KVPY 2019 Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana

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What is KVPY ?

The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a Scholarship program conducted by IISc Bangalore. KVPY examination is conducted for students of exceptional talent who can pursue basic science and are seeking research career in the field of science. This year KVPY exam is on November 1. It offers scholarship and contingency grants up to the pre-Ph.D. level to selected students. It was first started in the year 1999. It was funded by the Department of Science to encourage students to take up a fellowship program in basic sciences.

The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a Scholarship program conducted by IISc Bangalore. KVPY examination is conducted for students of exceptional talent who can pursue basic science and are seeking research career in the field of science. This year KVPY exam is on November 1. It offers scholarship and contingency grants up to the pre-Ph.D. level to selected students. It was first started in the year 1999. It was funded by the Department of Science to encourage students to take up a fellowship program in basic sciences.

KVPY

The talented students having an aptitude for research can apply for this fellowship. They can thus contribute to research and development in the country.

The KVPY eligibility has been notified by the IISc which states that the candidate must be of Indian origin studying in 11th standard to the first year of any basic science program can apply for this program. IISc conducts the aptitude test across various KVPY test centres.

Three streams in KVPY: 

  1. SA stream: For the students studying Science stream in 11th standard.
  2. SX stream: For the students studying Science stream in 12th standard.
  3. SB stream: For the students studying Science stream in the 1st year of graduation.

Candidates are called for an interview based on the aptitude test result which is the last stage of KVPY selection procedure. To attain scholarship candidate has to clear both aptitude test and interview.

Following is the weight-age:

  • Aptitude Test  – 75%  
  • Interview marks in the streams SA, SB and SX - 25%

Fellowship details of KVPY:

Basic Sciences Monthly Fellowship Annual Grant
SA/SX/SB  - during 1st to 3rd years of - B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math. / Integrated M.Sc. /M.S. Rs.5000 Rs.20000
SA/SX/SB  - during  M. Sc. / 4th to 5th  years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S./M.Math./M.Stat Rs.7000 Rs.28000

Things to Know about KVPY:

  • The candidates who continue to study Basic Science courses in school/ junior college/ university, and maintains a minimum level of academic performance of first class or 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) aggregate of marks or equivalent grade points and the students has to necessarily pass all the subjects prescribed for that particular academic year.
  • Around 1 lakh students appeared for the examination last year out of which 881 students of 11th standard, 1554 students of 12th standard and 96 students of graduation were given KVPY scholarship.
  • This aptitude exam is conducted in English and Hindi across all the test centres. Students can download KVPY admit card from official website from the second week of October 2019.
  • However the application form needs to fill in online mode only, the application fee of the exam is INR 1000 for general category students and INR 500 for students belonging to SC/ST/OBC.
  • Candidates should read the instruction carefully while filling the KVPY application procedure.

KVPY 2019 Important Dates

Registration Starts on 08-Jul-2019
Registration Ends on 20-Aug-2019
Exam Starts on 03-Nov-2019
Result Date 24-Nov-2019

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KVPY 2019 Eligibility

All the candidates applying for the KVPY fellowship program need to fulfill the eligibility criteria mentioned by conducting authority IISc Bangalore, they must check the eligibility criteria properly.

The scholarship is granted in three streams; SA, SB, SX.

  • SA stream: For the students studying Science stream in 11th standard.
  • SX stream: For the students studying Science stream in 12th standard.
  • SB stream: For the students studying Science stream in the 1st year of graduation.

Candidates pursuing an undergraduate degree in Basic Sciences such as B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. in different science subjects are only eligible to apply

KVPY 2019 Application Procedure

KVPY 2019 Application Procedure

Given below are the application procedure of KVPY:

1.Registration

2.Uploading all the information:

Candidates need to fill all the personal and academic details properly. Along with this candidates need to upload the photograph, signature as applicable.

3. Fee payment

There  are 2 modes of fees payment:

  1. By using a credit card/ATM-Debit card/Net Banking or
  2. By downloading and e-challan from the application portal.

Application Fees

Application fee for KVPY 2019 are as follows:

  • For General Category/OBC: Rs. 1000
  • For SC/ST/PWD: Rs. 500

KVPY 2019 Admit Card

Candidate can download the KVPY Admit Card 2019 from the first week of October 2019. KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana) is a national-level scholarship program organized by IISC BangaloreKVPY admit card

The admit card contains the details like candidates roll number & name, exam centre, exam date & timing, exam related instructions.

