Hello friends, Today we will discuss the most common questions asked in an interview. Whether you attend a private/corporate sector interview or a government job interview, the questions asked in the interview are nearly the same. We know how difficult it is to clear the written exam of a government job with so much competition and no one wants to get rejected in the interview after working so hard.Though the written exam forms a major part of your result, the interview is equally important and can sometimes become the deciding factor in your selection.There may be some difference in the eligibility criterion but the basic idea of an interview is the interaction between the interviewer and interviewee.The interviewer mainly wants to know more about your personality as your academic knowledge has been assessed already through the written exam.
Well, there are mainly two categories of questions asked in interviews- HR Questions and Subject related Questions.Here we are going to discuss the most frequently asked questions in both the categories with the sample answers.
- HR Questions – In HR questions they mainly ask about you and try to understand your thought process.The question about introducing yourself has been discussed in great detail in one of our previous posts here.
Now we will discuss the other important questions asked in government job interviews.
QUESTION – Why should we hire you?
ANSWER – Sir I am waiting to convert my theoretical knowledge into practical knowledge.I am a quick learner and want to enhance my skills.I will prove to be an asset to your company if you give me this opportunity.
QUESTION-What are your strengths and weaknesses?
ANSWER – My strengths are-
- Time management skills
- Good Communication
- Positive attitude no matter how hard the situation
My weakness is that I am a perfectionist.I try attempting the task given until it is done perfectly.
QUESTION – Are you willing to relocate or travel?
ANSWER – Yes Sir because my job is my first priority and where I stay is secondary.Since relocation plays a major role in the development of our career as we get to know new people and environment. I can adapt to any environment and I love to Travel new places develop our personality.
QUESTION-Who is your role model?
ANSWER – My Role model is M.S.Dhoni because of his great mental strength during matches, performing under pressure, self-confidence about finishing the game in favor.He is also a Smart thinker and a good executor.
QUESTION – Why do you want this job?
ANSWER – To answer this question, simply start by appreciating their organization and how you admire their role.Try to appreciate the non-materialistic aspect of the job but don’t ignore it completely.Try your best to show them how much you want that job.
- Subject related Questions – Subjective questions mainly test your knowledge in brief and give the interviewer an overview of your general IQ.They will mainly consist of questions related to your area of education (Graduation/Post-graduation). Suppose If you did B.com then they may ask about your knowledge of credit, debit and balance sheets.If you did B.tech then they may ask technical questions related to your respective branch.If you are an economics graduate then they may ask you about the various economic theories, graphs, and regressive analysis.Even if the government job you applied for is not related to your field.They can ask you about it.They can also ask about the marks you scored in college.
The second thing they may ask is about your previous job and the type of work you did there.This is an easy question because you have worked at a place then you can answer this question very well.However, don’t put up any fake work experience certificate because the interviewer will ask questions and will catch you if he suspects you are lying.Lastly, he may ask you about the headlines of the day or your knowledge regarding a current hot topic.So read the newspaper regularly or have a glance over it before the interview at least.
#Tip: If the interviewer asks something in your relevant field or current affairs and you don’t know it, simply say Sorry sir I don’t know the answer to this question.Extensively use the word “Sorry” if you were supposed to know an answer and you don’t know it. If he asked you a question that is out of your area of the subject then you can simply say that you don’t know about it.No need to say sorry in this case because an engineering student will obviously not know the answer to a medical question.
The above Questions & Answers are just a sample and a number of other questions may be formed by the interviewer but these are the most common questions asked in interviews.Hope this post will help you!! Thank you for reading and do comment if you have any other questions or suggestions!!