KVPY 2024 Scholarship: Notification, Dates, Application, Eligibility, Syllabus

The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana is a National-Level scholarship/ fellowship program and it is popularly known as KVPY 2024. This fellowship program is offered by IISc (Indian Institute of Sciences), Banglore for students up to Pre-Ph.D. level. To get this scholarship, students must have to appear for an aptitude test followed by an interview session. Every year this aptitude test is conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IIS), Karnataka to get admission into the Fellowship Research Courses in Basic Science.

The KVPY scholarship/ fellowship is offered for three streams namely SA, SX, and SB for the students of class 11th, 12th, and first year of Bachelor courses in Basic Sciences respectively. Additionally, IISc also offers scholarships, to eligible students depending on their KVPY and IITJEE scores. The shortlisted students will receive a monthly scholarship /stipend/fellowship depending on their KVPY score and chosen stream.

The application for KVPY 2024 will be filled in online mode and the examination for the same will be held in online mode also. For more details and updates students are instructed to visit the official website regularly. i.e. www.kvpy.iisc.ernet.in

In this article, we have discussed various important topics such as application form, syllabus, exam pattern, recommended books, preparation tips, etc. to get all this information, students are instructed to read the full article till the end.

KVPY 2024 Overview

Name of ExaminationKishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana Aptitude Test 2024
Popularly Known AsKVPY Aptitude Test 2024
Conducting AuthorityIISc (Indian Institute of Science), Bangalore
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExaminationOnline i.e. Computer-Based Test
StreamsSA, SB, and SX
Exam CentersAcross 54 Cities
Exam DateTo be announced
Exam TypeScholarship Examination
Application FeeFor General /OBC Category- INR 1000
For SC/ST/PwD category- INR 500
No. of Qualified studentsTo be announced
Official websitewww.kvpy.iisc.ernet.in

KVPY 2024 Important Dates

To know the important events and their latest dates, all the candidates are instructed to visit the official website regularly. The exact dates will be announced along with the official notification. The dates that given below are tentative but we will update the date’s column just after the announcement of official notification.

Online application form available fromJuly 2024
Last date to applying for the online application formAugust 2024
Admit card available fromTo be Notified
Exam DateTo be Notified
Releasing date of Answer keyTo be Notified
Declaration of ResultTo be Notified
Interview DateTo be Notified

KVPY 2024 Application Form

The application form will be released in online mode on the official website of IISc, Banglore. Here we have given the step-by-step procedure to fill the online application form. The application form will be processed in the following three steps-

  1. Registration and Form filling process
  2. Uploading the Documents
  3. Fee payment

How To Apply?

  1. First of all, go to the official website. i.e. kvpy.iisc.ernet.in and then click on the ‘Registration’ link.
  2. To complete the registration, fill in the necessary details, such as Name, Contact Details, etc.
  3. After completing the registration process, the system will generate a provisional credential such as your User ID, Password that will be sent to your registered contact details.
  4. Now, the candidates should have to log in to fill the rest of the form with all the necessary details such as qualification details, category details, test centers, etc.
  5. After filling in all the necessary details, candidates have to submit their application form.
  6. After submitting the application form, candidates have to upload scanned copies of passport-size photograph and signature.
  7. In the end, to complete the registration process, candidates have to pay the application fee.
  8. After submitting the fee, take a printout of the filled application form, fee receipt/ confirmation page for future reference.

Application Fee

  • The application form will be filled in online mode by using various payment options such as Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking, etc.
CategoryApplication Fee
General CandidatesINR 1250/-
OBC CandidatesINR 1250/-
SC/ST CandidatesINR 625/-
PWD CandidatesINR 625/-
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KVPY 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Nationality-  Only, the candidates from India are eligible to apply for the KVPY exam.

Educational Qualification-

SACandidates who are appearing in the Class 11th (science stream) can apply for this exam. Candidates must have completed class 10th with compulsory subjects such as Mathematics & Science with a minimum of 75% marks. For SC/ST/PWD candidates the minimum marks requirement is 65%.
SXCandidates who are appearing or have completed class 12th (science stream) can apply for this exam. Candidates must have completed class 12th with a minimum score of 60% (and 50% for SC/ST/PwD candidates) in Mathematics and Science (PCB)as compulsory subjects in Class 12th. Candidates must also have to score at least 75% (65% in case of SC/ST/PwD candidates) in class 10th.
SBCandidates who appearing in 1st year of the Bachelor’s degree or UG program in Basic Science Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics & Biology as mandatory subjects which leads to  B.Sc/B.Stat./BS/B.Math./MS/Int. M.Sc can apply for this exam. Candidates must have scored a minimum of 60% (50% in case of SC/ST/PwD category candidates) in the Class XII examination. In the first year of graduation degree in B.Sc/B.Math./B.Stat./BS/MS/Int. M.Sc, students must secure at least 60% marks (and 50% for SC/ST/PWD).

