KVPY

The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is the national level fellowship program. The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, has established this program in the year 1999. The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana is organized to provide scholarship up to the pre-Ph.D level to the selected candidates.

KVPY entrance test is a national level entrance test organized for the selection of the eligible candidates by Aptitude Test & Interview organized by IISc. Through this entrance exam, candidates are provided scholarships up to Pre-Ph.D. level for their selection. Eligible candidates awarded with the scholarships will be able to pursue their career in the Research Science.

The Indian Institute of Science is located at Bangalore set up a Management Committee and a National Advisory Committee (NAC) for overseeing its implementation. From this content, students can get detailed information about KVPY.

Important Dates

KVPY program date is mention below.

Events Dates (Tentative)
Application form releases from 1st week of July 2020
Last date to get the application form 2nd week of July 2020
Availability of admit card 1st week of October 2020
Examination date 1st week of November 2020
Releasing of answer key 3rd week of week of November 2020
Declaration of the written test result 1st week of December 2020
Interview 2nd week of January to 20th February 2020

KVPY 2020 Exam Date has been Announced on 1st week of July 2020. The application and be Filled till 23nd week of July 2020. The  Date of the Examinations 1st week f November 2020.

KVPY 2020 Syllabus

Candidates can prepare for KVPY 2020 entrance test from the topics of 10th, 12th, and 1st year UG syllabus as per the selected stream. There will be no prescribed syllabus for the entrance test. The aptitude test will be design to test analytical ability & understanding of candidate’s knowledge.

Mock tests will be also conducted by the board so that candidates get familiar with the pattern of written examination.

KVPY 2020 Exam Pattern Highlights

Mode Computer Based Test (OMR based)
Medium English and Hindi
Duration of Exam 3 hrs.
Type of Questions Objective & Descriptive
No. of Questions in Part I Physics- 15 questions
Chemistry- 15 questions
Mathematics- 15 questions
Biology- 15 questions
No. of Questions in Part II Physics- 05 questions
Chemistry- 05 questions
Mathematics- 05 questions
Biology- 05 questions
Marking Scheme for Part I 1 mark (15 marks)- Correct answer
0.25 mark- Incorrect answer
Marking Scheme for Part II 2 mark (15 marks)- Correct answer
0.50 mark- Incorrect answer

APPLICATION FEES

Online application fees for general and OBC candidates – 1000INR
Online application fees for SC/ST/PwD candidates – 500INR

OBTAINING ADMIT CARD

Applicants may download their admit card from the official website of KVPY. Admit cards are usually made available for download on October 2019. Follow these steps to download your admit card

Access the official website of KVPY and login using your credentials. You will find an option meant for downloading admit card. Click on the download button. You may print the card for further use.

EXAMINATION PATTERN & SYLLABUS

The examination consists of an online aptitude test and selection interview. Here’s an overview of the examination –

  • Topic: Science
  • Number of streams: 3 (SA, SX & SB)
  • Subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology
  • Type of examination: Computer Based
  • Type of questions: MCQ
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Number of questions: 80-120 (depending upon stream)
  • Marks: 100
  • Medium of examination: English and Hindi

 

SA STREAM SYLLABUS

Physics: Magnetic Effects of Current, Sources of Energy, Reflection, Refraction, Electromagnetic Induction, Applications in Daily Life, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Physical World and Measurement, Gravitation, Thermodynamics.

Chemistry: Chemical Reactions, Metals and Non-Metals, Periodic Classification of Elements, Carbon Compounds, Acids, Bases and Salts, Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Thermodynamics, And States of Matter: Gases and Liquids, Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties, Environmental Chemistry.

Biology: Control and Coordination in Animals and Plants, Heredity and Evolution, Reproduction, Life Processes, Our environment, Plant Physiology, Diversity of Living Organisms, Cell: Structure and Function, Human Physiology.

Mathematics: Real Number, Polynomials, Geometry, Introduction to Trigonometry, Statistics, Quadratic Equations, Probability, Surface Areas & Volumes, Coordinate Geometry, Mathematical Reasoning, Statistics and Probability, Trigonometric Functions.

