KVPY 2018: Result, Cut-off, Selection Procedure, Admission

KVPY 2018KVPY 2018 Final Result has been released on 24th April 2019. The exam is organized by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a national level fellowship programme. Department of Science and Technology, Government of India has started this programme in 1999. It is conducted to provide scholarship upto pre-Ph.D level to the selected candidates. The selection will be based on the aptitude test & interview managed by the IISc. Answer Key has been released. Here, we have mentioned the complete information about KVPY 2018.

Result Important Dates Selection Procedure FAQs

KVPY 2018 Notifications – Final Result Released

newiconKVPY 2018 Final Result has been declared on 24th April 2019. Check here for result details.

newiconKVPY 2018 Interview Schedule & call letter has been released. Check here for counselling details.

newiconKVPY 2018 Question papers along with tentative answer key has been released. Check here for answer key details.

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KVPY Exam Dates

In the given table, we are providing the official schedule of KVPY 2018.

EventsDates (Announced)
Online Application Form Issued11th July 2018
Last Date of Form Filling31st August 2018 (5:00 PM)
Last date to pay fee (registered candidates)7th September 2018
Admit Card Availability13th October 2018
Exam Date4th November 2018
Provisional Answer Key Release10th November 2018
Result Announcement21st December 2018
Interview RoundAs per schedule
Final Result Declare24th April 2019

KVPY Selection Process

Candidates was called for the selection procedure on the basis of their performance in the KVPY Aptitude Test. The selection process includes interview round. The interview round was held in the last week of January 2019. Candidates was informed about interview dates, time & venue through email/website. After the successful completion of the entrance exam & interview round, the scholarship will be provided to the successful candidates.

Documents Required at the time of Interview

Candidates have to bring the following documents along with the interview call letter:

  • KVPY 2018 Application Form
  • KVPY 2018 Interview Call Letter
  • KVPY 2018 Admit Card
  • 10th & 12th Original Marks Sheet
  • Category Certificate
  • A Self-Appraisal form
  • Study certificate form

KVPY Result 2018

Candidates can check their results on 21st December 2018 through online mode. The KVPY result has been announced by the officials. After the declaration of the result, the provisional list of shortlisted candidates is also published for further process. Keep the print copy of the result of the selection process.

KVPY Cut-Off 2018

The cut-off list will be published by the authority after the result declaration. The cut-off will be released through online mode. The qualifying marks to clear the KVPY exam is given below:

StreamQualifying Marks out of 100
Stream SA
PwD (Person with disability)40
Stream SB
PwD (Person with disability)34
Stream SX
PwD (Person with disability)40

KVPY 2019

KVPY is national level scholarship program administrated by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). It is conducted to offer scholarship upto pre-Ph.D level to the selected candidates. The examination will be conducted in the month of November 2019.

KVPY Answer Key 2018

The exam conducting authority has been released the KVPY 2018 answer key for all the three streams, i.e., SA, SB, SX. Along with answer key, the candidates can also download the question paper of respective stream.

The answer key has been released on 10th November 2018. Answer key contains the solutions of all the questions asked in the examination.

FAQs (Most Asked Questions)

Answer: In Stream SA, all questions are compulsory (Science & Mathematics). In respect of Stream SX & SB, there will be four sections in PART I (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics) & PART II (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics). Candidates have to attempt any of the three subjects in PART I & any two subjects in PART II.
Answer: Candidates have to pass their class 10th with Mathematics & science subjects. Check the eligibility criteria section above for more details.
Answer: The application fee is Rs. 1000 (Rs. 500 for SC/ST/PwD category).
Answer: The exam will be organized through online or offline mode.
Answer: There is no prescribed syllabus for KVPY 2018. The written exam aims to test the understanding and analytical ability of the student than his/her factual knowledge.
Answer: KVPY does not allow its Fellows to receive simultaneously fellowship /scholarship from more than one source, either government or private. In case they are in receipt of any other fellowship or scholarship, they will have to relinquish it in order to avail the KVPY Fellowship.

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KVPY Registration 2018

Candidates are able to fill & submit the KVPY application form 2018 through online mode. The application form details are given below.

  • There is no other mode to fill the application form.
  • Candidates can register for the KVPY exam from 11th July 2018.
  • The last date for KVPY 2018 Registration will be 31st August 2018.
  • Candidates have to fill their personal and academic details, choose test centre & upload photograph, signature & other certificates as applicable.
  • Before filling the KVPY registration form, candidates must read the instruction carefully.
  • Keep the printout of the filled application form for future use.

Application Fee:

Candidates can submit the application fee through online (Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking) mode. The application fee is Rs. 1000 for General category & Rs. 500 for SC/ST/PwD category).

