KVPY 2019 - IISC, Banglore has released KVPY 2019 admit card on October 7, 2019 on the official website: kvpy.iisc.ernet.in. KVPY exam 2019 will be held on November 3, 2019, in computer-based mode across 111 exam cities in the country. KVPY 2019 application forms were accepted in online mode from July 8 to August 31. IISc Bangalore has released the KVPY 2019 mock test which can be accessed in online mode. Candidates who have appeared for the exam will be able to check the result of KVPY 2019 in the third week of December. KVPY is a national-level scholarship exam for class 11, 12 & UG students to promote interest in science. The KVPY selection process consists of the written exam followed by an interview. Check all details about the KVPY 2019 eligibility, dates, application and selection process along with the important dates and more in this article.Latest
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Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna
Commonly known as
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Level of exam
Mode of exam
Computer-based test (CBT)
Purpose of exam
To provide fellowships to students for pursuing research in Science
Streams of scholarship
SA, SX and SB
SA-9:30am to 12:30am, SB/SX-2pm to 5pm
Number of test cities
111 across the country
Candidates should be aware of all the dates of KVPY 2019 so that they won’t miss any event. Refer the given table to check all important dates
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Online registration for KVPY 2019 begins
July 8, 2019
Last date for submitting KVPY application form
August 31, 2019
KVPY Mock Test window opened
Second week of September 2019
Release of KVPY admit card
October 7, 2019
KVPY 2019 Exam Date
November 3, 2019
Release of Official Answer Keys
Second week of November 2019
Declaration of result
Third week of December 2019
KVPY Interview Dates
Last week of January - Last week of February 2020
KVPY fellowship programme begins
First week of August 2020
Only those candidates who fulfil the KVPY eligibility criteria can apply for the KVPY 2019 fellowship. Each stream of KVPY specifies different eligibility criteria. The requirement of every stream is mentioned below:
KVPY 2019 registration process was held from July 8 to August 31, 2019. Students can complete the KVPY registration by following 4 simple steps, provided below.
Students can follow the given steps to fill the KVPY application form:
Step 1: KVPY 2019 Registration- Candidates should click on " KVPY-2019 online application portal" OR use the "Applications" on the menu bar to click on “Registration and Application login” tab on the official website. They can register by using a valid e-mail ID and mobile number. After successful registration, the candidate receives a confirmation mail on the registered E-mail ID/Mobile Number with details of a computer-generated username and password.
Step 2: Filling All Asked Details- Candidates should log in to their account with the help of the username and password sent via SMS or email. They must fill the application form with correct personal and academic information and select three test centres as per their preference.
Step 3: Upload the Required Documents- In this step, candidates should upload the scanned images of their recent passport-size photograph, and signature in JPG/JPEG format. The file-sizes should be below 500 KB and 200 KB respectively.
Step 4: Payment of Application Fees- After filling the application form, candidates must pay the requisite application fee through online or offline mode.
KVPY application fee differs according to the category of candidates. The fee structure according to the categories is tabulated below.
KVPY Application Fee
The exam will be conducted across various KVPY exam centres in 111 exam cities in India. Candidates have to select at least three preferences of exam cities while filling in the application form of KVPY. The exact KVPY Exam 2019 centre venue address is mentioned on the admit card. Refer to the table to check the list of exam cities.
To prepare for the exam, it is important to know the KVPY exam pattern which gives the details like the number of questions asked, marking scheme, total marks, the medium of paper, duration and so on. The KVPY 2019 exam pattern is as follows
(all sections are mandatory)
Right Answer- +1
Wrong Answer- -0.25
Right Answer- +2
Wrong Answer- -0.50
Total questions asked
Attempt any three from the following:Maths
Attempt any two from the following:
20 questions from each section
10 questions from each section
IISC, Banglore has released the admit card of KVPY 2019 from October 7, 2019. Students can download KVPY admit card by following the given steps without any hassle.
Candidates who appear for KVPY 2019 must not forget to carry the following documents to their allotted exam centres:
IISc Bangalore does not prescribe the KVPY syllabus as the exam aims at testing the analytical ability and understanding of candidates rather than their factual knowledge. However, students preparing for KVPY 2019 have to cover all important topics/sections taught in their class. The subjects to study are Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology of class 10, 12 and 1st year of B.Sc., B.S., B.Stat., B.Math., Int. M.Sc. or M.S., depending on the stream applied for. KVPY 2019 syllabus is covered for class 11 and 12 in the NCERT books.
Topics for SA Stream
Topics for SB & SX Stream
Introduction to Trigonometry, Coordinate Geometry, Statistics, Quadratic Equations, Statistics and Probability, Polynomials, Surface Areas & Volumes, etc.
Vectors and 3-D Geometry, Relations and Functions, Probability, Real Numbers, Statistics and Probability, Linear Programming, Vector Algebra, etc.
Heredity and Evolution, Reproduction, Plant Physiology
Diversity of Living Organisms, Life Processes, Cell: Structure and Function, Human Physiology, etc
Plant Physiology, Reproduction, Genetics and Evolution, Life Processes, Cell Structure, Biotechnology, Genetics, etc.
