KVPY Interview- Preparation Tips and Previous Year Interview Questions

KVPY interview

Department of Science and Technology (Indian Institute of Science) conducts Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) usually in November every year and announces the result for the students appearing in this scholarship programme. Candidates, who are qualified will be shortlisted on the basis of KVPY Rank List and further called in for KVPY Interview.

KVPY Interview Questions Download

Here you can download the KVPY previous year interview questions, asked in the interviews.

Preparation Tips for KVPY Interview

After the KVPY results are announced and the students are selected for KVPY interview, the students will have started preparing for the next step. Here we provid you with some guidance on how to prepare for KVPY interview.

Questions in KVPY Interview:-

Generally the questions are asked on personal information, educational topics, general knowledge and aptitude.

The first question is always expected to be “Tell about yourself”. The answer for this is to give a brief yet accurate answer which highlights your personal details, interests and aptitude. The interviewer would want to know that part of yours from the brilliant score in KVPY exam, what else is the student like.

“Tell us about your family and friends.”
Here the interviewer wants to get an insight idea of your family background, the candidate’s social skills and an idea on your general one to one behavior. Again, the candidate is advised to be brief and prepared to answer well and accurate.

“What are your hobbies?”
When you are asked such a question in KVPY interview, your answer is expected to be fine and straight to the point. This answer is capable of shaping the rest of your interview. For instance, if you tell that you like to participate in quiz competitions, you will be asked next about the competitions you have participated in, how your experience was, what quizzing is like to you and so on. If you answer something in general like “I like to watch TV”, mention that you like watching “Nat Geo” or “Travel and Living” to know new things or explore new places. But, do not exaggerate or lie at any point in the interview. The interviewers are very experienced in such things and can see through when a student gives false information.

Now these were the introductory questions. On the technical part of interview, you will definitely be asked academic questions. They want to see your response and analysis as a person with scientific bent of mind. For example “Suppose there is an oxygen cylinder in a laboratory and there are two high voltage electrodes near it. What will happen if current passes through these electrodes?”

Considering you have come this far and got selected for the interview, your aptitude must be good enough to answer it correctly. However, remember that confidence is the key. You might be great while solving the toughest problems on pen and paper, but you must have the confidence to do so in the interview too.

If you have any questions, ask in comments below. Best of luck!

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