'Out of the box' questions asked in IAS interviews

Himanshi Agarwal

Well-known member
Here are some 'Out of the box' questions asked in IAS interviews:
1. How can a man go eight days without sleep?
2. What if one morning you woke up and found that you were pregnant?
3. How can you lift an elephant with one hand?
4. How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
5. 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?


What would your answers be?
 

Rahul_M

Member
Here are some 'Out of the box' questions asked in IAS interviews:
1. How can a man go eight days without sleep?
2. What if one morning you woke up and found that you were pregnant?
3. How can you lift an elephant with one hand?
4. How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
5. 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?


What would your answers be?
1) Because he sleeps during night.
2) If the person answering is male, He will be so sure that he is still sleeping. If the person answering is female, she will continue her daily routine normally; because she was pregnant, not she is pregnant.
3) There is no elephant with one hand.
4) Hold the egg 5mm above the concrete floor and drop it
5) The third room is the safest because if the lions did not eat for three years, their probability of being alive is zero
 

Himanshi Agarwal

Well-known member
1) Because he sleeps during night.
2) If the person answering is male, He will be so sure that he is still sleeping. If the person answering is female, she will continue her daily routine normally; because she was pregnant, not she is pregnant.
3) There is no elephant with one hand.
4) Hold the egg 5mm above the concrete floor and drop it
5) The third room is the safest because if the lions did not eat for three years, their probability of being alive is zero

All your answers are right! Except the 4th one.
Read the question again.
It says 'without cracking it'.... Here 'it' refers to 'the concrete floor'.
You cannot crack the concrete floor with an egg
 

Himanshi Agarwal

Well-known member
Here are some more weird and funny questions:
1.What is the center of gravity?
2.What goes up when the rain comes down?
3.
Two twins Adarsh and Anupam were born in May, but their birth date is in June. How is that possible?
 

Rahul_M

Member
Here are some more weird and funny questions:
1.What is the center of gravity?
2.What goes up when the rain comes down?
3.
Two twins Adarsh and Anupam were born in May, but their birth date is in June. How is that possible?
1) The letter V.
2) Umbrella
3) Here, May can be the name of the place where they were born.
 

Himanshi Agarwal

Well-known member
Try this one -
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?
 
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