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About Exam

About Exam

Exam Brief

One of the ongoing National Programs of Fellowship in Basic Sciences, known as The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY), was initiated and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to attract exceptionally motivated candidates for pursuing basic science courses and research careers in Science.

The KVPY program is embedded in an ambience of a mature and highly experienced research culture with an equally solid foundation of Science and Engineering. Over the past hundred years, this research practice has evolved, primarily engineered by highly distinguished faculty, graduates and postdoctoral fellows.

This program aims to recognise candidates who have talent and aptitude for research; assist them in realising their academic potential; motivate them to take up research careers in Science, and ensure the growth of the greatest scientific minds for research and development in the country. The announcement for the KVPY Fellowship appears in all the national dailies, usually on Technology Day (May 11) and the Second Sunday of July every year.

The “Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) was started in 1999 by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. In addition to fellowship up to the pre PhD level or 5 years (whichever is earlier), summer camps are organised for the KVPY fellows in Prestigious research and educational institutions in the country.

The Department of Science and Technology, the government's nodal agency, has given the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, overall responsibility for organising and running the KVPY Program, and has established a Management Committee and a National Advisory Committee (NAC) to oversee its performance. A core committee oversees both the day-to-day and academic parts of the KVPY program.

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Brochure

KVPY Aptitude Test 2022 - Stream SA brochure has not been released yet. Meanwhile, candidates can refer to last year brochure given below.

 

Exam Summary

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana is a prestigious national level scholarship program run by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). Aspirants who qualify for KVPY will be given a monthly scholarship up to pre PhD level. KVPY examination will be conducted on January 9, 2022. The exam is conducted every year, and the purpose of this exam is to encourage students to choose a research career in basic science. 

The program intends to identify candidates with talent and aptitude for research; help them realise their potential academically; encourage them to take up research careers in Science, and ensure the development of the best scientific minds for research and development in the nation.

Students studying in XI standard to 1st year of any undergraduate program in Basic Science, namely BSc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology having an aptitude for scientific research are selected. Screening of applications is done by Special groups/Committees set up at IISc, and an aptitude test is conducted at various centres in the country. The final stage of the selection procedure is a short listing of students for an interview based on their performance in the aptitude test. Both aptitude tests and interview marks are considered for awarding the fellowship.

Official Website Link

http://www.kvpy.iisc.ernet.in/main/index.htm

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Latest Update

KVPY examination 2022 dates are not announced yet.
KVPY 2021 exam that was scheduled to be conducted on January 9, 2022, has been postponed until further notice. 
A notification on the official website - kvpy.iisc, states " "Due to the emerging unprecedented surge of COVID-19 cases, and the subsequent restrictions and weekend curfew in many states, the KVPY-Aptitude Test 2021 to be held on 9th January 2022, is postponed in the larger interest of the students.. Please check KVPY website regularly for further updates."

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Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

Selection Process

There are two stages of examination to avail the KVPY fellowship. The first stage is the Aptitude Test. Candidates can take the test in two languages - English and Hindi. Those who get the minimum cut-off marks in the written test are called for the second stage, which is the Interview. To be eligible for the scholarship, candidates must pass both stages. For all three streams, the KVPY Aptitude Test is required.

Note: For 2020-21, the KVPY fellowship was awarded solely based on the Aptitude test without Interviews as a one-time measure.

Stages of Exam

There are two major parts of the exam, namely

  1. Aptitude Test
  2. Personal Interview
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Exam pattern details - Scoring pattern (+/- Marking)

1. The question paper is of 100 marks.
2. Part 1 consists of 60 questions, and Part 2 carries 20 questions. Students need to attempt 80 questions in total.
3. Each Part has four sections, namely Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics

KVPY Marks Distribution

Students must attempt 4 sections from Part 1 (15 x 4 x 1 = 60 marks) and four sections from Part 2 = (5 x 4 x 2 = 40).

KVPY Marking Scheme 

KVPY SA stream exam has two portions to the question paper. In Part I, each correct answer will receive 1 mark, while each wrong answer will receive 0.25 marks. Part II will award two marks for each correct response and deduct 0.5 marks for each incorrect response.

Before we go into the specifics of the syllabus, let's take a look at the KVPY exam pattern to gain a better understanding of the question paper structure and the types of questions that will be asked.

Subjects Total Questions in Part-I Total Questions in Part-II Total Marks
Mathematics 15 5 25
Physics 15 5 25
Chemistry 15 5 25
Biology 15 5 25
Total 60 20 100
Marks for 1 correct answer 1 Marks 0.25 Marks  
Marks for 1 correct answer 2 Marks 0.5 Marks  
  • The aspiring candidates have to attempt Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology questions within 3 hours for the KVPY SA exam.
  • The KVPY exam for the SA stream will be conducted from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
  • The KVPY questions papers will be available in both English and Hindi medium. 
  • The question type will be objective.

Exam pattern details - Total time

  • The exam duration for the KVPY exam for SA streams is 3 hours.
  • The SA Stream exam is held from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. 
  • The aspirants have to answer 60 questions from part 1 (60*1= 60 marks) and 20 questions from part 2 (20*2=40), so the total allocated marks are 100. 
  • In Part I, each question will carry 1 mark, and the aspirants will be deducted 0.25 marks for the wrong answers.
  • In Part II, each question will carry 2 marks, and the candidates will be deducted 0.5 marks for every wrong answer.

