12-19-2014, 08:19 PM
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil services examination 2013 Main personality tests are set to begin on 9 April 2014 will end on May 2, 2014. In the first round of interviews in April / May 2014 1.281 called around 3,003 total candidates selected for interviews. The personality test is the last step in being selected for civil service box.
Questions are asked from broadly four categories
1. Questions about you: The interviewers will ask questions directly about you from your resume/CV for example details about your name, your hobbies, your qualifications, your hometown etc.
2. Current affairs: Anything and everything in the past 5 years may be asked, but focus will be given on the current year. For example, the upcoming Lok Sabha elections will likely be askeds
3. Static information: Information about politics, economics, general knowledge, knowledge of your specific field.
4. Situational questions: You will definitely be asked why you are interested in the Civil Services. Other likely questions include why you believe you are suitable for the Civil Services and how you will deal with specific situations in the line of work if selected.
The Personality test will be scored on the basis of the following factors:
1. Mental alertness
2. Critical powers of assimilation
3. Clear and logical exposition
4. Social traits
5. Interest and knowledge of current affairs
6. Balance of judgment
7. Variety and depth of interest
8. Ability for social cohesion
9. Leadership skills
10. Intellectual and moral integrity
Most importantly the Personality Test will assess your suitability for a career in the Public Services.
The Personality Test is the last step in the Civil Services recruitment process; eligible candidates first attempt the Civil Services Preliminary exams, then the Civil Services Mains exams and finally the Personality Test.