KVPY 2018 Topper Interview- Patiala boy Jayesh Singla scores All India Rank 10 in KVPY 2018 exam under SX stream. His parents are doctors but he wants to pursue his career in Computer Sciences. Jayesh believes that self-study and coaching both are equally important to crack KVPY exam. He is an 18-year-old boy who completed his schooling from Apollo Public School. His mantra of success is proper time management and previous year question papers. Jayesh appeared for KVPY exams in both 10 and 11th standard scoring AIR 44 and AIR 10, respectively. He scored 85 marks in both theory and interview. During his talk with Careers360, Jayesh shared his preparation strategy. Read the complete KVPY 2018 Topper Interview of Jayesh Singla to know his success story.
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Careers360: Congratulations on AIR 10 in KVPY Exam. How are you feeling about your KVPY results?
Jayesh Singla: I am very delighted to see my KVPY 2018 result
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Careers360: Tell us something about yourself. What are your hobbies?
Jayesh Singla: I am from Patiala, Punjab. I completed my class 12th from CBSE board. I am interested in Outdoor games and music. I love to watch thriller/mystery movies
Careers360: Are you a PCM student? If yes, what was your strategy to prepare Biology?
Jayesh Singla: Yes, I am a PCM student. I didn’t prepare much for Biology.
Careers360: From where you came to know about KVPY?
Jayesh Singla: I came to know about KVPY from teachers of Allen coaching institute and then I researched for the same
Careers360: When did you start your KVPY preparation? Did you join any Coaching Institute?
Jayesh Singla: I started my IIT preparation in the 11th standard. No special preparation is required for KVPY. As most of the syllabus is the same as JEE. I joined Allen Coaching Institute
Careers360: Which is your favorite subject and which books you referred for KVPY Preparation?
Jayesh Singla: My favorite subject is Physics. I made most of my preparation from NCERT books and study material provided by Allen Institute. Additionally, I referred to the following books:For Physics - Concepts of Physics by HC Verma
For Chemistry- NCERT
For Maths - Study material by Allen
Careers360: Are mock tests important. If yes, why? What are the chances of cracking the exam by practicing KVPY question papers?
Jayesh Singla: Yes, I practiced the last 4-5 years question papers. They gave me an idea about the exam pattern and how to manage time. Practicing question paper regularly helps yo know new questions and how KVPY syllabus is distributed.
Careers360: What were your exam day strategy and daily study schedule?
Jayesh Singla: I was calm and thinking to complete whatever I knew. I followed the order of exam attempting section 1 which includes 3 subjects (PCM) and the second section having PC. I attended 5 hours classes 5 days a week and use to do 4-5 hours of self-study in which I use to study 2 subjects randomly a day. I use to spend more time on Chemistry as it is a more time-consuming subject.
Careers360: What were the questions asked in the KVPY interview? How was your experience?
Jayesh Singla: Around 6-7 teachers were present in the panel. They gave a real-life situation and asked which tool can be used to deal with this situation. Connection of Theoretical concept with real life was the main ideology of the Interviewer.
Careers360: Share some KVPY exam preparation tips for future aspirants?
Jayesh Singla: Focus on the subject of your domain need not focus on Biology. Coaching classes are really important for KVPY preparation.
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Your basics need to be right and for that you need to study from NCERT books.
For Mathematics: Problem in IIT Maths, Mathematics for Class 12 by RD Sharms
For Physics: Fundamentals of Physics by David Halliday, Robert and Jearl
Concept of Physics by DC Pandey
Tata Mc Graw Hill's book by HC Verma
Principles of Physics by Resnick and Haliday
For Chmistry: Modern ABC of Chemistry
NCERT Physical and Organic Chemistry
For Biology: Elementary Biology by Bhatia and Tyagi
: The students studying in class 12 (Science Subjects) have to choose
while appearing for
: The students studying in first year of any undergraduate program in Basic Sciences, B.Sc./B.S./B. Stat./B. Math./Int.
hope this information was useful to you..
all the best
You can apply for the stream SX exam and to be eligible,you must score a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) in Mathematics and Science subjects (PCB) in Class 12th. You should have also obtained at least 75% (65% in case of SC/ST/PWD) in class 10th.
If you have enrolled yourselves in the first year of an undergraduate program in basic Sciences,then you will be eligible for SB stream exam and you will be eligible if you have a aggregate of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) in Maths and science subjects in class 12th exams.
Yes you can apply for KVPY exam this year. As kvpy is conducted for students of class 11 and 12 every year.
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