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About KVPY

KVPY 2018 - The application process for KVPY 2018 has started from 11 July 2018 as per the official website of KVPY. The candidates can apply ONLINE only for KVPY 2018 by following the application page link available on this page. Earlier, on the second Sunday of July 2018, IISc Bangalore released KVPY Exam Dates 2018. On 11 May, Technology Day of India, the Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) notification was released on various regional and national newspapers regarding KVPY Eligibility Criteria. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana is one of the most prestigious scholarships of the nation for Basic Science students in Class 11, 12 and Bachelor’s first year. Students applying for KVPY 2018 must make sure that they are aware of Stream SA, SX, and SB eligibility criteria. Candidates qualifying in KVPY 2018 will be offered cash rewards along with other privileges, such as direct admission to top institutes like IISc Bangalore, summer programmes at the various campuses of IISER, access to national laboratories and universities, etc. Go through this article for more details on KVPY 2018, dates, eligibility criteria, application form, exam pattern, syllabus, etc. 

Latest Update: KVPY Application form is available now 11 July 2018 as per the official website. The candidates can apply ONLINE only through the link available on this page.

KVPY 2018

KVPY 2018 Dates

The table below provides the list of KVPY dates 2018 for students so that they don't miss any deadline 

Events

KVPY Dates

KVPY 2018 Application Form

11 July 2018

KVPY 2018 Last Date to apply

31 August 2018

Last Date of Payment

31 August 2018

KVPY Admit Card

2nd week of October 2018

KVPY Exam Date (Aptitude Test)

4 November 2018

KVPY Answer Key

Last Week of November 2018

KVPY Result (For Aptitude Test)

3rd week of December 2018

KVPY 2018 Interviews

3rd week of January 2019


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KVPY 2018 - Important Points

Some important points regarding KVPY 2018 are provided below so that students can get a better understanding of the scholarship - 

  • KVPY Aptitude Exam can be taken by students studying in class 11, 12 or first year of any undergraduate program in Basic Sciences, B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
  • KVPY 2018 Exam will be held on 4 November 2018.
  • Students who are selected under the KVPY programme are entitled to receive the monthly fellowship and annual contingency grants up to Pre-Ph.D. level.
  • In the case of class 11 and 12 students, this fellowship is only activated if they join the basic science course after class 12.
  • The KVPY aptitude test is conducted in both Hindi and English Languages.

What is new in KVPY 2018

OCI/PIO students are allowed to appear in KVPY 2018 as per the Interim Order (Final Order awaited) of the Hon'ble High Court of Karnataka.

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KVPY Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for KVPY 2018, students must make sure that they fulfill the eligibility norms. Also, the KVPY eligibility criteria will be different for various streams. Failing to meet any of KVPY eligibility norms will lead to disqualification of candidates at any point before the announcement of result. Check the list of KVPY eligibility norms from the table below.

KVPY Eligibility Criteria 2018

Gender Both
Region All Indian National
Class/ Age Class 11, Class 12 and 1st-year students of undergraduate Programme in Basic Sciences
Details

Students preparing for KVPY 2018 must make sure that they fulfill the KVPY eligibility criteria before applying. There are 3 categories in which KVPY exam is conducted – SA, SX, and SB. The eligibility criteria for KVPY 2018 for all the three streams are mentioned below:

KVPY Eligibility for Stream SA – Class 11th Students

  • Students must be enrolled in Class 11th (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2018-19.
  • They must have secured 75% marks (65% for SC/ST/PWD) aggregate in Mathematics and Science in class 10th board exams.
  • They must have secured a minimum of 60% marks (50% for SC/ST/PWD) aggregate in Science subjects in the Class 12th Board Exam.
  • They should join an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./ B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./ Int. M.Sc./M.S.) after class 12th.

KVPY Eligibility for Stream SX – Class 12th Students

  • Students must be enrolled in Class 12th (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2018-19
  • They must have secured 75% marks (65% for SC/ST/PWD) aggregate in Mathematics and Science in class 10th board Exams.
  • The students must have secured a minimum of 60% marks (50% for SC/ST/PWD) in aggregate in Science subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the Class 12th Board Exam.
  •  They should join an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./ B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S.) after class 12th.

KVPY Eligibility for Stream SB – 1st-year Students

  • Students must have enrolled in the 1st year of the undergraduate program in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S.) during the academic year 2018-19.
  • They must have secured a minimum of 60% marks (50% for SC/ST/PWD) aggregate in Science subjects in Class 12th board exams.
  • They must secure a minimum of 60% marks ((50% for SC/ST/PWD) in the 1st year final examination of B.Sc./B.S./B.Math./B.Stat./Int. M.Sc./M.S. before taking up the fellowship.

