KVPY 2022: Aptitude Test with INSPIRE (Cancelled)

Nov 24, 2023 | Science


KVPY 2022 exam with INSPIRE has been dissolved by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. According to the official notification released on the official website by DST, there will be no further KVPY Aptitude Tests conducted. However, the candidates who satisfy the eligibility requirements of the DST will be awarded with fellowships.

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana exam is conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to offer a scholarship to study Sciences to qualified candidates. Read below to learn more about KVPY 2022 exam, eligibility, application form, admit card and result, and so on.

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About KVPY

KVPY 2022 aptitude test with INSPIRE has been cancelled by DST for the further academic years. According to the official announcement, candidates will be granted the KVPY fellowships based on the eligibility criteria set by DST. The conducting body released the official announcement on the official website.

KVPY is an Indian national level scholarship exam conducted by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, for students pursuing any basic Science degree programs. It is funded by the Government of India DST or Department of Science and Technology, which is significant for students aspiring to pursue research careers in Science. Since its launch in 1999, it has offered all deserving candidates scholarships and contingency grants until pre Ph.D. level courses. 

KVPY 2022 Exam Highlights
Exam Name KVPY
Full Form Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana
Exam Level National
Conduction Body Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
Category Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Application Mode Online
Helpdesk [email protected]
(080) 22932975 / 76, 23601008, 22933536
Official Website kvpy.iisc.ac.in

KVPY 2022 Exam Date

DST announced that there will be no further KVPY aptitude tests with INSPIRE conducted. The candidates will be awarded KVPY fellowships if they meet all the requirements prescribed by the conducting body. Therefore, there will be no KVPY 2022 aptitude test. More details on the same will be released by DST.

KVPY exam 2021 was held on May 22, 2022, and the admit cards for the exam were available on the official website from May 5, 2022. The interview date and KVPY exam 2021 result was released on Jun 27, 2022. The following table is updated when the authorities release the official dates for the upcoming events.

KVPY 2021 Important Dates
Events Dates
KVPY 2021 Notification Jul 8, 2021
Online Application Form Opens Jul 12, 2022 (from 5:00 PM)
Online Application Form Closes Aug 25, 2022
Admit Card Release Date May 5, 2022
KVPY 2021 Aptitude Test Date May 22, 2022
KVPY 2021 Results Date Jun 27, 2022
KVPY 2021 Interview Dates To Be Announced
KVPY 2021 Final Result To Be Announced

KVPY 2021 Notification

KVPY 2021 notification contains all important information such as the exam dates, application end dates, admit card dates, result dates, exam centres, exam timings, vacancies, fee payment details, reservation details, etc. The notification was released on Jul 8, 2021, on the official website of KVPY.

Candidates can download the notification as PDF file and save it for future reference. They must also know that the release of KVPY 2021 notification is significant as it shall also mark the start date of application process. It contains all essential details such as eligibility criteria and all examination rules and regulations as well.

Indian Institute of Science (IISc) also provides scholarships through KVPY. The following table explains the amount provided to the candidates for different courses under all the three streams i.e., SA, SX, SB. 

KVPY 2021 Scholarship
Course Year Scholarship Amount
B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math. and Integrated M.Sc./M.S. 1st to 3rd Year (3 Years) INR 5,000/Month & INR 20,000 Annual Contingency Grant
Integrated M.Sc./M.S./M.Math./M.Stat.
4th and 5th Years INR 7,000/Month & INR 28,000 Annual Contingency Grant

KVPY 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who wish to seek KVPY 2022 scholarship for pursuing or willing to pursue any basic Science degree had to belong to any one of the streams described below:

KVPY 2022 Eligibility Criteria for Stream SA

The eligibility criteria for KVPY 2022 SA stream are as follows.

  • Candidates must be studying in class XI in the Science stream in the academic year 2022.
  • They must have secured a minimum of 75% in Mathematics and Science in class X.
  • Aspirants must pursue B.Sc./B.S./B.Math./B.Stat. or Integrated M.Sc./M.S. in the academic session of 2022, after securing a minimum aggregate score of 60% in Science subjects in class XII.

KVPY 2022 Eligibility Criteria for Stream SX

The eligibility criteria for KVPY 2022 SX stream are as follows.

