KVPY : Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna (KVPY)

This is an national level scholarship/fellowship program conducted to promote and encourage highly driven students to opt for research careers in basic science courses. The KVPY exam is administered by Indian Institute of Science, Banglore.

Every year, KVPY is conducted on the first Sunday of November, and result is declared around one February-March. Applicants have to register themselves in the month of August.

KVPY is conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.

It has Three levels:

SA: Candidates who enrolled themselves in Class 11th (science stream) must apply for this exam. Minimum Marks: Candidates must pass class 10th with Mathematics & Science subjects with a minimum 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD).

SX: Qualifying Exam: Candidates who have taken admission in class 12th (science subjects) can apply. Minimum Marks: Candidates must score a minimum 60% (50% for SC/ST/PwD) in Mathematics and Science subjects (PCB) in Class 12th. Candidates also have to obtain at least 75% (65% in case of SC/ST/PwD) in class 10th.

SB: Qualifying Exam: Candidates who enrolled in 1st year of the UG programme in Basic Science (Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology)- B.Sc/BS/B.Math./B.Stat./MS/Int. M.Sc) can apply for this exam. Minimum Marks: Candidates must score at least 60% (50% in case of SC/ST/PwD category) in 10+2 examination. In the first year of their final exam in B.Sc/BS/B.Math./B.Stat./MS/Int. M.Sc, students must secure 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD).

Exam Pattern of KVPY 2020 examination:

  • Exam Mode: The exam will be conducted in online (Computer Based Test) mode.
  • Date & Shift: KVPY is usually scheduled for first Sunday of November in two shifts, for stream SA 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM and for stream SB/SX 2 PM to 5 PM.
  • Medium of Question Paper: The question paper will be asked in both English & Hindi Language.
  • Type of Questions: It is a multiple choice type question paper. All the questions are compulsory to attempt in stream SA. There is an option to attempt any three sections in Part I & any two sections in Part II in Stream SB/SX.
  • Duration of Exam: Duration of the paper is three hours.
  • Sections: Question paper will contain two sections: Part I & Part II, having four sections each.
  • Total Marks: The paper will consist of 100 marks.

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.

INR 5000

INR 20000

SA/SX/SB- during M.Sc./4th to 5th years of Integrated M.Sc./M.S/M.Math./M.Stat.

INR 700

INR 28000