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Difficult Questions and Intelligent Answers

Question and the Answer given by Candidates oh sorry, most of them are IAS Officers now.

Q.How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
A.Concrete floors are very hard to crack! (UPSC Topper)

Q.If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it?
A. No time at all it is already built. (UPSC 23 Rank Opted for IFS)

Q.If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples and three oranges in the other hand, what would you have?
A. Very large hands.(Good one) (UPSC 11 Rank Opted for IPS)

Q. How can you lift an elephant with one hand?
A. It is not a problem, since you will never find! an elephant with one hand. (UPSC Rank 14 Opted for IES)

Q. How can a man go eight days without sleep?
A. No Probs , He sleeps at night. (UPSC IAS Rank 98)

Q. If you throw a red stone into the blue sea what it will become?
A. It will Wet or Sink as simple as that. (UPSC IAS Rank 2)

Q. What looks like half apple ?
A : The other half. (UPSC – IAS Topper )

Q. What can you never eat for breakfast ?
A : Dinner.

Q. What happened when wheel was invented ?
A : It caused a revolution.

Q. Bay of Bengal is in which state?
A : Liquid (UPSC 33Rank )

Q. How many buckets of water does Pacific Ocean contains?
A : It depends on the size of the bucket. (CA Institute Campus Interview Placement)

Interviewer said ‘I shall either ask you ten easy questions or one really difficult question. Think well before you make up your mind!’

The boy thought for a while and said, ‘my choice is one really difficult question.’

‘Well, good luck to you, you have made your own choice! Now tell me this. ‘What comes first, Day or Night?’

The boy was jolted into reality as his admission depends on his answer, but he thought for a while and said, ‘It’s the DAY sir!’

‘How’ the interviewer asked.

‘Sorry sir, you promised me that you will not ask me a SECOND difficult question!’, replied the boy.

He was selected for IIM!

Making the Right Choice

Careers and Placement

It’s the time when most B-school students are caught up in a whirlwind of activities — multiple applications and interviews — and campuses eagerly await judgement day, when students finally learn whether the blood and sweat of the past two years, and the gamble that started it all — their enrolment and investment in a B-school — is about to pay rich dividends. During placement season, recruiters from every sector descend on B-school campuses across the country to ensure that the best business brains bring their extensive resources and fresh vigour to their organisations. Placement season is critical for students; it is the culmination of two years of the finest postgraduate education available, and often students have but a few crucial moments to make an instant and lasting impression on the recruitment committee. How do you make your efforts count?


When you set out to interact with potential recruiters, you need to be prepared to answer a volley of questions and ensure you make a good first impression. Sandeep Bhattacharjee, an IIM-Kozhikode student, currently dealing with his lateral placements, says, “You obviously have to research the company well, because you will be quizzed about your knowledge of the company. Recruiters look for soft skills and want to see confidence and enthusiasm in a student. They pose several questions and try to put a lot of stress on you.You have to be able to deal with it.” In spite of the intimidating and unpredictable nature of placement interviews, there are certain questions and situations you can be prepared for. Bhattacharjee adds, “When you first enter the room, you’re likely to be asked to go over your resume and be quizzed on it. You will also be asked generic questions about why you are applying to that particular organisation, what you think your strengths and weaknesses are, etc.” Brijesh Shirodkar, a National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) alumni, further elaborates on the types of interviews, saying, “There are usually two kinds of interviews — one for people with work experience, and one for people who started pursuing their MBA immediately after graduation.” Students with prior work experience are questioned to gauge how well they have understood the business process. Brijesh, who has a few years of work experience in the IT industry and landed a job with Cognizant, Pune, explains: “If a student with IT experience is being interviewed by a retail recruiter, they won’t be interested in which IT branch he was involved with, but will checked on how well he’s understood the business process. So retail recruiters will ask him about how retail operations work, and how his IT skills and knowledge can contribute to their business.” Students who have jumped onto the MBA bandwagon straight after graduation have other challenges to face at the interview.“The focus is primarily on academics, on their performance during their MBA programme, and perhaps a little bit on their graduation. Extra curricular activities are extremely important as these demonstrate initiative, leadership skills, and the student’s capacity for teamwork.”


As someone who has invested time and money in pursuing and acquiring a coveted MBA degree, you are expected to be very certain about what you are looking for. A lackadaisical attitude is not going to impress a recruitment committee. Shirodkar says,“You will be asked by recruiters about how you think you can achieve your goals with their organisation.“ The student should be clear on parameters like the company, the brand, the profile he is being offered and so on.


In many cases, if you’re made an offer by an organisation, there is pressure to accept, even if you’re having second thoughts about it. However, that isn’t always the case. Rohan Mathur, Member of Placement Committee, IIM Ahmedabad, says: “Students always have an option, especially in case of lateral placements, because they can play the work experience card. They can negotiate several parameters, whether it’s the job profile, the pay packet or even the location. They can insist they want to work in New York and not in London.” To this, Brijesh adds: “Some colleges allow students to keep taking interviews until they find something suitable. Although companies insist on students accepting offers, colleges also insist on keeping their students’ options open.”


In a situation where you are unhappy with the options open to you, consider individual jobhunting as opposed to compromising on what you want in your first job. Priya Das (name changed), a student from a suburban Mumbai B-school started her own job search when she was dissatisfied with what was on offer during placements. She says, “You will never find the perfect job right away, even if you’re from an IIM. You need to look out for any and every new opening.”


Plenty of MBA students pursue an internship during the length of their programme and like with any other internship, it is an excellent opportunity to grow and learn. Be resourceful and use this brief exposure to the corporate world to network and nurture professional relationships. Abhinav Jain, a student of National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) was made a Pre Placement Offer (PPO) from Ernst & Young after a summer internship there, and grabbed the opportunity. He offers, “If you have identified an attractive recruiter and are sure you want to start there, you need to give it your best shot and go about making a lasting impression on your manager. You are normally assigned a project during your internship, at the end of which you are asked to make presentations in relation to it. Your manager, HR personnel and other senior members will be present then. This is your time to make your mark. .” Many institutes encourage this practice. Mathur avers, “We have a system of the ‘dream firm’, so even if students have landed preplacement offers, they can enroll to the placement process as well to take a shot at making it to their top option.”

What do recruiters look for? –

Competence in the sphere you are applying to – Personal qualities such as team work, confidence, clarity of direction and abilty to handle stress


Top 15 Interview Questions

Here we provide you the top 15 questions, which are most common during the interview. These questions helps you to do well during the interview. You have to practice for these questions by the mock test with your friends and relatives and obtain a good answer of each questions.

About 4-6 questions are comes from these. So practice them and gain a good result.

The questions are as follows :

1. How did you know about the interview?

2. Why you want to do job with this company?

3. Tell me your weakness and strengths.

4. What are your salary expectations?

5. What is your knowledge about this company?

6. What do you do in your spare time?

7. Why did you choose your college and study stream?

8. Give example of your creativity.

9. What is your dream job?

10. How do you handle rejection?

11. Tell us about your school project or your job project.

12. Describe your ideal career.

13. Why should we take you?

14. Are you willing to travel?

15. Are there any questions would you like to ask us?

By giving the good answer of these questions in the interview, you are going to be good for the job vacancy.