KVPY Exam Pattern 2021 (Available), Paper Pattern, Marking Scheme – Check Here


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KVPY is also known as Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana is the national level scholarship program that is run by the Indian Institute of Science. This program is organized to encourage students to pursue a research career in the Science field. Through this test, candidates can get admission in fellowship pre-Ph.D. level or 5 years.

As per the marks scored in the KVPY examination, the applicants will be shortlisted for the KVPY fellowship programs, and they will be called out for an interview session.

Here, from this content, students will know the detailed information of KVPY in which includes the KVPY exam pattern.

KVPY Exam Pattern

The exam pattern includes the number of questions asked in the exam, question paper type, marking scheme, etc., and those students who want to get score qualified marks in the examination must have to prepare themselves by preferring the exam pattern. Students need to attempt all the questions in Part I and Part II for SA Stream. Those applying for SB/SX stream have to attempt any three sections in Part I and any two sections in Part II.

Highlights of KVPY Exam Pattern

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There are the Highlights of the KVPY Exam Pattern mentioned below for the students.

Mode Computer Based Test (OMR based)
Medium English and Hindi
Duration of Exam 3 Hrs.
Type of Questions Objective & Descriptive
No. of Questions in Part I Physics- 15 questions
Chemistry- 15 questions
Mathematics- 15 questions
Biology- 15 questions
No. of Questions in Part II Physics- 05 questions
Chemistry- 05 questions
Mathematics- 05 questions
Biology- 05 questions
Marking Scheme for Part I One mark (15 marks)- Correct answer
0.25 mark- Incorrect answer
Marking Scheme for Part II Two marks (15 marks)- Correct answer
0.50 mark- Incorrect answer

KVPY is a 3-hour objective exam. The medium of the exam is English and Hindi. The exam pattern of different streams is mentioned below.

Scientific Aptitude Stream

KVPY exam will test students on their scientific aptitude and their analytical ability. Students should thoroughly know their current science curriculum (Class 10) well.

  • KVPY SA stream exam will have 2 Parts – Part I and Part II
  • Part I will have 60 questions; 15 questions each of Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Biology (P.C.M.B)
  • Each question in Part I will be of 1 mark
  • Part II will have 20 questions, five each of P.C.M.B
  • Each question of Part II will be of 2 marks
  • All questions in both parts need to be attempted

Total No. of Questions in SA Exam– 80

Total Marks SA Exam- 100

Mode Offline
Medium English and Hindi
Type of Questions Objective
No. of Questions in Part I Physics- 15 questions
Chemistry- 15 questions
Mathematics- 15 questions
Biology- 15 questions
No. of Questions in Part II Physics- 05 questions
Chemistry- 05 questions
Mathematics- 05 questions
Biology- 05 questions
Marking Scheme for Part I One mark (15 marks)- Correct answer
0.25 mark- Incorrect answer
Marking Scheme for Part II Two marks (15 marks)- Correct answer
0.50 mark- Incorrect answer
Total weightage 100 marks

SB/SX Stream

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Students can expect questions from their Class XII syllabus.

  • The KVPY SB/SX stream will have two parts (Part I & II).
  • Part I will have 80 questions (20 each of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Maths).
  • Students will have to attempt questions from only three subjects of their choice (Questions from only 60 out of 80 questions).
  • Part II will have 40 questions (10 each of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Math).
  • Students will have to attempt questions from only two subjects (20 questions).
  • Every right answer in Part I give students one mark.
  • Part II will award students two marks for every right answer.
  • Students will not be penalized for leaving an answer.

Total No. of Questions in SB/SX Exam: 80

Total Marks: 100

Mode Offline
Medium English and Hindi
Type of Questions Objective
No. of Questions in Part I Physics- 20 questions
Chemistry- 20 questions
Mathematics- 20 questions
Biology- 20 questions
No. of Questions in Part II Physics- 10 questions
Chemistry- 10 questions
Mathematics- 10 questions
Biology- 10 questions
Marking Scheme for Part I One mark (60 marks)- Correct answer
0.25 mark- Incorrect answer
Marking Scheme for Part II Two marks (40 marks)- Correct answer
0.50 mark- Incorrect answer
Total weightage 100 marks

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  1. Kamla says:

    Hi,
    Would like to know about KVPY in details. As we are residing in UAE (Dubai) i have two kids grade 12 and grade 9th.both are studying in Indian school with CBSC Board.are they eligible for this exam
    Kindly advise
    Thanks
    Kamla

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