[UPSC Interview Transcript #138]: Manoj Soni Board, Bihar Home State, Volleyball Hobby

Date of Interview: -25/02/2020 Afternoon session, 4th to go, 3:57 Board: Manoj Soni Employee: IBM Home State: Bihar Hobby: volleyball Chairman I: May I come in Sir CH: Yes come in (with a smile) I: Good Afternoon sir, Good afternoon Mam,Good afternoon sir CH: Please sit down I: Thank you sir CH: you worked with… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #138]: Manoj Soni Board, Bihar Home State, Volleyball Hobby

[UPSC Interview Transcript #137]: PK. Joshi Board, Rajasthan Home State, PSIR Optional

Date of Interview: 06 march Board: PK JOSHI sir Forenoon 5th to go Optional: PSIR Hobbies: Football, lawn tennis Background: BE in mechanical Home State: Rajasthan Chairman Read my daf why do you want to join already in services you are from dausa (place of birth) tell me specific things about dausa strengths and weaknesses… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #137]: PK. Joshi Board, Rajasthan Home State, PSIR Optional

[UPSC Interview Transcript #136]: TCA Anant Board, Madhya Pradesh Home State, Management Optional

Date of Interview:  06/03/2020 2nd to go Board: Mr TCA Anant Background: Computer Engineering, MBA Optional: Management Home State: MP Employee: CRISIL Chairman Read the daf out aloud So you belong to Mumbai? You were working in CRISIL. Why did you have to leave the job? What was your role? Which verticals What Risk Analysis… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #136]: TCA Anant Board, Madhya Pradesh Home State, Management Optional

[UPSC Interview Transcript #135]: BS Bassi Borad, Rajasthan Home State, Sociology Optional

Date of Interview: 05/03/20, Forenoon (4th to go) Board: BS Bassi Home State: Rajasthan Optional: Sociology Background: BE in Electronics and communication engineering Sports: Basketball (Nationals) Volunteer in CRY- Child Rights organization Hobbies: Calisthenics exercise, Listening Ghoomar songs Chairman Do you sing? Ok sing a song for us So much scope in ECE then why… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #135]: BS Bassi Borad, Rajasthan Home State, Sociology Optional

[UPSC Interview Transcript #134]: Bhonsle Board, Law Optional, Jogging, Dancing & Mimicking Hobbies

Date of Interview: -18/02/2020 BOARD: BHONSLE SIR (VERY CORDIAL) BACKGROUND: BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE OPTIONAL: LAW HOBBIES:  JOGGING, FREESTYLE DANCING, MIMICKING BOLLYWOOD ARTIST Chairman Cheerful welcome with smile chairman asked to bring chair more closer to desk. Then started with praising my average marks and said surely these marks are earned through very hard work and apericiated… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #134]: Bhonsle Board, Law Optional, Jogging, Dancing & Mimicking Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #133]: Uttar Pradesh Home State, Sociology Optional

My interview,6 march first half last one to go Optional: Sociology Background: B.tech in cse Home state: UP Chairman How Historical Ashoka and Buddhism related to each other What is the basic difference between Buddhism and Jainism Discussion over the existence of the soul. Member 1 what is artificial intelligence? how it works? what do we… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #133]: Uttar Pradesh Home State, Sociology Optional

[UPSC Interview Transcript #132]: RN Choubey Board, Bihar Home State, Geography Optional

Date of Interview: 25th Feb, 20 Board: RN Choubey Optional: Geography Employee: Power sector Home State: Bihar College IIT BHU Hobby: Jogging, Reading non fiction books, Transcendental Meditation Chairman Give a brief introduction of your academic and work career. Why electron moves in current and not proton? But why do current flow? Do you use… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #132]: RN Choubey Board, Bihar Home State, Geography Optional

[UPSC Interview Transcript #131]: BB Vyas Board, Uttar Pradesh Home State, Geography Optional

