Here is the link to some of IFoS interview specific notes that I amde last year. You may find them useful.
Date – 03/04/2017, Forenoon Session
Board – BS Bassi Sir
- Have you been to cancun..?! What was this competition about?
- Don’t worry I am not going to ask you anything about greepeace. i know enough about them…
- Where all have you travelled?
- Have you been to Machu Picchu?
- Tell me about Inca civilisation
- You’ve been interested in environmental issues..Tell me what is biodiversity, what is biodiversity hotspots, and where are they in india?
- High salary…low salary…why this cut?
- Lot of talk about startup…but they have been facing issues…what issues?
- What to do to help entrepreneurs?
- Surrogacy…what do you think of it?
- What is NSS? What did you do as NSS Secretary ?
- You talked about commercial surrogacy..whats your opinion on it?
- NPA…Why they are there?
- What to do with them?
- Lets talk about media…what do you think of it? do you think they are giving less news and more sensationalism ?
- What do you think of media trial?
- If there is an earthquake in the district where you are posted, what will you do?
- What is the issue with finance bill?
- What is a money bill?
- Why is opposition saying that this finance bill is not money bill?
- What is the difference between judicial review, judicial activism, judicial overreach? give example of each
- Judicial review is based on what?
- One example where judicial activism has been good?
- What do you think of SC judgement on liquor ban on highway?
- Does constitution provide for reservation based on economic criteria?
- There was a judgement too? Mandal case…what the other name of the case…what was the verdict?
M4 (lady member)
- What do you think of reservation?
- Shouldn’t those communities who have benefited from reservation be now removed from the list?
- Why civil service? You could have had a good life abroad?
- Education…Lets talk about it…it is not making people employable..why? what to do?
- Is there a mismatch between what engineering institution are offering and what companies are demanding?
- How to fix this?
- I have a problem yaar…I want a bulb outside my room..I have 3 meter wire…That one socket is there..I am using it for all out and i don’t want to use it for light…now what to do? take you time..have a good look..
Board was cordial. Except 1 or 2 supplementary, I answered almost all the questions.
Score – 173/275
I got below average marks in English which was bit surprising.
Date – 02/03/2017, Afternoon session
Board – P K Joshi Sir
M1 – Chairman
- Tell me about your work expereince. How was it?
- Tell me about solar policy of India
- How much land does it take to setup 1MW solar plant?
- Where is the largest solar plant in India?
M2 – Lady member
- Why people/students don’t take risk? Is it changing? Why? How?
- Compare startup ecosystem from 2012 to 2017
- What new policies government has announced?
- Have you cleared CSE?
- You do photography? What Kind? Why not wildlife? What equipment you would need to do wildlife photography?
- Tell me about vegetations of …… tiger reserve.
- Tell me about corridors of ….. tiger reserve.
- What tribes exist in….. tiger reserve
- Why do we need corridors?
- What dishes do you like to cook?
- What species do we get from forest?
- What medicinal plants do we get from forest?
- How can finance industry help in forest conservation
- How can finance industry help SHG of tribals?
- How should CAMPA fund be used?
- What is cultural ecology?
- What do you like in Astronomy?
- What is difference between Astronomy and Astrology?
- Do you believe in Astrology?
- Where do we find Very dense forest in Rajasthan? What is total area of very dense forest?
- Tell me about vegetation and fauna of dessert national park
- How do we know that a certain place had forest before?
- Where do we find coal?
- What is species?
Interview lasted about 20-25 mins. I was third one to go. Board was extremely cordial. I couldn’t answer few questions related to forestry.
I got 201/300.