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IAS is one of the toughest exams to crack.

People who have studied
for it, or better still, cleared it, would tell you how competitive it can get,
and how tough the whole process of getting through really is.
It's nothing like giving the boards where you mug up everything and
vomit it out on a paper. You actually need to an incredibly smart
person here. Once you have cleared the written examination, you are
called in for an interview session, so only the very best of the best
make the cut.
We found 19 really quirky questions (and answers) that were asked in
the two stages of the examination process. These questions don't
check how well you know the subject, but how knowledgeable you
really are, and how witty you can get. Check them out, see if you can
solve them without checking out the answers (given at the end of the
article).
Q1: How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without
cracking it?
Q2: What looks like half apple?
Q3: What will you do if I run away with your sister?
Q4: ( ) + ( ) + ( ) + ( ) + ( ) = 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.
Q5: Jamie looked at his reflection on the window mirror of the 45th
floor. Driven by an irrational impulse, he made a leap through the

or Sunday? Q9: This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious as to just how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in 3 years. you might find out. It looks so ordinary and plain that you would think nothing was wrong with it. Friday. But if you work at it a bit. How can this be possible if he neither landed on a soft surface nor used a parachute? Q6: By using only one straight line. The first is full of raging fires. Try to do so without any coaching! Q10: What if one morning you woke up and found that you were pregnant? . In fact. 5+5+5=550? Q7: A murderer is condemned to death. but you still may not find anything odd. Study it and think about it. Which room is safest for him? Q8: Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Wednesday. He has to choose between three rooms. the second is full of assassins with loaded guns. nothing is wrong with it! It is highly unusual though. can you make the equation correct. Yet Jamie did not encounter even a single bruise.window on the other side.

How do they get baby peacocks? Q13: If two's company. How's this possible? Q12: The peacock is a bird that does not lay eggs. What was the mother's name. how long would it take four men to build it? Q17: How can a man go eight days without sleep? Q18: Bay of Bengal is in which state? . March and May. then what is four and five? Q14: A cat had three kittens: January. How? Q16: If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall. Q15: James bond was pushed out of an airplane without any parachute.Q11: Twins (Adarsh and Anupam) were born in May but their birthday is in June. and three's a crowd. He survived.

The equation then becomes true: 545+5=550. Easy one. participation is the key. + will become 4. A1.9) + (13 . A5. A7.1) + (9 1) + (13 . see if you're IAS material or not. A3.The candidate who was selected answered. you will get the following equation 6 + 6 + 6 + 8 + 4. Tally your answer with these.Draw a tilted line on 1st plus (+) operator.” A4. A6.The third room. Adding all these numbers will give you 30.7) + (7 . Lions that haven't eaten in three years are dead. If you solve inside the brackets. "I will not get a better match for my sister than you sir.There is no mention if you can use sign or not and thus the only possible way to get this is as follows: (15 .Concrete floors are very hard to crack! A2.Jamie is a window cleaner who was tired after cleaning the windows on the 45th floor and thus leaped inside the building. right? .Q19: Where would Lord Rama have celebrated his “First Diwali”? Winning isn't the point.9).The other half.

eh? .Yesterday.People will start thinking of Ayodhya.The letter 'e'. does not appear even once in the paragraph. A17. to celebrate with my husband. which is the most common letter used in the English language.Girl -"I will be very excited and take an off.The peahen lays eggs.Nine.No time at all it is already built. But the logic is. It stated 'WHAT' was the mother's name.May is the name of the town. A15. A16.Liquid A19. A14. A12.A8. Diwali was a celebrated as a mark of Lord Krishna killing Narakasura. A9." A11. Mithila (Janak's place). A10. Lord Rama would not have celebrated Diwali at all! Quite something. In Dusavataar. Krishnavathaar comes after Raamavathaar. A13. Today and Tomorrow.He sleeps at night. A18.The plane was on the runway.What. So. Lanka etc.