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IAS Interview: Some tentative questions asked mostly in the IAS Interview

May 20, 2011 09:32 IST
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Some probable questions that are asked generally in the UPSC Interview:

•    Some initial questions are generally asked based on your bio-data; about your career choices and why exactly you want to opt for the civil services.

•    To start the interaction, the in IAS interview board generally ask a candidate to briefly describe about himself/herself.

•    Some questions are asked relating to your name. You might be asked some questions about the meaning of your name, surname, the reason for carrying a long surname or surnames if anybody has.

•    You should also prepare some important events on the year or the date of your birth. A big portion of the UPSC Interview questions are mainly from what you have filled in your form including your subjects, hobbies, service preferences etc. Thus you are supposed to put more emphasis on the interview as a test of logic and presentation and awareness rather than a pure subject knowledge.

•    You need to reasearch well on your hobby that you mention on your biodata. Questions are asked on the reason for your pursuing such a hobby.

•    You are supposed to be aware of the hot topics of the present world. You will be asked on some burning issues and you will be judged your opinions regarding the same. Thus you need to have a fair base on the current topics as well as an analytical mind to answer the interview board.

•    Questions are asked on your profession/professions also if you have had any. If you are a doctor, than you might be asked questions on any ongoing health issues. If you have an economy background, than you might be asked questions on the current economic scenario. The board may also ask you about the applicability of your current profession in the civil services. So, you are supposed to prepare well on all the possible questions relating your past and present careers.

•    Some situational questions may also crop up in the interview. As for example, the interviewers may ask you a question throwing a situation in front of you and they would ask you how you would be dealing with the particular situation. The question might be something like if you were the Collector/SP of Ajmer, Rajasthan, what would you do after the bomb blast in the city? So, you are supposed to develop an analytical and foreseen thinker mind to face the IAS interview.

•    UPSC Interview questions range from the questions about your choice of subjects to why you want to join the civil services. Thus, a thorough and overall polish up of your career and personality as a whole are to be considered when you prepare for the IAS Interview.

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22 Comment

Nadim Pathan,

Thanks sir, plz help me for preparing interview for police officer

pankaj joshi,

sir thanks , plz help my upsc paper preparation . i belong midle class family so most problem creat & am not purches book bcz book price very high. u help me preparation of my study . my qulification 12 th - hindi medium ( pcb ) b.sc - 2nd div. 2014

Mayank agrawal,

The information mentioned above is very useful for civil aspirants

Sreelekshmi S,

Please give some more effectual questions &answers based on governance.

Rohan Sharma,

Please gimme some more ethical relatd questions!

sajeev kumar,

I am persuing B.E from mechanical branch . sir, can you tell me some idea about book for competitive examination?

sonam sharma,

please sent ias interview question with answers

sonam sharma,

sir mujhe ias interview me puche jane wale ordinary que. sent kar dijiye.

Archana Besoya,

sir, recently i completed my 12th(commerce with maths) and scores 54.4%.So which course is suitable for IAS prepararion between BA pol.sci(hons) or BA english(hons).

ram avtar tomar,

plz agar apke pas koi interview me puche jane wale que or unke ans hai to post kare.

piyush kumar,

please enter some more data in the field of civil services

amrita sarma ,

thnk you so much.... :)

vivek v vijayakumar,

please send the civil service questions


Thanx 4 wonderful suggestions...........


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Hi, i am working as software engineer but i am preparing UPSC last two years , i want to know the interview questions based on my profession , and i really thank to Jagran josh , this website very use full for all IAS aspirants.


i wanna be IPS offiser thnx for this suggestion....


i want to knw if i m statistic graduate , can i choose subj of my choice ..well i dnt want stat subj in IAS exams..plz help me out


thanks for the suggestion....


thank u for posting this ........... i think it helps me a lot in my future wen i attended the ias interview once again thanku thanku very muchhhhhhhhhhh

Mayank shakya,

Gr8 .... Rly u teach me ! Seriously .... Thnks ....


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