KVPY Syllabus and Subjects

As such, no particular syllabus is prescribed for the written test. However the course content is only what the student has learnt till Class 12. The main objective of this test is to test the understanding and analytical ability of the student rather than his/her factual knowledge.

  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry

Instructions

The following instructions should be kept in mind.

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

  2. The exam is multiple choice questions based for 100 marks. The paper has two parts, Part I consisting of four sections (each containing 20 questions) and four sections in Part II (each containing 10 questions). You are given choice to 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 an OMR sheet. All the answers are to be marked in the given sheet itself.

  5. One correct answer among the four given choices is to be marked.

  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 2 marks will be given for each correct answer and 0.5 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

Discussions & Questions

  • I am studying in class 12 under CBSE board and present subject combination is (BIOLOGY+PHYSICS+CHEMISTRY+BIOTECHNOLOGY). May I appear with this combination except Math in coming KVPY SX exam.

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  • Can I choose 4 subjects out of 4 ...?in SX stream

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    In Stream SX and SB you need to choose only 3 out of the 4 subjects, however for stream SA you will have to appear for 4 out of the 4 subjects.

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  • I am studying in class 12. For kvpy aptitude test will there be maths also, if yes what will be the syllabus?

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    There is no defined syllabus however we suggest that you must be thorough with NCERT books, based on the past papers we have created a detailed question bank with complete explanations for KVPY available at - https://www.doorsteptutor.com/Exams/KVPY/

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  • Please let me know is biology subject also included in KVPY examination if yes then what is syllabus for it (for 11th ) & can I take both maths and biology for this exam

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    For stream SA class 11th you will have to appear for both maths and biology, however for class 12th and 1st year you can opt for either biology or maths. You can refer the following link for detailed preparation for KVPY - https://www.doorsteptutor.com/Exams/KVPY/

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  • I have got 79 in maths and science in my 10th (ICSE syllabus) so can I apply for KVPY-SA ??

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    Yes you can appear for KVPY, here is where you can start your preparation for KVPY exams - https://www.doorsteptutor.com/Exams/KVPY/Stream-SA/

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  • I am going to be in class 11 this year....so what is the syllabus I must follow on order to appear for the exam..??

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    There is no prescribed syllabus for KVPY, however we suggest that you follow NCERT syllabus and refer MCQs with detailed explanations available at - https://www.doorsteptutor.com/Exams/KVPY/

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  • I am class 11 cs student so should i be eligible to write KVPY? Is Biology necessary in SA stream? Then What are the biology portions?

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    For Stream SA, all 4 streams are compulsory, biology is usually asked till class 10th level. Eligibility criteria is availabel at - http://www.examrace.com/KVPY/KVPY-Information/KVPY-Eligibility.html

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  • I am a biology student of 11th class so till which standard maths should I cover?

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    We suggest that you cover elementary maths till class 10th. You can refer https://www.doorsteptutor.com/Exams/KVPY/ for questions of KVPY.

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  • I will give my 12 boards in 2017. In 2016 I will give which kvpy in which stream.

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    Since you have started class 12th in 2016, you will appear in SX stream.

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  • I am currently in 12th academic year 2016-17 .I am confused about the stream SA and SX because the main kvpy page says (under eligibility tab) that SA is for college in session 2017-18

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    Stream SA is meant for Class 11th Students and Stream SX for Class 12th Students.

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  • After passing SX exam how many years I will found scholership ? besides getting scholership ,I want to join your college for this which process I have to follow?

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  • I will take medical. So I wanted to know that to Crack kvpy sa which is for 11th students I should prepare for maths upto which standard? Is it so that for 11 class paper I should know 12th syllabus?

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    For 11th you will have all teh 4 subjects, for 12th and 1st year you will have to opt 3 so you can choose either biology or mathematics. For preparation for KVPY please refer https://www.doorsteptutor.com/Exams/KVPY/

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  • I am currently in class 12th and I wanted to appear in the KVPY examination. I have taken PCB without maths. Am I eligible to appear for the examination?

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    You can appear for KVPY Stream SB SX. For Solved MCQs with detailed explanations please refer - https://www.doorsteptutor.com/Exams/KVPY/Stream-SB-SX/

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  • I will appear in kvpy SA exam 2016. how much time I will get to complete q sheet? I also want to know the marking scheme. (negative mark and positive marks for each question)

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    The examination pattern is mentioned on this webpage, for practice questions and solutions to past papers please refer https://www.doorsteptutor.com/Exams/KVPY/

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  • I will be completing my 11th in march.....and at time of kvpy 2016 i'll be in 12th......So from which stream i'll be giving my exam - SA or SB ??

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    Since you will be in 12th Standard you will appear in Stream SB.

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  • I want to know about exam portion for Nov 1 2015 exam… . what and we should read it will help some what study well

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    Please refer complete NCERT, there is no prescribed syllabus for KVPY examination, so we suggest you to complete NCERT and solve past year papers as well.

