KVPY Syllabus and Subjects

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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


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 IPart II
    Mathematics 20 questions-1 mark each10 questions-2 marks each
    Physics 20 questions-1 mark each10 questions-2 marks each
    Chemistry 20 questions-1 mark each10 questions-2 marks each
    Biology 20 questions-1 mark each10 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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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    Complete NCERT books.

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    You can appear in class 11th for KVPY. You will have to cover NCERT books. The exam pattern is objective.

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  • i am in 11th and does not have biology as my subject, so can i still appear for kvpy exam?

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    Yes you can, but for class 11th all four subjects are compulsory and you will have to answer questions from biology.

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    For class 12th, 3 out of thee 4 subjects can be attempted.

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