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KVPY 2021 Eligibility, Age Limit and Stream-Wise Eligibility

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Jan 20, 2021

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KVPY Eligibility includes age criteria, citizenship and academic criteria for each stream. The minimum age required to apply for SA stream is 16 years. The lower age limit for SX stream is 17 years. The candidates who apply for SB stream must be 18 years old.

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  • The Eligibility criteria for KVPY 2020 exam has been updated. Check details here
  • KVPY 2020 is scheduled for November 3 in online (computer-based) mode.
  • Candidates can apply for SA stream if they have enrolled to Class XI with science subjects. Check KVPY Admit Card
  • For those candidates who have appeared for Class XII with Science, subjects can apply under SX stream.
  • To apply for SB stream, candidates must have enrolled for basic sciences provided that they are a 1st-year student. Check KVPY Exam Pattern
  • Only Indian nationals can apply for KVPY 2020 provided they take admission to the B.Sc. program only in India.

KVPY Eligibility Criteria 2020

Candidates can appear for the aptitude test if they meet the given KVPY eligibility criteria according to the Stream. Before filling KVPY 2020 Application Form, candidates should meet the given eligibility criteria.

  • Only Indian candidates can apply for the KVPY Fellowship programme.

For Stream SA – 

  • Those candidates studied in XI Standard (Science Subjects) in the academic year of 2020-2020 can apply for this test.
  • Candidates have to score at least 75% marks (65% marks in case of the SC/ST/PWD) in aggregate in Science & Mathematics subjects in Class X.
  • Candidates have to secure minimum 60% marks (50% marks for SC/ST/PWD) in aggregate in Science Subjects in XII Standard Board Examination.
  • Selected students fellowship will be activated only when they join an UG programme in Basic Science (B.Sc/BS/B.Stat./B.Math./Int.M.Sc/MS) in the academic year 2020-2021.
  • During the interim period of one year, students will be invited for the National Science (Vijyoshi) Camp and their travel and other related expenses will be sponsored by KVPY.

For Stream SX – 

  • Candidates studying in 10+2 can apply under this stream. They must score 60% in the 12th Board exam (50% for SC/ST/PwD candidates)
  • Selected students fellowship will be activated only when they join an UG programme in Basic Science (B.Sc/BS/B.Stat./B.Math./Int.M.Sc/MS) in the academic year 2020-2021.
  • According to KVPY eligibility criteria 2020, Candidates must secure a minimum 75% marks in class 10 while SC/ST/PwD candidates have scored 65% in aggregate of all Science subjects and Mathematics.

For Stream SB – 

  • Those candidates studied in 1st year of UG course in Basic Science such as Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics and Biology leading to B.Sc/BS/B.Stat./B.Math./Int.M.Sc/MS in the academic year of 2020-2020 can appear for this exam.
  • Candidates have to secure at least 60% marks in case of GEN category & 50% marks in case of SC/ST/PWD category in aggregate in Science subjects in Intermediate Board Examination.
  • Candidates have to obtain 60% marks (50% Marks for SC/ST/PWD category) in the 1st year final examination of B.Sc/BS/B.Stat./B.Math./Int.M.Sc/MS before taking up the fellowship, if awarded.

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KVPY 2020 Fellowships Offered

  • Two KVPY Scholarships are offered to the students who belong to any of the three streams under KVPY: Stream SA, SB and SX.
  • Candidates included in the SA Stream are the ones who apply for the KVPY Exam while pursuing Class XI (with Science Subjects).
  • The SX Stream comprises candidates who are appearing or have passed Class XII with science subjects in the academic session 2020-2020.
  • SB Stream includes candidates who are pursuing 1st year of the undergraduate program in Basic Sciences during the academic year 2020-2020.
  • The fellowship and the contingency grant offered to students is listed in the table below:
Fellowship 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. Rs. 5000 Rs. 20000
SA/SX/SB- during M. Sc. / 4th to 5th years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S./M.Math./M.Stat. Rs. 7000 Rs. 28000

Check KVPY 2020 Question Papers

KVPY Courses in Basic Sciences

The candidates can apply for undergraduate programs in Basic Sciences through KVPY 2020. The courses included in Basic Sciences are B.Sc. /B.S. /B.Stat. /B.Math. /Int. M.Sc. /M.S. in the following streams:

Subjects Subjects Subjects Subjects
Chemistry Cell Biology Biotechnology Genetics
Physics Ecology Neurosciences Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics Molecular Biology Bioinformatics Applied Physics
Statistics Botany Marine Biology Geophysics
Biochemistry Zoology Geology Materials Science
Microbiology Physiology Human Biology Environmental Science

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

Comments


60 Comments
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tanishka shah
how many stages are there in kvpy?
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kavita rani

Hi Tanishka. There are two stages in which KVPY exam is conducted including online aptitude test and interview. Online aptitude test is a computer-based examination.
Further details are mentioned here.
 

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nishu
what is kvpy scholarship?
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kavita rani

Hi Nishu. KVPY is a national-level scholarship program arranged every year at centres across the country. Administered by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc), this test aimed at promoting students to opt for research careers in basic science courses.

