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 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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what is KVPY examination and sample papers

Devraj choudhary Student Expert 30th Mar, 2020

The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is an on-going National Program of Fellowship in Basic Sciences, initiated and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to attract exceptionally highly motivated students for pursuing basic science courses and research career in science.

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 in the country.Selection of the students is made from those studying in XI standard to 1st year of any undergraduate Program in Basic Sciences.

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How to give KVPY exam? Is it also valid for class 12?

Soham sengupta 27th Mar, 2020

Hello aspirant,

In the official website of KVPY you can check out the the releasing date of application form of KVPY 2021. You just have to fill up the form and register yourself and then you can give the examination on the date. Yes it is also valid for class 12.



I have cleared kvpy 2019 with a sufficient rank to get admission in iisc but I had a pcb combination in 12th, am I eligible for admission??

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 27th Mar, 2020


see Candidates having a valid KVPY fellowship commencing from 2020-21 academic session are eligible to apply for admissions in iiser.  Additional cut-off criteria for marks obtained in 10+2 board examination is also applicable. so your last year kvpy score is not valid for academic session of 2020-2021.


how much Mark is needed to get top 10 rank in jee main, JEE advanced, kvpy .... West Bengal best engineering colleges.... . .

anurag khanna 25th Mar, 2020

Hello Parthib,

In order to secure top 10 rank in JEE-Main, JEE-Advance, or in any other competitive exam you should secure around maximum marks. Rank allotment depends upon various factors like difficulty level of paper, number of candidates appeared and so on.

If you need best engineering college of any state you should work hard to ace the exam.

Some links I am providing you which will help you in further exams :-

JEE-Main 2020

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JEE-Advance 2020

KVPY 2020

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I hope this answer helps you.

Good Luck!!

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best coaching for kvpy in kolkata

Arshi Ahmed 23rd Mar, 2020

hello aspirant

well they are many coaching classes that you can go to for kvpy in kolkata some of them are

*Gupta's classes

*Brainwave wave tutorials

*Hazra national coaching centre

*TK tutorials


*Sourav sir classes

thesetutorials are the most recommended ones

hope this information is useful.

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