KVPY Exam 2019 – Application Form, Important Dates, Exam Pattern & Centers
KISHORE VAIGYANIK PROTSAHAN YOJANA (KVPY) is a well-known nationwide scholarship programme that promotes the scientific minds by providing great financial assistance for students who aim for pursuing a career in the field of Basic Sciences. This programme is funded by the Department of Science and Technology under the Government of India.
At Mathongo, you will find all the Important details related to KVPY such as Important Dates and Notifications, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Centres throughout the country, KVPY syllabus and KVPY Important topics and at last links to previous 5-year question papers with answer keys.
Started in 1999 by IISc Bangalore has actively taken into their hands to promote the idea of a career in research and development in young minds. Made for students of class 11th, 12th and 1st year undergraduates from Basic Science background.
Important Dates for KVPY:
Being well prepared for any task is always recommended. At Mathongo, stay updated with all the important dates regarding different events of KVPY 2019. According to the official website the last date to apply for KVPY is Aug 20th. The exam for all the streams (SA/SB/SX) is going to be held on 3rd of November. The results would be published by the 3rd week of November (tentative).
You can visit our page frequently to stay updated about the final dates and notification about Admit Card download.
You can find all the Important dates for KVPY on the table given below :
|Release of Application||8th July 2019 (Already released)|
|Final Date for submitting Application||20th August 2019|
|Availability of ADMIT CARD at official website||2nd Week of October (Tentative)|
|KVPY 2019 examination date||3rd November 2019 (SA / SB / SX)|
|Upload date of Answer Keys||Last week of November (Tentative)|
|Release date of KVPY Results||3rd Week of November (Tentative)|
|Date for KVPY Interview||3rd Week of January (Tentative)|
KVPY have kept certain methods to control the number of students who are eligible for appearing the examination and availing the scholarship. It is a must for every student to check the eligibility criteria once before the apply for KVPY 2019. We have provided the eligibility criteria adhering to the official KVPY website and have tried it to make it much more student-friendly and highlighting the important points to notice.
All the students must note that they should be a citizen of India and must be willing to study within India to avail the scholarship offered by KVPY. Any student who has opted for the Distance Education Programme would not be able to sit for the KVPY examination.
Read more about KVPY Eligibility Criteria
Exam Centers for KVPY
Interestingly KVPY has tried its best to provide maximum assistance for students throughout the country those who have an interest in research background. It is being conducted across 52 cities covering most of the states. We have provided a list to check if the center is at a proximity of yours.
Jharkhand: Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Orissa: Bhubaneshwar, Rourkela
Assam: Guwahati, Tezpur
Bengal: Asansol, Burdwan, Hoogly, Kolkata, Durgapur, Siliguri
Delhi: New Delhi, Delhi- NCR, Meerut
Haryana: Ambala, Faridabad, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Gurgaon, Hisar, Karnal
Jammu & Kashmir: Jammu
Punjab: Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala
Rajasthan: Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Sikar, Udaipur
Uttar Pradesh: Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Kanpur, Lucknow, Noida, Varanasi, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida
Andhra Pradesh: Rajahmundry, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
Karnataka: Belagavi, Bengaluru, Bidar, Dharwad, Hassan, Chikkaballapura, Chikkamangaluru, Davanagere, Hubballi, Mysuru, Puttur, Shivamogga, Kalaburagi, Mandya, Mangaluru, Udupi, Uttara Kannada
Kerala: Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur
Tamil Nadu: Chennai, Coimbatore, Kanchipuram, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem
West Goa: Mapusa, Panaji
Gujarat: Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodra
Madhya Pradesh: Bhopal, Indore
Maharashtra: Amaravati, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Thane
Chhattisgarh: Bilaspur, Raipur
Application Form and Admit Card
Application for KVPY 2019 has been released on the official website since July 8th 2019. Final Date for submission of the application is 20th Aug. Admit Cards for KVPY 2019 as mentioned above will be available from the second week of October. As the official date is still not released over the official website, it is recommended for all the applicants to visit mathongo.com frequently for latest updates. Luckily the last date for downloading the Admit Card has been extended to 3rd November, that is until the day of examination. All the students are required to carry they admit cards with them with a Photo Identity Proof, else they won’t be allowed to enter into the examination hall.
KVPY Syllabus and Important Topics
Even if there is no accurate syllabus available at the official website but we have tried our best to provide you with the detailed syllabus from taking the statistics of occurrences of different questions from previous year question papers and detailed shared by them. The syllabus slightly differs for all the 3 streams SA, SX and SB but we have tried our best to differentiate among them by giving you specially curated syllabus by our experts.
At Mathongo, we have tried our best to segregate the syllabus into subheadings which would allow the student for proper preparations before the exams. Going through the syllabus frequently would act as a self-motivation for many students.
KVPY Marking Scheme
Through KVPY they have tried not only to test the academic excellence of students but also to check their presence of mind. To test their abilities, they have divided the whole exam into two different parts for all the 3 streams. Giving different weightage of marks for different parts, they have tried to test the decision-making capabilities of the students. You can find the detailed marking schemes with clear mark distribution in tabular format for your convenience.
KVPY Exam Pattern
As you know KVPY is conducted in 3 different streams, SA, SB and SX. They have kept the pattern different for SA and SB/SX to test the adaptability qualities of students. The exam consists of 4 subjects: Physics, Maths, Chemistry and Biology.
They Have made compulsory so SA students to appear all the subjects, while students appearing SB and SX are free to choose any 3 subjects from the above 4. They have divided the whole exam into two parts, out of which questions from 2nd part hold more weightage. In both, the parts 1/4th of the total marks of the question is deducted if its done wrong. Consisting of a total of 100 marks the students are judged not only on the basis of Academic Skills but also their Presence of Mind.
How to get KVPY Past Year Question Paper
At Mathongo, you can find the previous 5 years question papers with answer keys. The core idea behind recommending every student into solving previous year paper is to make them get acquainted with the trend of questions appearing in the exam. Since every year the pattern changes, it becomes a tough task for all the students to remember each and every topic. Thus, practicing several previous year question papers will help you to self asses the important topics from which repeatedly questions are coming.
So, the more you practice KVPY previous year question paper more it will boost your accuracy and efficiency in the examination.