UPSC IAS Interviews 2022 | State Based Questions | Haryana(Chandigarh) State

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


History-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. The history of Haryana dates back to the Harappan age. Can you tell us a few Harappan sites found in Haryana?
  2. What does Rakhigarhi tell us about the IVC?
  3. Tell us something about the Kurukshetra?
  4. Who were the Kurus?
  5. What was the third battle of Panipat about? Did it have any religious undertones?
  6. Which dynasties ruled over the present day Haryana?
  7. Why is the Pushyabhuti dynasty significant? Where was their capital based?
  8. Tell us about some leaders of Haryana who participated in the freedom movement?

Art and Culture-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. Tell us something about the folk theatres in Haryana.Tell us cultural history of Haryana?
  2. How is phulkari work done? Where did this art form originate?
  3. Have you heard of Jathera? What is it about? Is it still practiced?
  4. Where does the Surajkund Fair take place? Who started this festival and with what objective?
  5. Why is Bhiwani known as Chota Kashi?
  6. What is the Masani Fair known for?
  7. Haryana has a flourishing film industry. Name any two movies.

Politics-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. When was Haryana formed? What was the reason of the split between Punjab and Haryana?
  2. What do you know about the Rajiv-Longowal Accord?
  3. So much money is spent on opinion and exit polls. There is no value in them except for entertainment purposes. What is your view?
  4. How will you improve the law and order situation in Haryana if you are posted as an IPS in one of the district?
  5. Haryana amended the 33% reservation for women criteria in local bodies election and increased it to 50%. Has Haryana achieved this target?
  6. How many women MLAs are there in the State Vidhan Sabha?
  7. What are the advantages/disadvantages of two states having the same capital?

Economics-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. Farmers from both Haryana and Punjab have been protesting against the farm bills. Do you think it is justified?
  2. What are the major problems of the farmers of Haryana?
  3. Haryana is one of the states that has received a lot of investment? What is the reason?
  4. Why Faridabad and Gurugram are highly developed as compared to the other areas?
  5. Name a few manufacturing units in Gurugram? Reason for their development?
  6. ISA is located in Haryana? How will renewable energy add to the economy of the state?
  7. What is the reason for such a well-developed services sector in Haryana?
  8. What is the Bhavantar Bharpayee Yojana?
  9. Dairy farming is an essential component of the rural economy? What are the main breeds of cow/buffalo in Haryana?
  10. What steps have been taken by the state government to promote tourism in the state?

Social issues based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. What is the reason behind such dismal performance in sex ratio of the state?
  2. Tell us your opinion on the Khap Panchayats. How can they be regulated?
  3. What is the reason of human trafficking prevalent in the state?
  4. Haryana is shaping into a modern Takshila? Do you agree?
  5. Unemployment and drug menace are major issues? Suggest one short term and one long term solution to handle the two problems?
  6. Is there caste based violence in Haryana?
  7. Reason for the demand for reservation by Jats?

Geography and Environment-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. Haryana is surrounded by how many states?
  2. Enlist the main geographical features of the state.
  3. The Hathnikund Barrage is built upon which river? Benefits.
  4. What is the controversy surrounding the Satluj-Yamuna Link Canal?
  5. Which districts of Haryana fall under the Aravalli range?
  6. Are there any protected areas in Haryana. Name any two.
  7. Where is the Vulture Conservation and Bredding Center? Has it achieved its objectives?
  8. Gurugram becomes a gas chamber especially in winters. Specify any two reasons?

Miscellaneous Questions:

  1. If I want to travel to Haryana 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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