KVPY 2019
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KVPY 2019 - IISc Bangalore will release the result of the aptitude test in the second week of December for KVPY 2019 exam held on November 3, 2019. The result for SA, SX and SB stream students will be released on the same day. Earlier, IISc has released KVPY 2019 official answer key and question paper on the official website. Students can refer them to calculate probable scores. Then match it with KVPY 2019 cutoff to know the chances of selection. Selected students will appear for KVPY 2019 interview and finally selected students will avail fellowship. The aptitude test of KVPY exam 2019 was held in computer-based mode across 111 exam cities in the country. The admit card for KVPY 2019 was issued online on October 7, 2019. KVPY 2019 application forms were accepted in online mode from July 8 to August 31. IISc Bangalore has released the KVPY 2019 mock test which can be accessed in online mode. KVPY is a national-level scholarship exam for class 11, 12 & UG students to promote interest in science. Check all details about the KVPY 2019 eligibility, dates, application and selection process along with the important dates and more in this article.
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KVPY 2019 Highlights



Exam Name

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna

Commonly known as


Conducting body

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Level of exam

National level

Mode of exam

Computer-based test (CBT)

Purpose of exam

To provide fellowships to students for pursuing research in Science

Streams of scholarship

SA, SX and SB

Application mode



3 hours

Exam timings

SA-9:30am to 12:30am, SB/SX-2pm to 5pm

Number of test cities

111 across the country

Official website


KVPY Dates 2019

Candidates should be aware of all the dates of KVPY 2019 so that they won’t miss any event. Refer the given table to check all important dates.

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KVPY Important Dates



Online registration for KVPY 2019 begins

July 8, 2019

Last date for submitting KVPY application form

August 31, 2019

KVPY Mock Test window opened

Second week of September 2019

Release of KVPY admit card

October 7, 2019

KVPY 2019 Exam Date

November 3, 2019

Release of Official Answer Keys

Second week of November 2019

Declaration of result

Second week of December 2019

KVPY Interview Dates

Last week of January - Last week of February 2020

KVPY fellowship programme begins

First week of August 2020

KVPY Result 2019

  • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore will release KVPY result of the aptitude test online in the second week of December 2019.
  • The KVPY 2019 result for the aptitude test will be announced in the form of pdfs for each stream and category.
  • Shortlisted students will have to download their interview letter.
  • The final KVPY result will be available through the candidate login where they must enter their KVPY application number and date of birth.

KVPY Cutoff 2019

IISC, Banglore will announce sets the cutoff marks for the aptitude test first. The final cutoff for awarding the fellowship will be announced after the completion of the interview round and finalizing the list of candidates for each category and stream. KVPY cutoff marks are the minimum marks required to be shortlisted for the interview and thereafter the fellowship. The cutoff will be separate for the aptitude test and final selection.

KVPY Cutoff 2018 for aptitude test

















KVPY 2018 cutoff for final round





















KVPY Selection Process 2019

The selection process of KVPY includes two stages, written test and personal interview. Candidates who qualify the written test with minimum cut off marks will be called for interview round, to be held in the third week of January 2020. Shortlisted candidates will receive interview dates, time & venue through email/website. While appearing for the KVPY 2019 interview, candidates should bring the given document for verification-

  • Class X & XII Original Marks Sheet
  • Category Certificate (if required)
  • KVPY Application Form
  • Interview Call Letter
  • KVPY 2019 Admit Card
  • A Self-Appraisal Form
  • Study certificate Form
  • Teacher Recommendation Form (in a sealed envelope)

KVPY Interview Tips

KVPY 2019 interviews are likely to be held in January/ February 2020 at IISc Bangalore. Students who qualify the written test with minimum cut off marks will be called for the interviews. Qualified students should log in to their account to download the interview call letter for KVPY 2019. Check some of the basic interview details and tips here in the video below

KVPY Toppers Interview

Toppers of KVPY can actually give an indication about the exam and good tips that can help to crack KVPY 2019. The table below gives the details of the KVPY toppers of the previous year along with a link to their interviews where they give tips on how to prepare for KVPY.

