KVPY

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY): is a national level fellowship programme KVPY 2018 will be organized by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). Department of Science and Technology, Government of India has started this programme in 1999. It is conducted to provide scholarship up to pre-PhD level to the selected candidates. The selection will be based on the aptitude test & interview managed by the IISc.

We ensure that the best scientific talent is groomed for research and development in the country.

Streams of KVPY:

For Stream SA:

  • Those candidates studied in XI Standard (Science Subjects) in the academic year of 2018-2019 can apply for this test.
  • Candidates have to score at least 80% marks (70% marks in case of the SC/ST/PWD) in aggregate in Science & Mathematics subjects in Class X.
  • Candidates have to secure minimum 60% marks (50% marks for SC/ST/PWD) in aggregate in Science Subjects in XII Standard Board Examination.
  • Selected students fellowship will be activated only when they join an UG programme in Basic Science (B.Sc/BS/B.Stat./B.Math./Int.M.Sc/MS) in the academic year 2020-2021.

For Stream SX:

  • Candidates studied in XII Standard (Science Subjects) in the academic year of 2018-2019 can appear.
  • Candidates have to obtain minimum 80% marks for Gen category & 70% marks for SC/ST/PWD category in aggregate in Science & Mathematics subjects in High School Examination.
  • Candidates have to score at least 60% marks (50% marks for SC/ST/PWD) in aggregate in Science Subjects in XII Standard.
  • Students can join the undergraduate programme in Basic Science (B.Sc/BS/B.Stat./B.Math./Int.M.Sc/MS) in the academic year 2019-2020.

For Stream SB:

  • Those candidates studied in 1st year of UG course in Basic Science such as Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics and Biology leading to B.Sc/BS/B.Stat./B.Math./Int.M.Sc/MS in the academic year of 2018-2019 can appear for this exam.
  • Candidates have to secure at least 60% marks in case of GEN category & 50% marks in case of SC/ST/PWD category in aggregate in Science subjects in Intermediate Board Examination.
  • Candidates have to obtain 60% marks (50% Marks for SC/ST/PWD category) in the 1st year final examination of B.Sc/BS/B.Stat./B.Math./Int.M.Sc/MS before taking up the fellowship, if awarded.
EventsDates (Tentative)
Online Application Form Issued2nd week of July 2018
Last Date of Form Filling2nd week of August 2018
Admit Card Availability2nd week of October 2018
Exam Date1st week of November 2018
Provisional Answer Key Release4th week of November 2018
Objection Against Answer Keytill last week of November 2018
Result Announcement3rd week of December 2018
Interview Round3rd week of January 2019
Final Result DeclareApril 2018

The eligibility criteria are given below:

Nationality:Candidate must be a citizen of India.

For Stream SA:

Qualifying Exam: Candidates who studied in Class 11th (science stream) must apply for this exam.

Minimum Marks: Candidates have to pass class 10th with Mathematics & Science subjects & secure minimum 75% marks (65% marks for SC/ST/PwD) in aggregate.

For Stream SX:

Qualifying Exam: Candidates, those studied in class 12th (science subjects) can apply.

Minimum Marks: Candidates have to score minimum 60% marks (50% for SC/ST/PwD) in aggregate in Mathematics & Science subjects (PCB) in Class 12th. Candidates also have to obtain at least 75% marks (65% marks in case of SC/ST/PwD) in aggregate in class 10th.

For Stream SB:

Qualifying Exam: Candidates who enrolled in 1st year of the UG programme in Basic Science (Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology) leading to B.Sc/BS/B.Math./B.Stat./MS/Int. M.Sc) can apply for this exam.

Minimum Marks: Candidates have to score at least 60% marks (50% marks in case of SC/ST/PwD category) in 10+2 examination.

The exam pattern complete details are given here:

Exam Mode: The exam will be conducted through online (computer based test) mode.

Language: The exam will be conducted both in English & Hindi Language.

Exam Duration: The duration of the examination will be three hours.

Type of Questions: The question paper will be objective type.

No. of Papers: The question paper will come in two sections: PART I & PART II.

Marks: The question paper will be total 100 marks.

Marking Scheme: In PART I, one mark will be given to the candidates for correct answer. In PART II, two marks will be awarded for each correct response.

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