KVPY Exam Details 2020 : Exam Schedule, Application Form

Last Updated : February 28, 2020.

What is KVPY?

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 career in science.

Students who clear KVPY aptitude exam and interview are eligible for direct admission in top institutes like IISc and the various IISERs.

KVPY Exam 2019

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 Exam Schedule (Important Dates)

Given below is the exam schedule of KVPY Exam 2020 - Online Registration, Application Form, Exam Date, Interview and Results.

KVPY 2020 Exam Schedule Provisional Dates
Opening of KVPY 2020 Registration (Online Application) From July 2020
Closing of KVPY 2020 Registration (Online Application) 31st August 2020
KVPY 2020 Exam Date 1st November 2020
KVPY Admit Card Download From second week of October 2020
KVPY 2020 Exam Result December 2020
KVPY 2020-21 Interviews January-February 2021
KVPY 2020-21 Final Results April 2021

KVPY 2020 Online Registration and Application Form

Students in class 11, 12 and first year (Basic Sciences) can register for KVPY 2020 in the month of July 2020 by filling an online application form.

How to Apply for KVPY 2020?

Here are the steps to complete your KVPY application.

  • Open KVPY website and click on online registration link.
  • 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 exam is Rs. 1000 for General Category/ OBC students and Rs. 500 for SC/ ST/ PWD students.

KVPY 2020 Examination Centres

KVPY Aptitude Test 2020 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, Hoogly, 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

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.

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.

What is SA, SX and SB 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 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 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 KVPY SB Test.

KVPY Syllabus 2020

Since KVPY online exam is an aptitude test, there is no prescribed syllabus for the exam. KVPY aptitude exam tests the conceptual understanding and analytical ability of the student. Students 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.

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KVPY Eligibility Criteria 2020

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.

KVPY Eligibility for Stream SA Students:

  • Students enrolled in 11th standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year in which KVPY is conducted.
  • Must have secured a minimum of 80% (70% 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 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 80% (70% 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:

  • 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.
  • 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 (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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