 Not Eligible for the KVPY 2018 Fellowship

  • Students willing to pursue/ pursuing the undergraduate course from distance education are not eligible.
  • A student pursuing B.Tech/ MBBS after class 12 are not eligible for the KVPY Fellowship.

KVPY Reward

Candidates who are selected under the programme are known as KVPY fellows. KVPY Fellows are entitled to get KVPY Reward which is monthly fellowship and annual contingency grants up to Pre-Ph.D. level. The monthly fellowship and annual grants for stream SA/SX/SB are given in the table below:

Basic Sciences

Monthly Fellowship

Annual Contingency

For SA/SX/SB

(during 1st to 3rd years of - B.Sc. /B.S. /Integrated M.Sc. /M.S.)

 

Rs.5000

 

Rs. 20000

 

For SA/SX /SB

(during M. Sc. / 4th to 5th years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S)

 

Rs. 7000

 

Rs.28000

Other Privileges to KVPY Fellows

  • Direct admission to the top institutes: The students who qualify for the KVPY Exam are granted direct admission to some of the prestigious science research institutes like Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc Bangalore) and Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research IISERs.
  • Vijyoshi Camp: Vijyoshi is an annual national science camp in India organized by KVPY in collaboration with INSPIRE programme, IISc Bangalore, and IISER-Kolkata. This camp gives an opportunity to KVPY students to meet great scholars, researchers, scientists, and mathematicians and interact with them.
  • Access to National Laboratories/ Universities: KVPY Fellow will get an Identity Card so as to have access to National Laboratories/ Universities who have agreed to extend special privileges like the library, laboratory facilities, etc. to KVPY Fellows.
  • Summer Programme: Summer Program is arranged for the KVPY Fellows for a week at the Indian Institute for Science Education and Research (IISER) – Kolkata, Pune, Bhopal, Mohali, and Trivandrum. The aim of the summer programme is to expose the Fellows to the methods of scientific research and giving them a chance to get lectures by experts, interact with scientists and learn in a research environment.
  • Fellowship Renewal: The candidates must secure a minimum of 60% marks (50% for SC/ST/PWD) aggregate for KVPY fellowship renewal. To participate in Summer Camp in the first year and summer project every year is also mandatory for fellowship renewal. The academic performance along with the summer programme performance will be considered for fellowship renewal.

KVPY Application form and Process

Candidates can apply and fill the KVPY application form 2018 through online mode from 11 July 2018. The link to KVPY Application page is available on this page. The candidates are advised to read and follow instructions while applying online for KVPY 2018.

The application form details are given below:

Registration & Form Filling

  • Go to the KVPY Official Website. Register yourself by selecting the class and you will get user id and password on your registered email-id or mobile number.
  • Fill your basic details such as Name, Date of Birth, E-mail id, the Mobile number for registration, class, gender, category, nationality etc.
  • Select 4 exam centres for the KVPY Exam 2018 in the order of preference.

Uploading Documents

The students applying for KVPY Application Form need to upload the following documents:

  • Scanned Image of Photograph and Signature
  • Copy of Mark Sheet/Certificate of the Qualifying Examination
  • Caste Certificate for SC/ST Students
  • Medical Certificate in case of PWD candidates

Fee Payment

Candidates can submit the application fee online only through Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking. The application fee for the KVPY Exam 2018 is:

  • General Category/OBC: Rs. 1000 + Bank charges
  • SC/ST/PWD: Rs. 500 + Bank charges

Note: Bank charges are also applicable.

KVPY Admit Card 2018

Candidates can download the KVPY admit card 2018 online by using their registration number. The admit card will be released in the second week of the October 2018. The students must verify all the details such as Name of the Candidate, Date and Time of the Exam, Exam Centre etc. and download the admit card. On the day of the test,  candidates are advised to carry the KVPY Admit Card 2018 along with them to the exam centre. Also, they must preserve it for future correspondence as well.

KVPY Mock Test 2018

KVPY Mock Test 2018 is available online for students appearing for KVPY exam. IISc has released the KVPY mock test 2018 for students preparing for the exam. Candidates can take the KVPY Mock Test 2018 online only. Taking the online mock test for KVPY 2018 will help you during the exam preparation and improve your knowledge and skills. As KVPY exam 2018 will be completely online, the KVPY mock test will give you an idea of the computer-based KVPY aptitude test. 

