KVPY 2019 Exam Pattern

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Jan 25, 2018

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Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana or KVPY 2019 is an objective exam scheduled to take place in November 2019. It is a scholarship program instituted by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Students can take the test in both English and Hindi. While there is no specified or official syllabus, students are tested as per their respective class/college syllabus.

KVPY 2019 exam needs to be completed in 3 hours and the number of questions vary in each section and for every stream. The candidates have to attempt all the questions in Part I and Part II for SA Stream. Those applying for SB/SX stream have to attempt any three sections in Part I and any two sections in Part II.

The exam is administered by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore to identify and nurture talent and aptitude for research in the field of Science so as to ensure growth of the best scientific minds for research and development in the country. It offers scholarship grants and contingency grants up to the pre-Ph.D. level.

KVPY 2019 Exam Pattern Highlights

Mode Computer Based Test (OMR based)
Medium English and Hindi
Duration of Exam 3 hrs.
Type of Questions Objective & Descriptive
No. of Questions in Part I Physics- 15 questions
Chemistry- 15 questions
Mathematics- 15 questions
Biology- 15 questions
No. of Questions in Part II Physics- 05 questions
Chemistry- 05 questions
Mathematics- 05 questions
Biology- 05 questions
Marking Scheme for Part I 1 mark (15 marks)- Correct answer
0.25 mark- Incorrect answer
Marking Scheme for Part II 2 mark (15 marks)- Correct answer
0.50 mark- Incorrect answer

KVPY 2019 Exam Pattern in Detail

KVPY 2019 is a 3 hour objective exam. The medium of the exam is English and Hindi. Find below in-detail KVPY Exam Pattern as per the different streams.

SA Stream

KVPY exam will test students on their scientific aptitude and their analytical ability. Students should thoroughly know their current science curriculum (Class 10) well.

  • KVPY SA stream exam will have 2 Parts – Part I and Part II
  • Part I will have 60 questions; 15 questions each of Physics, Chemistry, Math and Biology (P.C.M.B)
  • Each question in Part I will be of 1 mark
  • Part II will have 20 questions, 5 each of P.C.M.B
  • Each question of Part II will be of 2 marks
  • All questions in both parts need to be attempted

Total No. of Questions in SA Exam– 80

Total Marks SA Exam- 100

Mode Offline
Medium English and Hindi
Type of Questions Objective
No. of Questions in Part I Physics- 15 questions
Chemistry- 15 questions
Mathematics- 15 questions
Biology- 15 questions
No. of Questions in Part II Physics- 05 questions
Chemistry- 05 questions
Mathematics- 05 questions
Biology- 05 questions
Marking Scheme for Part I 1 mark (15 marks)- Correct answer
0.25 mark- Incorrect answer
Marking Scheme for Part II 2 mark (15 marks)- Correct answer
0.50 mark- Incorrect answer
Total weightage 100 marks

SB/SX Stream

Students can expect questions from their Class XII syllabus.

  • The KVPY SB/SX stream will have two parts (Part I & II).
  • Part I will have 80 questions (20 each of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Maths).
  • Students will have to attempt question from only 3 subjects of their choice (Questions from only 60 out of 80 questions).
  • Part II will have 40 questions (10 each of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Math).
  • Students will have to attempt questions from only 2 subjects (20 questions).
  • Every right answer in Part I give students 1 mark.
  • Part II will award students with 2 marks for every right answer.
  • Students will not be penalized for leaving an answer.

Total No. of Questions in SB/SX Exam: 80

Total Marks: 100

Mode Offline
Medium English and Hindi
Type of Questions Objective
No. of Questions in Part I Physics- 20 questions
Chemistry- 20 questions
Mathematics- 20 questions
Biology- 20 questions
No. of Questions in Part II Physics- 10 questions
Chemistry- 10 questions
Mathematics- 10 questions
Biology- 10 questions
Marking Scheme for Part I 1 mark (60 marks)- Correct answer
0.25 mark- Incorrect answer
Marking Scheme for Part II 2 marks (40 marks)- Correct answer
0.50 mark- Incorrect answer
Total weightage 100 marks


KVPY 2019 Marking Scheme

KVPY Marking Scheme is different for both the streams and the same has been mentioned below.

SA Stream Marking Scheme

Total questions in SA stream paper will be 80. Part I will have 60 questions (15 questions each from Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Math). Every right answer in Part I will be awarded 1 mark while every wrong answer will attract a penalty of 0.25 marks.

