KVPY 2018
Jasleen Kaur Taneja, 20 Dec 2018, #KVPY

KVPY 2018 - IISc Bangalore has released the KVPY 2019 result on December 20, 2019 in the online mode. The result of KVPY 2019 has been declared in the form of merit list with the name and roll numbers of those who qualify for the round of interview. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana or KVPY is a national level fellowship programme which is held across 99 exam cities, under three streams - SA, SX and SB, for students enrolled in classes 11, 12 and UG first year, respectively. Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore conducted KVPY, online on November 4, 2018. The answer key of KVPY 2018 has been released on November 9, 2018, along with the question papers. A link to download the stream-wise answer key and question paper has been made available on this page. Aspirants can calculate their expected marks using the official KVPY 2018 answer key.  Only candidates who will qualify the KVPY exam will be eligible for round of interview to be conducted in January 2019.

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The selection procedure of KVPY 2018 comprises an aptitude test, followed by a personal interview for those who clear the test. The aim is to shortlist candidates having the aptitude and faculty for pursuing a research career in Science. KVPY 2018 fellowships will be granted to selected candidates only after they start pursuing approved UG courses in basic sciences. Keep reading for complete information on KVPY 2018 including dates, result and cutoff.

Candidates can check KVPY Result 2018 and KVPY Cutoff 2018  here

KVPY 2018 Overview

Exam Specification

Exam Overview

Name of Examination

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna

Commonly Known As


Conducting Body

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Examination Level

National Level

Purpose of Exam

To provide fellowships to students for pursuing research in Science

Streams of scholarship

SA, SX and SB

Application mode


Mode of Examination

Computer Based Test (CBT)

Duration of KVPY Exam

3 Hours

KVPY examination timings

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

KVPY reporting timings to the centres

SA-8:30am, SB/SX-1pm

Number of Test Cities


KVPY Official Website


KVPY 2018 Important Dates

IISc Bangalore has announced some of the important dates of KVPY 2018. The dates have been listed below:

Dates of KVPY 2018 Exam



KVPY Official Notification

July 11, 2018

Online Registration starts

July 11, 2018

Last date for submitting the KVPY 2018 application form

August 31, 2018

Application Fee payment Closes

September 7, 2018

KVPY Mock Test window opens

September 12, 2018

Availability of KVPY Admit card

October 12, 2018

KVPY 2018 Exam

November 4, 2018 (Sunday)

Tentative answer key and question papers
November 9, 2018 (Released)
Discrepancies in provisional answer key
till November 15, 2018

Declaration of result

December 20, 2018

Interview session

 January 15 to February 20, 2019

Fellowship programme starts

First week of August, 2019

KVPY 2018 Result

The result of the written test has been published by IISc on December 20, 2018. The result is available in PDF format separately for SA stream and SB/SX. Students can download KVPY result using the steps given below:

Step 1: Click on the link to download KVPY result 2018 against your stream

Step 2: KVPY 2018 result appears on the screen in PDF format

Step 3: Check if your roll number is there in the list

Step 4: Download the PDF file and take a printout of the same

KVPY Cutoff 2018

IISc sets the cutoff marks of KVPY for the final selection. The cutoff is the minimum qualifying marks set for the aptitude test and personal interview of each stream. Candidates who have qualified as per KVPY 2018 cutoff marks have been shortlisted for fellowship programme. The cutoff of KVPY 2018 is different for each stream below.

KVPY Cutoff 2018

















Previous year's cutoff of KVPY





















Documents required at the time of Interview:

Candidates must bring the following documents at the time of the interview

1. Application form and Interview call letter

2. Admit card of Aptitude test.

3.Original Marks card. (10th Marks card for Stream SA/SX and 12th for Stream SB)

4. Caste certificate for SC/ST candidates issued by the Competent Authority.

5. Medical certificate from competent authority in case of physically and visually challenged students

6. A Self-Appraisal form.

7. Study certificate form. It should be obtained from your Principal/Head of the Institution where you are currently pursuing your studies.

