KVPY is a Scholarship Examination in Basic Sciences for class XI, XII and 1st year B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S
To identify students with talent and aptitude for research and encourage them to take up research careers in Science.
The advertisement for this examination appears in all the national dailies normally on the Technology Day (May 11) and the Second Sunday of July every year.
Examination is normally held in the 1st week of November
The results of Aptitude test are generally declared in the second fortnight of December
Interviews are normally conducted in the month of January and February
Final rank is normally declared in March end. The merit list is based on 75% weight-age for Aptitude Test marks and 25% weight-age for the interview marks.
As such, no particular syllabus is prescribed for the written test. However the test is largely based on the syllabus of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology studied till Class 12 For detailed information please visit: kvpy.iisc.ernet.in