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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    KVPY EXAM
  • Mode of Conduction
    Online (Computer Based Test)
  • Exam Duration
    3 Hours
  • Exam Frequency
    Annually
  • Official Website
    www.kvpy.iisc.ernet.in
  • No. of Papers
    2
  • Total Marks
    100 marks and 160 marks
  • Total No. of Questions
    80 and 120
  • No. of Sections
    5
  • Medium of the exam
    English & Hindi
  • Marking Scheme
    *In Part I, one mark will be awarded for each correct response and 0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect response. *In Part II of Stream SA and Stream SB/SX, two marks will be given for each correct response and 0.5 marks will be deducted for incorrect answers.
  • Exam Dates
    May 22, 2022
Eligibilty Criteria

The students must check the eligibility criteria for KVPY before applying as it is very crucial. The candidate must be an Indian citizen to apply for KVPY exam 2022. The KVPY Eligibility Criteria for the various streams is tabulated below:

Courses Eligibility Criteria
SA Stream
Current Academic Status Students who are studying in class 11th are eligible to apply for this course.
Minimum Marks in Class 10th Students who have passed with at least 75% marks in total in science and maths subjects are eligible to apply.
Minimum Marks in Class 12th Students who have passed with at least 60% marks in total
SX Stream
Current Academic Status Students who are studying in class 11th are eligible to apply for this course.
Minimum Marks in Class 10th Students who have passed with at least 75% marks in total in science and maths subjects are eligible to apply.
Minimum Marks in Class 12th Students who have passed with at least 60% marks in total
SB Stream
Current Academic Status Candidates who enrolled in 1st year of the UG programme/Bachelor’s course in Basic science are eligible to apply for this course.
Minimum Marks in Class 12th Students who have passed with at least 60% marks in total

Note: Please note that relaxation in 10% marks will be given to students belonging to the reserved categories.

Exam Pattern

The candidate appearing for the KVPY exam must check the exam pattern to understand the exam. The KVPY exam pattern is elaborated in detail below:

  • The KVPY exam will be conducted in an online (Computer Based Test) mode.
  • The medium of the KVPY exam will be both English and Hindi.
  • There are multiple-choice questions in the exam. All the questions are compulsory in the SA stream. There is an option to attempt any three sections in Part I and any two sections in Part II in Stream SB/SX.
  • The duration of the KVPY Exam is three hours.
  • The KVPY Exam paper will contain two sections- Part I and Part II, having four sections each.
  • The KVPY SA exam carries 100 marks while the KVPY SX/SB exam carries 160 marks.
  • In Part I, one mark will be awarded for each correct response and 0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect response.
  • In Part II of Stream SA and Stream SB/SX, two marks will be given for each correct response and 0.5 marks will be deducted for incorrect answers.

KVPY SA Exam Pattern

Section Part 1 Part 2 Total Marks
Maths 15 5 25
Physics 15 5 25
Chemistry 15 5 25
Biology 15 5 25
Total 60 Questions 20 Questions 100 Questions

KVPY SB/SX Exam Pattern

Subjects Total Questions in Part – I Total Questions in Part – II Total Marks
Mathematics 20 10 40
Physics 20 10 40
Chemistry 20 10 40
Biology 20 10 40
Total 80 Questions 40 Questions 160
Syllabus

KVPY focuses mainly on four subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. Students must go through the KVPY syllabus if they want to appear for the KVPY exam. The stream-wise syllabus for the KVPY exam is tabulated below:

KVPY SA Syllabus 2022

The Syllabus for KVPY SA Stream involves the topics from Class IX and X. The subject-wise syllabus for the same is as follows:

