Basic Sciences (SA, SB+2(SX) and SB)
After scrutiny of application forms and based on the performance in the Board Examination(s), all the eligible candidates from Streams SA, SB+2(SX) and SB have to appear for a written aptitude test (conducted both in Hindi and English). The test will be conducted at different centers across the country on 31st October . The details of the venue of the aptitude tests will be put on the KVPY website in October 2010. Based on the performance in the aptitude test, candidates will be called for the interview which is the final stage of the selection procedure.
The question paper in SA Stream will be both multiple choice objective and descriptive types. In the objective type, 4 choices for the correct answer will be provided and the choice for the correct answer has to be made. In the descriptive type solution to a problem, formula for a sum, etc., has to be worked out and written. The model question paper will be put in the web sometime in September.
SP (Basic Sciences) and SP (Medicine)
KVPY applicant is required to submit the project report, chosen and executed by the candidate exclusively for this application. The projects done jointly with other candidates are not considered for KVPY Fellowship award. Applicant’s creativity and originality should be amply reflected in the project. This project has to be supervised by a teacher/professional in the relevant field. Based on the project submitted and scrutiny of the application form, short listed candidates will be called for an interview, which is the final stage of the selection procedure. The interview will be conducted at IISc, Bangalore during the month of December or January .
Please Note that applications without the project report will not be considered. The project should not be a routine one (such as measuring a well known property of a material) The supervising teacher / professional is required to provide a recommendation letter certifying the extent of the applicant’s original contribution in the project.