Candidates preparing to be an IAS aspirant must keep in mind the goal of the examination. The aim is to determine the candidate's suitability for a management position and identify areas where extra marks can be added. Candidates preparing for the administrative interview should be confident in answering every question put to them. Listening skills and command of English are very important in answering the questions put to you by the interviewers. If you are unable to listen properly or do not know how to use your words properly then it is unlikely that you will get through the interview. In case you do not know the answer to a common question asked then you should ask the interviewer a follow-up question so that you are able to clarify the answer.