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KVPY Syllabus 2020 (SA, SB, SX): Download KVPY Physics, Chemistry, Maths & Biology Subject and Section Wise Syllabus PDF Here, Exam Patter, Marking Scheme

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KVPY Syllabus 2020 (SA, SB, SX): Download KVPY Physics, Chemistry, Maths & Biology Subject and Section Wise Syllabus PDF Here, Exam Patter, Marking Scheme
KVPY Syllabus 2020 - KVPY 2020 Syllabus has been released for the Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana also called a KVPY exam would be conducted in November 2020. Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore conducts this exam every year and has released the KVPY Syllabus 2020 for applicants who seek to take admission. The interested and eligible candidates can visit the website to apply online and check on the KVPY Syllabus 2020. Get more information about KVPY Syllabus 2020 Latest Updates from this article.

KVPY Syllabus 2020 (SA, SB, SX): Download KVPY Physics, Chemistry, Maths & Biology Subject and Section Wise Syllabus PDF Here, Exam Patter, Marking Scheme

KVPY Syllabus 2020 Released : Download PDF Here

KVPY Syllabus 2020 - KVPY is a scholarship exam conducted every year for the students who want to pursue an undergraduate degree. The KVPY Examination will be conducted on 31st January 2021. The first step towards KVPY preparation is to understand the KVPY Syllabus 2020 completely. They offer monthly scholarships to the selected students and also conduct summer camps. The KVPY Syllabus 2020 is discussed in this article.  Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore is all set to conduct Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana also called as KVPY exam in the month of November this year, it has also released the official advertisement seeking applications from the interested and eligible candidates from across the country. Candidates who have applied to take part in the KVPY aptitude test this year must download the KVPY Syllabus 2020 from the official website of KVPY at kvpy.iisc.ernet.in. The exam is conducted for students who are willing to join the science and research department. Qualified candidates are offered a fellowship if they pass the Aptitude test conducted by KVPY followed by an interview. Candidates who have applied for the KVPY aptitude test this year should immediately download the KVPY Syllabus 2020 from the official website of KVPY at kvpy.iisc.ernet.in. The streams referred to in this article are for classes 10th/11th/12th/1st year of B.Sc/BS/B.Stat./B.Math./Int.M.Sc/MS etc. 

KVPY Syllabus 2020 Important Dates

KVPY 2021 Syllabus Events KVPY 2021 Syllabus Dates (Tentative)
Online application form opening 2nd week of July 2021
Online application form closing 1st week of September 2021
Admit card availability 2nd week of October 2021
KVPY 2021 Exam Date 1st week of November 2021
Answer key releases 4th week of November 2021
Result declaration 3rd week of December 2021
Interview starts 3rd week of January 2022
Last date of interview 4th week February 2022

What is the KVPY Syllabus 2020?

KVPY Syllabus For SA

The KVPY SA syllabus for stream SA consists of all the topics and chapters from Class X and XI. The four major subjects that are covered in the SA stream include Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics.

Physics:- 1) Application in Daily life.

                2) Kinematics 

                3) Laws of Motion

                4) Work, Energy and Power

                5) Physical World and Measurement

                6) Gravitation

                7) Thermodynamics

                8) Magnetic Effects of Current

                9) Sources of Energy, Reflection

               10) Refraction, Electromagnetic Induction.

Chemistry:-   1) Thermodynamics

                       2) States of Matter: Gases and Liquids, 

                       3) Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, 

                       4) Environmental Chemistry, 

                       5) Chemical Reactions, 

                        6) Metals and Nonmetals 

                        7) Periodic Classification of Elements

                        8) Carbon Compounds, Acids, Bases and Salts

                        9) Basic Concepts of Chemistry.

Mathematics:-  1) Coordinate Geometry

                           2)  Mathematical Reasoning

                           3) Statistics and Probability

                           4) Trigonometric Functions 

                           5) Real Numbers

                           6)  Polynomials

                           7) Geometry 

                           8) Introduction to Trigonometry 

                           9) Statistics

                          10) Quadratic Equations 

                          11) Probability

                          12) Surface Areas, and Volumes.

 Biology:-          1) Plant Physiology, Diversity of Living Organisms 

                           2) Cell: Structure and Function

                           3) Human Physiology 

                           4) Control and Coordination in Animals and Plants

                           5) Heredity and Evolution

                           6) Reproduction

                           7) Life Processes

                           8) Our Environment.

KVPY Syllabus 2020 for SX

The KVPY SX syllabus covers the topics and chapters form classes Class X, XI & XII. Again the same four subjects are covered in the syllabus – Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. It is just that the KVPY Syllabus for Class 12 is added for the SX stream.

Physics:-  1) Thermodynamics

               2) Electrostatics

               3) Refraction

               4) Current Electricity 

               5) Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating 

               6) Current Magnetic Effects of Current

               7) Reflection of Light and Electromagnetic Induction 

               8) Kinematics, Work, Energy and Power, Sources of Energy

               9) Physical World and Measurement, Gravitation, and  Laws of Motion.

Chemistry:- 1) Chemical Reactions and Environmental Chemistry, 

                     2) Solid State, Electrochemistry, and Chemical Kinetics

                     3) Isolation of Elements, and Periodic Classification of Elements

                     4) Surface Chemistry and States of Matter: Gases and   LiquidsMetals and Nonmetals 

                     5) Carbon Compounds

                     6) Basic Concepts of Chemistry and Thermodynamics 

                     7) Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties.

Biology:-      1) Human Physiology, Biology and Human Welfare

                      2) Control and Coordination in Animals and Plants

                      3) Ecology and Environment, Cell: Structure and Function

                     4) Genetics and Evolution and Life Processes

                     5)  Plant Physiology, Diversity of Living Organisms, Reproduction.

Mathematics:- 1) Trigonometric Functions, Geometry

                         2) Linear Programming, Vectors and 3D Geometry

                         3) Calculus, Relations and Functions

                         4) Coordinate Geometry, and Mathematical Reasoning

                         5) Real Number, Polynomials, Introduction to Trigonometry

                         6) Surface Areas and Volumes

                         7) Statistics and Quadratic Equations

                         8) Probability, Statistics, and Probability.

KVPY Syllabus 2020 for SB

In this KVPY SB Syllabus,along with class 10th and 12th syllabus, 1st year of under graduation syllabus is also covered for the same said subjects.

Physics:-          1) Thermodynamics, Reflection

                           2)  Electrostatics, Current Electricity 

                           3) Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current

                           4)  Waves and Optics, Electricity and Magnetism

                           5) Electrostatics and Thermal Physics

                           6) Electromagnetic Induction

                           7) Physical World and Measurement

                           8) Sources of Energy, Refraction and its Applications in Daily Life

                           9) Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Magnetic Effects of Current

                          10) Work, Energy and Power, Gravitation.

Chemistry:-     1) Metals and Nonmetals, Environmental Chemistry

                         2) Solid State, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics

                         3)  Isolation of Elements, Surface Chemistry, Chemical Bonding

                         4) Chemistry of Noble Gases, Structure and Bonding

                         5)  Alkenes, Cycloalkenes, Dienes and Alkynes

                         6) Thermodynamics, Chemical Reactions, Basic Concepts of Chemistry

                          7)  Periodic Classification of Elements, Carbon Compounds, Acids, Bases and Salts, 

                          8) States of Matter: Gases and Liquids, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties.

Biology:-          1) Plant Physiology, Reproduction, Diversity of Living Organisms

                          2) Cell: Structure and Function, Biology and Human Welfare

                          3)  Biotechnology, Genetics, Life Processes

                          4)  Human Physiology, Control, and Coordination in Animals and Plants

                          5) Genetics and Evolution, Our Environment, Ecology, and Environment.

Mathematics:-      1) Coordinate Geometry, Mathematical Reasoning

                              2) Statistics and Probability, Trigonometric Functions

                              3) Linear Programming, Relations and Functions 

                              4)Analytical Geometry in Two Dimensions

                              5) Vector Algebra, Evaluation of Integrals, Statistics

                              6) Surface Areas and Volumes, Vectors and 3D Geometry

                              7) Calculus, Real Number, Polynomials, Geometry

                              8) Introduction to Trigonometry, Quadratic Equations, Probability.

KVPY Syllabus For SA

The KVPY SA syllabus for stream SA consists of all the topics and chapters from Class X and XI. The four major subjects that are covered in SA stream include Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics.

  • Physics: Applications in Daily Life, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Physical World and Measurement, Gravitation, Thermodynamics, Magnetic Effects of Current, Sources of Energy, Reflection, Refraction, Electromagnetic Induction.

  • Chemistry: Thermodynamics, States of Matter: Gases and Liquids, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, Environmental Chemistry, Chemical Reactions, Metals and Nonmetals, Periodic Classification of Elements, Carbon Compounds, Acids, Bases and Salts, Basic Concepts of Chemistry.

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

  • Biology: Plant Physiology, Diversity of Living Organisms, Cell: Structure and Function, Human Physiology, Control and Coordination in Animals and Plants, Heredity and Evolution, Reproduction, Life Processes, Our Environment.

KVPY Syllabus 2020 For SX

The KVPY SX syllabus covers the topics and chapters form classes Class X, XI & XII.  Again the same four subjects are covered in the syllabus – Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics.  It is just that the KVPY Syllabus for Class 12 is added for SX stream.

  • Physics: Thermodynamics, Electrostatics, Refraction, Current Electricity, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current, Magnetic Effects of Current, Reflection of Light, Electromagnetic Induction, Kinematics, Work, Energy and Power, Sources of Energy, Physical World and Measurement, Gravitation, Laws of Motion.

  • Chemistry: Chemical Reactions, Environmental Chemistry, Solid State, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Isolation of Elements, Periodic Classification of Elements, Surface Chemistry, States of Matter: Gases and Liquids, Metals and Nonmetals, Carbon Compounds, Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Thermodynamics, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties.

  • Biology: Human Physiology, Biology and Human Welfare, Control and Coordination in Animals and Plants, Ecology and Environment, Cell: Structure and Function, Genetics and Evolution, Life Processes, Plant Physiology, Diversity of Living Organisms, Reproduction.

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

KVPY Syllabus For SB

KVPY SB Syllabus, along with class 10th and 12th syllabus, 1st year of under graduation syllabus is also covered for the same said subjects.

  • Physics: Thermodynamics, Reflection, Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current, Waves and Optics, Electricity and Magnetism, Electrostatics and Thermal Physics, Electromagnetic Induction, Physical World and Measurement, Sources of Energy, Refraction and its Applications in Daily Life, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Magnetic Effects of Current, Work, Energy and Power, Gravitation.

  • Chemistry: Metals and Nonmetals, Environmental Chemistry, Solid State, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Isolation of Elements, Surface Chemistry, Chemical Bonding, Chemistry of Noble Gases, Structure and Bonding, Alkenes, Cycloalkenes, Dienes and Alkynes, 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 and Periodicity in Properties.

  • Biology: Plant Physiology, Reproduction, Diversity of Living Organisms, Cell: Structure and Function, Biology and Human Welfare, Biotechnology, Genetics, Life Processes, Human Physiology, Control and Coordination in Animals and Plants, Genetics and Evolution, Our Environment, Ecology and Environment.

  • Mathematics: Coordinate Geometry, Mathematical Reasoning, Statistics and Probability, Trigonometric Functions, Linear Programming, Relations and Functions, Analytical Geometry in Two Dimensions, Vector Algebra, Evaluation of Integrals, Statistics, Surface Areas and Volumes, Vectors and 3D Geometry, Calculus, Real Number, Polynomials, Geometry, Introduction to Trigonometry, Quadratic Equations, Probability.

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Syllabus 2021 - FAQ

1. How many questions will be asked in the KVPY question paper?  

A total number of 80 and 120 questions for SA and SB/SX stream will be asked in KVPY question paper respectively. Out of which only 80 questions are supposed to be attempted.

2. Is there any negative marking done in the KVPY?  

Yes, 0.25 marks for part-I and -0.5 for part-II are deducted for the wrong answers.

3. How many marks do I need to pass the KVPY 2020 exam?

There are no specific marks prescribed by KVPY as passing marks. However, students need to score the cut off marks, at least, in order to be selected in the KVPY Exam.

4. Is Ncert enough for KVPY?  

All students who have appeared for the KVPY exam say that going through NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training) study material helps a lot in cracking KVPY. It is difficult to exactly point out books that you should study from, as the syllabus is very broad.

5. What are the subject in KVPY exam?  

KVPY exam is based on Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics.


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