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Aslam o alaikum every one...

the purpose of starting this new thread is to investigate as to how a person can secure high marks in interview.... well to me these are quite volatile sort or marks which can immediately impinge upon the final outcome...
as for me i secured 677 marks in written and 168 marks in interview... and secured 63rd position...

a friend of mine, Mr. Ikhalaq Dogar (DDO in PMS 2006) topped in pms interview and secured 152 marks out of 200 and was placed at 12 position.. in css 2008.. he secured 680 marks (quite reasonable, atleast than me) but got 137 marks in interview and was placed at 152...

similary, i Know Mr. Asif (at position 82) 683 in written and 155 in interview and at position 82...

there are many examples which motivates an individual to prepare more efficiently for interview....

as for me... my strategy was simple...

i carefully underwent psychological test... i remained to the point in group discussions and command task... i never took initiative in any activity (unlike the popular myth)

i tried to articulate in plain but comprehensive narration...
finally yet importantly in interview i tried to give to the point but a comprehensive reply......


rest Allah knows....

plz do share your experience of being interviewed and also discuss the policy of commission for 2008... as to me they evaluated more at the time of interview unlike CSS 2007 in which written exams carried more weightage.... all the best
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I scored 677 marks in written as well but i only got 145 in interview due to which my position in pakistan is 131.
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@ koolestmaverick

kindly share your experience of interview... do tell us what in your own view was the reason of scoring low in interview... i remember one of my friend who is at 252 has scored 671 in written but 125 (perhaps) in interview... his problem is "English". 2nd problem is that his confidence often overtakes his wisdom.... so i fear it might be one of the reason.....

so split up your response to the issue....

any way... congratulations on your success....
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@ leopard,

I would suggest you go through the thread Interview Dilemma also.
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mine interview held on 5.3.13
it was horrible
they didnt asked about my optionals , past experiences etc.
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mine interview held on 5.3.13
it was horrible
they didnt asked about my optionals , past experiences etc.
Don't worry if they didn't ask about optional and past experience, what matters is: what they asked and how you responded. Even dropping a question is not a big deal. I remember I dropped 4, 5 questions and they asked me just 1 question from my optional, still I got 207 marks.

What I believe after my interview is that
1. One should respond normally(with a smile) when a question is dropped.
2. Be logical and never throw guesses if you don't know exact answer.
3. Saying a polite sorry is much better than giving a confused answer.
4. Never confront unnecessarily on some argument and if you are not ready to leave your stance just agree to disagree.
5. Listen the complete question, never start before interviewer has completed his question.
6. Think for a while to start your answer.
7. If you are stopped, stop immediately even if your answer is not complete.
8. Try to keep discussion in your safety zone, never coin a term that you are not familiar with.
9. Do not show contradiction in your statements, even it asked by a different panel member your previous answer and latest one should show same stance.
10. some times panel tells you exact answer if you fail to answer, say a thanks to them for this information.

These are my personal observations seniors can comment with more authenticity.
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Don't worry if they didn't ask about optional and past experience, what matters is: what they asked and how you responded. Even dropping a question is not a big deal. I remember I dropped 4, 5 questions and they asked me just 1 question from my optional, still I got 207 marks.

What I believe after my interview is that
1. One should respond normally(with a smile) when a question is dropped.
2. Be logical and never throw guesses if you don't know exact answer.
3. Saying a polite sorry is much better than giving a confused answer.
4. Never confront unnecessarily on some argument and if you are not ready to leave your stance just agree to disagree.
5. Listen the complete question, never start before interviewer has completed his question.
6. Think for a while to start your answer.
7. If you are stopped, stop immediately even if your answer is not complete.
8. Try to keep discussion in your safety zone, never coin a term that you are not familiar with.
9. Do not show contradiction in your statements, even it asked by a different panel member your previous answer and latest one should show same stance.
10. some times panel tells you exact answer if you fail to answer, say a thanks to them for this information.

These are my personal observations seniors can comment with more authenticity.
Farhad bhai thanks alot for ur valuable suggestions.
I want to ask you a few simple but tricky questions as being asked by the pannel frequently,"What is the solution of kashmir issue and what if India refrain from carrying out plebiscite?Is there any out of box solution to this issue?''

Your detailed reply would be highly appreciated.

