KVPY 2020 Exam - IISc Bangalore conducts KVPY exam once a year to provide scholarship. KVPY 2020 exam dates will be revealed in the second week of July 2020. The KVPY 2020 application forms will be released along with exam dates. Class 11, 12, and 1st year students of UG in basic science are eligible for KVPY 2020 registration. The KVPY application 2020 last date may fall in the last week of August 2020. KVPY exam is held at two stages: Aptitude test and interview. The KVPY 2020 aptitude test will be organized on November 1, 2020. Students who clear the aptitude test will appear for the KVPY 2020 interview in January/February 2021. Scroll down to know more about the KVPY 2020 exam, dates, application form, syllabus, result, etc.
What is KVPY?
KVPY is a national level fellowship program for Science students. The selection process comprises two stages: KVPY aptitude test followed by an interview. This scholarship is provided to encourage eligible students to study in the field of science and make a career in research. The KVPY 2020 exam is segregated into three streams: SA, SX and SB. All stream exams and results are announced simultaneously.
KVPY 2020 Highlights
|Exam Full Name||Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna|
|Commonly Known as||KVPY|
|Conducting body||Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore|
|Exam Level||National level|
|Exam Mode||Computer-based test (CBT)|
|Exam Type||Scholarship Exam|
|Streams||SA, SX and SB|
SA - 9:30 am to 12:30 am
|Number of test cities||111|
KVPY Dates 2020
Students should know about KVPY 2020 dates to track all forthcoming events. All important dates of the KVPY exam are tabulated below.
KVPY Important Dates (Tentative)
|Registration Start Date||July 8, 2020|
|Registration Last Date||August 31, 2020|
|Admit Card Release Date||October 7, 2020|
|KVPY 2020 Aptitude Test||November 1, 2020|
|Release of Official Answer Keys||First week of November 2020|
|KVPY 2020 Result||Second week of December 2020|
|Interview Dates||Last week of January - Last week of February 2021|
|Final Result Date||Third week of March 2021|
|Fellowship programme begins||First week of August 2021|
Who Can Apply for KVPY 2020?
Only students who fulfil the given KVPY eligibility criteria can apply for KVPY 2020 exam:
KVPY 2020 Eligibility Criteria Overview
|Stream||Current Class||Marks Required in Previous Class|
|SA||11th class with Science stream||Aggregate 75% in Maths and science subjects in class 10th exams, while that for SC/ST/PWD is 65%.|
|SX||12th class with Science stream|
|SB||Must be studying in 1st year of a UG program in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S.)|
Aggregate 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) in Maths and science subjects in class 12th exams.
KVPY 2020 registration window will open in the second week of July 2020. The KVPY application process comprises of 4 major steps, as given below:
- KVPY 2020 registration
- Filling KVPY 2020 application form
- Upload photo and signature
- Application fees payment
- KVPY 2020 registration: Go to the official website: kvpy.iisc.ernet.in and click on the registration link. Now register as a fresh candidate by entering basic details and contact details as asked. The user ID and password will be sent to the candidate's mobile number and email ID.
- Filling KVPY 2020 application form: After registration, students will have to proceed to KVPY login and fill the remaining form by entering all the required details, then submit it.
- Upload photo and signature: On the next screen, students will be asked to upload soft copies of their passport-size photograph and signature. So, upload the same and save it.
- Application fees payment: After document submission, students will have to pay the prescribed fee as given below to submit the form finally. Note down the transaction number or reference number to refer later.
KVPY 2020 Application Fee
KVPY application fee can be paid online via Credit Card, ATM-Debit Card or Net Banking. The fees vary as per the category of candidates as tabulated below.
KVPY Application Fees 2020
|General & OBC||Rs. 1000|
The KVPY exam is held across the country through various exam centres in 111 exam cities. Students do not have the option to choose exam centres, they can choose up to 4 exam cities while filling in the KVPY 2020 form. On the basis of students preferences and available exam centres, the authority can also assign any alternate exam centre. Refer to the table given below to check the list of exam cities for KVPY 2020 aptitude test.
