KVPY 2020: Result (Declared), Dates, Cut Off, Counselling, Admission

KVPY 2020KVPY 2020 Aptitude Test Marks for every exam participated candidates has been released on 23rd April 2021. Result has been declared on 16th March 2021. Exam is conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. KVPY entrance test is a national level entrance test organised for the selection of the eligible candidates on the basis of Aptitude Test without interview. 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, answer key, result and much more by reading this article.

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KVPY 2020 Notifications – Aptitude Test Marks Released 

newiconKVPY 2020 Aptitude Test Marks for every exam participated candidates has been released on 23rd April 2021. Check here for result details. 

newiconKVPY 2020 Result has been declared on 16th March 2021. Check here for result details. 

newiconKVPY 2020 Cut Off has been released through online mode. Check here for cut off details. 

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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 availability4th January 2021
KVPY 2020 Exam Date31st January 2021
Answer key releases5th February 2021
Result declaration16th March 2021

KVPY 2020 Answer Key

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

Candidates are able to check the answer key on 5th February 2021. To access answer key candidates have to enter their login credentials.

KVPY 2020 Result

KVPY Result has been declared on 16th March 2021. To check the result students have to enter their login credentials.

The merit list has been 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 is 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 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 Counselling/ Selection

Candidates will get a call for KVPY Selection Process on the basis of their performance of the examination. The selection process will only include aptitude test. Their will be no interview rounds for year 2020.

Candidates will be informed about further 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.

FAQ’S (Frequently Asked Questions)

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

Answer: For SA stream, you must 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 is 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 has been 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 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.

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

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 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.

KVPY 2020 Admit Card

KVPY Admit Card has been released through online mode. Applicants who have successfully submitted the application form are able to download their admit card from 4th January 2021.  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 contain all the details regarding KVPY 2020 entrance exam like exam date, time, venue, exam instruction, etc.

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

Displaying 112 Comments
  1. Sauveer Dixit says:

    I can’t download my admit card. Whenever I click on that download button, nothing happens no matter how many times I click it. If this is a technical problem then please fix it as soon as possible so that I can download my admit card without any problem.

  2. Sauveer Dixit says:

    How do I get my admit card. I cannot see any option regarding it.

  3. Holyson says:

    When will be the admit card for examination released.???

  4. Apurva Dutta says:

    Do I have to go to the centre for giving the exam or can I appear for the exam online from my home because of Corona virus?

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      It will depend on the authority, if they provide such facility to the candidates then you might will able to do so otherwise you must have to go exam centre.

  5. Mohd Faisal says:

    Sir. I have. Completed My 12. With. 64.perc. Can I Apply for It.

  6. Aakash Rajput says:

    Dear sir ji.
    Good Morng.

    I hve passed XII with PCM 83% in academic year 2019 – 20.
    Now currently I am preparation period for JEE Main 2021 and also No admission in any college in this current acedamic year 2020 – 21.
    Just check.
    Can apply KVPY 2020 AND which stream?

  7. Aakash Rajput says:

    Dear sir.
    Jist check.

    I hve passed XII with 83% PCM in 2019 – 20. Now current year 20 – 21 preparation for JEE mains 2021 & also No take a addimision in any college.

    Can apply KVPY 2020 ?
    And Which stream ?


    Aakash Rajput
    New Delhi – 110028.

  8. Avik Chatterjee says:

    Will we be giving kvpy 2020-2021 from our homes or we have to go to some exam centre?

  9. Keerthana says:

    Will there be any negative marking in the KVPY exam?
    Also, how will be given the admit card?

  10. Divyashree. S says:

    I have passed 2nd PUC PCMB in 2020. I am planning to join BE (Electronics & Communication). Am I eligible to apply for KVPY?

  11. Shivay says:

    I am in class 11 which steam should I apply

  12. CINI SURESH says:


    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      No, According to the eligibility criteria you will require at least 80% marks and 70% marks if you belongs to Reserve category to be eligible.

  13. R S Harshitha says:

    I finished my 10th in 2020 and recently studing in 11th so what syalabus should I study 10th or 11th

  14. Kuldeep das says:

    Sir is it mandatory to have biology in 11 class

  15. Dibyasa says:

    Can MSc 2nd year student apply for KVPY

  16. Deepika says:

    I have aggregiate 73.5 in cbse 10th board then am i able to apply kvpy in sx stream

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      Candidates must have scored minimum 75% marks in class 12th (65% for reserved category candidates) to be eligible for SX stream.

  17. 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?

  18. 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?

  19. Vivek kumar says:

    Is there negative marking in kvpy exam.

  20. Kathakali Das says:

    Can I give the exam in Bengali version ??

  21. Rajanya Sarkar says:

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

  22. 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?

  23. 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

  24. Sayanjyoti says:

    Can apply with 62 parcent marks in 12th standard

  25. 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?

  26. OINDRILA DEY says:


    • 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.

  27. Rashika says:

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

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