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UPSC – Interview Transcript – Vision IAS Students – IAS Interview 2011-2012

April 1, 2012

New : Strategic Document – How to Approach General Studies Mains 2013 Paper I ,II, III & IV ( New Syllabus )

New –( 3 in Top 10 ) Final Result IAS 2011 ( Vision IAS ) – Civil Service Exam – Toppers Interview Transcript / Answer Booklet

IAS Interview 2011-2012 (Interview Transcript) : 19th March to 27 April 2012

Interview of Some Students of Vision IAS (Download PDF files)

(Cleared 34 students in IAS  Mains exam out of our 80 distance learning mains students )   

Our Best wishes for IAS Interview…………..

# Gitanjali Brandon ( Board : Rajni Razdan ) : 9th April 2012

#  Sachin Rana ( Board : Vijay Singh ) : 21st March 2012

# Nikhil Pavan Kalyan ( Board : Rajini Razdan ) : 22nd March 2012

# Kshitij Tyagi ( Board : PK Mishra ) : 22 March 2012

#  Vivek Patil ( Board : Vijay Singh ) : 24 March , 2012

# Pawan Yadav ( Board : K K Paul ) : 27 March , 2012

# Pritam Shekade ( Board : Purushottam Agarwal ) : 30 March , 2012

# Aravind Menon ( Board : Smt Alka Sirohi ) : 16th April , 2012

# Rajeshwari Basavarajappa ( Board : Dr. Venkatarami Reddy) : 24 April , 2012

# Santanu Chakraborty  ( Board : P K Mishra ) : 24th April

Note : Interview Transcript of other students will be upload very soon.


Resource : other Good Interview Transcript 2011-12 ( Blog / Website )

Chakresh Mishra ( Board : P K Mishra )

Pawan Kadyan (Sh. I.M.G. Khan )

Brotherhoodwins ( K K Paul )

Google Document- Kanishk Sharma ( Rajni Razdan Board )

Harshal Mete (Razni razdan Board )

Google Document -Lalit Kumar ( Razni Razdan Board )

Google Document -TUSHAR GHORPADE ( Alka Sirohi Board )

Courtesy : Blog – Chakresh Mishra , Pawan kadyan , Brotherhoodwins , Kanishk Sharma  ,Harsh Mete , Lalit Kumar & Tushar Ghorpade


Good Answer Booklet of IAS Mains / Some Answer Booklet of Our Students who Cleared IAS Mains 2011

Answer Booklet – Geography Test 4 – 2011 ( Vivek Patil , Chandigarh)

Answer Booklet – Sociology Test 3 – 2011 ( Tutan Ahmed , Kolkata)

Answer Booklet – Essay Test 1 – 2011 ( Ranjeet Rane , Pune )

Answer Booklet – Sociology Test 3 – 2011 ( S. Lavanya , New Delhi )

Answer Booklet – Public Admin Test 5 – 2011 ( Nikhil Pawan , Noida )

Answer Booklet – Sociology Test 1 – 2011 ( Gitanjali Brandon , Jaipur )

 Philosophy Toppers (Aditya Pratap Singh , Rank 166 , Marks : 374  (Paper I : 212 )-Jaipur

Answer Booklet of Sociology Mains Test ( Tanvi Sundrial , IAS , Rank 6   )

Answersheet of Tanvi Sundrial , IAS , Rank 6 ( G.S Mains)-Ranchi

Answer Booklet – Mitrabhanu Mahapatra , Rank 109 , 2010 ( GS Test 5 )-Pune

Answer Booklet – Satyam Srivastav , Rank 300 , 2010 ( GS Test 4 )-Bangalore

Answer Booklet – Rajarshi Dasgupta – 2011 ( Essay Test 2 ) – Bangalore

Answer Booklet – Aravind Menon – 2011 ( Essay Test 3 ) -Trivandrum

Answer Booklet – Aravind Menon – 2011 ( Public Adm Test 6  ) -Trivandrum

Answer Booklet – G.S. Test 9 – 2011 ( Nikhil Pawan , Noida )

Answer Booklet – Geography Test 2 – 2011 ( Xelene Dabas , Bangalore)

Answer Booklet – Psychology Test 2 ( Full length ) – 2011 ( Rajeshwari B , Bangalore)

Answer Booklet – Psychology Test 2 ( Full Length ) – 2011 – ( Anush Raj , BEGUSARAI,BIHAR )

Answer Booklet – Psychology Test 2 ( K R Sai Krishnan Naidu)

Note : In this section , we will upload more answer booklets of our students.


“ Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.”- Swami Vivekananda


Best wishes & Thanks

The Team Vision IAS


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March 7, 2011


CORRUPTION AND SCAMS ( 2G spectrum scam , Radia tapes controversy )

Download PDF files (13 Pages) : CORRUPTION AND SCAMS


UPSC – IAS Interview

Important Topics : Civil Services Interview 2011

Download PDF Files ( 5 Pages )  : Important Topics : Civil Services Interview 2011


Interview Enrichment Programme 2010

Download PDF file ( 16 pages ) : Must Read – How to Prepare for IAS Interview


What kind of support-system you are likely to receive:

–       Study material for basic understanding of what is required for IAS Interviews.

