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KVPY 2018 Eligibility; Stream-Wise Eligibility

Updated On - July 24th 2018 by SONAL ROHATGI

KVPY Eligibility includes age criteria, citizenship and academic criteria for each stream. Candidates can apply for SA stream if they have enrolled to Class XI with science subjects. The candidates who have appeared for Class XII with Science subjects can apply under SX stream. To apply for SB stream, candidates must have enrolled for basic sciences provided that they are a 1st year student.

KVPY Application Form 2018 Released

  • Only Indian nationals can apply for KVPY 2018 provided they take admission to the B.Sc. program only in India.
  • The minimum age required to apply for SA stream is 16 years. The lower age limit for SX stream is 17 years. The candidates who apply for SB stream must be 18 years old.
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KVPY Eligibility Criteria 2018

Candidates can appear for the aptitude test if they meet the given KVPY eligibility criteria according to the Stream. Before filling KVPY 2018 Application Form, candidates should meet the given eligibility criteria.

  • Only Indian candidates can apply for the KVPY Fellowship programme.

For Stream SA – 

  • Those candidates studied in XI Standard (Science Subjects) in the academic year of 2018-2019 can apply for this test.
  • Candidates have to score at least 75% marks (65% marks in case of the SC/ST/PWD) in aggregate in Science & Mathematics subjects in Class X.
  • Candidates have to secure minimum 60% marks (50% marks for SC/ST/PWD) in aggregate in Science Subjects in XII Standard Board Examination.
  • Selected students fellowship will be activated only when they join an UG programme in Basic Science (B.Sc/BS/B.Stat./B.Math./Int.M.Sc/MS) in the academic year 2020-2021.
  • During the interim period of one year, students will be invited for the National Science (Vijyoshi) Camp and their travel and other related expenses will be sponsored by KVPY.

For Stream SX – 

  • Candidates studying in 10+2 can apply under this stream. They must score 60% in the 12th Board exam (50% for SC/ST/PwD candidates)
  • Selected students fellowship will be activated only when they join an UG programme in Basic Science (B.Sc/BS/B.Stat./B.Math./Int.M.Sc/MS) in the academic year 2020-2021.
  • According to KVPY eligibility criteria 2018, Candidates must secure minimum 75% marks in class 10 while SC/ST/PwD candidates have scored 65% in aggregate of all Science subjects and Mathematics.

For Stream SB – 

  • Those candidates studied in 1st year of UG course in Basic Science such as Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics and Biology leading to B.Sc/BS/B.Stat./B.Math./Int.M.Sc/MS in the academic year of 2018-2019 can appear for this exam.
  • Candidates have to secure at least 60% marks in case of GEN category & 50% marks in case of SC/ST/PWD category in aggregate in Science subjects in Intermediate Board Examination.
  • Candidates have to obtain 60% marks (50% Marks for SC/ST/PWD category) in the 1st year final examination of B.Sc/BS/B.Stat./B.Math./Int.M.Sc/MS before taking up the fellowship, if awarded.

KVPY 2018 Fellowships Offered

  • Two KVPY Scholarships are offered to the students who belong to any of the three streams under KVPY: Stream SA, SB and SX.
  • Candidates included in the SA Stream are the ones who apply for the KVPY Exam while pursuing Class XI (with Science Subjects).
  • The SX Stream comprises candidates who are appearing or have passed Class XII with science subjects in the academic session 2018-2019.
  • SB Stream includes candidates who are pursuing 1st year of the undergraduate program in Basic Sciences during the academic year 2018-2019.
  • The fellowship and the contingency grant offered to students is listed in the table below:
FellowshipMonthly FellowshipAnnual Contingency Grant
SA/SX/SB- during 1st to 3rd years of - B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math. / Integrated M.Sc. /M.S.Rs. 5000Rs. 20000
SA/SX/SB- during M. Sc. / 4th to 5th years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S./M.Math./M.Stat.Rs. 7000Rs. 28000

Check KVPY 2018 Question Papers

KVPY Courses in Basic Sciences

The candidates can apply for undergraduate programs in Basic Sciences through KVPY 2018. The courses included in Basic Sciences are B.Sc. /B.S. /B.Stat. /B.Math. /Int. M.Sc. /M.S. in the following streams:

ChemistryCell BiologyBiotechnologyGenetics
PhysicsEcologyNeurosciencesBiomedical Sciences
MathematicsMolecular BiologyBioinformaticsApplied Physics
StatisticsBotanyMarine BiologyGeophysics
BiochemistryZoologyGeologyMaterials Science
MicrobiologyPhysiologyHuman BiologyEnvironmental Science

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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bhashkar goswami

is it complsary for 12th pass student to get admission in bsc.i m a dropper and preparing for jee.if i i sam eligible to give exam 

21 Jul, 2018 00:20
Garima Bansal

Hi Bhashkar, Yes it is compulsory To get enroll for the graduation To be eligible for the exam

21 Jul, 2018 11:40
Jatin sharma

Sir I am in class 12th now , my classes are just started , I want to ask that I have to give kvpy exam before my 12th board exams or after my 12 th board exam. And what are the dates to fill the application form.

17 Apr, 2017 00:20

Hi Jatin, KVPY exam will be held in the month of November 2017. For more details, please find the link

17 Apr, 2017 18:33

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