KVPY Examination Details

What is KVPY?

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a scholarship program funded by the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India, to attract exceptionally highly motivated students for pursuing basic science courses and research career in science.

Students who will clear KVPY written exam and interview will be eligible for direct admission in top institutes like IISc and the various IISERs.

KVPY Scholarship

The objective of the KVPY scholarship program is to identify students with talent and aptitude for research; help them realize their academic potential; encourage them to take up research careers in Science, and ensure the growth of the best scientific minds for research and development in the country.

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KVPY 2017-18 Important Dates

KVPY 2017-18 Exam Date : 5th November 2017
KVPY 2017-18 Written Exam Result : December 2017
KVPY 2017-18 Interview Dates : January 2018

Technical Problem During KVPY 2017-18 Online Test

It is noticed that some of the students were unable to complete the KVPY examination due to unexpected technical problems in the exam centers. The KVPY has sought information from the exam service provider about the students who could not complete the examination due to these technical difficulties. The committee will meet immediately to discuss the issues faced by the students, take an appropriate action and inform the students accordingly.

Update 8th November 2017 : A re-test will be conducted for students who were unable to complete the aptitude test due to the technical problems at few of the centers. The re-test will be conducted in selected centers on November 19, 2017 (Sunday) for both SA and SX/SB Streams. These students will be contacted by KVPY and will be provided with further details about the admit card, venue etc soon.

KVPY 2017-18 Aptitude Test Result

KVPY 2017 written examination result is likely to be declared in the month of December.

KVPY 2017-18 Interview Dates

KVPY 2017-18 interviews will start from January 2018. The interviews are likely to be held during January 15, 2018 - February 15, 2018. The students will be informed about their interview dates, time and venue by email / KVPY website.

The marks of all the students selected/not selected in KVPY 2017-18 will be published on the KVPY website during March-April 2018, after the entire selection process including interviews is completed.

KVPY 2017-18 Application Form

Registration for KVPY Online Test is over.

Last date for filling KVPY application form was August 23, 2017.

Application Fee for KVPY 2017-18
For General Category/OBC: Rs. 1000
For SC/ST/PWD: Rs. 500

Download Now : KVPY 2017-18 Admit Card

KVPY Syllabus

Since KVPY written examination is an aptitude test, there is no prescribed syllabus for the exam. The objective of written exam (only in online mode from 2016) is to test the understanding and analytical ability of the student. Students are tested for the syllabus up to class X / XII / 1st year of B.Sc. / B.S. / B.Stat. / B.Math. / Int. M.Sc. / M.S. as applicable.

Related Page : KVPY Syllabus and Exam Pattern

KVPY Selection Procedure

KVPY is administered by the Indian Institute of Science. Selection of the students in KVPY is made from those studying in XI standard to 1st year of any undergraduate Program in Basic Sciences namely B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology having aptitude for scientific research.

IISc will conduct an aptitude test for KVPY at various centres in the country to screen applications. Based on the performance in the aptitude test, short-listed students are called for an interview which is the final stage of the selection procedure.

For receiving a KVPY scholarship or fellowship, both aptitude test and interview marks are considered.

The merit list is based on 75% weightage for Aptitude Test marks and 25% weightage for the interview marks in the streams SA, SB and SX.

What are SA, SB and SX in KVPY?

Since students from Class XI, Class XII and first year students in undergraduate program in Basic Sciences are eligible to apply for KVPY, the examination is divided into three streams:

  • Stream SA have students who are in class XI Standard during the academic year in which KVPY is conducted. They have to give SA Test.
  • Stream SX have students who are in class XII Standard during the academic year in which KVPY is conducted. They have to give SX/SB Test.
  • Stream SB have students who are in 1st year of undergraduate program in Basic Sciences during the academic year in which KVPY is conducted. They have to give SX/SB Test.

KVPY Eligibility Criteria

The KVPY Fellowships are given to Indian Nationals only to Study in India. However, as per the Interim Order (Final Order awaited) of the Hon'ble High Court of Karnataka, OCI/PIO students will be allowed to write the KVPY Aptitude Test 2017.

KVPY Eligibility for Stream SA Students:
1) Students enrolled in XI Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year in which KVPY is conducted.
2) Must have secured a minimum of 80% (70% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board examination.
3) Must have secured a minimum of 60% (50%for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in Science subjects in the XII standard/(+2) Board Examination.
4) Should join an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S.) after class XIIth.

KVPY Eligibility for Stream SX Students:
1) Students enrolled in XII Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year in which KVPY is conducted.
2) Must have secured a minimum of 80% (70% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board examination.
3) Must have secured a minimum of 60% (50%for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in Science subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the XII standard Board Examination.
4) Should join an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S.) after class XIIth.

KVPY Eligibility for Stream SB Students:
1) Students enrolled in the 1st year of undergraduate program in Basic Sciences namely Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology leading to B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. during the academic year in which KVPY is conducted.
3) Must have secured a minimum of 60% (50%for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in Science subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology/Mathematics) in the XII Standard Board Examination.
4) Must secure 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in the 1st year final examination of B.Sc./B.S./B.Math./B.Stat./Int. M.Sc./M.S. before taking up the fellowship, if awarded.

Which undergraduate courses in Basic Sciences are eligible for KVPY Scholarship?

Students enrolled in an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences, that is, B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Ecology, Molecular Biology, Botany, Zoology, Physiology, Biotechnology, Neurosciences, Bioinformatics, Marine Biology, Geology, Human Biology, Genetics, Biomedical Sciences, Applied Physics, Geophysics, Materials Science or Environmental Science.

Scholarship Rewards under KVPY Scheme

The students who qualify KVPY Exam are eligible for the fellowship. The students receive fellowship from 1st year onwards of their graduation. The KVPY fellows receive Rs. 5000 monthly fellowship from 1st to 3rd year of B.Sc/ B.Stat/ B.S./ B.Maths/ Integrated M.S./M.Sc and an annual contingency grant of Rs.20,000. After three years the fellowship is enhanced to Rs.7,000 per month during M.Sc/ 4th & 5th year of Integrated M.S./M.Sc and an annual contingency grant of Rs. 28,000.

KVPY 2016-17 Final Results

List of candidates recommended for the Award of KVPY Fellowship 2016. KVPY merit list is based on the marks obtained by a Candidate: 75 % of the marks in the Aptitude Test + 25 % of the marks in the Interview.

KVPY 2016-17 All India Rank List – General Merit and cut off marks

Stream SA (55.00 % and above)
Stream SX (55.00 % and above)
Stream SB (50.00 % and above)

KVPY 2016-17 Cut Offs

Stream SA General/OBC - 50 marks out of 100
SA - SC/ST - 40 marks out of 100
SA - PWD (Person with disability) – 40 marks out of 100
Stream SB General/OBC - 48 marks out of 100
SB - SC/ST -34 marks out of 100
SB - PWD (Person with disability) – 34 marks out of 100
Stream SX General/OBC - 57 marks out of 100
SX - SC/ST - 40 marks out of 100
SX - PWD (Person with disability) – 40 marks out of 100

KVPY Previous Year Question Papers

See here : Past Year Papers of KVPY

Related Page : KVPY Frequently Asked Questions

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