KVPY 2019: Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a national level scholarship exam conducted by Indian Insititute Of Science (IISc), Banglore. Those students who are qualified in KVPY exam are called as KVPY fellows and these KVPY fellows can avail scholarship in the field of Science up to doctorate level. Generally, the candidates who want avail the KVPY fellowship must qualify in the two-stage selection process.
Only the students of class 11 to 1st-year graduates of basic science are eligible to attempt the KVPY 2019 and the qualifying students will receive the KVPY Scholarship amount every month. There are three streams in KVPY 2019 exam that are SA, SX, SB that is SA represents students of class 11, SX represents students of class 12 whereas the SB represents students studying in the first year of graduation in a stream of science. Also, the candidates who crack the KVPY exam & Interview can also get admission in top institutes such as IISc or IISERs. So in this article, we will provide you with all the detailed information regarding KVPY 2019. Read on to know everything.
Let’s have an overview of KVPY 2019 exam:
|Name Of The Exam||KVPY|
|Conducting Body||Indian Institute Of Science (IISc)|
|Selection Process||2 Stages|
The KVPY fellowship or KVPY scholarship amount is tabulated below:
|Basic Sciences||Monthly Fellowship||Annual Contingency Grant|
|SA/SX/SB – during 1st to 3rd years of – BSc/BS/BStat/BMath / Integrated MSc /MS||Rs. 5000||Rs. 20000|
|SA/SX/SB – during MSc / 4th to 5th years of Integrated MSc /MS/M Math/MStat.||Rs. 7000||Rs. 28000|
KVPY Eligibility For SA/SX/SB
The KVPY eligibility criteria will vary from the stream they have chosen and the eligibility criteria for each stream is tabulated below:
1. KVPY SA: Students of Class 11 & the eligibility criteria of KVPY exam is listed below:
- Candidates should have scored at least 75% in Maths & Science in Class 10 exam.
- SC/ST/PWD candidates must have secured a minimum aggregate of 65%.
2. KVPY SX: Students of class 12 & the eligibility criteria of KVPY is listed below:
- Students must have secured at least 60% in Maths & Science.
- SC/ST/PWD candidates must have secured a minimum aggregate of 50%.
3. KVPY SB: Students of 1st year in graduation and the eligibility criteria are listed below:
- Candidates must have opted for the science stream.
- Students must have secured at least 60% in class 12 exam.
KVPY Registration & Application Form
Candidates who wish to appear for KVPY 2019 exam must register themselves and fill up the KVPY Application Form in order to appear for the KVPY examination. The step by step KVPY registration process is listed below:
Step 1: Visit the official website and create a user account.
Step 2: Now search for the KVPY Application Form.
Step 3: Fill up the KVPY Application form with all the necessary details.
Step 4: Upload all the required documents in the KVPY application form.
Step 5: Click on Submit.
Step 6: Process the fee payment.
Step 7: Your KVPY exam registration is successful.
KVPY Application Fee
The KVPY application fee is tabulated below:
|General and OBC||Rs. 1000/-|
|SC, ST, and PwD||Rs. 500/-|
KVPY Exam Pattern
The KVPY exam pattern for SA, SX & SB is tabulated below:
|Subjects||No. of Questions||Total Marks|
|PART I||PART II|
- Part I: In Part 1, total marks will be of 100 and for every correct answer 1 mark will be awarded & for every incorrect answer 0.25 marks will be deducted.
- Part II: In Part 2, total marks will be of 160 and for every correct answer 2 marks will be awarded & for every incorrect answer 0.5 marks will be deducted.
KVPY Personal Interview
The students who are qualified in the KVPY written exam will be called for a personal interview where they will examine the student’s knowledge in science and research. Based on the personal interview, the candidates will be shortlisted and awarded with the scholarship.
The KVPY Syllabus for each stream is given below:
KVPY SA Syllabus: Syllabus of class 11th subjects that are Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology.
KVPY SX Syllabus: Syllabus of class 12 subjects that are Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology.
KVPY SB Syllabus: Syllabus of class 11 & 12, & 1st-year graduation.
KVPY Admit Card
The candidates who are appearing for KVPY exam must carry their KVPY admit card as no candidate will be allowed to exam hall without KVPY admit card. The KVPY admit card will be released 1 month prior to the exam and candidates can download the KVPY admit card from the official website. KVPY admit card contains the venue where the student should appear for the exam and the student must take their KVPY exam in the exam center as mentioned in the admit card.
Once the exams are over, the officials of KVPY will announce the results in the official website. Students can visit the official website and login with the help of their credentials to download the result. Along with the KVPY result, the officials will also release the KVPY Cutoff and merit list, the candidates who meet this cutoff are eligible for further round. Those candidates whose name is present in the KVPY merit list will be called for personal interview.
The KVPY cutoff will vary from student to student according to their category. The KVPY category for each candidate is tabulated below:
|Stream||General Cut-off||SC, ST, and PWD Cut-off|
KVPY Personal Interview
The students who are qualified in the KVPY will be called for personal interview. Candidates should also carry the necessary documents while attending KVPY Personal Interview and the list of documents to be carried are listed below:
- Application form
- Interview call letter
- Admit card for the aptitude test
- Original mark sheets
- Category certificate
- Medical certificate (for physically and visually impaired candidates)
- Self-appraisal form
- Study certificate which is obtained from the Principal or head of your current academic institution
- Teacher’s recommendation form
The candidates who are qualified in the personal interview will be awarded scholarship up to the doctorate level.
KVPY Contact Details
The students can also reach KVPY officials through the contact details given below in order to clarify the queries.
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore – 560 012
Fax: (080) 2360 1215
Telephone: (080) 22932975 / 76, 23601008, 22933536, 08023601008
Email: For application related queries: [email protected], For fellowship related queries: [email protected]
Official Website: kvpy.iisc.ernet.in
KVPY Frequently Asked Questions
The FAQs or Frequently Asked Questions regarding KVPY is listed below:
Q1. What is SX in KVPY?
A: Students of class 12 and aspiring to join an undergraduate program in basic science belong to SX in KVPY.
Q2. What is the official website of KVPY?
A: The official website of KVPY is kvpy.iisc.ernet.in.
Q3. Is KVPY an online exam?
A: Yes, the KVPY exam is conducted in online mode only.
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