State-Wise KVPY Test Centres
|Jharkhand||Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Dhanbad|
|West Bengal||Asansol, Burdwan, Kolkata, Siliguri, Durgapur, Hoogly|
|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|
|Andhra Pradesh||Rajahmundry, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam|
Belagavi, Bengaluru, Chikkamangaluru, Bidar, Chikkaballapura, Davanagere, Hubballi, Kalaburagi, Mandya, Mangaluru, Dharwad, Hassan, Mysuru, Puttur, Shivamogga, Udupi, Uttara Kannada
Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Idukki, Kannur, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Kasaragod, Malappuram, Palakkad
|Tamil Nadu||Chennai, Coimbatore, Nagercoil, Salem, Kanchipuram, Madurai|
|Gujarat||Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Anand, Gandhinagar|
|Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal, Indore|
|Maharashtra||Amaravati, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Aurangabad, Nagpur, Nashik, Kolhapur, Pune, Thane|
KVPY 2020 Syllabus & Exam Pattern
After filling the KVPY 2020 form, students should start preparing for the same. Knowing the KVPY syllabus & exam pattern is the first step towards preparation.
IISc Bangalore does not prescribe any specific KVPY syllabus. This exam is held to test the analytical ability and understanding of candidates rather than their factual knowledge. So students should cover all topics of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology of class 10, 12 and 1st year of B.Sc., B.S., B.Stat., B.Math., Int. M.Sc. or M.S., depending on the stream applied for. KVPY 2020 syllabus comprises the topics from class 11 and 12 NCERT syllabus.
KVPY 2020 Syllabus
|Subjects||Topics for SA Stream||Topics for SB & SX Stream|
|Mathematics||Introduction to Trigonometry, Coordinate Geometry, Statistics, Quadratic Equations, Statistics and Probability, Polynomials, Surface Areas & Volumes, etc.|
Vectors and 3-D Geometry, Relations and Functions, Probability, Real Numbers, Statistics and Probability, Linear Programming, Vector Algebra, etc.
|Biology||Heredity and Evolution, Reproduction, Plant Physiology|
Diversity of Living Organisms, Life Processes, Cell: Structure and Function, Human Physiology, etc.
Plant Physiology, Reproduction, Genetics and Evolution, Life Processes, Cell Structure, Biotechnology, Genetics, etc.
|Chemistry||Chemical Reactions, Bases and Salts, Thermodynamics, Periodic Classification, Carbon Compounds, States of Matter, Metals and Non-Metals, etc.|
Carbon compounds, Acids, Bases and Salts, Isolation of Elements, Surface Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Periodic Classification, Solid State, Chemical Kinetics, Thermodynamics, Chemical Bonding, Noble Gases, Chemical Reaction, etc.
|Physics||Kinematics, Work, Law of Motions, Energy & Power, Thermodynamics, Electromagnetic Induction, Gravitation, Reflection, etc.|
Sources of Energy, Thermal Physics, Electricity & Magnetism, Waves & Optics, Physical Measurement, Thermodynamics, Magnetic Effects of Current, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, etc.
To prepare for the exam, it is important to know the KVPY exam pattern which gives the details like the number of questions asked, marking scheme, total marks, the medium of paper, duration and so on. The KVPY 2019 exam pattern is as follows
KVPY Exam Pattern for SA Stream
|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|
|Total Marks||100 marks|
KVPY Exam Pattern for SX and SB Stream
|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|
|Language||English and Hindi|
|Total Marks & Questions||100 marks & 80 questions|
Here are some useful tips to prepare for the KVPY2020 exam. These tips are compiled from the KVPY toppers interview.
- Know the syllabus and exam pattern: Before starting the preparation, students should go through the syllabus and exam pattern to have an overview of the exam. Thus, they will identify important topics.
- Candidates should grasp all the basic concepts first and then proceed further to problem-solving to practise with questions.
- They should solve previous year papers and KVPY sample papers as much as possible. This will make them aware of exam pattern, important topics of the KVPY 2020 exam.
- Also, solve mock tests to have an insight of the real exam.
- Keep revising and improve all the shortcomings to strengthen the concepts.
However, NCERT books are the best books to prepare for the KVPY 2020 exam. But apart from this, students should refer to the reference books for advanced preparation. Thus they will be able to practise with various questions on a topic. Here, we have tabulated the KVPY 2020 books as per the recommendation of previous year’s toppers and experts.
Recommended KVPY 2020 Books
|Biology||Elementary Biology Volume 1 by KN Bhatiya and MP Tyagi|
|Physics||Concepts of Physics By H. C. Verma (11 and 12)|
|Mathematics||Mathematics For Class XI & XII by R. D. Sharma|
|Chemistry||Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon|
- Practising with previous years’ question papers of KVPY helps to be familiar with the important aspects of an exam.
- By solving various papers students can boost their confidence, as it helps them to analyze important topics and difficulty levels of the test.
- Students can download previous 10 years KVPY SA, SX and SB question papers and answer keys using the link above.
