KVPY exam

Full form of KVPY is “Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana”. KVPY program was started by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India in the year 1999. The aim of KVPY program is to encourage young scientific minds to pursue their career in the research field in science. KVPY program is run by Indian Institute of Science(IISc) for admission in Basic Science Courses (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S.)

Official Website: www.kvpy.iisc.ernet.in

KVPY EXAM PATTERN (SA STREAM)

  • The exam will be a Computer-Based Test (CBT) conducted online.
  • The duration of the exam is 3 hours.
  • Questions in Part 1 carry 1 marks each and in Part 2 carry 2 marks each and maximum marks obtained is 100.
  • For wrong answer, 0.25 and 0.5 marks will be deducted in Part 1 and Part 2 respectively
  • SA stream exam is conducted in morning shift 9:30 to 12:30.
  • The format of the questions paper is shown in the image below.
Subjects

Questions in

Part 1

Questions in

Part 2

Total Marks

Physics

15

5

25

Chemistry

15

5

25

Mathematics

15

5

25

Biology

15

5

25

KVPY EXAM PATTERN (SB/SX STREAM)

  • The exam will be a Computer-Based Test (CBT) conducted online.
  • The duration of the exam is 3 hours.
  • Students of Class 12 have to attempt either Maths or Biology section.
  • Students have to attempt any 3 sections from Part 1 and any 2 sections from Part 2.
  • Questions in Part 1 carry 1 marks each and in Part 2 carry 2 marks each and maximum marks obtained is 100.
  • For wrong answer, 0.25 and 0.5 marks will be deducted in Part 1 and Part 2 respectively.
  • SB/SX stream exam is conducted in afternoon shift 2:00 to 5:00 pm.
  • The format of the questions paper is shown in the image below.
Subjects

Questions in

Part 1

Questions in

Part 2

Total Marks

Physics

20

10

40

Chemistry

20

10

40

Mathematics

20

10

40

Biology

20

10

40

SYLLABUS

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Refraction
  • Applications in Daily Life
  • Laws of Motion
  • Gravitation
  • Thermodynamics
  • Optics
  • Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter
  • Atoms and Nuclei
  • Electronic Devices
  • Periodic Classification of Elements
  • Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Metals and Non-Metals
  • General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
  • The p-Block elements
  • The d- and f - Block Elements
  • Coordination Compounds
  • Halo-alkanes and Halo-arenes
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Real Number
  • Analytical Geometry in Two Dimension
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Evaluation of Integrals
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Our Environment
  • Life Processes
  • Human Physiology
  • Biotechnology and its Applications
  • Principles of Inheritance And Variation
  • Molecular Basis of Inheritance

ADMISSION FORMS

  • Application Fee (For General Category candidates) is Rs. 1000
  • Application Fee (SC, ST,  and Persons with Disability Candidates) is Rs. 500

Fill form by visiting : www.kvpy.iisc.ernet.in/main/applications

HOW TO PREPARE

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

For STREAM SA/SX :

  • Minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in Class 10.
  • Minimum of  60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in Science subjects in the Class 12.

For STREAM SB:

  • Minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in Class 12.
  • Minimum of 60% marks in 1st year undergraduate course.

KVPY SCHOLARSHIP

KVPY fellowship

For detailed info: Click here

INTERVIEW

On the basis of marks in the Aptitude test, students are called for personal interview and then final selection is done.

HELPLINE NUMBER

  • Mailing Address:
    The Convener
    Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)
    Indian Institute of Science
    Bangalore – 560 012
  • Fax: (080) 2360 1215
  • Telephone:(080) 22932975 / 76, 23601008, 22933536
  • Email
For Application related queriesapplications.kvpy@iisc.ac.in
For Fellowship related queries: fellowship.kvpy@iisc.ac.in

FAQ

WHAT is sa, sb, sx stream in kvpy?

  • SA: Class 11 students
  • SX: Class 12 students
  • SB: 1st year college students studying Basic Science

Is calculator allowed in kvpy exam?

No, also no other electronic gadgets are allowed

WHere can i download admit card?

Log onto application portal on KVPY website. Details of examination center and seat will be available in admit card.

do questions in kvpy exam get repeated?

No.

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