KVPY 2020: Admit Card, Exam Dates, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

KVPY 2020KVPY 2020 Admit Card is releasing in the month of December 2020. Exam is conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. KVPY entrance test is a national level entrance test organized for the selection of the eligible candidates on the basis of 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. Candidates can check various details regarding KVPY 2020 dates, exam pattern, syllabus and much more by reading this article.

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KVPY 2020 Exam Dates

Candidates can check the official details of KVPY exam dates in the below given table:

EventsDates (Announced)
Online application form opening6th September 2020
Online application form closing30th October 2020 
Last date of application fee payment (only for registered candidates)3rd November 2020
Admit card availabilityDecember 2020 
KVPY 2020 Exam Date31st January 2021
Answer key releasesFebruary 2021 
Result declaration
Interview starts– 
Last date of interview

KVPY 2020 Admit Card

KVPY Admit Card will be released through online mode. Applicants who will successfully submit the application form will be able to download their admit card in the month of December 2020.  Candidates are required to carry admit card along with ID proof to appear for exam.

To download the admit card candidates have to enter their application number. Admit card will contain all the details regarding KVPY 2020 entrance exam like exam date, time, venue, exam instruction, etc.

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    KVPY 2020 Exam Pattern 

    Candidates can check below the KVPY Exam Pattern before starting their exam preparation:

    • Exam Mode: KVPY 2020 entrance exam will be conducted through online mode.
    • Medium: The language of the paper will be in English & Hindi medium.
    • Questions Type: The paper will consist of multiple choice questions (MCQ) in the paper.
    • Attempts: In the SA stream, it is compulsory to attempt all questions. While in SB/SX stream, students have an option to attempt any three sections in Part I and two sections in Part II.
    • Time Duration: Total of 3 hours time will be given to complete the test.
    • Maximum Marks: The entrance exam will be of 100 marks.

    The distribution no. of questions in each stream is given in the table below:

    For Stream SA:

    SubjectsNumber of questionsTotal Marks
    Part IPart II
    Physics15525
    Chemistry15525
    Mathematics15525
    Biology15525

    For Stream SB/SX:

    SubjectsNumber of questionsTotal Marks
    Part IPart II
    Physics201040
    Chemistry201040
    Mathematics201040
    Biology201040

    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 KVPY 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 Preparation Tips

    Go through various KVPY preparation tips to enhance your preparation of the entrance test and score well in the test:

    • Solve past question papers and sample papers to enhance exam preparation.
    • Prepare time table & follow it on regular basis.
    • Go through the complete syllabus & pattern of KVPY 2020.
    • Do some yoga & meditation to improve your concentration power.
    • Attempt mock test daily to know your preparation level and thereby make changes according to it.

    FAQ’S (Frequently Asked Questions)

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

    Answer: 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.

    Answer: The application for KVPY 2020 has been released on 6th September 2020.

    Answer: No, there will be no requirement to send any hard copy of KVPY 2020 application form.

    Answer: 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.

    Answer: No, the application form fee is non-refundable.

    Answer: No, the application form can be filled only through online mode.

    Answer: The entrance test of KVPY 2020 will be held on 31st January 2021.

    KVPY 2020 Exam Centers

    KVPY 2020 will be held in these mentioned cities across India –  Agarthala, Agra, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Ambala, Aurangabad, Belagavi, Bhopal, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Calicut, Chennai, Coimbatore, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Durgapur, Ernakulum, Guwahati, Hubbali, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Indore, Jabalpur, Jamshedpur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Mohali, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Noida,  Patna, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Rourkela, Salem, Siliguri, Trivandrum, Varanasi & Vishakhapatnam.

    Once an exam center is allotted, no request for change will be entertained by the board.

    KVPY 2020 Answer Key

    Before the result announcement, board will also release KVPY Answer Key in online mode. Through answer key, candidates will be able to assume their marks scored in the entrance exam. Candidates will be able to check the answer key as per their streams chosen by them.

    Candidates will be able to check the answer key in the month of January 2021. To access answer key candidates have to enter their login credentials.

    KVPY 2020 Cut Off

    The board will release KVPY 2020 Cut-Off marks for various streams and categories.  Candidates will have to score the cut off marks or more than the cut-off marks to qualify the entrance test and get admission. The cut-off will be release through online mode by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc).

