Candidates who apply for KVPY 2017, can choose their desired mode of examination between online or offline. There are objective type questions in the Aptitude test divided in two sections Part I and Part II. The questions must be solved in a duration of 3 hours. The KVPY question paper is of 100 marks.
The KVPY exam for SA Stream includes 15 questions of each subject (physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology) in part I and 5 questions each in part II.
The KVPY exam for SB/SX stream includes 20 questions of each subject in part I and 10 questions each in part II.
In part I, 1 mark is awarded for every correct answer while in part II 2 marks are awarded for correct answers. 0.25 mark is deducted for incorrect answer in part I while 0.5 mark is deducted for part II.
NCERT books can fetch a candidate good marks in KVPY. But candidates must also refer to other books for practice. Books which can be used to study for KVPY exam, which based on the KVPY syllabus. The candidate must keep in the mind that complete mastery is required on each topic from grass root level to the complex concept to reach the apex in KVPY examination.
For mathematics preparations, practicing numerical questions is the key. Practicing numerous examples and exercises makes it easier to prepare for the examination. Consider books which provide step by step instructions to solve and understand concepts properly. The list of books for preparation of mathematics section in KVPY:
|Tata McGraw Hill Book for JEE||Problems Plus in IIT Mathematics|
|Challenges and Thrills of Pre-college Mathematics||Skill In Mathematics|
|Excursion in Mathematics||Problem Primer|
|Titu Andreescu’s books for Olympiads||Arthur Engel's problem solving strategies|
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KVPY preparation for Physics must be done from the books that offer precise, constructive and clear explanations of different concepts. Prefer books which have tons of sample questions & answers that are elaborated step-wise to help better understand the problem. The questions help to clearly understand the applications of concepts while improving your problem-solving skills. The table below gives the preparation books considered for preparation of physics section in KVPY:
|Science For Everyone : Aptitude Test Problem In Physics||Fundamentals of Physics|
|Fundamental Laws Of Mechanics||Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma|
|Basic Laws of Electromagnetism||Understanding Physics Mechanics|
Candidates are recommended to consult books which provide good conceptual background. The books which can help you understand the topics thoroughly and pursue higher education and career in Chemistry are best suited for KVPY 2017. Give high preference to books which follow international-level syllabus. It must emphasis on applied chemistry, problem solving and understanding how the key concepts originated and developed. The list of books that must be consulted for chemistry section preparation for KVPY are given below:
|NCERT textbook||Problems In Physical Chemistry By Narendra Avasti|
|Concise inorganic chemistry By J.D. Lee||New Pattern Advanced Problems in Organic Chemistry by Pandey H|
|Problems In Inorganic Chemistry by V.K. Jaiswal||Advanced Problems In Organic Chemistry By M.S. Chouhan|
|Problems and Solutions in Inorganic Chemistry by V. Joshi||Wiley's Solomons & Fryhle's Organic Chemistry BY M.S. Chouhan|
Biology includes the theoretical part of the KVPY exam. Consult a book which covers all the topics of Class XI Biology and follows an international-level syllabus. Follow the books in which every concept is explained and structured in details to help students understand the topics easily. The solved questions in various reference books provide a great insight to question pattern in KVPY and other competitive examinations, and how to answer each question to the point. The list of biology text books that aid the preparations of KVPY are given in the table below:
|NCERT books||Pradeep’s publication|
|Elementary Biology (Volume - 1) By- K.N. Bhatia||Biological Science by Greens and Stout|
|Foundation Course book by MTG for IX and X||NCERT Exemplar problems|
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