KVPY 2023: Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna Application form, Exam Dates

KVPY 2023 [Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna] Registration, Dates

To encourage the students studying Basic Sciences to take up research career in science, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) Government of India organized a programme called Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna (KVPY), in the year 1999. The program aims to help in developing the best scientific talent for research & development in the country. There is a core committee that looks after its day to day and academic aspects of KVPY. Below is the article that has given all the important information about KVPY 2023 Eligibility Criteria, Important Dates, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card and Result, etc.

The Department of Science and Technology has entrusted the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore with the complete responsibility of

  • Setting up a management committee and
  • Organizing and running the KVPY programme and
  • Setting up a National Advisory Committee (NAC) to look over its implementation.

KVPY 2023 Important Updates

KVPY Registration will be started from the last week of August…Interested candidates stay connected for All the Latest Updates..


Generous grants and fellowships are provided to the selected students (KVPY Fellows) up to the pre-Ph. D. level or 5 years whichever is earlier.

Basic Sciences (SA/SX/SB) Monthly Fellowship Annual Contingency Grant
During 1st to 3rd years of B.Sc./ B.S./ B.Stat./ B.Math. / Integrated M.Sc. /M.S. Rs. 5000 Rs. 20000
During  M. Sc. / 4th to 5th  years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S./ M.Math./ M.Stat. Rs. 7000 Rs. 28000

In addition to this summer camps are organized for KVPY fellows at the premier and prestigious Institutions of education and research in the country.

KVPY 2023 Important Dates

Release of Online Application Form last week of August 2023
Application Form Filling last date  3rd week of September 2023
Availability of Admit Card  3rd week of October 2023
Exam Date  1st week of November 2023
The announcement of Result  4th week of November 2023
Interview Round 3rd week of  January 2020

Eligibility Criteria

For Stream SA:

  • Candidates who studied in Class 11th (science stream) must apply for this exam and have passed class 10th with Mathematics & Science subjects & secure a minimum of 80% marks in aggregate (70% marks for SC/ST/PwD).

For Stream SB:

  • Candidates who enrolled in 1st year of the UG programme in Basic Science (Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology) leading to B.Sc/BS/B.Math./B.Stat./MS/Int. M.Sc) can apply for this exam.
  • Candidates have to score at least 60% marks in the 10+2 examination (50% marks for SC/ST/PwD category).

For Stream SX:

  • Candidates, those studied in class 12th (science subjects) with Mathematics & Science subjects (PCB) can apply a scoring minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in Science subjects (PCB) in Class 12th (50% for SC/ST/PwD).
  • Candidates also have to obtain at least 80% marks in aggregate in class 10th (70% marks for SC/ST/PwD).

KVPY 2023 Application Form

The application form should be filled in with personal and academic details, choosing the test centers. Candidates should upload the Photo, Signature, and other certificates as applicable. Candidates should also have to pay the application fee. The fee must be paid only at the KVPY portal. Once the payment is made successfully and the application submitted, the payment cannot be refunded.

Application Fee

  • The application fee can be paid through Credit Card /ATM Debit Card / Net Banking.
  • The application fee can also be paid by downloading challan from the application portal.
  • No other means of payment is acceptable.
General category Rs. 1000/-
SC/ST/PwD category Rs. 500/-

Selection Process

  • On the basis of the performance in the KVPY Aptitude Test, candidates will be called for the selection procedure.
  • An interview round will be included in the selection process.
  • The interview round will be held in the month of January 2023.
  • Through email/website, the candidates will be informed about interview dates, time & venue.
  • The scholarship will be provided to the successful candidates, after the successful completion of the entrance exam & interview round.

Exam Pattern

  • The exam will be conducted through an online (computer-based test) mode.
  • The duration of the examination will be three hours.
  • The question paper will be of two sections: PART I & PART II having objective-type questions.
  • The exam will be conducted both in English & Hindi Language.
  • The question paper will be total of 100 marks.
  • In PART I, one mark will be given to the candidates for the correct answer and 0.25 marks will be deducted for incorrect answers.
  • In PART II, two marks will be awarded for each correct response and 0.5 marks will be deducted for the wrong response.

