About KVPY 2020

KVPY Exam 2020- Indian Institute of Science(IISc) Bangalore conducts Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY). It is a national-level scholarship program for meritorious students to pursue courses in basic sciences such as B.Sc., B. Stat, Integrated M.Sc., and M.S in either Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, or Biology. Students studying in class 11th, 12th & UG Science courses are eligible to appear for the KVPY exam 2020. Students can appear for the KVPY fellowship exam under three streams - SA, SX and SB, respectively. All the details related to Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana are available on the official website- kvpy.iisc.ernet.in. Read below the complete details related to KVPY 2020 exam
Latest- KVPY 2020 application form is expected to be released online in the first week of July 2020.

  • The application forms will remain active till the first week of August 2020. 
  • IISc Bangalore will conduct KVPY exams 2020 on the first Sunday of November 2020 in the online mode.
  • KVPY Selection process includes an online test followed by personal interview
  • The exam was held in online mode for a total of 100 marks with a duration of 3 hours.
  • The final marks allotted to candidates are calculated by giving 75% weightage to performance in the KVPY aptitude test and 25% to performance in the interview.

KVPY 2020 Scholarship Amount
SA/SX/SB- during 1st to 3rd years of UG/PG courses: Rs. 5,000/Month + Rs. 20000/annum
SA/SX/SB – during M. Sc. / 4th to 5th years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S./M.Math./M.Stat.: Rs.7,000/month + + Rs. 28000/annum

KVPY 2020 Highlights

Full Exam Name Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana Examination
Short Exam Name KVPY
Conducting Body Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Frequency of Conduct Once a year
Exam Level Intermediate
Languages English, Hindi
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 1000 Rs [Online]
Mode of Exam Online
Exam Duration 3 Hours

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01 Nov, 2020 (Tentative)

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To apply for KVPY exam 2020, students have to satisfy the eligibility norms. KVPY exam eligibility 2020 consists of the nationality, minimum age limit, and minimum marks required. Students should meet the eligibility criteria before applying for the KVPY 2020 exam. There are three different streams that are SA, SX & SB. The eligibility of each stream is different. 

KVPY SA Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for all the categories of KVPY 2020- SA, SB and SX are different. While SA is taken by students studying in class 11, SX is for students in class 12 and SB is for students in their first year of undergraduate programmes. Click here to get complete information on KVPY Eligibility Criteria.    

StatusEligibility Criteria
Current Academic Status
Students studying in class 11th to apply for the exam and student must be studying Basic Science course to avail scholarship
Marks Scored in Class 10th
75% for general category (with a relaxation of 65% for SC/ST/PWD) in aggregate for Maths and science subjects to apply for the exam
Marks Scored in Class 12th
60% for general category (with a relaxation of 50% for SC/ST/PWD) in aggregate for all subjects to avail scholarship

KVPY SX Eligibility Criteria

StatusEligibility Criteria
Current Academic Status
Students studying in class 12th to apply for the exam and student must be studying Basic Science course to avail scholarship
Marks Scored in Class 10th
75% for general category (with a relaxation of 65% for SC/ST/PWD) in aggregate for Maths and science subjects to apply for the exam
Marks Scored in Class 12th
60% for general category (with the relaxation of 50% for SC/ST/PWD) in aggregate for all subjects to avail scholarship

KVPY SB Eligibility Criteria

StatusEligibility Criteria
Current Academic Status
Students enrolled in the first year of Bachelors degree programme in Basic Science
Marks Scored in Class 12th
60% for general category (with the relaxation of 50% for SC/ST/PWD) in aggregate for all subjects to avail scholarship
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Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

IISc will release the online KVPY exam applications on July 8, 2020 tentatively. The last date to fill the online KVPY 2020 exam form is August 31, 2020. The application is a three-step procedure wherein :

  • Step 1- KVPY registration 2020- Applicants should have a valid email ID and mobile number to register for KVPY
  • Step 2- Fill Details- In the second step, applicants have to fill details including personal and academic, They also have to upload signature and photograph, 
  • Step 3- Pay Fee- In the last step, students have to make fee payment, which is to be done in the online mode via net banking, credit or /debit card payments.

The application fee for KVPY exam 2020 is Rs.1000 for general category students and Rs. 500 for SC, ST and PwD students.  

