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
Instructions
The following instructions should be kept in mind.

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

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.

The composition of the question paper is given in the table below:
Subject Part I
Part II
Mathematics 20 questions1 mark each
10 questions2 marks each
Physics 20 questions1 mark each
10 questions2 marks each
Chemistry 20 questions1 mark each
10 questions2 marks each
Biology 20 questions1 mark each
10 questions2 marks each

The answer paper is an OMR sheet. All the answers are to be marked in the given sheet itself.

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

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

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.