–       Analysis / Synoptic Current Affairs Notes (Current Issues of national and international importance )

–       ‘My Interview with UPSC’: Selected Interview compilation of high rankers (particularly who excelled in the interview) for understanding the nature of questions asked & clues to successfully deliver those vital answers.

–       Bio-Data Analysis ( Interactive Sessions with experts )

–       Interactive Sessions with our experienced (interview faced) experts for solutions of all your doubts, problems & questions regarding anything that you may come across during preparatory days or during those stressful days of personality test.

–       3 Mock Interview Sessions (Telephonic) strictly based on UPSC patterns.


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Our Toppers Answer sheet of Vision IAS Mains Mock Test Papers




IAS Mains Psychology: Understanding & Analysis of Syllabus of Psychology

July 20, 2007

Read: Basics of Psychology on wiki

 Psychology Paper           : Download at : Psychology IAS Main 2005

Paper- I (300 Marks)

Foundations of Psychology


1. Introduction : Psychology as a Science : Definitions and perspective. Psychology in relation to other social and natural sciences. Use of interdiciplinary approach.

2. Methods of Psychology : Characteristics and components of methods in psychology (induction, deduction and introspection). Observation, Survey, Laboratory and field experiments. Clinical and Case study. Experimental and quasi experimental methods.

3. Research methods and quantitative analysis : Major steps in psychological research (problem statement, hypothesis formulation, research design, sampling, tools of data collection, analysis and interpretation and report writing). Fundamental versus applied research. Methods of data collection (interview, observation, questionnaire and case study). Research Designs (Ex-post facto and experimental). Application of statistical techniques (t-test, one-way ANOVA correlation and regression and chi-square tests).

4. Development of Human Behaviour : The nature, origin and development. Role of genetic and environmental factors in determining human behaviour. Influence of cultural factors and socialisation. Life span development-the critical periods and their handling, Mastery of the developmental tasks. Influence of child rearing practices and its impact on the growth and development of the individual, concept of national character.

5. Attention and perception : Attention – factors, influencing attention including set and characteristics of stimulus. Sensation-concepts of threshold, absolute and difference thresholds, signal detection and vigilance. Definition and concept of perception, biological factors in perception. Perceptual organisation-influence of past experiences, Perceptual defence-factors influencing. Space and depth perception, size estimation and perceptual readiness.

6. Learning : Concepts and theories of learning (Pavlov, Skimer and Piaget). The processes of extinction, discrimination and generalisation. Programmed learning, probability learning, self instructional learning, concepts, types and the schedules of reinforcement. Modelling and social learning.

7. Memory : Concepts and definition of memory and forgetting, 7+/-2 concept and clumking Encoding, storage and retrieval. Factors influencing retention and foregetting. Theories of forgetting (Repression, Decay and Interference theories). The concept of reminiscence.

Section-B (150 Marks)

8. Thinking and Problem Solving : Concept formation processes. Reasoning and problem solving. Creative thinking and fostering creativity. Information processing. Decision making and judgment.

9. Intelligence and Aptitude : Concept and definition of Intelligence and aptitude, Nature and theories of intelligence. Measurement of Intelligence and aptitude Concepts and measurement of emotional and multiple intelligence.

10. Motivation and Emotion : Definition and concepts. Theories and physiological basis of motivation and emotion. Measurement of motivation and emotion Motivation and emotion-their effects on behaviour.

11. Personality : Concept and definition of personality. Theories of personality (psychoanalytical, socio-cultural, interpersonal and developmental, humanistic, behaviouristic, trait and type approaches). Measurement of personality (projective tests, pencil-paper test). The Indian approach to Personality. Training for personality development.

12. Language and Communication : Human language-properties, structure and linguistic hierarchy, Language acquisition-predisposition, critical period hypothesis. Theories of language development (Skinner, Chomsky), Process and types of communication. Effective communication and training.

13. Attitudes, Values and Interests : Definitions, concepts of attitudes, values and interests. Components ofattitudes, values and interests. Formation and maintenance of attitudes. Measurement of attitudes, values and interests. Theories of attitudes, and attitudes changes, strategies for fostering values.

14. Recent Trends : Computer application in the Psychological laboratory and psychological testing. Artificial Intelligence. Psychocybernetics. Study of consciousness-sleep-wake schedules; dreams, stimulus deprivation, meditation, hypnotic/drug induced states. Extrasensory perception. Intersensory perception Simulation studies.

Paper-II (Marks 300)- Psychology: Issues and Applications

Section-A (150 Marks)

1. Psychological Measurement of Individual Diference : The nature of individual differences. Characteristics and construction of standardized psychological tests. Types of psychological tests. Use, misuse and limitation of psychological tests. Ethical issues in the use of psychological tests.

