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How to Prepare For UPSC Interview ? we will provide you all the important information and guidelines for UPSC Personality Test. After Clearing UPSC Mains Exam UPSC Commission conduct Personality Test For Passed Out Candidates.
For an aspirant, Interview is the final hurdle in their way of success. Generally, UPSC Civil Service Examination is also known as the “Mother of all Exams” in India (How to Prepare For UPSC Interview | How to Clear IAS Interview). If you want to become a member of the permanent executive, you must cross the three obstacles (Prelims, Mains and Interview). You all can easily clear the first two stages but for the last stage we are there to help you in every way possible.
In UPSC terms, it is not a Regular Job Interview – it is a test of one’s personality, integrity and honesty.
Importance of interview –
As stated earlier, CSE Interview preparation is a test of personality, not knowledge. This is because of the fact that UPSC analyses and judges the understanding of candidate’s theoretical knowledge’s practical application.
During the CSE interview, the interviewer assesses the candidate’s personality by listening carefully to the candidate’s approach to the question asked, and probes him or her further based on that. A vibrant & positive candidate is what they look for.
An individual’s personality cannot be changed within a short duration of time just for the interview’s sake. Personality development is a process not one or three days process. The best ways to prepare for IAS Mock interview after your Mains results is to approach all situations with a positive attitude.
Interview plays a very crucial role in your success because it is all about who you are?
Important Note for candidates
Syllabus analysis of interview as given by UPSC – The core division of syllabus of UPSC is for Prelims and Mains.
The Civil Services Mains examination consists of two sections –
Hence we can say that interview is a part of your Mains preparation and you should prepare it thoroughly.
Please remember two things – Firstly, Interview is the last part of your examination and it will be the biggest hurdle in your success if you do not prepare well.
Secondly, the personality test is too difficult and needs different type of approach & to understand that approach, and to imbibe that approach one must read the course syllabus of the interview as notified in the notification of UPSC.
“The candidate will be interviewed by a Board who will have before them a record of his/her career. He/she will be asked questions on matters of general interest. The objective of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in public service by a Board of competent and unbiased observers. The test is intended to judge the mental caliber of a candidate. In broad terms this is really an assessment of not only his/her intellectual qualities but also social traits and his/her interest in current affairs. Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, balance of judgment, variety and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion and leadership, intellectual and moral integrity”.
“The technique of the interview is not that of a strict cross-examination but of a natural, though directed and purposive conversation which is intended to reveal the mental qualities of the candidate.” How to Prepare For UPSC Interview | How to Clear IAS Interview
“The interview test is not intended to be a test either of the specialized or general knowledge of the candidates which has been already tested through their written papers. Candidates are expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in their special subjects of academic study but also in the events which are happening around them both within and outside their own state or country as well as in modern currents of thought and in new discoveries which should rouse the curiosity of well-educated youth.”
Underlined paragraphs above clarifies the Objective, Technique and Syllabus of UPSC personality test.
So we will start from the first part of the syllabus-
iii. Assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in public service is done by a Board of competent and unbiased observers to test the personal suitability of the candidate in a broader perspective- it includes the following things
We can develop it by these 8 simple ways
Assimilation means you have the capacity to indulge in “the process of taking in and fully understanding information or ideas.” Critical power assimilation means you have power to grasp all dimensions of any particular issue and particular topic. (How to Prepare For UPSC Interview | How to Clear IAS Interview) If you have a good assimilation power you can score well in your exam, else you can improve it by adopting the following habits-
So, from the above expressions it is clear that the main aim behind this segment is UPSC wants to know the interest of a candidate in the following sector that is –
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