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  • I am currently studying in class 11 and I have applied for KVPY exam. I am confused about what is the syllabus? ?

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    There is no prescribed syllabus for KVPY examination. However, we suggest that you cover the NCERT syllabus for 11th and 12th based on the stream in which you are appearing.

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  • Please suggest a study material to SA stream students in KVPY?

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    You must complete NCERT Books for the core subjects at the minimum.

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  • I am a 12th std student. is my stream SB or SX? What is the difference between the two streams? Are they merged together?

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    At the following link you will get an idea about the various streams of KVPY-http://www.examrace.com/KVPY/KVPY-Information/KVPY-Eligibility.html

    SX is for 12th class students
    SB is for 1st year students.
    Both SX and SB are not merged together.

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  • Is biology optional in class 12 stream SX?

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    In class 12th KVPY Stream SX you have to choose 3 subjects out of 4 that is either biology or mathematics can be opted but for class 11th all four subjects are compulsory.

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  • I am a class 11th student and will appear in KVPY exam(SA Stream). How should I attempt paper? Did I have to attempt all the questions?

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    You must have a basic knowledge of the syllabus upto class 10th. You have to appear for all the four papers and attempt the questions.

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  • I am a biology student of class 11. So, what are the topics from mathematics that I should prepare for this examination.

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    You must cover Class 10 Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

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  • About preparation of physics?

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    Please be thorough with NCERT Class 11th and 12th for Physics-you must have conceptual clarity and understanding of the facts.

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  • About KVPY subjects class 11?

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    For 11th class-all four subjects-physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics are compulsory.

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  • Syllabus for KVPY?

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    As such there is no prescribed syllabus for KVPY examination, however you must cover NCERT Class 11th and 12th.

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  • Please suggest study material for KVPY SX stream.

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    You must be thorough with NCERT Class 11th and 12th material.

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  • I want to know that what to read for KVPY?

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    We suggest that you cover the complete NCERT for class 11th if you are appearing in Class 11th KVPY stream.

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  • In class 11 the syllabus for kvpy is of class 11th or is also of class 12th.

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    You must prepare as per the NCERT syllabus. Usually it includes only questions till class 11th but it is important that you refer the past year papers.

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  • Is it Necessary to write biology in KVPY if I am a computer science student

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    For 11th students it is necessary to attend all the four papers but 12th and 1st year students are allowed to choose 3 of the 4 subjects (physics, chemistry, maths and biology).

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  • Which are the subjects for 11 class students & what is the output of exam?

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    You have to appear for all 4 papers-physics, chemistry, biology and maths. KVPY is considered one of the renowned examination and after clearing the exam you get scholarship.

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  • I am appearing for kvpy 2015 will you please tell what is the syllabus of all subjects?

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    KVPY does not have any prescribed syllabus, you are supposed to prepare according to class 11 and 12 syllabus and based on the past year papers.

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  • I am in SA stream, so KVPY syllabus also contain biology?

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    In SA stream which is for class 11th student, biology asked is of the 10th class level only. So the biology questions that are asked are pretty easy. In SB and SX stream you have the option to choose 3 subjects out of the 4 subjects.

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  • What is the Syallabus for KVPY exam conducted on 1st november,2015

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    You need to cover the syllabus for class 11th and 12th, there is no prescribed syllabus for KVPY.

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  • What is the exact syllabus for the KVPY exam being conducted in 2015? And I have not opted for mathematics in class 11. Till which class do we need to pursue. Maths in order to give this exam?

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    Please check out the KVPY past papers and you will get an idea about the syllabus of KVPY-http://www.examrace.com/KVPY/KVPY-Previous-Years-Papers/

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  • In which standerd I can give this exam? & I want some more detail about this exam and sylabus. Are there any conditions to apply for this exam? Which are the possible dates of exam?

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    Please check out the eligibility for KVPY at the following link-http://www.examrace.com/KVPY/KVPY-Information/KVPY-Eligibility.html

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  • How can we find tan 90 cot 90?

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    We can solve this as tan 90 = sin 90/cos 90 and cot 90 = cos 90/sin 90, when we multiply the two we get sin 90/cos 90 x cos 90/sin 90 = 1

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  • Is writing biology optional for students of 11th in KVPY?

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    Please check out the following link at teh website-http://www.examrace.com/KVPY/KVPY-Information/KVPY-Exam-Pattern.html

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  • I wanted to know about class 10th syllabus and application form date.

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    Please refer the following link for eligibility of KVPY examination-http://www.examrace.com/KVPY/KVPY-Information/KVPY-Eligibility.html. All the updates will be made live as and when available on the Examrace website itself.

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  • KVPY Class 9 syllabus?

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    KVPY is conducted for Class XI and XII students and the syllabus is the corresponding syllabus for the classes.

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