Machhindra (PSIR optional, Hindi medium) is a candidate who is an absolute inspiration for anyone and everyone. This young lad from Maharashtra comes from the most humble of all backgrounds – farming. Much of his preparation has happened in his village.
His replies are crisp, unambiguous and balanced even when faced with a stern interviewer on controversial topics. This interview is for everyone. Machhindra proves that despite modest credentials, in the end, all that matters is one’s attitude.
The interviews will start tomorrow. We plan to have a session on IR with Dr. Saikia. To view the previous session click here.
Interview timings and slots have been emailed to all the students who have applied.
We still have 2 slots remainings.
Please mail in your DAF to email@example.com to reserve a slot.
Will happen on a first-come-first-serve basis.
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We are starting to release the mock interview videos. The playlist is being maintained here.
It is well known that the interview is the third and final stage of the CSE. But, the importance of this stage is often underestimated. Despite being a fraction of the total marks in the exam, its weightage is tremendous when it comes to the final rank a candidate gets. Many times it is the interview that makes or breaks your dream of joining the elite clique of civil servants.
It is vital to realise that cracking the interview is an ‘art’ as well as a ‘science’, both of which are intrinsically connected. In order to understand this enigma, Civils Daily studied the interview to the bone and the findings were shared with the student community through the free lectures of Sh. V.P. Singh (IRTS, 2009).
We went one step further and conducted mock interviews based on the findings of our research. The mocks were taken by a distinguished panel of experts including Dr. Makhan Saikia (published author and faculty of Pol. Sc.), Sh. V.P. Singh (IRTS, 2009) and Mr. Rakesh Dalal (Core Faculty and Mentor, CD). The comprehensive assessment has been done on parameters like:
- Critical power of assimilation
- Openness to new ideas
- A clear and logical expression
- Balance of judgement
- Mental alertness
- Emotional stability
- Body language
The mocks not just corroborated the strengths of the candidates, but, and more importantly; revealed hidden shortcomings which could have proved deadly in the actual interview.
The following are the links of the mock interviews taken on 8th January 2019 for your reference:
Personifying a ‘never-say-die attitude’, Kunal is a charismatic young man whose passion for civil services is equated by his calm composure and balanced replies in this ‘stress interview’. After his B.Tech (Computer Sc. and Engineering) from IIT, Hyderabad; Kunal had been working in a reputed MNC for 3 yrs until his decision to take on the UPSC. This mock interview will be most beneficial to those having PSIR optional and to those dejected with multiple attempts at CSE.
With a passion for teaching and serving the underprivileged, this electronics and communication engineer from NSIT, Delhi has balanced his job with social service. With PSIR as his optional subject and an intriguing social service profile, Rohit made a classic interview candidate. His replies further kindled the interview panel’s curiosity. Watch this session to find out what could be those obscure contradictions in your DAF that could cost you your dream job.
VISHAL SINGH – MOCK INTERVIEW
This energetic mechanical engineer from IIT Guwahati has a DAF that can fill anyone with awe. The diversity of his extracurriculars are equivalent to his academic feats. But, nothing attracts the inquisitiveness of the interview board more than a rich DAF. Watch this electrifying session for life-changing tips on interview prep.
CD has done its part in making this ordeal of a stage more intelligible and less daunting. It is now your turn to roll the ball further with your valuable feedback and active cooperation.
Let 2019 be the year you make history!!
Don’t miss out on the program – Click here to know more
The Interview Program is in Full-Swing. The complete details are mentioned here.
Last year we created a Telegram group exclusively for students appearing for the interviews and mentors. These proved to be immensely beneficial. We request all students who have cleared mains to email us on firstname.lastname@example.org for access so they could join the community efforts.
Here are some snippets of what happened last year –
1. Real-time experiences were shared. These gave everyone an idea of the kind of questions that were asked and what different boards were looking for. Click on attached screenshots.
2. Students were able to predict standard questions being asked by panelists. They then brainstormed the most appropriate answer. This made students more confident.
3. Important Study Material was shared and discussed
4. Important issues discussed. See below the discussions on AFSPA and other important topics.
5. BONUS – V P Singh Sir asking students to pull up their sleeves.
And finally, the good news followed!
This year’s program takes it to a whole new level. Click here to see the details.