UPSC IAS Interviews 2022 | State Based Questions | Goa state

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In this post, we are releasing the state-based questions of Goa 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 Goa state


History-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. Enlist famous historical places of Goa?
  2. Can you tell us the name of a few dynasties that ruled Goa during the ancient times.
  3. When did Portuguese invade Goa?
  4. Before the Portuguese started using Goa as their base, which kingdom/ruler was ruling over Goa?
  5. What is Operation Vijay?
  6. Why did Goa achieve independence so late?

Art and Culture-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. Tell us about architectural style of  Goa?
  2. Can you name a few traditional Goan art forms.
  3. What is Jagor? Performed by which communities of the state?
  4. Goa hosts many film festivals. Does it have a regional cinema?
  5. Tell us about the carnival festival of Goa?
  6. Tell us about the Dashavatara theatrical form.
  7. Tell us contribution of Portugese to Goan cuisine?
  8. Football is deeply entrenched in Goan culture. Any policies by the government you can think of to promote football?

Politics-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. What are disputes of Goa with Maharashtra?
  2. So much money is spent on opinion and exit polls. There is no value in them except for entertainment purposes. What is your view?
  3. What are some of the regional parties in Goa?
  4. When did Goa attain complete statehood?
  5. Hoe many members are sent to the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha from Goa?

Economics-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. What do you think about the port led development of Goa?
  2. Besides tourism, what are the other main sectors that contribute to the Goan economy?
  3. What are the mineral found in Goa? Are there any steps taken to prevent illegal mining in the state?
  4. Fishing and agriculture as a means of subsistence are declining. What could be the reasons?
  5. Does gambling and casinos in the state add to the state’s income?
  6. Importance of Mormugao port?
  7. SEZ projects of Goa and importance in industrial development?

Social issues based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. Do you think that Goan society is less stratified as compared to neighboring states of Maharashtra and Karnataka?
  2. Why has there been increasing cases of crime in Goa?
  3. What are the various tribes in Goa?
  4. Goa performs well both in health and education sectors. Can you give any reason?
  5. Drug addiction is a problem in the state. What can be the long term solutions?

Geography and Environment-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. Goa is surrounded by how many states?
  2. Bharatmala and Sagarmala Project focused on road and coastal infrastructure. How has this impacted the biodiversity of Goa?
  3. Mention some of the beaches of South Goa.
  4. What kind of forests are found in Goa?
  5. Goa is rich in flora and fauna. Any endemic species of your state.
  6. Mining has had an impact on the green areas of the state. What steps should be taken to balance economic growth vis-à-vis sustainable development?
  7. What kind of soil is found in Goa? Major crops?
  8. How vulnerable is Goa to natural disasters?

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