Most bizarre questions asked in IAS interviews, check out the list

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) is considered one of the toughest exams in India conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. Everyone dreams to clear the Civil Services Exam, but very few are fortunate to crack the exam.

IAS Interview is the most critical part of the IAS Exam process. It can help to get best services and also can be a deterrent in the final selection. IAS Interview is the last and final stage of the coveted civil services examination. After this stage, aspirants are selected for different positions in civil services cadres including the top prize of IAS.

Basically, the IAS preliminary and mains examinations are conducted to test candidates’ academic and general awareness with regards to a diverse range of topics; on the other hand, IAS Interview like any other recruitment test the personality and temperament of the candidate.

Let’s take a look at some of the funny questions being asked in the IAS interview.

Question: Which English word is always read wrong?

Answer: Wrong

Question: A rich house and a poor house are on fire. Which house will the police save first?

Answer: Police are not firefighters to extinguish the fire. They will save both the houses simultaneously by calling firemen.

Question: What is the opposite of Nag Panchami?

Answer: Naag Do not punch Me.

Question: A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms. The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven’t eaten in 3 years. Which room is safest for him?

Answer: The third room. Lions that haven’t eaten in three years are dead.

Question: When can you add 2 to 11 and get 1 as the correct answer?

Answer: When you add 2 hours to 11 o’clock, you get 1 o’clock.

Question: Why don’t we feel pain while cutting hair or nails?

Answer: We don’t feel pain while cutting our hair or nails because the cells that make them up are dead cells.

Question: What is the thing that doesn’t get wet in water?

Answer: Reflection

Question: How to solve the water crisis in your village?

Answer: There are two ways to solve this problem; Rainwater harvesting (RWH) and water treatment plant.

Question: What will you do if your father-in-law wants to give you a bungalow as dowry?

Answer: This question was asked to IRAS officer Aditya Jha in a mock interview. Aditya answered the question, stating that if it is a big bungalow and he voluntarily wants to give it to his daughter, then I will first discuss with my would-be wife about this. However, dowry is ethically wrong in our society. The Interview board was not happy with this answer.

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