KVPY 2021 - Application Form Released, Syllabus, Result, Cutoff
KVPY 2021 Exam - IISc Bangalore has extended the KVPY 2021 registration last date to October 30 and fee can be paid until November 3, 2020 (5 pm). Candidates should go to the KVPY official website, kvpy.iisc.ernet.in to apply for KVPY 2021. As per the KVPY eligibility 2021, Class 11, 12, and 1st-year students of UG in basic science are eligible for KVPY exam 2021. This year, Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna exam will be held in one stage only, i.e. aptitude test. KVPY Scholarship exam 2021 is scheduled to be held on January 31, 2021. This year no interview will be conducted and selection will be done solely on the basis of aptitude test. IISc Bangalore conducts the KVPY Aptitude test once a year to provide scholarships. Scroll down to know more about the KVPY exam 2021 date, KVPY registration, syllabus, result, etc.
Latest: KVPY 2021 application form is available now.
What's new in KVPY 2021
- The KVPY application fee 2021 has been increased to Rs. 1250 for general and Rs. 625 for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
- In 2021, the selection will be made on the basis of KVPY aptitude test only. No interview will be held this year.
- Students eligible for Class 11 study or 1st year of UG course are also eligible for their respective streams. But they will have to produce their study certificate after provisional selection.
KVPY 2021 Introduction
KVPY Aptitude Test 2021 is a national level fellowship program for Science students. KVPY Full Form is Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna. KVPY scholarship is provided to encourage eligible students to study in the field of science and make a career in research. The KVPY 2021 exam is segregated into three streams: SA, SX and SB. All stream exams and results are announced simultaneously.
KVPY 2021 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|
|Exam timings||SA - 9:30 am to 12:30 am|
SB/SX - 2 pm to 5 pm
KVPY 2021 Exam Date
Students should know about KVPY 2021 dates to track all forthcoming events. All important dates of the KVPY exam are tabulated below.
KVPY Important Dates
|Registration Start Date||September 6, 2020|
|KVPY Registration Last Date||October 30, 2020|
|Last Date to Pay Fee||November 3, 2020 (5 pm)|
|Admit Card Release Date||Second week of January 2021|
|KVPY 2021 Aptitude Test date||January 31, 2021|
|Release of Official Answer Keys||February 2021|
|KVPY 2021 Result date||February 2021|
|Fellowship begins||First week of August 2021|
KVPY 2021 Eligibility
Only students who fulfil the given KVPY eligibility criteria can apply for KVPY 2021 exam:
|Stream||Current Class||Marks Required in Previous Class|
|SA||Eligible for or enrolled in 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||Eligible for or enrolled 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 2021 Application Form
The KVPY application process comprises of 4 major steps, as given below:
- KVPY Registration 2021
- Filling KVPY 2021 application form
- Upload photo and signature
- Application fees payment
- KVPY 2021 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 in KVPY application form 2021. The user ID and password will be sent to the candidate's mobile number and email ID.
- Filling KVPY 2021 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 2021 Application Fee
KVPY application fee 2021 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 2021
General & OBC
The KVPY exam is held across the country through various exam centres. Students do not have the option to choose exam centres, they can choose up to 4 exam cities while filling in the KVPY 2021 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 2021 aptitude test.
State-Wise KVPY Test Centres
|Bihar||Patna, Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur,|
|Jharkhand||Dhanbad, Bokaro, Jamshedpur, Ranchi|
|Orissa||Bhubaneshwar, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Cuttack, Berhampur|
|Assam||Guwahati, Silchar, Dibrugarh, Tezpur|
|West Bengal||Asansol, Burdwan, Kalyani, Durgapur, Hoogly, Kolkata, Siliguri|
|Haryana||Ambala, Faridabad, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Gurugram, Hisar, Sonipat|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Jammu|
|Punjab||Jalandhar, Patiala, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Bhatinda, Mohali|
|Rajasthan||Ajmer, Jodhpur, Sikar, Jaipur, Udaipur, Bikaner|
|Uttar Pradesh||Aligarh, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Moradabad, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Prayagraj, Agra, Noida, Varanasi, Greater Noida, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Lucknow,|
|Uttarakhand||Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee|
|Andhra Pradesh||Rajahmundry, Vijayawada, Tirupathi, Visakhapatnam, Kurnool,|
|Karnataka||Haliyal, Belagavi, Bengaluru, Chikkamangaluru, Davanagere, Bidar, Chikkaballapura, Dharwad, Kalaburagi, Mandya, Hassan, Hubballi, Mangaluru, Mysuru, Udupi, Puttur, Shivamogga|
|Telangana||Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Warangal|
|Kerala||Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur|
|Tamil Nadu||Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Kanchipuram, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem|
|Goa||Mapusa, Panaji, Madgoan|
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 2021 syllabus comprises the topics from class 11 and 12 NCERT syllabus.
