Every year, lakhs of students take the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services exam in order to be recruited for coveted positions such as IAS and IPS. The examination, however, is so demanding that only a few candidates are able to pass it. Prelims, Mains, and Personality Test are the three levels of the UPSC civil services exam (Interview). The majority of candidates pass the first two phases but fail to pass the interview round.
Many candidates fail to pass the initial stage, the 'Prelims.' Those who pass it, move on to the second part of the exam, that is, the 'Mains.' Those who pass both the rounds are invited to the third and final stage of the exam, the 'Interview,' which takes place before the results are announced. Many candidates have to go through this stage four or five times since they don't know how to respond to the unique and perplexing questions posed during the interview.
Here are some trick questions that were asked during the UPSC civil services interview round:
Question: How can you write 23 by using only 2?
Answer: 22 + 2/2
Question: A farmer owns some chickens and goats. What will be the number of goats if everyone has 90 heads and 224 legs?
Answer: There will be 22 goats.
Question: How many minutes are there in a year?
Answer: A year has a total of 5,25,600 minutes.
Question: What is the hardest substance on earth?
Answer: The hardest material on the planet is diamond.
Question: Which animal can hold its breath for 6 days?
Answer: Scorpion can hold its breath for up to 6 days.
Question: What does IP stand for?
Answer: The full form of IP is 'Internet Protocol'.
Question: What is the name of our national song?
Answer: 'Vande Mataram' is our national song.
Question: What is the name of the Indian railway station which is half in Maharashtra and half in Gujarat?
Answer: Navapur Railway Station.
Question: Who was the first person in India to receive an Aadhar card?
Answer: 'Ranjana Sonawane' is the first person to get an Aadhar card in India.
Question: Which shopkeeper takes both goods as well as the price?
Question: Tell us a name that can be written in Hindi, English, and numerals all at the same time.
Answer: V9द - Vinod is a name that may be written in Hindi, English, and Mathematics simultaneously.
Question: A woman has 9 children, half of them are boys. Tell me how this may happen?
Answer: There are 10 persons in total: 1 woman and 9 children. There are 5 boys and 5 girls.
Question: Which animal's milk is pink in colour?
Answer: The milk of a hippopotamus would be pink in colour.