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UPDATE : INTERVIEW PREPARATION MEET at 11AM, Wednesady, 6th December

edited December 2017 in Interview Preparation
Message form ForumIAS

UPDATE on 30.11.2017

Dear Friends,

ForumIAS Open Meet will be held on 6th December, 11AM at ForumIAS Offline Venue. Agenda will be as below

- Interview Preparation Guidelines
- Mocks to take and not to take
- Group Formation for Interview Prep
- Post Mains Study Plan

Event will be coordinated by forumias members including yo_yo_choti_sigh @neyawn @mohitshh and other members from the Community.
Please submit details here

https://goo.gl/forms/a3hUGmj3fbLa1JeA2

**********END OF UPDATE****************

Dear All,

This request has been accepted, and we shall be willing to offer the ForumIAS Venue for Interview Preparation 2018. We will let you know the finer details in a few days time. Those of you who are interested, please submit details below:


https://goo.gl/forms/a3hUGmj3fbLa1JeA2



The GOAL of the thread
This thread is for people who are keen to start preparing for CSE 2017 interview and are looking for a peer group in ORN for current affairs and hobby related discussions and mock interviews by fellow aspirants on a regular basis. The intended goal is to form a group of candidates who will meet (in person) 2-3 times a week as per a fixed schedule and discuss ongoing issues, preferably in a question-answer format mimicking the actual UPSC interview.

The NEED for this proposed GROUP
As we know that Interview has the potential to become the most rewarding stage in this UPSC exam. We have all read/heard about exemplary performances by candidates who managed to get into the final list majorly because of their interview scores. The 30 mins of the interview may reward the candidate with more marks than 360 mins of any 2 GS papers combined.
Secondly, interview preparation often starts only after the declaration of the Mains results. Most of the mock interview sessions also start around that time. This leaves little time for improving the communication and presentation part of our interaction. This is especially true for those who have had their previous interviews scheduled in the first few days of the interview sessions itself.

A Request to FORUMIAS
It is a humble request to FORUMIAS to act as an incubator for this initiative. Nearly all coaching institutes start their "interview guidance program" and mock interview/group discussion sessions only after the declaration of the mains result. FORUMIAS may step in to revolutionise this trend and become a proactive leader in this arena of interview guidance. Specifically speaking, the moderators like @Neyawn and others may help in organising the discussions, providing specific direction and schedule to the entire process.

Appeal to Selected/Experienced candidates on Forumias
The candidates who are already in service or those who had previously appeared for CSE interview and find this proposal worth exploring may consider participating in this initiative. They may act both as a mentor and a learner by providing their valuable feedbacks to other aspirants and at the same time gaining from relevant discussions and mocks by fellow aspirants.

Proposed plan for this initiative
We may start by a group of interested people meeting and setting the agenda for the course of this initiative. Newspaper and current events discussions may be allocated to specific days of the week with mock interviews by a panel of fellow aspirants to be scheduled as per convenience. The mock may also be video recorded for future reference by the candidates themselves.

My Experience with UPSC interview
My permanent residence is in Delhi and I have had my previous interviews in UPSC scheduled during the first 10 days itself. My score in the interviews has hovered around 160 and this time I am keen to try something different to achieve an improved result (therefore the above appeal for this initiative).

NOTE:
Comments and suggestions are always welcomed.
There is also a separate thread regarding interview preparation for CSE 2017. This thread seeks to focus on a different issue, particularly of forming a peer group for discussion purpose.

Finally, if this thread reaches a critical number of people which will be able to sustain this initiative, then we can move to the next step of deciding the venue and timing of the meeting. Furthermore, if there is a consensus in the group, we may also have a small token registration fee, so that only serious candidates show up. This fees may be given to Forumias in return for their valuable services.




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  • mohitshh said:

    The GOAL of the thread
    This thread is for people who are keen to start preparing for CSE 2017 interview and are looking for a peer group in ORN for current affairs and hobby related discussions and mock interviews by fellow aspirants on a regular basis. The intended goal is to form a group of candidates who will meet (in person) 2-3 times a week as per a fixed schedule and discuss ongoing issues, preferably in a question-answer format mimicking the actual UPSC interview.

    The NEED for this proposed GROUP
    As we know that Interview has the potential to become the most rewarding stage in this UPSC exam. We have all read/heard about exemplary performances by candidates who managed to get into the final list majorly because of their interview scores. The 30 mins of the interview may reward the candidate with more marks than 360 mins of any 2 GS papers combined.
    Secondly, interview preparation often starts only after the declaration of the Mains results. Most of the mock interview sessions also start around that time. This leaves little time for improving the communication and presentation part of our interaction. This is especially true for those who have had their previous interviews scheduled in the first few days of the interview sessions itself.

    A Request to FORUMIAS
    It is a humble request to FORUMIAS to act as an incubator for this initiative. Nearly all coaching institutes start their "interview guidance program" and mock interview/group discussion sessions only after the declaration of the mains result. FORUMIAS may step in to revolutionise this trend and become a proactive leader in this arena of interview guidance. Specifically speaking, the moderators like @Neyawn and others may help in organising the discussions, providing specific direction and schedule to the entire process.

