KVPY 2020: Exam Dates, Application Form, Syllabus

KVPY 2021

KVPY 2020 Admit card will release in December 2020. It is a national level entrance test is conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore to shortlist eligible candidates on the basis of Aptitude Test & Interview organized by IISc. Candidates have to check the suitable stream from SA, SX and SB, and then apply accordingly. On the basis of KVPY exam result, scholarships up to Pre-Ph.D. level are provided to qualified candidates. Such candidates can pursue their career in Research Science.

Moreover, Candidates can check various details regarding KVPY 2020 application, exam dates, eligibility criteria, syllabus etc. from this article.

KVPY Notification 2020

  • KVPY admit card will release in December 2020.
  • The KVPY Exam date will be released by the authority soon.
  • Also, the KVPY registration date might get postponed due to COVID-19.

KVPY 2020 Exam Dates

Candidates can check some important dates related to KVPY entrance exam 2020 from the table given below:

EventsDates (Tentative)
KVPY application form releaseFirst week of July 2020
Online application form last dateFirst week of September 2020
Admit card availabilityDecember 2020
KVPY Exam DateFirst week of November 2020
Answer key releasesFourth week of November 2020
Result declarationThird week of December 2020
Interview startsThird week of January 2021
Last date of interviewFourth week February 2021

KVPY 2020 Application Form

Candidates can check below the following details regarding KVPY 2020 Application Form:

  • KVPY 2020 Application form will release in July 2020.
  • IISc will release KVPV 2020 Application form in online mode.
  • The application process includes the following steps – Registration, Entering details in the application form, uploading documents and making application fee payment.
  • Any changes in KVPY 2020 application form will be accepted after the last date of submission.
  • While filling the application form, candidates have to upload their recent passport size photograph with a scanned signature in the prescribed format.
  • Also, Candidates are advised to enter a valid e-mail ID & phone number to get login credentials.
  • Class 11 passed candidates have to apply under SA stream and class 12 passed candidates have to apply under SX stream. Candidates pursuing B.Sc Basic sciences (First year) can apply under SB stream.

Application Fee:

The details regarding the application fee are:

CategoryRegistration Fee
General/ OBCRs 1000
SC/ STRs 500

Mode of Payment: 

The KVPY 2020 application fee can be paid in online mode via credit card, debit card or net-banking.

KVPY 2020 Exam Centers

KVPY 2020 exam will be conducted in the following cities across India –  Agarthala, Agra, Ambala, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Aurangabad, Belagavi, Bhopal, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Calicut, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Durgapur, Ernakulum, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Hubbali, Jaipur, Indore, Jabalpur, Jamshedpur, Jammu, Kanpur, Jodhpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Mohali, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Noida,  Patna, Pune, Raipur, Rourkela,  Rajkot, Ranchi, Salem, Siliguri, Trivandrum, Varanasi & Vishakhapatnam.

Candidates can check the centre allotted to them from their KVPY Admit card.

KVPY 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates can check the KVPY 2020 Eligibility criteria for different streams from the below given section:

  • Nationality: Only Indian Candidates can apply for the KVPY exam.

For SA Stream:

  • Qualification: Candidates must have passed class 10 from any recognized board with Science & Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
  • Percentage: Only candidates with minimum of 75% marks (65% for reserved category candidates) can apply for this stream.
  • Appearing: Candidates who are in class 11 can also apply for the exam under SA stream.

For SX Stream:

  • Qualification: Candidates who have passed/appearing in class 12 or equivalent examination can apply for SX stream.
  • Mandatory Subjects: Interested applicants must have Science subjects (PCB / PCM) in their class 12.
  • Percentage: Candidates must have scored at least 75% marks in class 12 (65% for reserved category applicants).

For SB Stream:

  • Qualification: Candidates from the first year of Under graduation can apply.
  • Mandatory Subject: Candidates who have studied Basic Sciences in UG degree level with science subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology leading to B.Sc. /B.S. /B.Stat/B.Math. /Int. MS. /Int. M.Sc. can apply under  SB stream.
  • Percentage: Candidates must have scored 60% marks (50% for reserved category candidates) in Mathematics & Science in 12th

KVPY 2020 Exam Pattern

Given below are some important points related to Exam Pattern for KVPY Examination 2020 that every candidate must be familiar with:

  • Exam Mode: Online i.e. Pen Based mode.
  • Medium: English & Hindi medium.
  • Questions Type: Multiple choice questions (MCQ).
  • Attempts: In the SA stream, candidates must have to attempt all questions. While in SB/SX stream, candidates will be provided an option to attempt any three sections in Part I and two sections in Part II of the entrance test.
  • Time Duration: 180 minutes i.e. 3 hours.
  • Maximum Marks: Total 100 marks.

Candidates can check the Question and Marks distribution for all the streams of the KVPY entrance test from the below given table:

For Stream SA:

SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMarks Part-IMarks Part-II

For Stream SB/SX:

SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMarks(Part-I)Marks(Part-II)

KVPY 2020 Syllabus

Generally, KVPY entrance test includes questions from the topics of class 10, class 12 and the UG first year syllabus as per the stream selected by candidate. Moreover, IISc has not prescribed KVPY 2020 syllabus for the entrance test. The aptitude test is mainly to test candidate’s analytical ability & understanding knowledge.

Candidates are advised to solve mock tests and previous year sample papers to know about the pattern of written examination.

KVPY 2020 Preparation Tips

Given below are some Preparation Tips for KVPY Examination that candidate can follow to score well in the entrance test:

  • Solve previous year question papers and sample papers to know more about the KVPY exam paper.
  • Candidate must make a proper time table and study accordingly.
  • Check stream-wise KVPY syllabus & pattern to know question paper design.
  • Also, Make short notes and revise them according to the schedule.
  • Moreover, Try to practise yoga & meditation as this will improve concentration power.

KVPY 2020 Admit Card

Candidates can download KVPY 2020 Admit Card in online mode. Successfully registered candidates can download their admit card from the second week of October 2020.  Moreover, Candidates have to carry a national ID Proof along with the KVPY admit card to appear for exam.

How to Download KYPY 2020 Admit Card?

Candidates can follow the steps given below to download the KVPY 2020 Admit card:

  • Visit the KVPY official website.
  • Enter the login credentials such as user id and password obtained at the time of registration.
  • Then, Click on the ‘login’ button after filling the details at the login page. 
  • Next, the candidate has to select the assessment after submitting the details. 
  • Click on the ‘search’ button then the admit card will appear on the screen. 
  • At last, candidates are advised to download and print the admit card for future use.

Details Mentioned on KVPY 2020 Hall Ticket

Candidates are advised to check all the details mentioned on the KVPY admit card. Following details are present in the KVPY hall ticket: 

  • Exam city
  • Stream
  • Candidate’s Name
  • Candidate’s Roll number
  • Application number
  • Candidate’s date of birth
  • Examination Date
  • Reporting time
  • Exam Time
  • Complete name and address of the exam centre
  • Candidate’s photograph
  • Candidate’s Signature
  • General instructions for the exam day

KVPY 2020 Answer Key

Board will release the KVPY Answer Key in online mode by the fourth week of November. Candidates can calculate their expected marks of the KVPY entrance exam from the answer key. Also, Stream-wise official answer key will be made available on the official website of the authority.

Candidate has to login at the official website to download KVPY 2020 Answer key. After downloading the answer key, candidates must know about the marking scheme in order to calculate their score.

KVPY 2020 Cut Off

KVPY 2020 Cut-Off marks is the minimum marks that a candidate must score in order to qualify the exam. The cut off varies as per the streams and category of candidates. Indian Institute of Science (IISc) will release the cut-off marks in online mode.

Given below is the KVPY qualifying cut-off (out of 100) for each stream & category:

StreamsGeneralSC/ ST/ PWD

KVPY 2020 Result

KVPY 2020 Result is supposed to be declared in the third week of December. For checking the result, candidates have to login at the official website by entering their login credentials such as application number and password.

Board will release separate merit list for each stream (SA, SB, and SX). Only qualified candidates details will be listed in the merit list.

Merit list is prepared on the basis of candidate’s performance in the entrance test. Also, Qualified candidates will be called for further selection or counselling process.

How to Check KVPY 2020 Result?

Candidates can follow the steps given below for check the KVPY Result:

  • Visit the KVPY official website. 
  • Click on the link displaying KYPY Aptitude Test result and then select the PDF of applied categories and streams.
  • Now, candidates have to find the roll number and name. 
  • Candidates are advised to download and print the result for future use. 

KVPY 2020 Counselling/ Selection

Qualified candidates will be called for KVPY 2020 Selection Process on the basis of their performance in the entrance exam. The selection process mainly includes few interview rounds in which selected candidates have to show some documents for verification purpose. Also, The KVPY counselling process is supposed to be conducted from the third week of January 2021 till the last week of February 2021.

Board will inform the qualified candidates through SMS or mail about interview rounds. Candidates have to bring the following documents for the document verification process:

  • Printed copy Application Form
  • KVPY 2020 Interview Letter
  • KVPY 2020 Admit Card
  • Class 10 original & Photocopy Mark sheet
  • Class 12 original &  Photocopy Mark sheet
  • Category certificate
  • A Self-Appraisal Form
  • Study Certificate Form, etc.


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