Exam Calendar

KVPY Exam Dates 2022 

Events Important Dates (tentative)
Online application form opening 3rd Week of July 2022
Online application form closing 4th Week of August 2022
Last date to submit fee 3rd Week of September 2022
Admit card availability 2nd Week of October 2022
KVPY 2022 Exam Date 1st Week of November 2022
Answer key releases 4th Week of November 2022
Result declaration 3rd Week of December 2022
Interview starts January/ February 2023
Last date of interview January/ February 2023
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Exam Syllabus

Exam Syllabus

KVPY - Stream SA Syllabus

The KVPY Syllabus is crucial for all students who are preparing for the KVPY Exam 2022. It gives an idea of important questions that are asked in the exam and the important concepts for the exam. Let’s look into the syllabus for the KVPY examination.

SA
Analytical Skills, Syllabus of their respective class. Syllabus of class 11th and 12th(Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics).
1st year of B.Sc. / B.S. / B.Stat. / B.Math. / Int. M.Sc. / M.S. syllabus is also applicable.

KVPY SA Syllabus 2021

The KVPY Aptitude Test does not have a set curriculum. The exam is designed to assess a student's understanding and analytical abilities rather than their factual knowledge. It is based on the X, XII, and 1st year of B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.Sc./Int. M. The KVPY Syllabus for SA Stream has been offered to assist you in your preparation. Continue reading to learn about the KVPY test syllabus for 2021-22.

KVPY Syllabus (Subject-wise) Topics
Physics
  • Magnetic Effect of Current
  • Sources of Energy
  • Reflection, Refraction
  • Electromagnetic Induction
  • Applications in Daily life
  • Kinematics
  • Laws of Motions
  • Work
  • Energy and Power
  • Physical World and Measurement
  • Dynamics
  • Thermodynamics, etc.
Chemistry
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Metals and Non-Metals
  • Periodic Classification of Elements
  • Carbon Compounds
  • Acids, Bases and Salts
  • Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  • Thermodynamics
  • States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  • Environmental Chemistry etc.
Biology
  • Control and Coordination in Animals and Plants
  • Heredity and Evolution
  • Reproduction
  • Life Processes
  • Our Environment
  • Plant Physiology
  • Diversity of Living Organisms
  • Cell: Structure and Function
  • Human Physiology etc.
Mathematics
  • Real Numbers
  • Polynomials
  • Geometry
  • Introduction to Trigonometry
  • Statistics
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Probability
  • Surface Areas and Volumes
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Trigonometric Functions etc.

Study Plan to Maximise Score

Study Plan to Maximise Score

Preparation Tips

According to every top student, reading and understanding NCERT textbooks is one of the most effective ways to prepare for the KVPY exam. The test evaluates students' basic understanding of math and scientific underpinnings. As a result, it is critical to grasp all concepts completely and thoroughly. For 20% of the time, the KVPY exam is easy, 60% of the time it is moderate, and 20% of the time, it is challenging.

Before moving on to the more challenging topics, students should start with easy and moderate questions. This simple method will help you respond effectively to a range of queries. In addition, students must prepare for interviews. Students are interviewed by a panel of experts composed of highly qualified academics and scientists. The interview can last anything from 45 minutes to an hour. The panel will address general science topics and practical demonstrations of mirrors, magnetism, and other theories. Interviewers just need to be convinced that students are serious about pursuing a career in research.

The KVPY 2021 exam is scheduled to take place on January 9, 2022, which is postponed recently until further notice. So, in the final minutes before the exam, you must remain focused and make effective use of your time. All of your efforts will be for nought if you don't. Keeping this in mind, we've compiled a list of key points for KVPY to help you pass the exam and earn a good grade.

1. Focus on your weak points: At this time, you should focus on your weak spots, which are the chapters and concepts that are causing you problems, especially those that are important for the exam. It's important to work on your weak spots, but don't put too much pressure on yourself to do so. If you are focused, you can easily work on them.

2. Don't choose new topics: One of the most crucial last-minute KVPY guidelines is to avoid picking or touching any new topic. New topics require additional time to complete, which you do not have at this time. Even if you devote time to the subject, if you cannot grasp the concept, your confidence will suffer. Go through the things you've already covered and make sure you understand them.

3. Create a sound revision strategy: Every minute of the final days leading up to the exam is crucial. As a result, you should devise and implement an effective revision process. Make a schedule - allot time to each subject and spend a little more time on your weak subjects or topics. Extra attention must be paid to the formulae, their derivations, equations, and so on. If you revise these areas thoroughly, you will have an advantage over other exam applicants.

4. Pick important questions: In the last few minutes of your KVPY preparation, you won't be able to solve or even go over all of the problems you've practised for each subject. You can achieve this by answering crucial and challenging questions from the chapters you've already read. Begin with the most crucial chapters, then move on to the more challenging chapters and all other chapters.

