FREE! Interview Mentorship Programme for UPSC CSE 2022

Interview Mentorship Programme is a unique initiative aimed at helping aspiring civil servants prepare for the crucial personality test (interview) stage of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination. This programme is designed to provide personalized guidance and support to our students as they prepare for the interview, which is a crucial part of the UPSC selection process.

Our team of experienced and qualified faculty members will work closely with you to help you develop the skills and confidence you need to succeed in the interview. Through one-on-one sessions and mock interviews, you will have the opportunity to practice and receive feedback on your performance.

How Does It Work?

OUR Toppers & Students

Our Interview Panel & Board Members

Our panelists are a group of experienced professionals who have been carefully selected to provide our students with a realistic and challenging mock interview experience. They come from a variety of backgrounds and have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share.

During the mock interview, our panelists will ask a series of questions designed to test your knowledge, skills, and overall suitability for a career in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) or other top government positions. They will provide feedback and guidance on your performance to help you identify areas of improvement and develop the confidence and skills you need to succeed in the real interview.

S S Meenakshi Sundaram

IAS (Retd.)

Executive Vice-Chairman of MYRADA. Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore

Gurucharan Gollerkeri

IAS (Retd.)

Seceratery (Budget & Resources) to the Govt. of Karnataka

Sunil Oberoi

IAS (Retd.)

Part of International Projects (UNDP) Worked with Department of Personnel & training

Sunil Gulati

IAS (Retd.)

Special Commissioner, Haryana

Jalaj Srivastava

IAS (Retd.)

AGMUT., Served under 5 Prime Ministers & HMO and an Established Author.

N C Muniyappa

IAS (Retd.)

Co-operative election commissioner.

P D Hallur

Major General (Retd.)

T S Kripanidhi

IDAS (Retd.)

Indian Defence Accounts Service

M G Chandrakanth

Professor and Director

Director of the Institute for Social and Economics Change (ISEC), Head of Agricultural Economics.


Senior Academician

Industry expert with 21+ years of experience in Academics, Strategy, Consulting & Management.

Mohan Kumar S

Founder, IASbaba

Register Your Slot For The Free Mock Interviews

By joining the FREE! Interview Mentorship Programme, you will have access to a range of resources and support to help you excel in the interview and secure your dream job in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) or other top government positions. Don’t miss this opportunity to take your preparation to the next level – register for the programme today!

Salient Features of Interview Mentorship Programme (IMP)

IMP is built on the following pillars

  1. DAF Sessions: Dedicated sessions by previous year’s toppers, Ex Bureaucrats, Mohan Sir to help you with the detailed application form, with a particular focus on the selection of services, cadre preference, hobbies, achievements, extracurricular activities, etc.
  2. Panel Mocks: An expert panel of retired and serving civil servants, subject matter experts, and other distinguished personalities from varied fields to give you a near-real feel of the interview board, complemented with detailed feedback and recordings.
  3. One to One Mocks & Mentorship with Mohan Sir: An excellent opportunity to get a detailed assessment of your answers and preparation by none other than Mohan Sir, who is hugely popular among interview candidates for his succinct and precise analysis and boosting the interview scores by a significant margin and helped a lot of them achieve a 190+ Score. One-on-one discussion with Mohan sir is the most important aspect of the IMP as Sir identifies the issues in your preparation and guides you to fill those loopholes.
  4. DAF Questionnaire: Detailed discussion on your DAF with particular stress on probable questions and focus areas. The DAF discussion helps you analyze your DAF and expect possible questions in the interview and be prepared to face such questions. The mentor will help you generate a question bank covering your native place and state, educational background, work experience, hobbies, accomplishments, etc.
  5. Current Affairs: Current issues are the most important domain from which Panel members ask questions. You must have studied Current Affairs for your mains and prelims however, the orientation of questions in the interview is different. In order to tackle this, highly focussed sessions will be conducted to give you an analytical perspective on important current affair topics to prepare you for facing questions by the interview board.
  6. Open Mocks: A unique technique developed by IASbaba that can do wonders for your confidence. In this process, Mock interviews are conducted in front of other candidates. Observing others giving their interview helps you understand the common mistakes to be avoided in front of the board. Open mocks help you develop the right attitude to be carried to the interview.
  7. Think, Rethink and Perform (TRP): A biweekly initiative meant to serve as the regular dose of self-assessment through probing questions on your personality, along with analytical questions on current affairs to keep you on toes for your preparation.

