Facts, Syllabus & Pattern
How to apply for KVPY
Results and Cut-off
How to Prepare for KVPY
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The Indian Institute of Science administers KVPY to offer scholarship and contingency grants up to Pre Ph.D. for select students.
This programme aims to achieve the following:
KVPY has the following streams:
If students clear the written exam and interview, they are then eligible for admissions to institutes like IISc or IISER.
You must be a student in classes 11 to the first year of any undergraduate programme in Basic Sciences.
You must be a student of SSC, ICSE or CBSE boards.
You must be an Indian national to give this exam.
Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Biology (for all streams).
As a general category student, you need a minimum aggregate of 75% in your Class 10 exam.
As an SC, ST or PwD category student, you need a minimum aggregate of 65%
As a general category student, you need a minimum aggregate of 60% in your Class 12 exam.
As an SC, ST or PwD category student, you need a minimum aggregate of 50%.
Since KVPY has different exams for different streams, you can only give the exam once for each stream.
To get shortlisted for the KVPY scholarship, you need to clear the aptitude test and the interview.
The KVPY Admit Card contains your name, roll number, exam centre, date, timing and other exam-related information.
To download your admit card:
* Dates are tentative and subject to change.
You need to check the exam centre mentioned on your admit card. Requests to change the exam centre will not be entertained in any case.
If you’re dissatisfied with your result, you can request a re-evaluation of your OMR sheet. Here’s how you can do this.
The KVPY cut-offs are determined on the basis of the minimum qualifying marks and scores obtained in the aptitude test and interview
KVPY offers two fellowship grants in basic sciences for students enrolled in different courses (and years).
Here are some KVPY preparation tips.
Previous year papers will help you get acquainted with the type of questions. Try solving as many papers as possible.
Q1. Are KVPY SX and SB question papers the same?
Ans: Yes, they are same.
Q2. Will there be more than one correct type of question in KVPY?
Ans: No, there are no such types of questions in KVPY SA, SX or SB.
Q3. Can I use a calculator in KVPY online examination?
Ans: You don’t need to bring a physical calculator, there will be a calculator option on your screen which you can use when needed. It will be a non-programmable one (can calculate square roots, cube roots, logarithms, trigonometric functions, etc).
Q4. Will the rough sheets be provided in the KVPY 2018 online test?
Ans: Yes, you will be provided rough sheets and in case you need extra, you can ask the invigilator for more.
Q5. Can I take a computer-based test in Hindi?
Q6. What colleges can I get into through KVPY?
Ans: Colleges like IISC and IISER consider your KVPY scores during their individual admission processes.