KVPY Eligibility Criteria 2018
Khushboo, 10 Jul 2018, #KVPY

KVPY Eligibility Criteria 2018: The eligibility criteria of KVPY comprises minimum qualification requirements and age criteria to apply for Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY). KVPY 2018 eligibility criteria is different for each stream - SA/SX/SB. Candidates who are applying for the test must fulfil KVPY eligibility criteria 2018 to be considered for the fellowship programme. As per KVPY eligibility criteria, candidates studying in class 11, 12 and UG first year are eligible to apply for SA, SX and SB streams, respectively. Fellowship will be granted to selected students only after they are enrolled in an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences. The KVPY programme was started by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India in 1999 to provide fellowship to the pre-Ph.D. level for selected students. KVPY 2018 will be conducted on November 4, 2018, in the Computer Based Test (CBT) mode. Candidates who wish to apply for KVPY 2018 must check below for detailed KVPY eligibility criteria 2018 laid down by Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

KVPY Eligibility Criteria 2018 - Highlights

As per the eligibility criteria of KVPY, students who are selected for KVPY 2018 will be able to avail the fellowship offered to them only after they are enrolled to an undergraduate course in basic sciences. These programmes include B.S./B.Sc./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany, Zoology, Statistics, Neurosciences, Geology, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Applied Physics, Ecology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Geophysics, Biochemistry, Human Biology, Genetics, Cell Biology, Marine Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Materials Science or Environmental Science.

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Candidates can apply for KVPY 2018 here. Date to pay application fee of KVPY for already registered candidates has been extended till September 7, 2018

KVPY Eligibility Criteria 2018 - Educational Qualification


KVPY Eligibility Criteria 2018 for Stream SA

  • Candidates studying in class 11th with science stream and have scored at least 75% in Mathematics and science subjects together in class 10 are eligible. Candidates falling under SC/ST/PWD category need to obtain at least 65% in aggregate.

  • The fellowship to students under this stream will be awarded only if they join an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S.) in the academic year 2021-2022. As per KVPY eligibility criteria 2018, They need to obtain at least 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD categories) in the aggregate of all science subjects in class 12 board exam.

  • During the interim period of one year, students will be invited for the National Science (Vijyoshi) Camp and their travel and other related expenses will be sponsored by KVPY


KVPY Eligibility Criteria 2018 for Stream SX 

  • Candidates studying in 10+2 can apply under this stream. They must score 60% in the 12th Board exam (50% for SC/ST/PwD candidates)

  • Candidates have to pursue a Bachelor in basic sciences to obtain the fellowship if selected.

  • According to KVPY eligibility criteria 2018, Candidates must secure minimum 75% marks in class 10 while SC/ST/PwD candidates have scored 65% in aggregate of all Science subjects and Mathematics

KVPY Eligibility Criteria 2018 for Stream SB

  • Candidates studying in first year of Bachelor degree in Basic Sciences are only eligible

  • Candidates must have scored at least 60% in 12th class while it is 50% for reserved categories SC/ST/PwD.

  • Also, candidates should secure minimum 60% (50% for reserved categories) in first year exam of the undergraduate programme

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