About KVPY 2019

The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is conducted by the Indian Institute of Science(IISc) Bangalore. KVPY 2019 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. Class 11th, 12th & UG Science Students can appear for the KVPY fellowship exam under three streams - SA, SX and SB, respectively. IISc Bangalore will conduct KVPY 2019 on November 3, 2019 in the online mode. The exam conducting authority released the online KVPY application form on July 8, 2019. Eligible candidates can apply for the test till August 31, 2019. Students who will submit the applications before the last date will be able to download the admit card from the third week of October 2019. 

The KVPY 2019 written test result will be declared online in the third week of December 2019. Only the KVPY written qualifiers will be called for the interview process. After the conclusion of the interviews, the final KVPY result will be released in April 2020. Candidates shortlisted in the final merit list will be awarded the KVPY scholarship 2019. 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. The final shortlisted candidates are awarded the KVPY fellowship.

KVPY 2019 Scholarship

  • SA/SX/SB- during 1st to 3rd years of UG/PG courses- Rs.5,000
  • SA/SX/SB – during M. Sc. / 4th to 5th years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S./M.Math./M.Stat. - Rs.7,000/-
Exam level: Intermediate
Frequency: Once a year
Languages English, Hindi
Conducting Body: Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Duration 3 Hours

Download all details about KVPY 2019

Download Brochure

Latest Announcements

KVPY 2019 Important Dates

Upcoming Dates and Events

03 Nov, 2019

Exam | Mode: Online

04 Oct, 2019 - 03 Nov, 2019 (Tentative)

Admit Card | Mode: Online

02 Dec, 2019 (Tentative)

Result | Mode: Online

Past Dates and Events

08 Jul, 2019 - 31 Aug, 2019

Application | Mode: Online

KVPY 2019 Eligibility Criteria consists of the nationality, minimum age limit, and minimum marks required. Students should meet the eligibility criteria before applying for the KVPY 2019. There are three different streams that are SA, SX & SB. The eligibility of each stream is different. Refer the below KVPY 2019 eligibility before filling the application form.

KVPY SA Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for all the categories of KVPY 2019- 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
Applications Open Now
Aakash National Talent Hunt Exam (ANTHE) 2019
Up to 100% Scholarships | Daily Practice Test worth Rs. 1999/- FREE | Last 10 Year ANTHE Sample Paper- FREE

Mode of Application : Online

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

IISc has released the online KVPY application form on July 8, 2019. The last date to fill the online application form is August 31, 2019. The application is a three-step procedure wherein :

  • Step 1- KVPY registration. 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 2019 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 Female, Male, Transgender ₹ 1000
ST, SC Online Female, Male, Transgender ₹ 500

KVPY 2019 Syllabus


The KVPY 2019 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 KVPY exam.

Students can check the test duration, total marks of paper, subjects, the total number of questions asked and others in KVPY 2019 exam pattern. The question paper consists of four sections that are Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology. KVPY 2019 exam duration is 3 hours. The question paper will be created in both English & Hindi medium.

KVPY SA Exam Pattern

  • KVPY exam is a computer-based test consisting of 80 multiple choice questions. It is divided into two parts – 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. 
  • KVPY exam for stream SA is of three hours duration conducted from 9:30 AM to 12: 30 PM.
  • Attempting all questions is compulsory.

KVPY SX Exam Pattern

  • KVPY exam is a three hours computer-based test of 160 marks. It comprises of 120 multiple choice questions divided into two parts. Part 1 and 2 have four subjects including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology.
  • 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. 
  • KVPY exam for stream SX will be conducted in the afternoon from 2:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Students have a choice to attempt three subjects from part I and two subjects from part II. If they attempt all of them then the best of scores will be considered.

KVPY SB Exam Pattern

  • KVPY exam is a three hours duration test consisting of 120 multiple choice questions. The test is computer-based of 160 marks.
  • Part 1 will consist of 80 questions. Students will get 1 mark for every right answer. For every wrong answer, there is a negative marking of 0.25 mark. 
  • Part 2 will consist of 40 questions. Students will get 2 marks for every right answer. For every wrong answer, there is a negative marking of the 0.5 marks.
  • Both the parts have a total of four subjects namely Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics wherein students have a choice to attempt any three subjects in part one and any two subjects in part two. In case they attempt all, scores of the best will be considered.
  • KVPY exam has been conducted in the afternoon from 2:00 AM to 5:00 PM for SB Stream.

KVPY mock test 2019 will release for candidates in September 2019. The mock test of KVPY enables candidate to experience 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 2019 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

KVPY admit card will release in the second week of October, 2019 in the online mode. Candidates can download the admit card by entering their login details. Admit card of KVPY contains details regarding candidates roll no., name, exam centre, photograph, signature, exam slot etc. Admit card is an essential component to sit for the exam. No student will be allowed to write the exam without it. Candidates can download the KVPY 2019 admit card till the day of the exam i.e November 3, 2019. 

Here are the steps to download the admit card of KVPY 2019:

1. Click on the link 'KVPY Admit Card 2019'.

2. Candidate must log in to their KVPY application.

3. Click on Admit Card Tab. After that select assessment from the drop-down menu.

4. Click on Search Button and candidate can download their admit card.

4. Take a printout of the admit card of KVPY 2019. 

KVPY 2019 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 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
Telangana Hyderabad
Kerala Alappuzha
Puducherry Puducherry
Tamil Nadu Chennai

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit Card
  • Valid School/College Id, Aadhaar Card, Passport

IISc will release the official KVPY answer key for stream SA, SX/SB online in the second week of November, 2019. Many renowned coaching centres also release the answer key of KVPY 2019 on the day of exam. The KVPY answer key helps candidates to analyze their answers and calculate their probable score. KVPY 2019 answer key can be downloaded in pdf format separately for all three streams i.e SA, SB and SX. To download the KVPY answer key, candidates have to first select the stream that they wrote in the exam. 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 has also published the question papers of KVPY 2019.

