Mock Interview

Why You Should join Our IAS/UPSC Mock Interview Programme:

  • Free of cost – No Charges at All.
  • Exceptional results and plentiful selections.
  • Exposure to some of the finest bureaucrats retired as well as working, subject matter experts, psychoanalysts and faculty members who have had direct experience in recruitment and personality analysis.
  • Understand interviewer’s psychology.
  • Improve your answering style and body language.
  • Current Affairs update by experts.
  • Build up your social quotient and emotional quotient.
  • A video recorded session for critical self-assessment.
  • Personal discussion with experts after UPSC Interview Guidance Programme for a critical assessment of his/her performance.
  • Scientific evaluation of strengths and weaknesses of the candidate by experts.
  • Individual DAF analysis and summary of UPSC interview questions.
  • Overall balanced feedback by experts on how one can ace the questions asked in UPSC Interview.

Why one should join multiple CSE Mock Interview Programmes before the actual personality test?

A personality test is of 275 marks. Therefore, it carries a game-changer weightage. The final merit is decided based on the sum total of marks obtained in the main examination and the personality test and so a Personality Test is of critical importance.

It is presided over by a board of eminent panelists which includes former civil servants, retired IAS/IPS officers, senior bureaucrats, eminent faculty members, psychoanalysts and subject matter experts.

The purpose of UPSC Mock Interview is to help a candidate assess his strengths and weaknesses more accurately before the actual UPSC personality test. This way, he can perform his level best in the final stage of the Civil Services Exam.

What are the advantages of IAS Interview Guidance Programme?

  • Prepares you in advance
  • Provides a simulated environment like that of an actual UPSC interview.
  • Brings out one’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • Improves answering style for Questions asked in an actual UPSC interview.
  • Moulds body language as per the needs of the IAS interview.
  • Imparts a positive attitude by giving a real-time experience of what a personality test could look like.
  • Helps identify possible mistakes one could commit at the time of the actual IAS interview.
  • Removes fear factor from candidate
  • Improves confidence level.
  • Helps a candidate understand the possible questions that could be framed from his/her DAF

The essence of a personality test lies in the words of Warren Buffet as follows:

“Somebody once said that in looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if you don’t have the first, the other two will kill you.”

– Warren Buffet, Investor, Philanthropist, Billionaire, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

Understanding the importance of a Personality Test:-

As per the latest UPSC notification, the purpose of a UPSC interview is to gauge the personal suitability of a candidate for a career in public service. It is overseen by a Board of competent and unbiased observers (senior bureaucrats and experts) headed by a Chairperson.

A UPSC interview is of 275 marks with no minimum qualifying marks. A UPSC interview aims to understand the motivation, inspiration and intention of a candidate towards a career in public service. The candidate will be assessed by a Board who will have beforehand a Detailed Application Form (DAF) filled by the candidate at the time of his/her registration for the main examination.

A Detailed Application Form (DAF) would give an idea of the record of his/her career. A Candidate generally get asked many direct questions from his/her DAF and also about national and international issues and on matters of general interest.

Indian Administrative Services in addition to other Civil Services are permanent executives and is one of the most challenging jobs on earth. S/he is responsible for maintaining law and order, collecting revenue and general administration, policymaking and policy supervision, public funds supervision and handling daily affairs of the government.

Your interpersonal skills have a role to play in such a diverse job profile. An IAS officer is a team leader, s/he has to deal with and understand the needs and aspirations of common people. This requires him/her to be empathetic towards the general public. A civil servant can be a genius, but if s/he is not sensitive towards the common public, then s/he does not really serve the purpose s/he was hired for.

What qualities are UPSC Interviewer’s looking for?

The main examination assesses a candidate’s intelligence, aptitude and knowledge already.

Then why does UPSC conduct a separate Personality test?

Why does UPSC want to assess a candidate’s personality when they can largely churn out the most intelligent minds based on marks obtained by candidates in the written test?


As per the latest UPSC notification, The one-to-one dialogue of a UPSC interview is aimed at understanding the mental competence of a candidate, his ethical tendencies, mental aptitude, critical point of view, clear and logical presentation, fine and balanced sense of judgement, interest in current affairs and social issues, social quotient and leadership skills, intellectual abilities and moral integrity.

In the end, a candidate must look for IAS Interview Questions of past year, the highest and the lowest marks in IAS interview to get an idea of the marking style of a UPSC interviewer. A candidate must be natural in his answering style and conduct and focus on being himself/herself in the UPSC interview. This will help him in securing the best of marks in the Personality test.

Best Wishes, Vajirao IAS….

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