KVPY 2017

KVPY 2017KVPY 2017 - Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore has announced the final result of KVPY on April 9, 2018 along with the cutoff and all India Merit Rank. Candidates have been selected for the fellowship in Basic Sciences based on their performance in aptitude test and interview. The marks of candidates will be released by the exam conducting authority in the last week of April, 2018. Fellowship will be awarded to candidates after verification of required documents. The interview of KVPY 2017 was conducted in January-February. The written aptitude was held on November 5, 2017. The result of KVPY 2017 was declared on December 22, 2017. Through KVPYfellowship 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, exam pattern, syllabus, result and selection process.

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Fast Facts about Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) 2017 Fellowship programme -

KVPY 2017 Overview

Exam Name – Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana

Popularly known as – KVPY

Exam Conducting Body – IISc Bangalore

Exam Type – Aptitude Test

Test Level – National Level

Application form Status - Closed

Admit Card - Released on October 15

Streams/Categories – SA, SB and SX

Conducted for – Fellowship/Scholarship programme

Scholarship Amount – INR 5000 for 1st to 3rd year and INR 7000 for 4th and 5th year

Selection Process – Two stages including Aptitude Test and Personal Interview

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 -


Monthly Stipend

Annual Contingency Grant

SA/ SX/ SB - B.Sc./ B.S./ B.Stat./ B.Math. / Integrated M.Sc. /M.S. for first three years

INR 5000

INR 20000

SA/ SX/ SB - M. Sc./ Integrated M.Sc. / M.S for Fourth and Fifth year

INR 7000

INR 28000

Candidates who wish to pursue basic sciences studies with KVPY fellowship programme can take a look on features of KVPY 2017


KVPY Important Dates 2017


KNVPY 2017 exam dates were  announced by conducting authority on May 29. The KVPY 2017 application form was released on July 16, 2017. Candidates can check here all events and dates of KVPY 2017 through below-mentioned table -


KVPY 2017 Important Dates


Important Dates

Notification Released

May 29, 2017

Online Application begins

July 16, 2017

Last date of KVPY 2017 online application

August 23, 2017

KVPY Admit card available on

October 15, 2017

Exam Date of KVPY

November 5, 2017

Answer keys

Second week of November 2017

KVPY Result announcement

December 22, 2017


January-February, 2018

Final KVPY result 2017

April 9, 2018

KVPY Interview Centres 2017

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Date (Tentative)Venue (Tentative)CentreAptitute Test Centres
18-19 February, 2018IIT GandhinagarAhmedabadAhmedabad, Rajkot, Vadodara
28-30 January, 2018HRI AllahabadAllahabadAgra, Allahabad, Dehradun, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
22-24, February, 2018KVPY, IISc.BengaluruBengaluru, Hubballi, Mangaluru, Mysuru
22 -24 January, 2018IISER BhopalBhopalBhopal , Indore, Nagpur
28-30 January, 2018 NISER BhubaneswarBhubaneswarBhubaneswar, Rourkela, Visakhapatnam
10-12 February, 2018 Anna UniversityChennaiChennai
19-20 February, 2018Bharathiar UniversityCoimbatoreCalicut, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Palakkad, Thrichur
20-22 January, 2018IIT-DelhiDelhi-IDelhi, Faridabad (SA)
16-18 February, 2018Delhi UniversityDelhi-IIGhaziabad, Noida (SA & SX).  Faridabad (SB&SX) ,Delhi (SB)
14-16 February, 2018 JNUDelhi-IIIDelhi (SX)
26-28 January, 2018University  of HyderabadHyderabad-IHyderabad( SA & SB)
12-14 February, 2018 CCMB - HyderabadHyderabad-IIVijayawada (SA & SX), Hyderabad (SX)
23-25 February, 2018 MNIT- JaipurJaipur-IJaipur, Jodhpur (SA, SB)
26-28 February, 2018LNMIITJaipur-IIJaipur, Jodhpur (SX)
29-31 January, 2018IISER-KolkataKolkata-IDurgapur,  Kolkata,  Siliguri (SA)
13-14 February, 2018 ISI-KolkataKolkata-IIAgarthala, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi (SA). Durgapur, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Patna, Ranchi (SB)
24-26 February, 2018IACS-KolkataKolkata-IIIAgarthala, Durgapur, Guwhati, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Siliguri (SX)
10-12 February, 2018 IISER-MohaliMohaliAmbala, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Jammu, Mohali
22-24 February, 2018IIT-BombayMumbaiMumbai(SA,SX)
16-18 February, 2018IISER-PunePuneAurangabad, Belagavi, Pune(SA,SB&SX) Mumbai (SB)
26-28 January, 2018IISER - TrivandrumTrivandrumErnakulam, Trivandrum

KVPY Result 2017


IISc Bangalore announced the result of KVPY 2017 on April 9, 2018. KVPY Result 2017 mentions the ranks, names, roll and application numbers of candidates selected for the award of fellowship. The exam conducting authority has released a result list of selected candidates category-wise and for each paper and stream. These selected candidates will be awarded scholarship. Final KVPY Result 2017 has been prepared on basis of aptitude test and interview as mentioned below -


KVPY 2017 Result = 75% marks of Aptitude Test+ 25% marks of Interview    


KVPY Answer Key 2017


The answer key of KVPY 2017 was released in for-five days after the conduct of the examination. The official KVPY answer key 2017 was released for candidates to cross-check their answers as per their responses in the examination. The KVPY 2017 answer key is available in online mode only and candidates can download it. The KVPY 2017 official answer key would be available for all subjects of the each test of SA and SB/SX papers in pdf format. After the release of 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.


