KVPY 2019


Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana 2020

Form Date: 08 Jul - 20 Aug 2020 (Tentative)

Online Mode

Form Date: 08 Jul - 20 Aug 2020

KVPY Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,000
  • Examination Modes:Online Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Indian Institute of Science, Banglore (IIScB)
  • Courses:BSc, MSc, BSc + MSc (INT), B.STAT
  • Streams:Science

KVPY 2020: Application form, Eligibility, Selection Process

Updated On - May 06 2020 by Aditya Anand

KVPY 2020 exam will be conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana was established by Government of India in 1999 and is a national level fellowship program. The selected candidates of pre-Ph.D level are provided scholarships through this Yojana. KVPY is an entrance test organized at the national level to select the eligible candidates through the Aptitude Test and Interview. The selected candidates are awarded the scholarships who can then pursue their career in the field of Research Science. Candidates willing to apply for the fellowship programme can get information such as KVPY 2020 application, exam dates, eligibility criteria, syllabus and much more from the article given below.

KVPY 2020 Exam Dates

Given below are the tentative KVPY exam dates in the below-given table:

KVPY 2020 Exam Dates
Events Dates (Tentative)
Online application form opening Second week of July 2020
Online application form closing First week of September 2020
Admit card availability Second week of October 2020
KVPY 2020 Exam Date First week of November 2020
Answer key releases Fourth week of November 2020
Result declaration Third week of December 2020
Interview starts Third week of January 2021
Last date of interview Fourth week February 2021

KVPY 2020 Application Form 

The candidates could fill the KVPY 2020 Registration Form online by filling in the details given in the form. Interested applicants can check the following details regarding the KVPY 2020 Application Form:

  • Authority will release the KVPY 2020 Application Form in online mode only.
  • The application process includes certain steps – Registration, Filling details in the application, uploading documents, making exam preference and application fee payment.
  • Any changes in KVPY 2020 application form will not be accepted if once submitted.
  • Candidates have to upload their recent passport size photograph with scanned signature in the prescribed format.
  • For registration, candidates have to provide a valid e-mail ID & phone number to get login credentials.
  • Candidates applying after class 11 have to apply under SA stream and those applying after 12 have to apply under SX stream while the candidates pursuing B.Sc Basic sciences (first year) have to apply under SB stream.

The students had to follow the steps given below to fill the Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) exam Application Form:

  • Step 1: The candidates first need to Register themselves. This shall be done by visiting the KYPY application portal.
  • Step 2: Fill the details (Personal and Academic), choose the preference of test centres asked in the Application Form, Upload the documents( photo, signature and other certificates) as required.
  • Step 3: Pay the Application fee. The fee should be submitted only at KVPY Application portal i.e. online. No other mode shall be accepted.
  • Step 4: The candidates are advised to take multiple printouts of the application form and keep it carefully for further use.

KVPY 2020 Application Fee

The Application Form will not be accepted unless the application fees has been submitted by the candidate. Below are the details related to KVPY Registration fees:

Application Fee Structure 
Category Fee
General Rs. 1000/-
ST/SC/PWD Rs. 500/-

Mode of Payment: The Application Fees can be deposited through Online mode only (ATM-Debit card/Credit card/ Internet Banking) 

  • The Application Fee is Non-Refundable.

KVPY 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The students need to carefully check the details about the KVPY test 2020 Eligibility Criteria to appear in the KVPY exam are given below:

KVPY 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Parameters of Eligibility Criteria

SA stream

SX stream

SB stream


Class 12th or equivalent exam(passed)

Class 12th or equivalent exam (passed)

Appearing in the first-year exam of their UG degree

Mandatory Subject

Science and Mathematics




75% (general candidates) and 65% (reserved category candidates)

75% (general candidates) and 65% (reserved category candidates)

60% (general candidates) and 50% (reserved category candidates) in Mathematics and Science


Appearing for 11th standard exam also eligible

Appearing or waiting for 12th standard exam


Note: Candidates who is intending to pursue or is pursing undergraduate program under Distance Education/correspondence course of any university are not eligible to apply for the Fellowship Programme.

KVPY 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates can check the KVPY 2020 Exam Pattern is provided below:

Exam pattern for KVPY 2020
Mode of Exam Online (CBT)
Medium Hindi and English
Question Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Total Marks 100
Attempts All the questions are compulsory for SA stream students whereas the SB/SX stream students can attempt any three sections from Part I and two sections from Part II.

Candidates can go through the exam pattern of KVPY 2020 thoroughly and can start preparing for the exam accordingly.

