KVPY 2018: Registration, Application Form, Exam Dates, Syllabus

KVPY 2018KVPY 2018 will be 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. Here, we have mentioned the complete information about KVPY 2018.

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KVPY Exam Dates

In the given table, we are providing the tentative schedule of KVPY 2018. Whenever the official dates will be announced we will update in this section.

EventsDates (Tentative)
Online Application Form Issued2nd week of July 2018
Last Date of Form Filling2nd week of August 2018
Admit Card Availability2nd week of October 2018
Exam Date1st week of November 2018
Provisional Answer Key Release4th week of November 2018
Objection Against Answer Keytill last week of November 2018
Result Announcement3rd week of December 2018
Interview Round3rd week of January 2019
Final Result DeclareApril 2018

KVPY Registration 2018

Candidates will be 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 the 2nd week of July 2018.
  • The last date for KVPY 2018 Registration will be the 2nd week of 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) or offline (Challan) 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.

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 will consist of the PCMB (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics & Biology) Subjects. KVPY 2018 Syllabus will be 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.

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.

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 Admit Card 2018

The KVPY 2018 Admit Card will be issued by the exam conducting authority through online mode. Candidates can download their admit card from the 2nd week of October 2018. Candidates will 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.

Also Check:

KVPY 2018 Answer Key

KVPY Result 2018

Candidates can check their results in the 1st week of December 2018 through online mode. Whenever the KVPY result will be announced we will update it on our website. After the declaration of the result, the provisional list of candidates will be shortlisted 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 Selection Process

Candidates will be called for the selection procedure on the basis of their performance in the KVPY Aptitude Test. The selection process will include interview round. The interview round will be held in the 3rd week of January 2019. Candidates will be 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

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. Aman Kumar says:

    sir I am study in b.tech in 2nd year then I give exam of kvpy

  2. Hardik says:

    I passed class XII in 2017. Now I’m dropping for NEET-UG 2019 And yet not taken admission in any UG Course.
    So can I give KVPY 2018?

  3. USHA B.A says:

    I am in 2 puc can I apply for kvpy?

  4. Vachana says:

    I passed my 12th in 2018 and i have not enrolled to any UG courses, am i eligible for kvpy exam under SX stream this year?

  5. Debottam Mitra says:

    I’ve cleared Class XII Higher Secondary Examination this year(2018). Am I eligible to sit for KVPY 2018?

  6. Maya says:

    Sir i am not choose b.sc after 12th can i elligible for kvpy

  7. Deepak Kumar nayak says:

    Is any student who drop 1or2year after +2 can appear KVPY exam by admit in+3..?

  8. Debkanta mishra says:

    Can a student of class 12give the exam

  9. Ashish says:

    Sir ma biotechnology sa bsc krna ka soch raha hu tho ma KVPY ka form bar sakta hu ma biology ka student hu

  10. Sarmistha Dey says:

    2017 ISC passed student which stream of KVPY (SA, SB, SX) will select to admit of IISC and IISER

  11. Vaishali kela says:

    Can we apply for this exam through general science stream?

  12. Mohana preethi says:

    where to apply

  13. Meghraj says:

    I am in 8th class am I eligible for KVPY ?? If yes ,then in which of these (SA , SB , SX)??

  14. aparna says:

    what is the eligibility criteria for SX stream?

  15. Dipti hore says:

    2017 ISC passed student, which stream of KVPY (SA, SB, SX) will select to admit of IISC and IISER

  16. Sarmistha Dey says:

    2017 ISC passed student, which stream of KVPY(SA, SB, SX) will select to admit of IISC and IISER.

  17. Rajeev Pandey says:

    Can enrolled for this exam b.tech student

  18. Sona says:

    I have done my 12 class last year I have dropped this year
    With PCB subjects shall I able to fill the form
    Nd of which category SA ,SB or SX ???

  19. Jyotsna says:

    If I had pass the exam after 11th/12th should I have to reappear the exam for scholarship for further studies repeatedly

  20. Gayatri says:

    i passed 12th grade in 2018. i am going for 1 year jee coaching. should i apply in SX category for kvpy 2018?

  21. poonam pal says:

    sir i got 6.8 CGPA In class 10
    to mai exam de sakti hu

  22. uday says:

    can i apply for kvyp, as iam opting for btech programme this year

  23. M Mondal says:

    A student passed XIth Exam, and is studying in Class XIIth, appear in final (10+2) board exam in 2019. In which category he will appear in KVPY – SA?


  24. Ashwini says:

    Who are eligible to apply for kvpy SX . please give a reply

  25. Pritam Sarkar says:

    i am a student of class XII with addition subject Computer science, can i attend in this KVPY?

  26. Bhanu says:

    I am doing 12 from nios board my exams will held in October am I eligible to give kvpy exam

  27. Th. Leonard Chan Moirang says:

    Can’t class 11 students with marks less than 75% apply this exam?

  28. Bettina says:

    My son is currently im GCSE grade 12 miving to year 13.he gradutaes in 2019 in maths physics chemistry and biology.under what schemw should he apply for his kvyp.

  29. Bettina says:

    indian nationals studying in gulf are eligiblw for seperate admission process or do they have to come to india to write the kvyp exams

  30. vinayak suhas deshmukh says:

    a student studying in 12 should apply for stream SB or stream SX?

  31. adwaith says:

    I’ve studied in plus one in 2017-18 and i’m about to study plus 2
    in 2018-19 . which kvpy stream do i belong to? SA or SX.

  32. Tanish says:

    I am in 12th Class right now….Can i give exam this year?

  33. Khushbu says:

    M completed my bsc 1st year with pcm can I give kvpy 2018 exam???

  34. Piyush rajak says:

    Sir,I am student of class 11.i have got 73% in science and 81% in maths in class 10. I belong from OBC category. Am I eligible for SA stream kvpy exam 2018?

  35. Chitra v says:

    Is the exam online or offline?? If offline how will it be conducted?? If online how is it conducted??

  36. Vishal says:

    I have scored 65% marks in 10th and 75% marks in 12th class am I eligible to give the exam.

  37. Piyush rajak says:

    Sir,I m of class 11th ,I got 81% in math and 73% in science in class 10.and I belong to OBC category.am I eligible for kvpy exam

  38. SWATHI says:

    i am in 8 th std . am ieligible

  39. Joyce george says:

    I am studying in class 11. Can I apply for kvpy??

  40. Dr LAL chand says:

    Why are you not giving scholarship to the selected candidates who will be admitted in IIT OR MBBS

  41. Dilip Rathod says:

    Are class 11 B group students eligible for kvpy exam?????

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