KVPY

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana

The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna (KVPY) is a programme is organised by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) Government of India, in the year 1999 to encourage the students studying Basic Sciences to take up research career in science. The programme aims to help in developing the best scientific talent for research & development in the country. Generous grants and fellowship are provided to the selected students (KVPY Fellows) up to the pre-Ph. D. level or 5 years whichever is earlier. A stipend of Rs.5000/-per month and annual Contingency Grant of Rs. 20,000/ are granted during 1st to 3rd year after which it is increased to monthly stipend of Rs.7,000/ and annual grant of Rs.28,000/ for the next two years. In addition to this summer camps are organised for KVPY fellows at the premier and prestigious Institutions of education and research in the country. The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India has entrusted the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore the complete responsibility of organising and running the KVPY programme and set up a management committee and National Advisory Committee (NAC) to look over its implementation. There is a core committee which looks after its day to day and academic aspects of KVPY.

KVPY 2018-19 Application Form

KVPY 2018-19 Application form is available online only. First the candidate has to get registered online. Then the application form should be filled in with personal and academic details, choosing the test centres, upload the Photo, Signature and other certificates as applicable along with the payment of application fee. It must be noted that the fee must be paid only at the KVPY portal. The application fee may be paid through Credit Card /ATM Debit Card / Net Banking or by downloading challan from the application portal. No other means of payment is acceptable. Once the payment is made successfully and the application submitted, the payment cannot be refunded. The application fee for general candidates and OBC is Rs.1000.00 and for candidates from SC / ST / PWD is Rs.500.00. The candidates are advised to read the instructions carefully before attempting to fill in the application form.

KVPY 2018-19 Exam Dates

Find here KVPY 2018 Exam Dates, Application Form, Notification, Admit Card and Result date all information below mension.

Events Exam Dates (Tentative)
Online Application Form date released July 2018
Last Date of Application Form Filling August 2018
Admit Card date Availability October 2018
Exam Date KVPY 2018-19 November 2018
Result date Announcement December 2018
Interview Round January 2019

KVPY 2018 – Eligibility Criteria

The Fellowship of the students appearing for KVPY 2018 shall be activated only if they join an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences, i.e. B.Sc. / B.S. / B.STAT. / B.Math. / Int. M.Sc. / M.S. in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Ecology, Molecular Biology, Botany, Zoology, Physiology, Biotechnology, Neurosciences, Bioinformatics, Marine Biology, Geology, Human Biology, Genetics, Biomedical sciences, Applied Physics, Geophysics, Material Science or Environment Science.The shortlisted candidates on the basis of the performance in the aptitude test, are called for interview. Another merit list is then prepared on the basis of 70% weight-age for their aptitude test marks and 30% weight-age for their interview. There are three streams through which a candidate can apply: SA, SB, and SX. SA is for 11th standard and SB & SX are meant for 12 standard students.
Stream SA: SA is meant for students of 11th standard who have scored at least 80% marks in aggregate in science and mathematics (70% marks in case of SC/ST/PWD) in class 10th board examination. Such students if selected, will start their fellowship once they enrol themselves for a basic science undergraduate course (B.Sc./B.Math./B.S./ B. Stat. /Inter. M.Sc. /M.S.) in the academic session 2018-19, after securing at least 60% marks in aggregate in science subjects (50% in case of SC/ST/PWD) in standard 12th Board examination.
Stream SB/SX: SB is meant for Biology students and SA is meant for Mathematics students. The examination paper would consist of two sections A and B. Each section would consist of all the four subjects. Section A will consist of 20 question from each subject and section B will consist of 10 question from each subjects. The candidates are required to attempt any three out of four subjects, in section A and any two subjects out of four subjects in section B. Section A will have +1, -o.25 marking and section B will have +2, -0.5 marking system.

Exam Pattern

The students must be very careful as they have to answer only two questions. If someone selects three questions to answer, you don’t know, which two of your answers will be considered for evaluation by the examiner. Use of calculators during the examination is allowed.

KVPY 2018 Syllabus

There is no fixed KVPY 2018 Syllabus for the exam, but those preparing for JEE/AIPMT are sufficiently prepared for this entrance examination. Previous year papers should be considered for preparation.

Interview

There will be a panel of interviewer from all the subjects of science who will ask you questions from the subjects which you have studied in the 11th standard. If you have studied your subjects well and understood it well, there should not be difficulty in answering those questions and get through the interview successfully.

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