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 up to class XII.
- I have completed my X Standard exam in 2011, am I eligible to apply for KVPY 2012?
(a) Stream SA: Students enrolled in the XI Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2012-13 and have secured a minimum of 80% (70% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board Examination.
Students promoted through both the Summative Assessments-II conducted by the school and conduced by the Board are eligible to apply, if they satisfy eligibility criteria. If the students have obtained a letter grade in the qualified examination, they are requested to convert it into an appropriate % and fill-up the application form.
(b) Stream SX : Students enrolled in XII standard / (+2) during the academic year 2012-13 and aspiring to join an undergraduate program in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./ Int. M.Sc/M.S.) for the session 2013–14 provided they have secured a minimum of 80% (70% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board Examination.
(c) Stream SB: Students enrolled in the 1st Year of an undergraduate program in sciences (B.Sc./B.S./integrated M.Sc./M.S.) during the academic year 2012-13 and having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in Science subjects in the XII/(+2) Standard Board Examination.
- When does the KVPY advertisement come in the newspapers?
The advertisement for the KVPY Fellowship appears in all the national dailies on the Technology day (May 11), and second Sunday of July every year.
- 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.