[UPSC Interview Transcript #38] :P.K Joshi Board, Karnataka Home State, Sociology Optional, Watching Movies Hobby

Interview Date: 19/02/2020 Afternoon Session Board: Prof. P.K Joshi Background: Engineering Employee: Commercial Tax Dept. Home State: Karnataka Optional: Sociology Hobby: Watching Movies Chairman You have completed your Engineering in 2014 and working in Commercial Tax Dept, GoK. Tell me about the nature of your work. How your Engineering knowledge is helping in your present… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #38] :P.K Joshi Board, Karnataka Home State, Sociology Optional, Watching Movies Hobby

[UPSC Interview Transcript #37] :P.K. Joshi sir Board, Telangana Home State, Public Administration Optional, Running, Playing Sudoku, Chess Hobbies

Interview Date: 19th February 2020. Afternoon session Duration: (03:15 to 03:30) Board: P.K. Joshi sir Background: Aeronautical Engineering; Masters in Public Administration Employee: NCC “C” certificate Air India Optional: Public Administration Hobbies: Running, Playing Sudoku, Chess Home state: Telangana The interview was more on my DAF-based and less current affairs. Even current affairs have DAF… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #37] :P.K. Joshi sir Board, Telangana Home State, Public Administration Optional, Running, Playing Sudoku, Chess Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #36] :TCA Anant Board, Indian Trade Service (ITS)

Duration: 30 mins Board: TCA Anant. Employee: Indian Trade Service (ITS) Most of the questions revolved around trade. Chairman You have done b tech. worked in companies as well. good. now in ITS. when did you join? which batch? how many months of training? where are you posted now? what is the posting? what work… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #36] :TCA Anant Board, Indian Trade Service (ITS)

[UPSC Interview Transcript #35] :PK Joshi Sir Board, Gujarat Home State, Sociology Optional, RBI Assistant, Reading and listening to verses of Kabir Hobbies

Duration: 30 mins Board: PK Joshi Sir Home State: Gujarat Background: B. Com Optional: Sociology Employee: RBI Assistant (2 yrs) and Probationary Dy Collector Gujarat Hobby:  Reading and listening to verses of Kabir Chairman Why civil services? Ur preference of service? Why not IAAS as 1st preference? (Due to B.Com background) Profile of Assistant in… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #35] :PK Joshi Sir Board, Gujarat Home State, Sociology Optional, RBI Assistant, Reading and listening to verses of Kabir Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #34] : Bihar Home State, Mechanical Engineering Optional, Watching football and Studying tactics

Date of Interview: 19 Feb,20 Background: B tech – Mechanical Engineering, IIT Roorkee Optional: Mechanical Engineering Employee: 2 years at Engineers India Limited 2 years at Central Electricity Home State: Bihar Hobby: Watching football and studying tactics Chairman What is your role at CEA? When was IIT Roorkee established? When it was named Thomson college… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #34] : Bihar Home State, Mechanical Engineering Optional, Watching football and Studying tactics

[UPSC Interview Transcript #33] :TCA Anant Board, Uttar Pradesh Home State, Sociology Optional

Interview Date: 18th Feb- Forenoon Duration: 30 mins Board: TCA  Anant Background: Civil Engineering (BIT Mesra) Optional: Sociology Employee: Amazon Home State: Uttar Pradesh Chairman Reading from DAF, you graduated in 2015, what have you been doing since then? What was your role in Amazon? What is the public perception of Amazon and e-commerce in… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #33] :TCA Anant Board, Uttar Pradesh Home State, Sociology Optional

[UPSC Interview Transcript #32] :Bhosale Sir Board, Jharkhand Home State, Maithili Literature Optional, Playing Cricket Hobby

Duration: 35 mins Board: Bhosale Sir Optional: Maithili Literature Employee: AFHQ(Armed Forces Headquarters) 2017 Home state:  Jharkhand Hobby: Playing cricket Chairman You seem familiar? ( I had given my interview last year on the same board and had got very low marks) So, you got the service? ( No Sir, I was selected in 2017… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #32] :Bhosale Sir Board, Jharkhand Home State, Maithili Literature Optional, Playing Cricket Hobby

[UPSC Interview Transcript #31] : PK Joshi Board, Karnataka Home State, PSIR Optional

Duration: 29 mins Board: PK Joshi Background: Graduation; mechanical engineering Home State: Karnataka Optional: PSIR Chairman Question on hometown, places where I studied. Why cleaning Ganga is not successful? What should be the measures? What are the causes of underground water pollution? Member 1 How India should balance between USA, China, Russia? US Iran conflict? What… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #31] : PK Joshi Board, Karnataka Home State, PSIR Optional

