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KVPY Syllabus 2022

Candidates applying for Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana 2021-22 must check the detailed KVPY syllabus given below. There is no prescribed syllabus available for the KVPY written test. However, students are tested for the syllabus based on classes X and XII and the stream selected.

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  • 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 Exam Pattern

KVPY exam has no prescribed syllabus, but the questions will be taken from classes 11, 12, and the first year of B.Sc, B.S., B.Stat., B.Math., Int. M.Sc., or MS. All the questions are compulsory in the SA stream. In SB/SX streams, participants can attempt any three sections from part 1 and any two sections from part 2.

Given below are the question paper pattern for KVPY Stream SA, SB, and SX.

KVPY SA Exam Pattern

KVPY stream A covers portions of classes 9 to 12 taken from India's recognized education board like CBSE, ICSE, or state board.

The table below shows the exam pattern of the KVPY SA stream.

KVPY SA Stream Exam Pattern
Subject Stream SA Marks
Mathematics
  • Part 1- 15 questions (1 mark each)
  • Part 2- 5 questions (2 mark each)
Physics
  • Part 1- 15 questions (1 mark each)
  • Part 2- 5 questions (2 mark each)
Chemistry
  • Part 1- 15 questions (1 mark each)
  • Part 2- 5 questions (2 mark each)
Biology
  • Part 1- 15 questions (1 mark each)
  • Part 2- 5 questions (2 mark each)

KVPY SB/SX Exam Pattern

KVPY Stream SB/SX covers topics from undergraduate first-year science and mathematics degree-level.

The table below shows the exam pattern of the KVPY SB/SX stream.

KVPY SB/SX Stream Exam Pattern
Subject Stream SB/SX Marks
Mathematics
  • Part 1- 20 questions (1 mark each)
  • Part 2- 10 questions (2 mark each)
Physics
  • Part 1- 20 questions (1 mark each)
  • Part 2- 10 questions (2 mark each)
Chemistry
  • Part 1- 20 questions (1 mark each)
  • Part 2- 10 questions (2 mark each)
Biology
  • Part 1- 20 questions (1 mark each)
  • Part 2- 10 questions (2 mark each)

KVPY Syllabus for all Streams

In the KVPY stream SA, the exam covers all the corresponding science syllabus of class 9. Whereas for stream SB, the KVPY exam covers all the corresponding science syllabus of first-year undergraduates. Hence, aspirants will be tested in Maths, Physics, the chemistry of 1st year B.Sc, BS, B.Stat, B.Math, Int. M.Sc, or MS.

Given below is the KVPY 2021-22 syllabus for streams SA, SB, and SX.

KVPY SA Syllabus

The table below shows the KVPY syllabus for class 11 Physics and Chemistry subjects.

KVPY Syllabus for Stream SA (Physics and Chemistry)
KVPY Physics Syllabus KVPY Chemistry Syllabus
Electromagnetic induction Classification of elements & periodicity in properties
Kinematics Chemical reactions
Refraction Periodic classification of elements
Electromagnetic induction & alternating current Thermodynamics
Physical-world and measurement Environmental Chemistry
Electrostatics Metals and non-metals
Reflection of light Acids
Sources of energy Bases and salts
Work, energy, and power Basic concepts of chemistry
Laws of motion States of matter
Magnetic effects of current Gases and liquids
Gravitation Carbon compounds
Thermodynamics -
Current electricity -

Given below are the syllabus covered under Biology and Mathematics for KVPY stream SA.

KVPY Syllabus for Stream SA (Biology and Mathematics)
KVPY Mathematics Syllabus KVPY Biology Syllabus
Polynomials Cell: structure & function and human physiology
Trigonometric functions Control and coordination in animals and plants
Quadratic equations Heredity and evolution
Geometry Plant physiology
Real number Diversity of living organisms
Mathematical reasoning Reproduction
Statistics and probability Life processes
Introduction to trigonometry Our environment
Probability -
Coordinate geometry -
Surface areas & volumes -
Statistics -

KVPY SB Syllabus

The table below shows the Physics and Chemistry syllabus of the KVPY SB stream.