    The qualifying cut-off (out of 100) for each stream & category is discussed in the table below:

    StreamsGeneralSC/ ST/ PWD
    SA4535
    SB4333
    SX5343

    KVPY 2020 Result

    KVPY Result will be declared in January/ February 2021. To check the result students have to enter their login credentials.

    The merit list will be prepared and released for each stream (SA, SB, and SX) separately. Candidates who will reach minimum cut off will be listed in the merit list.

    It will be prepared on the basis of candidate’s performance shown in the entrance test. The candidates who will get short-listed will be further called for selection or counselling process.

    KVPY 2020 Counselling/ Selection

    Candidates will get a call for KVPY Selection Process on the basis of their performance of the examination. The selection process will include interview rounds. The board will organise interviews for the qualified & selected candidates in February 2021.

    Candidates will be informed about interview rounds through SMS or mail. For the document verification process, candidates have to bring the following documents:

    • Printed copy of Application Form
    • KVPY 2020 Interview Letter
    • KVPY 2020 Admit Card
    • Class 10th original & Photostatted Mark sheet
    • Class 12thoriginal &Photostatted Mark sheet
    • Category certificate
    • A Self-Appraisal Form
    • Study Certificate Form, etc.

    KVPY 2020 Application Form

    Candidates can check below the following details regarding KVPY 2020 Application Form:

    • Candidates are able to fill the KVPY 2020 Application Form through online mode.
    • The Application process consists of certain steps – Registration, Filling details in the application, uploading documents, making exam preference and making application fee payment.
    • No changes in KVPY 2020 application form is entertained after submission.
    • Candidates must upload their recent passport size photograph with scanned signature in the given format.
    • Candidates must register using their valid e-mail ID & phone number to get login credentials.
    • Students applying after class 11th have to apply under SA stream and those applying after 12th have to apply under SX stream. For the candidates pursuing B.Sc Basic sciences (1st year) are required to apply under SB stream.

    Application Fee:

    • The form fee for General/ OBC Category is Rs. 1250/-
    • The form fee for SC/ ST category is Rs. 625/-

    Mode of Payment: The application fee can be paid through online mode. The mode of payment is through credit card, debit card or net-banking.

    Check Here – How to Fill KVPY 2020 Application

    KVPY 2020 Eligibility Criteria

    Candidates must check KVPY Eligibility Criteria before applying for admission under various streams:

    • Nationality: Candidates must be Indian National citizen in order to apply for KVPY 2020.

    For SA Stream:

    • Qualification: Candidates must have passed their 10th level from a recognized board.
    • Mandatory Subjects: Candidates must have passed 10th level with compulsory subjects of Science & Mathematics.
    • Percentage: Candidates must have scored minimum 75% marks (65% for reserved category candidates).
    • Appearing: Students who are appearing in 11th level are also eligible to apply. Candidates must have to produce study certificate of class 11th once they are selected as a provisional KVPY fellow.

    For SX Stream:

    • Qualification: Candidates must have passed 12th level or equivalent examination.
    • Mandatory Subjects: Candidates must have passed 12th level with Science subjects (PCB / PCM).
    • Percentage: Candidates must have scored minimum 75% marks in class 12th (65% for reserved category candidates).
    • Appearing: Candidates who will be appearing or waiting for their 12th level result are also eligible to apply.

    For SB Stream:

    • Qualification: Candidates appearing in the first year of their UG degree are also eligible to apply.
    • Mandatory Subject: Candidates studying in UG degree in Basic Sciences must have science subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology leading to B.Sc. /B.S. /B.Stat/B.Math. /Int. MS. /Int. M.Sc.
    • Percentage: Candidates must have scored 60% marks (50% for reserved category candidates) in Mathematics & Science in 12th class.
    • Appearing: Candidates who have passed 12th and are eligible to enroll in the first year can also appear in the examination.
    • Candidates must have to produce study certificate of 1st year once they are selected as a provisional KVPY fellow.

    If you have any other query related to KVPY 2020, you can ask your query in the comments section below.

    Displaying 105 Comments
    1. Smrutishree Behera says:

      Sir,I have completed my 1st year of graduation in the current year 2020.Due to COVID-19, our percentage couldn’t released, only roll no.s of passing students have released.So,am I eligible for the exam for SB stream?

    2. Angel mary says:

      sir i am now in 12th standard(2020-2021) which stream should i choose? SA or SX? hoping for a reply … can i apply for kvpy 2020?

    3. Vivek kumar says:

      Is there negative marking in kvpy exam.

