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UPSC Interview

UPSC Interview

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UPSC in its notification says that interview will be the test of personality of the candidate. A Board of experienced persons will ask questions of common interests to check suitability of candidates for Civil Services. It will not be a test of knowledge.

Why candidates generally feel uneasiness for preparing the UPSC interview?

  • No defined syllabus unlike prelims and mains exams.
  • The nature of the interview panel drawn from diverse academic disciplines, they probe questions from their domain and that becomes challenging.
  • Preparation for UPSC Interview should be comprehensive, topics such as Optional Subject chosen for mains, educational background, place of residence, a reason to become an IAS/IPS officer, content written in the Detailed Application Form(DAF) and current affairs are most likely to come up in a discussion hence one should cover every aspect of a candidate's life and his/her preparation of UPSC.


There are many myths that tricky questions are asked in IAS Interview. But those who have appeared in IAS Interview are of opinion that they had a very good experience of Interview.

Interview is a structured conversation with some objective. In other words, Interview is a conversation between members of Board and the candidate. This conversation is structured because most of the questions revolve around DAF (Detailed Application Form) of the main examination. In Interview, there is no cross-checking of facts. Also a candidate is not expected to answer all the questions.

“Actions speak louder than the words.” For this purpose, Interview Board will have a psychologist. During Interview, every action, bodily postures, facial expressions are closely watched by the psychologist. In Interview what you answer is important, but how you answer is more important. A candidate going to face IAS Interview should always be mindful of this fact.
The Interviews start with DAF (Detailed Application Form). Therefore, a candidate must exhaustively prepare his/her DAF. During Interview, Interview Board expects precise and to the point answers. Probably, in some questions, a candidate may not be sure about the answer. In this case, he/she may be given permission to guess the answer.

In IAS Interview, questions may be factual, or situational. In fact related questions, if the candidate is not sure, he/she may politely say “I am not aware”. However, in situational questions, the Board expects some answer & the candidate must answer these questions according to his/her cognition.
Role of Tact in Interview has a very important significance. Tact in IAS Interview, is about how precise is the answer, and how to pass the question where a candidate is not comfortable. It is also about giving cues to Interview Board, where a candidate is comfortable, to ask more questions.

The essence of IAS Interview is how a candidate is able to form a positive image before the Interview Board. The myth larger the Interview, better the Interview is not true. A candidate able to form positive image before the Interview Board is sufficient to score good marks in Interview.
The best strategy for any Interview is self-confidence. With self-confidence, definitely a candidate will have peace of mind. If anybody is facing IAS Interview with these qualities, definitely that individual is going to excel in Interview.


Interview Guidance Programme by GAURAV IAS

how to prepare for IAS, IPS, Civil Services Exam

Interview is the last stage of Civil Services Examination. This stage may determine whether a candidate is in merit list. Also, because of good performance in Interview, a candidate gets top rank in Civil Services. Though the weightage of Interview in total marks is Just 12.5% this stage is a very crucial stage in Civil Services examination.

Interview is a test of personality. Good knowledge, right attitude, good motivation, appropriate communicational skill etc., are all parts of a good personality. GAURAV IAS for Interview preparation is fully capable to take care of these aspects of Interview preparation. We have a pool of experts for personality development. These experts cater to the specific demands of students. GAURAV IAS in Delhi for Interview preparation is dedicated to success of a candidate in Interview. Unlike other institutes, GAURAV IAS, Delhi for Interview preparation takes a holistic approach towards Interview preparation.

When a candidate has qualified main examination, he/she has ample knowledge of various aspects. Also he/she has grown enough so that personality development is rather a difficult process. GAURAV IAS Coaching for IAS Institute is well aware of this aspect. Our experts are capable to change personality of a candidate according to requirements of IAS interview. GAURAV IAS Institute has long experience of training candidates for Interview preparation.

From every corner of the country, students come to Delhi for Interview preparation. They have different habit pattern & cultural setting. GAURAV IAS is well attuned to these students. It has experts from many regions. These experts transform candidate for IAS Interview with ease.

GAURAV IAS consists of retired Civil Servants, academicians and successful candidates of recent past. We groom a candidate for interview preparation from many angles. A candidate gets guidance from various experts so that, he/she may think an aspect from many angles. We have been guiding students for years for interview preparation. Therefore GAURAV IAS is top coaching for IAS in Delhi.

Hindi medium students come from mostly rural areas, or smaller cities. They don’t have public school background. As far as knowledge is concerned, they are well positioned. GAURAV IAS is fully aware of the demands of Hindi Medium students. We help them to cross the psychological barriers & to evolve killing stincts for the Interview. By lectures on burning national, international economic, social issues and current affairs in Hindi Medium we instill a sense of confidence. Also, our mock sessions remove whatever doubts still remains.