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Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana(KVPY): Application, Syllabus, Question Paper & Answer Key

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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 2021?

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 2021-22,  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. Due to prevailing COVID-19 situation, as one-time measure, students who have passed X Standard Board Examination and eligible to enroll in XI Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2021-22, are eligible to appear for the aptitude test. 
 
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 2021-22 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 2022–23 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 2021-22 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., Due to prevailing COVID-19 situation, as one-time measure, students who have passed XII Board Examination and eligible to enroll in the 1st year of B. Sc./B.S./B. Stat./B. Math./ Int. M.Sc./ Int. M.S. during the academic year 2021–22 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 2021: Important Dates

Last date for submitting online application: 25th August 2021 at 5 PM
Download Admit Card: Not available
KVPY Exam: 7th November 2021.

KVPY 2021: Application Fee

The application fees for KVPY-2021 are as follows:
For General/OBC Category: Rs. 1250
For SC/ST/PWD: Rs. 625

KVPY 2021: Exam Centres in Kerala

KVPY Aptitude Test 2021 will be held online in the following cities across Kerala:
Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur

KVPY 2021: 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.Due to prevailing COVID-19 situation, THE KVPY FELLOWSHIP-2021 WILL BE AWARDED SOLELY BASED ON APTITUDE TEST WITHOUT INTERVIEWS. 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 for KVPY 2021?

Candidates should read the instructions given on the KVPY website carefully before attempting to fill the online application. Application for KVPY-2021 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 2021 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 2021 ?

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.
KVPY 2021
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana(KVPY) Fellowship-Portal
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana(KVPY)-Notification 2021
KVPY Previous Question Paper & Answer Key 2020
Stream SA Question Paper
Stream SA Answer Key
Stream SB/SX Question Paper
Stream SB/SX Answer Key
KVPY Previous Question Paper & Answer Key 2019
Stream SA Question Paper
Stream SA Answer Key
Stream SB/SX Question Paper
Stream SB/SX Answer Key
KVPY Previous Question Paper & Answer Key 2018
Stream SA Question Paper
Stream SA Answer Key
Stream SB/SX Question Paper
Stream SB/SX Answer Key
KVPY Previous Question Paper & Answer Key 2017
Stream SA Question Paper
Stream SA Answer Key
Stream SB/SX Question Paper
Stream SB/SX Answer Key
KVPY Previous Question Paper & Answer Key 2016
Stream SA Question Paper
Stream SA Answer Key
Stream SB/SX Question Paper
Stream SB/SX Answer Key
KVPY Previous Question Paper & Answer Key 2015
Stream SA Question Paper
Stream SA Answer Key
Stream SB/SX Question Paper
Stream SB/SX Answer Key
KVPY Previous Question Paper & Answer Key 2014
Stream SA Question Paper
Stream SA Answer Key
Stream SB/SX Question Paper
Stream SB/SX Answer Key
KVPY Previous Question Paper & Answer Key 2013
Stream SA Question Paper
Stream SA Answer Key
Stream SB/SX Question Paper
Stream SB/SX Answer Key
KVPY Previous Question Paper & Answer Key 2012
Stream SA Question Paper
Stream SA Answer Key
Stream SB/SX Question Paper
Stream SB/SX Answer Key
KVPY Previous Question Paper & Answer Key 2011
Stream SA Question Paper
Stream SA Answer Key
Stream SB/SX Question Paper
Stream SB/SX Answer Key
KVPY Previous Question Paper & Answer Key 2010
Stream SA Part A Question Paper
Stream SA Part B Question Paper
Stream SA Part A Answer Key
Stream SA Part B Answer Key
Stream SB/SX Question Paper
Stream SB/SX Answer Key
KVPY Previous Question Paper & Answer Key 2009
Stream SA Question Paper
Stream SB/SX Question Paper

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