KVPY stands for Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana which is a scheme by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India for identifying and encouraging meritorious and talented students having an aptitude for science by providing them with scholarships to pursue their careers in the field of Science so that Country’s Research and Development can strengthen and grow.
Entrance Exam for KVPY is held for students at three different levels or streams. Stream SA (Candidates currently studying in class 10th), Stream SX (Candidates currently studying in class 12th) and Stream SB (Candidates currently doing B.Sc. or related courses and are in their first year) .
Scholarship is given on the basis on the basis of aptitude exam which is followed by interview for the students who qualify the written exam. Further, the merit list is prepared on 75% weight-age for Aptitude Test marks and 25% weight-age for the interview on basis of which scholarships are provided. The aptitude exam will be organized in online or offline mode. The duration of the exam will be three hours. The aptitude test is a multiple choice based exam of total 100 marks. It will constitute of two parts which will be 1 & 2, each containing 4 sections of Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology. Paper I will contain 20 questions whereas Paper II will contain 10 questions in each section. In the Type SA, all questions will be compulsory (Science and Mathematics). For type SB and SX, candidates will be allowed to answer any THREE of the four subjects in Part I and any TWO of the four subjects in Part II.
Candidates should be Indian Citizen.
For Stream SA, Candidates have to complete their 10th class with Science & Mathematics subjects. They have to secure at least 80% marks (70% marks for SC/ST/PwD) aggregate in the qualifying examination.
For Stream SX, Candidates have to pass 10th class with minimum 80% marks (70% for SC/ST/PwD) in aggregate in Mathematics & Science subjects. Candidates also have to qualify the 10+2 examination with Science subjects & secure at least 60% marks (50% for SC/ST/PWD category) in aggregate.
For Stream SB, Candidates have to complete their 10+2 examination & obtain minimum 60% marks (50% marks for SC/ST/PwD) in aggregate in Science Subjects. Candidates also have to pass their 1st year final examination & secure at least 60% marks (50% marks for SC/ST/PwD).
Application Schedule and Fee
Applications forms will be available from 9 July 2017 and last date for filling KVPY registration form is last week of August 2017. The application forms will only be issued through online mode. Admit Cards will be issued to students in the first week of October 2017. Exam Date is 29 October 2017. The results for which will be declared in December 2017.
The application processing fee is Rs 1055/- (Rs 528 for SC/ST/PwD Category). Candidates can submit the fees online or offline through Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking or Challan respectively.