How to Prepare for KVPY 2019?
Maniprabha.singh, 25 Sep 2019, #KVPY

How to Prepare for KVPY 2019 – Lakhs of students prepare for the KVPY exam but only a few get listed in the final merit list. KVPY is a computer-based test that requires more concentration and dedication. Besides, the difficulty level of Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is similar to IIT JEE/ NEET entrance test. Hence, getting details on how to prepare for KVPY 2019 is more important. KVPY preparation tips include planning a study schedule, regular revision, and other important tips that help in attaining good marks. KVPY 2019 is a national level scholarship test, to be held on November 3, 2019. Students have to prepare Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology for the exam. To crack the examination with good marks, KVPY aspirants should have the details on when, what and how to prepare for KVPY 2019. Below we have mentioned some easy and simple KVPY preparation tips that will make the preparation easy and help to attain good marks.
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How to Prepare for KVPY 2019?

Knowing the importance of KVPY 2019 in the life of students, a few KVPY preparation tips are listed below to provide the right guidance. Students should follow these KVPY 2019 preparation tips to crack the exam with good marks.

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KVPY 2019 Preparation Tip 1- Get Exam Pattern & Syllabus Details

Before starting the preparation, it is must know each and every concept of the KVPY 2019 examination. IISc conducts the KVPY scholarship examination for the meritorious students who want to pursue higher education in basic science fields. Hence, the question paper difficulty level is a bit higher than other scholarship tests. To attain good scores, one must start with the examination pattern, marking scheme, KVPY 2019 syllabus and other important points. These details help in knowing what to prepare for the exam.

KVPY 2019 Exam Pattern

Stream SAStream SX/SB
Exam ModeComputer Based Test
Questions TypeMCQs
Exam Duration3 hours
Exam Timings9:30 am to 12:30 pm2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
No. of QuestionsPart I: 60
Part II: 20
Part I: 80
Part II: 40
Total Questions80120
SectionsPhysics, Chemistry, Mathematics and BiologyPhysics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology
Marks Per QuestionPart I: +1
Part II: +2
Negative MarkingPart I: -0.25
Part II: -0.5
Total Marks100100
Medium Of PaperEnglish / Hindi
InstructionsAttempt all questionsAttempt any three sections in Part I and any two sections in part II

KVPY 2019 Important Topics (Subject-wise)

There is no specified syllabus for KVPY, However, with the analysis of previous year's papers, we have listed a few important topics that one should not miss at any cost.

Important Topics
Mechanics, Ray Optics, Electromagnetism, Waves
Algebra, Geometry, Basics of Number Theory, Quadratic Equation, Progression and Series, Permutations and Combination, Basic Geometry
Physical Chemistry, Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding, Chemical Energetics, Organic Chemistry, Stoichiometry and Gaseous State
Biomolecules, Molecular Genetics, Cell Biology, Biotechnology

KVPY 2019 Preparation Tip 2- Make a KVPY 2019 Study Plan

After knowing what to prepare, now read how to prepare for KVPY 2019 smartly. One must formulate a well-planned study routine to ensure that an appropriate amount of time is set aside for each subject.

  • Study Hours: Devote about 8 to 9 hours each day to studies interspersed with small breaks for an ideal study routine. Continuous studies will help KVPY aspirants regularize the study schedule and reduce stress.
  • Dividing the time: Divide the study hours between the revision of the prepared syllabus, KVPY question paper practice and analysis of errors.
  • Study Material: Students should go through NCERT books till class 10, 11, 12 and prescribed books for 1st year of UG (as applicable) which contain effective and in-depth knowledge of every topic. Besides these, they can go for revision notes and coaching modules if any.
  • Stress Busters: While preparing for KVPY 2019, students must also keep time for light physical exercises like yoga or meditation to reduce fatigue and remain calm and fresh.

KVPY 2019 Preparation Tip 3- Plan your revision

  • Previous Years’ KVPY Question papers: The trick of a well-planned KVPY 2019 preparation strategy lies in figuring the right revision strategy. Candidates should download and practise as many KVPY question papers of previous years to analyse exam pattern and know the level and types of different questions. Giving a mock test is also very beneficial for KVPY aspirants as it lets one check one’s performance from time to time.
  • Track your time: One can also keep a note of time while solving papers to simulate the real exam situation. Doing this will acclimatize your body clock with the exam day timings and attune one’s alertness and concentration levels accordingly. The KVPY exam for SA stream will be held between 9:30-12:30 hours while that for Stream SB/SX will be held between 13:00-15:00 hours.
  • Performance Analysis: Analysis of score in mock tests during revision helps to know the strong and weak areas. Candidates must take notes of weak areas and work on them. Also, keep a note of recurring mistakes and go through them one week before the exam so that they do not get repeated during KVPY 2019.

