KVPY 2020-21: Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana is a prestigious and national level scholarship program that is run by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). Aspirants who qualify for KVPY will receive a monthly scholarship up to pre PhD level. KVPY Registration 2020-21 began on 6th September 2020 and continued till 30th October 2020. And the KVPY 2020-21 examination was successfully conducted on 31st January 2021 and the KVPY Results for the same were released on 16th March 2021. Students who have cleared the KVPY exam will be eligible for direct admission in top institutes like IISc and the various IISERs. In this article, we have provided information regarding KVPY 2020-21 Eligibility, Application Form & Fee, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Cut Off and more.
KVPY 2020-21: Overview
Before getting into the details of the KVPY Fellowship 2020-21, let’s have an overview of the KVPY exam:
|Exam Name||KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana)|
|Conducting Authority||Indian Institute of Science (IISc)|
|Streams||SA, SB, and SX|
|Exam Centres||54 Centres Pan India|
|KVPY Aptitude Test||31st January 2021|
|Nationality||Citizen of India|
KVPY 2020-21: Important Dates
IISC has released all the important dates for KVPY 2020 Examination. Let’s have a look at the dates:
|Beginning of Online Application||6th September 2020|
|Last Date to Apply||30th October 2020|
|Release of KVPY Admit Card||4th January 2021|
|KVPY 2020 Exam||31st January 2021|
|Release of KVPY Answer Key||5th February 2021|
|Interview Round||No Interview for 2020-21|
|Declaration of Final KVPY Result||16th March 2021|
KVPY 2020-21 Eligibility Criteria
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation, there are some changes in the eligibility criteria for KVPY 2020-21. Read the new KVPY Eligibility Criteria and see if you are eligible to apply.
|SA||For KVPY 2020, all those students who have passed X Standard Board Examination are eligible to appear for the aptitude test. The student should produce a study certificate of Class XI once they are selected as a provisional KVPY fellow.|
|SX||Candidates 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 10+2 examination from the Science & stream and should obtain a minimum of 60% marks and for SC/PWD/ST 50% in aggregate.|
|SB||For KVPY 2020, 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. once they are selected as a provisional KVPY fellow.|
How To Fill KVPY 2020-21 Application Form?
The KVPY Registration for 2020-21 is over. However, we get you the steps to follow to fill up the KVPY 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, 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 print out for future reference.
KVPY 2020-21 Application Fee
The application fee for KVPY 2020 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 2020-21 Exam Pattern
KVPY exam pattern for stream SA, SB, and SX is more or less the same. 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, for each correct answer, 2 marks will be given to the candidates and 0.5 marks will be deducted for wrong answers.
|Subjects||No of Questions||Total Marks|
|Subjects||No of Questions||Total Marks|
KVPY 2020-21 Syllabus
KVPY Syllabus is important for all students who are preparing for KVPY Exam 2020-21. It gives an idea of questions that are asked in the exam and also the important topics for the exam. Let’s see the syllabus for KVPY examination.
|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 2020-21 Cut Off
KVPY 2020-21 cut off has been released by the officials of KVPY along with the release of KV Results. The KVPY cutoff for 2020-21 has been tabulated below:
|All India Rank List – General Merit and cut off marks||Stream – 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 marks||Stream – 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 marks||Stream – SA (40.00 % and above)|
Stream – SX (40.00 % and above)
Stream – SB (35.00 % and above)
KVPY Cutoff 2019
Let’s see the KVPY cut off 2019 in the table below to understand the KVPY cut-off analysis.
|Streams||Previous Years Cut off Score 2019|
KVPY 2020-21 Preparation: Practice Papers And Mock Tests For KVPY
When you prepare for KVPY 2020-21 Exam, care should be taken so 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 remember all that you have studied. KVPY study materials and practice links are given below.
All the students are advised to solve KVPY Previous Year’s Papers to clear the cut off.
KVPY 2020-21 Admit Card
The KVPY 2020-21 Admit Card was issued by the exam conducting authority on 4th January 2021 through online mode. Aspirants can download their KVPY Hall Ticket by entering their login credentials. The admit card contains the name of the candidate, roll number, exam center venue, exam date & time, category, etc. The exam will be conducted across 54 exam centers pan-India.
KVPY 2020-21 Interview
No interview will be conducted for KVPY 2020-21 as per the directive of IISC.
Due to the recent Coronavirus outbreak, KVPY exams are already late. To ensure that the exams are finished on time, IISC has decided not to conduct interviews this year. As a one-time measure, KVPY Fellowship 2020 will be awarded solely based on the Aptitude Test without interviews. The KVPY Aptitude Test planned to be conducted on 31st January 2020 will be the final selection process.
KVPY 2020-21 Result
KVPY Result for 2020-21 was declared for only one stage – Aptitude Test. Fellowship will be awarded to candidates based on their performance in the KVPY Aptitude Test. The KVPY result of this test is considered final and no interviews will be conducted. T
Note: KVPY results have been declared online on the official website of KVPY on 16th March 2021.
KVPY 2020-21 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 Related To KVPY Exam 2020-21
Some of the frequently asked questions and their answers are as under:
Q: When can I apply for KVPY 2020?
A: The KVPY last date is over for 2020-21.
Q: Will KVPY 2020-21 be postponed?
A: Due to the Coronavirus situation, KVPY 2020 was postponed. Now, IISC has released the new dates for KVPY Fellowship exam. Check all the details here on Embibe along with practice materials.
Q: Who are eligible for KVPY?
A: For KVPY 2020-21, 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 KVPY exam including eligibility criteria, cut off marks, exam pattern, and admit card here on Embibe.
Q: Can Class 11 students give KVPY?
A: Yes, students from Class 11 are eligible to appear for KVPY exam.
Q: What happens if we qualify and clear KVPY?
A: 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).
Q: Is KVPY hard?
A: Most of the students consider KVPY Aptitude Test tougher than other exams. However, it depends on your preparation level and your knowledge of the subject.
Since the KVPY syllabus is similar to that of JEE, you can practice JEE Main questions to ace in the KVPY Aptitude Test:
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. For any information regarding KVPY 2020-21, feel free to post your queries in the comment section below.
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