KVPY 2020-21 Application Form, New Exam Date, Revised Eligibility Criteria

Last Updated : October 13, 2020.

Latest News : KVPY has published the revised eligibility criteria for KVPY SA and SB Stream aspirants. KVPY 2020 Revised Eligibility Criteria.

KVPY online application form is available now. Candidates can register for KVPY 2020-21 from 6th September 2020 to 30th October 2020 (Date Extended). KVPY Aptitude Test will be conducted on 31st January 2021. KVPY 2020-21 selection will be solely based on the Aptitude test. No interview will be conducted this year.

The KVPY 2020-21 application form is delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic. Generally KVPY registration starts in the month of July, but this year because of the Corona situation the online application form for KVPY is available from September. KVPY 2020 aptitude exam date also postponed to January 31, 2021.

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a scholarship program funded by the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India, to attract exceptionally highly motivated students for pursuing basic science courses and research careers in science. Students who clear the KVPY aptitude exam and interview (not applicable for KVPY 2020-21) are eligible for direct admission in top institutes like IISc and the various IISERs.

The objective of the KVPY scholarship program is to identify students with talent and aptitude for research; help them realize their academic potential; encourage them to take up research careers in Science, and ensure the growth of the best scientific minds for research and development in the country.

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KVPY 2020-21 Revised Exam Schedule (Final Dates)

Given below are the revised dates of KVPY 2020-21.

KVPY 2020-21 Exam Schedule Revised Dates
Opening of KVPY 2020 Registration (Online Application) 6th September, 2020
Closing of KVPY 2020 Registration (Online Application) 30th October 2020 (Date Extended)
KVPY 2020 Exam Date 31st January 2021
KVPY Admit Card Download Second week of January 2021
KVPY 2020 Aptitude Test Result March-April 2021

KVPY 2020-21 Application Form (Apply Online Here)

The important points about KVPY application form:

  • The online application form for KVPY starts from September 6, 2020.
  • The last date to fill KVPY online application form is October 30, 2020 (Date Extended).
  • Students in grade 11, 12 and first year (Basic Science courses) can apply for KVPY.
  • Candidates have to apply online through KVPY IISc website.
  • Candidates should register through valid email-id and phone number.
  • The KVPY application process will contain various steps like Registration, Filling up of Application form, Image uploading, Online Fee payment and Printing of Application form.
  • After completion of the application process, candidates are advised to print the application form and fee payment proof for any further use in future.

How to Apply for KVPY Exam?

Steps to fill the KVPY application form.

  • Open the Applications tab on KVPY website and Click on the Online Registration Link on the right side (Registration and Application login).
  • Read the instructions carefully and start registration.
  • Fill the personal and academic details, test centre choice.
  • Upload photo, signature and other certificates as applicable.
  • Pay the KVPY application fee.

What is the application fee for the KVPY exam?

The application fee for KVPY 2020-21 exam is Rs. 1250 for General Category/ OBC students and Rs. 625 for SC/ ST/ PWD students.

KVPY 2020-21 Examination Centres

KVPY Aptitude Test will be held online in the following cities across India:

  • East: Patna (Bihar), Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi (Jharkhand), Bhubaneshwar, Rourkela (Orissa), Naharlagun (Arunachal Pradesh), Guwahati, Tezpur (Assam), Imphal (Manipur), Shillong (Meghalaya), Agarthala (Tripura), Asansol, Burdwan, Durgapur, Hooghly, Kolkata, Siliguri (West Bengal)
  • North: Chandigarh (Chandigarh), New Delhi (Delhi), Meerut (Delhi-NCR), Ambala, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Hisar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat (Haryana), Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir), Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala (Punjab), Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Sikar, Udaipur (Rajasthan), Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Kanpur, Lucknow, Noida, Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Dehradun (Uttarakhand)
  • South: Rajahmundry, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Belagavi, Bengaluru, Bidar, Chikkaballapura, Chikkamangaluru, Davanagere, Dharwad, Hassan, Hubballi, Kalaburagi, Mandya, Mangaluru, Mysuru, Puttur, Shivamogga, Udupi, Uttara Kannada (Karnataka), Hyderabad (Telangana), Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur (Kerala), Puducherry (Puducherry), Chennai, Coimbatore, Kanchipuram, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem (Tamil Nadu)
  • West: Mapusa, Panaji (Goa), Ahamedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodra (Gujarat), Bhopal, Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Amaravati, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Thane (Maharashtra), Bilaspur, Raipur (Chhattisgarh)

KVPY Selection Procedure [Changed for 2020-21]

KVPY is administered by the Indian Institute of Science. Selection of the students in KVPY is made from those studying in XI standard to 1st year of any undergraduate program in Basic Sciences namely B.Sc./ B.S./ B.Stat./ B.Math./ Int. M.Sc./ M.S. in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology having aptitude for scientific research.

IISc conducts an aptitude exam for KVPY at various centres in the country to screen applications. Based on the performance in the aptitude test, short-listed students are called for an interview which is the final stage of the selection procedure. [No interview will be conducted for KVPY 2020-21]

For receiving a KVPY scholarship or fellowship, both aptitude test and interview marks are considered. The merit list is based on 75% weightage for Aptitude Test marks and 25% weightage for the interview marks in the streams SA, SB and SX. [KVPY 2020-21 fellowship will be awarded on the basis of Aptitude test only]

What are SA, SX and SB Streams in KVPY?

