Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana abbreviated as KVPY is an annual scholarship program that is funded by the Department of Technology & Science, Government of India. KVPY is aimed at motivating students for pursuing a research career in Basic Science. Contingency and Scholarships are granted to the candidates who successfully clear this talent test (up to the pre PhD level).

Every year, KVPY is conducted to search and select highly motivated and exceptionally talented students with unprecedented thought processes and capabilities. The main objective of this program is to identify and ensure the growth of the best scientific minds for research and development in India. KVPY is organized and conducted by the Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc) Bangalore annually.

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KVPY Overview

Full Exam Name Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana Examination
Short Exam Name KVPY
Conducting Body Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Frequency of Conduct Once a year
Exam Level Intermediate
Languages English, Hindi
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Online
Exam Duration 3 Hours

KVPY 2021 Important Dates 

Below we have listed some of the important dates for the 2021 exam.

Events Dates
Registration Start Date July 12, 2021
Registration Last Date Extended: September 06, 2021
Fee Payment Last Date September 09, 2021
Admit Card Release Date October 7th, 2021
KVPY 2021 Aptitude Test   22-May-2022
Release of Official Answer Keys To be announced
KVPY 2021 Result To be announced
Interview Dates To be announced

KVPY Preparation Tips

KVPY Preparation Tips

KVPY Eligibility 2021

KVPY 2021 Eligibility Criteria
Stream SA Due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation, as a one-time measure, students who have passed  X Standard Board Examination and are eligible to enrol in XI standard (Science subjects) during the academic year 2021-22, are eligible to appear for the Aptitude test.
 The student should produce a study certificate of class XI class once they are selected as a provisional KVPY fellow.
The fellowship of the students selected under this stream will be activated only if they join for an undergraduate course in Basic Science (B. Sc./B.S./B. Stat./B. Math./ Int. M.Sc./ Int. M.S. ) in the academic year 2023-24 after having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST & PWD) marks in aggregate in Science Subjects in the XII Standard /(+2) Board Examination. 
During the interim period of one year, they will be invited to the National Science (Vijyoshi) Camp and their travel expenses and local hospitality will be met by KVPY. 
Stream SX Students enrolled in XII Standard (Science subjects) during the academic year 2021–22 and aspiring to join undergraduate program in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S) during the academic year 2022-23.
The Fellowship of the students selected under this stream will be activated only if they join for an undergraduate course in Basic Science (B.Sc./B.S./B. Stat./B. Math./ Int. M.Sc./ Int. M.S.) in the academic year 2021-22 after having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST & PWD) marks in aggregate in Science subjects in the XII standard/(+2) Board Examination.
Students in their 2nd year of study in Cambridge International Examination Board and aspiring to join undergraduate program in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S) during the academic year 2022-23.
Stream SB Due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation, as a one-time measure, students who have passed  XII Standard Board Examination and are eligible to enrol in the 1st year B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. during the academic year 2021–22 are eligible to appear for the aptitude test. The student should produce a study certificate of 1st year  B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S once they are selected as a provisional KVPY fellow.
The fellowship of the students selected under this stream will be activated only if they join an undergraduate program in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S) in the academic year 2021-22 and must have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in 1st year of B.Sc./B.S./B.Math./B.Stat./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S.

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KVPY 2021 Application Process

Mode of Application: Online

Mode of Payment: Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

IISc will release the online KVPY exam applications on July 12, 2021 in online mode. The application form will be accepted till September 6 and the fees have to be paid by  September 9th, 2021. Students can fill the KVPY 2021 registration form by following the steps given below:

Log on to http://kvpy.iisc.ernet.in/main/applications.htm

Step 1: KVPY registration 2021- Applicants should have a valid email ID and mobile number to register for KVPY. 

Step 2: Applicants have to fill in details including personal and academic. They also have to upload signatures and photographs, 

Step 3: Pay Application Fees – Students can pay the fees online via net banking, credit or /debit card payments.

Read More: KVPY Application Form 2021

Application Fees

Category Mode Amount
General, OBC Online ₹ 1250
SC, ST Online ₹ 625

Documents Required for KVPY Application Form:

  1. Scanned passport-sized photograph in JPG/JPEG or PDF format.  The image size should be less than 150 kb.
  2. Scanned signature. The image size should be less than 80 kb. 
  3. Scanned copy of caste certificate, if applicable.
  4. A scanned pdf copy of the medical certificate for PwD candidates.

KVPY Admit Card

KVPY admit card is usually released via the online mode. As per the official notice, the admit card is set to be released on October 7, 2021. On this day, candidates will be able to download the admit card by visiting the official website and entering their login details. The details on the KVPY 2021 admit card will include name, roll number, exam centre, photograph, signature, and more.

Admit card is an important document that candidates should carry to the exam hall. No student will be allowed to write the exam without it.

Steps to download the KVPY Admit Card

  1. Visit the KVPY official website.
  2. Click on the link of the KVPY 2021 admit card.
  3. Enter application number and date of birth.
  4. Click on the “Submit” tab.
  5. KVPY 2021 admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  6. Download the hall ticket and also take printouts of the same.