Interviews of KVPY Toppers

Topper’s Name


Aptitude Test Marks

Interview Marks

Kartikey Gupta - Click here for interview




B Guruvayurappan - Click here for interviewSA87. 2595.2
Niyati Mehta - Click here for interviewSA8085
Jayesh Singla - Click here for interview


Harshil Vagadia - Click here for interviewSX

KVPY Scholarship 2019

KVPY scholarship will be awarded to candidates who qualify in both the aptitude test and interview but only if they pursue an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences. This fellowship of KVPY will be initiated only after they take admissions to approved UG science courses. Initially, the scholarship 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 Fellowship Details

Basic Sciences

Contingency Grant / Annum

Fellowship / Month

SA/SX/SB- during 1st to 3rd years of - B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math. / Integrated M.Sc. /M.S.



SA/SX/SB – during M. Sc. / 4th to 5th years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S./M.Math./M.Stat.



KVPY Eligibility Criteria 2019

Only those candidates who fulfil the KVPY eligibility criteria can apply for the KVPY 2019 fellowship. Each stream of KVPY specifies different eligibility criteria. The requirement of every stream is mentioned below:

KVPY 2019 Eligibility Criteria for SA stream?

  • Class 11 students can apply.
  • Students must have scored 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) aggregate in Maths and science subjects.
  • The fellowship will be activated only if students score a minimum of 60% (50% for reserved categories) in their class 12.

KVPY Eligibility Criteria for SX Stream?

  • Students enrolled in class 12 can apply under this stream.
  • The minimum marks in class 10 should be 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) aggregate in Maths and science subjects.
  • Students must score a minimum of 60% (50% for reserved categories) in their class 12 if they wish their fellowship to be activated.

KVPY 2019 Eligibility Criteria for SB stream?

  • Students studying in UG first year can apply under this stream.
  • Marks in class 12 should be a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD).
  • To activate the KVPY fellowship, candidates must score a minimum of 60% (50% for reserved categories).

KVPY Application Form 2019

KVPY 2019 registration process was held from July 8 to August 31, 2019. Students can complete the KVPY registration by following 4 simple steps, provided below.

  1. Registration of KVPY
  2. Filling of application form
  3. Upload Photograph and signature
  4. Payment of application fee of KVPY 2019

How to Fill the KVPY Application form 2019?

Students can follow the given steps to fill the KVPY application form:

Step 1: KVPY 2019 Registration- Candidates should click on " KVPY-2019 online application portal" OR use the "Applications" on the menu bar to click on “Registration and Application login” tab on the official website. They can register by using a valid e-mail ID and mobile number. After successful registration, the candidate receives a confirmation mail on the registered E-mail ID/Mobile Number with details of a computer-generated username and password.

Step 2: Filling All Asked Details- Candidates should log in to their account with the help of the username and password sent via SMS or email. They must fill the application form with correct personal and academic information and select three test centres as per their preference.

Step 3: Upload the Required Documents- In this step, candidates should upload the scanned images of their recent passport-size photograph, and signature in JPG/JPEG format. The file-sizes should be below 500 KB and 200 KB respectively.

Step 4: Payment of Application Fees- After filling the application form, candidates must pay the requisite application fee through online or offline mode.


KVPY Application Fee 2019

KVPY application fee differs according to the category of candidates. The fee structure according to the categories is tabulated below.

KVPY Application Fee


Application Fee

Payment mode


Rs. 1000/-

Credit Card, ATM-Debit Card or Net Banking

SC/ST Candidates

Rs. 500/-

Debit/ ATM Card, Credit Card or Net Banking

KVPY Exam Centres 2019

The exam will be conducted across various KVPY exam centres in 111 exam cities in India. Candidates have to select at least three preferences of exam cities while filling in the application form of KVPY. The exact KVPY Exam 2019 centre venue address is mentioned on the admit card. Refer to the table to check the list of exam cities.

State-Wise KVPY Test Centres

East Zone
JharkhandJamshedpur, Ranchi, Dhanbad
OrissaBhubaneshwar, Rourkela
Arunachal PradeshNaharlagun
AssamGuwahati, Tezpur
West BengalAsansol, Burdwan, Kolkata, Siliguri, Durgapur, Hoogly
North Zone
DelhiNew Delhi
HaryanaAmbala, Hisar, Karnal, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Kurukshetra, Panipat
Jammu & KashmirJammu
PunjabJalandhar, Mohali, Patiala, Ludhiana
RajasthanAjmer, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Sikar,
Uttar PradeshAgra, Allahabad, Greater Noida, Kanpur, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Lucknow, Noida, Varanasi
South Zone
Andhra PradeshRajahmundry, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
KarnatakaBelagavi, Bengaluru, Chikkamangaluru, Bidar, Chikkaballapura, Davanagere, Hubballi, Kalaburagi, Mandya, Mangaluru, Dharwad, Hassan, Mysuru, Puttur, Shivamogga, Udupi, Uttara Kannada
KeralaAlappuzha, Ernakulam, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Idukki, Kannur, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Kasaragod, Malappuram, Palakkad
Tamil NaduChennai, Coimbatore, Nagercoil, Salem, Kanchipuram, Madurai
West Zone
GoaMapusa, Panaji
GujaratAhmedabad, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodra, Anand, Gandhinagar
Madhya PradeshBhopal, Indore
MaharashtraAmaravati, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Aurangabad, Nagpur, Nashik, Kolhapur, Pune, Thane
ChhattisgarhBilaspur, Raipur

KVPY Exam Pattern 2019

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


Part 1

Part 2


(all sections are mandatory)









Marking Scheme

Right Answer- +1

Wrong Answer- -0.25

Right Answer- +2

Wrong Answer- -0.50

Total questions asked



Mode of ExamComputer-based test
LanguageEnglish and Hindi
Duration3 hours
Total Marks100 marks

KVPY Exam Pattern for SX and SB Stream


Part 1

Part 2


Attempt any three from the following:




Attempt any two from the following:





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

Duration3 hours
Mode of examComputer-based
LanguageEnglish and Hindi
Total Marks100 marks

KVPY Admit Card 2019

IISC, Banglore has released the admit card of KVPY 2019 from October 7, 2019. Students can download KVPY admit card by following the given steps without any hassle.

Steps to Download KVPY Hall Ticket

  • Visit the official website or click on the link given above.
  • Click the admit card link available on the main page.
  • Enter the required details such as application number and date of birth.
  • Click on the “Submit” tab

What to carry with KVPY Admit Card?

Candidates who appear for KVPY 2019 must not forget to carry the following documents to their allotted exam centres:

  • KVPY admit card
  • School/College ID or Aadhar Card or Passport with a clear photograph

KVPY Syllabus 2019

IISc Bangalore does not prescribe the KVPY syllabus as the exam aims at testing the analytical ability and understanding of candidates rather than their factual knowledge. However, students preparing for KVPY 2019 have to cover all important topics/sections taught in their class. The subjects to study are 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 2019 syllabus is covered for class 11 and 12 in the NCERT books.

KVPY Syllabus


Topics for SA Stream

Topics for SB & SX Stream


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.


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.


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


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

Best Books for KVPY 2019 Preparation

KVPY aspirants should refer the listed books for better preparation. These books are recommended by previous year’s toppers and experts. However, NCERT books are the best for KVPY as they cover all the NCERT syllabus.

Recommended Books for KVPY 2019




Complete Neet guide by MTG


H.C. Verma (Volume 1 & 2), I.E. Irodov


R.S. Agarwal, S.L. Loney


O.P. Tandon for organic Chemistry, Solomons for organic chemistry

How to Prepare for KVPY 2019?

Candidates should clear all their basic concepts first and then proceed further to problem-solving.

  1. Know the syllabus and exam pattern: Before starting the preparation, candidates should get the complete syllabus and exam pattern as they contain important topics and
  2. Practice with KVPY previous year papers and sample papers: Candidates must solve the previous year’s question papers and sample papers as much as possible to get familiar with the exam pattern and also to know what type of questions come in the exam.
  3. Mock Tests: To speed up the calculation and answering speed, mock tests are very important. IISc Bangalore releases mock test for KVPY 2019.
  4. During the last week, only revise the important facts and concepts instead of preparing a fresh article.

KVPY Mock Test 2019

IISc Bangalore will release the mock test of KVPY 2019 in the second week of September. This is provided to enable students to understand how the exam will be like and to use it for practice purposes. Candidates are advised to complete the KVPY mock test within the stipulated time. It is to be noted that the mock test does not give the scores after it is completed. However, candidates must use it to analyze their performance on the basis of time taken to answer the paper, the questions that took long to solve, accuracy levels etc.

KVPY Answer Key 2019

  • IISc Bangalore will release the official KVPY 2019 answer key online for all streams along with the question papers tentatively in the second week of November 2019.
  • The answer key carries the correct answers to all the questions asked in the exam.
  • The KVPY answer key 2019 will be in the form of pdfs and candidates can use them to compare their own answers.
  • With the help of the KVPY 2019 answer key, candidates can calculate their probable score before the announcement of result.

KVPY Question Papers 2019

Practising with previous years’ question papers of KVPY is a good practice as it allows students to get familiar with the exam and boosts their confidence. It also allows for understanding the type of questions, weightage of topics that may be asked in the exam. Candidates can also understand the difficulty levels of the test. It is also better to practise with KVPY sample papers that are freely available on the net. Cracking KVPY becomes more easy with the help of these papers.

KVPY 2019 Contact Details

Address: The Convener

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)

Indian Institute of Science

Bangalore - 560 012

Official Website: kvpy.iisc.ernet.in

Email ID:

For queries related to the application: applications.kvpy@iisc.ac.in

For queries related to fellowship: fellowship.kvpy@iisc.ac.in

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - KVPY 2019

Question: Who do I contact in case I have any KVPY examination centre related queries?


Students can send their queries through email to applications.kvpy@iisc.ac.in (for application-related queries).

Question: What is the syllabus of KVPY 2019?


IISc Bangalore does not prescribe any specific syllabus for the aptitude test. Students will be evaluated on the basis of their understanding and analytical ability. However, there will be questions from the syllabus up to class X/XII/ UG first year as applicable.

Question: Will I be allowed to carry the calculator in KVPY examination hall?


No, calculators or any electronic devices are not permitted. You can use Virtual calculators which will be made available on the computer screen.

Question: Which are the languages that are allowed for KVPY?


KVPY 2019 can be attempted in Hindi or English. Candidates have to select the language when they start the computer based exam.

Question: Can I correct the mistakes made in my application form?


No, there is no provision for correction of mistakes if any in KVPY application form 2019. However, you can always write to IISc Bangalore asking for help or contact the helpline numbers for the same.

Question: What kind of questions can I expect in the KVPY interview?


The interview panel is students friendly. The questions in the interview range on topics in science and mostly you may be asked to explain some concepts, elaborate on topics that you like and so on.

Question: Will I get the fellowship if I join any other course like engineering?


No. The KVPY scholarship is primarily for students wishing to pursue a course in basic sciences. So you cannot avail this in case youo join engineering.

Question: If I already have been awarded with another scholarship, can I avail the KVPY Fellowship?


No, KVPY scholarship cannot be availed along with another fellowship /scholarship, be it government or private. In order to avail KVPY 2019 fellowship, students will have to relinquish any other fellowship or scholarship that they are in receipt of.

