KVPY Eligibility Criteria 2020
Maniprabha.singh, 09 Nov 2019, #KVPY

KVPY Eligibility Criteria 2020- IISc, Bangalore has specified eligibility criteria for KVPY 2020. Only students who will satisfy the pre-defined KVPY 2020 eligibility criteria for SA, SX & SB streams are eligible to apply for the scholarship test. KVPY eligibility criteria include the minimum marks, nationality and age limit. According to KVPY 2020 eligibility criteria, students who are studying in class 11th, 12th and 1st year of UG courses in basic science are eligible for SA, SX and SB streams, respectively. Only Indian nationals are eligible to apply for KVPY 2020. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana is a national level scholarship exam for meritorious students who want to pursue higher education in basic science. Read the article to get details on KVPY eligibility criteria 2020 for SA, SX and SB streams.
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KVPY Eligibility Criteria 2020- Age Limit

KVPY 2020 has been conducted on November 3, 2020. The minimum age limit to apply for KVPY is different for SA, SB & SX. Refer to the given table to check minimum KVPY 2020 age limit.

KVPY Age Limit

Streams
Minimum Age Limit
SA
16 Years
SX
17 Years
SB
18 Years

KVPY Eligibility Criteria 2020- Minimum Marks

Only students who are studying in a regular or full-time course are eligible to apply for KVPY 2020. Check the given section to know the minimum marks required for each stream before filling the application form.
KVPY 2020 Minimum Marks (Stream-wise)

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Stream

Minimum qualification

Marks required

SA

Enrolled in 11th standard

Aggregate 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) in Maths and science subjects in class 10th exams.

SX

Enrolled in 12th standard

Aggregate 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) in Maths and science subjects in class 10th exams.

SB

Enrolled in the 1st year of an undergraduate program in Basic Sciences

Aggregate 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) in Maths and science subjects in class 12th exams.


KVPY Eligibility Criteria 2020 for SA Stream

  • Students enrolled in 11th class with science stream during the year 2020-21 are eligible for KVPY SA stream.
  • According to KVPY 2020 eligibility criteria, he/she must have secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in maths and science subjects in class 10 examinations.
  • The fellowship is awarded to selected students only if they join an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S.) in the academic year 2022-23 and they must have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in Science subjects in the class 12 Examination.
  • During the interim period, students will be invited for the National Science (Vijyoshi) Camp and their travel and local hospitality expenses will be sponsored by KVPY.

KVPY Eligibility Criteria 2020 for SX stream

  • Students enrolled in 12th standard with science subjects during the year 2020-21 are eligible for KVPY SX stream.
  • He/She studying in 2nd year of Cambridge International Examination Board are also eligible for the SX stream.
  • Besides, they must have secured a minimum aggregate of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in maths and science subjects in the 10th standard to fulfill KVPY eligibility for SX.
  • Selected students must score a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in maths and science subjects in 12th class exams. Also, they have to join undergraduate program in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S.) in the session 2021-22 to get the fellowship.

KVPY Eligibility Criteria 2020 for SB stream

  • Students studying in the 1st year of an undergraduate program in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S.) during the academic year 2020-21 can apply for KVPY 2020.
  • They must be secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in total in maths and science subjects in 12th class exams.
  • To obtain fellowship, selected students must secure 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in the 1st year final examination of their undergraduate program.

KVPY 2020 Fellowship

  • Selected candidates who qualify the interviews with minimum KVPY cut off will receive the fellowship. However, those students first enroll in an undergraduate course in basic sciences which includes B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S.
  • According to KVPY eligibility criteria 2020, students can apply for any of the given trades: Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Ecology, Molecular Biology, Botany, Zoology, Physiology, Biotechnology, Neurosciences, Bioinformatics, Marine Biology, Geology, Human Biology, Genetics, Biomedical Sciences, Applied Physics, Geophysics, Materials Science or Environmental Science.

KVPY Scholarship Amount

Basic Sciences

Contingency Grant / Annum

Fellowship / Month

SA/SX/SB- during B.Sc./B.S./Integrated M.Sc. /M.S./B.Stat./B.Math.

