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All You Need to Know About KVPY- Syllabus, Exam Dates, Pattern, Books, Study Material, Online Classes, and Tips & Tricks

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a scholarship course bankrolled by the Department of Science and Technology of Government of India to motivate students to take up the research of Basic Sciences.
The KVPY exam is regulated by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc). Every year over 1 lac students appears for this exam out of which around 2500 candidates manage to get KVPY scholarship.
The merit list of KVPY scholars is based on 75% weight for Aptitude Test marks and 25% weight for the interview marks. There are 3 streams for which KVPY is conducted: SA, SB, and SX.
1. SA is for students of class XI with Science
2. SX is for students of class XII with Science
3. SB is for students studying in the first year of graduation with Science stream

KVPY scholarship is not for distance learning or correspondence, Bachelors or master’s degree courses.

Monthly and Annual Grants

Basic Science Courses Monthly Fellowship Amount Annual Contingency Grant
SA/SX/SB - 1st to 3rd years of Bachelors in Science, Statistics or Math and Integrated M.Sc./M.S. Rs 5000 Rs 20000
SA/SX/SB - during M. Sc./4th to 5th years of Integrated Masters in Science, Statistics or Math Rs 7000 Rs 28000