KVPY Exam Pattern 2017

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KVPY Exam Pattern 2017KVPY Exam Pattern 2017The exam pattern of KVPY 2017 is defined by IISc, Bangalore. KVPY exam pattern gives information about the structure of the aptitude test to be held on November 05. KVPY 2017 aptitude test for SA, SB and SX stream will be held in online mode, i.e. it will be a Computer Based Test (CBT). The language medium as per KVPY exam pattern 2017 will be either in English or Hindi. Candidates seeking the fellowship must be well acquainted with KVPY exam pattern and prepare for the aptitude test accordingly. Through KVPY exam pattern 2017, candidates can know about the total number of questions, marking scheme, duration and more such relevant information. According to exam pattern of KVPY, candidates will be asked multiple choice questions from Physics, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry. As per previous year’s KVPY exam pattern, the total number of questions under SA stream is likely to be 80 whereas SB/SX to have a total number of 120 question. As KVPY 2017 aptitude test will be held in online mode, IISc Bangalore has also made the mock test available for candidates to get familiar with the CBT mode. Candidates can know all important details about KVPY exam pattern 2017 from the article given below on this page.

KVPY Exam Pattern 2017

To avail KVPY fellowship, candidates have to go through a two stage process. The first being appearing in the aptitude test followed by the interview. Only those candidates who will qualify the aptitude test will be called for the interview. It is important for applicants to understand the exam pattern of KVPY 2017 in order to prepare efficiently for the entrance test. Check KVPY exam pattern 2017 for all the three streams, SA, SB and SX below:

Mode of Exam– KVPY will be conducted in the online mode for the academic session 2017-18. KVPY 2017 aptitude test will be a Computer Based Test (CBT).

Type of Questions– Candidates have to attempt objective type questions. The paper will contain Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). Each question will have four options out of which only one response will be correct

Language MediumAs per KVPY exam pattern 2017, the questions will be presented either in English or Hindi medium.

Subject CombinationBoth SA and SB/SX paper will have questions from the following four subjects:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Biology

Duration of ExamCandidates will be given a total duration of 3 hours to complete the paper. The aptitude test from Stream SA will be held in the forenoon session whereas candidates appearing under stream SB/SX have to appear in the afternoon session. The examination and reporting time is given below in the table:

KVPY Exam Schedule 2017

S.No. Stream Exam Time Reporting Time
1. SA 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 8:30 am
2. SB/SX 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm 1:00 pm

KVPY Exam Pattern 2017- Question Pattern

The question paper of stream SA, SX and SB will have two parts. Both the parts will have questions from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. The part wise question distribution for SA and SB/SX stream is as given below:

KVPY Exam Pattern 2017- Stream SA

S.No. Subject Part 1 Part 2
1. Physics 15 5
2. Chemistry 15 5
3. Mathematics 15 5
4. Biology 15 5

KVPY Exam Pattern 2017- Stream SB/SX

S.No. Subject Part 1 Part 2
1. Physics 20 10
2. Chemistry 20 10
3. Mathematics 20 10
4. Biology 20 10

KVPY Exam Pattern 2017- Marking Scheme

Candidates can check the marking scheme and total marks of the question paper for Stream SA and SB/SX from below:

KVPY 2017 Marking Scheme- Stream SA

The maximum number of marks in stream SA paper is 100. The marking scheme is as given below:

  • For each question in part 1 of the paper, 1 mark will be awarded
  • For each question in part 2 of the paper, 2 marks will be awarded
  • For each wrong response, 0.25% marks will be deducted in part 1 whereas 0.50% marks will be deducted per question in part 2

KVPY 2017 Marking Scheme- Stream SB/SX

The total marks of stream SB/SX paper is 120. Candidates can check the marking scheme below:

  • For each question in part 1 of the paper, 1 mark will be awarded
  • For each question in part 2 of the paper, 2 marks will be awarded
  • For each wrong response, 0.25% marks will be deducted in part 1 whereas 0.50% marks will be deducted per question in part 2

KVPY Exam Pattern 2017- Important Points

  • In stream SA, candidates have to attempt all the questions asked in the aptitude test
  • In stream SB/SX, from part 1 candidates can attempt any three of the four subjects whereas in part 2, they can answer any two of the four subjects
  • There is no particular syllabus defined for the aptitude test. The aptitude test will be based on the syllabus prescribed for class X/ XII/ 1st year of B.Sc./ B.S./ B.Stat./ B.Math./ Int. M.Sc./ M.S. as applicable
  • Candidates have to choose their preferred medium of language before taking the test
  • As the aptitude test will be conducted in the online mode, candidates must take the mock test of KVPY 2017 to get acquainted with the CBT mode

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