KVPY Exam Pattern 2021: Marking Scheme, Negative Marking, Total Marks

Exam Date

Aug 17, 2021

Result Date

Sep 9, 2021

Apr 7, 2021 | Science


The KVPY exam short for Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana is a scholarship exam arranged by the IISc Bangalore. This exam is organized every year. Candidates who qualify the KVPY exam will be awarded scholarships to study basic sciences. Candidates can find the detailed exam pattern of the KVPY exam below.

KVPY 2021 Exam Pattern

KVPY Aptitude Test will be conducted online i.e. Computer Based Test (CBT) only. The question paper will be Objective i.e. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) format. There will be two papers for two streams; one will be for the SA stream and other paper will be for the SB/SX stream. The examination will be of 3 hours i.e. 180 minutes. The KVPY exam has two stages namely Aptitude Test which is followed by an Interview. To get the KVPY fellowship candidates must qualify both stages of the exam.

KVPY Exam Pattern Highlights 2021 

The particulars of the KVPY 2021 Exam Pattern are tabulated below.

Particulars Details
Name of the exam  Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana i.e. KVPY
Conducting Body Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore or IISc Bangalore
Maximum Marks SA: 100 Marks
SB/SX: 160 Marks
Mode of the exam Online
Duration 3 Hours i.e. 180 Minutes
Medium English/Hindi
Marking Scheme

+1 -0.25

+2 -0.5

KVPY 2021 Exam Pattern: Stream SA

The question paper of the KVPY Stream SA will have 80 questions. Out of which 60 questions will be in Part-I and 20 questions will be in Part-II. For the Part-I, candidates will be awarded 1 mark for every correct answer and for every incorrect answer 0.25 marks will be deducted. Similarly, for the Part-II, candidates will get 2 marks for every accurate answer and 0.5 marks are deducted for inaccurate answers. The stream SA question paper will be of 100 marks and it will have four sections which are Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology. The exam will be available in English as well as Hindi. Candidates can pick either of the two.

KVPY Stream SA Marking Scheme

The table below gives the overall distribution of marks of the stream SA question paper.

Sections Number of questions Marks
Part-I Part-II
Physics 15 5 (15 X 1) + (5 X 2) =25
Total Marks  100

KVPY 2021 Exam Pattern: Stream SB/SX 

The stream SB/SX question paper will contain 2 parts with 4 sections. Both parts will contain 4 subjects viz. Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. And, candidates must answer any THREE of the four subjects in Part I and any TWO of the four subjects in Part II. The question paper comprises of 120 questions for SB and SX but students need to attempt 80 questions. The time given to complete the examination will be 3 hours/180 minutes. Candidates can choose to write the exam either in English or in Hindi medium.

Similar to stream SA, the question paper will have both 1 Mark and 2 Mark questions. For every wrong answer to 1 mark questions, 0.25 marks will be deducted and for every wrong answer to 2 marks questions, 0.5 marks will be deducted.

KVPY Stream SB/SX Marking Scheme

The marking scheme of the stream SB/SX of the KVPY exam is tabulated below.

Sections Number of questions Marks
Part-I Part-II
Physics 20 10 (20 X 1) + (10 X 2) = 40
Total Marks  160

Based on the marks obtained in KVPY Aptitude test, the students are called for Interview. The final admission is based on the performance in the KVPY Aptitude test (75%) and Interview (25%).

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