For SA:

Subjects No. of Questions Total Marks
Part I Part II
Mathematics 15 5 25
Physics 15 5 25
Chemistry 15 5 25
Biology 15 5 25

For SB/SX:

Subjects No. of Questions Total Marks
Part I Part II
Mathematics 20 10 40
Physics 20 10 40
Chemistry 20 10 40
Biology 20 10 40

Admit Card

  • Admit Card will be issued by the exam conducting authority through online mode.
  • By using their “USER ID” & “Password”, candidates will get their Hall Ticket.
  • Candidates can download their admit cards from the month of October 2023.
  • The admit card contains the name of the candidate, roll number, exam center venue, exam date & time, category, etc.

Exam Center

  • Agartala (Tripura),
  • Agra (Uttar Pradesh),
  • Ahmedabad (Gujarat),
  • Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh),
  • Ambala (Haryana),
  • Aurangabad (Maharashtra),
  • Belagavi (Karnataka),
  • Bengaluru (Karnataka),
  • Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh),
  • Bhubaneshwar (Orissa),
  • Calicut (Kerala),
  • Chandigarh (Chandigarh),
  • Chennai (Tamil Nadu),
  • Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu),
  • Dehradun (Uttarakhand),
  • Delhi (Delhi-NCR),
  • Durgapur (West Bengal),
  • Eranakulam (Kerala),
  • Faridabad (Delhi-NCR),
  • Ghaziabad (Delhi-NCR),
  • Guwahati (Assam),
  • Huballi (Karnataka),
  • Hyderabad (Telangana),
  • Indore (Madhya Pradesh),
  • Jaipur (Rajasthan),
  • Jalandhar (Punjab),
  • Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir),
  • Jamshedpur (Jharkhand),
  • Jodhpur (Rajasthan),
  • Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh),
  • Kolkata (West Bengal),
  • Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh),
  • Madurai (Tamil Nadu),
  • Mangaluru (Karnataka),
  • Mohali (Punjab),
  • Mumbai (Maharashtra),
  • Mysuru (Karnataka),
  • Nagpur (Maharashtra),
  • Noida (Delhi-NCR),
  • Pallakad (Kerala),
  • Patna (Bihar),
  • Pune (Maharashtra),
  • Raipur (Chhattisgarh),
  • Rajkot (Gujarat),
  • Ranchi (Jharkhand),
  • Rourkela (Orissa),
  • Salem (Tamil Nadu),
  • Siliguri (West Bengal),
  • Thrissur (Kerala),
  • Trivandrum (Kerala),
  • Vadodara (Gujarat),
  • Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh),
  • Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh),
  • Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh)

Cut Off

  • The cut-off will be released through online mode and will be published by the authority after the result declaration.
  • The qualifying marks to clear the KVPY exam is given below:

For Stream SA

Stream Qualifying Marks out of 100
GEN 50
SC/ST 40
PwD (Person with disability) 40

For Stream SX

Category Qualifying Marks out of 100
GEN 57
SC/ST 40
PwD (Person with disability) 40

For Stream SB

Stream Qualifying Marks out of 100
GEN 48
SC/ST 34
PwD (Person with disability) 34


  • There will be a panel of interviewers from all the subjects of science.
  • It will ask questions from the subjects which you have studied in the 11th standard.

Documents required at the time of Interview

  • KVPY 2023 Interview Call Letter
  • KVPY 2023 Admit Card
  • 10th & 12th Original Marks Sheet
  • Category Certificate
  • A Self-Appraisal form
  • Study certificate form


  • There is no prescribed syllabus for this exam.
  • The syllabus will consist of the PCMB (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics & Biology) Subjects.
  • The Syllabus will be comprised of the topics & chapters of the Class 10th/11th/12th/1st year of B.Sc/BS/B.Stat/B.Math/MS/Int. M.Sc.

KVPY 2023: Preparation tips

  • Know the complete syllabus & exam pattern at the very first.
  • Give equal attention to each subject and manage the time as well.
  • Solve last year’s question paper, practice mock test & sample paper.
  • Stay fit & healthy and maintain your health.
  • Choose best books & study material.
  • On the last movement, revision is the best.

KVPY 2023: Important FAQ’s

  • Check the eligibility criteria section above for more details.
  • Candidates have to pass their class 10th with Mathematics & Science subjects.
  • The application fee is Rs. 1000 (Rs. 500 for SC/ST/PwD category).
  • The exam will be organized through online or offline mode.
  • There is no prescribed syllabus for KVPY 2023.
  • The written exam aims to test the understanding and analytical ability of the student than his/her factual knowledge.

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