Detailed Analysis of KVPY – 2015 (STREAM – SA)

  • KVPY – 2015 was conducted on Sunday, November 1st, 2015 for all of the streams.

SA Stream

  • Paper was conducted from 09:30 am to 12:30 pm and a total number of 80 multiple choice questions were asked.

  • Weightage for negative marking for first 6o questions was 0.25 and 0.50 marks for last 20 questions. First 60 questions carried 1 mark each and last 20 questions carried 2 marks making it a 100 marks paper in total.

Overall marks distribution

  • The paper pattern was same as last year.

  • The paper had 80 objective type questions.

  • Subject wise each subject had 20 questions of 25 marks.

KVPY Stream SA - Marks distribution
KVPY Stream SA Marks

SUBJECTS

SA

No of Question

Total Marks

PHYSICS

20

25

CHEMISTRY

20

25

MATHEMATICS

20

25

BIOLOGY

20

25

GRAND TOTAL

80

100

Difficulty Level Analysis: Number of Questions

KVPY Stream SA - Difficulty Level Analysis
KVPY Stream SA - Difficulty Level Analysis

STREAM: SA

SUBJECT

EASY LEVEL

MEDIUM LEVEL

DIFFICULT LEVEL

No of Questions

Total Marks

No of Questions

Total Marks

No of Questions

Total Marks

Physics

12

13

6

9

2

3

Chemistry

11

14

8

10

1

1

Mathematics

7

8

10

14

3

3

Biology

4

4

15

19

1

2

GRAND TOTAL

34

39

39

52

7

9

Subject wise analysis

Physics analysis

KVPY Stream SA - Physics
KVPY Stream SA PPhysics

Unit & Topic Name

No of Questions

Total Marks

% Weightage

OVERALL BREAKUP

20

25

25.00%

Electrodynamics

1

1

1.00%

Current Electricity

1

1

1.00%

Heat & Thermodynamics

3

4

4.00%

Calorimetry & Thermal Expansion

1

2

2.00%

Heat Transfer

1

1

1.00%

KTG & Thermodynamics

1

1

1.00%

Mechanics

10

12

12.00%

GRAVITATION

4

4

4.00%

NLM

1

1

1.00%

RECTILINIOR MOTION

1

1

1.00%

Rigid Body Dynamics

2

3

3.00%

Unit & Dimension

1

2

2.00%

Unit & Dimension & Error Analysis

1

1

1.00%

MORDAN PHYSICS

1

1

1.00%

NUCLEAR PHYSICS

1

1

1.00%

Optics

5

7

7.00%

Geometrical Optics & Physical Optics

5

7

7.00%

Chemistry analysis

KVPY Stream SA Chemistry Analysis
KVPY Stream SA Chemistry Analysis

Unit & Topic Name

No of Questions

Total Marks

% Weightage

OVERALL BREAKUP

20

25

25.00%

Inorganic chemistry-I

3

3

3.00%

Chemical Bonding

1

1

1.00%

Periodic table

1

1

1.00%

S-block

1

1

1.00%

Inorganic Chemistry-II

1

1

1.00%

Metallurgy

1

1

1.00%

Organic Chemistry-1

3

5

5.00%

Hydrocarbon

3

5

5.00%

Organic Chemistry-II

4

4

4.00%

Carboxylic Acid and their Derivatives

2

2

2.00%

IUPAC & Isomerism

2

2

2.00%

Physical Chemistry-I

7

9

9.00%

Atomic Structure & Nuclear Chemistry

1

1

1.00%

Gaseous State

1

1

1.00%

Mole Concept

5

7

7.00%

Physical Chemistry-II

2

3

3.00%

Electrochemistry

2

3

3.00%

Mathematics analysis

KVPY Stream SA Mathematics Analysis
KVPY Stream SA Mathematics Analysis

Unit & Topic Name

No of Questions

Total Marks

% Weightage

OVERALL BREAKUP

20

25

25.00%

Algebra

1

1

1.00%

Vector

1

1

1.00%

Binomial Theorem

3

3

3.00%

Binomial Theorem

3

3

3.00%

Coordinate Geometry

7

9

9.00%

Circle

1

1

1.00%

Straight line

6

8

8.00%

Differential Calculus

3

6

6.00%

Functions

3

6

6.00%

Permutation & Combination

2

2

2.00%

Permutation & Combination

2

2

2.00%

Quadratic Equation

3

3

3.00%

Quadratic Equation

3

3

3.00%

Sequence & Series

1

1

1.00%

Sequence & Series

1

1

1.00%

Expected Cutoffs

Please note that the cutoffs are expected and the actual result can vary significantly

KVPY SB SX Analysis Expected cutoffs
KVPY SB SX Analysis Expected Cutoffs

Stream

Cut Off

Total Marks

Stream SA (general)

43

100

SA- SC/ST

32

100

SA- PWD

32

100

Stream SB (general)

50

100

SB- SC/ST

34

100

SB- PWD

34

100

Stream SX (general)

54

100

SX- SC/ST

40

100

SX- PWD

40

100