KEAM answer key for Physics and Chemistry paper 1 held on April 24 is available now officially by CEE Kerala. The maths paper key has also been issued. Check below.
KEAM 2017 – The Engineering/ Pharmacy entrance examination commenced today where in over 1.1 lakh students were called to appear. As per the pre-notified schedule, Paper 1 (Physics & Chemistry) was conducted today, while Paper 2 (Mathematics) will be conducted tomorrow. As far as the KEAM answer key is concerned, CEE Kerala will publish the official answer keys for both the papers tomorrow, however, the candidates can fetch the unofficial versions of answer key prepared by coaching institutes today itself.
Being one of the most sought-after entrance exams, 1,06,260 students registered for KEAM 2017 as the applications were submitted from February 1 to 27. Initially, it was decided that KEAM 2017 will be conducted only for engineering admissions, but on March 27, Pharmacy course was also added and the applications were reopened. Overall, a total of 1,12,129 applications were received by the CEE Kerala for KEAM this year.
Some rumours were doing rounds citing the postponement of KEAM exam, to which, CEE Kerala issued a notice on Sunday evening clarifying that there has been no change in the exam dates and the exam will be conducted as per the original schedule. Earlier, on April 12, the admit cards were issued to all the applicants. To maintain the dignity of the entrance exam, CEE has deputed over 7,000 officials including teachers for the exam
As per the official statistics, 89.5 percent attendance was recorded in the Paper 1 today. Out of 1,12,129 registered candidates, 1,00,350 showed up for the exam which was conducted at 307 centers in Kerala, two centers in Delhi and one center each in Mumbai & Dubai. The paper was conducted in a single shift from 10 am to 12.30 pm.
KEAM Paper 1 comprised of 120 multiple choice questions and each question carried 4 marks. The negative marking will also remain applicable in KEAM exam and 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong response.
The admissions in pharmacy courses (B.Pharm and Pharm.D) will be made on the basis of the marks secured by the candidates in Paper 1, while for engineering admissions, ranks will be calculated on the basis of both Paper 1 & 2. KEAM Paper 2 (Mathematics) will also be conducted in a single shift tomorrow.
Going by the previous years’ trends, CEE Kerala will publish KEAM answer key for Paper 1 (Version A1, A2, A3 & A4) and Paper 2 (Versions B1, B2, B3 & B4) by tomorrow evening. The candidates will also be given the opportunity to submit the complaints regarding answer keys. The candidates will have to submit supporting documents and pay requisite fee. If the complaint will be accepted, CEE Kerala will refund the fee. The complaint window is expected to remain open for at least six days, more details would be updated here once the official confirmation is received.
Till the official KEAM answer key is released, the candidates can use the answer keys prepared by some leading coaching institutes like Brilliant Pala or PC Thomas. We shall update the answer key of these coaching institutes here in this page, once available.
The results of entrance exam will be declared on or before May 25, while the rank lists will be published on or before June 20.