[UPSC Interview Transcript #88]: Manoj Soni Board, Mechanical Engineering Optional, Rubik’s cube, Sudoku, Jogging Hobbies

Interview Date: 28-02-2020 (Afternoon) Board: Manoj Soni Sir Hobbies: Rubik’s cube, Sudoku, Jogging Background: B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering Optional: Mechanical Engineering Chairman Write the figure of 5 trillion. What is gdp. What is this 5 trillion dollar economy. How to achieve it. What can an individual do to make it happen. How to give boost… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #88]: Manoj Soni Board, Mechanical Engineering Optional, Rubik’s cube, Sudoku, Jogging Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #87]: Smita Nagraj Board, Mathematics Optional, Dancing, Cooking Hobbies

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 mentioned… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #87]: Smita Nagraj Board, Mathematics Optional, Dancing, Cooking Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #86]: Bhonsle Board, Jharkhand Home State, Botany Optional, Travelling, Shayari Hobbies

Chairperson: Ajit Shankar Rao Bhonsle Interview Date: 28 February 2020 Duration: 30-35 minutes Background: B.Tech Biotechnology from VIT Vellore Employee: IBM India Pvt Ltd Optional: Botany Hobbies: 1. Solo Travelling 2. Shayari 3. Meeting and interacting with new people Home State: Dhanbad, Jharkhand Chairman asked me to be comfortable and wished good luck. Read about… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #86]: Bhonsle Board, Jharkhand Home State, Botany Optional, Travelling, Shayari Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #85]: Smita Nagraj Board, Public Administration Optional, Telecom Technologies Hobby

Interview date: 28 Feb afternoon Duration: 20-25 mins duration Board: Smita Nagraj Optional: Public administration Hobby: Telecom Technologies Employee: Business analyst in IT sectors telecom domain Chairman you’re working in your company since long, is it from starting or joined later? What have been your experience there? Why want to join here? Why is the… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #85]: Smita Nagraj Board, Public Administration Optional, Telecom Technologies Hobby

[UPSC Interview Transcript #84]: RN Choubey Board, Delhi Home State, Cricket, Diary Writing Hobbies

Interview Date: 28 Feb, Board: RN Choubey Home State: Delhi Chemistry Hons Hobbies: Cricket, Diary writing Chairperson What is trade deficit Current status Cryptocurrency Can I buy potato with bitcoins( no sir but u can buy products from international commerce sites which accept when asked where I can use?) Member 1 How will u motivate… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #84]: RN Choubey Board, Delhi Home State, Cricket, Diary Writing Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #83]: Sathiyavathy Board, Rajasthan Home State, PSIR Optional

Board: Sathiyavathy Madam NIT Warangal Home State: Rajasthan Background: Electrical and Electronics Engineering Optional: PSIR Chairman Mam read out the DAF So u lived in warangal What is the status of naxalism there Why it has come down there and not in other states like CG, Odisha What are steps taken at Center and state… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #83]: Sathiyavathy Board, Rajasthan Home State, PSIR Optional

[UPSC Interview Transcript #82]: Manoj Soni Board, Telangana Home State, PSIR Optional

Interview Date: 26-02-2020 Optional: PSIR Interests: world war 2 museums visit and movies related to it Board: MANOJ SONI SIR Home State: Telangana Chairman It seems like you stayed about 5.5 years with cognizant. It is too long for a person to stay and seems you are happy .. then why change What is your… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #82]: Manoj Soni Board, Telangana Home State, PSIR Optional

[UPSC Interview Transcript #81]: Smita Nagraj Board, Sociology Optional, Spending time with pet, Badminton Hobbies

Interview Date: 25 February 2020 Board: Smita Nagraj madam Background: B. Tech (IT) Optional: Sociology Hobbies: Spending time with pet, Badminton Chairperson What are you doing right now? You have mentioned quite a different hobby of spending time with pet and badminton, why so? Is seems quite different at your age to involve in such… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #81]: Smita Nagraj Board, Sociology Optional, Spending time with pet, Badminton Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #80]: Smita Nagraj Board, Gujarat Home State, PSIR Optional, Weight Training Hobby

