KVPY 2020 Application Form, Registration, Dates, Pattern and Syllabus

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Aug 28, 2020

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KVPY 2020 Application Form will be released on July 8, 2020. This year, KVPY 2020 will be scheduled for November 3, 2020 in online (computer-based) mode.

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  • Students meeting the eligibility standards could fill KVPY application form in the online mode only. Check KVPY Eligibility   
  • The forms will be available for all the streams - SA, SX and SB.
  • The process for applying comprises three steps- registration, entering details and making payment.
  • Candidates who have registered successfully for the scholarship program can download their KVPY Admit Card from October 12, available at KVPY’s website i.e. kvpy.iisc.ernet.in.
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Pre-requisites for KVPY Registration  

  • A valid email address and an active mobile number.
  • A credit card/ debit card or net banking (application fee for General & OBC category is INR 1000 and INR 500 for SC/ST/PH/Pwd). Download KVPY Practice Papers 
  • Proper Internet connection.
  • SA Stream- Candidates applying for KVPY after Class XI have to apply under this stream.
  • SX Stream- Candidates applying after Class XII have to apply under this stream.
  • SB Stream- Candidates pursuing B.Sc. Basic Sciences (1st year) must apply under this stream.

KVPY 2020 Registration Highlights 

Availability of KVPY Application Form July 8, 2020
Official Website kvpy.iisc.ernet.in
Basic Eligibility Indian Nationals can apply
Mode of Application Online 
Documents Required Scanned Photo and Signature
Application Fee INR 1000 for GEN/OBC and INR 500 (SC/ST/PwD)

KVPY Application Dates 2020

In the given table, we are providing the tentative schedule of KVPY 2020.

Event Dates

Commencement of Online Application

July 8, 2020

Release of KVPY Admit card

October 7, 2020

KVPY 2020 Exam Date 

Movemeber 3, 2020 

KVPY Eligibility Criteria 2020

Candidates can register for KVPY registration 2020 only after checking the complete eligibility to appear in the examination. The complete eligibility criteria are given below:

  • Nationality: Applying candidates must be an Indian Nationals.
  • For Stream SA: Candidates, those studying in 11th standard with science subjects & secured 75% aggregate marks (65% marks for reserved categories) in Mathematics & science subjects in Class 10th can apply.
  • For Stream SX: Candidates who studying in class 12th & score 75% marks (65% marks in case of SC/ST/PwD category) in aggregate in Mathematics & science in 10th standard can also apply.
  • For Stream SB: Candidates, those studying in 1st year of UG course in basic sciences & score at least 60% marks (50% for reserved categories) are also eligible. Read More KVPY 2020 Eligibility  

How to Apply for KVPY 2020?

By following the steps given below, students can register themselves and proceed to fill the KVPY application form 2020:

  • Navigate to the official website link
  • Click on that link
  • Now, click on the link “Login for Application”

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Step 1: Registration

  • Candidates have to register prior to filling the application form of KVPY 2020. They have to click on the link given above for the registration.
  • They have to fill basic details, including email id, mobile number and date of birth and enter the captcha to complete registration.
  • Post-registration, candidates will be given a registered user Id and password. 
kvpy registration 2019
Note: KVPY will send important information in connection with the exam and application on your registered E-mail/Mobile number, so candidates must ensure that they fill valid and correct information as it will be not be changed once it is submitted.

Step 2: Filling KVPY Application Form 2020

Candidates have to login using their user ID and password to fill the application form of KVPY. Candidates have to fill the following details in KVPY application form 2020:

  • Personal Details - Candidates have to fill their basic details in the KVPY application form, such as gender, category and address and then click on save and next
  • Academic Details - Students have to fill educational qualification details, name and address of the school or college and then click on save and next button 
  • Uploading Documents and Exam Preference - Here, students have to select the language, preference for the test centres (maximum 4), and upload their photograph signature. Now candidates can submit the application form after preview.

Step 3: KVPY 2020 Application Fee Payment

The fee for KVPY application form can be paid online.

  • For online mode, candidates can make the payment via credit card/debit card/net banking.
  • Once KVPY application fee 2020 is remitted, they can check the updated status of KVPY application form 2020 after logging in. 

KVPY Application Fee

Category Fee 
General and OBC INR 1000
  • After making payment candidate will be asked to check a declaration and proceed with ‘Submit and Pay’ option.

Important Instructions Before Applying KVPY Application Form

Before starting their KVPY application process 2020, students have to first check some of the important instructions. We have listed some for you below:

  • Candidates can fill the application form of KVPY 2020 in the online mode only.
  • Before filling up KVPY 2020 application form, candidates must check KVPY eligibility criteria and other important instructions
  • Students should keep the required documents ready before proceeding to fill KVPY application form 2020
  • In case of incomplete applications or a student found to be ineligible at any stage, their candidature will be cancelled right away
  • The application fee for KVPY is non-refundable. No money will be returned to students in case their KVPY 2020 application form is rejected
  • Before submitting the KVPY application form 2020, candidates should carefully verify the data. Once submitted, no changes in the application form will be entertained.

