KVPY 2018 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Hi! In this post, we will have an in-depth analysis of KVPY 2018 syllabus as well as exam pattern. This guide consists of details such as – stream-wise syllabus (SA, SB & SX), exam pattern, marks and weightage, types of questions asked, total number of questions asked and more.

 

KVPY Syllabus and Exam Pattern

 

KVPY is a moderately difficult competitive examination. The key to crack any competitive exam is – smart work! And smart work begins with the in-depth analysis of syllabus and exam pattern!

 

A candidate who has in-depth knowledge of syllabus, exam pattern and weightage usually performs well in any competitive exam. He/she is able to prepare crucial sections of the syllabus. This, in turn, helps save time and effort!

 

For more details about this competitive examination, check out this guide – KVPY 2018: Everything you need to know.

 

Come, let us check out the basic details about KVPY 2018 examination –

 

Name of the examination: KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik

Protsahan Yojana)

Organized by: IISc
Frequency: Conducted once in an year
Streams: 3 (SA, SX & SB)
Type of examination: Computer Based
Subjects: Physics, Chemistry,

Mathematics and Biology

Types of questions asked: MCQs

(Multiple Choice

Questions)

Negative Marking Scheme: Yes
Number of questions: SA- 80 questions,

SB – 120 questions,

SX – 120 questions

Duration: 3 hours
Marks: SA – 100 marks,

SB – 100 marks,

SX – 100 marks

Medium of examination: English and Hindi

 

It is evident from the above table that KVPY exam consists of three streams. They are –

  • SA
  • SB
  • SX

 

These streams have been created on the basis of academic qualification of candidates applying for the exam. For example, SA stream is for students enrolled in 11th standard (science stream).

 

SB stream is for students enrolled in 12th standard (science stream). SX stream is for students enrolled in 1st year of relevant basic science undergraduate courses such as B.Sc., BS, integrated M.Sc. programs etc.

 

Syllabus varies slightly from one stream to another. Come, let us take a detailed look at each stream, its syllabus and exam pattern. Also check – list of KVPY exam centers.

 

Stream-wise KVPY Syllabus and Exam Pattern

 

1 SA Stream

Here’s the detailed, subject-wise SA stream syllabus –

 

Physics: Application of Physics in day to day life, kinematics, laws of motion, work, energy and power, physical world and measurement, electromagnetic induction, thermodynamics, gravitation, sources of energy, reflection & refraction, magnetic effects of current.

 

Chemistry: Chemical reactions, basic concepts of chemistry, acids, bases and salts, carbon compounds, thermodynamics, metals and nonmetals, states of matter, environmental chemistry, periodic table and classification of elements.

 

Mathematics: Probability, polynomials, geometry, statistics, mathematical reasoning, real numbers, coordinate geometry, trigonometry, quadratic equations, surface area and volumes.

 

Biology: Environment studies, human physiology, heredity and evolution, life processes, plant physiology, reproduction, cell structure, cell function, diversity of living organisms, control and coordination in animals and plants.

 

The online aptitude test consists of two parts – part 1 and part 2. Here are the details –

 

Marks Distribution
Physics 25 marks
Chemistry: 25 marks
Mathematics 25 marks
Biology 25 marks
Total: 100 marks

 

Questions
Physics: 20 questions (15 from part 1 and 5 from part 2)
Chemistry: 20 questions (15 from part 1 and 5 from part 2)
Mathematics: 20 questions (15 from part 1 and 5 from part 2)
Biology: 20 questions (15 from part 1 and 5 from part 2)

 

Duration: 3 hours.

 

2 SB Stream

Here’s the detailed, subject-wise SB stream syllabus –

 

Physics: Kinematics, gravitation, laws of motion, work, energy and power, sources of energy, thermodynamics, reflection and refraction of light, AC current, electrostatics, electricity and magnetism, thermal physics, electromagnetic induction, physical world and measurement, magnetic effects of current, waves and optics.

 

Chemistry: Chemical reactions, thermodynamics, basic concepts of chemistry, acids, bases and salts, states of matter, metals and nonmetals, solid state, chemical kinetics, environmental chemistry, structure and bonding, alkenes, periodic table and classification of elements, electrochemistry, isolation of elements, surface chemistry, noble gases, dienes, cycloalkenes.

 

Mathematics: Calculus, probability, polynomials, real numbers, quadratic equations, coordinate geometry, relations and functions, mathematical reasoning, statistics, geometry, trigonometry, vectors and 3D geometry, evaluation of integrals, linear programming, trigonometric functions, vector algebra, analytical geometry in 2D, surface area and volumes.

 

Biology: Animal and plant physiology, reproduction, ecology and environment, biotechnology, human physiology, genetics and evolution, environment studies, life processes, biology and human welfare, diversity of living organisms, cell structure and functions, control and coordination in animals and plants.

 

The online aptitude test consists of two parts – part 1 and part 2. Here are the details –

 

Marks Distribution
Physics 40 marks
Chemistry: 40 marks
Mathematics 40 marks
Biology 40 marks
Total: 120 marks

 

Questions
Physics: 30 questions (20 from part 1 and 10 from part 2)
Chemistry: 30 questions (20 from part 1 and 10 from part 2)
Mathematics: 30 questions (20 from part 1 and 10 from part 2)
Biology: 30 questions (20 from part 1 and 10 from part 2)

 

Duration: 3 hours.

 

3 SX Stream

Here’s the detailed, subject-wise SX stream syllabus –

 

Physics: Kinematics, laws of motion, thermodynamics, work, energy & power, sources of energy, electrostatics, gravitation, physical world and measurement, electromagnetic induction, refraction and reflection of light, AC current, Electricity, magnetic effects of current.

 

Chemistry: Chemical kinetics, chemical reactions, solid state, electrochemistry, metals and nonmetals, thermodynamics, basic concepts of chemistry, carbon compounds, states of matter, periodic table and classification of elements, surface chemistry, environmental chemistry, isolation of elements.

 

Mathematics: Calculus,geometry, surface area and volumes, statistics, quadratic equations, trigonometry, trigonometric functions, linear programming, relations and functions, mathematical reasoning, probability, statistics, real numbers, vectors and 3D geometry, polynomials.

 

Biology: Human and plant physiology, reproduction, genetics and evolution, biology and human welfare, ecology and environment, cell structure & functions, life processes, diversity of living organisms, control and coordination in animals and plants.

 

The online aptitude test consists of two parts – part 1 and part 2. Here are the details –

 

Marks Distribution
Physics 40 marks
Chemistry: 40 marks
Mathematics 40 marks
Biology 40 marks
Total: 120 marks

 

Questions
Physics: 30 questions (20 from part 1 and 10 from part 2)
Chemistry: 30 questions (20 from part 1 and 10 from part 2)
Mathematics: 30 questions (20 from part 1 and 10 from part 2)
Biology: 30 questions (20 from part 1 and 10 from part 2)

 

Duration: 3 hours.

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