KVPY 2017 - National level fellowship programme in Basic Sciences called KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana) to be conducted by Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore on November 5, 2017. The KVPY 2017 application has started from July 16, 2017, in online mode. IISc Bangalore will be awarding fellowships to only those candidates who will qualify in aptitude test and interview of KVPY. Candidates need to fulfil eligibility criteria of KVPY 2017 to be qualified for seeking fellowships. Through KVPY fellowship exam, the monthly stipend is provided to candidates who pursue their studies in Basic Sciences till pre-Ph.D. level. Candidates can check here all about KVPY 2017 including the application form, important dates, admit card, exam pattern, syllabus, result and selection process.
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About KVPY 2017 Fellowship Programme
KVPY 2017 is a fellowship programme in Basic Sciences, which is conducted to analyse and select talented candidates who have research ability, exceptional academic qualification to shortlist them for studies in basic sciences so that they can pursue scientific researches and development of the country. Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India has started the KVPY fellowship programme in 1999. The DST completely funds KVPY 2017 by providing the selected students with monthly stipend and Annual Contingency Grants as under -
Annual Contingency Grant
SA/ SX/ SB - B.Sc./ B.S./ B.Stat./ B.Math. / Integrated M.Sc. /M.S. for first three years
SA/ SX/ SB - M. Sc./ Integrated M.Sc. / M.S for Fourth and Fifth year
Candidates who wish to pursue basic sciences studies with KVPY fellowship programme can take a look on features of KVPY 2017
Fast Facts about Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana Fellowship programme -
KVPY 2017: Overview
Exam Name â Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana
Popularly known as â KVPY
Exam Type â Aptitude Test
Test Level â National Level
Exam Conducting Body â IISc Bangalore
Scholarship Amount â INR 5000 for 1st to 3rd year and INR 7000 for 4th and 5th year
Selection Process â Two stages including Aptitude Test and Personal Interview
KNVPY 2017 exam dates have been announced by conducting authority on May 29. The KVPY 2017 application form on July 16, 2017. Candidates can check here all events and dates of KVPY through below-mentioned table -
KVPY 2017 Important Dates
May 29, 2017
Online Application begins
July 16, 2017
Last date of KVPY 2017 online application
August 23, 2017
KVPY Admit card available on
First week of October 2017
Exam Date of KVPY
November 5, 2017
Second week of November 2017
KVPY Result announcement
First week of December 2017
Candidates applying for KVPY 2017 need to fulfil eligibility criteria for the fellowship programme. The KVPY eligibility criteria 2017 mentions academic conditions, marks required and age limit. Candidates must check eligibility criteria before proceeding to fill the KVPY 2017 application form. Check below conditions of eligibility for KVPY fellowship programme -
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
For Stream SA â Aspirants currently in XIth class with science subjects who have obtained minimum 75% marks in mathematics and science subjects in class 10 state/national board qualifying exam are eligible for KVPY 2017
Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD must have obtained 65% marks in aggregate of Mathematics and Science subjects
For Stream SX â Candidates currently in Class 12 under 10+2 pattern should obtain 60% marks in the qualifying exam and 50% marks for SC/ST/PwD candidates
Candidates who will be pursuing undergraduate programmes in basic sciences only are eligible for KVPY 2017
Candidates must have scored 75% marks in class 10 and for SC/ST/PwD candidates, the qualifying marks are 65% in aggregate of all science subjects and mathematics
For Stream SB â Candidates currently in the first year of Bachelor degree in Basic Sciences who had obtained 60% marks in 10+2 qualifying exam (50% for reserved categories) are eligible for KVPY 2017
Also, candidates need to obtain minimum 60% marks in first-year examination of Bachelor degree
However, for SC/ST/PwD candidates, the marks should be 50% or more.
Note: Candidates pursuing the undergraduate programme in distance mode from any University, are not eligible to apply for KVPY 2017
IISc Bangalore has released application form of KVPY in online mode only. The KVPY 2017 application form has begun from July 16, and candidates need to apply before August 23 for seeking fellowship through KVPY 2017. The candidates must go through instructions and eligibility criteria before filling up the KVPY application form 2017. Candidates applying for KVPY 2017 also need to remit an application fee of INR 1000 for General and OBC category, INR 500 if belonging to SC/ST/PWD category. Candidates can remit the application fee of KVPY 2017 either in online mode or offline using challan. Check below easy steps to fill KVPY application form 2017 -
Click on the link for KVPY 2017 application form
Candidates need to register first, by clicking on âNew Userâ
After registration with candidates basic like name, DOB, academic details, mobile number and email, candidates will be provided login Id and password for KVPY 2017
Candidates can login to complete KVPY application form 2017 including remitting application fee and uploading documents
Candidates can submit the KVPY 2017 application form in online mode only
The admit card of KVPY will be available by the fourth week of October 2017. KVPY 2017 admit card will be available in online mode only. The admit card of KVPY 2017 mentions important details like candidate's name, roll number, photograph, signature as well as exam details, test centre details, besides instructions etc. Candidates must carry the KVPY admit card 2017 with them at the exam centre as it is considered as hall ticket and without it, no candidate will be permitted inside the examination hall. Candidates can obtain their KVPY admit card 2017 by login through their registered account on entering their application number/registration Id and password. Candidates need to download KVPY 2017 admit card at least three days before the exam to avoid any last minute discrepancy. In a case of any problem in downloading the KVPY admit card 2017 candidates must contact the exam conducting authority.
