UPSC/IAS Interview Guidance Program


Interview or the Personality Test is the final lap of the Civil Services selection process. It carries 275 marks (with no minimum qualifying marks). Marks obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination (written examination) as well as Interview would determine their final ranking. Candidates will be allotted to the various services keeping in view their ranks in the Examination and the preferences expressed by them for the various services and posts.

The focal point of the interview as defined by UPSC in its notification is as follows: “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 object 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 calibre of a candidate. In broad terms this is really an assessment of not only his intellectual qualities but also social traits and his interest in current affairs.”

Thus, the interviewers have two major concerns in their mind:

  1.  the personality issue and
  2.  the knowledge aspect of the candidate.


The focus of our interview panel is exactly that. Besides the knowledge aspects in relation to your bio-data, the interview panel will focus on refining candidates’ approach, attitude and aptitude to excel in UPSC’s personality test.

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The programme will focus on novel ways of presentation, communication, body language, emotional stability, sense of empathy and answering mechanism.
The interview panel, besides checking and updating candidates on their knowledge of day to day affairs of national and international importance, will specifically also check for qualities such as – balance of judgment, clear and logical exposition, intellectual and moral integrity, mental alertness and ability for social cohesion and leadership.


Is comprised of experienced bureaucrats (Vajirao IAS’s ex-successful students) and subject-matter experts.

Shri M.C. Gupta (Retd. IAS)

*Former Chief Secretary Govt. of Haryana
*Former Director of IIPA

Shri M. Ramchandran (Retd. IAS)

*Former Chief Secretary Govt. of U.P.
*Former Secretary Govt. of India

Shri R. Srinivasan IES (Retd.)

(Retd. Advisor of the Govt. of India)

Ranjiv Singh Dalal (Retd. IPS)

*Former Director General of Police, Haryana

Shri Anil K. Sinha (Retd. IAS)

*Executive Director National Institute of Disaster Management Govt. of India

Sr. G.C. Srivastav (Retd. IAS)

*Ex-Member Secretary 12th Finance Commission
*Vice Chairman Central Administrative Tribunal

Shri Skand Ranjan Tayal (Retd. IFS)

Former Ambassador to South Korea, Haryana

Shri B.B. Srivastava (Retd. IAS)

Former Secretary to the Govt. of India Department of Land Resources (Ministry of Rural Development)

Shri A.K. Mangotra (Retd. IAS)

*Former Secretary Govt. of India, Ministry of Home Affairs
*Joint Secretary President of India, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Shri A.K. Upadhyay (Retd. IPS)

Retd. Inspector General of Police UP Cadre

Dr. Bala Prasad (Retd. IFS)

*Ex Special Secretary to Govt. of India

Shri Sarubh Kumar (Retd. IFS)

Former Ambassador to Vietnam Ireland


For Introspection

Each interview is video-recorded and digitally provided to the candidate so that they can view their own interview and introspect their performance.

Post Interview Performance Analysis

Based on performance in the mock-interviews, a thorough feedback and valuable suggestions are given to the candidate

Personal One-to-One Interaction

Personal sitting with any member of the interview panel of your choice with detailed and focused one-to-one learning.


Interview Program

1) Precursor to Mock Interview: DAF Analysis
2) UPSC Interview simulation: Mock Interview
3) Post Mock Interview: Interview Feedback + 1 Personal Sitting


Rs. 500
Fee is exempt for all Vajirao IAS’s personal and postal guidance students

Commencement Date

DAF Analysis
not confirmed yet

Mock Interview
not confirmed yet


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IAS Toppers Interview, Ankita Jain, AIR 3, IAS 2020
IAS Toppers Interview, Apala Mishra, AIR 9, IAS 2020
IAS Toppers Interview, Satyam Gandhi, AIR 10, IAS 2020
IAS Toppers Interview, Gaurav Budania, AIR 13, IAS 2020
IAS Toppers Interview, Ria Dabi, AIR 15, IAS 2020

Toppers Gallery

368 Total Selections including 5 in Top 10 All India Ranks in UPSC 2020 Result