The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (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. This article is on kvpy answer key.

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.

The advertisement for the KVPY Fellowship appears in all the national dailies normally on the Technology Day (May 11) and the Second Sunday of July every year.

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.

KVPY Answer Key 2019

KVPY Answer key will be released in the month of November-2019.

Year Stream Question Paper Answer Key
2019 SA Download Download
SB/SX Download Download
2018 SA Download Download
SB/SX Download Download
2017 SA Download Here
SB/SX Download Here
2016 SA Download Here
SB/SX Download Here
2015 SA Download Here
SB/SX Download Here

How to Download KVPY Answer Key 2019

  • Go to the official link. The link will be updated here as soon as it is released.
  • Both the question paper and answer will be released together.
  • Click on the “Answer Key” link.
  • The KVPY answer key along with question papers have appeared on the screen.
  • Select the appropriate answer key as per your stream.
  • Also, download the question paper of the respective stream.
  • Now, start comparing your responses with the answers printed in the KVPY answer key.
  • Follow the right marking scheme as prescribed by the IISC for calculating your marks.
  • KVPY question paper for SA, SB/SX stream is available in English as well as in Hindi version. Candidates as per his/her suitability can download the question paper in any of the given medium.

How to Calculate KVPY Scores using kvpy answer key.

KVPY Result 2019

The KVPY 2019 examination will be held during first week of November 2019. The results of the aptitude test will be declared in the first week of December, 2019. The exam consists of 2 rounds- the aptitude test and the interview. Students qualifying above the cutoff of the aptitude test have to undergo the interview. The results of both determine if he is qualified for the scholarship. Let’s get an idea of KVPY 2019 results by going over results of 2017.

Last year’s aptitude test results can be found on the official website of KVPY 2016. The cutoff for this year’s aptitude test is as follows:

Stream Category Cut-Off Marks
Stream SA General 50
Stream SA SC/ST 40
Stream SA PWD (Person with disability) 40
Stream SB General 48
Stream SB SC/ST 34
Stream SB PWD (Person with disability) 34
Stream SX General 57
Stream SX SC/ST 40
Stream SX PWD (Person with disability) 40

The interviews are likely to be held between mid-January, 2019 to mid-February, 2019. The students will be informed about the interview via email, shortly after the declaration of results.

KVPY 2019 Cutoff

The KVPY cut-offs are determined on the basis of the minimum qualifying marks and scores obtained in the aptitude test and interview

Here are the cut-offs for KVPY 2016:
Stream
General Cut-off
SC, ST and PwD Cut-off
SA
50
40
SX
57
40
SB
48
34
Here are the cut-offs percentage for KVPY 2016 :
Stream
General Cut-off
SC, ST and PwD Cut-off
SA
55% and above
45% and above
SX
55% and above
43% and above
SB
50% and above
34% and above

KVPY Selection Procedure 2019

  1. Aptitude Test: After scrutiny of application forms and meeting the eligibility criteria for various streams, all eligible students will be called for  aptitude test conducted both in Hindi and English at different centers across the country.Admit Card
      • Students  may download the admit card for the aptitude test from the website from the  second week of October.
  2. Interview: Based on the performance in the aptitude test, short-listed students will be asked to appear for an interview which is the final stage of the selection procedure.

KVPY 2017 Exam-Pattern

  • Mode of Exam: The entrance exam will be organized in online or offline mode.
  • Duration: The duration of the exam will be three hours.
  • Language: The medium of the question paper will be English & Hindi language.
  • Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
  • Papers: The question paper is divided into two parts: PART I & PART II. There will be four sections in Part 1 & Part 2.
  • Marks: The question papers of Stream SA & Stream SB/SX will be of 100 marks.
  • Marking Scheme: In PART I of both the Streams, one mark will be awarded for correct response & 0.25 marks will be deducted for an incorrect response. In PART II of Stream SA & Stream SB/SX, for each correct response, two marks will be given to the candidates & 0.5 marks will be deducted for an incorrect answer.
  • All the questions are compulsory to attend in the SA stream. There is an option to attempt any three sections in PART I & any two sections in PART II in Stream SB/SX.
Subjects No. of Questions Total Marks
  Part 1 Part 2
  Stream SA
Mathematics 15 5 25
Physics 15 5 25
Chemistry 15 5 25
Biology 15 5 25
  Stream SB/SX
Physics 20 10
Mathematics 20 10 40
Chemistry 20 10 40
Biology 20 10 40

KVPY Eligibility 2019

The KVPY Fellowships are given to Indian Nationals  to Study in India (Students intending to pursue/pursing undergraduate program under Distance Education scheme/correspondence course of any university are not eligible to apply).

