Clearing KVPY in your 11th only can be of great advantages because before passing class 12th you will already have admission secured in one of the best institutes of India like IISc and IISER. In this article we will discuss all details regarding KVPY SA eligibility, marking schemes, examination procedure and I will share some of my personal tips and strategy to clear KVPY SA.
Importance of KVPY SA:
KVPY is a national level exam and it has three different streams (SA,SX and SB) for students studying in different classes. If you are in class 11th then you need to prepare for KVPY SA.
Clearing KVPY SA has advantages of it’s own. So here are the advantages of KVPY SA:
Advantages of KVPY SA:
If you clear KVPY in class 11th then you will have an upper hand and a great boost in your career if you are willing to pursue your career in basic science like astronomer or astrophysicist or a scientist.
- Scholarship worth 80,000Rs per year during bachelor degree.
- Direct access in any national library.
- Admission in top institutes like IISc and IISER.
- Your name on official site of KVPY in future as well.
By clearing KVPY SA one bonus advantage which you will have is you will have college admission secured in your school life and believe me college admission is one of the biggest struggles for a student after 12th boards.
Eligibility criteria for KVPY SA:
So after knowing the advantages of KVPY SA if you also want to take these advantages you need to appear for KVPY SA but before that just like any other exams in India you need to be eligible for this exam.
Refer to below table for eligibility criteria for KVPY SA:
|Category||Marks required in Xth in maths and science subjects (PCB)|
|Pwd (person with disability)||65%|
What if you are not eligible for KVPY SA ?
If you are not eligible for KVPY SA, there is no need to be upset. As I had said earlier KVPY has three streams SA for 11th student , SX for 12th student and SB for first year student.
So you still have two tries left before loosing hope. If you are one who now want to prepare for SX and SB I have another dedicated individual article on preparation for them. Click here on SX or SB to read.
Marking scheme in KVPY SA:
No. of question in each subject for KVPY SA is as follow:
|Subject||Part 1(questions)||Part 2(questions)||Marks|
So Total no. of question in KVPY SA will be 80 and positive and negative marking on each questions will be as follow:
|Subject||Positive marks for each correct answer||Negative marks for each wrong answer|
|Part 1:||Physics||1 marks||0.25 marks|
|Chemistry||1 marks||0.25 marks|
|Maths||1 marks||0.25 marks|
|Biology||1 marks||0.25 marks|
|Part 2:||Physics||2 marks||0.50 marks|
|Chemistry||2 marks||0.50 marks|
|Maths||2 marks||0.50 marks|
|Biology||2 marks||0.50 marks|
KVPY selection procedure:
So on what basis a candidate is been selected to qualify KVPY? Well KVPY tests your basic knowledge in science and therefore KVPY exam is conducted in two round.
Round 1 is aptitude test which is computer based examination and MCQ questions are asked in this round. Marking and number question will be as table given above.
Round 2 is interview round where selected candidate from aptitude test are called on the basis of there performance. This interviews are conducted on various KVPY interview centre all over India.
Here is the link of official site of KVPY selection procedure.
Syllabus for KVPY SA:
Now lets see which topics and chapter you need to be prepared with if you are going for KVPY SA.
KVPY does not have any prescribed syllabus for any stream (SA,SX and SB) but from previous year’s papers we can have an idea from which chapters questions are asked from.
So here is the KVPY Syllabus based on previous year’s paper analysis:
|KVPY SA Physics Syllabus|
|Source of energy|
|Work,Energy and Power|
|Physical world and Measurement|
|Reflection of light|
|Magnetic Effects of Current|
|Law’s of motion|
|KVPY SA Chemistry Syllabus|
|gases and liquids|
|Periodic classification of elements|
|Bases and salt|
|Basic concept of chemistry|
|States of matter|
|Metals and Non-metals|
|Classification of elements and periodicity in properties|
|KVPY SA Maths Syllabus|
|Maths:||Relations and functions|
|Introduction to trigonometry|
|Vector and 3-D geometry|
|Statistics and probability|
|Surface area and volume|
|KVPY SA Biology Syllabus|
|Cell:structure and function|
|Heredity and Evolution|
|Diversity in living organisms|
|Control and coordination on animal and plant|
So you need to study these chapters if you want to prepare for KVPY SA. Basic concept clearance is necessary for KVPY so make sure that your basics are cleared.