The distribution no. of questions in each stream is given in the table below:

For Stream SA:

KVPY SA Exam Pattern
Subjects Number of questions Total Marks
Part I Part II
Physics 15 5 25
Chemistry 15 5 25
Mathematics 15 5 25
Biology 15 5 25

For Stream SB/SX:

KVPY SB/SX Exam Pattern
Subjects Number of questions Total Marks
Part I Part II
Physics 20 10 40
Chemistry 20 10 40
Mathematics 20 10 40
Biology 20 10 40

KVPY 2020 Syllabus

Candidates can check the syllabus of KVPY exam 2020 through the below-given details

  • The students can prepare the topics from class 10th, 12th, and 1st year UG syllabus according to the stream they have selected.
  • Also, there is no KVPY 2020 Syllabus which has been prescribed for the entrance test.
  • The aim of the KVPY entrance exam 2020 will be to test the knowledge and analytical ability of the student.
  • The board would also be conducting the mock tests to make candidates familiar with the exam pattern.

KVPY 2020 Preparation Tips

Candidates can check the preparation tips through below-given details:

  • The candidates must study systematically and try to stick to the time table they have prepared. The candidates must study from reliable sources only and refer the books of renowned authors.
  • The students need to rigorously practice from Aptitude, Reasoning, Mathematics etc. topics from which most of the questions are asked.
  • The candidates must solve previous year question paper and also the available sample papers.
  • The candidates must be well aware of all the happenings in the country and internationally which would help them in being up to date and hence enhance their general knowledge.
  • The candidates need to have a proper diet and rest, which would help them in maintaining their health.

KVPY 2020 Admit Card

Candidates can check details related to KVPY Admit card 2020 through the below-given details: 

  • The KVPY 2020 Admit Card was released in the second week of October 2020 on the official website.
  • The candidates had to carry their admit cards and id proof with them on the exam day.
  • To download the admit card candidates had to enter their application number.
  • The Admit card had all the important details regarding the KVPY exam such as Date of Exam, Venue, Exam Instructions etc.
  • Applicants without admit card were not eligible to give the exam.

KVPY 2020 Answer Key

Before the result announcement, Indian Institute of Science will release KVPY 2020 Answer Key in online mode. By the help of answer key, candidates can calculate their expected marks scored in the entrance exam. Separate answer key will be released for each stream, the candidate can compare their marked answer to that given in the official answer key to calculate their score. 

Official answer key will be available by the fourth week of November 2020. To access answer, key candidates have to log in using their application number and password obtained at the time of registration.

KVPY 2020 Result

KVPY result includes the names of the candidates who are selected for the interview round. The separate list has been declared for each stream (SA, SX and SB). KVPY result 2020 had been declared on Third week of December 2020.  Before the result declaration, the authority has also released the key. With the help of which, candidates can get an idea about the marks they will obtain in the entrance exam. Candidates are advised to check the answer key as per the stream under which they have appeared in the exam.

KVPY 2020 Cutoff

KVPY Cutoff 2020 has been released by the IISc Bangalore. Candidates have to score the minimum cutoff to qualify the exam. The KVPY cutoff/rank is given below:

KVPY 2020 Cutoff
Stream Category (out of 100)
General SC/ST PwD
SA 45 35 35
SB 43 33 33
SX 53 43 43

KVPY 2020 Counselling/Selection

On the basis of candidate's performance in the entrance exam, they will be called for KVPY 2020 Selection Proces. The selection process includes interview rounds. Conducting authority will organize interviews for the qualified and selected candidates. The interview is supposed to be conducted from the third week of January 2021 to the last week of February 2021.

All the details regarding interview rounds will be sent to the candidates through SMS or mail. Shortlisted candidates will have to bring the following documents for the verification process:

  • Hard copy of Application Form
  • KVPY 2020 Interview Letter
  • KVPY 2020 Admit Card
  • Class 10th original & Photostatted Mark sheet class 12thoriginal &Photostatted Mark sheet
  • Category certificate
  • A Self-Appraisal Form
  • Study Certificate Form, etc.

KVPY 2020 Highlights

KVPY 2020 Highlights

Exam Name

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana 2020 (KVPY 2020)

Conducting Body

Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore


National Level


Pre-Ph.D level scholarship

Official website


Exam Mode

Online (CBT)

Exam Purpose

Selected candidates are awarded the scholarships who can then pursue their career in the field of Research Science.

About Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)

The "Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana" (KVPY) is a program started in 1999 by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India to encourage students who are studying Basic Sciences to take up research career in Science. The aim of the program is to identify and encourage talented and motivated students to pursue career in research.

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KVPY Important Dates

KVPY 2019 Form Date08 Jul - 20 Aug 2020 (Tentative)
Admit card Downloading Date13 Oct - 20 Oct 2020 (Tentative)
Result Date10 Dec 2020 (Tentative)
Counselling15 Jan - 25 Feb 2020 (Tentative)
KVPY 2019 Exam Date03 Nov 2020 (Tentative)

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana 2020 Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

3 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:



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