Interview Date: 20-02-2020 Afternoon slot Background: B. Tech, EE Optional: PSIR Sport:  Boxing (National level) Hobby: Weight Training Home State:  Gujarat Board: Smita Nagraj ma’am Chairman Pulkit, will you be one of those 7 million who’ll be attending President Trump’s event? As an IFS officer,how would you look at such an extravagant visit with a… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #80]: Smita Nagraj Board, Gujarat Home State, PSIR Optional, Weight Training Hobby

[UPSC Interview Transcript #79] Manoj Soni Board, Public Administration Optional, Watching Movies Hobby

Interview Date: 26/02/2020 Board: Manoj Soni sir Optional: Public Administration Employee: Bank and Audit Hobby: Watching Movies Chairman What is the nature of your work? What are the problems of administration? How to tacle them? What is the root cause for all of these problems? Do you think Family as institution failed in India? what… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #79] Manoj Soni Board, Public Administration Optional, Watching Movies Hobby

[UPSC Interview Transcript #78]: Manoj Soni Board, Kerala Home State, Sociology Optional, Watching Movies Having Conversations Hobbies

Board: Manoj Soni Optional: sociology Hobbies: mentoring in civil services, watching movies especially thrillers, having conversations Home State: Kerala Chairman Why is Kerala called God’s own country? What were u doing till now ur a teacher,so tell me what advice would u give students 5 social problems faced by the world Biggest social problem faced… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #78]: Manoj Soni Board, Kerala Home State, Sociology Optional, Watching Movies Having Conversations Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #77]: Manoj Soni Board, Telangana Home State, Anthropology Optional, listening and singing Telugu folk songs Hobbies

Board: Mr. Manoj Soni Background: Electrical and electronics engineering Optional: Anthropology Home State: Telangana Sports: Kabaddi Extra activities: Conducted blood Hobbies: listening and singing Telugu folk songs Chairman What is the most interesting thing happened in your life recently. What has driven you to take up blood donation camps? why do u like to listen… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #77]: Manoj Soni Board, Telangana Home State, Anthropology Optional, listening and singing Telugu folk songs Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #76]: Sathiyavathy Board, Uttar Pradesh Home State, Mechanical Engineering Optional, Blogging,

Interview Date: 27 Feb 2020 Board: Sathiyavathy Ma’am Background: IIT-KGP Dual Degree Mech Engg. Optional: Mechanical Engineering Home State:  Uttar Pradesh Employee: ONGC Hobbies: Blogging, Evening Running Chairman Is it your pic? Readout aloud my DAF Learnings taken out of Germany, Japan, Hong Kong experiences (from DAF) Bullet train feasibility in India Difference of bullet… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #76]: Sathiyavathy Board, Uttar Pradesh Home State, Mechanical Engineering Optional, Blogging,

[UPSC Interview Transcript #75]: Manoj Soni Board, Jharkhand Home State, Philosophy Optional

Interview Date: 28th Feb, morning session Board: Manoj Soni Optional: Philosophy Background: Mechanical Engineering Home State: Jharkhand Already in service: CSE 2018 _135_IPS Chairman Hello Alok, so are you in training or leave? So, are you not satisfied with IPS? Career progression, dynamism, groundwork, scope, are bookish terms, tell me something that is real? And… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #75]: Manoj Soni Board, Jharkhand Home State, Philosophy Optional

[UPSC Interview Transcript #74]: Ajit Bhonsle Board, Delhi Home State, Sociology Optional

Interview Date: 24 Feb 2020 Board: Ajit Bhonsle Background: B.Tech in electronics and communication Optional: Sociology Home State: Delhi Firmware engineer ( Past experience) Chairman Made me comfortable by reading out my DAF and appreciating various things I have done in life. You are from Delhi. Recently Delhi elections happened. I happen to watch a… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #74]: Ajit Bhonsle Board, Delhi Home State, Sociology Optional

[UPSC Interview Transcript #73] Smita Nagraj Board, Maharashtra Home State, Poems & Shayari Hobbies

