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KVPY 2021: Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus & Result

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Jan 13, 2021

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KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana) is a national level scholarship program up to Pre-Ph.D level. It is organized by IISc Bangalore annually. For the year 2020, KVPY exam will be conducted on November 3, 2020

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Latest: KVPY 2019 Final Result has been declared on March 20, 2020.  Check KVPY Result

  • The Eligibility criteria for KYVP 2020 has been changed slightly. Read in Details here
  • KVPY 2020 exam day guidelines and dress code has been released. Check details here
  • KVPY 2020-21 application process has started from September 7, 2020. the last date to submit the form is October 5, 2020. The exam will be conducted on January 31, 2021.
  • KVPY 2020-21 selection process will be slightly different. Check details here
  • Students meeting the eligibility standards could fill KVPY application form in the online mode only. Check KVPY Eligibility   
  • KVPY 2020 Application Form was released on July 8, 2020.
  • The exam is conducted in online mode means it is a computer-based test. Check KVPY Exam Pattern 
  • KVPY had multiple choice questions on Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry. 
  • The selection of candidates is done through aptitude test and Interview round. 

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KVPY 2020 Exam Highlights 

Exam KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana)
Conducting Authority IISc, Bangalore (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore)
Streams SA, SB and SX
KVPY Exam Centers 54 Cities across
KVPY 2020 Exam Date November 3, 2020
Mode of Exam Online i.e. Computer-based
Medium of Exam English only
Exam Type Scholarship Examination
Number of Qualified candidates SA- 75, SB- 66, SX- 144
Timing of the Exam

SA: 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM

SX/SB: 2 PM to 5 PM

Total Number of cities conduct the exam 111
Official website

KVPY 2020 Exam Dates

The below table represents a schedule of KVPY 2020 Exam:

Event Dates (Tentative)
Online Application Process begins September 7, 2020
Last date of form submission October 5, 2020
Issue of KVPY Admit card to be notified
KVPY 2020 Exam Date January 31, 2021
KVPY Result declaration yet to be notified
Interview session canceled for 2020-21

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KVPY Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are applying for KVPY 2020 must check the detailed eligibility standards given below. It includes educational conditions for each stream-SA/SX/SB, which candidates must fulfil to avail the fellowship program.

On the Basis of Nationality:

Only Indian nationals are eligible to apply for KVPY exam. 

Stream Eligibility
SA Candidates who enrolled themselves in Class 11th (science stream) must apply for this exam. Minimum Marks: Candidates must pass class 10th with Mathematics & Science subjects with a minimum 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD).
SX Qualifying Exam: Candidates who have taken admission in class 12th (science subjects) can apply. Minimum Marks: Candidates must score a minimum 60% (50% for SC/ST/PwD) in Mathematics and Science subjects (PCB) in Class 12th. Candidates also have to obtain at least 75% (65% in case of SC/ST/PwD) in class 10th.
SB Qualifying Exam: Candidates who enrolled in 1st year of the UG programme in Basic Science (Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology)- B.Sc/BS/B.Math./B.Stat./MS/Int. M.Sc) can apply for this exam. Minimum Marks: Candidates must score at least 60% (50% in case of SC/ST/PwD category) in 10+2 examination. In the first year of their final exam in B.Sc/BS/B.Math./B.Stat./MS/Int. M.Sc, students must secure 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD).

Check detailed KVPY Eligibility Criteria 2020

KVPY 2020 Application Form

Candidates can submit the KVPY 2020 Application Form through online mode. The application form details are given below.

KVPY Application Process
  • There is no other mode to fill the application form.
  • Candidates can register for KVPY exam from July 08, 2020 onwards.
  • The last date of application form submission is August 31, 2020.
  • Candidates have to fill their personal and academic details, choose test centre & upload photograph, signature & other certificates as applicable.
  • Before filling the KVPY registration form, candidates must read the instruction carefully.
  • Keep the printout of the filled application form for future use.

Application Fee

  • Candidates can submit the application fee through online (Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking) mode.
  • The application fee is INR 1000 for General category/OBC & INR 500 for SC/ST/PwD category).

Steps to Fill KVPY Registration Form 2020

  1. First the aspirants should go to the official website that is and then click on the registration link. 
  2. Submit the detailed information of students, such as contact details. Once you complete your registration, your User ID, Password will be sent to your registered contact number and email id.
  3. Next, the aspirants should again login to fill the rest of the form and then need to submit it. 
  4. After that, the candidates have to upload their soft copies of passport-sized photograph and signature. Once you upload it, you have to save it.
  5. At last, the students have to pay the prescribed fees if they complete their document submission process. 
  6. Do not forget to take the transaction number or reference number for future reference. 

