KVPY 2018 Aptitude Test will be held for the grant of Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana Fellowship. It is an online examination, which is conducted by IISc, Bangalore. The purpose of the fellowship program is to encourage students towards research in science field.

The KVPY exam will be held on Nov 04, 2018. Candidates studying in 11, 12, or 1st year graduation course may apply under SA, SX, or SB stream, respectively, but only if they fulfil the eligibility criteria. Selected candidates will receive a stipend of Rs. 5000, in first three years, which will eventually increase to Rs. 7000 in the 4th to 5th year. Get here complete details of KVPY 2018 such as date, eligibility, syllabus, application form, admit card, answer key, result, cut off.

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KVPY 2018

Check schedule related to KVPY 2018 from the table provided below.

Event Dates
Online application starts from 11 Jul 2018
Last date for closing of application form 31 Aug 2018
KVPY 2018 Last date for payment of fees 31 Aug 2018 07 Sep 2018
Download the Admit card 13 Oct 2018
Date of  Aptitude test 04 Nov 2018
Shortlisted Candidates for Interview Third week of Dec 2018
Date of Interview Last week of Jan 2019
Date of Result First week of Apr 2019

Exam timings for Stream SA are Forenoon, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Candidates should report at 8:30 AM.

For Stream SB/SX timings are Afternoon, 2 PM to 5 PM. Candidates should report at 1 PM.

Fellowship Offered

KVPY Fellowship will be awarded only if a student opts to study any of the following undergraduate courses in basic sciences.

  • B.Sc.
  • B.S.
  • B.Stat.
  • B.Math.
  • Int. M.Sc.
  • Int. M.S.

Mock Test

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana Fellowship has released the KYPY Mock Test on the official website. The direct link is also provided below. The best way to prepare for the entrance examinations is to practice as many sample papers or old question papers as possible. By giving a mock test, candidate can prepare well by understanding the type of questions asked.

Mock Test: Click here to try KVPY 2018 Mock test now.

Application Form of KVPY 2018

Interested candidates can apply for the examination within given dates. Application form of KVPY 2018 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.

Eligibility Criteria

There are three streams to appear in KVPY 2018, namely SA, SX, SB. Students can apply for fellowship aptitude test depending upon class / year in which student is studying in 2018-19 academic session. What they are (SA / SX / SB) and who are eligible for them, are described below. Check KVPY 2018 eligibility criteria before applying.

KVPY SA

Students enrolled in 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 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 2020-21 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.

KVPY SX

Students enrolled in XII Standard/ (+2) (Science subjects) during the academic year 2018–19 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 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 and 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.

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 2018-19 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.

KVPY 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 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.

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.

Admit Card

Candidates are able to generate the admit card after the successful submission of the application form along with the fee. The Admit card of KVPY 2018 has been released in the month of October 2018. The admit card can be downloaded from the official website at kvpy.iisc.ernet.in.

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 4th November 2018.

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.

Centers for Aptitude Test:

East: Patna (Bihar), Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi (Jharkhand), Bhubaneshwar, Rourkela (Orissa), Naharlagun (Arunachal Pradesh), Guwahati, Tezpur (Assam), Shillong (Meghalaya), Agarthala (Tripura), Asansol, Burdwan, Durgapur, Kolkata, Siliguri (West Bengal)

North: Chandigarh (Chandigarh), Delhi (Delhi-NCR), Ambala, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Karnal, Kurukshetra(Haryana), Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir), Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala (Punjab), Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Sikar (Rajasthan),  Agra, Allahabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Kanpur, Lucknow, Noida, Varanasi(Uttar Pradesh), Dehradun (Uttarakhand)

South: Rajahmundry, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Belagavi, Bengaluru, Bidar, Chikkamangaluru, Davanagere, Dharwad, Haliyal, Hassan, Hubballi, Kalburagi, Mandya, Mangaluru, Mysuru, Shivamogga, Udupi (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: Panaji (Goa), Ahamedabad, Anand, Rajkot, Vadodra (Gujarat), Amaravati, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Thane (Maharashtra), Bilaspur, Raipur  (Chhattisgarh), Bhopal, Indore (Madhya Pradesh)

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

Marking scheme is +1, -0.25, and +2, -0.5. Usually it is +1, -0.25 for Part 1 and +2, -0.5 for Part 2; however one must read instructions before test starts.

The question paper contains multiple choice questions. Each question is followed by 4 responses in serial A, B, C, D. You have to choose the correct response and click your response.

Total test duration is 3 hours.

Calculator will be available in “Resources” dropdown on top right-hand side of test screen.

Do not close any window directly when you are taking the test.

Fellowship Grants

Given below are the fellowship grants which will be awarded to the candidates who will be selected for KVPY 2018.

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 2018 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 2018 Cutoff

The KVPY 2018 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 2018 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

Official Website: www.kvpy.iisc.ernet.in

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