KVPY 2021: Exam Dates (Postponed), Admit Card (Out), Pattern, Syllabus

KVPY 2021KVPY 2021 Exam Dates has been postponed due to COVID-19. New exam date will be released soon. Admit Card has been released on 22nd December 2021. The “Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana” (KVPY 2021) is conducted for the students those are studying Basic Sciences and wants to take up research career in Science. The Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India is the conducting authority of this national level exam. Through this entrance exam, candidates are provided scholarships up to Pre-Ph.D. level for their selection. Candidates can get details regarding KVPY 2021, including, application, exam dates, eligibility criteria, syllabus and others from this article.

Admit Card Exam Dates  Eligibility

Exam Pattern FAQs Syllabus

KVPY 2021 Notifications – Exam Postponed

newiconKVPY 2021 Exam Date has been postponed due to COVID-19. The new exam date will be released soon. Check here for exam date details. 

newiconKVPY 2021 Admit Card has been released on 22nd December 2021. Check here for admit card details. 

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newiconKVPY 2021 Mock Test has been released on 29th September 2021. Check here for mock test details. 

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KVPY 2021 Application Fee can be paid till 9th September 2021 for registered candidates. Check here for application details. 

KVPY 2021 Exam Dates

Here, candidates can check the complete schedule of KVPY 2021:

EventsDates 2021
Online application form opening12th July 2021
Online application form closing6th September 2021
Last date for fee submission9th September 2021
Admit card availability7th October 2021
Correction3rd to 6th December 2021
KVPY 2021 Exam DateJanuary 2022
Answer key releasesJanuary 2022
Result declarationJanuary 2022
Interview startsJanuary/ February 2022
Last date of interviewJanuary/ February 2022

KVPY 2021 Admit Card

Candidates can download the admit card for the aptitude test from the website from 7th October 2021.

Candidates can get their admit card by logging in to their application portal at KVPY website. In the KVPY hall ticket, candidates can check their examination venue and seat number.

Along with the admit card candidates must bring valid School/College ID or Aadhar Card or Passport with clear photograph. Students without the admit card and valid ID will not be permitted to appear for the aptitude test.

KVPY 2021 Exam Pattern

Check KVPY 2021 complete KVPY exam pattern here:

  • Mode of Exam: The exam will be conducted through online mode.
  • Language of Exam: The question paper will be asked in English & Hindi.
  • Type of Questions: The questions will be of objective
  • Duration of Exam: The exam duration will be of 3 hours.
  • Marks: The complete question paper will be of 100 marks.

For Stream SA:

SubjectsNo. of QuestionsTotal Marks
Part 1Part 2
Mathematics15525
Physics15525
Chemistry15525
Biology15525

For SB/SX:

SubjectsNo. of QuestionsTotal Marks
Part 1Part 2
Mathematics201040
Physics201040
Chemistry201040
Biology201040

KVPY 2021 Syllabus

There will be no prescribed KVPY syllabus for the aptitude test provided by the officials. The aptitude test is to test the understanding and analytical ability of the student than his/her factual knowledge. However, students are tested for the syllabus up to class X/XII/1st year of B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./ B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. as applicable.

KVPY 2021 Preparation Tips

Candidates should go through the preparation tips given below to appear in the examination:

  • Go through exam pattern & the syllabus prescribed by the officials.
  • Candidates can also take online mock test.
  • Also, go through previous year question papers.
  • Make short notes on a daily basis and revise them.
  • Go through best seller books available in the market.
  • Do meditation & yoga and also take healthy food.

FAQ’S (Frequently Asked Questions)

Answer: The registration process can be done till 6th September 2021.

Answer: Application form has been released on 12th July 2021 through online mode.

Answer: There is no need to send any hardcopy of the documents by post.

Answer: Yes, candidates those are appearing in first year of graduation and passed 12th with 60% marks will also be eligible.

Answer: KVPY 2021 examination will be conducted through online (computer based test) mode.

Answer: Yes, examination will also be held in Hindi language.

