Several students that were attending the Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY), a scholarship examination organized by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) on November 05, 2017, had to go back home disappointed, as their online exam halted due to a technical glitch. The problem was only for a section of students.
As per the notification issued by KYPY, a re-test will be conducted for students who were unable to complete the aptitude test due to the technical problems a few of the centres. The re-test will be conducted in selected centres on November 19, 2017 (Sunday) for both SA and SX/SB Streams. These students will be contacted by KVPY and will be provided with further details about the admit card, venue etc soon.
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) was started in 1999 by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India to encourage students who are studying Basic Sciences to take up research career in Science. KVPY aptitude test 2017 was conducted by IISc on the behalf of DST in 54 cities across the Country.
The KVPY aptitude test aims to test the understanding and analytical ability of a student, rather than his/ her factual knowledge. The aptitude test covers the syllabus of Class X/ XII/ 1st year of Bachelor’s degree or Integrated Master’s program, depending on the Stream. The test is conducted both in Hindi and in English. The online applications for KVPY 2017 exam were filled from July 16 to August 23.
Based on the performance in the aptitude test, shortlisted students will have to appear for an interview. The final merit list will be prepared by giving 75% weightage to the marks in Aptitude test and 25% weightage to the marks in interview. The selected students will be given monthly fellowship of Rs. 5,000 and an annual contingency grant of Rs. 20,000 during 1st to 3rd years of B.Sc./ B.S./ B.Stat./ B.Math./ Integrated M.Sc./ M.S. During M.Sc./ 4th to 5th years of Integrated M.Sc./ M.Sc./ M.Math./ M.Stat., the students will be given monthly fellowship of Rs. 7,000 and an annual contingency grant of Rs. 28,000.