The IAS coaching institute conducts an ‘Interview Guidance Program’ for those who have written the Mains exam. The interview program consists of 4 classes, a couple of mock interviews, and a personal sitting session and usually begins a week after the Mains results are declared. It intends to equip the IAS aspirants with adequate knowledge, attitude, and confidence to appear in the final interview.
The program takes into account the social traits and intellectual abilities of the candidates, their mental alertness, variety and depth of interests, the balance of judgments, knowledge of current affairs, hobbies and a lot more. It grooms the overall personality of the IAS aspirants right from their analytical ability to their lateral thinking and their logical decision-making skills.
The candidate is asked questions on national and international current affairs, his subject of study, his educational profile, hobbies, interests, and some hypothetical questions. After every session, the performance of the candidate is assessed, his strengths and weaknesses are fairly analyzed, and suggestions for improvement are offered.