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KVPY Selection Procedure 2018, KVPY Call Letter & Interview

KVPY Cut Off 2018KVPY Selection Procedure 2018 will consist of two stages i.e. an aptitude test and an interview. KVPY is a national level fellowship programme which is funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. To get shortlisted for the KVYP scholarship, students need to qualify both the stages of KVPY selection procedure. Through this article, students can check complete information regarding  KVPY 2018 selection procedure.

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KVPY Selection Procedure 2018

Candidates whose KVPY application form will be accepted called for the first stage of selection process i.e. for aptitude test. The aptitude test was held on 4th November 2018 in online mode. It has been conducted in various cities across the country. The question paper was in English as well as in the Hindi language. The question paper is of MCQ type and divided into 2 parts. The questions has been asked from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology subjects. The aptitude test is same for Stream SA, SB and SX.

Candidates those qualify the aptitude test will be called further for the interview. At the time of the interview, candidate’s knowledge of science and research field are monitored. After the conduct of interview, the list of final selected or not selected candidates will be released.

For the award of KVPY scholarship, candidate’s overall performance in aptitude test and interview will be considered. The interview round will be organized from third week of January to February 2019. Students are informed about their interview dates, time and venue shortly by email / KVPY website.

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KVPY Cut Off 2018

KVPY Scholarship/Fellowship

Candidates will be eligible for KVPY Fellowship/scholarship based on their performance in aptitude test and interview. The authority will award the scholarship to the selected candidates. Here, we are mentioning details about the cash which is awarded to the KVPY scholarship holders:

Basic Sciences Monthly Fellowship Annual 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. 5000 Rs. 20000
SA/SX/SB  – during  M. Sc. / 4th to 5th  years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S./M.Math./M.Stat. Rs. 7000 Rs. 28000

Interview Centers

Here, we have updated the tentative interview center details:

Center Aptitude Test Centers Venue Dates 
Ahmedabad Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Vadodara IIT, Gandhinagar February 2019
Allahabad Agra, Allahabad, Dehradun, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi HRI, Allahabad January 2019
Bengaluru Bengaluru, Hubballi, Mangaluru, Mysuru KVPY, IISc. February 2019
Bhopal Bhopal , Indore, Nagpur IISER, Bhopal January 2019
Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar, Rourkela, Visakhapatnam NISER, Bhubaneswar January 2019
Chennai Chennai Anna University February 2019
Coimbatore Calicut, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Palakkad, Thrichur Bharathiar University February 2019
Delhi-I Delhi, Faridabad (SA) IIT, Delhi January 2019
Delhi-II Ghaziabad, Noida (SA & SX), Faridabad (SB & SX), Delhi (SB) Delhi University February 2019
Delhi-III Delhi (SX) JNU February 2019
Hyderabad – 1 Hyderabad (SA & SB) University  of Hyderabad January 2019
Hyderabad – 2 Vijayawada (SA & SX), Hyderabad (SX) CCMB, Hyderabad February 2019
Jaipur-I Jaipur, Jodhpur (SA, SB) MNIT, Jaipur February 2019
Jaipur-II Jaipur, Jodhpur (SX) LNMIIT February 2019
Kolkata-I Durgapur,  Kolkata,  Siliguri (SA) IISER, Kolkata January 2019
Kolkata-II Agarthala, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Rourkela (SA): Durgapur, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Patna, Ranchi (SB) ISI, Kolkata February 2019
Kolkata-III Agarthala, Durgapur, Guwhati, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Rourkela, Siliguri (SX) IACS, Kolkata February 2019
Mohali Ambala, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Jammu, Mohali IISER, Mohali February 2019
Mumbai Mumbai (SA,SX) IIT, Bombay February 2019
Pune Aurangabad, Belagam, Pune (SA,SX,SB), Mumbai (SB) IISER, Pune February 2019
Trivandrum Ernakulam, Trivandrum IISER, Trivandrum January 2019

Documents Required

Candidates should bring the given documents at the time of interviews along with call letter:

  • Application form and Interview call letter.
  • Attested copy of Marks card. (10th Marks card for Stream SA/SX and 12th Marks card for Stream SB)
  • Caste certificate for SC/ST candidates issued by the Competent Authority.
  • Medical certificate from competent authority in case of physically and visually challenged students  in the prescribed format (As per GOI)
  • A Self-Appraisal form.  
  • Study certificate form. (to be obtained from your Principal/Head of the Institution where you are currently pursuing your studies)
  • Teacher Recommendation Form (in Sealed envelope) & Letter to teacher.

NOTE: Candidates must bring all the above-mentioned documents along with them when they come for interview otherwise they will not be allowed to attend the interview.

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