    4. Kathakali Das says:

      Can I give the exam in Bengali version ??

    5. Rajanya Sarkar says:

      Is biology mandatory for the exam? As I have taken maths, physics, chemistry and ip combination ?

    6. N.Akshaya says:

      Sir, I am going to write my 10th class exams in March 2021, so am I eligible to write KVPY in 2020?

    7. Ojasvi Sharma says:

      I have passed my 12th board in session 2019-20 and scored 92.4% .I scored 87 marks in Maths, 95 in Physics and 95 in Chemistry .I am eligible for KVPY exam or not

    8. Sayanjyoti says:

      Can apply with 62 parcent marks in 12th standard

    9. Indu says:

      Sir, I’ve completed class 11th and now I’m in class 12th.I got 70% in class 11th. Can I apply for SX stream in 2020?

    10. OINDRILA DEY says:

      I HAVE APPEARED FOR CLASS 10 BOARD EXAM IN 2020 AND ADMITTED TO CLASS 11 WITH SCIENCE STREAM.SO,IN WHICH YEAR I CAN APPEAR FOR KVPY(SA STREAM)?

      • Sarvgyan Team says:

        You can apply for KVPY 2020 only for SA stream as per your qualification but you need to satisfy other eligibility norms also to be eligible.

    11. Rashika says:

      I am in class 12th. Under stream I have to apply SX/SA

    12. Divyansh says:

      Sir,
      What is cut-off for OBC in KVPY 2020?

    13. Shreya nema says:

      I am a 12 class student and want to get admission in IISER institute can I get through kvpy channel and when will get admission

      • Sarvgyan Team says:

        To get admission 12th passed students can apply for SCB channel and have to appear for entrance test. To apply through KVPY channel, candidates need to have a valid KVPY fellowship commencing 2020-21. Candidates will also have to meet cut-off criteria which will be applicable (in addition).

    14. Vaishali says:

      Sir i scored 91.16 in 1st puc science i am unable to score in physics w should i do and also which stream is to be slected by me

    15. Mahesh says:

      I have completed by UG in BSc(agriculture) am I eligible for this exam

    16. Sir I am in 12th can I apply for SA .. says:

      Sir I am in 12th can I apply for SA.

    17. Namita dash says:

      Am a graduate student can I apply it on SA catagory as am not eligible for graduation level

    18. Kush says:

      Sir i am studying in 12th.session 2020-21,and I get 67% in 11th. can I apply for this exam. Please tell me.

    19. Pranay khobragade says:

      Sir I have completed my 12 this year can I apply for sx stream.i haven’t taken admission in any degree college yet.

    20. Rakhi Sharma says:

      Sir I am in MSc 2nd sem.botany
      Can I apply for this?
      If yes …then in which category…SA/SX….

    21. Rajinder Singh says:

      My daughter is doing her final semester(6th) in BSc Honours. Can she appear for this exam?

    22. manidipa banerjī says:

      Is their any chance of rectification, if there is any error in filling up KVPY form?

    23. Abhishek Roerich says:

      sir I Want to do BTech am I able to get scholar

    24. Abhishek roerich says:

      I am happy and thank for this knowledge

    25. Prateek says:

      Which book should I use in order to prepare for the exam?

    26. Akshita Chadha says:

      Hello. I am going to 11th standard. So for me the stream will be SA. But in that there is biology too. So, I have to study biology of class 11th too???

    27. kalyani patankar says:

      sir how to give the kvpy exams

    28. Emica says:

      Sir, I have completed my 11th and am PCB student..Is Math Compulsory for meh to attempt?…?

    29. Emica says:

      Sir, I’m from Kota but kvpy centre isn’t mentioning Kota as test centre..What do I do?

    30. Gauri Patil says:

      I am appearing for class 11 science . Can i appear for kvpy ?

    31. Nikhil Kumar nayak says:

      Sir I will be passing class
      Class 10th this year..so am I eligible to give this exam ?

    32. Monalisha modi says:

      Sir what will be mode test .

    33. Masroor says:

      What is meant by Sb or Sx . I am in 11th standard Am i eligible in November to give it 2020

    34. Abhinav says:

      I have opted pcb in in 10+2 without maths. Am I eligible for KVPY EXAM (bsc Genetics)

    35. Deepika says:

      I’m in 10th grade now and by Nov 2020 I will be in 11th am I eligible to write kvpy this year(@11th grade)

    36. B.M. Mankar says:

      Can Engineering final year student give KVPY exam this year.