Interview Date: 4th March 2020, Afternoon session Board: BB VYAS sir Optional: Geography Home State: UTTAR PRADESH BSc Physics (Hons) – BHU Hobbies: Chess and meditation Employee: SCIENTIFIC ASSISTANT in IMD Chairman Maurya, what would be current temperature in Delhi as per u(job-related). what is today’s AQI of Delhi Which newspaper have u read today… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #131]: BB Vyas Board, Uttar Pradesh Home State, Geography Optional

[UPSC Interview Transcript #130]: TCA Anant Board, Kerala Home State, History Optional, Music Hobby

Home State: Palakkad, Kerala Background:– B.Tech EC from Cochin University, M.Tech in RF and Microwave Engineering: IIT Kharagpur Hobbies: Music, History, Learning Languages Optional:– History Date of Interview:– 06/03/2020 Board:- TCA Anant Sir Chairman Entered, was greeted with a smile. Chair read the DAF aloud. Chair:- From Engineering to History how did that happen? Member 1… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #130]: TCA Anant Board, Kerala Home State, History Optional, Music Hobby

[UPSC Interview Transcript #129]: Telangana Home State, Anthropology Optional

Contributed by ForumIAS community member Optional: Anthropology Date of Interview: 02.03.2020 Home State: Telangana Chairman Monday morning and the first person in the list, How do you feel? So what are the advantages and disadvantages of being the first to come. So you chose anthropology after engineering, why? Cultural Relativism is a dear concept for… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #129]: Telangana Home State, Anthropology Optional

[UPSC Interview Transcript #128]: Sujata Mehta Board, Maharashtra Home State, PSIR Optional

Contributed by ForumIAS community member Optional: PSIR Board: Sujata mam Background: Engineering Home State: Maharashtra Chairman Introduce yourself Did you always wanted to do engineering? Why civil services Does development means urbanization?? Is Maharashtra developed? What is Dowry? What are your thoughts about it? How will You remove it? Member 1 How will you solve… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #128]: Sujata Mehta Board, Maharashtra Home State, PSIR Optional

[UPSC Interview Transcript #127]: BB Vyas Board, Engineering, IPS Service

Contributed by ForumIAS community member Board: BB Vyas Background: Engineering Service: IPS Chairman Difference between major and minor minerals Any change govt brought regarding these Vizag bimstec event ? Why bimstec is needed Will asean fade away Coal sector – changes made by India Can we say so in road shows abroad (allowing private sector… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #127]: BB Vyas Board, Engineering, IPS Service

[UPSC Interview Transcript #126]: BB Vyas Board, Maharashtra Home State, Anthropology Optional, Yoga Hobby

Duration: 30mins Morning session, 4th to go Board: Vyas Sir Optional: Anthropology Background: BAMS Home State: Maharashtra Hobby: Yoga Chairman what have you done after graduation? So your training had community health, so tell me what is Incidence and Prevalence of disease? What is elimination and eradication of disease? Which diseases have we eradicated? Tell… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #126]: BB Vyas Board, Maharashtra Home State, Anthropology Optional, Yoga Hobby

[UPSC Interview Transcript #125]: Air Marshal Bhosle Board, Kashmir Home State, Photography Hobby

Contributed by ForumIAS community member Board: Air Marshal Bhosle sir Home State: Kashmir Hobby: Photography Chairman What does Smruthik mean? U look like a honest person, are you? I said yes sir. He asked, “How can u say dat” What is self-discipline (based on my response to previous question) What kind of photography do u… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #125]: Air Marshal Bhosle Board, Kashmir Home State, Photography Hobby

[UPSC Interview Transcript #124]: Sujata Mehta Board, Andhra Pradesh Home State,

Contributed by ForumIAS community member Date of Interview: 03-03-2020, FORENOON SESSION, Board: Sujata Mehta Home State: Andhra Pradesh Employee: Police Constable Chairman Introduced yourself.? Why did you resign from the Police constable job? Is it your first attempt? Tell me the relevance of vocational education today..? (DAF based) what is your duty as a constable… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #124]: Sujata Mehta Board, Andhra Pradesh Home State,

