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Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana is a scholarship program funded by the Department of Science and Technology of Government of India aimed at motivating students to take up research of basic sciences.

The KVPY exam is regulated by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc). Every year over 1 lac students appear for this exam out of which almost 2500 candidates’ mange to get KYPY scholarship.

The merit list of KVPY scholars is based on 75% weight-age for Aptitude Test marks and 25% weight-age for the interview marks. There are 3 streams for which KVPY is conducted: SA, SB, SX.

  1. SA can be written by students studying Science stream in class 11.
  2. SX can be written by students studying Science stream in class 12.
  3. SB can be written by students studying Science stream in first year of graduation.

KVPY scholarship are not provided for Distance learning or correspondence Bachelors or Master 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

Eligibility Criteria

  1. SA: Candidate must be studying Science Stream in class 11th. A minimum of 75% in math and Science should be obtained by general category candidates in class 10th boards whereas SC, ST and PWD candidates are given minimum criteria of 65%.
  2. SX: Candidate must be studying Science Stream in class 12th. A minimum of 75% in math and Science should be obtained by general category candidates in class 10th boards whereas SC, ST and PWD candidates are given minimum criteria of 65%. If the candidate manages to secure a scholarship then he or she must secure above 60% in their 12th board examination. For SC, ST, OBC the bar is 50%.
  3. SB: Candidates must be studying in their 1st year of Bachelor in any of the basic science. A general Category candidate must secure 60% in their 12th Board examination as well as in their 1st year of graduation whereas SC, ST, PWD candidates are supposed to obtain a minimum of 50% in their 12th boards and 1st year of engineering.

Exam Pattern

  1. It essentially follows an online format of exam.
  2. It is a 3-hour long exam.
  3. The exam can be taken in Hindi or English
  4. It consists of 4 sections: Physics, Chemistry, Math, Biology and is of MCQ type.
  5. The questions in each section is divided into 2 parts: PART 1 and PART 2
  6. For every correct answer in Part 1 candidate is awarded +1 and for every incorrect answer candidate is awarded -0.25.
  7. For every correct answer in Part 2 candidate is awarded +2 and for every incorrect answer candidate is awarded -0.50.
  8. For SA there are 15 questions in Part 1 and 5 questions in Part 2.
  9. For SB and SX there are 20 questions in Part 1 and 10 questions in Part 2.

NOTE: SX and SB candidates are required to opt for 3 out of 4 sections depending on the choice of their research stream.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

  1. The online application for KVPY starts in second week of July and ends in 3rd week of August.

  2. Candidates must fill up personal and academic details carefully and upload their photo, signature and the other documents that are asked for.
  3. Examination fee must be payed either by Debit/Credit card, Net banking or by E-Challan to complete the Application procedure.
  4. Admit Cards are available from 2nd week of October on official KVPY website.
  5. Admit card contains essential information like examination centre, roll number name, age etc. So, it must be downloaded and kept carefully.
  6. Candidate must not fail to take the admit card to examination centre.

FEE FOR KVPY FORM

Category Exam Fee
General Rs 1000
SC/ST/PWD Rs 500

Syllabus

Subjects Topics
Mathematics
  1. Coordinate Geometry
  2. Mathematical Reasoning
  3. Statistics and Probability
  4. Trigonometric Functions
  5. Real Numbers
  6. Polynomials
  7. Geometry
  8. Introduction to Trigonometry
  9. Statistic
  10. Quadratic Equations
  11. Probability
  12. Surface Areas and Volumes
Physics
  1. Applications in Daily Life
  2. Kinematics
  3. Laws of Motion
  4. Work
  5. Energy and Power
  6. Physical World and Measurement
  7. Gravitation
  8. Thermodynamics
  9. Magnetic Effects of Current
  10. Sources of Energy
  11. Reflection
  12. Refraction
  13. Electromagnetic Induction
Chemistry
  1. Thermodynamics
  2. States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
  3. Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  4. Environmental Chemistry
  5. Chemical Reactions
  6. Metals and Nonmetals
  7. Periodic Classification of Elements
  8. Carbon Compounds
  9. Acids, Bases and Salts
  10. Basic Concepts of Chemistry
Biology
  1. Plant Physiology
  2. Diversity of Living Organisms
  3. Cell: Structure and Function
  4. Human Physiology
  5. Control and Coordination in Animals and Plants
  6. Heredity and Evolution
  7. Reproduction
  8. Life Processes
  9. Our Environment

