KVPY 2014 – Among the most competitive exams of its type in India, Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna (KVPY) scholarship programme is immensely popular among young students.
Careers360 brings here important details of one of the most popular scholarship which is scheduled to be held on November 2 this year.
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What is KVPY?
KVPY exam is a national-level scholarship programme in Basic Sciences, conducted by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Helping financially the young aspiring scientists, KVPY is meant to motivate students throughout the country in their pursuit of career in basic science education and science related research activities.
Students of Class XI, XII and B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S First Year are eligible for one of the three KVPY streams – Stream SA, Stream SX and Stream SB, depending on their eligibility for the one. Students can apply by filling up online application form of this coveted National level fellowship/scholarship exam – KVPY.
KVPY 2014 Fellowship Grants:
KVPY 2014 fellowship grants under its various categories by the Department of Science and Technology are listed in the following table. These amounts of scholarships to the students are provided until their pre-Ph.D level:
Annual Contingency Grant
SA/SX/SB - during 1st to 3rd years of - B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math. / Integrated M.Sc. /M.S.
SA/SX/SB - during M. Sc. / 4th to 5th years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S
KVPY 2014 Selection Procedure:
Selection Procedure of KVPY 2014 comprises two stages of selection – Aptitude Test and Interview. Once the applications as per the eligibility criteria are selected, students are called for written aptitude test. Those students, who qualify in the aptitude test according to KVPY merit criteria, have to qualify interview round.
KVPY 2014 Exam Pattern:
The written examination comprises aptitude test consisting of 80 questions for SA stream and 120 questions for SB/SX stream from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology in a paper-pen format. The Exam Pattern of KVPY 2014does not follow any prescribed syllabus, however, students are tested as per the syllabus of class X/XII/B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S First Year as applicable.
KVPY 2014 Interview Pattern:
The candidates, who are shortlisted by KVPY on the basis of their performance in aptitude test, are called for the interview round. KVPY interview tests your presence of mind, educational understanding of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. It also evaluates your skills to brief a topic, your opinion on non-academic issues, and also your confidence, alertness, understanding and expressions.
Who can apply?
Only Indian Nationals are eligible for the KVPY fellowships/scholarships, as per the KVPY 2014 Eligibility Criteria. Students who wish to pursue their education in India in the following undergraduate courses are eligible for the KVPY programme:
Basic Sciences subjects - 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.
How to apply?
KVPY has opened KVPY 2014 Application Form online process for the Aptitude Test to be held on November 2. The application process began on July 20 and will continue till September 8, 2014.
Below is listed KVPY 2014 Important Dates:
Application form begins
July 20, 2014
Last date for request of Application form By Post
Aug 28, 2014
Last date for closing of Online Application
Sep 8, 2014
Last Date for receipt of the completed application
Sep 8, 2014
Nov 2, 2014
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