The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is an on-going National Program of Fellowship in Basic Sciences, initiated and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to attract exceptionally highly motivated students for pursuing basic science courses and research career in science. The program aims to identify and encourage talented and motivated students to pursue a career in research.
Generous fellowship and contingency grant are provided to the selected KVPY Fellows up to the pre Ph.D. level or 5 years whichever is earlier. Besides, summer camps for the KVPY Fellows are organized in prestigious research and educational institutions in the country.
KVPY identifies students with talent and aptitude for research; help them realize their academic potential; encourage them to take up research careers in Science, and ensure the growth of the best scientific minds for research and development in the country. Based on the performance in the aptitude test, short-listed students are called for an interview which is the final stage of the selection procedure. For receiving a fellowship, both aptitude test and interview marks are considered
ELIGIBILITY – KVPY 2019
Stream SA: Students enrolled in XI Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2019-20 and having secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board examination immediately in the preceding academic year are eligible to appear for Aptitude test.
Stream SX: Students enrolled in XII Standard/ (+2) (Science subjects) during the academic year 2019–20 and aspiring to join undergraduate program in Basic Sciences namely Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology leading to B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. for the session 2020–21 provided they have secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/ Biology) in the X Standard Board Examination during the academic year 2017-18 are eligible to appear for the Aptitude test.
Stream SB: Students enrolled in the 1st year of the undergraduate program in Basic Sciences namely Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology leading to B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. during the academic year 2019–20 and having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the XII Standard Board Examination are eligible to appear for the Aptitude test. In the 1st year final examination of B.Sc./B.S./B.Math./B.Stat./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. they must secure 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks before taking up the fellowship if awarded.
KVPY 2019 Exam Pattern
|Streams||SA, SB, and SX|
|Number of test cities||99|
|Exam Mode||Computer Based Test|
|Medium of Exam||English & Hindi|
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions|
|Duration of Exam||180 Minutes|
|Number of Qualified candidates||SA- 75, SB- 66, SX- 144|
KVPY 2019 Exam Schedule
The KVPY 2019 Important dates are as follows:
|Online Application Process begins||8 July 2019|
|Last date for submitting Forms||20 August 2019|
|KVPY Admit card||Third week of October 2019|
|KVPY 2019 Exam Date||3 November 2019|
|KVPY 2019 Result declaration||Third week of December 2019|
|Interview schedule||Third week of January 2020|
Aptitude Test: Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria for various streams will be called for aptitude test conducted both in Hindi and English at different centers across the country on Sunday, the 3rd November 2019.
Admit Card: Students may download the admit card for the aptitude test from the website from the third week of October 2019.
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.
There is no prescribed syllabus available for the written test. However, students are tested for the syllabus up to class XII and as per the stream selected.
- Stream SA: In stream SA, the KVPY exam covers all the corresponding science syllabus of Class XI.
- Stream SX: In stream SX, the KVPY exam covers all the corresponding science syllabus of Class XII.
- Stream SB: In stream SB, the KVPY exam covers all the corresponding science syllabus of first year under graduates hence the aspirants will be tested for the KVPY Syllabus in Maths, Physics, chemistry of 1st year B.Sc. /B.S. /B.Stat. /B.Math. /Int. M.Sc. /M.S. as applicable
KVPY 2019 Scholarship
- SA/SX/SB- during 1st to 3rd years of UG/PG courses- Rs.5,000
- SA/SX/SB – during M. Sc. / 4th to 5th years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S./M.Math./M.Stat. – Rs.7,000/-
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