UPSC IAS Interviews 2022 | State Based Questions | Delhi State

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In this post, we are releasing the state-based questions of Delhi state for UPSC IAS interviews 2022.

This post is a part of our series of state-based UPSC IAS interview questions. In this series, we are going to create state-specific posts, containing the questions that have been asked in the interviews on the basis of the home state of the candidate, mentioned in DAF.

You can take hints for your own interview preparation, from the type of questions asked.


State-based UPSC IAS interview questions for Delhi state


History-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. Point out historical importance of Delhi during the Indian National Movement?
  2. Do you know about Khandawprasta and Indraprastha?
  3. Chronologically enlist the dynasties that ruled over Delhi.
  4. What is the characteristic of Delhi that made it the choice of a number of kingdoms as their capital?
  5. Delhi was one of the centres during the Revolt of 1857. Who was the leader associated?
  6. Do you know about the different names of Delhi since the ancient times till the present?
  7. When did Delhi come under the rule of the Mughals?
  8. When did the British shift their capital to Delhi and why?
  9. Who established the city of Delhi? Tell us something about the Tomar dynasty.
  10. Have you read about the Red Fort Trials?

Art and Culture-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. Who is believed to have fashioned the Iron Pillar of Mehrauli? What makes it rust resistant?
  2. Delhi emerged as one of centres of Sufi movement. What were the factors behind it?
  3. Who was Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya? Which sect of Sufi movement did he belong?
  4. What is the architectural characteristic of Agrasen ki Baoli? When was it established?
  5. Name the three world heritage sites found in Delhi.
  6. What are the architectural features of Humayun’s Tomb?
  7. Give us some examples of modern architecture in Delhi.
  8. Why is Chandni Chowk famous? Any particular art and craft?
  9. Which festival in Delhi is especially known for showcasing the composite culture of Delhi?

Politics-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. What is the reason behind constant conflict between the Governor and the Chief Minister of Delhi?
  2. What are your views on the politics of AAP? How is it different from the earlier Congress rule?
  3. What has changed in Delhi after AAP came into power?
  4. Tell us your opinion on The NCT of Delhi amendment bill 2020?
  5. So much money is spent on opinion and exit polls. There is no value in them except for entertainment purposes. What is your view?
  6. Do you think Delhi should be granted full statehood? What is the status of Delhi at present?
  7. When did Delhi become a UT?

Economics-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. Delhi has become city of migrant people? Why?
  2. What needs to be done to control immigration to Delhi?
  3. Since industries were forced outside the city, what are the major sources of finance for Delhi?
  4. We witness stark contrast of developed area’s and slums in same districts of Delhi. Why?
  5. What steps are needed to help vendors generate regular and gainful income in Delhi?
  6. What steps have been taken by the state government for the promotion of the tourism sector?
  7. Delhi has not been able to emerge as a manufacturing or export hub? Do you agree? Reasons.
  8. How has Covid impacted the real estate industry of Delhi?

Social issues based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. Delhi witnessed horrific riots recently. What do you think triggered these riots?
  2. If you were working as an administrator in such area, how would you prevent such violence?
  3. Explain concept of Mohalla clinic and school development in AAP era?
  4. What do you think about the Happiness Curriculum launched by the Delhi government?
  5. Is freebies culture developing in Delhi in AAP era?
  6. What has made farmers protest alive for long time?
  7. What is the status of women in Delhi? Do you think women in your state are empowered?
  8. Delhi is infamously called the rape capital of India? Why do you think there is no deterrrance?
  9. We witness many incidents of child sexual abuse and human trafficking in Delhi. How do you think they can be tackled in long term?
  10. Delhi has one of the highest population density. Is it demographic dividend or Burden?

Geography and Environment-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. Delhi is surrounded by how many states?
  2. From which monsoon branch does Delhi receive its rainfall?
  3. Reason behind series of tremors/earthquakes in and around Delhi.
  4. What makes Delhi prone to air pollution in winter?
  5. Was Odd –Even policy of Delhi govt a success or failure?
  6. What steps have been taken by Delhi Government for cleaning of river Yamuna?
  7. Recently, there was news that the dwindling population of sparrows is rising? Reason? What led to their disappearance?
  8. Can we use stubble in a productive way?

Miscellaneous Questions:

  1. If I want to travel to Delhi what places would you suggest?
  2. Tell us about the problems your district is facing? As a DM how will you handle these problems?
  3. Do you support full statehood to Delhi?
  4. Tell us about the problems your district is facing? As a DM how will you handle these problems?

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