IAS Interviews

Interviews


IAS Interview Preparation: How friend's group may help you better than ‘Mock Interviews’

On Thursday 19th March 2015  

Civil Services Examination 2017 interviews are about to begin. For effective evaluation, many a candidates appear in Mock Interviews conducted by various coaching institutes. Still, your friends/group can play a vital role as they know your strengths and weaknesses; they can help you form diverse views from various angles on a range of topics.


Last Update Wednesday 7th March 2018

07-03-2018
IAS Personality Test: Will Interview Board grill me? What all they look for?

On Saturday 21st March 2015  

The anxiety among those who are to appear first time in front of Interview Board can be understood, but, even some candidates who have faced interview earlier also show unease.


Last Update Wednesday 7th March 2018

07-03-2018
Significance of Interview (Personality Test)

On Saturday 10th February 2018  

In last few years result, significance of Interview marks was clearly visible. With the changes that came in effect from Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013, marks secured in Interview have greater impact and the significance of Interview marks is clearly visible in final results.


Last Update Friday 2nd March 2018

02-03-2018
IAS Interview (Personality Test) - Final Stage of Civil Services Examination

On Sunday 26th February 2017  

The final stage of the Civil Services Examination is Personality Test that is carried out to assess the overall personality of the candidates.

It carries 275 marks weightage in overall marking.

UPSC notification outlines the purpose, technique and expectations that really helps in understanding the requirements.


Last Update Saturday 10th February 2018

10-02-2018
It is an advantage to attend mock interviews and interview sessions at coaching institutes

On Thursday 19th March 2015  

If you are able to reach right place, fine; otherwise many a times you are given such advice that you may lose your originality and express yourself in copy-cat manner when you appear in Interview.


Last Update Thursday 25th February 2016

25-02-2016
Does perception about the interview board impact performance?

On Sunday 11th March 2012  I have been among CSE aspirants for so many years and have conversed with many candidates who talk about the Interview boards. Based on the information gathered, many Candidates form opinion, views about the boards terming strict, generous, co-operative, and moderate…
Last Update Sunday 11th March 2012

11-03-2012
Does perception about the interview board impact performance? (Part II)

On Sunday 11th March 2012  I have been among CSE aspirants for so many years and have conversed with many candidates who talk about the Interview boards. Based on the information gathered, many Candidates form opinion, views about the boards terming strict, generous, co-operative, and moderate…
Last Update Sunday 11th March 2012

11-03-2012
Don’t Underestimate The Importance Of Score Attached To ‘Interview’

On Tuesday 8th March 2011  Reaching Interview level is no small feat and candidates make full advantage of their knowledge, confidence and presentation techniques to impress Interview Board. Many do it successfully and score very high marks and ensure positive outcome.
Last Update Tuesday 8th March 2011

08-03-2011
Importance Of Mock Interview

On Tuesday 8th March 2011  It is all about your preparation strategy. Some do it in group and some look at coaching institute for help. Understand the basic purpose of 'Mock Interviews'. Gain confidence, not how to act in front of Interview Board.
Last Update Tuesday 8th March 2011

08-03-2011
Personality Test for Civil Services Examination: Interview Board is always Positive and Cooperative

On Monday 27th February 2017  

The Interview Board consists of competent and unbiased observers who have before them a record of candidate’s career.

Their purpose is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in public service.

The test is intended to judge the mental calibre of a candidate.


Last Update Wednesday 7th March 2018

07-03-2018
Personality Test for Civil Services Examination: Can the interview be on expected lines?

On Sunday 26th February 2017  

It is an interactive session to evaluate your overall personality. For the purpose, it involves a lot of questioning and sometimes, you may encounter variety of situations that may surprise you.

To sum up, the Interview Board wants to bring the best on fore and your originality is at test.


Last Update Wednesday 7th March 2018

07-03-2018
As you commence preparation, focus on your personality first

On Thursday 19th March 2015  

When you make up your mind to appear in ‘Civil Services Examination’, first thing you need to think about is your Personality. This is no small examination and your suitability for the post in question is tested through third and last stage of the examination process i.e. interview.


