Appearing for the interview round after clearing the preliminary and mains of UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) IAS exam is a nightmare for many. It is the round after which the final decision regarding your recruitment is taken by the commission. Better known as the ‘personality assessment round’, most of the questions are framed in a manner, which would make a candidate’s answers reflect his personality and speak volumes about it.
The panel will be judging you on the basis of your promptness in answering the questions and the way you deal or react to a particular given situation or crisis. Just keep in mind that this is no ordinary interview and every sentence, every word you say will be a reflection of your outlook and your mindset. Be careful with what you say because questions may be created even from the answers you give.
So as to help the budding elite services officers in polishing their knowledge regarding the interview round, we bring before you a list of most frequently asked types of questions:
Q 1. What if one morning you woke up and found that you were pregnant?
A. Girl: I will be very excited and take an off, to celebrate the good news with my husband.
Q 2. Twins(Adarsh and Anupam) were born in May but their birthday is in June. How’s this possible?
A. May is the name of the town.
Q 3. If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples and three oranges in the other hand, what would you have?
A. Very large hands.
Q 4. Interviewer: He ordered a cup of coffee for the candidate. Coffee arrived; kept before the candidate, then he asked what is before you?
A. Candidate: Instantly replied “Tea”
He got selected.
Wondering why he said tea when he knows very well that coffee was kept before?
The question was “What is before you (U – alphabet) Reply was “TEA” ( T – alphabet)
Alphabet “T” was before Alphabet “U”
Q 5. How can a man go eight days without sleep?
A. He sleeps at night.
Q 6. How can you lift an elephant with one hand?
A. It is not a problem, since you will never find an elephant with one hand.
Q 7. If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it?
A . No time at all as it is already built.
Q 8. A cat had three kittens: January, March and May. What was the mother’s name.
A. What. It stated ‘WHAT’ was the mother’s name.
Q 9. what is the opposite of Nag panchmi?
A. Nag did not punch me.
Q 10. James bond was pushed out of an airplane without any parachute. He survived. How?
A. The plane was on a runway.