Best Books For KVPY

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Best Books For KVPY

The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna (KVPY) is a scholarship programme to inspire and encourage students to pursue basic science courses and a career in research in the field of science. The fellowship programme was started in 1999 by the Department of Science and Technology by the Government of India. The programme looks to attract bright and motivated candidates and provide them with a generous scholarship and grant.

Before getting into the pattern of the exam, let’s look at the best books to prepare for KVPY.

Essential Books To Have For KVPY

Finding the right books for KVPY 2021 can become cumbersome for the aspirants. The best way to begin preparations for KVPY is to get hold of NCERT books. KVPY is based on NCERT books, so it is of utmost importance for an aspirant to be thorough with these.

Though NCERT books help an aspirant to build a good concept foundation, but to score well and have an edge, other books need to be referenced. Here is a list of reference books to cut down the extra efforts of the aspirants:

Mathematics Books for KVPY:

  • RD Sharma’s Mathematics for Class XI

Physics Books for KVPY:

  • Concepts of Physics by D.C Pandey
  • Fundamentals of Physics by David Halliday, Robert Resnick, Jearl Walker

Chemistry Books for KVPY:

  • Moderns ABC of Chemistry for Class-XI With CD
  • NCERT Physical & Organic Chemistry by OP Tandon

Biology Books for KVPY:

  • Elementary Biology Volume 1 by KN Bhatiya and MP Tyagi
  • AIPMT Guide by MTG

So, What Next?

These books will help an aspirant to reinforce the fundamentals but the rigorous practice is needed to ace the exam. Like any other competitive exam, KVPY is time-bound with tricky questions and hence speed and accuracy becomes very important. So, to score well and crack the exam an aspirant needs to solve previous year’s papers and take a lot of online mock tests to stay ahead of the competition.

Free Download: KVPY Previous Year Papers with Solution

About The Exam:

The KVPY exam has 3 streams and in order to qualify for the scholarship grant, a candidate must take an Aptitude Test in these subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology. The 3 streams are:


The applicants must be enrolled in the 11th standard to be eligible for this year’s KVPY SA. An applicant must have a minimum of 80% (70% for special categories) in Mathematics and science in the 10th standard.

The applicants must be enrolled in the 12th standard in the year of the exam to be eligible for the SX stream. An aspirant must have qualified 12th standard with 60% (50% for special categories) in the subjects of science and maths to be qualified for the SX stream.

The applicants must be enrolled in the 1st year of their undergraduate programme in the year of the exam to be eligible for the SB stream. An applicant must have 60% (50% for special categories) in the subjects of science and maths in 12th standard and also in their 1st year of the undergraduate course (in a basic science stream) to be qualified for the SB stream.

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