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KVPY 2018 Examination pattern

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KVPY Exam Pattern 2018

KVPY 2018 Examination pattern is released on the official website.The exam was started in 1995, since its inception been held annually by IISC Bangalore and its qualifiers are granted scholarships for pursuing basic sciences studies up to Pre-PhD level.

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a scholarship program for identifying and encouraging the scientific aptitude in students. Students studying in XI standard to 1st year of any undergraduate program in basic sciences are selected based on performance in Aptitude test and interview. Fellowship and contingency grant are offered from 1st year of graduation up to pre-Ph.D. level or 5 years (whichever is earlier). Monthly Stipend of Rs. 5,000/- and Annual Contingency Grant of Rs. 20,000/- are granted during 1st to 3rd year after which it increases to Monthly Stipend of Rs. 7,000/- and Annual Contingency Grant of Rs. 28,000/- for next 2 years.

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The fellowship of the students appearing for KVPY will become active only if they join an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences, that is, B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Ecology, Molecular Biology, Botany, Zoology, Physiology, Biotechnology, Neurosciences, Bioinformatics, Marine Biology, Geology, Human Biology, Genetics, Biomedical Sciences, Applied Physics, Geophysics, Materials Science or Environmental Science.

Examination Pattern

Pattern for SA Stream:

Section Part I Questions (1 mark per question/-0.25 for wrong answer) Part II Questions (2 marks per question/-0.5 for wrong answer) Total Marks
Mathematics 15 5 25
Physics 15 5 25
Chemistry 15 5 25
Biology 15 5 25

Total Questions: 80

Pattern for SX/SB Stream:

Section Part I Questions (1 mark per question/-0.25 for wrong answer) Part II Questions (2 marks per question/-0.5 for wrong answer) Total Marks
Mathematics 20 10 40
Physics 20 10 40
Chemistry 20 10 40
Biology 20 10 40

In SB/SX, candidates are to answer any THREE of four subjects in Part I and any TWO of four subjects in Part II.

Total Questions: 90

Eligibility Criteria -KVPY 2018 Examination pattern

Stream SA;

Students enrolled in class XI:

  • Eligibility for appearing: Students should have scored 75% (65% for SC/ST/OBC) in aggregate in Math and Science subjects in class X Board examination.
  • Eligibility for Scholarship: The scholarship is provided upon joining undergraduate course in basic sciences upon securing minimum 60% (50% for SC/ST/OBC) in science subjects in XII board.
  • During the interim period, the students are invited to regional/ national science camp with expenses reimbursed.

Stream SX;

Students enrolled in class XII:

  • Eligibility for appearing: Students should have scored 75% (65% for SC/ST/OBC) in aggregate in Math and Science subjects in class X Board examination.
  • Eligibility for Scholarship: The scholarship is provided upon joining undergraduate course in basic sciences upon securing minimum 60% (50% for SC/ST/OBC) in science subjects in XII board.

Students enrolled in 2nd year of Cambridge International Examination Board:

  • Eligibility for appearing: Students should have scored 75% (65% for SC/ST/OBC) in aggregate in Math and Science subjects in class X Board examination.
  • Eligibility for Scholarship: The scholarship is provided upon joining undergraduate course in basic sciences upon securing minimum 60% (50% for SC/ST/OBC) in science subjects in XII board.

Stream SB;

Students enrolled in 1st year of undergraduate program:

  • Eligibility for appearing: Students should have scored 60% (50% for SC/ST/OBC) in aggregate in Math and Science subjects in class XII Board examination.
  • Eligibility for Scholarship: The scholarship is provided upon joining undergraduate course in basic sciences upon securing minimum 60% (50% for SC/ST/OBC) in 1st-year final exam.

Application Procedure – KVPY 2018 Examination pattern

  • Apply online for KVPY examination by registering online on its website www.kvpy.iisc.ernet.in.
  • Fill up the personal and academic details and choose test center.
  • Upload photo, signature and other certificates.
  • Pay the application fees either by credit card, ATM Debit card, Net Banking or e-challan.
  • Download the admit card from the website.

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