KVPY Cutoff 2017


IISc Bangalore has defined cutoff marks of KVPY 2017 for final selection. The KVPY cutoff 2017 is 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 qualified as per KVPY 2017 cutoff marks have only be shortlisted for fellowship programme. Candidates can check below KVPY cutoff 2017 as mentioned below category-wise and stream-wise -


KVPY final cutoff 2017 - Category-wise























KVPY cutoff 2017: Category-wise


SA Stream

SB Stream

SX Stream













KVPY Selection Procedure 2017


Selected candidates who appeared for Aptitude Test and Interview are selected for fellowship programme. Candidates need to meet the cutoff marks and eligibility criteria for KVPY 2017. On the basis of final merit list, candidates have been awarded fellowships. The KVPY fellowship is provided to candidates till PhD level for only those candidates who will pursue studies in basic sciences as mentioned below -

  • B.Sc./B.S./B.Statistics /B.Mathematics

  • Integrated 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. 

KVPY Admit Card 2017


Indian Institute of Science had released the admit card of KVPY on October 15, 2017.  KVPY 2017 admit card could be accessed 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. It is important for candidates to carry the KVPY admit card 2017 with them at the exam centre as it is considered as hall ticket and without it, no candidate is permitted inside the examination hall. Candidates could download their KVPY admit card 2017 by login through their registered account on entering their application number/registration Id and password. The link through which KVPY 2017 admit card could be accessed is mentioned in the article (deactivated now). Candidates were required 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 was accessible to only those candidates who successfully submitted the KVPY 2017 application form. Candidates could download the admit card by entering the application form number and Dates of birth.


KVPY Exam Centres 2017


The nationwide aptitude test of KVPY 2017 was conducted at various exam centres all over India. Candidates were 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 was mentioned with the address on admit card of KVPY 2017. Candidates were supoosed 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 provided an updated list of KVPY exam centres 2017. Candidates could not change their allotted exam centre of KVPY 2017 once it was allotted. However, IISc reserves right to change the exam centre as per availability of KVPY exam centres 2017.


KVPY Exam Centres 2017


Candidates can select their test cities from the KVPY 2017 exam centres as mentioned below -






Uttar Pradesh










Madhya Pradesh








Andhra Pradesh






Tamil Nadu








Jammu & Kashmir






West Bengal




KVPY Sample Papers 2017


Candidates who appeared for KVPY 2017 on November 5 needed to practice for the aptitude test to qualify. The KVPY sample papers 2017 were helpful for them to practice for the computer based test. To make candidates familiar with the online test, KVPY 2017, the exam conducting authority provided mock tests. Also, candidates could also 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.


KVPY Exam Pattern 2017


The exam conducting authority mentions the exam pattern of KVPY 2017 including test scheme, marking scheme, and syllabus. Candidates who appeared for the online test of KVPY 2017 went 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 – Computer Based Test

Exam Timings – SA from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and SX/SB from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Exam Medium – English or Hindi

Test Duration – Three hours for each paper

Type of Questions – Objective type questions

Total questions – 80 questions for SA paper and 120 questions for SB/SX paper

Total Marks – 100 marks for SA paper and 120 marks for SB/SX paper

Subjects – 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

Total Marks

















KVPY 2017 Exam Pattern (SB and SX Stream)


No. of Questions in Part 1

No. of Questions in Part 2

Total Marks

















KVPY Eligibility Criteria 2017


Candidates who applied for KVPY 2017 fulfilled eligibility criteria for the fellowship programme. The KVPY eligibility criteria 2017 mentions academic conditions, marks required and age limit.  Candidates can 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 KVPY 2017 Stream SA – 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 KVPY 2017 Stream SX – 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 KVPY 2017Stream SB – 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


KVPY Application Form 2017


IISc Bangalore released application form of KVPY in online mode only. The KVPY 2017 application form could be filled from July 16 and candidates needed 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 who applied for KVPY 2017 also paid an application fee of INR 1000 for General and OBC category, INR 500 if belonging to SC/ST/PWD category. Candidates could 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 -

  1. Click on the link for KVPY 2017 application form

  2. Candidates need to register first, by clicking on ‘New User’

  3. 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

  4. Candidates can login to complete KVPY application form 2017 including remitting application fee and uploading documents

  5. Candidates can submit the KVPY 2017 application form in online mode only

FAQs Related to KVPY 2017


Question - Can I apply for KVPY 2017 in an offline mode?

Answer - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - The KVPY 2017 admit card can be accessed in online mode from the link given in KVPY 2017 admit card webpage. Candidates can now download it from their registered account of KVPY 2017 only.


Question - Is official provides Answer key and solution of KVPY?

Answer - Yes, Candidates can download the KVPY 2017 question paper, official answer key and solution within one week of the exam conducted.ndidates who app

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