KVPY Syllabus

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KVPY Syllabus

Started in 1999, Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a national level fellowship scheme funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. It aims at encouraging students to take up research as a career in the field of Sciences. KVPY exam is conducted in three different streams namely SX, SA, and SB which includes questions from Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics. KVPY exams are usually held in the month of November every year held by prestigious IISc Bangalore. Check out this blog to know the detailed syllabus of KVPY fellowship!

KVPY Syllabus: Exam Highlights 

Description Details
Exam Name KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana)
Authority Indian Institute of Science
Streams SA, SB & SX
KVPY Exam Centres 2020 54 Centres Pan India
Official Website kvpy.iisc.ernet.in

KVPY Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Now you know KVPY Exam is divided into three categories i.e of SA, SB & SX streams. It is important to understand the structure of the exam according to different streams. Let us have a look at each one individually.

SA Stream

Syllabus for SA stream consists of two parts including the Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics chapters of class X and XI. Below are given the two parts of the exam:

Subject No of Questions Total Marks
Part 1 Part 2
Physics 15 5 25
Chemistry 15 5 25
Mathematics 15 5 25
Biology 15 5 25
Total 60 20 100

The table given below includes the KVPY syllabus for SA stream:

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

KVPY Syllabus: SB/SX Streams 2020

SB and SX streams of KVPY has the same exam pattern, the exam is divided into 2 parts. Have a look at the table given below to know more about it: 

Subject No of Questions Total Marks
  Part 1 Part 2  
Physics 20 10 40
Chemistry 20 10 40
Mathematics 20 10 40
Biology 20 10 40
Total 80 40 160

KVPY SB Syllabus 2020

The KVPY syllabus for SB stream comprises a combination of topics from Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Mathematics of class X, XI and XII. Let us have a look at them: 

Stream SB Topics
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
Thermodynamics
Chemical Reactions
Basic Concepts of Chemistry
Solid State, Electrochemistry, Chemical
Kinetics
Isolation of Elements
Surface Chemistry
Chemical Bonding
Chemistry of Noble Gases
Structure & Bonding, Alkenes, Cycloalkenes, Dienes
Physics Electrostatics
Current Electricity
Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating
Sources of Energy
Refraction
Applications in Daily Life
Kinematics
Laws of Motion
Magnetic Effects of Current
Work, Energy and Power
Gravitation
Thermodynamics
Reflection
Current
Waves & Optics
Electricity & Magnetism
Electrostatics
Thermal Physics
Electromagnetic Induction
Physical World and Measurement
Biology  Life Processes
Human Physiology
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
Control and Coordination in Animals and Plants
Math 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.

KVPY SX Syllabus

KVPY Syllabus for SX stream comprises core science topics from class X, XI, XII and BSc 1st year. The table given below showcases the same:

Stream SX 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
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
Math Coordinate Geometry
Mathematical Reasoning
Real Number, Polynomials
Introduction to Trigonometry
Surface Areas & Volumes
Statistics
Quadratic Equations
Probability
Trigonometric Functions
Geometry
Linear Programming
Vectors and 3-D Geometry
Calculus, Relations, and Functions
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

KVPY Syllabus – Fellowship Information

The KVPY or Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana is a national fellowship program for students pursuing their studies in the basic sciences. This fellowship, which is run by the Indian Institute of Science and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, aims to identify and encourage talented students to pursue their research careers in the field of science. The selection process of the KVPY fellowship consists of an aptitude test and an interview, the combined marks of which are used to select successful candidates for the fellowship. Selected candidates are provided generous fellowship amounts till the pre-Phd level of study.

FAQs

Q1: How do I apply for the KVPY fellowship?

Answer) Candidates can apply for the KVPY fellowship only through the online mode. Applications made on hard copy are not accepted.

Q2: What are the 3 categories of the KVPY aptitude test?

Answer) The KVPY aptitude test is divided into 3 streams – Stream SA (for students enrolled in the 11th standard), Stream SX (for students enrolled in the 12th standard) and Stream SB (for students enrolled in the first year of any undergraduate course in science).

Q3: What is the mode of examination for the KVPY aptitude test?

Answer) The KVPY aptitude test is held in the CBT (computer based test) mode.

Q4: Can I avail the KVPY fellowship along with another scholarship/fellowship?

Answer) No, you cannot avail the KVPY fellowship simultaneously with any other scholarship. If you are already availing another fellowship, you need to relinquish it in order to be eligible to avail this fellowship.

This was the entire KVPY syllabus for all the streams. Do you know universities abroad offer the best exposure in STEM related fields? If really want to make a career in Science, let Leverage Edu help you be your helping hand. Get in touch with us and we will help you reach your greatest potential!

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  1. In SX stream, out of four subjects can we attempt only 3 subjects, as I am PCB student so I dropped my maths subject and I really want to give this exam, can you please tell, is it compulsory to attemp all four subjects

    1. Hey Debangshu!

      The applications for 2022 will be announced soon and the entire registration process is online so do check the website for further details. All the best.

    1. HIi Pooja!

      Yes, the exam for the KVPY fellowship took place in the month of January 2021. The applications for 2022 will be announced soon.

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