KVPY 2021 Application Form, Registration, Dates, Pattern and Syllabus

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Mar 19, 2021

The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana 2021 (KVPY) Registration Process will start from the second week of July 2021. The official announcement on the KVPY application form 2021 and the exam dates will be announced soon on the official website ( The selection process of the aspirants will be completed based on the Aptitude Test & Interview. The KVPY exam is conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISC). 

Latest Updates:

The KVPY 2020 exam is all set to happen on 31st Jan 2021. The application and the test both will take place in online mode.

  • Students must note all eligibility requirements before filling the KVPY 2021 application form in the online mode. Check KVPY Eligibility   
  • The registration 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.
  • One must pay caution while doing the KVPY registration 2021, as further change can not be made and your application may be rejected during verification.
  • Aspirants must share an average of marks (just total the marks in all semesters and divide it by total semesters) obtained in all the semesters while filling the form.
  • In case you have registered for KVPY SA stream in class 11, then you will have to apply for KVPY SX stream in class 12.
Application Form Highlights

KVPY Application Form 2021 Highlights 

Official Website

Basic Eligibility

Indian Nationals can apply

Mode of Application


Documents Required

Scanned Photo and Signature

Application Fee

INR 1000 for GEN/OBC and INR 500 (SC/ST/PwD)

KVPY Application Dates

KVPY Application Dates 2021

The dates of the KVPY Application Process 2021 have not published yet. However, the aspirants can go through the following table to know more about the tentative dates:

Events Dates 2021 (Tentatively)
Registration process starts 2nd week of July 2021
Last date to register 1st week of September 2021
KVPY 2021 exam 1st week of November 2021
Pre-requisites for Registration

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). 
  • 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.

Steps to Apply

How to Apply for KVPY 2021?

By following the steps given below, students can register themselves and proceed to fill the KVPY application form 2021:

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

Step 1: Registration

  • Candidates have to register prior to filling the application form for KVPY 2021. They have to click on the link given above for the registration.
  • They have to fill in 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. 
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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 2021

Candidates have to log in using their user ID and password to fill the application form of KVPY. Candidates have to fill in the following details in the KVPY application form 2021:

  • 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 in 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.

Also, check KVPY admit card 2021. Read More

Step 3: KVPY 2021 Application Fee Payment

The fee for the KVPY application form can be paid online.

  • For online mode, candidates can make the payment via credit card/debit card/net banking.
  • Once the KVPY application fee 2021 is remitted, they can check the updated status of the KVPY application form 2021 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 the ‘Submit and Pay’ option.

Important Instructions

Important Instructions Before Applying KVPY Application Form

Before starting their KVPY application process 2021, 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 2021 in the online mode only.
  • Before filling up KVPY 2021 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 2021
  • In case of incomplete applications or a student found to be ineligible at any stage, their candidature will be canceled right away
  • The application fee for KVPY is non-refundable. No money will be returned to students in case their KVPY 2021 application form is rejected
  • Before submitting the KVPY application form 2021, candidates should carefully verify the data. Once submitted, no changes in the application form will be entertained.
Submission Status

KVPY Application Form Submission Status

  • Candidates can check the status of the KVPY 2021 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 2021 for future reference.

KVPY Application Form 2021: Correction and Preview

  • Candidates must preview the application form of KVPY 2021 prior to the final submission.
  • There will be no option for a correction once the form is submitted successfully.
  • They must, therefore, preview the KVPY application form 2021 before submitting it.

Students must pay attention to complete the KVPY Application Process successfully. Any mistake in the registration may lead to the rejection of your application. Till then keep preparing and stay tuned for the latest updates about the KVPY Application Form 2021.

Eligibility Criteria

KVPY Eligibility Criteria 2021

Candidates can register for KVPY registration 2021 only after checking the complete eligibility to appear in the examination. The complete eligibility criteria are given below:

  • Nationality: Applying candidates must be 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 2021 Eligibility  


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 scholarships 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 of the KVPY Fellowship.

