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Essential DOs and DON’Ts for the Uttarakhand PCS Interview

Essential DOs and DON’Ts for the Uttarakhand PCS Interview

Dear Aspirants,

As you gear up for the crucial interview stage of the Uttarakhand PCS examination, it’s important to be well-prepared not just in terms of knowledge, but also in how you present yourself and interact with the interview panel.

The Oracle IAS team, with extensive experience in conducting Mock Interviews for various posts, offers valuable insights into the interview process. The key DOs and DON’Ts are essential guidelines for aspirants, helping them navigate the nuances of interviews effectively and confidently.


  1. Be Well-Informed: Stay updated on current affairs, especially those relevant to Uttarakhand. Understand the socio-economic and political landscape of the state and the country.
  2. Understand Your DAF: Your Detailed Application Form is the basis for many questions. Be thorough with every detail you have provided – your educational background, work experience, hobbies, etc.
  3. Dress Professionally: First impressions matter. Wear formal attire that is comfortable yet presentable. It shows your seriousness about the role.
  4. Be Honest and Authentic: If you don’t know an answer, it’s okay to admit it. Honesty is always appreciated and shows integrity.
  5. Show Respect and Courtesy: Always be polite to the interviewers. Address them as ‘Sir’ or ‘Ma’am’ and don’t interrupt them while they are speaking.
  6. Practice Good Body Language: Maintain a good posture, make eye contact, and avoid fidgeting. Your body language speaks volumes about your confidence.
  7. Prepare for Situational Questions: Be ready to answer hypothetical questions or case studies related to administrative challenges, ethical dilemmas, and public service scenarios.
  8. Be Clear and Concise: Articulate your thoughts clearly and avoid long-winded responses. Clarity of thought and brevity is appreciated.


  1. Don’t Argue with the Panel: It’s important to present your viewpoints but avoid getting into arguments. The interview is a discussion, not a debate.
  2. Avoid Controversial Topics: Unless specifically asked, it’s wise to steer clear of controversial subjects or extreme opinions.
  3. Don’t Exaggerate or Lie: Misrepresenting facts or exaggerating can lead to a negative impression. Stay truthful to your experiences and knowledge.
  4. Don’t Let Nervousness Overwhelm You: It’s natural to be nervous, but don’t let it overpower your performance. Practice deep breathing or meditation to remain calm.
  5. Avoid Casual Language: Use formal language and avoid slang or overly casual phrases. The interview is a professional setting.
  6. Don’t Overlook Local Knowledge: Having a good understanding of Uttarakhand’s culture, geography, and issues can be advantageous.
  7. Don’t Forget to Review Basics: Sometimes, basic questions related to your field of study or job can be asked. Be prepared with the fundamentals.

Remember, the interview is not just a test of your knowledge, but also your personality and suitability for a career in the civil services. Be yourself, stay confident, and most importantly, believe in your ability to succeed.

Wishing you all the very best!

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