KVPY Syllabus for Stream SB (Physics and Chemistry)
KVPY Physics Syllabus KVPY Chemistry Syllabus
Electromagnetic induction & alternating current Thermodynamics
Electromagnetic induction Structure & bonding
Thermal Physics Periodic classification of elements
Sources of energy Chemical reactions
Kinematics Chemical kinetics
Work, energy, and power Metals and non-metals
Physical-world and measurement Solid-state
Current electricity Basic concepts of Chemistry
Applications in daily life Cycloalkenes
Electricity & magnetism and electrostatics Dienes and alkynes
Gravitation Environmental Chemistry
Thermodynamics Carbon compounds
Reflection Chemical bonding
Magnetic effects of current Gases and liquids
Refraction Acids
Laws of motion Classification of elements & periodicity in properties
Electrostatics Bases and salts
Waves & optics States of matter
- Isolation of elements
- Chemistry of noble gases
- Surface Chemistry
- Alkenes
- Electrochemistry

Given below are the syllabus covered under Biology and Mathematics for KVPY stream SB.

KVPY Syllabus for Stream SB (Biology and Mathematics)
KVPY Biology Syllabus KVPY Mathematics Syllabus
Human physiology Statistics
Cell: structure and function Relations and functions
Reproduction Vectors and 3-D geometry
Control and coordination in animals and plants Surface areas & volumes
Diversity of living organisms Evaluation of integrals
Biology and human welfare Quadratic equations
Biotechnology Calculus
Genetics Polynomials
Genetics and evolution Statistics and probability
Our environment Real number
Plant physiology Vector algebra
Ecology and environment Geometry
Life processes Analytical geometry in two dimensions
- Introduction to trigonometry
- Trigonometric functions
- Probability
- Mathematical reasoning
- Coordinate geometry
- Linear programming

KVPY SX Syllabus

The table below shows the KVPY syllabus for class 12 Physics and Chemistry subjects.

KVPY Syllabus for Stream SX (Physics and Chemistry)
KVPY Physics Syllabus KVPY Chemistry Syllabus
Thermodynamics States of matter: gases and liquids
Electromagnetic induction Surface Chemistry
Reflection of light Periodic classification of elements
Electromagnetic induction & alternating current Carbon compounds
Kinematics Metals and non-metals
Sources of energy Environmental Chemistry
Electrostatics Solid-state
Magnetic effects of current Electrochemistry
Laws of motion Basic concepts of chemistry
Work, energy, and power Classification of elements & periodicity in properties
Current electricity Thermodynamics
Gravitation Chemical reactions
Physical-world and measurement Chemical kinetics
Refraction Isolation of elements

Given below are the syllabus covered under Biology and Mathematics for KVPY Stream SX.

KVPY Syllabus for Stream SA (Biology and Mathematics)
KVPY Biology Syllabus KVPY Maths Syllabus
Genetics and evolution Coordinate geometry
Life processes Quadratic equations
Ecology and environment Surface areas & volumes
Cell: structure and function Introduction to trigonometry
Control and coordination in animals and plants Polynomials
Plant physiology Mathematical reasoning
Reproduction Vectors and 3-D geometry
Human physiology Real number
Biology and human welfare Calculus
Diversity of living organisms Statistics
- Trigonometric functions
- Probability
- Geometry
- Statistics and probability
- Relations and functions
- Linear programming

KVPY Reference Books

Preparatory books can be followed to better prepare for the exam. The reference book will help the aspirants to prepare effectively and directional for the exam.

Some of the famous lists of books for KVPY exam preparations are:

KVPY Reference Books
Subjects KVPY Books
Physics
  • Concepts of Physics Part 1 and Part 2 by HC Verma.
  • Concept of Physics by DC Pandey
  • NCERT Physics
  • Fundamentals of Physics by Wiley Publication
Chemistry
  • NCERT Chemistry
  • Modern's ABC of Chemistry
Mathematics NCERT Maths
Biology
  • NCERT Biology
  • Trueman's Elementary Biology

Note: Students can check KVPY exam dates to understand how the exam proceeds from registration to results.

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