[UPSC Interview Transcript #30] :TCA Anant Board, Delhi Home State, Philosophy Optional, Playing acoustic drums Hobby

Interview Date:17/02/2020, Afternoon session Total time: 29minutes Board: TCA Anant Background: B. Tech, Electrical engineering Employee: Worked in Qualcomm Home State: Delhi Optional: Philosophy Hobby: Playing acoustic drums Chairman Chairman started reading my DAF….u have done Btech from Electrical engineering then I’ve worked in Qualcomm… What is Qualcomm? What does it do? What is the… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #30] :TCA Anant Board, Delhi Home State, Philosophy Optional, Playing acoustic drums Hobby

[UPSC Interview Transcript #29] :Smita Nagraj Ma’am Board, Kerala Home State, Anthropology Optional, Mountaineering Hobby

Duration: 30 mins Board: Smita Nagraj ma’am Optional: Anthropology Home State: Kerala Hobby: Mountaineering Chairperson Have you read Tagores book Geetanjali? Why? It’s an easy read? Okay often with Tagore and other leaders we see that there are lots of debates about them and criticism as well about them. What do you think of this?… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #29] :Smita Nagraj Ma’am Board, Kerala Home State, Anthropology Optional, Mountaineering Hobby

[UPSC Interview Transcript #28] :Sujata Mehta Maam Board, Madhya Pradesh Home State, Table Tennis Hobby

Duration: 30 mins Forenoon: Last to go Board: Sujata Mehta Maam Background: Mechanical Engineering Employee: Honda cars Home State: Madhya Pradesh Hobby: Table Tennis Chairman You’re an engineer what drove you to civil services? Why is it that the people in rural areas tend more towards civil services and people from urban areas have an… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #28] :Sujata Mehta Maam Board, Madhya Pradesh Home State, Table Tennis Hobby

[UPSC Interview Transcript #27] :Bhoshle Sir Board, Delhi Home State, Anthropology Optional, Swimming as a Hobby

Interview Date: 17 Feb,20 Board: Bhoshle sir Background: Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) Employee: EPFO Optional: Anthropology Home State: Delhi Hobby: Swimming Chairman cheerful greet n welcome, discussion on provisions of ICC ( DAF), Issues faced by women, the innovative role played by me, harassment of male employees, etc Member 1 Discussion on money laundering,… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #27] :Bhoshle Sir Board, Delhi Home State, Anthropology Optional, Swimming as a Hobby

[UPSC Interview Transcript #26] :TCA Ananth, Karnataka Home State, Kannada literature Optional

Duration: Approx 30 mins Board: TCA Ananth Background: Mechanical engineer Employee: 1. associate engineer in Robert Bosch 2. Asst. engineer in the water resources department Optional: Kannada literature Home State: Karnataka Chairman Tell me what kind of work you do in your department is it based on dam maintenance kind of work or any other… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #26] :TCA Ananth, Karnataka Home State, Kannada literature Optional

[UPSC Interview Transcript #25] :Smita Nagraj madam Board, Assam Home State, PSIR Optional

Contributed by ForumIAS community member Duration: 30 mins Board: Smita Nagraj madam Background: Civil engineering IIT Guwahati, JNV Optional: PSIR Home State: Assam Chairman Why JNV, IITs quality is not replicated in all other educational institutions. Is it only political will that is lacking in changing the education system, and some follow-up questions? Member 1… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #25] :Smita Nagraj madam Board, Assam Home State, PSIR Optional

[UPSC Interview Transcript #24] :Sujata Mehta Board, Andhra Pradesh Home State, Mathematics Optional, Cycling, Badminton, Programming Hobbies

Duration: 30 mins Board: Sujata Mehta madam Background: Computer Science Eng (IIT Madras) Employee: Software engineer Optional: Mathematics Home State: Andhra Pradesh Hobbies: Cycling, Badminton, Programming Sports: Tennis Chairperson Is this you? (pointing out the photo) Introduce Yourself. Why did you quit your job for attempting Civil Service? Don’t you enjoy your job in IT… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #24] :Sujata Mehta Board, Andhra Pradesh Home State, Mathematics Optional, Cycling, Badminton, Programming Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #23] :Sujata Mehta Board, Karnataka Home State, Software Engineer

