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  • Written By Zeshan Naz
  • Last Modified 25-08-2022
  • Written By Zeshan Naz
  • Last Modified 25-08-2022

KVPY Exam 2021-22: Check KVPY Answer Key Here

KVPY Exams Dates 2021-22: Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore has released the tentative KVPY 2021-2022 answer key and question papers for SA, SB, and SX streams. The KVPY 2021 answer key is released on the official website. Students can download the KVPY answer keys to calculate their tentative scores. KVPY exams were held on May 22, 2022. The KVPY admit card 2021 was released on May 5, 2022.

If students have objections to the KVPY 2021-22 answer key, they can raise it by email until May 27, 2022. The query must mention stream, question number, and supporting argument. This article provides details about the KVPY exams 2021-2022, including KVPY important dates, eligibility, application form, fees, and exam pattern. etc.

Latest Update
1. The KVPY 2021 answer key was released on the official website kvpy.iisc.ac.in.
2. the last date to raise objections against KVPY Answer Key 2021 was May 27, 2022, by email to applications.kvpy@iisc.ac.in.

KVPY 2021-22: Important Dates

The IISc has released the KVPY answer key 2021-22. The KVPY exam is 100 marks and lasts for 3 hours. The IISc and Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) conduct the national exam for admission to BS and BS-MS dual degree programmes. Aspirants are selected based on their KVPY score. Let’s have a look at the important KVPY exam dates:

KVPY Application Date 2021July 12, 2021
Last Date to ApplySeptember 6, 2021
Release of KVPY Admit CardDecember 3, 2021
KVPY Exam dateMay 22, 2022
Release of KVPY Answer KeyMay 24, 2022
Interview RoundNo Interview for 2021
Declaration of Final KVPY ResultTo be Announced

How to Download KVPY 2021 Answer Key?

Below are the steps to download the KVPY 2021-2022 exam answer key from the official website:

  • 1st Step: Visit the KVPY official website at kvpy.iisc.ac.in.
  • 2nd Step: Click on the option KVPY-2021 Question Paper and Tentative Answer Keys.
  • 3rd Step: The answer key will open in pdf format. Download it with the save button. Students can raise any objection against the answer key by emailing the same with suitable justification to applications.kvpy@iisc.ac.in.

KVPY 2021-22: Exam Overview

Before getting into the details of the KVPY Fellowship 2021-22, let us have an overview of the KVPY exam:

Exam NameKVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana)
Conducting AuthorityIndian Institute of Science (IISc)
StreamsSA, SB, and SX
Exam Centres54 Centres Pan India
KVPY Aptitude TestPostponed
NationalityCitizen of India
Official Websitewww.kvpy.iisc.ernet.in

KVPY 2021-22 Eligibility Criteria

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, there were some changes in the eligibility criteria for KVPY 2021-22. Read the new KVPY Eligibility Criteria to check the latest eligibility conditions.

StreamKVPY Eligibility
SAFor KVPY 2021-22, all those students who have passed the X Standard Board Examination can appear for the aptitude test. The student should produce a study certificate of Class XI once they are selected as a provisional KVPY fellow.
SXCandidates have to clear their 10th class with at least 75% marks and for SC/PWD/ST 65% in aggregate in Mathematics and Science subjects. Applicants also have to succeed in the 10+2 examination from the Science & stream and should obtain a minimum of 60% marks and for SC/PWD/ST 50%  in aggregate.
SBFor KVPY 2021, all those students who have passed XII Board Examination are eligible to appear for the aptitude test. The student should produce a study certificate of 1st year B. Sc./B.S./B. Stat./B. Math./ Int. M.Sc./ Int. M.S. was once selected as a provisional KVPY fellow.

How to Fill KVPY 2021-22 Application Form?

The exam conducting officials had extended the last date for KVPY Registration 2021-22 to September 6, 2021. Below are some of the steps for filling up the KVPY 2021-22 application form:

  • 1st Step: Visit the official website of KVPY- kvpy.iisc.ernet.in.
  • 2nd Step: Click on the link given for KVPY Registration.
  • 3rd Step: Fill in your Personal details, Mobile Number, Email ID, and Date of Birth and Enter the Captcha.
  • 4th Step: Now, log in to fill the application form using the User ID and Password you received on your mail or mobile number.
  • 5th Step: Enter your “Personal”, “Educational”, and “Residential” details.
  • 6th Step: Upload your scanned “Photograph” and “Signature.”
  • 7th Step: Now, proceed to pay the application fee.
  • 8th Step: Submit the KVPY application form by clicking on the “Submit” button.
  • 9th Step: Download the application form and take its printout for future reference.

