Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana 2019 (KVPY 2019)

Last Updated - January 30 2018

KVPY 2019 or Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana 2019 is a national level exam organized to offer scholarship up to pre-PhD level to selected aspirants. In this article, we discuss the salient features of the program, on the basis of past trends: The official notification for KVPY 2019 is expected to announce in July 2019. The Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bangalore has been entrusted with the responsibility to organize the exam.

  • KVPY Hall Ticket will be made available from the second week of October 2019.
  • Final Selection for the scholarship will be based on the aptitude test & individual interview.
  • The courses for which aspirants have commonly been honored the fellowship comprises B.Sc., B. Stat, Integrated M.Sc., and M.S in either Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, or Biology.
  • The test is held either online or offline; the question paper will consist of 100 objective-type questions to be finished within 180 minutes.
  • KVPY Scholarship is honored to deserving aspirants to pursue higher education in the field of basic Sciences starting at the undergraduate level up to pre-research level studies.
  • KVPY 2019 is tentatively scheduled for November 2019, the application form for which will be made available from July till August 2019.
  • Post-publication of KVPY 2019 Result in December, shortlisted aspirants will have to go via the Interview round.

Scholarships for KVPY 2019

The KVPY Fellowship is honored to deserving aspirants to enroll in the Basic Sciences undergraduate programs. Selected aspirants can avail the fellowship amount monthly for the course they opt for. The details of the KVPY Scholarship provided to different aspirants is tabulated below:

Basic SciencesMonthly FellowshipAnnual Contingency Grant
SA/SX/SB- during 1st to 3rd years of- B. Sc./B. Stat./Integrated M. Sc. /Integrated M.S.INR 5000INR 20000
SA/SX/SB- during M. Sc./4th to 5th years of Integrated M. Sc./Integrated M.SINR 7000INR 28000

Highlights on KVPY 2019

ExamKVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana)
Organizing AuthorityIndian Institute of Science (IISC), Bangalore
Level and Durationicity of ExamNational level exam held annually
StreamsSA, SB, and SX
Aptitude Test Centers54 Cities across India
Method of ApplicationOnline
Method of ExaminationOnline/Offline
Medium of ExaminationEnglish & Hindi
HelpdeskPhone: 080 - 22932975/76, 080- 23601008 & 080 – 22933536 (Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 5 PM)


Exam Dates for KVPY 2019

Since the official notification for KVPY 2019 has not been announced yet, in this article, we have structured a tentative event calendar for the same, on the basis of earlier years’ trends. Interested participants are advised to follow the official website for further updates on the exam.

Availability of Online Application FormJuly - August 2019
Application Fee Payment DeadlineAugust 2019
Issue of KVPY Hall TicketOctober 2019
Scheduled Exam DateNovember 2019
Releasement of KVPY ResultDecember 2019
Interview RoundJanuary 2020
Releasement of Final ResultMarch 2020

Eligibility Criteria for KVPY 2019

It is imperative that the aspirants meet the set eligibility conditions of KVPY 2019 or else, their candidature is liable to be rejected. The aspirant must be a citizen of India. The eligibility criteria for KVPY 2019 are listed below: The Fellowship is honored for to Indian nationals only for study in India.

For SA Stream:

  • Aspirants pursuing Science in the 11th standard can apply under this category.
  • The aspirants should have studied Mathematics & Science in the 10th standard.
  • Aspirants must have secured an at least aggregate of 75% marks 10th standard (65% marks in case of SC/ST/PWD aspirants)

For SX Stream:

  • The aspirants should be ready to pursue higher studies in Basic Sciences after completion of the 10+2 examination with an at least aggregate score of 60% (50% in case of SC/ST/PWD aspirants) in the Science subjects.
  • The aspirants should have studied Mathematics and Science and secured an at least aggregate of 75% marks in the 10th standard (65% marks in case of SC/ST/PWD aspirants).
  • Aspirants who are pursuing Science (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) in the 12th standard can apply under this category.

