- Dr.Manmohan Singh: Prime Minister
- Mr.Shard Pawar: Agricultur; Food Processing Industries
- Mr. A.K.Antony: Defence
- Mr. P. Chidambaram: Finance
- Mr. Ajit Singh: Civil Aviation
Chiefs of Armed Forces
- Supreme Commander : President Mr. Pranab Mukharjee
- Chief of the Army Staff : General Bikram Singh
- Chief of the Naval Staff : Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi
Minister of State
- Mr. Manish Tiwari: Information and Broadcasting
- Mr. Krishna Tirath: Woman and Child Development
- Dr. K.Chiranjeevi: Tourism
- Mr. Sachin Pilot: Corporate Affairs
- Mr. E. Ahamed: External Affairs
- Mr. R.P.N. Singh: Home Affairs
- Mr. Altamas Kabir : Chief Justice of India
- Mr. Goolam E. Vahanvati : Attorney General of India
- Mr. Mohan Parasaran : Solicitor General of India
Heads of Important Offices
- Dr. Manmohan Singh: Chairman, Planning Commission
- Ms. Meira Kumar: Speaker, Lok Sabha
- Mohammad Hamid Ansari: Chairman, Rajya Sabha
- Mr. Ranjit Sinha: Director, CBI
- Afghanistan: President –Hamid Karzai; Capital-- Kabul
- Ecuador: President—Rafael Correa; Capital—Quito
A guide to your first year.
Things To Be Avoided at the GPSC Interview
Avoid the expression, 'I am sorry.'
Avoid conversational cliches, like: 'as you know', 'that's correct', 'of course', 'indeed', 'obviously', etc.
Avoid technical jargon. However, if a member continues to probe you in any technical field, you can use technical expressions.
Maintain a cheerful disposition. Now and then you can appear serious; but most of the time keep smiling or look cheerful and composed. One caution here: if the board laughs, you should only smile. It is only when you maintain some amount of distance that the board begins to wonder about the depth of your personality.
Show human concern whenever possible in your answers.
You should be logically consistent and analyze things rationally while talking. You are supposed to defend what you say, but with due respect to the views of the board. Stop trying to defend an answer if it becomes difficult to do so logically and fairly.
Do not make hasty or sweeping generalizations.
- The largest museum in the world is the American Museum of Natural History.
- The lowest mountain range in the world is the Buena Bhaile.
- The country known as the Land of Cakes is Scotland.
- The place known as the Garden of England is Kent.
- The residence of the Queen in London is Buckingham Palace.
- Adolf Hitler was born in Austria.
- The old name of Taiwan was Farmosa.
- Montreal is situated on the bank of River Ottawa.
- The city of Bonn is situated in Germany.
- The literal meaning of Renaissance is Revival.
- Julius Caesar was killed by Brutus.
- The title of Desert Fox was given to Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.
- The largest church in the world is Basilica of St. Peter, Vatican City, Rome.
- The largest peninsula in the world is Arabia.
- The largest gulf in the world is Gulf of Mexico.
- The tallest statue in the world is the Motherland, Volgograd Russia.
- The largest railway tunnel in the world is the Oshimizu Tunnel, Japan.
- The world's loneliest island is the Tristan da cunha.
- The word 'Quiz' was coined by Jim Daly Irishman.