|SC/ST||37||As many as upto age limit.|
The candidate will be interviewed by a Board who will have before them a record of his/her career. He/she will be asked questions on matters of general interest. The object of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in public service by a Board of competent and unbiased observers.
The test is intended to judge the mental caliber of a candidate. In broad terms this is really an assessment of not only his/her intellectual qualities but also social traits and his/her interest in current affairs. Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, balance of judgement, variety and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion
and leadership, intellectual and moral integrity.
The technique of the interview is not that of a strict cross-examination but of a natural, though directed and purposive conversation which is intended to reveal the mental qualities of the candidate. The interview test is not intended to be a test either of the specialised or general knowledge of the candidates which has been already tested through their written papers. Candidates are expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in their special subjects of academic study but also in the events which are happening around them both within and outside their own state or country as well as in modern currents of thought and in new discoveries which should rouse the curiosity of well educated youth.
Civil Services offers an attractive and challenging career to the ambitious, the aspiring and the talented. The Indian civil services is considered as one of the premier services which paves the way for becoming an IAS, IPS or IFS officer. The wide variety of jobs within the fold of the Civil Services have relatively greater sphere of authority and power than any other services in India.
The services encompass all one can aspire for: prestige, job security, salary package, opportunity of foreign tour, job satisfaction, etc. Civil servants in one way decide the fate of the nation as the implementation of all developmental and other government policy rest with them. If we talk of prestige and respect this is the most prestigious and respectful job of India as it is a job which provides an opportunity to satisfy personal ambition as well as indulge in social welfare. The selection as civil servants is rigorous and only a handful is selected out of hundreds and thousands of aspirants every year. There is diversity of work- a wide variety of work is associated with civil services, like maintenance of law and order, developmental work, disaster management, representing India on international forum, administration, upliftment and empowerment of marginalised sections of society etc.
Once selected servant works till the age of 60 and is possible for him to get an extension. As far as salary package is concerned, the 6th pay commission has brought the salaries of the Civil Servants at par with those in the corporate sector. The facilities and amenities provided to an officer are excellent. A remarkable thing about civil services is that it provides opportunity to contribute effectively in the decision making process of country. The talented ones also get to represent the nation at world forums. A person who wants to participate closely in the process of building society and wants to bring about positive social change should definitely try to crack the IAS examination.
The aspirants of Civil Services favour the top three services namely- IAS, IPS and IFS as these services hold within their fold the vast scope to use bestowed power to bring about socialtal development. Also, these services are much sought after as they are symbols of great power, social recognition and affluence.
Good First Impression Review Common Interview Questions Display Confidence Be Prepared Discuss But Do Not Argue Communicate Effectively Shake Hands Firmly Listen Carefully Practice
Maintain Eye Contact Arrive On Time Give Honest,Direct Answers
Be Precise Remain Calm And Composed Understand A Question
Interview Attire Positive Body Language End The InterviewwithA Good Impression
The competitive examination comprises two successive stages-
(i) Preliminary Examination.
(ii) Mains Examination and Interview.