KVPY 2021-22 Application Fee

The application fee for KVPY 2021-22 is tabulated below:

General Category/OBC₹ 1,250/- (Rupees one thousand two hundred and fifty only)
SC/ST/PWD₹ 625/- (Rupees six hundred twenty-five only)

Note: The fee can be paid through Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking or Challan.

KVPY 2021-22 Exam Pattern

KVPY exam pattern for stream SA, SB, and SX is more or less similar. The paper consists of 2 parts- Part I and Part II. Both the parts comprise 4 sections – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology. In Part I of all three streams, 1 mark will be awarded for every correct answer, and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect response. In Part II of all three streams, 2 marks will be given to the candidates for each correct answer, and 0.5 marks will be deducted for wrong answers.

Stream SA

Subjects No of Questions Total Marks
Part -I Part-II
Mathematics 15 5 25
Physics 15 5 25
Chemistry 15 5 25
Biology 15 5 25
Total 60 20 100
Subjects No of Questions Total Marks
Part -I Part-II
Mathematics 20 10 40
Physics 20 10 40
Chemistry 20 10 40
Biology 20 10 40

KVPY 2021-22 Exam Syllabus

KVPY Syllabus is important for all students who are preparing for KVPY Exam 2021-22. It gives an idea of questions that will be asked in the exam and also the important topics for the exam. Let us have a look at the syllabus for the KVPY examination below:

Stream Syllabus
SA Analytical Skills, Syllabus of class 11th subjects (Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology)
SB Analytical Skills, Syllabus of class 12th (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology).
SX Analytical Skills, Syllabus of their respective class. Syllabus of class 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 2021: Previous Year Cut-off

KVPY cut-off has been released by the officials of KVPY along with the release of KV Results. The KVPY cut-off for 2020-21 has been tabulated below:

All India Rank List – General Merit and cut-off marksStream – SA (52.00 % and above)
Stream – SX (52.00 % and above)
Stream – SB (47.00 % and above)
All India Rank List – SC/ST Merit and cut-off marksStream – SA (40.00 % and above)
Stream – SX (40.00 % and above) 
Stream– SB (35.00 % and above)
All India Rank List – PWD students Merit and cut-off marksStream – SA (40.00 % and above)
Stream – SX (40.00 % and above)
Stream – SB (35.00 % and above)

KVPY Cut-off 2019

Let’s have a look at the KVPY cut-off 2019 in the table below to understand the KVPY cut-off analysis.

Streams Previous Years Cut-off Score 2019
General SC/ST PWD
SA 50/100 40/100 40/100
SB 48/100 34/100 34/100
SX 57/100 40/100 40/100

KVPY 2021-22 Exam Preparation: Practice Papers and Mock Tests for KVPY

When you prepare for the KVPY 2021-22 exam, make sure you practice daily to know that you are moving in the right direction. The more you practice, the fewer errors you make. Attempting the KVPY practice test series based on the pattern of the KVPY exam should form an integral part of your preparation because it tells you about your level of KVPY exam preparation. Most importantly, it also tells you the areas which need your attention. Revision is the key to remembering all that you have studied. KVPY study materials and practice links are given below.

PhysicsClick Here
BiologyClick Here
ChemistryClick Here
MathematicsClick Here

All the students are advised to solve KVPY Previous Year’s Papers to clear the cut-off.

KVPY Important Topics 2021-22

Candidates taking an exam like the KVPY are always looking for ways to get excellent grades to grab the scholarship. Often candidates are confused about the important subjects and chapters for KVPY 2021 exam preparation. At Embibe have put up a list of ‘KVPY Important Chapters & Topics‘ for Maths, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology to help students.

