect of Current and Magnetism

Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current

Electromagnetic Waves


Dual Nature of Matter and Radiations

Atomic Nucleus

Solids and Semiconductor Devices

Principles of Communications

Basic Concepts and Atomic Structure – Laws of chemical combinatio, Atomic structureBonding and Molecular Structure

States of Matter – Gaseous state, Liquid state, Solid state

Periodic Properties of Elements and Hydrogen – Classification of elements, Hydrogen

S-Block Elements and Principles of Metallurgy – Alkali metals, Alkaline earth metals, Principles of metallurgy

P-Block Elements – General characteristics of p-block elements, Boron, Silica, Group 18 elements

D-Block and F-Block Elements – d-Block elements, f-Block elements: Lanthanides

Thermodynamics – System and surrounding, First law of thermodynamics, Second law of thermodynamics

Chemical Equilibrium – Physical and chemical equilibria, Equilibria involving chemical systems, Concepts of acids and bases

Solutions – Types of solutions, Colligative properties

Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry – Oxidation and reduction, Faraday’s laws of electrolysis, Corrosion and its prevention

Chemical Kinetics

Surface Chemistry – Adsorption, Colloids

Coordination Compounds and Organometallics

Basic Principles, Purification and Characterization of Organic Compounds

Hydrocarbons – Classification of hydrocarbons, Alkanes and cycloalkanes, Alkenes and alkynesAromatic hydrocarbons

Organic Reaction Mechanism – Electronic displacement in a covalent bond, Common types of organic reactions

Stereochemistry – Stereoisomerism

Organic Compounds with Functional Groups Containing:

  1. Halogens – Haloalkanes and haloarenes, Polyhalogen compounds
  2. Oxygen – Alcohols, Phenols, Ethers, Some commercially important compounds, Aldehydes, and ketones, Carboxylic acid
  3. Nitrogen – Amines

Polymers and Biomolecules – Polymers, Biomolecules, Reducing and

non-reducing sugars, Polysaccharides, Proteins, Vitamins

Environmental Chemistry and Chemistry in Everyday Life

KEAM 2021 Preparation Tips

Those candidates who are preparing for the examination must make sure that they check out the KEAM 2021 preparation tips after they have made a note of the exam pattern and syllabus. With these two at hand, candidates must strategize their preparation with the tips given below.

  • Candidates must know the correct and full syllabus of the KEAM 2021 examination.
  • With the syllabus, candidates can collect the right study material. There are a lot of books and sample papers that are available for the preparation of KEAM.
  • The candidates can solve the sample papers that will be available in the online mode on various websites as well as offline in bookstores. This will help the candidates in understanding the question-answer format.
  • For effective preparation every day, students must make a timetable on a daily basis. This will help in the time management of the day.
  • Candidates must cover all the topics and understand each concept.
  • After completing the syllabus, candidates must revise all the chapters.


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