Recent KVPY updates are out and here we have some general information for our prospective KVPY candidates. IISc Bengaluru organizes a national level scholarship examination, KVPY every year for students who want to pursue their careers in science and research. The exam is open to Indian nations who will satisfy the criteria of eligibility to appear for this examination. Students who are going to appear for the examination should also download the syllabus and start preparing for it. There are three existing streams namely, SA, SX, and SB. It is a very competitive exam and students should prepare really well for it.

If there’s confusion then you can approach us through our counseling page to know more or to get support.

Important Dates

6th September 2020: Application form released

5th October 2020: Last day to fill the application form

Eligibility criteria

Indian students studying in 11th, 12th, and 1st year of UG (Science stream) are eligible to appear for KVPY. Check out here the age limit for different streams.

SA Class 11

Age: 16 years

75% aggregate in class 10 and 65% for SC/ST/PWD
SX Class 12

Age: 17 years

75% aggregate in class 10 and 65% for SC/ST/PWD
SB Enrolled in the first-year course of Basic Science

Age: 18 years

60% aggregate in class 12 and 50% for SC/ST/PWD


Application process

Students should check the eligibility and then download the application form from

There are three basic steps to fill-up the form.

  1. Complete the registration.
  2. Enter your personal details, academic details choose your exam center, upload photo and signature, and other applicable certificates.
  3. Make a payment of application fees. For the general category, it is 1250 INR and for SC/ST/PWD it is 650 INR with bank charges.

Note that the fees are not refundable.

Some worthy preparation tips

  • It is a little tougher than you may think, however you may follow the exam pattern and prepare accordingly.
  • It does not have any prescribed syllabus but you can always follow previous exam papers for your preparation. Although, NCERT books are the best sources of preparation.
  • Make a study schedule and follow religiously to finish your preparation in time.
  • Making notes is a very good idea as it will help in the last minute prep.
  • Consistency is the key to success. Be consistent.

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