Contributed by ForumIAS community member Board: Smita Nagraj Madam Background: Mechanical Engineer Optional: Geography Home State: Maharashtra Hobbies: Poems & Shayari Chairman Akshay, you are working as a tutor at Unique Institute. What it is? You have completed mechanical engineering and having a work experience with MNC.Don’t u feel it’s something different than expected? Which… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #73] Smita Nagraj Board, Maharashtra Home State, Poems & Shayari Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #72]: BS Bassi Board, Maharashtra Home State, History Optional

Interview Date: 30 to 35 minutes Board: BS Bassi Background: Mechanical  Engineer Optional: History Extra currier: NSS Home State: Maharashtra Board was cordial Chairman What is the process cost? How many cars in the world No electrical vehicles say there is growth of 30% annual and electric vehicles are 25 million. Member 1 So long… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #72]: BS Bassi Board, Maharashtra Home State, History Optional

[UPSC Interview Transcript #71]: Sathyavathy Board, Rajasthan Home State, Recycling household waste, spend time with elderly people Hobbies

Interview Date: 26th Feb, morning, 5th to go Board : Satyavati madam Background: Commerce from DU, Masters in Sociology Home State: Rajasthan Hobbies: Recycling household waste, spend time with elderly people Employee: 1-year family business (sweets shop) Chairperson Is this your photo? I nodded yes. She kept reading aloud my DAF including my school subjects… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #71]: Sathyavathy Board, Rajasthan Home State, Recycling household waste, spend time with elderly people Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #70]: RN Choubey Board, Political Science Optional, Organic farming, enthusiast & learning postmodern, paintings Hobbies

Interview Date: 25/02/2020 Board: RN Choubey sir Background: Mechanical Engineering Employee: TAFE Optional: Political Science Hobbies: Organic farming, enthusiast & learning postmodern, paintings. Chairman A very smiling and attractive personality with a great aura… Hello Vishnu I have to tell few things. We would like to enjoy our conversation with you and we will be very… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #70]: RN Choubey Board, Political Science Optional, Organic farming, enthusiast & learning postmodern, paintings Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #69]: Smita Nagraj Board, Rajasthan Home State, Geography Optional, Solving Sudoku, Photography Hobbies

Duration: 25-30 mins Board: Smita Nagraj ma’am Background: Mechanical Engineering Optional: Geography Home State: Rajasthan Hobbies: Solving Sudoku, Photography Chairman What were you doing from past few years? What motivated you to come for this service? Backward or aspirational Rajasthan? Backward regions of Rajasthan? Compare the development of South Rajasthan and southeast Rajasthan? What are… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #69]: Smita Nagraj Board, Rajasthan Home State, Geography Optional, Solving Sudoku, Photography Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #68]: Manoj Soni Board, Maharashtra Home State, Watching Movies Hobby

Interview Date: 25 Feb 2020 Last to go, around 5.10 pm Board: Manoj Soni sir Home State: Maharashtra Hobby: Watching Movies Chairman You daf is happening, why u didn’t join capf? what are u doing now what is the role of icls officer where was your training How to boost economy,steps by government. Member 1… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #68]: Manoj Soni Board, Maharashtra Home State, Watching Movies Hobby

[UPSC Interview Transcript #67]: BB. Vyas Board, Telangana Home State, Political Science Optional

Interview Date: Feb 25 Board: BB Vyas Employee: Flipkart Home State: Telangana Optional: Political Science Chairman Why did you take Political Science? Principles of Natural Justice Afghanistan elections – implications on USA, India? Afghanistan Peace talks implications on Pakistan & India What are the changes in the types of Jobs & skills IT sector is… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #67]: BB. Vyas Board, Telangana Home State, Political Science Optional

[UPSC Interview Transcript #66]: Ajit Bhonsle Board, Singing (light music) Freestyle Dancing, Anchoring Hobbies