[UPSC Interview Transcript #123]: BB Vyas Board, Bihar Home State, Public Administration Optional, Reading Books Hobby

Contributed by ForumIAS community member Interview Date: 27th Feb 2020 forenoon.1st to go Board: Bharat Bhushan Vyas sir Background: Electronics Engineering Optional: Public Administration Home State: Bihar Hobby: Reading Books Chairman You are an electronics engineer in 2014 pass out then you joined EPFO in 2018. What were you doing from 2014 to 2018? You… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #123]: BB Vyas Board, Bihar Home State, Public Administration Optional, Reading Books Hobby

[UPSC Interview Transcript #122]: A S Bhonsle Board, Management Optional

Board: A S Bhonsle Background: Engg (E&C), MBA (Fin) Work-ex: 5 years (Cisco, Crisil, Cognizant) Optional: Management Chairman How would you control traffic – innovative ways (I started with tech and other initiatives. He asked me to talk about traffic control and not traffic mgt.). reference: Bangalore, & some startup that operates with shared workspace… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #122]: A S Bhonsle Board, Management Optional

[UPSC Interview Transcript #121]: PK Joshi Board, Andhra Pradesh Home State, Sociology Optional, Tennis Hobby

Date of Interview: 9 AM 20th Feb, 1st one to go Board: PK Joshi Background:  M.Sc Physics (IIT Roorkee) Optional: Sociology Home State: Andhra Pradesh Hobby: Tennis 6th attempt, 2nd interview Chairman Roorkee college, who established, timelines of  university of Roorkee. About 7-8 years of gap, is it not wastage of national resources? Indian sociologists?… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #121]: PK Joshi Board, Andhra Pradesh Home State, Sociology Optional, Tennis Hobby

[UPSC Interview Transcript #120]: PK Joshi Board, Andhra Pradesh Home State, PSIR Optional

Date of Interview: 19th Feb 2020 Board: Prof. PK Joshi Optional: PSIR Home State: Andhra Pradesh Employee: SBI Hobby: Hackathon Chairman You passed out in 2016, what did you do from then? Tell me about your work experience at SBI Why did you shift from engineering to banking to civil services? It is said, farmers… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #120]: PK Joshi Board, Andhra Pradesh Home State, PSIR Optional

[UPSC Interview Transcript #119]: TCA  Anant Board, PMRDF,  IFS Service, Bird Watching, skill Development Hobbies

Board: TCA  Anant Service:  PMRDF,  IFS Hobbies: Bird watching, skill development Chairman Asked about education qualification and work-ex Where have u worked is it the Naxal area What is the work you have done? Why tribal land is grabbed If indebtness is cause, one has to repay, so what’s problem there What are various acts… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #119]: TCA  Anant Board, PMRDF,  IFS Service, Bird Watching, skill Development Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #118]: IRTS Trainee

Contributed by ForumIAS community member Service: IRTS Trainee Chairperson Reading daf out What was ur role in reliance? What is this speed painting? Member 1 Which NGO u worked with? What were the outcomes of your projects? What are health-related interventions of government? What social changes would u do if made head of a state?… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #118]: IRTS Trainee

[UPSC Interview Transcript #117]: M. Sathyavathy Board, Uttar Pradesh Home State, Geography Optional

Date of Interview: 26 Feb Board: M Sathyavathy Ma’am Optional: Geography Schooling: JNV Allahabad Background: BA MA (University of Allahabad) M.Phil & Pursuing Ph.D. in Political, Geography (JNU) Home State: Uttar Pradesh (Allahabad) Hobbies: Hindi Theatre and Compering Chairman What was the issue in JNU? What was the new fee structure? What would you do… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #117]: M. Sathyavathy Board, Uttar Pradesh Home State, Geography Optional

