IISc KVPY 2010 Preparation: Syllabus sheet, previous year question papers 2009 – Stream SB

Hello Readers,

Here are the syllabus sheet I have prepared using previous question papers. If I have left out anything, please, add it in your comments.

Please do note that this is prepared by me, so, it is NOT accurate.


  • Thermodynamics
  • Kinetics
  • Capacitors
  • Vectors
  • Waves
  • Electric Charges
  • Bohr’s Model
  • Magnetism
  • Mechanical effect
  • Rotatory motion
  • Friction
  • Optics
  • Work and energy
  • Sound
  • Circuits


  • Binomial Theorem
  • Circles
  • Parabola
  • Ellipse
  • Calculus – Integration, differentiation
  • Trigonometry
  • Probability
  • Sets, Relations and functions


  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Chemical Bonding – VBT, MOT
  • Electrochemistry
  • P – D block elements
  • Coordination compounds
  • Chemical equilibrium
  • Theory of Dilute solutions
  • Organic Compounds – Aromatic Compounds and stuff

Here’s the list of previous year question papers.

Stream SA (2010) – Download

Stream SA (2009) – Download

Stream SB (2009) – Download

Here’s the list of instructions, in case you missed.

  1. You are advised to come to the examination center at least half an hour before commencement of the test. (i.e. 9.00 a.m.)
  2. The student’s seat number and the room number in which the

    test will be conducted will be displayed in each center. Please check

    the location of your room. Before entering the room, please show your ADMIT CARD to the Invigilator.

  3. The syllabus for the aptitude test is broadly equivalent to the XII standard level of National and State Board Examinations.
  4. The test is of 3 hours duration (9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.)
  5. The question paper consists of two parts (both contain only

    multiple choice questions) for 100 marks. There will be four sections

    in Part I (each containing 20 questions) and four sections in Part II

    (each containing 10 questions). Answer any THREE of the four sections in Part I, and any TWO of the four sections in Part II.

  6. The composition of the question paper is given in the table below:

    Sl. No.


    Part I

    Part II



    20 questions – 1 mark each

    10 questions – 2 marks each



    20 questions – 1 mark each

    10 questions – 2 marks each



    20 questions – 1 mark each

    10 questions – 2 marks each



    20 questions – 1 mark each

    10 questions – 2 marks each

  7. The answer paper is machine readable. The answer to each question is to be entered in OMR sheet only.
  8. For each question, indicate your answer by filling the corresponding oval with a HB pencil only.
  9. For each question there will be four choices given and only one of them is the correct answer. Fill only one oval per question. If you mark more than one oval, it will be considered as an incorrect answer.
  10. If you wish to change your answer, please erase the existing mark completely before marking the other oval.
  11. There is negative marking for wrong answers. Unanswered questions will not be evaluated and will not be penalized as a wrong answer.
  12. In Part I each correct answer gets 1 mark and for each incorrect answer 0.25 mark will be deducted. In Part II each correct answer gets 2 marks and for each incorrect answer 0.5 mark will be deducted.
  13. You are permitted to use a non programmable calculator.
  14. If you have NOT furnished the photograph, you are requested to bring an attested photograph with you.
  15. Kindly note that the OMR sheet has to be returned to the invigilator before leaving the room.
  16. Candidates are permitted to carry their question paper after the examination.
  17. Inside the examination hall use of Mobile Phone is strictly prohibited.

So lazy that he can't even fill this column out.

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