The panel will be judging you on the basis of your immediate execution in answering the questions and the way you deal or react to a particular given situation. IAS is one of the toughest exams to crack. Just keep in mind that this is no ordinary interview and every sentence, every word you say will be a reflected by your look and expression.

We bring before you a list of 10 really tricky questions that frequently asked :

Q 1: If you had three mangoes and four oranges in one hand and four mangoes and three oranges in the other hand, what would you have?


Q 2: Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Wednesday,Friday or Sunday?

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

Q 3:( )+( )+( )+( )+( )= 30. This is what you have for the equation. The following are the numbers that you can use to fill in the brackets: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15. You can repeat the numbers if required. The resulting sum should be 30.

There is not mention if you can use sign or not and thus the only possible way to get this is as follows:  (13 – 9) + (9 – 1) + (7 – 1) + (13 – 7) + (15 – 9).

If you solve inside the brackets, you will get the following equation 4 + 8 + 6 +6 + 6 . Adding all these numbers will give you 30.

Q 4: By using only one straight line, can you make the equation correct. 5+5+5=550?

Draw a inclined line on 1st plus (+) operator, + will become 4.

The equation then becomes true: 545+5=550.

Q 5: Twins( Ramesh and Suresh) were born in May but their birthday is in June. How's this possible?

May is the name of the town.

Q 6. Interviewer 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.


Wondering why he said tea when he knows very well that coffee was kept before?

The question was “What is before you (U – alphabet) Reply was “TEA”(T-alphabet)

Alphabet “T” was before Alphabet “U”

Q 7: Where would Lord Rama have celebrated his “First Diwali”?

People will start thinking It celebrated in return of Lord Rama along with Sita and Lakshman from his fourteen year long exile and vanquishing the demon-king Ravana.

But the logic is, Diwali was a celebrated as a mark of Lord Krishna killing Narakasura. In Dusavataar, Krishnavathaar comes after Raamavathaar. So, Lord Rama would not have celebrated Diwali at all! 

Q 8: A cat had three kittens: January, March and May. What was the mother's name.

What…….. It stated ‘WHAT’ was the mother’s name.

Q 9: How can you lift an elephant with one hand?

It is not a problem, since you will never find an elephant with one hand.

Q 10: What if one morning you woke up and found that you were pregnant?

Girl: I will be very excited and take an off, to celebrate the good news with my husband.

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