KVPY FAQs 2020 - Students appearing in the KVPY exam will have many queries in their mind related to the exam. KVPY Frequently Asked Questions 2020 includes queries related to application form, syllabus, exam dates, etc will be addressed. It is suggested to read all the KVPY 2020 FAQs to know when to apply, how to prepare, who is eligible and more. These KVPY FAQs are helpful in eliminating all the doubts of students related to the exam and fellowship. Kishore Vigyanik Protsahan Yojna (KVPY) is a national level scholarship exam conducted by Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore. KVPY exam is conducted online at various centers across the nation. Students from class 11 to UG from basic sciences can appear in this examination. Scholarships on a monthly and annual basis are granted to the students who successfully qualify the KVPY 2020 exam. Read the article to check the KVPY FAQs 2020.

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KVPY Exam 2020 FAQ’s

Q.1. What is the KVPY 2020 exam?

A- Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a national level scholarship/fellowship program. It aims to promote scientific minds and encourage them to opt for a career in the field of Science. It is funded by the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India. The exam is conducted by Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

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Q.2. Is the KVPY exam 2020 is conducted in the Hindi language?

A- Yes, KVPY 2020 exam is conducted in both Hindi and English language. Students can opt for the language as per their convenience.

Q.3. What are the advantages of getting the KVPY 2020 scholarship?

Ans: Below is some of the major advantages of getting a KVPY scholarship.

  1. Students will receive a monthly stipend and an annual contingency grant.

  2. After getting a KVPY scholarship, students will get access to all the national libraries or laboratories free of cost.

  3. Students will get the opportunity to attend summer camps and workshops at the prestigious research and educational institutions of India

  4. Those students who have the KVPY scholarship, have better chances to get admission to the top-notch institutes such as IISc, IISERs, and IIIT, etc.

Q.4. Is KVPY 2020 conducted in offline mode or Online mode?

A. KVPY exam is conducted in online mode. The computer-based test is conducted for this.

Q.5. Is Biology compulsory for KVPY SB/SX stream?

A- No, BIology is not compulsory. Students have the option to choose either Maths or Biology.

Q.6. When does the advertisement of KVPY releases in the newspapers?

A. The advertisement for the KVPY Fellowship releases every year on May 11, and on the second Sunday of July every year.

Q.7. Can I appear in the KVPY exam twice?

A. Yes, you can appear in the KVPY exam twice, both in class 11 and class 12.

Q.8. I Can I write the KVPY exam again even after qualifying the first time?

A. Yes, you can appear in the examination again to improve your marks.

KVPY Important Dates 2020 FAQs

Q.9. What is the exam date of KVPY 2020?

A. KVPY exam will be conducted on the first Sunday of November 2020.

Q.10. What is the exam schedule for KVPY 2020?

Ans: Refer to the table below to know all the important dates of KVPY 2020.


Dates (Tentative)

KVPY official notification 2020

July 8, 2020

Last date of KVPY application form

August 31, 2020

Admit card releasing date

October 7, 2020

KVPY aptitude test 2020

First Sunday of November, 2020

KVPY answer key 2020

November, 2020

KVPY 2020 result date

Third week of December 2020

KVPY interview date 2020

Last week of February 2021

KVPY final result 2020

April 2021

KVPY Eligibility Criteria 2020 FAQ

Q.11. What is the eligibility criteria to appear in KVPY exam 2020 SA stream?

A. Students who are enrolled in class 11 are eligible to appear in the KVPY exam for SA stream.

Q.12. Can a student who is studying in class 10 is eligible to appear in the KVPY exam?

A. In order to be eligible for KVPY Exam, a student must pass class 10, and enrolled in class 11 from the Science stream.

Q.13. What are SA/SX/SB streams in KVPY and what are the eligibility criteria to appear in the KVPY exam from these streams?

Ans: KVPY exam is conducted under three streams SA, SB/SX. These streams are divided on the basis of the level of education. Below is the KVPY eligibility criteria for SA, SB/SX stream.

SA Stream - Students enrolled in class 11 in the Science stream. They must have scored an aggregate of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in Maths and science in the class 10 exam.

SX Stream- Students enrolled in class 12 students in the Science stream with aggregate 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in Maths and science class 10 exam.

SB Stream - Those students who have taken admission in 1st year of any undergraduate course in basic science with aggregate 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in Maths and science in class 12th exams.

Q.14. I have recently completed class 12 in 2019 from PCM. Am I eligible to appear in the KVPY 2020?

A. Yes, you can appear in the KVPY exam if you have enrolled in any UG course in basic sciences. You should have scored 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in Maths and science in 12th exams.

Q.15. What is the examination time for SA and SB/SX stream?

A. For SA Stream: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Students should report at 8:30 AM)

For SB/SX : 2 PM to 5 PM (Students should report at 1 PM)

KVPY Application Form 2020 FAQ’s

Q.16. When will the KVPY application form 2020 release?

