KVPY 2018 Topper Interview- Jayesh Singla - SX stream (AIR 10)
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.
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
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.
Also, read KVPY preparation tips
Questions related to KVPY
may i solve kvpy previous for better jee preparation
KVPY and JEE are meant for testing 2 very different things. KVPY tests the candidate's research aptitude and skills, while JEE tests the ability of candidiate to apply concepts to engineering and close to real world problems. Solving KVPY papers would not be very helpful. The exam pattern for the 2 is also very different. Even though the syllabus might be same, you will realise that you need an in depth knowledge to solve KVPY papers.
how is kvpy sx is different from kvpy sx e
The exam of KVPY is categorized in three streams: SA, SB and SX. Students have many confusions regarding these streams. Students studying in 11th with science subjects comes under SA stream of KVPY. 12th class science students will have to appear under SX stream. Candidates enrolled in the 1st year of an undergraduate program in Basic Sciences during the exam year will go under SB stream.
Hope this helps!
Hi, Im in class 11. My questions are: 1. Due to Covid-19 will the Aptitude test for KVPY be held after November this year? 2. How many students are selected after the Aptitude test and Interview round? 3. If I score a bit above the passing marks, will I be called for the interview?? Help plz.
The KVPY examination proceeds in two levels. The first level is the aptitude test and any student who meets the eligibility criteria can appear for this exam.
The second level is the interview round which selects candidates based on their performance in the previous round. The selection process to shortlist the candidates is not always predetermined and no fixed percentage as a selection criterion is given.
As of now, no fixed dates for the examination are given.
However, tentative dates suggest that the first level examination will be held in November, 2020 and the interview round might be conducted as late as January, 2021.
Hope this information helps
Best of luck!!
I am a 11th std student and Ill be giving Kvpy SA , Ive heard electrostatics is an important chapter for KVPY but However its in 12th std I wont be able to study it complete therefore please suggest me topics in electrostatics that I should study for KVPY SA stream
Electrostatics is a very important chapter. In it for kvpy you can study
1. Calculation of electric field and potential of different bodies.
2. They may ask you to find electric field and potential at a point due to an unsymmetrical body so do it.
3. Capacitance which includes dielectrics and different cases of finding capacitance.
4. Dipole is very important.
5. Gauss law and coulomb's law is very important.
I am a class 11 student , I am preparing for KVPY and Ive heard Ray optics is an important chapter for KVPY but its in class 12 , so it is not possible for me to cover whole chapter so please tell , which topics in ray optics should I study for KVPY ?
Ray optics is a fairly easy chapter, even with respect to class 12th Physics. But, some important topics include refraction, reflection and the natural phenomena. What I would suggest you to do is, look at past year KVPY questions from the chapter, and analyse for yourself. Because all the topics are related, you might have to go through everything once.