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  1. Some friends from my School/College are planning to take the KVPY aptitude test. Can we ask our School/College authorities to request bulk applications for us?

    Candidates must apply through online only. No hard copy of the application is available. Bulk applications from school/college authorities will not be entertained.

  2. What is the meaning of the phrase 'computer based test'? I have never taken such a test before.

    The phrase means that the test will be conducted using an easy-to-use portal on a computer. No prior experience with using computers is needed to opt for such a test. In fact, students who choose to take the computer based test will be directed to a web link that contains a mock aptitude test hosted on the same portal. This will allow them to get familiar with all features of the testing environment.

  3. Can I take a computer based test in Hindi?


  4. What is the syllabus for the aptitude test ?

    There is no prescribed syllabus for the aptitude test. The aptitude test aims to test the understanding and analytical ability of the student than his/her factual knowledge. However, students are tested for the syllabus up to class X/XII/1st year of  B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. as applicable.

  5. What is the eligibility criteria for  KVPY 2020 ?(a) Stream SA: Students enrolled in the XI Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2020-21 and having 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.

    Students promoted through both the Summative Assessments-II conducted by the school and conducted by the Board are eligible to apply, if they satisfy eligibility criteria. If the students have obtained a letter grade in the qualified examination, they are requested to convert it into an appropriate % marks and fill-up the application form.

    (b) Stream SX: Students enrolled in XII standard / (+2) during the academic year 2020-21 and aspiring to join an undergraduate program in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S.) for the session 2021-22 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. They must secure 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the XII standard Board Examination before taking up the fellowship, if awarded.

    (c) Stream SB: Students enrolled in the 1st Year of an undergraduate program in sciences (B.Sc./B.S./ B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S.) during the academic year 2020-21 and having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in Science subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the XII/(+2) Standard Board Examination.  In the 1st year final examination of B.Sc./B.S./B.Math./B.Stat./Int. M.Sc./M.S. they must secure 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks before taking up the fellowship, if awarded.

  6. Is it necessary that the students have to study all the four subjects i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics?

    In the Stream-SA  all questions are compulsory (Science and Mathematics)
    In respect of the streams SB and SX , there will be four sections in Part I (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics) and four sections in Part II (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics).  Candidates  may answer any THREE of the four subjects in Part I and any TWO of the four subjects in Part II. In case candidate attempts  more sections, best of three in Part I and best of two in Part II is considered.

  7. When does the KVPY advertisement come in the newspapers?

    The advertisement for the KVPY Fellowship appears in all the national dailies on the Technology day (May 11), and on the second Sunday of July every year.

  8. Can I avail the KVPY Fellowship along with a merit scholarship?

    KVPY does not allow its Fellows to receive simultaneously fellowship /scholarship from more than one source, either government or private. In case they are in receipt of any other fellowship or scholarship, they will have to relinquish it in order to avail the KVPY Fellowship.

  9. When can I get the application form?

    The KVPY is publishing its detailed advertisement on 2nd Sunday of the month of July every year. The application form can be obtained after the publication of the advt.

  10. When should I submit application form?
    The last date for submission of the application form will be notified in the detailed advertisement published during July every year.

  11. Whom should I contact in case of Examination centre related queries?

    The students can send their queries through e-mail which will be answered.

  12. I have a scanned copy of my photograph/signature/caste certificate, the file size of which exceeds the limit mentioned in the online application form.  What should I do?

    Please compress the file and then upload it.

  13. When and How do I download ADMIT CARD ?

    Candidates may download ADMIT CARD during 2nd week of January 2021 by logging in to their application portal at KVPY website. Details regarding Examination venue and seat number will be available in the admit card.

  14. EXAMINATION DATE & TIME:  31st January 2021

    STREAM SA : Forenoon  9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Candidates should report at 8AM)

    STREAM SB/SX : Afternoon 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM (Candidates should report at 1 PM)


  • Please bring the Admit Card along with you for the examination. In addition to the admit card, students must bring  valid School/College ID or Aadhar Card or Passport  with  clear photograph. Produce the same to the invigilator on request. Students without the Admit Card and valid ID will not be permitted to appear for the aptitude test.

    1.     You are advised to go over to the examination center at least an hour before the commencement of the test.

    2.     The room numbers in which the test will be conducted will be displayed in each center.

    3.    You are NOT permitted to carry calculators or any electronic devices. Virtual calculators will be made available on the computer screen. You will be  provided sheets for rough work.

    4.    Carrying/use of mobile phone, I-pod, portable hard disc, pen drive, data card, pagers inside the examination hall is strictly prohibited and no provisions have been made for their safe custody at test centers.





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