KVPY Selection Process

The selection is based on KVPY Aptitude Test which is followed by the personal interview. The candidates can take KVPY Aptitude Test in both Hindi and English language. The candidates who qualify in Aptitude Test are called for Interview round, which is the final stage before the KVPY Fellowship starts. The weightage of final result consists of 75% marks from KVPY Aptitude Test and 25% from Personal Interview. The candidates who selected under KVPY and start the research in Basic Science are called KVPY Fellow.

KVPY 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 >> Read more about KVPY Interview Questions

KVPY Exam Pattern

Before appearing for KVPY Exam 2018, it is very important to check the Exam pattern of the exam. The table given below helps you understand the KVPY Exam Pattern for all the three streams SA/ SB/ SX.

KVPY SA Exam Pattern

For the Stream SA, Part 1 consists of total 60 questions of 1 mark each and part 2 has the total of 20 questions of 2 marks each. The entire test is of 100 marks.

Subjects

Part 1 Questions

Part 2 Questions

Total Marks

Mathematics

15

5

15+10 = 25

Physics

15

5

15+10 = 25

Chemistry

15

5

15+10 = 25

Biology

15

5

15+10 = 25

Total

60 Questions

20 Questions

100 marks

 

KVPY SB/SX Exam Pattern

For the Stream SB/SX, In Part 1, there are total 80 questions of 1 mark each. The candidates can choose to attempt any 3 sections. In part 2, there are 40 questions of 2 marks each. The candidates can choose to attempt any 2 sections. The table given below helps you understand the KVPY Exam Pattern

Subjects

Part 1 Questions

Part 2 Questions

Total Marks

Mathematics

20

10

20+20 = 40

Physics

20

10

20+20 = 40

Chemistry

20

10

20+20 = 40

Biology

20

10

20+20 = 40

Total

80

40

100 marks

 

KVPY Test Centres

The students are required to make four choices of KVPY Exam Centres as per their convenience. To help you choose the nearest test city, here is a list of KVPY Test Centres:

Cities

State

Agartala

Tripura

Agra, Allahabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida,
Noida, Lucknow,  Kanpur, Varanasi

Uttar Pradesh

Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Anand, Vadodara

Gujarat

Ambala, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Karnal, Kurukshetra

Haryana

Amaravati, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Mumbai,
Nagpur, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Thane

Maharashtra

Belagavi, Bengaluru, Bidar, Chikkamangaluru,
Davanagere, Dharwad, Haliyal, Hassan, Hubballi,
Kalburagi, Mandya,
Mangaluru, Mysuru, Shivamogga, Udupi

Karnataka

Bhopal, Indore

Madhya Pradesh

Bhubaneswar, Rourkela

Odisha

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

Chennai, Coimbatore, Kanchipuram,
Nagercoil Madurai, Salem

Tamil Nadu

Dehradun

Uttarakhand

Delhi

Delhi-NCR

Asansol, Burdwan, Durgapur, Kolkata, Siliguri

West Bengal

Guwahati, Tezpur

Assam

Hyderabad

Telangana

Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Sikar

Rajasthan

Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala

Punjab

Jammu

Jammu & Kashmir

Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Ranchi

Jharkhand

Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kannur, Kasaragod,
Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram,
Palakkad, Pathanamthitta,
Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur

Kerala

Rajahmundry, Tirupathi, Vijayawada,
Visakhapatnam

Andhra Pradesh

Patna

Bihar

Raipur, Bilaspur

Chhattisgarh

Panaji

Goa

Puducherry

Puducherry

Shillong

Meghalaya

Naharlagun

Arunachal Pradesh

 

KVPY Syllabus

The KVPY aptitude test aims to test the understanding and analytical ability of the student than his/her factual knowledge. The students are tested for the syllabus up to class 11/12/ 1st year of B.Sc. /B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. as applicable. However, there is no prescribed syllabus for the aptitude test. Therefore, for the convenience of aspirants, Mota Chashma has provided the list of KVPY important topics. Based on previous years' KVPY question papers, the KVPY syllabus 2018 prepared. Candidates can check and download the KVPY Syllabus from here. >>> KVPY Syllabus for SA, SX and SB

KVPY Answer Key

The KVPY answer key 2018 will release in the Last Week of November 2018. The candidates can check the answer keys along with question papers for SA, SB, SX streams for the KVPY Exam. Read more on KVPY Answer Key here.>>> KVPY Answer Key

Note: Candidates can make the objection to the answer keys before the final answer key is released.

