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Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana(KVPY) Fellowship

The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana(KVPY) is a program 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 to pursue career in research.

Who can apply for KVPY?

The eligibility streams for Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana(KVPY) are.

1. Stream SA: Students enrolled in 10+1(XI) Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2018-19 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. The students under this stream will be mentored for one year. Their fellowship will be activated when they enroll in an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S.) after XII Standard(10+2) securing a minimum of 60% (50%for SC/ST/PWD) mark or equivalent grade in science subjects.

2. Stream SX: Students enrolled in XII Standard/ (10+2) (Science subjects) during the academic year 2018–19 and aspiring to join an undergraduate program in Basic Sciences namely Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology leading to B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. for the session 2019–20 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. They must secure 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the XII/(10+2) standard Board Examination before taking up the fellowship, if awarded.

3. Stream SB: Students enrolled in the 1st year of 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 2018–19 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 (10+2)/XII Standard Board Examination. 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.

Important Dates:

Last date for submitting online application: 31st August 2018 at 5 PM
Admit Card downloading: Second week of October
KVPY Exam: Sunday, the 4th November 2018.
(STREAM SA : Forenoon 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, STREAM SB/SX : Afternoon 2 PM to 5 PM)

Application Fee:

The application fees for KVPY-2018 are as follows:
For General/OBC Category: Rs. 1000
For SC/ST/PWD: Rs. 500

Exam Centres in Kerala:

KVPY Aptitude Test 2018 will be held online in the following cities across Kerala:
Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur

Monthly Fellowship

Based on the performance in the KVPY aptitude test, short-listed students will be asked to appear for an interview which is the final stage of the selection procedure. The fellowship for the students selected under the stream SA/SX/SB will be started after the XII Standard/ (+2) / I year UG, only if they pursue an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences, that are, B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Ecology, Molecular Biology, Botany, Zoology, Physiology, Biotechnology, Neurosciences, Bioinformatics, Marine Biology, Geology, Human Biology, Genetics, Biomedical Sciences, Applied Physics, Materials Science, Environmental Science or Geophysics.

During 1st to 3rd years of - B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math. / Integrated M.Sc. /M.S. Rs. 5000/Month+ Rs. 20000(Annual Contingency Grant)

During M. Sc. / 4th to 5th years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S./M.Math./M.Stat. Rs. 7000/Month+Rs. 28000((Annual Contingency Grant))

How To Apply?

Candidates should read the instructions given on the KVPY website carefully before attempting to fill the online application. Application for KVPY-2018 must be done online only. Following are the steps to complete your application successfully.

Step 1. Visit the KVPY Portal. Click on the link KVPY Online registration 2018 and follow the instructions.

Step 2: Fill the Registration form
Step 3. Filling personal and academic details, test centres, upload photo, signature and other certificates
Step 4. Payment of application fees.(Credit Card, ATM-Debit Card or Net Banking).

What is the syllabus for the KVPY aptitude test ?

There is no prescribed syllabus for the aptitude test. However, students are tested for the syllabus up to class X/XII/1st year of B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. as applicable.

KVPY Previous Year Question Paper and Answer Key

The Previous year question papers and answer keys of KVPY are available here for download.
Downloads
2017: Question Paper(SA | SX/SB) | Answer Key(SA | SX/SB)
2016: Question Paper(SA | SX/SB) | Answer Key(SA | SX/SB)
2015: Question Paper(SA | SX/SB) | Answer Key(SA | SX/SB)
2014: Question Paper(SA | SX/SB) | Answer Key(SA | SX/SB)
2013: Question Paper(SA | SX/SB) | Answer Key(SA/SX/SB)
2012: Question Paper(SA | SX/SB) | Answer Key(SA/SX/SB)
2011: Question Paper(SA | SX/SB) | Answer Key(SA/SX/SB)
2010: Question Paper(SA Part A | SA Part B | SX/SB) | Answer Key(SA Part A/SX/SB | SA(Part B)
2009: Question Paper(SA | SX/SB)
Downloads
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana(KVPY) Fellowship-Portal

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