KVPY 2015 Exam Pattern
Urvashi Dalal, 15 Jun 2015, #KVPY

KVPY 2015 Exam Pattern : As per the official Exam Pattern of KVPY, the test consists of 120 questions to be answered by the students. The KVPY 2015 is a two stage selection procedure- Aptitude Test and Interview.  After scrutinizing students as per the eligibility criteria, they are shortlisted and called for the written aptitude test which is based on KVPY 2015 Exam Pattern.

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The KVPY test is based on a paper-pencil format which is conducted in two languages i.e English and Hindi at different centre across the country to select students for KVPY fellowship/scholarship. It is important for the students to prepare and practice as per the KVPY 2015 Exam Pattern and syllabus.

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The aptitude test does not follow any prescribed KVPY 2015 Syllabus, but students are tested as per the syllabus of class X/XII/First year of B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int, M.Sc./M.S as applicable. Eligible students are evaluated on the basis of their analytical ability compared to his/her factual knowledge. 

After the test, shortlisted students are called for the interview round and on the basis of the performance the list of final selected students or awardees are declared by the KVPY exam conducting body.

The KVPY Sample Paper along with KVPY Answer Keys of the year 2014 is available to download. The sample paper provides an insight about the KVPY aptitude test questions, scores and exam pattern. Each year the aptitude test cutoff for both general and SC/ST/PWD candidates is declared by KVPY. The following is last year’s cutoff list, which can be used as guidance for this year’s cutoff list.

 

CUTOFF

TOTAL MARKS

Stream SA (general)

53

100

SA- SC/ST

41

100

SA- PWD

41

100

Stream SB (general)

40

100

SB- SC/ST

30

100

SB- PWD

27

100

Stream SX (general)

46

100

SX- SC/ST

35

100

SX- PWD

35

100

The KVPY 2015 fellowship grants under  its various categories by the Department of Science and Technology is given in the table below. These amounts of scholarships to the students are provided until their pre-Ph.D level:

BASIC SCIENCES

Monthly Fellowship

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.

Rs. 5000

Rs. 20000

SA/SX/SB  - during  M. Sc. / 4th to 5th  years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S

Rs. 7000

Rs. 28000

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