KVPY 2018 Topper Interview- Jayesh Singla - SX stream (AIR 10)
Updated on Jun 18, 2019 - 12:29 p.m. IST by Palak.budhiraja

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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KVPY 2018 Topper Interview with Jayesh Singla

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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recommend any study material for sx stream . to get kvpy fellowship

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 26th Jan, 2020

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


wat do u mean by kvpy sb stream.

jishua thomas 26th Jan, 2020

hello aspirant,,,

Stream SX : The students studying in class 12 (Science Subjects) have to choose Stream SX while appearing for KVPY Exam 2018. Stream SB : 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



Malini S N 19th Jan, 2020


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.


i am in 12 mpc now. can i appear for kvpy exam?

sudheer kumar 16th Jan, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

Yes you can apply for KVPY exam this year. As kvpy is conducted for students of class 11 and 12 every year.

Visit the given link for more information:



kvpy exam kya h.................

Aditya kumar Student Expert 5th Jan, 2020
Hi Praveen


  • Actually KVPY stands for Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana .

  • It is a national level scholarship examination which is conducted to promote and encourage highly talented  students to opt for research .
This exam is especially for those students who want to pursue higher education in basic science.

  • It is initiated and funded by the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India.

  • As per the eligibility criteria of KVPY , those who are in class 11th, 12th and 1st year of UG courses in basic science are eligible for SA, SX and SB streams, respectively

For detail information about Kvpy and more go through our page for which link is provided below :-

I hope that it helps you

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