KVPY Syllabus 2018
Jasleen Kaur Taneja, 12 Sep 2018, #KVPY

KVPY Syllabus 2018 – Students who have registered for Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) must go through KVPY syllabus before they begin with the preparation. The syllabus of KVPY 2018 mentions subjects and important topics covered in KVPY. IISc Bangalore has prescribed no specific syllabus for the scholarship test. The exam for each stream, SA, SX and SB comprises two parts - each covering conceptual questions from four sections namely Maths, Science, Physics and Biology. Part 1 includes 1 mark questions while part 2 consists of 2 mark questions.

KVPY syllabus 2018 is designed to test the understanding and analytical ability of candidates than their factual knowledge. Students will be tested for the syllabus up to class 10th/12th/1st year of B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. as applicable. Students are advised to cover the entire syllabus and also go through KVPY exam pattern in order to prepare well and ace the exam. Further, they must also practise sample papers and take the KVPY mock test available online to improve their speed and accuracy. KVPY is scheduled to be held on November 4, 2018. To know more about the KVPY syllabus 2018 including exam pattern and sample papers, read the complete article below.

 

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KVPY Syllabus 2018 – SA Stream

 

Candidates studying in class 11 can apply for KVPY 2018 SA stream. One is required to completely go through the Mathematics and Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) syllabus done till class 11. Apart from NCERT, candidates can also refer the books by other publishers (topics done till class 11) for that extra edge. Candidates with strong basics till class 10 have a better chance of clearing KVPY SA stream. Some of the topics covered in different subjects in KVPY 2018 syllabus are mentioned below:

 

Subject-wise topics in KVPY Syllabus 2018 for SA Stream

Subjects

Topics covered in KVPY 2018 Syllabus for SA Stream

Physics

Magnetic Effects of Current, Physical World and Measurement, Reflection, Refraction, Electromagnetic Induction, Sources of Energy, Applications in Daily Life, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Gravitation, Thermodynamics.

Chemistry

Chemical Reactions, Acids, Bases and Salts, Periodic Classification of Elements, Carbon Compounds, Environmental Chemistry, Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Thermodynamics, Metals and Non-Metals, States of Matter: Gases and Liquids, Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties.

Mathematics

Introduction to Trigonometry, Geometry, Coordinate Geometry, Statistics, Quadratic Equations, Mathematical Reasoning, Statistics and Probability, Real Number, Polynomials, Probability, Surface Areas & Volumes, Trigonometric Functions.

Biology

Heridity and Evolution, Reproduction, Life Processes, Control and Coordination in Animals and Plants, Our environment, Plant Physiology, Diversity of Living Organisms, Cell: Structure and Function, Human Physiology.

 

KVPY Syllabus 2018 – SB/SX Stream

 

Those pursuing their first year of under-graduation in basic sciences are eligible to apply for KVPY SB stream. The syllabus for KVPY 2018 for SX and SB stream is the same. Candidates will be required to cover all topics in Maths and Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) till their UG level. They must also cover all topics from NCERT books and reference books by other renowned publishers for the topics covered. The KVPY paper for both SB and SX will be same. Few topics covered are:

 

Subject-wise topics in KVPY Syllabus 2018 for SB/SX Streams

Subjects

Topics covered in KVPY 2018 syllabus for SB/SX Stream

Physics

Sources of Energy, Waves & Optics, Physical World and Measurement, Electricity & Magnetism, Kinematics, Refraction, Applications in Daily Life, Laws of Motion, Magnetic Effects of Current, Gravitation, Thermodynamics, Reflection, Work, Energy and Power, Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Electrostatics, Thermal Physics, Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Current, Electromagnetic Induction.

 

Chemistry

Carbon compounds, Acids, Bases and Salts, States of Matter: Gases and Liquids, Periodic Classification of Elements, Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties, Environmental Chemistry, Metals and Non-Metals, Solid State, Isolation of Elements, Surface Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Chemical Bonding, Thermodynamics, Chemistry of Noble Gases, Chemical Reactions, Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Structure & Bonding, Alkenes, Cycloalkenes, Dienes and Alkynes.

Biology

Plant Physiology, Reproduction, Control and Coordination in Animals and Plants, Genetics and Evolution, Cell: Structure and Function, Our Environment, Life Processes, Human Physiology, Ecology and Environment, Biology and Human Welfare, Biotechnology, Genetics, Diversity of Living Organisms.

Mathematics

Surface Areas & Volumes, Vectors and 3-D Geometry, Calculus, Real Number, Relations and Functions., Analytical Geometry in Two Dimensions, Quadratic Equations, Probability, Coordinate Geometry, Mathematical Reasoning, Evaluation of Integrals, Statistics, Statistics and Probability, Trigonometric Polynomials, Geometry, Introduction to Trigonometry, Functions, Linear Programming, Vector Algebra.

 

 

KVPY Exam Pattern 2018

In KVPY 2018, test takers will have to answer questions from the paper which is divided into two parts - part I and II comprising 1 mark and 2 mark questions, respectively. Details about the exam pattern for KVPY 2018 for all the streams have been given below:

KVPY 2018 paper pattern for SA, SX and SB  

Sections covered in KVPY syllabus

Number of questions in Stream SA

Marks

Number of questions in Stream SB/SX

Marks

Part 1

Part 2

Part I

Part II

Physics

15

5

25

20

10

40

Chemistry

15

5

25

20

10

40

Maths

15

5

25

20

10

40

Biology

15

5

25

20

10

40

KVPY Sample Papers 2018

 

While preparing the KVPY syllabus 2018 for the exam, candidates will get a better idea with regards to the question paper pattern, number and types of questions asked, marks allotted to them and more by using the sample papers of KVPY 2018. Candidates must download and practice the KVPY sample papers 2018 as many times possible to prepare themselves better and improve their chances of clearing the exam.

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