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About KVPY Exam: KVPY Latest News 2022

 

KVPY 2022: The KVPY exam will not be conducted from 2022 onwards. The Department of Science and Technology has decided to subsume the KVPY with INSPIRE. 

 

What is the KVPY Exam? 
 

KVPY or Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a national-level fellowship programme in the field of Basic Sciences. Every year, IISc Bangalore used to conduct the KVPY aptitude test. It was funded by the DST (Department of Science), the Government of India. This fellowship programme was launched in 1999 until 2021 when DST announced to discontinue the separate aptitude test for the KVPY fellowship and decided to submerge it with the INSPIRE scheme run by the Government of India. 

 

As per the KVPY fellowship, students used to get scholarships and contingency grants until the pre-PhD level. Here are some details about the exam. 

 

 

Details

Exam Name

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana Examination or KVPY

Conducting Body

Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore

Frequency of Conduct

Annually

Exam Level

Intermediate

Languages

English, Hindi

Mode of Application

Online

Mode of Exam

Online

Exam Duration

3 Hours

Type 

Multiple Choice Questions 

Streams 

  • SA: Students pursuing Science and currently in Class 11th
  • SX: Students pursuing Science and currently in Class 12th
  • SB: Students pursuing a programme in Basic Science and currently in the first year of graduation

Subjects in Aptitude Test

Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology of Class 10, 12 and upto 1st Year of B.Sc., B.S., B.Stat., B.Math., Int. M.Sc. or M.S., depending on the stream they have applied for.

 

KVPY Eligibility 
 

Students who have passed Class X Board examinations and are eligible for the Science stream in Class XI were eligible to appear in the SA stream. Students had to produce a Class XI study certificate and they must also pursue courses like (B. Sc./B.S./B. Stat./B. Math./ Int. M.Sc./ Int. M.S.) to activate the fellowship. Also, they must score at least 60% (50% for SC/ST & PWD) marks in aggregate in Science subjects in the Class XII Board exams. 

 

Students who are in Class XII and have Science subjects and those who are aspiring to join undergraduate programs in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B. Stat./B. Math./ Int. M.Sc./ Int. M.S.) can also activate their fellowship once they join any of these undergraduate programs. Such students are eligible for the SX stream. Also, they must score at least 60% (50% for SC/ST & PWD) marks in aggregate in Science subjects in the Class XII Board exams. 

 

Students who have passed Class XII board exams are eligible to enrol in the 1st year of B. Sc./B.S./B. Stat./B. Math./ Int. M.Sc./ Int. M.S can also appear in the KVPY test under the SB stream. Their fellowship will be activated once they join the courses and will get at least 60% (50% for SC/ST & PWD) marks in aggregate in Science subjects in the first year of their course. 

 

KVPY Cut Off 2021 
 

In 2021, the following were the KVPY exam cut-offs:

 

All India Rank List – General Merit and cut-off marks:

  • Stream – SA (51.00 % and above)
  • Stream – SX (52.00 % and above)
  • Stream – SB (45.00 % and above)

 

All India Rank List under Empowerment Initiative for SC/ST students in the KVPY Fellowship Program and cut-off marks:

  • Stream – SA (40.00 % and above)
  • Stream – SX (40.00 % and above)
  • Stream – SB (32.00 % and above)

 

All India Rank List under Empowerment Initiative for PWD students in the KVPY Fellowship Program and cut-off marks:

  • Stream – SA (40.00 % and above)
  • Stream – SX (40.00 % and above)
  • Stream – SB (32.00 % and above)

 

KVPY Fellowships Until 2021 
 

Basic Sciences

Monthly Fellowship

Annual Contingency Grant

SA/SX/SB- During 1st to 3rd years of - BSc/BS/BStat/BMath / Integrated MSc /MS

Rs 5,000

Rs 20,000

SA/SX/SB- During MSc /4th to 5th years of Integrated MSc /MS/M.Math/M.Stat

Rs 7,000

Rs 28,000

 

Frequently Asked Questions 
 

  1. When will KVPY 2022 be conducted? 

There will be no separate examination for the KVPY fellowship. It has been decided to subsume this fellowship with the INSPIRE scheme. 

 

  1. Where can I find out about the INSPIRE Fellowship? 

You can find complete details about INSPIRE on the askIITians website or you can check the official website of INSPIRE online-inspire.gov.in. 

 

  1. Will KVPY be resumed later? 

As of now, there is no such information. It has been stated by the DST that KVPY will no longer be conducted from 2022 onwards. 

 

  1. What about the ongoing KVPY fellowships? 

As per the DST, the ongoing KVPY fellows will continue to receive fellowships as per norms from DST.


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