Documents required for KVPY application form:

1. Scanned passport-sized photograph in JPG/JPEG.  The image size should be less than 150 kb.

2. Scanned signature. The image size should be less than 80 kb. 

3. Scanned copy of caste certificate, if applicable. Pdf should be less than 300 kb.

4. Scanned pdf copy of medical certificate for PwD candidates, which should be less than 300 kb

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, OBC Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 1000
ST, SC Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 500
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KVPY 2020 Syllabus





KVPY Exam 2020 preparation tips are separate for SA, SB and SX separately. Here are some of the preparation tips:

  • Candidates must prepare the whole syllabus, avoid skipping any topics.
  • Students must practice previous year question papers and sample papers as many times as required.
  • They must also practice the mock test provided by KVPY which allows them to experience actual exam environment.
  • Exercise regularly and take breaks in between studies to keep you fresh and active.
  • Revise all topics a month before the exam.
  • Students preparing for competitive exams like JEE, NEET need not to separately study for KVPY as the syllabus is same. So they can easily go through the KVPY Exam 2020

Students can check the test duration, total marks of paper, subjects, the total number of questions asked and others in KVPY 2020 exam pattern. The question paper consists of four sections that are Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology. KVPY exam 2020 duration is 3 hours.

KVPY SA Exam Pattern

KVPY SA exam is a computer-based test consisting of 80 multiple-choice questions. It is divided into two parts, Part 1 & Part 2– 

  • Part 1 consists of 60 questions of 1 mark each for right answers and negative marking of 0.25 marks for wrong answers

  • Part 2 consists of 20 questions of 2 marks each for right answers and negative marking of 0.5 marks for wrong answers. 

  • The test duration of KVPY SA is 3 hours duration conducted from 9:30 AM to 12: 30 PM.

  • Attempting all questions is compulsory.

  • The question paper will be available in English & Hindi Language

KVPY SX/SB Exam Pattern

  • KVPY SX exam is a three hours computer-based test of 100 marks.

  • Part 1 has 80 questions of 1 mark each. 0.25 mark is deducted for every wrong answer. 

  • Part 2 has 40 questions of 2 marks each. 0.5 mark is deducted for every wrong answer. 

  • Students have to answer any 3 out of the 4 subjects in Part I and any 2 of the 4 subjects in Part II.

  • If students attempt all the questions, then the best of 3 in Part I and the best of 2 in Part II is considered.

  • KVPY SX will be conducted in the afternoon from 2:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

KVPY Mock Test 2020 enables the candidate to experience an actual exam environment. Not only they get well versed with exam pattern, they also get to know about their weak areas which need to be focused more on.  Here are some points to note about KVPY mock test:

1. The KVPY 2020 mock test will be available both in Hindi and English

2. Candidates can sign in directly without using their login ID and password to access the mock test

3. The KVPY mock test is divided into two parts, comprising questions from Mathematics, Science, Physics and Chemistry

4.  The total duration of the mock test of KVPY is 180 minutes

IISc will release the admit card of KVPY exam 2020 in the online mode. Candidates can download the admit card by entering their login details. KVPY 2020 admit card contains details like roll no., name, exam centre, photograph, signature, exam slot etc. The admit card is an essential document that candidates need to produce on the exam day. No student will be allowed to write the exam without it. Candidates can download the KVPY 2020 admit card till the day of the exam. 

Here are the steps to download the admit card of KVPY 

1. Click on the link given above.

2. Candidate must log in to their KVPY application.

3. Click on Admit Card Tab. Then download the admit card.

4. Take a printout of the KVPY 2020 admit card 

KVPY 2020 Exam Centers

State City
Bihar Patna
Jharkhand Dhanbad
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun
Assam Guwahati
Meghalaya Shillong
Tripura Agartala
West Bengal Asansol
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Delhi New Delhi
Haryana Ambala
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Punjab Jalandhar
Rajasthan Ajmer
Uttar Pradesh Agra
Greater Noida
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Goa Panaji
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Maharashtra Amravati
Navi Mumbai
Chhattisgarh Bilaspur
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Andhra Pradesh Rajahmundry
Karnataka Belagavi
Uttara Kannada
Telangana Hyderabad
Kerala Alappuzha
Puducherry Puducherry
Tamil Nadu Chennai

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit Card
  • Valid School/College Id, Aadhaar Card, Passport
  • IISc has released the official KVPY exam answer key for stream SA, SX/SB in online mode after a week of exam conduction. 
  • The answer key helps candidates to analyze their answers and calculate their probable score.
  • Students will be able to download the answer key of KVPY exam 2020 in pdf format separately for all three streams i.e SA, SB and SX. 
  • To download the answer key, candidates have to first select the stream that they wrote in the KVPY exam 2020. Candidates can download the answer key and check the answer.  
  • On finding any mistake in the KVPY answer key, candidates have to inform the same to the conducting body. 
  • Along with the answer key, the conducting authority will also release the KVPY 2020 question papers.

IISc Bangalore will declare the result of KVPY aptitude test 2020 in the first week of December 2020 in the online mode. The result of KVPY 2020 will be announced in the form of PDF which contains the names, application number and roll numbers of shortlisted candidates for the round of interview. Here are the steps to download KVPY exam result:

How to check KVPY Result 2020?