We believe that IMP with its ingredients can dramatically enhance your chances. The trick is to start early and start strongly. Our team is working really hard to make IMP your best companion. Please join us to start a challenging yet exciting journey towards success.

Frequently Asked Questions About UPSC Interview

What is the purpose of the UPSC interview?

The UPSC interview, also known as the personality test, is the final stage of the selection process for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and other top government positions. The purpose of the interview is to assess the personal qualities, intelligence, and suitability of the candidate for a career in public service.

What is the structure of the UPSC interview?

The UPSC interview is typically conducted by a panel of 3-5 members who are experts in the relevant field. The panel will ask the candidate a series of questions on a variety of topics, including their academic background, work experience, interests, and views on current affairs and social issues. The interview usually lasts for about 30-45 minutes.

What are the common questions asked in the UPSC interview?

Some common questions that may be asked in the UPSC interview include:

  • Tell us about yourself
  • Why do you want to join the IAS?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • What are your views on current national and international issues?
  • How do you see yourself contributing to society as an IAS officer?
  • What do you know about the role and responsibilities of an IAS officer?

How should I prepare for the UPSC interview?

Some tips for preparing for the UPSC interview include:

  • Familiarize yourself with the UPSC interview process and the types of questions that are typically asked
  • Practice answering questions out loud to improve your confidence and communication skills
  • Research the role and responsibilities of an IAS officer and think about how you can contribute to society in this role
  • Stay up-to-date with current national and international affairs
  • Reflect on your strengths and weaknesses and be prepared to discuss them in the interview
  • Seek feedback from friends, family, or a mentor to help you identify areas of improvement.

Is the UPSC interview the final stage of the selection process?

Yes, the UPSC interview is the final stage of the selection process for the IAS and other top government positions. The candidates who pass the interview will be recommended for appointment to the IAS or other positions based on their overall performance in the UPSC examination.

What is Detailed Application Form / DAF?

Detailed Application Form provides preliminary information about you to the board. You must own everything you write down as your description. That is why half or more of the interviews are related to DAF. Your DAF provides the interview board with clues about the questions that are relevant to you. The interview board initiates the interview with your DAF to give you time to normalize to the interview. 

You cannot ignore your DAF

The reason is simple: the first impression is the best impression that one should make. Some even say the first impression is the last impression. Nobody wants to miss out on making a great opening impression as that can often be the decisive factor in determining whether there will be a second meeting or not! 

It requires a lot of time to collect information about the details you have filled. Candidates should be fully aware of each and every word that is mentioned. 

How to fill DAF

The Detailed Application Form (DAF) is an important part of the selection process for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and other top government positions in India. The DAF is a comprehensive form that requires candidates to provide detailed information about their education, work experience, and personal details.

Here are the steps to fill out the DAF:

  1. Visit the UPSC website and log in to your account using your registration number and password.

  2. Click on the link for the DAF and download the form.

  3. Fill out the form carefully, providing accurate and complete information about your education, work experience, and personal details.

  4. Make sure to double-check the form for any errors or omissions.

  5. Upload the form along with any required documents, such as proof of age, educational qualifications, and nationality.

  6. Submit the form and documents online.

It is important to fill out the DAF accurately and completely, as any discrepancies or incomplete information may result in your application being rejected. Make sure to allow enough time to complete the form and gather any required documents before the deadline.

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