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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Hi, Im in class 11. My questions are: 1. Due to Covid-19 will the Aptitude test for KVPY be held after November this year? 2. How many students are selected after the Aptitude test and Interview round? 3. If I score a bit above the passing marks, will I be called for the interview?? Help plz.

Smeet Almeida 26th May, 2020

Greetings, aspirant!

The KVPY examination proceeds in two levels. The first level is the aptitude test and any student who meets the eligibility criteria can appear for this exam.

The second level is the interview round which selects candidates based on their performance in the previous round. The selection process to shortlist the candidates is not always predetermined and no fixed percentage as a selection criterion is given.

As of now, no fixed dates for the examination are given.

However, tentative dates suggest that the first level examination will be held in November, 2020 and the interview round might be conducted as late as January, 2021.

Hope this information helps

Best of luck!!


I am a 11th std student and Ill be giving Kvpy SA , Ive heard electrostatics is an important chapter for KVPY but However its in 12th std I wont be able to study it complete therefore please suggest me topics in electrostatics that I should study for KVPY SA stream

pritamsingh5798 26th May, 2020

Heh there

Electrostatics is a very important chapter. In it for kvpy you can study

1. Calculation of electric field and potential of different bodies.

2. They may ask you to find electric field and potential at a point due to an unsymmetrical body so do it.

3. Capacitance which includes dielectrics and different cases of finding capacitance.

4. Dipole is very important.

5. Gauss law and coulomb's law is very important.

Good luck


I am a class 11 student , I am preparing for KVPY and Ive heard Ray optics is an important chapter for KVPY but its in class 12 , so it is not possible for me to cover whole chapter so please tell , which topics in ray optics should I study for KVPY ?

Aastha jain 16th May, 2020


Ray optics is a fairly easy chapter, even with respect to class 12th Physics. But, some important topics include refraction, reflection and the natural phenomena. What I would suggest you to do is, look at past year KVPY questions from the chapter, and analyse for yourself. Because all the topics are related, you might have to go through everything once.


There are also some examination that students are normally encouraged in few schools like NTSE, KVPY etc. Do you actually follow encourage the students to take NTSE examination, KVPY examination & prepare them for that?

We do a lot & encourage the children participating in NTSE & other examination even if children are prepared, We do provide the children support also but not for everybody, We make it optional for students those who want to appear such examination. There is not structured programme for it but we do offer to support the children those who are preparing for the examination. At higher level we also extend for the support of SAT examination. We do have NDA academy & coaching support. But we want to bring up leaders coming up with lot of values that’what the future of the society that we encourage the students go for such kind of training.

Ms. Shanti Krishnamurthy

(Director, Central Chinmaya Mission Trust (CCMT) Education Cell)


where I can study this chapter"Number theory" in class 11 people say it is very important chapter for KVPY but there is no such chapter in our text book , please help

Shareef 10th May, 2020
First point is number theory will be regarded as a chapter in only few book's where in other books it gets mixed with other chapters. So, the concepts included in number theory are
  • primes
  • composites
  • multiples
  • factor's
  • number sequences
  • number properties and
  • rules for divisibility
You can practice the question based on these concepts. 2nd point there's no topic or chapter in the  syllabus that says  number theory is important, maybe you will get few questions regarding them. Here is the link where you will get the complete syllabus for the examination
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