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 expected KVPY 2019 Cutoff can range between 45-55 for general category students.
  • The cutoff marks will be announced along with written test result and final cutoff will be released in April 2020.
  • The KVPY 2019 result for 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 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
Exam level: Intermediate
Frequency: Once a year
Languages English, Hindi
Conducting Body: Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Duration 3 Hours

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KVPY 2019 Important Dates

Past Dates and Events

10 Dec, 2019

Result | Mode: Online

06 Nov, 2019

Answer Key | Mode: Online

03 Nov, 2019

Exam | Mode: Online

07 Oct, 2019

Admit Card | 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

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.

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
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 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:

Stream SAStream SB
Stream SX

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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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 2019 exam centre?


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

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


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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how to check marks in kvpy if not selected?

Halry Bhalodia 13th Dec, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

it doesn't matter you are selected or not You can't check your marks now…

After the interview,another almost one month will be taken to prepare and complete the whole procedure of preparing the list of fellow students..

Approximately,in the month of APRIL a separate option will be given in their site where you can check your score…So,be patient..

Please make sure whether you're selected or not for interview from their website….the names of shortlisted candidates for Interview are given there..

Hope it helped



can one choose his own subjects like physics, chemistry, mathematics and statistics in KVPY stream SA?

Halry Bhalodia 13th Dec, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

you can choose your subjects in following:

Here we are providing the exam pattern of KVPY examination:

  • Exam Mode: The aptitude test will be conducted through online (Computer Based Test) mode.
  • Medium of Question Paper: The question paper will be asked both in English & Hindi Language.
  • Type of Questions: It is a multiple choice type question paper. All the questions are compulsory to attempt in Stream SA. There is an option to attempt any three sections in PART I & any two sections in PART II in Stream SB/SX.
  • Duration of Exam: The duration of the aptitude test will be three hours.
  • Sections: The question paper will contain two sections: PART I & PART II. There will be four sections in PART I & PART II.
  • Total Marks: The question paper will consist of 100 marks.

Below we have given the subject wise exam pattern for all streams:

Subjects No. of Questions Total Marks
Stream SA
Mathematics 15 5 25
Physics 15 5 25
Chemistry 15 5 25
Biology 15 5 25
Stream SB/SX
Mathematics 20 10 40
Physics 20 10 40
Chemistry 20 10 40
Biology 20 10 40

KVPY SA/SB/SX Subject List

All the SA/SB/SX candidates who are pursuing the undergraduate course in Basic Science like B.Sc./B.Math. / M.Sc. / M.S. / B.Tech./B.S./ B.Stat. / Int. M.Sc. must be taking the course in the following subjects:

Chemistry Biotechnology
Physics Geophysics
Mathematics Genetics
Microbiology Marine Biology
Human Biology Molecular Biology
Physiology Cell Biology
Statistics Zoology
Bioinformatics Botany
Environmental science Geology
Applied Physics Neuroscience
Ecology Material Science
Life Science Biomedical Science
Bio Chemistry -


what is the cutoff marks in KVPY 2019 for SA stream (general)


Hi Arka

IISc Bangalore declared the cutoff for KVPY 2019 on 10 December 2019, about a month after the exam was held on 3 November 2019.

The cutoff for SA stream has been as follows:

  • General/ OBC - 44/100
  • SC/ ST - 32/100
  • PWD - 32/100

It has gone down from the previous years where the cutoff was 45, 54 and 55 marks out of 100 respectively for the years 2018, 2017 and 2016 for SA stream (General).


kvpy results for the SX stream for 2019 declared

Ruchika Chauhan Expert 11th Dec, 2019


Result of KVPY 2019 has been released by IISc Banglore for aptitude test on December 10, 2019. Students can check KVPY 2019 result for SA, SX and SB streams on kvpy.iisc.ernet.in.

Result has been declared in the form of merit list. Go through the link below to check the detailed information


Good Luck!

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Does CMI offer direct admission to the KVPY scholars?

Rishi Garg 7th Dec, 2019

No, Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI) does not offer direct admission to the KVPY Scholars.

CMI offers admission in two ways:

(1). Direct admission to the olympiad qualifiers (INMO, IMO qualifiers)

(2). Students qualifying the CMI's entrance exam held in May each year

KVPY scholars has to qualify the entrance exam conducted by CMI to get admission in the CMI.

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