Free Interview Guidance Program 2023 for UPSC CSE

by Vajiram & Ravi

Vajiram & Ravi would be conducting, Interview Guidance Programme 2023, to help students who would be appearing for the Personality Test 2023. Interview Guidance programme 2023 is available in both OFFLINE & ONLINE modes. You may register for the different sessions of the Interview Guidance Programme 2023, to secure your seat.

Registration Link :





Exact date, day & timing will be announced after the publication of the Mains result.

1.How to fill DAF-II by Mr. P.S Ravindran

3 days after the publication of Main Exam 2022 result.

2. Do’s & Don’ts: A session with Mr. P.S Ravindran on How to Face the Interview.

10 days after the publication of the Main Exam 2022 result.

3. A session with Mr. Farooqui IAS (Retd.) on Ethical Governance

10 days after the publication of the Main Exam 2022 result.

4. Current Affairs Classes by the senior faculties of Vajiram & Ravi

10 days after the publication of the Main Exam 2022 result.

5. A session on your optional subject with the optional subject faculty


10 days after the publication of the Main Exam 2022 result.





Political Science


Public Administration









Commerce & Accountancy

Medical Science

Candidates who are selected for the Personality Test are usually 2.2 times the number of vacancies, notified in the UPSC’s advertisement every year. If the Main Exam marks decide whether a candidate is in the Civil Services or not, then it is the Interview score that actually determines, which of the service a candidate is likely to join finally. Therefore though the maximum interview marks are 275, but the interview plays a very crucial role in deciding whether a candidate can get his desired service or not.

Interview according to the UPSC is described to be a test of a candidate’s overall personality which includes analytical ability, lateral thinking, logical decision making etc. The objective of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in public service by a board of competent and unbiased observers. The test is intended to judge the mental caliber of a candidate. In broad terms, this is really an assessment of not only his/her intellectual qualities but also social traits and his/her interest in current affairs. Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, balance of judgment, variety and depth of interests, ability for social cohesion and leadership, intellectual and moral integrity.

The duration of the interview is typically 30 minutes +/- 5 minutes. The range of questions will include questions on hobby and their practical application, why he/she wishes to join the civil services, candidate’s opinion on current/historic issues, knowledge about candidate’s educational background, optional subject, issues of the state to which the candidate belongs to, international relations, current affairs etc. They may also provide situation based questions and seek the candidate’s opinion/response on the same.

The interview programme at Vajiram & Ravi begins one week after the Main Exam result is announced. The programme of Vajiram & Ravi consists of 2 Mock Interviews by a panel and a personal mock session.

The Interview Course at Vajiram & Ravi comprises of:

  • A session on DAF-II filling

  • 5 lectures on various topics of importance

  • 1 mock and 1 personal mock sitting with the Director Mr. P.S. Ravindran and a second mock  on request made to the Institute through email-

Interview Classes will begin after the Main Exam Result is declared:

  1. DAF II Discussion Class by Mr. P.S. Ravindran

  2. How To Face The Interview by Mr. P.S. Ravindran

  3. Guidance on Ethical Governance by Mr. Farooqui IAS (Retd.)

  4. Current Affairs Updates for Interview Class I 

  5. Current Affairs Updates for Interview Class II 

  6. Economic Issues Class 

  7. Guidance on select optional subjects

Mock Session begins after the declaration of the Main Exam result.

The Interview programme consists of two stages:

Stage 1: Scheduling Mock Interviews (two in number, held on two different days)

Stage 2: A Personal face to face sitting with the Director Mr. P.S. Ravindran before the actual interview date at the UPSC.

How to schedule your Mock Interview & Personal sitting?

The link for admission to the Interview Guidance Programme 2023 would be available after the Main Exam 2022 result is declared.

Vajiram & Ravi’s Interview program is conducted FREE of cost.

Some of our panel members are:

  • Mr. Farooqui IAS (Retd.) former Secretary to Govt. of India

  • Mr. Frank Pereira, Journalist, formerly of Big Picture, Rajya Sabha TV. 

  • Mr. Bhimal Julka IAS (Retd.) former Chief Information Commissioner, Madhya Pradesh

  • Mr. Sanjay Srivastava IAS (Retd.)

  • Mr. Muktesh Chander IPS (Retd.) former Special Commissioner of Police, Delhi

  • Prof. Amin Usta

  • Mrs. Shubra Mangal, Psychologist

  • Mr. P.S.Ravindran, Director, Vajiram & Ravi and many more

For any other Interview related query please email to