KVPY Syllabus: SA, SB, SX, Exam Pattern, Best Books and Preparation Tips

KVPY Exam Preparation tips 2022
General
January 29, 2023

Every year the scholarship examination KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana ) is conducted for the undergraduate students. It offers the selected students a monthly scholarship and runs a summer camp for all. This scholarship exam was started in 1999 by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISC). The exam's objective is to encourage the students to pursue their careers in the research field.

If you have decided to sit for the examination, then knowing the KVPY syllabus in depth will help you understand the exam requirements. Keep reading to know the syllabus, eczema pattern, preparation tips, etc.

Know KVPY Syllabus 2022

The syllabus of KVPY include all the topic from class 11th , and 12th comprising the subject of Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Biology. Although the governing body doesn't set the KVPY syllabus officially, the students need to check on the previous year's question paper and extract the important topics. The exam consists of mainly three streams: SA ( for class 11th), SX ( for class 12th), and SB ( first year BSc students). Its application includes 4 steps: registration, submission of the application form, fee payment and status check of the application.

KVPY Syllabus 2022 For SA Stream

The syllabus of the SA stream includes the topic and chapters of classes 11th and 12th; below are details:

Physics: Class XI

  • Rectilinear motion
  • Newton’s law of motion
  • Projectile motion
  • Relative motion
  • Friction
  • Work, power and energy
  • Centre of mass
  • Rigid body dynamics
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Circular motion
  • Unit & Dimension
  • Kinetic theory of gases and thermodynamics
  • Simple harmonic motion
  • Sound wave
  • Calorimetry and thermal expansion
  • Heat transfer
  • Measurement error & experiment.

Physics: Class XII

  • Gravitation
  • Current electricity
  • Electromagnetic induction
  • Magnetic effect of current & magnetic force on charge or current
  • Alternating current
  • Geometrical optics
  • Wave optics
  • Modern physics-I
  • Nuclear physics
  • Electrostatics

Chemistry: Class XI

  • Basic concepts of chemistry /redox (Mole-1)
  • Atomic structure
  • Periodicity
  • Chemical bonding
  • Gaseous state
  • Thermodynamics
  • Ionic equilibrium
  • Chemical equilibrium
  • Redox (Mole-2)
  • s-block, p-block 13,14
  • Basic organic chemistry (GOC)
  • Hydrocarbon(Alkane, Alkene & Alkyne)
  • Qualitative analysis
  • Purification of chemistry

Chemistry: Class XII

  • Biomolecules
  • Solutions
  • Electrochemistry, p-block: 15,16,17,18
  • Alcohols, phenols, ethers
  • Aldehydes and ketones & carboxylic acid
  • Chemistry in everyday life
  • Metallurgy, Haloalkanes and haloarenes
  • Coordination compounds
  • Nitrogen compounds.

KVPY 2022 SA Stream Biology Syllabus:

  • 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.

KVPY SA Stream Mathematics Syllabus 2022:

  • 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 2022 For SX Stream

The syllabus of the SX stream includes the topic and chapters of class 11th and 12th; below are the detailed KVPY syllabus:

KVPY SX Stream Physics Syllabus for Class 11 & Class 12

Class 11

  • Rectilinear motion
  • Projectile motion
  • Relative motion
  • Newton’s law of motion
  • Friction
  • Work, power and energy
  • Circular motion
  • Centre of mass
  • Rigid body dynamics
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Elasticity & viscosity
  • Surface tension
  • Unit & dimension
  • Simple harmonic motion
  • Wave on a string
  • Sound wave
  • Kinetic theory of gases and thermodynamics
  • Calorimetry and thermal expansion
  • Heat transfer
  • Measurement error & experiment.

Class 12

  • Electrostatics
  • Gravitation
  • Current electricity
  • Capacitance
  • Magnetic effect of current & magnetic force on charge or current
  • Electromagnetic induction
  • Alternating current
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Geometrical optics
  • Wave optics
  • Modern physics-I
  • Nuclear physics

SX Stream Chemistry Syllabus for Class 11 & Class 12 

Class 11th

  • Ionic equilibrium
  • Chemical bonding
  • Thermodynamics, s-block,
  • Periodicity
  • p-block 13,14
  • Basic concepts of chemistry (M1)
  • Atomic structure
  • Organic chemistry basic principle
  • Hydrocarbon(Alkane, Alkene & Alkyne)
  • Gaseous state
  • Chemical equilibrium
  • Redox (M2).

