KVPY Exam Pattern 2022 for SA, SX and SB

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IISc Bangalore has released the KVPY exam pattern 2022 on their official website: kvpy.iisc.ernet.in. In KVPY 2022 Exam Pattern, students can find all the information regarding the examination like number of questions which will be asked from each subject.

They can also know about marks per question along with the negative marking and how many sections students need to attempt in different streams of KVPY exam syllabus 2022.

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Students must clearly read the KVPY test Pattern 2022 and practice their mock tests based on the same pattern to get used to the KVPY paper Pattern 2022 which will be asked in the paper to be held on KVPY 2022 exam date.

KVPY Exam Pattern 2022 SA Stream

Students need to visit their allotted examination centres to give the examination. The exam will be entirely computer based test in which students have to fill their correct answers in the computer at the respective KVPY test centre 2022. There won’t be any hardcopy of the KVPY OMR sheet 2022.

  • The total duration of KVPY SA Exam is 3 hours.
  • According to KVPY SA Exam Pattern 2022, the exam is divided into 2 sections – Part 1 and Part 2 where Part 1 will have 60 questions and Part 2 will have 20 questions.
  • There is no internal choice in any of the questions, all the questions are compulsory.
  • KVPY SA exam 2022 total marks are 100 marks.
  • As per previous year papers’ the questions will be broadly based on Class 10th and Class 11th syllabus. However, some topics of 12th Class can also be asked in the examination.

As per KVPY Exam Pattern 2022, the SA stream paper will be having questions of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Maths. Students will have to attempt all the four subjects in real exam and KVPY 2022 mock test.

Subject-wise Number of Questions and Marks of KVPY 2022 Exam Pattern SA

SubjectsNumber of questions in Part 1 Number of Questions in Part 2Total Number of questions
Maths15520
Physics15520
Chemistry15520
Biology15520
Total questions602080
Marks per question+1+2
Negative Marking-0.25-.0.5
Total Marks60 x 1 = 6020 x 2 = 40100

KVPY Exam Pattern 2022 SX/SB Stream

According to KVPY Exam Pattern 2022, the questions in SB and SX stream paper are mainly asked from Class 11 and Class 12 syllabus, but students of class 12 will have to select any one subject Mathematics or Biology.

  • KVPY Exam 2022 for SB and SX stream will be given a total of 3 hours to attempt the KVPY Exam 2022.
  • This year, students will have to visit their respective exam centres to appear for the examination. At the centres, students have to give their examination on the computer and there will not be any pen paper test this year.
  • As per KVPY Exam Pattern 2022, the SB and SX stream paper will be the same and will be divided into two sections – Part 1 and Part 2. 
  • Part 1 and Part 2 will have four sections each, one for each subject. In Part 1, students need to attempt any 3 sections out of 4 and in Part 2 students will have to attempt any 2 sections out of the 4 given.
  • The total marks for the examination is 100 marks, 60 marks from Part 1 paper and 40 marks from Part 2 paper.

Subject-wise Number of Questions and Marks of KVPY 2022 Exam Pattern SB and SX

SubjectsNumber of questions in Part 1 Number of Questions in Part 2Total Number of questions
Maths201030
Physics201030
Chemistry201030
Biology201030
Total questions8040120
Marks per question+1+2
Negative Marking-0.25-.0.5
Total Marks20 x 3 x 1 = 6010 x 2 x 2 = 40100

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FAQs Related to KVPY 2022 Exam Pattern

  1. Are we allowed to take calculators in the examination?

    As per IISc, students are not allowed to bring any electronic gadget with them in the examination centre, however, a virtual calculator will be available on their computer screen while attempting the examination which can be used for doing the calculations.

  2. Can a student of Non- medical stream attempt Biology instead of mathematics in KVPY SX Exam 2022?

    According to KVPY Exam pattern 2022, students can attempt any 3 sections in Part 1 and any 2 sections in Part 2 and they can choose any 3 subjects, if non-medical students think that they score more in biology then mathematics then they can definitely choose Biology as their third subject.

  3. What if I attempt more than the required number of sections in KVPY SX/SB 2022?

    As per KVPY Exam Pattern 2022, If students attempt extra sections then their best 3 sections will be considered in Part 1 and best 2 sections will be evaluated in Part 2.

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