A. KVPY application form 2020 will be released in July 2020, tentatively.

Q.17. Can I ask my School/College authorities to request bulk applications for KVPY, as many of my classmates want to apply for KVPY?

A. Each student has to apply online separately. KVPY will not accept any bulk applications.

Q.18. What does 'computer-based test' means?

A. A computer-based test means the test will be conducted online on the computer. It is not necessary to have any prior experience.

Q.19. What is the procedure to apply for KVPY exam 2020 online?

A. To apply online, you first have to create an account. After the successful creation of a login account, follow the below-mentioned steps.

Step 1 - Login from the KVPY Login.

Step 2 - Fill the KVPY application form.

Step 3 - Upload all the required documents.

Step 4 - Fill the KVPY application fees.

Q.20. If I have registered in KVPY SA stream earlier then do I need to register again for SX stream?

A. If you have registered in the KVPY SA stream in class 11, then you need to register again to appear in the SX stream in class 12.

Q.21. From where can I get my user ID and password if I forgot them?

A. KVPY shares your user ID and password on your email ID and text you the same on your registered mobile number.

Q.22. How can I retrieve my password if I forgot it?

Ans: You can retrieve your user ID and password by following the below-provided steps-

Step 1 - Visit the KVPY 2020 login page.

Step 2 - Click on the link of forgot password.

Step 3 - Fill your user ID in the given space and now enter the given captcha.

Step 4 - Click on ‘Get password’.

Step 5 - Your new password will be sent to your registered mobile number/Email.

Q.23. What are the necessary documents required to fill the KVPY application form?

A. A list of documents is provided below. Students are required to submit these documents in soft copy while filling the KVPY application form.

  1. Scanned copy of the student’s photograph and signature in the prescribed format.

  2. Scanned copy of the caste certificate for SC and ST (if applicable).

  3. Medical certificate for PWD in pdf format (if applicable).

Q.24. What should I do if my scanned copy of photograph/signature/caste certificate is exceeding the limit mentioned in the online application form?

A. You can compress the file and then upload it.

Q.25. What is the recommended size of scanned documents to be uploaded?

A. For photograph - Size should be less than 150kb in JPG/JPEG format.

For 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.

A medical certificate for PWD candidates should be in pdf format.

Q.26. I want to do some corrections in my KVPY application form. How can I do it?

Ans: The window for correction in application forms will open after the closure of the application procedure. For this, you need to login and then click on the edit button on the top left corner.

KVPY Admit Card 2020 FAQ’s

Q.27. When will KVPY admit card 2020 be released?

A. KVPY admit card will tentatively be released on October 7, 2020.

Q.28. How can I download KVPY admit card 2020 online?

A. Follow the given step by step guidelines to download KVPY admit card.

Step 1 - Login to your KVPY login account using your login ID and password.

Step 2 - Click on the KVPY Admit card option.

Step 3 - Click on the ‘Download’ button to download the admit card.

Q.29. What will be the details mentioned in the KVPY admit card?

A. You can find the following details on the admit card of KVPY:

  • KVPY Stream

  • Name of the student

  • Photo of the candidate

  • Signature

  • Roll Number

  • Application No

  • Exam Date

  • Centre

  • Reporting Time at Venue

  • Examination Time

KVPY Syllabus 2020 FAQs

Q.30. What is the syllabus for the KVPY exam?

A- There is no prescribed syllabus for the KVPY exam. Students can cover the KVPY syllabus of their respective classes to prepare for the KVPY exam.

Q.31. Are all four subjects i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics compulsory to attempt?

Ans: Students appearing in KVPY exam from SA stream, have to attempt all 4 subjects. However, students of SX/SB stream have to opt for either Maths or Biology.

Q.32. What is the marking scheme in KVPY SA exam?

A. In part I, the total number of questions will be 60, 15 questions from each section. 1 mark will be allotted for the correct answer and -0.25 will be deducted for every wrong attempt. Total marks for part 1 will be 60.

In part II, total 20 questions will be asked, 5 questions from each section. Each question will carry 2 marks and 0.5 marks will be deducted for wrong answers. Part II will carry 40 marks.

Q.33. Is it compulsory to appear in all sections in the SA stream?

A. Yes, it is compulsory to attempt all four sections in the SA stream.

Q.34. Is this mandatory to attempt all questions?

A. No, there is provision of negative marking KVPY. So attempt only those questions which you are sure about.

KVPY FAQs 2020 on Exam Preparation

Q.35. From where can I get the KVPY Question Papers?

Ans: Click here to download KVPY question papers.

Q.36. What will be the ideal preparation strategy for KVPY exams?

