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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Teach For India in October 2014.


    The day will be divided in two parts. In the first half, you will be tested on your teaching skills through a mock teaching lesson, your team work and critical thinking skills will be tested in a role play interview or group discussion. Post this round, some of the chosen candidates will proceed towards the interview stage. The interview is usually intense and lasts for a good one hour.

    1. Prepare well for the mock teaching.

    - Be engaging (hint: fun exercises that your students can participate in)

    - Think how you could show yourself as a nontraditional teacher (hint: search exemplary lesson plans on a topic of your choice and adapt from that).

    - Do a check for understanding with the students, before you proceed to the next topic.

    - Start your lesson simple and gradually make it rigorous.

    - You will also be tested on how you adapt if the class doesn't respond to your plan well. Don't be scared to think on your feet and deviate from your originally thought of plan.

    2. Be clear on why you want to do the fellowship, what motivates you and your future goals. There is no right answer to that. Just think of how it fits with what you have done and what you aim to do. Think of the skills you will gain in the Fellowship that can help you in your next job.

    3. Read the application form that you sent in the first round thoroughly before you go. While your situations may have changed, avoid factual inconsistencies between your application and what you say in the interview , it might be seen with doubt.

    4. Behavioral Interview: Think of instances in your past job/ as a student when you displayed team work, when you led a team, when you were able to organize your affairs well and what did you learn from these instances. Think of how did you navigate a difficult team situation and what was your response. Think of times when you failed to be <insert good adjectives> and what was the reason behind it. How have you changed since that time and what will you do differently if you were to go back in time to the same situation. (Hint: Don't say you wouldn't do anything differently; think of areas where there was scope for improvement)

    5. Be genuine. Be yourself. Do not fret. While the selection rate is low, highly motivated people with the right intentions do get in.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you set a big goal. How did you plan to achieve it? What challenges did you face? How did you overcome them?   1 Answer
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