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Strategy to Crack UPSC CSE Interview by Nikhil Pathak (AIR 107)
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Nikhil talks about the strategy he followed for the preparation of the interview. He also answers the most common doubts which arise​ in one's mind regarding the interview process. Thereby he also talks about the questions that were asked during the interview and the answers he gave. Please note that these questions are just for reference purpose and it is not necessary that the same questions will be asked in one's interview process. ​


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sir economic and geography .....Ka strategy plan kab aayga...sir
सर आपले भाषण ऐकले खुप बरे वाटले तुमच्या कडून भरपूर प्रेरणा मिळाली.
Sir if someone has completed Post graduation then in interview the panel asks more questions from the grad or P.G subjects, please share if you have any idea on this.
Sir.. plz teach for sociology optional.. we don't know which books to read. Plz help us to survive in this optional. It helps us a lot sir.
  1. The Interview UPSC CSt 2015 Presented by Nikhil Pathak (AIR 107 CSE 2015


  2. About me AIR 107 in UPSC CSE 2015 BA from Kirori Mal College. New Delhi Interests include music, meditation and walking Course fees: CONTRIBUTE Follow me on Unacademy at: https://unacademy.in/usernikhilpathak07071998


  3. Mark sheet UPSC UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION CIVIL SERVICES MAIN) EXAMINATION, 2015 ROLL NO: 0013831 NAME NIKHIL PATHAK MARKS OBTAINED SUBJECTS MARKS AY (PAPER-D 118 088 116 104 118 118 STUDIES-I (PAPER STUDIES-TRAPER- ) GENRAL STUDIES-III(RAPER-IV) STUDIES -IV (PAPER-V) PTIONAL-I (SOCIOLOG) (PAPER-VI OPTIONAL-II (SOCIOLOG) (PAPER-VI) TOTAL ERSONALITY TEST 151 928 AL TOTAL Remarks RECOMMENDED


  4. Before theInterview 01. How did you prepare for the interview? Especially college graduation subjects related questions? Read blogs written by earlier year rankers as to how they prepared and followed almost similar strategy. Focused on DAF and current affairs a lot leaving subject revision to be done after mains result. But mains result came unexpectedly too soon and my interview date was also very early (11 March) so didn't get much time to revise graduation subject. And as it turned out this proved disastrousS


  5. Continued 02. Did you attend any mock interviews by coaching classes? How were they similar/different than official interview? Do you believe it is necessary to attend mock interviews? Yes I attended Samkalp. They are not similar but are still quite useful. They are not an absolute necessity but if you can attend a couple of mocks then its always a good thing.


  6. Continued Q3, what did you wear? Some experts say coat is must, some say tie is must, and some say black shoes must. What attire did you pick up? A black suit with black shoes, coat is not must but its better if you wear a tie. Q4. Where did you stay for the interview? What books/material did you bring for the revision before interview? I stayed in my hostel at Delhi University. at Delhi University


  7. During the Interview Q1. Who was the chairman of you interview board? Mr. Manbir Singh Q2. How long was the interview? 25 minutes Q3. Why do you want to join civil service? [Since I do not know whether they ask you this question or not. But if they had asked what will be your reply?] I was not asked this question. Had they asked me I would have told them the real purpose of my wish to join the civil services- public service u


  8. Continued Q5. Was your interview on the expected lines of what you had prepared or did they ask you totally unexpected questions? Was it a stress interview? If yes, how did you handle it? They didn't ask unexpected or random questions but since they only asked from my graduation and optional subjects alone leaving hobbies. home state and current affairs completely untouchedthis surprised me No it was not a stress interview. They were asking questions and I was saying "i don't know" with confidence and smile:-P


  9. Continued 06. Any side details about technicalities like make sure you bring xyz document, or you face problem? If you have specs please don't forget to bring prescription from a doctor. A lot of candidates faced trouble because of this Q7. Any word of wisdom/ observations about medical checkup? Keep your BMI under check.