KVPY 2019 – IISc Bangalore has releases the answer key for KVPY Aptitude Test 2019 which was conducted on November 03, 2019. The exam is released in PDF format. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana Fellowship is a scheme started by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India to encourage students to take up research career in Science. Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their performance in the Aptitude Test and Interview. KVPY fellows get a montly fellowship of Rs 5000 during 1st – 3rd years of B.Sc, BS, B.Stat, B.Math, Integrated M.Sc, MS. Check more details on KVPY 2019 from this page.
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a scholarship program, initiated by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), which is now run by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). Those who clear KVPY written exam and interview will be eligible for direct admission in top institutes like IISc and the various IISERs. Candidates can check the complete schedule for KVPY 2019 from the table below.
|Online application starts from||08 Jul 2019|
|Last date for closing of application form||20 Aug 2019|
|KVPY 2019 Last date for payment of fees||Sep 2019|
|Download the Admit card||2nd week of Oct 2019|
|Date of Aptitude test||03 Nov 2019|
|Date of Result||December 2019|
|Date of Interview||Jan – Feb 2020|
|Declaration of Final Result||To be announced|
KVPY Admit Card 2019
Applicants who has submited the application form for KVPY 2019 before the end date and paid the application fee can download their admit card. Candidates can download their KVPY Admit Card by online mode only. To download it, candidates require their user id and password. It consist of personal details of the candidate, and exam details like exam date, reporting timings, address of the test center, etc. It is mandatory for the candidates to carry the print out of the KVPY Hall Ticket and valid id.
KVPY 2019 Mock Test
Aglasem Team is providing a free mock test for KVPY Aptitude Test. Candidates can use the direct link below to access these free mock tests. It has been prepared as per the exam pattern and the difficulty level of the test. The KVPY Mock Test will help the candidates to prepare for the computer-based test and understand their strengths & weakness in the test.
|Test for Class 11||Questions||Time (in minutes)||Mock test|
|KVPY SA Stream Mock Test – 1||80||180||Click Here to got to test|
|KVPY SA Stream Mock Test – 2||40||90||Click Here to got to test|
|KVPY SA Stream Mock Test – 3||20||45||Click Here to got to test|
|Test for Class 12||Questions||Time (in minutes)||Mock Test|
|KVPY SB/SX Stream Mock Test – 1||120||180||Click Here to got to test|
|KVPY SB/SX Stream Mock Test – 2||60||90||Click Here to got to test|
|KVPY SB/SX Stream Mock Test – 3||30||40||Click Here to got to test|
KVPY 2019 Aptitude Test
After scrutiny of application forms and meeting the eligibility criteria for various streams, all eligible students will be called for aptitude test conducted both in Hindi and English at different centers across the country on Sunday, the 3rd November 2019.
Interview: Based on the performance in the aptitude test, short-listed students will be asked to appear for an interview which is the final stage of the selection procedure.
Syllabus: There is no prescribed syllabus for the aptitude test. The aptitude test aims to test the understanding and analytical ability of the student than his/her factual knowledge. 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 2019 Test Centers
The Aptitude test for KVPY 2019 is going to be held at the following test cities:
East: Patna (Bihar), Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi (Jharkhand), Bhubaneshwar, Rourkela (Orissa), Naharlagun (Arunachal Pradesh), Guwahati, Tezpur (Assam), Imphal (Manipur), Shillong (Meghalaya), Agarthala (Tripura), Asansol, Burdwan, Durgapur, Hoogly, Kolkata, Siliguri (West Bengal)
North: Chandigarh (Chandigarh), New Delhi (Delhi), Meerut (Delhi-NCR), Ambala, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Hisar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat (Haryana), Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir), Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala(Punjab), Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Sikar, Udaipur (Rajasthan), Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Kanpur, Lucknow, Noida, Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Dehradun (Uttarakhand)
South: Rajahmundry, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Belagavi, Bengaluru, Bidar, Chikkaballapura, Chikkamangaluru, Davanagere, Dharwad, Hassan, Hubballi, Kalaburagi, Mandya, Mangaluru, Mysuru, Puttur, Shivamogga, Udupi, Uttara Kannada (Karnataka), Hyderabad (Telangana), Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur (Kerala), Puducherry (Puducherry), Chennai, Coimbatore, Kanchipuram, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem (Tamil Nadu)
West: Mapusa, Panaji (Goa), Ahamedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodra (Gujarat), Bhopal, Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Amaravati, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Thane (Maharashtra), Bilaspur, Raipur (Chhattisgarh).
KVPY 2019 Exam Pattern
Candidates can check here the exam pattern for Stream SA and Stream SB/SX.
- Mode of the exam – It is a computer based test
- Duration of the exam – The test is of 03 hours duration
- Language – The paper consist of questions in both English and Hindi language
- Type of questions – There are MCQ type questions in the test
- Streams – The Aptitude test is conducted for two streams namely Stream A and Streams-SB and SX
- Marking Scheme – There is negative marking for an incorrect answer. For a wrong answer in Part I, 0.25 marks are deducted and for Part II, there is a negative marking of 0.50 for a wrong answer.
