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KVPY Exam pattern, Syllabus, Papers & Books

KVPY Exam pattern, Syllabus, Papers & BooksKishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) 2013 exam is scheduled to be held on 27th October 2013 and this article is therefore being posted to help you prepare for the exam. It intends to provide you the Prep Materials for KVPY 2013 exam - begins with a discussion on KVPY Exam pattern and than points you to to the previous years exam Papers & Prep Books for the same.

In case if you do not know much about this prestigious scholarship exam but would like to know, please go trough my following two previous blog posts:
KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana): An Introduction: It introduces you to KVPY.
KVPY 2013 Notification, Form & Eligibility: It tells you how to apply for KVPY.

Without wasting time further, let us know what is the pattern/format of KVPY Exam.

KVPY Exam 2013 Pattern/Format:

As you might have found in my previous article, KVPY Scholarship Exam is conducted for three level of students:
1.0 For Class XI students: KVPY- SA.
2.0 For Class XII students: KVPY- SX.
3.0 For 1st year Students of B. Sc. /B.S. / Integrated M.Sc. /M.S: KVPY- SB

Exam Pattern of KVPY- SA:

For Class XI students, KVPY-SA Exam is held. It has a single paper, which is divided into two parts. Each part contains MCQ from Physics, Chemistry, Maths & Biology. You can find the number of questions and marks in each subject of both parts of KVPY-SA Exam in the table at right.

As you can find from this exam pattern KVPY-SA Exam, there are a total of 80 questions of total 100 marks. Duration of KVPY-SA Exam is 3 hours.

There is negative marking in KVPY-SA Exam: 1/4th mark for each wrong answer.

Exam Pattern of KVPY- SX & SB:

KVPY- SX-SB Exam PatternThere are two parts in KVPY-SX & SB Exam too. But here you have to answer any three subject in Part-1 and and two subject in Part-2. 

Thus the total marks is 100 (Part-1: 3x20 + Part-2: 2x20). Duration is 3 hours.

There is negative marking in KVPY-SX & SB Exam: 1/4th mark for each wrong answer (i.e. minus 0.25 mark in Part-1 & 0.5 mark in Part-2)

KVPY Exam 2013 Syllabus:

KVPY has not prescribed any official Syllabus for KVPY 2013 Exam - as can be expected in any national level competitive exam. If at all you need some syllabus to prepare for KVPY 2013, you can refer to CBSE syllabus for these classes.

KVPY Exam Prep Books:

If you have gone through the class text books thoroughly, there is no need for additional prep books for KVPY exam. But however, if you insist on preparing for  KVPY exam subject-wise, you can refer to following books.

KVPY Exam Prep BooksThese books are available in most of the good book stores. But in case you do not find them, you can click the links below to order from Flipkart, which offers huge Discounts and Free home delivery (if the order exceeds Rs. 500/=) apart from Cash-On-Delivery (i.e. pay only when you get the book). 

Fundamentals of Physics : A Must-Have Resource Book CBSE JEE and NEET-UG by David Halliday, Robert Resnick, Jearl Walker; Publisher: Wiley
List Price: Rs. 1099; Offer Price: Rs. 887; Discount: Rs.212/= (19%)

List Price: Rs. 345; Offer Price: Rs. 311; Discount: Rs.34/= (10%)

List Price: Rs. 820

List Price: Rs. 675; Offer Price: Rs. 600; Discount: Rs.75/= (11%)

There are a few guide books for exclusively for KVPY exam, for instance the ones by Reasonance below, but they are very costly as given below:
KVPY Study Material (SA Stream) (Study Material + Test Papers) (Class XI); Author: Resonance
Rs. 2000
Rs. 3000

Thats all the prep materials I could gather so far. I will be on the look out for more exam prep materials for  KVPY Exam and post them here when I find the. So please keep visiting me. Best Wishes!