Date of Interview: 17th Feb 2020 Duration: 30 mins Board: Ajit Bhonsle Background: BA in Journalism Psychology and English Literature Hobbies: Singing (light music) Freestyle Dancing, Anchoring Interest areas: Public speaking, Creative writing (Mentioned as most questions were on DAF) Chairman Readout highlights in my DAF, appreciation then gave me a disclaimer on a personality… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #66]: Ajit Bhonsle Board, Singing (light music) Freestyle Dancing, Anchoring Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #65]: Smita Nagraj Board, Rajasthan Home State, Reading Classics, Diary Writing, Chess Hobbies

Board: Smita Nagraj Optional: Public Admin Home State: Rajasthan Hobbies: Reading Classics, Diary Writing, Chess Chairperson What is the last classic you have read? (said three books i recently read ), did not look convinced Have you read Shakespeare , Jane Eyre, Charles Dickens ( i said yes i have read Charles DIckens ) Tell… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #65]: Smita Nagraj Board, Rajasthan Home State, Reading Classics, Diary Writing, Chess Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #64]: Manoj Soni Board, Maharashtra Home State, Bodybuilding, Cycling Hobbies

Board: Dr. Manoj Soni Optional: Maths Home State: Maharashtra Hobbies: Bodybuilding, Cycling Chairman What inspired you to follow bodybuilding? Tell me about Anna Hazare Then questions on has bureaucracy failed in Maharashtra ? should we promote more people like Anna Hazare to do work? or bureaucracy should be reformed ?-Followed discussion on it Member 1… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #64]: Manoj Soni Board, Maharashtra Home State, Bodybuilding, Cycling Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #63]: Sathiyavathy Board, Uttar Pradesh Home State, Geography Optional, Included Teaching underprivileged children, reading Hindi poetry Hobbies

Interview Date: 25 Feb, Afternoon, 1st to go Board: Sathiyavathy Background: B. Tech in Electronics Engg. Home State: Uttar Pradesh Optional: Geography Employee: 1.5 years in an MNC dealing with mobile chipsets. Hobbies: Included Teaching underprivileged children, reading Hindi poetry, Chairman Is this your photo? I nodded yes. She kept reading aloud my DAF including… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #63]: Sathiyavathy Board, Uttar Pradesh Home State, Geography Optional, Included Teaching underprivileged children, reading Hindi poetry Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #62]: Sathiyavathy Board, Jharkhand Home State, Sociology Optional, Steet Photography Hobby

Interview Date: 25th February Interview Duration: 20 minutes Board: M. Sathiyavathy Background: B.E Civil Optional: Sociology Hobby: Steet Photography Interest: Travelling, Mentoring Born: Bihar Home State: Jharkhand Chairperson 1. What is street photography? 2. What did you do in your work? 3. Who were your clients? 4. What have you been doing since 2018? 5.… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #62]: Sathiyavathy Board, Jharkhand Home State, Sociology Optional, Steet Photography Hobby

[UPSC Interview Transcript #61]: Smita Nagraj Board, Haryana Home State, Sociology Optional, Chess & Swimming Hobbies

Duration: 30 mins Board: Smita Nagraj Ma’am Employee:  IRS C&CE Optional: Sociology Home State: Haryana Hobbies: Chess and swimming Chairman how are you feeling? you are already in service. Has the name of the service been changed? you are from Haryana. Tell 3 areas in which you want to work in next 10years? Education what… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #61]: Smita Nagraj Board, Haryana Home State, Sociology Optional, Chess & Swimming Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #60]: Air Marshal A. S. Bhonsle Board, Uttar Pradesh Home State, Mechanical Engineering Optional, Teaching Hobby

Background: Mechanical Engineering (MNNIT ALLAHABAD) Optional: Mechanical Engineering Board: Air Marshal A. S. Bhonsle (Retd.) Home State: Uttar Pradesh Employee:  RIL Raigad Maharashtra Hobby: Teaching Chairman Made me comfortable. why your name is Anurag not Swatantrata (DOB: 15th august) Is your Bday really at 15th August ? What is importance of Raigad? Related to administration… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #60]: Air Marshal A. S. Bhonsle Board, Uttar Pradesh Home State, Mechanical Engineering Optional, Teaching Hobby

