KVPY 2018 Topper Interview- Niyati Mehta- SA stream (AIR 9)
Palak.budhiraja, 14 Jun 2019, #KVPY

KVPY 2018 Topper Interview- Niyati Mehta was exhilarated when she checked her KVPY 2018 result. Her All India Rank was 9 in KVPY 2018 under SA stream. A native of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, Niyati Mehra is pursuing her class 12th in Science stream. Niyati has a strong belief that basic conceptual clarity and appropriate guidance is key to Success. She is currently preparing for JEE Main as she wants to be an Engineer and wishes to do research in the field of Physics. Niyati secured 80 marks in KVPY stage 1 exam and 85 marks in KVPY stage 2. Her mantra of having no strategy worked as she has certain goals to achieve by clearing JEE main which helped her to qualify KVPY exam. In her interview with Careers360, Niyati explains what was her exam strategy, books she referred while preparing for KVPY examination.

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KVPY 2019 will be conducted on November 3, 2019, while the KVPY registration will start from the second week of July 2019.

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KVPY 2018 Topper Interview with Niyati Mehta

Careers360: Congratulations on emerging as a KVPY 2018 topper! How are you feeling about your KVPY results?

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Niyati Mehta: I am feeling very happy that I am among Tio 10 in the whole country. It is good to see that all the hard work is paid off.

Careers360: Tell us something about yourself.

Niyati Mehta: I am from Ahmedabad, Gujarat. I am studying in 12th class. I have not much clear about my future plans but I want to go for research in Physics or Engineering in Computer sciences

Careers360: When did you start your KVPY preparation? Did you join any Coaching Institute?

Niyati Mehta: I started preparing for KVPY two weeks prior to the Stage 1 exam and did not prepare for stage 2 (Interview). I continued my JEE preparation and gave KVPY along the way. The syllabus for both exams is almost similar. I had joined Allen Career Institute

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

Niyati Mehta: Yes, I am a PCM student. For the KVPY SA exam, I revised all the syllabus of class 10th Biology from NCERT.

Careers360: How did you come to know about KVPY?

Niyati Mehta: I came to know about KVPY from Allen coaching institute and other institutes advertisements.

Careers360: What were your study schedule and exam day strategy?

Niyati Mehta: I attempted 2 marks question first and later 1 marks questions. I attempted Biology and Chemistry first followed by Physics and Maths. I use to attend coaching classes for 5 hours and in self-study, I use to solve the previous year question paper.

Careers360: Which is your favorite subject and which books did you follow?

Niyati Mehta: I referred only NCERT books and solved previous year question papers as I didn't have much time to prepare. My favorite subject is Physics.

Careers360: How important do you feel mock tests are and why? Is it true that if one solves the KVPY question papers, there is a good chance of cracking the exam successfully?

Niyati Mehta: I practiced previous year question papers of the last 3-4 years. They helped me a lot as they gave an idea about the exam pattern. I was able to find some questions which were not there in KVPY 2019 syllabus. So, I took help from my institute’s teachers and Internet sources

Careers360: What’s your KVPY Interview experience and what were the questions?

Niyati Mehta: Around 6-7 faculty members were there in panel. The interview included conceptual questions. Equal weightage was given to all the topics. They started questioning about Physics followed by Chemistry

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

Niyati Mehta: No special preparation is required for KVPY. Aspirants who are preparing for the JEE exam can easily crack KVPY. Some basic conceptual clarity is required.

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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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Payal 8th Nov, 2019

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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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