Check Here – How to Fill KVPY 2018 Application Form

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria are given below:


  • Candidate must be a citizen of India.

For Stream SA:

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates who studied in Class 11th (science stream) must apply for this exam.
  • Minimum Marks: Candidates have to pass class 10th with Mathematics & Science subjects & secure minimum 75% marks (65% marks for SC/ST/PwD) in aggregate.

For Stream SX:

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates, those studied in class 12th (science subjects) can apply.
  • Minimum Marks: Candidates have to score minimum 60% marks (50% for SC/ST/PwD) in aggregate in Mathematics & Science subjects (PCB) in Class 12th. Candidates also have to obtain at least 75% marks (65% marks in case of SC/ST/PwD) in aggregate in class 10th.

For Stream SB:

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates who enrolled in 1st year of the UG programme in Basic Science (Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology) leading to B.Sc/BS/B.Math./B.Stat./MS/Int. M.Sc) can apply for this exam.
  • Minimum Marks: Candidates have to score at least 60% marks (50% marks in case of SC/ST/PwD category) in 10+2 examination.

KVPY Admit Card 2018

The KVPY 2018 Admit Card has been issued by the exam conducting authority through online mode.

Candidates can download their admit card from 13th October 2018. Candidates can get their KVPY Hall Ticket by using their “USER ID” & “Password”.

The admit card contain the name of the candidate, roll number, exam center venue, exam date & time, category, etc.

Exam Pattern

The exam pattern complete details are given here:

  • Exam Mode: The exam will be conducted through online (computer based test) mode.
  • Language: The exam will be conducted both in English & Hindi Language.
  • Exam Duration: The duration of the examination will be three hours.
  • Type of Questions: The question paper will be objective type.
  • No. of Papers: The question paper will come in two sections: PART I & PART II.
  • Marks: The question paper will be total 100 marks.
  • Marking Scheme: In PART I, one mark will be given to the candidates for correct answer. In PART II, two marks will be awarded for each correct response.
  • Negative Marking: In PART I, 0.25 marks will be deducted for incorrect answer. In PART II, 0.5 marks will be deducted for wrong response.

KVPY Syllabus 2018

The syllabus of KVPY 2018 is consist of the PCMB (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics & Biology) Subjects. KVPY 2018 Syllabus is comprised of the topics & chapters of the Class 10th/11th/12th/1st year of B.Sc/BS/B.Stat/B.Math/MS/Int. M.Sc. There is no prescribed syllabus for this exam.

How to Prepare for KVPY 2018

Some preparation tips for the examination:

  • It is very important to know the complete syllabus & exam pattern.
  • Manage the time in such a way to give equal attention to each subject.
  • Solve last year question paper, practice mock test & sample paper.
  • Maintain your health & stay fit & healthy.
  • Choose best books & study material.
  • On the last movement, revision is the best.

Exam Centers:

The examination will be organized in the following cities:

  • East: Patna (Bihar), Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi (Jharkhand), Bhubaneshwar, Rourkela (Orissa), Naharlagun (Arunachal Pradesh), Guwahati, Tezpur (Assam), Shillong (Meghalaya), Agarthala (Tripura), Asansol, Burdwan, Durgapur, Kolkata, Siliguri (West Bengal).
  • North: Chandigarh (Chandigarh), Delhi (Delhi-NCR), Ambala, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Karnal, Kurukshetra (Haryana), Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir), Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala (Punjab), Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Sikar (Rajasthan),  Agra, Allahabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Kanpur, Lucknow, Noida, Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Dehradun (Uttarakhand).
  • South: Rajahmundry, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Belagavi, Bengaluru, Bidar, Chikkamangaluru, Davanagere, Dharwad, Haliyal, Hassan, Hubballi, Kalburagi, Mandya, Mangaluru, Mysuru, Shivamogga, Udupi (Karnataka), Hyderabad (Telangana), Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur (Kerala), Puducherry (Puducherry), Chennai, Coimbatore, Kanchipuram, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem (Tamil Nadu).
  • West: Panaji (Goa), Ahamedabad, Anand, Rajkot, Vadodra (Gujarat), Amaravati, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Thane (Maharashtra), Bilaspur, Raipur  (Chhattisgarh), Bhopal, Indore (Madhya Pradesh).

If you have any other doubts about KVPY 2018, you can ask your query in the comment box given below.

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  1. Teja K says:

    I am now studying class 12 in 2017 and when I have to apply the application for KVPY and I have a pwd cirtificate can I apply?

  2. Priti Sahoo says:

    Sir,how l resister for KVPY re-examination .l have not found any links . please help me l wants to attend this exam . please say me sir. What can l do ?

