UPSC Mock Interview
Program 2023

By Disha Publication
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Venue: Delhi Mode: Offline

Date: End Of January 2023

Dates and place will be announced later


Disha Publication is conducting FREE Mock Interviews to help the qualified candidates, who would be appearing for the UPSC CSE Personality Test 2023, secure their rank and achieve their dream of becoming an IAS officer.

All UPSC Civil Services candidates who have successfully qualified the UPSC Main Exams are invited to sit in the mock interview for practice and feedback. No fee will be charged from any candidate for participating in the mock interview. Just fill up the registration form and you are good to go.

Please note that the seats are limited and the registration window will close as soon as the places are filled up.

How to Appear for Disha’s Free Mock Interview

Step 1: Click on the REGISTER NOW button given on this page.

Step 2: Fill your correct details in the form.

Step 3: Check your email or WhatsApp for invitation message.

Step 4: Be present at the interview venue on time.

Why should you appear in Disha’s UPSC Mock Interview?     

  • It will prepare you in advance by providing a simulated environment like that of an actual UPSC interview.
  • It will help you to understand your strengths and weaknesses.
  • It will substantially improve your answering style, body language, presentation, and confidence level.
  • It will help you identify probable mistakes you could commit at the time of the actual IAS interview, and correct them with the help of the panel’s feedback.
  • It will help you to know and think about all the possible questions that could be framed from your DAF.

Special Features

  • Distinguished Panel:
    Disha’s mock interview panel consists of retired IAS and other Civil Services officers who are adept at UPSC CSE interview conduction.
  • 360 Degree Evaluation:
    Our panel will deeply judge not just your knowledge but your overall presentation, communication, body language, logical exposition, emotional stability, sense of empathy, perception, moral integrity, mental alertness and leadership potential.
  • Introspection:
    Each interview is video-recorded and a copy is provided to the candidates so that they can view their interview and introspect upon their performance.
  • Post-Interview Performance Analysis:
    Based on the candidate’s performance in the mock-interview, a thorough feedback and valuable suggestions are provided to the candidate by the panel.  

Know Disha’s Panel Experts

Disha Publication has brought together a panel of highly experienced industry experts and bureaucrats from the Indian Civil Services. Read their profiles below:

Ajay Mankotia
As an Indian Revenue Officer (Income Tax) from 1982 till 2008, Mr. Ajay Mankotia handled Income Tax Assessments of Banks (including Foreign Banks), Financial Institutions,... an RBI Subsidiary, Public Sector Undertakings and Foreign Companies.He is the Founder of AMA Tax and Legal Advisory with over 35 years of experience in Tax and Legal areas. In CBDT, Mr. Mankotia handled policy and implementation with respect to judicial work of the Income Tax Department and worked closely with the Ministry of Law and the Supreme Court. He also worked in the Investigation Directorate as Assistant Director of Investigation (in New Delhi) and Additional Director of Investigation (in Mumbai). He has worked closely with the Central Vigilance Commission, the Administrative Ministry and the Central Bureau of Investigation. As President - Corporate Planning & Operations at NDTV (September 2008 -- December 2017), he was responsible for Legal (General Counsel), Secretarial, Tax and Business Structures (both Domestic and International). Ajay Mankotia was adjudged India's Finest In-House Counsel by Indian Corporate Counsel Association (ICCA) in 2017.

Anup Kumar Jaiswal
Mr. Anup Kumar Jaiswal served in the Indian Revenue Services from 1982. In 2010, he was appointed Deputy Director General (DDG) of the Narcotic Control Bureau. He was Principal Chief Commissioner of Gujarat in 2016,... and the Principal Chief Commissioner of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in 2014. He has attended training programs at Harvard and IIM Ahmedabad. He has been a delegate to Singapore, Afghanistan, Bulgaria and Russia.

Anil Kumar Mehra
Mr. Anil Kumar Mehra is a retired IRS Officer (Central Excise & Customs), 1984 Batch. He faced two interviews during his journey towards Indian Administrative Services. He successfully cleared and joined as Assistant Commissioner in 1984, Read More...and after 32 years of service retired as Principal Commissioner in 2016. During his service, he served stints in Anti-smuggling, Customs Ports, Central Excise, Service Tax, etc. At present, he is an active member of Rotary Club of Delhi Southwest region. Mr. Anil K Mehra is Law graduate with postgraduate degrees in English as well as Hindi.

Meriel Michael
Ms. Meriel Michel was the Indian Revenue Services officer (Customs and Central Excise, now GST), 1979 batch. She retired as Chief Commissioner of Customs, Delhi and was reemployed as Chairman of the C &C Ex Settlement Tribunal until 2017. Read More...She has been undersecretary of Ministry of Finance, where she was one of the drafters of the Customs Tariff Act 1985, and handled the Land customs stations and the special exemption sections. While in Hyderabad , she was in charge of personnel and administration of the department for the whole of the undivided Andhra Pradesh. She was in charge of department Audit for the entire South and East of the country. While in Ahmedabad, she was Head of the Directorate General of Revenue Intelligence. She was also on the panel of interviewers for Group C staff of the Central Government. After retirement, Ms. Michel has been a member of the interview committee for Rao's IAS study circle and worked in several NGOs as a volunteer.

Rajeev Gupta
Rajeev is the founder Managing Director of Resource Development International, a UK based Education and Consulting organization. He is an active Member of the European Business group (EBG) and the Senior Advisor at EBG. ... He is on the Governing Board of JIMS (Jagan Institute of Management Studies, Delhi) a leading management Institution in India. He is on the core committee of PHD Chamber of Commerce and sits on Board of Vidhya Management, a Fintech start-up in addition to being on Boards of some other organizations. He has also conducted Leadership Development & Behavioral Training Programs for more than 5000 professionals for some of the largest Indian & Global Corporates. Rajeev is an Engineer from IIT-BHU and a Management graduate from IMT with over 3 decades of industry experience, having worked in diverse sectors in a variety of profiles.

About the UPSC CSE Personality Test

UPSC Interview is called the Personality Test which is the final stage of the UPSC Civil Services selection process. It carries a total of 275 marks with no minimum qualifying marks. Marks obtained by candidates in the UPSC Main Examination as well as UPSC Personality Test determine their final rank. Candidates are allotted various services keeping in view their respective ranks and the preferences expressed by them for the various services and posts.

During the UPSC Personality Test, the candidate is interviewed by a Board of competent and unbiased observers who will have already gone through the candidate’s profile and record of his/her career. Questions will be asked on matters of general interest and some specific topics emerging from the candidate’s answers, or his/her background.

The objective of the UPSC Personality Test is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in public service. The test is not only an assessment of the candidate’s intellectual abilities, but also social traits, mental caliber, moral tenacity, and his interest in current affairs.

About Disha Publication

Disha Publication is India’s leading publisher of UPSC Books. Disha is the winner of the “Best Exam Prep Company of the Year” (2022) award by BusinessWorld. It has emerged as a market leader in the UPSC Test Prep category with more than 25 bestsellers in the last 2 years which instantly captured the market. 65+ Questions in IAS Prelims Exam 2022 and 25+ Questions in IAS Mains Exam 2022 came from Disha's Books across the UPSC Category. Disha has partnered with the best and most sought-after authors, who are renowned in their respective fields, such as Mrunal Patel, Dr Awdhesh Singh, Siddharth Arora, Ashish Malik, Aman Soni, Deepanshu Singh, Ravi Pathak and Ajit Kumar Jha, among others.