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Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana is a program started in 1999 by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India All. The aim of the program is to encourage young students studying basic science to take up research in the field of Science. This is a fellowship program that has been started to make the students realize their potential and groom them in the field of research for the development of the country.

Every year the KVPY Aptitude Test is conducted for students studying in class 11th, class 12th and in the 1st year of under-graduation, studying any basic science course. The advertisement of the same is published in National Dailies on technology day and on second Sunday of July every year.

All the candidates who wish to take the test must check the eligibility and fill the online registration/ application form that will be made available on the official website in the 2nd week of July 2018. There are certain points that need to be kept in mind while filling up the application form:

  • Candidates have to fill and submit the KVPY Application Form in the online mode only.
  • The registrations will begin tentatively from the 2nd week of July 2018.
  • The last date to fill and submit the application form is 2nd week of August 2018.
  • Candidates appearing for the exam will have to fill in personal details, academic details, choose the test center, upload their signature and photograph and other certificates mentioned.
  • Applicants will also have to pay the prescribed application fees, without which the form will remain incomplete.
  • Candidates must make sure that they provide the correct information and read all instructions carefully.
  • After submission of the form, applicants must take a print out of the form for future use.
  • Once application is submitted and application fees paid, it will not be refunded.

How To Fill KVPY 2018 Online Application Form


Candidates will first have to register themselves and provide information like valid email id, phone number and date of birth.

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Filling up the form 

Candidates will then have to fill up personal, academic details, choose test centers upload their signature and photograph and other certificates mentioned.

Uploading of Images 

The images have to be uploaded in the following specifications:


File size

File format


Less than 500 KB



Less than 200 KB


Payment of application fees

Candidates have to pay the application fees of Rs 1000/- for general and OBC category candidates and Rs 500/- for SC/ ST/ PwD through the KVPY application portal only. Candidates can pay the fees by credit/debit card, net banking or by downloading an e-challan. There is no other way to pay the application fees.

General Instructions

  • Candidates must fill the details in the form carefully without any mistakes.
  • A valid email id and phone number are mandatory for the online registration. This email id and the number has to be kept active till the declaration of results.
  • Candidates belonging to the SC/ST categories must upload a scanned copy of the caste certificate.
  • Candidates belonging to the PwD category are required to upload the medical certificate.
  • After submission of the form, an application number will be generated which the candidates should note down or save it somewhere. This application number will be required in the future.
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