- Distribution of Questions in Stream SA – There are total 20 questions and out of which 15 questions are in Part I (mark 1) and remaining in Part II (2 marks). Each part is divided into four sections (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics). All the questions are compulsory (Science and Mathematics).
- Distribution of Question in Stream SB/SX – There are four sections in both Part Iand Part II (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics).Candidates may answer any THREE subjects in Part I and any TWO subjects in PartII. In case candidate attempts more sections, best of three in Part I and best of two in Part II will be considered.
Exam Pattern for SA
|Section name||Question number|
|Part 1 Mathematics||1 to 15|
|Part 1 Physics||16 to 30|
|Part 1 Chemistry||31 to 45|
|Part 1 Biology||46 to 60|
|Part 2 Mathematics||61 to 65|
|Part 2 Physics||66 to 70|
|Part 2 Chemistry||71 to 75|
|Part 2 Biology||76 to 80|
Exam Pattern for SB / SX
|Section name||Question number|
|Part 1 Mathematics||1 to 20|
|Part 1 Physics||21 to 40|
|Part 1 Chemistry||41 to 60|
|Part 1 Biology||61 to 80|
|Part 2 Mathematics||81 to 90|
|Part 2 Physics||91 to 100|
|Part 2 Chemistry||101 to 110|
|Part 2 Biology||111 to 120|
KVPY 2019 Fellowship Grants
Given below are the fellowship grants which will be awarded to the candidates who will be selected for KVPY 2019.
|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.||Rs. 5000||Rs. 20000|
|SA/SX/SB – during M. Sc. / 4th to 5th years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S./M.Math./M.Stat.||Rs. 7000||Rs. 28000|
KVPY 2019 Result
The results of written examination and interview round will be declared separately by the authority. Candidates will be able to check their result from the official website at kvpy.iisc.ernet.in. The copy of the result must be preserved by the candidate for the future use.
KVPY 2019 Cutoff
The KVPY 2019 cutoff will be released by the Indian Institute of Science. The cutoff for KVPY will be determined on the basis of minimum qualifying marks and scores obtained by the candidates who appear for the Aptitude Test and Interview. Candidates shortlisted on the basis of KVPY 2019 cut-off will be awarded scholarships/ fellowships. There will be separate cutoffs for written examination and interview, cutoff will be released after the announcement of result of Aptitude test and interview.
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 who are studying Basic Sciences to take up research career in Science. The aim of the program is to identify and encourage talented and motivated students to pursue career in research.
This program aims to assist the students to realize their potential and to ensure that the best scientific talent is groomed for research and development in the country. Generous fellowship and contingency grant are provided to the selected KVPY Fellows up to the pre Ph.D. level or 5 years whichever is earlier. In addition, summer camps for the KVPY Fellows are organized in prestigious research and educational institutions in the country.
Admissions Based on KVPY Score
KVPY Fellowship will be awarded only if a student opts to study any of the following undergraduate courses in basic sciences.
- Int. M.Sc.
- Int. M.S.
There are three streams to appear in KVPY 2019, namely SA, SX, SB. Students can apply for fellowship aptitude test depending upon class / year in which student is studying in 2019-20 academic session. What they are (SA / SX / SB) and who are eligible for them, are described below. Check KVPY 2019 eligibility criteria before applying.
Students enrolled in XI Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2019-20 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 immediately in the preceding academic year are eligible to appear for Aptitude test.
The fellowship of the students selected under this stream will be activated only if they join an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S.) in the academic year 2021-22 after having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in Science subjects in the XII standard/(+2) Board Examination. During the interim period of one year they will be invited for the National Science (Vijyoshi) Camp and their travel expenses and local hospitality will be met by KVPY.
Students enrolled in XII Standard/ (+2) (Science subjects) during the academic year 2019–20 and aspiring to join 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. for the session 2020–21 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 during the academic year 2017-18 are eligible to appear for the Aptitude test.
The fellowship of the students selected under this stream will be activated only if they join an undergraduate course in Basic science (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S.) in the academic year 2020-21 after having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the XII standard Board Examination during academic year 2019-20.
Students in their 2nd year of study in Cambridge International Examination Board and aspiring to join an UG program (viz. B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S.)in Basic Sciences namely Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology in the Academic year 2019-20 are eligible to apply 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 subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the XII standard Board Examination before taking up the fellowship, if awarded.
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 2019–20 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 XII Standard Board Examination immediately in the preceding academic year, 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.
Note:Students enrolled in an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences, that is, B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. 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, Geophysics, Materials Science or Environmental Science are eligible for KVPY fellowship.
Application Form of KVPY
Interested candidates can apply for the examination within given dates. Application form of KVPY 2019 is available on the official website of KVPY at kvpy.iisc.ernet.in. The application form can be filled in simple steps which are as follows.
- Candidate should visit the official website at kvpy.iisc.ernet.in. Then click on the applications section and fill the registration form and note login credentials.
- After login through user ID and password candidate should fill the application form with the required details such as name, date of birth, class along with stream, nationality, mobile number, email, address. After filling click on submit button.
- Pay application fee using credit card or ATM-debit card, or net banking, or through e-challan.
Application fee is Rs 1000 for general category candidates and Rs 500 for SC / ST / PwD.
Official Website: www.kvpy.iisc.ernet.in
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