KVPY 2017

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The “Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana” (KVPY) is a program started in 1999 by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India to encourage students who are studying Basic Sciences to take up research career in Science. The aim of the program is to identify and encourage talented and motivated students to pursue
career in research.
This program aims to assist the students to realize their potential and to ensure that the best scientific talent is groomed for research and development in the country. Generous fellowship and contingency grant are provided to the selected KVPY Fellows up to the pre Ph.D. level or 5 years whichever is earlier. In addition, summer camps for the KVPY Fellows are organized in prestigious research and educational institutions in the country.

Important Dates related to KVPY 2017

Events

Important Dates

Opening of Online Application Portal

10:00 AM , 16th July 2017

Last date for Closing of Online Application

23rd August 2017

Admit Card Released

1st week of October 2017

Exam Date (Computer based test)

5th November 2017

Result Declaration Date

First week of December 2017

Eligibility:

The KVPY Fellowships are given to Indian Nationals only to Study in India (Students intending to pursue/pursing under graduate program under Distance Education scheme/correspondence course of any university are not eligible to apply).

  • Stream SA: Students enrolled in XI Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2017-18 and having secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board examination.
  • Stream SX: Students enrolled in XII Standard/ (+2) (Science subjects) during the academic year 2017-18 and aspiring to join undergraduate program in Basic Sciences namely Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology leading to B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. for the session 2018-19 provided they have secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the X Standard Board Examination and a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the XII standard Board Examination before taking up the fellowship, if awarded.
  • Stream SB: Students enrolled in the 1st year of undergraduate program in Basic Sciences Namely Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology leading to B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math. /Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. during the academic year 2017-18 and having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the XII Standard Board Examination. In the 1st year final examination of B.Sc./B.S./B.Math./B.Stat. /Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. they must secure 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks before taking up the fellowship, if awarded.

Selection Procedure:

  1. Aptitude Test: After scrutiny of application forms and meeting the eligibility criteria for various streams, all eligible students will be called for aptitude test conducted both in Hindi and English at different centers across the country on Sunday, 29th October 2017.

  2. Interview: Based on the performance in the aptitude test, short-listed students will be asked to appear for an interview which is the final stage of the selection procedure in Jan-Feb 2018.

Syllabus:

There is no prescribed syllabus for the written exam. The written exam aims to test the understanding and analytical ability of the student than his/her factual knowledge. However, students are tested for the syllabus up to class X/XII/1st year of B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math. /Int. M.Sc./M.S. as applicable.

Examination Time:

  • 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)

Exam Pattern:

  • Mode of Test – Online (Computer Based Test).

  • Paper Language – Both in English & Hindi Language

  • Exam Duration – 3 hours

  • Maximum Marks – 100

  • Question Pattern: Multiple choice type question paper

The question paper will contain two sections: PART I & PART II. There will be four sections in PART I & PART II. All the questions are compulsory to attempt in Stream SA.

There is an option to attempt any three sections in PART I & any two sections in PART II in Stream SB/SX.

Number of Questions & Marking Scheme

Subject

Part I

Part II

Total Marks

Stream SA

Mathematics

15 (+1, – 0.25)

5 (+2, – 0.5)

25

Physics

15 (+1, – 0.25)

5 (+2, – 0.5)

25

Chemistry

15 (+1, – 0.25)

5 (+2, – 0.5)

25

Biology

15 (+1, – 0.25)

5 (+2, – 0.5)

25

Stream SB/SX

Mathematics

20 (+1, – 0.25)

10 (+2, – 0.5)

40

Physics

20 (+1, – 0.25)

10 (+2, – 0.5)

40

Chemistry

20 (+1, – 0.25)

10 (+2, – 0.5)

40

Biology

20 (+1, – 0.25)

10 (+2, – 0.5)

40

  • In PART I of both the Stream, one mark will be awarded for correct response & 0.25 marks will be deducted for incorrect response. & In PART II, two mark will be awarded for correct response & 0.25 marks will be deducted for incorrect response.

Application fee for KVPY- 2017:

  • For General Category/OBC: Rs.1000
  • For SC/ST/PWD: Rs. 500

For more detail related to KVPY 2017 and online application, Visit: http://kvpy.iisc.ernet.in/

 

 

 

 

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