KVPY 2023 Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna (KVPY) is a programme under the government of India organised by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) for encouraging students studying science to take up research as a career. The programs aim to create interest and provide incentives and opportunities for bright minds pursuing the field. The selected students under the program will receive a stipend of Rs. 5000/- per month and an annual contingency grant of Rs. 20000/- are granted during the first 3 years. After, that the stipend is increased to Rs. 7000/- monthly and Rs. 28000/- under Annual contingency grant. The KVPY exam is conducted annually by the Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru. A management committee and National Advisory Committee (NAC) supervises the implementation of the program. The article contains in-depth information regarding eligibility criteria, registration, and exam pattern of KVPY 2023.

Important dates to remember

The initial notifications are released from July 2023, with the registrations opening by May. The exam is to be completed by December 2023, and the result declaration will be completed by January 2023. The results will be evaluated using ranking systems, and there will be a cut-off mark to select eligible students.

Notification releaseSeptember 2023
Application form arrivesSeptember 2023
Last day for submissionOctober 2023
Last date for fee submissionNovember 2023
Admit card releaseJanuary 2023
KVPY exam 2023 January 2023
Answer keyFebruary 2023
ResultMarch 2023

Eligibility criteria for KVPY 2023

The eligibility criteria for KVPY exam 2023 is listed as follows:

  • SA Stream:
    • Applicants should be currently in the 11th standard or equivalent class from a recognised board, with Mathematics and Science as mandatory subjects.
    • Applicants should complete their 10th standard or equivalent examination with at least 75% marks in aggregate.
    • Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD categories are given a relaxation of 10%.
  • SX  Stream:
    • Applicants should be currently in their 12th standard or equivalent class from a recognised board, with either Physics, Chemistry. Bio or Physics, Chemistry, Maths in their examination.
    • Candidates should score at least 75% marks in aggregate in their class 10th.
    • Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD categories are given a relaxation of 10%.
  • SB Stream:
    • Applicants currently enrolled in the 1st year of their graduate programme in Basics Sciences are eligible to appear in this stream, provided they have Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Mathematics as mandatory subjects.
    • Candidates must have scored at least 60% marks in Maths and Science in their 12th standard or equivalent exam.
    • There is a 10% relaxation in marks for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD categories.

Application Process

The application for KVPY 2023 can be done online. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria can proceed to apply for the exam. Candidates can apply for the exam via the official website.

How to apply for KVPY online

  • Candidates can visit the official website.
  • New users can click on the register now button to begin registration.
  • Candidates have to fill in their personal, educational and communication details in the provided places.
  • Candidates are required to select the exams they will be appearing in.
  • Candidates can log in to your portal using the ID and password to complete the registration.
  • The candidate can submit the final form after submission and move to payment procedures.

Application Fee

The application fee can be paid online. There are facilities for net banking, debit/credit cards, etc. The application fee is Rs. 1000/-, and Rs. 500/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD categories.

Exam Pattern

The exam is conducted online through a Computer-based test. The medium of the questions in the paper is English & Hindi. There will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) in the exam. The total duration of the exam is 3 hours. The total mark that can be scored is 100.

SA Stream:

SubjectsNumber of questionsTotal Marks
Part IPart II

SB/SX Stream:

SubjectsNumber of questionsTotal Marks
Part IPart II

Syllabus fo KVPY 2023

The syllabus for each stream is provided on the official website of KVPY. The detailed syllabus breakdown of the SA stream is given below:

  • Physics: Electromagnetic induction, Kinematics, Refraction, Current Electricity, Thermodynamics, Gravitation, Laws of Motion, Electromagnetic induction and Alternating current, Physical World and Measurement, Electrostatics, Magnetic effects of current, Work, energy and power, Sources of energy, Reflection of light.
  • Chemistry: Carbon compounds, Gases and liquids, Chemical reactions, Periodic classification of elements, Bases and Salts, Basic concepts of chemistry, States of matter,  Acids, Metals and non-metals, Environmental chemistry, Thermodynamics, Classification of elements and periodicity in properties
  • Biology: Reproduction, Life Processes, Cell: structure and function, Human Physiology, Heredity and Evolution, Plant physiology, Diversity of living organisms, Our environment, Control and coordination in Animals and Plants
  • Mathematics: Relations and functions, Calculus, Coordinate geometry, Mathematical reasoning, Real number, Polynomials, Introduction to trigonometry, Linear programming, Vectors and 3-D geometry, Geometry, Trigonometric functions, Statistics and probability, Probability, Quadratic equations, Statistics, Surface areas and volumes, Polynomials, Real numbers
  • To apply for MSc Computer Science, Questions from Computer Science, Logical Reasoning and Numeral Ability will appear.

Admit Card

The admit card is released on their official website. The candidates can check their status by logging in to the website once in a while. Once the admit card is published on the website, candidates can download and take a printout of the same. Admit cards are mandatory for appearing in the examination.

Follow the steps to download the admit card.

  • Visit the official website.
  • Login with your id and password
  • Once released, the admit card will be available for download
  • Take a printout and keep it safe for further use.


The list of qualified candidates is posted on the official website. The selected candidates are eligible to attend an interview for the final phase of selection.

Exam Centres

The candidates can choose their exam centre while applying for the exam. The list of the available exam centres is given below:

East & North EastNorthSouthWest & Central
Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Patna(Bihar), Bhilai Nagar, Bilaspur, Raipur(Chhattisgarh), Bokaro, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi(Jharkhand), Berhampur, Bhubaneshwar,  Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur (Orissa), Naharlagun (Arunachal Pradesh), Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Silchar, Tezpur (Assam), Imphal (Manipur), Shillong (Meghalaya), Agartala (Tripura), Asansol, Burdwan, Durgapur, Hoogly, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri (West Bengal)New Delhi (Delhi), Chandigarh (Chandigarh), Ambala, Faridabad, Gurugram, Hisar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Rohtak, Sonipat (Haryana), Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir), Leh (Ladakh), Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala (Punjab), Ajmer,  Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Sikar, Udaipur (Rajasthan),  Agra, Aligarh, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Greater Noida,  Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida, Prayagraj, Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee (Uttarakhand)Rajahmundry, Kurnool, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Belagavi, Bengaluru, Bidar, Chikkaballapura, Chikkamangaluru,  Davanagere, Dharwad, Haliyal, Hassan, Hubballi, Kalaburagi, Mandya, Mangaluru, Mysuru, Puttur, Shivamogga, Udupi, (Karnataka), Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Warangal (Telangana), Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur (Kerala), Puducherry (Puducherry), Chennai, Coimbatore, Kanchipuram, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Vellore (Tamil Nadu)Panaji (Goa), Madgoan, Mapusa, Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodra (Gujarat), Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh), Amaravati, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Thane (Maharashtra)  

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