[UPSC Interview Transcript #116]: TCA Anant Board, Chhattisgarh Home State, Geography Optional

Contributed by ForumIAS community member Date of Interview: 20/02/2020 Board: TCA Anant Background: Mechanical Engineering Optional: Geography Employee: Tata Motors Home State: Chhattisgarh Chairman Why you left Job at Tata Motors? You are from Koriya district in Chhattisgarh? How its name came about? Member 1 Was Korea a princely state once? I said No. He… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #116]: TCA Anant Board, Chhattisgarh Home State, Geography Optional

[UPSC Interview Transcript #115]: Bhonsle Board, MBBS Background, IRMS Service, Reading, Spending time with kids Hobbies

Board: Air Marshall Bhonsle sir Background: MBBS, MS Employee: IRMS Service: IRTS Hobbies: Spending time with kids, reading short moral stories to them Chairman Reading out my DAF aloud, you seem to be clearing every exam u appear in(probably he was checking my temperament) We wish you a good luck for the change of service… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #115]: Bhonsle Board, MBBS Background, IRMS Service, Reading, Spending time with kids Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #114]: Sujata Mehta Board, Public administration Optional

Duration: Approx 25 mins 5th to go afternoon session Board: Sujata Mehta Ma’am Employee:  SBI IA & AS 2018 Optional: Public administration Background: B. Tech+MBA Chairman Is this you Do you know about 3d printing what are it’s medical uses Are we focussing on it Enough resources going towards it Public vs private sector focus… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #114]: Sujata Mehta Board, Public administration Optional

[UPSC Interview Transcript #113]: PK Joshi Board, Telangana Home State, Cricket, Badminton, Traveling Hobbies

Board: PK Joshi Background: B. Tech (ECE) Employee: NABARD Home State: Telangana Hobbies: cricket, badminton, traveling Chairman Gave a reading of DAF What are you doing currently What’s ur role in NABARD When did coins come into usage What is money If ur the dm of ur district which two problems you will solve? Member… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #113]: PK Joshi Board, Telangana Home State, Cricket, Badminton, Traveling Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #112]: TCA Anant Board, Service IRAS, Mobile photography, Movie Hobbies

Board: TCA Anant Background: Btech ECE NIT Trichy Post Grad.: MBA IIM CALCUTTA Work: Product Manager Samsung India Electronics Service: IRAS Home State: West Bengal Hobbies: Movie reviewing, Mobile photography, Weight training Chairman Reads a synopsis of my DAF What is your service pref? Why IRS isn’t IRAS better ? Your hobby is Movie review… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #112]: TCA Anant Board, Service IRAS, Mobile photography, Movie Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #111]: RN. Choubey Board

Contributed by ForumIAS community member Date of Interview: 05.03.2020 a/n Board: RN. Choubey Chairman C: which language u r comfortable Hindi, English, or mix. C: tell me something about ur education and work experience? C: postal department is not of much relevance today no one use letters nowadays also private companies are here then why… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #111]: RN. Choubey Board

[UPSC Interview Transcript #110]: BS Bassi Board, Maharashtra Home State, Civil Engineering Optional

Board: Bassi sir Background: Civil Engg Optional: Civil Engineering Home State: Maharashtra Chairman How can you bring change as civil engg How can you bring changes as IES in cpwd Member 1 What is bridge it event (daf) You got into many PSU..Did you join any service ? (Daf) Tell me abt armori (DAF) Member… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #110]: BS Bassi Board, Maharashtra Home State, Civil Engineering Optional

[UPSC Interview Transcript #109]: BS Bassi Board, Karnataka Home State, Political Science Optional

