KVPY SA/SB/SX 2021 Important Dates, Details, Registration, Syllabus, Books, and Courses

KVPY SA/SB/SX 2021 Important Dates, Details, Registration, Syllabus, Books, and Courses

KVPY SA/SB/SX 2021 - All you need to crack KVPY!

Important Dates

Opening of the online application portal: 12th July 2021 at 5 PM
Date for closing of online application: 25th August 2021
Exam Date: 7th November 2021

About KVPY

The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is an ongoing National Program of Fellowship in Basic Sciences, initiated and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to attract exceptionally highly motivated students for pursuing basic science courses and research careers in science.

The objective of the program is to identify students with talent and aptitude for research; help them realize their academic potential; encourage them to take up research careers in Science, and ensure the growth of the best scientific minds for research and development in the country.

The advertisement for the KVPY Fellowship appears in all the national dailies normally on Technology Day (May 11) and the Second Sunday of July every year.

Selection of the students is made from those studying in XI standard to 1st year of any undergraduate Program in Basic Sciences namely B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology having an aptitude for scientific research. Special groups / Committees are set up at IISc to screen the applications and conduct an aptitude test at various centers in the country. Based on the performance in the aptitude test, short-listed students are called for an interview which is the final stage of the selection procedure. For receiving a fellowship, both aptitude tests and interview marks are considered.
Generous fellowships are provided up to the pre-Ph.D. level to the selected KVPY Fellows.

All the KVPY Fellows are hereby encouraged to subscribe to a popular science magazine to keep abreast of the scientific developments. The magazine will cover various important topics of science subjects published by the Indian Academy of Science, Bangalore. Interested KVPY Fellows can get a subscription via a DD for Rs. 300/- drawn in favor of the Circulation Manager, Indian Academy of Science, payable at Bangalore, and the same may be forwarded to the Circulation Manager, Circulation Department (Resonance), Indian Academy of Sciences, C.V. Raman Avenue, PB No. 80005, Bangalore – 560 080, website: www.ias.ac.in and by giving exact mailing address for receiving the science journal.

The "Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana" (KVPY) is a program started in 1999 by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India to encourage students who are studying Basic Sciences to take up a research career in Science. The aim of the program is to identify and encourage talented and motivated students to pursue careers in research.

KVPY SA/SB/SX 2021 - All you need to crack KVPY!

This program aims to assist the students to realize their potential and to ensure that the best scientific talent is groomed for research and development in the country. Generous fellowship and contingency grants are provided to the selected KVPY Fellows up to the pre Ph.D. level or 5 years whichever is earlier. In addition, summer camps for the KVPY Fellows are organized in prestigious research and educational institutions in the country.

The Department of Science and Technology, the nodal agency of the Government has entrusted the overall responsibility for organizing and running the KVPY Program to the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and set up a Management Committee and a National Advisory Committee (NAC) for overseeing its implementation. A core committee looks after both the day-to-day and academic aspects of the KVPY Program.

Eligibility 

Stream SA: Due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation, as a one-time measure, students who have passed  X Standard Board Examination and are eligible to enroll in XI standard (Science subjects) during the academic year 2021-22, are eligible to appear for the Aptitude test. The student should produce a study certificate of class XI class once they are selected as a provisional KVPY fellow. Moreover, the fellowship of the students selected under this stream will be activated only if they join for an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S.) in the academic year 2023-24 after having secured a minimum of  60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the XII standard Board Examination. During the interim period of one year, they will be invited to the National  Science (Vijyoshi) Camp and their travel expenses and local hospitality will be met by KVPY.

Stream SX: Students enrolled in XII Standard (Science subjects) during the academic year 2021–22 and aspiring to join undergraduate program in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S) during the academic year 2022-23. The fellowship of the students selected under this stream will be activated only if they join for an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S.) in the academic year 2022-23 after having secured a minimum of  60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the XII standard Board Examination.