Last Update Friday 2nd March 2018

02-03-2018
Interview (Personality Test) session for CSE 2016 to commence soon

On Sunday 12th February 2017  

The result of Main Examination (Written) 2016 is round the corner. Some talented candidates will be rewarded for their intense performance and those lucky candidates who emerge successful will come a step closer to the dream career and will appear in the last stage of examination Interview (Personality Test).


Last Update Sunday 12th February 2017

12-02-2017
With talent you have reached this stage, but now your personality has a bearing

On Wednesday 2nd March 2016  

You should be well prepared to face the interview board. Within a short span of 30-35 minutes, Interview board consisting of experienced members judge your mental skills and your attitude.


Last Update Wednesday 2nd March 2016

02-03-2016
Importance of Mock Interviews

On Sunday 5th April 2015  

Appearing in ‘Mock interview’ is your decision and all about your preparation strategy. Some do it in group and some look at coaching institute for help. Understand the basic purpose of 'Mock Interviews' is to gain confidence, not how to act in front of Interview Board.


Last Update Thursday 25th February 2016

25-02-2016
IAS Interview: Time to seal your fate

On Thursday 19th March 2015  

UPSC has kept this stage just to assess the suitability of the candidates for the job of ‘Civil Servants’ by evaluating their overall personality and vision for the future. This is the last step and can open a door to your dream destination.


Last Update Monday 23rd March 2015

23-03-2015
IAS Interview: How much I can score in my Personality Test

On Thursday 19th March 2015  

Be it Preliminary or Main Examination, many candidates look out for cut-off to make own strategy while preparing for Civil Service Examination. Likewise, many candidates are eager to know how candidates perform in Interview and how much is the reward.


Last Update Thursday 19th March 2015

19-03-2015
IAS Personality Test Preparation: Get thoughtful, get organised

On Wednesday 2nd March 2016  

The Personality Test is not only a test of knowledge but, also about your ability to use the accumulated knowledge and awareness at the right time and communicate it in an accurate manner.


Last Update Sunday 11th February 2018

11-02-2018
Civil Services Examination Interview (Personality Test): Dos and don’ts

On Wednesday 2nd March 2016  

Your attitude and a positive mind-set display your mettle and by showing humility, you can prevail even in some adverse situations.


Last Update Sunday 11th February 2018

11-02-2018
Civil Services Examination (Personality Test): Practice, is the key!

On Wednesday 2nd March 2016  

The candidate's knowledge, awareness and skills are evaluated with Preliminary as well as Main Examination; but, this Personality Test helps in identifying your suitability to job and character.


Last Update Sunday 11th February 2018

11-02-2018
Civil Services Examination 2015 Personality Test – Opportunity entails genuine approach for preparedness

On Wednesday 2nd March 2016  

Personality Test (Interview), the last stage of Civil Services Examination is not a mere awareness test; but, is more of a psychological assessment.


Last Update Wednesday 2nd March 2016

02-03-2016
How to prepare for IAS Interview (Personality Test)

On Thursday 19th March 2015  

Civil Services (Main) Examination 2015 Result is out. In all 2797 successful candidates have qualified for the last leg of the examination, Interview (Personality Test) for selection to the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and other Central Services (Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’).


Last Update Thursday 25th February 2016

25-02-2016
So, you are preparing for Interview.

On Thursday 17th March 2011  
Last Update Thursday 17th March 2011

17-03-2011
Question Relating to BIO-DATA

On Sunday 18th March 2012  The interview usually starts with questions about your personal life and related information that make you feel comfortable and relaxed. It is an important area as it revolves around the information you furnish with your Mains Application Form.
Last Update Sunday 18th March 2012

18-03-2012
Question on BIO-DATA: Your Name

On Sunday 18th March 2012  Interview for Civil Services Examination in real sense is your Personality Test. Many a time, candidates are inquired about the information relating to their names.
Last Update Sunday 18th March 2012