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KVPY Application Form Submission Status

  • Candidates can check the status of KVPY 2020 application form by logging in using their user Id and password.
  • It is advisable for candidates to download and keep a printout of the KVPY application form 2020 for future reference.

KVPY Application Form 2020: Correction and Preview

  • Candidates must preview the application form of KVPY 2020 prior to the final submission.
  • There will be no option for correction once the form is submitted successfully.
  • They must, therefore, preview the KVPY application form 2020 before submitting it.

KVPY Application Form FAQs

Ques. Some friends from my School/College are planning to take the KVPY aptitude test. Can we ask our School/College authorities to request bulk applications for us?

Ans – Candidates cannot submit KVPY Application Form through mode other than Online.

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

Ans – For Stream SA, all the questions will be compulsory. In Stream SB and Stream 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). Candidates will be allowed to answer any three of the four subjects in Part I and any two of the four subjects in Part II.

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

Ans – KVPY does not allow a candidate to receive simultaneously scholarship from more than one source, either government or private. In case there is a receipt of any other scholarship, he/she will have to relinquish it in order to avail the KVPY Fellowship.

Ques. Whom should I contact in case of KVPY Test Center related queries?

Ans – Candidate’s queries can be answered via mail in case of any assistance.

Ques. I have a scanned copy of my photograph/signature/caste certificate, the file size of which exceeds the limit mentioned in the online application form.  What should I do?

Ans – Only prescribed dimensions of the Scanned images is acceptable. In case candidate exceeds it, he/she must compress the file and then upload it.

Ques. What are the examination timings?

Ans – For stream SA: Forenoon 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (reporting time: 8:30 AM), For Stream SB/SX: Afternoon 2 PM to 5 PM (reporting time: 1 PM)

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


vijay rajput
Hlo , I want to know what is the best book for preparation of kvpy exam plz tell me
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Vijay, you can check the list of recommended books for KVPY from below:

Subjects Books Authors
Physics Concept of Physics DC Pandey
Fundamentals of Physics David Halliday, Robert Resnick and Jearl Walker
Mathematics Mathematics for class XI RD Sharma; Publisher: Dhanpat
Chemistry NCERT Organic and Physical Chemistry O.P Tandon
Modern ABC of Chemistry for class XI Modern Publishers
Biology Elementary Biology – Volume 1
K.N Bhatia and M.P. Tyagi; Publisher: Trueman

Sir can i apply kvpy any aligability please tell me and application form website please respond as you have seen thisj
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Saikrishna, you can check the Eligibility Criteria for this exam from here. However, Aug 31, 2019 was the last date to apply for KVPY 2019.

yash sankh
Due to some problems I was unable to fill forms ,but I wish to fill the forms what is the procedure for that?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Yash, Aug 31, 2019 (tentatively) was the last date to apply for this exam.
ratnesh ramesh thakur
Can i register today for kept exam?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Ratnesh, no, you cannot apply today for the exam as Aug 20, 2019 (tentatively) was the last date to register.
Now what is the last date for kvpy registration
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Abhishek, Aug 20, 2019 (tentatively) was the last date to fill the application form for KVPY 2019 exam.
kashish tiwari
can i register now
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Kashish, Aug 20, 2019 was the last date to enroll for the exam.
karralika sharma
I submitted KVPY form but i have done a mistake, that’s why my son got 96. 50% in science n mathes in 10 th but by mistake i wrote 95% in form. So please tell me what can i do for correction.
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Karralika, there is no provision of application correction provided by the authority. Therefore, either you may register for the exam again or you may contact the exam authorities for suitable guidelines.
gandhi bhakti nileshbhai
How I register completely in this exam
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Bhakti, steps to fill the application form are as follows:

  • Navigate to the official website link.
  • Click on that link.
  • Now, click on the link “Login for Application”.

Candidates are required to register themselves by providing personal, academic and residential details. Then, upload the prescribed documents and in the end, pay the application fee. On successful payment of application fee, your application form would be accepted.

lekhraj sahu
Mam maine 12th 2018 k bad DCA krne k liye drop liya tha to kya mai ab Bsc k liye 2019 me KVPY k liye apply kr skti hu
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Lekhraj, no, you are not eligible for the exam as only those candidates who are either in class 11th or in 12th can appear in the exam provided they satisfy the minimum percentage criteria. You can check the Eligibility Criteria for the exam in detail from here.

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