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KVPY Syllabus 2017 for All Streams

Last Updated - October 18, 2017

KVPY Syllabus includes topics from Class X, XI and XII depending upon the stream applied for i.e. SA, SX or SB. There are questions from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology in each exam.

  • For SA Stream, KVPY Syllabus includes topics from Class X and Class XI CBSE Syllabus.
  • For SB Stream, topics from Class X, XI, XII and 1st year of B.SC. Basic sciences are included in KVPY Syllabus. CheckKVPY Exam Pattern
  • Topics from Class X, XI and XII are included in KVPY Syllabus for SX Stream.
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WHAT ARE SA, SB and SX STREAM?
  • Candidates applying after Class XI, have to apply for SA Stream in KVPY.
  • If you apply after Class XII, then apply under SX Stream in the exam.
  • Candidates applying while pursuing B.Sc. in basic sciences (only 1st year) are eligible for SB Stream.

KVPY is a fellowship exam conducted in offline mode. KVPY Question Paper is set by IISc, Bangalore. The exam is conducted in different parts on the same day namely Part 1 and Part 2. The duration of the exam is 3 hours.

Candidates have to attempt any 3 sections in Part 1 and any two sections in Part II.

  • Marking scheme for Part 1- For every correct answer, 1 mark is awarded while 0.25 mark is deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • Marking scheme for Part 2- For every correct answer, 2 marks is awarded while 0.5 mark is deducted for every incorrect answer.

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Read the article below to know more about the exam pattern, syllabus and important preparation books for each stream in KVPY.


KVPY Exam Pattern for SA Stream

KVPY is a pen and paper based examination. Candidates applying after class XI with science subjects are eligible for this stream. There are objective type questions in English and Hindi divided into two parts.

Both Part 1 and Part 2 are aptitude based tests in KVPY 2017 SA Exam containing questions from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. Part 1 contains 15 questions from each subject while Part II has 5 questions from each.

Candidates have to answer all the questions within 3 hours by marking their choices in the OMR Sheet provided.

ModeOffline
MediumHindi and English
Duration3 hours
Number of QuestionsPart 1- 60 questions
Part 2- 20 questions
Total MarksPart 1- 60 marks
Part 2- 40 marks

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KVPY Syllabus for SA Stream

KVPY Syllabus for SA Stream includes topics from Class X and XI of CBSE Syllabus. The basic topics from Class X and detailed topics from Class XI are asked in the exam. There are direct application based or formula based questions in the aptitude exam.

Given below is the detailed syllabus for KVPY Syllabus for SA Stream:

KVPY Syllabus for SA: Physics

Here are few important physics topics from which questions are asked in the KVPY SA Exam:

  • Ray Optics
  • Electromagnetism
  • Thermodynamics
  • SHM

Given below is the detailed KVPY Syllabus for physics section in the SA Stream Exam:

Magnetic Effects of CurrentSources of Energy
ReflectionRefraction
Electromagnetic InductionApplications in Daily Life
KinematicsLaws of Motion
Work, Energy and PowerPhysical World and Measurement
GravitationThermodynamics

KVPY Syllabus for SA: Chemistry

Given below are the important topics for Chemistry section in KVPY SA Exam:

  • Atomic Structure
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Chemical Energetics
  • Stoichiometry
  • Gaseous State
  • Basic Organic Chemistry

Given below is the detailed KVPY Syllabus for Chemistry section in SA Stream Exam:

Chemical ReactionsClassification of Elements and Periodicity
Metals and Non-MetalsBasic Concepts of Chemistry
Periodic Classification of ElementsThermodynamics
Carbon CompoundsStates of Matter: Solid, Liquids and Gases
Acids, Bases and SaltsEnvironmental Chemistry

KVPY Syllabus for SA: Mathematics

Here are few important topics from Mathematics section in KVPY SA Exam:

  • Quadratic Equation
  • Progression and Series
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Basic Geometry
  • Coordinate Geometry

The table below gives the list of chapters included in the KVPY Syllabus for Mathematics section in the SA Exam:

