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What is KVPY and the SA, SB, SX streams?
25 January 2021 6 minutes read

KVPY or the KISHORE VAIGYANIK PROTSAHAN YOJANA FELLOWSHIP AWARD - 2020, is a program launched by the Government of India’s Department of Science and Technology. The aim is to encourage the nation’s students into considering research-based career trajectories in the areas of the sciences. The exam is conducted to offer scholarships to students up till the pre-PhD level. On clearing the KVPY exam, students become eligible for direct admission into the nation’s top Science institutes like the IISc and the IISER.

The exam has been divided into three streams - SA, SB, and SX.

SA stream - Under the SA stream students enrolled in class 11 in the current year are eligible for the exam. The student must have an aggregate of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) in Science and Math subjects in their 10th class. Students selected under the SA stream get a fellowship when they enroll in Basic Science undergraduate courses in the academic year alongside securing an aggregate of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) in their 12th class.

Stream SB - The SB stream is for students in the first year of an undergraduate program having secured 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) minimum in Basic Sciences (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in their class 12th exams. In addition to that, the students must also secure a minimum of 60%(50% for SC/ST/PWD) in their B.SC/B.Math/B.Stat/etc first year final examination before taking the KVPY exam.

Stream SX: Under the SX stream, eligibility lies with the students in their 12th standard during the current year and are aspiring to join the undergraduate program. The students should have registered a minimum aggregate of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) in their class 10 Science subjects. Under this stream, students activate the fellowship only if they join in the course and have a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) in their Class 12 Maths and Science subjects.

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What is KVPY and the SA, SB, SX streams?
25 January 2021 6 minutes read

KVPY or the KISHORE VAIGYANIK PROTSAHAN YOJANA FELLOWSHIP AWARD - 2020, is a program launched by the Government of India’s Department of Science and Technology. The aim is to encourage the nation’s students into considering research-based career trajectories in the areas of the sciences. The exam is conducted to offer scholarships to students up till the pre-PhD level. On clearing the KVPY exam, students become eligible for direct admission into the nation’s top Science institutes like the IISc and the IISER.

The exam has been divided into three streams - SA, SB, and SX.

SA stream - Under the SA stream students enrolled in class 11 in the current year are eligible for the exam. The student must have an aggregate of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) in Science and Math subjects in their 10th class. Students selected under the SA stream get a fellowship when they enroll in Basic Science undergraduate courses in the academic year alongside securing an aggregate of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) in their 12th class.

Stream SB - The SB stream is for students in the first year of an undergraduate program having secured 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) minimum in Basic Sciences (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in their class 12th exams. In addition to that, the students must also secure a minimum of 60%(50% for SC/ST/PWD) in their B.SC/B.Math/B.Stat/etc first year final examination before taking the KVPY exam.

Stream SX: Under the SX stream, eligibility lies with the students in their 12th standard during the current year and are aspiring to join the undergraduate program. The students should have registered a minimum aggregate of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) in their class 10 Science subjects. Under this stream, students activate the fellowship only if they join in the course and have a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) in their Class 12 Maths and Science subjects.

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Keep these 5 things in mind for your KVPY preparation following your KVPY registration

For students who satisfy the necessary KVPY eligibility criteria and are feeling overwhelmed before taking on the course for the KVPY exam (KISHORE VAIGYANIK PROTSAHAN YOJANA FELLOWSHIP AWARD), here is what the top mentors have to say about the exam.

For the majority portion of KVPY Physics, KVPY Chemistry and KVPY Math sections, the syllabus is largely the same as that required for the IIT JEE. The level of questions in the KVPY are under or at most at par with those that students encounter in IIT JEE Mains. And so, continuation of preparation of the IIT JEE exam will suffice for the KVPY exam as well. As such no specialised KVPY books are required and the material for IIT JEE will suffice. Apart from the preparation, the time management aspect for the KVPY exam is as important as required for the IIT JEE exam.

As observed by previous year students, including those who appeared for the KVPY 2020, one of the major problems faced by PCM students appearing for the KVPY is the Biology element of the exam. To tackle the Biology part of the exam, the students should go through or revise the Biology course of Class 9 and 10. The Biology syllabus of classes 9th and 10th will be sufficient to help students crack the Biology part of the exam.

Once after clearing the written exam, the students need to prepare for the KVPY Interview stage. For the KVPY Interview portion, a deep understanding of the subjects is needed. Since the interview portion has distinguished professors, who are checking for your conceptual knowledge that is within the scope of class 12th, you must be calm, composed and clear in presentation and in thought. The students must also show good composure while giving answers or demonstrating solutions, concepts and theories on a whiteboard.

Securing a KVPY fellowship, be it in the KVPY SX, SA, or SB, and becoming a KVPY Scholar gives a student credible reputation when they go further along in their studies like Masters and PhD in the Sciences. The reputation helps well when being considered for roles in STEM.