Date of Interview: 05/03/2020 Board: BS Bassi Optional: Political Science Home State: Karnataka Chairperson What is this bike riding for a cause…? What causes you have promoted…? Which bike do you own… What is the capacity(cc) of the bike…? What is your rider’s group name…? Where do you assemble in the city…? Doesn’t it create… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #109]: BS Bassi Board, Karnataka Home State, Political Science Optional

[UPSC Interview Transcript #108]: RN. Chaubey Board, Rajasthan Home State, already in IRAS

Date of Interview: 4 March Board: RN. Chaubey Background: IITD (Civil) Home State:  Rajasthan Medium: Hindi Currently in IRAS Chairman (made me first comfortable) You are already in IRAS. Why do u want to come to IAS? Cash and accrual accounting? Which is better? What type of accounting is followed in IOCL and other PSUs??… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #108]: RN. Chaubey Board, Rajasthan Home State, already in IRAS

[UPSC Interview Transcript #107]: BS. Bassi Board, Odisha Home State, Mathematics Optional, Vedic maths, AI, Vipassana Hobbies

Date of Interview: 3rd March AN. first to go. Board: BS. Bassi Sir Background: B.tech IIT Guwahati EEE Optional: Mathematics Home State: Odisha Hobbies: Vedic maths, AI, Vipassana Intern in Canada, work ex at HP, IRAS Chairman 1. Are you in icas service? 2. Have you Joined IRAS? 3. Experience at vadodara? 4. Hard experiences vs… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #107]: BS. Bassi Board, Odisha Home State, Mathematics Optional, Vedic maths, AI, Vipassana Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #106]: TCA  Anant Sir Board, Rajasthan Home State, Geography Optional, Watching Movies, Cricket Hobbies

Interview Date:  4 March 2020 Interview time 15 minutes… Board: TCA  Anant Sir Background: BA  &  MA  in PSIR, Home State: Rajasthan Optional: Geography Hobbies: Watching Movies, Cricket Chairman 1. What are u doing after graduation. 2. What is the development problem of your district and how to solve it as dm Member 1 1.… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #106]: TCA  Anant Sir Board, Rajasthan Home State, Geography Optional, Watching Movies, Cricket Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #105]: BS Bassi sir Board, Rajasthan Home State, Civil Engineer, IRS IT

Date of Interview: 2nd March, Afternoon 5th to go Board: BS Bassi sir Background: Civil Engineer Employee: IRS IT Home State: Chittorgarh, Rajasthan Chairman Readout my service in Ropar(civil) and then IRS (DAF) Why do you want to be an IAS from IRS…are you not happy with IRS Is career imp to you or social… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #105]: BS Bassi sir Board, Rajasthan Home State, Civil Engineer, IRS IT

[UPSC Interview Transcript #104]: RN. Chaubey Board, Kannada literature Optional, Jogging, diary writing, playing Dollu

Board: Chaubey sir Background: BE (ECE) Employee: in Telecom networking. Hobbies: Jogging, diary writing,  playing Dollu, a double-sided drum Optional: Kannada literature Very cordial board. Most of the questions are from DAF and work experience related. Chairman Tell me about your education and work experience in one minute. Contribution of Visvesvaraya (by college name) What… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #104]: RN. Chaubey Board, Kannada literature Optional, Jogging, diary writing, playing Dollu

[UPSC Interview Transcript #103]: BB Vyas Board, Kerala Home State, Malayalam literature Optional, watching movies & travelling Hobbies

Date of Interview: 03/03/2020 Home State: kerala ( palakkad) Background: B. Tech CSE Hobbies: watching movies and travelling Medium: Malayalam Optional: Malayalam literature Employee: Software engineer Worked in chennai for 1 year Worked in dubai for 2 yeras Board: bharath bhushan vyas sir Chairman so ashif, why did you left your job in dubai eventhough… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #103]: BB Vyas Board, Kerala Home State, Malayalam literature Optional, watching movies & travelling Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #102]: Chaubey sir Board, Kannada literature Optional, Cooking, Teaching Hobbies

