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KVPY EXAM Cancelled- Check Latest Updates

KVPY: The KVPY exam has been cancelled by the Department of Science and Technology, DST. The authority has decided to discontinue the exam. KVPY fellowship Programme will now be combined with the INSPIRE fellowship

KVPY or Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana was a National-level program that was started in 1999 by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. The aim behind starting this program was to encourage students to take up research careers in Basic Sciences, Medicine, and Engineering.

Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore used to conduct Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) exam every year where students studying in class 11th, 12th & UG Science courses could sit for the exam. The exam awarded fellowship under three streams - SA, SX, and SB, respectively up to the pre-Ph.D. level.

KVPY - Important Highlights

Exam Name

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)

Funded by

Department of Science and Technology

Conducted by

Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore



Exam Level



English, Hindi

Mode of Application


KVPY 2022 Application Fee

1250 Rs [For General Category]

625 Rs [For Reserved categories]

Aptitude Test Mode


Duration of Exam

3 Hours


Details for the exam pattern of the KVPY aptitude test are given below:

KVPY SA Exam Pattern

  • KVPY SA exam is an Online exam of 3 hours and will consist of 80 MCQs. KVPY is divided into two parts namely, Part 1 & Part 2:
  • Part 1 of the KVPY exam will consist of 60 questions. Every right answer will fetch 1 mark and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • Part 2 of the exam will consist of 20 questions. Every right answer will fetch 2 marks and 0.5 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • As per the exam pattern, it is compulsory for students to attempt all the questions.
  • Students will have an option to attempt the question paper either in English or Hindi.
  • SA stream exam will be held in the morning shift i.e. from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

KVPY Exam Pattern for SA Stream


Questions in Part 1

Questions in Part 2

Total Marks


















60 questions

20 Questions


Marks for 1 correct answer

1 Marks

2 Marks


Marks for 1 incorrect answer

-0.25 mark

-0.5 mark


KVPY SX/SB Exam Pattern

  • KVPY SX exam will be a 3-hour Online test with 100 marks.
  • Part 1 will consist of 80 questions of 1 mark each. 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • Part 2 will consist of 40 questions of 2 marks each. 0.5 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • Students will have an option to attempt any 3 out of the 4 subjects in Part I and any 2 of the 4 subjects in Part II.
  • If a student attempts all the questions, then the best of 3 in Part I and the best of 2 in Part II will be considered.
  • SX/SB stream exam will be held from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

KKVPY Exam Pattern for SX/SB Stream


Questions in Part-I

Questions in Part-II














80 questions

40 Questions

Marks for 1 right answer

1 Marks

2 Marks

Marks for 1 wrong answer

-0.25 mark

-0.5 mark

KVPY Syllabus

KVPY has 4 Subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics. Students who are appearing in the exam must check the complete KVPY exam pattern and syllabus for better understanding. Refer to the table given below for the complete KVPY syllabus.


· Heredity and Evolution

· Reproduction

· Life Processes

· Our Environment

· Plant Physiology

· Diversity of Living Organisms

· Control and Coordination in Animals and Plants

· Cell: Structure and Function

· Human Physiology


· Metals and Non-Metals

· Periodic Classification of Elements

· Chemical Reactions

· Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties

· Carbon Compounds

· States of Matter: Gases and Liquids, Bases and Salts, Acids

· Thermodynamics

· Basic Concepts of Chemistry

· Environmental Chemistry


· Geometry

· Introduction to Trigonometry

· Statistics

· Quadratic Equations

· Probability

· Coordinate Geometry

· Surface Areas & Volumes

· Real Number

· Polynomials

· Mathematical Reasoning

· Statistics and Probability

· Trigonometric Functions


· Magnetic Effects of Current

· Gravitation

· Thermodynamics

· Applications in Daily Life

· Kinematics

· Sources of Energy

· Reflection

· Refraction

· Electromagnetic Induction

· Laws of Motion

· Work, Energy and Power

· Physical World and Measurement


The KVPY Eligibility criteria to apply for SA, SB & SX is specified by the IISc, Bangalore. Only those students who satisfy the KVPY eligibility criteria are eligible to apply for the respective stream. The KVPY is a national level scholarship exam for talented students who want to pursue higher education in basic science.

