KISHORE VAIGYANIK PROTSAHAN YOJANA

 

  • Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (English: Young Scientist Incentive Plan) (KVPY) is a scholarship program funded by the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India, aimed at encouraging students to take up research careers in the areas of basic sciences, engineering and medicine. It offers scholarship and contingency grants up to the pre-Ph.D. level to selected students.
  • Started in 1999, it is administered by the Indian Institute of Science.The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is an on-going National Program of Fellowships in Basic Sciences, initiated and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to attract exceptionally talented and highly motivated students for pursuing basic science courses and research career in science.
  • The objectives of the program are to identify students with talent and aptitude for research; help them realize their potential in their studies; encourage them to take up research careers in Science, and ensure the growth of the best scientific minds for research and development in the country.
  • The selection of students is made from those studying in XI standard to 1st year in any undergraduate Program in Basic Sciences namely B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int.M.Sc./M.S. in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology having aptitude for scientific research. Special groups / committees are set up at IISc, to screen the applications and conduct an aptitude test at various centres in the country.

 

  • Based on the performance in the aptitude test, short-listed students are called for an interview which is the final stage of the selection procedure. For receiving a fellowship, both aptitude test and interview marks are considered.
  • The merit list is based on 75% weight-age for Aptitude Test marks and 25% weight-age for the interview marks in the streams SA, SB and SX.

·         SA can be written by students studying Science stream in class 11.

·         SX can be written by students studying Science stream in class 12.

·         SB can be written by students studying Science stream in first year of graduation

 

In year 2015-16, 881 students of class 11, 1554 students of class 12 and 96 students of first year of graduation qualified for KVPY scholarship out of about one lakh students who appeared for the examination.

Students clearing the KVPY 2017 written exam and interview will be eligible for direct admission in top institutes like IISc and the various IISERs.

 

The objective of the KVPY scholarship program is to identify students with talent and aptitude for research; help them realize their academic potential; encourage them to take up research careers in Science, and ensure the growth of the best scientific minds for research and development in the country.

 

The key intentions of the scheme are:

  • To discover students with flair and propensity for research.
  • Help students comprehend their perspective in their studies.
  • Support them to engage in research in basic science.
  • Guarantee the augmentation of the best scientific minds for research and progress in the country.

Am I eligible for KVPY 2017?

 

Candidates should be Indian Citizens.

  • For Stream SA, candidates have to complete their 10th class with Science & Mathematics subjects. They have to secure at least 80% marks (70% marks for SC/ST/PWD) aggregate in the qualifying examination.
  • For Stream SX, candidates have to pass 10th class with minimum 80% marks (70% for SC/ST/PWD) in aggregate in Mathematics & Science subjects. Candidates also have to qualify the 10+2 examination with Science subjects & secure at least 60% marks (50% for SC/ST/PWD category) in aggregate.
  • For Stream SB, candidates have to complete their 10+2 examination & obtain minimum 60% marks (50% marks for SC/ST/PWD) in aggregate in Science Subjects. Candidates also have to pass their 1st-year final examination & secure at least 60% marks (50% marks for SC/ST/PWD).

 

KVPY 2017 Exam-Pattern

 

Mode of Exam: The entrance exam will be organized in online or offline mode.

Duration: The duration of the exam will be three hours.

Language: The medium of the question paper will be English & Hindi language.

Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).

Papers: The question paper is divided into two parts: PART I & PART II. There will be four sections in Part 1 & Part 2.

Marks: The question papers of Stream SA & Stream SB/SX will be of 100 marks.

Marking Scheme: In PART I of both the Streams, one mark will be awarded for correct response & 0.25 marks will be deducted for an incorrect response. In PART II of Stream SA & Stream SB/SX, for each correct response, two marks will be given to the candidates & 0.5 marks will be deducted for an incorrect answer.

All the questions are compulsory to attend in the SA stream.

There is an option to attempt any three sections in PART I & any two sections in PART II in Stream SB/SX.

Please refer to the table below to understand the bifurcation of the KVPY 2017 Question Paper.

 

Subjects               No. of Questions              Total Marks

                Part 1    Part 2   

                Stream SA          

 

Mathematics      15          5 25
Physics  15          5 25
Chemistry  15          5 25
Biology                 15          5 25

                Stream SB/SX   

 

Mathematics      20 10 40
Physics  20 10 40
Chemistry  20 10 40
Biology                 20 10 40

 

KVPY 2017 Important Dates

  KVPY Events                                                                                          Dates (Tentative)              
KVPY 2017 Application Form Availability       2nd week of July 2017    
Last Date for Availability of the Application Form           2nd week of August 2017    
Last Date for Form Submission 4th week of August 2017    
Admit Card Release Date   2nd week of October 2017    
KVPY 2017 Exam Date  1st week of November 2017    
KVPY 2017 Result Declaration  3rd week of December 2017    
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