  • Candidates must be studying in class XII in the Science stream in the academic year 2022, or must be studying in the 2nd year of Cambridge International Examination Board in the academic year 2022.
  • They must have secured a minimum of 75% in Mathematics and Science in class X.
  • They must pursue B.Sc./B.S./B.Math./B.Stat. or Integrated M.Sc./M.S. in 2022, after securing a minimum aggregate score of 60% in Science subjects in class XII.

KVPY 2022 Eligibility Criteria for Stream SB

The eligibility criteria for KVPY 2022 SB stream are as follows.

  • Candidates must be studying in the first year of UG program in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, or Mathematics like B.Sc./B.S./B.Math./B.Stat. or Integrated M.Sc./M.S. in the academic session 2022.
  • They must have secured a minimum aggregate score of 60% in Science subjects in class XII.
  • They must have secured a minimum aggregate score of 60% in the first-year final examination before taking up the fellowship (if awarded).
  • For SC/ST/PWD applicants, a relaxation of 10% in the percentage of marks scored will be allowed.
  • Applicable streams at the undergraduate level are – applied Physics, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Botany, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Environmental Science, Physics, Mathematics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neurosciences, Physiology, Marine Biology, Human Biology, Genetics, Geology, Geophysics, Materials Science and Zoology.
  • Students should note that the fellowship will be discontinued if the above marks/grade is not obtained. The student can receive KVPY fellowship up to the Pre-PhD level or for 5 years, whichever is earlier.
  • If a KVPY Fellow opts out of the Basic Science (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math. or Integrated M.Sc./M.S.) stream at any stage, then IISc will forfeit the Fellowship and Contingency Grant forthwith.
  • Students or candidates who belong to the Cambridge International Examination Board must be in their second year. They must be willing to carry out the undergraduate program from any subjects belonging to basic science like Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics.
  • The candidates or students of the Cambridge International Examination Board must also meet the requirements of securing 75% marks or percentile in their class 10 Mathematics and Science subjects and must also secure a minimum of 60% aggregate in class 12 Science and Mathematics. The candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD are given 10% relaxation for 65% and 50%, respectively.

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KVPY 2022 Application Form

KVPY 2021 application form was available online. The candidates had to fill in the details very carefully to minimize all possibilities of error. It was advisable to fill the form in advance to avoid a last-minute rush as incomplete forms are not accepted, and these candidates are not issued any admit cards. The candidates can find all the important details related to the same below.

Steps to Apply for KVPY 2022

Below are the steps to be followed while applying for KVPY 2022.

  • Step 1: Go to the Application Form page on the official website.
  • Step 2: Register by providing a valid email ID and mobile number.
  • Step 3: Then log in by entering the password sent to the email ID and entering personal details and academic details.
  • Step 4: Upload the scanned photograph, signature, medical certificate (if required), and caste certificate (if required).
  • Step 5: Download and print the application form for future reference.

Documents Required for KVPY Exam 2022 Application

Candidates had to upload the scanned copy of the following documents for KVPY 2022 application form.

  • Passport size photograph
  • Signature
  • Medical Certificates for PWD candidates
  • Caste Certificates for SC and ST candidates.

KVPY 2022 Application Fee Payment

Applicants must pay the application fee for categories. Once the payment is successful, the confirmation page will appear on the screen. The candidates may note down the transaction details. There will be no refund of the application fee will be done.

Fee Payment Mode: Payment can be done online only using Net Banking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card.

KVPY Exam 2022 Application Fee

The table below contains the category-wise application fee of KVPY 2022. Candidates can pay the application fee in online mode through Net Banking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card.

KVPY 2022 Application Fee
Category Application Fee
General and OBC INR 1250

KVPY 2022 Admit Card

IISc has released the admit card for KVPY 2021 exam on the official website on May 5, 2022. The admit cards can be downloaded from the official website only. Candidates must log in and enter the required credentials to download KVPY 2021 admit card.

In case of any discrepancy in the details on KVPY admit card, the candidate must immediately contact the admissions office and rectify the error before the exam. The candidates are advised to preserve the admit card till the admission process is over.

Steps to Download Admit Card for KVPY 2022

Candidates are recommended to follow the steps below to download KVPY admit card 2022.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of KVPY.
  • Step 2: Click on the 'Click Here' link beside the 'Download Admit Card' update, which will open the 'Candidate Login' page.
  • Step 3: Enter the user ID, password, and captcha, and click on the 'Login' button.
  • Step 4: Click on the link to download the admit card, and it will be displayed on the screen.
  • Step 5: Download the admit card and take a printout for the exam and future process.