According to the KVPY eligibility criteria, all students studying in Class 11, 12 and 1st year of UG courses in basic science are eligible for SA, SX and SB streams, respectively. Only Indian nationals are eligible to apply for KVPY.

KVPY Minimum Marks (Stream-wise)


Minimum Qualification

Marks Required


Enrolled in Class 11 during 2021-22

Aggregate 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) in Maths and Science Subjects in 10th Board Exams 2021


Enrolled in Class 12 during 2021-22

Aggregate 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) in Maths and Science Subjects in 10th Board Exams


Enrolled in the 1st year of an undergraduate program in Basic Sciences during 2021-22

Aggregate 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) in Maths and science subjects in class 12th exams.

KVPY Eligibility Criteria for SA Stream

  • Students who have enrolled in Class 11 admission with Science Subjects during the year 2021-22 are eligible for KVPY SA Stream.
  • According to KVPY 2021 eligibility criteria, he/she must have secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in Maths and Science subjects in Class 10 exams.

KVPY Eligibility Criteria for SX Stream

- Students enrolled in Class 12 with Science subjects during the year 2021-22 are eligible for the KVPY SX Stream or must be a student of 2nd year of Cambridge International Examination Board

  • Candidates must have also secured a minimum aggregate of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in maths and science subjects in the 10th standard to fulfil the KVPY Exam Eligibility Criteria

KVPY Eligibility Criteria for SB Stream

  • Students who are eligible for admission in 1st year of an undergraduate program in Basic sciences
  • They must have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in total in Maths and Science subjects in class 12th.

KVPY Fellowship

  • All selected students who qualify for the aptitude test with a KVPY cut off will receive the fellowship. However, it is necessary for all students to get admission first in an undergraduate course in basic sciences. · As per the eligibility criteria, students can apply for any of the given trades like Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Ecology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Geophysics, Biotechnology, Neurosciences, Bioinformatics, Marine Biology, Geology, Microbiology, Physiology, Zoology, Botany, Biomedical Sciences, and more.

Basic Sciences

Contingency Grant/ Annum

Fellowship Amount

SA/SX/SB- during B.Sc./B.S./Integrated M.Sc. /M.S./B.Stat./B.Math.

Rs. 20,000

Rs. 5,000

SA/SX/SB – during M. Sc./Integrated M.Sc. /M.S./M.Math./M.Stat.

Rs. 28,000

Rs. 7,000

KVPY Registration Process

All those students who fulfil the KVPY 2022 Eligibility criteria can apply for the exam. The application forms are available on the official website kvpy.iisc.ernet.in. All such candidates who are not eligible will not be able to sit for the exam and their application forms will be rejected. So, it's necessary to read the instructions carefully.

Steps to Apply for KVPY

  • Online Registration
  • Filling of Application Form
  • Uploading Documents & Application fee payment
  • Downloading the confirmation page

KVPY Admit Card

The date for the release of admit cards is announced on the official KVPY website. Some of the important details mentioned on the admit card are:

  • Candidate Name
  • Father Name
  • Gender
  • Roll Number
  • Category
  • Date of Birth
  • Venue of the Exam Center
  • Date & Time of Exam
  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Instructions

How to Download KVPY Admit Card

Candidates need to follow the given steps to download the KVPY Admit card and get the same to the exam hall

  • Visit the official KVPY Website
  • A new page will be displayed on the computer screen
  • Click on 'Login'
  • Now, fill your 'User ID' & 'Password'
  • Click on 'Login ‘button
  • The admit card will be reflected on the screen
  • Check the details properly and download it
  • Take a print of the same

As soon as the admit cards are released, you should make sure that all these details are correct. In case of any discrepancy, you should contact KVPY’s helpline immediately.

On the day of the exam, you need to present your KVPY admit card to the invigilators, failing which you will not be allowed to appear in the exam. Visit KVPY Admit Card section to get more details on this.

KVPY Scholarship

It not only helps in getting a scholarship for the student's further studies, but also offers a prestigious badge to the students.

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