KVPY

Exam Pattern

For SA – Class XI students

  • The question paper consists of two parts with multiple choice questions only.
  • There will be four sections in Part I (each containing 15 questions) and four sections in Part II (each containing 5 questions).
  • In Part I - Each correct answer gets 1 mark and for each incorrect answer 0.25 marks will be deducted. In Part II - Each correct answer gets 2 marks and for each incorrect answer 0.50 mark will be deducted.
  • All questions are compulsory and the total paper is for 100 marks. The students can attempt all or any number of questions from all areas.
S.No. Subject Part I Part II
1 Mathematics 15 questions – 1 mark each 5 questions – 2 marks each
2 Physics 15 questions – 1 mark each 5 questions – 2 marks each
3 Chemistry 15 questions – 1 mark each 5 questions – 2 marks each
4 Biology 15 questions – 1 mark each 5 questions – 2 marks each

For SB Class XII students/ SX

  • The question paper consists of two parts with multiple choice questions only.
  • It consists of 80 questions of 1 mark each (Part I) and 40 questions of 2 marks each (Part II). There will be four sections in each part - Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
  • In Part I students can attempt any 3 out of 4 subjects. In Part II, they can attempt 2 out of 4 Subjects.
  • In Part I each correct answer gets 1 mark and for each incorrect answer 0.25 marks will be deducted. In Part II each correct answer gets 2 marks and for each incorrect answer 0.50 marks will be deducted.
S.No. Subject Part I Part II
1 Mathematics 20 questions – 1 mark each 10 questions – 2 marks each
2 Physics 20 questions – 1 mark each 10 questions – 2 marks each
3 Chemistry 20 questions – 1 mark each 10 questions – 2 marks each
4 Biology 20 questions – 1 mark each 10 questions – 2 marks each