The interviewer scores the candidates on
certain pre-determined parameters, which,
according to him, constitutes the essential
requirements for the assignment on. The
criterion/criteria used by him for evaluation
may be single or multiple with respect to each
of the important parameter and the criteria
generally used for evaluation are listed
The depth of knowledge of the subject of the
candidate's choice as well as of other
Practical knowledge - as to how a candidate
applies his theoretical knowledge in practical
General knowledge, current affairs, everyday
science, controversial topics, sports social
issues, newspaper headlines etc.
Grape - as to how quickly a candidate
understands the question as subject.
Power of Expression:
Fluency: as to how quickly the candidate
converses in the oral medium of
Logic in argument: as to how rational,
clear-headed, analytical and systematic the
candidate is in presenting his arguments.
Convincing ability: as to how the candidate is
able to lend conviction to his arguments.
Personal disposition: Smiling, cheerful and
Liveliness demonstrated: as to how eager,
alert, sprightly and ambitious the candidate
Enthusiasm: Does the candidate display
keenness and interest in his approach?
Dress and turnout: Smart, clean and suited to
the occasion. Neat clothes, proper haircut,
clean nails and polished shoes.
Poise: Graceful movements, confident approach,
straight walk, eye contact.
Clear aim - His ambition and goal in life.
A systematic approach towards career planning.
Analysis of his strength and weaknesses.
Integrity and moral values.
Sincerity and loyalty.
Health and physical stamina:
Participation in sport and other physical
endurance activities like trekking, camping
Hobbies and Interests:
Optimum utilization of spare time for
developing self interest in leisure activities
like reading, cinema, music, philately, fine
Initiative and enterprise
Decision making abilities
Positive thinking, confident and determined
Optimistic and hopeful outlook
Absence of anti-social or negative qualities.
Sense of responsibility
Adaptability and flexibility.
Preference to group life and activity.
Ability to influence others and get things
candidate will have a certain degree of
proficiency in each of the areas mentioned
above. A careful introspection by the
candidate will reveal his strengths and
weaknesses with respect to the various
criteria. By rigorous preparation, training
and practice the candidate can improve himself
in spheres in which he lacks ability.
1. Breadth & depth of
knowledge in the subjects
2. Ability to apply
theoretical concepts to
3. hobbies and other pursuits
4. Career plan-clarity of
goals and consistent strategy
to achieve them
and ideas leading to their
Judgment -ability to analyze
clearly and to arrive at sound
Creativity-novelty of approach
& ability to evolve
of ideas and
expression-ability to listen
friendliness-ability to lead a
than 10 points
11 & 20
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE WEIGHTAGE GIVEN TO
PERSONAL INTERVIEWS IS MORE THAN THAT GIVEN TO