KVPY Result – KVPY is a top scholarship program conducted by India’s premier institute Indian Institute of Science (IISc) every year. It is an aptitude based exam along with an interview which judges the overall scientific and analytical abilities of the candidates. The KVPY results are declared in the month of March or April (tentative). The students appearing for KVPY aptitude test, get the result in the month December after which the interview is conducted. A merit list is prepared based on the aptitude test and interview. Furthermore, a monthly scholarship and a contingency grant are awarded to the applicants to pursue graduate or postgraduate courses. This exam opens an avenue for better scientific research career since the students will be working directly with top scientists in the premier institutes of India.
In this article, we provide you with complete information regarding KVPY results. How to check KVPY result? What is the exam cut-off? What is the selection process? You will get an answer to all these questions below. Additionally, we also give an overview of the program and the conducting body. IISc declared 2019 KVPY aptitude results in December. The interview for the same was held in the month of January 2020 and the final result has been declared in March 2020.
The “Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana” (KVPY) is a program started a decade ago 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 a career in research. A fellowship and contingency grant is provided to the selected KVPY fellows up to the pre PhD level or for 5 years. In addition, summer camps for the KVPY fellows are organized in prestigious research and educational institutions in the country.
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore organizes and runs the KVPY program for which it has set up a National Advisory Committee (NAC) to oversee the implementation of the program. There are two other committees – management and core committee apart from NAC to look after the smooth functioning of the program.
The aspirants have to undergo an aptitude test and an interview to become a KVPY scholar. The aptitude test is an objective exam which assesses fundamental knowledge in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. The aspirants who acquire the scholarship also get other benefits such as access to renowned national laboratories, attending various seminars and summer camps. The scholars pursue research projects under top scientists which help them to flourish in their scientific career.
You can find the steps below on how to check the marks obtained in the KVPY results (including both aptitude test and interview). Students can always check the KVPY website for any change in the dates.
The candidates who qualify for the aptitude test and interview are shortlisted for KVPY fellowships. The final results are calculated in the following manner:
The candidate can submit a letter mentioning seat number, stream etc before the due date published on the website if they would like to re-evaluate their examination answers. They may need to pay a fee via demand draft in favor of the concerned authorities in this regard.
The cut-off for KVPY examination is released in two parts – aptitude test and final cut off. They are released category wise (SA stream, SB stream, and SX stream). The table below shows the cut off for the aptitude test conducted for KVPY 2019:
Gen and OBC
The aptitude test is carried out in two parts (Part I and Part II) with four sections in each part. The candidates can attempt any three sections in part I and any two sections in part II. The students are advised to prepare the subjects in which they are well prepared. The aptitude test is conducted in the pen-paper format. The KVPY interview is conducted to examine the knowledge of the candidates in research. The committee will choose the most deserving candidate based on combined performance in the test and interview.
However, for academic year 2020-21, no interview will be conducted keeping in view the current pandemic situation. the selection will be entirely based on applicant’s performance in the interview.
Before the declaration of result, the authority will also release the answer key of the aptitude test. With the help of answer key, candidates can get an idea about the marks they will be going to score in the entrance exam.
The candidates need to arrange the following documents before the interview process for the final selection of candidates of KVPY exam.
Based on the performance in aptitude test and interview the committee awards the following fellowship. In the table given below, you can find details on the monthly fellowship and contingency award for BSc and MSc courses in SA/SB/SX streams.
|S.No||Course||Monthly Fellowship||Annual Contingency Grant|
|1.||SA/SB/SX – 1st to 3rd year – B.Sc/B.Stat/B.Math/Integrated M.Sc.||INR 5,000||INR 20,000|
|2.||SA/SX/SB – during M. Sc. / 4th to 5th years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S./M.Math./M.Stat.||INR 7,000||INR 28,000|
KVPY Syllabus includes topics from Class X, XI, and XII depending upon the stream applied for. There are three fields under the examination namely SA, SX or SB. Each paper will have questions from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology.
SA – The candidates appearing in Class 11th or passed 10th Class with Science and Mathematics subject. They need to secure minimum marks of 75% in the qualifying exam. It is 65% marks for SC/ST/PwD candidates.
SB – The applicants appearing in the 1st year of UG programs in Basic Sciences such as Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology leading to B.Sc/B.Stat/B.Math/M.Sc degrees. The Class 12th students should secure a minimum of 60% in PCB subjects (50% for SC/ST/PwD students). For 1st year B.Sc./B.Stat/MSc/ candidates, they should secure 60% marks (50% for SC/ST/PwD) before taking up the scholarship.
SX – The candidates should be pursuing Class 12th exam with science streams from a recognized board. The candidates must secure 75% marks in Class 10th with PCB (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) subjects including Mathematics. The reserved category candidates must get 65% marks. For PCB subject students in Class 12th, a minimum of 60% should be obtained and 50% for SC/ST/PwD candidates.
The following dates are crucial to follow while you aim for cracking KVPY exam and pursue a dream research career. Full detail on the key dates on each step of the process is listed below in the table.
Application form released – September
Last date for applying – October
Availability of Admit Card – January
Examination Date – January
Answer Key – To be declared
Written Test Result – To be declared
Interview Dates – No interview for 2020-21 (Due to COVID-19 pandemic)
The notification for KVPY exam will be released on the 2nd week of July 2020.
Please kindly check the key dates section to know about the aptitude test and interview dates/result dates.
Candidates who forget their application number can get it by downloading their registered KVPY application form after login with their registered mail ID and Date of Birth.
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