Since class 11, class 12 and Basic Sciences first year students are eligible to apply for KVPY, the KVPY examination is divided into three streams - SA, SX and SB.

  • Stream SA: Students who are in class 11th standard during the academic year in which KVPY is conducted. They have to give the KVPY SA Test.
  • Stream SX: Students who are in class 12th standard during the academic year in which KVPY is conducted. They have to give the KVPY SX Test.
  • Stream SB: Students who are in the 1st year of undergraduate program in Basic Sciences during the academic year in which KVPY is conducted. They have to give the KVPY SB Test.

KVPY Syllabus 2020-21

There is no prescribed syllabus for the KVPY exam. KVPY aptitude exam tests the conceptual understanding and analytical ability of the students. KVPY candidates are tested for the syllabus up to class XI / XII / 1st year of B.Sc. / B.S. / B.Stat. / B.Math. / Int. M.Sc. / M.S. as applicable.

KVPY Revised Eligibility Criteria 2020-21

The KVPY fellowships are given to Indian Nationals only to study in India. However, as per the Interim Order (Final Order awaited) of the Hon'ble High Court of Karnataka, OCI/ PIO students will be allowed to write the KVPY Aptitude Test 2020-21.

KVPY Eligibility for Stream SA Students [Revised] :

  • Students enrolled in 11th standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year in which KVPY is conducted.
  • Must have secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ ST/ PWD) marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science subjects in the 10th standard board examination. [Due to prevailing COVID-19 situation, as a one-time measure, students who have passed 10th standard Board exam are eligible to apply for KVPY SA. No minimum percentage required.]
  • Must secure a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ ST/ PWD) marks in aggregate in Science subjects in the 12th standard board examination.
  • Should join an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./ B.S./ B.Stat./ B.Math./ Int. M.Sc./ M.S.) after class 12th.

KVPY Eligibility for Stream SX Students :

  • Students enrolled in 12th Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year in which KVPY is conducted.
  • Must have secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ ST/ PWD) marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science subjects in the 10th standard board examination.
  • Must secure a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ ST/ PWD) marks in aggregate in Science subjects (Physics/ Chemistry/ Biology) in the 12th standard board examination.
  • Should join an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./ B.S./ B.Stat./ B.Math./ Int. M.Sc./ M.S.) after class 12th.

KVPY Eligibility for Stream SB Students [Revised] :

  • Students enrolled in the 1st year of undergraduate program in Basic Sciences namely Physics/ Chemistry/ Mathematics & Biology leading to B.Sc./ B.S./ B.Stat./ B.Math./ Int. M.Sc./ M.S. during the academic year in which KVPY is conducted.
  • Must have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ ST/ PWD) marks in aggregate in Science subjects (Physics/ Chemistry/ Biology/ Mathematics) in the 12th standard board examination. [Due to prevailing COVID-19 situation, as a one-time measure, students who have passed 12th standard Board exam are eligible to apply for KVPY SB. No minimum percentage required.]
  • Must secure 60% (50% for SC/ ST/ PWD) marks in the 1st year final examination of B.Sc./ B.S./ B.Math./ B.Stat./ Int. M.Sc./ M.S. before taking up the fellowship, if awarded.

Which undergraduate courses in Basic Sciences are eligible for KVPY Scholarship?

Students enrolled in an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences, i.e. B.Sc./ B.S./ B.Stat./ B.Math./ Int. M.Sc./ M.S. in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Ecology, Molecular Biology, Botany, Zoology, Physiology, Biotechnology, Neurosciences, Bioinformatics, Marine Biology, Geology, Human Biology, Genetics, Biomedical Sciences, Applied Physics, Geophysics, Materials Science or Environmental Science are eligible for KVPY Scholarship.

Scholarship Rewards under KVPY Scheme

The students who qualify KVPY and come in merit list are eligible for the fellowship. The students receive fellowship from 1st year onwards of their graduation. The KVPY fellows receive Rs. 5000 monthly fellowship from 1st to 3rd year of B.Sc/ B.Stat/ B.S./ B.Maths/ Integrated M.S./M.Sc and an annual contingency grant of Rs. 20,000. After three years the fellowship is enhanced to Rs. 7,000 per month during M.Sc/ 4th & 5th year of Integrated M.S./ M.Sc and an annual contingency grant of Rs. 28,000.

KVPY 2019-20 (Previous Year) Cut Offs

Stream SA General/ OBC - 44 marks out of 100
SA - SC/ ST - 32 marks out of 100
SA - PWD (Person with disability) – 32 marks out of 100
Stream SB General/ OBC - 49 marks out of 100
SB - SC/ ST - 33 marks out of 100
SB - PWD (Person with disability) – 33 marks out of 100
Stream SX General/ OBC - 59 marks out of 100
SX - SC/ ST - 43 marks out of 100
SX - PWD (Person with disability) – 43 marks out of 100

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KVPY Frequently Asked Questions

KVPY Online Test Series

Previous Years Papers of KVPY

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