KVPY Books 2020
Updated on Jan 17, 2020 - 3:48 p.m. IST by Maniprabha

KVPY Books 2020- Students preparing for the KVPY exam 2020 should have the list of best books to prepare for Physics, Chemistry, Maths & Biology in a better manner. These KVPY 2020 preparation books contain all topics and related practice material for the exam. Knowing what to prepare and from which KVPY books make the preparation simple and fast. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is one of the toughest scholarship exams in India that tests students' skills in basic sciences. The fellowship can be taken by students from class 11 to the first year of their undergraduate studies. The scholarship exam evaluates students on the basis of their performance in four subject-Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Students are advised to first cover the entire syllabus from NCERT books then refer to the other KVPY books to add value to preparation. Studying these best KVPY books are helpful in attempting questions that are out of the syllabus. Read the article below to know the KVPY syllabus, exam pattern and the best books of KVPY 2020

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KVPY Books 2020 for Preparation

IISc Bangalore has not defined any specific set of KVPY 2020 preparation books. However, over time a few KVPY books 2020 have continued to guide students for their preparation. These books for KVPY 2020 are divided across the subjects. Students should not have difficulty finding these KVPY 2020 reference books as they are available online as well in stores. Besides following these books, students should also study from their textbooks and other NCERT books. Here are the list of KVPY 2020 books and their authors/publishers:

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KVPY Books 2020 for Physics

  1. NCERT 11th Physics Book
  2. NCERT 12th Physics Book
  3. Fundamentals of Physics by Resnick-Halliday
  4. Fundamentals of Physics by David Halliday, Robert Resnick, Jearl Walker
  5. Problems in General Physics by I. E. Irodov,
  6. Aptitude Test Problems in Physics by S.S Krotov,
  7. Concepts of Physics By H. C. Verma (11 and 12)

KVPY Books 2020 for Maths

  1. NCERT 11th Maths Book
  2. NCERT 12th Maths Book
  3. Mathematics For Class XI by R. D. Sharma
  4. Excursion in Mathematics (Bhaskaracharya Prathisthana, Pune)
  5. Challenge and Thrill of Pre-college Mathematics

KVPY Books 2020 for Chemistry

  1. NCERT 11th Chemistry Book
  2. NCERT 12th Chemistry Book
  3. Moderns ABC of Chemistry for Class – XI With CD by Modern Publisher
  4. Moderns ABC of Chemistry for Class - XII
  5. Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon
  6. Reaction, Rearrangement and Reagents by S. N. Sanyal

KVPY Books 2020 for Biology

  1. NCERT 11th Biology Books
  2. NCERT 12th Biology Books
  3. Elementary Biology Volume 1 by KN Bhatiya and MP Tyagi

How to Prepare for KVPY 2020?

Along with the details of KVPY Books 2020, it is a must to know how to get maximum benefits. Below are some important KVPY preparation tips that help in enhancing your preparation strategy. The preparation starts with understanding the exam pattern and syllabus. Below are the complete details to prepare better for KVPY 2020

KVPY Exam Pattern 2020

  • KVPY is divided into three streams- SA, SX and SB.
  • Of these, SA is taken by students of 11, SX by students in class and SB by students in their first year of undergraduate studies.
  • Stream SA, SX and SB exam are held for 100 marks each.
  • All the streams are divided into parts.
  • There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks in part one questions and 0.5 in part 2 questions.

KVPY Exam Pattern for Stream SB and SX


SA Part 1- Number of questions

Marks(1 mark each)

SA Part 2- Number of questions

Marks(2 marks each)























60 (For any three sections)


40 (attempt any two sections)

KVPY Exam Pattern for Stream SA


Part 1 questions

Part 2 questions

Total Marks

















KVPY Syllabus 2020

The exam body doesn't provide any specific syllabus for the exam. However, many coaching institutes analyses the last year's papers to deduce the important topic. According to the officials, it is suggested to prepare the science syllabus up to class 10th/ 11th/ 12th/ 1st year of B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. as applicable. NCERT Books are the best books for KVPY preparation to know all the important topics.

