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KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana) 2018


KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana) 2018



Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a national level scholarship program implemented by IISc, Bangalore and funded by Department of Science and Technology of Govt. of India in order to identify best talented & motivated students who can pursue basic science courses and research career in science.

The aim of this fellowship program is:

  • The students with talent and aptitude for research

  • Helping students to understand their potentials in Science research

  • Appreciate their abilities & encourage for taking steps into research careers in Science.

  • Ensure progress of superlative scientific minds for innovative research and development in the growth of the Country.

KVPY is divided into following streams:


Only Class 11th Student can Appear


Only Class 12th Student can appear


The Students who are studying Science in 1st year of graduation are eligible


Eligibility Criteria:

1. Citizenship:

Only Indian candidates can apply for KVPY exam. Candidates will be able to get the scholarship only if they are studying in India.

2. KVPY Eligibility for SA Stream

The Students will receive KVPY Scholarship, who have enrolled in the 11th class with Science subject during the Academic year 2018-87. Below are some criteria for SA stream:

  1. Minimum required score is 80% (70% for SC/ST/PWD) in 10th class Board exam.

  2. Science & Maths should be compulsory subjects

  3. 60% aggregate marks (50% for SC/ST/PWD) in class 12th Board exam.

3. KVPY Eligibility for SB Stream

The students will receive KVPY Scholarship, who are enrolled in the 1st year of the undergraduate program for the Year 2017-18. Below are eligibility criteria for SB students.

  1. Minimum 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) in class 12th board exam.
  2. Science should be the compulsory subject in class 12th.
  3. 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks the in the 1st year under-graduation final exam.
  4. Must have Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology the as compulsory subject.

4. Eligibility for SX Stream

The students who are enrolled in class 12th in the year 2017-18, will be able to get the scholarship with following criteria.

  1. 80% (SC/ST/PWD - 70%) marks in 10th class board exam.
  2. 60% (SC/ST/PWD - 50%) marks in 12th class board exam with Science.

How to apply:

  1. Step 1: Registration.
  2. Step 2: Enter your personal & academic details & choose your exam centre.
  3. Step 3: Upload scanned photo, Signature & other documents whatever are applicable.
  4. Step 4: Application payment fees through credit card/ATM-Debit card/Net Banking or e-challan can be downloaded from the application portal. The application is now submitted.

Selection procedure:

  1. Admit Card: To be a part of the examination process, candidates are requested to bring admit card for verification.
  2. Aptitude Test: Candidates will be eligible for performing aptitude test, if they have pass eligibility criteria.
  3. Interview: You are invited for interview round once you have good performance in aptitude test. The interview test is based on science and research.

 Important  dates :

Application Form open date

 2nd week of july 2018

Application Form Last Date

2nd week of August 2018

Application Fee Submission Last Date

4th week of August 2018

Admit Card Available Online

2nd week of October 2018

KVPY Exam Date

1st week of November 2018

Result Declaration

3rd week of December 2018

KVPY Interview : 3rd week of january 2019