Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana – KVPY 2020

KVPY 2020
KVPY or Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana is an annual scholarship program conducted by the Department of Technology & Science, Government of India. KVPY is aimed at motivating the students for pursuing a research career in Basic Science. Contingency and Scholarships are granted to the candidates qualifying the talent test (up to the pre PhD level). Every year, KVPY takes just 400 students hence, KVPY searches for highly motivated and exceptionally talented students with unprecedented thought process and capabilities. The main objective of this program is to identify and ensure the growth of the best scientific minds for research & development in India. The notification of KVPY Exam for fellowship usually appears in all the national dailies on May 11th (Technology Day) and on 2nd Sunday of July every year.

KVPY Eligibility 2020

KVPY Eligibility 2017
Stream SA The candidate must be enrolled in 11th Standard Science stream during the academic session of 2020 & 2021.
Must have secured 75% of marks in Maths & Science subjects (65% for ST, SC & PWD candidates) in their class 10th board examinations.
Stream SX The candidate must be enrolled in 12th Standard Science stream during the academic session of 2020 & 2021.
Must have secured 75% of marks in Maths & Science subjects (65% for ST, SC & PWD candidates) in their class 10th board examinations.
Must have secured 60% of marks in Maths & Science subjects (50% for SC, ST & PWD candidates) in class 12th class board examinations.
Students can opt for any undergraduate course in Basic Science (Int.M.Sc, B.Sc, B.Stat., BS, B.Math. or MS) in the academic year 2021 & 2022
Stream SB Must have secured 60% of marks in Science subjects (50% for SC, ST & PwD candidates) in 12th class board exams.
The Students pursuing the Undergraduate courses in Basic Science such as Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology & Physics leading to Int.M.Sc, B.Sc, B.Stat., B.Math., BS or MS in the academic year of 2020 & 2021.
Before taking up the fellowship, if awarded, the aspiring candidates have to secure 60% of marks (50% for SC, ST & PwD category candidates) in their 1st-year final examinations of MS, B.Sc, B.Stat., Int.M.Sc, B.Math. or BS.

KVPY Application Form 2020

The KVPY 2020 is delayed due to the ongoing COVID – 19 pandemic. The tentative date of availability of online application form for (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana)  KVPY is from the second week of July. The filling of the application form is a three-step process – registration, filling of details and application fee payment. The application form will be available for stream SA, stream SX and stream SB. The candidates are expected to fill the details without making any mistakes in the application form.

KVPY Syllabus 2020

The syllabus of KVPY 2020 comprises of topics from Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry subjects. There is no specifically prescribed syllabus for the entrance examination. The question paper will contain questions from Class 10th, 11th, 12th or 1st year of MS, B. Sc, Int.M.Sc, B. Stat., B. Math. or BS.

KVPY Exam Pattern 2020

Exam Pattern for SA stream 

  • The examination for the SA stream includes subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. 
  • The examination is conducted for 3 hours.
  • The test is conducted in two parts. The number of questions in part 1 of all the subjects is 60 and part 2 includes 20 questions. It is mandatory to attempt all questions in all the subjects. 
  • The questions are given in English and Hindi.
  • There are negative marks given for every wrong answer.
  • In part 1, every correct answer is given 1 mark and for every wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.
  • In part 2, every correct answer is given 2 marks and for every wrong answer, 0.5 marks will be deducted.
  • The total marks allotted for the question paper is 100  with a total of 25 marks for each subject.
S.No Subject Part I Part II
1 Physics 15 Questions and 15 Marks 5 Questions and 10 Marks
2 Mathematics 15 Questions and 15 Marks 5 Questions and 10 Marks
3 Biology 15 Questions and 15 Marks 5 Questions and 10 Marks
4 Chemistry 15 Questions and 15 Marks 5 Questions and 10 Marks
Total 60 Questions & 60 Marks 20 Questions & 40 Marks

Exam Pattern for SB/SX stream 

  • Duration of the examination is 3 hours.
  • The examination includes subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology.
  • The examination is conducted in 2 parts. Both parts include questions from all four subjects.
  • In part 1, candidates can answer 3 sections (20 x 3 = 60) out of four sections. One mark is allotted for every correct answer and 0.25 marks deducted for incorrect answers.
  • In part 2, they can attempt 2 sections (20 x 2 =40) out of four. Two marks are allotted for every correct answer and 0.5 marks deducted for incorrect answers.
  • Candidates must attempt 80 questions in total. 
  • Total marks for the question paper is 100.

There are two Stages of the Examination process:
A. Aptitude test: The written test has multiple choice questions and could be taken in both online & offline mode of examination. The written test is usually conducted in the 1st week of November at various centres. The notifications related to the venue and other details of the test would be uploaded on the KVPY official website.
B. Interview round: It is the final round of the selection process. Based on their performance in the aptitude test, students are shortlisted for the final interview. The panel usually consists of 5 to 8 members. The students are scrutinized based on their ability to understand the question, level of thinking and their abilities to find its solution.