Civil Service Examination

UPSC Interview: IAS Interview 2023

Interview or Personality Test is the most important step in the selection procedure because it connects both the UPSC and aspirant. The Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) will be conducting the personality tests for the candidates who qualify in the Civil Services Examination (CSE) two stages - Preliminary and Mains. The qualified candidates will be called for the interview round that lasts for about 30 minutes.

Certificates Required For UPSC Interview 

The shortlisted candidates for the UPSC Interview should produce only the original certificates at the time of the Personality Test. The most important documents required during interview round is the educational certificates, age document (date of birth), community certificate, physically handicapped and others. One should also carry the questionnaire, attestation form, and TA form, etc. Aspirants are advised to explore the call letter sent by the Commission for an interview to know the complete list of documents required for UPSC interview. 

Academic certificates Age proof community certificate 
physically handicapped certificate (if any)  Attestation form TA form

How To Download UPSC Interview Call Letter/ e-Summon Letter?

  • The e-Summon Letter of Personality Test of the shortlisted candidates for Interview will be available only in the Commission's website. 
  • Candidates who have qualified in the Civil Services Main Examination can download their e-Summon Letters with their login credentials under Interview Schedule and e-Summon Letters tab on UPSC's page.
  • One can access them at least five days before the commencement of the Personality Test/Interview. 
  • In case of any discrepancy, aspirants should contact the Office of the Commission without any delay. 
  • Aspirants should note that no paper Summon Letters will be issued for UPSC Interview.


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