• 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 to take up research careers in Basic Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. 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 (Tentative)
  • Release of Notification: July - August
  • Closing of Online Application: August
  • KVPY Aptitude Test: First Sunday of November
  • Result of Aptitude Test : December
  • KVPY Interview: January & February
  • Final Result Declaration: April
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • For Stream SA: Students studying in Class XI in Science subjects and having secured minimum 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science in the Class X board examination.
  • For Stream SX: Students studying in Class XII / (+2) in Science subjects and having secured minimum 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science in the Class X board exam and a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science in the Class XII board examination.
  • Exam Structure
  • Pattern of KVPY Aptitude Test for Class XI Students:
For Stream (SA) $^
SECTIONS SUBJECTS Questions in Part-A Questions in Part-B TOTAL MARKS (A+B)
Section-1 Mathematics 15 5 25
Section-2 Physics 15 5 25
Section-3 Chemistry 15 5 25
Section-4 Biology 15 5 25
  Total 60 20 100
Total: 60 + 20 = 80 Questions

$^The question paper consists of two parts for 100 marks. There will be four Sections in Part A (each containing 15 questions) and four Sections in Part B (each containing 5 questions).

  • Pattern of KVPY Aptitude Test for Class XII Students:
For Stream (SX/SB) #^
SECTIONS SUBJECTS Questions in Part-A Questions in Part-B TOTAL MARKS (A+B)
Section-1 Mathematics 20 10 40
Section-2 Physics 20 10 40
Section-3 Chemistry 20 10 40
Section-4 Biology 20 10 40
  Total 80 40 160
Total: 80 + 40 = 120 Questions

#^ The question paper consists of two parts for 160 marks. There will be four Sections in Part A (each containing 20 questions) and four Sections in Part B (each containing 10 questions).
But candidates are allowed to answer any three of the four subjects in Part-A and any two of the four subjects in Part-B.

Marking Scheme:
  • Both parts contain only multiple choice questions. All questions are compulsory.
  • In Part A - Each correct answer gets 1 mark and for each incorrect answer 0.25 marks will be deducted.
  • In Part B - Each correct answer gets 2 marks and for each incorrect answer 0.50 marks will be deducted.
Interview
  • Based on the performance in the aptitude test, short-listed students will be asked to appear for an interview which is the final stage of the selection procedure. The merit list is based on 75% weight-age for Aptitude Test marks and 25% weight-age for the interview marks in all the streams.
  • Rewards
  • Generous Fellowship and contingency grant are provided to the selected KVPY Fellows up to the pre Ph. D. level or 5 years whichever is earlier. In addition, summer camps for the KVPY fellows are organized in prestigious research and educational institutions in the country.
Basic Sciences Monthly Fellowship Annual Contingency Grant
SA/SX/SB - During 1st to 3rd years of B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Integrated M.Sc. /M.S. Rs. 5000/- Rs. 20000/-
SA/SX/SB – During M. Sc. / 4th to 5th years of Integrated M.Sc. / M.S. / M. Math. / M. Stat. Rs. 7000/- Rs. 20000/-
Disclaimer
  • Dates, Pattern of Exams and Fellowship may be revised every year. Please visit the related website for latest update.
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