The candidates coming out successfully in the Mains examination are called for the interview Round. According to the changes made in the 2012 state civil service examination, Now the interview carries 275 marks. Through the interview round, the knowledge of current affairs, in-depth knowledge, communication skill and mental ability of the aspirants will be tested.
The candidate will be interviewed by a board who will have before them a record of the candidate’s career and interests filled by the candidate in the Application Form. The objective of the interview is to check the personal suitability of the candidate for the career in the state services by a board of competent and unbiased observers.
In the personality test, apart from their academic study, candidates must be aware of the affairs happening both within and outside their state. The interview is more of a purpose conversation intended to explore the mental qualities and analytical ability of the candidate. In the interview, eligibility required for the candidate’s post opted for, his / her personality, his / her study level of social and national issues, awareness regarding events occurring around him/her, capacity to take decisions, presence of mind are the factors supposed to be considered.
The final merit list is declared after considering the candidate’s marks in the Main Exam and the Interview. Accordingly, eligible candidates are appointed at various posts. Eventually, they get appointment letters to join the state government.