Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has revealed the dates and details for KVPY 2017 fellowship entrance examination. The notification for KVPY released today, on July 14 and the exam is scheduled to be held on November 05, 2017. The students of class 11, 12, and those in the 1st year of Graduation have been invited to apply for the fellowship.

The application form for KVPY 2017 will release on July 16, 2017, and the last date to submit it will be August 23, 2017. The online registration portal will open at The candidates will not be able to apply offline. To submit the application form, the candidates will first have to register by submitting the email, phone number, and date of birth. Once the registration is done, the candidates will be able to access the KVPY application form and fill personal, educational, and other details in it.

Along with the details, the students will also have to upload their photograph and signature on the form. To do so, the candidates will have to scan the photograph and signature in less than 500 and 200 KB, respectively. The images must be in jpg and jpeg format. It has to be ensured that in the photograph, 70% to 80% of the frontal face is visible. The signature should be in neat and in small letters.

Payment of fee is also a mandatory step for successfully submitting the application form. Just like the application form, the candidates will be able to submit the application fee online. Candidates can choose Credit Card, ATM-Debit Card, or Net Banking medium to submit the amount. However, for those comfortable in paying fee offline, the e-challan option is also available. The amount of application fee is Rs. 1000 for the candidates belonging to General and OBC category and Rs. 500 for candidates belonging to SC, ST, and PWD category.

The candidates will have to ensure the eligibility criteria before applying because the ineligible candidates will not be granted admission. In all, there are three streams in KVPY i.e. SA, SX, and SB. Under SA stream those students can apply who are in class 11 and secured more than 75% marks in Mathematics and Science subject, in class 10. The SX stream is for those class 12 aspirants, who scored more 75% in Mathematics and Science, in class 10, but will also be required to score more than 60% in the 12th. The SB streams is for those aspirants who are studying in 1st year undergraduate Basic Science program and secured minimum of 60% marks in class 12, in Mathematics and Science.

The question paper for SA is different from that of SB/SX. Yet, the purpose of the examination will be the same, to identify superb young minds who are eager to contribute towards science research. After the written examination, called as KVPY Aptitude Test, the selected candidates will be called for the interview round. The interviews will be held in January 2018, and the schedule for it will be announced later on.

For the selection of the candidates for interview, a cutoff will be determined. The last year’s cutoff has not been announced yet. However, last to last year, those candidates were selected for SA, SX, and SB general merit list who scored more than the 55%, 55%, and 50%, respectively. For SC/ST candidates of SA, SX, and SB streams the cutoff percentage was 45%, 45%, and 40%. For the PwD candidates a separate merit list was released, however, the minimum qualifying marks for it was as much as that for the SC/ST candidates.

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana, commonly called as KVPY, is an initiative of Department of Science and Technology under the Government of India. The aim of the KVPY Fellowship is to encourage the youth of India towards basic science, so that they may explore their options in science research as a career. It is one of the most prestigious scholarships, for which lakhs of students apply every year.

The responsibility to selected the candidates worthy of the fellowship has been bestowed upon IISc, Bangalore. The Institute will conduct the exam is 54 cities and the candidates will be able to state their choice for the exam center while submitting the application form. The candidates who will be selected will receive a monthly stipend of Rs. 5000, which will amount to Rs. 20000 on annual basis.

If the student has even the slightest inclination towards science then this is a very good opportunity to work with some of the best and alike minds in the nation. This will also open numerous doors for those planning to make the career in science related field. Drop your queries in the comment box below.

Edit: Examination pattern of SA is different from that of SB/SX. Previously article conveyed that exam pattern of all three to be different. Thanks to reader Ramesh for pointing out!

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  1. In the above article one statement is perhaps misprint that is the question paper of all streams are different.Now the right statement will be the question paper of SB and SX streams are same but are different from SA stream.

    • Yes sure you can apply for it.If you apply during class 11 then you will be in SA stream.But if you apply for it in class 12 or 1st year UG of any BSC course the you will be in SX and SB stream respectively.

    • The same question I had asked on quora .The only difference is replacing Neet with Jee.But uptilI now I did not get any proper answer.I suggest you to ask this question by sending it to KVPY contact email address.The really reply within 2 or 4 days.

  2. sir i wanted to ask that i am a class 12th student so in the exam will i get only 12th syllabus or 11th and 12th syllabus both . and also where can i get last year paper

    • The syllabus would comprise of class 11 and 12 if you apply during class 12.You will be in SX stream.Now you will get the last year question paper from kvpy official website

  3. Sir
    In 2016 I have appeared in SA stream and my rank was 257.Can I confirmed a seat at IISC or I will apply for SB stream this yeat

  4. Whats the benefit of kvpy for aiims n neet aspirants??.. and could this exam be given by dropper students or not

  5. Sir, i am completd my 10th during 2016-17 then i completed my first year in 2017-18. Can apply for sa stream exam.

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