KVPY Support Program


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  • Started in 1999 by the department of science and technology (DST).
  • The aim of the program is to identify and encourage talented and motivated students to pursue career in research.
  • KVPY exam for IISC, Bangalore (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore).
  • Streams: SA, SB and SX exam centers 54 cities across.
  • Mode: Online.
  • Medium: English, Hindi.
  • Number of qualified candidates: Total approx.1300.

Eligibility criteria
     Stream SA
  • XI standard (science subjects) 
  • 11th >= 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) (math and science)
     Stream SX
  • XII standard/ (+2) (science subjects)
  • 10th >= 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in mathematics and science subjects (P/C/B)
  • 12th >= 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in mathematics and science subjects (P/C/B)
     Stream SB
  • 1st year of undergraduate program in basic sciences namely physics/chemistry/mathematics & biology leading to B.sc./B.s./B.stat./B.math during the academic year 2018–19
  • 12th>= 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in mathematics and science subjects (physics/chemistry/biology)  
  • 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) in the 1st year final examination of B.sc./B.s./B.stat./B.math they must secure.

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. 28000
The fellowship for the students selected under the stream SA/SX/SB will be started after the XII standard/ (+2) / 1st year UG (if join in Research Field)

Selection procedure

Stages => Selection Procedure
I => KVPY 2017 Aptitude Test
II => Interview

1. Aptitude test:
Test which was held on 1st or 2nd week of November.

      Exam pattern:
  • The entrance exam for SA, SB and SX stream was a computer-based test.
       Every subjects will have two part (Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Biology)                                         
  • Part 1 (Phy/Chem/Math/Bio) : 15 Questions - 1 mark each
  • Part 2 (Phy/Chem/Math/Bio) :  5  Questions - 2 marks each
Based on the performance in the aptitude test, students have been selected for the interview
  2. Interview:
  • The interview for the selected candidates under streams SA, SB and SX is likely to start in the third week of January 2018.
  • 75 % of the marks in the aptitude test + 25 % of the marks in the interview. Candidates will be recommended for the award of the kvpy fellowship on the basis of their combined performance in the aptitude test and interview.

Examination schedule:
  • Exam date November 04, 2018
  • Stream SA : forenoon  9:30 am to 12:30 pm (candidates should report at 8:30 am)
  • Stream SB/SX : afternoon 2 pm to 5 pm (candidates should report at 1 pm)

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