5. Attempt KVPY mock tests & KVPY previous year papers: Take a few KVPY practise tests and work through KVPY previous year papers. These will help you prepare for the actual exam. Analysing your performance in these tests can also assist you in identifying your flaws and errors. You can then improve on them so that you don't make the same mistakes in the exam.

6. Use flowcharts and flashcards for revision: It is neither practicable nor practical to go over all chapters. As a result, review your notes, flowcharts, and flashcards. It will save a significant amount of time—additionally, this method aids in improved memorisation.

7. Stay positive: Maintain an optimistic attitude and remember that you prepared well for your exam. However, based on converting your knowledge into exam marks, you must remain confident and focused. Allow no negative to stand in the way of achieving your goal. You will undoubtedly perform well in the exam.

Exam Taking Strategy

Time management is crucial when it comes to getting good scores. Organise your schedule such that each subject gets the same amount of time. Pay special attention to the subjects where you are lacking.

Throughout the examination, the time management method is used. Always begin by completing the section of the question paper with which you are most familiar. It is necessary to study as much as possible, covering as much of the syllabus as feasible. Make sure you're familiar with the themes. Learn how to put them to work for you. What you are required to learn at +2 level is drastically different from what you were previously required to study. Spend some time investigating the possibility of the fellowship as well. You need to know why you want it.

Make it a habit to prepare for the KVPY for at least two 2-hour sessions each day. The first slot is for physics and math, while the second is for chemistry and biology. Make biology a priority if you're a PCM student. It will earn you a lot of points. Start honing your concepts in 9th and 10th grade if you're a PCB student. Do some algebra and trigonometry starting in 11th grade. Experiment with coordinate geometry to create straight lines and circles.

Now is the time to go into exam mode. Solve the papers from the previous year. You can take a practice test on the KVPY website and familiarise yourself with the buttons and calculator. Learn about the feature of question marking as well. In a nutshell, be aware of all you have at your disposal. It is not a good idea to experiment in the exam room. Print your hall ticket after taking a photo of it. Keep in mind that you should arrive at least 1.5 hours before the exam begins. You should enlist the help of a guardian for the duration of your stay and journey. Instead of wasting your study time, this is the finest thing to do. Do not study on the day of the exam. Don't take any risks. Brush up on what you've previously learned and unwind.

The difficulty level of questions asked in KVPY is bit less when compared to exams Like JEE-Advanced or NEET. It puts several intertwined ideas to the test. The majority of JEE questions test problem-solving abilities, whereas the NEET tests speed and memory. As a result, merely planning for these events will not be enough. The questions are similar, but the method is not. Practice time management and familiarise yourself with the KVPY question structure. You should complete the parts in the sequence listed below.

  • Biology (You either know something or you don't. Excellent time saver)
  • Chemistry (Questions based on concepts). Some questions need calculations, and some reactions take time
  • Maths (If you can't solve, try option matching)
  • Physics (The best portion for putting your knowledge to the test)Allow plenty of time for each problem. They are frequently twisted in small ways. It will eat up the time you saved by skipping the other three.

Detailed Study plan

Let's look at the KVPY study suggestions, essential plans, and tactics for each subject.

Physics:

As physics is a subject that necessitates logical reasoning, you must fully comprehend all of the essential principles. Always double-check that your main principles are understood. You can solve any difficulty if you have a thorough comprehension of the ideas.

Furthermore, because Physics and Mathematics are intertwined, you must utilise mathematical formulas to solve Physics problems. As many conceptual issues as possible should be practised. Theoretical Physics-related problems are commonly asked in KVPY. As a result, make sure you thoroughly prepare for those queries.

Mathematics:

Remember the mantra when it comes to mathematics: practice, practise, practise! To gain confidence in the subject, solve as many mathematical questions as you can. Mathematics is incomplete without formulas. As a result, you must have all of the key formulas on the tip of your tongue. Theorems and findings are important in addition to formulas. Takedown all of the key axioms, theorems, and principles and make a note of them.

Visualisation is also required in mathematics, as shown in 3D vectors, graphs, and curves. So, in addition to answering questions, practise visualising shapes. KVPY will also ask some questions based on IQ. As a result, be ready for that as well.

Chemistry:

Inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry are the three divisions of chemistry. You must give each of them equal weight. Revision is crucial in Organic Chemistry. Begin with the themes and develop a list of all the significant chemical reactions that pertain to that topic. After that, try your hand at some practise questions.
Inorganic Chemistry necessitates a great deal of memorisation. So, choose this item first thing in the morning, when your brain is most active, and you can readily memorise it.

NCERT Books will be your best buddy for Inorganics. Write a comprehensive review of all of the subjects and concepts, and make a list of them. Physical Chemistry necessitates problem-solving. As a result, keep all of the crucial formulas in mind and practice many questions on each topic. Again, looking at NCERT books is your best bet.

Biology:

You must concentrate on the diagrams and labels in Biology. For KVPY Biology, NCERT books are highly reliable. So don't waste time looking through other reference books. Make a list of all of the key elements and go through them again and again. Also, make sure you have flow charts and shortcuts to master crucial concepts in your notes. In Biology, multiple-choice questions are essential. As a result, practise as many MCQs as possible.

