Sample KVPY Interview Questions (Part 1 of 9)

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  • Tell me something about yourself: (Be precise and do not flaunt about yourself a lot. Be focused.)
  • What are your hobbies (The answer to this question should be specific and to the point. Take care not to give many options to the interviewer as it will increase the scope of questions for him) ?
  • What are your strongest points?
  • What are your weak points (Do not be very frank. State your weak point in such a manner that it appears that it will not be obstacle in your future. The answer should be such that you are admitting that no one is perfect, but any weak point is not good enough to stop you to accept challenges!) ? technically speaking the weakest point comes from your strongest point.
  • Have full knowledge about the technical details of your hobby.
  • Name 2 − 3 favourite players of National and International level. The reason why he is your favourite should be based on technical reasons and not on likings. A technical explanation will give you an edge.
  • What extra-curricular activities do you participate in apart from being good in academics?
  • If you get KVPY Scholarship, how will you utilise the money (Students may have different answers. Some say that they will deposit it in a bank so that it can be used during higher studies.) ?
  • What is your daily schedule? How many hours do you dedicate to studies?
  • Which is your favourite subject (If you have reached your IXth class, go through the NCERT book of class VIII and class IX again-few chapters. You may choose any other subject. It is not necessary that you choose science as a subject. KVPY is not only for science students.) ?
  • Who is your favourite teacher? What subject she teaches (Expect questions related to that subject) ?
  • What is your aim (Also include the explanation of reason of choosing it as your aim.) ?
  • How will your aim, when achieved will serve our country?
  • Tell me something about yourself.
  • What is your favorite topic in maths, science and social science?
  • What all preparations you have done for the Interview?
  • What are known as suicidal bags of cell?