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Tips for Personality Test for an Interview

  • Date Submitted: 07/02/2011 09:19 PM
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@The interview is nowadays known as a Personality Test.

@The reason being that it is not a test of knowledge, but of the overall personality of the candidate/aspirant.

@Interview is more of a psychological test that is just content-based. Along with good communicative skills and self-confidence, good knowledge base no doubt gives you an upper hand.

@However, it has to be borne in mind that nearly all the aspirants/candidates in the Personality Test start more or less as equals in the sphere of knowledge base.

@The most important thing to know about an interview is that it is not always a question-answer session and that the Board members are looking for different aspects of one’s personality.

@One is not expected to know everything under the sun. If you do not know the answer to a particular question, do not hesitate to say – I don’t know, Sir/Ma’m. However, even “I don’t know Sir/Ma’m” should be said confidently and with a reasonable amount of cheerfulness. @Remember – your knowledge levels have been thoroughly checked during the earlier stages of the CSE – viz Prelims and Mains.

@Always remember that the interview is not a cross examination, but a natural, purposeful conversation.

@Personality is a life-long asset and a thing, which evolves and changes every day.


@Keep a photocopy of the form filled for the Mains examination handy. Most of the initial questions – viz the meaning of your name, educational background, professional experience, hobbies etc will be based on this form only. Try to prepare on your bio-data; roughly 70% questions are based on bio-data, 20% questions are based on your subject and 10% are based on current affairs.

@Aspirants to CSE should take an intelligent interest not only in areas of their specialization, but also in what is happening around them – both within and outside the country.

@Be well informed about your interests...


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