KVPY 2019 Preparation Tips

Check out some useful tips for KVPY exam:

  • Candidates preparing for competitive exams like JEE Main, NEET Exam or any other exam has an edge over this exam as the syllabus is almost same for all the exams.
  •  There is no prescribed KVPY syllabus, you can study all the NCERT books for preparing for this exam.
  • Candidates can opt for various online and offline session.
  • Always be vigilant during preparation.
  • Solve as many sample papers as possible.
  • Analyze your performance every day with the help of answer keys.
  • Focus and practice well for the exam.

KVPY 2019 Exam Pattern

KVPY 2019 is a computer-based exam which is conducted in English and Hindi language. The exam conducting body has already released the exam pattern of KVPY and students need to view it carefully. The test duration of the exam is 3hrs.

Highlights of KVPY Exam Pattern:

  • Mode of Examination: Online
  • Exam Timing: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm SA and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm for SX/SB 
  • Duration of Exam: 3hrs
  • Type of Questions: MCQ
  • No. of questions: SA Paper - 80 & SB/SX Paper - 120
  • Total Marks: SA Paper - 100 and for SB/SX paper - 120 marks

Following is the Stream-wise exam pattern of KVPY:

KVPY 2019 Exam Pattern (SA Stream): 

There are 4 sections in the exam pattern i.e. Physics, Math, Biology and Chemistry each section has 20 questions in Part 1 and 10 questions each in Part 2. Total marks for each section is 25.

KVPY 2019 Syllabus

KVPY Syllabus 2019

The syllabus comprised of four Subjects:

  1. Physics,
  2. Chemistry,
  3. Mathematics &
  4. Biology. 

The syllabus contains the chapters from class 10th, 11th, 12th and 1st year of B.Sc/BS/B.Stat./B.Math./Int.M.Sc/MS. Although there is no prescribed syllabus for the aptitude test. 

KVPY Previous Years Question Papers

KVPY Stream SA 2016
KVPY Stream SA 2016
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KVPY Stream SB 2016
KVPY Stream SB 2016
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KVPY Answer Keys

Answer Key 1
KVPY Stream SA 2016 Answer Key
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Answer Key 2
KVPY Stream SB 2016 Answer Key
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KVPY 2019 Study Material

Candidates should have a clear concept of the entire concept related to 10th standard subject which includes Biology

Given below are the required topics in each subject which will help in preparing for the exam:

Physics: For Physics the best book is H.C. Verma the language is simple. One should study the topics like Electrostatics, Magnetism, Gravitation, Optics.

Chemistry: For chemistry, the 12th standard NCERT book is good enough to prepare. You can also refer to the class notes and Modern abc of chemistry book also.

Mathematics: There are various books available for practising Math like R.D Sharma. Students must have theoretical knowledge also. You can also refer to the sample paper provided by the various publications. Candidates can give emphasis on topics like Functions, relations, quadratic equations, Series and progressions, P.C. and probability.

Biology: You can refer to all the NCERT books of class 9th,10th along with this you can also refer Trueman's Elementary Biology – Vol. 1 for Class XI with Solved Value Based Questions. 

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KVPY Cut-Offs

Candidates can find below the detailed cut off of KVPY below, KVPY is conducted by IISC Bangalore every year for the students interested in doing a fellowship.

Category wise cut off of KVPY 2019

Category

SA Stream

SB Stream

SX Stream

General

50

48

57

PwD

40

34

40

SC/ST

40

34

40

 

Stream wise cut off of KVPY 

Category

SA Stream

SB Stream

SX Stream

General

55% & above

50% & above

55% & above

SC/ST

45% & above

34% & above

43% & above

PwD

45% & above

34% & above

43% & above

KVPY 2019 Selection Procedure

The first stage of the KVPY selection procedure is the Aptitude test which is going to take place in November 2019. The exam is conducted across major cities in India. It will be conducted in both English and Hindi language. All the question will be in Multiple choice formats.

Candidates are called for an interview based on the aptitude test result. To attain scholarship candidate requires to clear both aptitude test and interview.