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What is KVPY and the SA, SB, SX streams?
25 January 2021 6 minutes read

KVPY or the KISHORE VAIGYANIK PROTSAHAN YOJANA FELLOWSHIP AWARD - 2020, is a program launched by the Government of India’s Department of Science and Technology. The aim is to encourage the nation’s students into considering research-based career trajectories in the areas of the sciences. The exam is conducted to offer scholarships to students up till the pre-PhD level. On clearing the KVPY exam, students become eligible for direct admission into the nation’s top Science institutes like the IISc and the IISER.

The exam has been divided into three streams - SA, SB, and SX.

SA stream - Under the SA stream students enrolled in class 11 in the current year are eligible for the exam. The student must have an aggregate of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) in Science and Math subjects in their 10th class. Students selected under the SA stream get a fellowship when they enroll in Basic Science undergraduate courses in the academic year alongside securing an aggregate of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) in their 12th class.

Stream SB - The SB stream is for students in the first year of an undergraduate program having secured 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) minimum in Basic Sciences (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in their class 12th exams. In addition to that, the students must also secure a minimum of 60%(50% for SC/ST/PWD) in their B.SC/B.Math/B.Stat/etc first year final examination before taking the KVPY exam.

Stream SX: Under the SX stream, eligibility lies with the students in their 12th standard during the current year and are aspiring to join the undergraduate program. The students should have registered a minimum aggregate of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) in their class 10 Science subjects. Under this stream, students activate the fellowship only if they join in the course and have a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) in their Class 12 Maths and Science subjects.

Get started with your preparation for KVPY and get the best possible help, live on Filo, from IITians who themselves have been KVPY Scholars. Download Filo Now


Home   /   Blog   /   KVPY   /   What is KVPY and the SA, SB, SX streams?
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What is KVPY and the SA, SB, SX streams?
25 January 2021 6 minutes read

KVPY or the KISHORE VAIGYANIK PROTSAHAN YOJANA FELLOWSHIP AWARD - 2020, is a program launched by the Government of India’s Department of Science and Technology. The aim is to encourage the nation’s students into considering research-based career trajectories in the areas of the sciences. The exam is conducted to offer scholarships to students up till the pre-PhD level. On clearing the KVPY exam, students become eligible for direct admission into the nation’s top Science institutes like the IISc and the IISER.

The exam has been divided into three streams - SA, SB, and SX.

SA stream - Under the SA stream students enrolled in class 11 in the current year are eligible for the exam. The student must have an aggregate of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) in Science and Math subjects in their 10th class. Students selected under the SA stream get a fellowship when they enroll in Basic Science undergraduate courses in the academic year alongside securing an aggregate of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) in their 12th class.

Stream SB - The SB stream is for students in the first year of an undergraduate program having secured 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) minimum in Basic Sciences (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in their class 12th exams. In addition to that, the students must also secure a minimum of 60%(50% for SC/ST/PWD) in their B.SC/B.Math/B.Stat/etc first year final examination before taking the KVPY exam.

Stream SX: Under the SX stream, eligibility lies with the students in their 12th standard during the current year and are aspiring to join the undergraduate program. The students should have registered a minimum aggregate of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) in their class 10 Science subjects. Under this stream, students activate the fellowship only if they join in the course and have a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) in their Class 12 Maths and Science subjects.

Get started with your preparation for KVPY and get the best possible help, live on Filo, from IITians who themselves have been KVPY Scholars. Download Filo Now


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Keep these 5 things in mind for your KVPY preparation following your KVPY registration

For students who satisfy the necessary KVPY eligibility criteria and are feeling overwhelmed before taking on the course for the KVPY exam (KISHORE VAIGYANIK PROTSAHAN YOJANA FELLOWSHIP AWARD), here is what the top mentors have to say about the exam.

For the majority portion of KVPY Physics, KVPY Chemistry and KVPY Math sections, the syllabus is largely the same as that required for the IIT JEE. The level of questions in the KVPY are under or at most at par with those that students encounter in IIT JEE Mains. And so, continuation of preparation of the IIT JEE exam will suffice for the KVPY exam as well. As such no specialised KVPY books are required and the material for IIT JEE will suffice. Apart from the preparation, the time management aspect for the KVPY exam is as important as required for the IIT JEE exam.

As observed by previous year students, including those who appeared for the KVPY 2020, one of the major problems faced by PCM students appearing for the KVPY is the Biology element of the exam. To tackle the Biology part of the exam, the students should go through or revise the Biology course of Class 9 and 10. The Biology syllabus of classes 9th and 10th will be sufficient to help students crack the Biology part of the exam.

Once after clearing the written exam, the students need to prepare for the KVPY Interview stage. For the KVPY Interview portion, a deep understanding of the subjects is needed. Since the interview portion has distinguished professors, who are checking for your conceptual knowledge that is within the scope of class 12th, you must be calm, composed and clear in presentation and in thought. The students must also show good composure while giving answers or demonstrating solutions, concepts and theories on a whiteboard.

Securing a KVPY fellowship, be it in the KVPY SX, SA, or SB, and becoming a KVPY Scholar gives a student credible reputation when they go further along in their studies like Masters and PhD in the Sciences. The reputation helps well when being considered for roles in STEM.

Get help while preparing for KVPY 2021 from KVPY Scholars from IITs and other reputed institutions. Download Filo Now