2. Well being and Mental Disorders : Concept of health, positive health, well being and ill health. Mental disorders (Anxiety disorders, mood disorders, schizophernia and delusional disorders; personality disorders, substance abuse disorders). Causal factors in mental disorders. Factors influencing positive health, well being, life style and quality of life.

3. Therapeutic Approaches : Psychody-namic therapies. Behaviour therapies. Client centered therapy. Cognitive therapies. Indigenous therapies (Yoga, Reiki, Meditation) Biofeedback therapy. Prevention and rehabilitation of the mentally ill.

4. Work Psychology and Organisational Behaviour : Personnel selection and training. Use of Psychological tests in the industry. Training and human resource development. Theories of work motivation. Leadership and participatory management. Advertising and marketing.

5. Application of Psychology to Educational Field : Psychological principles underlying effective teaching-learning process.Learning styles Gifted, retarded, learning disabled and their training. Training for improving memory and better academic achievement. Personality development and value education, Educational, vocational guidance and Career counselling. Use of Psychological tests in educational institutions.

6. Communty Psychology : Definition and concept of Community Psychology. Role of community psychologists in social change. Use of small groups in social action. Arousing community consciousness and action for handling social problems. Group decision making and leadership for social change.

7. Rehabilitation Psychology : Primary, secondary and tertiary prevention programmes-role of psychologists. Organising of services for rehabilitation of physically, mentally and socially challenged persons including old persons. Rehabilitation of persons suffering from substance abuse, juvenile delinquency, criminal behaviours. Rehabilitation of victims of violence. Rehabiliation of HIV/.AIDS victims.

Section-B ( 150 Marks )

8. Application of Psychology to disadvantaged groups : The concepts of disadvantaged, deprivation and socially deprived. Social, physical, cultural and economic consequences of disadvantaged and deprived groups. Educating and motivating the disadvantaged towards development.

9. Psychological and the problem of social integration : The concept of social integration. The problem of caste, class, religion and language conflicts and prejudice. Nature and manifestation of prejudice between the ingroup and outgroup. Casual factors of such conflicts and prejudices. Psychological strategies for handling the conflicts and prejudices. Measures to achieve social integration.

10. Application of psychology in Information Technology and Mass media : The present scenario of information technology and the mass media boom and the role of psychologists. Selection and training of psychology professionals to work in the field of IT and mass media. Distance learning through IT and mass media. Entrepre neurship through e-commerce. Multilevel marketing. Impact of TV and fostering value through IT and mass media. Psychological consequences of recent developments in Information Technology.

11. Application of Psychology in the field of Defence : The concept of Military psychology, Aviation psychology and Psychological warfare Role of Military psychologists in the defence. Selection, recruitment and training of personnel. Facilitating the process of adjustment of personnel to military life-Role of Counselling. Devising Psychological tests for defence personnel. Psychological disorders due to war. Human engineering in Defence.

12. Psychology and Economic development : Achievement motivation and economic development. Characteristics of entrepreneurial behavior. Motivating and Training people for entrepreneurship and economic development. Women Entrepreneurs. Consumer rights and consumer courts.

13. Application of psychology to environment and related fields : Environmental psychology-effects of noise, pollution and crowding. Population psychology-psychological consequences of population explosion and high population density. Motivating for small family norms. Impact of rapid scientific and technological growth on degradation of environment.

14. Other applications of psychology : Sports psychology-improving performance of sports, personnel, psychology and understanding of political behaviour. Voting behaviours. Psychology of corruption and strategies to deal with Psychology of terrorism.  

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Syllabus – IAS – Mains Examination – Optional Subjects

July 4, 2007


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Syllabus – IAS – Preliminary Examination – Optional Subjects

July 4, 2007

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Very Important: Strategic Document

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UPSC Interview : My IAS Interview by Tirumala at panel of Air Marshal (Retd.) Satish Govind Inamdar

April 19, 2007

Courtesy : Jia Sarai Days by Tirumala

IAS : My UPSC Interview by Vikas Singh at panel of Prof. D.P. Agrawal

April 19, 2007

My interview was scheduled in the fore noon session of 3rd of April 2007. I was interviewed by the board of Prof. D.P Agrawal, an ex dean of IIT, Delhi. The other members were M1, M2, M3 and M4.

The conversation started with Prof. D.P. Agrawal.

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Courtesy : Midnight Musings by Vikas Singh


IAS Interview : My UPSC Interview by Anurag at Panel of Shri Subir Dutta

April 19, 2007

Results are not yet out and I can only guess how my interview went. But for all those who have been asking me what happened here it is.

I was allotted a table along with four other candidates. It was a great solace to meet four other souls in same state of mind and butterflies in their stomach. We chatted and felt good. One hour passed quickly and I did not at all feel nervous.

A clerk came quietly to our table and said “Subir Dutta ka board hai”. Not all were amused by his name. Within minutes we found out he was a retired IAS, former defense secretary, and was ‘not very friendly’.

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Courtesy : Just Simple by Anurag