[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #09 : Air Marshall Ajit Bhonsle Board, Political Science Optional

Board: Air Marshall Ajit Bhonsle Sir
Academics: B Tech in Computer Science from IIT Hyderabad
Optional: Political Science
Work Experience: Worked for 2 years as Software Engineer at Flipkart


  1. Read my DAF out loud – IIT, Flipkart, Hobbies, etc
  2. “You must be very popular in college”
  3. Who was your best friend in college?
  4. If we call and ask him to tell good things about you, what would he say?
  5. What are bad things about your friend?
  6. What is the most important thing in communication?

Member 1

  1. How has India’s journey been in EODB? What are our challenges?
  2. Mention few factors of EODB
  3. Have you invested your money anywhere? How did you invest and where? [Along with other things, I mentioned cryptocurrency here]
  4. Differences between shares and mutual funds

Member 2

  1. You worked at Flipkart, how did e-commerce revolutionise the marketplace?
  2. Aren’t these big companies a threat to retail stores?
  3. You mentioned investing in cryptocurrencies, what is RBI/Govt doing in regulating cryptocurrencies?
  4. What are the pros and cons of investing in cryptocurrencies?

Member 3

  1. She Corrected my answer on regulation of cryptocurrencies*
  2. How did covid 2nd wave affect us?
  3. You are from Warangal, why was Warangal in news recently?
  4. How does a site get recognised as UNESCO World Heritage Site?
  5. What is the other site that got this status along with Ramappa?
  6. Who is “Covidiots”?

Member 4

  1. You studied Computer Science, what is Quantum Computing?
  2. How does Quantum computing affect encryption technology?
  3. What is the difference between Gandhi and Marx? (one more follow up question on this topic)

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