KVPY

The KVPY is an on-going National Program of Fellowship in Basic Sciences, initiated and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to attract exceptionally highly motivated students for pursuing basic science courses and research career in science.

The objective of the program is to identify students with talent and aptitude for research; help them realize their academic potential; encourage them to take up research careers in Science, and ensure the growth of the best scientific minds for research and development in the country.

Selection of the students is made from those studying in XI standard to 1st year of any undergraduate Program in Basic Sciences namely B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology having aptitude for scientific research. Special groups / Committees are set up at IISc to screen the applications and conduct an aptitude test at various centres in the country. Based on the performance in the aptitude test, short-listed students are called for an interview which is the final stage of the selection procedure. For receiving a fellowship, both aptitude test and interview marks are considered.Generous fellowships are provided up to the pre-Ph.D. level to the selected KVPY Fellows.

KVPY Eligibility : Candidates must check the detailed eligibility standards given below.

Stream Eligibility
SA Candidates who enrolled themselves in Class 11th (science stream) must apply for this exam. Minimum Marks: Candidates must pass class 10th with Mathematics & Science subjects with a minimum 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD).
SX Qualifying Exam: Candidates who have taken admission in class 12th (science subjects) can apply. Minimum Marks: Candidates must score a minimum 60% (50% for SC/ST/PwD) in Mathematics and Science subjects (PCB) in Class 12th. Candidates also have to obtain at least 75% (65% in case of SC/ST/PwD) in class 10th.
SB Qualifying Exam: Candidates who enrolled in 1st year of the UG programme in Basic Science (Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology)- B.Sc/BS/B.Math./B.Stat./MS/Int. M.Sc) can apply for this exam. Minimum Marks: Candidates must score at least 60% (50% in case of SC/ST/PwD category) in 10+2 examination. In the first year of their final exam in B.Sc/BS/B.Math./B.Stat./MS/Int. M.Sc, students must secure 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD).

KVPY Exam Pattern :

  • Exam Mode: The exam will be conducted in online (Computer Based Test) mode.
  • Date & Shift: KVPY 2020 is scheduled for November 3 in two shifts, for stream SA 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM and for stream SB/SX 2 PM to 5 PM.
  • Medium of Question Paper: The question paper will be asked in both 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: Duration of the paper is three hours.
  • Sections: Question paper will contain two sections: Part I & Part II, having four sections each.
  • Total Marks: The paper will consist of 100 marks.

 

SA Stream Exam Pattern

Particulars Part 1 Part 2
Subjects
(all sections are mandatory)
Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology
Marking Scheme Right Answer- +1
Wrong Answer- -0.25
Right Answer- +2
Wrong Answer- -0.50
Total questions asked 60 20
Language English and Hindi
Duration 3 hours
Total Marks 100 marks

SB and SX Exam Pattern

Particulars Part 1 Part 2
Subjects Attempt any three from Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology Attempt any two from the Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology
Marking Scheme Right Answer- +1
Wrong Answer- -0.25
Right Answer- +2
Wrong Answer- -0.50
Total questions asked 20 questions from each section 10 questions from each section
Duration 3 hours
Language English and Hindi
Total Marks & Questions 100 marks & 80 questions

KVPY 2020 Exam Details 

Exam KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana)
Conducting Authority IISc, Bangalore (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore)
Streams SA, SB and SX
KVPY Exam Centers 54 Cities across
KVPY 2020 Exam Date November 3, 2020
Mode of Exam Online i.e. Computer-based
Medium of Exam English only
Exam Type Scholarship Examination
Number of Qualified candidates SA- 75, SB- 66, SX- 144
Timing of the Exam

SA: 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM

SX/SB: 2 PM to 5 PM

Total Number of cities conduct the exam 111
Official website www.kvpy.iisc.ernet.in

KVPY 2020 Exam Dates

The below table represents a schedule of KVPY 2020 Exam:

Event Dates (Tentative)
Online Application Process begins September 7, 2020
Last date of form submission October 5, 2020
Issue of KVPY Admit card to be notified
KVPY 2020 Exam Date January 31, 2021
KVPY Result declaration yet to be notified
Interview session canceled for 2020-21