• Overview
    The "Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana" (KVPY) is a program started in 1999 by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India to encourage students of Basic Sciences to take up research careers in Science. The aim of the program is to identify and encourage talented and motivated students to pursue career in research. It is a national level exam.
  • Name of the Entrance Exams: Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Aptitude Test
  • Funded by: Department of Science and Technology (DST, Govt. of India)
  • Implemented by: Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
  • Important Dates
  • 1 Tentative Month of Notification: July-August
  • 2 Tentative Month of KVPY Aptitude Test: First Sunday of November
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Students from Class XI for stream SA | Students from Class XII for stream SX
  • Exam Structure
Subjects Part-I Part-II
Mathematics 15 questions – 1 mark each 5 questions – 2 marks each

1. The question paper consists of two parts (both contain only multiple choice questions) for 100 marks. There will be four sections in Part I (each containing 15 questions) and four sections in Part II (each containing 5 questions).

2. All questions are compulsory.

3. In Part I - Each correct answer gets 1 mark and for each incorrect answer 0.25 mark will be deducted.

4. In Part II - Each correct answer gets 2 marks and for each incorrect answer 0.50 mark will be deducted.

  • Rewards
  • During 1st to 3rd years of B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Integrated M.Sc. /M.S.: Rs. 5000/- p.m. and Annual Contingency Grant of Rs. 20000/-
  • During M. Sc. / 4th to 5th years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S.: Rs. 7000/- p.m. and Annual Contingency Grant of Rs. 28000/-
  • Dates and Pattern of Exams may be revised every year. Please visit the related website for latest update.

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