KVPY Syllabus 2020
Updated on Dec 13, 2019 - 3:49 p.m. IST by Saumya.Srivastava
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KVPY Syllabus 2020 - Students who are planning to appear for the KVPY exams must refer to the syllabus of KVPY. The syllabus includes topics from the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Maths & Biology. Students must refer to the KVPY 2020 syllabus to know the exam pattern, types of questions asked and important topics. This will help them to prepare in a planned manner and score well. There will be 4 sections in the question papers and students need to attempt the questions in 3 hours. KVPY exams are scheduled to be conducted in the first week of November 2020. Therefore students must refer to the KVPY syllabus 2020 and start preparing for this scholarship exam religiously. It must be noted that IISc Bangalore doesn’t prescribe any specific syllabus of KVPY syllabus for the exam but most of the questions are asked from NCERT syllabus of Class 11 and 12. Read this article to know the KVPY 2020 syllabus and know the detailed syllabus for SA, SB and SX streams.

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KVPY Syllabus 2020 SA Stream

The KVPY syllabus SA stream will include important topics from the subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology & Mathematics of 11th standard. Students are advised to complete the entire Class 11th NCERT syllabus to score well. They can also refer to some of the best KVPY books to get a variety of questions to solve.

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  • There will be 80 questions divided in part 1 & 2 in this section.

  • Part 1 will include 60 questions of 1 mark each. Every incorrect answer will have a negative marking of 0.25 marks.

  • Part 2 will include 20 questions of 2 marks each. A negative marking of 0.5 marks will be done for each incorrect answer.

KVPY Syllabus 2020 for Class 11 (SA Stream)

Subjects

Topics covered in KVPY Syllabus for SA Stream

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

  • Heredity 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

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

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

Also, read KVPY Scholarship

KVPY Syllabus 2020 (SB/SX Streams)

  • The KVPY syllabus 2020 for SX comprises subjects and topics from Class 10th, 11th and 12th. Students must complete the syllabus for SB/SX streams as soon as possible so that they gain maximum marks in KVPY result.

  • It also needs to be remembered that the SB stream will not just include Class 11th and KVPY syllabus 2020 for Class 12 but it will also include some topics from the 1st year undergrad.

  • In SB and SX exams, there will be a total of 120 questions, out of which only 80 questions need to be answered which will carry 100 marks.

  • 1 marks questions will have a negative marking of 0.25 while the questions of 2 marks will have a negative marking of 0.5.

KVPY 2020 Syllabus - Topics covered from Class 11th in SB/SX Streams

Subjects

Important Topics

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

  • Isolation of Elements

  • Chemical Bonding

  • Thermodynamics

  • Chemistry of Noble Gases

  • Chemical Reactions

  • Basic Concepts of Chemistry

  • Structure & Bonding

  • Alkenes

  • Cycloalkenes

  • Dienes and Alkynes

Physics

  • Sources of Energy

  • Waves & Optics

  • Physical World and Measurement

  • Electricity & Magnetism

  • Kinematics

  • Refraction

  • Applications in Daily Life

  • Laws of Motion

  • Gravitation

  • Thermodynamics

  • Reflection

  • Work

  • Energy and Power

  • Electrostatics

  • Thermal Physics

Mathematics

  • Surface Areas & Volumes

  • Vectors and 3-D Geometry

  • Real Number

  • Analytical Geometry in Two Dimension

  • Quadratic Equations

  • Coordinate Geometry

  • Mathematical Reasoning

  • Evaluation of Integrals

  • Statistics

  • Statistics and Probability

  • Trigonometric Polynomials

  • Geometry

  • Introduction to Trigonometry

  • Functions

  • Vector Algebra

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

  • Genetics

  • Diversity of Living Organisms

KVPY Syllabus 2020 -Topics covered from Class 12th in SB/SX Streams

Subjects

Important Topics

Chemistry

  • Solutions

  • Electrochemistry

  • Chemical Kinetics

  • Surface Chemistry

  • General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements

  • The p-Block elements

  • The d- and f - Block Elements

  • Coordination Compounds

  • Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

  • Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

  • Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

  • Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen

  • Biomolecules

  • Polymers

  • Chemistry in Everyday Life

Physics

  • Electrostatics

  • Current Electricity

  • Magnetic Effects of Current

  • Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Current

  • Electromagnetic Waves

  • Optics

  • Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter

  • Atoms and Nuclei

  • Electronic Devices

Mathematics

  • Calculus

  • Relations and Functions

  • Vector Algebra

  • Linear Programming

  • Probability

  • Algebra

  • Vectors and Three-Dimensional Geometry

Biology

  • Biotechnology: Principles and Processes

  • Biotechnology and its Applications

  • Reproduction in organisms

  • Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants

  • Human Reproduction

  • Reproductive Health

  • Principles of Inheritance And Variation

  • Molecular Basis of Inheritance

  • Evolution

  • Human Health and Disease

  • Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production

  • Microbes in Human Welfare

  • Organisms And Population

  • Ecosystem

  • Biodiversity and Conservation

  • Environmental Issues

KVPY 2020 Exam Pattern

KVPY exam pattern will acquaint the students with the question-wise breakup of the KVPY exam. Students must go through the exam pattern and prepare for the exam accordingly.