Details Mentioned on KVPY 2022 Admit Card

The details mentioned on the admit cards for KVPY 2022 exam are listed below.

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Roll Number
  • Applied Course
  • Exam Date
  • Exam Time
  • Exam Venue
  • Student’s Address
  • Student’s Phone Number.

KVPY 2022 Exam Centres

KVPY 2021 was conducted in all the states and major cities across the nation. Candidates had to carry valid ID proof along with the admit card to the exam centre without fail.

KVPY 2022 Exam Centres
Zone State KVPY Exam Centres

Andhra Pradesh

Rajahmundry, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
Belagavi, Bengaluru, Bidar, Chikkamangaluru, Davanagere, Dharwad, Haliyal, Hassan, Hubballi, Kalaburagi, Mandya, Mangaluru, Mysuru, Shivamogga, Udupi
Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur



Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Coimbatore, Kanchipuram, Madurai, Nagercoil, Selam





Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi


Bhubaneshwar, Rourkela

Arunachal Pradesh


Guwahati, Tezpur





West Bengal

Asansol, Burdwan, Durgapur, Kolkata, Siliguri



Bilaspur, Raipur



Ahamedabad, Anand, Rajkot, Vadodra

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Indore


Amaravati, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Thane





Ambala, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Karnal, Kurukshetra

Jammu & Kashmir



Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala


Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Sikar



Uttar Pradesh

Agra, Allahabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Kanpur, Lucknow, Noida, Varanasi

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KVPY 2022 Exam Pattern

KVPY 2021 exam was conducted online as a CBT, i.e., a computer-based test for 180 minutes. The candidates were given four options to every question out of which, one or more answers can be correct. Candidates must read the question carefully to understand whether it has a single answer or multiple answers.

KVPY 2021 exam pattern is given in the following table.

KVPY 2021 Exam Pattern
Exam Mode

Online Mode - Computer Based Test (CBT)

Question Type MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)
Sections Two Sections/Parts
Total Number Questions

SA Stream:  80
SX and SB Streams: 120

Exam Duration 180 Minutes (3 Hours)

English and Hindi

Negative Marking

-0.25 for Part 1 of All Streams
-0.5 for Part 2 of All Streams

KVPY 2021 Marking Scheme

There are two parts in each stream of KVPY 2021 examination.

  • There are two sections for KVPY 2021 SA stream, namely Part 1, which consist of 15 questions in each subject of Mathematics, Biology, Physics, and Chemistry with 1 mark each. For Part 2, there are 5 questions with 2 marks each.
  • For KVPY 2022 SX/SB streams, there are two sections. Part 1 consist of 20 questions of 1 mark for each subject, and Part 2 consist of 10 questions of 2 marks each.

Note: There is negative marking for Part 1 and Part 2 in all streams of KVPY 2021, which is 0.25 marks and 0.5 marks respectively for each incorrect answer. Based on the marks obtained in KVPY 2021 Aptitude test, the students are called for an Interview. The final admission is based on 75% of KVPY 2021 Aptitude test and 25% of Interview.

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KVPY 2022 Syllabus

KVPY 2022 syllabus broadly covers topics from four key subjects which are Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology. IISc does not include any syllabus in the notification of KVPY, but it mentions that stream SA is of class XI level and Stream SX and SB, are of class XII level of Mathematics and Science.

KVPY 2022 syllabus for SA stream is Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. The syllabus for KVPY 2022 SX stream and SB stream have the same subjects and topics with a few additional topics in all the subjects. The subject topics for KVPY 2022 SA stream are given in the table below.

KVPY 2022 Syllabus
Subjects Syllabus
  • Polynomials
  • Trigonometric Functions
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Geometry
  • Real Number
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Introduction to Trigonometry
  • Probability
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Surface Areas & Volumes
  • Statistics
  • Kinematics
  • Refraction
  • Electrostatics
  • Sources of energy
  • Work, Energy, and Power
  • Physical-world and measurement
  • Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current
  • Electromagnetic Induction
  • Gravitation
  • Laws of motion
  • Magnetic Effects of Current
  • Current Electricity
  • Reflection of Light
  • Periodic Classification of Elements
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Metals and Non-Metals
  • Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Acids
  • Bases and Salts
  • Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  • Thermodynamics
  • States of Matter
  • Gases and Liquids
  • Carbon Compounds
  • Cell: Structure and Function, Human Physiology
  • Control and Coordination in Animals and Plants
  • Heredity and Evolution
  • Plant Physiology
  • Diversity in Living Organisms
  • Reproduction
  • Life Processes
  • Our Environment

Additional Topics for KVPY 2022 SX Stream and SB Stream

The additional topics for SX and SB streams are below.

