The objective 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. 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 and strength of the candidate.
It is not just an assessment of intellectual abilities alone but also social traits and a candidate’s curiosity in day to day happenings of national and global importance. The interview panel intends to check scores of qualities in a candidate, including balance of judgements, clear and logical exposition, mental alertness, intellectual and moral integrity, variety and depth of interests and ability for social cohesion and leadership.
In the Interview Programme you will be prepared from scratch for your UPSC interview. You will learn what is expected from you and how you can perform better in the interview. You will be prepared through mock interviews and get a chance to interact with eminent scholars and Bureaucrats.