Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna (KVPY) is held every year to provide a scholarship to the deserving candidates. Conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore it is a competitive examination. In KVPY, the emphasis is on assessing the students’ analytical skills and conceptual understanding rather than testing his theoretical knowledge. KVPY 2018 has been scheduled for the 4th of November 2018. If you are planning to appear for the same the information shared here should come in handy.
KVPY Study Material
KVPY tests a students’ knowledge on four different subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. If you are thorough with all that you have studied till class XII then you shall be able to crack it.
The syllabus might seem vast however as stated earlier the focus is not on the factual part, if you are thorough with the concepts and have a strong base in the aforementioned subjects you shall be able to get through this examination. NCERT books prescribed in your secondary and senior secondary classes serve as ideal KVPY study material. Apart from NCERT you may also refer to the following books for the preparation of this KVPY exam:
- IE Irodov
- C. Verma Vol 1 & 2
- P. Tandon for Inorganic Chemistry
- P Bahadur for Physical Chemistry
- Solomons for Organic Chemistry
- Complete NEET (AIPMT) Guide by MTG
- S. Agarwal
- L. Loney
To get an idea about the kind of questions put across in this test, it is suggested to go through the previous year’s examination papers.
KVPY Preparation Tips
Here are some preparation tips that should help in effective preparation of this test:
- Set a Schedule
The first and foremost thing you must do is to set a schedule to cover the entire syllabus on time. Preparing a schedule will help you understand as to how much syllabus you need to cover each day/ week to cover it all until the exam. Stick to the schedule diligently to make the most of the time you have. However, if at any point you feel that you are unable to follow the same then consider revising your schedule.
- Prepare Notes
The syllabus for KVPY is vast. Now, it is not possible for you to juggle between all the NCERT books you have studied until your X or XII standard and the aforementioned guidebooks each time you sit to study. It is thus suggested to prepare your own handwritten notes referring to all these books.
- Revise Regularly
Don’t just go on studying newer chapters make sure you revise the already covered ones from time to time. Revision is of utmost importance as it helps you retain the information well. Refer to your handwritten notes at the time of revision.
- Solve Previous Years’ Exam Papers
Solve as many previous years’ KVPY papers as you can for a thorough preparation. These papers will give you an idea about the examination pattern as well as the kind of questions asked in the exam. These are also a good way to test your knowledge and enhance your speed.
- Go for Group Studies
It is always suggested to go for group studies every once in a while. This is a good way to test your knowledge. This way you may even come across certain points you might have missed otherwise.
So, amp your preparation with these tips and crack the KVPY exam. Good Luck!