Answer: KVPY 2021 examination will be conducted in 3 hours duration.
Answer: It will be available in the official website.
Answer: In the Stream-SA  all questions are compulsory. In respect of the streams SB and SX , candidates  may answer any three of the four subjects in Part I and any two of the four subjects in Part II. In case candidate attempts  more sections, best of three in Part I and best of two in Part II is considered.
Answer: KVPY does not allow 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 give up it in order to avail the KVPY Fellowship.

KVPY 2021 Answer Key

Candidates can check the correct answers of all questions asked for all the streams. The official authority will release the answer keys along with the questions paper.

The KVPY answer key will be released through online mode. The answer key will be released in the form of pdf. Candidates can tally their markswith the help of corrected answer key.

KVPY 2021 Cut Off

The official authority will release KVPY Cut-Off marks for all streams and categories. It will be necessary for the candidates to score equal to or more then the cut off marks to qualify the entrance test.

The cut-off will be released through online mode. The candidates those will secure the cut off marks will only called for attending the counsellingprocess. The qualifying cut-off (out of 100) is given below:

StreamsCut OffSC/ST/PwD
SB4333
SA4535
SX5343

KVPY 2021 Result

KVPY Result will be declared by the IISC through online mode. It will be declared in the January 2022. On the basis of result, the merit list will be prepared for each stream (SA, SB, and SX). Candidates who will reach minimum cut off will be listed in the merit list.

To check the result candidates have to enter their login credentials. The candidates who will get short-listed will be further called for selection or counselling process.

KVPY 2021 Counselling/ Selection

Based on the performance of the candidate in the aptitude test, they will be shortlisted for next round of admission process. Candidates will be called for an interview which is the final stage of the selection procedure.

For receiving a fellowship, both aptitude test and interview marks will be considered. Shortlisted candidates will have to bring the originalcertificates for verification. After the verification of documents, they will be provided final admission.

KVPY 2021 Application Form

Candidates should complete all the steps of KVPY 2021 Registration which are given below:

  • Candidates can fill the application form through online mode.
  • No hard copy of the application is available by the official authority.
  • First of all, candidates have to do registration to fill the application form.
  • The application form has been made available form the 12th July 2021.
  • It is necessary to fill personal and academic details, choosing test centres and uploading photo, signature and other certificates.
  • Correction in exam city preferences has been started from 3rd to 6th December 2021.
  • Candidates have to pay the application fee and take the printout of completely filled-in application form.
  • Candidates should keep the printout of application fee till the admission process gets over.

Application Fee:

The fee can be done by using a Credit Card, ATM-Debit Card or Net Banking. No other mode of payment is accepted.  Once the payment is done and application is submitted, no refund of application fee will be done. The application fees for KVPY 2021 are as follows:

  • For General/OBC Category: Rs. 1250/-
  • For SC/ST/PWD: Rs. 625/- (Bank Charges extra)
Check Here – How to Fill KVPY Application Form

KVPY 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must go through the eligibility criteria given below to appear in the KVPY 2021 examination.

Nationality: Candidates must be citizen of India.

For SA Stream:

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates should have passed their 10th class from a recognized board.
  • Subjects: Applying candidate must have passed 10th level with mandatory subjects of Science & Mathematics.
  • Required Percentage: Candidates must have scored minimum of 60% marks 50% for reserved category candidates).
  • Appearing Candidate: Such candidates are also eligible to apply.

For SX Stream:

  • Qualifying Exam: Applying candidates must have passed 12th class or equivalent examination.
  • Subjects: Candidates should have passed 12th level with Science subjects (PCB / PCM).
  • Required Percentage: Candidates must have scored minimum 60% marks in class 12th (50% for reserved category candidates).
  • Appearing Candidate: Those are appearing or waiting for their 12th level result can also apply.

For SB Stream:

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates those are in the first year of their UG degree are eligible to apply.
  • Subjects: Candidates having UG degree in Basic Sciences should 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.
  • Required Percentage: One should have scored 60% marks (50% for reserved category candidates) in Mathematics & Science in 12th.

