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 upto class XII.
I have completed my X Standard exam in 2010, am I eligible to apply for KVPY 2011? (a) Stream SA: Students Joining in XI Std. (Science subjects) during the academic year 2011-2012 and having secured a minimum of 80% (70% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science subjects in the X-Standard Board Examination.
(b) Stream SX : Students enrolled in class 12 (+2) during the academic year 2011-2012 and aspiring to join undergraduate program in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./ Int. M.Sc) for the session 2012 – 2013 provided they 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 Science undergraduate program (B.Sc./B.S./integrated M.Sc.) during the academic year 2011-2012 and having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science subjects in the XII Standard Board Examination.
When can I be eligible for stream SP (Basic Sciences) and SP (Medicine)? Stream SP (Basic Sciences): Students enrolled in XI/XII standard, I/II year (B.Sc./B.S./Int. M.Sc.) in Basic Sciences during the academic year 2011 – 2012 and have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in the X & XII Standard Board Examinations. A hard copy of an original and creative science based research project done by the applicant is required along with the application. In addition to this, students enrolled in I/II year B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. during the academic year 2011–2012 and have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in X and XII Standard Board Examinations. Students enrolled in the II year B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. program must have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in the I year examination. A hard copy of an original and creative science based research project done by the applicant is required along with the application
Stream SP (Medicine): Students joining First/Second Professional year of M.B.B.S./B.V.Sc/B.D.S/ B.Pharma program during the academic year 2011 – 2012. Students must have passed XII Standard Board Examination with 80% (70% for SC/ST) marks aggregate in Science subjects or passed First Professional M.B.B.S./B.V.Sc/B.D.S/ B.Pharma exam with not less than 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks.
A hard copy of the Bio – Medical research project done by the applicant is required along with the application.
When does the KVPY advertisement come in the newspapers?
The advertisement for the KVPY Fellowship appears in all the national dailies on May 11/2011 and July 10/ 2011.
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.
What sort of project would be preferred (a working model or theoretical study?)
Is there a word limit for the project report?
Is it compulsory to have a blue print of some proposal which has not been tried before?
Should the project strictly deal with a theme or a topic? Answers to 6, 7, 8 and 9:
We look for evidence of originality and innovativeness in the project. It should be precise, demonstrable if it is an experiment. It should have a new idea or a new concept, if it is a theoretical study. Routine improvement of an existing idea is generally discouraged.