Missing these KVPY Topics Can Hit You Hard

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Missing these KVPY Topics Can Hit You Hard

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 the KVPY fellowship.

If qualify for the KVPY exam, you can get direct admission to top institutes like IISc and the many IISERs.

A KVPY fellow is entitled to receive the monthly stipend up to pre Ph.D. level or 5 years, whichever is earlier, given that he maintains the minimum grade every year.

Basic Science CoursesMonthly Fellowship AmountAnnual Contingency Grant
SA/SX/SB – 1st to 3rd years of B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Integrated M.Sc./M.S.Rs 5000Rs 20000
SA/SX/SB – during M. Sc./4th to 5th years of Integrated M.Sc./M.S./M.Math./M.Stat.Rs 7000Rs 28000


The KVPY exam is conducted in two stages:

  • Aptitude test

For SA exam (Class 11): All 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)

  • Interview

Candidates who qualify for the aptitude round are called for a face-to-face interview.

KVPY Important Topics: Physics

A strong grasp of 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!

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