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About KVPY

KVPY, Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana is a national fellowship programme funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. The fellowship is given on the basis of a written exam followed by an interview. Every year the short notification releases on May 11 and the detailed KVPY notification is released in July.

  • KVPY National Program is administered by Indian Institute of Science (IISc). It is funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
  • KVPY was started in 1999 to encourage students of Basic Sciences to take up research careers in Science. KVPY Program is administered by Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc Bangalore). The aim of KVPY programme is to identify school & college students with talent and aptitude for research to pursue a career in research in the areas of basic sciences, engineering, and medicine.
  • From 2018 Onwards: Applications are invited from Indian Nationals. However, as per the Interim Order (Final Order awaited) of the Hon'ble High Court of Karnataka OCI/PIO students will be allowed to write the KVPY Aptitude Test.

Students who are selected under the KVPY Programme as KVPY Fellow will get Contingency grants up to the pre-Ph. D Level. The fellowship will be awarded based on the Aptitude Exam & Interview and KVPY 2018 aptitude exam will be held in 1st week of July 2018.

The Aptitude exam can be taken by students pursuing B.Sc. /B.S./ B.Stat./ B.Math./ Int. M.Sc./ M.S or  Class 11, 12 (Science Students) but the fellowship in the case of school students will only be activated if they join Basic science course after Class 12. KVPY Application form 2017 has to be filled online only, and from this year the Aptitude test will be conducted in online mode only.

Latest Update: KVPY Notification is released for 2018.


KVPY 2018 Dates


Event Date
KVPY Application form filling begins 1st week of July 2018
KVPY 2017 last date to apply online July 2018
Last date for Payment of Application fees August 2018
Download KVPY Admit Card  October 2018
KVPY 2017 Aptitude Exam 1st week of November 2018
KVPY Answer Key  Last week of November
KVPY  Result  December 2018



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KVPY Eligibility Criteria

  Gender Both
Region All Indian Nationals (Except OCI and PIO’s)
Class/ Age Class 11, Class 12 and 1st-year students of undergraduate Programme in Basic Sciences

1st year students of B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology having an aptitude for scientific research can apply for KVPY Fellowship. There are 3 categories in which KVPY Aptitude exam would be conducted

KVPY Eligibility for Stream SX- Class 12 Students

  • Candidates must be enrolled in Class 12 in science during the academic year 2018-19 and should be aspiring to join an undergraduate programme in Basic Sciences like Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology (B.Sc./B.S./ B.Stat./ B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S.) during the academic year 2018-19.
  • Class 10: They must have secured a minimum of 80% in aggregate in Mathematics and Science in Class 10 board exams (70% for SC/ST/PH)
  • Class 12: They must also secure a minimum of 60% in Maths  & Science Subjects Class 12 (50% for SC/ST/PH)

KVPY Eligibility for Stream SA- Class 11 Students

  • Candidates must be enrolled in Class 11 in science during the academic year 2018-19 and should be aspiring to join an undergraduate programme 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 80% aggregate in Mathematics and Science in Class 10 board exams (70% for SC/ST/PH)
  • Fellowship will be activated only when they enrol in an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S.) after Class 12
  • They must also secure a minimum of 60% aggregate marks in Science subjects in Class 12 (50% for SC/ST/PH)
  • These students will be mentored for one year. The mentoring period will be at the Regional Science Camp / National Science Camp with all expenses met by KVYP.

KVPY Eligibility for Stream SB

  • Candidates must have enrolled in the first year of study in basic sciences undergraduate studies in Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology leading to   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% in Maths  & Science Subjects in Class 12 board exams (50% for SC/ST/PH)
  • They must secure a minimum of 60% in the 1st year final examination of B.Sc./ B.S./ B.Math./ B.Stat./ Int. M.Sc./ M.S (50% for SC/ST/PH)

 Not Eligible for the KVPY 2018 Fellowship

  • Students with PIO and OCI card are not eligible
  • 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

Monthly Fellowships and Contingency Grant

  • For SA/SX/SB (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 20,000
  • For SA/SX/SB (during M. Sc. / 4th to 5th  years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S):
    • Monthly Fellowship: Rs 7000
    • Annual Contingency Grant: Rs 28,000

KVPY Summer Program 2017

KVPY 2017 fellows get a chance to participate in the Summer Program for a week at the Indian Institute for Science Education and Research (IISER) - Kolkata, Pune, Mohali, Bhopal, and Trivandrum.

Other Privileges to KVPY Fellows

Access to National Laboratories/ Universities who have agreed to extend special privileges to a library, laboratory facilities, etc. to KVPY 2017 Fellows on the production of the ID card issued to every KVPY 2017 Fellow.

KVPY Fellowship Renewal 

KVPY Fellowship has to be renewed every year subject to the academic performance of the candidates. The candidate should secure minimum 60% in addition to participation and satisfactory performance in the Summer Camp in the first year and summer project every year.