Stream SX Syllabus 2020

Physics: Reflection of Light, Electromagnetic Induction, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Sources of Energy, Physical World and Measurement, Gravitation, Thermodynamics, Electrostatics, Refraction, Current Electricity, Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Current, Magnetic Effects of Current.

Chemistry: Surface Chemistry, States of Matter: Gases and Liquids, Metals and Non-Metals, Carbon compounds, Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Thermodynamics, Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties, Chemical Reactions, Environmental Chemistry, Solid State, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Isolation of Elements, Periodic Classification of Elements.

Biology: Cell: Structure and Function, Genetics and Evolution, Life processes, Plant Physiology, Diversity of Living Organisms, Reproduction, Human Physiology, Biology and Human Welfare, Control and Coordination in Animals and Plants, Ecology and Environment.

Mathematics: Coordinate Geometry, Mathematical Reasoning, Real Number, Polynomials, Introduction to Trigonometry, Surface Areas & Volumes, Statistics, Quadratic Equations, Probability, Statistics and Probability, Trigonometric Functions, Geometry, Linear Programming, Vectors and 3-D Geometry, Calculus, Relations, and Functions.

Stream SB Syllabus 2020

Physics: Electromagnetic Induction, Physical World and Measurement, Sources of Energy, Refraction, Applications in Daily Life, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Magnetic Effects of Current, Work, Energy and Power, Gravitation, Thermodynamics, Reflection, Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Current, Waves & Optics, Electricity & Magnetism, Electrostatics, Thermal Physics .

Chemistry: Thermodynamics, Chemical Reactions, Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Periodic Classification of Elements, Carbon compounds, Acids, Bases and Salts, States of Matter: Gases and Liquids, Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties, Metals and Non-Metals, Environmental Chemistry, Solid State, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Isolation of Elements, Surface Chemistry, Chemical Bonding, Chemistry of Noble Gases, Structure & Bonding, Alkenes, Cycloalkenes, Dienes and Alkynes .

Biology: Life Processes, Human Physiology, Control and Coordination in Animals and Plants, Genetics and Evolution, Our Environment, Ecology and Environment, Plant Physiology, Reproduction, Diversity of Living Organisms, Cell: Structure and Function, Biology and Human Welfare, Biotechnology, Genetics.

Mathematics: Statistics, Surface Areas & Volumes, Vectors and 3-D Geometry, Calculus, Real Number, Polynomials, Geometry, Introduction to Trigonometry, Quadratic Equations, Probability, Coordinate Geometry, Mathematical Reasoning, Statistics and Probability, Trigonometric Functions, Linear Programming, Relations and Functions., Analytical Geometry in Two Dimensions, Vector Algebra, Evaluation of Integrals.

MERIT MARKS CALCULATION

Final result is announced in the month of April (next year). Final merit marks will be revealed during this process. While calculating final merit marks, 75% weightage is given to marks scored in aptitude test and 25% weightage is given to marks scored in interview.

FAQ’S (Frequently Asked Questions)

Can I give the exam in Hindi medium?

Yes, you will be able to give the exam in Hindi medium also.

Is it necessary to study all four subjects?

For SA stream, you will have to study for all four subjects. For SB/SX stream, candidates can study any three of the four subjects.

When will be the notification release for the exam?

The notification for KVPY 2020 will release on second week of July 2020.

Do we also have to send the hard copy of application form?

There will be no requirement to send any hard copy of KVPY 2020 application form.

Can appearing candidates apply for the test ?

Yes, candidates appearing in their 11th level can apply for SA stream while candidates appearing in their 1st year UG degree in Basic Sciences can apply for SB stream.

Is the application form fee refundable ?

No, the application form fee will be non-refundable.

Can I fill the application form in offline mode?

No, the application form will be filled only through online mode.

When will be the entrance test held?

The entrance test of KVPY 2020 will be held in the 1st week of November 2020.