Kerala PSC has released the result for the much-awaited KAS prelims exam and the mains are scheduled to conduct on 21st and 22nd November 2020. Those candidates who clear the mains exam will be called for a personal interview. There are a number of posts in Kerala PSC which conducts a face to face interview. Performing well in the interview session is really important to secure a high rank in the examination. In this article, will discuss the complete strategy to prepare for Kerala PSC interview.
1. Prepare Certificates Beforehand
KPSC includes certificate verification along with the interview. So, never forget to arrange the certificates needed way before the interview date. You can check the official website of KPSC to know the certificates needed for the interview. Remember that only those candidates who manage to submit the required certificates will be allowed to attend the interview.
2. Punctuality is a must
Try to be punctual during the interview. You will be analysed from the very first moment. Arrive at the venue before the advised time in order to avoid the last-minute confusion. There are many procedures including the certificate verification before the interview session. Follow the instructions of the concerned authorities.
3. Cross Check the Simplest Details
Kerala PSC interview is considered to be one of the most stressless ones. Most probably, the interview panel will begin the session by asking your Name and other personal details including your family details. Try to stick on to the question rather one giving a long lecture on your family details.
For example, if you are asked to tell about yourself, try to explain yourself in a vivid manner with limit words other than blabbering a lot.
Gather some basic details about the place you are living in. In case, if your native place is famous for any reason get some knowledge on the same. Most of the time what happens is candidates would be able to answer the toughest academic or exam-related question but fail miserably when a general topic question is asked. This may create a negative image on the interview panel. So never ignore even the slight details.
4. Keep track on CA
KPSC mainly conducts an interview for Higher level posts. For every interview, you can expect questions from the current affairs section. This is done mainly to check your knowledge on the acts going around you rather than your academic merit or higher ranks in the exam.
Keep a track on the most important news headlines of at least a minimum of 3 months. Along with the most important national as well as international affairs, never forget to revise the state news. Since being a state PSC interview, it is a high chance to expect a question relating to the state.
5. Expect the Unexpected
In most cases, the interview panel will stick on to the syllabi based on the posts for which the examination is conducted. But in some extraordinary cases, they may throw some mind-twisting questions towards you. These are done only to analyse your presence of mind, common sense and your problem-solving ability. Try to answer the same by keeping this in mind. They won’t expect you to the precise answer. Just answer the questions according to your perspective. But never act tensed or weird in front of the panel.
6. Be Genuine & Polite
Being genuine and honest will help you score better in the interview. Never try to hide anything before the panel. Just try to give the real answer rather than cooking something up. Always be polite to the interview panel. If you are not able to answer a question tell them without hesitation. Most of the time, candidates end up with vomiting more mistakes when they try to answer a question which they don’t know.
Always keep eye contact with the panel members. Keeping eye contact really means you are confident in your answer or opinion.
Even in the case if you have a contradicting opinion with any or all of the panel members, try to convey them clearly the reason for your opinion.
Keeping all these points in mind you can try to attempt a demo interview by yourself. Prepare expected questions from different topics and try answering. This technique will surely help you increase your confidence level and able to face the interview with so much ease. Even though you may not get the exact same questions on the real interview, attempting a “mock interview” will help to think a lot which may result in popping up of better ideas and answers which would become fruitful.
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