[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #125 : Sujata Mehta Board, Maharashtra Home State, Naam-smaran Hobby

Date of Interview: 18 august
Board: Sujata Mehta
Background: B.Tech Mechanical Engineering,
Home State: Maharashtra
Worked: as an associate engineer at Eaton India Innovation center.
Hobbies: Naam-smaran


  1. Tell us about yourself?
  2. What was the kind of work you were doing?
  3. What is innovation? How is it diff from jugaad?
  4. Does inavailability of resource have anything to do with jugaad?
  5. Can you use jugaad in management?
  6. What solutions did u provide to social problems?
  7. (I told about a level sensor on vehicles to detect potholes.)
  8. Will this be made for all cars?
  9. What were other problems you addressed
    (Follow up questions)

Member 1

  1. Tell me in short about renewable resources.
  2. What is your patent about, tell us very briefly?
  3. What is china iran 25 years agreement signed in march this year?

Member 2

  1. what is difference between innovation and immitation?
  2. What are core competencies?
  3. Can immitation be a core competency?
  4. What is CPI?
  5. Why is it used?
  6. What is a Business analyst?
  7. How do they forecast the demand?

Member 3

  1. So you did a diploma and then a three years degree? Did u get credits for that, a year off, etc?
  2. What is national skill quality framework? What is national education quality framework?
  3. In polytechnic did u visit any workshop?
  4. What did u see there?
  5. Did u get any hands-on training?
  6. Did you do any workshop activities at all?
  7. Where was the workshop?
  8. What are your suggestions to improve the polytechnic course?
  9. Who is heading walchand now?

Member 4

  1. So u did transportation engineering?
  2. Ok automobile engineering? Yes, tell me about e scooter and e vehicle that bajaj is launching.
  3. What are electric vehicles?
  4. What are the pros and cons?
  5. What is naam-smaran?
    (Chairman madam answered on my behalf saying it is similar to meditation)


  1. Is there anything that we have not asked?
  2. Ok, let me ask you about floods in your home district Sangli.
  3. I corrected saying Ratnagiri is my home district.
  4. She said oh Ratnagiri had a greater loss this year, what are your suggestions for flood management?
    Thank you your interview is over.

All the best. Godspeed.

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