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KVPY Selection Procedure 2021: A Step-wise Guide for Aspirants

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Mar 19, 2021

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a national-level scholarship scheme for students who aim to pursue research in Science stream. After completing the KVPY 2021 registration, students will have to undergo the KVPY Selection Procedure in 2021 first to be eligible for the scholarships.

The selection process will have 2 stages - Aptitude Test and Interview. One has to crack both to avail the KVPY scholarships. The interview process of KVPY 2020 is cancelled because of COVID-19 situation. To know more, click here.

Under the KVPY 2021 Selection Procedure, the aptitude test is to be taken first followed by an interview to avail the scholarships. The aptitude test takes place across various cities of the country. The medium of question paper will be both in English and Hindi language.

The question paper KVPY 2021 is expected to be of MCQ type and is divided into 2 parts. You will be asked questions from - Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. The aptitude test will be the same for Stream SA, SB and SX.

The KVPY 2021 interview process is for testing the knowledge of aspirants in the domain of research. Here we will give you detailed information about all the stages of the KVPY 2021 selection process.

KVPY Selection Process

KVPY (2021) Selection Procedure

The KVPY 2021 exam will involve 2 stages namely - Aptitude Test & Interview to qualify for the KVPY scholarship scheme. The weightage will be given on 75% of marks in Aptitude test and 25% on the performance in the interview round. Here, we will discuss a little more in-depth about the Aptitude Test and Interview.

KVPY 2021 Selection Procedure: Aptitude Test

The Aptitude Test is segregated into two Parts i.e. Part I and Part II including four sections present in each part. Aspirants will have to attempt any three sections of Part 1 and any other sections of Part 2. Thus, students must be through with their strong subjects to crack the KVPY selection procedure in 2021. The preparation must be done efficiently by the students according to the KVPY Syllabus.

  1. The aptitude test in the KVPY 2021 Selection Procedure is your first step towards availing the KVPY scholarship program.
  2. You can give the aptitude test in the pen and paper format. To know more about the KVPY Exam pattern, click here.
  3. The KVPY Aptitude test will shortlist the best candidates for the interview round.
  4. The aptitude test is a must and mandatory for everyone.
  5. The KVPY aptitude test will ask all the questions from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics.

KVPY 2021 Interview Process

The KVPY 2021 Interview Process is conducted to test your knowledge in the field of science to find whether you are suitable for scholarship. Through the interview process under the KVPY selection procedure in 2021, the candidates are finally shortlisted who are capable of pursuing research. The final KVPY Merit List will be prepared as per the scores obtained in both the aptitude test and the interview process. Mentioned below are the documents required for KVPY 2021.

  1. KVPY Registration Form: You must carry the copy of the online KVPY Registration form duly filled by you. The application form can be downloaded from the official website through your ID and Password.
  2. KVPY Hall Ticket: Along with the application form, don't forget to carry the KVPY admit card.
  3. Original Mark Sheets: Applicants must also carry all original documents related cals 10 and class 12 scores. Also carry the xerox copy of the documents along with you. All these documents are essential for verification.
  4. Cast & Medical Certificate: You must also have the Caste and Medical certificate with you that is valid. Also, you must have a valid medical certificate (as per GOI) with you at the time of KVPY interview process.
  5. Self-Appraisal Form: A self-appraisal form will be required stating why you deserve the KVPY scholarship.
  6. Study Certificate Form: Candidates must collect the Study Certificate Form from the Principal or Head of the Institution where they are pursuing their current courses.
  7. And, finally a Recommendation form from a Teacher is all that is required to sit for the KVPY 2021 Interview Process.
KVPY Scholarship

KVPY Scholarship/Fellowship

Finally after passing the KVPY Selection Procedure in 2021, students will be eligible to avail the KVPY scholarship benefits. We are sharing all the information about the details of benefits to be availed under the program:

Topics Fellowship (Monthly in INR) Yearly Contingency Grant (in INR)
SA/SX/SB – at the time of 1st to 3rd years of – B.Sc. or B.S. or B.Stat. or B.Maths Integrated M.Sc. or M.S. 5000 20000
SA/SX/SB – during M. Sc. or 4th to 5th year of Integrated M.Sc. or M.S. or M.Maths or M.Stat. 7000 28000

Applicants who are planning for the KVPY 2021 exam, will benefit from this article as they will be able to understand the selection procedure in detail. This will help them not to miss on any important step while applying for the KVPY scholarship. The official notification on KVPY 2021 is not out yet, so stay tuned to us and the official website for latest updates.

KVPY Documnents

Important Documents to Carry to KVPY Exam Centre

Once the aspirants will be selected from the aptitude test, they have to appear for the interview round. It is the last round of the KVPY selection process. During the time of interview, the candidates have to bring the following documents to the exam centre:

  • Interview call letter and application form.
  • Attested copy of Marks Card (10th Marks card for Stream SA/SX and 12th Marksheet for Stream SB)
  • Caste Certificate for SC/ST aspirants issued by the Competent Authority (if applicable)
  • According to GOI, the candidates have to carry the Medical certificate from the competent authority in case of visually and physically challenged students as per the prescribed format.
  • A self-appraisal form
  • Study certificate form (to be brought from Principal/ Head of the Institution where you are currently pursuing your education).
  • Teacher Recommendation Form (in Sealed envelope) & Letter to the teacher.

