Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana is a national level fellowship program. It is conducted to provide scholarship up to pre-Ph. D level to the selected candidates. The aim of this programme is to encourage young students to take up research in the field of basic science. The selection is based on the aptitude test and interview managed by the IISc. The Advertisement for KVPY appears in all the National Dailies on Technology Day (May 11) and second Sunday of July every Year.

The exam (in the form of an aptitude test)for the KVPY 2018 fellowship programme is conducted every year in the month of November and the interview for the same is held in between January to February. The Answer keys of the same will be released on the official website within 15-20 days of aptitude test. The results of KVPY 2017 held on 5th and 19th November 2017 have been announced.

All candidates who qualify the examination and are shortlisted based on their performance in the exam will be called for the selection procedure commonly known as the interview round. The list of interview centers and the respective dates have been announced on the official website.

S. No. CENTRE APTITUDE TEST CENTRES VENUE (Tentative) DATE (Tentative)
1 Ahmedabad Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Vadodara IIT Gandhinagar 18-19 February, 2018
2 Allahabad Agra, Allahabad, Dehradun, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi HRI Allahabad 28-30 January, 2018
3 Bengaluru Bengaluru, Hubballi, Mangaluru, Mysuru KVPY, IISc. 24-26 February, 2018
4 Bhopal Bhopal , Indore, Nagpur IISER Bhopal 22 -24 January, 2018
5 Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar, Rourkela, Visakhapatnam NISER Bhubaneswar 28-30 January, 2018
6 Chennai Chennai  Anna University 10-12 February, 2018
7 Coimbatore Calicut, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Palakkad, Thrichur Bharathiar University 19-20 February, 2018
8 Delhi – I Delhi, Faridabad (SA) IIT-Delhi 20-22 January, 2018
9 Delhi – II Ghaziabad, Noida (SA & SX).  Faridabad (SB&SX) ,Delhi (SB )  Delhi University 16-18 February, 2018
10 Delhi – III Delhi (SX)  JNU 14-16 February, 2018
11 Hyderabad – I Hyderabad( SA & SB) University of Hyderabad 26-28 January, 2018
12 Hyderabad – II Vijayawada (SA & SX), Hyderabad (SX)  CCMB – Hyderabad 12-14 February, 2018
13 Jaipur – I Jaipur, Jodhpur (SA, SB)  MNIT- Jaipur 23-25 February, 2018
14 Jaipur – II Jaipur, Jodhpur (SX) WILL BE UPDATED SOON 26-28 February, 2018
15 Kolkata – I Durgapur,  Kolkata,  Siliguri (SA) IISER-Kolkata 29-31 January, 2018
16 Kolkata – II Agarthala, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi (SA). Durgapur, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Patna, Ranchi (SB)  ISI-Kolkata 13-14 February, 2018
17 Kolkata – III Agarthala, Durgapur, Guwhati, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Siliguri (SX) IACS-Kolkata 25-27 February, 2018
18 Mohali Ambala, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Jammu, Mohali  IISER-Mohali 10-12 February, 2018
19 Mumbai Mumbai(SA,SX) IIT-Bombay 22-24 February, 2018
20 Pune Aurangabad, Belagavi, Pune(SA,SB&SX) Mumbai (SB) IISER-Pune 16-18 February, 2018
21 Trivandrum Ernakulam, Trivandrum       IISER – Trivandrum 26-28 January, 2018

The performance of the candidates will be the sole basis for selection. During the interview, candidate’s knowledge of science and research will be cross-checked. After the interview has been conducted, the final list of selected candidates will be released by the Indian Institute of Science.

Eligible candidates can now download the Interview call letter. The information for the interview like timings, venue, and date will be sent to the candidate through the mail on his/her registered email id. Shortlisted candidates will be required to take a print of the interview call letter that has to be mandatorily carried to the interview venue.

The following documents have to be carried to the interview round:

  1. KVPY 2018 Application Form
  2. KVPY 2018 Admit Card
  3. KVPY 2018 Interview Call Letter
  4. Class X & XII Original Marks Sheet
  5. Category Certificate
  6. A Self-Appraisal Form
  7. Study certificate Form
  8. Medical Certificate
  9. Teacher Recommendation Form

On successful completion of the exam and interview round, candidates will be granted a scholarship.

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