How to clear KVPY (SX) aptitude, from the eyes of a biology student

One of the most prestigious exams at +2 level is KVPY. Now it can be cleared in both 11th(SA) and 12th(SX) and  in college as well(SB). I will be talking about SX here, and how to clear it, especially if you are a PCB student.

There is no concrete syllabus for KVPY. But if you follow NCERT syllabus you can clear the exam easily as 99% of questions are asked from the chapters prescribed by CBSE. Now most PCB students are NEET aspirants as well. So to a great extent ones NEET preparation will prove enough to get good marks in KVPY.  The books I would suggest are

 

BIOLOGY: NCERT+ Coaching modules (I used Aakash modules for NEET preparation). Biology is a trump card. In my year (2017) it was really easy whereas it was kinda tough in 2016. I wouldn’t ask you to focus exclusively on any particular topic and instead would suggest reading the whole book properly. But yes, I feel one should read Biotech and Genetics in depth as some weird questions are asked sometimes.

CHEMISTRY: In my opinion the easiest subject in KVPY. Physical is mostly from NCERT, you can practice coaching modules and OP Tandon. As far as organic is concerned, NCERT + Coaching modules + MS Chouhan (Elementary Problems) is more than enough. It’s not necessary to do MS Chouhan but if you solve it, you can even score 100% in organic portion. For Inorganic, NCERT and coaching modules are enough. Very little practical chemistry is asked.

PHYSICS: I wouldn’t recommend you to attempt the second section of physics (2 marks/question section) as Biology and chemistry are far more scoring. As far as section 1 is concerned, NCERT + Coaching modules + DC PANDEY (Medical Edition) are good enough to score around 12–14+/20, if one doesn’t make silly errors. HC Verma, although time consuming can help you get even more, but I would recommend you to focus more on biology and chemistry for KVPY as they are far more scoring.

Otherwise I would recommend just analyzing the past year papers and solving them to get an idea of the level of questions asked. You can opt for an online test series also.

I would finally recommend going with a free mind and giving the paper as KVPY aims to mainly test your basics.

 

-Varun

 

 

3 thoughts on “How to clear KVPY (SX) aptitude, from the eyes of a biology student”

  1. Thanks a lot for the nice article. I have a question. I’m PCB student. I’m not studying maths as a subject in my class 11 and 12. Am I eligible for kvpy sx fellowship?

  2. sir,i have completed my eleventh grade and gonna enter in twelfth in the forthcoming year and just now i.e. mid of april i started my preparation for kvpy sx. i’m a pcm student.but i feel math is tougher in kvpy sx and it consumes much time. can i opt for bio instead of math in sx? as i’m studying in tn state board and my syllabus is in no way related to the syllabus of kvpy. also i’m relying on self study as i have not joined in any coaching institute. so please tell me as a pcm student can i opt for bio? please reply as soon as possible.

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