KVPY Cutoff 2018
Khushboo, 20 Dec 2018, #KVPY

KVPY Cutoff 2018 - IISc Bangalore has announced the KVPY 2018 cutoff on December 20, 2018. KVPY cutoff 2018 for aptitude test has been released for all the streams - SA, SB and SX. According to KVPY 2018 cutoff data, the cutoff for Stream SA (General and OBC) is 45 marks out of 100 while for Stream SB (General and OBC) it is 43 out of 100. The cutoff for Stream SX (General and OBC) is 53 out of 100. On the basis of KVPY cutoff 2018, candidates have been selected for Interview which is scheduled to be conducted from January 15 to February 20, 2019. The cutoff of KVPY 2018 differs for each category, General, OBC, ST/SC and PWD. KVPY cutoff for each stream for aptitude test has been calculated out of 100 marks. Students can check the KVPY Cutoff 2018 on this page below. The aptitude test of KVPY was conducted on November 4, 2018. 

The final KVPY cutoff 2018 is likely to be announced in the second week of April 2019. All India Merit list is prepared based on the final cutoff which is calculated based on aptitude test and interview. Candidates securing equal to or more than the cutoff will be considered for the final merit list. Candidates whose names will feature in the merit list will be eligible for the KVPY fellowship/scholarship. KVPY 2018 cutoff refers to the minimum qualifying marks that a candidate need to score to qualify the exam and become eligible for the next round of selection. The KVPY cutoff 2018 is released in two parts -aptitude test and final selection. Read below for more details on KVPY 2018 cutoff. 

To check KVPY 2018 Result here

KVPY Cutoff 2018 - Related Dates

Check the table below to know all the dates related to cutoff of KVPY 2018.

Events for KVPY 2018

Important Dates

KVPY exam 

November 4, 2018

Release of KVPY Answer Key 2018November 9, 2018

Declaration of KVPY Result 2018

December 20, 2018

Announcement of KVPY Cut off 2018

December 20, 2018

Issue of KVPY Interview Call letter 2018

December 2018

Interview for KVPY 2018

January 15 to February 20, 2019

Final cutoff of KVPY 2018Second week of April, 2019

Final result of KVPY 2018

Second week of April 2019

KVPY Cutoff 2018 for Aptitude Test

















Salient Points about KVPY Cutoff 2018

  • IISc Bangalore releases the cutoff of KVPY 2018 in two stages before awarding the KVPY 2018 scholarship. 
  • The first KVPY cutoff 2018 has been released along with the KVPY Result 2018 for the aptitude test wherein candidates have been shortlisted for the second stage - a personal interview. 
  • The final KVPY 2018 cutoff will be published after the completion of both the stages- aptitude test and interview. 
  • The final merit list will be prepared after giving 75% weightage to the scores obtained in the aptitude test and 25% weightage to the performance in the interview.
  • The cutoff of KVPY is declared separately for different categories and streams. The cut off marks are different for general category and the SC/ST/PWD categories. 

Click here to check KVPY Answer key

KVPY Cutoff 2018 - Important points 

  • The cutoff is the basis for shortlisting candidates for the round of interview

  • The KVPY 2018 Cutoff is calculated on the basis of performance in the aptitude test.

  • The cut off marks of KVPY 2018 is based on a number of factors, including maximum marks secured by a candidate, minimum marks secured by a candidate

  • The score differs for each category-General, SC/ST and PWD

  • KVPY 2018 cutoff for each of the streams is announced out of a maximum of 100 marks.

Factors Affecting KVPY Cutoff Marks 2018

The various factors which are considered for calculating the cutoff of KVPY 2018 are listed here:

  • The number of students who appeared for the KVPY 2018 exam
  • Number of fellowships to be awarded
  • The difficulty level of question papers 
  • Previous year KVPY Cutoff trends 

Previous Year's KVPY Cutoff - Category-wise

Candidates can refer to the table below to know KVPY 2017 cutoff. The cutoff varies for all the streams under categories -general, SC, ST and PWD. 

KVPY Cut off 2017 - Stream-wise





















ZKVPY Cut off 2016 - Stream-wise




KVPY Cut off 2015 - Stream-wise


KVPY Cutoff Trend

KVPY Answer Key

The answer key of KVPY for aptitude test has been released along with the result on December 20, 2018. The IISc released the official KVPY answer key on November 9. Students can use the answer key to calculate the probable score and know whether they have qualified for interview round. This calculated score can be compared with the KVPY 2018 cutoff to know if one will be selected for the round of interview.

KVPY Result 2018

IISc has been released the result of the computer-based test/ aptitude test on December 20, 2018. Those who have cleared the aptitude test by securing the cutoff have been selected for the interview. The final merit list of selected candidates for the fellowship programme will be released in the second week of April, 2019.

KVPY Scholarship

The finally selected candidates can avail the scholarship only if they pursue basic sciences as a subject in their higher studies. The detailed scholarship amount is given below in the table.

Streams/ Grants

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.

Contingency Grant / Annum

Rs. 20,000

Rs. 28,000

Fellowship / Month

Rs. 5,000

Rs. 7,000

FAQs related to KVPY Cutoff 2018

Q. Does the KVPY cutoff increase every year?

A. Not necessarily. Various factors like number of candidates who write the paper, highest and lowest score are considered while arriving at the cut off score.

Q. What if my score is just 1 mark below the cutoff score. Do I have any chances to qualify?

A. No. Any score below the cutoff score cannot qualify for the interview round of KVPY 2018.

Q. Can I apply for revaluation after the release of cutoff. if I believe my score should be higher?

A. No request for revaluation will be entertained. Since this is a computer based exam, there will be no change in the result.

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