KVPY 2018: Online Applications Has Begun

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Heads up KVPY 2018 aspirants! The online application form for KVPY 2018 has been released by IISc (Indian Institute of Science) on the 11th of July 2018. The application form for KVPY SA, SX, and SB streams are now available online to be filled up by the aspirant.

A brief about the exam

The KVPY fellowship programme was started in 1999 by the Department of Science and Technology by Government of India and is conducted by Indian Institute of Science. The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a scholarship programme to motivate and inspire bright students to pursue basic science courses and a career in research in the field of science.

Important dates for KVPY 2018

Online application begins11th July 2018
Online application ends31st August 2018
Release of the Admit Card2nd week of October 2018
Exam Date4th of November 2018

Application process

For aspirants to successfully apply for the exam needs to follow the below:

  • Aspirants need to log in to the registration section to fill out the form.
  • The personal details: Name, Date of Birth, Mobile number, Email ID, and class presently enrolled in needs to be provided.
  • Payment of fees.

It is important to furbish the right and valid information in the online application form, as once submitted, it will not be allowed to change. The information provided, if found wrong or incorrect, the candidature of the aspirant will be canceled and the application fees will not be refunded.

Apply for KVPY 2018 here: http://www.kvpy.iisc.ernet.in/main/index.htm

Application fees

The fees mentioned below are excluding bank charges. An applicant needs to pay the fees before the 31st of August 2018.

Category Fees (in Rupees)
General category1000/-
SC / ST / PH / Pwd500/-

Documents required:

  • Scanned copy of the passport photo. The photograph should be a colored one and not more than 150 kb in size.
  • Scanned copy of the signature. The scanned signature should be in black and white only and not more than 80 kb in size.
  • For PWD candidates- Medical certificate
  • If applicable- Caste certificate

 Streams and eligibility criteria

The KVPY has 3 streams and each stream has different eligibility criteria to avail the fellowship grant. Besides being a citizen of India, the following are the criteria for each stream:

Stream  Eligibility
SA·         Class 11 students of Science Stream

·         75% minimum marks in Maths and Science subjects in class 10 (65% for special categories)

SX·         Class 12 students of Science Stream

·         75% minimum marks in Maths and Science subjects in class 10 (65% for special categories)

·         To be eligible for the fellowship grant, the candidate must secure 60% (50% for special                             categories) in math and science subjects in their 12th boards exam


SB·         Candidates who are enrolled in the 1st year of an undergraduate programme in Basic Sciences.

·         60% (50% for special categories) in math and science subjects in their 12th board’s exam

·         To be eligible for the fellowship grant, the candidate must secure 60% (50% for special                            categories) in the final exam of their 1st year of undergraduate studies.

To know the status of the application

Once the fees is paid, aspirants can log in with their credentials on the KVPY website and know about the status of the application. The login credentials are important, as it will be required later to download the admit card from the same portal.

Test centers of KVPY 2018

Test Centers

Mock Tests

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