KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana) 2018

Last Updated - February 27 2018

KVPY 2018 (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana 2018) is a national level examination organizeed by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. KVPY 2018 is organizeed to offer scholarship up to pre-Ph.D level to the selected aspirants.

  • KVPY is a national level fellowship programme in Basic Sciences.
  • KVPY 2018 examination is going to be held in the first week of November 2018 at selected venues across India.
  • KVPY 2018 question paper will consist of 100 questions of the objective type and the total time limit is 190 minutes.

KVPY 2018 Results are expected to be out by the first week of December 2018. Selection Procedure i.e. the interview round is going to be held in the third week of January 2018. Final selection will be based on the aptitude test & individual interview organizeed by IISc.

Exam Highlights Table KVPY 2018

KVPY 2018 is a national level fellowship programme and thousands of students from all over the India appear for it. The important highlights of KVPY 2018 is given below: -

Date of ExamFirst week of November 2018
Organizing BodyIndian Institute of Science
Official Websitewww.kvpy.iisc.ernet.in
Method of ExamOnline or Offline
Medium of ExamEnglish & Hindi
Period of Exam180 minutes
Course ProvideedFellowship Program in Basic Sciences

Exam Dates of KVPY 2018

IISC will issue the official notification to fill KVPY 2018 Application Form in the second week of July 2018. KVPY 2018 Examination will be organizeed in the first week of November 2018. Hall Ticket will be available from the second week of October 2018. The last date of submitting the application form will be the second week of August 2018.

Online Application Form Alloted2nd week of July 2018
Last Date of Form Filling2nd week of August 2018
Hall Ticket Availability2nd week of October 2018
Exam Date1st week of November 2018
Result Releasement1st week of December 2018
Interview Round3rd week of January 2019

Eligibility Criteria of KVPY 2018

Before applying for KVPY 2018 Exam, all aspirants must be aware of the eligibility criteria set by the organizing body. It is mandatory for all the aspirant to meet the eligibility criteria to apply for the application form. After completing, the eligibility criteria participant can apply for the application form.

Here are the Eligibility Criteria for KVPY 2018: -


•   The aspirant must be a citizen of India.

For SA Stream:

•   Aspirants pursuing in Class XI (Science stream) can apply in this stream.

•   Aspirants must have passed class X with Mathematics & Science subjects.

•   An aspirant must have secured an at least of 80% marks in aggregate (70% marks for SC/ST/PWD).

For SX Stream:

•   Aspirants, those have studied in class XII (Science Stream) can apply in this stream.

•   The aspirant must have passed the above-mentioned class with Mathematics & Science subjects (PCB).

•   Aspirants have to score an at least of 60% marks in aggregate in Science subjects(PCB) in Class XII (50% for SC/ST/PWD).

•   Aspirants must have obtained minimum 80% marks in aggregate in class X (70% marks in case of SC/ST/PWD).

For SB Stream:

•   Aspirants who have enrolled in the first year of the Under Graduate programme in Basic Science courses (Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology) leading to B.Sc/BS/B.Math./B.Stat. /MS/Int. M.Sc can apply for this exam.

•   Aspirants must have minimum 60% marks in aggregate in 10+2 examination (50% marks in case of SC/ST/PWD category).

•   Aspirants also have to pass their first year of graduation final examination & secure minimum 60% marks (50% marks for SC/ST/PWD).

Application Form of KVPY 2018

The application procedure for KVPY 2018 will start in the second week of July 2018. KVPY 2018 Registration can be done via online method only. Aspirants required to have a working mobile number and an email ID. Aspirants will receive his/her username and password through email.

They must also have scanned images of their passport size photograph, signature and caste/medical certificates before filling KVPY Application Form. Participants are advised to take a printout of their finished application right after they have finished the application procedure.

There are 3 steps to clear KVPY 2018 application successfully: -

Step 1: Registration

  • Aspirants will have to register online on the official website if they are new users. After completing the Registration Procedure, they will receive username and password through email.

Step 2: Filling the details

  • Fill in all the individual and academic details
  • Upload a photograph, signature and other certificates as need.
  • Aspirants will have to log in using username and password.
  • Aspirants will have to Choose test centre to take the examination

Step 3: Payment

  • Aspirants will have to make the payment of application fees either by using a Credit/Debit Card/Net Banking or by a Challan. Any other method of payment will not be accepted. Once the payment is successful and application form is submitted, no refund is given.
  • Aspirants should be very careful while entering the details, After the submission of the details, it cannot be changed/edited/modified under any circumstances.

Application Fee for KVPY 2018

The KVPY 2018 application fee for General/OBC aspirants is INR 1000 while for SC/ST/PWD aspirants it is INR 500. The application fee can be paid through Credit Card/Debit Card or via Net Banking. The Fee once paid is non-refundable under any circumstances. An e-Challan can also be downloaded from the official website of KVPY 2018.

