KVPY Cutoff 2018
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KVPY Cutoff 2018 - IISc Bangalore will release the KVPY 2018 cutoff along with the result of KVPY in the second week of December, 2018 in the online mode. Cutoff of KVPY 2018 is the minimum score a candidate needs to score in the KVPY aptitude test in order to qualify for the round of interview. Candidates who appeared for the Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) exam on November 4 can check the cutoff of KVPY 2018 below on this page to check if they have qualified for the round of interview. The KVPY cutoff 2018 for aptitude test will be released category-wise for all the streams - SA, SB and SX. The KVPY result 2018 will be released in the form of pdf and candidates will not come to know about the KVPY scores obtained by them. Their scores can then be used to compare with the KVPY 2018 cutoff and check if they have qualified for the next round. These scores will be used during compilation of the final result of KVPY 2018. Students can check the cutoff of KVPY 2018 here on this page once it is officially announced by IISc Banglore. 

To check KVPY 2018 Result here

KVPY Cutoff 2018 - Related Dates

Candidates are required to achieve the KVPY 2018 cut off set by IISc to be eligible for the interview and finally for KVPY scholarship. 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

Second week of December, 2018

Announcement of KVPY Cut off 2018

Second week of December, 2018

Issue of KVPY Interview Call letter 2018

December 2018

Interview for KVPY 2018

Second or third week of January 2018

Final result of KVPY 2018

Second week of April 2019

Salient Points about KVPY 2018 Cutoff

  • IISc Bangalore releases the cutoff of KVPY 2018 in two stages before awarding the KVPY 2018 scholarship. 
  • The first KVPY cutoff 2018 will be released along with the KVPY Result 2018 for the aptitude test wherein candidates will be 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 2018 will be 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 Cut off 2018 - Important points 

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

  • The KVPY 2018 Cut off 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

Once IISc Bangalore will announces KVPY cutoff 2018 for the aptitude test, interviews will be scheduled for each stream. Shortlisted candidates will have to download the call letters for the same and attend them as per the given schedule. After the conduction of interview, the final KVPY cutoff 2018 along with the list of selected candidates will be announced in the second week of April 2019. Candidates will be selected for fellowships on the basis of the final results of KVPY 2018.

Previous Year's KVPY Cut off -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





















KVPY Cut off 2016 - Stream-wise




KVPY Cut off 2015 - Stream-wise


Cutoff of KVPY - Trends

Candidates can find below the info-graphic on KVPY previous year cut off trend.


KVPY Answer Key

The answer key of KVPY aptitude test is released the same day by different coaching centres like Allen Kota, Resonance etc. 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 will release the result of the computer-based test/ aptitude test in the second week of December, 2018. Those who clear the aptitude test and achieve the cutoff of KVPY 2018 will appear for the interview round which will be conducted in the second or third week of January, 2019. 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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