IISc Bangalore will announce the KVPY result 2019 for aptitude test in the third week of December, 2019 in the online mode. The result of KVPY 2019 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 result:

1. Click on the 'KVPY result' link given above. Then click on 'KVPY result 2019'

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 result 2019 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 cut off are eligible to avail KVPY 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 2019 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

General Information

Questions related to KVPY

Showing 614 out of 614 Questions

i am student of class 11 bio....i am preparing for Kvpy...and i want to confirm that in paper part 1 will be base on 9th and 10th class (bio and maths) and part 2 will be of clas11 (bio,phy,chem).....or i have to study class 11 maths also.....please send me pics of kvpy sample paper

Ashish pal Student Expert 18th Sep, 2019

Hello Ami.

We can't send you pics at this platform. But yes we can still assure you that you will not be having any maths in paper 2 from 11th standard. You are right that paper first will be based on science and mathematics of 9th and 10th standard and paper 2 will be only PCB based on 10+2.

Ok good luck


what is the syllabus for kvpy sa exam

Gehna Chawla 14th Sep, 2019


The portion for KVPY SA exam is ;


1.    Electromagnetic induction

2.    Kinematics

3.    Refraction

4.    Current Electricity

5.    Thermodynamics

6.    Gravitation

7.    Laws of Motion

8.    Electromagnetic induction and Alternating current

9.    Physical world and Measurement

10.    Electrostatics

11.    Magnetic effects of current

12.    Work, energy and power

13.    Sources of energy

14.    Reflection of light


1.    Carbon compounds

2.    Gases and liquids

3.    Chemical reactions

4.    Periodic classification of elements

5.    Bases and salts

6.    Basic concepts of chemistry

7.    States of matter

8.    Acids

9.    Metals and non-metals

10.    Environmental chemistry

11.    Thermodynamics

12.    Classification of elements and periodicity in properties


1.    Reproduction

2.    Life Processes

3.    Cell: structure and function, Human Physiology

4.    Heredity and Evolution

5.    Plant physiology

6.    Diversity of living organisms

7.    Our environment

8.    Control and coordination in Animals and Plants


1.    Relations and functions

2.    Calculus

3.    Coordinate geometry

4.    Mathematical reasoning

5.    Real number

6.    Polynomials

7.    Introduction to trigonometry

8.    Linear programming

9.    Vectors and 3-D geometry

10.    Geometry

11.    Trigonometric functions

12.    Statistics and probability

13.    Probability

14.    Quadratic equations

15.    Statistics

16.    Surface areas and volumes

17.    Polynomials

18.    Real numbers

Thankyou, I hope it helps, Feel free to approach for further queries.


how to prepare for kvpy sa exam

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 14th Sep, 2019
  • Schedule  your  Preparation  Subject-wise
Strong problem-solving skills and concept clarity are needed to crack KVPY. It is imperative that you concentrate on each subject and prepare a time table around it.

  • Solve  KVPY  Previous  Year  Papers and solve online mock tests
To get a fare idea of the kind of questions you can expect in your exam, it is always advisable to solve lots of KVPY previous year papers.

  • Refer  the  Right  Books  for  KVPY

NCERT for physics, chemistry and math/biology is a must for cracking the KVPY exam. Other than that, you can use the following reference books:

Physics: HC Verma or DC Pandey
Chemistry: Primarily NCERT. OP Tandon for those topics you are unable to understand from NCERT
Mathematics: RD Sharma
Biology: AIPMT Guide by MTG


when we will get admit cards of kvpy exam??

Dinesh Goyal 12th Sep, 2019


Students will be able to download their KVPY admit card in online mode in the second week of October 2019. They will have to login to their KVPY account to access their hall ticket.

Hope it helps!!!


what are the most important chapters for kvpy SX stream?plz answer

Aditya kumar Student Expert 6th Sep, 2019

Hello there!


The KVPY Syllabus for SX Stream includes tge topics from Class X, XI and XII.

The basic topics from class X and detailed topics from Class XI and XII CBSE Syllabus are asked in the KVPY Exam for SX Stream.

Given below is the subject wise important chapters for KVPY  for SX Stream:-

  • PHYSICS :-

Given below are the important topics from Physics section in the KVPY Exam for SX stream:

  • Electrostatics
  • Heat and Thermodynamics
  • Current Electricity
  • EMI and AC
  • Kinematics


Given below are a few important topics from where the questions for this section are framed in KVPY:

  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Calculus
  • Vectors and 3D
  • Trigonometric Functions

Given below are few important biology topics for KVPY SX Exam:


  • Diversity of Living Organisms
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Control and Coordination in Animal and Plants


Here are few important topics which must be prepared to score better in Chemistry section of KVPY SX exam:

  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Electrochemistry
  • Thermodynamics
  • Aromatic Compounds
  • Coordination Compounds
  • D block and F block elements


News and Articles

View More
The question have been saved in answer later, you can access it from your profile anytime. Access now

Download the Careers360 App on your Android phone

Regular exam updates, QnA, Predictors, College Applications & E-books now on your Mobile

Careers360 App
150M+ Students
24,000+ Colleges
500+ Exams
1500+ E-books