Funny questions asked by upsc(IAS) selection members during interview.

Not only our technical knowledge helps, but also the presence of mind and the right answer at right time. This is very important during interview especially in upcs selection process. Even if u don’t know the answer for a question just confuse the questioner .One who are preparing for IAS exam should read this may them as study material.

These questions are unexpected and might demand weird answers. However, what we fail to understand at that moment is that these funny and weird questions actually command an answer that judges your capability of maintaining your presence of mind in the most stressful situation.

Here the Question and the Answer given by Candidates Oh sorry!! They are IAS (Indian Administrative Service) Officers now.

Q. How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?                               A. Concrete floors are very hard to crack! (UPSC Topper)

Q. If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it?                                                                                                                            A. No time at all it is already built. (UPSC 23 Rank Opted for IFS)

Q.If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples and three oranges in the other hand, what would you have? 
A. Very large hands. (Good one) (UPSC 11 Rank Opted for IPS)

Q. How can you lift an elephant with one hand? 
A. It is not a problem, since you will never find! an elephant with one hand. (UPSC Rank 14 Opted for IES)

Q. How can a man go eight days without sleep?
A. No Probs , He sleeps at night. (UPSC IAS Rank 98)

Q. If you throw a red stone into the blue sea what it will become?
A. It will become Wet or Sink as simple as that. (UPSC IAS Rank 2)

Q. What looks like half apple ?
A : The other half. (UPSC – IAS Topper )

Q. What can you never eat for breakfast ?
A : Lunch and Dinner.

Q. What happened when wheel was invented ?
A : It caused a revolution.

Q. Bay of Bengal is in which state?
A : Liquid (UPSC 33Rank )

Below are the Interview Questions, which were asked in HR Round…..No one will GET second chance to impress….Very very Impressive Questions and Answers….. …

Question 1:
You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night, it’s raining heavily, when suddenly you pass by a bus stop, and you see three people waiting for a bus:

* An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.
* An old friend who once saved your life.
* The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.

Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing very well that
there could only be one passenger in your car? This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job application.

He simply answered:
“I would give the car keys to my Old friend and let him take the lady to the hospital. I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the partner of my dreams.”
Sometimes, we gain more if we are able to give up our stubborn thought limitations. Never forget to “Think Outside of the Box.”

Question 2:                                                                                                                                                      What will you do if I run away with your sister?                                                                         The candidate who was selected answered ” I will not get a better match for my sister than you sir”

Question 3:Interviewer (to a student girl candidate) – What is one morning you woke up & found that you were pregnant.                                                                         Girl – I will be very excited and take an off, to celebrate with my husband.Normally an unmarried girl will be shocked to hear this, but she managed it well. Why I should think it in the wrong way, she said later when asked.

Question 4:
Interviewer: He ordered a cup of coffee for the candidate. Coffee arrived kept before the candidate, then he asked what is before you?
Candidate: Instantly replied “Tea”
He got selected.
You know how and why did he say “TEA” when he knows very well that coffee was kept before.
(Answer: The question was “What is before you (U – alphabet) Reply was “TEA” ( T – alphabet)
Alphabet “T” was before Alphabet “U”

Question 5:
Where Lord Rama would have celebrated his “First Diwali”?
People will start thinking of Ayodhya, Mithila [Janak’s place], Lanka
But the logic is, Diwali was a celebrated as a mark of Lord Krishna
Killing Narakasura. In Dusavataar, Krishnavathaar comes after
So, Lord Rama would not have celebrated the Diwali At all!

Interviewer said “I shall either ask you ten easy questions or one
really difficult question.

Think well before you make up your mind!” The boy thought for a
while and said, “my choice is one really difficult question.”

“Well, good luck to you, you have made your own choice! Now tell me
this. “What comes first, Day or Night?”

The boy was jolted into reality as his admission depends on the
correctness of his answer, but he thought for a while and
said, “It’s the DAY sir!”

Question 6(not from IAS)


 What is courage? (50 Marks)
Answer (After 7 blank pages, at the end of the last page…): This is courage
ha ha ha!..Actually all the answers was about creativity..

“How” the interviewer asked,

“Sorry sir, you promised me that you will not ask me a SECOND
difficult question!”

And hence, he was selected as because of his quick-wickedness. …….

This is What Interviewer expects from the Interviewee. …

So now you get a fair idea of the off the box things that you can expect in your interview. They are judging your confidence levels and your wit. They want to see if these situations make you uncomfortable or even nervous. They see if you have problem solving capabilities when faced with unexpected troubles. Sometimes the reason for asking these questions can be literally to check your sense of humor or creativity.funny right??

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33 thoughts on “Funny questions asked by upsc(IAS) selection members during interview.

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  2. nemi

    While getting a state level(group.I )Interview feeling tention these funny q&a gave a pleasant smile to me. Thanking you.

  3. T.A.J.

    I think there is a mistake in question 5 because diwali is celebrated in honour of lord Rama’s returning to Ayodhya with Sita maa after conquering Lanka and hunting Raavan.


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  5. shan

    Awsome collection of all the questions … i liked it very much thanks for all those question… 🙂 🙂 🙂

  6. Ashish Kothari

    Is this the intellectual level of administrators who are going to manage the task of running a huge and diverse country? These questions and their “quick-wicked” (as the word is used in the article) like “t” comes before “u” are “profoundly stupid”. No wonder the standards of administration and education have fallen.


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