KVPY Mock Test 2020

After completing the entire syllabus from KVPY books 2020, students should practice mock tests. These mock tests help students to understand and acclimate themselves to the computer testing mode. It also helps you to analyse your time management skills. Candidates should read the instructions carefully before taking the mock test of KVPY. The exam authority will release KVPY mock test for each stream separately. The best part is that students do not need any login id or password for taking the mock test.

KVPY Questions Papers 2020

Besides taking mock tests, students are suggested to solve KVPY sample papers 2020 and question papers. These papers cover almost all possible topics and help in improving the preparation. Students can understand the pattern and syllabus in a better way by solving the previous year's papers.

Experts Guidance

After completing the syllabus and practicing the last year's papers, students are suggested to get some tips from experts for adding some extra and unique preparation tips. Read interviews of toppers to know their extra efforts to crack the KVPY.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - KVPY Books 2020

Question: Is NCERT Books enough for KVPY preparation?


Although NCERT books are the best, they are not enough. Students should follow a few reference books to prepare for KVPY 2020.

Question: How many hours should I study to crack KVPY?


Students should study daily 5-6 hours to crack KVPY exam.

Question: Why to study the KVPY reference books?


Studying these best KVPY books are helpful in attempting questions that are out of the syllabus.

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Malini S N 19th Jan, 2020


You can apply for the stream SX exam and to be eligible,you must score a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) in Mathematics and Science subjects (PCB) in Class 12th. You should have also obtained at least 75% (65% in case of SC/ST/PWD) in class 10th.

If you have enrolled yourselves in the first year of an undergraduate program in basic Sciences,then you will be eligible for SB stream exam and you will be eligible if you have a aggregate of  60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) in Maths and science subjects in class 12th exams.


i am in 12 mpc now. can i appear for kvpy exam?

sudheer kumar 16th Jan, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

Yes you can apply for KVPY exam this year. As kvpy is conducted for students of class 11 and 12 every year.

Visit the given link for more information:



kvpy exam kya h.................

Aditya kumar Student Expert 5th Jan, 2020
Hi Praveen


  • Actually KVPY stands for Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana .

  • It is a national level scholarship examination which is conducted to promote and encourage highly talented  students to opt for research .
This exam is especially for those students who want to pursue higher education in basic science.

  • It is initiated and funded by the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India.

  • As per the eligibility criteria of KVPY , those who are in class 11th, 12th and 1st year of UG courses in basic science are eligible for SA, SX and SB streams, respectively

For detail information about Kvpy and more go through our page for which link is provided below :-

I hope that it helps you


When will release interview admit card & other documents for KVPY interview 2020?

KISHORE LOHRA 2nd Jan, 2020

Dear gaurav,

After realising the results of written exam on 10 dec 2019 there no any update provided by  the exam conducting authority .so please visit the official website of KVPY regularly for regarding upcoming dates and events regarding interview.

Document required at the time of interview of KVPY-

  • all your original  educational certificates like marksheet, Admit card ,passing certificate etc
  • Identity card like aadhar, pan card
  • admit card of kvpy written exam
  • etc..

if you want to know more information about the kvpy then you can go through the below link



kvpy exam kya hai..... ..............

Manisha Gupta Expert 31st Dec, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

KVPY is a National-level Scholarship program, The objective of the program is to identify students with talent and aptitude for research, help them realize their academic potential; encourage them to take up research careers in Science, and ensure the growth of the best scientific minds for research and development.

There are three different streams that are SA, SX & SB. Selection of the students is made from those studying in XI standard to 1st year of any undergraduate Program in Basic Sciences. The eligibility criteria for all the categories of KVPY 2019- SA, SB and SX are different.

You can check the complete information to go through with the given below link.


Good Luck!

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