KVPY FAQs 2019
Dinesh Goyal, 01 Apr 2019, #KVPY

KVPY FAQs 2019 - Candidates planning to appear for the KVPY exam may have some questions or queries in mind regarding KVPY 2019 exam, so to help such candidates, KVPY FAQs gives below in this article. The article enlists the frequently asked questions or FAQs related to KVPY 2019 exam which is also known as Kishor Vaigyanic Protsahan Yojna. Many aspirants have some doubts regarding KVPY exam, application form, result etc. and KVPY FAQs 2019 compiles common queries related to KVPY. Read further to know answers to the FAQs on KVPY 2019, dates, eligibility criteria, application form, admit card, exam preparation, exam, result and what after KVPY result etc.

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Q- What is KVPY exam for?

Ans- KVPY is a National level program fellowship exam. It is conducted to provide a scholarship to students studying in basic sciences program.

Q- Can I take KVPY 2019 in Hindi?

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Ans: Yes, candidates can give KVPY exam 2019 in Hindi. They will have to select the medium of examination while filling the application form.

Q- What are the benefits of clearing KVPY?

Ans: Benefits of clearing KVPY can be only obtained if a candidate joins an undergraduate program in basic science. The major benefits of clearing KVPY 2019:

  • Annual and monthly scholarships are provided up to the pre-Ph.D. level to the selected candidates.

  • After clearing KVPY, candidates have better chances to get admission to top institutes IISc, IISERs and IIIT-Hyderabad etc.

  • Candidates will have free entry to the National Laboratories/ Universities for the library, laboratory facilities, etc.

Q- How is KVPY exam conducted?

Ans: KVPY is a fellowship program exam which is conducted in online mode i.e. computer-based test. It comprises the questions from Science and mathematics.

Q- Is biology compulsory for KVPY?

Ans: it depends on the stream of a candidate. In-stream SA, candidates will have to attempt all the question of (science and Mathematics) whereas for stream SX and SB, candidates will have the choice to attempt biology or not. They can opt for another section.

Q- Is KVPY 2019 online or offline?

Ans: KVPY is an online computer based exam not offline.

FAQs related to KVPY 2019 date

Q. What is the KVPY 2019 exam schedule?

Ans: KVPY 2019 schedule is given in the table below:

KVPY important dates 2019


Dates (tentative)

Application form

second week of July 2019

Admit card releasing date

second week of October 2019

KVPY aptitude test 2019

November 3, 2019

KVPY 2019 result date

third week of December 2019

KVPY interview

Last week of January - February 2020

FAQs on KVPY eligibility criteria

Q. Who is eligible for KVPY 2019?

Ans: KVPY exam is conducted for three streams SA, SX and SB. Eligibility required for these streams is given below:

  • SA - Students enrolled in class 11

  • SX - Class 12 students

  • SB - Students studying in 1st year of UG program in basic science.

Also, check detailed KVPY eligibility criteria.

Q- Can a student of class 10 apply for KVPY 2019?

Ans: Minimum educational qualification for KVPY is class 10 passed and enrolled in class 11. So students studying in class 10 can’t apply for KVPY 2019. They can prepare for KVPY 2020 and after 10, in class 11 if they choose science subjects then they will be eligible to apply for KVPY exam.

Q- What is SA/SX/SB in KVPY?

Ans: KVPY exam is conducted for these three streams on the basis of candidates qualification. The streams are allotted to candidates on the basis of the following criteria:

  • SA in KVPY - Students enrolled in class 11 with aggregate 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in Maths and science class 10 exam.

  • SX in KVPY- Class 12 students with aggregate 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in Maths and science class 10 exam.

  • SB in KVPY - Students studying in 1st year of UG in basic science with aggregate 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in Maths and science in 12th class exams.

Q. I have completed my class 12 in 2018. Can I apply for KVPY 2019?

Ans: Yes, you can apply for KVPY 2019 in SB stream if you are enrolled in basic science undergraduate program. You should have 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in Maths and science in 12th class exams.

Q- Can I give KVPY after class 12?

Ans: Yes, you can apply for KVPY after 12 if you are studying in 1st year of UG program in basic sciences with 60% marks in class 12.

FAQs on KVPY Application form

Q. How to apply online for KVPY 2019?

Ans: Candidates can apply online by creating his/her KVPY login account. The steps of the applying online are given below:

  • Registration for KVPY login

  • Filling KVPY application form

  • Upload documents

  • Fee payment

Check detailed article “How to fill KVPY application Form 2019” to know the step by step procedure of application.

Q- When is the KVPY application form released?

Ans: KVPY application form 2019 is released online only in the second week of July 2019 and last date to apply for KVPY will be in the last week of August 2019.

Q. I have forgotten my User ID/password. How can I retrieve them?

Ans: KVPY user ID/password is sent to candidate’s mobile number and Email at the time of creation. If any candidate forgot it or deleted from mobile then he/she can get it from E-mail inbox. Candidates can easily retrieve or recover his/her password by following the steps given below:

  • Visit KVPY login 2019 page.

  • Click on the link of Forgot password.

  • Enter user ID and captcha.

  • Click on ‘Get password’.

