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Appearing for civil services interview? Do’s and don’ts



Appearing for the interview round after clearing the preliminary and mains of UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) IAS exam is a nightmare for many. At this stage of Civil Services examination, an aspirant must follow certain golden principles to make sure they leave an ever lasting impression on the interview panel.



Civil Services Interview is more than just an Interview. As mentioned already it is a complete personality test assessing a candidate’s suitability for the very responsible position of Civil Administrator. You are sitting in this very reputed office to give a life-changing interview, so be confident and believe in your capabilities. Maintain a decently upright posture while sitting and eye contact with the panel members at all the time. When you are interactive with the panel and they can feel your involvement in the discussion, you are sure to leave an impact.


Panel at the UPSC Interview is keenly looking for confident leaders who can be team players at the same time. Ensure, through your answers, that you let them know that you are that deserving person. Express your views and points to whatever is being asked, but make sure you are to the point with a concise approach. Try not being repetitive with your logic or words, stay on the topic and frame interesting answers, as your audience will have all their ears to you.


UPSC Panel is seeking a very efficient administrator and, hence you are expected to present the best of who you are and effectively handle the questions. This is your chance to show the panel and the world the best version of you and outshine your capabilities by cracking UPSC Civil Services Examination. Be who you are, present your views maintaining a humble tone, respect the panel and show the required traits of your personality like empathy, decision-making skills, leadership, etc. wherever required.



You are sitting at a place where thousands dream to reach. Respect yourself enough for this very fact and do not panic in any situation. Be very confident and keep your views before the panel. Even in case of a difference in opinion, be very calm and take the arguments of the opposite side in an accepting way. Do not get nervous or panic if proved wrong. You at-least tried responding to the best of your knowledge and the panel will acknowledge the fact.


The exam panel is highly experienced and reputed in their own fields and therefore don’t try to be overconfident in front of them. Keep your opinion efficiently, but don’t argue to prove your point. Along with a good speaker, be an effective listener. Balance the discussion with a light and healthy conversation.

Avoid fidgeting all the time: This is one habit the examiners will never appreciate and hence you must avoid fidgeting with your hands, clothes, handkerchief or anything.

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