Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)

Affiliated College National Level Exam

Application Date: 16/08/2016
Exam Date: 06/11/2016
Result Date: Third week of December 2016


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.

The Department of Science and Technology, the nodal agency of the Government has entrusted the overall responsibility for organizing and running the KVPY Program to the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and set up a Management Committee and a National Advisory Committee (NAC) for overseeing its implementation. A core committee looks after both the day-to-day and academic aspects of the KVPY Program.

Eligibility Criteria

Students of class X and XII of both government and public schools are eligible for KVPY 2016 scholarships. The students of class XI to first year of undergraduate programme in Basic Sciences namely B.Sc. /B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology are selected for this coveted National level fellowship/scholarship examination. 

Exam Pattern

The Exam Pattern of KVPY 2016 in the aptitude test is available in both computer-based and paper-pen formats with 80 questions for SA stream and 120 questions for SB/SX stream to answer. Each year cutoff for both general and SC/ST/PWD candidates is declared by KVPY. The aptitude test does not follow any prescribed syllabus, but students are tested as per the syllabus of class X/XII/First year of B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S as applicable.

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