KVPY 2019


Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana

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KVPY Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,250
  • Examination Modes:Online Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Indian Institute of Science, Banglore (IIScB)
  • Courses:BSc, MSc, BSc + MSc (INT), B.STAT
  • Streams:Science

KVPY 2023: Inspire SHE Application, Exam, Eligibility

Updated On - February 27 2023 by Akriti Maurya

KVPY 2023 (Inspire - SHE) registration will start soon. Entrance exam will be held in May 2023 by the Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bangalore. The correction window will be opened in March 2023. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana is a national-level fellowship program. The IISC also offers scholarships to eligible students on the basis of their score in KVPY, IITJEE (Main and Advanced). The selected candidates of the pre-Ph.D level are provided scholarships through this Yojana. KVPY is an entrance test organized to select the eligible candidates through the Aptitude Test and Interview. The selected candidates are awarded scholarships who can then pursue their careers in the field of Research Science. Candidates willing to apply for the fellowship program can get information such as KVPY 2023 application, exam dates, eligibility criteria, syllabus, and much more from the article given below.

Latest Update

  • DST has decided to subsume KVPY with INSPIRE.
  • KVPY 2023 Application Correctionwill start in March 2023. Candidates can edit applications here--- Correction Window.
  • KVPY 2023 aptitude test date will be announced. KVPY 2023 Entrance exam is tentatively scheduled to be held on 22 May 2023.

KVPY Aptitude Test 2023 Status

IISc to conduct KVPY exam 2023. Check the status of the exam below:

Exam StatusApplication Soon

KVPY 2023 Exam Dates

Given below are the tentative KVPY exam dates 2023. As the dates will be announced will be updated here.

KVPY 2023 Schedule
EventsImportant Dates
Online KVPY registration starts from 12 July 2023 at 5 pm
Last date to submit form 

06 September 2023

Availability of admit card to be announced
KVPY 2023 exam date22 May 2023
KVPY 2023 Tentative Answer Keyto be announced
Declaration of resultto be announced

KVPY 2023 Application Form 

The candidates could fill the KVPY 2023 Registration Form online by filling in the details given in the form. Interested applicants can check the following details regarding the KVPY 2023 Application Form:
  • Authority will release the KVPY 2023 Application Form in online mode only.
  • The application process includes certain steps – Registration, Filling details in the application, uploading documents, making exam preference, and application fee payment.
  • Any changes in KVPY 2023 application form will not be accepted if once submitted.
  • Candidates have to upload their recent passport size photograph with scanned signature in the prescribed format.
  • For registration, candidates have to provide a valid e-mail ID & phone number to get login credentials.
  • Candidates applying after class 11 have to apply under SA stream and those applying after 12 have to apply under SX stream while the candidates pursuing B.Sc Basic sciences (first year) have to apply under SB stream.
The students had to follow the steps given below to fill the Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) exam Application Form:
  • Step 1: The candidates first need to Register themselves. This shall be done by visiting the KYPY application portal.
  • Step 2: Fill the details (Personal and Academic), choose the preference of test centres asked in the Application Form, Upload the documents( photo, signature and other certificates) as required.
  • Step 3: Pay the Application fee. The fee should be submitted only at the application portal i.e. online. No other mode shall be accepted.
  • Step 4: The candidates are advised to take multiple printouts of the application form and keep it carefully for further use.

KVPY 2023 Registration Fee

The Application Form will not be accepted unless the application fees have been submitted by the candidate. Below are the details related to KVPY Registration fees:

Application Fee Structure 
GeneralRs. 1250/-
ST/SC/PWD Rs. 625/-
Mode of Payment: The Application Fees can be deposited through Online mode only (ATM-Debit card/Credit card/ Internet Banking) 
  • The Application Fee is Non-Refundable, hence before making payment check the details properly.

KVPY 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The students need to carefully check the details about the KVPY test 2023 Eligibility Criteria to appear in the KVPY exam are given below:
KVPY 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Parameters of Eligibility Criteria

SA stream

SX stream

SB stream


Class 12th or equivalent exam(passed)

Class 12th or equivalent exam (passed)

Appearing in the first-year exam of their UG degree

Mandatory Subject

Science and Mathematics




75% (general candidates) and 65% (reserved category candidates)

75% (general candidates) and 65% (reserved category candidates)
60% (general candidates) and 50% (reserved category candidates) in Mathematics and Science


Appearing for 11th standard exam also eligible

Appearing or waiting for 12th standard exam

Note: Candidates who are intending to pursue or is pursuing an undergraduate program under Distance Education/correspondence course of any university are not eligible to apply for the Fellowship Programme.

