KVPY Syllabus and Subjects

No prescribed syllabus for the written test. The written test aims to test the understanding and analytical ability of the student than his/her factual knowledge. However, students are tested for the syllabus up to class XII.

Instructions

Here's the list of instructions, you should keep in mind

  1. The test is of 3 hours duration (9.30 a. m. To 12.30 p. m.)

  2. The question paper consists of two parts (both contain only multiple choice questions) for 100 marks. There will be four sections in Part I (each containing 20 questions) and four sections in Part II (each containing 10 questions). Answer any THREE of the four sections in Part I, and any TWO of the four sections in Part II.

  3. The composition of the question paper is given in the table below:

    Subject Part I

    Part II

    Mathematics 20 questions-1 mark each

    10 questions-2 marks each

    Physics 20 questions-1 mark each

    10 questions-2 marks each

    Chemistry 20 questions-1 mark each

    10 questions-2 marks each

    Biology 20 questions-1 mark each

    10 questions-2 marks each

  4. The answer paper is machine readable. The answer to each question is to be entered in OMR sheet only.

  5. For each question there will be four choices given and only one of them is the correct answer.

  6. There is negative marking for wrong answers. Unanswered questions will not be evaluated and will not be penalized as a wrong answer.

  7. In Part I each correct answer gets 1 mark and for each incorrect answer 0.25 marks will be deducted. In Part II each correct answer gets 2 marks and for each incorrect answer 0.5 marks will be deducted.

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