  3. DAVID PATLE says:

    Sir I graduated in science stream(B.Sc.) in the year 2017 can I appear for this exam plz reply me sir in my email address

  4. DAVID PATLE says:

    Sir I’m B.Sc. graduate in science stream I have completed my degree in science stream in 2017 can I appear in this exam

  5. Jose Edward says:

    Sir , I am doing my first year in bsc chemistry . I was wondering if I’m eligible for the kvpy 2018 .

  6. Sreenivaulu says:

    Sir my daughter is studying 12th with pcm is eligible to attend sx of iiser 2018 thank you

  7. Pooja Lonare says:

    Dear sir..,
    I passed 12th .. Completed in March 2016 …
    I have 57 percent in 12th..
    I drop 2 years… And now I prepared for the NEET 2018 Exam…
    I am interested in this exam..
    Can I eligible for this exam… ..
    Plz reply..

  8. Pooja says:

    Sir I passed 12th in 2016 ..
    I gives 2 years gap for preparing NEET exam and I study now also..
    and I have 57 percent in 12th ..
    Can I give kvpy exam..?
    Can I eligible for this exam..???

  9. Chandrappa says:

    Exam centers in Karnataka

  10. Chandrappa says:

    How to get application form

  11. brindha says:

    Iam doing my final year bsc can I write this exam in 208

  12. Suzan Sanjivani Sahoo says:

    When is the next form filling date in 2018 for 2019 exam??

  13. Sri Durga says:

    I am 11th class I had missed kvpy exam so can I write this exam next year.
    Their is any chance.

  14. lakshmi says:

    i am an american citizen . I am writing my 10th exam. do i qualify for writing KVPY

  15. Sowmya says:

    I have missed registration date can I write this exam next year

  16. saumya chauhan says:

    I have passed my 12th in 2017.Am i eligible for the exam.

  17. Tulika says:

    Can I give kvpy exam again in 12th ,if I have given already in 11th..??
    Please let me know

  18. Miten mahato says:

    Sir,i passed 10+2 in 2016.am i able to give kvpy exam 2018 ?

  19. Khansa says:

    I passed 12th in 2017.
    Do i have a chance of sitting in kvpy exam in SX category?
    Currently iam preparing for Jee2018.
    Please let me know

  20. Shubhansh Gupta says:

    I have not yet recieved my user Id & password please provide me the same as soon as possible.

  21. Saurav says:

    What’s the mode of examination of kvpy 2018

  22. Pramod Baban Jagtap says:

    can I register in two days 6th& 7th oct

  23. Mithlesh kumar says:

    now i m studing in std.11 can i apply for SA in 2018 kvpy exam.
    got cgpa 9.8 in class 10.

  24. kavitha.p says:

    sir i have not seen the date for apply the kvpy exam .I havn’t applied.can I apply now?

  25. Vysakh says:

    I am a student of class 12 who took PCM Am i elligible for writing KVPY.

  26. soumya Banerjee says:

    I was complited kvpy 2016_17 my AR rank 786. I receive a letter from IISC. Through that letter l came to know that summar camp will be organise by IISC. But I have not getaing Informpation till date. May I know this date?

  27. Sayali raskar says:

    I’m student of electronics can I attend this exam? Or it is compulsory to electronics student to take bio for this examination?

  28. Bridget Savio says:

    I want to attempt KVPY IN 2018. I will be in class 12 then. which stream should i apply to?

  29. Pooja says:

    droper preparing for jee after +2 can apply?

  30. Soumya Prabha Maiti says:

    I have submitted application form on line and I have received the sms from you regarding taking print out of the application. But my question is how I can take this ?

  31. Aradhya Srivastava says:

    Sir, i have passed class 10th with 8cgpa marks in cbse board and this year i have jst passed class 12 with 58% from commerce stream. Can I apply this form? If yes then from which category?

  32. Shirisha A says:

    My %is 70.88 in sslc n in maths I got 51 n science 48 I’m I eligible fr this exam

  33. Akshansh Dhiryan says:

    I have 8.4 cgpa in my 10th class.Am I eligible for this exam??

  34. Anonymous says:

    is medical certificate necessary for registration in kypy

  35. Taku says:

    What’s the last date for online application???

  36. sourav biswas says:

    i have passed H.S. in the year of 2017. Am i eligible to sit in the kvpy exam in the year of 2018,nov?

  37. garvit rastogi says:

    hey! i got 7.4 cgpa in 10th class ..can i sit in kvpy 2017 exams?

  38. ROHIT says:


  39. Souhardya Malakar says:

    I am in class X (CBSE) now.When I can sit for KVPY (SA) ?

