KVPY Preparation 2020 – KVPY is a premier scholarship examination through which the candidates can study in leading research institutes of India like IITs and IISERs. It is a scholarship examination that is offered to the candidates belonging to class 11th, 12th and first of UG program in Basic Sciences. For the preparation of KVPY the candidates need to do is to understand the concepts of Mathematics and Science subjects properly. Most of the students consider this scholarship exam tougher than other examinations as most of the questions that are asked in the exam are according to JEE Main or JEE Advanced level. For the preparation of KVPY, the candidates need to first complete the syllabus of their previous class. Check more tips and tricks to prepare for KVPY 2020 from this page.
KVPY 2020 Preparation Tips
Check the preparation tips suggested by the toppers given below.
- For SA stream, since all the subjects have to be attempted, make sure to study all the four subjects; Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics properly.
- Coming to the Biology section in KVPY, the questions that come in this section are relatively easy. So, to get an edge in the section, go through the NCERT books properly.
- In the Physics section, questions asked are a bit tough and time-consuming. So, buck up and practice more and more numericals. In the Physics questions, innovative questions are asked. So, to attempt this section, practice more and more question papers of previous years. To attempt the Physics questions, learn the formulas well, and attempt this question at the end of paper only as this is the most time-consuming section.
- For the Chemistry section, try to give one month to prepare for Organic Chemistry. Do not refer too many books. Just keep two preparation books and prepare from them only.
- For clearing the KVPY interview, know the syllabus for which stream you have applied. Human Interaction is one of the key elements for clearing the interview. So, dress well and be honest while answering the questions. Most of the questions are related to the subject in which the students have to do the research.
Phase I: Divide the preparation into two Phases. In the first phase, go through the NCERT books properly and understand the concepts. After knowing the concepts, practice a couple of mock tests daily. Learn the formulas so that they are on the fingertips at the time of solving the questions.
Phase II: During the second phase of preparation, try to refer other books and solve questions from them. In this phase, increase the frequency of solving the questions. So, solve more and more question papers. Cross-check the syllabus and solve the questions of previous and other classes as well. For instance, if a student is preparing for SA steam, then, he / she must refer class 10th as well as 12th class books. If a student is appearing for 12th class paper, then he / she must clear the concepts of class 11th first.
General KVPY 2020 Preparation Tips
Check the preparation tips given below for KVPY 2020.
#Tip 1: Make a Good Study Plan: Before starting with the preparation, make sure to prepare a good study plan. Stick to this time schedule even a day before the examination. While preparing the study plan, set targets and decide well in advance that these chapters have to be covered in one week and remaining chapters have to be covered in this much time. For making a good study plan, check the syllabus of the previous class and then, make notes about which sections need more time to prepare and which need less time.
# Tip 2: Study from Good Books: This is the most important technique to score well in the examination. Always pick renowned books that have properly stated concepts for the preparation. For KVPY, there are many online books available according to different streams which can be referred for the exam. Remember, it is always preferred to practice from NCERT books. So, practice accordingly.
# Tip 3: Understand the exam pattern well: To score well in any examination, it is important to go through the exam pattern before starting with the preparation. Check how much total time is given to the candidates to complete the exam and then, decide which areas or questions that might help in completing the test on time. Also, check the marking scheme of a particular stream in order to score well in the exam.
# Tip 4: Complete the Syllabus on Time: Make sure to complete the syllabus on time. If any topic was left for last month’s preparation, do not forget to do it before the examination. Try to complete the syllabus of JEE Main as well as KVPY. Do not fret if any topic is left untouched before the exam. Just make sure what has been studied till now is clear enough to attempt the questions on the same topic in the exam.
#Tip 5: Give Mock Tests: For the preparation of any exam, mock tests are considered to be the ultimate tool to score well in the examination. This is because mock test helps the test-takers to know about the functioning of exam. For instance, the test-takers get an idea about how much time has to be devoted to a particular section, now at this time this section must attempted, this section must be attempted first etc. So, practice more mock tests while preparing for KVPY.
Subject Weightage for the Preparation of KVPY 2020
Check the topics that must be covered while preparing for KVPY given below, as shared by the toppers.
Mathematics SA Stream – As this is the examination for 11th class, the questions asked in this stream are of 10th class level. According to the toppers, these questions from these topics are doable. Most of the questions are asked from Geometry, Algebra, Number Theory.
Physics (SA) stream – Most of the questions in Physics are from 12th class Optics, Electricity and Magnetism. Questions from 10th as well as 12th class are asked in Physics. One can refer NCERT books or H.C Verma for the preparation of this stream Physics subject. So, prepare from 10th as well as 12th class books.
Mathematics in SX Stream – The questions asked in SX stream are set according to the difficulty level of JEE Advance. The questions that are generally asked in Mathematics of SX stream are from the topics limits, functions, calculus. If one is preparing for JEE Advanced, then, its enough for KVPY preparation.
