KVPY Exam Syllabus & Eligibility Criteria
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KVPY

Brief

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a scholarship program for identifying and encouraging the scientific aptitude in students. Students studying in XI standard to 1st year of any undergraduate program in Basic sciences, engineering and medicine are selected based on performance in Aptitude test and interview. Fellowship and contingency grant are offered from 1st year of graduation up to pre-Ph.D. level or 5 years (whichever is earlier). Monthly Stipend of Rs. 5,000/- and Annual Contingency Grant of Rs. 20,000/- are granted during 1st to 3rd year after which it increases to Monthly Stipend of Rs. 7,000/- and Annual Contingency Grant of Rs. 28,000/- for next 2 years.

Eligibility Criteria

The fellowship of the students appearing for KVPY will be activated only if they join an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences, that is, B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Ecology, Molecular Biology, Botany, Zoology, Physiology, Biotechnology, Neurosciences, Bioinformatics, Marine Biology, Geology, Human Biology, Genetics, Biomedical Sciences, Applied Physics, Geophysics, Materials Science or Environmental Science

Based on the performance in Aptitude Test, short-listed students are called for interview. Further, the merit list is prepared on 75% weight-age for Aptitude Test marks and 25% weight-age for the interview. Aptitude exam can be given at three levels:

Stream SA: Students studying in Standard XI can appear for SA provided they must score a minimum of 80% marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science subjects in Standard X.

Stream SX: Students studying in Standard XII can appear for SX provided they have scored a minimum of 80% marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science subjects in Standard X and must score a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in Science subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in standard XII.

Stream SB: Students studying in 1st year of undergraduate programme can appear for SB provided they have scored a minimum of 80% marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science subjects in Standard X, a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in Science subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in standard XII and must score a minimum of 60% marks in 1st year final examination.

Exam Pattern

KVPY is a multiple choice questions based exam of total 100 marks. It constitutes of 2 parts – I & II, each containing 4 sections – Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Paper I contains 20 questions whereas Paper II contains 10 questions in each section. In the Stream-SA, all questions are compulsory (Science and Mathematics). In respect of the streams SB and SX, there will be four sections in Part I (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics) and four sections in Part II (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics). Candidates are allowed to answer any THREE of the four subjects in Part I and any TWO of the four subjects in Part II.

S. No Subject Part I Part II
1 Mathematics 20 questions – 1 mark each 10 questions – 2 marks each
2 Physics 20 questions – 1 mark each 10 questions – 2 marks each
3 Chemistry 20 questions – 1 mark each 10 questions – 2 marks each
4 Biology 20 questions – 1 mark each 10 questions – 2 marks each

Application Procedure

  • 1. Apply online for KVPY examination by registering online on its website www.kvpy.org.in
  • 2. Fill up the personal and academic details and choose test center.
  • 3. Upload photo, signature and other certificates.
  • 4. Pay the application fees either by credit card, ATM Debit card, Net Banking or e-challan.
  • 5. Download the admit card from the website

Important Dates

Events Dates
Opening of online application portal 18th Jul 2016
Last date for closing of online application 30th Aug 2016
Admit Card Second week of October, 2016
Exam Date 6th Nov 2016
Result Third week of December, 2016

Syllabus

  • Units and Measurements, Vectors, and Calculus in Physics
  • Motion in a Straight line
  • Motion in a Plane
  • Laws of Motion
  • Work, Energy and Power
  • System of particles and Rotational Motion
  • Gravitation
  • Mechanical Properties of solids
  • Mechanical Properties of fluids
  • Thermal Properties of Matter
  • Thermodynamics
  • Kinetic Theory
  • Oscillations
  • Waves
  • Electric Charges and fields
  • Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance
  • Current Electricity
  • Moving charges and Magnetism
  • Magnetism and Matter
  • Electromagnetic Induction
  • Alternating Current
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Ray Optics and Optical Instruments
  • Wave Optics
  • Dual Nature Of Radiation and Matter
  • Modern Physics (Atoms, Nuclei)
  • Semiconductor Devices
  • Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  • Structure of Atom
  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structures
  • States of Matter
  • Thermodynamics
  • Equilibrium: Chemical and Ionic
  • Redox Reaction
  • Hydrogen
  • The s-Block elements
  • The p-Block elements Group 13 & 14
  • Organic Chemistry, some Basic Principle and Techniques
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Solid State
  • Solution
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Surface Chemistry
  • General Principles and isolation of elements
  • p - Block elements
  • d and f Block elements
  • Coordination Compounds
  • Halo-alkanes and Halo-arenes
  • Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
  • Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic acids
  • Amines
  • Biomolecules and Polymers