KVPY 2020 Mock Test
IISc Bangalore provides a free mock test to all students. This mock test can be accessed in online mode. Students can have insight into real exams by solving this KVPY 2020 mock test. Thus they will be able to know about their problem-solving speed and can work on to improvise them. They can analyze their preparation level on the basis of total time to solve the paper, type of questions taking longer to solve, accuracy levels etc.
KVPY Admit Card 2020
IISC, Bangalore will release the admit card of KVPY 2020 through the official website. The KVPY 2020 admit card will be released tentatively on October 7, 2020. Candidates need to carry a KVPY admit card along with their ID proof to appear for KVPY 2020. They can download KVPY admit cards by following the given steps without any hassle.
Steps to Download KVPY Hall Ticket 2020
- Visit the home page of KVPY official website.
- Click on the link of admit card. Alternatively, students can click the link given above.
- Enter application number and date of birth.
- Click on the “Submit” tab.
- KVPY 2020 admit card will open on the screen.
- Take at least two printouts of the same.
KVPY 2020 Answer Key
- The exam conducting authority releases the official KVPY answer key after 2-3 days of exam.
- The KVPY 2020 answer key will be released online for all streams along with the question papers.
- The answer keys are made available in pdf format which comprises correct answers to all the questions asked.
- Students can calculate their probable scores by matching their answers with the answers mentioned in the answer key.
KVPY 2020 Result
- IISc, Bangalore releases KVPY result for aptitude test and interview test.
- The KVPY result 2020 for the aptitude test will be released in the second week of December 2020 which can be accessed in the form of pdfs for each stream and category.
- Only shortlisted students will be able to download their interview letter.
- The KVPY final result will be released in the third week of March 2021 through the candidate login window.
KVPY 2020 Selection Process
It comprises two stages that are aptitude test and personal interview. Candidates who qualify the aptitude test are called for an interview round. The interview dates, time & venue is intimated through KVPY interview call letter.
Final KVPY result is prepared on the basis of students 75% performance in aptitude test and 25% in interview. The finally selected students will be eligible to avail KVPY 2020 scholarship.
KVPY Cutoff 2020
Along with the result, IISC, Bangalore also publishes the cutoff marks for the aptitude test. The cutoffs are released stream-wise and category-wise which are separate for the aptitude test and final selection. The KVPY 2020 cutoff marks are the minimum required marks to get selected for an interview. The final KVPY cut off 2020 will be released in the third week of March 2020. Students can refer the following tables to know about last year’s KVPY aptitude test and final cutoff:
KVPY Aptitude Test Cutoff 2019
KVPY Final Cutoff 2019
KVPY Interview 2020
KVPY 2020 interview will be held in January/February 2021. Aptitude test qualified students are eligible for KVPY interview 2020. They need to download the call letter through the KVPY 2020 login window. They can check KVPY interview tips to know about the tips & tricks to crack the same. They need to carry the following documents while appearing for the KVPY interview -
- Attested copy of class X & XII marks sheet
- Category Certificate (if required)
- Interview Call Letter
- A Self-Appraisal Form
- Study certificate Form
- Teacher Recommendation Form (in a sealed envelope)
- Medical certificate (if applicable)
KVPY Toppers Interview
Check the following table and click on the respective toppers interview link to read their strategies of KVPY exam preparation. It will provide an indication about the exam and good tips to crack the KVPY 2020 exam.
Interviews of KVPY Toppers
|Topper’s Name||Streams||Aptitude Test Marks||Interview Marks|
|Interview with Kartikey Gupta||SX (AIR 6)||93.75||76|
|Interview with B Guruvayurappan||SA (AIR 1)||87. 25||95.2|
|Interview with Niyati Mehta||SA (AIR 9)||80||85|
|Interview with Jayesh Singla||SX (AIR 10)||85||85|
|Interview with Harshil Vagadia||SX (AIR 3)||-||-|
KVPY Scholarship 2020
Finally selected students will be provided with KVPY 2020 scholarship as per norms. They will be able to avail scholarship after getting admission in a UG program in basic sciences. Initially, the KVPY scholarship 2020 will be awarded for only one year to be renewed only if candidates pass the first year with 60% or equivalent (50% for SC/ST & PwD candidates).
KVPY Scholarship Amount Details
|Course name & Year||Contingency Grant / Annum||Fellowship / Month|
|During 1st to 3rd years of B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math. / Integrated M.Sc. /M.S.||Rs.20,000||Rs.5,000|
|During M. Sc. / 4th to 5th years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S./M.Math./M.Stat.||Rs.28,000||Rs.7,000|
KVPY 2020 Contact Details
Address: The Convener
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)
Indian Institute of ScienceBangalore - 560 012
Official Website: kvpy.iisc.ernet.in
For queries related to the application: email@example.com
For queries related to fellowship: firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - KVPY 2020
Question: What is KVPY SA?
