How to Introduce Yourself in the UPSC Interview?

Clearing the UPSC examination can feel like quite an achievement; however, the interview also happens to be quite important in determining the final result. It is often that despite clearing the examination, the interview poses a great challenge. It is said that introducing oneself can make a huge impression. It is important that one puts out an impressive introduction in order to create an impact on the panel, which lasts and sets the tone for the interview. Here are some basic things to know in order to better introduce oneself in the UPSC interview.

  • Prepare for the interview: Thorough research and proper preparation can always prove beneficial when it comes to making things go smoothly during the interview. It is advised that a candidate understands the purpose of the interview and align themselves accordingly. They should be aware of the objectives and values of the organization, and they should shed light on dedication to the purpose and compatibility with requirements.
  • Gripping introduction: It is important that the candidate come up with an engaging introduction such that they can capture the attention of the interviewers. It is crucial that it makes a good impression on the panel. The words should reflect the candidate"s passion and commitment when it comes to serving the nation. It is also essential to highlight their background, qualifications, education, accomplishments, and experience. Awards, extracurriculars, and interests must also be discussed. The introduction should conclude with a presentation of the candidate"s goals and aspirations.
  • Effective delivery: In addition to using captivating language, one should be aware of their body language. The applicant should have a good posture that expresses professionalism and confidence. They should be steady and audibly clear.
  • Clarity: It is imperative that the candidate make a positive impression and demonstrate the ability to communicate in a clear and concise way such that the interviewer has a comprehensive idea in the limited time.


A proper introduction can set the tone for an interview and impact the overall results. If you wish to prepare well for an interview and are looking for guidance, consider DICS, a well-reputed institution with a history of success in IAS classes in Ahmedabad.

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