UPSC Interview Discussions-THINK RETHINK & PERFORM (TRP)
For the UPSC Interview Discussions/Civil Services Personality Test or Interview, the most fundamental and necessary requirement from an aspirant is twofold- first is clarity of thoughts and the second is the balance of thoughts. Lack of clarity over an issue may create a fog of uncertainty about the decisions that one has to take as a bureaucrat. Similarly, if one’s opinions and points of view are not balanced enough and are rather prejudiced or stereotypical, then the correctness of the decisions taken on the basis of his/ her perception becomes highly questionable.
The interview board of UPSC tries to test this very important aspect. While preparing for the Mains examination, an aspirant gets clarity of thought with respect to a range of issues. However, whenever it comes to the balance of opinion, it is found that the opinions are shaded by the continuous inflow of information from numerous sources which might be partisan or highly critical. It is, therefore, important for an aspirant to have his/ her own critical thinking, based upon his/ her own moral compass.
But this is easier said than done. The best way to do it to think about what one has already read or learned. Then it is important to rethink those learning’s from one’s own critical moral prism and finally learn to create and produce a response that is ethical, balanced and unbiased.
The Think, Rethink and Perform (TRP) initiative does precisely that. For a duration of almost two months, your intellectual and moral leanings will be tested by the questions posed by IASbaba. These questions would be highly deliberative and would encompass a range of issues that are relevant for the Personality Test.
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