KVPY 2018 will be organized by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a national level fellowship programme. Department of Science and Technology, Government of India has started this programme in 1999. It is conducted to provide scholarship upto pre-Ph.D level to the selected candidates. The selection will be based on the aptitude test & interview managed by the IISc.

KVPY Exam Dates

In the given table, we are providing the tentative schedule of KVPY 2018.

Events Dates (Tentative)
Online Application Form Issued 2nd week of July 2018
Last Date of Form Filling 2nd week of August 2018
Admit Card Availability 2nd week of October 2018
Exam Date 1st week of November 2018
Result Announcement 1st week of December 2018
Interview Round 3rd week of January 2019

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria are given below:


  • Candidate must be a citizen of India.

For Stream SA:

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates who studied in Class 11th (science stream) must apply for this exam.
  • Minimum Marks: Candidates have to pass class 10th with Mathematics & Science subjects & secure minimum 80% marks (70% marks for SC/ST/PwD) in aggregate.

For Stream SX:

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates, those studied in class 12th (science subjects) can apply.
  • Subjects: Pass above class with Mathematics & Science subjects (PCB)
  • Minimum Marks: Candidates have to score minimum 60% marks (50% for SC/ST/PwD) in aggregate in Science subjects (PCB) in Class 12th. Candidates also have to obtain at least 80% marks (70% marks in case of SC/ST/PwD) in aggregate in class 10th.

For Stream SB:

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates who enrolled in 1st year of the UG programme in Basic Science (Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology) leading to B.Sc/BS/B.Math./B.Stat./MS/Int. M.Sc) can apply for this exam.
  • Minimum Marks: Candidates have to score at least 60% marks (50% marks in case of SC/ST/PwD category) in 10+2 examination.

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