Forenoon session,1st one to go in. Board: Chaubey sir Background: BE (e and c) Optional: Kannada literature Hobbies: Cooking, Teaching Chairman (based on engineering background- e and c branch) Tell me about your education and work experience Tell me about 2G spectrum. How 5G technology is different from 4g.- frequency, speed, and applications. What does… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #102]: Chaubey sir Board, Kannada literature Optional, Cooking, Teaching Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #101]: BS Bassi Board, Karnataka Home State, Writing, Non fiction book Hobbies

Date of  Interview: 2 March, 20 Board: BS Bassi Background: Mechanical Engineer Employee:  ITC Ltd(tobacco) Home State: Karnataka Hobbies: Writing, Non fiction book Chairman (showing photo)Is it you? Which book have you read recently?(Hobby) Breif history of time , tell me about it?(linked to book) Okay, forget the universe, Tell me the history of india?… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #101]: BS Bassi Board, Karnataka Home State, Writing, Non fiction book Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #100]: Manoj Soni Board, Bihar Home State, PSIR Optional, Diary writing & Trekking Hobbies

Duration: 30-35 mins Board: Manoj Soni sir Background: B.TECH in CSE Optional: PSIR Employee: 1.5 years in Vizag steel plant,6 years in ONGC Home State: Bihar First interview Hobbies: diary writing and trekking Chairman Greeted and explained the process Chairman – Started Reading DAF details like native place , company name .. said that it’s… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #100]: Manoj Soni Board, Bihar Home State, PSIR Optional, Diary writing & Trekking Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #99]: Manoj Soni Board, Uttar Pradesh Home State, Watching Contemporary Movies, Playing Cricket Hobbies

Date of Interview: -24 Feb afternoon Home State: UP (Azamgarh). Background: BSc. (maths, computer science, psychology) PG: MSC(Computer science) Hobbies: Watching Contemporary Movies, Playing Cricket Medium: Hindi Board: Manoj Soni sir. Chairman are you still live in village? name 3 innovation in computer science in past 10 years? use of Artificial intelligence in administration? name… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #99]: Manoj Soni Board, Uttar Pradesh Home State, Watching Contemporary Movies, Playing Cricket Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #98]: BS. Bassi Board, Karnataka Home State, Political Science Optional, Reading & box fit Hobbies

Contributed by ForumIAS community member Board: BS. Bassi Optional: Political Science Home State: Karnataka Hobbies: reading and box fit Background: Political Science Hons and conflict transformation and peacebuilding Chairperson Good afternoon Shreya- we are having our tea and you are also welcome to have pakora with us[1]said no sir thankyou So you’ve done political science… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #98]: BS. Bassi Board, Karnataka Home State, Political Science Optional, Reading & box fit Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #97]: Sathiyavathy Borad, Bihar Home State, Electrical Optional

Date of Interview: 24-02-2020 Board: Satyawati Ma’am Hobbies: Macrame; Learning Kathak Social Service Activities under NSS Optional : Electrical Home State: Bihar Chairman Showed my photo. Is that you ? Went through my DAF and members kept taking note of it She Couldn’t pronounce Schlumberger [Previous Job]. So I helped her there. Then she asked… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #97]: Sathiyavathy Borad, Bihar Home State, Electrical Optional

[UPSC Interview Transcript #96]: ASR Bhonsle Board, Kerala Home State, Malayalam Literature Optional

Date of Interview: 28th Feb 2020 Duration: 20 to 25 minutes Board: ASR Bhonsle Background: MA in Political Science Home State: Kerala Optional: Malayalam Literature Chairman Reading out my profile and highlighted all the positives, made me comfortable. Tell me why not go into politics after learning political science and why into civil services? RTI… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #96]: ASR Bhonsle Board, Kerala Home State, Malayalam Literature Optional

