UPSC IAS Interviews 2022 | State Based Questions | Manipur State

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


History-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. Tell us about Meitei kings?
  2. What was the relationship between the Manipur kings with the Ahoms of Assam?
  3. Who was the ruler of Manipur who ceded the state to the British under the Subsidiary Alliance?
  4. What were the causes of the Anglo Manipur War?
  5. Why is the Battle of Imphal significant in the history of the freedom struggle?
  6. Name a few freedom fighters from Manipur.
  7. Role played by women in Manipur to oust the British from the state.

Art and Culture-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. Tell us about Lai Haroba festival of Manipur?
  2. What is the origin of the Manipuri dance? What are the main instruments used?
  3. Do you know about the Thang Ta? (form of martial art)
  4. What is the Sanamahism that the Meitei people practice?
  5. Harvest festivals are celebrated all over India. What is the harvest festival of Manipur known as?
  6. What is the traditional costume of Manipur men and women?

Politics-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. When was the Instrument of Accession signed and by whom?
  2. When did Manipur gain statehood?
  3. Who was the first CM of Manipur?
  4. So much money is spent on opinion and exit polls. There is no value in them except for entertainment purposes. What is your view?
  5. What is the impact of Act East policy on North east?
  6. Tell us about NRC and politics over NRC?
  7. What is the status of women representation in local governance institutions?

Economics-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. Tell us about insurgent groups in Manipur?
  2. What is inner line permit? When it has been started?
  3. Explain the current ethnic structure of Manipur?
  4. Why is there a rise in ethnic violence in Manipur?
  5. If you are working as an administrator in such area how will you prevent such atrocities?
  6. What are various issues of women and children in Manipur?
  7. What is your opinion on discrimination against north eastern people in mainland?
  8. What are the issues of drug addiction and drug trafficking in Manipur?
  9. Tell us about Meitei ethnic group?
  10. What are some of the prominent tribes in Manipur?

Social issues based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. Are there any schemes to promote handicrafts units in Manipur?
  2. What are the mains drivers of economy of Manipur?
  3. Why Manufacturing and Service sector is not developed in Manipur?
  4. What steps have been taken by the state government for the betterment of the Industry sector?
  5. What is important of Bamboo in Manipur, bot culturally and economically?
  6. What are the problems of the farmers in Manipur? Are there any schemes to boost farmers income?
  7. Integrated farming technique in Manipur made headlines last year. What is this practice?
  8. What is the per capita income of Manipur? Compare it with the national average.

Geography and Environment-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. Manipur is surrounded by how many states/Countries?
  2. What are the main rivers of Manipur?
  3. What are the reasons for flood and landslides in Manipur?
  4. What are the major minerals found in Manipur?
  5. Where were natural caves found in Manipur? How were they formed?
  6. Tell us about the Keibul Lamjao Park and and Sangai deer?
  7. What percentage of the land area in Manipur is made up of forests?
  8. What is the reason for the decline in the forest cover in Manipur?
  9. What is the Parthenium infestation that is the source of pollution in Manipur?
  10. Name a Ramsar site located in Manipur. What is it famous for?

Miscellaneous Questions:

  1. If I want to travel to Manipur 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. Tell us about Mary Kom?
  4. What is your opinion on one horned Rhino poaching and what are solutions for it?

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