Best preparation tips for UPSC IAS Interview

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12 Apr 2019

#CareerBytes: Tips to prepare for UPSC CSE Personality Test/Interview

The UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE), also known as the IAS exam, is one of the toughest and most competitive exams.

UPSC CSE is conducted in three stages; candidates must clear Prelims, Mains, and the Personality Test or IAS Interview. The Personality Test, the final stage, is considered the most crucial.

Here are some tips to prepare for the IAS interview.

#1

Start preparing for IAS Interview, don't waste any time

Start preparing for IAS Interview, don't waste any time

Candidates preparing for IAS Interview must ensure they don't waste any time before the final CSE stage. They must start preparing early, right after the Main examination is over.

Most questions would be based on the candidate's bio-data and copies of Detailed Application Form (DAF) are shared with board-members. They shouldn't lie in their bio-data and prepare well for questions based on the same.

#2: Be prepared for questions about your district and state

Candidates must be prepared to face questions about their city/town/village, district, and state too. They should collect relevant details, including latest developments, general knowledge, and socio-political scenario, etc. They should also know about the current problems in their city/town/village and be prepared with solutions too.

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#3

Do not ignore newspapers, optional subject after Main Examination

Many candidates think that newspapers are important only until the UPSC Mains stage and often stop reading the newspapers once the Main Examination is completed.

However, it is essential to know the current affairs and happenings to prepare for the IAS Interview. Even after the Mains exam is over, candidates must revise their optional subject as questions may be asked about the same.

#4: Take mock IAS Interviews to get a good idea

Before attending the interview, apart from preparing, candidates must also practise for it thoroughly. They should practise mock IAS Interviews to prepare for the real one. They can take the help of their mentors and friends who can identify their strengths, weaknesses, and suggest improvements.

#5

Some tips to be followed on the day of interview

Some tips to be followed on the day of interview

Candidates must work on building self-confidence before appearing for the interview.

During the interview, one must be confident but they shouldn't be arrogant or overconfident. Also, the right body language and proper dressing sense are important.

Apart from knowledge, mental caliber, reasoning ability, spontaneousness, etc., the interview also tests the candidate's personality. Questions are designed to help the board know about the candidate's personality.

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What are the best IAS coaching centers in Delhi ?

What are the best IAS coachings in Jaipur?

Suggest best coaching institutes for IAS in Indore.

Which are the best IAS coachings in Bangalore?

Suggest the best coaching center in Hyderabad?

What type of dress should a girl wear for IAS interview?

How to start preparation for the UPSC exam?

What are some useful YouTube channels to prepare for the UPSC exam?

Is it possible to crack the UPSC Civil Services Exam without coaching classes?

Can you suggest some good books for UPSC?

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What are the best IAS coaching centers in Delhi ?

Asked 2019-04-24 12:27:16 by Manisha Singh

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Here 5 top IAS coaching institutes in Delhi: 1) Rau's IAS Study Circle; 2) Vajiram & Ravi; 3) ALS (Alternative Learning System) IAS Academy; 4) Unique Shiksha IAS Institute; 5) Drishti IAS Coaching.

What are the best IAS coachings in Jaipur?

Asked 2019-04-14 08:58:36 by kirti Sharma

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Some of the best IAS coaching institutes in Jaipur are (1) Rau's IAS Study Circle, (2) Khan Study Group, (3) Chanakya IAS Academy, (4) Astitva IAS Academy, and (5) Motive Academy.

Suggest best coaching institutes for IAS in Indore.

Asked 2019-04-14 08:58:03 by kirti Sharma

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The best IAS coaching institutes in Indore are (1) PS Academy, (2) Anand Super 100, (3) Kautilya Academy, and (4) Chanakya IAS Academy.

Which are the best IAS coachings in Bangalore?

Asked 2019-04-14 08:10:10 by Sanya Jain

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The best IAS coaching institutes in Bengaluru are (1) Pragnya IAS Academy, (2) Global IAS Academy, (3) Analog IAS Institute, (4) Rau's IAS Study Circle, and (5) The Impact IAS Academy.

Suggest the best coaching center in Hyderabad?

Asked 2019-04-12 23:09:33 by Bhaginder kour

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Some of the top IAS coaching institutes in Hyderabad are (1) Narayana IAS Academy, (2) LA Excellence IAS, (3) Pragnya IAS Academy, (4) Brain Tree Institute, and (5) Analog IAS Institute.

What type of dress should a girl wear for IAS interview?

Asked 2019-04-12 19:53:53 by Alok Srivastava

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For girls, kurtis or sarees are considered as the best clothing option for the IAS interview.

How to start preparation for the UPSC exam?

Asked 2019-04-12 14:03:19 by Rakesh Lobo

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You can prepare for the IAS exam by following these simple steps: (1) Read thoroughly your NCERT books as they will provide the basic details on any topic, (2) Read newspapers daily to stay updated on national, international events, (3) Improve your writing speed by attempting as many mocks as possible per day, (4) Stay focused and always practice hard.

What are some useful YouTube channels to prepare for the UPSC exam?

Asked 2019-04-12 14:03:19 by Vibhore Das

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Some of the best YouTube channels to prepare for UPSC are (1) Unacademy, (2)Vision IAS, (3) Study IQ Education, (4) Rau's IAS, (5) Study IAS classes.

Is it possible to crack the UPSC Civil Services Exam without coaching classes?

Asked 2019-04-12 14:03:19 by Ajay Chauhan

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Yes, one can crack UPSC Civil Services Exam without taking coaching classes as right preparation is all that is required. Here are some tips: 1) Prepare a study timetable, 2) Focus on basics, 3) Study and revise regularly, 4) Practice mock-tests and past years' papers, 5) Regularly read newspapers and news apps like NewsBytes for current affairs, 6) Take online courses and test series.

Can you suggest some good books for UPSC?

Asked 2019-04-12 14:03:19 by Trisha Rangan

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Some books you should read to prepare for the UPSC exam are (1) NCERT textbooks of Classes 6-12, (2) India Since Independence-Bipin Chandra, (3) Indian Economy-Ramesh Singh, (4) Geography of India-Majid Hussain, (5) Indian Polity by M Lakshmikant (6) Mocks and previous years question papers by Arihant publications and Disha Publications.

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