Q. How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?A. Concrete floors are very hard to crack! (UPSC Topper)
Q. If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it? A. No time at all it is already built. (UPSC 23 Rank Opted for IFS)
Q.If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples and three oranges in the other hand, what would you have?
A. Very large hands. (Good one) (UPSC 11 Rank Opted for IPS)
Q. How can you lift an elephant with one hand?
A. It is not a problem, since you will never find! an elephant with one hand. (UPSC Rank 14 Opted for IES)
Q. How can a man go eight days without sleep?
A. No Probs , He sleeps at night. (UPSC IAS Rank 98)
Q. If you throw a red stone into the blue sea what it will become?
A. It will become Wet or Sink as simple as that. (UPSC IAS Rank 2)
Q. What looks like half apple ?
A : The other half. (UPSC – IAS Topper )
Q. What can you never eat for breakfast ?
A : Lunch and Dinner.
Q. What happened when wheel was invented ?
A : It caused a revolution.
Q. Bay of Bengal is in which state?
A : Liquid (UPSC 33Rank )
Below are the Interview Questions, which were asked in HR Round…..No one will GET second chanceto impress….Very very Impressive Questions and Answers….. Question 1:
You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night, it’s raining heavily, when suddenly you pass by a bus stop, and you see three people waiting for a bus:
* An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.
* An old friend who once saved your life.
* The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.
Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing very well that
there could only be one passenger in your car? This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job application.
He simply answered:
“I would give the car keys to my Old friend and let him take the lady to the hospital. I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the partner of my dreams.”
Sometimes, we gain more if we are able to give up our stubborn thought limitations. Never forget to “Think Outside of the Box.”
Question 2: What will you do if I run away with your sister? The candidate who was selected answered ” I will not get a better match for my sister than you sir”
Question 3:Interviewer (to a student girl candidate) – What is one morning you woke up & found that you were pregnant. Girl - I will be very excited and take an off, to celebrate with my husband.Normally an unmarried girl will be shocked to hear this, but she managed it well. Why I should think it in the wrong way, she said later when asked.
Interviewer: He ordered a cup of coffee for the candidate. Coffee arrived kept before the candidate, then he asked what is before you?
Candidate: Instantly replied “Tea”
He got selected.
You know how and why did he say “TEA” when he knows very well that coffee was kept before.
(Answer: The question was “What is before you (U – alphabet) Reply was “TEA” ( T – alphabet)
Alphabet “T” was before Alphabet “U”
Where Lord Rama would have celebrated his “First Diwali”?
People will start thinking of Ayodhya, Mithila [Janak's place], Lanka
But the logic is, Diwali was a celebrated as a mark of Lord Krishna
Killing Narakasura. In Dusavataar, Krishnavathaar comes after
So, Lord Rama would not have celebrated the Diwali At all!
Interviewer said “I shall either ask you ten easy questions or one
really difficult question.
Think well before you make up your mind!” The boy thought for a
while and said, “my choice is one really difficult question.”
“Well, good luck to you, you have made your own choice! Now tell me
this. “What comes first, Day or Night?”
The boy was jolted into reality as his admission depends on the
correctness of his answer, but he thought for a while and
said, “It’s the DAY sir!”
“How” the interviewer asked,
“Sorry sir, you promised me that you will not ask me a SECOND
Ref: Book of Questions asked in IAS interview in previous years and experience of candidates
Sample UPSC Interview Questions and Answers
UPSC Candidate: May I come in Sir?
Chairman: Yes, please.
UPSC Candidate: Good morning, Sir. Good morning, Madam. Good morning, Sirs.
Chairman: You are Mr...
UPSC Candidate: (Still in standing position), XYZ Sir.
(Chairman is writing something. Other members are keenly watching the candidate.)
Member 2: Please take your seat.
UPSC Candidate: Thank you, sir.
Chairman: Mr. XYZ , Tell me something about your educational qualification?
UPSC Candidate: Sir, After completion of my 10th class, based on my financial background, my father joined me in polytechnic. After completion of polytechnic, we do get jobs. Also, since I will get scholarship, the amount of money spent on me is less.
Chairman: That means you will get job after diploma.
UPSC Candidate: Yes Sir, I got a private job. Company is ABC energy limited.
Chairman: Then, why did you join B.Tech?
UPSC Candidate: Sir, After completion of my diploma, I wrote ECET and I got state 1st rank. So I convinced my father that I will join a premier Engineering institute in our state.
Chairman: Then, you joined ME because your father insisted on that?
UPSC Candidate: No Sir, It is based on my project guide suggestion.
Member 2: Do you aware of RTI?
UPSC Candidate: Yes. Sir. It is Right to Information Act.
Member 2: What are the provisions in RTI?
UPSC Candidate: Sir, According to provisions of RTI, every government department has to nominate one officer as information commissioner to give information about duties, responsibilities and functions of various officers working in those departments...
