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 was released the online KVPY application on July 8, 2019, which could be filled till August 31, 2019. KVPY admit cards 2019 released on kvpy.iisc.ernet.in. Students who submitted the applications can now download the admit card. 

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

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KVPY 2019 Important Dates

Upcoming Dates and Events

03 Nov, 2019

Exam | Mode: Online

02 Dec, 2019 (Tentative)

Result | Mode: Online

Past Dates and Events

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

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
ST, SC Online Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 500

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 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

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Questions related to KVPY

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Sir if i want to take admission in IIIT HYDERABAD then should I have to give some separate entrance exam or I can take admission from my KVPY marks basis.

Aditya kumar Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019
Hello there!
You can take admission on the basis of marks obtained in kvpy in iiit hyderabad , you don't need to give any other exam but actually iit Hyderabad has different channels of B.Tech admission , which are - UGEE-CLD, ECD, CND and CLD programmes/NK/NTSE or KVPY, Olympiad, SPEC, DASA UG andjee main mode. So , you can give these exams as well in order to increase your chances of admission into iiit hyderabad. Even if you fail to perform well in kvpy but perform well in any of the other mentioned exams then you can have admission in iiit hyderabad,  it's not good to rely on just kvpy , when you have other channels as well. So , you should go for other exams as well but it's not mandatory.
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Sir How can i upload my 12th marksheet for KVPY SX during filling application form ?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019
Dear Smriti, the last date for filling KVPY 2019 application form has been closed on August 20th, 2019. You cannot upload any document once the last dare for registration has been closed. And KVPY 2020 official notification hasn't been released yet. However, please write to the helpdesk at: ap[email protected]

In KVPY stream SA,which part of chemistry is most important (physical,organic, inorganic)?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 13th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

most important part is organic chemistry, then physical chemistry and in organic chemistry. you can expect 50+ marks from organic chemistry as syllabus is huge. follow previous years question paper and daily give sectional mock test to get speed of solving question before exam. follow careers360 page for latest updates.


Is rotational motion is needed in KVPY examination?

Ronak Gala Student Expert 12th Oct, 2019

Yes ofcourse, why not? Kinemetics is the major part from wherein questions are asked in KVPY exams. If you talk about the weightage, then it would be around 1-3 questions from ROTATIONAL motion. Don't fear this chapter, it's a very easy one and things will become easy once you sit and work hard for it. I was stuck in the same situation a year ago and then later on I also found it much easy but it was time up way too late. So better go for it right now.

Best of wishes to you. Thank you.


where can I get the sample Question papers of KVPY 2019?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 12th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

kvpy stands for Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana Examination and it is Administered by, Indian Institute of Science. by clearing kvpy exam you may get chance to do bsc from iisc. please follow the below link to download last years kvpy sample papers,


hope it would help.

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