KVPY 2017 Topper Interview Vishnu Vinod - “Meticulous planning and execution always lead to success”
Jasleen Kaur Taneja, 30 Jul 2018, #KVPY

KVPY 2017 Topper Interview – Cracking Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) the National Program of Fellowship in Basic Sciences held by IISc Bangalore is a matter of pride. Vishnu Vinod from K.E School, Mannanam, Kottayam, Kerala is one of the students who cleared the KVPY 2017 SA test in flying colours. Here he talks to Careers360 about his deep interest in science, KVPY preparation strategies, books he referred to along with his success mantras, stress buster strategies and more. Read on the complete KVPY 2017 Topper Interview of Vishnu Vinod below.

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Careers360: Tell us something about yourself. Which school are you studying in?

Vishnu: I am a class 12th student. I am studying in K.E School, Mannanam, Kottayam, Kerala.


Careers360: How did you come to know about KVPY? What made you apply for it?

Vishnu: My school was instrumental in giving me the details of the fellowship. I checked the details and felt that the opportunities and weightage it offers are really worthwhile and therefore I applied for it.

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Careers360: Are you interested in studying science? If yes, which subject are you most interested in and why? Which programme would you be interested in and why?

Vishnu: Yes, I am pretty much interested in studying Science. I would probably go for Applied Physics, in IISc, Bangalore.


Careers360: When did you start your KVPY preparation? Tell us something about your preparation strategy and daily routine for KVPY?

Vishnu: Well, I started with my preparation in the previous year only. My main focus was on NCERT books as these build your concepts better. My knowledge in the subject basics is actually strong so this helped a lot during preparation and the exam too.


Careers360: How did you manage to study for KVPY exam along with regular classes?

Vishnu: Actually it is not that tough. The subjects overlap with current school syllabus so if you prepare for the school, syllabus, it is enough.


Careers360: Did you take any coaching for KVPY preparation? If yes, how fruitful was it?

Vishnu: Yes, I did take coaching for KVPY but I think that the coaching wasn’t really fruitful. So you can crack it even if you don’t take coaching if you study well.


Careers360: Which books did you refer for your preparation?

Vishnu: I referred to a few standard text books like HC Verma for Physics, RD Sharma for Maths and Bahl for Chemistry. Like I said earlier, I was studying from the NCERT text books also.


Careers360: Do you think practising from the previous year papers help and how?

Vishnu: Practice definitely helps. You get to know the question pattern, understand the exam better which is a good thing.


Careers360: Are you a PCM student? If yes, how did you prepare for Biology?

Vishnu: Yes, I am a PCM student, Biology is not that difficult, as my foundation is strong there. You need to look up the syllabus and see how to study it. Basically you must have studied it in class 10 so it’s a matter of refreshing the same.


Careers360: What was your daily study schedule like? How many hours did you study daily and how did you prepare for all the KVPY subjects?

Vishnu: I did not undertake any special preparation methodology or schedule for KVPY, except for the last few days prior to the exam. Regular study of 4-5 hours a day is enough to revise through the concepts which we have been learning over the last two years.


Careers360: How did you de-stress yourself during the preparation? What are your hobbies? How often could you pursue them?

Vishnu: Reading is my hobby. So I would indulge in that. Spending time with family is another stress buster as it takes out all stress and rejuvenates one to get back to studies. So that’s another thing I would do.


Careers360: What do you think is a tough thing to manage during the KVPY exam?

Vishnu: Too much of information is given out there if one searches the internet. So one can easily slip out from the syllabus and get distracted with so many details. So I made it simple. I decided that sticking to the prescribed syllabus is important and practicing with the time constraints is another factor to keep a check on. Rest all will fall in place if you go about it the right way.


Careers360: Give us your view of the interview process. How many members were there in the panel? What kind of questions did they ask you?

Vishnu: The interview panel had four members. They were very cordial and supportive and ensured that I was comfortable with the process. The questions asked were mostly on the subject itself.


Careers360: Did you prepare for the interview in any manner?

Vishnu: Not really. The questions were related to the syllabus and I had already prepared for that so it was not such a difficult thing.


Careers360: Which factors would you attribute your success to?

Vishnu: Meticulous planning and execution always lead to success. This holds good for most things and KVPY is no exception.

 Careers360: Which colleges would you be applying to?

Vishnu: I am still studying class 12 so there is time for that. I haven’t given a thought to colleges and all yet. It’s too early for that.


Careers360: Tell us something about your future plans, ambitions, career dreams?

Vishnu: That’s a long way to go. Currently, my focus is on my Class 12th studies. For now, that consumes all my time.

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what is kvpy and SCB in IISER exam

Mayank Chowdhary 17th Nov, 2019

IISER Admission process shall be weighted on 3 phases - SCB (State and Central Boards Channel), KVPY exam (Kishor Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana) & JEE Advanced exam . Students are free to register for all the 3 exams but they should be fulfilling the eligibility criteria of each exam they are registering.

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when the result of kvpyc will out

Aditya kumar Student Expert 14th Nov, 2019
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Kvpy results has not been declared yet but yes IISc Bangalore will declare the KVPY 2019 result in the second week of December 2019 at kvpy.iisc.ernet.in but exact dates are not clear yet. You need to enter your application number and date of birth to check the result of KVPY 2019. The details of students, qualifying status, scores obtained by them will be mentioned on the KVPY result 2019. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana 2019 was held on November 3, 2019. If you manage to qualify the KVPY aptitude test 2019 then you will be eligible for interviews, to be held in the 2nd week of January 2020. Your selection will be based on the your performance in the aptitude test and interview.  For detailed information go through our page for which link is provided below :- https://school.careers360.com/articles/kvpy-result


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how many student appeared in KVPY 2019

Ronak Gala Student Expert 7th Nov, 2019

Yes I'll give you a mere idea. So nearly around 50 thousand students appeared for the Kishore Vaigyanik Protasahan Yojana SA stream. Out of which nearly 1-1.5 thousand students are selected. Numbers of the students vary each year so as the cutoffs are the cutoff depend on various factors like number of candidates appearing and also the paper level, etc.

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when will the result of KVPY stream SA 2019 be announced?

Aditya kumar Student Expert 4th Nov, 2019
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Actually exact dates has not been declared yet but it is expected that the result of KVPY 2019 will be declared in the 2nd week of December 2019. You will have to enter your hall ticket number to access the result. If you manage to obtain the cutoff marks then you will be called for the Interview. After the interviews, final merit list will be released.

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