Hi friends, I recently attended an interview for an entry-level position in a big company. I was asked a lot of personal questions, many of which I found very discomforting and I was not prepared for these questions. After getting back home I searched online for a correct response to such questions and after researching I found that in western countries it is considered illegal to ask any personal questions. How does it work in our country? Is it a done thing to ask discomforting personal questions in MNC's in India? Some sample questions I was asked and felt uncomfortable answering: "What are your plans for having kids?" I don't have kids and do not want to discuss anything about it to anyone except my DH and my doctor. I felt extremely uncomfortable when asked this. "How do you plan to manage your family life as you will be busy all day?" Is this question asked to everyone or just married freshers? I felt that being married is a kind of sin when I was asked this. "Why do you want to work?" This was asked referring to my age and long gap after graduation. I am trying to get a job after a very long time. I did not understand what to say. An honest answer is that I want to earn well and be able to support my DH financially. But I was unprepared for such questions and couldn't answer well. I was asked all the details about my family. They even wanted to know what my siblings do. Why is that so? It this the standard procedure in interviews? Can I deny answering some questions? Can I tell that I am uncomfortable and do not want to discuss my personal life beyond a point? Why is it legit in India while illegal abroad to ask personal questions? I am concerned because after the interview I have a feeling that if I am offered a position and join the company, at some point they might tell me that due to being married and so n so I am not able to perform when the reason could be different. Please note that I am just looking for some guidance here and not criticizing interview panel or anyone else; because I have a gut feeling now that if I join the company I might face discrimination for being married and older in age.