KVPY 2019 or Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana 2019 is a national level exam organized to offer scholarship up to pre-PhD level to selected aspirants. In this article, we discuss the salient features of the program, on the basis of past trends: The official notification for KVPY 2019 is expected to announce in July 2019. The Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bangalore has been entrusted with the responsibility to organize the exam.
The KVPY Fellowship is honored to deserving aspirants to enroll in the Basic Sciences undergraduate programs. Selected aspirants can avail the fellowship amount monthly for the course they opt for. The details of the KVPY Scholarship provided to different aspirants 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)|
|Organizing Authority||Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bangalore|
|Level and Durationicity of Exam||National level exam held annually|
|Streams||SA, SB, and SX|
|Aptitude Test Centers||54 Cities across India|
|Method of Application||Online|
|Method 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 announced yet, in this article, we have structured a tentative event calendar for the same, on the basis of earlier years’ trends. Interested participants 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 Hall Ticket||October 2019|
|Scheduled Exam Date||November 2019|
|Releasement of KVPY Result||December 2019|
|Interview Round||January 2020|
|Releasement of Final Result||March 2020|
It is imperative that the aspirants meet the set eligibility conditions of KVPY 2019 or else, their candidature is liable to be rejected. The aspirant must be a citizen of India. The eligibility criteria for KVPY 2019 are listed below: The Fellowship is honored for to Indian nationals only for study in India.
For SA Stream:
For SX Stream:
For SB Stream:
KVPY 2019 Application Procedure is expected to start in July 2019. The steps involved in completing the KVPY 2019 application procedure is elaborated below: KVPY 2019 Application Form can be reached from the official website only.
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. Aspirants 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 aspirants. The fee structure according to the categories is tabulated below.
The application fee can be paid either online or offline. In the offline mode, an e-Challan has to be downloaded from the same website and fee paid at any Indian nationalized bank discipline. In the online mode, the fee can be paid via the integrated payment gateway on the KVPY official website, using either Net Banking or Credit/Debit Cards. Participants can then enter the details stamped on the challan to clear the KVPY application form on the official website.
Participants who submit the Online Application Form clear in all respects along with the requisite fees will be allocated KVPY 2019 Hall Ticket. The same has to be downloaded from the official website. Please note that there are no other means of reaching the document other than downloading from the website.
KVPY Hall Ticket is expected to be allocated in October 2019 and will carry details like Participant’s name, Registration Number, Photograph, Date of Birth, Exam Venue, Exam Date, and Timings, etc. Aspirants obligatory to carry the Hall Ticket along with a valid photo ID proof in person to appear for the entrance exam.
The steps involved in downloading the KVPY 2019 Hall Ticket:
Participants can, during the application procedure, specify three choices of exam center from the available list, in order of preference. However, the authority’s judgment in this regard is final and binding on all. The allotment of exam center is done by IISC on the basis of aspirants’ preferences. 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 organized in either online or offline mode. The question paper is objective type of 100 marks and the time allotted to clear the same is 180 minutes. Examinees have the option of choosing the language of their papers from either Hindi or English.
The test would be split into two sections, Part I and Part II, with four sub-sections in each. The KVPY question paper is designed separately for two categories: Category SA and Category SB/SX. Aspirants do not have a choice of questions in the Category SA question paper while Category SB/SX aspirants 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 Format
KVPY 2019 Question Paper will be of 100 marks. The marking scheme and other details regarding the exam format are elaborated in the table below.
|Details||Category SA||Category SB/SX|
|Method 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 accurate response - 0.25 mark for each inaccurate response|
|Marking Scheme for Part II||+ 2 mark for each accurate response - 0.50 mark for each inaccurate response|
|Total weight||100 marks||100 marks|
There is no specific syllabus outlined for KVPY. The test attempts to evaluate aspirants’ depth of subject knowledge as well as analytical ability. Questions are based on the syllabus of 10th & 12th standards/First year of B. The website also hosts earlier years’ question papers along with the response keys which the aspirants can reach for exercise purpose. Sc./Integrated M. Sc./Integrated M.S., as eligible.
KVPY 2019 Result will be released by IISC in the first week of December 2019 via online mode. Aspirants will be shortlisted for further selection procedure 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 announced by IISC. The merit list will be based on the aspirants’ 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 aspirants. The shortlisted aspirants in the written exam will be shortlisted for KVPY 2019 Selection Procedure. Aspirants will be informed and will be called for the interview round.
KVPY 2019 Cut Off list will be published in the online method by the Indian Institute of Science after the result declaration. The qualifying marks to complete 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|
Aspirants will be called for the selection process on the basis of their performance in the KVPY 2019 written Test. The selection procedure will include interview round which will be held in the third week of January 2019.
Aspirants will be informed about interview dates, time & venue via email/website. After the successful completion of 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: