NEW DELHI: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is going to conduct the Personality Test/interview from today i.e., February 17, 2020.
The Commission had conducted the UPSC Civil Services Mains Examination on September 20, 22, 28 & 29, 2019.
As the candidates are going to appear for the interview test, they need to prepare and dress well for the examination.
In order to qualify the personality/interview test candidate should have pleasing and appealing personality required to perform the duties of an IAS officer. Candidate should be alert and attentive at the time of interview. Every question asked during the interview is to judge your personality and how would you respond in a particular situation.
Candidate should be honest in his approach to answer the questions as honesty and integrity is considered to be the most important factors in the IAS interview. Indian system is considered as one of the most corrupt system, therefore the panelists will not be interested in choosing a dishonest officer.
Candidates should be mentally alert all the time during the interview as weird questions like staircases taken to enter the interview hall or speed of the fan radio station number tuned to listen to the commentary, if the interview happens to be on a match day.
Not only the mental alertness is required, candidate should be patient and should have good listening skills. Candidate should not speak in the middle of the conversation; they should listen to the question patiently and then answer the question in most appropriate and crisp manner.