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KVPY Exam Pattern


    KVPY Exam Pattern

    The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is an annual scholarship program conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to enable students to take up research careers in the areas of Basic Sciences. KVPY 2020-21 exam is scheduled to be held on 31st January 2021. Before you start with your KVPY preparation, you must have a thorough knowledge of KVPY exam pattern.

    KVPY is an extremely competitive and tough exam. You are required to prepare for this diligently to crack this exam. Knowing the KVPY paper pattern will aid you in knowing the marking scheme, type of questions, etc. which, in turn, will help you plan your preparation better. Keeping this in mind, we are providing you with this detailed article on KVPY exam pattern 2020.

    Before getting into the details of KVPY exam pattern 2020, let's have an overview of the exam:

    Name of the Exam

    Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) 2020

    Conducting Body Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
    Mode of Exam Online
    Number of Sections Four
    Maximum Marks SA - 100 Marks SB/SX - 160 Marks
    Time Duration Three Hours
    Exam Date 31st January 2021
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.