Are you preparing for the toughest exam in India – the UPSC’s Civil Service Exam?
Then, you’d better brace yourselves because there are some tricky questions that you might face unexpectedly during the interviews. How do you respond to such funny logical common sense questions? All you need is a presence of mind and sharp witty responses to confusing the interviewers.
Some tricky questions are deliberately asked to check the thought process of the candidate and whether they can think out of the box. These questions are really simple and have the easiest and funny answers. Just listen to the question carefully, analyze it, and then answer.
If you are preparing for the interview, make sure you handle answering those tricky questions with utmost patience. Don’t ever be in a hurry to answer as that portrays your overall temperament. Most of the answers are hidden in the question itself so just hear the question carefully and then answer.
Interview questions for UPSC candidates
Here is a list of questions that have been asked in the past and repeated over the years.
1. If ‘2’ is defined as a company and ‘3’ is defined as a crowd. So what is 4 and 5?
2. Two brothers, Anupama and Adarsh are born in May, but they happen to celebrate their birthday in June. How is such a situation possible?
Answer — As this question has been asked time and again by tweaking it a bit, the correct answer to it is that May is the name of the place where they were born and not their birth month.
4. James Bond jumped off the airplane without a parachute and is still alive. How is that possible?
Answer – A correct answer to this helped a candidate to book a seat in IAS. A simple but witty answer to the question is that the airplane was not in the air but on the runway.
Answer – A sharp mind truly meant for IAS will laugh at this question as the answer is already given. Read the last line of the question. Got the answer? Yes, ‘What’ is the name of the cat.
9. After cutting the Apple into half, what resembled the half apple?
We hope you got a feel of how tricky these questions are. The selection panel will be judging you on the basis of your promptness in answering the questions and the way you react to a given situation or crisis. Just keep in mind that this is no ordinary interview like any other as every word you say will be a reflection of your outlook and your mindset. Be careful as to how you answer because the next set of questions may be created from the answers you give!