What is the KVPY exam? KVPY is Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana which is a national-level examination. It is conducted to provide scholarships up to the pre-PhD level to select students. It has been started and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India so as to provide opportunities to extremely bright and ambitious students for pursuing basic science courses and research careers in the field of science.
The main motive of this program is to pick talented students for research purposes. Through this program, the students are provided the academic potential to carry out research activities and are encouraged to take up research careers in the field of Science. The idea is to bring out the best in these individuals so that they contribute to the scientific research and development of the country.
Who conducts the KVPY 2021 exam?
The Indian Institute of Science, abbreviated as (IISc.), Bangalore holds responsible to conduct this paper. The official website of KVPY is www.kvpy.iisc.ernet.in.
Why should students enroll for KVPY 2021 examination?
KVPY scholarships help deserving candidates to pursue higher education with ease. These scholarships are eligible for an undergraduate level up to the pre-research level. The selection of the students is done from among those studying in class XI to 1st year of any undergraduate program under the science stream such as B.Sc., B.S., B. Stat., B. Math., Int. M.Sc. or MS in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Maths. The students must also possess an aptitude for scientific research. Certain special committees have been set up at IISc to shortlist the applications and hold an aptitude test at different centers across the country. Those who qualify for this exam are required to sit for an interview based on which the candidates are finally selected for this program. Fellowships are given up to the pre-PhD. Level to the KVPY fellows.
What is the KVPY Exam Dates 2021?
The official notification for KVPY 2021 is expected to release in July 2021. The tentative schedule of events, however, is mentioned below:
- Online Application Form Availability- July/August 2021
- Deadline for Application Fee Payment- August 2021
- KVPY Admit Card Release- October 2021
- Tentative KVPY Exam Date- November 2021
- KVPY Result Announcement- December 2021
- Interview Begins- January 2022
- Final Result Announcement- March 2022
KVPY Eligibility 2021
The candidates are required to fulfill the eligibility criteria of the KVPY 2021 examination or else their candidature is subject to rejection. A candidate should be a citizen of India. Moreover, the fellowship will also be awarded to Indian Citizens only.
Find below the detailed KVPY 2021 eligibility criteria for SZ/SX/SB Streams:
|No||For SA Stream||For SX Stream||For SB Stream|
|1.||Under this category, candidates studying Science subject in 11th. Std. can apply||Candidates studying Science (PCMB) in Class XII can apply under this category||Undergraduate students who are studying PCMB subjects that lead to B.Sc/MS/B.Stat./Integrated M.SC. can apply under this category.|
|2.||They should have studied Maths and Science in Class X.||Candidates should have studied Science and Maths with a min. of 75% marks in Class x (65% for SC/ST/PWD candidates)||A min aggregate of 60% marks in 10+2 examination (50% for SC/ST/PwD candidates)|
|3.||Must have secured a minimum aggregate of 75% marks in 10th class (For SC/ST/PWD candidates- 65% marks)||They should be willing to pursue higher studies in Basic Sciences after 10+2 exam completion with a min. aggregate score of 60% in Science subjects (50% for SC/ST/PWD Candidates).||Candidates must have also secured a minimum of 60% marks in the first year final exam of graduation (50% for SC/ST/PWD candidates).|
What is the procedure for filling KVPY 2021 Application Forms?
The application forms for the examination will be available on the official website only. The application process shall start in the month of July 2021. The steps which aspiring candidates have to follow are given below-
- Kvpy registration 2021- Candidates should have a valid email id and an active mobile number in order to register online. All the necessary information relating to the examination & application process shall be communicated/informed to the registered email id or mobile number. The confirmation of registration will also be received on the same.
- Filling Important Details- Candidates after registration will have to re-login to the website and fill in the personal as well as academic details. They would also need to upload scanned images of passport-sized photographs and signatures (in JPG/JPEG format). While filling in the specified details, candidates must choose the test center (up to three test centers can be chosen) in order of preference.
- Application Fees Payment- Candidates can pay the fees either online (credit card/net banking/debit card/ integrated payment gateway) or offline (e-challan) which is non-refundable or non-transferable.
KVPY 2021Application Fees
KVPY exam fees differ as per the category of candidates. For OBC & General, it is Rs. 1000/-. For SC/ST Candidates it is Rs. 500.
- Print-out of Application Form- After the final submission of the application form, an application number that is generated automatically can be seen. Candidates should take note of this number and also obtain a printout of the application form for future purposes.
How to download the KVPY Admit Card 2021?
The Admit card is likely to be issued in October 2021. It will have details like the Applicant’s name, photograph, Registration number, DOB, exam venue, and date along with timings.
Students are advised to carry the admit card with them to the examination hall with valid ID proof. To download the KVPY 2021 Admit Card, follow:
- Go to the official website of KVPY.
- Click the KVPY Admit card tab and enter the login details.
- The admit card will be displayed on the screen with an option to print, download, or save it.
- Choose any one of the above options and keep it safe for future use.
KVPY 2021 Exam Pattern with Syllabus
|Details||Category SA||Category SX/SB|
|Language/ Medium||English & Hindi||English & Hindi|
|Level of Exam||Science Syllabus of 10th & 12th Std.||Science Syllabus of 12th std. & Ist year of B. Sc./Integrated M. Sc. Syllabus|
|Time Duration||3 hours||3 hours|
|Type of Questions||Objective, Multiple Choice||MCQ, Objective|
|No. of Questions in Part I||Physics- 15 Q.||Physics- 20 Q.|
|Chemistry- 15 Q.||Chemistry- 20 Q.|
|Mathematics- 15 Q.||Mathematics- 20 Q.|
|Biology- 15 Q.||Biology- 20 Q.|
|No. of Questions in Part II||Physics- 5 Q.||Physics- 10 Q.|
|Chemistry- 5 Q.||Chemistry- 10 Q.|
|Mathematics- 5 Q.||Mathematics- 10 Q.|
|Biology- 5 Q.||Biology- 10 Q.|
|Marking Scheme for Section-I||+ 1 mark will be given for each correct answer. – 0.25 mark will be deducted for an incorrect answer|
|Marking Scheme for Section-II||+ 2 marks awarded for each correct answer. – 0.50 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer|
|Total marks||100 marks||100 marks|
What is KVPY Syllabus 2021?
Students are advised to concentrate on class 10th & 12th subjects because the test examines the in-depth knowledge of concepts. The focus should also be laid on analytical ability questions. To practice a variety of questions, students should appear for mock tests and solve past year papers to get an idea of the examination pattern. One can easily find previous year question papers with solutions at the Etoosindia website.
KVPY Result 2021 Date
The results for the examination will be announced through online mode in the first week of December. It is announced by IISc. & students can check the results on the official website of KVPY with their username and password.
How to check KVPY 2021 Results?
Visit the official website of KVPY and click on the link for ‘Results’. Enter login credentials and check the results. You can take a printout or download the results also for future use.
KVPY Expected cut off 2021
|Stream||Qualifying Marks out of 100|
Merit List for KVPY 2021
The merit list will be released by IISc. which is based on the candidates’ performance in the written test. It will mention the names and application numbers of all those candidates who have successfully qualified the examination. If a student makes it through the written test, s/he will be called for the interview round.
KVPY 2021 Selection Process
The selection process for the examination depends upon the performance of candidates in the test. The procedure involves interview rounds (usually in the third week of January) for which candidates are informed through email/website. Once they clear the examination and interview, they will be eligible to take the scholarships.
To avail the scholarships, candidates need to bring the application form, admit card. Class X & XII original mark sheet, category certificate, interview call letter, and self-appraisal form.
How to prepare for KVPY 2021?
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