For SB Stream:

  • Undergraduate aspirants pursuing Basic Science program (Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Biology) leading to B.Sc./B. Stat./MS/Integrated M. Sc. can apply under this category.
  • The aspirants must have secured an at least aggregate of 60% marks in 10+2 examination (50% in case of SC/ST/PWD aspirants).
  • The aspirants also must have secured an at least score of 60% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PWD aspirants) in the 1st year Graduation Final Examination.

KVPY Application Form 2019

KVPY 2019 Application Procedure is expected to start in July 2019. The steps involved in completing the KVPY 2019 application procedure is elaborated below: KVPY 2019 Application Form can be reached from the official website only.

Step 1: Registration

  • A valid E-mail ID and active Mobile Number is compulsory for KVPY registration as all important information in the context of the application and examination will be communicated to the registered E-Mail ID/Mobile number.
  • Participants obligatory to register online on the official website with details as specified.
  • Participants will receive confirmation of registration on the registered E-mail ID/Mobile Number.

Step 2: Filling the details

  • Participants will have to re-login to the website using the auto-generated username and password.
  • Upload scanned images of participants’ recent passport-size photograph, and specimen signature in JPG/JPEG pattern, with file-sizes not exceeding 500 KB and 200 KB respectively. The images should meet the specifications as specified on the Form
  • Aspirants obligatory to specify their choice of up to three test centers in order of preference.
  • Clear filling in all the individual and academic details as specified.

Step 3: Payment of Application Fees

  • Aspirants are advised to pay attention while entering the details on the Form and preview the same meticulously before final submission as no correction/editing facility is offered.
  • Aspirants can pay the KVPY 2019 Application Fee either online or offline. Please note that, once the payment is successfully finished and the application form submitted, there would be no refund of the fee paid.

Please note that:

Upon final submission of the online application, an application number will be auto-generated. Aspirants should take a note of the same and obtain prints of the filled-in application form for future references.

Application Fee for KVPY 2019

KVPY 2019 application fee differs according to the category of aspirants. The fee structure according to the categories is tabulated below.

CategoryOBC/GENERALSC/ST Aspirants

The application fee can be paid either online or offline. In the offline mode, an e-Challan has to be downloaded from the same website and fee paid at any Indian nationalized bank discipline. In the online mode, the fee can be paid via the integrated payment gateway on the KVPY official website, using either Net Banking or Credit/Debit Cards. Participants can then enter the details stamped on the challan to clear the KVPY application form on the official website.

KVPY Hall Ticket 2019

Participants who submit the Online Application Form clear in all respects along with the requisite fees will be allocated KVPY 2019 Hall Ticket. The same has to be downloaded from the official website. Please note that there are no other means of reaching the document other than downloading from the website.

KVPY Hall Ticket is expected to be allocated in October 2019 and will carry details like Participant’s name, Registration Number, Photograph, Date of Birth, Exam Venue, Exam Date, and Timings, etc. Aspirants obligatory to carry the Hall Ticket along with a valid photo ID proof in person to appear for the entrance exam.

The steps involved in downloading the KVPY 2019 Hall Ticket:

  1. Visit the official website of KVPY.
  2. Click the ‘KVPY 2019 Hall Ticket’ tab.
  3. Enter login credentials.
  4. The KVPY 2019 Hall Ticket will be displayed on-screen.
  5. Download, save and obtain prints of the document for future use.

Exam Centers for KVPY 2019

Participants can, during the application procedure, specify three choices of exam center from the available list, in order of preference. However, the authority’s judgment in this regard is final and binding on all. The allotment of exam center is done by IISC on the basis of aspirants’ preferences. Please note that once an exam center is allotted, no request for change will be entertained by IISC.

An indicative list of the KVPY 2019 exam center locations is tabulated below:

Exam StateExam Center
Andhra PradeshKurnoolVijayawadaVisakhapatnam
Jammu and KashmirJammu
Madhya PradeshBhopalIndore
Tamil NaduChennaiCoimbatoreMaduraiSalem
Uttar PradeshAgraAllahabadKanpurLucknowVaranasi
West BengalDurgapurKolkataSiliguri

Exam Format for KVPY 2019

KVPY 2019 exam will be organized in either online or offline mode. The question paper is objective type of 100 marks and the time allotted to clear the same is 180 minutes. Examinees have the option of choosing the language of their papers from either Hindi or English.