8. Teacher Recommendation Form (in Sealed envelope).

KVPY 2018 Answer Key

The answer key of KVPY 2018 has been released on November 9, 2018, along with the question papers for SA, SB/SX streams. The official answer key is released for candidates so that they can verify their answers in the examination. The KVPY 2018 answer key is available online in PDF format only and candidates can download it from the link provided above. The official answer key will be available after November 15, 2018, for each stream- SA and SB/SX papers in pdf format. Candidates can use the answer key to calculate their probable scores in the exam.

KVPY 2018 Admit Card

The admit card was released by the Indian Institute of Science, (IISc) Bangalore on October 12, 2018. Candidates who appeared for the exam were able to download KVPY 2018 admit card by logging in and entering the requisite credentials. Students can also read the exam day guidelines given in KVPY hall ticket immediately after downloading it to avoid hassles on the day of the exam. Lastly, they must carry the admit card while appearing for the exam failing which they will not be allowed to appear for the same. The link to download the same is given above in this article.

What to carry with KVPY Admit Card?

Candidates who are appearing for KVPY 2018 should carry the following documents to their allotted exam centres:

  • KVPY admit card 2018

  • School/College ID or Aadhar Card or Passport with the clear photograph

KVPY 2018 Preparation Tips

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

  • If you are also preparing for competitive exams, such as IIT JEE and NEET, the KVPY syllabus is almost the same. You will be able to solve most of the KVPY questions.

  • Candidates must solve KVPY previous year question papers and sample papers as much as possible.

  • Take a mock test. Taking a mock test is important as you get to know how the actual exam would be and it reduces your exam fear.

  • When you have a few days left for the exam, revise concepts. If you have notes where you have noted down the important formulas, theorems and key terms, go through them.

Recommended Books for KVPY 2018




H.C. Verma (Volume 1 & 2), I.E. Irodov


O.P. Tandon for organic Chemistry, Solomons for organic chemistry


R.S. Agarwal, S.L. Loney


Complete Neet guide by MTG

KVPY 2018 Exam Centres

Details about the exam centres will be mentioned on the admit card, which candidates will be able to download online. The exam will be conducted across various KVPY 2018 exam centres in 99 exam cities in India such as Agra, Allahabad, Ambala, Bangalore, Chennai, Dehradun and Delhi among others. The table below indicates names of the states where KVPY is held:

KVPY Exam Centers - States



Madhya Pradesh




Tamil Nadu



Arunachal Pradesh








West Bengal

Uttar Pradesh





Click here to check the complete list of KVPY 2018 Exam Centres.

KVPY Question Papers 2018

The examination authority has released previous years’ question papers of KVPY in English and Hindi. Candidates can download the same and practise them to get an idea about the type of questions asked in the exam. The thorough practice of these question papers and KVPY Sample Papers will help students familiarise themselves with KVPY exam pattern 2018, important topics for the exam and difficulty level of the exam.

KVPY 2018 Syllabus

Students preparing for KVPY 2018 have to cover all important topics from the sections in KVPY syllabus 2018. The sections covered the syllabus of KVPY are Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. There is no such prescribed syllabus for KVPY 2018 as the exam aims at testing the analytical ability and understanding of candidates rather than their factual knowledge. The test will cover topics from the syllabus up to 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 2018 Exam Pattern

KVPY exam pattern 2018 will give candidates an idea about the paper pattern such as the number of questions, marking scheme, total marks, the medium of paper and so on. SA stream will have questions from Science and Mathematics wherein attempting all questions is compulsory. While SB and SX stream will have two parts divided into four sections including Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics. A student must answer three subjects in part one and two subjects in part two. A candidate may attempt more or all of the subjects. In that case best of three and two would be considered in part I and II respectively.