If you have any other query related to KVPY 2021, you can ask your query in the comments section below.

Displaying 91 Comments
  1. Preeti says:

    Kvpy2021 is a online exam or offline exam means we can give it from are home or we have to go to any center for giving it ??

  2. Suman Kampasi says:

    Can a student of class 10 appear for KVPY exam.For which category the form should be submitted. Thank you.

  3. Aayushi says:

    What’s the cutoff this year for admission in IISC for UG program?

  4. Rahul Kumar jha says:

    I passed class 12th in 2020 but now I am going to take admission in bsc math in 2021…..Am I eligible to apply for kvpy 2021 SB EXAM

  5. Aruna says:

    Can we change center venue before exam?

  6. pranshu pranjal says:

    I will appear for class 12 in 2022. Can I apply for SX stream.

  7. Asif irfan says:

    Can i give KVPY exam 2021 from my home by online?

  8. Nandita Gupta says:

    In SA exam what is marking scheme and does one have to score any specific % marks in all 4 subjects or is total score considered ?

  9. Dhavall Raja says:

    What is the link for the exam form?

  10. Mansi says:

    Where can I found application form for kvpy

  11. Mayank Bansal says:

    Is kvpy helpful for future B.Tech students who are currently studying in 12th std.

  12. Hsn says:

    I’m now entering 2nd pu by completing 1st pu
    Can I apply this
    If yes which one I should?

  13. Diya jain says:

    Is interviews are possible in this year also as pandamic is going on

  14. Shikhar Maheshwari says:

    I completed my 11th so can I apply for SA stream.
    And pls suggest in which stream I can apply to KVPY

  15. Suhani pare says:

    Will there be an interview for student appearing kvpy (2021)

  16. SWAPNIL says:

    What is the syllabus for sx stream??

  17. Yogita yadav says:

    Can we give exam through mobile ?

  18. Pragati says:

    I have passes 12th class i am bit confusing in that should i apply for which stream of KVPY exam is is sx or SB

  19. Harshvardhan says:

    Sir I am in class 11th now a pcb student.i have not opted mathematics.cam I give the kvpy in class 11.

  20. Srijita Sarkar says:

    I will complete my 10th exam by December this year . Can I give the kvpy exam this year ?

  21. Areeba says:

    I am in 11 can I will appear in KVPY exam

  22. Supreetha Nayak says:

    I have completed my 11 class in 2020-21. Can I apply for this exam? Which portions should I study?

  23. Javed says:

    Sir

    I have passed xi science PCM subject with 98% can I give KYPC EXAM IN 2021 Under which category sb SX sa

  24. Siddhant Honkhambe says:

    I will passed out 11th std in 2021 ? Shall I give this exam in 2021 ? And which portion I will study ?

  25. Krishnapriya says:

    When will the admit card for iiser aptitude test be available ? ( I am not talking about admit card for scb channel which is releasing in June…

  26. Krishnapriya says:

    Is there a separate aptitude test for iiser other than kvpy/jee/scb ?

  27. Sana binth says:

    Iam plus one student 2020-2021 batch due to pandemic our plus one board exam is not conducted can I appear kvpy sa 2021

  28. Ayshavarya bembre says:

    Mam exam syllabus kay aahe SB

  29. Akash says:

    Sir/ma’am after the qualification of the exam and interview of SA we will get the set in iiit Hyderabad in year 2023

  30. Himanshu Pal says:

    Due to late Start of 12th session can I take the kvpy exam in 2021
    And can I fill the form if I got 71 percent in 10th science and 80 percent in maths

  31. Sruthi .Patil says:

    Is B-tech 1st year student is eligible for this exam

  32. Jumana says:

    What is that interview after kvpy exam and why only merit list have to give interview ? And what do they ask in that interview?

  33. Pg says:

    Will kvpy sa 2021-22 be postponed due to late start of academic session ?

  34. Tushar says:

    I am in Currently Class 10 2020-21. When I have to apply For KVPY

  35. Sandhya Chatterjee says:

    Is there any specification for EWS candidates?