  • Chemistry - Carbon Compounds, Isolation of Elements, Solid State
  • Biology - Human Physiology, Genetics, Biotechnology
  • Mathematics - Coordinate Geometry, Vector Algebra, Linear Programming, Vectors and 3D Geometry
  • Physics - Wave and Optics, Application in Daily life, Thermal Physics.

KVPY 2022 Previous Year Question Papers

Along with KVPY 2022 reference books and other study material, candidates can also take the help of KVPY 2022 Previous Year Question Paper. After covering entire syllabus of KVPY 2022 exam and revising all the topics from KVPY 2022 reference books, candidates can solve question papers of previously held KVPY exams.

Solving question papers will help the candidate to get an overall idea about the question type as well as the paper pattern. Additionally, it will help them be more accurate at the time of KVPY 2022 exam. 

Read More: KVPY Previous Year Question Papers

KVPY 2022 Reference Books

Reference books are an essential part of KVPY 2022 exam preparation. Some of the books are listed below. Candidates can refer to these books while preparing for KVPY 2022.

KVPY 2022 Reference Books
Subjects Reference Books
  • NCERT Physics Books of both Class 11 and 12
  • Fundamentals of Physics authored by Resnick-Halliday
  • Fundamentals of Physics authored by David Halliday, Robert Resnick, Jearl Walker
  • Problems in General Physics authored by I. E. Irodov,
  • Aptitude Test Problems in Physics authored by S.S Krotov,
  • Concepts of Physics authored by H. C. Verma both 11th and 12th
  • NCERT Biology Books of both Class 11 and 12
  • Elementary Biology Volume 1 authored by KN Bhatiya and MP Tyagi
  • NCERT Chemistry Books of both Class 11 and 12
  • Moderns ABC of Chemistry for Class - XI and Moderns ABC of Chemistry for Class - XII by Modern Publisher
  • Physical Chemistry authored by OP Tandon
  • Reaction, Rearrangement, and Reagents authored by S. N. Sanyal
  • NCERT Maths Books of both Class 11 and 12
  • Mathematics For Class XI authored by R.D. Sharma
  • Excursion in Mathematics (Bhaskaracharya Prathisthana, Pune)
  • Challenge and Thrill of Pre-college Mathematics

KVPY 2022 Preparation Tips

KVPY 2022 preparation tips are as follows.

  • The candidates must make a study plan and must clearly know the syllabus.
  • The candidates must also revise the subjects and topics weekly.
  • The candidates must practice the previous year's question papers to get an idea of KVPY 2022 exam.
  • The candidates must practise their accuracy and time management which shall come after months of practice and training.

KVPY 2022 Answer Key

The official KVPY 2021 answer key for SA, SB and SX was released on May 25, 2022 on the official website. In addition, coaching centres released the KVPY 2021 answer key for SA, SB and SX. Candidates can use these answer keys to evaluate their chances of final selection in the examination. 

Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru (IISc) released KVPY provisional answer key for candidates to predict their potential scores. Candidates could challenge the answer key of KVPY if they have any objections. The objections had to be submitted before the last date, and if the objections were not sent before the due date, they were not considered for the final answer key, which was released soon after. 

Candidates could raise objections if they doubt or find any wrong answer in the answer key. They could apply for objections by sending their query through the mail. After receiving the query, the concerning authorities checked the answer key and questions again. The final answer key was then released after reviewing all queries and comments. Candidates could share their queries or suggestion via email before the last date.

Read More: KVPY 2022 Answer Key

KVPY 2022 Result

KVPY 2021 result was announced by the official authorities on Jun 27, 2022, on the official website. Candidates who qualified have to attend the interview will be intimated to candidates through email. Once the interview is done, the final list of students eligible for the scholarship is announced on the official website. The final selection is based 75% on KVPY Aptitude test and 25% on the Interview.

Steps to Check KVPY 2021 Result

The following are the steps to check and download KVPY 2022 results.

