The “Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana” (KVPY) is a program started in 1999 by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India to encourage students who are studying Basic Sciences to take up research career in Science. The aim of the program is to identify and encourage talented and motivated students to pursue career in research. This program is run by Indian Institute of Science (IISc).

Students have to appear for and qualify an online test to be a part of the program. As such, no particular syllabus is prescribed for the test. However the course content is only what the student has learned till Class 12. The main objective of this test is to test the understanding and analytical ability of the student rather than his/her factual knowledge.

The paper consists of 4 sections – physics, chemistry, maths and biology. In this article, we discuss important topics in mathematics for this exam.

The Important Topics to be covered in Mathematics are-
Basic Mathematics (X class level)

Binomial Theorem

Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations

Coordinate Geometry

Integral Calculus

Limits and Continuity

Matrices and Determinants

Permutations and Combinations

Sequence and Series

Sets, Relations and Functions

Statistics and Probability

Three Dimensional Geometry

Trigonometry

Vector Algebra

*Differential Calculus, Differential Equations, etc don’t have questions directly in the question papers.

For more details on questions regarding mathematics, you may visit the website of KVPY to look at previous years question papers- http://kvpy.iisc.ernet.in/main/index.htm

You can find the practice papers for KVPY-2016 here- http://kvpy.iisc.ernet.in/main/applications.htm

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