Question: Who do I contact in case I have any KVPY examination centre related queries?


Students can send their queries through email to applications.kvpy@iisc.ac.in (for application-related queries).

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When the result of KVPY 2019 will be declare?

Dinesh Goyal 5th Dec, 2019


KVPY officials has not declared any exact date for the announcement of KVPY result 2019. But it is expected that KVPY result will be declared in the second week of December 2019. You should stay updated with the given link.

All the Best!!!


how to prepare for sx stream ?

Halry Bhalodia 6th Dec, 2019

The KVPY exam tests the aptitude and analytical ability of the student. The prerequisites for a good score in KVPY exam is clarity of concepts. For KVPY, knowing how to solve a problem isn’t enough. It’s important to know why you solve the problem that way.

Preparation Tips

For KVPY SX/SB : Study any three subjects you’re strong in. In that two should be extremely strong. develop your own technique of solving

If you are JEE or NEET aspirant, follow JEE or NEET study material respectively. For Biology, NCERT is best.

Study all the concepts and topics thoroughly. You need to have strong concepts understanding to perform well in KVPY exam. KVPY relies less on memory and more on applying ideas and concepts to solve problems.

While practicing questions if you know that you are not much familiar with the concepts involved in the question, don’t attempt it, rather study the concept first and then solve the question.

Make summary sheets to revise important concepts and formulas weekly in all subjects. This is common for KVPY, JEE and NEET preparation.

Create a habit of problem solving. The more problems you solve, the more you will become familiar with strategies for picking the right formula in tests and exam.

Try to visualize the question. Write down the given information, draw a diagram of situation and write the thing you have to find. Do this with easier questions first and then difficult questions.

Make notes of each and every topic (important terms, formulas, reactions, mistakes while solving problems). Make a separate notebook for remembering formulas in each subject. Keep revising what you learn during the preparation.

KVPY exam have enough time to solve less number of questions. Maintain accuracy and avoid negative marking.

Solve KVPY previous years papers to practice type of questions you can expect in the KVPY examination. Check paper pattern and marking scheme to prepare well for the exam.

Since KVPY exam will be conducted in computer-based mode, it's recommended to practice online mock tests of KVPY. Find your weak links and silly mistakes and work on them. The goal is to improve with each test. (https://mystudycart.com/kvpy-online-coaching)

Be positive and don’t panic. Yes, the exam is early but it’s the same for all KVPY aspirants. Make sure you understand concepts properly and practice KVPY level questions.


Does subject wise score in the KVPY matters, Do we need to score minimum marks in each subject to qualify?

Rishi Garg 2nd Dec, 2019

This is the good thing that the subject wise score in KVPY doesn't matter for the final result. However one has to score the minimum qualifying score in both exams (i.e., Written Exam and Interview).

For publishing the Stage 1 result, The total score in the written exam is taken into account, Also the section wise score doesn't matters.

For further information, kindly go through the link


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If I have attempted all the sections in Part 2 in KVPY SX Stream, how will the total Marks be calculated?

Rishi Garg 2nd Dec, 2019

If you have attempted all the four sections in KVPY, then as you said you appeared in SX stream, you had to attempt any two out of the four sections, but don't worry there is no loss in attempting all the four sections because in this case marks of the best two out of the four sections will be taken into account for calculation of the final result.


I scored 58 and 59 marks in science and maths in my 10th board exam so i am eligible to give kvpy exam of sx stream or not??

N sayadeevi 1st Dec, 2019
I'm really sorry to tell you that you aren't eligible for kvpy.
The eligibility criteria for kvpy is :
# candidates much be studying in 11th grade
# minimum score must be 75% in both maths and science in 10th board
# for Sc, St and PWD is 65% in both the subjects.
But you can give your kvpy once again when you are in college:
# you must be in 1st year of your UG
# you must have 60% in your 12th board for general category
# and for Sc, St and PWD 50%.
So, study hard and get really good score in your 12th board exam.
All the very best
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