Competency Based Interview Questions and Sample Answers

Going for an Interview, are you prepared for what question an interviewer is going to ask? Are you prepared for Competency Based Interview Questions? An interviewer may ask you questions about various competencies related to a specific job. There are various competencies about leadership, independence, team work and creativity.
Competency Based Interview Questions

Competency Based Interview Questions

We have prepared a list of questions related to various competencies. Take a look at the list.


An interviewer may ask you about the change that how will you deal with your previous employment.
An interviewer may ask questions to get an insight of how creative you are. The question can be arising as Tell us about a time when you developed an unconventional approach in solving a task. How did you develop it and what challenges you face with it?


Tell us a situation when you changed your approach in the middle of any task. How you decide to change your approach and why? Have you ever performed a task which you haven`t done before. How you prepared for such task?


Leadership is required at every stage so does in the job. The interviewer may ask What challenges do you face to improve your team performance and how you face them?

Decision Making

How you handle decision making is a crucial part in a job. An interviewer is always keen to know your decision making power in worse situation. He/she can ask a question that how would you take a decision which is necessary to be taken but it is unpopular among people?

These are some questions an interviewer is likely to ask you in a competency based interviews. Now take a look at how you can answer to these questions.

The interviewer can easily judge to your positive and negative points through these competency based interviews. Your measure will be defined by an analysis of how you deal with a particular competency.  The positive measures will be contributing to team work, playing a key role in team, able to take decisions and whether you can lead others or not. The negative measures will be that you are not able to take decisions properly. You are failed to lead others. You are not able to handle the current situation.

 It is easy to get nervous while you are answering to some competency questions. But the one   thing you should keep in mind is that always be patient and relax while answering to these questions. The best possible way to answer to these questions is to imagine yourself in that situation which an interviewer wants to put you in. Once you imagined that situation, think what you will do if have to deal with this situation. After doing this, you probably can answer to the question which an interviewer wants.  Always remember you should be honest, clear and modest in answering these questions. You are expected to demonstrate how you have actually acted up in your past.

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