Real NumberProbability
PolynomialsSurface Areas and Volumes
GeometryCoordinate Geometry
Introduction to TrigonometryMathematical Reasoning
StatisticsStatistics and Probability
Quadratic EquationsTrigonometric Functions

KVPY Syllabus for SA: Biology

Candidates with basic conceptual knowledge of Class X biology topics is enough to score well in the biology section of KVPY SA Exam. Given below is the complete KVPY Syllabus for Biology section in the SA Exam:

Control and Coordination in Animals and PlantsPlant Physiology
Heredity and EvolutionDiversity of Living Organisms
ReproductionCell: Structure and Function
Life ProcessesHuman Physiology
Our Environment-

KVPY Exam Pattern for SX Stream

Candidates applying after Class XII have to appear for the SB Stream exam. The exam is in offline mode conducted in two parts. The questions will be in MCQ format and vary for every part of KVPY Exam. The language of the KVPY Question Paper is English and Hindi.

Part 1 of KVPY SX exam has 20 questions from each section holding total weightage of 80 marks. There are 10 questions in each section of Part II of KVPY SX Exam holding a weightage of 80 marks.

Candidates have to attempt any three sections in Part 1 of the exam and any two sections in Part 2 of the exam. The total time given to answer the questions is 3 hours.

ModeOffline
MediumHindi and English
SectionsPhysics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology
Number of QuestionsPart 1- 80 questions (attempt any 3 sections)
Part 2- 40 questions (attempt any 2 sections)
Total MarksPart 1- 60 marks
Part 2- 40 marks
Duration3 hours

KVPY Syllabus for SX Stream

KVPY Syllabus for SX Stream includes topics from Class X, XI and XII. The basic topics from class X and detailed topics from Class XI and XII CBSE Syllabus are asked in the KVPY Exam for SX Stream. Given below is the subject wise detailed KVPY Syllabus for SX Stream:

KVPY Syllabus for SX Stream: Physics

Given below are the important topics from Physics section in the KVPY Exam for SX stream:

  • Electrostatics
  • Heat and Thermodynamics
  • Current Electricity
  • EMI and AC
  • Kinematics

These are all the topics included in the KVPY Physics Syllabus for KVPY SX Exam:

Reflection of LightGravitation
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating CurrentThermodynamics
KinematicsElectrostatics
Laws of MotionRefraction
Work, Energy and PowerCurrent Electricity
Sources of EnergyMagnetic Effects of Current
Physical World and Measurements 

KVPY Syllabus for SX Stream: Chemistry

Here are few important topics which must be prepared to score better in Chemistry section of KVPY SX exam:

  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Electrochemistry
  • Thermodynamics
  • Aromatic Compounds
  • Coordination Compounds
  • D block and F block elements

The table given below gives detailed KVPY Chemistry syllabus for SX Stream:

Surface ChemistryChemical Reactions
State of Matter: Gases and LiquidsEnvironmental Chemistry
Metals and Non-MetalsSolid State
Carbon CompoundsElectrochemistry
Basic Concepts of Organic ChemistryChemical Kinetics
ThermodynamicsIsolation of Elements
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in PropertiesCoordination Compounds

KVPY Syllabus for SX Stream: Mathematics

Given below are a few important topics from where the questions for this section are framed in KVPY:

  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Calculus
  • Vectors and 3D
  • Trigonometric Functions

Given below is the KVPY Mathematics syllabus for SX stream:

Coordinate GeometryQuadratic Equations
Mathematical ReasoningProbability
Real NumbersTrigonometric Functions
PolynomialsGeometry
Introduction to TrigonometryLinear Programming
Surface Areas and VolumesVectors and 3D Geometry
StatisticsCalculus
Relations and Functions-

KVPY Syllabus for SX Stream: Biology

Given below are few important biology topics for KVPY SX Exam:

  • Diversity of Living Organisms
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Control and Coordination in Animal and Plants

The table below gives the KVPY Biology Syllabus for SX Stream:

Cell: Structure and FunctionReproduction
Genetics and EvolutionHuman Physiology
Life ProcessesBiology and Human Welfare
Plant PhysiologyControl and Coordination in Animal and Plants
Diversity of Living OrganismsEcology and Environment

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KVPY Exam Pattern for SB Stream

Candidates applying during their 1st year of B.Sc. in Basic Sciences program are eligible to apply for SB Stream. It is a two session exam conducted in offline mode. There are different number of objective type questions in each part of KVPY Exam. KVPY Question Paper has questions in both Hindi and English.

