What is the KVPY Exam
The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is an on-going National Program of Fellowship in Basic Sciences, initiated and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to attract exceptionally highly motivated students for pursuing basic science courses and research career in science.
The objective of the program is to identify students with talent and aptitude for research; help them realize their academic potential; encourage them to take up research careers in Science, and ensure the growth of the best scientific minds for research and development in the country.
The advertisement for the KVPY Fellowship appears in all the national dailies normally on the Technology Day (May 11) and the Second Sunday of July every year.
Selection of the students is made from those studying in XI standard to 1st year of any undergraduate Program in Basic Sciences namely B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology having aptitude for scientific research. Special groups / Committees are set up at IISc to screen the applications and conduct an aptitude test at various centres in the country. Based on the performance in the aptitude test, short-listed students are called for an interview which is the final stage of the selection procedure. For receiving a fellowship, both aptitude test and interview marks are considered.
Generous fellowships are provided up to the pre-Ph.D. level to the selected KVPY Fellows.
FAQs regarding the KVPY Exam
Q. Are KVPY SX and SB question papers the same?
Ans: Yes, they are same.
Q. Will there be more than one correct type of question in KVPY?
Ans: No, there are no such types of questions in KVPY SA, SX or SB.
Q. Can I use a calculator in KVPY online examination?
Ans: You don’t need to bring a physical calculator, there will be a calculator option on your screen which you can use when needed. It will be a non-programmable one (can calculate square roots, cube roots, logarithms, trigonometric functions, etc).
Q. Will the rough sheets be provided in the KVPY 2018 online test?
Ans: Yes, you will be provided rough sheets and in case you need extra, you can ask the invigilator for more.
Q. Can I take a computer-based test in Hindi?
Q. What colleges can I get into through KVPY?
Ans: Colleges like IISC and IISER consider your KVPY scores during their individual admission processes.