The test would be split into two sections, Part I and Part II, with four sub-sections in each. The KVPY question paper is designed separately for two categories: Category SA and Category SB/SX. Aspirants do not have a choice of questions in the Category SA question paper while Category SB/SX aspirants can choose to attempt any three sections in PART I and any two sections in PART II of their question Paper.

Check KVPY 2019 Exam Format

KVPY 2019 Question Paper will be of 100 marks. The marking scheme and other details regarding the exam format are elaborated in the table below.

DetailsCategory SACategory SB/SX
Method of ExamOfflineOffline
Medium of ExamEnglish/HindiEnglish/Hindi
Level of ExamScience Syllabus of 10th & 12th standardsScience Syllabus of 12th & 1st year of B. Sc./Integrated M. Sc.
Total Time Allotted3 hours3 hours
Type of QuestionsObjective, MCQ-TypeObjective, MCQ-Type
No. of Questions in Part IPhysics- 15 questionsPhysics- 20 questions
Chemistry- 15 questionsChemistry- 20 questions
Mathematics- 15 questionsMathematics- 20 questions
Biology- 15 questionsBiology- 20 questions
No. of Questions in Part IIPhysics- 05 questionsPhysics- 10 questions
Chemistry- 05 questionsChemistry- 10 questions
Mathematics- 05 questionsMathematics- 10 questions
Biology- 05 questionsBiology- 10 questions
Marking Scheme for Part I+ 1 mark for each accurate response - 0.25 mark for each inaccurate response
Marking Scheme for Part II+ 2 mark for each accurate response - 0.50 mark for each inaccurate response
Total weight100 marks100 marks

Syllabus for KVPY 2019

There is no specific syllabus outlined for KVPY. The test attempts to evaluate aspirants’ depth of subject knowledge as well as analytical ability. Questions are based on the syllabus of 10th & 12th standards/First year of B. The website also hosts earlier years’ question papers along with the response keys which the aspirants can reach for exercise purpose. Sc./Integrated M. Sc./Integrated M.S., as eligible.

KVPY Result 2019

KVPY 2019 Result will be released by IISC in the first week of December 2019 via online mode. Aspirants will be shortlisted for further selection procedure after the declaration of result.

Steps to check KVPY 2019 Result are given below:

  • Click on the link for ‘KVPY 2019 Results’
  • Download and take printout of KVPY 2019 Results
  • Visit the official website of KVPY.
  • Enter Username and password.
  • Check the details on the KVPY 2019 Results

KVPY 2019 Merit List

Upon declaration of KVPY Result 2019, separate merit list for every stream will be announced by IISC. The merit list will be based on the aspirants’ performance in the written test. Ranking of the merit list will be in the descending order of total marks scored in the written exam.

KVPY Merit List will be available category-wise, mentioning names and application numbers of qualifying aspirants. The shortlisted aspirants in the written exam will be shortlisted for KVPY 2019 Selection Procedure. Aspirants will be informed and will be called for the interview round.

Cut Off for KVPY 2019

KVPY 2019 Cut Off list will be published in the online method by the Indian Institute of Science after the result declaration. The qualifying marks to complete the KVPY exam is given below.

StreamQualifying Marks out of 100
Stream SA
PwD (Person with disability)40
Stream SB
PwD (Person with disability)34
Stream SX
PwD (Person with disability)40

KVPY Selection Procedure 2019

Aspirants will be called for the selection process on the basis of their performance in the KVPY 2019 written Test. The selection procedure will include interview round which will be held in the third week of January 2019.

Aspirants will be informed about interview dates, time & venue via email/website. After the successful completion of entrance exam & interview round, the scholarship will be offered to the successful aspirants. They have to bring the following documents along with the interview call letter:

  • Category Certificate
  • Class X & XII Original Marks Sheet
  • KVPY 2019 Interview Call Letter
  • KVPY 2019 Application Form
  • Study certificate Form
  • A Self-Appraisal Form
  • KVPY 2019 Hall Ticket

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