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KVPY Exam Preparation

Preparation for Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) can be done in many forms. Being an online-only aptitude test, practice starts with students going through all the topics which will appear in the KVPY exam. Students can start their preparation using reference books and various question papers. KVPY preparation will help aspirants to score good marks in the examination.

Latest Updates

  • KVPY has been merged with INSPIRE by the Department of Science and Technology.
  • The KVPY Aptitude Test will no longer be held after 2022.

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KVPY Preparation Tips

As KVPY is conducted online, it is required to have enough online practice before the KVPY exam. When students are not familiar with the online exam or computer-based exam, there may be a chance to get nervous or mark the wrong options. It is required to take online mock tests in an actual test environment to get the real feel of the KVPY exam.

Here are some of the effective preparation tips for KVPY and strategies that have been practically observed to crack the KVPY exam 2021-22.

Combine your IIT/JEE preparation with KVPY

If a student is an aspirant of JEE or AIPMT, then the KVPY preparation will be easier because the KVPY syllabus is the same as the JEE/AIPMT syllabus. Students can combine their KVPY preparation and entrance exam preparation simultaneously. Students are suggested to refer to the study materials of JEE from various sources. Questions asked in KVPY are of JEE Advanced level. Stay focussed and concentrate on basics, fundamentals, and core concepts. The KVPY preparation will boost up for the same and other competitive exams too.

Prepare Subject-Wise

The students require strong problem-solving skills and conception clarity to crack KVPY. The student must focus on every subject and prepare a plan around it.

Physics Section

This section is typically challenging in KVPY. Numerous queries are asked from the topics like Optics and Resistor Series. Even in the SA exam for class 11, few questions are asked from class 12 on topics like Len's Maker Formula and Kirchoff's Rule.

Chemistry Section

The question asked in the chemistry section is easier as compared to Physics. Most exam questions are based on reaction or property-based; few questions will be from the chemical equations.

Students are expected to have a clear concept and thorough knowledge of organic and physical chemistry and chemical bonding. NCERT isn't ample for physical chemistry.

Mathematics Section

The questions for KVPY Maths will range from medium to high difficulty levels. The preparation level for this exam must be well. Substitution, trial & error conjointly work for this subject. Students must give more practice time during KVPY maths preparation.

Biology Section

KVPY Biology is considered the easiest subject. The student must need to be thorough in their concept of classes 9 and 10. Moreover, it is the easiest section, and students can easily qualify in this section.

Solve KVPY Sample Paper and Previous Year Question

By solving more previous year question papers, the student will get a clear idea about the KVPY exam questions. It will give students in-depth knowledge and will help them analyze the difficulty level in each subject. Students are suggested to solve at least one KVPY sample paper or previous year question paper every week and time themselves accordingly.

Refer to the KVPY Preparation Books

Students are suggested to follow the most suitable book for the preparation of the KVPY Exam. There are many books available on the market, but only a few will help them effectively.

Given below are the best KVPY preparation books which help students strategize their preparation.

Physics Books

  • HC Verma Volume 1 & 2
  • DC Pandey
  • IE Irodov

Chemistry Books

  • NCERT Books
  • O.P.Tandon for Inorganic Chemistry
  • P.Bahadur for Physical Chemistry
  • Solomons books for Organic Chemistry

Biology Books

  • NCERT Science Books
  • AIPMT Guide by MTG

Mathematics Books

  • R.D. Sharma
  • R.S. Agrawal
  • S.L. Lonely

Maintain a Notebook for each Subject

Students are advised to make notes during the preparation phase. The student must maintain a notebook for all the important formulas, theorems, proofs, and equations while studying. Keep revising from the subject notebook every day, and it will be helpful during revision and exam time. At the time of the exam, the notebook is the best for last-minute preparation.

KVPY Interview Preparation

The final round of KVPY is the interview. It is very tough to predict the kind of questions that will be asked in KVPY interviews. The best way to prepare is to increase general awareness and general science knowledge by viewing online videos & lectures and attending science camps and fairs. Read and observe the qualifier's interview experiences and blogs regarding the same. It will be handy and helpful during the interview preparation phase.

KVPY 2021-22 Interview Details

The KVPY interview process is conducted to test the knowledge of the candidate in the field of research. The knowledge in science is tested to check if the applicant is capable and deserves the KVPY scholarship. The combined performance report of the KVPY exam and interview will form the basis of the scholarship grant.

Documents required on the day of the KVPY interview process are,

  • KVPY Application Form 2021-22

A copy of the filled online KVPY application form should be submitted. The wholly filled KVPY application form can be downloaded from the official web link using the ID and password.

  • KVPY Admit Card

The original KVPY 2021-22 admit card, along with a copy of the same.

  • Original Marks List

Candidates have to bring all the original 10th and 12th marks sheets along with the photocopy.

Note: KVPY requires an original mark sheet for verification.

  • Cast Certificate

The cast certificate is required to be produced in the original and must be valid; the OBC certificate must not be older than six months.

  • Medical Certificate

The medical certificate produced by the candidate indicates the physical and visual fitness of a student. Candidates who have physical and visual fitness issues must get a certificate indicating the degree of disturbance.

  • A Self-Appraisal Form

The candidate must write the good qualities which must be considered to award them with the scholarship.

  • Study Center Form

Candidates should bring the signed form from the last school, indicating the completion of schooling by the school/principal's head.

  • Teacher's Recommendation Form

The form must be downloaded from the official website.

Note: The trick to crack the interview is what you wrote in the form must be by heart as they ask you in the interview. Only mention your strong points and keep yourself as related to these topics as possible in the interview.

Discussion Forum



Hello Shikha,

Check out the KVPY Eligibility Criteria and make sure you satisfy all the necessary criteria before applying for the KVPY Exam.

Answer By: Getmyuni

01 Jan 1970

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