SX

Subjects Topics
Mathematics
  1. Trigonometric Functions
  2. Geometry
  3. Linear Programming
  4. Vectors and 3D Geometry
  5. Calculus
  6. Relations and Functions
  7. Coordinate Geometry
  8. Mathematical Reasoning
  9. Real Number
  10. Polynomials
  11. Introduction to Trigonometry
  12. Surface Areas and Volumes
  13. Statistics and Quadratic Equations
  14. Probability
  15. Statistics and Probability
Physics
  1. Thermodynamics
  2. Electrostatics
  3. Refraction
  4. Current Electricity
  5. Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current
  6. Magnetic Effects of Current
  7. Reflection of Light
  8. Electromagnetic Induction
  9. Kinematics
  10. Work, Energy and Power
  11. Sources of Energy
  12. Physical World and Measurement
  13. Gravitation
  14. Laws of Motion
Chemistry
  1. Chemical Reactions
  2. Environmental Chemistry
  3. Solid State
  4. Electrochemistry
  5. Chemical Kinetics
  6. Isolation of Elements
  7. Periodic Classification of Elements
  8. Surface Chemistry
  9. States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
  10. Metals and Nonmetals
  11. Carbon Compounds
  12. Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  13. Thermodynamics
  14. Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
Biology
  1. Human Physiology
  2. Biology and Human Welfare
  3. Control and Coordination in Animals and Plants
  4. Ecology and Environment
  5. Cell: Structure and Function
  6. Genetics and Evolution
  7. Life Processes
  8. Plant Physiology
  9. Diversity of Living Organisms
  10. Reproduction

SB

Subjects Topics
Mathematics
  1. Coordinate Geometry
  2. Mathematical Reasoning
  3. Statistics and Probability
  4. Trigonometric Functions
  5. Linear Programming
  6. Relations and Functions
  7. Analytical Geometry in Two Dimensions
  8. Vector Algebra
  9. Evaluation of Integrals
  10. Statistics
  11. Surface Areas and Volumes
  12. Vectors and 3D Geometry
  13. Calculus
  14. Real Number
  15. Polynomials
  16. Geometry
  17. Introduction to Trigonometry
  18. Quadratic Equations
  19. Probability
Physics
  1. Thermodynamics
  2. Electrostatics
  3. Refraction
  4. Current Electricity
  5. Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current
  6. Magnetic Effects of Current
  7. Reflection of Light
  8. Electromagnetic Induction
  9. Kinematics
  10. Work, Energy and Power
  11. Sources of Energy
  12. Physical World and Measurement
  13. Gravitation
  14. Laws of Motion
Chemistry
  1. Metals and Nonmetals
  2. Environmental Chemistry
  3. Solid State
  4. Electrochemistry
  5. Chemical Kinetics
  6. Isolation of Elements
  7. Surface Chemistry
  8. Chemical Bonding
  9. Chemistry of Noble Gases
  10. Structure and Bonding
  11. Alkenes, Cycloalkanes, Dienes and Alkynes
  12. Thermodynamics
  13. Chemical Reactions
  14. Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  15. Periodic Classification of Elements
  16. Carbon Compounds
  17. Acids, Bases and Salts
  18. States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
  19. Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
Biology
  1. Human Physiology
  2. Reproduction
  3. Diversity of Living Organism
  4. Cell: Structure and Function
  5. Biology and Human Welfare
  6. Biotechnology
  7. Life Processes
  8. Human Physiology
  9. Control and Coordination in Animals and Plants
  10. Genetics and Evolution
  11. Our Environment, Ecology and Environment

SELECTION AND COUNSELLING

Candidate having more than or equal to cut off marks qualify KVPY and then can appear for the next phase i.e. the interview round. The cut off varies every year for all the 3 streams.

PREVIOUS YEARS CUTT OFFS

YEAR Stream General SC/ST/PWD
2016 SA 50 40
2016 SB 48 34
2016 SX 57 40
2017 SA 45 35
2017 SB 43 33
2017 SX 53 43

PREPARATION RESOURCES

Important Books

Subject Books Author/Authors
Physics
  1. Fundamentals of Physics: A Must-Have Resource Book CBSE JEE and NEET-UG
  2. Concept of Physics
  1. David Halliday, Robert Resnick, Jearl Walker; Publisher: Wiley
  2. DC Pandey
Chemistry
  1. Moderns ABC of Chemistry for Class – XI With CD
  2. NCERT Physical & Organic Chemistry
  1. Modern Publishers
  2. OP Tandan
Mathematics Mathematics for Class XI R. D. Sharma; Publisher: Dhanpat
Biology Elementary Biology (Volume - 1) K.N. Bhatia, M.P. Tyagi; Publisher: Trueman

ONLINE RESOURCES

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