KVPY 2019
Maniprabha.singh, 07 Oct 2019, #KVPY

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.

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Check step by step process for KVPY 2019

  1. Check KVPY Eligibility
  2. Register and fill the KVPY 2019 application form by August 31
  3. Download KVPY admit card from October 7.
  4. Appear for the KVPY exam on November 3
  5. Check the result in the third week of December
  6. Attend interview and selection process in January 2020 if selected.
  7. Avail Fellowship after completing all formalities.

KVPY 2019 Highlights



Exam Name

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna

Commonly known as


Conducting body

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Level of exam

National level

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

Application mode



3 hours

Exam timings

SA-9:30am to 12:30am, SB/SX-2pm to 5pm

Number of test cities

111 across the country

Official website


KVPY Important Dates 2019

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

KVPY Eligibility Criteria 2019

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 Eligibility Criteria for SA stream?

  • Class 11 students can apply.
  • Students must have scored 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) aggregate in Maths and science subjects.
  • The fellowship will be activated only if students score a minimum of 60% (50% for reserved categories) in their class 12.

KVPY Eligibility Criteria for SX Stream?

  • Students enrolled in class 12 can apply under this stream.
  • The minimum marks in class 10 should be 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) aggregate in Maths and science subjects.
  • Students must score a minimum of 60% (50% for reserved categories) in their class 12 if they wish their fellowship to be activated.

KVPY 2019 Eligibility Criteria for SB stream?

  • Students studying in UG first year can apply under this stream.
  • Marks in class 12 should be a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD).
  • To activate the KVPY fellowship, candidates must score a minimum of 60% (50% for reserved categories).

KVPY Application Form 2019

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.

  1. Registration of KVPY
  2. Filling of application form
  3. Upload Photograph and signature
  4. Payment of application fee of KVPY 2019

How to Fill the KVPY Application form 2019?

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 2019

KVPY application fee differs according to the category of candidates. The fee structure according to the categories is tabulated below.

KVPY Application Fee


Application Fee

Payment mode


Rs. 1000/-

Credit Card, ATM-Debit Card or Net Banking

SC/ST Candidates

Rs. 500/-

Debit/ ATM Card, Credit Card or Net Banking

KVPY Exam Centres 2019

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.

State-Wise KVPY Test Centres

East Zone
JharkhandJamshedpur, Ranchi, Dhanbad
OrissaBhubaneshwar, Rourkela
Arunachal PradeshNaharlagun
AssamGuwahati, Tezpur
West BengalAsansol, Burdwan, Kolkata, Siliguri, Durgapur, Hoogly
North Zone
DelhiNew Delhi
HaryanaAmbala, Hisar, Karnal, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Kurukshetra, Panipat
Jammu & KashmirJammu
PunjabJalandhar, Mohali, Patiala, Ludhiana
RajasthanAjmer, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Sikar,
Uttar PradeshAgra, Allahabad, Greater Noida, Kanpur, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Lucknow, Noida, Varanasi
South Zone
Andhra PradeshRajahmundry, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
KarnatakaBelagavi, Bengaluru, Chikkamangaluru, Bidar, Chikkaballapura, Davanagere, Hubballi, Kalaburagi, Mandya, Mangaluru, Dharwad, Hassan, Mysuru, Puttur, Shivamogga, Udupi, Uttara Kannada
KeralaAlappuzha, Ernakulam, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Idukki, Kannur, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Kasaragod, Malappuram, Palakkad
Tamil NaduChennai, Coimbatore, Nagercoil, Salem, Kanchipuram, Madurai
West Zone
GoaMapusa, Panaji
GujaratAhmedabad, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodra, Anand, Gandhinagar
Madhya PradeshBhopal, Indore
MaharashtraAmaravati, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Aurangabad, Nagpur, Nashik, Kolhapur, Pune, Thane
ChhattisgarhBilaspur, Raipur

KVPY Exam Pattern 2019

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

KVPY Exam Pattern for SA Stream


Part 1

Part 2


(all sections are mandatory)









Marking Scheme

Right Answer- +1

Wrong Answer- -0.25

Right Answer- +2

Wrong Answer- -0.50

Total questions asked



Mode of ExamComputer-based test
LanguageEnglish and Hindi
Duration3 hours
Total Marks100 marks

KVPY Exam Pattern for SX and SB Stream


Part 1

Part 2


Attempt any three from the following:




Attempt any two from the following:





Marking Scheme

Right Answer- +1

Wrong Answer- -0.25

Right Answer- +2

Wrong Answer- -0.50

Total questions asked

20 questions from each section

10 questions from each section

Duration3 hours
Mode of examComputer-based
LanguageEnglish and Hindi
Total Marks100 marks

KVPY Admit Card 2019

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.

Steps to Download KVPY Hall Ticket

  • Visit the official website or click on the link given above.
  • Click the admit card link available on the main page.
  • Enter the required details such as application number and date of birth.
  • Click on the “Submit” tab

What to carry with KVPY Admit Card?

Candidates who appear for KVPY 2019 must not forget to carry the following documents to their allotted exam centres:

  • KVPY admit card
  • School/College ID or Aadhar Card or Passport with a clear photograph

KVPY Syllabus 2019

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.

KVPY Syllabus


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

Best Books for KVPY 2019 Preparation

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.

Recommended Books for KVPY 2019




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

How to Prepare for KVPY 2019?

Candidates should clear all their basic concepts first and then proceed further to problem-solving.

  1. Know the syllabus and exam pattern: Before starting the preparation, candidates should get the complete syllabus and exam pattern as they contain important topics and
  2. Practice with KVPY previous year papers and sample papers: Candidates must solve the previous year’s question papers and sample papers as much as possible to get familiar with the exam pattern and also to know what type of questions come in the exam.
  3. Mock Tests: To speed up the calculation and answering speed, mock tests are very important. IISc Bangalore releases mock test for KVPY 2019.
  4. During the last week, only revise the important facts and concepts instead of preparing a fresh article.

KVPY Mock Test 2019

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.

KVPY Question Papers 2019

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.

KVPY Toppers Interview

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

Topper’s Name


Aptitude Test Marks

Interview Marks

Kartikey Gupta - Click here for interview




B Guruvayurappan - Click here for interviewSA87. 2595.2
Niyati Mehta - Click here for interviewSA8085
Jayesh Singla - Click here for interview


Harshil Vagadia - Click here for interviewSX

KVPY Answer Key 2019

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.

KVPY Result 2019

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.

KVPY Cutoff 2019

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





















KVPY Selection Process 2019

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-

  • Class X & XII Original Marks Sheet
  • Category Certificate (if required)
  • KVPY Application Form
  • Interview Call Letter
  • KVPY 2019 Admit Card
  • A Self-Appraisal Form
  • Study certificate Form
  • Teacher Recommendation Form (in a sealed envelope)

KVPY Interview Tips

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 2019

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

Basic Sciences

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.



KVPY 2019 Contact Details

Address: The Convener

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)

Indian Institute of Science

Bangalore - 560 012

Official Website: kvpy.iisc.ernet.in

Email ID:

For queries related to the application: [email protected]

For queries related to fellowship: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - KVPY 2019

Question: Who do I contact in case I have any KVPY examination centre related queries?


Students can send their queries through email to [email protected] (for application-related queries).

Question: What is the syllabus of KVPY 2019?


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.

Question: Will I be allowed to carry the calculator in KVPY examination hall?


No, calculators or any electronic devices are not permitted. You can use Virtual calculators which will be made available on the computer screen.

Question: Which are the languages that are allowed for KVPY?


KVPY 2019 can be attempted in Hindi or English. Candidates have to select the language when they start the computer based exam.

Question: Can I correct the mistakes made in my application form?


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.

Question: What kind of questions can I expect in the KVPY interview?


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.

Question: Will I get the fellowship if I join any other course like engineering?


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.

Question: If I already have been awarded with another scholarship, can I avail the KVPY Fellowship?


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.

Question: Who do I contact in case I have any KVPY examination centre related queries?


Students can send their queries through email to [email protected] (for application-related queries).

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is kvpy exam is the entrance exam for iisc and iiser.

Rehan Alam Student Expert 18th Oct, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

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.

To get into IISC/IISER you have to give JEE advanced exam.

You could read more about it here:


Hope this helps. Thank you.


i had lost my kvpy password and the entered email too then what should i do

Rehan Alam Student Expert 18th Oct, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

This is highly unlikely that you forgot your email id and password. Your email id is like your digital contact and you must if not able to remember it, then write it somewhere.

Moreover, do not make email id that is not easily memorable. Start with your name and DOB combination or your school name combination with your name. Do not make email with irrelevant numbers in it.

Remember these points in future to make email Id. Now onto how to find your account, you could use the history of your browser, there maybe you'll find some details.

Hope this helps. Thank you.


Sir if i want to take admission in IIIT HYDERABAD then should I have to give some separate entrance exam or I can take admission from my KVPY marks basis.

Aditya kumar Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019
Hello there!
You can take admission on the basis of marks obtained in kvpy in iiit hyderabad , you don't need to give any other exam but actually iit Hyderabad has different channels of B.Tech admission , which are - UGEE-CLD, ECD, CND and CLD programmes/NK/NTSE or KVPY, Olympiad, SPEC, DASA UG andjee main mode. So , you can give these exams as well in order to increase your chances of admission into iiit hyderabad. Even if you fail to perform well in kvpy but perform well in any of the other mentioned exams then you can have admission in iiit hyderabad,  it's not good to rely on just kvpy , when you have other channels as well. So , you should go for other exams as well but it's not mandatory.
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Sir How can i upload my 12th marksheet for KVPY SX during filling application form ?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019
Dear Smriti, the last date for filling KVPY 2019 application form has been closed on August 20th, 2019. You cannot upload any document once the last dare for registration has been closed. And KVPY 2020 official notification hasn't been released yet. However, please write to the helpdesk at: [email protected]

In KVPY stream SA,which part of chemistry is most important (physical,organic, inorganic)?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 13th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

most important part is organic chemistry, then physical chemistry and in organic chemistry. you can expect 50+ marks from organic chemistry as syllabus is huge. follow previous years question paper and daily give sectional mock test to get speed of solving question before exam. follow careers360 page for latest updates.

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