Ajay Prakash of Samastipur, Bihar, secured 9th rank in the UPSC exam 2010. He talks to Gulshan Sharma of jagranjosh.com and tips IAS aspirants on how to clear the Interview of the IAS exam
Q. How did you prepare for the interview? How was your interview?
A. Preparing for an interview is a lifelong process. A good personality is required to clear the UPSC interview. Develop hobbies you can talk about as questions are mostly based on your biodata. You cannot fake anything. Honesty is the best policy. The interview panel will cross question you. Confidence is the key to success.
The interview panel does not test your knowledge. They just check your reaction under pressure.
Q. What is your advice to civil services aspirants?
A. Believe in yourself and don’t listen to too many people. Don’t take too much pressure upon yourself.