KVPY Frequently Asked Questions and Answers | KVPY 2020-21 FAQs
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Is KVPY SX question paper and SB question paper the same?
Yes, KVPY SX and SB question paper is the same. Students in class 12 and who are pursuing basic science (first year) have to give the KVPY SX/ SB stream exam.
I don't have any knowledge about computers, can I be eligible for KVPY?
Yes, you are eligible for KVPY. The KVPY exam doesn't test your knowledge about computers. Only the basic computer operating skill i.e. the use of mouse and keyboard is required to give KVPY online exam, which you can easily learn by practicing KVPY online mock tests.
Can we give the KVPY exam twice?
Yes, you can give the KVPY exam twice in class 11 (KVPY SA) and 12 (KVPY SX). You can also give KVPY third time (KVPY SB), if you are pursuing a basic science course (first year) after class 12.
How many times should we attend the KVPY exam?
It's recommended to attempt KVPY twice, both in class 11 and 12, to increase your chances of selection in IISc and IISERs. If you are pursuing any basic science course after class 12, then you can attempt under KVPY SB stream.
Can I write the KVPY exam again even after qualifying the first time?
Yes, you can write the KVPY exam again after qualifying for the first time. You can improve your marks and rank if you write the KVPY exam again.
Is it compulsory to attend all the questions in the KVPY aptitude test?
No, you don't need to attend all the questions in the KVPY aptitude test. There is negative marking in KVPY, so attend only those questions which you are sure of knowing the correct answers. In KVPY (SA), it's compulsory to attend all sections (not questions).
What are the subjects, total questions and marking scheme in KVPY SA exam?
KVPY SA Part I: 4 subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Math, Biology). Each subject has 15 questions with a marking scheme +1/-0.25. Total Question : 60, Total marks : 60.
KVPY SA Part II: 4 subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Math, Biology). Each subject has 5 questions with a marking scheme +2/-0.5. Total Question : 20, Total marks : 40.
In KVPY SA, is it mandatory to answer all sections?
Yes. In KVPY SA, you need to attempt all sections (subjects) in both part-I and part-II. Total marks will be given on the basis of your performance in all sections.
What are the subjects, total questions and marking scheme in KVPY SX exam?
KVPY SX Part I: Choose any 3 of the 4 subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Math, Biology). Each subject has 20 questions with a marking scheme +1/-0.25. Total marks 60.
KVPY SX Part II: Choose any 2 of the 4 subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Math, Biology). Each subject has 10 questions with a marking scheme +2/-0.5. Total marks 40.
In KVPY SX/ SB, is it mandatory to answer all sections?
No. In KVPY SX/ SB Part-I, you can answer 3 out of the 4 sections (subjects); while in KVPY SX/ SB Part-II, you’re expected to answer any 2 out of the 4 sections (subjects).
If a student has registered in KVPY SA stream then do they need to register again for SX stream?
Yes. If a student has registered under KVPY SA stream in class 11, and wants to give KVPY SX in class 12, then he/ she needs to register again for KVPY SX stream and need to pay the required fee.
How can we check our marks in the KVPY test?
You can check your marks in the KVPY aptitude test after the announcement of KVPY interview results (in the month of March-April). [KVPY 2020 selection will be solely based on the Aptitude test. No interview will be conducted this year.]
Can I check the answers that I marked in the KVPY online test?
No, the facility to check the answer sheet is not provided by KVPY.
Will there be more than one correct answer type questions in KVPY?
No, there are no multiple correct answers type of questions in KVPY SA and SX/ SB test.
Will there be negative marking in the KVPY exam?
Yes, there is negative marking in KVPY SA and SX/ SB exam. KVPY Part I: 1 mark question, negative marking is -0.25 for every wrong answer. KVPY Part II: 2 mark question, negative marking is -0.5 for every wrong answer.
Are rough sheets provided in KVPY online test?
Yes, don't worry, you will be provided rough sheets in KVPY online test. In-case you need extra, ask the exam invigilator for more.
Can I use the calculator in KVPY online examination?
Yes, but you don’t need to bring a physical calculator in the exam. There will be a calculator option on your computer screen which you can use. It will be a non-programmable one (can calculate square roots, cube roots, logarithms, trigonometric functions, etc).
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