[UPSC Interview Transcript #59]: Smita Nagraj Board, Punjab Home State, Commerce Optional, Puppetry, Chess Hobbies

Interview Date: 25 feb, morning slot, 5th in line Duration: 40 mins Board: Smita Nagraj Home State: Punjab Optional: commerce Hobbies: puppetry, chess Chairman Why no masters in commerce? Three problems facing Punjab? And solution How to handle political pressure, administrative pressure in drugs? Ground water crisis? Should we ban crops? Member 1 Physical education? What did… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #59]: Smita Nagraj Board, Punjab Home State, Commerce Optional, Puppetry, Chess Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #58] : BS Bassi Board, Maharashtra Home State, Geography Optional, Rapping, Basketball Hobbies

Interview Date: 21/02/2020 Board: BS Bassi Background:  Mechanical Engineering Current Employee: IRAS (Indian Railway Accounts Service) Previous Employee: Mechanical maintenance engineer in Steel Authority of India limited; enforcement officer in EPFO. Home State: Maharashtra Hobbies: Rapping, Basketball Optional:  Geography Chairman So you have left EPFO to be an IRAS. You were in my board last year.… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #58] : BS Bassi Board, Maharashtra Home State, Geography Optional, Rapping, Basketball Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #57]: Sathyavathy Board, Jharkhand Home State, Physics Optional, Jogging, Quora Hobbies

Background: Mechanical Engineering (IIT ROORKEE) Optional: Physics Board: Sathyavathy Home State: Jharkhand (Dhanbad) Hobbies: Jogging, Quora Other: Councillor with students affairs Council Chairman What you did as a councillor? Tell me your 1 contribution as a councillor Why do you read quora? Why read physics from quora? What is fit India movement Why so many… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #57]: Sathyavathy Board, Jharkhand Home State, Physics Optional, Jogging, Quora Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #56]: RN. Chaubey Board, Rajasthan Home State, listening to Punjabi music, drawing Hobbies

Interview Date: 4 Feb 2020 Board: RN. Chaubey Home State: Rajasthan Sports: Basketball Hobbies: listening to Punjabi music, drawing Questions 1. brief intro of educational qualification? 2. Should India side by USA vis-a-vis rising power of China? 3. Should we do like Japan, that get dependent on USA for our security needs? 4. What is… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #56]: RN. Chaubey Board, Rajasthan Home State, listening to Punjabi music, drawing Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #55] BS Bassi Board, Public Administration Optional, Cricket Hobby

Interview Date: 19th Feb, 9 am, 1 st person to go in Duration: 35 mins Board: BS Bassi Background: Electronics and Communication Engineering Optional: Public Administration Hobby: Cricket Chairman Why do you want to join civil services? So, you read on Quora? What was the last answer you read? What is your assessment of same… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #55] BS Bassi Board, Public Administration Optional, Cricket Hobby

[UPSC Interview Transcript #54] Marshal Ajit Bhonsle Board, Maharashtra Home State, Cricket Hobby

Date of interview: 24.02.2020 (afternoon session) Board: Air Marshal Ajit Bhonsle Background: B.Tech in VNIT, Nagpur (Civil engineering) Employee: IOCL for 1.5 years, currently working in CWC (for last 4.5 years) Home State: Maharashtra Hobby: Cricket follower Chairman Read out the DAF loudly and said- So, you have studied in Kendriya Vidyalaya, Bhusawal, then went… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #54] Marshal Ajit Bhonsle Board, Maharashtra Home State, Cricket Hobby

[UPSC Interview Transcript #53] Smita Nagraj Board, Bihar Home State, Anthropology Optional

Interview Transcript CSE 2019 Date of Interview – 24.02.2020 Board: Smita Nagraj Employee: MBBS (Medical officer for 8 yrs in Bihar) Home state: Bihar Optional: Anthropology Currently in ICLS based on CSE 2016 Chairman How are you? You still working as medical officer or left? How do you like ICLS? Big leap from medicine to… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #53] Smita Nagraj Board, Bihar Home State, Anthropology Optional

