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An interesting IFoS interview

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A candidate who appeared (and later cleared) the IFoS interview (identifies himself as thunder bolt on Orkut); board of Sh P K Mishra at the UPSC. He didn’t get good marks though (same PK Mishra had given him 135 in the UPSC Civil services marks last year, he says).

Thunder BOlt
my IFos interview

just giving people some idea about how my interview was conducted this time
background: civil engineer from iit kanpur
optionals: maths and physics
board: P.K. Mishra
I entered and sat down after wishing everyone. all board members were male.
C- chairman, M- members of board
C-good afternoon. please have a seat
I: thank u sir
C-suppose u r madly in love with a girl and parents deadly opposed due to caste or religion. what will u do
I: fucking bouncer first question. I said sir i will try to convince my parents that these are orthodox things and do not matter anymore.
C(interrupting): no they are deadly opposed-do not want to listen
I: i will run away and marry
C: u will leave ur parents?
I: sir u said i was madly in love
C: suppose ur only in love
I: sir then i will give consideration to my family first
C: and will play with girl’s feelings?
I: sir if i marry then i will play with my parents feelings
C: are u married?
I: no sir
C: u IIT-why IFS-want to wonder into wilderness?
I: Sir challenging job-ensure development and protect environment
C: but civil engineering is also challenging
I: yes but in a very narrow perspective
C: what other reasons?
I: career prospects
C: and
I: recognition
C: and
I: (he is bastard-keeps on going like this until u have no more) nothing else sir
C: u r interested in sports-who is sports minister of india?
I: i dont know sir
C: where were asian games held
I: Beijing
All board gave a look of disapproval.
I remembered and said Guangzhou.
C: what will u do for anger management? (related to my name which means patience)
I: sir deep breathly when angry

C: and
I: practise yoga
C: and
I: sir concentrate mind on positive thoughts ( C gave a disapproving look)
C: and
I: i dont know anything else sir
C: what are antaragni and megabucks?
I: sir festivals of iit kanpur
C: so what did u do as coordinator in them (i mentioned it )
I: sir gather sponsors, prepare budget for various events, organize various events ets
C: so what was budget
I: 70 lakhs
everyone surprised and shocked
C: so who u called as chief guest
I: sir our director is chief guest
C: but u must have called some bollywood person with this budget
I: sir Atif Aslam
passes on to M1
M1: what is POSCO and controversy – i explain in detail
M1: so how will u ensure development and protection
I: sir i will make sure proper EIA is carried out and all economic and environmental costs are wighed and then a proper decision is made
M1: how will u design earthquake resistant buildings?
I: sir will study soil type and ensure proper foundation
C: and
I: sir i dont know. we were not taught this.
M1: what is green building
I: deisgned to reduce impact on environment
C: how willl u design one
I: told something not to their satisfaction
M2: so u earlier mentioned u will run away and marry. u know what happens to people who do this in haryana
I: yes sir, honour killings and all-extreme step
M2: so what will u do
I: couldnt think anything – sir i dont belong to khap area
M2: who is CM of haryana ? I tell
M2: do u know anything about forestry?
I: little bit
M2: name five species of trees in haryana
I: Sal
M2(interrupting): tell scientific name
I: Sir I dont know
C: he has maths and physics – cannot be expected to know. I thanked god. passes on to M3.


M3: so how do new countries emerge
I: sir separatist movements-claim independence
M3: what is happening in egypt?
I explain the controversy
M3: serbia and croatia has emerged from which countries? Aus open winner is from serbia
I: sir USSR
M3: no
I: dont know sir
M3: where are they located on maps
I: sir serbia near russia and croatia in balkans. ( i was wrong-everybody gave a disapproving look). in my defense i am poor in Geography
passes on to M4:
M4: so why IFS after iit-govt spends a lot of money on iitians ? – fucking dickhead i already replied to this.
I: sir we didnt know what iit was. everyone was preparing so we also started. rat race. then later realized that interest lies elsewhere
Chairman and board impressed with honesty. i smiled.
C: what is reliability?
I: tried to say something sensible but couldnt tell.
C: u civil engineer? when is building reliable
I: said something- C not satisfied
C: when something conforms to certain standards for given period of time
I: thank u sir
C: what are series and parallel reliability?
I: when i dont kn ow reliability-how could i know this. I make a guess. When object confirms to a series of standards – its series…. C laughing-dont make guesses.
I: ok sir
C: interview is over.
I went. So happy that didnt read push sign on door. tried pulling it until he directed from behind to push it. I felt like an idiot and left 🙁
Please point out my mistakes.I dont expect much. P.K. mishra in civils gave me 135 last year . not expecting any better. All the best to u all:)

You can follow the link to see the debate on the love marriage. One comment on the issue says:

भाग के शादी कर लेनी चाहिए,और उसके बाद माता पिता को मना लेना चाहिए,वो भी हमसे उतना ही प्रेम करते हैं और मान जायेंगे,अगर घरवालों के दवाब में आके ऐसे ही काम करते रहे तो कल को कहेंगे बेटा हमें सिर्फ बेटा चाहिए,बेटी हो तो उससे अनाथाश्रम को दे देना,क्या तब भी मानोगे?बात वही मानो जो सही हो.जाति के बाहर शादी करना एक समाज सेवा है.ऐसे लोगों को सम्मानित किया जाना चाहिए

see image below (the 2nd image has the IITians profile page):


orkut - my IFos interview_1303401381848

orkut - Thunder BOlt's profile_1303401416380

Written by upsc aspirants

April 21st, 2011 at 9:29 pm

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  1. Dont know if my comment is still relevant or not but i guess u need to change ur attitude…u calling them dickheads and bastards here…sure u had the same kinda agony at the time of the interview which they must have read…they r good mind readers buddy…!!!


    21 Mar 12 at 11:12 pm

  2. @ Deepu

    yawn. the guy got 12th rank in this year’s civil service.


    14 May 12 at 3:33 am

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