  • All the streams of KVPY - SA, SX and SB consists of two parts and four subjects but the marking scheme for SA is different from SB and SX.

  • The total number of questions in SA will be 80 and the total marks will be 100.

  • KVPY test duration will be of 3 hours.

For SA Stream

Subject

SA Part 1- Number of questions

Marks(1 mark each)

SA Part 2- Number of questions

Marks(2 marks each)

Mathematics

15

15

5

10

Science

15

15

5

10

Physics

15

15

5

10

Biology

15

15

5

10

Total

60

60

20

40

For SB/SX Streams

Subject

SA Part 1- Number of questions

Marks(1 mark each)

SA Part 2- Number of questions

Marks(2 marks each)

Mathematics

20

20

10

20

Science

20

20

10

20

Physics

20

20

10

20

Biology

20

20

10

20

Total

80

60 (Need to attempt any 3 sections)

40

40 (Need to attempt any 2 sections)

Also read, KVPY cutoff

How to prepare for KVPY 2020?

KVPY is one of the most prestigious scholarship exams in India. Therefore, students who are planning to appear for the KVPY exam must go through some of the simple but effective KVPY preparation tips and implement the same in their study schedule.

  1. Complete the KVPY Syllabus thoroughly: Knowing the syllabus and preparing for the exam as per the weight-age of the important topics will help in studying in a planned manner and let them score well.

  2. Solve KVPY question papers: Students must solve the previous years’ question papers of KVPY. As this will help them to know the exam pattern, important topics and types of questions asked in the exam. They must solve KVPY sample papers and know about the question paper design.

  3. Make personal notes: After covering each topic jot it down in your notebook in your own words and revise from that notebook on a daily basis. This will definitely help in clearing the basic concepts.

  4. Refer to KVPY Books: Students must stick to the same bunch of books throughout to avoid confusion. This will guide them to study more strategically. Apart from NCERT, they can refer to some other books to get a variety of questions to solve and prepare in a better manner.

  5. Take the KVPY Mock Test: The mock test will familiarize students with the to get an insight of the KVPY exam along with the paper pattern and difficulty level. It will also acquaint them with the computer-based test. The KVPY mock test will be available in both English and Hindi medium for SA, SB and SX streams.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - KVPY Syllabus 2020

Question: How many questions will be asked in the KVPY question paper?

Answer:

A total number of 80 and 120 questions for SA and SB/SX stream will be asked in KVPY question paper respectively. Out of which only 80 questions are supposed to be attempted.

Question: Is there any negative marking done in the KVPY?

Answer:

Yes, 0.25 marks for part-I and -0.5 for part-II are deducted for the wrong answers.

Question: How many marks do I need to pass the KVPY 2020 exam?

Answer:

There are no specific marks prescribed by KVPY as passing marks. However, students need to score the cut off marks, at least, in order to be selected in the KVPY exam.

Question: Are calculators allowed in the KVPY examination hall?

Answer:

Students must note that no electronic gadgets are allowed in the KVPY exam hall.

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the subjects coming in kvpy for stream x

Salil Jha 24th Feb, 2020

No selected subjects but KVPY tests you analytical aptitude skills. Main subjects :-

Physics

Chemistry

Biology

Mathematics of 11th, 12th, including b. Sc. level.


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if my subject is PCM then I apply for kvpy exam. and what is SA, SX

Shudhanshu Gupta Student Expert 20th Feb, 2020
Hello.
Kishore vaigyanik protsahan yojana exam (KVPY), is formerly  scholarship exam along with it is also an entrance exam. If you are in class 11th then you will give KVPY SA set of exam and if you are in class 12 then it would be SX stream , yes you can also give if you  are a PCM student, but in general for PCM student exam becomes much difficult because there will be question asked on physics ,chemistry, Mathematics and biology too, for the reason it is much advantages for pcmb students.
Best of luck.
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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

hi,

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.

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

Akram Khan 29th Jan, 2020

Hi,

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.

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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

http://www.kvpy.iisc.ernet.in/main/results.htm

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

Hope this will help you.

Thank you

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