KVPY 2020: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

KVPY 2020KVPY 2020 exam will be 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 application, exam dates, eligibility criteria, syllabus and much more by reading this article.

KVPY 2020 Exam Dates

Candidates can check the tentative details of KVPY 2020 exam dates in the below given table:

EventsDates (Tentative)
Online application form opening2nd week of July 2020
Online application form closing1st week of September 2020
Admit card availability2nd week of October 2020
KVPY 2020 Exam Date1st week of November 2020
Answer key releases4th week of November 2020
Result declaration3rd week of December 2020
Interview starts3rd week of January 2021
Last date of interview4th week February 2021

KVPY 2020 Application Form

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

  • Candidates will be able to fill the KVPY 2020 Application Form through online mode.
  • The Application process will consist 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 will be 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 will be INR 1000/-
  • The form fee for SC/ ST category will be INR 500/-

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

KVPY 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check KVPY 2020 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.

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

KVPY 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates can check below the KVPY 2020 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

For Stream SB/SX:

SubjectsNumber of questionsTotal Marks
Part IPart II

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 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 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 notification for KVPY 2020 will release on second week of July 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 will be non-refundable.
Answer: No, the application form will be filled only through online mode.
Answer: The entrance test of KVPY 2020 will be held in the 1st week of November 2020.

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 Admit Card

KVPY 2020 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 second week of October 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.

KVPY 2020 Answer Key

Before the result announcement, board will also release KVPY 2020 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 by fourth week of November 2020. 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

KVPY 2020 Result

KVPY 2020 Result will be declared in the third week of December 2020. 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 2020 Selection Process on the basis of their performance of the examination. The selection process will include interview rounds. The board will organize interviews for the qualified & selected candidates in the third week of January 2021 till last week of 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.

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

Displaying 23 Comments
  1. Prasenjit Mukherjee says:

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

  2. PIYUSH DIXIT says:

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

  3. Aravindh says:

    Where will be the exam conducted for 2020?

  4. 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.

  5. anjana says:

    Are mock tests available now??

  6. Anto says:

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

  7. Mayur rothe says:

    Your exam center in valsad gujarat

  8. Yogender says:

    Last date of closing date

  9. 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

  10. Nischint shresta Nijaguna says:

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

  11. Alshay pundir says:

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

  12. Suzan says:

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

  13. 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.

  14. kumbhare anshini bhaurao says:

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

  15. deepali says:

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

  16. Preeti says:

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

  17. 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?

  18. 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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