Rapid fire questions are a set of 10 to 15 questions asked by IO in a sequence and candidate is expected to answer them in the same order.
Many candidates might find it difficult to answer these questions because they don’t know how to handle it and how to remember the sequence.
Purpose of Rapid Fire Questions:
A Candidate is expected to be quick, audible and confident. Rapid fire questions can be related to your friends, education, family, your teachers, subjects, sports you like, your interests, etc.
All of the questions are simple and easy to answer. Everything asked is based upon the info provided in your PIQ form and Self-description test.
Rapid Fire questions are asked to judge your overall personality, mental stamina, power of expression, patience, logical reasoning, confidence and grasping ability.
Trick to tackle Rapid Fire Questions
Keep your hands on your thighs and count the number of questions on your fingers, without being noticed by the IO. This is to only remember the number of questions.
Listen to the IO very attentively. Categorize the questions in your mind and start answering them one-by-one.
It is okay if you forget a few questions, but try to stick to the same order in which IO asked the questions.
If you are able to answer more than 10 questions in the same sequence out of all 5 questions, you will be good. IO just wants to check your memory and presence of mind.
An example of rapid-fire questions based on educational background:
Tell me a number of subjects you had in 10th Standard
Which was your favourite subject?
Which subject did you not like?
Who was your favourite teacher?
Your aggregate marks in 10th class
What was your routine during 10th class?
Tell me same things about 12th Class
Tell me about the institution where you graduated
Tell me about your graduation years
Did you give any competitive exams after 12th or graduation? Result?