Member 2: Then what is the benefit to common man?
UPSC Candidate: Sir, Common man can know the functions, duties & responsibilities of various officers. They can know the status of their applications. This also increases transparency and accountability of officers. Hence reduces corruption.
Member 2: How can you say that people will get required information?
UPSC Candidate: Sir, There is a provision in RTI that any one who refuses to give information or delays 30 days for giving information, they are liable for cut in salary.
Member 2: How much salary cut?
UPSC Candidate: Sir, I think it is 250 Rs./ day.
Member 2: It is not cut from salary. It is separately cut.
UPSC Candidate: Thank you Sir.
Member 2: Can you tell me what is the maximum limit?
UPSC Candidate: Sorry sir, I dont know.
Chairman: Your hobbies are meditation, motivating others and Indian Mythology. Don մ you think that all are inward looking?
UPSC Candidate: Sir, Whenever possible I play cricket in addition my hobbies, which is a team game.
Member 2: Tell me which countries will reach final in the present world cup?
UPSC Candidate: Sir, I think Australia and Srilanka.
Member 2: Already two countries reached semifinals i.e., Sri Lanka & Newzealand. What do you think about other two?
UPSC Candidate: Sir, I beg to differ with you. Actually three countries i.e., Srilanka, New Zealand and Australia reached semifinals. 4th team depends on the outcome of the today ճ match between England & South Africa.
Member 2: Do you know about fly ash?
UPSC Candidate: Sir, Thermal power stations produce fly ash while generating electrical power.
Member 2: Which state is using it more? Definitely it is not Haryana, My own state.
UPSC Candidate: Sorry Sir, I don մ know.
Member 3 : (X-A) (X-B) has highest X power of 2. Do you agree?
UPSC Candidate: Yes, Sir.
Member 3: (X-A) (X-B) (X-C) has highest X power...
UPSC Candidate: 3, Sir.
Member 3: Then, tell me. What is the answer for (X-A) (X-B).... (X-Z).
UPSC Candidate: (after 3-4 seconds), It must be Zero. Sir, because of the presence of the term (X-X).
Member 3: Whom do you think a greatest mathematician of all times?
UPSC Candidate: Sir, Srinivasa Ramanujan, because even though he lived for only 33 years, he contributed more to mathematics in the areas like Numerical methods, Solution of algebraic equations, number theory like prime numbers etc.
Member 3: Can you tell me the formula for prime numbers?
UPSC Candidate: Sir, exactly I don մ know but recently IIT, Kanpur professor along with his students wrote a software program which gives whether a number is prime or not within less time.
Member 3: You are an electrical engineer. Tell me where prime numbers are used?
UPSC Candidate: Sir, they are used in coding.
Member 3: I am asking a question in your engineering only. Tell me how prime numbers are used in coding?
UPSC Candidate: Sir, exactly I don մ know. But to the best of my knowledge, if the code length is prime, decoding and encoding are easy.
Member 3: You are on the line, but not exact answer.
Member 1: Your hobbies are meditation, motivating others and Indian Mythology. What you do in motivation?
UPSC Candidate: Madam, many of classmates and Juniors came to me for clearing their doubts in subjects as I am the toper of my class. I usually listen to their problems regarding their understanding of concepts as many have problems either in one or many subjects. I tell them that every subject is easy if knew the concepts clear and we should like the subject what we are studying...
Madam: Do your response same for all?
UPSC Candidate: Madam, I usually spend more time with those who are very much lagging. I take classes to clear their doubts.
Madam: Then do you call it motivation or strategic learning?
UPSC Candidate: Madam, strategic learning may be the correct term.
Madam: What is the difference between these two?
UPSC Candidate: Madam, motivation is a general term which includes not only academic motivation but also others like psychological, etc., Madam, I don մ know exactly the meaning of strategic learning.
Madam: Which books you read in Indian Mythology?
UPSC Candidate: Madam, I read Ramayana and Mahabharata.
Madam: Since your hobbies are motivating others and Indian Mythology, tell me how Krishna motivated Arjuna?
UPSC Candidate: Madam, When Arjuna refused to fight with friends, teachers, Krishna told him that it is the duty of the king to protect Dharma and fight wars for protecting it. We should not move away from our duty. Since soul is immortal and of which is born, death is certain, of which death happened, birth is certain. Hence you should not think that you are committing crime. Also he motivated him by saying that we should do our work only. We should not think about the results of our actions. Otherwise, attachment to the results will occur which is a major reason for unhappiness.
Madam: Do you practise it?
UPSC Candidate: Madam, It is very difficult to practise.
UPSC Candidate: Madam, for example, if we are about to play a cricket match, we will think about the winning of the match which is actually the result of the playing that match.
Chairman: Thank you.
UPSC Candidate: Thank you, Sir. Thank you, Madam. Thank you, Sirs.
Ref: Taken from Internet this is the sample only