18-03-2012
Question on BIO-DATA: Date & Place of Birth

On Sunday 18th March 2012  Interview for Civil Services Examination in real sense is your Personality Test. Many a time, candidates are inquired about the information relating to their date & place of Birth
Last Update Sunday 18th March 2012

18-03-2012
Question on BIO-DATA: Educational Background

On Sunday 18th March 2012  Interview for Civil Services Examination in real sense is your Personality Test. Many a time, candidates are inquired about the information relating to their Educational Background: School/College/Institutions
Last Update Sunday 18th March 2012

18-03-2012
Question on BIO-DATA: Your Subjects

On Sunday 18th March 2012  Interview for Civil Services Examination in real sense is your Personality Test. Many a time, candidates are inquired about the information relating to their subjects.
Last Update Sunday 18th March 2012

18-03-2012
Question on BIO-DATA: Your job/work experience

On Sunday 18th March 2012  Interview for Civil Services Examination in real sense is your Personality Test. Many a time, candidates are inquired about the information relating to their job/work experience.
Last Update Sunday 18th March 2012

18-03-2012
Question on BIO-DATA: gap between academic studies and examination

On Sunday 18th March 2012  Interview for Civil Services Examination in real sense is your Personality Test. Many a time, candidates are inquired about the information relating to their gap between academic studies and examination.
Last Update Sunday 18th March 2012

18-03-2012
Question on BIO-DATA: Hobbies & Areas of interest

On Sunday 18th March 2012  Interview for Civil Services Examination in real sense is your Personality Test. Many a time, candidates are inquired about the information relating to Hobbies & Areas of interest.
Last Update Sunday 18th March 2012

18-03-2012
Question on BIO-DATA: service preference

On Sunday 18th March 2012  Interview for Civil Services Examination in real sense is your Personality Test. Many a time, candidates are inquired about the information relating to service preference.
Last Update Sunday 18th March 2012

18-03-2012
Question on BIO-DATA: Cadre Preference

On Sunday 18th March 2012  Interview for Civil Services Examination in real sense is your Personality Test. Many a time, candidates are inquired about the information relating to their Cadre Preference.
Last Update Sunday 18th March 2012

18-03-2012
Question on BIO-DATA: Family Background

On Sunday 18th March 2012  Interview for Civil Services Examination in real sense is your Personality Test. Many a time, candidates are inquired about the information relating to their Family Background.
Last Update Sunday 18th March 2012

18-03-2012
Question on BIO-DATA: Clothes you are wearing

On Sunday 18th March 2012  Interview for Civil Services Examination in real sense is your Personality Test. Many a time, candidates are inquired about the information relating to their Clothes they are wearing.
Last Update Sunday 18th March 2012

18-03-2012
INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT: ANURAG CHANDER, AIR 11 CSE 2015

On Sunday 15th May 2016  

Civil Services Examination 2015: Personality Test (Interview)


Last Update Sunday 29th July 2018

29-07-2018
Questions asked during Interview - Anupama Anjali (AIR 386; CSE 2017)

On Tuesday 17th July 2018  

Anupama Anjali (AIR  386; CSE 2017)

I was interviewed by Mr. Arvind Saxena Board

Morning slot, third to enter, 35–40 mins.


Last Update Tuesday 17th July 2018

17-07-2018
Questions asked during Interview - Yognik Baghel (AIR 340; CSE 2017)

On Tuesday 17th July 2018  

Hi, I am Yognik Baghel (AIR 340; CSE 2017)

My interview was scheduled on 7th March 2018

I received Ms. Smita Nagaraj’s board.

I was asked around 26-27 questions in total and it lasted for 35 minutes. 


Last Update Tuesday 17th July 2018

17-07-2018
Interview Transcript - Hasan Safin Mustufaali (AIR 570; CSE 2017)

On Tuesday 17th July 2018  

Hi, I am Safin Hasan (AIR 570). 

Graduation: B.Tech (Electronics and Communication) in 2016

Optional Subject: Literature of Gujarati Language

No. of Attempt: First

Hobby: Interacting with and helping to underprivileged section specially kids.