KVPY 2024 Exam Pattern

For SA Stream:

  • Exam Mode- Online
  • Question Type- MCQs
  • Medium- Bilingual i.e. Hindi and English
  • Total Question- 80
  • Total Marks- 100 marks
  • No. of Parts- 2 (Part I  and  Part)
  • Duration- 3 hours
  • Marking Scheme-
    • In Part I,  1 marks will be given for every correct answer.
    • In Part II, 2 marks will be given for every correct answer.
    • 0.25 will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • Attempts-
    • It is compulsory to attempt all the questions in both parts.

Subject-wise Distribution of Marks-

Subjects       Number of questionsTotal Marks
 Part IPart II 

For SX/ SB Stream:

  • Exam Mode– Online
  • Question Type- MCQs
  • Medium- Bilingual i.e. Hindi and English
  • Total Question to Attempt- 80
  • Total Marks- 100 marks
  • No. of Parts- 2 (Part I  and  Part)
  • Duration- 3 hours
  • Marking Scheme- 
    • In Part I,  1 marks will be given for every correct answer.
    • In Part II, 2 marks will be given for every correct answer.
    • 0.25 will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • Attempts-
    • In Part I, only three sections have to attempt for SX/SB stream.
    • In Part I, only two sections have to attempt the SX/SB stream.

Subject-wise Distribution of Marks-

SubjectsNumber of questionsTotal Marks
 Part IPart II 

KVPY 2024 Syllabus

If you are going to give an attempt for the KVPY Exam then you must have to be updated about the syllabus pattern. Usually, there is no particular syllabus, which is prescribed by the exam conducting authority. Because this test is conducted to test the mental ability and aptitude knowledge of the candidates. Here questions will be asked only from the general aptitude section and subjective part.

Generally, the candidates are instructed to prepare the basics of class 10th, 12th, and 1st year UG syllabus as per the selected stream. It is advised to the candidates to attempt the mock tests and solve the previous year papers to take detailed knowledge about the syllabus.

KVPY 2024 Preparation Tips

Here we have given some preparation tips for the candidates for the KVPY exam. If the candidates will do-follow the below tips then they can score well and may take their preparation to another level. Candidates are instructed to read the tips very carefully and follow them whatever be required for them according to their mind set-up.

  • Prepare a time table on a weekly basis to examine the mistakes after a very short period, so that they can improve their mistakes.
  • Never procrastinate the task that was mentioned in the time table.
  • Read the exam pattern and syllabus of the exam to get all the ideas about the question paper.
  • Do some Yoga and Exercise to improve fitness and mental ability.
  • Attempt the Mock Test, to know the level of your preparation journey and can change it accordingly if required.

KVPY 2024 Admit Card

The admit card/ hall ticket will be released on the official website of the IIS, Bangalore. Candidates will able to download the admit card by entering the details such as log-in credentials. Admit card is a very important document and without carrying it in the exam hall, you will not be able anymore to enter there.

How To Download?

  • Go to the official website of the IISc Bangalore.
  • Now find the link ‘KVPY Admit Card/ Hall Ticket’ and click on it.
  • After opening the link, candidates will have to enter their login credentials such as User ID and Password.
  • After login, a new window will appear on the screen showing your admit card.
  • Now download it and take a printout of it for future reference.

KVPY 2024 Result

The result for the KVPY exam will be published on the official website of IISc, Bangalore. Candidates will able to download the result after a few days of the online examination. Here we have given the step-by-step procedure to download the result.

How to Check KVPY Result?

  1. First of all, go to the official website i.e. kvpy.iisc.ernet.in
  2. Find the link and click on the ‘Result’ section.
  3. Next, candidates have to fill in all the required details such as Application Number and Date of Birth.
  4. Candidates have to keep in mind while entering the date the required format should be DD-MM-YYYY.
  5. After filling in all the details correctly, click on the “Continue” button to proceed.
  6. After doing the above process, a new window will open where candidates will be able to see their results.
  7. Now check all the details written on the result and then click on the download button and do not forget to take a print out for the same for future use.


