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The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is an exam conducted IISc panel members to attract exceptionally highly motivated students for pursuing basic science courses. Students who qualify these exam will get monthly scholarship up to five year till pre Ph.D. Students studying XI Standard onwards are eligible to apply.

KVPY Syllabus

Since KVPY written examination is an aptitude test, there is no prescribed syllabus for the exam. The objective of written exam (only in online mode from 2016) is to test the understanding and analytical ability of the student. 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.

KVPY Selection Procedure

KVPY is administered by the Indian Institute of Science. Selection of the students in KVPY 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. IISc will conduct an aptitude test for KVPY at various centres in the country to screen applications. 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 KVPY scholarship or fellowship, both aptitude test and interview marks are considered. The merit list is based on 75% weightage for Aptitude Test marks and 25% weightage for the interview marks in the streams SA, SB and SX.

What are SA, SX and SB in KVPY?

Since students from Class XI, Class XII and first year students in undergraduate program in Basic Sciences are eligible to apply for KVPY, the examination is divided into three streams:

KVPY Fellowship

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).

KVPY Eligibility for Stream SA Students

KVPY Eligibility for Stream SX Students

KVPY Eligibility for Stream SB Students

Which undergraduate courses in Basic Sciences are eligible for KVPY Scholarship?

Students enrolled in an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences, that is, B.Sc./ B.S/ B.Stat/ B. Math/Int. M.Sc./M.S. in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Ecology, Molecular Biology, Botany, Zoology, Physiology, Biotechnology, Neurosciences, Bioinformatics, Marine Biology, Geology, Human Biology, Genetics, Biomedical Sciences, Applied Physics, Geophysics, Materials Science or Environmental Science.


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.

Please visit for further details: http://kvpy.iisc.ernet.in/main/index.htm


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