Part II will have 20 questions (5 questions each from Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Math). Every right answer will award 2 marks and 0.5 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. All questions have to be answered.

Total marks allotted - 100

SB/SX Stream Marking Scheme

Part I will have 80 questions (20 questions each from Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Math). Only questions from 3 out of the 4 subjects are to be answered. A right answer will award 1 mark to the students while every wrong answer will attract a penalty of 0.25 marks.

Part II will have 40 questions (10 questions each from Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Math). Students will have to attempt questions from any 2 subjects. 2 marks will be awarded for every correct answer while there will be a deduction of 0.5 marks for every wrong answer in Part II.


KVPY 2019 Syllabus

SA Stream

The SA stream exam paper will comprise of questions from Class X and Class XI CBSE curriculum. Students will be assessed on their fundamentals, which would include basic topics from Class X and core topics from Class XI. Students should have their basics strong.

Here is a breakdown of the syllabus subject wise.

Maths

Sets, Relations and Functions Trigonometric Functions Phase 1 Trigonometric Functions Phase 2 Principle of Mathematical Induction
Complex Numbers Quadratic Equations Linear Inequalities Permutations and Combinations
Binomial Theorem Sequence and Series Straight Lines Pair of Lines
Conic Sections Circles Introduction to Three Dimensional Geometry Limits and Derivatives
Probability Statistics and Mathematical Reasoning - -

Chemistry

Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry Structure of Atom Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
States of Matter Thermodynamics Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry Equilibrium
Redox Reactions Hydrogen The s-Block Elements The p-Block Elements
Organic Chemistry Hydrocarbons Environmental Chemistry -

Biology

The Living World, Biological Classification, Plant Kingdom, Animal Kingdom,
Morphology of Flowering Plants, Anatomy of Flowering Plants, Structural Organisation in Animals, Cell : The Unit of Life,
Bio-molecules, Enzymes, Cell Cycle and Cell Transport in Plants,
Mineral Nutrition, Photosynthesis in Higher Plants, Respiration in Plants, Plant Growth and Development,
Digestion and Absorption, Breathing and Exchange of Gases, Body Fluids and Circulation, Excretory Products and their Elimination,
Locomotion and Movement, Neural Control and Coordination, Chemical Coordination and Integration, -

Physics

Units and Measurement Motion in a Straight Line Motion in a Plane
Description of Motion in One Dimension Laws of Motion Work, Energy and Power
Work, Power and Energy System of Particles and Rotational Motion Gravitation
Mechanical Properties of Solids Properties of Solids and Liquids Mechanical Properties of Fluids
Thermal Properties of Matter Heat and Thermodynamics Thermodynamics
Kinetic Theory Oscillations Waves
Physical World - -

SB/SX Stream The SB/SX stream exam will test a student’s analytical ability more than his/her factual knowledge. Questions will cover topics from standard 12 and the 1st year syllabus. Students should make sure to have their fundamentals strong. Maths

Coordinate Geometry Quadratic Equations
Mathematical Reasoning Probability
Real Numbers Trigonometric Functions
Polynomials Geometry
Introduction to Trigonometry Linear Programming
Surface Areas and Volumes Vectors and 3D Geometry
Statistics Calculus
Relations and Functions  -

Biology

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

Chemistry

Surface Chemistry Chemical Reactions
State of Matter: Gases and Liquids -

Preparation Tips for KVPY 2019 Exam

KVPY exam does not comprise a defined KVPY Syllabus.  It follows Class 11th/ 12th and first year’s Basic Science syllabus. To survive this competition candidates must prepare in a planned manner. Following are some tips that candidates must follow.

  • Preparation Strategy: A strategy must be planned before starting the preparation. It will save their time and energy and help them stay focused.
  • Work on weakness and strength: Candidates are advised to explore their weakness and strength it will help them to figure out where to put necessary efforts and which areas require more polishing.
  • Choose right study material: Choosing correct study material is very important candidates.
  • Practice Sample papers: This is the best way to prepare for any examination. Practicing the previous year sample papers help the candidate to improve his/her time management skill and also give the idea about the important and scoring topics.
  • Be confident and positive: Confidence and positivity are the keys to success. Candidates must stay confident about them and should remain positive throughout the course of time and focus on the areas/topics that they are good at rather than focusing on their weakness.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

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