KVPY Preparation Tip 4- Solve Sample Papers & Mock Test

Solving KVPY 2019 sample papers helps candidates to know what types of questions are asked, what is the difficulty level of the exam and what are important sections. Besides, students can also learn the way of managing their time during the KVPY 2019. To gain maximum benefits, students should solve the sample papers in the stipulated time. KVPY Mock Tests are also helpful in analyzing the preparation level. These mock tests are available in both English and Hindi medium for SA, SB/SX streams. Students should practice the maximum number of mock tests or sample papers to make themselves ready for the final test.

KVPY Preparation Tip 5- Refer KVPY 2019 Books

Candidates must thoroughly go through their course books for KVPY preparation. Although class textbooks can fetch you good marks in the KVPY examination, still you need to follow some best KVPY 2019 books for scoring better. Candidates can refer to the books mentioned below for more details:

Fundamentals of Physics by David Halliday, Robert Resnick, Jearl Walker; Concept of Physics by DC Pandey; Tata Mc Graw Hill’s Book by HC Verma
Moderns ABC of Chemistry for Class – XI With CD by Modern Publishers, NCERT Physical & Organic Chemistry by OP Tandon
Biological Sciences by Taylor Green and Stout by Cambridge Publications; Elementary Biology (Volume – 1) by K.N. Bhatia, M.P. Tyagi; Publisher: Trueman
A Das Guptha, Mathematics for class XII, Problem in IIT Maths by R.D.Sharma

KVPY Preparation Tip 6- Get Experts Advice

Experts have faced similar challenges which you are facing now. They have managed their time smartly and work hard in clarifying the topics and facts. Getting the help of these experts will only add to your KVPY 2019 preparation. They will guide you on how to easily solve the trickiest questions and how to make most of the time without getting distracted. You can also check KVPY Topper's Interview for some expert advice.

KVPY Preparation Tip 7- Stay Away from Distractions

Social media and mobiles are the biggest distraction for adults nowadays. If you want to put your cent percent in the examination, then you must stay away from these distractions. Only use the phone for making important calls or for checking preparation videos. However, limit the time of using a mobile phone for better productivity.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - How to Prepare for KVPY 2019?

Question: When Should I Start KVPY 2019 Preparation?


 It is better to start as early as possible. However, keep at least 06 months period for KVPY 2019 preparation. As the exam will be held in November, it is suggested to start utilizing your summer vacation in completing the KVPY syllabus so that you can give ample time for KVPY preparation.

Question: Can I Prepare for KVPY without coaching?


Yes, Of course. If you can concentrate on studies, without getting distracted, then it is not necessary to enroll in any coaching classes. Students usually study at coaching centres to make a good study schedule. However, if you can make a productive study schedule at home then no need to pay lakhs of money to a coaching institute.

Question: How to Prepare for KVPY 2019 along with IIT JEE /NEET?


Finish the JEE or NEET syllabus till the start of October so that you have at least a month to revise the syllabus. Solve previous year's KVPY papers or mock test to test your preparation and consult with experts for immediate solutions. The more you practice, the better will be your chances to excel in the examination.

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what is kvpy and SCB in IISER exam

Mayank Chowdhary 17th Nov, 2019

IISER Admission process shall be weighted on 3 phases - SCB (State and Central Boards Channel), KVPY exam (Kishor Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana) & JEE Advanced exam . Students are free to register for all the 3 exams but they should be fulfilling the eligibility criteria of each exam they are registering.

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when the result of kvpyc will out

Aditya kumar Student Expert 14th Nov, 2019
Hello there!


Kvpy results has not been declared yet but yes IISc Bangalore will declare the KVPY 2019 result in the second week of December 2019 at but exact dates are not clear yet. You need to enter your application number and date of birth to check the result of KVPY 2019. The details of students, qualifying status, scores obtained by them will be mentioned on the KVPY result 2019. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana 2019 was held on November 3, 2019. If you manage to qualify the KVPY aptitude test 2019 then you will be eligible for interviews, to be held in the 2nd week of January 2020. Your selection will be based on the your performance in the aptitude test and interview.  For detailed information go through our page for which link is provided below :-


how to download kvpy answer key

Payal 8th Nov, 2019

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how many student appeared in KVPY 2019

Ronak Gala Student Expert 7th Nov, 2019

Yes I'll give you a mere idea. So nearly around 50 thousand students appeared for the Kishore Vaigyanik Protasahan Yojana SA stream. Out of which nearly 1-1.5 thousand students are selected. Numbers of the students vary each year so as the cutoffs are the cutoff depend on various factors like number of candidates appearing and also the paper level, etc.

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when will the result of KVPY stream SA 2019 be announced?

Aditya kumar Student Expert 4th Nov, 2019
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Actually exact dates has not been declared yet but it is expected that the result of KVPY 2019 will be declared in the 2nd week of December 2019. You will have to enter your hall ticket number to access the result. If you manage to obtain the cutoff marks then you will be called for the Interview. After the interviews, final merit list will be released.

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