KVPY 2021-22 Important Chapters for Maths

It’s a good idea to keep a list of formulas and key concepts ready when studying mathematics. Creating the list of formulas by oneself is preferable rather than relying on a pre-made list because it can be modified to meet individual needs while preparing for the KVPY exams. Based on the previous year’s exam analysis, we have provided a few important mathematics topics which a student can refer to before exams:

1. Coordinate Geometry
2. Quadratic Equations
3. Calculus
4. Vectors and 3D
5. Trigonometric Functions

KVPY 2021-22 Important Chapters for Physics

Based on the previous year’s exam analysis, the important KVPY Physics Chapters are given below:

1. Modern Physics [Quantum-based chapters]
2. Mechanics, Fluids, Waves
3. Ray Optics
4. Electricity and Magnetism
5. Rotational Dynamics

KVPY 2021-22 Important Chapters for Biology

Candidates searching for Biology’s important chapters must first make sure to finish all the NCERT Biology concepts. Apart from that few important Biology topics are given below:

1. Genetics, Molecular basis, and Human physiology
2. Nervous system and Circulatory System
3. Ecology
4. Cell biology

KVPY 2021-22 Important Chapters for Chemistry

Physical, organic, and inorganic Chemistry are the three major divisions of chemistry. Here are a few key topics to study in order to improve your Chemistry score for the exam:

1. Chemical Kinetics
2. Electrochemistry
3. Thermodynamics
4. Aromatic Compounds
5. Coordination Compounds
6. D block and F block elements

KVPY 2021-22 Admit Card

The KVPY 2021-22 Admit Card was released on October 8, 2021, by the exam conducting authority through online. The aspirants can download the admit card by filling in their login details. The KVPY 2021-22 admit card includes details like name, exam centre, roll number, signature, photograph, exam slot, etc. Candidates could download the KVPY 2021-22 admit card till the day of the exam. The exam was conducted across 54 exam centres pan-India.

KVPY 2021-22 Result

KVPY Result for 2022 will be declared for only one stage, i.e., the Aptitude Test. Fellowship will be awarded to candidates based on their performance in the KVPY Aptitude Test.

KVPY 2021-22 Scholarship

Basic Science Monthly Fellowship Annual Contingency Grant
SA/SX/SB  – during 1st to 3rd years of – B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math. / Integrated M.Sc. /M.S. Rs. 5000 Rs. 20000
SA/SX/SB  – during  M. Sc. / 4th to 5th  years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S./M.Math./M.Stat. Rs.7000 Rs. 28000
The Fellow should continue to study Basic Science courses in school/junior college/university and maintain a minimum level of academic performance of first-class or 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate or equivalent grade points and the students have to necessarily pass all the subjects prescribed for that particular academic year (two semesters in case of semester system) and should have obtained the above-specified percentage of marks.

FAQs on KVPY 2021-22

Frequently asked questions related to KVPY 2021-22 are listed as follows:

Q.1. Where can I apply for KVPY 2021?
Ans: The candidates can apply for the KVPY 2021 exam on the official website of KVPY on May 25, 2022.

Q.2 What is the date of the KVPY exam 2021?
Ans: The KVPY exam was held on May 22, 2022.

Q.3. Who is eligible for KVPY?
Ans: For KVPY 2021, there are some changes in the eligibility criteria. Before you apply for the exam, you must check if you are eligible for KVPY Aptitude Test or not. You can check all the details about the KVPY, including eligibility criteria, cut-off marks, exam pattern, and admit card here on Embibe.

Q.4. When will the KVPY 2021 answer key be released?
KVPY 2021 answer key has been released on the official website. The direct link is provided in this article with steps to download the answer key and question paper.

Q.5. Can Class 11 students give KVPY?
Ans: Yes, students from Class 11 are eligible to appear for the KVPY exam.

Q.6. Is KVPY tough to qualify?
Ans: Most of the students consider the KVPY Aptitude Test tougher than other exams. However, it depends on your preparation level and your knowledge of the subject.

Q.7. What happens if we qualify and clear KVPY?
Ans: Students who qualify in the KVPY Exam are eligible for a fellowship and 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).

So, now you know everything about KVPY. We hope this detailed article helps you. Candidates must follow the KVPY Paper Pattern and Syllabus and plan their KVPY study plan accordingly. It will also be beneficial if they practice and take tests online as the KVPY is conducted only in the online mode.

Stay tuned to Embibe for the latest updates on the KVPY exam 2021-22!

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