KVPY Exam Pattern 2020
KVPY Exam Pattern 2020 - The exam pattern of KVPY will be released by Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore on the official website kvpy.iisc.ernet.in. Students preparing for the exam must refer to the KVPY exam pattern 2020 to prepare well. The exam pattern includes the marks distribution, the number of questions in each section, etc. The subjects included in the KVPY 2020 exam pattern are Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics. The question paper of both SA and SB/SX streams will be of 100 marks. The exam duration of KVPY aptitude test will be 3 hours. The KVPY exam 2020 will be conducted in November. The exam will be computer-based where questions will be in MCQ format. All questions in the SA stream will be compulsory, whereas the option between Maths and Biology section will be provided in SB/SX stream. Check the complete KVPY exam pattern for SA, SB, and SX streams in this article.
KVPY Exam Pattern 2020 for SA stream
SA stream exam will be held in the morning shift i.e. from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. SX/SB stream exam will be held from 2 to 5 pm.
The exam duration will be 3 hours.
As per the KVPY exam pattern 2020, the total number of questions in the SA stream will be 80, wherein 60 questions will be in part I and 20 questions in Part II.
For part I, each correct answer will carry 1 mark and for every wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.
All questions will be compulsory in nature.
Total marks for the SA stream are 100.
Check the below table for the detailed KVPY 2020 exam pattern SA stream.
KVPY Exam Pattern 2020 for SA stream
Questions in Part 1
Questions in Part 2
Marks for 1 correct answer
Marks for 1 incorrect answer
KVPY Exam Pattern 2020 - SB/SX stream
The exam duration for the KVPY exam for SB/SX streams will be 3 hours.
The question paper will be of 160 marks.
KVPY exam for SB/SX Stream will be conducted from 2 to 5 pm.
There will be two parts in the question paper, part I and part II.
Students of class 12 have to attempt either maths or biology section.
As per the KVPY exam pattern 2020, Part I will carry 80 questions and part II will carry 40 questions. Students need to attempt only 80 questions.
Student has to attempt any 3 sections from part 1 (20x3 = 60 marks) and any 2 sections from part 2=(20*2=40), so 100
In part I, each question will carry 1 mark and 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong response. In part II, each question will carry 2 marks and a negative marking of 0.5 marks is there for every wrong attempt.
Refer to the table below for a detailed KVPY exam pattern for SB and SX streams.
KVPY exam pattern for SX/SB stream
Questions in Part-I
Questions in Part-II
Marks for 1 right answer
Marks for 1 wrong answer
There are 4 subjects in KVPY, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics. Students who are appearing in the exam must check the complete KVPY exam pattern and syllabus for better understanding. The syllabus includes all the important topics for all four subjects. Refer to the below-given table for the KVPY syllabus.
KVPY Syllabus SA/SX/SB streams
Students should first complete the NCERT’s of all four subjects. In NCERT you will find all the topics in a comprehensive way. After this, you should refer to other books as well. Below is the list of some of the best reference books.
Moderns ABC of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology
Mathematics by RD Sharma
Fundamentals of Physics David Halliday, Robert Resnick, Jearl Walker
Through regular practice from KVPY sample papers, students can check their strengths and weakness.
All the important topics can be analyzed from the sample papers.
Students can check the KVPY exam pattern, marking scheme, etc from these sample papers.
With regular practice from sample papers and last year’s KVPY question papers, the performance level can be evaluated easily.
The KVPY exam is conducted online. A computer-based test is being conducted by IISC, Bangalore. Through online mock tests, students can familiarise themselves with the online test pattern. The mock tests are based on the latest KVPY exam pattern. The mock test will be available in both Hindi and English language. Students who have never attempted any online test should attempt them as much as they can.
The admit card for the KVPY exam will be released in October 2020, tentatively. KVPY Admit card will be available online at kvpy.iisc.ernet.in. The admit card can be accessed by entering the User ID & password. Students basic details, exam centre details, roll number, etc will be mentioned in the admit card. It is compulsory for students to carry the admit card with themselves during examination.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - KVPY Exam Pattern 2020
Question: What is the difficulty level of the KVPY exam?
The questions asked in KVPY are moderate to difficult.
Question: Is negative marking is there in KVPY?
Yes, there is a negative marking of -0.25 mark in part I and -0.5 mark in part II.
Question: Do KVPY questions get repeated?
There is no repetition of questions in the KVPY exam.
Question: Is the calculator allowed in KVPY?
No, you can not use a calculator or any other electronic device in the exam.
Questions related to KVPY
how is kvpy sx is different from kvpy sx e
The exam of KVPY is categorized in three streams: SA, SB and SX. Students have many confusions regarding these streams. Students studying in 11th with science subjects comes under SA stream of KVPY. 12th class science students will have to appear under SX stream. Candidates enrolled in the 1st year of an undergraduate program in Basic Sciences during the exam year will go under SB stream.
Hope this helps!
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.
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
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.
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 ?
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)