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

Ans. The 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 are acceptable. In case the 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)

3 Months Crash Course

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


koyena biswas
Can I get the KVPY Fellowship along with a merit scholarship?
kavita rani

Hi Koyena. KVPY does not allow its Fellows to get simultaneously fellowship /scholarship from more than one source, either government or private. In case they are in receipt of any other fellowship or scholarship, they will have to relinquish it in order to avail the KVPY Fellowship.

ananya pandey
Is it vital that the students are supposed to study all the four subjects including Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics?
kavita rani

Hi Ananya. In the Stream-SA , all the questions are compulsory (Science and Mathematics). In respect of the streams SB and SX , there are 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 answer any THREE of the four subjects in Part I and any TWO of the four subjects in Part II.

solanki honey kuldipsimh
What is the syllabus pattern for kvpy 2020-21 for SA stream students and what will be the mode of exam?
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a national-level fellowship conducted in the computer-based test (CBT) mode. For 2020-21, the KVPY examination will be conducted on 31st January 2021. KVPY syllabus is almost similar to that of the syllabus from class X/XII/1st year of B.S./ B.Sc./B. Math.

tanishka shah
how to fill aggregate marks in kvpy form?
kavita rani

Hi Tanishka. Candidates have to take total of all marks ontained in all semesters and divide it by overall total marks of semesters to arrive at aggregate percentage. To get the aggregate marks in each semester, just add total marks in all semesters and divided by total semester.

how many attempts for kvpy?
kavita rani

This exam is conducted two times in a year. One can give the KVPY exam twice in class 11 (KVPY SA) and 12 (KVPY SX). More details are mentioned here.

ali uddin
Can i register it now ??
common admission test

Hii Ali. No, you can't register now as KVPY 2020-21 application process that started from September 7, 2020 has ended. The last date to submit the form was October 5, 2020.

sadim ansari
If a student has registered in KVPY SA stream then do they need to register again for SX stream?
kavita rani

Hi Sadim. Yes, in case you have registered in the KVPY SA stream in class 11, then you need to register again to appear in the SX stream in class 12.

ramesh kumar gupta
Which are the institutions that provide financial aid to science students?
kavita rani

Hi Ramesh. National Talent Search Scholarships (NTSE), Young Science Fellowship Programme, The Young Talent IT Scholarship, among many other scholarship programs offer financial assistance to science students.

avinash sahu
How do I crack the SAT 1, SAT 2, CBSE, KVPY, JEE Mains, and the JEE Advanced with 5 months left?
kavita rani

Hi Avinash. Plan, prepare and produce are the key factors that help prepare for these competitive exams like these. You can create your customized plan based on your educational background so that you can do well in these exams. Stay focused and study hard.

divakar sharma
What will happen if your percentage is not eligible to take the KVPY exam but filled the wrong percentage which is eligible?
kavita rani

Hi Divakar. You will be disqualified at the time of document verification, moreover, the exact percentage will be mentioned in the documents uploading while applying.

Will the KVPY and NSEB be held this year?
kavita rani

Hi Vipasha. KVPY announced in an official notification that the application opening dates for KVPY 2020-2021 will be delayed. NSEB exam is scheduled to be conducted on November 22, 2020. For more details, refer here.

chaudhary roshniben jethabhai
May kvpy aplicetion form mistek langvege problem

Hi Roshni. Unfortunately, after submitting the application, it is very difficult to make the changes.

Can I take my KVPY exam in Delhi if I live in Lucknow?

Hi Taniksha. Yes, you can choose any exam center according to your convenience.

solanki honey kuldipsimh
I am in 11th class so can I apply for kvpy now as the registration dates are gone?

Hello. Registration for KVPY will take place till October 30,2020. So, you can apply for the same.

aradhana barnwal
I am bio student can , i applied

Hi Aradhana. Yes, you can apply for the exam.

I am 12th passed out student in 2020 . I recently gave my jee advance exam 2020. But I not took admission for for first year .Can I apply for SB stream KVPY in the 31st Jan 2020???

Hi Priti. SInce, you have not enrolled for any UG program in basic science yet, you are not eligible to appear in the exam.

pallavi dhote
Sir I am currently studying in class 12th bio so which stream should I choose

Hi Pallavi. SInce you are in Class 12, you can opt for only one stream, i.e. SX.

Sir I am in class 12th but my age is 16 yr I will be 17 on 25th Feb 2021 .Can I still fill the form??

Hi Natasha. Yes, you are eligible to apply for KVPY SA since you are 16 years old.

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

gunnemeda eswar
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.