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KVPY 2020 Syllabus

By: Urmila Pokhriyal on June 26, 2019

Syllabus for KVPY 2019

The syllabus comprised of four Subjects:

  1. Physics,
  2. Chemistry,
  3. Mathematics &
  4. Biology. 

The syllabus contains the chapters from class 10th, 11th, 12th and 1st year of B.Sc/BS/B.Stat./B.Math./Int.M.Sc/MS. Although there is no prescribed syllabus for the aptitude test. 

Stream SA Syllabus:

It covers the topics & chapters of the 10th and 11th standard.

The syllabus of Stream A is given here:

  • 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.
  • Mathematics: Real Number, Polynomials, Geometry, Introduction to Trigonometry, Statistics, Quadratic Equations, Probability, Surface Areas & Volumes, Coordinate Geometry, Mathematical Reasoning, Statistics and Probability, Trigonometric Functions.

Stream SX Syllabus:

Stream SX syllabus comprises from the 11th, 10th and 12th standard.

The syllabus for Stream B is given here:

  • 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, Magnetic Effects of 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.
  • 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.
  • Mathematics: Coordinate Geometry, Mathematical Reasoning, Real Number, Polynomials, Introduction to Trigonometry, Surface Areas & Volumes, Statistics, Quadratic Equations, Probability, Statistics and Probability, Trigonometric Functions, Geometry, Linear Programming, Vectors and 3-D Geometry, Calculus, Relations and Functions.

Stream SB Syllabus:

In Stream SB, the KVPY exam covers all the corresponding syllabus of 10th, 11th,12th and 1st-year syllabus of under graduate course.

The syllabus for stream SB syllabus is here:

  • Physics: Electromagnetic Induction, Physical World and Measurement, Sources of Energy, Refraction, Applications in Daily Life, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Magnetic Effects of Current, Work, Energy and Power, Gravitation, Thermodynamics, Reflection,  Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Current, Waves & Optics, Electricity & Magnetism, Electrostatics, Thermal Physics .
  • Chemistry: Thermodynamics, Chemical Reactions, Basic Concepts of 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, Solid State, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Isolation of Elements, Surface Chemistry, Chemical Bonding, Chemistry of Noble Gases, Structure & Bonding, Alkenes, Cycloalkenes, Dienes and Alkynes .
  • Biology: Life Processes, Human Physiology, Control and Coordination in Animals and Plants, 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.
  • Mathematics: 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 2020 Exam Pattern

KVPY 2019 is a computer-based exam which is conducted in English and Hindi language. The exam conducting body has already released the exam pattern of KVPY and students need to view it carefully. The test duration of the exam is 3hrs.

Highlights of KVPY Exam Pattern:

  • Mode of Examination: Online
  • Exam Timing: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm SA and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm for SX/SB 
  • Duration of Exam: 3hrs
  • Type of Questions: MCQ
  • No. of questions: SA Paper - 80 & SB/SX Paper - 120
  • Total Marks: SA Paper - 100 and for SB/SX paper - 120 marks

Following is the Stream-wise exam pattern of KVPY:

KVPY 2019 Exam Pattern (SA Stream): 

There are 4 sections in the exam pattern i.e. Physics, Math, Biology and Chemistry each section has 20 questions in Part 1 and 10 questions each in Part 2. Total marks for each section is 25.


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