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6 Advantages of KVPY Scholarship

Last Updated - October 30, 2017


Candidates enrolled in Classes 11 and 12 of the science stream often appear for a number of Olympiads and Scholarship exams. They generally give these exams to add a feather in their colorful caps. One such test is KVPY. It is a national scholarship entrance exam conducted by IISc, Bangalore.

But Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana is unlike any other scholarship test and comes with several great benefits. Firstly, the students who qualify the exam are awarded a handsome scholarship and contingency grant. They have an incredible opportunity to attend summer camps which are held in prestigious educational and research institutes. Many top institutes which offer the best programs in research and technology admit students based on their performance in KVPY.

A KVPY scholar has incredible opportunities in terms of their academics and career. In this article we have mentioned the advantages of the exam which can help convince more applicants to give the test.

Benefits of KVPY

Clearing KVPY is a daunting task and requires a lot of hard work. Qualifying for this scholarship test is an achievement in itself. Aspirants who acquire this scholarship also get several other benefits which are discussed below.

1) Scholarship

The scholarship awarded to KVPY scholars is really good.  For the first 3 years of the UG course, a basic scholarship of INR 5000 per month is provided to students from both science and medicine fields. This sum is increased to INR 7000 a month for every subsequent year of integrated programs upto pre- PhD level. 

In addition to this, candidates also get an annual contingency grant of INR 20,000 for the first 3 years that goes upto INR 28,000 for subsequent years. This monetary aid is really helpful for students whose education is restricted due to financial constraints.

2) Opens New Avenues

KVPY scholars have the opportunity to attend various seminars and summer camps. These summer programs are organized separately for different streams. Candidates spend 1-2 weeks in scientific institutions under the guidance of experts in different fields of science, engineering or medicine. They get to watch scientists at work, interact with them and visit nearby research laboratories and institutions.

Besides this, KVPY fellows also have access to renowned National laboratories and Universities. They can make use of the library or laboratory facilities of these institutes on the production of their ID card.

3) Research Projects

Every individual who qualifies KVPY is required to do a research project under the guidance of a scientist or scholar specializing in respective fields. Being a part of such projects enhances the knowledge of candidates and motivates them to think independently. Participation in such project promises a successful and flourishing career in science and engineering.

4) Easier route for admission into research institutes

The best research institutes in the country like the IISc and IISERs admit students on the basis of KVPY. A good performance in this test acts as a backup option for many applicants.

Generally, admission into these institutes through JEE is a harder route as the cut offs of these colleges is very high. By qualifying KVPY students stand a better chance to be admitted into IISc and IISERs. KVPY fellows are considered for direct entry into these colleges based on their performance in the test.

5) Makes your CV look good

The KVPY fellowship is one of the most coveted titles one can earn while in college. It gives the candidates an edge over the others and makes their CV stand out. It is an incredible addition to one’s CV which enhances the chances of getting a better job.

6) Helps prepare for JEE and other exams

The syllabus for KVPY is quite similar to that of JEE and NEET. This helps students kill 2 birds with one stone i.e. they can prepare for these tests simultaneously. So, aspirants finish studying well within time. Check How Does KVPY Preparation help to crack IIT JEE?

Through KVPY, engineering and medical aspirants can test their preparations on a national scale. Many students who crack KVPY also get a good rank in JEE.

KVPY scholarship is a milestone for students pursuing a career in science and research. Considering the advantages of a KVPY scholarship, applicants generally start preparing for this exam right after class X exams. They can appear multiple times for the exam to secure the scholarship. All the efforts are worth the pain given the prestige the KVPY scholarship carries.

About Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana

KVPY is a nation level exam held annually for admission to programs in basic sciences offered by top- notch institutes and to award scholarships to meritorious candidates. Around 1 lakh students appear for the exam each year.

To be a KVPY scholar, aspirants have to undergo 2 stages of selection namely Aptitude test and Interview. The aptitude test is an objective exam which assesses the knowledge of individuals in 4 subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. Students belonging to Class 11 and 12 of the science stream as well as those already studying in the 1st year of a UG program in basic sciences can apply for the exam. Check KVPY Syllabus

The stream of the exam must be chosen as per the academic qualification of participants. The final stage of the exam is the interview. Applicants are shortlisted for the interview based on their performance in the online exam.

The exam is meant to encourage young aspirants to take up research careers in the fields of basic sciences, engineering, and medicine. Its objective is to select the best talent and nurture it for the development of the country. KVPY is initiated and funded by the DST, Govt. of India. It will be held on November 5, 2017 this year across various centers in the country.

Highlights of the exam

Some quick facts related to the KVPY exam are given below:

  • The aptitude test for KVPY is an objective exam which is divided into 2 parts, each part having 4 segments viz. Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics.
  • Aspirants must attempt any 3 sections in Part I and 2 sections in Part II.
  • The marking scheme for both parts will vary and negative marking will also be applicable.
  • The duration of the test is 3 hours.
  • The syllabus for the exam is generally modeled on the CBSE curriculum of Class 11 and 12.
  • Students who qualify the aptitude test will be called for the interview.
  • For the final selection, the conducting body will compute a total score after giving due weightage to the Aptitude test (75%) and Interview (25%).

Check KVPY Exam Pattern



1 Comment

what do you mean by SA ,SB ?

18 Apr, 2017 00:20

Hi Deepak, SA, SX and SB are the streams of KVPY exam. These streams are used as an eligibility criterion. If the Candidate studying in class XI, he/She will opt for the exam under SA stream or if the Candidate studying in class XII, he/She will opt for the exam under SX stream or if the candidate have completed a diploma in any science course/studying in the first year of the graduation may opt through SB stream.

19 Apr, 2017 16:30

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