KVPY 2020 exam will be conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. KVPY entrance test is a national level entrance test organized for the selection of the eligible candidates on the basis of Aptitude Test & Interview organized by IISc. Through this entrance exam, candidates are provided scholarships up to Pre-Ph.D. level for their selection. Eligible candidates awarded with the scholarships will be able to pursue their career in the Research Science. Candidates can check various details regarding KVPY 2020 application, exam dates, eligibility criteria, syllabus and much more by reading this article.

KVPY 2020 Exam Dates

Candidates can check the tentative details of KVPY 2020 exam dates in the below given table:

Events Dates (Tentative)
Online application form opening 2nd week of July 2020
Online application form closing 1st week of September 2020
Admit card availability 2nd week of October 2020
KVPY 2020 Exam Date 1st week of November 2020
Answer key releases 4th week of November 2020
Result declaration 3rd week of December 2020
Interview starts 3rd week of January 2021
Last date of interview 4th week February 2021

KVPY 2020 Application Form

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

  • Candidates will be able to fill the KVPY 2020 Application Form through online mode.
  • The Application process will consist of certain steps – Registration, Filling details in the application, uploading documents, making exam preference and making application fee payment.
  • No changes in KVPY 2020 application form will be entertained after submission.
  • Candidates must upload their recent passport size photograph with scanned signature in the given format.
  • Candidates must register using their valid e-mail ID & phone number to get login credentials.
  • Students applying after class 11th have to apply under SA stream and those applying after 12th have to apply under SX stream. For the candidates pursuing B.Sc Basic sciences (1st year) are required to apply under SB stream.

Application Fee:

  • The form fee for General/ OBC Category will be INR 1000/-
  • The form fee for SC/ ST category will be INR 500/-

Mode of Payment: The application fee can be paid through online mode. The mode of payment will be through credit card, debit card or net-banking.

KVPY 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check KVPY 2020 Eligibility Criteria before applying for admission under various streams:

  • Nationality: Candidates must be Indian National citizen in order to apply for KVPY 2020.

For SA Stream:

  • Qualification: Candidates must have passed their 10th level from a recognized board.
  • Mandatory Subjects: Candidates must have passed 10th level with compulsory subjects of Science & Mathematics.
  • Percentage: Candidates must have scored minimum 75% marks (65% for reserved category candidates).
  • Appearing: Students who are appearing in 11th level are also eligible to apply.

For SX Stream:

  • Qualification: Candidates must have passed 12th level or equivalent examination.
  • Mandatory Subjects: Candidates must have passed 12th level with Science subjects (PCB / PCM).
  • Percentage: Candidates must have scored minimum 75% marks in class 12th (65% for reserved category candidates).
  • Appearing: Candidates who will be appearing or waiting for their 12th level result are also eligible to apply.

For SB Stream:

  • Qualification: Candidates appearing in the first year of their UG degree are also eligible to apply.
  • Mandatory Subject: Candidates studying in UG degree in Basic Sciences must have science subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology leading to B.Sc. /B.S. /B.Stat/B.Math. /Int. MS. /Int. M.Sc.
  • Percentage: Candidates must have scored 60% marks (50% for reserved category candidates) in Mathematics & Science in 12th

KVPY 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates can check below the KVPY 2020 Exam Pattern before starting their exam preparation:

  • Exam Mode: KVPY 2020 entrance exam will be conducted through online mode.
  • Medium: The language of the paper will be in English & Hindi medium.
  • Questions Type: The paper will consist of multiple choice questions (MCQ) in the paper.
  • Attempts: In the SA stream, it is compulsory to attempt all questions. While in SB/SX stream, students have an option to attempt any three sections in Part I and two sections in Part II.
  • Time Duration: Total of 3 hours time will be given to complete the test.
  • Maximum Marks: The entrance exam will be of 100 marks.

The distribution no. of questions in each stream is given in the table below:

For Stream SA:

Subjects Number of questions Total Marks
Part I Part II
Physics 15 5 25
Chemistry 15 5 25
Mathematics 15 5 25
Biology 15 5 25

For Stream SB/SX:

Subjects Number of questions Total Marks
Part I Part II
Physics 20 10 40
Chemistry 20 10 40
Mathematics 20 10 40
Biology 20 10 40

KVPY 2020 Syllabus

Candidates can prepare for KVPY 2020 entrance test from the topics of 10th, 12th, and 1st year UG syllabus as per the selected stream. There will be no prescribed syllabus for the entrance test. The aptitude test will be design to test analytical ability & understanding of candidate’s knowledge.

Mock tests will be also conducted by the board so that candidates get familiar with the pattern of written examination.


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