The Personality Test or Interview is the third phase of UPSC Civil Service Examination. Mains Qualified candidates can give the interview to the UPSC interview board. The duration of the personality test is not fixed but it depends on the interviewees.
The ultimate aim of UPSC Interview is to ensure the candidate’s quality, ability, and capacity whether he/she is suited for administration. The interview is conducted by various boards under UPSC in New Delhi and applicants have to face these boards individually.
Maximum Marks that can be earned from UPSC Interview are 275. Candidates can get good marks in the interview based on their performance. Good presentation decides your marks and future and also this marks will be counted for the final merit along with your mains exam marks.
A thorough preparation is necessary for Personality test. For that aspirants can follow some effective and practical ways which are mentioned below.
For Interview, Students should start practice as early as possible, that means don’t wait for Civil Services Mains Exam result and don’t waste your time.
Try to study yourself, because a well and perfect self-introduction are required for personality test. Most of the candidates have good knowledge about their specialized area and other subjects but they fail to Introduce themselves. Practice a perfect self-introduction and know your personality.
Your Detailed Application Form (DAF) speaks for you in front of the board members when you are waiting for your turn for personality test. They, having no prior knowledge of the candidate, just go through your DAF and this sets the tone for the personality test. The DAF gives them a preliminary idea about the candidate and hence, paves a way for questions from their side.
Generally, three types of questions are asked in Personality Test:
Here DAF plays a pivotal role as questions about your native place, hobbies, optional subject, graduation, etc. consume a major chunk of the time in IAS interview. As situational questions and questions based on knowledge base are beyond the candidate’s control, it is strongly recommended that the candidate should be thorough with his/her DAF.
Do not overlook or underestimate the value of Interview. You can score 205 within 5 minutes and also 100 in 60 minutes. It is clear that the time taken has nothing to do with the marks scored by any candidate. Qualities such as confidence, integrity, humility, optimism etc. play a great role in the personality test. Candidates should make sure that they don’t lie in front of the board. Being genuine in answering is a must as a psychiatrist is an integral part of the board. Aptitude and body-language are very significant in this process of Civil Service Exam. Applicants should make sure that they are able to communicate well with the board members.
Wear a comfortable dress which will make you confident. There is no need wear costly or party wear dress for the interview. Gents should wear a light coloured shirt and black pants. Saree or Churidar is for ladies. No need to wear coats and other costly materials.
Face the interview confidently and give the answers, solution etc. without fear. Confidence shows your quality and ability as well as you can gain good marks. Don’t attend to questions with overconfidence as it will generate a negative impact.
The questionnaires are filled with a set of questions like:
Applicants have to submit an Attestation form to the interview board with the minimum details required such as residence, nationality, education qualification along with a signature of the Gazetted officer.
IAS interview is conducted by UPSC in New Delhi. There are various interview boards headed by Chairman and other members (at least 5 members including the Chairman).
The contact details are as given below.
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
UPSC Interview Questions are related to your personal data like name, native place, etc.
Some examples are given below:
Self -confidence and positive energy will decide your marks and it will design your future too.
The Personality Test is the final stage of Civil Services exam, so prepare your mind to stay strong and be self-confident.
All the Best!
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