Students in their 2nd year of study in Cambridge International Examination Board and aspiring to join undergraduate program in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S) during the academic year 2022-23. The fellowship of the students selected under this stream will be activated only if they join for an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S.) in the academic year 2022-23 after having secured a minimum of  60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the 2nd year of study in Cambridge International Examination Board Examination.

Stream SB: Due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation, as a one-time measure, students who have passed  XII Standard Board Examination and eligible to enroll in the 1st year B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. during the academic year 2021–22 are eligible to appear for the aptitude test. The student should produce a study certificate of 1st year  B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S once they are selected as a provisional KVPY fellow. Moreover, the fellowship of the students selected under this stream will be activated only if they join an undergraduate program in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S) in the academic year 2021-22 and secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in 1st year of B.Sc./B.S./B.Math./B.Stat./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S.

Syllabus

KVPY or the Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana is a scholarship exam conducted every year for students who want to pursue an undergraduate degree. KVPY offers monthly scholarships to the selected students and also conducts summer camps for all of them.

In this article, we are getting to mention the KVPY syllabus. Applicants who have already applied for the exam are advised to download the syllabus online. The aptitude test is slated to be persisted on 31st January 2021. The syllabus consists of four subjects namely Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics & Biology. In this article, we have also covered the syllabus for class 11 and students can check the same from our page here. The exam body itself prescribed the syllabi for all the three existing streams – SA, SB, and SX. The streams refer to the classes of the students i.e. 10th/11th/12th/1st year of B.Sc/BS/B.Stat./B.Math./Int.MSc/MS.

KVPY Syllabus For SA
The topics and the chapters from class X and Class XII are included in the KVPY SA syllabus for the steam of SA. Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics are the four main subjects that are covered in the SA stream.

All the four subjects and the important topics with respect to each subject are mentioned below. 

KVPY SA/SB/SX 2021 - All you need to crack KVPY!


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

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

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

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.
KVPY Syllabus For SX
The KVPY SX syllabus covers all the important concepts, topics, and chapters from classes X, XI, and XII. Similar to the SA stream, four subjects are covered in the syllabus which are Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Mathematics. Everything is the same but only the KVPY syllabus for class 12 is added for the SX stream.

All the four subjects and the important topics with respect to each subject are mentioned below. 

Chemistry: 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, Chemical Reactions, Environmental Chemistry, Solid State, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Isolation of Elements, Periodic Classification of Elements.

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

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

Biology: Cell: Structure and Function, Genetics and Evolution, Human Physiology, Biology, and Human Welfare, Control and Coordination in Animals and Plants, Ecology and Environment, Life Processes, Plant Physiology, Diversity of Living Organisms, Reproduction.
KVPY Syllabus For SB
In the KVPY SB syllabus, along with the class X and XI, the first-year undergraduate syllabus is also included with respect to each subject. All the four subjects and the important topics with respect to each subject are mentioned below.

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

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

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

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

KVPY Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme

Below we have provided the complete exam pattern for KVPY 2021 examination -

  • The exam will be conducted in the online mode only which is a computer-based test.

  • KVPY 2021 is scheduled to be conducted on November 3 in two shifts. For the SA stream, the exam is conducted from 9 am to 12.30 pm and for both SB and SX  stream it is conducted between 2 pm to 5 pm.

  • The question paper will show duality and will be asked in both Hindi and English language.

  • It is a multiple-choice type of question paper and all the questions are compulsory to be attempted in the SA stream. For the SB/SX stream, there is an option to attempt any three sections in part I and any two sections in part II.

  • The duration of the KVPY examination is three hours.

  • The multiple-choice question paper will contain two sections: part I and part II, each part has four sections.

  • The total marks or the paper or the maximum marks a candidate can score is 100.

  • Both the question papers of steam SA and stream SB/SX will be 100 marks.

  • One mark will be awarded for the correct answer in part I of both the streams whereas 0.25 marks will be deducted for an incorrect answer.