Board: Ms. Smita Nagaraj Madam

Date and Time: March 23 (Forenoon Session); Third one to go

Marks In Personality Test : 204


Last Update Tuesday 17th July 2018

17-07-2018
Questions asked during Interview - Karthik Kotturu (AIR 529; CSE 2017)

On Tuesday 17th July 2018  

Hi, I am Karthik Kotturu (AIR 529; CSE 2017)

My Optional subject is Electrical Engineering.

I was interviewed on 15th March 2017 by Shri B S Bassi Sir Board


Last Update Tuesday 17th July 2018

17-07-2018
Questions asked during Interview - Shreyash Pratap Singh

On Monday 16th July 2018  

Hi, I am Shreyash Pratap Singh. I was interviewed by Prof. Dr. P K Joshi Board.

It was on 28 Feb 2018 between 5 pm to 5.30 pm (Last candidate to go in for the day)


Last Update Monday 16th July 2018

16-07-2018
Interview Transcript - Utsav Gautam (AIR 33; CSE 2017)

On Monday 16th July 2018  

My UPSC interview was on 16 march 2018 (FN), it was Prof. P K Joshi board.

It started at around 10:30am and lasted for 26 minutes. My interview was based purely on my DAF. 


Last Update Monday 16th July 2018

16-07-2018
Questions asked during Interview - Siddhant Jain (AIR 201; CSE 2017)

On Monday 16th July 2018  

Hi, I am Siddhant Jain.

My Interview was on 6th March 2018 (AN)

I was second to go. 

It lasted for around 35 minutes and I scored 173/275.

It was cordial and no grilling took place.


Last Update Monday 16th July 2018

16-07-2018
Questions asked during Interview -Abhishek Surana (AIR 10; CSE 2017)

On Monday 16th July 2018  

I practiced with my friends who were undergoing training with me at NPA, Hyderabad. 

My interview was on 20th February 2018 and board was of Bhonsle Sir.

It lasted for about 30-35 minutes.


Last Update Monday 16th July 2018

16-07-2018
Questions asked during Interview - Anu Kumari (AIR 2; CSE 2017)

On Monday 16th July 2018  

I was very calm and smiling throughout the interview. I treated it as if I was talking to the elders in my family. I think it went on for 35-40 mins.

I felt that my interview went well. I was satisfied.

I could not answer 3 questions but i calmly managed, smilingly said sorry I do not know it.


Last Update Monday 16th July 2018

16-07-2018
INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT: NITIN SANGWAN, AIR 28 CSE 2015

On Wednesday 27th July 2016  

Civil Services Examination 2015: Personality Test (Interview)


Last Update Friday 29th July 2016

29-07-2016
Interview transcript: Sakshi Sawhney (AIR 6, CSE 2013)

On Sunday 20th July 2014  

My interview preparation started with filling of Detailed Application Form (DAF) and I was honest while mentioning my hobbies etc. so that if asked any related question, answer flows naturally.

I had lots of discussions with friends and parents and watch current affairs shows on TV to get insights on various issues, make opinion and balanced views.

My interview went well and I am satisfied with my performance.


Last Update Sunday 20th July 2014

20-07-2014
Interview Questions: Medha Roopam (AIR 10, CSE 2013)

On Sunday 20th July 2014  

I was interview by Mr.  Chattar Singh Board. Most of the questions asked were from my Bio-Data and my graduation subject – Economics. Questions from Chairman were little tough and entailed brief but, crisp answers.

In between, there were some open ended questions as well as instances when I didn’t give fitting reply; but, board was co-operative and confidence helped me sail through.

My interview lasted for about 35 minutes and I was satisfied with my performance.

