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KVPY Scholarship 2023

KVPY is a landmark for the aspirants pursuing a career in the science & research field. Since the advantages of the KVPY exam are enormous, the exam will be difficult, so aspirants should start preparing for this exam right after the class 10 exam. Applicants can appear multiple times for the exam to secure a KVPY scholarship. All the efforts made are worth the pain after acquiring the prestige of the KVPY scholarship 2023-24.

Latest Updates

  • KVPY has been merged with INSPIRE by the Department of Science and Technology.
  • The KVPY Aptitude Test will no longer be held after 2023.

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KVPY Scholarship Highlights

KVPY scholarships are eligible for students who clear the KVPY aptitude test and the interview. To be eligible for the KVPY fellowship, both aptitude tests and interview marks are considered.

Scholars can avail of the fellowship from August 2023. These KVPY fellowships are valid up to the pre-PhD level for selected KVPY fellows/scholars.

Highlights of KVPY Scholarship
Particulars About
Exam Name Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana
Acronym KVPY
Conducting Authority Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Level National
KVPY Scholarship Registration Jul 12, 2023 to Sep 6, 2023
KVPY Scholarship Amount (SA, SB/SX)
  • During 1st to 3rd year - INR 5,000 per month
  • During M.Sc. 4th & 5th year - INR 7,000 per month
KVPY Exam Scholarship Validity Up to Pre Ph.D. Level
Contact number (080) 22932975 / 76, 23601008, 22933536
Helpdesk Email [email protected]

KVPY Scholarship Eligibility

The interview panel will recommend the provisional student list in the order of merit for the KVPY scholarship 2023-23. The merit list will be based on the marks obtained by a candidate. The minimum eligibility is 75% of the marks in the aptitude test and 25% of the marks in the interview.

The eligibility criteria to avail of the KVPY fellowship includes,

SA (11th Standard)

  • General and OBC Cut-off: 44 marks out of 100
  • SC/ST Cut-off: 32 marks out of 100
  • PwD Cut-off: 32 marks out of 100

SX (12th Standard)

  • General and OBC Cut-off: 59 marks out of 100
  • SC/ST Cut-off: 43 marks out of 100
  • PwD Cut-off: 43 marks out of 100

SB (First Graduate Standard)

  • General and OBC Cut-off: 49 marks out of 100
  • SC/ST Cut-off: 33 marks out of 100
  • PwD Cut-off: 33 marks out of 100

KVPY Scholarships and Awards

KVPY offers two fellowship grants in the basic sciences field for students enrolled in various courses. Every year around 97,000 students are shortlisted to appear for the KVPY exam out of which 3.4% of the students are eligible for the interview. Out of 3.4% of students who appeared in the interview, around 2000, i.e., 77% of students are awarded KVPY fellowship/scholarship.

The table shows the monthly scholarship amount of the KVPY exam.

KVPY Monthly Fellowship
Basic Sciences (SA, SX, and SB) Monthly Fellowship
First to third years of B.Sc, B.Stat, BS, B.Math, Integrated MS or M.Sc INR 5,000
The fourth or fifth years of Integrated MS, M.Math, M.Sc, or M.Statistics INR 7,000

The table shows the annual grand offered to KVPY scholars.

KVPY Scholarship - Annual Grands
Basic Sciences (SA, SX, and SB) Annual Contingency Grant
First three years of B.Sc, BS, B.Stat, B.Math, Integrated M.Sc, or MS INR 20,000
Fourth and fifth years of integrated M.Sc, MS, M.Math, or M.Statistics INR 28,000

KVPY Scholarship Renewal

The fellow continues to study basic science courses in school, junior college, or university and maintains a minimum level of first-class academic performance or 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) of marks in aggregate or equivalent grade points.

The students have to necessarily pass all the subjects prescribed for the particular academic year (two semesters in the case of the semester system). They should have obtained the above-specified percentage of marks. In each academic year, the marks should be certified by the Dean or Head of the Institution.

Details pertaining to renewal and continuation of KVPY fellowship.

Scholarship Eligibility

The KVPY scholarship 2021-22 will be discontinued if the above marks/grade is not obtained.

  • The fellow should pass all the subjects and obtain greater than 60% ((50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in the subsequent years.
  • The fellowship can be renewed only from that year onwards, again with the condition that the fellow should obtain 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) of marks in aggregate every year.

Scholarship Effectiveness

The scholarship is effective from 2012 awardees onwards. The student is eligible to receive the KVPY fellowship up to Pre-PhD level or five years, whichever is earlier.

Students should have participated and given satisfactory performance in the summer camp in the first year. Besides, students should have to submit summer projects every year for the renewal of the fellowship.

Stream Required for the Scholarship

KVPY Fellows who opt out of the basic science stream at any stage will forfeit the scholarship/fellowship and contingency grant forthwith.

The fellowship for the students selected under the stream SA/SX/SB will be started after the XII standard or first-year UG, only if they pursue an undergraduate course in basic sciences, i.e., B.Sc, BS, B.Stat, B.Math, or Int. M.Sc./M.S. in different related subjects.

The different related subjects are listed in the table below.

Subjects Eligible for KVPY Scholarships
Chemistry Biotechnology
Physics Neurosciences
Mathematics Bioinformatics
Statistics Marine Biology
Biochemistry Geology
Microbiology Human Biology
Cell Biology Genetics
Ecology Biomedical Sciences
Molecular Biology Applied Physics
Botany Materials Science
Zoology Environmental Science
Physiology Geophysics

KVPY Summer Program

Participation and satisfactory performance in the summer program every year from the second year of B.Sc, BS, B.Math, B.Stat, integrated M.Sc, or integrated MS is mandatory for KVPY scholarship renewal. The summer program should be taken in an academic institution of national, international reputation, or a DSIR approved research labs (in case of private lab or institutions).

The award of the KVPY fellowship will be subject to verification of the required documents.

In the case of SA/SX/SB candidates, the fellowship will be effective from 1st August 2023. Provided students must pursue an undergraduate course in basic sciences, namely B.Sc, BS, B.Math, B.Stat, or integrated M.Sc/MS in different subjects mentioned before.

Benefits of KVPY Scholarships

KVPY Scholar is one of India's prestigious scholarships, which helps students get direct admission to top institutes like IISc and the various IISERs.

Some of the other benefits of the KVPY scholarship exam are,

  • KVPY scholars are awarded monthly and yearly stipends throughout their academic period, which can be expected to the pre-PhD level of study.
  • If a student is a JEE aspirant, then the KVPY exam is a good opportunity to test their conceptual understanding and application of logic, which is the key to clear JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Besides, KVPY scholarship syllabus is same as JEE Main and Advanced.
  • Since KVPY scholars are already qualified for top Indian institutes, students in class 11 will find less pressure in class 12 or JEE/NEET preparation.
  • KVPY fellows/scholars are recognized as a hard worker with strong conceptual knowledge and problem-solving ability.
  • Every KVPY scholar is eligible for free entry to all National libraries and science camps conducted in India.

Discussion Forum



Hello Shikha,

Check out the KVPY Eligibility Criteria and make sure you satisfy all the necessary criteria before applying for the KVPY Exam.

Answer By: Getmyuni

01 Jan 1970

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