Unless the aspirants will carry the aforementioned documents to the interview exam hall, they will not get permission to attend the interview to complete the KVPY selection process.

Frequently Asked Questions

KVPY FAQs

Ques. I want to apply for KVPY 2021, will it be tough?

Ans. Most of the questions asked in the KVPY 2021 exam are in tandem with the ones asked in the JEE Main or JEE Advanced, so it is considered as a tough exam to crack.

Ques. What are the stages of the KVPY 2021 selection process?

Ans. There are 2 stages in the KVPY 2021 selection process - Aptitude Test and Interview. The 1st stage is compulsory for all applicants to progress to the Interview round.

Ques. Will the KVPY 2021 exam conduct Interviews?

Ans. There is no official notification on the KVPY 2021 exam, but as per norms, interviews are a part of the KVPY selection procedure (2021).

Ques. Will the cutoffs be higher for KVPY 2021?

Ans. The KVPY 2020 cutoffs may be higher as there will be no interview process. But whether an interview for KVPY 2021 will happen or not is upt the authorities to announce (which is not done yet).

Ques. When will the KVPY exam 2021 take place?

Ans. The KVPY exam is expected to take place by 1st week of November 2021.

Ques. When can I register for the KVPY 2021 exam?

Ans. There is no official notification yet, but you can expect the KVPY registration to start by 2nd week of July 2021.

3 Months Crash Course

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

Comments


12 Comments
S
sandesh kumar
What is the scholarship amount?
J
jaya garg

Hi Sandesh. Candidates from AA/SX/SB stream, at the time of 1st to 3rd years of – B.Sc. or B.S. or B.Stat. or B.Maths Integrated M.Sc. or M.S. will get 5000 fellowship (monthly) while it is 20, 000 (Yearly Contingency Grant (in INR).

A
anuj singh chauhan
From where can I collect Study Certificate Form?
J
jaya garg

Hi Anuj. The form can be collected from the Principal or Head of the Institution where they are pursuing their current courses. And, then you need a Recommendation form from a Teacher is all that is required to sit for the KVPY 2021 Interview Process.

K
koyena biswas
I belong to SC category, do I need to submit the caste certificate as well?
J
jaya garg

Hi Koyena. Candidates must provide the Caste and Medical certificate that is valid. Also, you must have a valid medical certificate (as per GOI) with you at the time of KVPY interview process.

S
sadim ansari
Is it compulsory to give the aptitude exam?
J
jaya garg

Hi Sadim. The KVPY Aptitude test aimed at shortlisting the best candidates for the interview round. The aptitude test is a must and mandatory for everyone.

S
shivkumar dama
What is the weightage of interviews?
J
jaya garg

Hi Shivkumar. The KVPY 2021 exam will be of 2 stages including Aptitude Test & Interview aimed at qualifying students for the KVPY scholarship scheme. The weightage will be given on 75% of marks in Aptitude test and 25% on the performance in the interview round.

U
uma goenka
What is the purpose if interview process, if there is a written test as well?
J
jaya garg

Hi Uma. The KVPY 2021 interview process is for testing the knowledge of aspirants in the domain of research.

R
riyaz
From which sections questions are asked?
J
jaya garg

Hi Riyaz. The question paper KVPY 2021 is expected to be of MCQ type and is divided into 2 parts. You will be asked questions from - Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. The aptitude test will be the same for Stream SA, SB and SX.

A
arushi thankur
What is the medium of questions?
J
jaya garg

HI Arushi. The medium of question paper will be both in English and Hindi language, so you can select your prefered language to write the exam. 

D
devisingh
Is aptitude test takes across several cities?
J
jaya garg

Hi Devisingh. Under the KVPY 2021 Selection Procedure, the aptitude test is to be taken first followed by an interview to avail the scholarships. The aptitude test takes place across various cities of the country.

G
gouri kumari
How many stages are there in the KVPY exam?
J
jaya garg

Hi Gouri. The selection process will have 2 stages - Aptitude Test and Interview. One has to crack both to avail the KVPY scholarships. The interview process of KVPY 2020 is cancelled because of COVID-19 situation. To know more, click here.

S
sunny pandey
Who conducts the KVPY exam?
J
jaya garg

Hi Sunny. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a national-level scholarship scheme for students who want to do pursue research in Science stream. Post completing the KVPY 2021 registration, students are supposed to undergo the KVPY Selection Procedure in 2021 first to be eligible for the scholarships.

A
ananya pandey
Some friends from my School/College plan to take the KVPY aptitude test. Can we ask our School/College authorities to request bulk applications for us?
J
jaya garg

Hi Ananya. Candidates are supposed to apply through online only. No hard copy of the application is available. Bulk applications from school/college authorities will not be considered.