KVPY Answer Key 2018
Jasleen Kaur Taneja, 21 Dec 2018, #KVPY

KVPY Answer Key 2018: Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore has released the final KVPY 2018 answer key online along with the result on December 20, 2018. The tentative answer key of KVPY 2018 was released in PDF format on November 9, 2018, along with the KVPY 2018 question papers for set SA, SB/SX. Candidates who have appeared for Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna (KVPY) can download the final answer key of KVPY and question papers from the link provided on this page. Using the official KVPY answer key, aspirants can match their marked answers to calculate their probable scores secured in the test. KVPY 2018 aptitude test was held on Sunday, November 4, 2018. Candidates must read below to know more about KVPY 2018 answer key.

KVPY Answer Key 2018 -Dates


Important Dates

KVPY Aptitude Test

November 4, 2018 (Done)

KVPY 2018 Answer Key (Provisional)

November 9, 2018 (Released)

Discrepancy in KVPY answer keyTill November 15, 2018
Answer key of KVPY 2018 (Final)December 20, 2018

KVPY Result 2018 announced for aptitude test

December 20, 2018

How to download KVPY 2018 Answer Key

Candidates can check below the steps to download the answer key of KVPY 2018 for SA, SB/SX streams: 

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  • Click on the link of KVPY 2018 Answer Key given below

  • Candidates have to click on their stream - SA and SB/SX

  • Download the answer key and cross-check the answers attempted

  • Save the answer key for future references

KVPY 2018 Answer Key - Final

Candidates can check the PDF of KVPY answer key from the table below released by IISc.

KVPY answer key

StreamsAnswer key (final)Question Paper
Stream SADownload hereDownload here
Stream SB/SXDownload hereDownload here

Discrepancy in KVPY Answer Key 2018

Candidates could inform the authority on or before November 15, 2018 in case they found any issue/discrepancy in KVPY tentative answer key 2018. In order to communicate the queries/comments regarding KVPY 2018 answer key, candidates needed to email such issues to the following email address - [email protected] before the stipulated time. Any request after the specified date was not accepted. 

KVPY Answer key 2018- Important Highlights

  • The final answer key of KVPY 2018 is available along with the question papers for SA, SB/SX streams

  • Candidates can download the PDF file for their respective stream to verify their answers

  • The KVPY answer keys 2018 includes the correct answer for the questions in Part A and Part B of both the papers

  • The answer key of KVPY 2018 also includes the remarks in case some questions are wrong in the KVPY question paper. 

KVPY Answer Key - Previous Years' answer key and question paper

Candidates can check the KVPY question papers and answer keys for the previous years below:

Previous Year's KVPY Answer Key


KVPY Question Paper

KVPY  Answer Key

SA (November 5, 2017)

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SB/ SX (November 5, 2017)

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SA (November 19, 2017)

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SB/ SX (November 19, 2017)

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KVPY Exam Pattern 2018

The KVPY 2018 exam pattern mentions details about the aptitude test such as the type of questions, the number of questions, duration of the test, marking scheme, and sections covered among others. As per KVPY exam pattern 2018, the exam is held in the Computer Based Test (CBT) mode and students can choose between English and Hindi mediums for answering the paper. Candidates can follow the table below to calculate their KVPY score :

KVPY Exam Pattern                                                                                                                                                           


Stream SA Stream SX/SB
Duration3 hours3 hours
Timings9:30 am – 12:30 pm2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Type of questionsMultiple choice questionsMultiple choice questions
Number of questionsPart I: 60 

Part II: 20

Part I: 80        

Part II: 40

Total questions80120
SectionsPhysics, Chemistry, Mathematics and BiologyPhysics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology        
Marks per question Part I: +1            

Part II: +2

Part I: +1            

Part II: +2

Negative MarkingPart I: 0.25            

Part II: 0.5

Part I: 0.25            

Part II: 0.5

Total marks        100        160        
Medium of paper English/Hindi        English/Hindi        
Instructions        Attempt all questionsAttempt any three sections in Part I and any two sections in             part II        

KVPY Cut Off 2018

Students appearing for KVPY exam can check the KVPY cutoff for aptitude test released in the third week of December 2018 along with the result by Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. The cutoff is the minimum marks a candidate needs to score in order to qualify KVPY aptitude test. The KVPY 2018 cut off will be announced officially category-wise for all the streams - SA, SB and SX. On the basis of KVPY cutoff 2018, candidates will be shortlisted for the interview. To get an idea of the cutoff, candidates can find the KVPY cut off for 2017 below:





KVPY Result 2018

The result of KVPY 2018 has been announced on December 20, 2018. Candidates who scored the minimum cut off marks 2018 for each stream i.e. SA, SB/SX have been shortlisted for the Interview. The final result of KVPY 2018 will be announced in April for candidates who will qualify in both- the test and interview.

How to calculate your KVPY score

For SA stream: Candidates must compare their answers with the answer key of KVPY 2018 and add 1 mark for every correct answer in Part 1. Of the total, deduct 0.25 for every incorrect or unattempted question. In Part II, add 2 marks for every correct answer and deduct 0.5 for every incorrect or unattempted question. Add the marks in both parts which are the final score.

For SX/SB stream: In Part I add 1 mark for every correct attempt in the three sections attempted. Deduct 0.25 for every incorrect or unattempted question within the three sections. In Part II add 2 marks for every correct answer from the two sections attempted. From the total, deduct 0.5 for every incorrect or unattempted question. Add the marks of both parts to get the final score. 

KVPY Interview

Candidates who clear the written exam and achieve the cutoff score will be called for the round of interview. A panel of interviewers will Those who qualify the interview will be the shortlisted students eligible for the KVPY scholarship.


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