KVPY 2019, KVPY Exam Date & Centres, KVPY Syllabus, KVPY Eligibility, KVPY Admit CardKVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana) is an examination conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). It is a national level scholarship program to pre-Ph.D level.

This article will provide the candidates all the details regarding KVPY 2019, including:

  • How to fill KVPY Application Form?
  • KVPY Rules & Regulations.
  • KVPY Eligibility Criteria.
  • KVPY Exam Dates.
  • KVPY Exam Pattern.
  • KVPY Exam Center.
  • KVPY Admit Card.
  • KVPY Syllabus.
  • Important Books for KVPY Preparation.
  • How to Check KVPY Result?
  • KVPY Previous Year Cutoff.
  • KVPY Preparation Tips.




How to fill KVPY Application Form?

To register for KVPY 2019, follow the procedure mentioned below:

STEP 1 – Visit the official website, i.e., http://kvpy.iisc.ernet.in.

STEP 2 – Registration: The interested and eligible candidates can apply.

The candidates need to register before filling the application form. After successfully registering, the candidates are assigned a registration Id and a password that is to be kept safe for future reference and for filling the application form.

STEP 3 – Fill the application form carefully only after reading the eligibility criteria carefully.

STEP  4 – Upload required images and documents: Upload the specified scanned images and documents.

STEP  5 – Submission and payment of application form: The payment can be done through two modes, i.e. online (credit card/debit card/ internet banking) and offline mode (e-Challan).



Category Registration fees (in rupees)
General Category 1000/-
SC/ST/PWD 500/-

KVPY Rules and Regulations:

The rules and regulations mentioned below are exactly as mentioned in the brochure:

  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.
  2. Interview: Based on the performance in the aptitude test, shortlisted students will be asked to appear for an interview, which is the final stage of the selection procedure.




KVPY Eligibility Criteria:

The eligibility criteria are exactly as mentioned on the official website:

  1. The KVPY Fellowships are given to Indian Nationals to Study in India (Students intending to pursue/pursing under the graduate program under Distance Education scheme/correspondence course of any university are not eligible to apply).
  2. Stream SA: Students enrolled in XI Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2018-19 and have 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 expenses and local hospitality will be met by KVPY.
  3. Stream SX: Students enrolled in XII Standard/ (+2) (Science subjects) during the academic year 2018–19 and aspiring to join undergraduate program in Basic Sciences namely Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology leading to 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.
  4. 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 2018-19 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 is awarded.
  5. 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 2018–19 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.




KVPY 2019 Exam Dates:

Events Dates
Commencement of online registration 3rd week of July 2019
Last date of application 4th week of August 2019
Admit Card Release 3rd week of October 2019
Date of Examination 1st week of November 2019
The release of answer key 4th week of November 2019
Declaration of result 3rd week of December 2019
Interview 3rd week of January to 20th February 2020

KVPY Exam Pattern:

  1. The Mode of examination: The examination will be conducted through online mode (CBT).
  2. Type of questions: Multiple Choice Questions
  3. Medium: The question paper will be asked in English & Hindi language.
  4. Duration: 3 hours.
  5. Maximum marks: 100 marks.
  6. The question paper is divided into two sections.
  7. Marking scheme:




For SA

Subjects Questions (Part 1) Questions (Part 2) Marks
Physics 15 5 25
Chemistry 15 5 25
Mathematics 15 5 25
Biology 15 5 25
Total 60 20 100

For SX and SB

Subjects Questions (Part 1) Questions (Part 2) Marks
Physics 20 10 40
Chemistry 20 10 40
Mathematics 20 10 40
Biology 20 10 40




KVPY Exam Centers:

The examination of KVPY is conducted across the following cities:

