KVPY 2021 Exam Pattern, Stream Wise Marking Scheme – Know Here

KVPY 2020 exam patternKVPY 2021 Exam Pattern includes number of questions asked in exam, question paper type, marking scheme, etc. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a national level scholarship programme which is run by the Indian Institute of Science. This programme is organized to encourage the students to pursue research career in the Science field. It offers fellowship to the selected KVPY Fellow to the pre-Ph.D. level or 5 years, whichever is earlier. In this article, we are providing information about KVPY Exam Pattern 2021.

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KVPY 2021 Exam Pattern

Here we are providing the exam pattern of KVPY 2021 examination:

  • Exam Mode: The aptitude test will be conducted through online (Computer Based Test) mode.
  • Date & Shift: It will be organised in November 2021.
    • It will be started from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM for Stream SA. For Stream SB/ SX, the exam will begin from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM.
  • Medium of Question Paper: The question paper will be asked both in English & Hindi Language.
  • Type of Questions: It is a multiple choice type question paper.
    • All the questions will be compulsory to attempt in Stream SA.
    • There will be an option to attempt any three sections in PART I & any two sections in PART II in Stream SB/ SX.
  • Duration of Exam: The duration of the aptitude test will be of three hours.
  • Sections: The question paper will contain two sections: PART I & PART II.
    • There will be four sections in PART I & PART II.
  • Total Marks: The question paper will consist of 100 marks.

Below we have given the subject wise exam pattern for all streams:

SubjectsNo. of QuestionsTotal Marks
Stream SA
Stream SB/ SX

KVPY 2021 Marking Scheme

The question papers of Stream SA & Stream SB/ SX will be of 100 marks. In PART I of both the Stream, one mark will be awarded for correct response & 0.25 marks will be deducted for incorrect response.

In PART II of Stream SA & Stream SB/ SX, for each correct response two marks will be given to the candidates & 0.5 marks will be deducted for incorrect answer.

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KVPY 2021 Syllabus

Candidates must check KVPY syllabus for some subjects in the given section:

 Biology: Heredity and Evolution, Reproduction, Life Processes, Our environment, Plant Physiology, Diversity of Living Organisms, Control and Coordination in Animals and Plants, Cell: Structure and Function, Human Physiology.

Chemistry: Metals and Non-Metals, Periodic Classification of Elements, Chemical Reactions, Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties,Carbon Compounds, States of Matter: Gases and Liquids, Bases and Salts, Acids, Thermodynamics, Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry.

Mathematics: Geometry, Introduction to Trigonometry, Statistics, Quadratic Equations, Probability, Coordinate Geometry, Surface Areas & Volumes, Real Number, Polynomials, Mathematical Reasoning, Statistics and Probability, Trigonometric Functions.

Physics: Magnetic Effects of Current,Gravitation, Thermodynamics, Applications in Daily Life, Kinematics,Sources of Energy, Reflection, Refraction, Electromagnetic Induction, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Physical World and Measurement.

For any other queries about KVPY 2021 Exam Pattern, you can leave your queries below in the comment box.

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  1. meera says:

    what is the syllabus for 2021 exam

  2. Rakesh Singh says:


  3. Atharva Deshpande says:

    What is SA stream & SB/SX stream in KVPY exam ?
    Do we hv to select it at the time of filling the form ?

  4. Haya Fatima says:

    Kindly let me know the syllabus of kvpy 2020 SA stream. Thanks.

  5. Priyanshu says:

    Sir plz tell what is min. Cut off marks request. For iisc bangluru

  6. ANIRUDH GOYAL says:

    Sir I’m student of science stream .I completed my
    Intermediate in 2020.But I don’t take admission in any college for graduation or other course .So I want to know that am i able to attend KVPY exam or not.?

  7. Anish Patil says:

    What happens if we attempt three parts in part 2 of KVPY SX? Are the marks deducted for the wrong questions attempted in extra third part?

  8. Deepali says:

    Sir it is compulsory that we have to give paper in online mode i.e computer based..
    Whatbis the cut off forvkvpy paper

  9. brij gopal singhal says:

    My ward doesn’t take part in online mode of kvpy. Is it mandatory that exam give in online mode .

  10. Tonoy dey says:

    Sir. I m presently studying in class 12.So for SX stream whether we have to prepare for both class 11 and 12 or only course of class 12?? I m confused.. Sir can u kindly notify me?? I will be waiting for your response…

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