  40. Ajoy Ghosh says:

    I have passed with 70.2% marks under Wbchse board.but I admission in b sc bio programme. can I apply kvpy? plz,plz help me..

  41. SOWMYA DASARI says:

    Dear Madam/ sir,
    I have completed my class 12 in March 2017. presently I have taken a drop ( long term) to appear for the competitive exam in 2018. But I am interested to appear for KVPY 2017. Am I eligible to take the KVPY exam this year? If yes am I eligible for SX or SB stream.
    please do the needful at the earliest
    with regards

  42. Reena says:

    Passed 12th CBSE IN 2017.Not joined in any colleges.Studying to repeat all competitive exams.Can i apply for KVPY.What is the date i have to give for DATE OF JOINING in the application form

  43. j balaji says:

    while filling the application, there is only General, SC/ST and OBC. But i am BC.. what should I mention while registering at KVPY..?

  44. Anupriya says:

    I have just passed class 12 exam,can I will apply for this exam?

  45. Arijit says:

    What is stream SA, SB ,SX

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      For Stream SA, Candidates have to complete their 10th class with Science & Mathematics subjects. They have to secure at least
      80% marks (70% marks for SC/ST/PwD) aggregate in the qualifying examination.

      For Stream SX, Candidates have to pass 10th class with minimum 80% marks (70% for SC/ST/PwD) in aggregate in Mathematics & Science
      Candidates also have to qualify the 10+2 examination with Science subjects & secure at least 60% marks (50% for SC/ST/PWD category.

      For Stream SB, Candidates have to complete their 10+2 examination & obtain minimum 60% marks (50% marks for SC/ST/PwD) in aggregate in Science Subjects.
      Candidates also have to pass their 1st year final examination & secure at least 60% marks (50% marks for SC/ST/PwD).

  46. Vinay says:

    I have passed 12th this year
    and I have taken a drop since I want to prepare for JEE again. So am I eligible for KVPY and under which stream?(SX OR SB).Please help me out.

  47. Neehit says:

    I am Neehit goyal studying in class 12 now and I got above 60%in science and maths in 10+1class but in 10th I got 69 in science and 96 in maths from ICSE board now I am eligible or not for sx stream

  48. Tomy Thomas says:

    At present Iam in Class XII(PHYSICS,CHEMISTRY,MATH & COMP)will I be eligible for SX

  49. Bavneet Kaur says:

    I’m studying in class 12.. So according to it which stream I have to choose (sa or sx)?

  50. Dileep says:

    Btech 1st year students are eligible for this exam

  51. pratham says:

    can i apply this application if i am in 9th or tell me do i need to wait till i reach 10th ????????????

  52. Vanama Phanindhar says:

    Is it important to read biology for SA stream for a MPC student

  53. Phanindhar asks says:

    Is it important to read biology for SA stream for a MPC student

  54. T.sai Amith says:

    I am studying inter second year mpc
    course which should I apply sb or sx

  55. ARINDAM PAUL says:

    I am studying in b.phama 1st year . Am I eligible for appearing in kvpy?

  56. Arup dutta says:

    What is the Study certificate form???

  57. Sanjoy says:

    What is the meaning of aggregate in Mathematics & Science subjects in class 10th

  58. Yashwanth says:

    Which college we get if we qualify KVPY

  59. Jordan says:

    Is is possible to write this exam being a NRI?

  60. Govardhan says:

    How many attempts can I have for kvpy.can i write both sa and sx .(after I attempted sa)

  61. AMMU says:

    I have 70% marks in PCM in class 10 & 73% in PCM in class 12. Am I elibible for admission in IISc/IIST/IISER/IITs if I qualify JEE Main & advanced & KVPY?

  62. Shikhil says:

    Dropper candidate can apply for this KVPY Test. Please let me know

  63. Donin says:

    i am studying 11th pcmc (computer science, i am eligible for this exam?????

  64. Anurag Yaduvanshi says:

    I am in OBC category .In 10th I scored 8.4 cgpa . Can I eligible for this test???

  65. Sunita says:

    I studyingin 12th PCM can I apply?for 11thhowmany % required?

  66. mohit gururani says:

    how many attempts are there to qualify for aiims

  67. chhaya anant pande says:

    is it possible to appear for this exam without maths

  68. Pooja says:

    What is the difference in these SA SX SB streams

  69. Arya Anil Kumar says:

    I completed 11th grade in 2017.I am presently studying in 12th.Which stream should I apply? SA or SX?

  70. Sunila says:

    Can I write this exam just after passing 10th standard? Or should I wait till I pass 11th standard?

  71. rohith says:

    I studied PUC 1st year in 2016-17 I want to write kvpy exam in 2017 which stream should I apply SA or SX

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