Note: KVPY 2017 admit card will be issued to only those candidates who will successfully submit the KVPY 2017 application form
The nationwide aptitude test of KVPY 2017 will be conducted at various exam centres all over India. Candidates will be allotted exam centre as per their choice or nearest to their choice as filled in the KVPY application form 2017. The allotted KVPY 2017 exam centre will be mentioned with the address on admit card of KVPY 2017. Candidates need to reach their allotted exam centre at least an hour before the scheduled time. Last year, the KVPY was conducted at as many as 54 cities. The exam conducting authority will be providing an updated list of KVPY exam centres 2017. Candidates can not change their allotted exam centre of KVPY 2017 once it is allotted. However, IISc reserves right to change the exam centre as per availability of KVPY exam centres 2017.
Candidates who will appear for KVPY 2017 on November 5 need to practice for the aptitude test to qualify. The KVPY sample papers 2017 will be helpful for them to practice for the computer based test. To make candidates familiar with the online test, KVPY 2017, the exam conducting authority provides mock tests. Also, candidates can check and download previous year KVPY question paper and sample papers from here. The KVPY sample papers 2017 are free of cost and candidate need to register for free to download.
The exam conducting authority will mention the exam pattern of KVPY 2017 including test scheme, marking scheme, and syllabus. Candidates appearing for the online test of KVPY 2017 need to go through the exam pattern to have an idea of the aptitude test. Candidates can check below complete test pattern of KVPY 2017 -
KVPY 2017 Exam Pattern: Facts and Features
Exam Mode â Computer Based Test
Exam Timings â SA from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and SX/SB from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Exam Medium â English or Hindi
Test Duration â Three hours for each paper
Type of Questions â Objective type questions
Total questions â 80 questions for SA paper and 120 questions for SB/SX paper
Total Marks â 100 marks for SA paper and 120 marks for SB/SX paper
Subjects â Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology for both papers
KVPY 2017 Exam Pattern (SA Stream)
No. of Questions in Part 1
No. of Questions in Part 2
KVPY 2017 Exam Pattern (SB and SX Stream)
No. of Questions in Part 1
No. of Questions in Part 2
The answer key of KVPY 2017 will be released at least four to five after the conduct of the examination. The official KVPY answer key 2017 will be released for candidates to cross-check their answers as per their responses in the examination. The KVPY 2017 answer key will be available in online mode only and candidates can download it. The KVPY 2017 official answer key will be available for all subjects of the each test of SA and SB/SX papers in pdf format. After releasing answer keys, the exam conducting authority will be announcing the results. KVPY answer key 2017 helps in knowing correct options for each question as well as help in evaluating their answers for their expected score in the test.
IISc Bangalore will be announcing the result of KVPY 2017 by the first week of December 2017. KVPY Result 2017 will mention the qualifying status of exam appeared candidates only. The KVPY 2017 result will specify marks scored by candidates in each subject as well as overall marks, qualifying status. Candidates can check their result for the aptitude test of KVPY 2017 by login with their registered Id and password. The exam conducting authority will also be releasing a result list of selected candidates as category-wise and for each paper and stream. KVPY Result 2017 will be prepared on basis of aptitude test and interview as mentioned below -
KVPY 2017 Result = 75% marks of Aptitude Test+ 25% marks of Interview
IISc Bangalore has defined cutoff marks of KVPY 2017 to shortlist candidates. The KVPY cutoff 2017 will be available category-wise as well as stream-wise. The cutoff for KVPY 2017 is the minimum qualifying marks set for the aptitude test and personal interview of each stream. Candidates who will qualify as per KVPY 2017 cutoff marks will only be shortlisted for fellowship programme. Candidates can check below KVPY cutoff 2017 as mentioned below category-wise and stream-wise -
KVPY cutoff 2017: Category-wise
KVPY Cut off 2017: Stream-wise
55% & above
50% & above
55% & above
45% & above
34% & above
43% & above
45% & above
34% & above
43% & above
KVPY Selection Procedure 2017
Candidates who will appear for Aptitude Test and Interview will be selected for fellowship programme. Candidates need to meet the cutoff marks and eligibility criteria for KVPY 2017.
Once, the final merit list of KVPY 2017 will be announced, the shortlisted candidates will be called for the award of fellowships. The KVPY fellowship will be provided to candidates till PhD level for only those candidates who will pursue studies in basic sciences as mentioned below -
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.
FAQs Related to KVPY 2017
Question - Can I apply for KVPY 2017 in an offline mode?
Answer â No, candidates can only fill online application form of KVPY 2017 as no other mode official mode to apply for KVPY is available.
Question - What is KVPY mock test?
Answer â As KVPY will be conducted in Computer based mode now, the exam conducting authority provides KVPY Mock tests so that candidates can prepare for the online exam. The mock tests for KVPY are provided to make candidates familiar with the exam modalities
Question - What are the timings of KVPY?
Answer â KVPY 2017 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)
Question - Is the online test allowing Hindi Language?
Answer â Yes, the computer based exam will be conducted in two languages i.e. English and Hindi
Question - What is the last date of application?
Answer â Candidates interested in the fellowship programme need to apply before August 23, 2017 in online mode.
Question - Can I avail the KVPY Fellowship along with a merit scholarship?
Answer â No, candidates seeking KVPY Fellowship must not be benefitting from any other scholarship.
Question - When and How to download admit card of KVPY 2017?
Answer â The KVPY 2017 admit card will be available in online mode from the fourth week of October 2017. Candidates can download it from their registered account of KVPY 2017 only.
Question - Is official provides Answer key and solution of KVPY?
Answer â Yes, Candidates can download the KVPY 2017 question paper, official answer key and solution within one week of the exam conducted.
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