UPSC Interview Guidance Program for CSE 2023

Interview Guidance Program

Tathastu ICS is gearing up to unveil its Interview Guidance Programme for the UPSC Civil Services Examination 2023, scheduled shortly after the announcement of the CSE Mains results.

Significance of UPSC Civil Services Interview

  • Typically, the number of candidates chosen for the Personality Test is 2.5 times the UPSC-advertised vacancies.
  • It is a well-known fact the Mains Exam marks secure entry into the Civil Services while it is the interview score that significantly influences the specific service a candidate may join.
  • With a maximum of 275 interview marks, this phase becomes pivotal in realizing a candidate's aspiration for their preferred service.
  • Tathastu ICS is committed to elevating candidates' readiness through an all-encompassing Personality Training Program for UPSC CSE 2023, guided by a distinguished panel of experts after the declaration of CSE 2023 mains result.

How Tathastu ICS Will Help Interview Appearing Candidates

Tathastu's Interview Guidance Program stands as a meticulously crafted and intensive initiative catering to UPSC CSE Personality Test candidates. This program adopts a multi-faceted holistic approach, strategically designed to enhance candidates' skills and instill the essential qualities required for success in the CSE Personality Test.

The distinguished Interview Guidance Panel at Tathastu ICS is composed of highly competent members such as serving civil servants, renowned subject matter experts, and accomplished psychological professionals. Headed by a Chairman, this panel is dedicated to evaluating the candidate's suitability for a fulfilling career in the Civil Services Examination.

This all-encompassing Interview Guidance Program is instrumental in refining candidates' attitudes, knowledge, and skills, ensuring they are well-equipped to excel in the demanding Interview stage.

Features of Interview Programme by Tathastu ICS

  1. Mock Interviews to enhance the candidate's readiness.
  2. Personalized One-to-One DAF discussion on Zoom/ Offline with Civil servants or Academicians.
  3. Superior quality video of the session to revisit your strengths and weaknesses.
  4. Detailed evaluation and feedback of mock interview session.
  5. Access to Interview Guidance Module by Dr. Tanu Jain Ma’am and other civil servants from various fields.
  6. A compilation of interview-oriented Current Affairs by Tathastu ICS.

Note- For candidates living outside Delhi Mock Interviews will be conducted via Interactive session.

Meanwhile, prospective candidates are encouraged to participate in the Detailed Application Form (DAF) session.

What is the Interview/Personality Test as per UPSC

  • According to the UPSC the successful candidates in the main examinations will be interviewed by a Board who will have before them a record of the candidate’s career. The candidate will be asked questions on matters of general interest.
  • The object of the Interview/Personality Test is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in public service by a Board of competent and unbiased observers.
  • The Interview/Personality Test is intended to judge the mental caliber of a candidate.
  • In broad terms, this is really an assessment of not only intellectual qualities but also social traits and interest in current affairs.
  • Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, the balance of judgement, variety and depth of interest, the ability for social cohesion and leadership, and intellectual and moral integrity.

Traits Which UPSC looks for

  • It is not that of a strict cross-examination but of a natural, though directed, and purposive conversation which is intended to reveal the mental qualities of the candidate.
  • The Interview/Personality Test is not intended to be a test either of the specialized or general knowledge of the candidates which has been already tested through their written papers.
  • Candidates are expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in their special subjects of academic study but also in the events which are happening around them both within and outside their own State or Country as well as in modern currents of thought and in new discoveries which should rouse the curiosity of well-educated youth.

What is the UPSC civil services Mock Interview?

A UPSC Civil Services mock interview is a simulated practice session designed to prepare candidates for the actual interview conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) as part of the Civil Services Examination.

Role of Mock Interview in Preparation:

  • Helps candidates become familiar with the interview format and atmosphere.
  • Provides a platform to practice handling diverse questions and scenarios.
  • Identifies areas of improvement in communication and presentation skills.
  • Builds resilience and adaptability for the actual UPSC interview.

Meet the Faculty / Mentors

Dr. Tanu Jain


Mr. Sagar Gupta

Civil Servant

Mr. Aditya Patel

Civil Servant

Mr. Abhishek Singh

Subject Expert