[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #117 : Manoj Soni Board, Gujarat Home State, Sociology Optional, Trekking & Ecotourism Hobbies

Date of interview: 27 August
Board: Manoj Soni
Background: CA, M.com
State: Gujarat
Optional: Sociology
Hobbies: Trekking and Ecotourism


  1. About civil services decision nd all
  2. 5 places which are not tourist destination but have potential in Gujarat?
  3. How will you promote tourism in such area??

Member 1

  1. Criminalisation of politics – supreme court judgment and your opinion
  2. Bhutan tourism (follow up from my previous answer)

Member 2

  1. Gandhiji ideology about Governance?
  2. About kutch region?
  3. Caste census – positives & negatives
  4. White desert – reason

Member 3

  1. About Somnath temple
  2. Harami Nala in kutch
  3. Places your trek?
  4. What all things do you consider while preparing for trekking?
  5. Next place you want to trek?

Member 4

  1. Considering all your educational background, you might be interested in share market??
  2. Should pension and PF invest in the share market?
  3. Marriage as institutions changing – how, why and impact on society?
  4. Should we tax agriculture income?? Who has authority??

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