FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
- Some friends from my School/College are planning to take the KVPY aptitude test. Can we ask our School/College authorities to request bulk applications for us?
Candidates must apply through online only. No hard copy of the application is available.
Bulk applications from school/college authorities will not be
- What is the meaning of the phrase 'computer based test'? I have never taken such a test before.
The phrase means that the test will be conducted using an
easy-to-use portal on a computer. No prior experience with using
computers is needed to opt for such a test. In fact, students
who choose to take the computer based test will be directed to a
web link that contains a mock aptitude test hosted on the same
portal. This will allow them to get familiar with all features
of the testing environment.
- Can I take a computer based test in Hindi?
- What is the syllabus for the written exam?
There is no prescribed syllabus for the written exam. The written exam aims to test the understanding and analytical ability of the student than his/her factual knowledge. However, students are tested for the syllabus up to class X/XII/1st year of B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. as applicable.
- What is the eligibility criteria
for KVPY 2016?(a) Stream SA: Students enrolled in the XI Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2016-17 and having secured a minimum of 80% (70% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the X Standard Board Examination.
Students promoted through both the Summative Assessments-II conducted by the school and
conducted by the Board are eligible to apply, if they satisfy eligibility criteria. If the students have obtained a letter grade in the qualified examination, they are requested to convert it into an appropriate % marks and fill-up the application form.
(b) Stream SX: Students enrolled in XII standard / (+2) during the academic year 2016-17 and aspiring to join an undergraduate program in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S.) for the session 2017-18 provided they have secured a minimum of 80% (70% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the X Standard Board Examination. They must secure 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the XII standard Board Examination before taking up the fellowship, if awarded.
(c) Stream SB: Students enrolled in the 1st Year of an undergraduate program in sciences (B.Sc./B.S./ B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S.) during the academic year 2016-17 and having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in Science subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the XII/(+2) 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.
- Is it necessary that the students have to study all the four subjects i.e. Physics,
Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics?
In the Stream-SA all questions are compulsory (Science
In respect of the streams SB and SX , there will be four
sections in Part I (Physics,
Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics) and four sections
in Part II (Physics, Chemistry, Biology
and Mathematics). Candidates are allowed to answer
any THREE of the four subjects in Part I and any TWO of the four
subjects in Part II
- When does the KVPY advertisement come in the newspapers?
The advertisement for the KVPY Fellowship appears in all the national dailies on the Technology day
(May 11), and on the second Sunday of July every year.
- Can I avail the KVPY Fellowship along with a merit scholarship?
KVPY does not allow its Fellows to receive simultaneously fellowship /scholarship from more than one
source, either government or private. In case they are in receipt of any other fellowship or scholarship,
they will have to relinquish it in order to avail the KVPY Fellowship.
- When can I get the application form?
The KVPY is publishing its detailed advertisement on 2nd Sunday of the month of July every year. The application form can be obtained after the publication of the advt.
- When should I submit application form?
The last date for submission of the application form will be notified in the detailed advertisement published during July every year.
- Whom should I contact in case of Examination centre related queries?
The students can send their queries through e-mail which will be answered.
- I have a scanned copy of my photograph/signature/caste certificate, the file size of which exceeds the limit mentioned in the online application form. What should I do?
Please compress the file and then upload it.
- When and How do I download ADMIT CARD ?
Candidates may download ADMIT CARD during 3rd week of October by
logging in to their application portal at KVPY website.
Details regarding Examination venue and seat number will be
available in the admit card.
- EXAMINATION TIME:
STREAM SA : Forenoon 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Candidates
should report at 8:30 AM)
STREAM SB/SX : Afternoon 2 PM to 5 PM (Candidates should report
at 1 PM)