How Do I Prepare For My KVPY?

by Vaishali Singh, September 24, 2020

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana is a government launched program funded by the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India whose aim is to encourage students to take into consideration research careers in the arena of basic sciences.

This exam is conducted to offer scholarships up to pre PhD level students. The qualified students are eligible for admission to institutes like IISc, IISER, which is based on an additional domain.


How to Prepare For KVPY?

  1. Although there are a number of tips and tricks to follow for preparing for KVPY, you need to be focused, determined, and confident too. After that, you need to gather information about complete syllabus and the criteria in which the questions are asked. So, you need to collect information about the syllabus along with the exam pattern. The exam pattern basically tells you about the division of marks according to the sub-topics. It clears your mind about which topic you need to focus the most depending on its prioritizing.
    Students appearing for this exam are advised to refer to the official books provided by KVPY. The syllabus of the KVPY exam is basically the same as that of JEE MAIN or NEET.
    The questions for the aptitude test of KVPY come from subjects namely Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics. For this, candidates appearing for the exams are suggested to refer to the NCERT books as they make the concepts of these subjects clear and help in scoring enough to clear the examination. 

  2. Secondly, time management plays a vital role. You need to manage your time accordingly so that every subject gets equivalent attention, and later on, you could also get some extra time for the subject you are weak in. 

  3. Thirdly, you can time timely scheduled mock tests, which will help boost your confidence and also will let you know about how much preparation is needed and how much you have already done. It will also help to let you know about the topics you are weak in, and then you can focus more on the same.

  4. Lastly, a thorough revision of what all you have studied is necessary. It recapitulates everything, and then you can surely score well. 


KVPY Preparation

The KVPY exam allows enough time to solve questions and have a quick look for a recap. Be determined and confident. Look after your health while preparing for the examination.


KVPY Preparation Books

As there are several books available for the preparation of this exam, the following list is short and precise including the best books.


For Physics

  • NCERT Physics book for Class 11th and 12th, both.

  • Fundamentals of Physics- Resnick Halliday.


For Biology

  • NCERT Biology book for Class 11th and 12th, both.

  • Elementary Biology Volume 1 by KN Bhatiya and MP Tyagi.


For Chemistry

  • NCERT Chemistry book for Class 11th and 12, both.

  • Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon.


For Mathematics

  • NCERT Mathematics book for Class 11th and 12, both.

  • Mathematics for class 11 by RD Sharma.


How To Prepare For KVPY SX?

First of all, for taking this examination, the candidate must be enrolled in Class 12th. For the KVPY SX exam, the candidate's knowledge in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology are tested. The KVPY SX test is for Class 12th stream and includes syllabus till the 12th class. Students can prepare from NCERT books and also from IIT JEE coaching material. Apart from this, keep revising your concept and tricks from time to time. Check the pattern of the paper and the examination marking scheme so that you can prepare well.


How to Prepare For KVPY SA?

Again, you need to be clear on the syllabus and exam pattern. As this exam is for the Class 11th stream, the candidate needs to focus on the syllabus till Class 11th. You need to mug-up the patterns along with revision, and then you are ready to head up for the examination and to score well. Keep the time management thing in mind by attempting the questions from fields you know first, thus saving time and further moving on to the next questions.


How Do I Prepare For My KVPY?