A. 1. Go through the syllabus and have a basic outline of the contents.

2. Check the previous year question papers to know the examination pattern, marking scheme, etc.

3. Read NCERT’s and cover all the important topics from it.

4. Solve the KVPY sample papers to check your preparation level.

Q.37. Does KVPY provide rough sheets in the online test?

A. Yes, rough sheets are provided during the online test.

KVPY Result 2020 FAQ’s

Q.38. When will the KVPY 2020 result declare?

A- KVPY result will tentatively be released in the third week of December 2020.

Q.39. From where can I check my KVPY result 2020?

A- The KVPY result will be available online on the official website kvpy.iisc.ernet.in.

Q.40. How can I check my KVPY result 2020?

A- The result will be available on the official website in PDF form. The result for SA, SX/SB streams will be declared separately. Students have to download the PDF file and search for their roll number.

Q.41. How can I check my marks of KVPY aptitude test?

A. Marks will be released after the declaration of KVPY interview results.

KVPY FAQs 2020 on Selection process

Q.42. What is the selection process of KVPY 2020?

A - There are two stages in the KVPY exam. First is the aptitude test. Students who will successfully qualify the aptitude test have to appear for the interview round. After qualifying, the interview round the scholarship will be granted.

Q.43. What after the KVPY aptitude test?

A- After qualifying the interview round, students will be called for the personal interview round.

Q.44. What are the documents required for the KVPY interview?

A- Below are the list of documents required for 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.

Q.45 When will the KVPY interview will be conducted?

A- KVPY interviews will be conducted in the month of February.

Q.46. What is the dress code for the KVPY interview?

A - There is no prescribed dress code for the KVPY interview, but students can either wear formals or school uniforms.

KVPY FAQs 2020 of Fellowship

Q.47. What is the amount of scholarship granted by KVPY?

A- KVPY scholarship are granted upto the pre-Ph.D. level. The stipend amount is mentioned below.

KVPY Scholarship Amount


Monthly Fellowship

Annual Contingency Grant

SA/SX/SB - during 1st to 3rd years of - B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math. / Integrated M.Sc. /M.S.

Rs. 5000

Rs. 20000

SA/SX/SB - during M. Sc. / 4th to 5th years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S./M.Math./M.Stat.

Rs. 7000

Rs. 28000

Q.48. Where can I submit any examination center related queries?

A. Students can submit their examination center related queries through e-mails at applications.kvpy@iisc.ac.in.

Q.49. How can I contact to KVPY?

A. For any queries, students can call at help-desk of KVPY on 080 - 22932975/76, 080- 23601008 & 080 – 22933536

Students can also e-mail to -

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

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

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Which type of questions asked in KVPY interview

Megha 4th Apr, 2020

Hello Arohi !

The questions asked are basically based on to know your personality and that how much confidently you are answering them , also on your subject knowledge like :

  1. Tell us about your family and friends
  2. What are your hobbies
  3. In mathematics most probably mostly questions are on identities and geometry.
  4. In Physics , questions asked on the topics semiconductors . current , voltages etc.
  5. And In chemistry . Questions are on enzymes , DNA and Blood groups.

Hope it helps !


if, I am student of class 12 now, then which categories of kvpy exam I could be prepared.

Akram Khan 2nd Apr, 2020


There are three categories of kvpy exam-

Stream SA

Stream SX

Stream SB

Stream SA: Students enrolled in XI Standard (Science Subjects) during the given academic year

Stream SX: Students enrolled in XII Standard/ (+2) (Science subjects) during the given academic year

Stream SB: Students enrolled in the 1st year of undergraduate program in Basic Sciences

So a student of class 12 will lie in the category SX of kvpy exam.

Hopd this helps.


Sir please can I know the syllabus for SA STREAM KVPY examination

Devraj choudhary Student Expert 31st Mar, 2020


Here is the link of Careers360, which contains the sllybus for all streams of KVPY. So, visit this to know the sllybus and study effectively https://school.careers360.com/articles/kvpy-syllabus

All the best!!


KVPY SA STREAM syllabus for Students

Devraj choudhary Student Expert 31st Mar, 2020


Use this link to get the detail on the sllybus for all the stream SA, SB or SX. Use this sllybus to prepare nicely.


All the best


what is KVPY examination and sample papers

Devraj choudhary Student Expert 30th Mar, 2020

The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is an on-going National Program of Fellowship in Basic Sciences, initiated and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to attract exceptionally highly motivated students for pursuing basic science courses and research career in science.

The objective of the program is to identify students with talent and aptitude for research; help them realize their academic potential; encourage them to take up research careers in Science, and ensure the growth of the best scientific minds for research and development in the country.Selection of the students is made from those studying in XI standard to 1st year of any undergraduate Program in Basic Sciences.

For sample papers visit this link https://school.careers360.com/articles/kvpy-sample-papers

Hope it helps

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