25 Basic things to remember
1. Reach the venue at least 30 minutes before the scheduled time.
2. Take enough food and go cheerfully.
3. Take a copy of the Bio-Data / Resume / CV together with application and keep it with you.
4. Boys should keep their normal hairstyle and be smart in appearance, preferably with shaved face.
5. Do not use excessive cosmetics.
6. Keep all certificates and documents in proper order in a plastic folder / file.
7. Better, do not use brand new dresses while attending interviews as the candidate may not be familiar with the new dress which might cause irritation.
8. Do not use excessive oil on the hair.
9. Use properly ironed cloths.
10. Do not use dresses of hard colours.
11. Be polite to the members of the interview board.
12. Do not exhibit any certificate unless asked for.
13. Get maximum information about the Institution which conducts the interview.
14. In Keralite / Indian atmosphere, it is better for females to use cotton sarees or churidars; avoid hard colours.
15. Knock at the door and say “May I come in Sir” or “May I come in”.
16. Reach the chair by the left side of it; when you are permitted to sit, say “Thanks”.
17. Answer the questions looking straight at the face of the officer. Be confident. Do not look here and there.
18. Keep the plastic folder / file containing certificate on your lap and not on the table.
19. Listen to the questions, think carefully and give correct answers in a clear voice.
20. If you are not sure about the answer say “I Do not know” Avoid incorrect answers.
21. Avoid jokes and loose talks.
22. A little smile on your face is good, But it should not be excessive and artificial.
23. Do not argue with the Interviewer.
24. Girls can accept shake hand, but In Keralite circumstances it is better that they should not give shake hand first to the Officer.
25. Say “Thanks” to the interviewere / board at the end of the Interview.
100 Interview Questions
1. Tell me about yourself.
2. What are your extra curricular activities?
3. Any plan for higher studies?
4. What are your strengths?
5. What are your weaknesses?
6. Any specific reason why you want to be in your profession?
7. How do you define success?
8. Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
9. What are the specific achievements in your life?
10. What subjects did you like best in School/College?
11. Why Maths/English/Physics?
12. Which are the books you read currently?
13. Which programs do you watch on TV?
14. What is your favourite book?
15. How do you spend your free time?
16. Which games you like to play the most?
17. When do you find time to play tennis/cricket/badminton?
18. What will you do if you are not selected?
19. Tell me a joke.
20. Who is your role model and why?
21. Do you believe in God?
22. Why did you preferred the college where you studied?
23. Why should we appoint you?
24. If you were to write your own obituary, what would you write?
25. Are you willing to take up job responsibility in remote areas?
26. Why do you want to leave your present job?
27. Why do you change jobs so frequently?
28. Are you prepared yourself for the interview?
29. What is your dream job?
30. What kind of people do you enjoy working with?
31. How long do you plan to work here before moving out?
32. What are your expectations from life?
33. What made you apply for this position?
34. From where did you know about this vacancy?
35. Please narrate your work history and education in brief.
36. How will you use your work experience for this job?
37. What is the most important thing which you would like to change in your life?
38. Can you describe for me one or two of your memorable accomplishments?
39. How much supervision have you received in your previous job?
40. Any major disappointments in your work history?
41. Why do you quit from your present job?
42. What is important to you in a company?
43. What are your strong areas for this job profile?
44. Which are the areas you need to improve upon?
45. Can you describe your positive and negatives points in your last jobs as evaluated by your supervisor?
46. How did you correct certain aspects of your job wherein certain problems were discovered?
47. The most difficult people you find to work with and why?
48. Can you describe your leadership qualities with an example?
49. What are the things you find most uncomfortable in a job?
50. In your previous job, what kind of pressures did you encounter?
51. What would you say is the most important thing you are looking for in a job?
52. What are some instances in your job when you feel you have done particularly well or in which you have achieved great success? Why do you feel this way?
53. What were some of the things about your last job that you found most difficult to do?
54. What did you like more in your last job?
55. Do you consider your progress on the job as a representation of your own ability? Why?
56. Did you like the way you have been managed by your supervisor?
57. If I ask your present employer about your ability for this post what would he/she say?
58. What is your long-term employment or career objective?
59. Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
60. Why do you think you will be successful in such a job?
61. How does this job fit in with your overall career goals?
62. Who or what in your life influenced you most with your career objectives?
63. What would be your goal if you get this job?
64. What are your most confident areas of operations?
65. How would you describe yourself as a person?
66. What are the most important characteristics and abilities a person must possess to become a successful?
67. In your work experience, what have you done that you consider truly creative?
68. Can you think of a problem you have encountered when the old solutions didn’t work and when you came up with new solutions?
69. Of your creative accomplishments big or small, at work or home, what gave you the most satisfaction?
70. What kind of problems have people recently called on you to solve? Tell me what you have devised.
71. Do you consider yourself to be thoughtful, analytical or do you usually make up your mind fast? Give an example.
72. What was your most difficult decision in the last six months? What made it difficult?
73. The last time you did not know what decision to make, what did you do?
74. How do you go about making an important decision affecting your career?
75. What was the last major problem that you were confronted with? What action did you take on it?
76. What organizations do you belong to?
77. Tell me specifically what you do in the civic activities in which you participate. (Sports, Economics, Current events, Finance)
78. What is your professional goal?
79. Do you have a long and short-term plan for your department? Is it realistic?
80. Did you achieve it last year?
81. Describe how you determine what constitutes top priorities in the performance of your job.
82. What are the standards of success in your job?
83. In your position, how would you define doing a good job? On what basis was your definition determined?
84. When judging the performance of your subordinate, what factors or characteristics are most important to you?
85. In your present job, what approach do you take to get your people together to establish a common approach to a problem?
86. What approach do you take in getting your people to accept your ideas or department goals?
87. What specifically do you do to set an example for your employees?
88. How frequently do you meet with your immediate subordinates as a group?
89. What sort of leader do your people feel you are? Are you satisfied?
90. How do you get people who do not want to work together to establish a common approach to a problem?
91. If you do not have much time and they hold seriously differing views, what would be your approach?
92. Do you feel you work more effectively on a one to one basis or in a group situation?
93. Have you ever done any public or group speaking? Recently? Why? How did it go?
94. Would you rather write a report or give a verbal report? Why?
95. What kind of writing have you done? For a group? For an individual?
96. What was the most important idea or suggestion you received recently from your employees? What happened as a result?
97. What do you think about the continuous changes in company operating policies and procedures?
98. How effective has your company been in adapting its policies to fit a changing environment? Do you had a role in it?
99. What was the most significant change made in your company in the last six months which directly affected you, and how successfully do you think you implemented this change?
100. Your salary expectation?
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