HOBBIES

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When it comes to filling Detailed Application Form while applying for the Mains exam, most aspirants start scratching their heads looking at the Hobbies section – first thing that comes to their mind is not their hobby, but the image of interview board and imaginary questions on hobbies.

One starts permutations and combinations about possible questions that can be asked on particular hobby and accordingly starts searching for an ‘hobby’ to be mentioned in the application form.

Oxford dictionary defines hobby as:

  • an activity done regularly in one’s leisure time for pleasure

But, it is not unusual to see many candidates start pondering over their new ‘hobby’ only after their Mains result is out.

It is better to leave the space blank rather than entering something that you have never done in your life.

Many candidates think that they can prepare the theoretical part of their ‘hobby’ well and answer any related queries in the interview. But they forget that the guys sitting the interview hall are not stupids. One can easily discern which answer is borne out of experience and which is not.

Candidates who have real hobbies – the interests they have been regularly pursuing, should be very confident about their interview.

Those who have entered fake hobbies should be careful and in our opinion should admit with honesty before the board about the mistake they have done (only if they ask questions for which you don’t have answers)

Following are the links to most popular hobbies. If you are doing regularly any one of the following activities, please click the link and start a discussion.

  1. Reading Books
  2. Writing
  3. Blogging
  4. Photography
  5. Painting & Sketching
  6. Meditation & Yoga
  7. Movies
  8. Music
  9. Dancing
  10. Cooking
  11. Gardening
  12. Sports
  13. Numismatics
  14. Philately
  15. Bird Watching
  16. Solving Puzzles
  17. Travelling
  18. Quizzing
  19. Other