All these chapters and topics are not prescribed by KVPY officially there is no defined syllabus for KVPY. These chapters and topic listed above are based on the previous year’s paper analysis.
How to prepare for KVPY SA ?
So if you are preparing for KVPY SA one thing you need to clear that you have advantage over SX and SB and disadvantage as well.
You know about advantages but one disadvantage of KVPY SA is that you have to appear for all the four subjects whereas in KVPY SX/SB you only had to appear for three subjects in part 1 and 2 subjects in part 2.
So before understanding how you should prepare we should know when exam is conducted and when to apply for it or when results are announced.
Important dates for KVPY SA:
|Application form:||Can be filled now|
|Last date of application||20th August (5:00 pm according to I.S.T)|
|Admit card availability||2nd week of October|
|Exam dates||3rd November|
|Answer key released||4th week of November|
|Objection on answer key||Till end of November|
|Final Answer key||First week of December|
|Aptitude test result for SA,SX and SB||December|
|Final result declaration||April|
KVPY SA cutoff:
|KVPY SA Cutoff in last 7 years|
KVPY SA paper analysis:
This paper analysis is based on previous year’s KVPY SA question papers from 2012-2017. Each topic weightage was different for every year but we have found out through this analysis the weightage of each topic/chapter for different subjects.
|Paper analysis of KVPY SA physics|
As you can see that according to this Ray Optics and Law’s of Motion has the highest weightage carrying 5 marks each of them. So prepare according to it and focus on chapters with high weightage more.
|Paper analysis of KVPY SA Chemistry|
|Paper analysis of KVPY SA Maths|
Well maths shows us a different pattern than others. Here you will see that geometry has the highest weightage of 8 marks and other chapters/topic carry far less weightage compared to geometry.
|Paper analysis of KVPY SA Biology|
In case of biology every topic is important and what you will notice is almost every topic carries equal weightage of around 4 marks so you need to study all the topic with equal importance.
Personal preparation tips:
- Proper time management
- Prioritize your chapters according to weightage
- Proper strategy to achieve your goals.
Proper time management:
- Your KVPY exam will be held in the month of November and there is no pressure of your boards so you have enough time for preparation.
- But don’t get carried away because you have to give all the 4 subject so prepare accordingly.
- Don’t get lazy and focus on preparation everyday else KVPY SA is hard to crack and don’t forget that it’s your first competitive exam after 10th boards.
- Study common topic/chapters which are in boards and KVPY as well. Will clear basic concept of these topics and try to solve conceptual questions by this at the same time I can prepare for KVPY as well as boards.
- Study for KVPY specially for 2hrs in a day there is no prescribed time you can study whenever you want where ever you want only goal you need to accomplished is to study 2hrs daily.
- There can be scenarios such as practical journals and everything what I would have done is instead of writing whole journals in 1 or 2 days , write small small portion of it every day from the beginning of September only by this there would not be much load of journals during KVPY exam in November.
- Try to solve previous year’s KVPY SA papers. Link to papers and solution are given below in the important link section.
Prioritize your chapters according to weightage:
|KVPY SA physics topic weightage analysis|
So as you can see more number of questions are asked from Laws of Motion so be prepared to have your basics cleared before of law’s of motion and mechanics before appearing for KVPY SA physics and plan and prioritize your chapters list accordingly.
|KVPY SA chemistry topic weightage analysis|
|KVPY SA maths topic weightage analysis|
|KVPY SA biology topic weightage analysis|
After viewing these charts you will now have a clear idea that which chapter you should complete first and how to prioritize your chapters list accordingly.
If you are the one who is willing to prepare for KVPY SB or SX as well. Take a look on this article where i have discussed both the scenarios of KVPY SB preparation if you are in 12th year and first year. So do look if you willing to prepare for KVPY SB. Click here for KVPY SB and Click here for KVPY SX
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