KVPY Scholarships 2020
Updated on Dec 24, 2019 - 11:37 a.m. IST by Dinesh Goyal

KVPY Scholarship 2020 - Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore or IISc provides a good amount of scholarship for science students. This scholarship is called the KVPY fellowship program. Students of class 11, 12 and 1st year of UG in basic science can apply for KVPY scholarship. Students who are selected in the KVPY exam are provided with KVPY scholarship amount up to pre-Ph.D level. They are awarded Rs. 5000 and Rs. 7000 per month during graduation and post-graduation respectively. As per KVPY 2020 scholarship, SA student’s fellowship will start from August 1, 2022. While SB/SX students can avail benefits of KVPY scholarship from August 1, 2021. The fellows of KVPY 2020 will also get other KVPY benefits along with scholarship amount. Read below to know more about KVPY 2020 Scholarship, selection process, eligibility, amount details, etc.

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KVPY Scholarship Dates 2020

Students should check the following table to know the dates and events of KVPY scholarship for science students. It will help them to track upcoming events:

KVPY Fellowship Dates


Tentative Dates

KVPY application start date

July 8, 2020

Last date to apply for KVPY scholarship

August 20, 2020

Aptitude date

November 1, 2020

Aptitude test result date

December 10, 2020

Interview date

3rd week of January to the third week of February 2021

Final result date

April 2021

KVPY scholarship starting date for SB/SX students

August 1, 2021

Last date to Intimate for admission to Undergraduate Course

September 5, 2021

KVPY fellowship start date for SA students

August 1, 2022

Eligibility for KVPY Scholarship 2020

The eligibility conditions to apply for KVPY exam and availing KVPY fellowship are different for SA/SB and SX students which all are defined below:

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KVPY Eligibility Criteria 2020


Minimum qualification

Marks required in the previous class


Enrolled in 11th standard

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


Enrolled in 12th standard

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


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.

Eligibility Conditions to Avail KVPY 2020 Scholarship

  • Only students who are selected in the final KVPY result 2020 can avail the benefits of KVPY scholarship.

  • The student must have enrolled in an undergraduate course in basic sciences.

  • He/she must have secured at least 60% marks for general and 50% marks for SC/ST/PWD in aggregate in class 12 science subject exams.

KVPY application form 2020

  • The application form of KVPY scholarship 2020 will be released in the second week of July 2020.
  • Students will have to fill the form online through official website.
  • The registration is the first step to apply for KVPY 2020 scholarship followed by filling of application form, documents submission and pay the fees.
  • Students who fill the form successfully will be able to download KVPY admit card 2020.

KVPY Scholarship 2020 Selection Process

  • Aptitude Test: This is the first stage of KVPY scholarship selection process. students will have to appear for KVPY aptitude test on November 1, 2020.
  • Interview Test: After the result of aptitude test, shortlisted students will have to appear for interview test. The final result of KVPY will be declared in the month of April 2020 and selected students will be provided with the KVPY 2020 scholarship.
  • The scholarship is started from the August 1 of next year i.e. 2021 for SB and SX students. In the case of SA students, the KVPY fellowship 2020 will be effective from August 1, 2022.
  • The KVPY benefits can be available by students only if they will enrol in an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences.

KVPY 2020 Scholarship Amount Details

Students selected for KVPY fellowship will have to send an email to KVPY officials on fellowship.kvpy@iisc.ac.in to intimate about their admission to UG course. They will have to send Email by September 5, 2021(tentatively). Then KVPY officials will send required forms to students to fill up and submit to KVPY office to get their KVPY 2020 scholarship activated. The students will be provided with monthly and annual scholarship amount as given below:

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.



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



Benefits of KVPY 2020 Scholarship

  • Selected students are provided with KVPY scholarship money during the graduation and post-graduation as per rates tabulated above.
  • They can also apply for admission to IISc and IISER through their KVPY ranks.
  • During the counselling of IITs admission, KVPY fellows are given preferences over others.
  • During the mentoring period of one year, SA students will be invited for National Science (Vijyoshi) Camp and their travel and other related expenses will be funded by KVPY.
  • From the second year of UG course, KVPY fellow will be invited to participate in the summer programme/Project in an approved research lab.
  • Each student who is selected for KVPY 2020 scholarship, will be issued an ID card using which he/she can access the library, laboratory facilities, etc. at National Laboratories/ Universities.

Contact Details for KVPY scholarship 2020

Postal Address

The Convener
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore - 560 012


(080) 22932975 / 76, 23601008, 22933536


(080) 2360 1215





Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - KVPY Scholarships 2020

Question: How much money is provided as KVPY scholarship?


Rs. 5000 per month and Rs. 20000 per annum is provided during graduation. While for post-graduation, Rs. 7000 per month and Rs. 28000 per year is provided as scholarship amount.

Question: What to do after selecting for KVPY scholarship 2020?


Students will have to intimate KVPY officials about their admission to UG course before the last date and submit the required forms which are sent to students after selection.

Question: Which is the best scholarship for science students?


KVPY scholarship provides good amount of money and career opportunities so it is the best scholarship for science students.

Question: How many students are selected for KVPY scholarship?


Around 2800 students of SA, SX and SB streams are selected for KVPY fellowship.

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recommend any study material for sx stream . to get kvpy fellowship

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 26th Jan, 2020

Your basics need to be right and for that you need to study from NCERT books.

For Mathematics: Problem in IIT Maths, Mathematics for Class 12 by RD Sharms

For Physics: Fundamentals of Physics by David Halliday, Robert and Jearl

Concept of Physics by DC Pandey

Tata Mc Graw Hill's book by HC Verma

Principles of Physics by Resnick and Haliday

For Chmistry: Modern ABC of Chemistry

NCERT Physical and Organic Chemistry

For Biology: Elementary Biology by Bhatia and Tyagi


wat do u mean by kvpy sb stream.

jishua thomas 26th Jan, 2020

hello aspirant,,,

Stream SX : The students studying in class 12 (Science Subjects) have to choose Stream SX while appearing for KVPY Exam 2018. Stream SB : The students studying in first year of any undergraduate program in Basic Sciences, B.Sc./B.S./B. Stat./B. Math./Int.

hope this information was useful to you..

all the best



Malini S N 19th Jan, 2020


You can apply for the stream SX exam and to be eligible,you must score a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) in Mathematics and Science subjects (PCB) in Class 12th. You should have also obtained at least 75% (65% in case of SC/ST/PWD) in class 10th.

If you have enrolled yourselves in the first year of an undergraduate program in basic Sciences,then you will be eligible for SB stream exam and you will be eligible if you have a aggregate of  60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) in Maths and science subjects in class 12th exams.


i am in 12 mpc now. can i appear for kvpy exam?

sudheer kumar 16th Jan, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

Yes you can apply for KVPY exam this year. As kvpy is conducted for students of class 11 and 12 every year.

Visit the given link for more information:



kvpy exam kya h.................

Aditya kumar Student Expert 5th Jan, 2020
Hi Praveen


  • Actually KVPY stands for Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana .

  • It is a national level scholarship examination which is conducted to promote and encourage highly talented  students to opt for research .
This exam is especially for those students who want to pursue higher education in basic science.

  • It is initiated and funded by the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India.

  • As per the eligibility criteria of KVPY , those who are in class 11th, 12th and 1st year of UG courses in basic science are eligible for SA, SX and SB streams, respectively

For detail information about Kvpy and more go through our page for which link is provided below :-

I hope that it helps you

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