UPSC IAS Interviews 2022 | State Based Questions | Gujarat State

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


History-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. The history of Gujarat dates back to the Harappan times. Name a few IVC sites found in Gujarat?
  2. Tell us something about Lothal and its significance?
  3. Who were the Maitrakas? What is their contribution to Gujarat art and architecture?
  4. You must have read about the Junagadh inscription? Which kings are associated with Junagarh?
  5. Tell us something about the Solanki dynasty?
  6. Which areas of Gujarat were ruled by the Gurjar Pratiharas?
  7. Do you remember the peasant movements that took place in Gujarat? Mention one and explain the reasons why the movement took place?
  8. Which Mughal emperor was born in Gujarat?
  9. Why did the British choose Surat as the place to establish their factory?
  10. What was the reason for the Bardoli Satyagraha? Role of Sardar Vallabh bhai Patel?
  11. What is impact of Gandhijis personality on Gujarat’s culture which is present today also?
  12. Who established the Sabarmati Ashram and why?

Art and Culture-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. Tell us cultural history of  Gujarat?
  2. What has been the contribution of Narsinh Mehta to Gujarati literature?
  3. Bhavai is a traditional theatre form. What are its special features?
  4. Garba is another popular dance in the state. What is the name of the special costume that women wear during garba?
  5. Tell us some cuisine items of Gujarat? What is udhiyu?
  6. On what architectural design is the Sun temple at Modhera made? What is the significance of the stepwells around the temple?
  7. What are some of the cultural sites listed on the UNESCO World heritage sites list?
  8. Where is the Dwarkadhish temple located? Hat is the religious importance of this place?

Politics-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. When was Gujarat formed? Tell me about the State Reorganisation Act?
  2. What is the Gujarat model of development?
  3. Contribution of Keshubhai Patel on the politics of Gujarat?
  4. What will be your top 2 priorities as chief secretary of  Gujarat?
  5. When was the capital shifted to Gandhinagar from Ahmedabad and why?
  6. What are some of the local/regional parties in Gujarat?

Economics-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. What is the importance of Surat in Gujarat’s economy? Why Maratha raided it multiple times?
  2. What steps have been taken by the state government for the betterment of the agriculture in Saurashtra?
  3. What is the reason for the location of pharmaceutical industries in and around the region of Vadodra?
  4. Gujarat is one of India’s most industrialized states. What led to such industrialization?
  5. What are the current schemes of the government that foster industrial activity?
  6. What is the blue revolution? Has it been successful in Gujarat?
  7. Has the diamond industry of Gujarat been hit by the Covid pandemic?
  8. Mention three areas in Gujarat that house the oil and gas reserves.

Social issues based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. Explain current caste structure of  Gujarat?
  2. What has been the impact of the Godhra carnage on the social fabric of the state?
  3. Why has there been a demand by the Patels for reservation?Do you think it is justified?
  4. Why are social indicators of Gujarat not keeping pace with economic development?
  5. What are the problems the tribal population in Gujarat face? Mention a few tribes that you think need to be developed relatively more?

Geography and Environment-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. Gujarat is surrounded by how many states?
  2. Which are main rivers in Gujarat?
  3. What are the other faunal species found in the Gir National Park besides the Asiatic lion?
  4. Which areas in Gujarat have mangroves? What was the reason behind the increase in the area of mangroves?
  5. Which branch of the monsoon is responsible for the rainfall in Gujarat?
  6. What is the reason for high pollution in the rivers of Gujarat?
  7. Where is the Sir Creek located? Strategic significance?

Miscellaneous Questions:

  1. If I want to travel to Gujarat what places would you suggest?
  2. Tell us about the problems your district is facing? As a DM how will you handle these problems?

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