  • For the stream of SA and the stream of SB/SX, in the part II, for each correct answer the candidate gives, two marks will be given and 0.5 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

KVPY Previous Year Paper Analysis

To crack the KVPY 2021, the major key is to revise the basic topics from the NCERT books thoroughly. The SA stream of the KVPY exam was considered to be time-consuming, moderate, and tricky. The Mathematics and Physics section was easier compared to the Chemistry section.

Important Topics in Chemistry: There are 14 questions in this section and most of these questions are moderate enough. The most repetitive or the dominating topics of this stream were the mole concept, physical chemistry(Class X), and organic chemistry(class XII).

Important Topics in Physics: The physics section also has 14 questions to its name and all the questions in this section were found to be very easy and direct. Most questions were from the topics of optics and mechanics in this section.

Important Topics in Mathematics: 25% of the total weightage of the examination is held by Mathematics. It has 13 questions and all the questions are very easy. Coordinate Geometry and Straight Line are the most important topics in this section.

KVPY SA/SB/SX 2021 - All you need to crack KVPY!


SB/SX stream KVPY examination has a similar pattern and preparation strategy. Last year’s SB/SX stream KVPY paper has been reviewed below. The level of SB/SX stream KVPY examination was between the level of easy and moderate. The Mathematics paper was considered to be the most difficult paper in the whole section of the exam. Both Physics and Chemistry papers were easy whereas the Biology paper was moderate.

Important Topics in Mathematics - The mathematics paper was the most difficult one and it had 19 difficult questions to its name. The most dominating topics in this paper were Calculus (Differential and Integral), Definite Integration, and Binomial Theorem.

Important Topics in Biology - The biology paper was moderately difficult in nature and all 32 questions were of the same level. Biomolecules and molecular genetics were the topics from which most questions appeared in the examination.

Important Topics in Physics - The Physics paper had 21 questions and all the questions were very easy to score. Mechanics, Electrodynamics, and optics were the most important topics from which most questions appeared.

Important Topics in Chemistry - The Chemistry section was found to be very easy in the examination. There were 18 questions and all were very easy to answer. Most of the questions appeared from topics such as Inorganic Chemistry (Class XII), Organic Chemistry (Class XII), and Physical Chemistry (Class XI).

KVPY Best Books

There is a list given below in which the best books to refer to for preparation for the KVPY examination are given. The syllabus in these books is the same as the KVPY’s latest syllabus. All these books are very handy as it features all the essential things that are required for preparing the examinations at its best.

The subject and the name of the book is listed below:

  • Physics - Fundamentals of Physics by David Hally and Concepts of Physics by DC Pandey.

  • Chemistry - NCERT Physical and Organic Chemistry by OP Tandon and Modern ABC of Chemistry by Modern Publishers

  • Mathematics - NCERT Class 11 and Class 12 and Mathematics for Class 11 by RD Sharma.

  • Biology - Elementary Biology by Trueman and NCERT Books class 11 and Class 12.
Selection Procedure of KVPY
To select good candidates, the KVPY selection process follows a two-round process which are:

Interview 

Aptitude Test: In the KVPY aptitude test, the candidates are tested on reasoning and analytical abilities. Candidates should attempt any three sections in Part I and any two sections of Part II for the SB/SX stream. Candidates who are successfully able to meet the eligibility criteria for various streams will then be called for the aptitude test which is usually conducted in both Hindi and English language. The KVPY aptitude examination will be conducted at different centers all across the country.


Interview: The candidates who have successfully completed the aptitude test will be able to attend the interview round. In the interview round, the candidate’s knowledge of science and research is monitored. The shortlisted candidates are allocated a venue for the interview which is as per the KVPY test center.

FAQs

FAQs related to KVPY

Some friends from my School/College are planning to take the KVPY aptitude test. Can we ask our School/College authorities to request bulk applications for us?

Candidates must apply through online only. No hard copy of the application is available. Bulk applications from school/college authorities will not be entertained.

What is the meaning of the phrase 'computer based test'? I have never taken such a test before.