KVPY Syllabus (Subject-wise) Topics
Physics
  • Magnetic Effects of Current
  • Sources of Energy
  • Reflection, Refraction
  • Electromagnetic Induction
  • Applications in Daily Life
  • Kinematics
  • Laws of Motion
  • Work
  • Energy and Power
  • Physical World and Measurement
  • Gravitation
  • Thermodynamics, etc.
Chemistry
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Metals and Non-Metals
  • Periodic Classification of Elements
  • Carbon Compounds
  • Acids, Bases and Salts
  • Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  • Thermodynamics
  • States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
  • Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties
  • Environmental Chemistry, etc.
Biology
  • Control and Coordination in Animals and Plants
  • Heredity and Evolution
  • Reproduction
  • Life Processes
  • Our environment
  • Plant Physiology
  • Diversity of Living Organisms
  • Cell: Structure and Function
  • Human Physiology, etc.
Mathematics
  • Real Number
  • Polynomials
  • Geometry
  • Introduction to Trigonometry
  • Statistics
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Probability
  • Surface Areas & Volumes
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Trigonometric Functions, etc

KVPY SX Syllabus 2022

The syllabus for the Stream SX comprises topics from Class X, XI, and XII. The subject-wise syllabus for KVPY SX Stream is given below:

KVPY Syllabus (Subject-wise) Topics
Physics
  • Reflection of Light
  • Electromagnetic Induction
  • Kinematics
  • Laws of Motion
  • Work, Energy and Power
  • Sources of Energy
  • Physical World and Measurement
  • Gravitation
  • Thermodynamics
  • Electrostatics
  • Refraction
  • Current Electricity
  • Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Current
  • Magnetic Effects of Current
Chemistry
  • Surface Chemistry
  • States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
  • Metals and Non-Metals
  • Carbon compounds
  • Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  • Thermodynamics
  • Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Environmental Chemistry, Solid State
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Isolation of Elements
  • Periodic Classification of Elements
Biology
  • Cell: Structure and Function
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Life processes
  • Plant Physiology
  • Diversity of Living Organisms
  • Reproduction
  • Human Physiology
  • Biology and Human Welfare
  • Control and Coordination in Animals and Plants
  • Ecology and Environment
Mathematics
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Real Number
  • Polynomials
  • Introduction to Trigonometry
  • Surface Areas & Volumes
  • Statistics
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Probability
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Trigonometric Functions
  • Geometry, Linear Programming
  • Vectors and 3-D Geometry
  • Calculus
  • Relations and Functions

KVPY SB Syllabus 2022

The syllabus for the KVPY SB Stream involves the syllabus from Class X, XII and Ist year of graduation. The syllabus is as follows:

Subject Important Topics
Physics
  • Electromagnetic Induction
  • Physical World and Measurement
  • Sources of Energy
  • Refraction
  • Applications in Daily Life
  • Kinematics
  • Laws of Motion
  • Magnetic Effects of Current
  • Work, Energy and Power
  • Gravitation
  • Thermodynamics
  • Reflection
  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  • Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Current
  • Waves & Optics
  • Electricity & Magnetism
  • ac
  • Electrostatics
  • Thermal Physics
Chemistry
  • Thermodynamics
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  • Periodic Classification of Elements
  • Carbon compounds
  • Acids, Bases and Salts
  • States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
  • Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties
  • Metals and Non-Metals
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Solid State
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Isolation of Elements
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Chemistry of Noble Gases
  • Structure & Bonding
  • Alkenes
  • Cycloalkenes
  • Dienes and Alkynes
Biology
  • Life Processes
  • Human Physiology
  • Control and Coordination in Animals and Plants
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Our Environment
  • Ecology and Environment
  • Plant Physiology, Reproduction
  • Diversity of Living Organisms
  • Cell: Structure and Function
  • Biology and Human Welfare
  • Biotechnology
  • Genetics
Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Surface Areas & Volumes
  • Vectors and 3-D Geometry
  • Calculus
  • Real Number
  • Polynomials
  • Geometry
  • Introduction to Trigonometry
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Probability
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Trigonometric Functions
  • Linear Programming
  • Relations and Functions
  • Analytical Geometry in Two Dimensions
  • Vector Algebra
  • Evaluation of Integrals

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