Personality Test or Interview Test is the last level of the Civil Services selection process. It carries 275 marks, though it doesn’t carry much marks but it plays decisive role for the final ranking. One can get more marks than the other candidates, here it makes difference. Aspirants cannot afford it lightly. The number of candidates to be summoned for interview will be about twice the number of vacancies to be filled. The interview test is sometimes called and also known as the personality test because of its nature of the exam.
The Interviews usually start 2 weeks after the Main Exam results are announced. The duration of interviews is around 40 days.
Final Result is computed on the bass of the total marks scored by candidates in Main Examination (1750) and Personality Test or Interview (275). The final result is declared around 10-20 days prior to the next year’s Preliminary Test. Final Ranking and Service allocation is based on the combined marks scored in Main Examination (1750) and Interview (275) and on the preference given by the candidates at the time of filling up of the Main Examination application for.