KEAM 2018: April 25 is almost here, find out how you can crack the exam | Haak Blog

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KEAM 2018 is scheduled on April 28, 2018. It is normal for the candidates to get anxious as the exam comes knocking at the door. KEAM is a state level entrance exam. It is conducted by the Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE), Kerala.

KEAM is conducted for the candidates seeking admission in engineering courses and Pharmacy. KEAM 2018 will be conducted in offline mode.KEAM 2018 Admit Card will be issued tentatively on April 12, 2018 for the candidates who have enrolled for the examination.

To prepare for KEAM 2018, it is essential for the candidates to work on their problem-solving skills while also keeping the track of time taken to solve each question as the candidates are required to solve 120 objective type questions within150 minutes for the exam.4 marks are awarded for every correct answer and -1 for every incorrect answer.

Candidates must practice with mock tests to increase their speed. It will train the candidates to complete their test in the limited time given and prepare them for the worst possibilities.

During the exam, candidates must be careful of certain facts such as- time allotted to solve each question in accordance with the duration of the exam, number of questions attempted and most importantly, marking the answers correctly on the OMR sheet.

Candidates must be very careful while marking the correct answer on the OMR sheet as there is no way the mistakes made on it can be corrected and the candidates will be marked negatively for every incorrect answer.

 It is advised to keep the last 15 minutes to fill the OMR sheet and divide the rest of the time for different sections accordingly.

What one can expect in KEAM 2018? 

Pattern for KEAM 2018 will be no different than the pattern followed in previous years. No major changes are expected in KEAM 2018. However, the number of aspirants for KEAM increase every year, and so does the competition. The level of difficulty of the examination is expected to be 25% higher and 75% moderate. With hard work and practice, an average candidate can score good in KEAM 2018 and clear KEAM 2018 cutoff.

As for the syllabus, KEAM 2018 will be widely based on the syllabus of 11th and 12thof Kerala Board.

For Engineering courses, KEAM 2018 will be conducted in two different stages on two different days, each paper consisting of 120 questions, to be solved within a duration of 150 minutes.

PAPER 1- Physics and Chemistry

60 percent of the questions in the Physics’ section are numerical problems. Remaining 40 percent questions are theoretical. Candidates can attempt the theory part easily by following the NCERT syllabus of 11th and 12th grade. Candidates do not need any referral books to score good in the theory section if they have followed the NCERT syllabus. For Numerical problems candidates can refer to online and offline study material.

Chemistry is the easiest among all the other sections. Candidates can score well in this section. It is possible for the candidates to attempt 90 percent of questions in chemistry with 90 percent correct accuracy is they practice enough. The ratio of numerical and theoretical questions in this section is equal- 50 percent numerical and 50 percent theoretical. Candidates can follow the NCERT books for the theory section as that’s where most of the questions are asked from.

PAPER 2- Mathematics

The section of mathematics is the toughest section among the other sections. This section contains the highest number of questions. However, there are good chances for the candidates to score a good rank if they score good marks in mathematics. Candidates must have a deep study in the areas such as- Family of lines, Cartesian System of Rectangular Coordinates, Vectors, Conic sections, and Three-Dimensional Geometry to score good marks. Candidates should focus on the topics of trigonometry too.

For B.Pharm. and Pharm.D., candidates must appear in only Paper1, i.e., Physics and Chemistry.

Preparation tips for KEAM 2018

Candidates should make a proper time table: Preparing a time table and sticking to it will help the candidates in time management. Candidates can distribute the studying hours for different subjects in time table in. The important subjects must be completed first and students must practice enough to find and improve in the subjects they’re particularly weak in. Candidates preparing for KEAM 2018 must assign six to eight hours for studying to score good. Candidates should also take time for revision.

Basic understanding of the Concepts: Candidates must be clear about the basic concepts and must have the basic knowledge of the concerned subjects. Apart from the direct questions where the candidates can apply the standard formula to solve the questions, candidates are assessed on their knowledge of the most basic concept through High Order Thinking Questions.

Note Making: Candidates can also make small notes and comprehensive list of formulae for the chapters and topics that have been covered. It will help candidates during the time of revision. Candidates can make colored, sticky notes.

11th and 12th NCERT: Candidates should strictly follow the syllabus of NCERT for basic conceptual knowledge.

Sample papers: Candidates should solve as many sample papers as they can. It helps the candidates in better understanding of question paper and exam pattern.

Mock Test: Candidates should prepare with mock tests of various coaching institutes, easily available online. This will help the candidates determine where they stand and puts in them a spirit of competition. Mock tests will help the candidates increase their efficiency in exam. It also helps in learning time management for the exam.

Last Minute Tips
  • ·         Candidates should buy an online test series of any coaching institute for practice.
  • ·         Candidates should start the exam with the chemistry section which is less time consuming, and more scoring.
  • ·         One must mark a guessed answer only if they are at least 30 percent sure to avoid negative marking.
  • ·         Candidate should take a good sleep before exam.
  • ·         One must write down all the formulas on paper to revise it on the day of examination.

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