KVPY which stands for Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahah Yojana is an initiative by the Indian government to inspire students who are studying science subjects at various levels. This is a scholarship program for science students which is organized by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. This national program aims to identify prospective students, to motivate the students to take up science subjects as their course of study, and move on to pursue research in the field of science.
After selecting the students, the KVPY program continues to promote meritorious students by providing financial support in the form of fellowship and grooming. By this, the student can be well prepared to step into the world of scientific research. KVPY exam conducts by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru, only Indian students can appear for any of three streams that are applicable for a particular student.
KVPY examination conducts by IISc Bengaluru once every year. This exam conducts in online mode and aspiring students have to sit for a three-hour examination that carries 100 marks in total. This year the online exam will contain questions only in the English language. There will be no interview round this year; the merit list will publish based on the performances in the aptitude test. The students have to go to the exam venue which will assign to them and only from there the students can appear for the KVPY exam. The students who are Indian nationals and wish to continue their studies in India can apply for this exam and further assistance.
The main objective of the KVPY exam is to find out the students who have the talent and potential to take up science subjects and carry forward their studies to build a career as a scientific researcher. To achieve this objective, the KVPY program provides handsome fellowship and contingency grants along with top-class grooming to the qualify students. KVPY program continues to support the students up to pre Ph.D. level or 5 years whichever comes early to the particular student. KVPY also organizes summer camps for the students in well-known educational institutions and excellent research institutions to ensure that the students can get the best possible guidance and motivation to improve themselves to achieve new heights in their lives.
The official notification for KVPY is released already on July 12th,2021. Candidates can see a link on the website which activates for registration. Candidates can start to register themselves and follow the processes present over there. After successfully submitting the application form and make the payment, candidates must download the application form and payment invoice for future requirements. For further information, candidates can contact the examination helpdesk numbers: 080-22932975/76, 080-23601008 & 080-22933536. The phone numbers are available between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. except for Saturday, Sunday, and national holidays. Candidates can also drop an email if they have any queries about the exam HERE Candidates can check the notification on the official website of KVPY and also can download the notification in PDF format.
Checkout for the complete tentative KVPY exam dates for 2022 Examination:
|Events||Dates 2022 (Announced)|
|Commencement of Registration Process||1st week of September 2022|
|Last date for submission of application form||Last week of October 2022|
|Last date of application fee payment||1st week of November 2022|
|Admit card availability||1st week of January 2023|
|KVPY 2022 Exam Date||Last week of January 2023|
|Answer key releases||1st week of February 2023|
|Result declaration||3rd week of March 2023|
Specific details regarding the second and third phases of the exam in 2022 are still unavailable. It will be reflected here as the dates are announced. However, till then one can conjecture the time gaps seeing the details of the 2021 exam mentioned ahead in the tables.
|Dates to Keep in Mind for KVPY Exam 2021|
|Exam related incidents||Announced Dates|
|KVPY Exam official notification||Released on July 12th,2021|
|KVPY 2021 Online Registration and application starts||Started on July 12th,2021|
|KVPY Online Registration and Application ends||Ending on August 25th,2021|
|Payment for the KVPY 2021 application form||Between July 12th,2021, and August 25th,2021|
|Download KVPY 2021online exam call letter||Yet to be released, expected to be available from the second week of October 2021|
|KVPY 2021 Online exam||It will Conduct on November 7th,2021|
|Announcement of KVPY 2021 Answer key||Yet to be released, expected to be available from the second week of November 2021|
|Candidate query about answer key||Yet to be released, expected to be available from the first week of December 2021|
|Result of KVPY 2021 online exam||Yet to be released, expected to be available from the second week of December 2021|
|The final result of KVPY 2021||Yet to be released, expected to be available from March 2022|
|The required cut-off for KVPY 2021||Yet to be released, expected to be available after the final result is declared|
Candidates, who aspire to continue their studies with the grooming and fellowship from the KVPY program, must fulfill the KVPY eligibility criteria which are mentioned by KVPY. Candidates need to fulfill both educational and general criteria to register themselves for the KVPY selection process. The required criteria for the KVPY selection process are given below.
Three separate streams in the KVPY exam is SA Stream, SX Stream, and SB Stream. The eligibility criteria are different for every stream. Details of required eligibility are given below.
