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Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana"( KVPY)

The “Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana” (KVPY) is a program started in 1999 by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India to encourage students of Basic Sciences to take up research careers in Science. The aim of the program is to identify and encourage talented and motivated students for pursuing a research career. This program strives to assist the students to realise their potential and ensure that the best scientific talent is groomed for research and development in the country. Generous fellowship and contingency grant are provided up to the pre-Ph.D. level to the selected students. In addition, summer programs for the KVPY Fellows are organized in prestigious research and educational institutions in the country. Selected students get opportunity to attend summer camps at the prestigious research and educational institutions of India.

The advertisement for KVPY Exam appears on Technology Day (May 11) and second Sunday of July every year.

  • Inception year: 1999
  • Funded by: Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
  • Objective: To encourage students of Basic Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to take up research careers in these areas.
  • Aim: To identify and encourage talented students with aptitude for research.
  • Methodology: Generous scholarship and contingency grant are provided (up to the pre-Ph.D. level) to the selected students. In addition, summer programs for the KVPY Fellows are organized in prestigious research and educational institutions in the country.

The program is administered by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc, Bangalore).

Selection: Students studying in +1, +2, any U.G. Program in Science / Medicine and also Engineering students having aptitude for scientific research, are carried out by IISc (Bangalore), IIT-Bombay (Mumbai), and ICMR (New Delhi), respectively, in association with two Zonal Centers one at Kolkata (Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Kolkata) and another at Mumbai (HBCSE, TIFR).

Applications-> interviews at various centers -> final selection.

Basic Sciences : Stream SA:

  • XI Standard (Science Subjects) students
  • Have secured a minimum of 80% (70% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board Examination.
  • Students promoted through both the Summative Assessments-II conducted by the school and conducted by the Board are eligible to apply, if they satisfy eligibility criteria
  • http://www.kvpy.org.in/main/index.htm (If the candidates have obtained a letter grade in the qualified examination, they are requested to convert it into an appropriate % and fill-up the application form)

Stream SX:

  • Class 12 (+2) students
  • Aspiring to join undergraduate program in Basic Sciences (B.Sc/B.S./Int. M.Sc)
  • Have secured a minimum of 80% (70% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board Examination.

Applications-> interviews at various centers -> final selection.

SP (Basic Sciences)

  • XI/XII standard, I/II year (B.Sc../B.S./Int. M.Sc.) in Basic Sciences and I/II year B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch.
  • Have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in the X & XII Standard Board Examinations.
  • Additionally students enrolled in the II year B.Sc./B.S./Int. M.Sc/B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. program must have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in the I year examination.
  • A hard copy of an original and creative Science based research project done by the applicant is required to be submitted along with the application.

Stream SP (Medicine):

  • I/II professional year of the MBBS/BDS/BVSc/B.Pharma program
  • Have secured 80% (70% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in SCIENCE subjects in the XII Standard Board Examination.
  • Students enrolled in the II professional year of the MBBS/BDS/BVSc/B.Pharma program must have secured 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in the I year examination.
  • hard copy of an original and creative Bio-Medical project must be submitted along with the application.

Selection Procedure of KVPY Exam

  • All the application forms are scrutinized and eligible students are called for a written aptitude test.
  • Aptitude Test is conducted in Hindi and English at various centres across India.
  • Shortlisted candidates are called for an interview, which is the final stage of selection for KVPY applicants.

KVPY Study Material

  • There is no any prescribed syllabus for the written exam. The aptitude test screens students on the basis of their factual knowledge, understanding, and analytical ability about the subjects. There are different test for different grades.
  • Modulus offers you a complete set of KVPY Study Material, complete with formulas as well as tips and tricks for each chapter along with pervious exam papers.
  • For more information you can ask our Modulus experts to guide you.

KVPY Fellowship

  • KVPY Fellowships are available for students of different grades in the following manner: Selected students will get a monthly stipend of Rs 5,000 and an annual contingency grant of Rs 20,000 during 1st to 3rd year of their undergraduate programs.
  • Students whose pursuing Integrated M.Sc. or M.Sc programs in Basic Sciences will receive a monthly stipend of Rs 7,000 and an annual contingency grant of Rs 28,000 in their 4th and 5th year.
  • KVPY Fellows also receive an opportunity to attend week-long summer camp at the Indian Institute for Science Education and Research (IISER) – Kolkata, Pune, Mohali, Bhopal, or Trivandrum.
  • KVPY Fellows also get access to libraries and laboratory facilities of Universities and National Laboratories.
  • The annual renewal of KVPY fellowship takes place only and only if a student shows consistent good performance in academics in graduation or post-graduation exams by securing at least 60% marks (50% for SC/ST) in the first attempt. KVPY
KVPY CUT OFF
Stream Category KVPY Cut off
Stream SA General 65% and above
Stream SA (Mentorship Scheme) General 60% and above
Stream SB General 56% and above
Stream SX General 56% and above
Stream SA SC/ST 42% and above
Stream SB SC/ST 31% and above
Stream SX SC/ST 41% and above

KVPY Tips

  • You can download previous years KVPY exams question papers and KVPY Answer Key for the paper on our website for free. We understand that there are no specialized KVPY coaching is available and hence, besides, KVPY study material, experts at Modulus also offer specialized online KVPY coaching for all the streams.
  • Modulus IIT Academy tutors can help you with each and every step of KVPY preparation.
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