The IAS, IFS interviews began early on in February this year, but due to the covid-19 pandemic, some of them were postponed. Now the UPSC has released the new dates for the candidates and the full schedule is put up on the official website of UPSC.
During this time, it is important to check out some strategies which are needed to crack the interview even in the last minute. The key is to not waste any time but to be focused till the last minute.
How to crack IAS, IFS Exam Interview!
How to crack the UPSC Interview
- The candidates must know the importance of time and prepare accordingly. You may get extra time now but the important thing is to prepare wisely and not get distracted by unnecessary information. The interview panel will ask what is important only ,sometimes,even the top news of that very day. So it is very important to be updated on current affairs and other top news for the last day also.
- The candidates need to revise their elective subject thoroughly. An expert will be present in the panel to judge you on the basis of your understanding of that subject.
- The interview round is a detailed discussion , a check of your wit , a test of your knowledge and your presence of mind.
- The candidates must be fully prepared with small details like their personal details, schooling, hometown details and other details.
- While answering , it is important to pay close attention to what the question is and be confident of how you give the answer.
Also ,it is important to get an idea of what happens for the interview. Read through the below pointers as they would keep you prepared for the day.
What happens in an IAS interview
- On the day of the interview, the candidate must reach the centre, UPSC building Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069 a little early, as there would be a security check at the front gate before you go inside.
- The candidates after passing this , has to go to the baggage counter and then be asked to organize all their documents in an order which is required inside the campus.
- Once the documents are submitted, the candidates are allotted panels and one panel conducts the interview of a maximum of 6 aspirants . Every interview by the selected panel lasts for around 20-40 minutes.