KVPY 2014 Eligibility Criteria

KVPY 2014 Eligibility CriteriaThe KVPY 2014 aptitude test is going to be held on Nov 2, 2014.  The KVPY 2014 complete eligibility criteria under three broad categories - Stream SA, Stream SX and Stream SB has been listed below:

Note: Only those students who have 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 for the test. 

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Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana is applicable only to Indian Nationals who study in India (OCI and PIO’s are not eligible). The broad classification is as under:

Stream SA

Students enrolled in the XI Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2011-2012 and have secured a minimum of 80% (70% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board Examination.

Stream SX

Students enrolled in Class 12 (+2) of the academic year 2011 - 2012 and aspiring to join undergraduate program in Basic Sciences (B.Sc/B.S./Int. M.Sc) for the session 2012 - 2013 provided they secured a minimum of 80% (70% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board Examination.

Stream SB

Students enrolled in 1st year B. Sc./B.S./Int. M.Sc. during the academic year 2011–2012 and have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in SCIENCE subjects in the XII Standard Board Examination.

SP (Basic Sciences)

Students enrolled in XI/XII standard, I/II year (B.Sc./ B.S. / Int. M.Sc.) in Basic Sciences and I/II year B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Arch. during the academic year 2011–2012 and have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ ST) marks in aggregate in the X & XII Standard Board Examinations. Additionally students enrolled in the II year B.Sc. / B.S. / Int. M.Sc/ B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch. program must have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in the Ist year examination. A hard copy of an original and creative Science based research project done by the applicant is required to be submitted along with the application.

Engineering students may also apply for the stream SP (Basic Sciences)

Stream SP (Medicine)

Students joining First / Second Professional year of MBBS/ B.V.Sc/ BDS/ B.Pharma program during the academic year 2011-2012. Students must have passed XII Standard Board Examination with 80% (70% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in Science subjects or passed First Professional MBBS/ B.V.Sc/ BDS/ B.Pharma exam with not less than 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks. A Copy of the Bio – Medical research project is required along with the application.

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KVPY is a national fellowship/scholarship programme in Basic Sciences, conducted by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The programme aims at encouraging talented students to take up career in research and ensure the growth of the best scientific minds for research and development in the country.

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