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KVPY 2020 Admit Card

  • KVPY Admit Card 2020 will be released by IISc on October 7, 2020 at the official website.
  • Only those candidates who have successfully registered for the exam will be issued the admit card of KVPY.
  • Before downloading the document, candidates must cross-check the details mentioned on it

What to Carry with KVPY Admit Card 2020?

Candidates appearing for KVPY 2020 are advised to carry the documents mentioned below to their allotted exam center:

  1. KVPY Admit Card 2020 
  2. Two passport-sized photograph as uploaded on KVPY application form
  3. Any Original Photo Identity proof

KVPY 2020 Test Centers

  • Candidates have the option to select four choices from the list of KVPY 2020 exam center at the time of filling the KVPY application form
  • The exam conducting authority will be allotting the exam center in order of preference chosen by candidates and availability of seats
  • Candidates appearing for KVPY 2020 should not forget to carry their KVPY admit card in original as well as a photocopy while appearing for the examination
  • Candidates must read all instructions for KVPY exam center 2020 mentioned on their admit card and should follow the instructions to avoid any discrepancy that may create hassles
  • Candidates are not allowed to carry any electrical items/gadgets or study materials inside the examination hall. If any candidate is found carrying any material that is not allowed, their candidature will be cancelled on the spot 
  • Also, the exam centre officials are not accountable for the loss of any material outside KVPY exam centre 2020
State City
East Zone
Bihar Patna
Jharkhand Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Dhanbad
Orissa Bhubaneshwar, Rourkela
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun
Assam Guwahati, Tezpur
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong
Tripura Agartala
West Bengal Asansol, Burdwan, Kolkata, Siliguri, Durgapur, Hoogly
North Zone
State City
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Delhi New Delhi
Delhi-NCR Meerut
Haryana Ambala, Hisar, Karnal, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Kurukshetra, Panipat
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu
Punjab Jalandhar, Mohali, Patiala, Ludhiana
Rajasthan Ajmer, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Sikar,
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Allahabad, Greater Noida, Kanpur, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Lucknow, Noida, Varanasi
Uttarakhand Dehradun
South Zone
State City
Andhra Pradesh Rajahmundry, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam

Belagavi, Bengaluru, Chikkamangaluru, Bidar, Chikkaballapura, Davanagere, Hubballi, Kalaburagi, Mandya, Mangaluru, Dharwad, Hassan, Mysuru, Puttur, Shivamogga, Udupi, Uttara Kannada

Telangana Hyderabad

Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Idukki, Kannur, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Kasaragod, Malappuram, Palakkad

Puducherry Puducherry
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Nagercoil, Salem, Kanchipuram, Madurai
West Zone
State City
Goa Mapusa, Panaji
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Anand, Gandhinagar
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Indore
Maharashtra Amaravati, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Aurangabad, Nagpur, Nashik, Kolhapur, Pune, Thane
Chhattisgarh Bilaspur, Raipur

KVPY 2020 Exam Pattern

Here we are providing the Exam Pattern of KVPY 2020 examination:

  • Exam Mode: The exam will be conducted in online (Computer Based Test) mode.
  • Date & Shift: KVPY 2020 is scheduled for November 3 in two shifts, for stream SA 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM and for stream SB/SX 2 PM to 5 PM.
  • Medium of Question Paper: The question paper will be asked in both English & Hindi Language.
  • Type of Questions: It is a multiple choice type question paper. All the questions are compulsory to attempt in stream SA. There is an option to attempt any three sections in Part I & any two sections in Part II in Stream SB/SX.
  • Duration of Exam: Duration of the paper is three hours.
  • Sections: Question paper will contain two sections: Part I & Part II, having four sections each.
  • Total Marks: The paper will consist of 100 marks.

SA Stream Exam Pattern

Particulars Part 1 Part 2
(all sections are mandatory)
Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology
Marking Scheme Right Answer- +1
Wrong Answer- -0.25
Right Answer- +2
Wrong Answer- -0.50
Total questions asked 60 20
Language English and Hindi
Duration 3 hours
Total Marks 100 marks

SB and SX Exam Pattern

Particulars Part 1 Part 2
Subjects Attempt any three from Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology Attempt any two from the Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology
Marking Scheme Right Answer- +1
Wrong Answer- -0.25
Right Answer- +2
Wrong Answer- -0.50
Total questions asked 20 questions from each section 10 questions from each section
Duration 3 hours
Language English and Hindi
Total Marks & Questions 100 marks & 80 questions

KVPY Exam Pattern, KVPY Paper Pattern

KVPY 2020 Marking Scheme

  • The question papers of Stream SA & Stream SB/SX will be of 100 marks.
  • In Part I of both the Stream, one mark will be awarded for correct response and 0.25 marks will be deducted for an incorrect response.
  • In Part II of Stream SA and Stream SB/SX, for each correct response, two marks will be given to the candidates & 0.5 marks will be deducted for incorrect answers.

Paper Analysis for Previous Year KVPY Exam

Revision of basic topics from NCERT books thoroughly is the major key to crack KVPY 2020. Given below is the KVPY SA Review of last year:

  • SA Stream KVPY Exam was moderate, tricky and time-consuming. Mathematics and Physics section was easy while Chemistry was moderate.
  • Important Topics in Physics- Physics section had around 14 questions which were found to be easy and direct. This section had most questions from Optics and Mechanics.
  • Important Topics in Chemistry- Most of the questions from this section were moderate (14 questions). Dominating topics in this stream were Mole concept, Physical Chemistry (Class XI) and Organic Chemistry (Class XII)
  • Important Topics in Mathematics- Mathematics section holds 25% weightage of the exam and had 13 easy questions. The most important topics in this section were Coordinate Geometry and Straight Line.
KVPY Review for SA

SB/SX stream KVPY exam is a similar pattern and preparation strategy. Given below is last year  KVPY SB/SX Review 

  • SB Stream KVPY Exam was easy to moderate. Mathematics was found to be the most difficult section in the exam. Physics and Chemistry were easy while Biology was moderate.
  • Important topics in Physics- Physics section had 21 easy questions out of the 40. Electrodynamics, Optics and Mechanics were the most important topics in the exam.
  • Important Topics in Chemistry- The chemistry section was found to be the easiest of all the sections in the exam. There were around 18 easy questions. Most of the questions were from Inorganic Chemistry (Class XII), Organic Chemistry (Class XII) and Physical Chemistry (Class XI)
  • Important Topics in Mathematics- Maths was the trickiest section in the exam as claimed by the students. It had 19 difficult questions. Dominating topics in this section were Calculus (Differential and Integral), Definite Integration and Binomial Theorem
  • Important Topics in Biology- Biology section was moderate in the exam with 32 questions of moderate difficulty level. Molecular Genetics and Biomolecules were the most important topics in the exam.
KVPY Review for SB/SX

KVPY 2020 Recommended Books

Given below are the best prescribed books for KVPY examination which are entirely based on the KVPY latest syllabus. These books are handy as it feature all the essential things required while preparing for the examination.

Subject Books
Physics Fundamentals of Physics by David Hally
Concepts of Physics by DC Pandey
Chemistry Modern ABC of Chemistry by Modern Publishers
NCERT Physical and Organic Chemistry by OP Tandon
Mathematics Mathematics for Class 11 by RD Sharma
NCERT Class 11 and Class 12
Biology Elementary Biology by Trueman
NCERT Books class 11 and Class 12

Go through the Physics Sample Papers for practicing KVPY 2020 Exam

Check How to Prepare for KVPY 2020? 

KVPY 2020 Result

A merit list is published category-wise for each stream for KVPY final result 2020

  • A provisional list of candidates for each stream candidates are declared, these candidates are recommended for the KVPY fellowship programme provided they meet the KVPY 2020 eligibility criteria
  • The KVPY final result is available in PDF format. It mentions roll number, application number, name and rank of candidates who have qualified KVPY 2020
  • It must be noted by candidate that no request for re-evaluation of KVPY result is considered under any circumstance.
  • Candidates who obtain the KVPY cutoff marks as per their category are considered qualified for the fellowship programme.

How to Check KVPY Result?

Here we have given some steps to check the KVPY 2020 Result:

  1. Visit the official website link i.e.
  2. A new page will be displayed on the screen.
  3. Fill all the required details like Application Number and Date of Birth carefully.
  4. Date of birth should be given in the format of DD-MM-YYYY.
  5. After filling the details, click on the “Continue” button.
  6. The result will appear on the screen.
  7. Check and download the result.
  8. Candidates don’t forget to take extra printouts of the result for further admission process.

