Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana

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.

 

Fellowships:

SA/SX/SB – during 1st to 3rd years of – B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math. / Integrated M.Sc. /M.S.
•Monthly Fellowship – Rs. 5000
•Annual Contingency Grant – Rs. 20000
SA/SX/SB – during M. Sc. / 4th to 5th years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S./M.Math./M.Stat.
•Monthly Fellowship – Rs. 7000
•Annual Contingency Grant – Rs. 28000

Eligibility for Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana KVPY:

The KVPY Fellowships are awarded to Indian Nationals only to Study in India (Students holding PIO, OCI Card and students intending to pursue/pursing under graduate program under Distance Education scheme/correspondence course of any university are not eligible to apply).
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.
Stream SA: Students enrolled in XI Standard (Science Subjects) during current academic year and having secured a minimum of 80% (70% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board examination. The fellowship of the students selected under this stream will be activated only if they join an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S.) in that academic year after having secured a minimum of 60% (50%for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in Science subjects in the XII standard/(+2) Board Examination. During the interim period of one year they will be invited for Regional /National (Vijyoshi) Science Camp and their travel and other related expenses will be met by KVPY.
Stream SX: Students enrolled in XII Standard/ (+2) (Science subjects) during current academic year and aspiring to join undergraduate program in Basic Sciences namely Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology leading to B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. for the session provided they have secured a minimum of 80% (70% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the X Standard Board Examination and a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the XII standard Board Examination.
Students in their 2nd year of study in Cambridge International Examination Board and aspiring to join an UG program (viz. B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S.)in Basic Sciences namely Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology in that Academic year are eligible to apply provided they have secured a minimum of 80% (70% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the X Standard Board Examination. They must secure 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the XII standard Board Examination before taking up the fellowship, if awarded.
Stream SB: Students enrolled in the 1st year of undergraduate program in Basic Sciences namely Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology leading to B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. during the academic year and having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology/Mathematics) in the XII Standard Board Examination. In the 1st year final examination of B.Sc./B.S./B.Math./B.Stat./Int. M.Sc./M.S. they must secure 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks before taking up the fellowship, if awarded.

Exam Pattern:

  • 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

Application Procedure

  • 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)

Events Dates
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

 

Syllabus

Physics

  • 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
  • Gravitation
  • Mechanical Properties of solids
  • Mechanical Properties of fluids
  • Thermal Properties of Matter
  • Thermodynamics
  • Kinetic Theory
  • Oscillations
  • Waves
  • 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

Chemistry

  • Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  • Structure of Atom
  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structures
  • States of Matter
  • Thermodynamics
  • Equilibrium: Chemical and Ionic
  • Redox Reaction
  • Hydrogen
  • The s-Block elements
  • The p-Block elements Group 13 & 14
  • Organic Chemistry, some Basic Principle and Techniques
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Solid State
  • Solution
  • 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
  • Amines
  • Biomolecules and Polymers

Mathematics

  • 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
  • Circles
  • Conic Sections
  • Complex Numbers
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Probability
  • 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

Biology

  • 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
  • Enzymes
  • 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
  • Evolution
  • Human Health & Disease
  • Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production
  • Microbes in Human Welfare
  • Biotechnology: Principles, Processes & Applications
  • Organisms and Populations
  • Ecosystem

 

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