    37. Mrinal says:

      SIR,I HAVE PCB.CAN I APPLY FOR IT.I AM IN BSC PHYSICS 1ST YEAR.

    38. Saumya says:

      I am studying in class 10 in session 2020-2021 can I appear in kvpy exam in November 2020

    39. Arushi says:

      I will pass out 10th class now from ICSE board . How can I apply for KVPY exam in Uttarakhand district Pauri?

    40. Rutuja says:

      I am not getting the official website for kvpy exam.plz help me

    41. G.g says:

      Can I also apply for kvpy as I am in 2nd year of graduation.

    42. Mitati says:

      Sir,I am studying in xii sci.PCB group and applied for NEET 2020 .I wanted to appear kvpy 2020 but as the admission process will lasts upto feb 2021,can you please tell me that shall I loss this whole year 2020 without doing nothing?

    43. Imran says:

      Sir in session2020-2021 I would be studying in class12 so I have to apply for SA or SB ? plz tell

    44. Sadhna says:

      I had passed class 12 in 2018 (cbse) with 78.6% is am eligible for kvpy 2020… please reply me.

    45. Usha kumari says:

      May I fill the application form of kvpy 2020,since my session of B.sc,B.ed Integrated has already been started from August 2019.so am I eligible for filling the form from sb stream…

    46. Yashaswini Sharma says:

      Sir, I am in class 11th now & I would be in class 12th in November 2020 so in which cateogary I can apply(in SA or SB) for KVPY exam

    47. Saurav jaiswal says:

      Sir i m in cbse boards in 11th class.. Can i aplly for the exam?

    48. Mehjabeen says:

      Sir, I will be in class 12 by the time I fill up the form. But by that time I wouldn’t yet appear the 12 finals. So which group will I be in, SA or SB?

    49. Ankita Dhanda says:

      Sir I am in 12th science PCB.I am willing to appear for kvpy 2020.Am I eligible for it.AMD what will I require to prepare this?

    50. chandrakala p says:

      i am studying neet by self study so,can i apply for kvpy

    51. Shruti says:

      I didn’t score 75% in my previous board exam…can I still apply for this exam?

    52. Divya says:

      Sir I am 10th class(state board)I am really interested and willed to give the examination
      How can I prepare myself for the examination??

    53. A.E.Pragatheeshwar says:

      My result in KVPY Exam in2019

    54. Prasenjit Mukherjee says:

      My son who studding class 11 science pcm want to appear KVPY exam how it possible

    55. PIYUSH DIXIT says:

      Sir. I’m B.tech student in iii bholal of first year. So can i take a kvpy exam 2020.???

    56. Aravindh says:

      Where will be the exam conducted for 2020?

    57. Adity says:

      I passed my 10+2 ( Medical) in 2019 and I didn’t take admision in Ist year Degree course .Am I eligible for KVPY Exam? Kindly guide me.

    58. anjana says:

      Are mock tests available now??

    59. Anto says:

      My daughter is studying in 11th puc commerce can she apply for kvpy

    60. Mayur rothe says:

      Your exam center in valsad gujarat

    61. Yogender says:

      Last date of closing date

    62. Jayant kumar says:

      What do i fill the form now because i got a message which told me the date has extended
      Please reply me fast

    63. Nischint shresta Nijaguna says:

      Sir can I apply now as 20 th was last date but could not apply on time please advise thanks

    64. Alshay pundir says:

      sir i have done my 12 in 2016 but still preparing for neet ..May i give this exam?

    65. Suzan says:

      I am class eleventh student,how can I download the application form and apply for the exam

    66. kumbhare anshini bhaurao says:

      Sir,I’m a student of 12th class in maharashtra .my registration is already,but not login correctly,pls send me other password.

    67. kumbhare anshini bhaurao says:

      sir, My registration is done but not login for online application form .pls suggest me.

    68. deepali says:

      I am studying at 12 now .which stream should I apply now SA /SB ??

    69. Preeti says:

      I am in bsc nursing and l have passed 12 in 2018 so which stream i will choose

    70. Kartik Raman says:

      I am pursuing my ug degree in 2019 and I have passed my 12th class in 2018. Am i eligible for sb stream?

    71. Anoop Kumar says:

      Sir, I’m a student of 12th class in Haryana Open Board. Can I apply for KVPY 2020. May I eligible?

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