Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a scholarship program for identifying and encouraging the scientific aptitude in students. Students studying in XI standard to 1st year of any undergraduate program in Basic sciences, engineering and medicine are selected based on performance in Aptitude test and interview. Fellowship and contingency grant are offered from 1st year of graduation up to pre-Ph.D. level or 5 years (whichever is earlier). Monthly Stipend of Rs. 5,000/- and Annual Contingency Grant of Rs. 20,000/- are granted during 1st to 3rd year after which it increases to Monthly Stipend of Rs. 7,000/- and Annual Contingency Grant of Rs. 28,000/- for next 2 years.

Eligibility Criteria

The fellowship of the students appearing for KVPY will be activated only if they join an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences, that is, B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Ecology, Molecular Biology, Botany, Zoology, Physiology, Biotechnology, Neurosciences, Bioinformatics, Marine Biology, Geology, Human Biology, Genetics, Biomedical Sciences, Applied Physics, Geophysics, Materials Science or Environmental Science

Based on the performance in Aptitude Test, short-listed students are called for interview. Further, the merit list is prepared on 75% weight-age for Aptitude Test marks and 25% weight-age for the interview. Aptitude exam can be given at three levels:

Stream SA: Students studying in Standard XI can appear for SA provided they must score a minimum of 80% marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science subjects in Standard X.

Stream SX: Students studying in Standard XII can appear for SX provided they have scored a minimum of 80% marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science subjects in Standard X and must score a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in Science subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in standard XII.

Stream SB: Students studying in 1st year of undergraduate programme can appear for SB provided they have scored a minimum of 80% marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science subjects in Standard X, a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in Science subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in standard XII and must score a minimum of 60% marks in 1st year final examination.

Exam Pattern

KVPY is a multiple choice questions based exam of total 100 marks. It constitutes of 2 parts - I & II, each containing 4 sections - Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Paper I contains 20 questions whereas Paper II contains 10 questions in each section. For Streams SX and SB, candidates can attempt any three of the four subjects, i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology.

S. No Subject Part I Part II
1 Mathematics 20 questions - 1 mark each 10 questions - 2 marks each
2 Physics 20 questions - 1 mark each 10 questions - 2 marks each
3 Chemistry 20 questions - 1 mark each 10 questions - 2 marks each
4 Biology 20 questions - 1 mark each 10 questions - 2 marks each

Application Procedure
  1. Apply online for KVPY examination by registering online on its website
  2. Fill up the personal and academic details and choose test center.
  3. Upload photo, signature and other certificates.
  4. Pay the application fees either by credit card, ATM Debit card, Net Banking or e-challan.
  5. Download the admit card from the website


Opening of online application portal 18th Jul 2016
Last date for closing of online application 30th Aug 2016
Admit Card Second week of October, 2016
Exam Date 6th Nov 2016
Result Third week of December, 2016

Units and Measurements, Vectors, and Calculus in Physics Motion in a Straight line
Motion in a Plane Laws of Motion
Work, Energy and Power System of particles and Rotational Motion
Gravitation Mechanical Properties of solids
Mechanical Properties of fluids Thermal Properties of Matter
Thermodynamics Kinetic Theory
Oscillations Waves
Electric Charges and fields Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance
Current Electricity Moving charges and Magnetism
Magnetism and Matter Electromagnetic Induction
Alternating Current Electromagnetic Waves
Ray Optics and Optical Instruments Wave Optics
Dual Nature Of Radiation and Matter Modern Physics (Atoms, Nuclei)
Semiconductor Devices  
Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry Structure of Atom
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structures
States of Matter Thermodynamics
Equilibrium: Chemical and Ionic Redox Reaction
Hydrogen The s-Block elements
The p-Block elements Group 13 & 14 Organic Chemistry, some Basic Principle and Techniques/td>
Hydrocarbons Solid State
Solution Chemical Kinetics
Surface Chemistry General Principles and isolation of elements
p - Block elements d and f Block elements
Coordination Compounds Halo-alkanes and Halo-arenes
Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic acids
Amines Biomolecules and Polymers
Sets, Relations and Functions & Logarithm Trigonometry Phase 1
Trigonometry Phase 2 Inverse Trigonometric functions
Principle of Mathematical induction Linear Inequalities
Linear Programming Quadratic Equation
Sequence and Series Binomial Theorem
Straight lines Circles
Conic Sections Complex Numbers
Permutations and Combinations Probability
Statistics and Mathematical reasoning Limits and Continuity
Differentiability and differentiation Applications of Derivatives
Indefinite Integration Definite Integration
Matrices and Determinants 2-d and 3-d Geometry
Vector Algebra  
Biological classification Plant Kingdom
Animal Kingdom Morphology of Flowering Plants
Anatomy of flowering Plants Structural Organization in Animals
The Cell: Unit of Life Bio - Molecules
Cell Cycle & Cell Division Enzymes
Transport in Plants Mineral Nutrition
Photosynthesis in Higher Plants Respiration in Plants
Plant Growth & Development Digestion & Absorption
Breathing and Exchange of Gases Body Fluids and Circulation
Excretory Products and their Elimination Locomotion and movement
Neural Control and Coordination Chemical coordination and Integration
Reproduction in Organisms Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plant
Human Reproduction Reproductive Health
Principles of Inheritance and Variation Molecular Basis of Inheritance
Evolution Human Health & Disease
Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production Microbes in Human Welfare
Biotechnology: Principles, Processes & Applications Organisms and Populations