SA is a KVPY exam stream. Students studying in 11th class come under this stream.
Question: Are KVPY SX & SB the same?
No, both are different streams of the KVPY 2020 exam. But the syllabus and exam pattern is the same for both.
Question: Can I appear for KVPY 2020 in Hindi?
Yes, you can appear for the KVPY exam in Hindi by choosing Hindi as the exam medium.
Question: Can I carry a calculator to the KVPY 2020 exam hall?
No, students can not carry calculators to the exam hall. But they can use a virtual calculator which will be available on their computer screen.
Question: Is KVPY an offline exam?
No, KVPY is a computer based online test.
Question: Can I correct my name in my application form?
No, KVPY authority does not allow any modifications after final submission.
Question: Will the KVPY 2020 exam be difficult?
The difficulty level of KVPY exam 2020 will be moderate.
Question: Will I get the fellowship if I join any other course like engineering?
No. the KVPY scholarship cannot be availed in engineering courses.
Question: What kind of questions will be asked in the KVPY 2020 interview?
The questions in the interview are asked from the topics in science and mostly you may be asked to explain some concepts, elaborate on topics that you like and so on.
Question: Can I avail the KVPY Fellowship along with any other scholarship?
No, you will have to surrender your previous scholarship to avail KVPY scholarship.
Questions related to KVPY
how is kvpy sx is different from kvpy sx e
The exam of KVPY is categorized in three streams: SA, SB and SX. Students have many confusions regarding these streams. Students studying in 11th with science subjects comes under SA stream of KVPY. 12th class science students will have to appear under SX stream. Candidates enrolled in the 1st year of an undergraduate program in Basic Sciences during the exam year will go under SB stream.
Hope this helps!
Hi, Im in class 11. My questions are: 1. Due to Covid-19 will the Aptitude test for KVPY be held after November this year? 2. How many students are selected after the Aptitude test and Interview round? 3. If I score a bit above the passing marks, will I be called for the interview?? Help plz.
The KVPY examination proceeds in two levels. The first level is the aptitude test and any student who meets the eligibility criteria can appear for this exam.
The second level is the interview round which selects candidates based on their performance in the previous round. The selection process to shortlist the candidates is not always predetermined and no fixed percentage as a selection criterion is given.
As of now, no fixed dates for the examination are given.
However, tentative dates suggest that the first level examination will be held in November, 2020 and the interview round might be conducted as late as January, 2021.
Hope this information helps
Best of luck!!
I am a 11th std student and Ill be giving Kvpy SA , Ive heard electrostatics is an important chapter for KVPY but However its in 12th std I wont be able to study it complete therefore please suggest me topics in electrostatics that I should study for KVPY SA stream
Electrostatics is a very important chapter. In it for kvpy you can study
1. Calculation of electric field and potential of different bodies.
2. They may ask you to find electric field and potential at a point due to an unsymmetrical body so do it.
3. Capacitance which includes dielectrics and different cases of finding capacitance.
4. Dipole is very important.
5. Gauss law and coulomb's law is very important.
I am a class 11 student , I am preparing for KVPY and Ive heard Ray optics is an important chapter for KVPY but its in class 12 , so it is not possible for me to cover whole chapter so please tell , which topics in ray optics should I study for KVPY ?
Ray optics is a fairly easy chapter, even with respect to class 12th Physics. But, some important topics include refraction, reflection and the natural phenomena. What I would suggest you to do is, look at past year KVPY questions from the chapter, and analyse for yourself. Because all the topics are related, you might have to go through everything once.
There are also some examination that students are normally encouraged in few schools like NTSE, KVPY etc. Do you actually follow encourage the students to take NTSE examination, KVPY examination & prepare them for that?
We do a lot & encourage the children participating in NTSE & other examination even if children are prepared, We do provide the children support also but not for everybody, We make it optional for students those who want to appear such examination. There is not structured programme for it but we do offer to support the children those who are preparing for the examination. At higher level we also extend for the support of SAT examination. We do have NDA academy & coaching support. But we want to bring up leaders coming up with lot of values that’what the future of the society that we encourage the students go for such kind of training.
Ms. Shanti Krishnamurthy
(Director, Central Chinmaya Mission Trust (CCMT) Education Cell)