KVPY 2020 Cut off

  • KVPY 2020 cutoff is the basis for shortlisting candidates for the second level of the exam-interview
  • The KVPY Cutoff is calculated on the basis of performance in the aptitude test.
  • The cut off marks of KVPY is based on a number of factors, including maximum marks secured by a candidate, minimum marks secured by a candidate
  • KVPY Cut off differs for each category-General, SC/ST and PWD
  • KVPY cutoff for each of the streams is announced out of maximum of 100 marks.
  • The final merit list will be prepared by providing 75% weightage to the aptitude test and 25% weightage to interview.
  • KVPY 2016 & 2017 cut off marks for aptitude test (out of 100 marks) is given below category-wise:

KVPY Cut Off 2017

Stream General SC/ST PwD
SA 45 35 35
SB 43 33 33
SX 53 43 43

KVPY Cut Off 2016

Stream General SC/ST PwD
SA 50 40 40
SB 48 34 34
SX 57 40 40

KVPY 2020 Selection Process

Candidates will be called for the selection procedure on the basis of their performance in the KVPY Aptitude Test. The selection process will include an interview round. The interview round will be held in the 3rd week of January 2020. Candidates will be informed about interview dates, time & venue through email/website. After the successful completion of the entrance exam & interview round, the scholarship will be provided to the successful candidates.

  • KVPY Merit List is prepared by considering the scores obtained by the candidate in the Aptitude test and Interview.
  • The evaluation is based on 75% marks of Aptitude test and 25% of performance in the interview.
  • The details about the Aptitude Test and Interview is given below:

Aptitude Test

  • Candidates are evaluated on the reasoning and candidate’s analytical abilities.
  • Candidates are required to obtain a total of 75% marks out of the total weightage.
  • Candidates are required to attempt any three sections in Part I and any two sections of Part II for SB/SX stream only.


  • The shortlisted candidates are allocated a venue of the interview as per the KVPY Test Center allocated to them.
  • Interview is primarily conducted to gather additional information on each finalist applicant with regard to their knowledge, abilities and aptitude, etc. in the field of science and research.
  • The aspirants should carry the below-mentioned documentation for KVPY Interview:
    • If required 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 applicable).

Check detailed KVPY Selection Procedure

KVPY Scholarship/ Fellowship

  • Candidates will be eligible for KVPY Fellowship/scholarship based on their performance in aptitude tests and interviews.
  • The authority will award the scholarship to the selected candidates.
  • Here, we are mentioning details about the cash which is awarded to the KVPY scholarship holders:
Basic Sciences Monthly Fellowship Annual Contingency Grant
SA/SX/SB- during 1st to 3rd years of- B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Integrated M.Sc. /M.S. INR 5000 INR 20000
SA/SX/SB- during M.Sc./4th to 5th years of Integrated M.Sc./M.S/M.Math./M.Stat. INR 7000 INR 28000

KVPY 2020 FAQs

Ques. How can apply for KVPY 2020?

Ans - You can apply only online on the official website of KVPY i.e.

Ques. When will the registration for KVPY 2020 start?

Ans - The online Registration for KVPY 2020 will be started from July 8, 2020 and registrations until August 31, 2020 will be considered as successful registrations.

Ques. When can I download my admit card for the KVPY 2020 exam?

Ans - You can download your admit card from the official website in the 2nd week of October 2020.

Ques. When will be the KVPY 2020 exam held?

Ans - The KVPY 2020 is scheduled for November 3, 2020.

Ques. When will be the results for KVPY 2020 declared?

Ans - The results will be declared in the 1st week of December 2020.

Ques. When will the interview round start?

Ans - Interview round for KVPY 2020 will be held in the 3rd week of January 2020.

Ques. What is the Application Fee for KVPY 2020?

Ans - The application fee for KVPY 2020 is INR 1000 for candidates of General category & INR 500 for SC/ST/PwD category.

Ques. Can I submit the fee for KVPY through challan?

Ans - Yes, you can submit the application fee through online (Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking) or offline (Challan) mode.

Ques. For what streams is KVPY 2020 conducted and what is their Eligibility Criterion?