Recommended Chapters

Subjects Topics
Physics
  • Light
  • Electricity
  • Motion
  • Heat
  • Rigid Body Dynamics
  • Magnetic Effect of Current
  • Nuclear Physics
Mathematics
  • Geometry
  • Number System
  • Mensuration
  • Progressions
  • Polynomials
  • Algebraic Expressions
  • Coordinate Geometry
Chemistry
  • Carbon & Compounds (General Organic Chemistry & Reaction Mechanism)
  • Mole Concept
  • Atomic Structure
  • Metals & Non-metals
  • Chemical Bonding
Biology
  • Human Health and Diseases
  • Genetics
  • Cell & Cell Division
  • Biomolecules
  • Ecology
  • Body Fluid & Circulation
  • Origin and Evolution
  • Cellular respiration

Previous Year Analysis

Previous Year Analysis

Previous Year Papers

KVPY Previous Year Question Papers PDF Links
KVPY SA 2019 Question Paper Click here
KVPY SA 2018 Question Paper Click here
KVPY SA 2017 Question Paper Click here
KVPY SA 2016 Question Paper Click here
KVPY SA 2015 Question Paper Click here
KVPY SA 2014 Question Paper Click here
KVPY SA 2013 Question Paper Click here
KVPY SA 2012 Question Paper Click here

Previous Year Cut-off

Candidates can also go through the previous year’s KVPY Cut-Off Score to get an idea about this year’s KVPY Cut-offs:

KVPY Cut-off Score 2019

The KVPY 2019 cut-off for SA stream is tabulated below:

Stream General/OBC SC/ST PwD
SA 44/100 32/100 32/100

KVPY Cut-off Score 2018

The KVPY 2018 cut-off for SA stream is tabulated below:

Stream General/OBC SC/ST PwD
SA 45/100 32/100 32/100

KVPY Cut-off Score 2017

The KVPY 2017 cut-off for SA stream is tabulated below:

Stream General SC/ST Cut-Off PwD Cut-Off

SA

45/100

35/100

35/100

KVPY Cut-off Score 2016

The KVPY 2016 cut-off for SA stream is tabulated below:

Stream General Cut-Off SC/ST Cut-Off PWD Cut-Off
SA 55% 45% 45%

 

KVPY Cut-off Deciding Factors 2021

The KVPY cut-off is released considering various factors. The list of factors that are considered while releasing the KVPY 2021 cut-off for the SA stream are as follows:

  • The total number of candidates who appeared for the examination
  • The difficulty level of examination
  • Previous year cut-off score
  • Total number of scholarships available
  • Maximum and minimum KVPY marks scored by candidates

Highlights of KVPY Cut-off 2021

Note the following points:

  • KVPY cut-off is the basis for the final shortlisting of candidates for the fellowship.
  • The KVPY cut-off is calculated based on performance in the KVPY Aptitude Test 2021.
  • The cut-off marks of KVPY 2021 are based on many factors, including maximum marks secured by an aspirant, minimum marks secured by an aspirant, number of candidates who appeared, etc.
  • KVPY 2021 cut-off for each stream will be announced out of the maximum of 100 marks.

Topper List/Success Stories

Topper List Success Stories

Toppers List with Details

The KVPY topper list 2020 is provided in the table below:

Category Name Rank


General/OBC
Mridul Agarwal 1
Anant Lunia 2
Rishit Shrivastava 3


SC/ST
Naman Singh 1
Kalevala Vivek 2
Soumyadeep Choudhury 3


PWD
Adireddi Srinivas 1
Himanshu Yadav 2
Atharv Kshirsagar 3

Exam Counselling

Exam counselling

Student Counselling

The program's purpose is to identify students with research talents and aptitudes, aid them in realising their academic potential, encourage them to pursue science research jobs, and ensure that the country develops the best scientific brains for research and development.

Students are chosen among grades XI through 1st year of any undergraduate programme in Basic Sciences, such as B.Sc./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, who have demonstrated an aptitude for scientific research. At IISc, special groups/committees are formed to screen applications and conduct aptitude tests at various locations around the country. Shortlisted students are invited to an interview, which is the final stage of the selection process, based on their performance on the aptitude exam. Both the aptitude exam and the interview scores are taken into account when deciding on a fellowship.

After 12th grade, the most difficult decision for each student is deciding on a suitable career route. When it comes to picking a professional route, students are sometimes torn between following the herd and enrolling in the most popular courses, choosing a degree based on what their parents require, or just following their friends and choosing that particular career path. The vast majority of students select courses without first considering their strengths, weaknesses, and interests. An aspirant candidate can construct a list of the points to remember to pass the KVPY exam. 

  • Align your preparations for KVPY with other exams
  • Subject-wise preparation
  • Solve previous question papers
  • Time management
  • Practice online test
  • Recommended books for KVPY 2021
  • Maintain a notebook for important formulas
  • Lastly be optimistic, confident and stay mentally and physically both fit.

Parent/Gaurdian counselling

Parents must realise that not every child is cut out to be a doctor, engineer, or accountant. They should not compel a student to follow a popular career route just because it is popular. Parents may seek the advice of a career consultant, who may assist students in identifying their strengths and recommending relevant career possibilities. The KVPY scholarship exam is one of India's most challenging and competitive exams. They are put under mental and physical hardship as they handle and manage their studies for both school and the numerous competition assessments.