  • The result will be available in PDF format. On the result, roll number, the application number, name, and rank of candidates will be written who have successfully qualified the KVPY exam.

KVPY 2024 Cut off

The Cut off of 2024 will be calculated on the basis of marks obtained in the aptitude test. The cut off will be decided on the behalf of the following measures.

  1. No. of qualified candidates
  2. No. of seats
  3. The difficulty level of the examination.
  4. Reservation policy provided by the exam authority or Government.


  • The final merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained in the KVPY aptitude test and interview round.
  • The weightage of the aptitude test is 75% and the same for  25% weightage.

To get an idea about this year’s cut-off, we have provided the last year’s cut-offs as below.

Cut Off 2024

To be updated soon, once after the commencement of the exam for 2024.

Cut Off 2021

To be updated soon, once after the commencement of the exam for 2021.

Cut Off 2019 and 18

To be updated later on.

Cut Off 2017


Cut Off 2016


If we analyze the previous cut off then on average, the following cut off is needed to qualify for the exam.

SteamsFor General Category For SC / ST category For PwD
SA53% and above42% and above42% and above
SB50% and above40 % and above40 % and above
SX55% and above45% and above45% and above

KVPY 2024 Selection/ Counseling Procedure

The selection will be made on the following process-

  1. Written Exam
  2. Interview

To be selected for the KVPY scholarship, the first candidates have to appear for the online aptitude test. After qualifying this test, the selected candidates will be called for the interview session. In the interview session, the practical knowledge, abilities, and aptitude shall be tested of the candidates. The weightage of the online written exam is 75% and the same for the interview session is 25%.

The candidates are instructed to carry the following documents along with them for the interview session.

  • Attested copy of mark sheet of class X and XII
  • Self-appraisal form
  • Interview call letter
  • Category certificate
  • Study certificate form
  • Teacher recommendation form
  • Medical certificate (if applicable).

KVPY 2024 Scholarship/ Fellowship

KVPY Fellowship/ scholarship will be given to those selected candidates who will opt to study any of the undergraduate courses in basic sciences such as B.Sc.,/B.Stat.,/ B.S.,/ B.Math.,/Int. M.S., /Int. M.Sc.

  • Candidates will be selected for KVPY Fellowship/scholarship on the basis of their performance in the aptitude tests and interview round.
  • Here, we have mentioned the details about the stipend which is awarded to the KVPY scholarship holders:
Basic SciencesMonthly Fellowship/ StipendAnnual Contingency Grant 
SA / SX / SB – during 1st year to 3rd years of B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math. / Integrated M.Sc. /M.S.Rs 5000Rs 20,000
SA / SX / SB – during M.Sc. / 4th to 5 th years of Integrated M.SC. / M.S./ M.Math / M.StatRs 7000Rs 8000

KVPY 2024 Recommended Books

Here we have recommended some books based on the latest syllabus which will help in your preparation. These books are featured with the essential information required for the examination purpose.

PhysicsFundamentals of Physics by David Hally
PhysicsConcepts of Physics by DC Pandey
BiologyElementary Biology by Trueman
BiologyNCERT Books class 11 and Class 12
ChemistryModern ABC of Chemistry by Modern Publishers
ChemistryNCERT Physical and Organic Chemistry by OP Tandon
MathematicsMathematics for Class 11 by RD Sharma
MathematicsNCERT Class 11 and Class 12

Here we have provided the direct link to purchase the books in online mode. Interested candidates can check it out.

KVPY 2024 FAQs

What does KVPY stand for and what is its purpose?

KVPY stands for Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana, a scholarship/fellowship program that supports eligible students pursuing undergraduate courses in basic sciences. It provides a fixed monthly stipend to recipients.

Which institute offers the KVPY scholarship?

The fellowship is provided by IISc (Indian Institute of Science), Bangalore. They conduct the program to offer the scholarship to eligible students.

How are students selected for the KVPY scholarship?

IISc, Bangalore conducts an aptitude test to select eligible students for the KVPY scholarship.

Is the KVPY aptitude test available in multiple languages?

Yes, the KVPY aptitude test is available in both Hindi and English languages, allowing candidates to choose the language they are comfortable with.

How is the monthly stipend determined for KVPY scholarship recipients?

The monthly stipend for KVPY scholarship holders varies based on the stream and the stage of their education. It is provided at different rates for different stages of education.

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