KVPY Exam Calendar

Nov. 28, 2017
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana

KVPY 2017

KVPY 2017- The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a national level programme of Fellowship in Basic Sciences conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. The tentative answer key of KVPY 2017 along with the question papers has been released online on November 24. Candidates can send their queries regarding the tentative answer key to the KVPY office before 4 p.m. on November 29, 2017 by email. The final answer keys of KVPY 2017 will be released in the first week of December. For candidates who appeared in the re-test, the result of the first test will be considered null and void whereas for candidates who did not appear for the re-test the score from the first test will automatically be processed in creating the final merit list. Based on the performance of candidates in KVPY aptitude test and interview, IISc will award the fellowship. However, candidates have to fulfil the KVPY eligibility criteria 2017 defined for each stream to get enrolled in the fellowship. The selected KVPY 2017 candidates will be provided with generous fellowship and contingency grant till the pre PhD level. Keep reading the article to know more about KVPY 2017 eligibility criteria, application form, admit card, important dates, exam pattern and more.

The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) fellowship programme which is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India was started in 1999. The main aim of the KVPY fellowship is to encourage talented students who are studying Basic Sciences to take up research careers in Sciences. Apart from awarding the generous fellowship, it also organizes summer camps for the KVPY candidates in prestigious research and educational institutions in the country.

 


KVPY Answer Key 2017

The tentative answer key of KVPY 2017 has been released by IISc, Bangalore, for the examination held on November 5 and 19, 2017. KVPY answer key is available for all the subjects under SA and SB/SX stream. With the help of KVPY answer key, candidates can cross check their answers to calculate the score that they might obtain in the KVPY 2017 aptitude test. Candidates must ensure to download the answer key of KVPY for the stream under which they appeared for the test to calculate the correct probable score. KVPY final answer key 2017 will be available online in pdf format in the first week of December. 


KVPY 2017 Highlights

Name of the Exam Kishor Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)
Exam Mode Computer based test
Exam Level National
Examination Conducting Body Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
Selection Procedure Aptitude test and Interview

KVPY Fellowship 2017

The KVPY fellowship will be provided till PhD level to only those candidates who will pursue studies in the following programmes of basic sciences:

  • B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc.
  • M.S. in Molecular Biology, Life Sciences, Bioinformatics, Geophysics, Statistics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Marine Biology, Geology, Human Biology, Botany, Zoology, Physiology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Genetics, Biomedical Sciences, Cell Biology, Ecology, Biotechnology, Neurosciences, Applied Physics, Materials Science or Environmental Science

Candidates can check the monthly stipend and Annual Contingency Grants to be provided to the successful candidates of KVPY fellowship 2017 below:

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

KVPY Important Dates 2017

IISc Bangalore has announced the KVPY 2017 important dates. Candidates can check the entire schedule of KVPY 2017 from the table given below:

S.No. KVPY 2017 Events Important Dates
1. Availability of application form July 16, 2017
2. Last date to fill up KVPY application form 2017 August 23, 2017
3. Last date to pay KVPY application fee August 30, 2017
4. KVPY admit card released on October 15, 2017
5. KVPY aptitude test 2017 November 5, 2017
6. KVPY revised admit card issued on November 18, 2017
7. KVPY aptitude test 2017 (re-test) November 19, 2017
8. KVPY tentative answer key 2017 with question papers released on November 24, 2017
9. Challenging of KVPY tentative answer key 2017 November 29, 2017 (till 4:00 pm)
9. KVPY final answer key 2017 First week of December 2017
10. Announcement of result Third week of December 2017
11. KVPY interview 2017 First week of January 2018

KVPY Admit Card 2017

Candidate who were unable to complete the exam held on November 5 due to technical problems were issued revised admit card on November 18. KVPY admit card 2017 was available online and to download it candidates were required to enter their application number and date of birth on the candidate login page. Information such as the exam date and venue, time, KVPY 2017 registration number, roll number, candidate’s name etc. were mentioned on the admit card of KVPY 2017.In case of any discrepancy found in KVPY admit card candidates had to report to the concerned authority for rectification. KVPY 2017 admit card is an important document and applicants were required to carry it along with them to the examination hall.


KVPY Exam Centres 2017

The KVPY 2017 aptitude test was held on November 5 in a total number of 54 cities spread across the country. Candidates had to choose the name of the exam city as per their convenience while filling the application form of KVPY. Request to change KVPY exam centre allotted to candidates was not entertained by the exam authority. The complete address of KVPY exam centre allotted to the candidates was mentioned on the admit card.


KVPY Exam Pattern 2017

KVPY 2017 was a computer based aptitude test. Candidates who appeared for the test must ensure were required to be well acquainted about the exam pattern which includes exam mode, number of papers, total number of questions etc. The exam pattern of KVPY 2017 is given below:

S.No. Particulars KVPY Exam Pattern 2017
1. KVPY Exam Mode Online
2. KVPY exam duration 3 hours
Stream SA- 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Stream SB/SX: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
3. Exam medium English/Hindi
4. Question type Objective type multiple choice questions
5. Subject combination Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology
6. Total number of questions Stream SA: 80
Stream SB/SX: 120
7. Distribution of questions

Stream SA
Part 1: 15 questions in each subject
Part 2: 5 questions in each subject
Stream SB/SX
Part 1: 20 questions in each subject
Part 2: 10 questions in each subject

8. Total number of questions to be attempted Stream SA
All the questions are compulsory
Stream SB/SX
Part 1: Candidates can answer any three of the four subjects
Part 2: Candidates can answer any two of the four subjects
9. Total number of marks Stream SA: 100
Stream SB/SX: 120

KVPY 2017- Exam day guidelines

  1. Reporting at KVPY exam centre- Candidates had to reach the allotted examination center at least an hour before the commencement of the test.
  2. Allotted room number- The room numbers in which the test was conducted were displayed in each center.
  3. Banned items- Use of mobile phones, calculators, pagers, pen drive or any electronic devices was prohibited inside the examination hall. Also, no provision was made for the safe custody of the items at test centers.

