KVPY

About KVPY

         • The KVPY is a program started in 1999.
        • This program is funded by Department of Science and Technology (DST), government of India.
        • KVPY program is for those students who wants to pursue their research career in the field of basic science, engineering and medicine.
        • Under this program students will get scholarship and contingency grant up to the Pre PhD level.
        • This scheme is to attract extraordinarily talented and extremely enthused students for pursuing their career in science.

Objective

        • Identify students with talent and aptitude for research.
        • Help students to realize their latent in their studies.
        • Encourage them to take up research career in science.
        • Ensure the growth of the best scientific minds for research and development in the country.

Selection

         • Students from 11th standard to 1st year of any undergraduate program in basic science (B.Sc/ B.S., B.Stat, B.Math, Int. M.Sc/M.S in physics, chemistry, math, biology) are eligible for KVPY program.
        • Department of science and technology(DST) have given all the responsibilities to Indian institute of science to conduct aptitude test in various centers in country
        • After aptitude test, short listed candidates called for interview.
        • Interview is the final stage of selection process.
        • Merit list is based on 75% weight-age of aptitude test and 25% weight-age of interview marks

Benefits of KVPY program:

         Scholarship Money
         Adds Weight to Your CV
         Networking
         Easier to Get an Admission in IISC
         Research Project Experience
         Vijyoshi Camp

Fellowship

         During 1st to 3rd year of B.Sc/ B.S., B.Stat, B.Math, Int. M.Sc/M.S- monthly fellowship will be RS. 5000/- per month, with 20,000/- per year annual contingency grant.
         During 3rd to 4th year of M.Sc/ M.S., M.Stat, M.Math- monthly fellowship will be RS. 7000/- per month, with 28,000/- per year annual contingency grant.

Eligibility criteria:

For KVPY scholarship examination, students are categorized in three streams. (Stream SA-, Stream SX, Stream SB)

Stream SA-

         Students those are currently studying in class 11th with science stream are eligible for stream SA
         To apply for Stream SA student must have Scored a minimum of 80% (70% for ST,SC,) in 10th board
         After qualifying Stream SA, students Have to secure minimum 60% ( 50% for ST,SC,PWD) marks aggregate in science in 12th standard, only after that they will be eligible for scholarship.
         The scholarship will be Activated only after joining undergraduate course in basic science

Stream SX-

        • Students those are currently studying in class 12th with science stream are eligible for stream SX
        • Students must have to Scored a minimum of 80% (70% for ST,SC,) in 10th board
        • Students must Have to secure minimum 60% ( 50% for ST,SC,PWD) marks aggregate in science in 12th standard
        • The scholarship will be Activated only after joining undergraduate course in basic science

Stream SB-

        • Students enrolled in the 1st year of undergraduate program in Basic Sciences can apply for Stream SB.
        • Students must have to secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in XII Standard Board Examination.
        • In the 1st year final examination of B.Sc./B.S./B.Math./B.Stat./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. they must have to secure 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks.

Exam pattern Stream SA

Part 1

Subject

Number Of Questions

Marks

Total Marks

Mathematics

15

1

15

Physics

15

1

15

Chemistry

15

1

15

Biology

15

1

15

Part 2

Subject

Number Of Questions

Marks

Total Marks

Mathematics

5

2

10

Physics

5

2

10

Chemistry

5

2

10

Biology

5

2

10

(Total marks for stream SA are 100, including both part 1&2 )

Exam pattern Stream SX/SB

Part 1

Subject

Number Of Questions

Marks

Total Marks

Mathematics

20

1

20

Physics

20

1

20

Chemistry

20

1

20

Biology

20

1

20

Part 2

Subject

Number Of Questions

Marks

Total Marks

Mathematics

10

2

20

Physics

10

2

20

Chemistry

10

2

20

Biology

10

2

20

(Total marks for stream SX&SB are 160, including both part 1&2 )

         • Mode of examination will be both online and offline.
         • Language of the examination will be Hindi and English.
         • Duration for the exam will be 3 hours.
         • Type of question will be objective type questions

KVPY Marking Scheme

For PART 1 of stream SA/SX/SB
         • 1 mark will be awarded for correct response.
        • .25(1/4) mark will be deducted for incorrect response.

For PART 2 of stream SA/SX/SB
        • 1 mark will be awarded for correct response.
        • 0.50 marks will be deducted for incorrect response.

Important dates:-

        • Last date for the request of the application form by post- Last week of August
        • Last date for closing of Online Application- 2nd week of September
        • Last date for closing receipt of the completed Application (Both online and hard copy)- 2nd week of September
        • Exam date- 1st week of November