PMKVY - GS questions based on daily current affairs

1)   Which of the following statements is/are correct about Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)?

1. It has total outlay of about INR 1,500 crore.
2. It focuses on the Class X/XII dropouts and lower income groups.

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both
d. None
Answer  Explanation 


- It is a reward based, demand driven scheme aiming to enable and mobilise a large number of Indian youth.
- The aim of scheme is to make youths employable and help them to earn their livelihood.
- PMKVY has a feature of Kaushal Vikas Sivir which is organised by respective PMKVY affiliated training partners across the Country.
- National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) is the implementing agency for the scheme.

2)   Which of the following is mandatory as per PMKVY 2.0 guidelines?

1) Biometric attendance
2) Aadhar Number
3) 33% women candidates to be trained

a. 1, 2
b. 1
c. 1, 3
d. All of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 1, 2

The following will be mandatory and will be ensured by all Training Partners participating in PMKVY 2.0 at their Training Centres where the Training will be executed -

  • Biometric Devices for capturing student and trainers’ attendance (Aadhaar enabled) shall be mandatory at the PMKVY Centres.
  • Mandatory Aadhar number for Students, Assessors and Trainers.

3)   PMKVY was for 2015-2016. PMKVY 2.0 is from

a. 2016-2020
b. 2016-2018
c. 2016-2017
d. 2016-2021
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 2016-2020


  • Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (2016 – 2020) is a modified and an improved version of “PMKVY 2015 – 2016”.
  • The objective of this Scheme is to encourage and promote Skill Development for the youth throughout the country by aligning itself with the “Common Norms” guidelines. The scheme also needs to be aligned to complement all other Missions of the Government like Make in India, Digital India, Swachh Bharat, and Smart Cities. Specifically, the Scheme aims to:
  • Enable and mobilize a large number youth to take up industry designed quality skill training, become employable and earn their livelihood.
  • Increase productivity of the existing workforce, and align skill training with the actual needs of the country.
  • Encourage standardization of the Certification process and put in place the foundation for creating a registry of skills.
  • Benefit 10 million youth over the period of 4 years (2016 – 2020).