About KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana):
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 of Basic Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to take up research careers in these areas. The aim of the program is to identify, assist and encourage talented students with aptitude for research and growth in the country.
The Department of Science and Technology – the root agency of the Government has entrusted the overall responsibility for organizing the scheme to the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and set up a National Advisory Committee (NAC) for overseeing its implementation and a National Scientific Committee (NSC) look after both the administrative and academic aspects of the KVPY Program.
The selection of students from those studying in +1, +2, any U.G. Program in Science / Medicine and also Engineering students having aptitude for scientific research, are carried out by IISc (Bangalore), IIT-Bombay (Mumbai), and ICMR (New Delhi), respectively, in association with two Zonal Centers one at (IISER), Kolkata and another at Mumbai (HBCSE, TIFR). Generous scholarship and Contingency grant are provided (up to the pre-Ph.D. level) to the selected students.
Eligibility for Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana KVPY:
- Mode of Exam: The entrance exam will be organized in online or offline mode.
- Duration: The duration of the exam will be three hours.
- Language: The medium of the question paper will be English & Hindi language.
- Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
- Papers: The question paper is divided into two parts: PART I & PART II. There will be four sections in Part 1 & Part 2.
- Marks: The question papers of Stream SA & Stream SB/SX will be of 100 marks.
- Marking Scheme: In PART I of both the Streams, one mark will be awarded for correct response & 0.25 marks will be deducted for an incorrect response. In PART II of Stream SA & Stream SB/SX, for each correct response, two marks will be given to the candidates & 0.5 marks will be deducted for an incorrect answer.
- All the questions are compulsory to attend in the SA stream.
- There is an option to attempt any three sections in PART I & any two sections in PART II in Stream SB/SX.
|S. No||Subject||Part I||Part II|
|1||Mathematics||20 questions – 1 mark each||10 questions – 2 marks each|
|2||Physics||20 questions – 1 mark each||10 questions – 2 marks each|
|3||Chemistry||20 questions – 1 mark each||10 questions – 2 marks each|
|4||Biology||20 questions – 1 mark each||10 questions – 2 marks each|
- Apply online for KVPY examination by registering online on its website www.kvpy.iisc.ernet.in.
- Fill up the personal and academic details and choose test center.
- Upload photo, signature and other certificates.
- Pay the application fees either by credit card, ATM Debit card, Net Banking or e-challan.
- Download the admit card from the website
Important Dates (KVPY)
|Opening of online application portal||Second week of July|
|Last date for closing of online application||Second week of August|
|Admit Card||Second week of October|
|Exam Date||First week of November|
|Result||First week of December|
- Units and Measurements, Vectors, and Calculus in Physics
- Motion in a Straight line
- Motion in a Plane
- Laws of Motion
- Work, Energy and Power
- System of particles and Rotational Motion
- Mechanical Properties of solids
- Mechanical Properties of fluids
- Thermal Properties of Matter
- Kinetic Theory
- Electric Charges and fields
- Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance
- Current Electricity
- Moving charges and Magnetism
- Magnetism and Matter
- Electromagnetic Induction
- Alternating Current
- Electromagnetic Waves
- Ray Optics and Optical Instruments
- Wave Optics
- Dual Nature Of Radiation and Matter
- Modern Physics (Atoms, Nuclei)
- Semiconductor Devices
- Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
- Structure of Atom
- Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
- Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structures
- States of Matter
- Equilibrium: Chemical and Ionic
- Redox Reaction
- The s-Block elements
- The p-Block elements Group 13 & 14
- Organic Chemistry, some Basic Principle and Techniques
- Solid State
- Chemical Kinetics
- Surface Chemistry
- General Principles and isolation of elements
- p – Block elements
- d and f Block elements
- Coordination Compounds
- Halo-alkanes and Halo-arenes
- Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
- Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic acids
- Biomolecules and Polymers
- Sets, Relations and Functions & Logarithm
- Trigonometry Phase 1
- Trigonometry Phase 2
- Inverse Trigonometric functions
- Principle of Mathematical induction
- Linear Inequalities
- Linear Programming
- Quadratic Equation
- Sequence and Series
- Binomial Theorem
- Straight lines
- Conic Sections
- Complex Numbers
- Permutations and Combinations
- Statistics and Mathematical reasoning
- Limits and Continuity
- Differentiability and differentiation
- Applications of Derivatives
- Indefinite Integration
- Definite Integration
- Matrices and Determinants
- 2-d and 3-d Geometry
- Vector Algebra
- Biological classification
- Plant Kingdom
- Animal Kingdom
- Morphology of Flowering Plants
- Anatomy of flowering Plants
- Structural Organization in Animals
- The Cell: Unit of Life
- Bio – Molecules
- Cell Cycle & Cell Division
- Transport in Plants
- Mineral Nutrition
- Photosynthesis in Higher Plants
- Respiration in Plants
- Plant Growth & Development
- Digestion & Absorption
- Breathing and Exchange of Gases
- Body Fluids and Circulation
- Excretory Products and their Elimination
- Locomotion and movement
- Neural Control and Coordination
- Chemical coordination and Integration
- Reproduction in Organisms
- Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plant
- Human Reproduction
- Reproductive Health
- Principles of Inheritance and Variation
- Molecular Basis of Inheritance
- Human Health & Disease
- Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production
- Microbes in Human Welfare
- Biotechnology: Principles, Processes & Applications
- Organisms and Populations