The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana is a scholarship programme on a National level which is designed to encourage students to take up research work. It is conducted by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore every year. The application process for gaining this scholarship has already started from September 6, 2020, on the official website of KVPY. The exam for the same will be conducted on January 31, 2021. Go through the exam pattern and the syllabus for KVPY Aptitude Test thoroughly after application to take the best preparation. This can get tricky as there is no specific prescribed syllabus for the exam and the best way to cover relevant topics is emphasizing on class 11 and 12 topics in NCERT Science books.
The conventional selection process for KVPY comprises of two steps- the Aptitude Test and the Interview round. However, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the candidates will be selected based on the Aptitude test only and there will be no interview round. Also read- 1 month preparation tips for IAS Prelims 2020
The following are the eligibility criteria for the different streams in which the candidates can apply for the scholarship-
- The candidate must be pursuing class 11 in 2020-21.
- Minimum 75% aggregate for Maths and Science subjects in class 10. For SC/ST, the minimum required aggregate is 65%.
- The candidate will get fellowship under this specific stream only if they join Basic Science courses like BS/BSc/BStat/integrated MSc/Integrated MS after they secure 60% marks in class 12. For the reserved category, this can be 50% minimum.
- During the interim period, they can go for the National Science Camp and the expenses will be bored by KVPY.
- The candidate should be pursuing 12th standard in 2020-21.
- They can only join basic science streams for the session of 2020-21.
- 75% aggregate for science and Maths in class 10 and 60% aggregate in Science and Maths for class 12 is the minimum qualification required. For SC/ST this is minimum of 65% and 50% respectively.
- Students who are studying in Cambridge International Exam board require the same marks aggregate in their class 11 and 12 respectively.
- The student should be in their first year of the undergraduate program in 2020-21. Their subject should be any of the Basic Science subjects.
- They should secure 60% marks in the basic science subject aggregate during the academic year of 2020-21. This is 50% for SC/ST candidates.
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The following are few important factors to note:
- During the undergraduate program, candidates will get monthly stipend of 5000 rupees and an annual contingency grant of 20,000 rupees.
- During the post-graduation program, the candidate will get INR 7000 monthly and INR 28000 yearly as an annual contingency grant.
- The aptitude test is common for SA, SX and SB streams.
- The questions will be for physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics.
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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.