 


Last Update Sunday 20th July 2014

20-07-2014
Interview Experience: Pawan Kadyan (AIR 79, CSE 2011)

On Thursday 27th December 2012  For many candidates, Interview is something which keeps them anxious. Candidates are surrounded by many questions and look for advice from seniors, successful candidates. The following interview experience of Pawan Kadyan will help many such candidates and would act as a source of inspiration.
Last Update Thursday 27th December 2012

27-12-2012
Interview Experience: Ajay Katesaria (AIR 28, CSE 2011)

On Tuesday 4th December 2012  For many candidates, Interview is something which keeps them anxious. Candidates are surrounded by many questions and look for advice from seniors, successful candidates. The following interview experience of Ajay Katesaria will help many such candidates and would act as a source of inspiration.
Last Update Tuesday 4th December 2012

04-12-2012
Interview Experience: REKHAWAR RAHUL ASHOK (AIR 15, CSE 2010)

On Sunday 11th March 2012  For many candidates, Interview is something which keeps them anxious. Candidates are surrounded by many questions and look for advice from seniors, successful candidates. The following interview experience of Rekhawar Rahul Ashok will help many such candidates and would act as a source of inspiration.
Last Update Sunday 11th March 2012

11-03-2012
Significance of Personality Test

On Saturday 27th February 2016  

In last few years result, significance of Interview marks was clearly visible. With the changes that came in effect from Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013, marks secured in Interview have greater impact and the significance of Interview marks is clearly visible in final results.


Last Update Friday 2nd March 2018

02-03-2018
Interview Board is always positive and co-operative

On Sunday 18th March 2012  

The prime aim of the interview board is to create such an atmosphere where the candidates can perform confidently and performance reflects originality.


Last Update Monday 27th February 2017

27-02-2017
Interview: ‘Real’ You Is In Focus

On Thursday 8th March 2012  

The last stage of examination - Interview is scheduled to commence from March 19, 2012 and the fate of lucky ones is going to be decided where the 300 marks attached to 'Interview' can play a crucial role in final selection/getting higher ranks.


Last Update Sunday 26th February 2017

26-02-2017
Will Interview Board grill me? What the board look for?

On Thursday 8th March 2012  

The anxiety among those who are to appear first time in front of Interview Board can be understood, but, even some candidates who have faced interview earlier also show unease.


Last Update Saturday 21st March 2015

21-03-2015
Interviews Preparation

On Thursday 8th March 2012  

A lot of apprehensions keep such candidates anxious. Difficulty is more with the candidates who are to face Interview Board for the first time.


Last Update Thursday 19th March 2015

19-03-2015
It is an advantage to attend mock interviews and interview sessions at coaching institutes

On Monday 12th March 2012  

If you are able to reach right place, fine; otherwise many a times you are given such advice that you may loose your originality and express yourself in copy-cat manner when you appear in Interview.


Last Update Thursday 19th March 2015

19-03-2015
Interview Preparation: How friend's group may help you better than ‘Mock Interviews’

On Monday 12th March 2012  

Your friends/group knows your strengths and weaknesses; they can help you form diverse views from various angles on a range of topics.


Last Update Thursday 19th March 2015

19-03-2015
Time to seal your fate

On Friday 1st January 2010  

UPSC has kept this stage just to assess the suitability of the candidates for the job of ‘Civil Servants’ by evaluating their overall personality and vision for the future. This is the last step and can open a door to your dream destination.


Last Update Thursday 19th March 2015

19-03-2015
Before your start, focus on your personality first

On Friday 1st January 2010  

when you make up your mind to appear in ‘Civil Services Examination’, first thing you need to think about is your Personality which is tested through third and last stage of the examination process i.e. interview


Last Update Thursday 19th March 2015

19-03-2015
Interview test

On Thursday 7th March 2013  The final stage of the examination is Personality Test which will carry 275 marks as per the new scheme of Civil Services (Main) Examination.
Last Update Thursday 7th March 2013

07-03-2013
IAS Interviews: Broad areas from where questions can be asked

On Tuesday 14th April 2015  

During Civil Services Examination Interviews (Personality Test), you can be asked wide range of question from different spheres of life. We have listed out few broader areas from which you can expect a lot of questions.


Last Update Thursday 16th April 2015

16-04-2015