Chemistry and Biology questions in any stream – Questions from Chemistry are generally concept based and memory – based. This is why, it is necessary to attempt Chemistry questions first in the test. According to the toppers, one should attempt chemistry and biology questions first and then, go to Mathematics and Physics questions.
To sum up, solve chemistry and biology in first 45 minutes and then, solve Mathematics and Physics questions as they are time-consuming. The cut-off for the interview is around 50% so, try to solve chemistry and biology questions first to get the minimum qualifying marks set by the institute.
KVPY Preparation 2020 – Track Progress Using Mock Tests
Check the links of the mock tests designed by Aglasem Team for KVPY entrance exam. These mock tests have been designed according to the exam pattern of KVPY. The KVPY Mock Test helps the candidates to prepare for the computer-based test, and understand their strengths & weakness, by solving them.
|Test for Class 11||Mock test|
|KVPY SA Stream Mock Test – 1||Click Here|
|KVPY SA Stream Mock Test – 2||Click Here|
|KVPY SA Stream Mock Test – 3||Click Here|
|Test for Class 12||Mock Test|
|KVPY SB/SX Stream Mock Test – 1||Click Here|
|KVPY SB/SX Stream Mock Test – 2||Click Here|
|KVPY SB/SX Stream Mock Test – 3||Click Here|
Important Topics to Study For KVPY 2020
The topics that candidates must prepare for KVPY 2020 are given below.
For SA Stream
- Atomic Structure
- Chemical Bonding
- Chemical Energetics
- Organic Chemistry
- Gaseous State
- Quadratic Equation
- Progression and Series
- Permutation and Combination
- Co-ordinate Geomtery
- Plant and Human Physiology
- Diversity of Living Organism
- Heredity and Evolution
For SB / SX Streams
Physics and Chemistry: Check the table given below to know about the important topics to prepare for Physics and Chemistry.
|Current & Electricity||Polymers|
|AC current and AC Analysis||Acids and Bases|
|Properties of Light||D and f blocks|
For Mathematics and Biology: Check the important topics for Mathematics and Biology given in the table below.
|Co-ordinate Geometry||Cell Structure|
|Conic sections||Genetics and Evolution|
|3D Geometry||Biology of Human Welfare|
|Planes||Control and Coordination|
|Calculus||Control System of Plants and Animals|
KVPY Preparation 2020 – Understanding KVPY 2020 Exam Pattern
KVPY Exam is conducted for three levels of students namely:
KVPY SA: For Class XI students
KVPY SX: For Class XII students
KVPY- SB: For 1st year Students of B. Sc. /B.S. / Integrated M.Sc. /M.S
- Mode of the exam: The exam is conducted in the online mode.
- Medium of question paper: The question paper for KVPY are available in Hindi and English languages.
- Type of questions: The aptitude test consists of multiple-choice questions
- Duration: The test is conducted for 3 hours.
- Sections: Every stream consists of two parts
- Marking scheme: -0.25 marks are deducted in Part 1. In Part 2, -0.5 marks are deducted for the incorrect answers.
Distribution of questions
|Subjects||No. of questions (Part I) (01 mark each)||No. of questions (Part II) (2 marks each)||Total Marks|
Stream SB / SX
|Subjects||No. of questions (Part I) (01 mark each)||No. of questions (Part II) (02 marks each)||Total Marks|
Subjects that can be opted in Part I and Part II (Stream-Wise)
- In SA stream, the candidates have to attempt all the questions from all the subjects.
- In SB and SX stream, the candidates have to opt for any 3 subjects in Part I and any two subjects in Part II.
Important Books for KVPY 2020
Check the list of the important books to prepare for KVPY 2020 given below.
For SA Stream
|KVPY SA – Complete Study Material for PCMB for class 11th||Buy Here|
|KVPY SA Practice Test Papers for class 11th||Buy Here|
|KVPY 10 Years Solved Papers (2009-2018)||Buy Here|
|KVPY SA – Biology for Class 11||Buy Here|
|KVPY SA Stream – Mock Test for Class 11th||Buy Here|
For SB / SX Stream
|KVPY 10 years Solved Papers 2018-2009 Stream SB / SX||Buy Here|
|12 Years Topic’s Wise Solved Papers for KVPY||Buy Here|
|KVPY SX Stream Mock Test for Class 12th||Buy Here|
|KVPY 11 Years Solved Papers for Stream SB / SX||Buy Here|
|KVPY SX Practice Test Papers for Class 12th||Buy Here|
|KVPY 2020 – Stream SB / SX / SB Class 11th and 12th 10 Years Solved Papers||Buy Here|
KVPY is an on-going national scholarship program funded by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India to assist the students who want to make a research career in science. It is a fellowship that is provided to the students of class 11th, 12th and first year students of UG Program in Basic Sciences. To avail this scholarship, the candidates have to clear an aptitude test. The candidates get a duration of 3 hours to complete the aptitude test. It consists of multiple-choice questions from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. After qualifying the test, the qualified candidates need to clear an interview also. The shortlisted candidates then are offered a monthly stipend.
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