SA Stream: Candidates who have passed Class X and have taken admission for Class XI can apply under this stream. Candidates must be a student of science subject to apply for this stream. If the candidate passes the aptitude test then they should produce a supportive document of their studentship in class XI. The candidate will get the fellowship only if they take up basic science subjects in their under graduation studies.
Also, in the Board examination of Class XII, the candidate needs to score a minimum of 60% marks (50% for reserved candidates that are SC, ST, and PWD) in aggregate of mathematics and basic science subjects. After getting selected for the fellowship, the candidate will get access to attend Vijyoshi, which is the national science camp. All the expenses of traveling and accommodation will be sponsored by the KVPY. This eligibility criterion is only applicable in the 2021 cycle due to the pandemic.
SX Stream: Students who are currently studying basic science in Class XII and wish to continue their studies in basic science subjects can apply under this stream of KVPY. Selected candidates will get the fellowship after they take admission in the following courses in the academic year 2022-2023. Even after getting selected for the fellowship, there are chances that the student will not receive the scholarship. To activate the fellowship, the candidate must score a minimum of 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
As per need eligibility criteria, students need to score the required marks in the second year of their study.
The list of courses that are applicable for the KVPY exam is given here.
SB Stream: Students who have passed Class XII or the second year of Cambridge International Examination Board, and have taken admission in any of the undergraduate courses that are mentioned above, can apply for this stream. After getting selected for fellowship the candidate must produce the document of their enrollment in undergraduate courses. The candidates also need to score 60% marks (50% for reserved candidates) in aggregate in the first year of under graduation. The fellowship of the candidate will stand canceled if the candidate does not achieve the required score.
KVPY also has taken some policies as Empowerment Initiative, to help underprivileged students. Some additional fellowships belong to SC and ST students who are studying the courses that are mentioned above. There are also added fellowships for students who are differently able (physically and visually). The PWD category will be operated especially to support these students.
Only online applications will accept for the KVPY 2022 examination. Candidates should submit the application form and complete the payment within the present time. The application form will not submit without the successful completion of payment. Payment can complete only through online transactions. A list of important documents and steps to fill up the application form is given below.
The process for KVPY online registration and application is divided into three steps.
Candidates must keep the educational qualification documents handy because the details are important to fill up the application form.
All the documents should scan and upload. There will be separate links for uploading separate documents. Candidates must check whether the document successfully uploads or not. The application form will not submit until the system successfully uploads and accept documents.
The KVPY fellowship will activate after the candidate achieves the last limit of marks in Board examinations and enroll themselves in the undergraduate courses that were present above. There are some steps to unlock the fellowship after fulfilling all the criteria.
All the students will get monthly scholarships along with an annual contingency grant up to five years or till enrollment for Ph.D. whichever comes earlier. The amount of fellowship for every stream is the same. During under graduation (B.Sc. /B.S. / Int M.Sc. / M.S. / B.Stat / B. Math) the students will get the fellowship of Rs. 5000 per month and the contingency grant of Rs.20000 per year. During post-graduation (M.Sc. /M.S. / Int M.Sc. / M.S. / M.Stat / M. Math) the amount of fellowship will be Rs. 7000 per month and the amount of contingency grant will be Rs. 28000 per year.
|Courses and Streams||Fellowship Amount (Monthly)||Contingency Grant (Yearly)|
|Under Graduation (SA, SX, and SB)||Rs. 5000||Rs. 20000|
|Post Graduation (SA, SX, and SB)||Rs. 7000||Rs. 28000|
The passed students for the KVYP fellowship program. After that, they can enjoy several advantages in various areas of study and educational grooming. Here is a list of the benefits of the KVYP fellow student.
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Ans. The application process of Aptitude Test will start online for KYPV 2021 started from 12th July 2021 at 5 PM onwards. You can fill the KVPY Application Form 2021 by the direct link on page.
Ans. The stepwise process to fill and submit Application Form of KVPY 2021 online is present above in this article. Refer to the “KVPY 2021 Notification: KVPY Application Process” section to know about the application process.
Ans. There will be an round of interview for KVPY exam. The Interview rounds begin in the third week of January 2022. Moreover, it will last up to the 4th week of February 2022. The interview round of last year was canceled due to the covid-19 pandemic.
Ans. Yes, candidates appearing in first year of graduation and passes 12th with 60% marks are eligible.