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KVPY - A Fellowship by DST, Govt. of India

KVPY 2018 (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana) is a scholarship program conducted by the Department of Science and Technology. It is intended to encourage young students to take up research work in the field of science and technology.

KVPY Aspirants are always in the dilemma of how to prepare and where to study from. I am getting various queries on KVPY 2018 and I intend to answer all of those in this post here.

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When to Apply?

Ans: The advertisement for the KVPY 2018 will appear in all the national dailies normally on the Technology Day (May 11) and the Second Sunday of July.

In which Class should I apply? 11th or 12th ?

Ans: You should definitely try to clear it in Class 11 if you can. If you are unable to clear in class 11 then you will have the chance to give the exam again in Class 12.

What is the Syllabus for KVPY 2018 ?

Ans: See there is no prescribed syllabus as such. But questions are from Class 11 and Class 12 portion. So you need to study your syllabus for Class 11 and Class 12, depending on the stream you are appearing for.

Which Books to follow for KVPY 2018?

Ans: I believe most of the KVPY Aspirants are JEE Main and Advanced or NEET Aspirants too. So there is no point in disturbing your on going preparation and doing a lot of extra books for KVPY. My recommendation is that you carry on with your preparation of extrance exams and follow the same study material for this exam too. Only thing you need to keep in mind is that you should train yourself for the KVPY Pattern. Try to attempt previous year papers in the given time frame as mock tests. (Refer Next Point)

Don’t Forget to Check Maths Notes and Assignments (Chapterwise here)

 

Also Go through Physics Notes and Assignments (Chapterwise)

 

 How to test myself?

Ans: Here is the list of Previous Year KVPY Papers. These are available on official website and I am providing direct links. No one should be allowed to sell these papers as instructed by KVPY:

KVPY 2017
KVPY 2018

SA 2016 Question Paper with Answers: PDF

SB 2016 Question Paper with Answers: PDF

SX 2016 Question Paper with Answers: PDF

SA 2015 Question Paper: PDF

SB/SX 2015 Question Paper: PDF

SA 2014 Question Paper: PDF

SB/SX 2014 Question Paper: PDF

SA 2013 Question Paper: PDF

SB/SX 2013 Question Paper: PDF

SA 2012 Question Paper: PDF

SB/SX 2012 Question Paper: PDF

SA 2011 Question Paper: PDF

SB/SX 2011 Question Paper: PDF

SA Part A 2010 Question Paper: PDF

SA Part B 2010 Question Paper: PDF

SB/SX 2010 Question Paper: PDF

Practice these papers and you will be ready for the exam.

Recommended Books for KVPY 2018:

Get unit-wise Solved Papers for KVPY SA Stream

 

PRACTICE PAPERS FOR KVPY SA Stream

 

For Physics:

Concepts of Physics HC Verma

For Chemistry:

NCERT is must.

For Mathematics:

Mathematics by RD Sharma.

For Biology:

Elementary Biology by Trueman.

You can also refer to free notes and assignments here

Exam Pattern for KVPY 2018:

The examination is conducted by Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in two stages on KVPY 2018 Exam Date – first of which is a written aptitude test following which, students are shortlisted for the interview.

The written aptitude test is conducted in two ways-

  1. Online or computer based mode, and
  2. Hard copy or paper-pen based mode

The exam is available in Hindi and English languages.

SB/ SX Exam Pattern (Class 12 / Ist Year )
SubjectNo of questions {1 mark}

No of questions

{2 mark}

Physics2010
Chemistry

20

10

Mathematics

20

10

Biology

20

10

Total No of Questions

80

40

80+40= 120 questions

Total Marks

80*1= 80 marks

40*2= 80 marks

80+80= 160 marks

So for SB/SX Exam, there 120 questions to attempted for 160 marks in a 3 hour duration.

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SA Exam Pattern (Class 11)
SubjectNo of questions {1 mark}

No of questions

{2 mark}

Physics155
Chemistry15

5

Mathematics

15

5

Biology15

5

Total No of Questions60

20

60+20= 80 questions

Total Marks

60*1= 60 marks

20*2= 40 marks

60+40= 100 marks

So for SA Exam, there 80 questions to attempted for 100 marks in a 3 hour duration.

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More Information

Eligibility Criteria for KVPY 2017 Exam:

  1. The KVPY Fellowships are given 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).
  2. 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 are eligible.

KVPY Streams:

Candidates can qualify for the KVPY Fellowship through various streams depending on the following factors, as mentioned across the respective streams:

  1. Stream SA: Students enrolled in XI Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2015-16 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 the academic year 2017-18 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.
  1. Stream SX: Students enrolled in XII Standard/ (+2) (Science subjects) during the academic year 2015–16 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 2017–18 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 the Academic year 2017-18 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.
  1. 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 2015–16 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.

This information is to the best of our knowledge. We are not responsible for any misinformation above. Please refer to the official website in case of any discrepancies.

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All the Best.

KVPY -2017 Answer Keys Now Available

KVPY 2017 Answer Keys for SA Stream, SB Stream and SX Stream have been uploaded.

Aptitude test held on 5th November 2017

Stream -SA
Stream -SX/SB

Tentative answer keys

(SASX/SB)

Aptitude test held on 19th November 2017

Stream -SA
Stream -SX/SB

Tentative answer keys

(SASX/SB)

 Details of students short-listed for KVPY Interviews 2017

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