KVPY 2019

KVPY - Exam Pattern

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana

Form Date: 06 Sep - 30 Oct 2021

Online Mode

Form Date: 06 Sep - 30 Oct 2021

KVPY 2021 Exam Pattern: SA/SX/SB streams Marking scheme, Syllabus

Updated On - January 18 2021 by Anusha Pachauri

KVPY 2021 Exam Pattern defines the number of questions asked in KVPY entrance exam, question paper type, marking scheme, etc. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a national level scholarship programme run by the Indian Institute of Science. This programme is mainly organized to encourage candidates who wants to pursue research career in the Science field. It provides fellowship to the selected KVPY Fellow to the pre-Ph.D. level or 5 years, whichever is earlier. Candidates can check all the information about KVPY Exam Pattern 2021 from this article:

KVPY 2021 Exam Pattern

Given below are some important points related to the KVPY 2021 exam pattern:

  • Exam Mode: The KVPY aptitude test is conducted in online mode i.e. Computer Based Test mode.
  • Date & Shift: Entrance Test for SA Stream will start from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM. And for SB/ SX Stream, the exam will be conducted from 2 PM to 5 PM.
  • Medium of Question Paper: The question paper will be designed in both English and Hindi Language.
  • Type of Questions: Multiple choice type question will be asked in the paper.
    • In SA stream, all the questions are compulsory to attempt.
    • While in SB/ SX stream, there is an option to attempt any three sections in PART I & any two sections in PART II .
  • Duration of Exam: 180 minutes i.e. 03 hours.
  • Sections: The KVPY question paper will contain two sections: PART I & PART II.
    • There will be four sections in each PART I & PART II.
  • Total Marks: The question paper will consist total of 100 marks.

Given below is the subject wise marks vs question distribution for all streams from which questions are asked in KVPY 2021 entrance exam:

KVPY 2021 Marking Scheme
SubjectsNo. of QuestionsTotal Marks
Stream SA
Stream SB/ SX

KVPY 2021 Marking Scheme

The Stream SA & Stream SB/ SX question papers will be total of 100 marks. In PART I of both the Stream, candidate will score one mark for correct response & 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect response.

In PART II of Stream SA & Stream SB/ SX, two marks will be awarded for each correct response and 0.5 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

KVPY 2021 Syllabus

KVPY question paper mainly consists of questions from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics. KVPY syllabus includes all the important topics for all four subjects. Given below are the important topics of KVPY exam syllabus.

KVPY Syllabus SA/SX/SB streams

KVPY 2021 Syllabus


  • Refraction

  • Applications in Daily Life

  • Laws of Motion

  • Gravitation

  • Thermodynamics

  • Optics

  • Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter

  • Atoms and Nuclei

  • Electronic Devices


  • Periodic Classification of Elements

  • Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties

  • Environmental Chemistry

  • Metals and Non-Metals

  • General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements

  • The p-Block elements

  • The d- and f - Block Elements

  • Coordination Compounds

  • Haloalkanes and Haloarenes



  • Genetics and Evolution

  • Our Environment

  • Life Processes

  • Human Physiology

  • Biotechnology and its Applications

  • Principles of Inheritance And Variation

  • Molecular Basis of Inheritance



  • Quadratic Equations

  • Mathematical Reasoning

  • Statistics and Probability

  • Real Number

  • Analytical Geometry in Two Dimension

  • Quadratic Equations

  • Coordinate Geometry

  • Mathematical Reasoning

  • Evaluation of Integrals


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Form Start Date:

06 Sep 2021

Form End Date:

30 Oct 2021

The forms will open on 06 Sep 2021



Examination Date (Online):

31 Jan 2021

Application Fees:

₹ 1,250

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