[UPSC Interview Transcript #95]: Sujata Mehta Board, Bihar Home State, Poetry Writing, Meditation Hobbies

Date of Interview: 2nd March 2020; Afternoon Session, 1st to Go Board: Sujata Mehta Background: Bhagalpur, Bihar, NIT Rourkela, Ceramic Engineering(2016), Vedanta 2years experience, Home State: Bihar Hobbies: Poetry Writing, Meditation Awards: NCC, Street Play award 1st Attempt Chairman Is this your photo (showing it) Tell me about your education background. What was your job… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #95]: Sujata Mehta Board, Bihar Home State, Poetry Writing, Meditation Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #94]: BS. Bassi Board, Political Science Optional,

Date of Interview: 21/02 Board: Bassi Sir Optional: PSIR IFS (2nd preference, hence the questions) Background: Grad in Journalism, Masters in Pol.Science, Mphil.in Diplomacy & Disarmament Chairperson 1. After Graduation you thought Journalism is not important and UPSC wasn’t your central concern. 2. What is the state of polarity/balance of power in the world now… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #94]: BS. Bassi Board, Political Science Optional,

[UPSC Interview Transcript #93]: Air Marshal Bhonsle Board, Law Optional

Date of Interview: 28/02/2020 Board: Air Marshal Bhosle sir Optional: law Chairman Have you read the book 10 judgments that changed India? Can you guess the cases mentioned in it? What is the biggest criticism of keshavnanda Bharti’s judgment? A question on judges’ accountability-is it justified in an elected democracy? Member 1 Relationship between law… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #93]: Air Marshal Bhonsle Board, Law Optional

[UPSC Interview Transcript #92]: RN. Choubey Board, Delhi Home State, PSIR Optional, Painting Hobby

Interview Date: 28 Feb – Forenoon (6th to go, afternoon session candidates started coming in while I was still waiting) Board : R N Choubey Sir Home State: Delhi Optional: PSIR Employee: Software engineer in Cisco Hobby: Painting Chairman ( Briefed me on the interview process ) So, are you still working for Cisco? So,… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #92]: RN. Choubey Board, Delhi Home State, PSIR Optional, Painting Hobby

[UPSC Interview Transcript #91]: Bhonsle Board, Madhya Pradesh Home State, Music Hobby

Contributed by ForumIAS community member 4th to go 12:07 pm. Board: Bhonsle Sir Home State: Madhya Pradesh Hobby: Music Chairman Sir paused looked at me for a sec and asked me to come in. I greeted all. Then Chairman Sir said I will ask you very difficult questions that you will not be able to… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #91]: Bhonsle Board, Madhya Pradesh Home State, Music Hobby

[UPSC Interview Transcript #90]: Smita Nagraj Board, Mathematics Optional, Dancing, Cooking Hobbies

MARS Date of Interview: 28/02/2020 Board: Smt Smita Nagraj Background: B.Tech & MS in Civil Engg Optional: Maths Employee:  NABARD Hobbies: Dancing, Cooking (no questions asked on hobbies) Chairman How is your work in NABARD? Do we need NABARD? Are other institutions not sufficient? Gov also has specialised staff, monitoring personnel, etc.? As you have… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #90]: Smita Nagraj Board, Mathematics Optional, Dancing, Cooking Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #89]: BB. Vyas Board, Hyderabad Home State, Mathematics Optional, Ted talks & Cricket Bobbies

Aspirant 19 Date of Interview: 28/2/2020 (A/N) Board: BB. Vyas Sir Background: Mech Engg, IIT Delhi Home State: Hyderabad, Telangana Indian Postal Service Hobbies: Ted talks and Cricket Optional: Mathematics Chairperson So you worked for HUL? ( I said that I did and intern and currently working in IPoS) Quickly give me 3 most important… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #89]: BB. Vyas Board, Hyderabad Home State, Mathematics Optional, Ted talks & Cricket Bobbies