Dealing with anxiety and pressure is challenging. Some parents become apprehensive when expectations of their children rise. It causes the child to become stressed and puts the student's mind under even more strain. Parents should never do something like that to their children.

Important Dates

About Exam

Exam Notification Date

Aptitude Test

Candidates who match the eligibility criteria for various streams will be invited to take an aptitude test in Hindi or English on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at various centres across the country.

Admit Card

Students may download the admit card for the aptitude test from the website from the first week of January 2022. Let's have a look at the important dates for KVPY 2022-23:

KVPY Exam Dates 2022 -23

Events Important Dates (tentative)
Online application form opening 3rd Week of July 2022
Online application form closing 4th Week of August 2022
Last date to submit fee 3rd Week of September 2022
Admit card availability 2nd Week of October 2022
KVPY 2022 Exam Date 1st Week of November 2022
Answer key releases 4th Week of November 2022
Result declaration 3rd Week of December 2022
Interview starts January/ February 2023
Last date of interview January/ February 2023

Application Form Filling - Start & End Date

KVPY Application form 2022 release date - 3rd Week of July 2022 (tentative)
Last date to submit KVPY Application form 2022 - 4th Week of August 2022 (tentative)

Interview Date

The interview dates for KVPY will be announced after exams are conducted.

Result Date

KVPY Results for 2022 will be announced for two stages - Aptitude Test and Interview. Candidates will be selected for fellowships based on their performance in the KVPY Aptitude Test and Interview combined. Last year, IISc cancelled the interviews as a one-time measure due to COVID-19. KVPY 2021 results are expected to be released in the last week of January 2022, and KVPY 2022 results are expected to be released in third week of December 2022.

Application Process

About Exam

Dos and Don'ts of Form Filling

The Indian Institute of Science Bangalore had extended the application deadlines for the Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana 2022. Candidates could register for this programme until September 6, 2021. To submit an application, students should go to the official website. According to the official website, this plan is open to students in the 11th grade or the first year of any undergraduate degree in fundamental science (BSc/BS/B.stat/B. Math/Integrated MSc/MS in mathematics/physics/chemistry and biology). Students who are eligible can go to the official website and fill out the application form. Students in reserved categories must also include a copy of their category certificate along with their application.

Follow the instructions as stated below to fill and submit the KVPY registration form successfully:

Step 1: Go to this link to register for the KVPY programme.
Step 2: On the homepage, on the right side, click the ‘Applicant Login' option. The page titled "GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR KVPY APTITUDE TEST" will appear. At the bottom of the page, click on the ‘Login' tab.
Step 3: This is the KVPY login window. To begin, successfully register yourself by filling out the relevant information.
Step 4: Enter your User ID and Password to log in. On your screen, the necessary KVPY application form will appear.
Step 5: Enter your personal and academic information, select a test centre, and upload your photo, signature, and any credentials, if necessary.
Step 6: Complete the KVPY application form and pay the application fees.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria

Age Criteria

Candidates who apply for the KVPY Aptitude Test 2022 - Stream SA exam must be 18 years old.

Education Qualification

↳ Students enrolled in XII Standard (Science courses) during the academic year 2021–22 who plan to enrol in undergraduate Basic Sciences programmes (B.Sc./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S) during the academic year 2022–23.

↳ Students accepted in this stream will only be eligible for a fellowship if they enrol in a Basic Sciences undergraduate programme (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S.). After achieving a minimum of 60% (50 per cent for SC/ST/PWD) in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE courses (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the XII Board Examination in the academic year 2022-23.

  • Under the various streams mentioned above, a fixed number of additional fellowships will be available exclusively for students from the SC/ST community.
  • As previously announced, a number of fellowships will be available exclusively for students who fall under the category of Persons With Disabilities (Physically and Visually Challenged).

↳ Students enrolled in an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences, that is, B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Ecology, Molecular Biology, Botany, Zoology, Physiology, Biotechnology, Neurosciences, Bioinformatics, Marine Biology, Geology, Human Biology, Genetics, Biomedical Sciences, Applied Physics, Geophysics, Materials Science or Environmental Science are eligible for KVPY fellowship.

Number of Attempts

To maximise your chances of being selected for IISc and IISERs, it is recommended that you take KVPY twice, once in class 11 and once in class 12. You can take the KVPY SA stream if you are taking a basic science course after class 12.

Language Proficiency

A candidate applying for the KVPY SA stream exam should be proficient in Hindi or English or Both

Admit Card

Admit Card

Admit Card Release Date

KVPY Aptitude Test Admit Card Date 2022 - 2nd week of October.
KVPY hall ticket. The admit card includes information such as the candidate's name, roll number, exam centre location, exam date and time, and category. The exam will be held in 54 exam centres across India.

