Tips to ace your GATE interview

Posted by vijaykumar on March 24th, 2017

GATE results are usually declared about one month from the exam date. The score card details about the total marks secured by a candidate (GATE score), the candidate’s all-India GATE rank, and the cut off marks secured by the candidate in each section. The GATE score card is issued to qualified candidates only, and the score is valid for 3 years. GATE result 2017 will be declared on March 27, 2017. With the answer keys already released, you may have predicted your GATE result, and you might have an estimated score in mind.

The GATE score is used for admissions to various post-graduate education programs in Indian higher education institutes, and these scores are also used by Indian public sector undertakings, for hiring graduate engineers for entry-level positions. With GATE results to be declared in sometime, it is time to start your interview preparations.

A personal Interview can last anywhere from 15- 45 minutes. The interviewers usually put up questions with respect to the facts and figures mentioned in the candidate’s resume. Therefore, a candidate must be well aware of all that is on his resume, and should be able to justify his application for admission or recruitment, whichever is applicable.

Whether you are looking to do your studies or to take your career to the next level, you need to know a few important interview tips which can help you score well at interviews that you face. Here are a few tips to acing admission and recruitment interviews, post your GATE result-

•Be on time

Punctuality is the first step to ace an interview. Ensure that you arrive at least 15 minutes before your interview time. Arriving before time helps you to adapt yourself to the interview environment.

•Dress appropriately

Wear formals! Interviews are formal affairs that require you to dress in formal clothes. But, while you dress yourself for an interview, take out time to ensure that you do not look out of place. Wear clothes that you feel comfortable in, because if you are not comfortable, it may affect your performance in the interview.

•Start with a greeting

Start your interview by greeting the interview panel. Eye contact, right from the start to the end of the interview, is important. Keep your interview relaxed and conversational, but don’t get personal; maintain the formal atmosphere.

•Provide your resume

Before you sit for the interview, offer your resume to the interviewer. Your resume allows your interviewer to get a brief about you and your background. So, create an attractive resume that draws attention to your skills and knowledge.

•Watch your body language

Your body language is important for an interview. Sit straight, maintain eye contact and look relaxed. Don’t slouch or stroke your neck or move your legs, avoid playing with your pen or any of the accessories that you are wearing.

•Take your time

Take time to listen to the questions and don’t just hurry with your answers. Don’t go on and on with your answer, rather give short and to-the-point answers.

And when you are done with your interview, do not forget to say thank you to everyone you interviewed with.

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