UPSC IAS Interviews 2022 | State Based Questions | Maharashtra State

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

History-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. Name a few Chalcolithic sites belonging to the Jorwe culture.
  2. When did the Satvahana kings rule over Maharashtra.
  3. Chronologically enlist the dynasties ruling over the present day Maharashtra.
  4. Point out historical importance of the region of Khandesh?
  5. Why did the Maratha empire flourish mainly in the western and the Konkan parts of Maharashtra?
  6. What were the consequences of the Third Anglo Maratha War?
  7. Name a few leaders from Maharashtra who participated in the freedom struggle?
  8. What were the reasons for the growth of revolutionary terrorism in Maharashtra?

Art and Culture-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. Some features of architecture that evolved during the Yadava period?
  2. Give a few examples of Gothic architecture in Mumbai?
  3. Why do you think Marathi is not given the status of a classical language?
  4. Tell us about Bahinabai Choudhary?
  5. What is a special characteristic of the Lavani dance?
  6. When did the Warkari sect emerge in Maharashtra? Who popularized it?
  7. How is the Amravati school of architecture different from the Mathura School?
  8. Which paintings in Maharashtra bear close resemblance to the rock engravings at Bhimbhetka?
  9. Who built the Kailasnath Temple?
  10. Name two cultural sites of Maharashtra enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Politics-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. When did the present day Maharashtra gain statehood?
  2. How many princely states formed part of the Bombay State?
  3. What is the reason of disputes between Maharashtra and Karnataka?
  4. What is your opinion on MVA government in Maharashtra?
  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. What is the reason for centre –state conflict in maharashtra?
  7. Tell us your opinion about intervention of central agencies in state matters?
  8. Is 33% reservation for women in local governance bodies achieved in Maharashtra?

Economics-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. Which cash crop is main pillar of agrarian economy of Maharashtra?
  2. Name a few small scale industries in Maharashtra.
  3. What do you think is the reason for a flourishing industrial sector in Maharashtra?
  4. What is the per capita income of Maharashtra. Compare it with all-India average.
  5. Cotton textile industries are concentrated in which parts of Maharashtra and why?
  6. What are the schemes launched by the state government to boost farmers income?

Social issues based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. Briefly tell us about the Bhima koregaon violence?
  2. What are various issues of women and children in Maharashtra?
  3. How do you think the problems of sanitation in slums can be solved?
  4. What are the features of the Shakti Act?
  5. “Prostitution is not a criminal offence”, the Bombay HC said. What are your views on the banning of prostitution?
  6. What are the problems of the Mahar community?
  7. How can the problem of drug trafficking be addressed in Maharashtra?
  8. What are some of the prominent tribes of Maharashtra?

Geography and Environment-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. Maharashtra is surrounded by how many states?
  2. Pune is becoming gas chamber? Reasons.
  3. Despite being a water intensive crop, why is sugarcane grown in the regions of Marathwada?
  4. Which districts come under the Marathwada region?
  5. What is the climatic significance of the Western Ghats?
  6. What are your views on the cutting down of the Aarey forests? How can we strike a balance between economic growth and sustainable development?
  7. What percentage of area of the state is composed of forests?
  8. Where does the Godavari originate?
  9. What is the name of the state butterfly of Maharashtra? Where is it found?
  10. Name the two tiger reserves found in Maharashtra.

Miscellaneous Questions:

  1. If I want to travel to Maharashtra 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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