KVPY 2019-2020 | Interview Schedule (Released), Dates, Application Procedure

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KVPY 2019-2020: Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana 2019 is a national level exam that aims to encourage scientific temperament among the young minds of the country. The exam is conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. The candidates who qualify the exam get a scholarship till the pre-Ph.D. level. The courses for which fellowships are awarded are B.Sc., B. Stat, Integrated M.Sc. and M.S in either Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, or Biology.

KVPY Application Form 2019 has been released on 8th July 2019. The last date for the submission of the form is 20th August 2019. KVPY Exam will be conducted on 3rd November 2019. Find the direct link of the Application form from below.

Fill KVPY Application Form 2019

  • KVPY Interview Schedule has been released and the interview is starting from 22nd January 2020. Click Here to get details.
  • KVPY 2019 Online Registration has been started on 8th July 2019.
  • The eligibility criteria are different for every post, applicants must fulfill the complete eligibility to apply for the program. Check KVPY Eligibility
  • Interested and eligible candidates can submit their applications on the official website till 20th August 2019.
  • The exam will be conducted in computer-based mode. Read more to Know KVPY Exam Pattern
  • KVPY 2019 Result has been released on 11th December 2019.
  • The selection of candidates is done through aptitude test and Interview round.
  • KVPY Answer Key has been released on 7th November 2019.

KVPY Highlights

Exam Name KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana)
Conducting Authority Indian Institute of Science
Streams SA, SB, and SX
Exam Centres 54 Centres Pan India
Exam Date 3rd November 2019
Nationality Citizen of India
Official Website www.kvpy.iisc.ernet.in

KVPY Important Dates

The exam will be held in two rounds, a pen and paper test in round 1 and an interview for those who clear round 1. The events have been tabulated below in chronological order

Event Dates
Commencement of online application 8th July 2019
Fees payment deadline 20th August 2019
Availability of admit cards for KVPY 7th October 2019
KVPY 2019 examination 3rd November 2019
Declaration of results 11th December 2019
Commencement of the Interview Rounds 22nd January 2020
Announcement of Final Result March 2020

Documents Required for Interview Schedule

  • Interview call letter (can be downloaded from the official website using login credentials).
  • Attested copy of Marks list (10th Marks card for Stream SA/SX and 12th Marks card for Stream  SB).
  • Caste certificate for ST/SC candidates issued by the concerned authority.
  • Medical certificate in case of physically and visually challenged students  in the prescribed format (As per GOI)
  • A Self-Appraisal form.
  • Study certificate form (can get it from Principal/Head of the Institution where you are currently pursuing your studies)
  • Teacher Recommendation Form (in a sealed envelope)

KVPY Interview Centres 2020

Sl. No. Centre Interview Venue (Tentative) Interview Date (Tentative)
1 Allahabad (Prayagraj) HRI Allahabad February 2020
2 Bengaluru KVPY, IISc. February 2020
3 Bhopal IISER-Bhopal February 2020
4 Bhubaneswar  NISER-Bhubaneswar February 2020
5 Chennai IIT-Madras February 2020
6 Coimbatore Bharathiar University February 2020
7 Delhi – I IIT-Delhi February 2020
8 Delhi – II  JNU February 2020
9 Delhi – III Delhi University February 2020
10 Delhi – IV Shiv Nadar University-Delhi February 2020
11 Gandhinagar IIT Gandhinagar February 2020
12 Hyderabad – I IICT – Hyderabad February 2020
13 Hyderabad – II IITH – Hyderabad February 2020
14 Hyderabad – III University of Hyderabad February 2020
15 Jaipur – I MNIT-Jaipur February 2020
16 Jaipur – II LNMIIT-Jaipur February 2020
17 Jodhpur IITJ-Jodhpur February 2020
18 Kolkata – I IISER-Kolkata February 2020
19 Kolkata – II IACS-Kolkata February 2020
20 Kolkata – III JBNSTS-Kolkata February 2020
21 Mohali IISER-Mohali February 2020
22 Mumbai IIT-Bombay February 2020
23 Pune IISER-Pune February 2020
24 Trivandrum NIIST-Trivandrum

KVPY Eligibility Criteria

The student must be a citizen of India.

Courses  Eligibility Criteria
SA Stream Students enrolled in the XI Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2019-20 and having secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board examination
SX Stream Students enrolled in XII Standard/ (+2) (Science subjects) during the academic year 2019–20 and aspiring to join undergraduate program in Basic Sciences namely Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology leading to  B.Sc. /B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. for the session 2020–21 provided they have secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/ Biology) in the X Standard Board Examination during the academic year 2017-18

Students in their 2nd year of study in Cambridge International Examination Board and aspiring to join a UG program (viz. B.Sc. /B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S.)in Basic Sciences namely Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology in the Academic year 2019-20 are eligible to apply provided they have secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the X Standard Board Examination

SB Stream Students enrolled in the 1st year of the undergraduate program in Basic Sciences namely Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology leading to B.Sc. /B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. during the academic year 2019–20 and having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology)  in the XII Standard Board Examination immediately in the preceding academic year

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

The detailed eligibility criteria can be found on http://kvpy.iisc.ernet.in/main/eligibility.htm 

How To Apply for KVPY?

The mode of application for KVPY is online only. The steps to apply are as follows:

  1. Go to the official website http://kvpy.iisc.ernet.in/main/applications.htm
  2. Register using your email Id and phone number. A login ID will be generated for you.KVPY Registartion
  3. Re-login to the website using the auto-generated username and password.
  4. Fill all the details required.
  5. Upload the scanned copy of the photograph and signature, as well as the caste certificate( if applicable).
  6. Pay the fees either online using the integrated payment gateway on the KVPY official website, using either Net Banking or Credit/Debit Cards, or offline using the e-challan that can be downloaded from the site. The application fees of Rs. 1000/- (for OBC/General) and Rs. 500/- (for SC/ST/PWD) is nonrefundable once the form has been submitted.

KVPY Application Fee

  • For General/OBS Category: Rs.1000 + KVAT @ 5.5% = Rs. 1055
  • For SC/ST Category: Rs.500 +  KVAT @ 5.5% = Rs. 528.
  • Application Fee can be paid through Credit Card/Debit Card/ Net Banking or Challan.

Download KVPY Previous Year Question Papers

KVPY Exam Pattern

KVPY Exam Pattern and breakdown are as follows. The exam is held in two rounds. The first round is a pen and paper test. The test is divided into two parts, with the maximum marks of 100. The 3 hours test has objective type questions. The candidates who qualify the written test are then supposed to attend the interview round.

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

Stream SB/SX

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 Syllabus

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 classes. 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 Cut Off

Streams Previous Years Cut off Score 2017
General SC/ST PWD
Stream SA 45/100 35/100 35/100
Stream SB 43/100 33/100 33/100
Stream SX 53/100 43100 43/100

KVPY Admit Card

KVPY Admit Card can be downloaded from the official website using the username and password that was generated during the registration. The admit card will carry details like Applicant’s Name, Registration Number, Photograph, Date of Birth, Exam Venue, Exam Date, and Timings, etc. The cards will most likely be released in the month of October 2019.

KVPY Result 2019

IISc will declare KVPY Results 2019 in December. The candidates who qualify will have to appear in the interview round in January 2019. KVPY Merit List will be available category-wise, mentioning names and application numbers of qualifying candidates. The merit list will be based on the performance of the candidates in Round 1.

KVPY Scholarship 2019

Basic Science Monthly Fellowship Annual Contingency Grant
SA/SX/SB  – from 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 continues to study Basic Science courses in school/junior college/university and maintains 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.

KVPY Interview Round 2019

candidates. The personal interview will be like any other interview, a mix of questions pertaining to the Individual as well as those regarding the scientific interests of the candidate. Those who successfully defend themselves in the interview will be awarded the fellowship to pursue their interests further.

KVPY Syllabus and Preparation 2019

There is no clear prescribed Syllabus for KVPY Syllabus 2019, but the analysis of the last years’ papers show that the syllabus ranges from Class 10 to Class 12 Mathematics and Science Subjects. Therefore, students should have a clear understanding of those specific areas.

This is all about KVPY 2019. Please stay in touch with the official website for further notification. Feel free to post your queries in the comments section below.

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