Indian Administrative Service or commonly referred to as IAS examination. This refers to the examination that is taken by the Central Government recruitment board or the UPSC council. It falls under the category of UPSC examination. The candidates from all over the country can apply for the preliminary level examination, secondary level examination. However, if that person qualifies through the first two stages then the selection round to the group discussion. Later personal interview is conducted.
The recruitment through the IAS examination is to fill up vacancies in the administrative departments of the Central Government. It includes the Revenue Department, Costing Department, and Auditing and Monitoring Department of the Indian Administrative framework and system.
It is undoubtedly one of the most difficult examinations to crack. It requires intense educational, physical, and mental preparation which makes the candidate capable for the qualification.
However, the final hurdle where the interviewee has to face a barrage of questions from the qualified interviewers. It considers to be the most difficult stage in the process of recruitment evaluation. Rigorous training through watching tutorial videos on how to appear for the IAS interview, preparing a basic framework of answers to the questions that would be asked during the IAS interview, and the mental preparation to face the grilling by the interviewer is considered to be of paramount importance when dealing with a personal interview for the IAS candidate. However, the body language of the interviewee speaks volumes about the kind of preparation that the candidate has gone through for a significant amount of time.
Maintain Positive Body Language during the interview process
A positive body language is one of the most basic criteria. It fulfills the candidates appearing for the interview. It helps in understanding, analyzing, and evaluating the work behavior. Following are some of the instances where the candidate should maintain a positive body language-
A Sense of Confidence- The candidate should speak confidently and with conviction. Fumbling, Jumbling up Words do tend to give the interviewer an impression that the candidate is nervous and is never good for a first impression as the interviewer might think that the candidate might falter when a huge responsibility rests on his/her shoulders. Thus to avoid such perceptions in the minds of the interviewers, the candidates must speak eloquently and confidently.
Optimism- The candidates while speaking should be optimistic and avoid any kind of pessimistic and narcissistic behavior. Optimism shows the candidate is passionate about the job a candidate enrolls and shows a positive outlook towards his future growth prospects in the department. The candidate should also possess a clear view and idea about how matters can be dealt with internally.
Enthusiasm- One of the final traits in a candidate that must shine through while speaking Is enthusiasm and passion for the work he is doing in the department. An energetic outlook offers interviewers the option of thinking that the candidate is excited about the prospect of joining the department and would do his/her work with due diligence.
Avoid Negative Attitude during interviews
Although the candidate must possess a calm and composed demeanor while sitting for the interview following are some of the negative connotations that he/she must avoid while appearing for the personal interview-
Should not avoid making eye contact- The candidate should not shy away from making eye contact with the interviewer. Maintaining eye contact would be a display of self-belief and independent outlook, two extremely important criteria for joining and prospering in any walk of life.
Don’t Be Arrogant- An interview session must not become a platform to showcase your knowledge as you might be found wanting in many regards when the interviewer would ask you complicated questions if they find out that you are being arrogant about your skills and academic credentials.
Be patient during the interview process- Finally during the interview process is on, don’t become impatient. Wait for your turn, let the interview complete his/her statement, and speak only when asked to. Being impatient and speaking out of turn is very inadmissible behavior on part of the interviewee candidate.
Thus a balanced approach to understanding the impact of body language while speaking in an interview session must be adopted. Only then can the candidate become successful and guarantee his/her selection to the organizational departmental vacancy after the completion of the interview session. Thus an interview session can never be a determinant of your knowledge and skills. It is like a composite test measuring you on all the relevant parameters most importantly on how you react to situations and how to maintain a positive body language throughout the interview.
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