KVPY Syllabus 2021

There is no specifically prescribed syllabus for the entrance examination as it is conducted to mainly test the analytical ability and understanding of candidates instead of their factual knowledge. In general, the syllabus of KVPY 2021 comprises of topics from Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry subjects. 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.

Access Detailed Syllabus: KVPY Syllabus

KVPY Exam Pattern 2021

Exam Pattern for SA stream 

  • SA stream exam is held in the morning shift i.e. from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.
  • The examination is conducted for 3 hours.
  • The test is conducted in two parts.
  • Part I = 60 and Part II = 20 questions.
  • The total number of questions in the SA stream is 80
  • 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 I, each correct answer is given 1 mark. For every wrong answer, 0.25 marks is deducted.
  • In part II, every correct answer is given 2 marks and for every wrong answer, 0.5 marks is deducted.
  • The total marks allotted for the question paper is 100  with a total of 25 marks for each subject.
No Subject Part I Part II Marks
1 Physics 15 Questions  5 Questions (15 x 1) + (5 x 2) = 25
2 Mathematics 15 Questions  5 Questions  (15 x 1) + (5 x 2) = 25
3 Biology 15 Questions  5 Questions  (15 x 1) + (5 x 2) = 25
4 Chemistry 15 Questions  5 Questions  (15 x 1) + (5 x 2) = 25
Total 60 Questions 20 Questions  100 marks

KVPY Exam Pattern For SB/SX stream

  1. SX/SB Stream exam is held from 2 pm to 5 pm.
  2. The exam duration for the KVPY exam for SB/SX streams is 3 hours.
  3. The question paper is of 160 marks.
  4. Part I is of 80 questions and part II carries 40 questions. Students need to attempt only 80 questions in total.
  5. Students must attempt any 3 sections from part 1 (20*3=60 marks) and any 2 sections from part 2=(20*2=40).
  6. In Part I of SB/SX Stream, one mark will be awarded for correct response & 0.25 marks will be deducted for an incorrect response.
  7. In Part II of Stream SB/ SX, for each correct response, two marks will be awarded & 0.5 marks will be deducted for the wrong answer.
Subjects No. of Questions Total Marks
  Part I Part II  
Physics 20 10 (20 x 1) + (10 x 2) = 40
Chemistry 20 10 (20 x 1) + (10 x 2) = 40
Mathematics 20 10 (20 x 1) + (10 x 2) = 40
Biology 20 10 (20 x 1) + (10 x 2) = 40

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Examination and Selection Process

Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria for various streams will be called for an aptitude test conducted both in Hindi and English at different centres across the country on the set exam date. On the basis of their performance in the aptitude test candidates will be called for the next stage of the KVPY selection procedure. The second stage will include an interview round. Details such as the interview dates, times and venues will be communicated through email or the details will be announced on the website. After the completion of the entrance exam and the interview round, successful candidates will be provided with the scholarship.

Aptitude Test

  • Candidates are evaluated on their reasoning and analytical abilities.
  • Candidates should obtain a total of 75% marks.

Interview

  • Shortlisted candidates are allocated a venue for the interview.
  • The interview round is held primarily for acquiring additional information from the applicants with regard to their knowledge, abilities and aptitude, etc. in the field of science and research.

Aspirants should carry some documentation for the KVPY interview:

  • Category certificate
  • Self-appraisal form
  • Teacher recommendation form
  • Attested copy of mark sheet of class X and XII
  • Interview call letter
  • Study certificate form
  • Medical certificate if asked for

KVPY 2021 Result

IISc Bangalore will declare the result of the KVPY exam in an online mode. For 2021, it will mostly be announced in the third week of December 2021. The details will be shared once the exams are over. KVPY 2021 results will be announced in the form of PDF and can be downloaded from the official website. It will contain details such as the roll number, application number, name, and rank of candidates who have qualified KVPY 2021.

A merit list is published category-wise for each stream for KVPY final result 2021. The candidates whose names are on the list are recommended for the KVPY fellowship programme provided they meet the KVPY 2021 eligibility criteria.

Candidates have to note that no request for re-evaluation of the KVPY result is entertained under any circumstance. Candidates who secure the KVPY cutoff marks as per their category will be considered qualified for the fellowship programme.

Steps to Check KVPY Result?

Here we have given some steps to check the KVPY 2021 Result.

  1. Visit the official website: kvpy.iisc.ernet.in
  2. Click on the results link and a new webpage will open on the screen.
  3. Fill in all the required login details like Application Number and Date of Birth correctly.
  4. After filling in the details, click on the “Continue” button.
  5. The result will be displayed on the screen.
  6. Check the details given on the result PDF and download the result.
  7. Candidates can keep a copy of the result for further admission process.

KVPY Cutoff

IISc Bangalore along with the result will also release the KVPY 2021 cutoff. The cutoff will be released for General, SC/ST, and PWD category candidates. KVPY cutoff is used for shortlisting aspirants for the second level of the exam, which is the interview. The cut off for each stream is declared out of 100 marks. Cut off is the minimum qualifying score calculated combined for the aptitude test.

