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In the interview at the UPSC, many a time smart and intelligent people have botched their chances by a display of arrogance. Simple, unassuming people have done well by appearing humble and confident at the same time. These successful ones do not argue, they dress pleasantly, do not reek of perfume. Neither do they mumble nor do they shout out their answers. They do not contradict themselves. And do not meander in their search for the right answer. They believe in plain speak. If a question does not find an answer they say so, smartly and confidently. Neither sheepishly nor in any apologetic manner.
Most of you must be aware of these qualities. If you are, let us firm them up. If you are not, then let us identify these problems and work at them.
 

The purpose of the Interview according to the UPSC

The Union Public Service Commission holds that the object of its interviews is to assess the personal suitability of a candidate for the service he has applied for. The candidate will be interviewed by a Board who will have before them a record of his career. He will be asked questions on matters of general interests. The object of the interview is to assess, through competent and unbaised observers, the personal suitabilty of candidate. The test is intended to judge the mental calibre of a candidate. In broad terms, this is an assessment of not only his intellectual qualities, but also his social traits and interest in current affairs. Some of the order qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical power of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, balance of judgement, variety and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion leadership, intellectual and moral integrity. The technique of interviewis not that of strict-cross examination but of a natural, though direct and purposive conversation, which is intended to reveal the mental qualities of the candidate. The personal test is not meant to be a test either of the specialised or general knowledge of the candidates are expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in their special subject of academic study, but also in the events which are happening around them, both within and without their own state or country, as well as in the modern currents of thought, and in new discoveries which should rouse the curiosity of the well-educated youth.

 

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