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About KVPY

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a scholarship program for identifying and encouraging the scientific aptitude in students. Students studying in XI standard to 1st year of any undergraduate program in basic sciences are selected based on performance in Aptitude test and interview. Fellowship and contingency grant are offered from 1st year of graduation up to pre-Ph.D. level or 5 years (whichever is earlier). Monthly Stipend of Rs. 5,000/- and Annual Contingency Grant of Rs. 20,000/- are granted during 1st to 3rd year after which it increases to Monthly Stipend of Rs. 7,000/- and Annual Contingency Grant of Rs. 28,000/- for next 2 years.

Exam Pattern

KVPY is a multiple choice questions based exam of total 100 marks. It constitutes of 2 parts – I & II, each containing 4 sections – Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Paper I contains 20 questions whereas Paper II contains 10 questions in each section. In the Stream-SA, all questions are compulsory (Science and Mathematics). In respect of the streams SB and SX, there will be four sections in Part I (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics) and four sections in Part II (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics). Candidates are allowed to answer any THREE of the four subjects in Part I and any TWO of the four subjects in Part II.

Part 1
Part 2

20 questions – 1 mark each

10 questions – 2 marks each


20 questions – 1 mark each

10 questions – 2 marks each


20 questions – 1 mark each

10 questions – 2 marks each


20 questions – 1 mark each

10 questions – 2 marks each

Physics Topics to be Covered

Units and Measurements, Vectors & Calculus

Motion in a Straight line

Laws of Motion

Work, Energy and Power


Mechanical Properties of solids

Thermal Properties of Matter

Motion in a Plane

Mechanical Properties of fluids

Rotational Motion


Kinetic Theory



Electric Charges and fields

Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance

Current Electricity

Moving charges and Magnetism

Magnetism and Matter

Electromagnetic Induction

Alternating Current

Electromagnetic Waves

Ray Optics and Optical Instruments

Wave Optics

Dual Nature Of Radiation and Matter

Modern Physics (Atoms, Nuclei)

Semiconductor Devices

Chemistry Topics to be Covered

Basic Concepts of Chemistry

Atomic Structure

Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structures

States of Matter


Equilibrium: Chemical and Ionic

Redox Reaction


The s-Block elements

The p-Block elements Group 13 & 14

Organic Chemistry, some Basic Principle and Techniques


Solid State


Chemical Kinetics

Surface Chemistry

General Principles and isolation of elements

p - Block elements

d and f Block elements

Coordination Compounds

Halo-alkanes and Halo-arenes

Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic acids


Biomolecules and Polymers

Mathematics Topics to be Covered

Sets, Relations and Functions & Logarithm


Principle of Mathematical induction

Inverse Trigonometric functions

Linear Programming

Linear Inequalities

Sequence and Series

Quadratic Equation

Straight lines

Binomial Theorem

Conic Sections


Permutations and Combinations

Complex Numbers

Statistics and Mathematical reasoning


Differentiability and differentiation

Limits and Continuity

Indefinite Integration

Applications of Derivatives

Matrices and Determinants

Definite Integration

Vector Algebra

2-d and 3-d Geometry

Biology Topics to be Covered

Biological classification

Plant Kingdom

Animal Kingdom

Morphology of Flowering Plants

Anatomy of flowering Plants

Structural Organization in Animals

The Cell: Unit of Life

Bio - Molecules

Cell Cycle & Cell Division


Transport in Plants

Mineral Nutrition

Photosynthesis in Higher Plants

Respiration in Plants

Plant Growth & Development

Digestion & Absorption

Breathing and Exchange of Gases

Body Fluids and Circulation

Excretory Products and their Elimination

Locomotion and movement

Neural Control and Coordination

Chemical coordination and Integration

Reproduction in Organisms

Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plant

Human Reproduction

Reproductive Health

Principles of Inheritance and Variation

Molecular Basis of Inheritance


Human Health & Disease

Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production

Microbes in Human Welfare

Biotechnology: Principles, Processes & Applications

Organisms and Populations


Application Procedure

  1. Apply online for KVPY examination by registering online on its website www.kvpy.iisc.ernet.in.
  2. Fill up personal details and academic details and choose your test center.
  3. Upload Photo, signature and other documents.
  4. Pay the application fee.
  5. Download the admin card.

Important Dates ( KVPY 2017 )


Opening of online application portal

2nd week of July 2017

Last date for closing of online application

2nd week of August 2017

Admit Card

2nd week of October 2017

Exam Date

1st week of November 2017


1st week of December 2017

Eligibility Criteria

The fellowship of the students appearing for KVPY will be activated only if they join an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences, that is, B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Ecology, Molecular Biology, Botany, Zoology, Physiology, Biotechnology, Neurosciences, Bioinformatics, Marine Biology, Geology, Human Biology, Genetics, Biomedical Sciences, Applied Physics, Geophysics, Materials Science or Environmental Science.

Based on the performance in Aptitude Test, short-listed students are called for interview. Further, the merit list is prepared on 75% weight-age for Aptitude Test marks and 25% weight-age for the interview. Aptitude exam can be given at three levels:

Stream SA: Students studying in Standard XI can appear for SA provided they must score a minimum of 80% marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science subjects in Standard X.

Stream SX: Students studying in Standard XII can appear for SX provided they have scored a minimum of 80% marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science subjects in Standard X and must score a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in Science subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in standard XII.

Stream SB: Students studying in 1st year of undergraduate programme can appear for SB provided they have scored a minimum of 80% marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science subjects in Standard X, a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in Science subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in standard XII and must score a minimum of 60% marks in 1st year final examination.

Author: Jyoti Kanu

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