Class 12th

  • Solid-state
  • Solutions
  • Electrochemistry
  • Kinetics
  • Surface chemistry Metallurgy, p-block: 15,16,17,18, d & f block
  • Stereoisomerism
  • Coordination compounds
  • Qualitative Analysis
  • Haloalkanes and haloarenes
  • Alcohols, phenols, ethers
  • Aldehydes and ketones & carboxylic acid
  • Nitrogen compounds
  • Biomolecules and polymers
  • Qualitative
  • Aromatic Compounds.

KVPY 2022 SX Stream Biology Syllabus:

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

KVPY SX Stream Mathematics Syllabus 2022:

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 2022 For SB Stream

The syllabus of the SX stream includes the topic and chapters of class 11th and Class 12th; below are the detailed KVPY syllabus:

KVPY SB Stream Physics Syllabus 2022 for Class 11 and Class12:

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.

KVPY 2022 SB Stream Chemistry Syllabus for Class 11 and Class 12:

Chemistry:

  • Thermodynamics
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  • Periodic Classification of Elements
  • Carbon compounds
  • Acids, Bases and Salts
  • States of Matter: Gases and Liquid
  • 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.

Class 11 and Class 12 Biology Syllabus for KVPY SB Stream 2022:

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

KVPY SB Stream 2022 Mathematics Syllabus for Class 11 and Class 12:

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.

The KVPY exam allows aspiring students to demonstrate their academic abilities. It benefits students by encouraging them to pursue a career in research and thereby contribute to the country's development. It also promotes and encourages highly motivated students to pursue research careers in fundamental scientific courses. As you have generated a general idea of the syllabus, let's discuss the exam pattern. You can also join KVPY online coaching to start your preparation journey.

KVPY 2022 Exam Pattern Details

KVPY exam pattern 2022 comprises the number of questions asked in the exam, its marking scheme, question paper type and much more. The exam mode is online CBT and is asked in both languages English and Hindi. The paper is based on the MCQ pattern, and the exam duration is three hours. The question paper consists of two sections: Part I and Part II, and each of these sections consists of four sections. Check the details below:

 

Subjects

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Stream SA

Part I

Part II

 

Maths

15

5

25

Physics

15

5

25

Chemistry

15

5

25

Biology

15

5

25

Stream SB/SX

 

 

 

Maths

20

10

40

Physics

20

10

40

Chemistry

20

10

40

Biology

20

10

40

Stream SA and Stream SB/ SX will have 100 marks question papers. One mark will be granted for each correct response in PART I of both streams, and 0.25 points will be deducted for each wrong response.

Candidates will receive two marks for each accurate response in PART II of Stream SA & Stream SB/ SX, and 0.5 marks will be deducted for each erroneous response.

Best Books for KVPY Preparation

The following is the list of the important books for KVPY preparation. These books are based on the latest KVPY syllabus and cover all the important topics.

  • Best Physics Books For KVPY Exam Preparation 2022:

    • Fundamentals of Physics by David Hally

    • Concepts of Physics by DC Pandey

  • Chemistry Books For KVPY 2022 Exam preparation:

    • NCERT Physical and Organic Chemistry by OP Tandon

    • Modern ABC of Chemistry by Modern Publishers
  • KVPY 2022 Best Mathematics Books for Preparation:

    • NCERT Class 11 and Class 12

    • Mathematics for Class 11 by RD Sharma.
  • Biology Books for KVPY Exam Preparation 2022:

    • Elementary Biology by Trueman

    • NCERT Books class 11 and Class 12.

KVPY 2022 Exam Preparation Tips 

As the competition is getting tougher, students need to study smartly to compete with their peers. The following are the best preparation tips the students can follow to give their preparation a direction:

  • Follow the syllabus in-depth and prepare the important topics on priority.
  • Prepare the notes in your own words and revise them daily.
  • Solve previous year's exam papers.
  • Stick to the same set of books till the end of the exam.
  • Attempt a mock test to test your preparation level.

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