Don’t you want to be a Kishore Vaigyanik?
Now you may not, thinking about how rustic it sounds! But trust us, the advantages are appealing enough to lure you for earning the badge of a KVPY scholar.
Before we go ahead with the important topics, let’s know a bit more about KVPY.
KVPY is a national-level scholarship/fellowship program conducted to promote and encourage highly driven students to opt for research careers in basic science courses. About 2500 students are selected out of one lakh aspirants and are awarded with KVPY fellowship.
If qualify the KVPY exam, you can get a direct admission to top institutes like IISc and the many IISERs.
A KVPY fellow is entitled to receive the monthly stipend upto pre Ph.D. level or 5 years, whichever is earlier, given that he maintains the minimum grade every year.
|Basic Science Courses||Monthly Fellowship Amount||Annual Contingency Grant|
|SA/SX/SB – 1st to 3rd years of B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Integrated M.Sc./M.S.||Rs 5000||Rs 20000|
|SA/SX/SB – during M. Sc./4th to 5th years of Integrated M.Sc./M.S./M.Math./M.Stat.||Rs 7000||Rs 28000|
The KVPY exam is conducted in two-stages:
- Aptitude test
For SA exam (Class 11): All the four subjects are compulsory
For SX exam (Class 12) and SB exam (1st year Graduation): You can appear for any 3 of the 4 subjects (either Biology or Mathematics)
Candidates who qualify the aptitude round are called for a face to face interview.
KVPY Important Topics: Physics
A strong grasp over the concepts is needed. NCERT is the best book not only for Physics but also for other subjects of the KVPY exam. However you can use some reference books for better understanding.
Important topics: Electrostatics, Magnetism, Optics, Rotational dynamics, Fluidity, Waves and oscillations, Mechanics, Ray Optics, Electromagnetism
KVPY Important Topics: Maths
The understanding and analytical ability of the student is tested in Maths rather than his/her factual knowledge
Important topics: Binomial Theorem, Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations, Coordinate Geometry, Integral Calculus, Limits and Continuity, Matrices and Determinants, Permutations and Combinations, Sequence and Series, Sets, Relations and Functions, Probability, Trigonometry, Vector Algebra
KVPY Important Topics: Chemistry
You can easily score high in Chemistry by remembering some important name reactions and action of reagents. Only basic knowledge of class X Inorganic chemistry is needed.
Important topics: Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding, Chemical Energetics, Stoichiometry and Gaseous State, Nomenclature, general organic chemistry, hydrocarbons
KVPY Important Topics: Biology
A thorough study of the NCERT textbook and solving problems from reference books is enough to be able to score high in Biology.
Important topics: Genetics and evolution, Biomolecules, Molecular Genetics, Cell Biology, Biotechnology, Mendelian Genetics, Human Immune System
Another important thing to keep in mind while preparing for KVPY is to solve previous year papers and to take online mock tests to get familiar with the exam pattern.
Good luck bud!