While the cutoff details are yet to be announced we have provided the KVPY cutoff details for the 2020 exam.

KVPY Aptitude Test Cut Off 2020

Stream

Gen/OBC

SC/ST/PwD

SA

52 40

SX

52 40

SB

47 35

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KVPY 2021 Mock Test

KVPY Mock Test 2021 enables the candidate to experience an actual exam environment. Not only do they get well versed with exam patterns, but they also get to know about their weak areas which need to be focused more on.  Here are some points to note about KVPY mock test:

  1. The KVPY 2021 mock test will be available both in Hindi and English
  2. Candidates can sign in directly without using their login ID and password to access the mock test
  3. The KVPY mock test is divided into two parts, comprising questions from Mathematics, Science, Physics and Chemistry
  4. The total duration of the mock test of KVPY is 180 minutes

KVPY Question Papers

Students can access the past question papers of  KVPY at BYJU’S. They can follow the given link to access the KVPY Question Papers PDFs and use them to practice solving the different types of questions.

KVPY Scholarship/ Fellowship

Based on candidates’ performance in aptitude tests and interviews they will be eligible for KVPY Fellowship/scholarship. The details about the cash which is awarded to the KVPY scholarship holders are as follows;

BASIC SCIENCES Monthly  Annual 
SA/SX/SB  – during 1st to 3rd years of – B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math. / Integrated M.Sc. /M.S. Rs. 5,000 Rs. 20,000
SA/SX/SB  – during  M. Sc. / 4th to 5th  years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S./M.Math./M.Stat. Rs. 7,000 Rs. 28,000

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List of KVPY Exam Centres

State City
Bihar Patna
Bhagalpur
Jharkhand Dhanbad
Jamshedpur
Ranchi
Bokaro
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Rourkela
Sambalpur
Cuttack
Berhampur
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun
Assam Guwahati
Tezpur
Dibrugarh
Silchar
Meghalaya Shillong
Tripura Agartala
West Bengal Asansol
Burdwan
Durgapur
Kolkata
Siliguri
Kalyani
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Delhi New Delhi
Haryana Ambala
Faridabad
Gurgaon
Karnal
Kurukshetra
Hisar
Panipat
Sonipat
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Punjab Jalandhar
Ludhiana
Mohali
Patiala
Amritsar
Bathinda
Rajasthan Ajmer
Jaipur
Jodhpur
Sikar
Udaipur
Bikaner
Uttar Pradesh Agra
Allahabad
Ghaziabad
Greater Noida
Kanpur
Lucknow
Noida
Varanasi
Bareilly
Muzaffarpur
Aligarh
Gorakhpur
Jhansi
Moradabad
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Haldwani
Roorkee
Goa Panaji
Mapusa
Madgaon
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Anand
Rajkot
Vadodara
Gandhinagar
Surat
Maharashtra Amravati
Aurangabad
Kolhapur
Mumbai
Nagpur
Nashik
Navi Mumbai
Pune
Thane
Jalgaon
Chhattisgarh Bilaspur
Raipur
Bhilai Nagar
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Indore
Gwalior
Jabalpur
Ujjain
Andhra Pradesh Rajahmundry
Tirupati
Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam
Kurnool
Karnataka Belagavi
Bengaluru
Bidar
Chikkamagaluru
Davanagere
Dharwad
Hassan
Hubballi
Kalaburagi
Mandya
Mangaluru
Mysuru
Shivamogga
Udupi
Chikkaballapura
Puttur
Haliyal
Telangana Hyderabad
Karimnagar
Warangal
Kerala Alappuzha
Ernakulam
Idukki
Kannur
Kasaragod
Kollam
Kottayam
Kozhikode
Malappuram
Palakkad
Pathanamthitta
Thiruvananthapuram
Thrissur
Puducherry Puducherry
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Coimbatore
Kanchipuram
Madurai
Nagercoil
Salem
Tiruchirappalli
Tirunelveli
Vellore

Frequently Asked Questions on KVPY 2021

When will the KVPY exam be held in 2021?

The KVPY 2021 exam was previously planned for November 7, 2021, but it has been postponed to May 22,2022

Who is eligible to take the KVPY exam in 2021?

Students in science streams in grades 11 and 12 can apply for KVPY SA and SX, respectively. Students in their first year of a UG study in basic science are eligible to apply for the KVPY SB stream.

What are the requirements for passing the KVPY exam?

To pass the exam, each student must have a total score of at least KVPY cutoff. The projected cutoff can be anywhere from 35 to 60 points.

Are the KVPY SX and SB the same?

No, the KVPY 2021 exam is divided into two streams. However, both have identical syllabus and exam patterns.SA, SX, and SB are the three separate streams. Each stream has its own set of requirements.

Is it possible to combine the KVPY Fellowship with another scholarship?

No, you must give up your previous scholarship to be eligible for the KVPY scholarship.