UPSC IAS Interviews 2022 | State Based Questions | Meghalaya State

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

History and Art and Culture-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. Name a few Neolithic sites found in Meghalaya?
  2. When did Meghalaya come under the British rule?
  3. Tell us about Garo/Khasi/Jaintia festival of Manipur?
  4. What is Sangai and Kut festival?
  5. Harvest festivals are common all over India. What is the harvest festival celebrated by the Khasi tribes?
  6. Tell us about Bamboo crafts of Meghalaya?
  7. Musical instruments in Meghalaya are made from locally available materials. Name a few of them and the source of their formation.
  8. Have you heard of the Nartiang Durga Temple? When was it built?

Politics-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. When did Meghalaya gain statehood?
  2. Who was the first CM of Meghalaya?
  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. What will be your top 2 priorities as chief secretary of Meghalaya?
  5. Tell us about NRC and politics over NRC?
  6. What is the excluded and partially excluded groups of GOI act 1935?
  7. What are the provisions of Article 244? How do they apply to Meghalaya?
  8. Is the panchayati raj system applicable in Meghalaya? If no, what are the alternative structures in place?
  9. What is the inner line permit? when it has been started? How does it impact India’s Act East Policy?
  10. What are your opinions on the imposition of AFSPA? Do you think AFSPA has been misused by the Army?

Economics-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. Why Manufacturing and Service sector is not well developed in Meghalaya?
  2. What steps have been taken by the state government for the promotion of the services sector?
  3. What type of industries can be more suitable to Meghalaya?
  4. What is the per capita income of Meghalaya? Compare it with national average.
  5. What are the major crops that fuel the agrarian economy of Meghalaya?
  6. Meghalaya has abundant natural resources, but not tapped. Why?
  7. Tourism can be a potential revenue generating sector. What are the policies in place to promote tourism in Meghalaya?
  8. Floriculture was practiced as a hobby by many in Meghalaya? Can it be used to add to the farmer’s income?

Social issues based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. Explain current ethnic structure of Meghalaya?
  2. What are the problems of the Khasi tribes?
  3. Tell us about matrilineal system of Meghalaya?
  4. What is your opinion on discrimination against north eastern people in mainland?
  5. Name some insurgency groups in Meghalaya? How can the problem of insurgency be tackled?
  6. If you are working as an administrator in such area how will you prevent such acts of violence?
  7. Drug peddling is common in Meghalaya and other North-eastern states. What are the long term solutions to curb this problem?
  8. The natives vs the outsiders debate fuels violence in the state. Reason for such prejudiced behavior?
  9. Who are the non-indigenous communities living in Meghalaya?
  10. Why is almost half the population of Meghalaya below poverty line?

Geography and Environment-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. Meghalaya is surrounded by how many states/Countries?
  2. What are the reasons for flood and landslides in Meghalaya?
  3. What makes Cherrapuji the wettest region. Explain the topography of Meghalaya and mechanism of rainfall?
  4. What is the reason for the practice of shifting cultivation still being practiced in Meghalaya?
  5. Tell us something about the Living Root Bridge.
  6. What is the Meghalayan Age?
  7. What kind of rock systems are found in Meghalaya?
  8. What are sacred groves?
  9. Name the famous protected area which is included in UNESCO’s list of Biosphere Reserves.
  10. What do you think is the reason for the decline in the forest cover of Meghalaya?

Miscellaneous Questions:

  1. If I want to travel to Meghalaya 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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