Hall Ticket of KVPY 2018

Aspirants will have to download their KVPY 2018 Admit card from the official website in the second week of October 2018. To download the Admit card, aspirants required to enter his/her username and password. Admit card will contain the name of the aspirant, roll number, exam centre venue, exam date & time, category, etc.

The aspirant should keep their Admit card with them during the examination along with the photo identity card as identity proof of the aspirant so that they won’t face any problem while giving the exam.

Steps to download the KVPY 2018 Admit card are given below: -

  • Print the Hall Ticket on A4 sheet.
  • Login and download the Hall Ticket for examination.
  • Enter your login details, username and your password.
  • Go to the official website.
  • Click on the link referred to KVPY 2018 Admit card.

Exam Centers of KVPY 2018

Aspirants will have to submit their choice for the exam centre while filling the application form of KVPY 2018. IISC will allow the test centre based on the preference of aspirants and availability of test centres. Once the centre is allotted it will not be changed.

The list of KVPY 2018 Exam Centers is given below in the table: -

Exam StateExam Center
Andhra PradeshKurnool, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
Delhi-NCRDelhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Noida
GujaratRajkot, Ahmedabad, Vadodara
Jammu and KashmirJammu
JharkhandJamshedpur, Ranchi
KarnatakaMangalore, Mysore, Bangalore, Belgaum, Hubli
KeralaKochi, Kozhikode, Thrissur, Trivandrum
Madhya PradeshBhopal, Indore
MaharashtraMumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Aurangabad
OrissaBhubaneshwar, Rourkela
PunjabJalandhar, Mohali
RajasthanJaipur, Jodhpur
Tamil NaduChennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem
Uttar PradeshAgra, Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
West BengalKolkata, Siliguri, Durgapur

Exam Format of KVPY 2018

IISC will organize KVPY 2018 Exam in online or offline mode. The question paper will be in both English & Hindi language. KVPY 2018 question paper is divided into two parts: The question paper will be of 100 marks. The question paper will be of the objective type and the total time period is 180 minutes.

In PART I, one mark will be honoured for every accurate response while 0.25 marks will be deducted for each inaccurate response. In PART II, two marks will be given for each accurate response while 0.5 marks will be deducted for each wrong response.

SectionsPart IMarks Per Question
Mathematics15 questions5 questions
Physics15 questions5 questions
Chemistry15 questions5 questions
Biology15 questions5 questions

Aspirants are tested based on his/her understanding and analytical ability. /Int.M.Sc./M.S. as eligible. Questions are asked from the syllabus of Class X/XII/First year of B.Sc/B.Math. Students are advised to prepare these sections thoroughly. Candidates can also exercise the earlier year’s question papers to get an idea about the kind of questions asked.

How to Check KVPY Results 2018?

Results of KVPY 2018 will be released by IISC in the first week of December 2018 via online mode. Aspirants will be shortlisted for further selection procedure after the declaration of result.

Steps to check KVPY 2018 Result are given below: -

  • Check the details on the KVPY 2018 Results
  • Enter Username and password.
  • Click on the link for ‘KVPY 2018 Results’
  • Visit the official website of KVPY Admission
  • Download and take printout of KVPY 2018 Results

KVPY Merit List 2018

IISC will publish separate merit list for every stream separately based on the aspirants’ performance in the written test. Merit List will be available category-wise, mentioning names and application numbers of qualifying aspirants. The shortlisted aspirants in the written exam will be shortlisted for KVPY 2018 Selection Procedure. Aspirants will be informed and will be called for the interview round. Ranking of the merit list will be in the descending order of total marks scored in the written exam.

Cut Off form KVPY 2018

The cutoff list will be published by the Indian Institute of Science after the result declaration. KVPY 2018 cut-off will be announced via online mode. The qualifying marks to complete the KVPY exam is given below:

StreamQualifying Marks out of 100
Stream SA
PwD (Person with disability)40
Stream SB
PwD (Person with disability)34
Stream SX
PwD (Person with disability)40

Selection Procedure of KVPY 2018

Aspirants will be called for the selection process on the basis of their performance in the KVPY 2018 written Test. The interview round will be held in the third week of January 2019. The selection procedure will comprise interview round.

Aspirants will be informed about interview dates, time & venue via email/website. After the successful completion of the entrance exam & interview round, the scholarship will be offered to the successful aspirants. They have to bring the following documents along with the interview call letter:

  • KVPY 2018 Hall Ticket
  • Category Certificate
  • Class X & XII Original Marks Sheet
  • KVPY 2018 Interview Call Letter
  • KVPY 2018 Application Form
  • Study certificate Form
  • A Self-Appraisal Form

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