The division of marks for different questions is mentioned below:

KVPY 2018 Exam Pattern -Division of questions and marks


Stream SA


Stream SB/SX


Part 1

Part 2

Part I

Part II





























KVPY 2018 Mock Test

KVPY 2018 is a computer-based test. To allow candidates to get an idea of the exam pattern, environment etc, IISc Bangalore has released the mock test of KVPY 2018. Candidates can solve the KVPY 2018 mock test to practice and check how the exam will be like and get an idea of the number of questions, duration of the same. Candidates will have to complete the mock test within the time given. The link for the same is given above in the article.

KVPY 2018 Fellowship

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.

Rs. 20,000

Rs. 5,000

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

Rs. 28,000

Rs. 7,000

KVPY 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Only students meeting the eligibility criteria of KVPY 2018 could apply for the fellowship. KVPY eligibility criteria for each stream are different and details of the same can be checked below:

Eligibility Norms for KVPY 2018


Eligibility Criteria


Academic status:Students enrolled in class 11 can apply

Marks in class 10: 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) aggregate in Maths and science subjects

Marks in class 12: 60% (50% for reserved categories)


Academic status:Students enrolled in class 12 can apply

Marks in class 10:75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) aggregate in Maths and science subjects

Marks in class 12: 60% (50% for reserved categories)


Academic status:Students enrolled in UG first year can apply

Marks in class 12:60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD)

Marks in UG First Year:60% (50% for reserved categories)

KVPY 2018 Application Form

The online KVPY application form 2018 was released on July 11 and the last date to apply was August 31, 2018. Candidates had to follow a series of steps to fill the application form of KVPY like registering, filling the details, uploading documents, paying the non-refundable fee and finally submitting the form. The steps are detailed below.

KVPY 2018 Application fee

  • For General and OBC category - Rs. 1000.

  • For SC/ST/PwD candidates - Rs 500.

Step 1:Click on the application link to start the application process.

Step 2: Register for KVPY 2018 by entering the name, date of birth, class, stream, mobile, email ID and nationality.

Step 3: After successfully registering, the login credentials will be sent via email and SMS. Login using the details and fill personal and educational details.

Step 4: Upload photograph (in JPG/JPEG format with a file size less than 150 KB), signature (in JPG/JPEG format with a file size less than 80 KB). SC/ST and PWD candidates must also upload a scanned copy of caste certificate while PwD candidates must upload the medical certificate in PDF format (less than 300 KB).

Step 5: Choose four test centres in the order of preference.

Step 6: Preview and submit the application form of KVPY.

Step 7: Pay KVPY 2018 exam fee (payable online via credit card/debit card/net banking).

Important: Candidates were advised to check their KVPY 2018 application status to know if it had been submitted successfully. One should also take a printout of the same for future reference.

KVPY 2018 FAQs

Q. Can I avail the KVPY Fellowship if I already have another merit scholarship?

A: No. KVPY scholarship cannot be availed simultaneously with another fellowship /scholarship, be it government or private. In order to avail KVPY 2018 Fellowship, students will have to relinquish any other fellowship or scholarship that they are in receipt of.

Q. Who do I contact in case I have any KVPY examination centre related queries?

A: Students can send their queries through e-mail to [email protected] (for application related queries) and [email protected] (for fellowship-related queries).

Q. What are the examination timings of KVPY 2018?

A: KVPY 2018 for Stream SA will be held from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and that for stream SB/SX will be conducted from 2 pm to 5 pm. Candidates should report to their allotted exam centre before 1 hour.

Q. What is the syllabus for KVPY 2018?

A: IISc Bangalore has not prescribed 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.

Q. Can I carry the calculator in KVPY examination hall?

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

Q. Can I attempt KVPY in Hindi Language?

A:Yes, you can attempt the KVPY 2018 exam in either English or Hindi Language.

Contact Details:

Address:The Convener

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)

Indian Institute of Science

Bangalore - 560 012

Website: kvpy.iisc.ernet.in

Email ID:

For queries related to the application: [email protected]

For queries related to fellowship: [email protected]

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