# Ashtik Mahapatra's Messageboard.

If any one wants to tell me anything plz feel free to post here.

Note by Ashtik Mahapatra
7 years ago

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Why do you tag everything you post with #Calvin, #Finn, #Daniel, #Peter, #Michael? It is kind of pointless, isn't it?

- 7 years ago

I didn't tag with Michael now did I? Dude it's just for fun.

- 7 years ago

Another thing, Isn't Kedargouri in Odisha? Then why does it show you as in Mumbai? And being a level 5, i presume you must be way ahead, ( finished atleast class-12 portions). Right? How did you manage to achieve this?

- 7 years ago

I was taking IIT coaching in FIITJEE from my 8th class and now I am studying in pace which is Mumbai's best institute. I just had the best of teachers.

- 7 years ago

Dude I have passed out of tenth and now I am in mumbai for my 11th & 12th studies

- 7 years ago

Hi. Its nice to see you are a level 5 on all topics and yet 15. Are you in grade-11 now? Could you elaborate on your achievements?

- 7 years ago

And you also have a hell lot of achievements I would give my life for. Like RMO, Aqua Regia etc

- 7 years ago

Qualifying RMO in my viewpoint is not an achievement at all and I'm sure you would too agree. You are a level- 5 and now I can't even think of level-5 problems let alone solving them. How did you achieve such proficiency? What is/was your best rank at SOF olympiads?

- 7 years ago

5 in NSO and 4 in IMO

- 7 years ago

In which class did you get these ranks?

- 7 years ago

5th rank in class 8th and 4th rank in class 9 th

- 7 years ago

Do you know 11th and 12th standard stuff? Did you know them earlier?

- 7 years ago

Awesome! :)

- 7 years ago

Both are national ranks

- 7 years ago

Awesome!! 4th and 5th is huge achievement!! My bests are 35th in NCO, and 39th in IMO! Though I am also an NTSE and KVPY scholar, but I am just focussing on JEE 2015 right now! What about you @Krishna Ar @Ashtik Mahapatra

- 6 years, 6 months ago

Hi @Pranjal Jain . First of all, congrats! Being both an NTSE+KVPY scholar is a huge achievemt(Plus it gives you over 6-7 lacs monetary net benefit :D) Right now, I'm also focussing on these scholarship tests. NTSE level 1 went very well. Hope level 2 goes in the same way :D. I'd like to know how you tackled KVPY and If I m right you got rank -453 ? Please tell me more about this :) ....(And about NTSE stage-2)...W.R.T KVPY, tell me about the second stage(interview) and also whether 1st stage marks are taken for final rank..etc :P

- 6 years, 6 months ago

Thanks @Krishna Ar ! Congrats for clearing RMO.

Actually for getting kvpy scholarship you need to get admission in basic sciences (B.Sc. etc) which almost no one prefers! (I just got Rs 11000 from resonance for clearing kvpy)

And yeah I got KVPY AIR 453. I think there are some recent changes in NTSE so can't say anything about it. Still it will be easy if you are cool at MAT.

For KVPY, I got ≈60% in stage one. You might get more if you a know a little bit of biology and electrodynamics (Basics which you learnt in class 9 and 10). In SA stream, number theory occupies much of maths. These are worth level 3 on brilliant. For the interview, I would just advise to look confident! Thats it! No "tough" questions in interview! You might be asked to solve maths during interview. So method matters!

- 6 years, 6 months ago

LOL There's been a misunderstanding! I was selected for RMO ...I am yet to give it ANyway its a great job on your part. BTW, Any idea if medical students will get KVPY fellowship? (IIT students don't I think)

- 6 years, 6 months ago

Yeah! Thats exactly what I meant!! IIT students don't get kvpy scholarship!! I don't know about medical ones but I suppose they get it! Lucky ones!

- 6 years, 6 months ago

Oh I see.. So, you'll pursue what course in IIT?

- 6 years, 6 months ago

I would like to pursue CS either in IITB or IITD or IITK

- 6 years, 6 months ago

CS again! XD

- 6 years, 6 months ago

i dont know, whatever i get, most probably i wont get into iit its damn difficult the papers

- 6 years, 6 months ago

Hey! 8 level 5's and apart from that you've lot of achievements, stop Joking!

- 6 years, 6 months ago

even i am focusing on IIT 16

- 6 years, 6 months ago

Its not much tough! If you study at Kota with sincere efforts no one can stop you from getting Top 100 rank. The thing is to work constantly for two years!

- 6 years, 6 months ago

Yup. Right. Did you also relocate to Kota in your 11th?

- 6 years, 6 months ago

Nope! I was already in kota only

- 6 years, 5 months ago

Oh...

- 6 years, 5 months ago

i am at PACE, one of the top integrated institutes in Mumbai, and i have solved previous iit papers i know how tough or easy it is.

- 6 years, 6 months ago

I really don't have much achievements. Only a few like National Science Olympiad and International Maths Olympiad both of SOF. Also AITS which on elaboration stands for All India Test Series.

- 7 years ago