KYPY - Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana

The Department of Science and Technology (DST), initiated ‘Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)’ to encourage students studying Basic Sciences to take up a research career in Science. Its goal is to recognize brilliant students to engage in research.

The KYPY has 3 streams:
1. Stream SA
2. Stream SX
3. Stream SB

Stream SA:

This is for students enrolled with groups affiliated with Science subjects. The applicant should have secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Board examination. Applicants must be prepared to appear for an Aptitude test. Further, the funds of the fellowship will be offered only if the select join an undergraduate programme under in Basic Sciences which pertain to B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. after their +2 Boards. Their scores will have to be consistent in consideration in accordance to the cut off.

They will have one year interim and will be invited to participate in the National Science (Vijyoshi) Camp and their expenses will be met by KVPY.

Stream SX:

This is for students in their XII Standard. The fellowship and aggregate regulations is similar to ‘Stream S A’. Students who appeared under Stream SA during their 10th standard are eligible and qualified to appear for this exam too.

Stream SB:

This is extended to students in their 1st year of undergraduate programme from the science and mathematics streams. A minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the XII Standard Board Examination are eligible for the Aptitude test. The applicant in the 1st year final examination must obtain 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) to receive the fellowship.

Empowerment initiative in the KVPY Fellowship Program:

1. A certain number of additional fellowships exclusively for the students belonging to SC/ST community under the various streams as stated above will be operated. 2. A certain number of fellowships under various streams as stated above will be operated exclusively for students under the category of Persons With Disability (Physically and Visually Challenged).

Students enrolled in an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences, that is, B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Ecology, Molecular Biology, Botany, Zoology, Physiology, Biotechnology, Neurosciences, Bioinformatics, Marine Biology, Geology, Human Biology, Genetics, Biomedical Sciences, Applied Physics, Geophysics, Materials Science or Environmental Science are eligible for KVPY fellowship.

NTSE - National Talent Search Examination

NTSE scholarship is awarded to candidates for pursuing courses in science and social science up to doctoral level. In caes of professional courses like medicine and engineering it is provided up to a PG or second degree. As per its current status around 2000 scholarships are awarded in the country with reservation of 15 percent for SC, 7.5 percent for ST and 27 percent for other backward classes and 4 percent for group of students with disabilities.

The exam is conducted in two stages.

1st stage – Conducted by the concerned State or Union Territory.

2nd – National level exams.


All students studying in Class X in any type of recognized school are eligible.

Stage 1

The State or the Union Territory, conducts this exams on its own terms without much interference from the national board. The main purpose of this exam is to recommend a given number of students for the “National level exams”. Mostly the exam is conducted in November on the first Sunday every year.

Examination Details

The exam has two parts:

Part-I Mental Ability Test (MAT)

Part one comprises of 100 questions, with a weightage of 100 marks each. The duration of the exam lasts for about 120 minutes ( 2 hours)

Part- II Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

Part two comprises of 100 questions, with a weightage of 100 marks each. The marks for this exam is divided in accordance to the subject : Science – 40, Mathematics – 20 and Social Science – 40. The duration of the exam lasts for about 120 minutes ( 2 hours).

Result Details for stage 1:

The results for stage 1 is usually declared by the State or Union Territory during the month of January or February. The scores are 40% for General and OBC category; 32% for SC/ST/physically challenged applicants.

Stage 2

The recommended students by the respective State or Union Territory based on their cut-off can appear for the National level exam. The exam scheme is similar to the Stage

1. There are two are expected to be taken on the same day (MAT and SAT). There will be 100 Multiple choice questions for both MAT and SAT to be answered on OMR sheets provided.

Syllabus – Will be based on IX and X syllabus of NCERT. A booklet called ‘Learn about the Test’ containing sample items for both the Tests- MAT and SAT is available in print as well as on the NCERT website

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