[UPSC Interview Transcript #52] Sathyavathy Board, Bihar Home State, Poetry & Story Writing Hobby

Duration: 25 mins Afternoon: 5th to go Board: Sathyavathy Background: Engineering Home State: Bihar Employee: IRS IT (Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax) Hobbies: Poetry, Story Writing Chairperson Read out the DAF for almost 5 minutes, with me correcting in between. Discussion on abolishing Taxation. With Cross questions. Member 1 Have u heard of Malinowski? Heard… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #52] Sathyavathy Board, Bihar Home State, Poetry & Story Writing Hobby

[UPSC Interview Transcript #51] Sujata Mehta Board, Telangana Home State, Economics Optional, Football & Running Hobby

Interview Date: 18th Feb FN Board: Sujata Mehta Background: BE (EEE) in PSG Tech, Coimbatore Optional: Economics Employee: Data Analyst for 1 year Home State: Telangana Hobbies: Football and Running Chairman Is this you in the photo please briefly introduce yourself wrt your educational and professional background or work experience if any You worked with… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #51] Sujata Mehta Board, Telangana Home State, Economics Optional, Football & Running Hobby

[UPSC Interview Transcript #50]: Contributed by ForumIAS community members, Bihar Home State, Engineering

Contributed by ForumIAS community members Interview Date: 18/ Feb 2020 Background: IIT (Engineering) Home State: Bihar Chairman You are from IIT. Why waste public funds doing engineering when you have to prepare for IAS? So many IITs opening, don’t you think it will dilute the quality of education Views of bridge course for doctors Member… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #50]: Contributed by ForumIAS community members, Bihar Home State, Engineering

[UPSC Interview Transcript #49]: Mr. RN. Choubey Board, Civil Engineering Background

IFoS 2019 Interview Transcript Interview Date: 10th Feb 2020, Afternoon Board: Mr. R.N.Choubey Background: Civil Engineering Chairman 1. Tell me about your academic and professional experience in a minute. 2. Why did you then choose Forest service? 3. Coal mining vs Forest conservation in the background of our energy needs. 4. What is the hydel… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #49]: Mr. RN. Choubey Board, Civil Engineering Background

[UPSC Interview Transcript #48] Sujata Mehta Board, Vegetable Farming Hobby

Contributed by ForumIAS community member Interview Date: 19/02/20 Board: Sujata Mehta Hobby: Vegetable farming Chairman Introduce yourself. What you do in your free time. My related questions like pre-GST & post GST changes, challenges faced experience, biggest challenge & how you tackled it. (no fact, figure, or reform needed asked). In some replies she cross-questioned.… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #48] Sujata Mehta Board, Vegetable Farming Hobby

[UPSC Interview Transcript #47] :RN. Choubey Board, Anthropology Optional, Reading & Trekking Hobby

Interview Date – 24 Feb, 20 Board: R N Choubey Background: B. Tech-CSE, MBA (business economics) Employee: Pertains to Agri trade Optional – Anthropology Hobby– Reading, trekking Chairman Tell me about yourself? what is a soil health card? what is pmfby? do you think it is successful? what is the need for soil health card? don’t… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #47] :RN. Choubey Board, Anthropology Optional, Reading & Trekking Hobby

[UPSC Interview Transcript #46] :Bassi Sir Board, Chemical Engineering Background

Duration: 25 mins, Forenoon Session Board: Bassi Sir Background: B Tech, IIT D, Chemical Engineering Member 1 Is this your photo? why no mustache now? tell me about this CAA, why people are protesting? how will you handle protesters who are blocking a connecting road? Member 2 What chemical is used for cloud seeding? What… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #46] :Bassi Sir Board, Chemical Engineering Background

[UPSC Interview Transcript #45] :Sujata Mehta Board, Tamilnadu Home State, Political Science Optional,

Duration: 30 mins Board: Sujata Mehta Background: B.Sc Agriculture Optional: Political Science Employee: Working in Agriculture Department Home State: Tamilnadu Chairman Introduce yourself to the board Tell me about your work nature… What is E-Governance Do we have network connectivity all over India and follow up questions on Internet connectivity Member 1 Differnce between presidential… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #45] :Sujata Mehta Board, Tamilnadu Home State, Political Science Optional,

