KVPY 2019: Applications Process Started

KVPY 2019: Applications Process Started

The application process for the Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) 2019 scholarship programme has been started.

Interested candidates can apply at the official website of KVPY- kvpy.iisc.ernet.in, the application process will conclude on August 20.

KVPY-2019 online application portal - Click here

KVPY Important Dates 2019


Dates (Tentative)

Application form releases from

2nd Sunday of July 2019

Last date to fill the application form

20 August 2019

Availability of admit card

3rd week of October 2019

Examination date

3rd November 2019

Releasing of answer key

4th week of November 2019

Declaration of the written test result

3rd week of December 2019


3rd week of January to 20th February 2020

The examination for KVPY will be organised by the Indian Institute Of Science (IISc), Bangalore.

The KVPY is a national level scholarship programme up to pre-Ph.D level. The candidates will be selected through an aptitude test and an interview. The exam for the scholarship will be conducted on November 3, as per the official schedule and the admit card for the same will be available from the third week of October 2019.

Selection of the students is made from those studying in Class 11 to first-year of any undergraduate Program in Basic Sciences having an aptitude for scientific research.

KVPY Eligibility Criteria 2019 - Stream SA

  • Candidate must be an Indian citizen.

  • This stream is for those candidates who enrolled in the a11th class in the current year with science stream.

  • For General/OBC category minimum 75 % and for SC/ST/PWD 65% marks are required in mathematics and science subject in 10th class.

  • Candidates who have selected under this stream gets activated only when they join an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S.) after passing 12th (within 2 years of passing 10th).

KVPY Eligibility Criteria 2019- Stream SB/SX

Eligibility Criteria is a very important part of every programme and exam. The Admission Authority will release eligibility criteria notification along with application form on 2nd Sunday of July 2019. Those candidates who are pursuing or intending to pursue/pursuing undergraduate program under Distance Education scheme/course of any university are not eligible to apply for Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana 2019 programme. Here are a few points related to eligibility criteria :

  •  an Indian citizen. 

  • Students enrolled in 12th class: Student must have secured at least 60% marks in subjects like mathematics and science if belonging to General category, and if students belong from SC/ST/PWD category then 50% marks are required.

  • Students enrolled in the 1st year of the undergraduate program: Candidate must have secured at least 60% marks in subjects like mathematics and science if belonging to General category, and if aspirants belong from SC/ST/PWD category then 50% marks are required.

  • 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 if awarded.

The application fees for the general candidates is Rs 1000 and for reserved category candidates the same Rs 500.

KVPY Syllabus 2019 

For the KVPY aptitude test, there is no specific syllabus. The aptitude test aims to test the understanding and analytical ability of the candidate than his/her factual knowledge. The syllabus is included class 10th to the class 12th syllabus. The paper will have questions from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology.

KVPY Exam Pattern 2019 - For Stream SA, SB And SX

Stream Stream SA  Stream SX & SB

Exam Mode

Computer Based Test

Date & Shift

The first week of November 2019

Medium of Exam

English and Hindi

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Duration of Exam

180 Minutes

Subjects Covered

Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics

No. of Questions in Part- 1

60 Questions from each subject

80 Questions from each subject

No. of Question in Part-2

20 Questions from each subject

40 Questions from each subject

Total Marks

100 marks

160 Marks

Mark scheme in Part-1

+ 1 mark for each correct answer

-0.25 marks for the wrong answer

+ 2 mark for each correct answer

- 0.50 mark for each incorrect answer

Mark scheme in Part- 2







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