KVPY 2018 Topper Interview- Kartikey Gupta (AIR 6)
Palak.budhiraja, 14 Jun 2019, #KVPY

KVPY 2018 Topper Interview: Careers360 interacted with Kartikey Gupta, KVPY 2018 topper with AIR 6 to know about his KVPY journey making his parents proud. He really deserves a pat. In an interview with KVPY topper Kartikey Gupta, we come to know that NCERT syllabus plays a key role in the preparation of KVPY exam. Kartikey secured 93.75 marks in the stage 1 theory exam and 76 marks in stage 2 i.e. interview under SX category. A firm determination in the right direction and proper guidance by his parents and teachers helped Kartikey to climb the ladder of success. Here, he talks to Careers360 about his success mantras, preparation strategy, and resources that he used during his preparation.

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Kartikey Gupta: I am from Maharashtra. I was preparing for JEE from Allen Mumbai along with KVPY. I appeared for KVPY in both class 11th and 12th and managed to clear both the times. In SA stream I had AIR 129 and in SX stream my rank was AIR 6. respectively.

Careers360: Congratulations on your KVPY 2018 result. How do you feel?

Kartikey Gupta: I am feeling great as KVPY was challenging exam but I managed to clear it with good scores

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

Kartikey Gupta: Yes, I am a PCM student. In KVPY SX, there is an option to choose maths or biology. But in SA stream, Biology syllabus is from class 10th, so not much efforts are required.

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

Kartikey Gupta: I came to know about KVPY through Allen Career Institute. Teachers at Allen encouraged me to take part in KVPY.

Careers360: When did you start your KVPY preparation?

Kartikey Gupta: I started my preparation in class 11th. I had joined Allen Career Institute, Mumbai for JEE exam preparation so along with that I prepared for KVPY. It was easy to prepare for KVPY as the syllabus for both exams is almost the same.

Careers360: Which books you preferred to prepare for KVPY and which is your favorite subject?

Kartikey Gupta: I used the study material provided by my coaching classes (Allen Institute). Along with that, I referred a few standard textbooks like HC Verma for Physics and NCERT books for Chemistry. My favorite subject is Maths.

Careers360: Mock tests and sample papers – how extensively did you practice with the help of these? Do you think to practice from the KVPY question papers help and how?

Kartikey Gupta: I practiced the question papers of the past 3-4 years for practice. They helped me a lot as I got to know the level of the questions and time required for each subject.

Careers360: What was your exam day strategy? How did you prepare for it on a daily basis?

Kartikey Gupta: I started writing without reading the question paper and without getting stressed. I decided to attempt section 1 first then section 2. I attempted PCM in section 1 and CM in the second section. I attempted Chemistry first as it takes less time then I attempted PM.

Careers360: How much time did you devote to self-study vs. coaching?

Kartikey Gupta: I use to attend 5 hours of coaching classes daily. A total of 6-7 hours per day I use to devote to self-study.

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

Kartikey Gupta: Around 7-8 teachers were there in the panel. They asked the questions related to the answers which I had written in a self -appraisal form. More conceptual questions were asked. The questions of Organic Chemistry were a bit tough. In Mathematics question from the topics which were neither part of JEE syllabus nor part of NCERT but were in Olympiad( like Number theory, the principle of Mathematical Induction, the Modulation index) were asked.

Careers360: Share some KVPY exam preparation tips for future aspirants?

Kartikey Gupta: For KVPY conceptual clarity is required. The candidates preparing for JEE and Medical exam can easily qualify KVPY exam. I would suggest future aspirants prepare for the topics mentioned above along with NCERT syllabus.

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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
Hello there!


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.

For detailed information go through :- https://news.careers360.com/kvpy-2019-exam-over-check-answer-key-result-cutoff-details-here

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