Look at these intelligent questions and the answers given by successful candidates that prove you need to have the presence of mind along with the technical knowledge. You may not always know the answers, but can still confuse the questioner with your smartness.
Here are some those intelligent questions and answers given by the successful IAS (Indian administrative Service) Officers:
Q: How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
Concrete floors are very hard to crack! (UPSC Topper)
Q: If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it?
No time at all, it is already built. (UPSC rank 23rd; Opted for IFS)
Q: 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?
Very large hands. (UPSC rank 11th; Opted for IPS)
Q: How can you lift an elephant with one hand?
It is not a problem, since you will never find an elephant with one hand. (UPSC rank 14th; Opted for IES)
Q: How can a man go eight days without sleep?
No Problems. He sleeps at night. (UPSC – IAS rank 98th)
Q: If you throw a red stone into the blue sea what it will become?
It will become Wet or Sink as simple as that. (UPSC – IAS rank 2nd)
Q: What looks like half apple?
The other half. (UPSC – IAS Topper)
Q: What can you never eat for breakfast?
Lunch and Dinner.
Q: What happened when wheel was invented?
It caused a revolution.
Q: Bay of Bengal is in which state?
Liquid (UPSC rank 33rd)
The best one:
The interviewer said “I shall either ask you ten easy questions or one really difficult question. Think well before you make up your mind!” The candidate thought for a while and said, “My choice is one really difficult question.”
“Well, good luck to you, you have made your own choice! Now tell me this. “What comes first, Day or Night?”
The boy was jolted into reality as his admission depends on the correctness of his answer, but he thought for a while and said, “It’s the DAY sir!”
“How” the interviewer asked, “Sorry sir, you promised me that you will not ask me a SECOND difficult question!”