There are 20 questions in each section (4 sections) of the Part 1 of KVPY SB exam making the total weightage of this session 80 marks. Part II comprises 10 questions in each section holding a weightage of 80 marks.

Candidates have to attempt any three sections in Part 1 of the exam and any two sections in Part 2 of the exam. The total time given to submit the answers for both the sections is 3 hours.

ModeWritten (offline)
MediumHindi and English
SectionsPhysics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology
Number of QuestionsPart 1- 80 questions (attempt any 3 sections)
Part 2- 40 questions (attempt any 2 sections)
Total MarksPart 1- 60 marks
Part 2- 40 marks
Duration3 hours

KVPY Syllabus for SB Stream

KVPY Syllabus for SB Stream has topics from the Class X-XII and 1st Year of UG course. The basic knowledge of each topic is necessary while important topics from each section are mentioned below. Also, check detailed KVPY Syllabus for SB Stream below.

KVPY Syllabus for SB Stream: Physics

Check below the important topics from which questions in the Physics section of the exam are framed:

  • Electrostatics
  • Heat and Thermodynamics
  • Current Electricity
  • EMI and AC
  • Kinematics

Here are all the topics included in the KVPY Physics Syllabus for SB Stream Exam:

Reflection of LightGravitation
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating CurrentThermodynamics
Applications in Daily lifeThermal Physics
Electricity and MagnetismPhysical World and Measurements
KinematicsElectrostatics
Laws of MotionRefraction
Work, Energy and PowerCurrent Electricity
Sources of EnergyMagnetic Effects of Current

KVPY Syllabus for SB Stream: Chemistry

Given below are important topics from this section of the KVPY Exam:

  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Electrochemistry
  • Thermodynamics
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Alkenes, Cycloalkenes, Dienes, Alkynes

The table given below gives detailed KVPY Chemistry syllabus for SX Stream:

Surface ChemistryChemical Reactions
States of Matter: Gases and LiquidsEnvironmental Chemistry
Metals and Non-MetalsSolid State
Carbon CompoundsElectrochemistry
Basic Concepts of Organic ChemistryChemical Kinetics
ThermodynamicsIsolation of Elements
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in PropertiesCoordination Compounds
Acids, Bases and SaltsChemical Bonding
Chemistry of Noble GasesStructure and Bonding
Alkenes, Cycloalkenes, Dienes and Alkynes-

KVPY Syllabus for SB Stream: Mathematics

Check below the important mathematics chapters for KVPY SB Exam:

  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Calculus
  • Vectors and 3D
  • Trigonometric Functions

Given below is the KVPY Mathematics syllabus for SB stream:

Coordinate GeometryQuadratic Equations
Mathematical ReasoningProbability
Real NumbersTrigonometric Functions
PolynomialsGeometry
Introduction to TrigonometryLinear Programming
Surface Areas and VolumesVectors and 3D Geometry
StatisticsCalculus
Relations and FunctionsAnalytical Geometry in Two Dimensions
Vector AlgebraEvaluation of Integrals

KVPY Syllabus for SB Stream: Biology

Here are few important topics for biology section in the KVPY SB Exam:

  • Diversity of Living Organisms
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Control and Coordination in Animal and Plants

The table below gives the KVPY Biology Syllabus for SX Stream:

Cell: Structure and FunctionReproduction
Genetics and EvolutionHuman Physiology
Life ProcessesBiology and Human Welfare
Plant PhysiologyControl and Coordination in Animal and Plants
Diversity of Living OrganismsEcology and Environment
BiotechnologyGenetics
Our Environment-

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