How to Crack KVPY Interview?

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Jul 31, 2018

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KVPY Interview is scheduled to be conducted from January 20, 2019. Candidates who have been shortlisted for the interview who will qualify KVPY 2018 will be held in online mode on November 04, 2018. The weightage given to the interview/face to face round is 25%, while 75% weightage is given to marks scored in the Aptitude Test.

  • The questions asked in KPVY Interview are from Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics subject.
  • Candidates can crack KVPY interview by showing presence of mind and being confident throughout the interview session.

KVPY Interview Session

It is very important to clear the interview session that becomes the only step to success between the candidate and his scholarship. Knowing what you can expect in the interview session can make your preparation focussed. Though there is no set pattern an interview is conducted and the experience of all students varies, here is a brief idea on what you can expect in KVPY Interview:

  • Interview focuses on the presence of mind and personality of a candidate in a holistic way.
  • It applies situations and concepts from the real world that are amended as questions for the interview.
  • Experts analyse students on the basis of several grounds before finally passing a judgment.
  • Interviewers may even ask some personal and obvious questions to candidates.
  • Interview is generally formal, though students are tested for stress response.
  • At times, interviewers may even put some real life situation for candidates to test their reaction as well as response to problems.
  • Candidates may also be asked to calculate certain complicated identities in order to examine their calculating prowess and logical deductions.
  • Interview panel may also check the temperament and body language of a candidate by asking basic questions or confusing ones.
  • There are possibilities of irrelevant questions too; it is just a way of checking the responsiveness and IQ of candidates.

KVPY Interview Centers

Here, we have updated the tentative interview center details:

Center Aptitude Test Centers Venue Dates 
Ahmedabad Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Vadodara IIT, Gandhinagar February 2019
Allahabad Agra, Allahabad, Dehradun, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi HRI, Allahabad January 2019
Bengaluru Bengaluru, Hubballi, Mangaluru, Mysuru KVPY, IISc. February 2019
Bhopal Bhopal , Indore, Nagpur IISER, Bhopal January 2019
Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar, Rourkela, Visakhapatnam NISER, Bhubaneswar January 2019
Chennai Chennai Anna University February 2019
Coimbatore Calicut, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Palakkad, Thrichur Bharathiar University February 2019
Delhi-I Delhi, Faridabad (SA) IIT, Delhi January 2019
Delhi-II Ghaziabad, Noida (SA & SX), Faridabad (SB & SX), Delhi (SB) Delhi University February 2019
Delhi-III Delhi (SX) JNU February 2019
Hyderabad – 1 Hyderabad (SA & SB) University of Hyderabad January 2019
Hyderabad – 2 Vijayawada (SA & SX), Hyderabad (SX) CCMB, Hyderabad February 2019
Jaipur-I Jaipur, Jodhpur (SA, SB) MNIT, Jaipur February 2019
Jaipur-II Jaipur, Jodhpur (SX) LNMIIT February 2019
Kolkata-I Durgapur, Kolkata, Siliguri (SA) IISER, Kolkata January 2019
Kolkata-II Agarthala, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Rourkela (SA): Durgapur, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Patna, Ranchi (SB) ISI, Kolkata February 2019
Kolkata-III Agarthala, Durgapur, Guwhati, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Rourkela, Siliguri (SX) IACS, Kolkata February 2019
Mohali Ambala, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Jammu, Mohali IISER, Mohali February 2019
Mumbai Mumbai (SA,SX) IIT, Bombay February 2019
Pune Aurangabad, Belagam, Pune (SA,SX,SB), Mumbai (SB) IISER, Pune February 2019
Trivandrum Ernakulam, Trivandrum IISER, Trivandrum January 2019

Documents Required

Candidates should bring the given documents at the time of KVPY Interviews along with call letter:

  • Application form and Interview call letter.
  • Attested copy of Marks card. (10th Marks card for Stream SA/SX and 12th Marks card for Stream SB)
  • Caste certificate for SC/ST candidates issued by the Competent Authority.
  • Medical certificate from competent authority in case of physically and visually challenged students  in the prescribed format (As per GOI)
  • A Self-Appraisal form.  
  • Study certificate form. (to be obtained from your Principal/Head of the Institution where you are currently pursuing your studies)
  • Teacher Recommendation Form (in Sealed envelope) & Letter to teacher.

Note: Candidates must bring all the above-mentioned documents along with them when they come for interview otherwise they will not be allowed to attend the interview.


KVPY Result 2018

KVPY Result 2018 will be declared in the first week of December 2018. It will be available through online mode. 

  1. Click on the official website link.
  2. A new page will be displayed on the screen.
  3. Fill all the required details like Application Number and Date of Birth carefully.
  4. Date of birth should be given in the format of DD-MM-YYYY.
  5. After filling the details, click on the “Continue” button.
  6. The KVPY Result 2018 will appear on the screen.
  7. Check and download the result.
  8. Candidates don’t forget to take extra printouts of the result for further admission process.

Re-evaluation of OMR Answer Sheets

The authority may also provide the re-evaluation facility for OMR answer sheets. For re-evaluation, candidates have to submit a request letter mentioning the application/seat number and stream on or before the due date. Candidates also have to make fee payment via demand draft drawn in favor of concerned authority. Requests after the due date will not be accepted.

KVPY Cut Off 2018

The cut-off will be released in two parts, i.e. aptitude test cut-off and final cut-off. It will be released category wise. In the table given below, we have mentioned the expected Cut off for KVPY 2018 exam:

KVPY Aptitude Test Cut-off:

Category SA Stream SB Stream SX Stream
General 50 48 57
SC/ST 40 34 40
PwD 40 34 40

KVPY Final Cut-off:

Category SB Stream SA Stream SX Stream
General 50% & above 55% & above 55% & above
SC/ST 34% & above 45% & above 43% & above
PwD 34% & above 45% & above 43% & above

Check How To Prepare for KVPY Interview​


KVPY Interview Preparation Strategy

Apart from questions related to the subject, the interviewee can also ask general questions like “Tell me about yourself” or “Introduce yourself”. So being prepared just for technical questions won’t help. The candidate needs to be smart and spontaneous to answer any question that comes up. Go through the following tips to increases your chances of clearing the interview round:

  • Be confident, speak in a soft yet firm tone.
  • Try managing time by avoiding fillers between your answers and speaking to the point. Long answers tend to sound senseless after a while.
  • Keep a straight posture and be presentable.
  • Be a good listener and listen to questions asked carefully to avoid any mistakes.
  • Revision is very important, so go through the topics of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics once before going for the interview.
  • Have a demo interview session with your friends or family members and identify your mistakes and work on them.
  • Stay calm and composed during the entire interview session.
  • Practice answering technical questions verbally and remember Mathematic formulae on tips.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

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