IAS Interview Questions and Answers

Last updated on Jan 17, 2021
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IAS Interview Questions

The Interview panel knows that being an IAS is a tough job; hence they judge every trait of the candidate's personality by asking tricky IAS interview questions. For this, they always pick some simple introductory questions, followed by moderate, and then the hard level questions.

Honestly speaking, there is nothing like hard questions. The candidate makes it hard with over-thinking. They just see how the candidate handles the question. They are looking for a positive reaction in every reply with zero nervousness. A positive attitude is a personal trait that comes from a positive physical environment. Spending time with positive people and reading books all build that environment. Nervousness can be eliminated if you are familiar with the questions they were going to ask. So focus on increasing the familiarity, and here we will help you by providing the most frequently asked UPSC interview questions. So let's begin.

Most Frequently Asked UPSC interview questions

Here in this article, we will be listing frequently asked IAS Interview Questions and Answers with the belief that they will be helpful for you to gain higher marks. Also, to let you know that this article has been written under the guidance of industry professionals and covered all the current competencies.

Q1. A woman was born in 1935 and died in 1935. On her death, she was 70 years old. How?

Sir 1935 is a room number. She born there and died there itself.

Q2. What is a man's thing that always keeps growing?


Q3. Does shemale have periods?

Don't get shocked by this question thrown to judge your reaction. Reply in a calm and composed manner.

No sir. A shemale does not have the menstrual cycle, uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, or reproductive organs of a genetic woman like women.

Q4. Why does women's shirt does not have pockets?

Sir, because girls prefer purse to carry things and they have nothing to carry in the pocket. Plus, women don't want to spoil its beauty.

Q5. What is the form of a lady that everybody can see, yet her husband can’t see?


Q6. If you are in a dark room with a candle, a lantern, a lamp, and a gas stove, what will you light first?

Sir, the Match Stick.

Q7. An interviewer ordered a coffee for a candidate. A staff member placed the coffee on the table. Then he asked the candidate, "What is before you"?

Sir, he must have replied "T" because "T" comes before "U.”

Q8. A criminal sentenced to death had to choose one of three methods of death
  • A Blazing Room
  • Room filled with criminals like him
  • Room full of lions that haven't eaten for three years.

Which room should he choose?

Sir, room number 3 because the lions should have died now as they haven't eaten anything for so long.

Q9. What is the thing that breaks down when you speak?


Q10. 40 birds of 1 rupee. One pigeon of 3 rupees. One chicken of 5 rupees. How will 100 birds come for 100 rupees?
Sir, 80 birds for 2 Rupees, one pigeon for 3 Rupees, and with Rs. 95,I will buy 19 chickens. 2 + 3 + 95 = 100 hundred birds.

These questions cover most types of most brilliant IAS questions. With these, you have the idea of what kind of questions were asked in the panel.

You should also search for IAS interview questions in Hindi for more types of questions if you are going to use the Hindi language during the interview.

In the end, we would like to say that you should be ready for the barrage of questions. We would advise you to take the help of your friends, siblings, and other mature ones to do your interview. Every person has a different personality; hence their questions will be different from one another. Deeply self introspect yourself and write down what questions they can ask about you and your surroundings. List your strengths and weaknesses. Compile all the questions you have formed and tell the other person to ask you the same. You can also give mock interviews to some good coaching institutions. They will pre-judge you and will make you aware of your shortcomings. We hope this article answers all your doubts. Good luck.

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