    EWS certificate holders will get any facility like sc/st ?

  36. Reena malviya says:

    Gram brahmangaon post piplyakulmi teh.zrpr dist.rajgarh m.p.

  37. sagun says:

    can btech 1st can apply

  38. Ch srinivas says:

    My child is studying7th class
    Is he eligible for kvpy exam

  39. Bhakare Chaitali says:

    Sir/madam

    I am in 11 class & can i apply for KVPY exam

  40. Kinjal says:

    sir, I am just studying in 3rd year of agriculture, so can i apply for this followship ? Please give me answer…

  41. Nishant Ranjan says:

    Dear sir/madam
    I am the student of Bsc final year student can i apply for kvpy exam.

  42. P.T BINDUSHREE says:

    should i read class 11 ncert books for kvpy exam .. if i am 11th passed student .

  43. Manish says:

    How to prepare for sx and which books to be followed

  44. Manvi Tiwari says:

    Is all four sub is imp.for kvpy exam so what if I passed 12by PCB

  45. Devatha J B says:

    Sir/Madam,
    I am in 11 class & can i apply for KVPY exam…

  46. Vaishali kurli says:

    Sir naavu exam kattabekendarenu madabeku

  47. Kashish says:

    I’m in class 12th so should i apply for SA Stream or SB Stream.. please tell

  48. Haru says:

    Will we have to go to the examination centre for giving the exam or can we just write the exam from home?
    Thank you.

  49. Farhana Farid says:

    I passed my class 10th exam and I selected PCMB as my stream. Do I have to prepare all the four subjects for KVPY or only PCM?

  50. Ragini Mishra says:

    Kvpy ka centre kahaa gaya h

  51. Dhruv Gupta says:

    Is there negative marking in this exam

  52. Mythri. S says:

    I am corona 2020 10th batch. so we couldn’t write our examinations and came out with a pass certificate. I missed filling the kvpy application form in 2020. Can I fill the 2021 application form while continuing my inter 1st year.

  53. Yogesh patil says:

    I have complete my 12th exam. So what can i do??

  54. Kanika Sharma says:

    What will be the syllabus for the student studying in class 12 th in year 2021 and wishes to give the exam in November 2021.

  55. Jai Khanna says:

    Can an NRI give the Kvpy Sx exam??

  56. Jain cheshtha says:

    I want to know what is the syllabus of kvpy 2020 for sx stream as well as can i prepare for it in last two months??

  57. Reshma Robin P says:

    How can we pay fees for kvpy exam… If any body knows please help..

  58. Saheel Kumar Singh says:

    Is wave and oscillations also a part of syllabus of physics in SX stream ?

  59. abhi says:

    I will completed my 11 the so can I apply for this

  60. Ashutosh jaiswal says:

    I will completed my 11 the so can I apply for this

  61. Alisha says:

    I have completed my class xi standard. Now at present I am in class Xii . Am I eligible for kvpy. If yes then which stream??

  62. Manoranjan sahu says:

    What do we have to write in the aggregate mark of science and maths in the application panel

  63. Madhulata sahu says:

    When to give exam after 11 or after 12

  64. Mrudhula says:

    Is it necessary after passing SA I have to attend SB?
    Or is SA enough for entrance into IISc

  65. Sayeka says:

    I have completed xith standard.Now I am in class xii.Am I eligible for kvpy.If yes, then for which stream?

  66. Suhani says:

    Whether any sort of registration is required for filling the form for kvpv

  67. Nitu Bera says:

    I have completed my class xii exam in 2020. Can I apply for kvpy exam?

  68. Sheena Ajay Marath says:

    My daughter is studying in xii science mumbai university. She will be appearing fr her xii board exams in feb 2021. Is she eligible fr KVPY Exam and which stream should she apply for ??

  69. Komal anil bengude says:

    For kvpy 2020there are requirement of marks of 11 th standard more than 75% or not

  70. sushant sudhakar sathe says:

    I Will complete my 11th std so in which stream I can apply to kvpy

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