1. Click on the 'KVPY result' link given above. 

2. The pdf of merit list will be given stream wise and category wise

3. Select stream- SA, SX and SB for your category

4. The name, roll number and application number of shortlisted candidates will be displayed.

5. Download KVPY 2020 result on finding your name. This shall be carried for the interview.

5. Keep a copy of the result for future reference.

KVPY cut off is the minimum qualifying score calculated combined for aptitude test and interview. The students who qualify the KVPY exam 2020 with the minimum cut off marks to get the scholarship. The merit list of KVPY is prepared based on the cut off of the exam. IISc releases both category-wise and stream-wise cut off of KVPY. Students can check the cut off of the previous year to get an understanding of the KVPY 2020 cut off. Here is the cut off of the previous year:

Stream SAStream SB
Stream SX

Qualifying Marks Trend

Year Category Cutoff
2019 General 45
OBC 45
SC 32
ST 32

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: What is KVPY?


KVPY stands for Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana, which is a national level fellowship programme to provide scholarship to Science students

Question: What is the date of KVPY exam 2020?


KVPY 2020 exam will be held on November 1, 2020 tentatively for SA, SX and SB stream students.

Question: Who can apply for KVPY exam 2020?


Students studying in class 11 and 12 in science stream can apply for KVPY SA and SX respectively. 1st year students of UG course in basic science can apply under KVPY SB stream.

Question: Can I appear for KVPY 2020 exam at other exam centre?


No, students can only appear for KVPY exam 2020 at their allotted exam centres only.

Question: What are the minimum marks to pass KVPY exam?


Each student will have to secure at least KVPY cutoff marks in total to pass the exam. The expected cutoff can range between 35-45 marks.

Question: How many students are selected in KVPY exam?


The number of selected students may vary due to various factors. But last year, around 3135 students were selected for KVPY fellowship

Question: How can I find my KVPY 2020 exam centre?


You can check the KVPY exam centre address at your admit card.

Question: Where will I have to register for KVPY Interview 2020?


Selected students do not need any separate registration for the interview. They can directly download their call letter from the official website.

Questions related to KVPY

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I am a class 11 student , I am preparing for KVPY and Ive heard Ray optics is an important chapter for KVPY but its in class 12 , so it is not possible for me to cover whole chapter so please tell , which topics in ray optics should I study for KVPY ?

Aastha jain 16th May, 2020


Ray optics is a fairly easy chapter, even with respect to class 12th Physics. But, some important topics include refraction, reflection and the natural phenomena. What I would suggest you to do is, look at past year KVPY questions from the chapter, and analyse for yourself. Because all the topics are related, you might have to go through everything once.


There are also some examination that students are normally encouraged in few schools like NTSE, KVPY etc. Do you actually follow encourage the students to take NTSE examination, KVPY examination & prepare them for that?

We do a lot & encourage the children participating in NTSE & other examination even if children are prepared, We do provide the children support also but not for everybody, We make it optional for students those who want to appear such examination. There is not structured programme for it but we do offer to support the children those who are preparing for the examination. At higher level we also extend for the support of SAT examination. We do have NDA academy & coaching support. But we want to bring up leaders coming up with lot of values that’what the future of the society that we encourage the students go for such kind of training.

Ms. Shanti Krishnamurthy

(Director, Central Chinmaya Mission Trust (CCMT) Education Cell)


where I can study this chapter"Number theory" in class 11 people say it is very important chapter for KVPY but there is no such chapter in our text book , please help

Shareef 10th May, 2020
First point is number theory will be regarded as a chapter in only few book's where in other books it gets mixed with other chapters. So, the concepts included in number theory are
  • primes
  • composites
  • multiples
  • factor's
  • number sequences
  • number properties and
  • rules for divisibility
You can practice the question based on these concepts. 2nd point there's no topic or chapter in the  syllabus that says  number theory is important, maybe you will get few questions regarding them. Here is the link where you will get the complete syllabus for the examination

Is Resonance a good class for JEE or KVPY ?

Apoorva Lohumi 8th May, 2020
Hey aspirant
I'd like to tell you that the best coaching for any entrance or regular examination is Self-Study.
Still, if you want to join Resonance, it may be a good option to train yourself to crack all the desired examination. Some of my friends joined Resonance after 12th, and some who really worked hard were able to get into NIT.
And the others who went to the coaching just for the sake of their parents and friendship, are still struggling to achieve anything.
For KVPY, I'd suggest Aakash Institute or FIITJEE.
So, work hard, achieve big.
All the best.

is Resonance Borivali branch good for JEE or KVPY ?

Sk Student Expert 8th May, 2020

Hi Ayush Jha ,

In my Opinion you should only go to these coaching institutes if one are in their Top Most Batch else you should not, who would know better than me i myself being a previous student of Resonance Kota, the other batches they all are useless as they do not have good teachers in those batches.

So you can do one thing that is ask for demo classes for both JEE as well as for KVPY and tell them that you want demo classes from the same teachers who will be teaching you later on

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