KVPY 2019 or Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana 2019 is a national level exam conducted to provide scholarship up to pre-PhD level to selected candidates. The Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bangalore has been entrusted with the responsibility to conduct the exam. The official notification for KVPY 2019 is expected to release in July 2019. In this article, we discuss the salient features of the program, on the basis of past trends:
The KVPY Fellowship is awarded to deserving candidates to enrol in the Basic Sciences undergraduate programs. Selected candidates can avail the fellowship amount monthly for the course they opt for. The details of the KVPY Scholarship offered to various candidates is tabulated below:
|BASIC SCIENCES||MONTHLY FELLOWSHIP||ANNUAL CONTINGENCY GRANT|
|SA/SX/SB- during 1st to 3rd years of- B. Sc./B. Stat./Integrated M. Sc. /Integrated M.S.||INR 5000||INR 20000|
|SA/SX/SB- during M. Sc./4th to 5th years of Integrated M. Sc./Integrated M.S||INR 7000||INR 28000|
|Exam||KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana)|
|Conducting Authority||Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bangalore|
|Level and Periodicity of Exam||National level exam held annually|
|Streams||SA, SB, and SX|
|Aptitude Test Centers||54 Cities across India|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of Examination||Online/Offline|
|Medium of Examination||English & Hindi|
|Helpdesk||Phone: 080 - 22932975/76, 080- 23601008 & 080 – 22933536 (Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 5 PM)
Since the official notification for KVPY 2019 has not been released yet, in this article, we have structured a tentative event calendar for the same, on the basis of previous years’ trends. Interested applicants are advised to follow the official website for further updates on the exam.
|Availability of Online Application Form||July - August 2019|
|Application Fee Payment Deadline||August 2019|
|Issue of KVPY Admit Card||October 2019|
|Scheduled Exam Date||November 2019|
|Announcement of KVPY Result||December 2019|
|Interview Round||January 2020|
|Announcement of Final Result||March 2020|
It is imperative that the candidates meet the set eligibility conditions of KVPY 2019 or else, their candidature is liable to be rejected. Candidate must be a citizen of India. The Fellowship is awarded for to Indian nationals only for study in India. The eligibility criteria for KVPY 2019 are listed below:
For SA Stream:
For SX Stream:
For SB Stream:
KVPY 2019 Application Process is expected to start in July 2019. KVPY 2019 Application Form can be accessed from the official website only. The steps involved in completing the KVPY 2019 application process is elaborated below:
Step 1: Registration
Step 2: Filling the details
Step 3: Payment of Application Fees
Please note that:
Upon final submission of the online application, an application number will be auto-generated. Candidates should take a note of the same and obtain prints of the filled-in application form for future references.
KVPY 2019 application fee differs according to the category of candidates. The fee structure according to the categories is tabulated below.
The application fee can be paid either online or offline. In the online mode, the fee can be paid through the integrated payment gateway on the KVPY official website, using either Net Banking or Credit/Debit Cards. In the offline mode, an e-Challan has to be downloaded from the same website and fee paid at any Indian nationalized bank branch. Applicants can then enter the details stamped on the challan to complete the KVPY application form on the official website.
Applicants who submit the Online Application Form complete in all respects along with the requisite fees will be issued KVPY 2019 Admit Card. The same has to be downloaded from the official website. Please note that there are no other means of accessing the document other than downloading from the website.
KVPY Admit Card is expected to be issued in October 2019 and will carry details like Applicant’s name, Registration Number, Photograph, Date of Birth, Exam Venue, Exam Date, and Timings, etc. Candidates need to carry the Admit Card along with a valid photo ID proof in person to appear for the entrance exam.
The steps involved in downloading the KVPY 2019 Admit Card:
Applicants can, during the application process, specify three choices of exam center from the available list, in order of preference. The allocation of exam center is done by IISC on the basis of candidates’ preferences. However, the authority’s decision in this regard is final and binding on all. Please note that once an exam center is allotted, no request for change will be entertained by IISC.
An indicative list of the KVPY 2019 exam center locations is tabulated below:
|Exam State||Exam Center|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
KVPY 2019 exam will be conducted in either online or offline mode. Examinees have the option of choosing the language of their papers from either Hindi or English. The question paper is objective type of 100 marks and the time allotted to complete the same is 180 minutes.
The test would be split into two sections, Part I and Part II, with four sub-sections in each. KVPY question paper is designed separately for two categories: Category SA and Category SB/SX. Candidates do not have a choice of questions in the Category SA question paper while Category SB/SX candidates can choose to attempt any three sections in PART I and any two sections in PART II of their question Paper.
Check KVPY 2019 Exam Pattern
KVPY 2019 Question Paper will be of 100 marks. The marking scheme and other details regarding the exam pattern are elaborated in the table below.
|Details||Category SA||Category SB/SX|
|Mode of Exam||Offline||Offline|
|Medium of Exam||English/Hindi||English/Hindi|
|Level of Exam||Science Syllabus of 10th & 12th standards||Science Syllabus of 12th & 1st year of B. Sc./Integrated M. Sc.|
|Total Time Allotted||3 hours||3 hours|
|Type of Questions||Objective, MCQ-Type||Objective, MCQ-Type|
|No. of Questions in Part I||Physics- 15 questions||Physics- 20 questions|
|Chemistry- 15 questions||Chemistry- 20 questions|
|Mathematics- 15 questions||Mathematics- 20 questions|
|Biology- 15 questions||Biology- 20 questions|
|No. of Questions in Part II||Physics- 05 questions||Physics- 10 questions|
|Chemistry- 05 questions||Chemistry- 10 questions|
|Mathematics- 05 questions||Mathematics- 10 questions|
|Biology- 05 questions||Biology- 10 questions|
|Marking Scheme for Part I||+ 1 mark for each correct answer - 0.25 mark for each incorrect answer|
|Marking Scheme for Part II||+ 2 mark for each correct answer - 0.50 mark for each incorrect answer|
|Total weightage||100 marks||100 marks|
There is no specific syllabus outlined for KVPY. The test attempts to evaluate candidates’ depth of subject knowledge as well as analytical ability. Questions are based on the syllabus of 10th & 12th standards/First year of B. Sc./Integrated M. Sc./Integrated M.S., as applicable. The website also hosts previous years’ question papers along with the answer keys which the candidates can access for practice purpose.
KVPY 2019 Result will be announced by IISC in the first week of December 2019 through online mode. Candidates will be shortlisted for further selection process after the declaration of result.
Steps to check KVPY 2019 Result are given below:
Upon declaration of KVPY Result 2019, separate merit list for every stream will be released by IISC. The merit list will be based on the candidates’ performance in the written test. Ranking of the merit list will be in the descending order of total marks scored in the written exam.
KVPY Merit List will be available category-wise, mentioning names and application numbers of qualifying candidates. The shortlisted candidates in the written exam will be shortlisted for KVPY 2019 Selection Process. Candidates will be informed and will be called for the interview round.
KVPY 2019 Cut Off list will be published in the online mode by the Indian Institute of Science after the result declaration. The qualifying marks to clear the KVPY exam is given below.
|Stream||Qualifying Marks out of 100|
|PwD (Person with disability)||40|
|PwD (Person with disability)||34|
|PwD (Person with disability)||40|
Candidates will be called for the selection procedure on the basis of their performance in the KVPY 2019 written Test. The selection process will comprise interview round which will be held in the third week of January 2019.
Candidates will be informed about interview dates, time & venue through email/website. After the successful completion of entrance exam & interview round, the scholarship will be provided to the successful candidates. They have to bring the following documents along with the interview call letter: