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UPSC Civil Services Examination Interviews – 2011, Board of Sh IMG Khan

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If you are a UPSC aspirant and have got an interview call and want to know about the board of IMG Khan, UPSC member then you have come to the right place.

In an online forum students are discussing about Mr Khan and you can follow it—how Shri IMG Khan asks questions, how he gives marks, what kind of impression this board has gathered over the years in the eyes of the candidates etc.

Here are some examples of real experience of people and what they have to say:

4th april. 2nd session. I. M.G. KHAN board. u r teacher.why u want to join ias? impotance of distance learning? wht % shud req. 4 graduation in honours?R.T.E. ? gov. efforts 4 primery 2 higher edu.?ur fav. personality in history> use of hist? ram chandra guha> romila thapar? which painting style u like most? which tipe of painting u make? draw a human face at this time?why naxal r against schooling system? about world cup? partition of jharkhand nd reason of undevlopment of jharkhand? right to recall. is it good? R.T.I.? J.P. movement? 1 thing which lacks in jharkhand? 1 thing which can trasform india? reason 4 naxal? wht is solution? should we use army 4 this? right to service is it good? [Post by Pramod]


by a person who identifies himself as ‘thunder bolt’

f****** khan (and his panel) asked me around 8 questions
all situational questions – very tough and controversial
C-chairman M-members
C- what qualities should an IPS officer have?
Me: Sir physical and emotional strength, decision making abilities, analytical skills etc..
C- but apart from physical strength all these qualities are required in any other service also. what special qualities for IPS?
Me:sir should be quick, analyse situation from all angles. not jump to quick conclusions etc
C(not satisfied) – ok tell me what "qualities" an IPS officer should not have?
Me: sir should not trust people quickly, should not be swayed easily by words ( could not think of anything else)
C (not satisfied) : dont u think he should be non corrupt?
before i could say its not a quality he passed on to M1
M1: since u have filled ips as ur first option
C: no his first option is IAS only
M1: ok but tell me suppose groundwater is polluted somewhere and water is drawn from a nearby river and stored in an overhead tank from where it is supplied to all the houses through pipes. now terrorist attacks are taking place on these pipes- what would u do?
Me: sir we could use a pump and then water could be supplied through underground pipe
M1: suppose that option is not available
Me: after sometime- sir i dont know
M1: no think for a while
Me: sir it would not be feasible for police to protect each and every pipe (i was beating around the bush) and i cannot think of anything else. passes on to M2
M2: suppose u r DC and due to maoists terror people have stopped coming to offices and administration is in paralysis. what would u do?
Me: sir i would organize talk with maoists about stopping violence and would try to convince employees that not coming to offices is no solution.
M2: still they are not coming?
Me: as usual i dont know

M2: suppose ur SP and senior officers are engaing in corrupt acts. what would u do?
Me: sir i would confront them and make them aware about consequences of their deeds and ask to stop. and still if they do not stop i would go to higher authorities.
M2( not satisfied) passes to M3 (lady)
M3: suppose ground water is polluted in an area. and no nearby river is available. what would u do ?
Me: this was easy but i screwed up. mam i dont know
M3: u have heard of rainwater harvesting?
me: (smiling lika an idiot) yes mam we can do that.
M4: comparative analysis of waterways, railways, roadways as means of transport?
me: i did something not satisfied
M4: ok which is more polluting road or rail?
Me: sir i think rail
M4: no its road
M4: which require more land road or rail
Me: sir it depends on a lot of factors…
M4: but generally
Me: sir i think rail
M4: no its road
chairman: suppose we are designing an expressway from delhi to chandigarh to reduce travel time. what are the basic considerations?
Me: sir land acquisition, traffic load etc
C: no what is most basic?
Me: again repeating above things worded differently
C: at present if we go some bullock carts come in way etc
Me: yes sir we will limit residential access to the roads
C: but how can u cutoff people
Me : sir we can design a flyover..
C:yes yes . fucker he wanted to hear the word flyover.
C: what are other design considerations?
Me: i told some
C: ok go and ponder over this. ur interview is over.
expecting no more than 120. i m FUCKED

Click here to follow the discussion on the external site and here to see a snapshot of the page.

Disclaimer: This blog is not responsible for bad vocabulary that the candidate has used. Please follow the online discussion which has been merely reproduced in portions and linked here.

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April 13th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Late submission of OBC certificate in UPSC IAS exam

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If you are an OBC candidate at the UPSC examination and  have to face a situation in which you have to give a declaration for late submission of the certificate then this post may be of some use to you.

In an online discussion, a person has wondered about this. He has been asked (during his interview test) to submit OBC certificate within 20 days and he was asked to give a declaration certifying that.

One person (oh CHH) says:

“if ur case pertains to submitting updated obc certi…….
if u hav givn undertaking….thn submit the certificate b4 the result…othrwise result may b withheld…..
also….if u r residing in delhi….thn go to upsc with new original certificate and a photocopy of it……the facilitation counter whr v submit the form will help u talk to upsc admin office …thn a gate pass will b made and u will b askd to come to upsc new building……with green glasses…..thr u cn show the new original certi…and submit photocopy……
dnt commit mistake of submitin photocpy at the facilitation counter bcoz they will need to c ur original…widut which ur photocopy will b useless”

You can follow the discussion here an see if anything of use is there for you.

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April 11th, 2011 at 6:48 pm

UPSC Civil Services Interview Experience: K. K. Paul Board – 2011

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It is definitely a wise thing to know about the various interview boards and chairs in the UPSC interviews. If you are looking for information on:–

  • what K.K. Paul has been asking
  • how is his board
  • what kind of conditions and atmosphere prevails in his board
  • what is the experience of the candidates who appeared in his board, etc.

Then follow this link at a popular online forum and you may find some answers. One person says that K K Paul does not give you a lot of time for thinking and if you do not answer in five seconds, he will move to the next question.

For example, this is the experience of a person who identifies himself as ‘hungry men’:


See snapshot of discussion below:

orkut - k.k. paul baord-share ur experience plz_1302527402459

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April 11th, 2011 at 6:41 pm

UPSC Civil Services Interview on 14 April 2011

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The government recently declared Ambedkar Jayanti (14 April) as a gazetted holiday. The UPSC had announced its Personality test (Interview) schedule before this notification.

The UPSC has clarified through a notification taken out recently that the civil services interviews will happen on 14 April 2011 as scheduled. All the best to the candidates.

You can see the PDF file of the notification by UPSC on the link at the UPSC website.

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April 11th, 2011 at 6:32 pm

UPSC Interview preparation and discussion by Uttar Pradesh Students

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It is sometimes wise to discuss for interview preparations according to your home state and some questions in the interview will be based on your home state. If you are from Uttar Pradesh you can follow this link to discuss various issues related to the state of Uttar Pradesh that will help you in your preparation of the UPSC Civil Services and other interviews.

A number of issues are being discussed in  forum and you can join them. For example: Bundelkhand, law and order, Building statutes etc.

Building parks and installing statues is not against law. Caste politics is not forbidden in law. Keeping the state underdeveloped is not illegal. So do we have to support such actions?
No, they r not asking u to give an opinion from legal perspective (unless specifically asked). They are asking you to analyze the policies in terms of their welfare potential, their social impact etc. Thus, in my opinion we very much criticize the wrong policies of the govt. I am not asking you to criticize some person but the processes and policies.

– comment by Kaushlendra

All I wanna say is UP was earlier first cadre choice of Top rankers so why u think they are quiet if as per u everything is wrong in UP ??????????
When we sit for IAS interviews , we must stop acting like anti-government pro – media Bhartiya Junta and must put ourself in shoes of a Public service Officer seeing everything from Optimistic perspective and not critical outlook as if u become officer , you have to defend government actions unless situation is worse when u rise upto bad acts of politicians.
There may be 100 wrong things in UP but then 1o good thngs are also shaping up like "Greater Noida" is coming up as World Class City , so r we forgetting it here ?????
Why always form anti-govt outlook everywhere ????
Dont forget , this interview is going to be for a member of Governmet and not for Masala Hungry Media House !!!!!!!!!!
I hope u got my point my friend…..
Problem is everywhere and UP is still a lawful land like others , we must appreciate that …….Things are not yet Dabangg like – says Jain Digvijay

I never said everything is bad in UP. What my point is that if we can’t dare to pinpoint the mistakes in policies, how we are going to bring improvements in the system. Remember our role as an administrator is not just to implement the policies but we also play a role in formulation of policies.
I have criticized the policy of wasting money on parks, statues and not having enough fund to implement crucial Acts like RTE. Since I ,as an administrator , can criticize it, I will be able to suggest a better way to govt . For example, I will suggest her that you build 100s of schools and install your statue in each of school, I will advice her to build 100s of hospitals and put her statues there, I will request her to build 100s of small scale industries and put all elephants and statues there.
So in my opinion we don’t have to work blindfolded, like law.- Kaushlendra

This will also be useful for anybody looking for some discussion on the state of Uttar Pradesh for various reasons. See the link

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March 13th, 2011 at 9:01 am

UPSC Interview: What questions could be asked if your hobby is travelling?

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With the UPSC Civil Services (Main) Examination result expected soon, students and aspirants are preparing themselves for the interview (called personality test) by preparing themselves on their hobbies, home state, Bio etc. (such as travelling, Yoga, Music, Movies, reading novels).

Somebody asked in a forum a list of questions to expect when the hobby is ‘travelling’

Here is the list of questions to expect that some creative body wrote:

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January 7th, 2010 at 4:31 pm

Purushottam Agarwal in UPSC interview Board, vol. 2

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This is continuation from an earlier post on how Purushottam Agarwal is in an interview board. Please read volume one, other details and disclaimer here.

These are some of the questions that were asked to would-be IAS officers in his board:

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January 6th, 2010 at 6:40 pm