[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #110 : RN Choubey Board, English literature Optional, Mechanical Engg

Board: RN Choubey sir
Date of Interview: 2nd September
Background: B.Tech ( Mechanical Engg.)
Optional: English literature


  1. What are non-state actors?
  2. Are Naxals non-state actors?
  3. You mentioned corporations as non-state actors too. Could you explain?
  4. Your opinion on the trend of demolishing statues in the west on the basis of perceived past racism?

Member 1

  1. Should we make China our friend or foe?
  2. Whats should be the language policy for India?

Member 2

  1. ( English lit discussion)
  2. Discussion on post-modernism, linkages with authority and order, and Sanskritization

Member 3

  1. Issues regarding border dispute with China
  2. Suggested measures for border resolution
  3. Alleviating technology gap in critical sectors

Member 4

  1. Nearest island to India?
  2. What do you know about Indonesia?
  3. Why our level of engagement with Indonesia is not higher, and suggest measures for better engagement
  4. Tribal groups of Afghanistan; dominant tribal group?
  5. What is their population?
  6. What is the specific religious ideology they follow? ( Not something like Sunni muslim, needed more specific)
  7. Given that Pakistan has more Pashtuns than Afghanistan, and given the dominance of Barelvi order there, won’t it conflict with the Deobandi version in Afghanistan? ( May have missed a few more keywords in this question )


  1. Do you want to tell us something?
  2. Have missed some questions, will update if I recall.
    Overall, very very cordial and supportive board

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