Hello there. I need to take admission in PhD and I have seen the many colleges taking the admissions through PI and have the statement of purpose as the compulsory prerequisite. Subsequent to setting up my SOP and CV, directed for different colleges. I think about how the PhD interview goes like. Is it something like a job interview or something different from that? What are the questions they would ask? What are the landmines that I ought to know about? If anyone of you have been through such interview please brief me. As i am very nervous.
There are some common questions which they usually ask in a PhD interview they are; tell us about yourself, what influenced you to to do a PhD, according to you what are your strengths and weaknesses. Don’t think they will ask such basic questions after asking these question they will turn to technical questions, such as details about your previous projects, why do you want to work on the specified projects. Go prepared and do well!!
Considering all things, it is mandatory for a student who wants to apply for PhD program to comprehend that, competitors who are enlisted for the PhD program are chosen on the premise of their execution in the interview. Truly, PhD interview is much the same as a job interview. Some keys that need to be remembered are- Before the interview do not get panic or anxious and consider this is your only shot and you have to crack it by hook or by crook. Before going for the interview look into each and every source related to your research area. Be patient and confident amid the meeting, don’t stammer in the middle of the interview, and give it your best shot. Good luck.
Hi! Here is a list of some really basic questions –
Why did you intend to do a PhD?
Where do you see yourself after doing PhD? What are your future plans after doing PhD?
Why did you choose this research field?
Why do you feel that you are the right candidate for this PhD project?
Why did you choose this university for PhD?
Don’t just sit back and listen to them but you can also counter question them, this will show your knowledge and they will understand that you are genuinely interested in doing PhD. You can ask them questions regarding funding arrangements. Or some other questions like – Will the PhD programme include any training & skills session? Will you get an opportunity to teach at the end of the project? Just be firm and confident clear all your doubts.