Following weight-age has been given to two sections:

  • Aptitude Test  – 75%  
  • Interview marks in the streams SA, SB and SX - 25%

There are two types of fellowship offered for the students; the monthly fellowship of Rs.5000 is given to SA/SX/SB  - during 1st to 3rd years of - B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math. / Integrated M.Sc. /M.S. and the monthly fellowship of Rs.7000 is given to SA/SX/SB  - during  M. Sc. / 4th to 5th  years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S./M.Math./M.Stat.

Intake

Around 1 lakh students appeared for the examination last year. Given below is category wise intake

  • 881 students of 11th standard, 
  • 1554 students of 12th standard 
  • 96 students of graduation were given KVPY scholarship.

KVPY 2019 Test Center

The first stage of the KVPY selection procedure is the Aptitude test which is going to take place in November 2019. The exam is conducted across major cities in India. It will be conducted in both English and Hindi language. All the question will be in Multiple choice formats.

Candidates are called for an interview based on the aptitude test result. To attain scholarship candidate requires to clear both aptitude test and interview.

Following weight-age has been given to two sections:

  • Aptitude Test  – 75%  
  • Interview marks in the streams SA, SB and SX - 25%

There are two types of fellowship offered for the students; the monthly fellowship of Rs.5000 is given to SA/SX/SB  - during 1st to 3rd years of - B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math. / Integrated M.Sc. /M.S. and the monthly fellowship of Rs.7000 is given to SA/SX/SB  - during  M. Sc. / 4th to 5th  years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S./M.Math./M.Stat.

Applicants

Around 1 lakh students appeared for the examination last year out of which 881 students of 11th standard, 1554 students of 12th standard and 96 students of graduation were given KVPY scholarship.

Score Evaluation

Answers keys will be available online after 4-5 days just after the exam is been conducted 

  • The official KVPY answer key 2019 will also be released for candidates to cross-check their answers as per their responses in the examination.
  • It will be available in online mode only. It can be further downloaded also.
  • The answer keys will be available for each set of paper of different streams in pdf format.
  • Soon after the answer keys are released the conducting body will release the result of the examination

FAQs

Q1. - Can I apply for KVPY 2019 in an offline mode?

Ans1. - No, candidates can only fill online application form of KVPY 2019 as no other mode official mode to apply for KVPY is available.

Q2.- What are the timings of KVPY?

Ans2. - KVPY 2019 will be conducted in two sessions as mentioned below -

  • Stream SA: Forenoon 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Candidates should report at 8:30 AM)
  • Stream SB/SX: Afternoon 2 PM to 5 PM (Candidates should report at 1 PM)

Q3. - Is the online test allowing Hindi Language?

Ans3. - Yes, the computer based exam will be conducted in two languages i.e. English and Hindi

Q4. - What is the last date of application?

Ans4. - Candidates interested in the fellowship programme need to apply before August  2019,...

Q1. - Can I apply for KVPY 2019 in an offline mode?

Ans1. - No, candidates can only fill online application form of KVPY 2019 as no other mode official mode to apply for KVPY is available.

Q2.- What are the timings of KVPY?

Ans2. - KVPY 2019 will be conducted in two sessions as mentioned below -

  • Stream SA: Forenoon 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Candidates should report at 8:30 AM)
  • Stream SB/SX: Afternoon 2 PM to 5 PM (Candidates should report at 1 PM)

Q3. - Is the online test allowing Hindi Language?

Ans3. - Yes, the computer based exam will be conducted in two languages i.e. English and Hindi

Q4. - What is the last date of application?

Ans4. - Candidates interested in the fellowship programme need to apply before August  2019, in online mode.

Q5. - Can I avail the KVPY Fellowship along with a merit scholarship?

Ans5. - No, candidates seeking KVPY Fellowship must not be benefitting from any other scholarship.

Q6. - When and How to download admit card of KVPY 2019?

Ans6.- The KVPY 2019 admit card will be available in online mode from the third week of October 2019. Candidates can download it from their registered account of KVPY 2019 only.

Q7. - Is official provides Answer key and solution of KVPY?

Ans7. - Yes, Candidates can download the KVPY 2019 question paper, official answer key and solution within one week of the exam conducted.

Q8.Is KVPY SX question paper and SB question paper the same?

Ans8.Yes, they are same.

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