KVPY Sample Papers 2020
Updated on Jan 27, 2020 - 4:42 p.m. IST by Apoorva Singh

KVPY Sample Papers 2020 - Sample papers of KVPY are available to download on the official website of Kvpy i.e. kvpy.iisc.ernet.in. Students can download these KVPY sample papers 2020 in PDF form and start practicing for better preparations. kvpy sample papers sa stream and SB/SX streams will help students in knowing the KVPY examination pattern and marking scheme. KVPY 2020 sample papers are strictly based on the latest pattern of the examination, hence one can analyze their performance by attempting the sample papers. KVPY 2020 will be conducted in the month of November, tentatively. Students are advised to refer to the exam pattern to get the idea of the subject-wise marks distribution followed in the KVPY sample papers 2020. Read the complete article to check the downloadable links for KVPY 2020 sample papers, steps to download sample papers, and other related information.

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KVPY Sample Papers 2020 - Downloadable links

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KVPY Syllabus 2020

Students appearing in KVPY 2020 should check the KVPY syllabus from the table below. With the help of this syllabus, prepare a study plan accordingly. The KVPY sample papers 2020 are based on the latest syllabus, so students check the syllabus before attempting KVPY sample papers.

KVPY Syllabus 2020 for SA/SB/SX


Important Topics


  • Introduction to Trigonometry

  • Geometry

  • Probability

  • Trigonometric Functions

  • Quadratic Equations

  • Surface Areas & Volumes

  • Mathematical Reasoning

  • Real Number,

  • Linear Programming

  • Probability

  • Algebra

  • Vectors and Three-Dimensional Geometry, etc.


  • Heredity and Evolution

  • Control and Coordination in Animals and Plants

  • Human Physiology

  • Life Processes

  • Our environment

  • Plant Physiology

  • Human Reproduction

  • Reproductive Health

  • Principles of Inheritance And Variation

  • Molecular Basis of Inheritance

  • Evolution, etc.


  • Chemical Reactions

  • Thermodynamics

  • States of Matter: Gases and Liquids

  • Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties

  • Basic Concepts of Chemistry

  • Carbon Compounds

  • The p-Block elements

  • The d- and f - Block Elements

  • Coordination Compounds

  • Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

  • Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

  • Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids, etc.


  • Magnetic Effects of Current Physical World and Measurement

  • Electromagnetic Induction

  • Energy and Power

  • Gravitation

  • Thermodynamics

  • Kinematics

  • Laws of Motion

  • Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Current

  • Electromagnetic Waves

  • Optics

  • Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter

  • Atoms and Nuclei, etc.

KVPY Exam Pattern 2020

  • KVPY exam will be held online. Computer based tests will be conducted for examination.

  • All questions will be MCQ based. The exam duration will be 3 hours.

  • The question paper will be divided into two parts where questions will be asked from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics.

  • Check the detailed SA and SB/SX exam pattern from the table below.

  • Students can also check the exam pattern by solving KVPY sample papers 2020.

KVPY 2020 SA Exam Pattern


No. of Questions in Part 1

No. of Questions in Part 2

Total marks


















60 questions (Attempt 3 sections only)

20 questions (Attempt 2 sections only)


Marks for right answer

1 Marks

2 Marks

Marks for wrong answer

-0.25 mark

-0.5 mark

KVPY 2020 SB/SX Marking Scheme


Questions in Part-I

Questions in Part-II

Total Marks


















80 questions

40 questions

100 (Need to attempt only 80 questions only)

Marks for each right answer

1 mark

2 mark

Marks for each wrong answer

-0.25 mark

-0.5 mark

Best Books to prepare for KVPY 2020

There is no defined set of books prescribed for the KVPY exam. However, the NCERT Books of class 11 and 12 along with some reference books would be the best books to prepare for the KVPY examination. Along with the books, students should attempt KVPY question papers and KVPY sample papers 2020. Below are some of the reference books for KVPY exam preparation.

  • Fundamentals of Physics by David Halliday, Robert Resnick, Jearl Walker

  • Concept of Physics by DC Pandey

  • Mathematics for Class XI by RD Sharma

  • NCERT Physical and Organic Chemistry by OP Tandon

  • Moderns ABC of Chemistry for Class – XI by Modern Publishers

  • Elementary Biology Volume 1 by KN Bhatiya and MP Tyagi

How to Prepare for KVPY exam 2020?

  • Go through the syllabus and make a study plan in such a way that you cover the syllabus at least a month before the examination.

  • Distribute equal time to each subject. Revise topics on a regular basis.

  • Analyze your preparation by attempting KVPY sample papers 2020. Check in which section or in which topic you are lacking and work more on that.

  • Along with question papers attempt KVPY mock test to increase your speed and accuracy.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - KVPY Sample Papers 2020

Question: Do KVPY questions get repeated?


No, generally questions do not get repeated in the KVPY exams.

Question: Is there any negative marking in KVPY?


Yes, there is a provision of negative marking for wrong answers. In part 1 0.25 mark and in part 2, 0.5 mark will be deducted respectively.

Question: Is Ncert enough to prepare for KVPY?


Yes, NCERT is enough to prepare for KVPY exams.

Question: Can I use a calculator in the KVPY exam?


No, calculators are not allowed in the KVPY exam.

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can give kvpy in class 12 ? there is any role of class xi perentage?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 16th Feb, 2020


see you can appear in kvpy exam in 12th class, when you are in final year  of 10+2 course. there is no need to mention your 11 th percentage, but question will come from 11th and 12th syllabus both. so you need to study strictly for both of the exam.

follow the previous years question, and if you are preparing for jee main exam or neet exam, it is an added advantage for you.

all the best for your future.


Iam take a course PCMCs in 11th can I eligible for KVPY Exam and now iam studying in 11th

Akram Khan 29th Jan, 2020


The kvpy exam is held for different class group of students. 11 appearing students come under the stream SA. The eligibility for Student coming under S.A stream to apply for KVPY exam is as

eligibility  criteria - Students enrolled in XI Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2019-20 and having secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board examination immediately in the preceding academic year are eligible to appear for Aptitude test.

So according to above mentioned criteria you can give KVPY exam.

Hope you find this helpful. Best of luck.


can anyone send the link to check kvpy 2019 result

thomas joy 28th Jan, 2020

Hi there,

You can check the result of kishore vaigynik PY using this link


The apptitude test was conducted in the month of November 2019 and the results is announced recently.

Hope this will help you.

Thank you


online kvpy preparation programme

Shudhanshu Gupta Student Expert 26th Jan, 2020
Before taking any preparation plan firstly I will suggest you to analyse the complete syllabus of KVPY and go through the expert advice and preparation tips of KVPY exam you can have it from the below link:
Now there are various coaching institute which offer online preparation program for KVPY exam so you can go through them.
Best of luck.

recommend any study material for sx stream . to get kvpy fellowship

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 26th Jan, 2020

Your basics need to be right and for that you need to study from NCERT books.

For Mathematics: Problem in IIT Maths, Mathematics for Class 12 by RD Sharms

For Physics: Fundamentals of Physics by David Halliday, Robert and Jearl

Concept of Physics by DC Pandey

Tata Mc Graw Hill's book by HC Verma

Principles of Physics by Resnick and Haliday

For Chmistry: Modern ABC of Chemistry

NCERT Physical and Organic Chemistry

For Biology: Elementary Biology by Bhatia and Tyagi

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