KVPY Exam Pattern

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a scholarship program conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. The KVPY aptitude test is conducted in three streams – SA stream, SB stream and SX stream. The exam pattern includes the number of sections in each question paper and the marks allotted for each question.

Exam Pattern for SA stream

  • The examination for the SA stream includes subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics.
  • The examination is conducted for 3 hours.
  • The test is conducted in two parts. The number of questions in part 1 of all the subjects is 60 and part 2 includes 20 questions. It is mandatory to attempt all questions in all the subjects.
  • The questions are given in English and Hindi.
  • There are negative marks given for every wrong answer.

In part 1, every correct answer is given 1 mark and for every wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

In part 2, every correct answer is given 2 marks and for every wrong answer, 0.5 marks will be deducted.

  • The total marks allotted for the question paper is 100 with a total of 25 marks for each subject.

Subject

Part 1

Part 2

Total

Physics

15

5

25

Chemistry

15

5

25

Biology

15

5

25

Mathematics

15

5

25

Total

100

Exam Pattern for SB/SX stream

  • Duration of the examination is 3 hours.
  • The examination includes subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology.
  • The examination is conducted in 2 parts. Both parts include questions from all four subjects.
  • In part 1, candidates can answer 3 sections (20 x 3 = 60) out of four sections. One mark is allotted for every correct answer and 0.25 marks deducted for incorrect answers.
  • In part 2, they can attempt 2 sections (20 x 2 =40) out of four. Two marks are allotted for every correct answer and 0.5 marks deducted for incorrect answers.
  • Candidates must attempt 80 questions in total.
  • Total marks for the question paper is 100.