KVPY Mock Test 2017

The mock test of KVPY 2017 was made available for all the test takers to get familiar with the computer based test mode. The login ID and password to take the mock test was "KVPY". The mock test was available in both English and Hindi language. Candidates were required to choose the language medium of the paper after logging in. There were a total number of 40 questions in KVPY 2017 mock test. Candidates had to complete the mock test within 3 hours.


KVPY Result 2017

The result of KVPY aptitude test will be declared tentatively in the third week of December 2017. The result will be released category wise in pdf format for all the streams SA, SX and SB. KVPY result will display the list of students shortlisted for the interview round which will be conducted in the 3rd week of January. The candidates name, application number and seat number will be mentioned in KVPY result 2017. After the interview gets over, IISc will declare the overall result of KVPY. Candidates can check their KVPY result of aptitude test and interview by logging in with their application number and date of birth. Based on the scores obtained by candidates (75% marks in aptitude test + 25% marks in the interview), the All India Rank of candidates under each stream will be declared online.


KVPY Cut off 2017

The cutoff of KVPY 2017 is the minimum marks defined by IISc, Bangalore for qualifying the aptitude test and the interview. As KVPY 2017 is a two stage test, the first set of KVPY cutoff will be declared for qualifying the aptitude test followed by the second set of cutoff after the interview to qualify for the fellowship programme. KVPY cutoff 2017 will be published category wise for each stream. Candidates can check previous years final KVPY cutoff from below:

S.No. Category Stream SA Stream SX Stream SB
1. General 55% 55% 50%
2. SC/ST 45% 45% 40%
3. PWD 45% 45% 40%

KVPY Selection Procedure 2017

The selection procedure of KVPY 2017 includes qualifying in the aptitude test and Interview to be conducted by IISc, Bangalore. All eligible candidates have to appear in the aptitude test. On the basis of candidates performance in the aptitude test, candidates will be shortlisted for the interview which is the final round of the selection process. The final merit list of KVPY will be announced based on the overall performance in the aptitude test and interview. The selected candidates will then be provided the fellowship till PhD level.


KVPY Eligibility Criteria 2017

Candidates seeking the KVPY fellowship and wish to take admission have to satisfy all the eligibility requirements defined by the conducting authority. KVPY eligibility criteria 2017 includes details about the qualification, age limit etc. defined for SA, SX and SB stream. Candidates can check stream wise eligibility criteria of KVPY 2017 below:

Streams KVPY Eligibility Criteria 2017
SA
  • Candidates must have been enrolled in class XI in the science stream for the academic session 2017-18
  • In class X, applicants must have obtained a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PwD) marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science subjects
SX
  • Candidates enrolled in class XII in the science stream for the academic session 2017-18
  • In class X, applicants must have obtained a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PwD) marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science subjects
  • In class XII, candidates must have obtained a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PwD) marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry/Biology
SB
  • Candidates enrolled in the 1st year of undergraduate program in Basic Sciences namely Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics and Biology in the academic session 2017-18
  • In class XII, candidates must have secured a minimum aggregate of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) in Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry/Biology
  • In the 1st year of undergraduate examination candidates must have secured 60% aggregate (50% for SC/ST/PwD) before taking up the fellowship if awarded

KVPY Application Form 2017

The online application process of KVPY 2017 ended on August 23. However, candidates were allowed to pay the application fee until August 30, 2017. KVPY application process included three simple steps given below:

Step 1) Registration- Candidates had to register online by entering details such as name, date of birth, category, nationality, Email address, mobile number etc.

Step 2) Filling of KVPY 2017 Application Form- Applicants had to fill in their personal and academic details, select the exam centre, upload scanned images of required documents

Step 3) Payment of KVPY Application Fee 2017- The application fee could be paid either through credit card/ATM-Debit card/Net Banking or through e-challan. The category wise fee structure is mentioned below in the table:

S.No. Category KVPY Application Fee
1. General/OBC Rs. 1000
2. SC/ST/PWD Rs. 500

KVPY FAQs 2017

Q. Is KVPY application form 2017 available offline?

Ans. Candidates had to apply through online mode only.

Q. How to take KVPY Computer Based Test (CBT)?

A. The aptitude test for KVPY was conducted using an easy-to-use portal on a computer. Candidates were not required to have any prior experience with using computers to take such a test.

Q. Can I take a computer based test in Hindi?

Ans. Yes. The online test was carried in English as well as in Hindi

Q. What is the syllabus for the aptitude test?

Ans. No particular syllabus was prescribed for the aptitude test. The aim of the aptitude test was to test the understanding and analytical ability of the student. However, the syllabus of KVPY was limited to class X/XII/1st year of B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S., as applicable.

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

Ans. KVPY does not allow its Fellows to receive simultaneously fellowship /scholarship from more than one source, either government or private. In case, they are in receipt of any other fellowship or scholarship, they will have to renounce it in order to avail the KVPY fellowship.

Q. If I have any query related to the application form of KVPY 2017 whom should I contact?

Ans. Students could send their queries through e-mail at application@kvpy.iisc.ernet.in

Q.The file size of the scanned images exceeds the limit mentioned in the online application form. What should I do?

Ans. Candidates had to compress the file and then upload it.


Contact Details

Mailing Address:
The Convener
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore - 560 012
Fax: (080) 2360 1215
Telephone:(080) 22932975 / 76, 23601008, 22933536
Website:http://www.kvpy.iisc.ernet.in

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