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KVPY: Best Resources and Strategies

KVPY is the India’s most reputed scholarship program which receives up to 1 lakh applications annually from students all over the country. Winning this esteemed scholarship is a matter of honour. The KVPY Fellows bear the fruits of their accomplishment not only during the student life but even during their professional life.

To have more context, Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a national level scholarship program conducted annually to support and encourage enthusiastic students to pursue research career in basic sciences. The KVPY qualifiers, known as the KVPY Fellows, receive monthly scholarship up to Pre-Ph.D. level

KVPY Best Resources and Strategies

If it is such a prestigious reward, shouldn’t you be preparing with a clear cut and effective approach?

Confused on what books to study from?

NCERT is by far the best book for KVPY preparation. Read it in and out – NCERT for physics, chemistry and mathematics (or biology) should be your bible in the next few months. However, once you are done with NCERT and built a good concept foundation, you may refer to some other books to gain an edge over your competitors. Here is a list of reference books which are considered as the best books for KVPY preparation.

Reference books for KVPY:


  • Mathematics for Class 11 by RD Sharma
  • Mathematics for Class 12 by RD Sharma


  • Concepts of Physics by HC Verma
  • Understanding Physics by DC Pandey
  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick, Walker


  • Moderns ABC of Chemistry Class-XI with CD
  • NCERT Physical & Organic Chemistry by OP Tandon


  • Elementary Biology Volume 1 by KN Bhatia and MP Tyagi
  • AIPMT Guide by MTG

Subject-wise Preparation Plan

Strong problem-solving skills and concept clarity are needed to crack KVPY. It is imperative that you concentrate on each subject and prepare a time table around it.

  • Physics: This section is usually tough in KVPY. Lots of questions are asked from Optics and Resistor Series. Even in SA, few questions are asked from class 12 syllabus such as Lens   Maker’s Formula and Kirchhoff’s rules. If physics is your strong point, you will have an advantage over others.
  • Chemistry: It is easier when compared to physics. Amongst PCM, this section will take the least amount of your time. For SA, revise simple reactions from class 10 too. Most of the questions are reaction or property based, very few questions will be numerical based. You’re expected to have a thorough knowledge of chemical bonding, organic and physical chemistry.
  • Mathematics: KVPY math is of moderate to tough difficulty level. You must prepare very well for it. Build upon your basics of class 10 for SA. For SX, you need a complete preparation of class 11 and 12 portions. Substitution and trial and error methods also works for this subject but might take up a lot of your time.
  • Biology: Bio is considered the easiest section in KVPY. It is highly scoring. If you are a PCM student, you will not be able to find time for class 11 or 12 biology. But the good news is that if you go through class 9 and 10 biology, you will clear this section.

Follow and prepare efficiently for KVPY and reap the benefits of being a KVPY Fellow throughout your life after seeing your KVPY Exam Results!