Chemical Reactions, Bases and Salts, Thermodynamics, Periodic Classification, Carbon Compounds, States of Matter, Metals and Non-Metals, etc
Carbon compounds, Acids, Bases and Salts, Isolation of Elements, Surface Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Periodic Classification, Solid State, Chemical Kinetics, Thermodynamics, Chemical Bonding, Noble Gases, Chemical Reaction, etc
Kinematics, Work, Law of Motions, Energy & Power, Thermodynamics, Electromagnetic Induction, Gravitation, Reflection, etc
Sources of Energy, Thermal Physics, Electricity & Magnetism, Waves & Optics, Physical Measurement, Thermodynamics, Magnetic Effects of Current, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, etc
KVPY aspirants should refer the listed books for better preparation. These books are recommended by previous year’s toppers and experts. However, NCERT books are the best for KVPY as they cover all the NCERT syllabus.
Complete Neet guide by MTG
H.C. Verma (Volume 1 & 2), I.E. Irodov
R.S. Agarwal, S.L. Loney
O.P. Tandon for organic Chemistry, Solomons for organic chemistry
Candidates should clear all their basic concepts first and then proceed further to problem-solving.
IISc Bangalore will release the mock test of KVPY 2019 in the second week of September. This is provided to enable students to understand how the exam will be like and to use it for practice purposes. Candidates are advised to complete the KVPY mock test within the stipulated time. It is to be noted that the mock test does not give the scores after it is completed. However, candidates must use it to analyze their performance on the basis of time taken to answer the paper, the questions that took long to solve, accuracy levels etc.
Practising with previous years’ question papers of KVPY is a good practice as it allows students to get familiar with the exam and boosts their confidence. It also allows for understanding the type of questions, weightage of topics that may be asked in the exam. Candidates can also understand the difficulty levels of the test. It is also better to practise with KVPY sample papers that are freely available on the net. Cracking KVPY becomes more easy with the help of these papers.
Toppers of KVPY can actually give an indication about the exam and good tips that can help to crack KVPY 2019. The table below gives the details of the KVPY toppers of the previous year along with a link to their interviews where they give tips on how to prepare for KVPY.
Interviews of KVPY Toppers
Aptitude Test Marks
Kartikey Gupta - Click here for interview
IISc Bangalore will release the KVPY answer key online for all streams along with the question papers tentatively in the second week of November. The KVPY answer key will be in the form of pdfs and candidates can use them to compare their own answers. The answer key carries the correct answers to all the questions asked in the exam. With the help of the KVPY 2019 answer key, candidates can calculate their probable score before the announcement of result.
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore will release KVPY result of the aptitude test online in the third week of December 2019. The KVPY 2019 result for the aptitude test will be announced in the form of pdfs for each stream and category. Students shortlisted in the lists will have to download their interview letter. The final KVPY result will be available through the candidate login where they must enter their KVPY application number and date of birth.
IISC, Banglore will announce sets the cutoff marks for the aptitude test first. The final cutoff for awarding the fellowship will be announced after the completion of the interview round and finalizing the list of candidates for each category and stream. KVPY cutoff marks are the minimum marks required to be shortlisted for the interview and thereafter the fellowship. The cutoff will be separate for the aptitude test and final selection.
KVPY Cutoff 2018 for aptitude test
KVPY 2018 cutoff for final round
The selection process of KVPY includes two stages, written test and personal interview. Candidates who qualify the written test with minimum cut off marks will be called for interview round, to be held in the third week of January 2020. Shortlisted candidates will receive interview dates, time & venue through email/website. While appearing for the KVPY 2019 interview, candidates should bring the given document for verification-
KVPY 2019 interviews are likely to be held in January/ February 2020 at IISc Bangalore. Students who qualify the written test with minimum cut off marks will be called for the interviews. Qualified students should log in to their account to download the interview call letter for KVPY 2019. Check some of the basic interview details and tips here in the video below
KVPY scholarship will be awarded to candidates who qualify in both the aptitude test and interview but only if they pursue an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences. This fellowship of KVPY will be initiated only after they take admissions to approved UG science courses. Initially, the scholarship will be awarded for only one year to be renewed only if candidates pass the first year with 60% or equivalent (50% for SC/ST & PwD candidates).
KVPY Fellowship Details
Contingency Grant / Annum
Fellowship / Month
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.
Address: The Convener
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore - 560 012
Official Website: kvpy.iisc.ernet.in
For queries related to the application: [email protected]
For queries related to fellowship: [email protected]
Students can send their queries through email to [email protected] (for application-related queries).
IISc Bangalore does not prescribe any specific syllabus for the aptitude test. Students will be evaluated on the basis of their understanding and analytical ability. However, there will be questions from the syllabus up to class X/XII/ UG first year as applicable.
No, calculators or any electronic devices are not permitted. You can use Virtual calculators which will be made available on the computer screen.
KVPY 2019 can be attempted in Hindi or English. Candidates have to select the language when they start the computer based exam.
No, there is no provision for correction of mistakes if any in KVPY application form 2019. However, you can always write to IISc Bangalore asking for help or contact the helpline numbers for the same.
The interview panel is students friendly. The questions in the interview range on topics in science and mostly you may be asked to explain some concepts, elaborate on topics that you like and so on.
No. The KVPY scholarship is primarily for students wishing to pursue a course in basic sciences. So you cannot avail this in case youo join engineering.
No, KVPY scholarship cannot be availed along with another fellowship /scholarship, be it government or private. In order to avail KVPY 2019 fellowship, students will have to relinquish any other fellowship or scholarship that they are in receipt of.
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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.
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