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.

Registration Exam Dates Eligibility

Exam Pattern FAQs

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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
Result Announcement1st week of December 2018
Interview Round3rd week of January 2019

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).

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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 80% marks (70% marks for SC/ST/PwD) in aggregate.

For Stream SX:

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates, those studied in class 12th (science subjects) can apply.
  • Subjects: Pass above class with Mathematics & Science subjects (PCB)
  • Minimum Marks: Candidates have to score minimum 60% marks (50% for SC/ST/PwD) in aggregate in Science subjects (PCB) in Class 12th. Candidates also have to obtain at least 80% marks (70% 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.

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How to prepare for KVPY 2018

  • 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.

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.

KVPY Result 2018

Candidates can check their results in the 1st week of December 2018 through online mode. Whenever the 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. Sireesha says:

    I am inter second year now just mpc I was eligible to apply or not????

  2. Anuradha Singha says:

    I belong to OBC(other backward class) what will be the registration fee for us???

  3. Sayantanee mukherjee says:

    I am studying in class XII. Am I eligible for the KVPY exam for SA stream?

  4. Radhika says:

    I’ve written class 11exams and My subjects are biology,physics and chemistry.AmI eligible for KVPY? what is the stream I have to apply? will I get questions regarding maths?

  5. Darshan says:

    I was given kvpy with streem SA in 2017,I am now in 12th. Am I aligible for kvpy SA OR SX ?

  6. Abhinav kumar says:

    I am reading in class 11
    subjects(Mathematics physics & chemistry)
    may i appear in this examination?????

  7. Rushikesh says:

    I am in 11 class I am eligible for kvpy exam

  8. kuska says:

    i had apllied for iisc admission 2018.But i would not write the kvpy exam 2017.will i eligible for iisc 2018

  9. kuska says:

    what is self appraisal form and study certificate form?

  10. Arundhati Ghosal says:

    I will be taking my ISC Boards in 2019. Will be giving the KVPY Exam this year, so which stream do I fall in? And I have not opted for Biology for plus 2, instead I have Computer Science.

  11. RAJAT NAGAR says:

    I have passed the 12th class exam ( given in 2018 session.) and can I eligible for KVPY

  12. Sharada says:

    My daughter has studied biology, physics and chemistry in PU. Is she eligible to appear for this exam?

  13. Shruti Mishra says:

    Currently I have given my final exams of 11th class and about to promote in 12th standard in April 2018,so which stream of exam I can give?

  14. Anonymous says:

    What is mean of self aprisal form & study certificate form

  15. Sudip halder says:

    How can i get admition in iiser by this exam?

  16. Radhika kumari says:

    Sir as I passed class 12 in 2016 bt yet now I haven’t take admission any where ,so
    Can i give this KVPY exam

  17. Anurima says:

    Can a postgraduate 1st year students sit for the exam?

  18. Aman pande says:

    Can a forensic science 1st year student give the exam of kvpy ? If yes, which stream it belong

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