Interview Date: 17th Feb 2020 Duration: 30 mins Board: Sujata Mehta Background: Electronics, Employee: Software Engineer Home State: Karnataka Chairman Tell me about your education and job experience Why did you leave the job? Said something like private mai development opportunity is less and all. So, why do you think development opportunities are less in… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #23] :Sujata Mehta Board, Karnataka Home State, Software Engineer

[UPSC Interview Transcript #22] :Bassi sir Board, Maharashtra Home State, Political Science Optional, Film, TV series & Teaching hobbies

Interview Date: 17/02/2020, Forenoon, First to go Duration: approx 30 min Board: Bassi sir Background: Graduation in Political Science Optional: Political Science Employee: EPFO Home State: Maharashtra Hobbies: Film, TV series, and Teaching After entering the chamber wished the CP and lady members and then the other 3 members. CP asked to seat. Chairperson (Called… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #22] :Bassi sir Board, Maharashtra Home State, Political Science Optional, Film, TV series & Teaching hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #21] :Manoj Soni Sir Board, Maharashtra Home State, Agriculture and geology Optional, Diary Writing Hobby

IFoS 2019 Interview Date: 13th Feb Duration: 30 mins (Forenoon Session) Board: Soni Sir Background: Mechanical engineer Home State: Maharashtra Hobby: Diary Writing Optional: Agriculture and geology Chairman While reading DAF, XYZ is meaning of your name, here is you who write a diary at a time when even writing is disappearing… When you started… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #21] :Manoj Soni Sir Board, Maharashtra Home State, Agriculture and geology Optional, Diary Writing Hobby

[UPSC Interview Transcript #20] :Manoj Soni Board, Tamil Nadu Home State, Growing potted plants Hobby

Contributed by ForumIAS community member IFS Interview 2019 Duration:  25-30 mins Board: Manoj Soni Home State: Tamil Nadu Hobby: Growing potted plants Chairman Is your native village or town You didn’t get any placement Tell me thirukural on forest Novel wat your reading last Member 2 Tell me something about the Chola dynasty Climate change… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #20] :Manoj Soni Board, Tamil Nadu Home State, Growing potted plants Hobby

[UPSC Interview Transcript #19] :Bhonsle sir, Tamil Nadu Home State, PSIR Optional, Writing letters to the editor of the newspaper hobby

Date of Interview: 20/2/2020 Board: Bhonsle sir Background: B.E biomedical Home State: Tamil Nadu Optional: PSIR Hobby: Writing letters to the editor of the newspaper After entering chairman explained the interview process and read DAF aloud. And he spoke about Best practices in the Tamil Nadu government Chairman What are your qualities apart from a… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #19] :Bhonsle sir, Tamil Nadu Home State, PSIR Optional, Writing letters to the editor of the newspaper hobby

[UPSC Interview Transcript #18] :TCA Anand Board, PSIR Optional, Reading books and GIS mapping hobbies

Duration: 30 mins Board: (TCA Anand) Background: Civil Engineering & Mentioned helping out father in his shop. Optional: PSIR Hobbies: Reading books and GIS mapping Chairman Your hobby is reading. Which book did you read recently? What is it about? Your other hobby is GIS mapping. What is it about? How did it become your… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #18] :TCA Anand Board, PSIR Optional, Reading books and GIS mapping hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #17] :TCA Anant Board, Delhi Home State, literature of Sanskrit Optional, Dog caring hobby

Duration: 29 mins Board: TCA Anant sir Background: computer science engineering Home State: Delhi Optional: literature of Sanskrit Hobby: Dog caring Other activities: also in MSDE Members: chairman 2 male and 2 female members Chairman How do u care about dogs? What different u do for street dogs, why does dogs bark unnecessarily? Member 1 Can… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #17] :TCA Anant Board, Delhi Home State, literature of Sanskrit Optional, Dog caring hobby

[UPSC Interview Transcript #16] : Sujata Mehta Mam Board, Maharashtra Home State, Political science, and IR Optional, Watching Movies Hobby

Contributed by ForumIAS community member Duration: 30 mins Board: Sujata Mehta Mam Background: Electrical Engg, Optional: Political science, and IR Home State: Maharashtra Hobby: Watching movies Chairman Brief introduction Did you pursue any job after graduation? Did you appear for any campus placement? Why do you want to join civil services? So you stayed in… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #16] : Sujata Mehta Mam Board, Maharashtra Home State, Political science, and IR Optional, Watching Movies Hobby

[UPSC Interview transcript #15] :Smita Nagraj Madam Board, Maharashtra Home State, Postgraduation in history

