KVPY Eligibility

Basic Sciences

Stream SA

Students currently studying in the XI Standard (Science Stream) i.e.. In the academic year 2012 − 13. Also they should have scored a minimum of 80% (70% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board Examination.

Students both through the Summative Assessments-II conducted by the school and conducted by the Board pattern can apply provided they satisfy the eligibility criteria. It should be taken care that if the student has been assessed by a letter grade in the qualifying examination, he should convert it into an appropriate % and then accordingly fill-up the application form and send it.

Stream SA-Mentoring Scheme: Eligible students who have already applied for the test need not apply separately for the Mentoring Scheme.

A Mentoring list along will be simultaneously prepared along with a a regular merit list. It has to be borne in mind that the students under the mentorship list will not be open to any fellowship. They will be eligible for any fellowship only after they get admission in undergraduate course in Basic Sciences (B. Sc./B. S./Int. M. Sc./M. S.) after the completion of XII Standard/(10 + 2).

During the mentoring period of one year, they will be invited for Summer Programme/Vijyoshi Program and all their expenses including travelling, living etc will be borne by KVPY.

Stream SX

Students that are currently studying in XII Standard with Science stream i.e.. During the academic year 2012 − 13 and wishing to pursue further graduation in Basic Sciences (B. Sc./B. S./Int. M. Sc./M. S.) for the academic year 2013 − 14, only if they have scored atleast 80% (70% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board Examination are included in the SX stream.

Stream SB

Students currently studying in the 1st year of undergraduation with Basic Sciences i.e.. During the academic year 2012 − 13 and have secured atleast 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in SCIENCE subjects in the XII Standard Board Examination are included in the SB stream.

Empowerment initiative for SC or ST students in the KVPY Fellowship Program

Apart from the main KVPY fellowship, there are another fellowships (up to 100) which are exclusively meant for the meritorious students of SC/ST under the various streams stated above. These fellowships will be operated, also a special orientation program is organized for the selected SC/ST students.

Discussions & Questions

  • Can I apply for KVPY after passing class 12th and without joining any bachelor's course...nWill I be eligible if I drop an year after 12th? ( - on ))

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    Students enrolled in Class 11th, 12th or 1st year basic sciences are eligible to apply.

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  • I am 12th pass student but I am dropper student I am taking the improvement exam in 12th class. May I applicable to the KVPY exam? ( - on ))

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    Only students enrolled in class 11th, 12th and 1st year Bachelors of Basic Sciences are eligible to appear for KVPY.

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  • Sir is mathamatics complusary for science stream for KVPY exam ( - on ))

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    Maths is compulsory for class 11th - stream SA

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  • My daughter is in XI standard with MPC main subjects. She completed online form but could not succeed in uploading the signature & photo due to specifications. Can she post the application? ( - on ))

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    Kindly contact http://kvpy.iisc.ernet.in/main/index.htm for the same.

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  • Can I please know what is 'joining the basic sciences program'? ( - on ))

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    It implies core basic sciences like BSc, Bsc (Hons) and related fields.

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  • What are eligibility for OBC? ( - on ))

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    Eligibility for OBC and general candidates are same for KVPY examination.

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  • I am student of class 12th. I got 73 marks in science and 74 marks in maths and my caste is OBC. Can I apply for the KVPY examination? ( - on ))

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    Must have aggregate of MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE 80% for General and OBC category and 70% for SC/ST/PWD category in X standard Board Examination. Candidates must have secured minimum of 60% for General and OBC category and 50% for SC/ST/PWD category marks in aggregate in Science subjects in the XII standard/ (+2) Board Examination.

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  • I am studying in class 12 .In class 10 my result is 7.8 cgpa. Please tell me can i fill up the form. ( - on ))

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    Stream SA: Students enrolled in XI Standard (Science Subjects) must secure a minimum of 80% (70% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board examination.
    Stream SX: Students enrolled in XII Standard/ (+2) (Science subjects) aspiring to join undergraduate program in Basic Sciences namely Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology leading to B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. and secure minimum of 80% (70% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the X Standard Board and a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the XII standard Board Examination.
    Stream SB: Students enrolled in the 1st year of undergraduate program in Basic Sciences namely Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology leading to B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology/Mathematics) in the XII Standard Board Examination. In the 1st year final examination of B.Sc./B.S./B.Math./B.Stat./Int. M.Sc./M.S. they must secure 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks before taking up the fellowship, if awarded.

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  • I have got 8.2 cgpa in X can I give KVPY ( - on ))

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    You can apply for KVPY exam at - http://kvpy.iisc.ernet.in/main/index.htm and get preparation material at https://www.doorsteptutor.com/Exams/KVPY/

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  • I am pass out 12 this year. But no entered ug course. So please tell me how i can prepare this exam. In which stream i fill my form. Tell me syllabus ( - on ))

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    There is no prescribed syllabus for KVPY exam. You can appear for stream SX in class 12th and Stream SB if you are in 1st year of basic sciences.

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  • About eligibility for applying kvpy? ( - on ))

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    Students of class 11th, 12th and 1st year are eligible to apply for KVPY exam.

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  • Sir is biology compulsory for SA stream for KVPY exam ? ( - on ))

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    Yes all four subjects are compulsory for KVPY stream.

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  • My daughter has currently joined 12th std she has not written the SA stream exam last year 2015. This year can she write the SX stream or she should write both SA & SX? ( - on ))

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    Since your daughter is in standard 12th now, she will appear for SX stream only and not SA.

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  • Is there any difference between paper pattern of SX and SB stream?? ( - on ))

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    There is a common paper for SB and SX, however the merit for SB and SX is separately declared.

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  • Are NRI's eligible for writing the kvpy exam? ( - on ))

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    KVPY scholarship is valid for Indian colleges only.

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  • I have completed my bsc 1st year in the academic sessin 2015-2016 can i apply for KVPY? ( - on ))

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    Students of Class 11th, 12th and 1st Year Bachelor's course are eligible to apply for KVPY scholarship.

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  • I have. Just given the board exams of standard 10th and want to apply for kvpy...so please tell me in which section can I apply for and also tell me about SA,SB, SX.. ( - on ))

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    Class 11th Students can apply for Stream SA.

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  • I am presently in 10th std ICSE board, I want to be a geologist. My doubt is should we take only CBSE can't we take PUC. What is NCERT? Is it an enterence exam? ( - on ))

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    NCERT is a body that provides books for Classes 9 to 12 and those are considered as a standard reference for scholarship exams like KVPY. You must cover all the topics mentioned in NCERT Books despite of the board that you are from. You must also cover the complete syllabus of ICSE Board.

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  • Is it possible to appear SB stream in KVPY without joining any institute after XII

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    Yes you can apply for KVPY exam online, you need not to join institute and then fill the form. You must cover NCERT syllabus for KVPY.

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  • What is the requirement to select optionals for KVPY? ( - on ))

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    For SX and SB stream you have to choose 3 out of the 4 optional subjects.

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  • I am doing B.S.,(Maths) 1st year in which stream i can apply and whether the syllabus is same for all stream ( - on ))

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    You must apply for Stream SB.

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  • I am studying in class 12.Whether I can write this kvpy exam on this year. ( - on ))

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    Yes 12th students can appear for KVPY in stream SX. You can check out the details for the same above.

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  • What is the eligibility to give this test as I fall in sa category? ( - on ))

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    Students in class 11th standard can appear for SA category of KVPY.

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  • I am studying XI class, I want to write kvpy test please give information ( - on ))

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    You can appear in stream SA.

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