KVPY registration holds a great significance for the students appearing for the examination. The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a national-level fellowship program which tests the analytical abilities and the aptitude of the students in the field of science. It is initiated and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The KVPY registration generally begins in the month of July and lasts till August. The students who aspire to appear for the exam must be attentive during this period of the year.
The tentative last date for KVPY registration for the year 2021 is 11th June 2021, for which the admit cards will be released in the first week of June 2021. Earlier, it was expected that the examination would take place on 17th August 2021. However, due to the second wave of COVID-19, the exact date of KVPY 2021 exam is yet unknown.
Nevertheless, the aspirants are advised to plan everything accordingly. What are the steps to be followed for KVPY registration? Is there a registration fee applicable? Where can the students register? Is the registration process online or offline? Find an answer to all these questions in this article. It covers every significant detail related to KVPY registration such as important dates, eligibility criteria for the examination and much more information for the students and their effectual preparation.
What are important dates related to KVPY registration that a student should remember? The KVPY registration usually starts in the month of July/August every year and the examination is held in the month of November for which the admit cards are released by the month of October. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the KVPY for academic year 2021 has been delayed. To get a detailed list of important dates for KVPY examination, refer to the table given below. It highlights tentative dates for every significant event including KVPY registration, application deadline, the release of admit card, examination date, result declaration and more.
|KVPY 2021 Notification||May 15, 2021|
|Online Application Form Opens||May 15, 2021|
|Online Application Form Closes||Jun 11, 2021|
|Admit Card Release Date||Jun 17, 2021|
|KVPY 2021 Exam Date||Aug 17, 2021|
|KVPY 2021 Results Date||Sep 9, 2021|
|KVPY 2021 Interview Dates||To be Announced*|
|KVPY 2021 Final Result||To be Announced*|
*These dates are tentative which may change on the discretion of the provider.
The students need to abide by some rules and follow some general instructions in order to successfully complete the KVPY registration and examination process without any glitches. The prestigious national-level fellowship examination evaluates students and gives them the opportunity to continue their education. Some general instructions that the students should follow in order to smoothly commence and complete the KVPY registration procedure have been mentioned below:
The KVPY registration/application form was expected to be made available online at the official KVPY website in the month of May this year and the last date to fill the application form is scheduled around June 2021. The examination is for students to pursue higher education in the field of science in India. The application fee for the examination is INR 1,250 for the general/OBC category students and INR 625 for the SC/ST/PWD students. Bank charges will be extra.
The KVPY selection is a two-tier process involving an aptitude test and a personal interview. The KVPY application procedure has three steps which include students registration, filling the application form and submission of the application fee. Here is a step-wise description of KVPY application.
Access the application form and fill in the following details carefully and correctly:
Step 3: Attach the necessary documents
The KVPY scholarships have been exclusively initiated for Indian nationals to study within the country. The students who want to or are pursuing undergraduate degrees through distance education or a correspondence course from any university are not eligible to apply for the programme. The KVPY scheme has been divided into three streams and the KVPY registration of a particular student can be done in any one scheme depending on the standard that they’re studying in. The streams and the eligibility for the same have been elaborately explained below:
SA Stream: The SA stream is for the students studying in the 11th standard, the applicants need to qualify the following requirements in order to be eligible:
1. They should have scored at least 75% marks (65% in case of SC/ST/PWD) in Mathematics and Science in the 10th standard board examinations.
2. They must join an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences (B.Math/B.Stat/B.S./B.Sc./Int. M.S./ Int. M.Sc.).
3. The applicant should also score at least 60% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PWD) in Mathematics and Science in the 12th standard board examinations.
During the interim, the selected students will be invited for the National Science (Vijyoshi) camp and their travel expenses and hospitality will be taken care of by the team of KVPY.
SX Stream: This stream is applicable for students enrolled in the 12th standard in science subjects and who are aspiring to pursue their further education in the field of basic science. The eligibility requirements for the SX stream has been mentioned below:
1. The student must have scored at least 75% aggregate marks (65% in case of SC/ST/PWD) in Mathematics and Science in the 10th standard board examinations.
2. The student must have scored a minimum of 60% aggregate marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PWD) in Mathematics and Science in the 12th standard board examinations.
The students who are in their 2nd year in Cambridge International Examination Board and are aspiring to join an undergraduate program in basic science are also eligible to apply provided they fulfil the requirements mentioned above.
SB Stream: Eventually, the SB stream has been implemented for the students enrolled in the first year of their undergraduate program in the subjects related to basic science. The requirements for the students to be eligible under this stream are:
1. The student should have scored a minimum of 60% aggregate marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PWD) in Mathematics and Science in the 12th standard board examinations
2. The student should score at least 60% aggregate marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PWD) in the first year final examination of the respective degree in science.
Note: Additional fellowships are operated exclusively for the students belonging to the SC/ST community and similarly, fellowships are also operated exclusively for the students belonging to the PWD category (physically and visually challenged) in the Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY).
A lot of questions hover in the student’s mind during the KVPY registration, preparation, and examination process. Where can the student get the application form from? Can application form be submitted offline? A few questions frequently asked by the students appearing for the KVPY examination and going through the KVPY registration are as follows:
The KVPY registration/application form cannot be submitted through offline mode, it is released only in online mode.
The applicants who have already completed the KVPY registration can obtain the application details by clicking on forgot application number or password option which can be found on the KVPY application window.
The size limits mentioned in the online application form should be obediently followed by the applicant while filling the online application form. If the size of the documents attached along with the application exceeds the size limit mentioned in the application form, the applicant should convert them to the prescribed size before submitting the application.
Since all the future communication related to the examination will be done through the applicant's registered mobile number and email id, it is advised for them to use their own contact details to avoid any glitches in the future.
Yes, all the applicants can track their application by logging in with their respective credentials on the application portal.
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