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Want to be a KVPY fellow? Read this!

Struggling with KVPY preparation? Every aspirant goes through the same!

Unlike IIT JEE coaching and study material, which is flocked all over the internet, KVPY material and resources are tough to scrape. But we are here to help you out.

But before moving to the preparation bit and how to ace KVPY, let’s see what is KVPY aimed at and what do you get except the honorable title of being a ‘KVPY Fellow’?

What is KVPY?

KVPY was introduced as an initiative to encourage the exceptionally talented and highly motivated students for pursuing basic science courses and research careers in science. The objective is to identify students with talent and aptitude for research; help them realize their potential in their studies, and ensure the growth of the best scientific minds for research and development in the country.

What do you get? Students who crack KVPY are eligible for scholarships upto the pre Ph.D levels.


Basic Science Courses Monthly Fellowship Amount Annual Contingency Grant
SA/SX/SB – 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


KVPY Selection procedure:

KVPY is conducted in two rounds – Aptitude Test and Personal Interview. While the aptitude round checks your knowledge across various subjects, the interview tests your knowledge in science and research. For receiving the fellowship, both aptitude test and interview marks are considered

  • SA is for students pursuing Science stream in class 11
  • SX is for students pursuing Science stream in class 12
  • SB is for students pursuing Science stream in first year of graduation

Preparation tips for KVPY

  • Maintain a strong concept foundation

Having a good command over concepts is considered to be the most important aspect of preparing for KVPY. Stick to the syllabus and put in your undivided attention while studying.

  • Approach towards solving the problems

The biggest edge that JEE aspirants have in KVPY exam is the problem-solving approach developed while preparing for JEE. If you are preparing for JEE, half of your walk is already done.

  • Strengthen fundamentals from good books

For strengthening the fundamental concepts, NCERT books are considered to be the best. However, there are a few other books that are beneficial for JEE preparation as well. You should refer more comprehensive books for getting a deeper understanding.

  • Solve previous year papers and mock tests

As the aptitude test for KVPY is online, it is very important to get well versed with the online mode of examination. This can be practiced well by solving KVPY mock tests and analyzing your test performance

  • Develop research knowledge for interviews

As the interview is said to have 25% weightage, build your research knowledge and try to explore the recent developments in field of science and technology.

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