KVPY Syllabus 2018 – List of Topics to Prepare for SA, SB, SX Streams

KVPY Syllabus

KVPY Syllabus 2018 – Find here complete syllabus for KVPY 2018 – SA, SB, SX Streams

KVPY Syllabus

What is the latest syllabus of KVPY? – Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a all India level fellowship programme. KVPY 2018 will be organized by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). This program was started by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India in the year 1999. It is conducted to provide scholarship upto pre-Ph.D level to the selected candidates. The selection will be based on the aptitude test & interview managed by the IISc. The students who qualify for KVPY exam become eligible for the fellowship.Also, they can apply for the admission IISER((Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research) institutes. This article will give complete syllabus for KVPY 2018 and highlight the eligibility criteria, exam dates , selection process and exam pattern.

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Eligibility Criteria – KVPY 2018 Examination pattern

KVPY Eligibility for  Stream SA

Students enrolled in class XI:

  • Eligibility for appearing: Students should have scored 75% (65% for SC/ST/OBC) in aggregate in Math and Science subjects in class X Board examination.
  • Eligibility for Scholarship: The scholarship is provided upon joining undergraduate course in basic sciences upon securing minimum 60% (50% for SC/ST/OBC) in science subjects in XII board.
  • During the interim period, the students are invited to regional/ national science camp with expenses reimbursed.

KVPY Eligibility for  Stream SX;

Students enrolled in class XII:

  • Eligibility for appearing: Students should have scored 75% (65% for SC/ST/OBC) in aggregate in Math and Science subjects in class X Board examination.
  • Eligibility for Scholarship: The scholarship is provided upon joining undergraduate course in basic sciences upon securing minimum 60% (50% for SC/ST/OBC) in science subjects in XII board.

Students enrolled in 2nd year of Cambridge International Examination Board:

  • Eligibility for appearing: Students should have scored 75% (65% for SC/ST/OBC) in aggregate in Math and Science subjects in class X Board examination.
  • Eligibility for Scholarship: The scholarship is provided upon joining undergraduate course in basic sciences upon securing minimum 60% (50% for SC/ST/OBC) in science subjects in XII board.

KVPY Eligibility for  Stream SB;

Students enrolled in 1st year of undergraduate program:

  • Eligibility for appearing: Students should have scored 60% (50% for SC/ST/OBC) in aggregate in Math and Science subjects in class XII Board examination.
  • Eligibility for Scholarship: The scholarship is provided upon joining undergraduate course in basic sciences upon securing minimum 60% (50% for SC/ST/OBC) in 1st-year final exam.

KVPY Exam 2018 – Important Dates

We have provided the tentative schedule of KVPY 2018 in the below given table,. The moment official dates are out, we will update the same in this section.

Events Dates (Tentative)
Online Application Form Issued 2nd week of July 2018
Last Date of Form Filling 2nd week of August 2018
Admit Card Availability 2nd week of October 2018
Exam Date 1st week of November 2018
Result Announcement 1st week of December 2018
Interview Round 3rd week of January 2019

 

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KVPY Selection Procedure

The eligible students will be called for aptitude test conducted both in Hindi and English at different centres across the country around third week of January 2019. Based on candidate’s performance in the Aptitude Test, all the short-listed students are called for an 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:

KVPY 2018 Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

Pattern for SA Stream:

Section Part I Questions (1 mark per question/-0.25 for wrong answer) Part II Questions (2 marks per question/-0.5 for wrong answer) Total Marks
Mathematics 15 5 25
Physics 15 5 25
Chemistry 15 5 25
Biology 15 5 25

Total Questions: 80

Pattern for SX/SB Stream:

Section Part I Questions (1 mark per question/-0.25 for wrong answer) Part II Questions (2 marks per question/-0.5 for wrong answer) Total Marks
Mathematics 20 10 40
Physics 20 10 40
Chemistry 20 10 40
Biology 20 10 40

In SB/SX, candidates are required to answer any THREE of four subjects in Part I and any Two of four subjects in Part II.

Total Questions: 90

KVPY 2018 Syllabus

The KVPY 2018 syllabus is prescribed by the exam conducting authority for SA/SB/SX stream. Below is detailed information about KVPY 2018 Syllabus according to the different stream.

KVPY Syllabus for SA Stream

The KVPY syllabus of SA stream covers all the topics of the class X and XI.

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.

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.

Physics : Thermodynamics, Gravitation, Physics world, work Energy and power, Kinematics, Electromagnetic Induction, Reflection and refraction, Magnetic effect of current.

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

 

KVPY  Syllabus for SX Stream

The KVPY syllabus of SX stream includes class X, XI, and XII chapters and topics. Detailed syllabus is given below.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

KVPY Syllabus for SB Steam

The  KVPY syllabus of SB Stream includes the class 10th/12th/1st year of UG course. Complete detailed is given below.

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.

 

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 .

 

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.

 

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 .

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KVPY Syllabus – Check  Marking Scheme 

  • There will be two papers for each stream i.e. SA and SB/SX
  • The part 1 of SA stream carries one marks for each question and part 2 will be carrying 2 marks for each question and Negative Marking – In case of each wrong attempt, 0.25% marks will be deducted for questions from part 1 and 0.50% marks for part 2 of both papers
  • For SB/SX stream, there will be total 120 questions out of which 80 questions of part 1 carries one mark each and part 2 carrying 40 questions of 2 marks each and Negative marking  – deduction of 0.25% marks for wrong attempts in part 1 and 0.50%  marks will be deducted for wrong attempts in part 2

Download KVPY Syllabus PDF:

You may download the KVPY Syllabus for Physics and Chemistry in PDF for Free from the below given link:

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