Note: KVPY fellowship for the students selected under the stream SA/SX/SB will be started after the Class 12 / (10+2) / 1st year UG, ONLY if they pursue an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences.

KVPY Application form and Process

Candidates can get their KVPY 2017 application form online only and there is no offline application for KVPY 2017. Students can fill KVPY 2017 Online Application form before the due date.

Online KVPY Application Form 

In the online procedure, the candidates can download KVPY application form from Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana online website www.kvpy.org.in. The Online application has started from 16 July 2017. Follow the link given below to apply online for the KVPY 2017.

KVPY Online Application Form - Apply Online Here

Documents to be Uploaded with KVPY Application Form 2017

Candidates have to upload the following documents while making the KVPY Application Form and so the students are advised to keep the document ready before starting with the application form.

  • Scanned Image of Photograph and Signature
  • Copy of Marks Sheet /Certificate of the Qualifying Examination
  • Caste Certificate in prescribed proforma for SC/ST students
  • Medical Certificate from prescribed authority for PwD candidates

KVPY Application Fee 2017 


Category  Application Fee
General / OBC Rs 1000
SC/ST/Physically and Visually Challenged Rs 500

Until 2014, the application fee for the General and OBC was Rs. 500 and there was no application fee for the reserved category. 

Payment of KVPY Application Fee

The Application fee has to be paid only at the KVPY application portal. This can be done either by using a credit card/ATM-Debit card/Net Banking or by downloading an e-challan from the application portal. No other means of payment will be accepted

  • If the candidates choose to pay the exam fees through Challan, then they will have to take a print out of Challan and make a payment before the due date.

  • After the payment is complete candidates must re-login to upload a scanned copy of the duly filled challan and Bank details. Your application will not be complete without uploading the challan.

KVPY Admit Card 2018

KVPY Admit Card will be released in October for the exam to be conducted in November. The candidates can download the admit card by following the link given below. The candidates after downloading the admit card must verify the details such as Name of the Candidates, Date and Time of Exam, Venue of the Exam etc.

KVPY Admit Card 

KVPY Selection Process

Shortlisting of the KVPY applications

  • After scrutiny of KVPY application forms and meeting the eligibility criteria for various streams.

KVPY Aptitude Test

KVPY aptitude test is scheduled to be conducted on 5 November 2017. All eligible students will be called for a KVPY aptitude test to be conducted in both Hindi and English Language. This year the KVPY Aptitude exam will be held only in online mode. Until last year the exam was held in both online and offline mode.

KVPY Syllabus - The 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 X/XII/1st year of B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. as applicable. However, it is to be noted that there is no prescribed syllabus for the aptitude test. 

KVPY Test Centers 

KVPY Online Exam will be held in 54 cities;KYPY 2017 Centres, Interview Venue, and Dates 

Agartala (Tripura)



Agra(Uttar Pradesh)

Mohali (Punjab)


Ahmedabad (Gujarat)

Mumbai (Maharashtra)

Indore(Madhya Pradesh)

Allahabad(Uttar Pradesh)







Noida (Delhi-NCR)

Jammu(Jammu & Kashmir)


Pallakad (Kerala)





Bhopal(Madhya Pradesh)


Kanpur(Uttar Pradesh)



Kolkata(West Bengal)



Lucknow(Uttar Pradesh)



Madurai(Tamil Nadu)

Chennai(Tamil Nadu)



Coimbatore(Tamil Nadu)

Salem(Tamil Nadu)

Varanasi(Uttar Pradesh)


Siliguri(West Bengal)

Vijayawada(Andhra Pradesh)



Visakhapatnam(Andhra Pradesh)

Durgapur(West Bengal)






  • The details of the venue of the aptitude test and the seat numbers of eligible students will be available on the website by the first week of October 2017
  • The details of the venue of the aptitude test for the eligible students and their seat number will be published on the KVPY website.

KVPY Exam Pattern

It is to be noted that virtual calculators will be available at the examination venue, as displayed in the mock link.  Candidates are not allowed to carry calculators inside the examination hall.


Subject Questions Marks
Mathematics 15

Physics 15 
Biology 15



 Total 80 120 100 160

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 Cut Off

KVPY 2013 & 2014 Cut Off Marks

The provisional list of students who have qualified in the Aptitude Test and eligible to be called for interview based on the performance in the KVPY Aptitude Test held on October 27, 2013, and The cut-off list for the KVPY 2014 Exam that was held on November 2, 2014, are given below: 

Stream KVPY Cut Off 
(Out of 100)

KVPY Cut off 
(Out of 100)
KVPY Cut Off 
(Out of 100)
  2013 2014 2013 2014 2013 2014
SA 53 43  41 32 41 32
SB 40 50 30 34 27 34
SX 46 54 35 40 35 40


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 Contact Details

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

Phone no.:  080 - 22932975/76, 080- 23601008 & 080 - 22933536
Fax No. : 080-2360 1215 
Email:  applications.kvpy@iisc.ac.in (For any query related to KVPY 2018 Application)

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