KVPY 2018: Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana

KVPY 2018 i.e. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana is an initiative of Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. This is national level examination conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore. The exam is held for students of exceptional talent who can pursue basic science courses and seek research career in science. First KVPY was held in the year 1999. Here given details about KVPY 2018.

KVPY 2018 Fellowships

  • SA/SX/SB  - During 1st to 3rd years of - B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math. / Integrated M.Sc. /M.S.
    Monthly Fellowship:
    Rs. 5000
    Annual Contingency Grant:
    Rs. 20000

  • SA/SX/SB  - during  M. Sc. / 4th to 5th  years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S./M.Math./M.Stat.
    Monthly Fellowship:
    Rs. 7000
    Annual Contingency Grant:
    Rs. 28000
Renewal/Continuation of fellowship
  1. For the fellowship to continue, candidates are required to maintain their academic performance by securing a first class or 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) aggregate marks.

KVPY 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Nationality

Only Indian Nationals are eligible to apply for KVPY Fellowships to Study in India.

P.S.: Candidates who wish to pursue under graduate program under Distance Education scheme/correspondence mode from any university are not eligible to apply.

Educational Qualification

Stream SA:
  1. Candidates should score at least 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) aggregate marks in Mathematics and Science subjects in their class X Board exam.
  2. They should be enrolled in class XI (Science stream) during the time of applying.
  3. The fellowship of these students will only continue if they score a minimum of 60% (50%for SC/ST/PWD) aggregate marks in Science subjects in their class XII Board Examination and join an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S.).
Stream SX:
  1. Candidates should score a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) aggregate marks in Mathematics and Science subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in their class X Board Exam.
  2. Candidates should score a minimum of  60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) aggregate marks in Mathematics and Science subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in their class XII Board Exam.
  3. Candidates should join undergraduate program in Basic Sciences viz. Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology leading to  B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. after class XII.
  4. For Cambridge International Examination Board, candidates should be in their class XII and aspires to join an UG program (viz. B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S.)in Basic Sciences namely Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology.
  5. Candidates should score a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) aggregate marks in Mathematics and Science subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in their class X Board Examination under Cambridge International Examination Board.
  6. Candidates should score a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) aggregate marks in Mathematics and Science subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in their class XII Board Examination.
Stream SB:
  1. Candidates should be 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./Int. M.S.
  2. Candidates should score a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) aggregate marks in Mathematics and Science subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in their class XII Board Examination.
  3. Candidates should score a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in their 1st year final examination of B.Sc./B.S./B.Math./B.Stat./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S.

KVPY 2018 Selection Procedure

The selection of the candidates will be made strictly on the basis of merit. The candidates will be examined on the basis of an aptitude test and personal interview.

Aptitude Test:
All eligible candidates will be called for an aptitude test after the successful scrutiny of application forms.
The aptitude test will be conducted both in English and Hindi language at various exam centers across the country.

The test will be conducted tentatively in the month of November, 2018.

Interview:
Candidates will be shortlisted for an interview on the basis of their performance in the aptitude test.
Therefore, interview is the final stage of the selection procedure.

KVPY 2018 Examination Timing

Stream SA : Forenoon  9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Candidates should report at 8:30 AM)
Stream SB/SX : Afternoon 2 PM to 5 PM (Candidates should report at 1 PM)

KVPY 2018 Contact Details

For Any Information Related To Application Form, Call on 080 - 22932975/76, 080- 23601008 Fax-23601215 (between 10:00 AM TO 05:00 PM)

Email to applications.kvpy@iisc.ac.in

* Saturday and Sunday are Holidays.

KVPY 2018 FAQs

Some friends from my School/College are planning to take the KVPY aptitude test. Can we ask our School/College authorities to request bulk applications for us?
No hard copy of the application is available. Candidates must only apply online.

What is the meaning of the phrase 'computer based test'? I have never taken such a test before.
It means that the test will be conducted using an easy-to-use portal on a computer. However, students who choose to take the computer based test will be directed to a web link that contains a mock aptitude test hosted on the same portal. This will help the candidates to get familiar with all features of the testing environment.

Can I take a computer based test in Hindi?
Yes ofcourse.

What is the syllabus for the aptitude test?
No prescribed syllabus is available for the aptitude test. Rather than his/her factual knowledge, it aims to test the candidate’s analytical and understanding ability. However, candidates should be well prepared with the syllabus up to class X/XII/1st year of  B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S.

Is it necessary that the students have to study all the four subjects i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics?
All questions are compulsory (Science and Mathematics) in the Stream- SA  
For SB and SX streams, there will be four sections –
Part I (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics) and four sections Part II (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics).
Candidates are required to answer only three of the four subjects in Part I and any two of the four subjects in Part II.

When does the KVPY advertisement come in the newspapers?
The advertisement for the KVPY Fellowship appears in all the national dailies on the Technology day (May 11), and on the second Sunday of July every year.

Can I avail the KVPY Fellowship along with a merit scholarship?
No, KVPY does not allow its Fellows to receive simultaneously fellowship /scholarship from more than one source, either government or private.

When can I get the application form?
The KVPY publishes its detailed advertisement on 2nd Sunday of the month of July every year. The application form can be obtained after the publication of the advt.

I have a scanned copy of my photograph/signature/caste certificate, the file size of which exceeds the limit mentioned in the online application form. What should I do?
Kindly compress the file and then upload it.

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