Ans - Various exams conducted by KVPY along with their eligibility criterion are as follows –

  1. Stream SA: Candidates who have passed Class 11th (science stream) can apply for this exam. Minimum Marks: Candidates have to pass class 10th with Mathematics & Science subjects & secure minimum 80% marks (70% marks for SC/ST/PwD) in aggregate.
  2. Stream SX: Candidates who have passed class 12th with Mathematics & Science subjects (PCB) can apply for this exam. Minimum Marks: Candidates have to score minimum 60% marks (50% for SC/ST/PwD) in aggregate in Science subjects (PCB) in Class 12th. Candidates also have to obtain at least 80% marks (70% marks in case of SC/ST/PwD) in aggregate in class 10th.
  3. Stream SB: Candidates who have enrolled in 1st year of the UG programme in Basic Science (Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology) leading to B.Sc/BS/B.Math./B.Stat./MS/Int. M.Sc) can apply for this exam. Minimum Marks: Candidates have to score at least 60% marks (50% marks in case of SC/ST/PwD category) in 10+2 examination.

Ques.  What is the syllabus for the written exam?

Ans - There is no prescribed syllabus for the exam but students are tested for the syllabus up to class X/XII/1st year of B.Sc./ B.S./ B.Stat./ B.Math./ Int. M.Sc./ M.S. as applicable.

Ques. What is the Pattern of KVPY exam?

Ans - The KVPY exam will have multiple choice questions of 100 marks and the paper will have two sections i.e. PART I & PART II. The duration of the examination will be three hours.

Ques. What is the marking scheme for the exam?

Ans - Students will be awarded one mark for each correct answer in PART I and two marks for each correct answer in PART II. Negative Marking: In PART I, 0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer and in PART II, 0.5 marks will be deducted for wrong response.

Ques. Can I attempt the exam in Hindi language?

Ans - Yes, you can attempt the exam in either English or Hindi Language.

Ques. Can State board students participate in KVPY 2020?

Ans - Yes, State board students can apply for KVPY 2020.

Ques. Is it necessary that the students have to study all the four subjects i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics?

Ans - All questions are compulsory (Science and Mathematics) for Stream-SA. For streams SB and SX, there will be four sections in Part I (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics) and four sections in Part II (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics) and all the students have to select any 3 of the 4 subjects in Part I and any 2 of the 4 subjects in Part II.

Ques. When will I be finally eligible for the scholarship based KVPY program?

Ans - All the students will be finally eligible for the scholarship based KVPY program after successfully clearing the interview round.

Ques. What are the important Documents required at the time of Interview?

Ans - Candidates have to bring the following documents at the time of interview-

  • Interview call letter
  • KVPY 2020 Interview Call Letter
  • KVPY 2020 Admit Card
  • 10th & 12th Original Marks Sheet
  • Category Certificate
  • A Self-Appraisal forms
  • Study certificate form

Ques. Can I avail the KVPY Fellowship along with a merit scholarship?

Ans - KVPY does not allow its Fellows to be eligible for any other scholarship apart from its own, whether it is government or private. However, if there is any such case, they relinquish the other fellowship so that the student can avail the KVPY Fellowship.

Ques. Are calculators allowed in KVPY exam?

Ans - No, you cannot take the calculators to the exam centre but virtual calculators will be made available to you at the exam center.

Ques. Are calculators allowed in KVPY exam?

Ans - No, you cannot take the calculators to the exam centre but virtual calculators will be made available to you at the exam center.

Ques. Where can I contact KVPY in case of any query?

Ans - In case of any query, you can call on 080 - 22932975/76, 080- 23601008 & 080 - 22933536 or email at

Ques. Tell me about the fellowship program?

Ans - The fellowship program will be of 5 years in which fellows will get a monthly stipend of INR 5000 and Annual Contingency Grant of INR 20,000 during 1st to 3rd years of - B.Sc./B.S./B. Stat./B. Math. / Integrated M.Sc. /M.S. The fellows will get a monthly stipend of INR 7000 and Annual Contingency Grant of INR 28,000 during M. Sc. / 4th to 5th years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S./M.Math./M.Stat.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


tanishka shah
what is the duration of kvpy exam?
kavita rani

Hi Tanishka. KVPY exam is a multiple-choice question paper and the duration of the aptitude test will be of 3 hours
Further details are mentioned here.

how to prepare for kvpy maths?
kavita rani

Hi Nishu. To prepare for maths section, try to do at least 20-30 questions each day so that you can get understanding about different kind of questions. Also make short notes that help revise the concepts.
Detailed preparation tips are present here.

how to prepare for kvpy class 11?
kavita rani

Hi Rashmi. Since most of the questions comes from the NCERT books, so make sure that you are well aware of all the concepts that help you get a good score. Go through the NCERT books as they make the concepts of these subjects clear and help in scoring enough marks.
Other useful preparation tips are present here.

suyash sharma
Is the KVPY exam used for class 9 students?

