KVPY

ABOUT KVPY

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 who are studying Basic Sciences to take up research career in Science. The aim of the program is to identify and encourage talented and motivated students to pursue career in research.

This program aims to assist the students to realize their potential and to ensure that the best scientific talent is groomed for research and development in the country. Generous fellowship and contingency grant are provided to the selected KVPY Fellows up to the pre Ph.D. level or 5 years whichever is earlier. In addition, summer camps for the KVPY Fellows are organized in prestigious research and educational institutions in the country.

The Department of Science and Technology, the nodal agency of the Government has entrusted the overall responsibility for organizing and running the KVPY Program to the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and set up a Management Committee and a National Advisory Committee (NAC) for overseeing its implementation. A core committee looks after both the day-to-day and academic aspects of the KVPY Program.

FELLOWSHIPS

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

Renewal/Continuation of fellowship

The Fellow continues to study Basic Science courses in school/junior college/university, and maintains a minimum level of academic performance of first class or 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate or equivalent grade points and the students has to necessarily pass all the subjects prescribed for that particular academic year (two semesters in case of semester system) and should have obtained the above specified percentage of marks. In the course work, in each academic year, the marks/grades will have to be certified by the Dean or Head of the Institution. The fellowship will be discontinued if the above marks/grade is not obtained. However, if the fellow passes all the subjects and obtains greater than 60% ((50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in the subsequent years, the fellowship can be renewed only from that year onwards, again with the condition that the fellow should obtain 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate every year. This is effective from 2012 awardees onwards. The Student is eligible to receive the KVPY fellowship upto Pre-PhD level or 5 years whichever is earlier.

In addition to the above, participation and satisfactory performance in the Summer Camp in the first year and Summer project every year thereafter is required for renewal of the fellowship.

KVPY Fellows who opt out of the basic science (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S.) stream at any stage will forfeit the Fellowship and Contingency Grant forthwith.

The fellowship for the students selected under the stream SA/SX/SB will be started after the XII Standard/ (+2) / I year UG, only if they pursue an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences, that are, 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, Materials Science, Environmental Science or Geophysics.

ELIGIBILITY - 2020

The KVPY Fellowships are given to Indian Nationals 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).

Stream SA: Students enrolled in XI Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2020-21 and having secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board examination immediately in the preceding academic year are eligible to appear for Aptitude test.

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./Int. M.S.) in the academic year 2022-23 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 the National Science (Vijyoshi) Camp and their travel expenses and local hospitality will be met by KVPY.

Stream SX: Students enrolled in XII Standard/ (+2) (Science subjects) during the academic year 2020-21 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./Int. M.S. for the session 2021-22 provided they have secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/ Biology) in the X Standard Board Examination during the academic year 2018-19 are eligible to appear for the Aptitude test.

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./Int. M.S.) in the academic year 2020-21 after having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the XII standard Board Examination during academic year 2020-21.

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./Int. M.S.)in Basic Sciences namely Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology in the Academic year 2020-21 are eligible to apply provided they have secured a minimum of 75% (65% 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./Int. M.S. during the academic year 2020-21 and having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the XII Standard Board Examination are eligible to appear for the Aptitude test. In the 1st year final examination of B.Sc./B.S./B.Math./B.Stat./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. they must secure 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks before taking up the fellowship, if awarded.

Empowerment initiative in the KVPY Fellowship Program:

1. A certain number of additional fellowships exclusively for the students belonging to SC/ST community under the various streams as stated above will be operated.

2. A certain number of fellowships under various streams as stated above will be operated exclusively for students under the category of Persons With Disability (Physically and Visually Challenged).

Students enrolled in an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences, that is, B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. 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 are eligible for KVPY fellowship.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

Examination patter of KVPY Stream SA
# Sections of Stream SA Number of questions Total Marks
Part - I Part - II 100
1 Mathematics 15 5 25
2 Physics 15 5 25
3 Chemistry 15 5 25
4 Biology 15 5 25
Exam pattern of KVPY Stream SB/SX
# Sections of Stream SA Number of questions Total Marks
Part - I Part - II 100
1 Mathematics 20 10 40
2 Physics 20 10 40
3 Chemistry 20 10 40
4 Biology 20 10 40

KVPY 2020 Syllabus

The syllabus of KVPY 2020 comprises the PCMB subjects, though there is no prescribed syllabus in the official website https:// kvpy.iisc.ernet.in. the students of XI standard (Science stream) are eligible for Stream SA Aptitude test. Students enrolled in XII Standard/ +2 namely Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geophysics, Microbiology, Human Biology, Neuroscience, Ecology, Bio Chemistry, Material Science, Biomedical Science, Zoology, Marine Biology, Molecular Biology, and Biology are eligible for Stream SB and SX test and the students are pursing 1st year of their Undergraduate degree.

KVPY 2020 Eligibility

# Stream SA syllabus
1. Physics 1. Electromagnetic Induction

2. Kinematics

3. Refraction

4. Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Current

5. Physical World and Measurement

6. Electrostatics

7. Reflection of Light

8. Sources of Energy

9. Work, Energy and Power

10. Laws of Motion

11. Magnetic Effects of Current

12. Gravitation

13. Thermodynamics

14. Current Electricity

2. Chemistry 1. Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties

2. Chemical Reactions

3. Periodic Classification of Elements

4. Thermodynamics

5. Environmental Chemistry

6. Metals and Non-Metals

7. Acids

8. Bases and Salts

9. Basic Concepts of Chemistry

10. States of Matter

11. Gases and Liquids

12. Carbon Compounds

3. Biology 1. Cell: Structure and Function, Human Physiology

2. Control and Coordination in Animals and Plants

3. Heredity and Evolution

4. Plant Physiology

5. Diversity of Living Organisms

6. Reproduction

7. Life Processes

8. Our environment

4. Mathematics 1. Polynomials

2. Trigonometric Functions

3. Quadratic Equations

4. Geometry

5. Real Number

6. Mathematical Reasoning

7. Statistics and Probability

8. Introduction to Trigonometry

9. Probability

10. Coordinate Geometry

11. Surface Areas & Volumes

12. Statistics

Stream SB syllabus
1. Physics 1. Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Current

2. Electromagnetic Induction

3. Thermal Physics

4. Sources of Energy

5. Kinematics

6. Work, Energy and Power

7. Physical World and Measurement

8. Current Electricity

9. Applications in Daily Life

10. Electricity & Magnetism, Electrostatics

11. Gravitation

12. Thermodynamics

13. Reflection

14. Magnetic Effects of Current

15. Refraction

16. Laws of Motion

17. Electrostatics

18. Waves & Optics

2. Chemistry 1. Thermodynamics

2. Structure & Bonding

3. Periodic Classification of Elements

4. Chemical Reactions

5. Chemical Kinetics

6. Metals and Non-Metals

7. Solid State

8. Basic Concepts of Chemistry

9. Cycloalkenes

10. Dienes and Alkynes

11. Environmental Chemistry

12. Carbon compounds

13. Chemical Bonding

14. Gases and Liquids

15. Acids

16. Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties

17. Bases and Salts

18. States of Matter

19. Isolation of Elements

20. Chemistry of Noble Gases

21. Surface Chemistry

22. Alkenes

23. Electrochemistry

3. Biology 1. Human Physiology

2. Cell: Structure and Function

3. Reproduction

4. Control and Coordination in Animals and Plant

5. Diversity of Living Organisms

6. Biology and Human Welfare

7. Biotechnology

8. Genetics

9. Genetics and Evolution

10. Our Environment

11. Plant Physiology

12. Ecology and Environment

13. Life Processes

4. Mathematics 1. Statistics

2. Relations and Functions

3. Vectors and 3-D Geometry

4. Surface Areas & Volumes

5. Evaluation of Integrals

6. Quadratic Equations

7. Calculus

8. Polynomials

9. Statistics and Probability

10. Real Number

11. Vector Algebra

12. Geometry

13. Analytical Geometry in Two Dimensions

14. Introduction to Trigonometry

15. Trigonometric Functions

16. Probability

17. Mathematical Reasoning

18. Coordinate Geometry

19. Linear Programming

Practice Mock Tests (SB) for free and solve it as much as possible before you appear for the KVPY 2020 Exam

# Stream SA syllabus
1. Physics 1. Reflection of Light

2. Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Current

3. Kinematics

4. Sources of Energy

5. Electrostatics

6. Magnetic Effects of Current

7. Laws of Motion

8. Work, Energy and Power

9. Current Electricity

10. Gravitation

11. Physical World and Measurement

12. Refraction

2. Chemistry 1. States of Matter: Gases and Liquids

2. Surface Chemistry

3. Periodic Classification of Elements

4. Carbon compounds

5. Metals and Non-Metals

6. Environmental Chemistry

7. Solid State

8. Electrochemistry

9. Basic Concepts of Chemistry

10. Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties

11. Thermodynamics

12. Chemical Reactions

13. Chemical Kinetics

14. Isolation of Elements

3. Biology 1. Genetics and Evolution

2. Life Processes

3. Ecology and environment

4. Cell: Structure and Function

5. Control and Coordination in Animals and Plants

6. Plant Physiology

7. Reproduction

8. Human Physiology

9. Biology and Human Welfare

10. Diversity of Living Organisms

4. Mathematics 1. Coordinate Geometry

2. Quadratic Equations

3. Surface Areas & Volumes

4. Introduction to Trigonometry

5. Polynomials

6. Mathematical Reasoning

7. Vectors and 3-D Geometry

8. Real Number

9. Calculus

10. Statistics

11. Trigonometric Functions

12. Probability

13. Geometry

14. Statistics and Probability

15. Relations and Functions

16. Linear Programming

KVPY 2020 Exam Pattern

As per the official announcement, KVPY 2020 exam will be conducted on November 3, 2020 in the mode of online. The medium of the question paper will be both in English and Hindi. It will be a multiple-choice question paper and the duration of the aptitude test will be of 3 hours. Every section of KVPY question papers are divided into two parts: