A new date for KVPY 2021 exam has been announced by IISc, Bangalore this exam will now be conducted on 9th January 2022. The exam was postponed by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore following the Madras high court order because of regional language concerns.
“This is for the information to all those candidates who have registered and paid the fees for the KVPY Aptitude test-2021. The KVPY Aptitude test will now be held on 9th January 2022,” notification on the official website reads. Earlier the exam was scheduled to be held on November 7th, 2021.
This postponement of the exam date happened after a petition was filed at Madras High Court on regional language concerns. The petition stated that exams can not be conducted only in English and Hindi as it would be unfair to candidates who studied in regional languages.
After hearing the petition, a division bench of Chief Justice of Madras High Court directed the center to indicate the steps that can be taken to have adequate manpower so that the KVPY fellowship exam can be handled in multiple regional languages. The Judges have granted the center 15 days to respond to this matter.
While giving the order to postpone the exam, the chief justice also gives an example of countries like Japan and Germany. They observed that while English isn’t the first language in both these countries, they aren’t deficient in science and technology. So, it is possible to groom a bright young mind in a regional language like Assamese or rural tribes can come up with many brilliant ideas that can be used in different research projects. But there are lots of young minds from rural areas who face the language barrier, and aspirants may not be able to adapt to the English or Hindi language which might get them disqualified.
Aspirants have to wait a little bit more for the KVPY exam of 2021. More information related to exam postponement is available on KVPY official website. Until the new exam date is announced, aspirants can attempt KVPY online mock tests and solve the previous year’s papers of KVPY. We will update you when the new date will be announced. Keep reading myPAT blog.
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