KVPY 2023 Exam Pattern

KVPY is divided into 3 streams, SA, SX, SB. SA is for the students of class 11th, SX is for the students of class 12th and SB is for the students who are currently in the first year of UG program in Basic Sciences. Candidates can check the KVPY 2023 Exam Pattern is provided below:
Exam pattern for KVPY 2023
Mode of ExamOnline (CBT)
MediumHindi and English
Question TypeMultiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Total Marks100
AttemptsAll the questions are compulsory for SA stream students whereas the SB/SX stream students can attempt any three sections from Part I and two sections from Part II.

Candidates can go through the exam pattern of KVPY 2020 thoroughly and can start preparing for the exam accordingly.

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

For Stream SA:

KVPY SA Exam Pattern
SubjectsNumber of questionsTotal Marks
Part IPart II

For Stream SB/SX:

KVPY SB/SX Exam Pattern
SubjectsNumber of questionsTotal Marks
Part IPart II

KVPY 2023 Syllabus

Candidates can check the KVPY Syllabus exam 2023 through the below-given details

  • The students can prepare the topics from class 10th, 12th, and 1st year UG syllabus according to the stream they have selected.
  • Also, there is no KVPY 2023 Syllabus which has been prescribed for the entrance test.
  • The aim of the KVPY entrance exam 2023 will be to test the knowledge and analytical ability of the student.
  • The board would also be conducting mock tests to make candidates familiar with the exam pattern.

KVPY 2023 Preparation Tips

Candidates can check the preparation tips through below-given details:

  • The candidates must study systematically and try to stick to the time table they have prepared. The candidates must study from reliable sources only and refer the books of renowned authors.
  • The students need to rigorously practice from Aptitude, Reasoning, Mathematics etc. topics from which most of the questions are asked.
  • The candidates must solve the previous year question paper and also the available sample papers.
  • The candidates must be well aware of all the happenings in the country and internationally which would help them in being up to date and hence enhance their general knowledge.
  • The candidates need to have a proper diet and rest, which would help them in maintaining their health.

KVPY 2023 Admit Card

Candidates can check details related to KVPY Admit card 2023 through the below-given details: 

  • The KVPY 2023 Admit Card is released on the official website https://cdn.digialm.com/EForms/configuredHtml/956/67087/login.html.
  • The candidates had to carry their admit cards and id proof with them on the exam day.
  • To download the admit card candidates had to enter their application number.
  • The Admit card had all the important details regarding the KVPY exam such as Date of Exam, Venue, Exam Instructions etc.
  • Applicants without admit card were not eligible to give the exam.

KVPY 2023 Answer Key

Before the result announcement, Indian Institute of Science will release KVPY 2023 Answer Key in online mode. By the help of answer key, candidates can calculate their expected marks scored in the entrance exam. The separate answer key will be released for each stream, the candidate can compare their marked answer to that given in the official answer key to calculate their score. 

The official answer key will be available by the fourth week of November 2020. To access answer, key candidates have to log in using their application number and password obtained at the time of registration.

KVPY 2023 Result

KVPY result includes the names of the candidates who are selected for the interview round. The separate list will be declared for each stream (SA, SX and SB). KVPY result 2023 will be declared in the third week of November 2023(tentative). The merit list is prepared by giving 75% weightage to the aptitude test and 25% weightage to the interview. Before the result declaration, the authority will also release the answer key. With the help of which, candidates can get an idea about the marks they will obtain in the entrance exam. Candidates are advised to check the answer key as per the stream under which they have appeared in the exam.

KVPY 2023 Cutoff

KVPY Cutoff 2023 has been released by the IISc Bangalore. Candidates have to score the minimum cutoff to qualify the exam. The KVPY cutoff/rank is given below:

KVPY 2023 Cutoff
StreamCategory (out of 100)

KVPY 2023 Counselling/Selection

On the basis of candidate's performance in the entrance exam, they will be called for KVPY 2023 Selection Proces. The selection process includes interview rounds. Conducting authority will organize interviews for the qualified and selected candidates. All the details regarding interview rounds will be sent to the candidates through SMS or mail. Shortlisted candidates will have to bring the following documents for the verification process:

  • A hard copy of Application Form
  • KVPY 2023 Interview Letter
  • KVPY 2023 Admit Card
  • Class 10th original & Photostatted Mark sheet class 12thoriginal &Photostatted Mark sheet
  • Category certificate
  • A Self-Appraisal Form
  • Study Certificate Form, etc.

