The KVPY Aptitude Test can be compared to be almost on par with the JEE Advanced paper. Depending on the stream you have chosen, the pattern differs but only by a bit. An overview is as follows:

- Mode of Exam : Online
- Duration : 3 Hours
- Maximum Marks: SA- 100 Marks, SB/SX- 160 Marks

After the aptitude test, the students who have successfully passed them will be called for a personal interview. Only if they are successful in the personal interview will they be selected for the KVPY fellowship. However, due to COVID 19, the core committee has decided to award fellowships based solely on the aptitude test without any personal interview.

##### Exam Pattern for SA:

Students in their 11th grade take up SA Stream. Here there will be 4 subjects, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, and Biology. The difficulty of the questions can be compared to that of JEE Advanced. The questions are in no way easy, and there are a lot of tricky questions as well. All questions need not be direct answers. There will be questions where the student has to derive something based on the parameters given.

Subjects | Number of Questions | ||

Part I | Part II | Marks | |

Physics | 15 | 5 | (15 x 1) + (5 x 2) = 25 |

Chemistry | 15 | 5 | (15 x 1) + (5 x 2) = 25 |

Mathematics | 15 | 5 | (15 x 1) + (5 x 2) = 25 |

Biology | 15 | 5 | (15 x 1) + (5 x 2) = 25 |

- The exam is conducted in 2 parts.
- The total number of questions in Part I is 60 and in Part II is 20. It is mandatory to answer all the questions.
- In Part I, each right answer will fetch 1 mark and every wrong answer will incur a deduction of 0.25 marks.
- In Part II, each right answer will fetch 2 marks and every wrong answer will incur a deduction of 0.5 marks.
- The maximum marks is 100 with 25 marks for each subject.

###### Stream SX/SB:

SA Stream is taken up by students in their 12^{th} grade. Here there will be 4 subjects, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, and Biology.

Subjects | Number of Questions | ||

Part I | Part II | Marks | |

Physics | 20 | 10 | (20 x 1) + (10 x 2) = 40 |

Chemistry | 20 | 10 | (20 x 1) + (10 x 2) = 40 |

Mathematics | 20 | 10 | (20 x 1) + (10 x 2) = 40 |

Biology | 20 | 10 | (20 x 1) + (10 x 2) = 40 |

The exam is conducted in 2 parts.

- The total number of questions in Part I is 80, and in Part II is 40. The student can answer 3 out of the 4 sections in Part I and any 2 out of the 4 sections in Part II. The total number of questions that the student must answer is 80. The total mark which the student can get is 100 Marks.
- In Part I, each right answer will fetch 1 mark, and every wrong answer will incur a deduction of 0.25 marks.
- In Part II, each right answer will fetch 2 marks, and every wrong answer will incur a deduction of 0.5 marks.
- The maximum mark is 100. The student must answer a total of 80 Questions.