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rashmi
how to get into iisc through kvpy?
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kavita rani

Hi Rashmi. Aspirants planning to get admission to IISC Bangalore via KVPY must qualify the aptitude test. The score in the KVPY Aptitude Test will be considered while shortlisting candidates for admission. The aptitude test is conducted in the month of November each year and the test will be followed by an Interview round for selection.

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pranay prakash gavakar
i have got 80%in 10th and 63%in 12th science .currently i am in FyBScIT so for which scholarship i am suitable?
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dummy

Dear Pranay Prakash Gavakar

Greetings from Collegedunia. Yes, you are eligible to apply for KVPY 2020 Examination if you have passed 10th with 75% marks in PCM and 12th with 60% marks in PCM from any recognized Board. The age limit for SA is 16 years and SB is 17 years and SX is 18 years of age. For more details, kindly go through this link – KVPY Eligibility Criteria 2020

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srishti
I m pursuing bsc biotech 1st year, am I eligible for SB stream annd if yes than will I appear after exams of 1st year?
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arvind kumar

Hi Srishti, Greetings. KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana) is a national level scholarship program. You are eligible for the exam and you can appear. For more details visit: KVPY 2020

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gnanananda
I'm in b.math 1st year but 19 years old can i give kvpy?
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surendra

Hi Gnananandna

You can visit on KVPY Eligibility to know the age criteria for applying. 

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surabhi s
Can we give the KVPY exam twice?
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kavita rani

Hi surabhi. Yes, you can give the KVPY exam two times, one exam can be given in class 11 (KVPY SA) while second exam can be given in 12 (KVPY SX). You can also give KVPY third time (KVPY SB), if you are pursuing a basic science course (first year) after class 12.

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surabhi s
Can we give the KVPY exam twice?
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ankit meena
I am 1st year MBBS student, can I give KVPY exam
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surendra

Hi Ankit

Greetings of the day

You can visit on our official website KVPY Eligibility Criteria to know the whole eligiblity criteria of the exam and whether you are eligible for the exam or not.

A
avinash sahu
I don't have any knowledge about computers, can I be eligible for KVPY?
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kavita rani

Hi Avinash. Yes, you are eligible for KVPY. The KVPY exam doesn't test your knowledge about computers but you must have the basic computer operating skill that is you must know the use of mouse and keyboard which is required to give KVPY online exam. You can easily learn by practicing KVPY online mock tests.

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shreya
I m in bsc medical 1st year what is the syllabus or the exam?
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kapila.gandrola

Hello Shreya,

The examination consists of four sections – Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. For detailed syllabus and examination pattern, kindly visit – KVPY Syllabus

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divakar sharma
How many times should we attend the KVPY exam?
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kavita rani

Hi Divakar. It is suggested to appear in the KVPY twice, both in class 11 and 12, as it improves your chances of selection in IISc and IISERs. In case you are pursuing any basic science course after class 12, then you can attempt under KVPY SB stream.

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atul kumar
I have cleared 12 class in 2020 and got 93 in math 92 in chem and 81 in physics can i give kept exam
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surendra

Hi Atul 

You need minimum of 60% to apply for the exam.

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chiranjeevi gudagur
Just i passed 11th i scored 96 in maths,88 in physics,81 in chemistry and 75 in biology may i can apply sir
V
vinod

Hi Chiranjeevi. Yes, you are eligible to apply for the exam in class XII under SX stream.

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sakshi verma
I pass 1 st year of bsc this year should I am eligible for kept exam..
V
vinod

Hi Sakshi. Since, you have already passed 1st year of college, you are no longer eligible to apply for SB stream of KVPY.

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devansh rajani
Hello !! I am in class 11 curently. I have scored 91 in science and 80 in maths in class 10. Can I eligible for KVPY and If I am eligible than when can I give KVPY exam and with which stream ?
V
vinod

Hi Devansh. Yes, you are eligible to give the exam under SA stream. To get detailed information about the exam, click here.

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sasiritha sankar
Currently Iam in 2nd year of B.Sc in physics. I got CGPA 8.8 in tenth standered and 62%in my twelth. Am I eligible to write kvpy
V
vinod

Hi Sasiritha. Sorry, you are not eligible to appear in KVPY SB stream since you are in 2nd year of college.

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aryan acharya
Hello. I am currently in class 10 icse. Can anyone recommend any textbooks to follow for kvpy SA stream?
V
vinod

Hi Aryan. You can prepare for the exam from many books like OP Tondon, DC Pandey, RD Sharma, Bhatia and Tyagi for different subjects. To get detailed information regarding the same, click here – KVPY 2020 exam pattern, syllabus, recommended books.

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harshitha
I am in 11 th class . My percentage in 10 th was 93.3 . I got 86 in science and 93 in maths out of 100 .Can i apply for kvpy exam.
V
vinod

Hi Harshitha. Yes, you can apply for KVPY SX stream.

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akshay kishor
Sir , I'm a second year bsc chemistry student. Now I'm 19 years old. Shall I able to apply for the sb stream of kvpy?
V
vinod

Hi Akshay. Unfortunately, you cannot apply for the exam. Only the students in 1st year of their degree can apply for SB stream of KVPY exam.