States Cities
Bihar Patna
Jharkhand Dhanbad

Jamshedpur

Ranchi

Orissa Bhubaneshwar

Rourkela

Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun
Assam Guwahati

Tezpur

Meghalaya Shillong
Tripura Agartala
West Bengal Asansol

Burdwan

Durgapur

Kolkata

Siliguri

Chandigarh Chandigarh
Delhi Delhi-NCR
Haryana Ambala

Faridabad

Gurgaon

Karnal

Kurukshetra

Jammu & Kashmir Jammu
Punjab Jalandhar

Ludhiana

Mohali

Patiala

Rajasthan Ajmer

Jaipur

Jodhpur

Sikar

Uttar Pradesh Agra

Allahabad

Ghaziabad

Greater Noida

Kanpur

Lucknow

Noida

Varanasi

Uttarakhand Dehradun
Andhra Pradesh Rajahmundry

Tirupathi

Vijayawada

Visakhapatnam

Karnataka Belagavi

Bengaluru

Bidar

Chikkamangaluru

Davanagere

Dharwad

Haliyal

Hassan

Hubballi

Kalaburagi

Mandya

Mangaluru

Mysuru

Shivamogga

Udupi

Telangana Hyderabad
Kerala Alappuzha

Ernakulam

Idukki

Kannur

Kasaragod

Kollam

Kottayam

Kozhikode

Malappuram

Palakkad

Pathanamthitta

Thiruvananthapuram

Thrissur

Puducherry Puducherry
Tamil Nadu Chennai

Coimbatore

Kanchipuram

Madurai

Nagercoil

Salem

Goa Panaji
Gujarat Ahmedabad

Anand

Rajkot

Vadodara

Maharashtra Amaravati

Aurangabad

Kolhapur

Mumbai

Nagpur

Nashik

Navi Mumbai

Pune

Thane

Chattisgarh Bilaspur

Raipur

Madhya Pradesh Bhopal

Indore




KVPY Admit Card:

The candidates can log on to the official website of the KVPY and avail they admit cards for KVPY 2019 by providing their registration id and password assigned. Students may download the admit card for the aptitude test from the website from the third week of October 2019.

KVPY Syllabus:

The KVPY Law syllabus comprises of the topics mentioned below:

For SA stream

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

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

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

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



For SX stream

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

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

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

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



For SB stream

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

Chemistry: Metals and Nonmetals, Environmental Chemistry, Solid State, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Isolation of Elements, Surface Chemistry, Chemical Bonding, Chemistry of Noble Gases, Structure and Bonding, Alkenes, Cycloalkenes, Dienes and Alkynes, 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 and Periodicity in Properties.

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

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



Books to refer

Name of the Subject SA/SB/SX Stream Books Author & Publisher
Mathematics A Das Guptha R. D. Sharma; Publisher: Dhanpat
Mathematics for class XII
The problem in IIT Maths
NCERT Books
Physics Fundamentals of Physics David Halliday, Robert Resnick, Jearl Walker
Concept of Physics DC Pandey
Tata Mc Graw Hill’s Book HC Verma
Principles of Physics Resnick & Halliday
Chemistry Moderns ABC of Chemistry for Class – XI With CD Modern Publishers
NCERT Physical & Organic Chemistry OP Tandon
NCERT Chemistry for Class 11 & 12 Arihant Publications
Biology Biological Sciences by Taylor Green and Stout by Cambridge Publications
Elementary Biology (Volume – 1) K.N. Bhatia, M.P. Tyagi; Publisher: Trueman
NCERT Books
NCERT Exemplars
Biology class 10




How to check KVPY result:

The candidates can log on to the official website of the KVPY and by providing their registration ID and password assigned they can check their score and tally it with the proposed cutoff to see whether they are qualified or not.

KVPY Cutoff:

Stream General & OBC Cutoff SC, ST & PWD Cutoff
SA 45 35
SX 53 43
SB 43 33

KVPY Preparation Tips:

STEP 1 – Note down your goals.

STEP 2 – Divide your goals into smaller tasks.

STEP 3 – Assign a deadline to every task.

STEP 4 – Make a plan to execute the tasks.

STEP 5 – Start the execution of the plan.

Always keep track of your progress.



A few things that will help you in getting better score are:

  • Take regular mock tests – it will help you finish the exam within the provided time.
  • Practice as many questions as you can.
  • Start early preparation.
  • Focus on your weak as well as strong points, equally.

All the best for the examination, prepare well.