The phrase means that the test will be conducted using an easy-to-use portal on a computer. No prior experience with using computers is needed to opt for such a test. In fact, students who choose to take the computer based test will be directed to a web link that contains a mock aptitude test hosted on the same portal. This will allow them to get familiar with all features of the testing environment.

Can I take a computer based test in Hindi?

Yes.

What is the syllabus for the aptitude test ?

There is no prescribed syllabus for the aptitude test. The aptitude test aims to test the understanding and analytical ability of the student than his/her factual knowledge. However, students are tested for the syllabus up to class X/XII/1st year of B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. as applicable.

What is the eligibility criteria for KVPY 2020 ?

(a) Stream SA: Due to prevailing COVID-19 situation, as one-time measure, students who have passed X Standard Board Examination and eligible to enroll in XI standard (Science subjects) during the academic year 2021-22, are eligible to appear for Aptitude test. The student should produce a study certificate of class XI class once they are selected as a provisional KVPY fellow. Moreover, the fellowship of the students selected under this stream will be activated only if they join for an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S.) in the academic year 2023-24 after having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the XII standard Board Examination. Students promoted through both the Summative Assessments-II conducted by the school and conducted by the Board are eligible to apply, if they satisfy eligibility criteria. If the students have obtained a letter grade in the qualified examination, they are requested to convert it into an appropriate % marks and fill-up the application form.
(b) Stream SX: Students enrolled in XII Standard (Science subjects) during the academic year 2021–22 and aspiring to join undergraduate program in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S) during the academic year 2022-23. The fellowship of the students selected under this stream will be activated only if they join for an undergraduate course in Basic sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S.) in the academic year 2022-23 after having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the XII standard Board Examination.
(c) Stream SB: Due to prevailing COVID-19 situation, as one-time measure, students who have passed XII Standard Board Examination and eligible to enroll in the 1st year B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. during the academic year 2021–22 are eligible to appear for the aptitude test. The student should produce a study certificate of 1st year B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S once they are selected as a provisional KVPY fellow. Moreover, the fellowship of the students selected under this stream will be activated only if they join an undergraduate program in Basic sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S) in the academic year 2021-22 and secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in 1st year of B.Sc./B.S./B.Math./B.Stat./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S.

Is it necessary that the students have to study all the four subjects i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics?

In the Stream-SA all questions are compulsory (Science and Mathematics) In respect of the streams SB and SX , there will be four sections in Part I (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics) and four sections in Part II (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics). Candidates may answer any THREE of the four subjects in Part I and any TWO of the four subjects in Part II. In case candidate attempts more sections, best of three in Part I and best of two in Part II is considered.

When does the KVPY advertisement come in the newspapers?

The advertisement for the KVPY Fellowship appears in all the national dailies on the Technology day (May 11), and on the second Sunday of July every year.

Can I avail the KVPY Fellowship along with a merit scholarship?

KVPY does not allow its Fellows to receive simultaneously fellowship /scholarship from more than one source, either government or private. In case they are in receipt of any other fellowship or scholarship, they will have to relinquish it in order to avail the KVPY Fellowship.

When can I get the application form?

The KVPY is publishing its detailed advertisement on 2nd Sunday of the month of July every year. The application form can be obtained after the publication of the advt.

When should I submit application form?

The last date for submission of the application form will be notified in the detailed advertisement published during July every year.

Whom should I contact in case of Examination centre related queries?

The students can send their queries through e-mail which will be answered.

I have a scanned copy of my photograph/signature/caste certificate, the file size of which exceeds the limit mentioned in the online application form. What should I do?

Please compress the file and then upload it.

When and How do I download ADMIT CARD ?

Candidates may download ADMIT CARD during 2nd week of October 2021 by logging in to their application portal at KVPY website. Details regarding Examination venue and seat number will be available in the admit card.

EXAMINATION DATE & TIME: 7th November 2021

STREAM SA : Forenoon 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Candidates should report at 8AM)
STREAM SB/SX : Afternoon 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM (Candidates should report at 1 PM)

KVPY SA/SB/SX 2021 - All you need to crack KVPY!

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