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KVPY Eligibility Criteria


    Eligibility Criteria

    • This exam has 3 Streams: S.A. (Class 11), S.X. (Class 12), and S.B. (First year BSc).
    • Stream SA:

    • Students enrolled in XI Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2020-21 and having secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board examination immediately in the preceding academic year are eligible to appear for the Aptitude test.
    • The fellowship of the students selected under this stream will be activated, only if they join an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S.) in the academic year 2022-23. After having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in Science subjects in the XII standard/(+2) Board Examination. During the interim period of one year, they will be invited to the National Science (Vijyoshi) Camp and their travel expenses. KVPY will meet local hospitality.
    • Stream SX:

    • A student appearing in XI and XII can appear for the exam.
    • Students enrolled in XII Standard/ (+2) (Science subjects) during the academic year 2020-21 and aspiring to join undergraduate program in Basic Sciences namely Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology leading to B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. for the session 2021-22 provided they have secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/ Biology) in the X Standard Board Examination during the academic year 2018-19 are eligible to appear for the Aptitude test.
    • The fellowship of the students selected under this stream will be activated, if they join an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S.) in the academic year 2020-21. After having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the XII standard Board Examination during the academic year 2020-21.
    • Students in their 2nd year of study in Cambridge International Examination Board and aspiring to join U.G. program (viz. B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S.)in Basic Sciences namely Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology in the Academic year 2020-21. Students are eligible to apply if they have secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the X Standard Board Examination. They must secure 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the XII standard Board Examination before taking up the fellowship is awarded.
    • Stream SB:

    • Students enrolled in the 1st year of the undergraduate program in Basic Sciences namely Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology leading to B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. during the academic year 2020-21 and having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the XII Standard Board Examination are eligible to appear for the Aptitude test. In the 1st year final examination of B.Sc./B.S./B.Math./B.Stat./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. they must secure 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks before taking up the fellowship is awarded.
KVPY FAQs

        What is the KVPY, and is it helpful for students preparing for the NEET?

        NEET aspirants can test their PCB concepts through the KVPY exam. You will have less pressure of class 12 board or JEE/ NEET preparation. You will know that you are already qualified to study in top Indian institutes.

        Are KVPY SX question paper and SB question paper the same?

        The question papers for both the streams (i.e., SB and SX) is the same, but it is different from that of SA stream. Also, the result declaration is made separately for both the streams.

        Is KVPY useful for medical students?

        Through KVPY, engineering and medical aspirants can test their preparations on a national scale. Many students who crack KVPY also get a good rank in JEE. KVPY scholarship is a milestone for students pursuing a career in science and research.

        What if I clear KVPY?

        The students who qualify in the KVPY Exam are eligible for a fellowship as well as admissions into institutes like the IISc and the IISER based on additional criteria. This exam has 3 Streams: SA (Class 11), SX (Class 12), and SB (First year BSc).

        How can I clear my KVPY exam?

        You must concentrate on each subject and prepare a time table around it.
        Physics: This section is usually tough in KVPY.
        Chemistry: It is easier when compared to physics.
        Mathematics: KVPY math is of moderate to the tough difficulty level.
        Biology: Bio is considered the easiest section in KVPY.

        I have not taken mathematics as the main subject in class 11 can I still apply?

        Only the students of science stream can apply for KVPY SA stream. If you have physics and chemistry as main subjects, you can apply.

        Which is KVPY Aptitude Test Date for 2020?

        KVPY Aptitude Test is 31-Jan-2021.

        I am pursuing PCM and how will I attempt biology questions. It's get difficult for me.

        Yes, it seems difficult for PCM students to attempt the questions of biology, but with constant study and practising from the mock test, you can become efficient in Biology as well.

        What is the pass mark for KVPY?

        Following is the provisional list of candidates in the order of merit, recommended for the Award of KVPY Fellowship-2019. The merit list is based on the marks obtained by a Candidate: 75 % of marks in the Aptitude Test + 25 % of marks in Interview.

        Is KVPY MCQ type?

        KVPY aptitude test is conducted in the Computer Based Test (CBT) mode, and the question paper is in two languages- English and Hindi. The test consists of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. The total time duration of the test is 3 hours.

        When student receive their online score reports?

        Student receives their online score reports in two to three weeks after the test was conducted.