Rs. 20,000

Rs. 5,000

SA/SX/SB – during M. Sc./Integrated M.Sc. /M.S./M.Math./M.Stat.

Rs. 28,000

Rs. 7,000

KVPY Application Form 2020

Students who will satisfy the above mentioned KVPY eligibility criteria 2020 can apply for KVPY 2020. The application forms will be available in the second week of July 2020 on the official website- kvpy.iisc.ernet.in. IISc Banglore will reject the application form of an ineligible student. Hence, carefully read the terms before filling the forms. There are four steps to apply for KVPY 2020-

Step 1- Online Registration

Step 2- Filling of Application form

Step 3- Uploading Documents & Application fee payment

Step 4- Downloding the confirmation page

KVPY Exam Pattern 2020

  • The question paper will be available in English and Hindi languages.
  • KVPY 2020 is a Computer Based Test.
  • The exam duration for SA/SB/SX streams is 3 hours.
KVPY Paper Pattern Highlights

Parameters

Particulars

Stream SA

Stream SX/SB

Type of questions

MCQs

MCQs

Total questions

80

80

Total marks

100
100

Sections

Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology

Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology

Marks per question

Part I: +1

Part II: +2

Part I: +1

Part II: +2

Negative Marking

Part I: -0.25

Part II: -0.5

Part I: -0.25

Part II: -0.5

KVPY Syllabus 2020

KVPY syllabus consists of four sections to test candidates thinking ability. The syllabus covers the topics of physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology from the NCERT class 11 & 12 syllabus.

How to prepare for KVPY 2020?

For KVPY preparation students should follow the given tips-

  1. Solve KVPY question papers to know the pattern and important topics. These question papers also help in analysing the preparedness of a student.
  2. Make important notes while preparing for the exam. These notes will also help in revising the syllabus.
  3. Create a study schedule and strictly follow the same to complete the entire syllabus well before the exam.
  4. Revise the covered topics on a regular interval to retain the facts.
  5. Also, practice the KVPY mock test 2020 in stipulated time to know how online test works

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - KVPY Eligibility Criteria 2020

Question: How to know for which KVPY stream I am eligible for?

Answer:

KVPY 2019 Eligibility for each stream is given below-

  • SA - Students enrolled in class 11
  • SX - Class 12 students
  • SB - 1st-year students of an undergraduate program in basic science

Question: What are the minimum marks required to apply for KVPY 2020?

Answer:

Students should have an aggregate 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in Maths and science subjects in class 10th exams for SA/SX streams and for SB stream, the minimum marks are 60% for General, 50% for SC/ST/PWD in Maths and science subjects in 12th class board exams.

Question: Can class 11th students are eligible for KVPY?

Answer:

Students of class 11 are eligible for KVPY 2020 SA stream.

Question: I am in Class 12th. Am I eligible for SX stream?

Answer:

Yes, students enrolled in class 12 are eligible for KVPY 2020 SX stream. He/she should have 75%(65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in maths and science subjects in class 10 board exams.

Question: Can 12th pass students are eligible for KVPY 2020?

Answer:

Yes, after class 12, if a candidate is enrolled in 1st year of an undergraduate program in basic science then he/she can apply for KVPY if he/she has the required marks. He/she will appear under SB stream of KVPY.

Question: I am pursuing B.Sc from IGNOU. Am I eliigible for KVPY 2020?

Answer:

Students who are pursuing distance/correspondence courses are not eligible for KVPY 2020. 

Question: Are droppers eligible for KVPY 2020?

Answer:

No, students who have a gap in their education are not eligible for KVPY 2020?

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Does CMI offer direct admission to the KVPY scholars?

Rishi Garg 7th Dec, 2019

No, Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI) does not offer direct admission to the KVPY Scholars.

CMI offers admission in two ways:

(1). Direct admission to the olympiad qualifiers (INMO, IMO qualifiers)

(2). Students qualifying the CMI's entrance exam held in May each year

KVPY scholars has to qualify the entrance exam conducted by CMI to get admission in the CMI.

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When the result of KVPY 2019 will be declare?

Dinesh Goyal 5th Dec, 2019

Hye,

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!!!

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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.


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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

http://www.kvpy.iisc.ernet.in/


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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.

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