Interview Guidance Programme
For the BPSC Interview Discussions/Civil Services Personality Test or Interview, the most fundamental and necessary requirement from an aspirant is twofold – first is clarity of thoughts and the second is the balance of thoughts. Lack of clarity over an issue may create a fog of uncertainty about the decisions that one has to take as a bureaucrat. Similarly, if one’s opinions and points of view are not balanced enough and are rather prejudiced or stereotypical, then the correctness of the decisions taken on the basis of his/her perception becomes highly questionable.
The interview board of BPSC tries to test this very important aspect. While preparing for the Mains examination, an aspirant gets clarity of thought with respect to a range of issues. However, whenever it comes to the balance of opinion, it is found that the opinions are shaded by the continuous inflow of information from numerous sources which might be partisan or highly critical. It is, therefore, important for an aspirant to have his/her own critical thinking, based upon his/her own moral compass.
But this is easier said than done. The best way to do it is to think about what one has already read or learned. Then it is important to rethink those learnings from one’s own critical moral prism and finally learn to create and produce a response that is ethical, balanced, and unbiased.
The Think, Rethink, and Perform (TRP) initiative do precisely that. For a duration of almost two months, your intellectual and moral leanings will be tested by the questions posed by the Centre For Ambition. These questions would be highly deliberative and would encompass a range of issues that are relevant for the Personality Test.
Why You Should join Our BPSC CSE Mock Interview Programme!
Why one should join multiple Mock Interview Programmes before the actual personality test?
A personality test in BPSC exams holds significant weightage, accounting for 275 marks, making it a pivotal factor in determining the final merit. The final ranking is based on the cumulative marks obtained in the main examination and the personality test, underscoring the critical importance of the latter.
Conducted by a distinguished panel, the BPSC Personality Test is overseen by eminent individuals, including former civil servants, retired officers from the administrative and police services, senior bureaucrats, accomplished faculty members, psychoanalysts, and subject matter experts.
The purpose of the BPSC Mock Interview is to assist candidates in a thorough self-assessment of their strengths and weaknesses before the actual BPSC personality test. This preparation enables them to deliver their optimal performance in the conclusive stage of the Civil Services Exam.
What are the advantages of UPSC Interview Guidance Programme?
- Prepares you in advance
- Provides a simulated environment like that of an actual UPSC interview.
- Brings out one’s strengths and weaknesses.
- Improves answering style for Questions asked in an actual UPSC interview.
- Moulds body language as per the needs of the IAS interview.
- Imparts a positive attitude by giving a real-time experience of what a personality test could look like.
- Helps identify possible mistakes one could commit at the time of the actual IAS interview.
- Removes fear factor from candidate
- Improves confidence level.
- Helps a candidate understand the possible questions that could be framed from his/her DAF
The essence of a personality test lies in the words of Warren Buffet as follows:
“Somebody once said that in looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if you don’t have the first, the other two will kill you.”
– Warren Buffet, Investor, Philanthropist, Billionaire, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway
What qualities are UPSC Interviewer's looking for?
As per the latest BPSC notification, the purpose of a BPSC interview is to assess the personal suitability of a candidate for a career in public service. It is overseen by a Board of competent and unbiased observers, including senior bureaucrats and experts, with a designated Chairperson at the helm.
A BPSC interview is assigned 275 marks with no minimum qualifying marks. The primary objective is to delve into the motivation, inspiration, and intention of a candidate toward a career in public service. The candidate’s assessment is carried out by a Board that reviews the Detailed Application Form (DAF) submitted by the candidate at the time of main examination registration.
The DAF provides insights into the candidate’s career record, serving as a basis for many direct questions during the BPSC interview. The questioning also extends to national and international issues and matters of general interest.
The Indian Administrative Services, among other Civil Services, represent permanent executives and one of the most challenging roles globally. Responsibilities encompass maintaining law and order, revenue collection, general administration, policymaking and supervision, public funds oversight, and the day-to-day affairs of the government.
Interpersonal skills are pivotal in executing such a diverse job profile. An IAS officer, as a team leader, must comprehend and address the needs and aspirations of the common people. Empathy towards the general public is crucial, as a civil servant’s effectiveness goes beyond mere intelligence; it hinges on sensitivity and service-oriented purpose.