KVPY FAQs

The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a prestigious national level fellowship program conducted by the Department of science and technology, Government of India. The program aims at encouraging students to take up careers in science research. The students must read this article to know more about the KVPY examination. All the Frequently Asked Questions are listed on this page.

Q1: Few of my friends from school also want to apply for the KVPY aptitude test. Can we request school authorities to request a bulk application for us?

Answer: The students must apply individually on the official website. The hard copy of the application is not available and bulk application from school authorities will not be entertained.

Q2: What does the computer-based test mean?

Answer: The students will be taking up the test on an easy-to-use portal on a computer. The students who wish to take the computer-based test will be directed to a mock test page. This will help the students get familiar with the online examination.

Q3: Can I take the online examination in Hindi?

Answer: Yes, the question paper will be available in Hindi also.

Q4: What is the syllabus for the KVPY test?

Answer: The KVPY syllabus is based on Class X, Class XII and 1st year of B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S curriculum. The students are tested on their understanding and analytical skills.

Q5: What is the eligibility criteria for KVPY 2020?

Answer:

(a) Stream SA:– The students who have passed the Class X examination with a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) aggregate in (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry) or (Biology, Physics, Chemistry) and they have enrolled in Class XI during the academic year 2020 – 2021.

(b) Stream SX:- The students who are in Class XII in the year 2020-2021 and willing to join a degree course in basic science in the year 2021-2022 are eligible, provided they have secured 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) aggregate in (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry) or (Biology, Physics, Chemistry) in Class X board examination. They must also secure 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry) or (Biology, Physics, Chemistry) in Class XII qualifying examination.

(c) Stream SB:- The students who have enrolled for 1st year of an undergraduate program in sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S.) are eligible for KVPY. They must have secured 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry) or (Biology, Physics, Chemistry) in Class XII qualifying examination. In the first year final examination, they must secure 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks for the scholarship to get activated.

Q6: Is it necessary for the students to write the KVPY test in all four subjects, i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics?

Answer: In Stream-SA all the questions are compulsory. In Stream SB/SX the candidates must answer any three subjects from four (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics) in Part I and two subjects in Part II. In case a candidate answers more sections, best of three in Part I and best of two in Part II are considered.

Q7: When does the advertisement regarding KVPY come in newspapers?

Answer: The advertisement regarding the examination comes in all the national dailies on May 11 (Technology day) and the second Sunday of July every year.

Q8: Can I avail KVPY fellowship along with other merit scholarships?

Answer: No, it is not entertained by KVPY. In case the candidates are in receipt of any other scholarships, they must relinquish it in order to avail KVPY fellowship.

Q9: From when is the KVPY application form available?

Answer: The application form will be available after the 2nd week of July.

Q10: When is the last date to submit the application form?

Answer: The last date to submit the application form will be notified in the advertisement published on the 2nd Sunday of July.

Q11: In case of any examination centre related query whom should I contact?

Answer: The students should drop an e-mail with the queries.

Q12: The file size of the scanned copy of the photograph/ caste certificate/ signature that I have must be larger than the size mentioned on the online application form. What should I do?

Answer: The file has to be compressed and uploaded.

Q13: How will I receive the Admit Card?

Answer: The Admit Card should be downloaded from the official website. The examination centre and seat number details will be available on the admit card.

Q14: What is the examination timing?

Answer:

STREAM SA: Forenoon 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Candidates should report at 8:30 AM)

STREAM SB/SX: Afternoon 2 PM to 5 PM (Candidates should report at 1 PM)