Stream SA: Students enrolled in XI Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2019-19 and having secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board Examination. The fellowship of the students selected under this stream will be activated only if they join an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S.) in the academic year 2020-21 after having secured a minimum of  60% (50%for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in Science subjects in the XII standard/(+2) Board Examination. During the interim period of one year they will be invited for the National  Science (Vijyoshi) Camp and their travel and other related expenses will be met by KVPY.

Stream SX: Students enrolled in XII Standard/ (+2) (Science subjects) during the academic year 2019–19 and aspiring to join undergraduate program in Basic Sciences namely Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology leading to  B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. for the session 2019–20 provided they have secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the X Standard Board Examination and a minimum of  60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the XII standard Board Examination.

Students in their 2nd year of study in Cambridge International Examination Board and aspiring to join an UG program (viz. B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S.)in Basic Sciences namely Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology in the Academic year 2017-18 are eligible to apply provided they have secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the X Standard Board Examination. They must secure 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the XII standard Board Examination before taking up the fellowship, if awarded.

Stream SB: Students enrolled in the 1st year of the undergraduate program in Basic Sciences namely Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology leading to B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. during the academic year 2017–18 and having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology)  in the XII Standard Board Examination. In the 1st year final examination of B.Sc./B.S./B.Math./B.Stat./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. they must secure 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks before taking up the fellowship, if awarded.

Empowerment initiative in the KVPY Fellowship Program:

  1. A certain number of additional fellowships exclusively for the students belonging to SC/ST community under the various streams as stated above will be operated.
  2. A certain number of fellowships under various streams as stated above will be operated exclusively for students under the category of Persons With Disability (Physically and Visually Challenged).

Students enrolled in an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences, that is, B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Ecology, Molecular Biology, Botany, Zoology, Physiology, Biotechnology, Neurosciences, Bioinformatics, Marine Biology, Geology, Human Biology, Genetics, Biomedical Sciences, Applied Physics, Geophysics, Materials Science or Environmental Science are eligible for KVPY fellowship.

KVPY Applications

  • There are three steps to complete your application successfully;
  • Step  1.  Registration.
  • Step 2. Filling personal and academic details, choosing test centre and uploading photo, signature and other certificates as applicable.
  • Step 3.  Payment of application fees. Please note that you must pay the fees only at the KVPY application portal. This can be done either by using a credit card/ATM-Debit card/Net Banking or by downloading a e-challan from the application portal. No other means of payment will be accepted.  Once payment is successful and application submitted no refund will be done.
  • The application fee for KVPY-2017 are as follows: For SC/ST/PWD: Rs. 500
  •            For General Category/OBC: Rs. 1000
  • It is strongly recommended that candidates read the instructions carefully before attempting to fill the online application. These steps are described in detail here.
  • KVPY Online aptitude test 2017 will be held in the following 54 cities:Agarthala(Tripura), Agra(Uttar Pradesh), Ahamedabad(Gujarat), Allahabad(Uttar Pradesh), Ambala(Haryana), Aurangabad(Maharashtra), Belagavi(Karnataka), Bengaluru(Karnataka), Bhopal(Madhya Pradesh), Bhubaneshwar(Orissa), Calicut(Kerala), Chandigarh(Chandigarh), Chennai(Tamil Nadu), Coimbatore(Tamil Nadu), Dehradun(Uttarakhand), Delhi(Delhi-NCR), Durgapur(West Bengal), Eranakulam(Kerala), Faridabad(Delhi-NCR), Ghaziabad(Delhi-NCR), Guwahati(Assam), Huballi(Karnataka), Hyderabad(Telangana), Indore(Madhya Pradesh), Jaipur(Rajasthan), Jalandhar(Punjab), Jammu(Jammu & Kashmir), Jamshedpur(Jharkhand), Jodhpur(Rajasthan), Kanpur(Uttar Pradesh), Kolkata(West Bengal),  Lucknow(Uttar Pradesh), Madurai(Tamil Nadu), Mangaluru(Karnataka), Mohali (Punjab), Mumbai (Maharashtra), Mysuru(Karnataka), Nagpur(Maharashtra), Noida (Delhi-NCR), Pallakad (Kerala), Patna(Bihar), Pune(Maharashtra), Raipur(Chhattisgarh), Rajkot(Gujarat), Ranchi(Jharkhand), Rourkela(Orissa), Salem(Tamil Nadu), Siliguri(West Bengal), Thrissur(Kerala), Trivandrum(Kerala), Vadodara(Gujarat), Varanasi(Uttar Pradesh), Vijayawada(AndhraPradesh), Visakhapatnam(Andhra Pradesh)

KVPY Contact Details

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