List of Exam Centres

KVPY Aptitude Test 2022 will be held online in the following cities across India:

East and North East
Bihar Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Patna
Chattisgarh Bhilai Nagar, Bisalpur, Raipur
Jharkhand Bokaro, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Orissa Berhampur, Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun
Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Silchar, Tezpur
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong
Tripura Agartala
West Bengal Asansol, Burdwan, Durgapur, Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri

 

North
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Delhi New Delhi
Haryana Ambala, Faridabad, Gurugram, Hisar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Rohtak, Sonipat
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala
Rajasthan Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Sikar, Udaipur
Uttar Pradesh

Agra, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow,
Meerut, Moradabad, Noida, Varanasi, Prayagraj

Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee

 

South
Andhra Pradesh Kurnool, Rajahmundry, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
Karnataka

Belagavi, Bengaluru, Bidar, Chikkaballapur, Chikkamagaluru, Davanagere, Hassan,
Hubballi/Dharwad, Kalaburgi, Mangaluru, Mysuru, Puttur, Shivamogga, Udupi

Telangana Hyderabad, Warangal
Kerala Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kannur, Kasargod, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode,
Malappuram, Pathanamthitta, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur
Puducherry Puducherry
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Kanchipuram, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Tirulveni,
Tiruchirappalli, Vellore

 

West and Central
Goa Madgaon, Panaji
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Ujjain
Maharashtra Amaravati, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur,
Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Thane

Cut-off

Cut off

Expected Cut-off

The official KVPY cut-off 2020-21, as released by IISc, is as under:

Cut-off Marks for General Merit:

Stream – SA: 52.00 % and above

Cut-Off Marks for All India Rank List under Empowerment Initiative for SC/ST Students in the KVPY Fellowship Program:

Stream – SA: 40.00 % and above

Cut-off Marks for All India Rank List under Empowerment Initiative for PWD students in the KVPY Fellowship Program:

Stream – SA: 40.00 % and above

KVPY Cut-off 2021-22 Dates

Let’s look at the KVPY cut-off release date in the table below:

Events Tentative Dates
Release of KVPY Answer Key 2022 November 2022
Declaration of KVPY Result 2022 December 2022
Release of KVPY SA Cut-off 2022 January/February 2023


KVPY Cut-off Deciding Factors 2022

The KVPY cut-off is determined by a number of factors. The following are the parameters that are taken into account when releasing the KVPY 2021 cut-off for the SA stream:

  • The total number of candidates who took part in the exam.
  • The examination's difficulty level
  • Cut-off score from the previous year
  • Total number of available scholarships
  • Candidates' KVPY scores, including maximum and minimum

Highlights of KVPY Cut-off 2022

Note the following points:

  • The KVPY cut-off is used to determine who will be shortlisted for the fellowship.
  • The KVPY cut-off is determined by the results of the KVPY Aptitude Test 2022.
  • The KVPY 2022 cut-off marks are determined by a number of factors, including an aspirant's maximum score, minimum score, number of students who applied, and so on.
  • Out of a maximum of 100 marks, the KVPY 2021 cut-off for each stream will be revealed.

Exam Result

Exam Result

Result Declaration

KVPY results will be made available on the KVPY official website. The results for KVPY 2021 are expected to be released in the last week of January 2022, and KVPY 2022 results are expected to release in the 3rd week of December 2022. By checking in with their KVPY Login ID and Password, aspirants can check their KVPY scores.

FAQs

Freaquently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Is NCERT sufficient for KVPY?
A. Yes, practically all KVPY exam toppers agree that NCERT textbooks are sufficient for passing the exam. Embibe allows students to download NCERT books. Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) and Maths NCERT Solutions are also accessible for Class 10, 11, and 12. These have been produced by Embibe's finest academic specialists and will substantially aid your KVPY preparation.

Q2. What topics will be covered on the KVPY exam?
A. The KVPY exam is made up of four sections: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Maths.

Q3. Can I use a calculator in KVPY?
A. No, calculators are not permitted in the KVPY examination.

Q4. What kinds of questions do you get on the KVPY exam?
A. The KVPY exam will only include multiple-choice questions.

Q5. Is there any negative marking in KVPY?
A. Yes, for each incorrect answer in Part 1, 0.25 points will be deducted, and for each incorrect response in Part 2, 0.50 points will be deducted.

Q6. Can I take the KVPY exam in Hindi?
A. Yes, students can take the KVPY exam in Hindi.

Q7. Are KVPY mock tests available on the official website exactly like the actual exam?
A. Yes. IISc prepares KVPY mock exams in accordance with the exam structure, syllabus, and topic weightage, much like the real exam.

Q8. Is there any sectional time limit in the KVPY aptitude test?
A. No. Candidates can navigate across sections while taking the KVPY aptitude test 2021-22.

Q9. Can I attempt the KVPY mock test on a smartphone?
A. Yes. Aspirants can attempt the KVPY mock test on a laptop, PC, or mobile. However, the responsiveness of the website may vary across devices.

Q10. What is the medium of instructions available for taking the KVPY mock test?
A. The KVPY mock test, as well as the actual exam, will be offered in both English and Hindi. Candidates can choose between English and Hindi as their medium of instruction.

Q11. How should I start preparing for KVPY?
A. The KVPY Aptitude Test is one of India's most difficult tests. To clear the cut-off, you'll need to prepare ahead. To do well on the KVPY exam, make a schedule, stick to the KVPY syllabus, and review the exam pattern. Maintain precision and stay away from bad marking.

Q12. How can I score well in KVPY?
A. You should practise mock examinations and previous year papers to do well on the KVPY exam. Embibe provides free access to all necessary study materials. Complete as many practise tests as possible.

Q13. Is KVPY tougher than JEE?
A. For the Mathematics section, KVPY is tougher than JEE. Otherwise, the KVPY exam can be cleared with the help of NCERT books, whereas the JEE requires a high level of understanding of the topics.

Q14. Do I need to hire a coach to help me prepare for the KVPY?
A. Coaching institutes can help you complete your course on time. Keep in mind; however, that self-study is essential for passing any exam. You must devote time and effort to KVPY preparation if you want to pass this well-known exam.

Q15. Will questions from past years' KVPY papers be asked again?
A. The type of questions you're looking for is probably certainly in prior year's KVPY papers.

Q16. What should be done after attempting KVPY previous year question papers?
A. Evaluate your performance and make any necessary corrections. KVPY mock tests & practice questions are accessible for free on Embibe.

Q17. Is practising KVPY past year papers beneficial?
A. Yes, practising with KVPY past year papers would help you prepare for the exam. You'll also be able to spot your shortcomings and mistakes.

Q18. Where can I find KVPY past year questions from 2014 to 2019?
A. Embibe offers KVPY past year test papers from 2015 to 2019. You can download them as PDFs for free with just one click.

Q19. Is it possible to get free KVPY previous year questions?
A. Yes, Embibe offers free PDFs of KVPY past year test papers.

Q20. What is the minimal passing score for the KVPY?
A. The minimum score required to pass the KVPY exam in 2021 will be mentioned in the KVPY cut-off.

Q21. What books did you use to ace KVPY?
A. The following are some of the books that top professors and students recommend:

  • KVPY DLP Resonance
  • NCERT books (National Council of Educational Research and Training) in all subjects
  • Physics Concepts
  • Trueman's Elementary Biology

Q22. Which series, Cengage or Arihant, can be used for KVPY preparation?
A. In addition to the NCERT books, students can prepare using the Cengage or Arihant Series.

 

 

Dos and Donts

Q1. Is NCERT sufficient for KVPY?
A. Yes, practically all KVPY exam toppers agree that NCERT textbooks are sufficient for passing the exam. Embibe allows students to download NCERT books. Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) and Maths NCERT Solutions are also accessible for Class 10, 11, and 12. These have been produced by Embibe's finest academic specialists and will substantially aid your KVPY preparation.

Q2. What topics will be covered on the KVPY exam?
A. The KVPY exam is made up of four sections: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Maths.

Q3. Can I use a calculator in KVPY?
A. No, calculators are not permitted in the KVPY examination.

Q4. What kinds of questions do you get on the KVPY exam?
A. The KVPY exam will only include multiple-choice questions.

Q5. Is there any negative marking in KVPY?
A. Yes, for each incorrect answer in Part 1, 0.25 points will be deducted, and for each incorrect response in Part 2, 0.50 points will be deducted.

Q6. Can I take the KVPY exam in Hindi?
A. Yes, students can take the KVPY exam in Hindi.

Q7. Are KVPY mock tests available on the official website exactly like the actual exam?
A. Yes. IISc prepares KVPY mock exams in accordance with the exam structure, syllabus, and topic weightage, much like the real exam.

Q8. Is there any sectional time limit in the KVPY aptitude test?
A. No. Candidates can navigate across sections while taking the KVPY aptitude test 2021-22.

Q9. Can I attempt the KVPY mock test on a smartphone?
A. Yes. Aspirants can attempt the KVPY mock test on a laptop, PC, or mobile. However, the responsiveness of the website may vary across devices.

Q10. What is the medium of instructions available for taking the KVPY mock test?
A. The KVPY mock test, as well as the actual exam, will be offered in both English and Hindi. Candidates can choose between English and Hindi as their medium of instruction.

Q11. How should I start preparing for KVPY?
A. The KVPY Aptitude Test is one of India's most difficult tests. To clear the cut-off, you'll need to prepare ahead. To do well on the KVPY exam, make a schedule, stick to the KVPY syllabus, and review the exam pattern. Maintain precision and stay away from bad marking.

Q12. How can I score well in KVPY?
A. You should practise mock examinations and previous year papers to do well on the KVPY exam. Embibe provides free access to all necessary study materials. Complete as many practise tests as possible.

Q13. Is KVPY tougher than JEE?
A. For the Mathematics section, KVPY is tougher than JEE. Otherwise, the KVPY exam can be cleared with the help of NCERT books, whereas the JEE requires a high level of understanding of the topics.

Q14. Do I need to hire a coach to help me prepare for the KVPY?
A. Coaching institutes can help you complete your course on time. Keep in mind; however, that self-study is essential for passing any exam. You must devote time and effort to KVPY preparation if you want to pass this well-known exam.

Q15. Will questions from past years' KVPY papers be asked again?
A. The type of questions you're looking for is probably certainly in prior year's KVPY papers.