  • The new password will be sent to the candidate’s mobile number/Email.

Q-What should be the size of scanned documents to be uploaded?


  • Size of the photograph should be less than 150kb in JPG/JPEG format.

  • Size of signature file should be less than 80kb in JPG/JPEG format.

  • Caste certificate for SC/ST candidates should be less than 300 kb in pdf format.

  • Medical certificate for PWD candidates should be in pdf format.

Q. I have made mistakes in my application form. How can I correct it?

Ans: IISc opens correction window for KVPY application forms after the closing of new application. So you will be able to make corrections by logging in to your KVPY login account. After logging in, click on the button titled ‘EDIT’ on the top left corner of the page.

Q- What are the required documents? Where do I submit them?

Ans: Candidates will need to have the following document in the form of soft copy and these will be uploaded during the filling of application form.

  • Candidate’s photograph

  • Scanned copy of candidate’s signature.

  • Scanned copy of caste certificate for SC and ST

  • Medical certificate for PWD in pdf format.

FAQs related to KVPY admit card

Q- when will KVPY admit card be released?

Ans: KVPY admit card will be released in online mode in the second week of October 2019.

Q- How can I download KVPY 2018 admit card?

Ans: You can download admit card by following the procedure given below:

  • Login to your KVPY login account.

  • Click on the KVPY Admit card tab.

  • Select “Assessment” from the select list and click on “Search” button.

  • Click on ‘Download’ button to download the admit card.

FAQs KVPY syllabus

Q- What is the syllabus for the aptitude test?

Ans: IISc prescribed no syllabus for KVPY exam aptitude test. But this test is conducted with the aim of testing a candidate’s understanding and analytical thinking. However, the questions are expected from the syllabus up to class X/XII/1st year basic science UG program as a candidate’s stream.

Q. Is it necessary that the students have to study all the four subjects i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics?

Ans: It mandatory only for the candidates appearing under SA stream. For them, the questions will be asked from Maths and Science subject whereas the candidates appearing under SX/SB streams will have the choice to attempt any three in Part I and any two in Part II. Check, KVPY exam pattern.

KVPY FAQs on exam preparation

Q. Where can I get previous year papers of KVPY?

Ans: You can get previous year papers of KVPY here, by clicking on the link: KVPY Question Papers.

Q- How do I prepare for the aptitude test?

Ans: The important preparation tips for KVPY aptitude test are given below:

  • Go through and analyze KVPY syllabus and exam pattern.

  • Prepare a time table for study and also devote some time for your hobbies to keep your mind fresh.

  • Download and practice with KVPY Sample Papers to ananlyze your prearation.

  • Also appear in KVPY Mock test 2019 to get a real time analysis of exam.

  • Get more preparation tips by clicking ‘How to prepare for KVPY 2019’.

KVPY FAQs on Result

Q- what is the result date of KVPY 2019?

Ans: KVPY 2019 result will be declared tentatively in the third week of December 2019. Candidates will be able to check their result in online.

Q- How can I check my KVPY result?

Ans: The result will be published on the official website of IISc for KVPY for all the three streams separately. You will have to download file for your stream and check for your roll number in the file.

KVPY FAQS on Selection process

Q- What is the selection process of KVPY 2018?

Ans: KVPY selection process comprises two rounds: aptitude test and Interviews. Studnts selected in aptitude test will appear for personal interview and finally selected candidates in interview will be eligible to avail the fellowship.

Q-What after KVPY result?

Ans: After KVPY result 2019, Selected candidates will be called for personal interview. Candidates will have to report to their alotted centre on time along with all the required documents. Candidate after selecting in Interview will be able to avail KVPY fellowship.

Q- What to carry to the KVPY interview?

Ans: Candidates must carry following Documents to the KVPY interview:

  • Interview call letter.

  • Attested copy of Marks card.

  • Caste certificate for SC/ST candidates

  • Medical certificate

  • A Self-Appraisal form.

  • Study certificate form.

  • Teacher Recommendation Form.

KVPY Fellowship FAQs 2019

Q- How much is the scholarship for KVPY?

Ans: KVPY provides the scholarship to the selected students upto pre-Ph.D. level. The Scholsrship is provided montly and annuyally which is tabulated below:

KVPY scholarship 2019

Basic science course Level

Monthly Fellowship

Annual Contingency Grant

During 1st to 3rd years of UG in basic sciences

Rs. 5000

Rs. 20000

During 4th and 5th year of M.Sc./Integrated M.Sc. /M.S./M.Math./M.Stat.

Rs. 7000

Rs. 28000

Contact details for KVPY

Q-How can I contact KVPY?

Ans- You can contact the help-desk of KVPY on 080 - 22932975/76, 080- 23601008 & 080 – 22933536 for exam related quries. For any exam center related queries you can also visit- KVPY exam centres. Canddiates can also mail their quires to officials on the mail-ID given below:

  • For Application related queries: applications.kvpy@iisc.ac.in

  • For Fellowship related queries: fellowship.kvpy@iisc.ac.in

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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.


When the result of KVPY 2019 will be declare?

Dinesh Goyal 5th Dec, 2019


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!!!


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.


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


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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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