    Appeal to Selected/Experienced candidates on Forumias
    The candidates who are already in service or those who had previously appeared for CSE interview and find this proposal worth exploring may consider participating in this initiative. They may act both as a mentor and a learner by providing their valuable feedbacks to other aspirants and at the same time gaining from relevant discussions and mocks by fellow aspirants.

    Proposed plan for this initiative
    We may start by a group of interested people meeting and setting the agenda for the course of this initiative. Newspaper and current events discussions may be allocated to specific days of the week with mock interviews by a panel of fellow aspirants to be scheduled as per convenience. The mock may also be video recorded for future reference by the candidates themselves.

    My Experience with UPSC interview
    My permanent residence is in Delhi and I have had my previous interviews in UPSC scheduled during the first 10 days itself. My score in the interviews has hovered around 160 and this time I am keen to try something different to achieve an improved result (therefore the above appeal for this initiative).

    NOTE:
    Comments and suggestions are always welcomed.
    There is also a separate thread regarding interview preparation for CSE 2017. This thread seeks to focus on a different issue, particularly of forming a peer group for discussion purpose.

    Finally, if this thread reaches a critical number of people which will be able to sustain this initiative, then we can move to the next step of deciding the venue and timing of the meeting. Furthermore, if there is a consensus in the group, we may also have a small token registration fee, so that only serious candidates show up. This fees may be given to Forumias in return for their valuable services.




    i am in, i already appeared in cse interview too and staying in delhi
  • I am in. We can have a group of twenty to thirty people. We can do groups of five people and have GD, Public Speaking and Current Affairs Coverage thorugh Groups.

    We already have a few people joining. Please fill up the form so that we can get started.

    @Yo_Yo_Choti_Singh It will be great if you guys can pitch in.

    https://goo.gl/forms/a3hUGmj3fbLa1JeA2
    *No good deed goes unpunished* | I am no knight, do not call me Sir | I write articles for Civil Services Aspirants, you can find them at http://blog.forumias.com/author/neyawn |
  • Neyawn said:

    I am in. We can have a group of twenty to thirty people. We can do groups of five people and have GD, Public Speaking and Current Affairs Coverage thorugh Groups.

    We already have a few people joining. Please fill up the form so that we can get started.

    @Yo_Yo_Choti_Singh It will be great if you guys can pitch in.

    https://goo.gl/forms/a3hUGmj3fbLa1JeA2

    When would this pgm be started ? I came to my native place after mains and will return to delhi after few days. I am interested in participating offline initiative. @Neyawn
  • edited November 2017
    Neyawn said:

    I am in. We can have a group of twenty to thirty people. We can do groups of five people and have GD, Public Speaking and Current Affairs Coverage thorugh Groups.

    We already have a few people joining. Please fill up the form so that we can get started.

    @Yo_Yo_Choti_Singh It will be great if you guys can pitch in.

    https://goo.gl/forms/a3hUGmj3fbLa1JeA2

    I am IN. Only 1 thing-

    If it's a Community/Group - It always works when members come with a mindset "HOW MUCH I CAN GIVE TO OTHERS" not "HOW MUCH I CAN GAIN". If this spirit prevails we will be able to reap maximum dividends. Plus some Role and Goal clarity is must before the initiative begins.


    I am Certainly IN bcz i know INTERVIEW matters :)
    Being IAS... 4 U Onlyyy... :-)


    " Woods are lovely dark and deep..
    But I have promises to keep..
    But I have promises to keep..
    And miles to go before I sleep.. before I sleep. " :)

    #HumHongeKamyaabEkDin :)
  • Main bhi ....
  • Nice initiative
    I like it.
  • Is there any possibility for forming a group in Mukherjee Nagar?
  • Tell me when and where
    Would like to join
    Please make due public declaration w.r.t. it so that we know it beforehand
  • great initiative...was looking for such an initiative...i have filled up the form...please consider me as well..
    Mains(final) 2016: 979
    Mains 2017 : 796
  • @mohitshh when does the work start ??
  • In...Hindi medium...Mukharjee Nagar
  • Any updates on this? When do you guys plan to start ?
  • rekhta said:

    Tell me when and where
    Would like to join
    Please make due public declaration w.r.t. it so that we know it beforehand

    +1

    Please don't do any secret operation
  • kya hua group ka ?
  • Hey. Group ka kya bana ?
  • Koi form bharne bole the,kya hua uska?
    Prelims=1 ,Mains= 1, Interview=0
    Essay-141 , GS-396 , PSIR Optional.
    Ex-Geography.
  • edited December 2017
    I am in. Philosophy optional.Staying in ORN.
  • not in Delhi.. cant make it now.. will be there in january
  • bhai online daal do na please .atleast for a few days, like you did for some other program.
  • Will reach delhi after 10th December. :disappointed:
  • Will reach delhi after 10th December. :disappointed:

    +1
  • Einstein said:

    I am in. Philosophy optional.Staying in ORN.

    How is philo doing this year?
    Last year marks?
  • Request to ensure that the video of the meet is recorded and uploaded. Myself working and many others will also be. Similarly, many from outside Delhi. Thanks in advance
  • Request to ensure that the video of the meet is recorded and uploaded. Myself working and many others will also be. Similarly, many from outside Delhi. Thanks in advance

    +1
  • Siyaar will be there.
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