Q16. What should be done after attempting KVPY previous year question papers?
A. Evaluate your performance and make any necessary corrections. KVPY mock tests & practice questions are accessible for free on Embibe.

Q17. Is practising KVPY past year papers beneficial?
A. Yes, practising with KVPY past year papers would help you prepare for the exam. You'll also be able to spot your shortcomings and mistakes.

Q18. Where can I find KVPY past year questions from 2014 to 2019?
A. Embibe offers KVPY past year test papers from 2015 to 2019. You can download them as PDFs for free with just one click.

Q19. Is it possible to get free KVPY previous year questions?
A. Yes, Embibe offers free PDFs of KVPY past year test papers.

Q20. What is the minimal passing score for the KVPY?
A. The minimum score required to pass the KVPY exam in 2021 will be mentioned in the KVPY cut-off.

Q21. What books did you use to ace KVPY?
A. The following are some of the books that top professors and students recommend:

  • KVPY DLP Resonance
  • NCERT books (National Council of Educational Research and Training) in all subjects
  • Physics Concepts
  • Trueman's Elementary Biology

Q22. Which series, Cengage or Arihant, can be used for KVPY preparation?
A. In addition to the NCERT books, students can prepare using the Cengage or Arihant Series.

List of Educational Institutions

About Exam

List of Colleges

Colleges that accept KVPY scores are as follows:

  • CV Raman Global University, [CGU] Bhubaneswar
  • International Institute of Information Technology, [IIIT] Hyderabad
  • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, [IISER] Pune
  • Indian Institute of Science, [IIS] Bangalore
  • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, [IISER] Bhopal
  • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali
  • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Trivandrum

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"Which Entrance Exam after 12th?" is a common problem that all students encounter at some time in their lives. In light of the current circumstances, we can confidently say that doctors, engineers, accountants, and teachers are no longer among the top professions. After high school, students can choose from several regular and unconventional job choices. After completing their 12th grade, students can take entrance exams to gain admission to their selected UG programme at top-ranked universities that provide advanced courses. After completing their 12th grade, pupils have many additional options in government professions to take competitive tests.

For students who completed their 12th grade in the Science stream, there are two categories to look into: 12th PCM and 12th PCB. Individuals who have completed 12th Science PCB and 12th Science PCM can sit for specialised entrance tests. On the other hand, engineering is one of the most popular post-secondary disciplines, and the Joint Entrance Exam is a popular exam for admission to a variety of engineering specialisations.

After finishing 12th-grade science, the most common disciplines an applicant can sit for an admission exam are engineering and applied sciences.

Below is a list of similar tests.

  • MRNAT (Manav Rachna)
  • JEE Main
  • JEE Advanced
  • NATA
  • NEET
  • AIIMS
  • CLAT
  • AILET
  • NIFT
  • NID
  • AIEED
  • SAT
  • NCHMCT JEE
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Practical Knowledge/Career Goals

Prediction

Learning from Real World

IISc aspires to be one of the world's leading academic institutions by having excellence in research, promoting innovation, and providing a world-class education to prepare future leaders in science and technology and applying scientific and technological breakthroughs to India's economic development and social welfare.

The mission of IISc is to carry out the vision by:

  • Providing world-class higher education in the context of fundamental and applied science and engineering research
  • Conducting high-impact research, creating new information, and distributing it through publishing in prestigious journals and conferences
  • Using academic knowledge to help national science and technology programmes succeed
  • Deep knowledge in diverse fields is applied to build know-how, which is then developed for use by industry and society.

Every year, KVPY hosts a nationwide scholarship programme at various sites across the country. The programme is administered by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc), and it promotes and encourages highly motivated students to pursue research careers in fundamental science courses.
The KVPY test is challenging to pass and requires extensive preparation and attention. Students should become familiar with the entire KVPY syllabus and the KVPY test pattern as soon as feasible and begin their preparations.

Future Skills

It is feasible to enhance one's ability to manage one's affairs. If you have the expertise stated below, you can succeed in an automated or technical environment.

According to estimates, by 2025, the total number of connected devices will reach 75 billion. As a result, engineers, developers, and other IoT experts are in high demand. To design and maintain IoT infrastructure at scale, these individuals will need a varied skillset at all levels of the technology stack.

  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Development of Node.js
  • API automation and testing for mobile app development
  • Information protection
  • UI/UX (user interface/user experience) design
  • Cloud computing

Career Skills

As previously stated, Class 11 and 12 are the most important portions of one's life and a life-changing milestone in one's life. As a result, you should develop the skills indicated below while studying the subjects to improve your CV or resume, which you will send to your preferred organisation in the future.

  • Creativity
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Public Speaking
  • Teamwork skills
  • Communication

Career Prospects/Which stream to choose

After class 12, which stream should you choose? This is a heated topic in the lives of anyone who has completed class 12. Engineers, doctors, architects, business people, chartered accountants, and other professionals are among the aspirations of some students.

After graduating from high school, we must pass certain entrance exams or exams, and some exams must be passed when pursuing a bachelor's degree.

Other kids want to serve their country by entering the Army, Navy, or Air Force or being an IAS/IPS officer. They must finish their degree and pass a test administered by the Union Public Service Commission.

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