KVPY 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 KVPY 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 books as per the recommendation of previous year’s toppers and experts.
Recommended KVPY 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 Admit Card
IISC, Bangalore will release the admit card of KVPY 2021 through the official website. The KVPY 2021 admit card will be released tentatively in second week of January 2021. Candidates need to carry a KVPY admit card 2021 along with their ID proof to appear for KVPY 2021. They can download KVPY admit card 2021 by following the given steps without any hassle.
Steps to Download KVPY Hall Ticket 2021
- Visit the home page of KVPY official website.
- Click on the link of KVPY 2021 admit card. Alternatively, students can click the link given above.
- Enter application number and date of birth.
- Click on the “Submit” tab.
- KVPY 2021 admit card will open on the screen.
- Take at least two printouts of the KVPY hall ticket 2021.
KVPY 2021 Answer Key
- The exam conducting authority releases the official KVPY answer key after 2-3 days of exam for SA, SX and SB
- The KVPY 2021 answer key will be released online for all streams along with the question papers.
- The KVPY answer keys 2021 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 KVPY answer key 2021 SA, SX and SB.
KVPY 2021 Result
- IISc, Bangalore releases KVPY result 2021 for the aptitude test.
- The KVPY result 2021 for the aptitude test will be released in February 2021 which can be accessed in the form of pdfs for each stream and category.
- There will be no interview this year. The students will be selected for the fellowship on the basis of their performance in the aptitude test KVPY 2021 result only.
KVPY Cutoff 2021
Along with the KVPY result 2021, IISC, Bangalore also publishes the cutoff marks for the aptitude test. The KVPY 2021 cut off is released stream-wise and category-wise which are separate for the aptitude test and final selection. The KVPY 2021 cutoff marks are the minimum required marks to get selected for an interview. The final KVPY cut off 2021 will be released in February 2021. 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 2021
KVPY interview will not be held in the year 2021, however, this will continue from the next year onwards. Students who will qualify the Aptitude test are eligible for KVPY interview 2021. They need to download the call letter through the KVPY 2021 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 2021 exam.
Interviews of KVPY Toppers
KVPY Scholarship 2021
Finally selected students will be provided with KVPY 2021 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 2021 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.
During M. Sc. / 4th to 5th years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S./M.Math./M.Stat.
KVPY 2021 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 2021 - Application Form Released, Syllabus, Result, Cutoff
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 2021 exam. But the syllabus and exam pattern is the same for both.
Question: Can I appear for KVPY 2021 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 2021 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 2021 exam be difficult?
The difficulty level of KVPY exam 2021 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 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.
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Questions related to KVPY
How many questions I can solve in kvpy SB stream in physics with neet or jee main level preparation?
If you have a well preparation of NEET or JEE Mains level then you will definitely do well. The key facts for physics is to have a imaginative mind , logical thinking and application of concepts. JEE and NEET both offers more or less logically intricate problems so with that you can solve problems in kvpy quite a lot.
I would also recommend you to have good info about theories so that you can attempt more conceptual problems if any come into the exam. Also practice a lot so that you can coup up the speed as a result your accuracy and speed both will increase.
I hope my answer helps you. All the very best for your future endeavors!
I am doing b.sc while repeating my class 12. Will it affect my kvpy scholarship ?
It is not possible technically to do a Bachelors in Science from a recognised university when you have not passed your 12th standard yet. To be eligible for admission in any course in any colleg in India recognised by UGC you have to score atleas 40% marks in your boards.
Even so, to meet the eligibility criteria of kvpy you need to have svored a minimum of 60% in science subjects in your 12th standard. For more details on eligibilty for KVPY you can click on http://kvpy.iisc.ernet.in/main/eligibility.htm
Is there mock tests for kvpy Sb stream?
Yes there are mock test for KVPY SB Stream. Students preparing for KVPY fellowship must take the online KVPY mock test SB/SX 2020 series. IISc Bangalore will release the KVPY 2020 mock test for the students to make them acquaint with the computer-based test. The KVPY mock test 2020 will be available in both English and Hindi medium for SA, SB and SX streams respectively. The KVPY exam will be conducted on January 31, 2021.
What is the meaning of additional cutoff percentage which is is written in iiser website through kvpy channel?
It states that students who are coming to get admission through KVPY channel should also have got the board through which students have given board exam and category-wise IISER cutoff. Because many students give KVPY exam while they are studying in 11th nd 12th and they qualify and after that if the don't get the required marks in board exam as given by the IISER officials so they cannot get admission if they don't meet the cutoff according to officials
is there any affordable online course for kvpy SB stream?
there are various websites that offer KVPY online classes. but it is costly. i agree. but there is no quality where there is no price. so if i have to suggest a low cost classes, i can suggest you, but it will be mostly waste of money.
so rather get help of free youtube videos and get yourself some books. these will be more than enough and better than any cheap online class