  Interview Date: 20 Feb 2020 Duration: 30 minutes (Forenoon Session) Board: Smita Nagraj madam Background: Postgraduation in history Home State: Maharashtra Chairman What are the employment avenues available for a history postgraduate? Why did you not go into the history research field? Why should we do research if that creates controversy and disturb harmony?… Continue reading [UPSC Interview transcript #15] :Smita Nagraj Madam Board, Maharashtra Home State, Postgraduation in history

[UPSC Interview Transcript #14]: BS Bassi sir, Delhi Home State, Sociology Optional, Cricket & Foodball hobbies

Board: BS Bassi sir Background: civil engineering Optional: sociology Home State: Delhi Hobbies: Cricket and football Chairman Is it your photo,- cant see clearly said yes, but it wasn’t me, again showed me, I said no sir. He smiled and talked in Hindi Why you want to become Ias. Sir joked in between gundagardi to nhi… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #14]: BS Bassi sir, Delhi Home State, Sociology Optional, Cricket & Foodball hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #13]: Bhonsle Sir Board, Madhya Pradesh State, Commerce (CA) Optional, Football, Meditation Hobbies

Duration: 30 mins Board: Bhonsle Sir Employee: Chartered Accountant Home State: Madhya Pradesh (Ujjain) Optional: Commerce (CA) Hobbies: Football, Meditation Chairman Asked about Pele (football legend) health and financial issues. Member 1 AGR issue is going on, I think this is all fault of Chartered Accountants. They advise them to not pay these dues. All… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #13]: Bhonsle Sir Board, Madhya Pradesh State, Commerce (CA) Optional, Football, Meditation Hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #12]: TCA Anant Sir, Hyderabad Home State, Sociology Optional, Following F1 Motorsport, Teaching children hobbies

Interview date: 18 Feb 2020 Board: TCA ANANT Sir, Morning session Background: B.Tech(Chemical engineering) Home State: Hyderabad Optional: Sociology Hobbies: Following F1 Motorsport, Teaching children Third-person to go Time: 11 AM Chairman Why did you opt for sociology even after having an engineering background? What the name of your college? (Passes on to M1) Member… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #12]: TCA Anant Sir, Hyderabad Home State, Sociology Optional, Following F1 Motorsport, Teaching children hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #11] : Smt. M. Sathiyavathy Ma’am Board, Jharkhand Home State, Agricultural Engineering & Forestry Optional

Date: 11February-2020 (Afternoon) Last to enter. Around 25 to 30 minutes. Board: Smt. M. Sathiyavathy Ma’am Background: B.Tech(NITK Surathkal, EEE) Employee: IOCL Home State: Jharkhand Optional: Agricultural Engineering and Forestry Chairperson Showed me my picture. Is this you? Started reading my DAF(Education, Hobbies, Achievements, etc.). What are you doing since graduation? When you resigned from… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #11] : Smt. M. Sathiyavathy Ma’am Board, Jharkhand Home State, Agricultural Engineering & Forestry Optional

[UPSC Interview Transcript #10] B.B. Vyas Board, Rajasthan Home State, B.Tech, Mechanical Engineering

Interview Date: 11th February 2020 Board: B.B. Vyas Background: B.Tech, Mechanical Engineering Home State: Rajasthan Chairman What have you been doing since your graduation? Have you also applied for other exams? Tell me about shell companies and measures taken by the government to tackle it? (Work experience)  Question on Bombay high?  (Work experience) Reasons for… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #10] B.B. Vyas Board, Rajasthan Home State, B.Tech, Mechanical Engineering

[UPSC Interview Transcript #9] Manoj Soni Sir Board, Odisha Home State, Gym, Jogging hobbies [IFoS]

Interview Date: 11th Feb 2020 Board: Manoj Soni Sir Background: B.Tech Biotechnology, Former Software engineer Home state: Odisha Hobbies: Gym, Jogging Chairperson Tell us briefly about your journey since graduation Why software engineer after the biotechnology How agroforestry can help in doubling farmer income Problems related to agroforestry Member 1 Ex-situ and in situ conservation… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #9] Manoj Soni Sir Board, Odisha Home State, Gym, Jogging hobbies [IFoS]

[UPSC INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT #8] :BB Vyas Sir Board, Uttar Pradesh Home State, Reading Books hobby