Thanks in anticipation.
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"What is the solution of Kashmir issue?
No doubt cultural and geographic factors make Kashmir a natural part of Pakistan but previous practices and ignorance have complicated the scenario. Solution of Kashmir issue is not possible in black and white now. Things have changed to a greater extent; Pakistan is not as firm as she used to be in her stance on Kashmir because of its internal situation and a shift of emphasis toward western border. Situation inside occupied Kashmir has also normalized to some extent; after Amarnath shrine board issue no remarkable uprising has been noticed. But this calm situation does not mean Kashmir issue has become numb, current escalation on LOC reflects the perpetual nature of conflict. It demands solution for the sake of normalization between India and Pakistan, for the sake 15 million Kashmiris.
Now what is a feasible solution?
Ideal solution is plebiscite with all 3 options of accession to India and Pakistan plus independence (remember Resolution 47 does not contain third option but it is under chapter VI which is non-binding). But question arises: is plebiscite possible in such a militarily dense land? Obviously plebiscite will require a specific environment under neutral administration most probably provided by UN. So prerequisite for plebiscite is a neutral zone which will be possible only if both India and Pakistan are withdrawn from Kashmir, but Resolution 47 demands Pakistan to withdraw and India to bring its forces to barracks, so again a weakness of UN resolution appears. Another important question will be mode of plebiscite, regional wishes and collective desire will differ, what if people of Jammu decide to join India but majority of Kashmir decides the other way? So, fair and free plebiscite requires new terms and conditions.
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and what if India refrain from carrying out plebiscite ?Is there any out of box solution to this issue?
In-fact India has been denying the right of plebiscite for last 60 years. India has taken the shelter under resolution of puppet Parliament of Kashmir. So what are we left with?
Though all other options will provide a solution without will of public yet these are feasible. Legitimacy of currently elected assemblies of Indian held Kashmir, AJK and GB is a big hindrance in making these a part of solution, there is no pro-Pakistan or pro-independence leader in JK assembly of Srinagar, and similarly governments at Muzaffarabad and Gilgit do not represent all sections of Kashmiris. Accession to one of India or Pakistan through dialogue seems very difficult call in egoistic political situation of India and Pakistan; neither India would like to lose territory to Pakistan nor would Pakistan do so in favor of India.
Transforming LOC into international border will be an indirect solution as per Indian wishes but it will never be acceptable for Pakistan and Kashmiris.
Making Kashmir an Independent state will be another way out but creating a buffer state sandwiched between two hostile states powered by nuclear arsenal. Can it last for a longer version of time? This will rest upon how India and Pakistan respond to this state.
After considering all options we have to look forward with a rational solution that would be acceptable for all three parties. This goal can be achieved by a long and determined chain of dialogues and actions.
In first phase demilitarization of Kashmir should be done with minimum armies at LOC.
Either a common paramilitary force should be formalized or local police should be enhanced.
UNMOGIP should guarantee peace on LOC
In second phase intra-Kashmir public movement needs to normalize.
In third phase political convergence of Kashmir should be initiated to move towards a unified decision of Kashmir. Kashmiris will form a strong decision making body which will be a legitimate body to represent Kashmiris in tripartite dialogue process.
In fourth phase a grand dialogue process should start to conclude this long lasting issue.
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Gentlemen,

This is indeed a highly informative thread.Unlike written portion,interview's evaluation is still shrouded in mystery.I have never been able to grasp as to what is the reason of getting good or moderate marks.

My experience reveals that getting good marks in interview is dependent on two factors besides good and prompt answers;

1- Psychological Report of the Candidate
2- Whether the personality and ideas of candidate inspire confidence and appreciation from panel.

I think that aforementioned factors leave a deep impression on interview marks.All humans harbour prejudices in favour or against certain things.And worthy panel members are not exception to this.If,by the stroke of luck,a candidate unknowingly or unwillingly expresses ideas favoured by panel;he might soften the heart of panel and might get a good score.

Nevertheless,chances of success get brighter by good preparation and confident demeanour.

I got 652 in written and 208 in interview and stood 161st in CE 2011.My psychological went fine and I was satisfied with my performance.On final interview day,Chairman Rana Bhagwan Das seemed quite satisfied with my answers.But I performed below par when questioned by Saud Gohar Sb and Mohammad Ahmed Mian.At one particular moment ,Mian sb seemed hopeless about my answers.

However,luck factor cannot be condoned all together.

Please share your experience to get a better understanding of interview process.
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