Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a national level fellowship programme in the field of Basic Sciences. KVPY is conducted by Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), Bangalore. KVPY 2018 will be conducted on the 4th of November 2018. Started in 1999, funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, it offers scholarships and contingency grants till pre-Ph.D level to the eligible candidates. KVPY fellowship has a two-stage selection process i.e. Aptitude Test and Personal Interview. Candidates successfully clearing these two stages are awarded the prestigious fellowship. More details about the KVPY 2018 exam are given below:
The selection of the competent candidates is made from a wide spectrum of candidates from those studying in the 11th standard to the 1st year of any undergraduate programme in Basic Sciences. The KVPY exam has three streams:
After clearing the two-stage process candidates are eligible for direct admission in the top-notch institutes of the country like the IIScs and IISERs.
The DST completely funds the fellowships granted to selected candidates which are as follows:
|Category/Stream||Monthly Stipend||Annual Contingency Grant|
|SA/SX/SB – B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Integrated M.Sc./M.S. for first three years||₹ 5000||₹ 20000|
|SA/SX/SB – M. Sc./Integrated M.Sc./M.S for Fourth and Fifth year||₹ 7000||₹ 28000|
The online applications for KVPY 2018 had started on the 11th of July 2018 and the last date to fill the online application form is 31st August 2018. The important dates regarding the application are as follows:
Online application closes 31st August 2018
|Online application begins||11th July, 2018|
|Last date of form filling||31st August, 2018|
|Admit card download||Second week of October, 2018|
|Examination date||4th November, 2018|
|KVPY results- Aptitude Test||Third week of December, 2018|
|Interview process (tentative)||Third week of Januaryy, 2019|
|Final Result (tentative)||April, 2019|
There are primarily three streams for KVPY depending upon your eligibility- SA, SB and SX. You are required to adhere to a prescribed eligibility criteria for KVPY. The criteria mentions the details regarding academic conditions, age limit and marks required.
Candidates pursuing the following undergraduate programmes can also apply:
B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S.
Depending on your stream you will have a different syllabus for the KVPY exam. The exam does not have a fixed syllabus but it will test your analytical skills and aptitude in the field of Basic Science. It has four sections those being Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Thus, you are expected to be thorough with the concepts of the same. You can find detailed syllabus on the KVPY syllabus page.
KVPY has a two stage selection process: aptitude test and personal interview. After clearing both of these stages, you would be eligible for the KVPY scholarship. The candidates clearing the cut-off for the prescribed stream would be eligible for the personal interview. The results of both will determine one’s selection for the scholarship. For more details, check our page on KVPY Result and Selection Process.
You can fill the online form till the 31st of August 2018.
These are the basic steps to fill the KVPY application form:
Mode of Examination: The exam would be conducted in an online mode.