Unarguably IAS is one of the toughest exams in India. People who have either cleared it or studied for it can tell you the difficulty level of the entrance exam. It’s not like a normal school exam where you can mug things up at night and next day write them on your sheet.
You”ll be able to clear it only if you are very brilliant. The process doesn’t end in here. After the entrance comes the interview. The interviewer doesn’t check if your answer is right or not. Instead, they check your presence of mind and confidence.
Today we have compiled 22 super tricky IAS questions for you. Check if you can answer them.
Q1: How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
Q2: What looks like half apple?
Q3: 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?
Q4: What will you do if I run away with your sister?
Q5: ( ) + ( ) + ( ) + ( ) + ( ) = 30
This is what you have for the equation. The following are the numbers that you can use to fill in the brackets: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15. You can repeat the numbers if required. The resulting sum should be 30.
Q6: How can you lift an elephant with one hand?
Q7: Jamie looked at his reflection on the window mirror of the 45th floor. Driven by an irrational impulse, he made a leap through the window on the other side. Yet Jamie did not encounter even a single bruise. How can this be possible if he neither landed on a soft surface nor used a parachute?
Q8: By using only one straight line, can you make the equation correct. 5+5+5=550?
Q9: If you throw a red stone into the blue sea what it will become?
Q10: A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms. The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven’t eaten in 3 years. Which room is safest for him?
Q11: Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Wednesday, Friday, or Sunday?
Q12: What can you never eat for breakfast?
Q13: This is an unusual paragraph. I’m curious as to just how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so ordinary and plain that you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is highly unusual, though. Study it and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out. Try to do so without any coaching!
Q14: What if one morning you woke up and found that you were pregnant?
Q15: What happened when the wheel was invented?
Q16: Twins (Adarsh and Anupam) were born in May, but their birthday is in June. How’s this possible?
Q17: The peacock is a bird that does not lay eggs. How do they get baby peacocks?
Q18: If two’s company, and three’s a crowd, then what is four and five?
Q19: A cat had three kittens: January, March, and May. What was the mother’s name?
Q20: James bond was pushed out of an airplane without any parachute. He survived. How?
Q21: If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it?
Q22: How can a man go eight days without sleep?
Check if you’re IAS material or not.
A1- Concrete floors are very hard to crack!
A2- The other half.
A3. Very large hands.(Good one)
A4- The candidate who was selected answered, “I will not get a better match for my sister than you sir.”
A5- There is no mention if you can use sign or not and thus the only possible way to get this is as follows: (15 – 9) + (13 – 7) + (7 – 1) + (9 – 1) + (13 – 9). If you solve inside the brackets, you will get the following equation 6 + 6 + 6 + 8 + 4. Adding all these numbers will give you 30.
A6- It is not a problem, since you will never find an elephant with one hand.
A7- Jamie is a window cleaner who was tired after cleaning the windows on the 45th floor and thus leaped inside the building.
A8- Draw a tilted line on 1st plus (+) operator, + will become 4. The equation then becomes true: 545+5=550.
A9- It will Wet or Sink as simple as that.
A10- The third room. Lions that haven’t eaten in three years are dead. Easy one, right?
A11- Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.
A13- The letter ‘e’, which is the most common letter used in the English language, does not appear even once in the paragraph.
A14- Girl -“I will be very excited and take an off, to celebrate with my husband.”
A15 : It caused a revolution.
A16- May is the name of the town.
A17- The peahen lays eggs.
A19- What. It stated ‘WHAT’ was the mother’s name.
A20- The plane was on the runway.
A21- No time at all it is already built.
A22- He sleeps at night.