KVPY or Kishore Vigyan Protsahan Yojana

KVPY or Kishore Vigyan Protsahan Yojana

Kishore Vigyan Protsahan Yojana

KVPY or Kishore Vigyan Protsahan Yojana is a scholarship program funded by the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India, aimed at encouraging students who are studying Basic Sciences to take up research careers in Science. It is administrated by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.

What is the KVPY 2022 Exam?

Kishore Vigyan Protsahan Yojana or KVPY is an Indian Government scholarship program for Top Class Students of School (10 + 2) & Junior College to pursue undergraduate study in the field of Science, Engineering. The scheme is sponsored by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Atomic Energy, and Department of Science and Technology.

KVPY Eligibility Criteria

Students enrolled in XI standard/XII standard/1st-year B.Sc./B.S./Int. M.Sc./M.S. are eligible to appear for the aptitude test (KVPY) under Basic Sciences Streams. If they secure a minimum of 80% (70% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science subjects in the X Standard Board Examination. 

The students enrolled in 2nd year B.Sc./B.S./M.Sc./M.S and 1st year Int M.Sc/Int Mtech or 2nd-year Integrated Mtech are eligible to appear for the aptitude test under stream SA provided they have secured a minimum of 60% marks (50% for SC/ST) in aggregate in Science subjects in the XII Standard Board Examination or equivalent qualifying examination.

Kishore Vigyan Protsahan Yojana 2022 Application Process

The stages of the application process for KVPY are as follows:

1. Fill out the online application form and upload the necessary documents.

2. The application process is followed by a selection of candidates on the basis of their performance in the Aptitude Test.

3. Qualified candidates will be called for an interview round to assess their subject knowledge, scientific temperament, and reasoning ability.

4. Selection committee at IISc Bangalore will check the eligibility criteria and select the candidates for the fellowship program based on their performance in the aptitude test and interview round.

5. Shortlisted candidates will get a fellowship from KVPY Fellowship Scheme to pursue research projects under the guidance of eminent scientists across various IISc labs and institutes.

Syllabus overview

KVPY-SA syllabus is similar to ICSE/ISC/CBSE syllabus and it is not as tough as the IIT syllabus. But, you should be good at the basics of physics, chemistry, mathematics, and biology. You should also be good at reasoning.

The aptitude test will have a single paper carrying 80 multiple choice questions – 40 each from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Biology.


Electromagnetic Induction
Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Current
Physical World and Measurement
Reflection of Light
Sources of Energy
Work, Energy, and Power
Laws of Motion
Magnetic Effects of Current
Current Electricity


Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties
Chemical Reactions
Periodic Classification of Elements
Environmental Chemistry
Metals and Non-Metals
Bases and Salts
Basic Concepts of Chemistry
States of Matter
Gases and Liquids
Carbon Compounds

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Cell: Structure and Function, Human Physiology
Control and Coordination in Animals and Plants
Heredity and Evolution
Plant Physiology
Diversity of Living Organisms
Life Processes
Our environment


Trigonometric Functions
Quadratic Equations
Real Number
Mathematical Reasoning
Statistics and Probability
Introduction to Trigonometry
Coordinate Geometry
Surface Areas & Volumes

Exam Pattern

The KVPY Exam Pattern consists of the following:

1. The KVPY exam will consist of two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2.

2. The date, time, and duration of the KVPY exam are different for both papers.

3. The KVPY question paper will be in both English and Hindi language except for Mathematics and Biology (paper 2) which will be only in English.

4. For each question, four options will be provided as possible answers out of which only one option is correct.

5. There is NO negative marking for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the KVPY Aptitude Test.

6. Each stream has a different number of questions, marks, and subjects in the KVPY Aptitude Test.

KVPY 2022 Exam Center

Andhra PradeshRajahmundry, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
KarnatakaBelagavi, Bengaluru, Bidar, Chikkamangaluru, Davanagere, Dharwad, Haliyal, Hassan, Hubballi, Kalaburagi, Mandya, Mangaluru, Mysuru, Shivamogga, Udupi
KeralaAlappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur
Tamil NaduChennai, Coimbatore, Kanchipuram, Madurai, Nagercoil, Selam
JharkhandDhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
OdishaBhubaneshwar, Rourkela
Arunachal PradeshNaharlagun
AssamGuwahati, Tezpur
West BengalAsansol, Burdwan, Durgapur, Kolkata, Siliguri
ChhattisgarhBilaspur, Raipur
GujaratAhmedabad, Anand, Rajkot, Vadodra
Madhya PradeshBhopal, Indore
MaharashtraAmaravati, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Thane
HaryanaAmbala, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Karnal, Kurukshetra
Jammu & KashmirJammu
PunjabJalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala
RajasthanAjmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Sikar
Uttar PradeshAgra, Allahabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Kanpur, Lucknow, Noida, Varanasi

Kishore Vigyan Protsahan Yojana Cutoff Marking

The category-wise KVPY Cut Off marks for each test, i.e., SA, SB, and SX, will be displayed.


Preparation Tips for Kishore Vigyan Protsahan Yojana 2022

Preparing for exams at the last minute can be a stressful and frustrating experience and is nearly always an inefficient way to study. Instead, try these KVPY exam preparation tips from experts in the field of education:

Begin by setting some time aside to organize your study space. Make sure you have all of the materials you will need for studying (e.g., books, papers, pens, pencils, calculators, etc.) for these KVPY exams. 

          If you are using a computer to study online or type papers, make sure you are not distracted by emails or social media sites.

Avoid cramming. Start with the most difficult topics and set aside enough time to review them thoroughly before moving on to less challenging topics. Do not spend more than 25 minutes reviewing any one topic before taking a short break (5-10 minutes) to study another topic. Taking breaks will help you retain information more effectively than spending hours reviewing one topic at a time.

Eat a healthy breakfast and/or snack before an exam. Not only will this help boost your energy levels and concentration abilities; it will also help strengthen your immune system making it easier for you to recover from the stress of studying for exams and taking KVPY tests. 

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