  • Step 1: Go to the official website of KVPY exam.
  • Step 2: Click on 'KVPY 2021 Provisional Fellowship Award'.KVPY 2021-22 Result
  • Step 3: A list of streams will be displayed along with respective results.KVPY 2021-22 Result
  • Step 4: Once the stream is selected, the candidate will be redirected to a new window.
  • Step 5: A merit list will appear where candidates can find their names and check the result.
  • Step 6: Candidates should view and download KVPY Result.
  • Step 7: It is advisable to take a print of KVPY Result for future reference.

The links to check the All India Rank List for various categories for the three streams is given below.

KVPY 2021 All India Rank List
Category All India Rank List

Stream SA
Stream SX
Stream SB


Stream SA
Stream SX
Stream SB


Stream SA
Stream SX
Stream SB

Click Here to Check KVPY 2021 Results

KVPY 2022 Cut Off

Candidates must score the set cut off marks in order to qualify for KVPY 2022 exam. The cut off for various categories of KVPY 2022 is tabulated below.

KVPY 2022 cut off list for general students is as follows.

KVPY 2022 Cut Off General


Cut Off

Stream – SA

51% and above

Stream – SX

52% and above

Stream – SB

45% and above

KVPY 2022 cut off list for SC/ST students is as follows

KVPY 2022 Cut Off SC/ST


Cut Off

Stream – SA

40% and above

Stream – SX

40% and above

Stream – SB

32% and above

KVPY 2022 cut off list for PWD students is as follows.

KVPY 2022 Cut Off PWD


Cut Off

Stream – SA

40% and above

Stream – SX

40% and above

Stream – SB

32% and above

KVPY 2019 Cut Off

KVPY 2019 cut off shall give the candidates an idea about KVPY 2022 cut off.

KVPY 2019 Category-Wise Cut Off
Stream General /OBC ST/SC/PwD
SA 44 32
SB 49 33
SX 59 43

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KVPY 2022 Counselling

KVPY 2022 interview is the last stage or the final round. After the results of aptitude tests are made available, students are called for an interview. The interview call letter can be downloaded using the application credentials.

The candidates have to bring an application form, interview call letter, attested copy of marks card, caste certificate, Medical certificate (PWD candidates), Self-Appraisal form, study certificate form, and Teacher Recommendation form, in the prescribed formats. The candidates will be qualified for KVPY 2022 Scholarship Grant based on their performance in KVPY 2022 Aptitude Test and KVPY 2022 Interview.

Read More: KVPY 2022 Counselling

KVPY 2022 Contact Details

In case of any queries or doubts, candidates can contact KVPY exam authorities. The contact details of KVPY exam authorities are stated below.

The Convener
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore - 560 012.

  • Telephone Number: (080)-22932975 / 76, 23601008, 22933536
  • Email ID for Application Queries: [email protected]
  • Email ID for Fellowship Queries: [email protected]
  • Fax: (080)-2360-1215


What was the mode of the exam and was it only English medium?

The mode of exam for KVPY was online mode. The exam was both in English and Hindi for the convinience of the candidates.

What was the time duration of KVPY exam?

The time duration of the exam was 3 hours or 180 minutes. Candidates were not allotted extra time.

How many exam centres were there for KVPY exam?

KVPY Exam was held across the nation and there was more than 80 centres all across India. The exam centres are likely to remain the same as last year, however, it may also change.

What was the application fees for KVPY?

The application fees for KVPY was INR 1250 for candidates of General and OBC category. The application fees for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD was INR 625.

What was the selection process for KVPY?

The selection process for KVPY consists of two stages that are- Aptitude Test Personal Interview

What are the subjects to study for KVPY exam?

Candidates who are preparing for KVPY exam must be thorough with all subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Biology from Class 10, 11 and 12. The candidates must prepare accordingly and study the subjects that are requird by their streams respectively.

Is the syllabus for all three Streams of KVPY exam the same?

The syllabus for all three Streams is almost similar. However, there might be additional topics for SX and SB streams for all the four subjects namely Maths, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

Is there negative marking for KVPY exam?

Yes, there is negative marking. For Part 1 of all Streams (SA/SB/SX) a total of 0.25 shall be deducted for each incorrect answer and for Part 2 of all Streams a total of 0.5 marks will be deducted for any incorrect answer.

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