[UPSC Interview Transcript #44] :Smita Nagraj Board, Bihar Home State, PSIR Optional, Hockey, Boxing, and Mountaineering Chess, Cross Country Running and trekking Hobbies

Interview Date: 21st Feb Forenoon Board: Smita Nagaraj Mam Background: B.A. Political Science Home State: Bihar Optional: PSIR Hobbies Hockey, Boxing, and Mountaineering Chess, Cross Country Running and trekking Awards: Had Won GOC UB Area Best in Leadership Trophy, Student Coordinator Youth Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2019 Chairman You are 21 and graduated in 2019 only.… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #44] :Smita Nagraj Board, Bihar Home State, PSIR Optional, Hockey, Boxing, and Mountaineering Chess, Cross Country Running and trekking Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #43] :Bhim Sen Bassi Board, Telangana Home State, Mechanical engineering

Contributed by ForumIAS community member Duration: 25 mins Board: Bhim Sen Bassi Background: Mechanical engineering Home State: Telangana Chairman Very welcoming and greeted in Telugu ‘’Mr. Reddy Kurchondi” Came directly to point-Why do you want to join cs Being a mechanical engineer tata Ashok Leyland pays you a lot of money why not that? are… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #43] :Bhim Sen Bassi Board, Telangana Home State, Mechanical engineering

[UPSC Interview Transcript #42] :P.K. Joshi Board, Maharashtra Home State, Geography Optional, Watching Football & match analysis Hobbies

Interview Date: 17 Feb 2020, afternoon session Duration: 4.05 – 4.35 Board: P.K. Joshi Background: BE mechanical Optional: Geography Home State: Maharashtra Hobbies: Watching Football and match analysis. Extracurricular: Event for Acid attack victims, drought relief work – Paani foundation Chairman Why did you choose mechanical engineering and then why the turn towards civil services?… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #42] :P.K. Joshi Board, Maharashtra Home State, Geography Optional, Watching Football & match analysis Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #41] :Bharat Bhushan Vyas Board, Rajasthan Home State, Geography Optional, Watching & playing Cricket, Teaching, Reading Non-fiction Hobbies

Interview Date: 19th Feb 2020 (First to go in the Afternoon Session) Duration: 30-35 minutes Board: Bharat Bhushan Vyas Sir Home State: Rajasthan. Background: Computer Science & Engineering, MNIT Jaipur. Employee:  Software Engineer with Samsung India Electronics Limited. Optional: Geography Hobbies: Watching & playing Cricket, Teaching, Reading Non-fiction. Chairperson Do you feel the weight of… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #41] :Bharat Bhushan Vyas Board, Rajasthan Home State, Geography Optional, Watching & playing Cricket, Teaching, Reading Non-fiction Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #40] :Smita Nagraj Ma’am Board, Assam Home State, PSIR Optional, Technical blog writing, Walking every day Hobbies

Interview Date: 21th February 2020, Afternoon session Board: Smita Nagraj Ma’am Background: B.Tech(IT) Assam University, Silchar Employee: Huawei technology in Bangalore Optional: PSIR Home State: Assam Hobbies: technical blog writing, Walking every day Chairman What are you doing currently? How is your working experience in Huawei? Why Huawei is in news? Why so many allegations? What… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #40] :Smita Nagraj Ma’am Board, Assam Home State, PSIR Optional, Technical blog writing, Walking every day Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #39] :PK Joshi Board, Bihar Home State, Geography Optional, Basketball Hobby

Duration: 30 mins Board: PK Joshi Background: NIT Jamshedpur Home State: Bihar Employee: Decision Scientist in Mu Sigma, Bengaluru for almost 2 years Optional: Geography Hobby: Basketball Brief assessment: Extremely cordial board. I have heard negative reviews about the Board but I’d like to humbly disagree with those reviews. My experience suggests otherwise. Chairman You did… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #39] :PK Joshi Board, Bihar Home State, Geography Optional, Basketball Hobby