KVPY 2023 Test Centres

KVPY Aptitude Test 2023 will be held online in the following cities across India:

East & North East Zone Exam Centers:
  • Bhagalpur
  • Muzaffarpur
  • Patna (Bihar)
  • Bhilai nagar
  • Bilaspur
  • Raipur (Chhattisgarh)
  • Bokaro
  • Dhanbad
  • Jamshedpur
  • Ranchi (Jharkhand)
  • Berhampur
  • Bhubaneshwar
  • Cuttack
  • Rourkela
  • Sambalpur (Orissa)
  • Naharlagun (Arunachal Pradesh)
  • Dibrugarh
  • Guwahati
  • Silchar
  • Tezpur (Assam)
  • Imphal (Manipur)
  • Shillong (Meghalaya)
  • Agarthala (Tripura)
  • Asansol
  • Burdwan
  • Durgapur
  • Hoogly
  • Kalyani
  • Kolkata
  • Siliguri (West Bengal)
North Zone Exam Centers
  • Chandigarh (Chandigarh)
  • New Delhi (Delhi)
  • Ambala
  • Faridabad
  • Gurugram
  • Hisar
  • Karnal
  • Kurukshetra
  • Panipat
  • Rohtak
  • Sonipat (Haryana)
  • Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir)
  • Leh (Ladakh)
  • Amritsar
  • Bhatinda
  • Jalandhar
  • Ludhiana
  • Mohali
  • Patiala (Punjab)
  • Ajmer
  • Bikaner
  • Jaipur
  • Jodhpur
  • Sikar
  • Udaipur (Rajasthan)
  • Agra
  • Aligarh
  • Bareilly
  • Ghaziabad
  • Gorakhpur
  • Greater Noida
  • Jhansi
  • Kanpur
  • Lucknow
  • Meerut
  • Moradabad
  • Muzaffarnagar
  • Noida
  • Prayagraj
  • Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)
  • Dehradun
  • Haldwani
  • Roorkee (Uttarakhand)
South Zone Exam Centers
  • Kurnool
  • Rajahmundry
  • Tirupathi
  • Vijayawada
  • Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh)
  • Udupi, (Karnataka)
  • Hyderabad
  • Karimnagar
  • Warangal (Telangana)
  • Alappuzha
  • Ernakulam
  • Idukki
  • Belagavi
  • Bengaluru
  • Bidar
  • Chikkaballapura
  • Chikkamangaluru
  • Davanagere
  • Dharwad
  • Haliyal
  • Hassan
  • Hubballi
  • Kalaburagi
  • Mandya
  • Mangaluru
  • Mysuru
  • Puttur
  • Shivamogga
  • Kannur
  • Kasaragod
  • Kollam
  • Kottayam
  • Kozhikode
  • Malappuram
  • Palakkad
  • Pathanamthitta
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Thrissur(Kerala)
  • Puducherry (Puducherry)
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Kanchipuram
  • Madurai
  • Nagercoil
  • Salem
  • Tiruchirappalli
  • Tirunelveli
  • Vellore (Tamil Nadu)
West & Central Zone Exam Centers
  • Madgoan
  • Mapusa
  • Panaji (Goa)
  • Ahmedabad
  • Anand
  • Gandhinagar
  • Rajkot
  • Surat
  • Vadodra (Gujarat)
  • Bhopal
  • Jalgaon
  • Kolhapur
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Nashik
  • Navi Mumbai
  • Pune
  • Thane (Maharashtra)
  • Gwalior
  • Indore
  • Jabalpur
  • Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh)
  • Amaravati
  • Aurangabad

KVPY 2023 Interview Test Centres

Check the list of the test centres for KVPY given below. These are the centres where the exam took place last year. 

IISc BangaloreIISER Bhopal
IIT MadrasIIT Delhi
MNIT, JaipurIISER Kolkata
IISER MohaliIIT Bombay
IISER TrivandrumHRI – Allahabad
JBNSTS, KolkataIACS Kolkata
IIT HyderabadIICT Hyderabad
NISER BhubaneswarIIT Gandhinagar
Delhi UniversityLNMIT Jaipur
University of Hyderabad 

Candidates can download KVPY 2023 Information broucher Pdf here.

KVPY 2023 Highlights

The candidates can check KVPY 2023 a few basic information below in the given table:

KVPY 2023 Basic Details
Exam Name
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana 2023 (KVPY 2023)
Conducting Body
Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore

National Level

Pre-Ph.D level scholarship
KVPY Official website


Exam Mode

Online (CBT)

Exam Purpose
Selected candidates are awarded the scholarships who can then pursue their career in the field of Research Science.

About Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)

The "Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana" (KVPY) is a program started in 1999 by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India to encourage students who are studying Basic Sciences to take up research career in Science. The aim of the program is to identify and encourage talented and motivated students to pursue a career in research.

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KVPY Important Dates

KVPY 2021 Form Date12 Jul - 06 Sep 2023 (Tentative)
Admit card Downloading Date02 May 2023 (Tentative)
KVPY 2021 Exam Date22 May 2023 (Tentative)

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

3 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:



Frequently Asked Questions


Form Start Date:

12 Jul 2023

Form End Date:

06 Sep 2023

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