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. Here are the highlights of KVPY 2019 exam

  • The exam conducting authority released KVPY application form on July 8, 2019, which could be filled till August 31, 2019. 
  • Students who submitted the applications successfully were able to download KVPY admit card 2019 from kvpy.iisc.ernet.in.
  • IISc Bangalore has conducted KVPY 2019 exam on November 3, 2019 in the online mode.
  • The exam was held in online mode for a total of 100 marks with a duration of 3 hours.
  • KVPY answer key 2019 has also been released for SA, SX and SB streams. Students can download them as pdf file to calculate their probable scores.
  • The authority has also released KVPY 2019 question papers as pdf file along with answer key to help the students who preparing for the next year exam.
  • The KVPY 2019 cutoff range between 32-59 as per stream and category of students.
  • The KVPY 2019 result for a written test has been declared online on December 10, 2019.
  • Only the KVPY 2019 written test qualifiers will be called for the interview process. 
  • After the conclusion of the interviews, the final KVPY result will be released in April 2020.
  • The final cutoff marks will be announced along with the final result.
  • 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.
  • Candidates shortlisted in the final merit list will be awarded the following 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 2019 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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KVPY 2019 Important Dates

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Past Dates and Events

15 Jan, 2020 - 25 Feb, 2020

Interview | Mode: Offline

10 Jan, 2020

Admit Card - For interview | Mode: Online

10 Dec, 2019

Result - For aptitude test | Mode: Online

06 Nov, 2019

Answer Key - For aptitude test | Mode: Online

03 Nov, 2019

Exam - Aptitude test | Mode: Online

07 Oct, 2019

Admit Card - For aptitude test | Mode: Online

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
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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, Transgender, Male ₹ 1000
SC, ST Online Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 500

Physics

Chemistry

Biology

Mathematics

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.

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.

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 has been released on October 7, 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 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 admit card of KVPY 2019. 

KVPY 2019 Exam Centers

State City
Bihar Patna
Jharkhand Dhanbad
Jamshedpur
Ranchi
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Rourkela
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun
Assam Guwahati
Tezpur
Meghalaya Shillong
Tripura Agartala
West Bengal Asansol
Burdwan
Durgapur
Kolkata
Siliguri
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Delhi New Delhi
Haryana Ambala
Faridabad
Gurgaon
Karnal
Kurukshetra
Hisar
Panipat
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Punjab Jalandhar
Ludhiana
Mohali
Patiala
Rajasthan Ajmer
Jaipur
Jodhpur
Sikar
Udaipur
Uttar Pradesh Agra
Allahabad
Ghaziabad
Greater Noida
Kanpur
Lucknow
Noida
Varanasi
Bareilly
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Goa Panaji
Mapusa
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Anand
Rajkot
Vadodara
Gandhinagar
Surat
Maharashtra Amravati
Aurangabad
Kolhapur
Mumbai
Nagpur
Nashik
Navi Mumbai
Pune
Thane
Chhattisgarh Bilaspur
Raipur
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Indore
Andhra Pradesh Rajahmundry
Tirupati
Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam
Karnataka Belagavi
Bengaluru
Bidar
Chikkamagaluru
Davanagere
Dharwad
Hassan
Hubballi
Kalaburagi
Mandya
Mangaluru
Mysuru
Shivamogga
Udupi
Chikkaballapura
Puttur
Uttara Kannada
Telangana Hyderabad
Kerala Alappuzha
Ernakulam
Idukki
Kannur
Kasaragod
Kollam
Kottayam
Kozhikode
Malappuram
Palakkad
Pathanamthitta
Thiruvananthapuram
Thrissur
Puducherry Puducherry
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Coimbatore
Kanchipuram
Madurai
Nagercoil
Salem

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit Card
  • Valid School/College Id, Aadhaar Card, Passport
  • IISc has released the official KVPY answer key for stream SA, SX/SB in online mode on November 6, 2019. 
  • 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 KVPY 2019 question papers.

IISc Bangalore has declared the KVPY result 2019 for aptitude test on December 10, 2019 in the online mode. The result of KVPY 2019 is 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:

How to check KVPY Result 2019?

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:

Categories
Stream SAStream SB
Stream SX
General545249
SC404035
ST404035
PwD404035

Qualifying Marks Trend

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

General Information

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: What is KVPY?

Answer:

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 2019 exam?

Answer:

KVPY 2019 exam has been held on November 3, 2019 for SA, SX and SB stream students.

Question: Who can apply for KVPY 2019 exam?

Answer:

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 2019 exam at other exam centre?

Answer:

No, students can only appear for KVPY exam 2019 at their allotted exam centres only.

Question: What are the minimum marks to pass KVPY 2019 exam?

Answer:

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?

Answer:

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 2019 exam centre?

Answer:

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

Question: Where will I have to register for KVPY Interview 2019?

Answer:

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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the subjects coming in kvpy for stream x

Salil Jha 24th Feb, 2020

No selected subjects but KVPY tests you analytical aptitude skills. Main subjects :-

Physics

Chemistry

Biology

Mathematics of 11th, 12th, including b. Sc. level.


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if my subject is PCM then I apply for kvpy exam. and what is SA, SX

Shudhanshu Gupta Student Expert 20th Feb, 2020
Hello.
Kishore vaigyanik protsahan yojana exam (KVPY), is formerly  scholarship exam along with it is also an entrance exam. If you are in class 11th then you will give KVPY SA set of exam and if you are in class 12 then it would be SX stream , yes you can also give if you  are a PCM student, but in general for PCM student exam becomes much difficult because there will be question asked on physics ,chemistry, Mathematics and biology too, for the reason it is much advantages for pcmb students.
Best of luck.
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can give kvpy in class 12 ? there is any role of class xi perentage?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 16th Feb, 2020

hi,

see you can appear in kvpy exam in 12th class, when you are in final year  of 10+2 course. there is no need to mention your 11 th percentage, but question will come from 11th and 12th syllabus both. so you need to study strictly for both of the exam.

follow the previous years question, and if you are preparing for jee main exam or neet exam, it is an added advantage for you.

all the best for your future.

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Iam take a course PCMCs in 11th can I eligible for KVPY Exam and now iam studying in 11th

Akram Khan 29th Jan, 2020

Hi,

The kvpy exam is held for different class group of students. 11 appearing students come under the stream SA. The eligibility for Student coming under S.A stream to apply for KVPY exam is as

eligibility  criteria - Students enrolled in XI Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2019-20 and having secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board examination immediately in the preceding academic year are eligible to appear for Aptitude test.


So according to above mentioned criteria you can give KVPY exam.


Hope you find this helpful. Best of luck.

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can anyone send the link to check kvpy 2019 result

thomas joy 28th Jan, 2020

Hi there,

You can check the result of kishore vaigynik PY using this link

http://www.kvpy.iisc.ernet.in/main/results.htm

The apptitude test was conducted in the month of November 2019 and the results is announced recently.

Hope this will help you.

Thank you

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