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.

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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.

1AhmedabadAhmedabad, Rajkot, VadodaraIIT Gandhinagar18-19 February, 2018
2AllahabadAgra, Allahabad, Dehradun, Kanpur, Lucknow, VaranasiHRI Allahabad28-30 January, 2018
3BengaluruBengaluru, Hubballi, Mangaluru, MysuruKVPY, IISc.24-26 February, 2018
4BhopalBhopal , Indore, NagpurIISER Bhopal22 -24 January, 2018
5BhubaneswarBhubaneswar, Rourkela, VisakhapatnamNISER Bhubaneswar28-30 January, 2018
6ChennaiChennai Anna University10-12 February, 2018
7CoimbatoreCalicut, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Palakkad, ThrichurBharathiar University19-20 February, 2018
8Delhi – IDelhi, Faridabad (SA)IIT-Delhi20-22 January, 2018
9Delhi – IIGhaziabad, Noida (SA & SX).  Faridabad (SB&SX) ,Delhi (SB ) Delhi University16-18 February, 2018
10Delhi – IIIDelhi (SX) JNU14-16 February, 2018
11Hyderabad – IHyderabad( SA & SB)University of Hyderabad26-28 January, 2018
12Hyderabad – IIVijayawada (SA & SX), Hyderabad (SX) CCMB – Hyderabad12-14 February, 2018
13Jaipur – IJaipur, Jodhpur (SA, SB) MNIT- Jaipur23-25 February, 2018
14Jaipur – IIJaipur, Jodhpur (SX)WILL BE UPDATED SOON26-28 February, 2018
15Kolkata – IDurgapur,  Kolkata,  Siliguri (SA)IISER-Kolkata29-31 January, 2018
16Kolkata – IIAgarthala, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi (SA). Durgapur, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Patna, Ranchi (SB) ISI-Kolkata13-14 February, 2018
17Kolkata – IIIAgarthala, Durgapur, Guwhati, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Siliguri (SX)IACS-Kolkata25-27 February, 2018
18MohaliAmbala, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Jammu, Mohali IISER-Mohali10-12 February, 2018
19MumbaiMumbai(SA,SX)IIT-Bombay22-24 February, 2018
20PuneAurangabad, Belagavi, Pune(SA,SB&SX) Mumbai (SB)IISER-Pune16-18 February, 2018
21TrivandrumErnakulam, Trivandrum      IISER – Trivandrum26-28 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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