KEAM Exam Pattern 2021: Exam Mode, Marking Scheme, Negative Marking, Total Marks

Exam Date

Aug 5, 2021

Result Date

Sep 18, 2021

KEAM 2021 will have two sets of papers. Candidates who are appearing for the engineering entrance examination will have to attend both Paper-I and Paper-II. Candidate applying for B.Pharm will have to give only one set of the paper i.e. Paper-I. KEAM 2021 exam Paper-I will have Physics and Chemistry subjects whereas Paper-II will consist of Mathematics subjects.

KEAM 2021 Exam Pattern Highlights

The KEAM 2021 exam pattern highlights have been tabulated in the table below. 

KEAM Exam Pattern Highlights
Conducted for B.Tech and B.Pharma Admissions
Mode Offline i.e. Paper and Pen based-test (PBT)
Exam Duration 2 hours and 30 Minutes
Timings 10 AM to 12.30 PM
Date of Exam Aug 5, 2021
Subjects Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
Type of Questions 120 Multiple Choice Questions with a single correct response 
Marking Scheme
  • Correct answer: +4 marks
  • Incorrect answer: -1 mark
Total Marks
  • For B.Tech: 960 marks
  • For B. Pharma: 480 marks
Paper Medium English 

KEAM 2021 Exam Pattern For Engineering

KEAM Exam Pattern For Engineering
Exam Date Paper Subject No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
Aug 5, 2021  I Physics & Chemistry 120 120 x 4=480 2 Hour 30 Minutes
Aug 5, 2021 II Mathematics 120 120 x 4=480 2 Hour 30 Minutes

Filling KEAM 2021 Booklets

Candidates can follow the steps given below while filling in their KEAM 2021 booklets during the exam. 

  • Candidate must write his/her name and roll number in the space that is provided in the question booklet. The Roll Number should be written carefully. Separate answer sheet (OMR answer sheet) having a copy of the original OMR sheet attached to it, will be given to mark the answers.
  • It is advised that candidates should not remove the copy of the OMR sheet from the original during examination. All impressions made in the original OMR sheet will be carried over to the copy attached. If any candidate detaches the copy before the conclusion of the examination, his/her candidature is liable to be cancelled.
  • Each question will have five answers marked (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E). The most appropriate answer will have to be selected. Thereafter, using a ballpoint pen (blue or black ink) mark the bubble corresponding to the most appropriate answer. For example, if the answer for question number 2 is C, bubble C has to be darkened as shown below.

KEAM 2019 exam pattern

Here are some wrong methods of marking answers, such as

  • If the candidate already marked the bubble and re-attempting any fresh mark made by the erasure of an already marked bubble will lead to multiple marks with the consequent penalty of negative marks. 
  • The bubble should be filled. Candidates are advised not to make any special effort to mark bubbles artistically.
  • Any mistake in filling up the data part of the OMR sheet or in marking the answers will affect the valuation of the script adversely.
  • The candidate should not mark the answers in the wrong method as shown below,

KEAM exam pattern

KEAM 2021 Question Paper/ Booklet

Candidates can read the section below and get an idea of how the question paper booklet for KEAM 2021 will look. 

  • The question papers will be given in the form of a question booklet. A candidate will be given the question booklet before the actual time prescribed for the commencement of the examination, to enable him/her to acquaint himself/herself with the instructions to be followed.

KEAM exam pattern

Each question paper will have four versions as detailed below.

Each question paper will have four versions as detailed
Paper 1 Physics and Chemistry A1, A2, A3, and A4
Paper 2 Mathematics B1, B2, B3, and B4


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