Interview Date: (11/02/2020) Board: BB Vyas Sir Background: B. Tech in Material Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur Employee: WCCB Home State: Uttar Pradesh Hobby:  Reading Books Chairman Your face seems familiar, have we met before? So you are from IIT, what do you think about so many new IITs coming nowadays? Isn’t quality decreasing? Do… Continue reading [UPSC INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT #8] :BB Vyas Sir Board, Uttar Pradesh Home State, Reading Books hobby

[UPSC INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT #7] Sathiyavathy Mam, Rajasthan Home State, Chittorgarh

Board: Sathiyavathy Mam Background: Textile technology,  Chittorgarh, railways Home State: Rajasthan Employee: railways No of Members: 3+1 Chairman read the whole daf loudly for 2 mins Man Animal conflict Ecotourism How to boost livelihood opportunities for fringe communities? How to escape forest fragmentation problems what kind of jobs gets created by ecotourism it seems that… Continue reading [UPSC INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT #7] Sathiyavathy Mam, Rajasthan Home State, Chittorgarh

[UPSC INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT #6] Sathiyavathy Mam Board, Maharastra Home State, IFoS, Zoology & Forestry Optional

Interview Date: 10 February 2020, Time :1 pm Background: MSc. Biotechnology Optional: Zoology and Forestry Board: Sathiyavathy Mam Home State: Maharashtra Chairman what u did after your MSc please tell me in sequence. why aren’t you working full time anywhere and only part-time jobs? what made you turn to forest services? how is biotechnology useful… Continue reading [UPSC INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT #6] Sathiyavathy Mam Board, Maharastra Home State, IFoS, Zoology & Forestry Optional

[UPSC Interview Transcript #5] Pk Joshi Board, Odisha Home State, Infosys employee

Contributed by ForumIAS community member Board: Pk Joshi Date: 18th Feb,20  Afternoon Employee: Infosys training centre, Mysore  Home State: Odisha Chairman Worked in Infosys – why u left. Different types of educational Boards apart from CBSE. Compare two states on various parameters Human Development Index Member 2 Chilika lake how tropical cyclone affects it and… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #5] Pk Joshi Board, Odisha Home State, Infosys employee

[UPSC Interview Transcript #4] Manoj Soni Board, Kerala Home State, Watching satirical shows, Opera music, Football, online chess hobbies

Interview Date: 11/02/2020 [IFoS] Board: Manoj Soni Sir Background: Mechanical Engg. from IIT Bombay Home state: Kerala hobbies: Watching American satirical shows, listening to opera music, following football, online chess Chairman You have had a long wait, (I was 5th in the session) would you like some tea? What were you during the waiting time?… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #4] Manoj Soni Board, Kerala Home State, Watching satirical shows, Opera music, Football, online chess hobbies

[UPSC Interview Transcript #3] TCA Anant Board, Engineer in Qualcomm, Delhi Home State, Play acoustic drum hobby

Interview date: 17/02/2020 Session: Afternoon  (mine was 2nd inline) Interview Duration: 29 minutes (I timed it :p) Board: TCA Anant Edu.: B.Tech from DTU Background: Engineer in Qualcomm Hobby: play acoustic drum State: Delhi Members: 2 of the 5 members were women Chairman Started reading my DAF….u  have done B. Tech from DTU….thereafter u have… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #3] TCA Anant Board, Engineer in Qualcomm, Delhi Home State, Play acoustic drum hobby

[UPSC Interview Transcript #2] TCA ANANT Board, ISRO Engineer, Writing Poem hobby

Transcript of interview 2020 Interview Duration: 30 Mins Background– Scientist  (ISRO) Board: T C A ANANT SIR Hobby: Writing Poem Members: 2 male members and 2 lady members Chairman What are your responsibilities in ISRO? Give a brief description of yourself. Why civil services? Which projects are you currently working on? You were the Event… Continue reading [UPSC Interview Transcript #2] TCA ANANT Board, ISRO Engineer, Writing Poem hobby

[UPSC Interview transcript #1] Sujata Mehta board, Mechanical Engineer, Madhya Pradesh Home State, Jhabua district, Table Tennis Hobby

Contributed by: ForumIAS community member Date: 17th Feb Board : Sujata Mehta maam Edu. : Mechanical engineering Employment & work-ex: Automobile Sector Domicile: Jhabua Hobby: Table Tennis Chairman You’re an engineer what drove you to civil services? Why is it that the people in rural areas tend more towards civil services and people from urban… Continue reading [UPSC Interview transcript #1] Sujata Mehta board, Mechanical Engineer, Madhya Pradesh Home State, Jhabua district, Table Tennis Hobby