Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana
Basic Sciences (SA, SB+2(SX) and SB)
After scrutiny of application forms and based on the performance in the Board Examination(s), all the eligible candidates from Streams SA, SB+2(SX) and SB have to appear for a written aptitude test (conducted both in Hindi and English). The test will be conducted at different centers across the country on 31st October 2010. The details of the venue of the aptitude tests will be put on the KVPY website in October 2010. Based on the performance in the aptitude test, candidates will be called for the interview which is the final stage of the selection procedure.
The question paper in SA Stream will be both multiple choice objective and descriptive types. In the objective type, 4 choices for the correct answer will be provided and the choice for the correct answer has to be made. In the descriptive type solution to a problem, formula for a sum, etc., has to be worked out and written. The model question paper will be put in the web sometime in September, 2010.
SP (Basic Sciences) and SP (Medicine)
KVPY applicant is required to submit the project report, chosen and executed by the candidate exclusively for this application. The projects done jointly with other candidates are not considered for KVPY Fellowship award. Applicant’s creativity and originality should be amply reflected in the project. This project has to be supervised by a teacher/professional in the relevant field. Based on the project submitted and scrutiny of the application form, short listed candidates will be called for an interview, which is the final stage of the selection procedure. The interview will be conducted at IISc, Bangalore during the month of December 2010 or January 2011.
Please Note that applications without the project report will not be considered. The project should not be a routine one (such as measuring a well known property of a material) The supervising teacher / professional is required to provide a recommendation letter certifying the extent of the applicant’s original contribution in the project.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
What is the syllabus for the written test?
There is no prescribed syllabus for the written test. The written test aims to test the understanding and analytical ability of the student than his/her factual knowledge. However, students are tested for the syllabus upto class XII.
I have completed my X Standard exam in 2009, am I eligible to apply for KVPY 2010?
(a) Stream SA: Students Joining in XI Std. (Science subjects) during the academic year 2010-2011 and having secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science subjects in the X-Standard Board Examination.
(b) Stream SB: Students enrolled in the Ist Year Science undergraduate program (B.Sc./B.S./integrated M.Sc.) during the academic year 2010-2011 and having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science subjects in the XII Standard Board Examination.
(c) Stream SB+2 : Students enrolled in class 12 (+2) during the academic year 2010-2011 and aspiring to join undergraduate program in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./ Int. M.Sc) for the session 2011 – 2012 provided they secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board Examination.
When can I be eligible for stream SP (Basic Sciences) and SP (Medicine)?
Stream SP (Basic Sciences): Students enrolled in XI/XII standard, I/II year (B.Sc./B.S./Int. M.Sc.) in Basic Sciences during the academic year 2010 – 2011 and have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in the X & XII Standard Board Examinations. A hard copy of an original and creative science based research project done by the applicant is required along with the application. In addition to this, students enrolled in I/II year B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. during the academic year 2010–2011 and have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in X and XII Standard Board Examinations. Students enrolled in the II year B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. program must have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in the I year examination. A hard copy of an original and creative science based research project done by the applicant is required along with the application
Stream SP (Medicine): Students joining First/Second Professional year of M.B.B.S. program during the academic year 2009 - 2010. Students must have passed XII Standard Board Examination with 75% (65% for SC/ST) marks aggregate in Science subjects or passed First Professional MBBS exam with not less than 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks.
A hard copy of the Bio – Medical research project done by the applicant is required along with the application.
When does the KVPY advertisement come in the newspapers?
The advertisement for the KVPY Fellowship appears in all the national dailies on May 11/2010 and July 11/ 2010.
Can I avail the KVPY Fellowship along with a merit scholarship?
KVPY does not allow its Fellows to receive simultaneously fellowship/scholarship from more than one source, either government or private. In case they are in receipt of any other fellowship or scholarship they will have to relinquish it in order to avail the KVPY Fellowship.
What sort of project would be preferred (a working model or theoretical study?)
Is there a word limit for the project report?
Is it compulsory to have a blue print of some proposal which has not been tried before?
Should the project strictly deal with a theme or a topic?
Answers to 6, 7, 8 and 9:
We look for evidence of originality and innovativeness in the project. It should be precise, demonstrable if it is an experiment. It should have a new idea or a new concept, if it is a theoretical study. Routine improvement of an existing idea is generally discouraged.