Hi Suyash. Since you are in Class 09, you cannot apply for the exaxm but you can go through previous years papaes and understand the pattern as well as syllabus. You can apply in Class XI.

sourajit mukherjee
Is there any sectional cutoff on the KVPY exam?

Hi Sourajit. Yes, cut-off for different categories varies for KVPY. To get detailed information click here –  KVPY 2020 cut-off.

ibashisha mukhim
How tough is the KVPY exam? What books should be preferred to crack it?
kavita rani

Hi Ibashisha. In case you have prepared, you will find KVPY exam less difficult. KVPY exam is easier as compared to other board exams. Some of the books that can be referred include NCERT Physical and Organic Chemistry by OP Tandon; Mathematics for Class 11 by RD Sharma, among others. 

sam sarma
What is the minimum rank required in KVPY exam to get into IISER Pune?
kavita rani

Hi Sam. The Cutoff Rank for IISER Pune was close to 180 last year, so you need to get this much marks to get selected for a course at IISER Pune.

mohammed najamuddin
How many questions should I attempt in the KVPY exam to qualify for it?
kavita rani

Hi Mohammed. There's no fixed parameter that needs to be followed while attempting questions. In case you are well prepared and focused on your subjects throughout, then you can easily attempt more than 75% of questions. Also, it is advisable to attempt KVPY twice, both in class 11 and 12, as it will increase your chances of selection in IISc and IISERs.  You can refer here to know more about the same.

margaret atwood
What is the negative marking ratio in the KVPY exam?
kavita rani

Hi Margaret. For each wring answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted while in Part 2 that have a total of 20 questions, 0.5 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer. 

Is the KVPY exam used for B.Tech students?
kavita rani

Hi Drona. Yes you can give the exam. Check out other eligibility criteria here.

nafisa khatoon
Can a dropper (for the JEE) apply for the KVPY exam (SB)?
kavita rani

Hi Nafisa. Droppers are not allowed to apply for KVPY exam in the year they have dropped. However, they can appear next year after taking admission in courses like BSc./B.S., etc. You can refer here to know more about the eligibility criteria.

sheetal chib
Is biology present in the KVPY exam?
kavita rani

Hi Sheetal. It depends on the stream you have opted for. In case you have a SA stream, you will be supposed to attempt all the questions of Science and Mathematics whereas, in SX and SB streams, candidates get a choice to Biology. For detailed eligibility criteria, refer here.

mohammed najamuddin
How many marks does the KVPY exam have?
kavita rani

Hi Mohammed. The total weightage of the question paper (stream SA) is 100, with a total of 25 marks for each subject. While the total weightage of KVPY Stream SB/SX is 160 minutes. To check the detailed exam pattern and weightage, refer here.

kunal thakrar
How is evaluation done in KVPY exam if all sections are answered?
kavita rani

Hi Kunal. You must concentrate on the parts that you know the best. Questions from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology will be asked that must be answered within 3 hours-time. To know more about the exam, refer here.

ankur jain
Is there any alternative to get admission in IISERs or IISc other than KVPY exam?
kavita rani

Hi Ankur Jain. Yes, there is an alternative to get into IISc. In case you don’t want to give the KVPY exam then you can also apply for NEET UG and even JEE Mains/Jee Advance. By giving these exams, you can get admission in IISc.

karan rathod
Is offline mode available for the KVPY exam?
kavita rani

Hi Karan. The exam will be taken online (Computer Based Test) only. Also, there is no other mode to fill the application form except online mode. To know detailed exam pattern, refer here.

margaret atwood
Can the KVPY exam be attempted using a PCB combination?
kavita rani

Hi Margaret. Yes, you can. To know the detailed eligibility criteria, refer here.

Is the KVPY exam taken by our school? If not, then from where do we have to take the KVPY exam?
kavita rani

Hi Taniksha. KVPY exam is administered by the Indian Institute of Science. KVPY is a fellowship program exam taken online mode, students appearing for this exam have to prepare for Maths and Science subjects.

nafisa khatoon
How is the KVPY exam level for SX?
kavita rani

Hi Nafisa. In the stream SX, there will be a total of four sections in Part I (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics) and four sections in Part II (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics). Candidates are allowed to attempt three subjects out of four subjects in Part I and any two subjects in Part II.

deep jyoti das
What things can I take with myself to the KVPY exam hall?
kavita rani

Hi Deep. You are allowed to carry only a limited number of items only like a pencil and a ball/gel pen, water bottle, etc. Make sure that you are carrying your admit card, as it is the most important document required while writing KVPY exam.