KVPY 2018 Result

KVPY 2018 written examination result will be declared in the 3rd week of December. The candidates who qualify the KVPY aptitude test will be called for the face-to-face interview. After the entire selection process including the aptitude test and the interview is completed, the final result will be published on the KVPY website. Get details on KVPY Result here.>>> KVPY Result

KVPY Cut Off

Candidates have to score the minimum qualifying marks as per the KVPY Cut off. To provide you a rough idea about KVPY cut off marks, here is a list of the previous year cut off marks for KVPY aptitude test:

Stream

KVPY 2017 Cutoff  General

KVPY 2017 Cut Off SC/ST

KVPY 2017 Cut Off PWD

SA

45

35

35

SB

43

33

33

SX

53

43

43

                

KVPY Overview

Every year lakhs of students apply for KVPY Scholarship. However, in a range of 3000-6000 students are selected for KVPY Interview. Further, around 70-80% of qualified students are able to clear the KVPY Interview round. The candidates who are studying in class 11, 12 and in the first year of graduation in basic science are eligible to apply for KVPY though the KVPY Fellowship starts only from the 1st year of graduation in Basic Science.

Institutes accepting KVPY Fellows for Direct Admission

The students who qualify for the KVPY Exam are granted direct admission to some of the prestigious science research institutes in India.

KVPY FAQs

  • Can I take other scholarship as well apart from KVPY Fellowship?
    • No, you cannot take other scholarships if you are selected for KVPY Fellowship.
  • What is the point to apply for KVPY?
    • The students that are selected under the KVPY programme will get KVPY Reward which is monthly fellowship and annual contingency grants up to Pre-Ph.D. level. Apart from scholarship, the students can also get direct admission to the top institutes like IISc Bangalore and IISERs.
  • I am studying in class 11. Can I appear in KVPY Exam?
    • Yes. The students studying in class 11 can appear in KVPY Exam for Stream SA.
  • When will the application form be available for KVPY 2018?
    • The application form will be available for KVPY from 11 July 2018.
  • How Can I apply for KVPY 2018?
    • You can apply for KVPY 2018 only through online mode from the KVPY official website. Read the Registration Steps and Instructions before applying.
  • When will KVPY be held in 2018?
    • The KVPY 2018 written aptitude test will be held on 4 November 2018.
  • What is KVPY?
    • The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a national level scholarship programme for students studying in class 11, 12 and First Year of any undergraduate program in Basic Sciences. This program started in 1999 by the Department of Science and Technology to encourage students to opt for basic science courses and research career in science.
  • How can I submit the application fee?
    • You can submit the application fee through online mode Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking or offline mode Challan.
  • What is the selection process for KVPY Fellowship?
    • The selection process for KVPY fellowship is based on the performance in the written aptitude test followed by a face to face interview. The candidates who qualify KVPY written test will be called for a personal interview.
  • I am from the State Board. Am I eligible to apply for KVPY?
    • Yes, you are eligible to apply for KVPY. The candidates can appear for KVPY irrespective of the boards. Read Eligibility Criteria for KVPY before applying.
  • I am from Hindi Medium School. Can I take KVPY Test in the Hindi language?
    • Yes. You can take KVPY test in the Hindi Language. The KVPY Exam is conducted in both Hindi and English Languages.
  • When will I start getting KVPY Scholarship?
    • You will start getting KVPY scholarship from the first year of the undergraduate program in basic sciences such as B.Sc. /B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S.
  • Is it necessary to take admission in IISc Bangalore to avail KVPY scholarship?
    • No, it is not necessary to take admission in IISc Bangalore.
  • Can I take advantage of KVPY Fellowship while pursuing B.Tech?
    • No, you cannot take advantage of KVPY Fellowship while pursuing B.tech. The candidates who want to pursue basic science courses such as B.Sc. /B.S./B.Stat./ B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. are eligible for KVPY fellowship.

About KVPY

KVPY was launched in 1999 with an objective to encourage young talent and highly driven students to opt for basic science courses and research career in science. This fellowship is awarded on the basis of a written exam followed by an interview.

The advertisement for KVPY aptitude test appears on national dailies on the Technology Day which is on 11 May, and on the second Sunday of July every year. Every year around one lakh candidates appear for the KVPY exam and candidates who qualify the aptitude round are called for a personal interview.

KVPY 2018 Quick Links

KVPY Application Form

Admit Card

Answer Key

Interview Tips

Cut off

Question Paper

KVPY sample papers

KVPY Result

KVPY Contact Details

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) 
Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
Bangalore 560 012

Phone no.:  (080) - 22932975/76, 23601008 & 22933536
Fax No. : 080-23601215 
Email: applications.kvpy@iisc.ac.in 
(For any query related to KVPY Application)

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