Board: Manoj Soni Sir
Graduation: BTech, Material Science, and Engineering IIT Kanpur
Hobbies: Listening Talks on Advaita Vedanta and Reading Non-Fiction Books
State: Uttar Pradesh
- What’s going on in life?
- Advaita Vedanta – Philosophy of Shankara, Right! Very unusual for a young person!
- Your graduation subject is a very specialised subject with high demand, why do you want to join services?
- Which of the following subject are you most comfortable with – PSIR, Agriculture, Forestry etc. – follow up on IR!
- So, there is a concept called Thucydides trap in IR, have you heard of it? What is it?
- Do you think this was applicable to India-China Relationship in recent times?
- After IIT, Why IAS? Don’t you think it’s a waste of a seat!
- You are a sports person, volleyball! You Run Marathon too! What is the best timing? Do you run regularly!
- What do you think of Odd even scheme, do you think it worked well!
- Why is zomato IPO getting oversubscribed! Don’t you think it’s a risky thing?
- Why did you change your school after 10th ( JNV Ballia to JNV Pondicherry).
Wanted to ask few more, I guess! But Soni Sir reminded him of time!
- Have you heard of Max Muller? Translated Upanishads!
- What do you think of disinvestment by government? Some areas where we shouldn’t disinvest?
- Does genetics have to play some role in sports? Why do you think we aren’t doing well? Offer some solutions.
- Are you following olympics! What happend in today’s match!
- Have you heard of Badrayana? What does shankara has to do with him?
- Have you heard the name of Plato! What’s the name of his book? What is he talking about?
- Brahma Satyam, Jagat Mithya! Tell your interpretation of it!
- Russia, France and Isreal – Indian RelationshipA follow-up question on – Economic Dimension of the relationship!
- Why IAS, IPS over IFS when you have good knowledge of IR?
- You didn’t work after graduation, didn’t you ever think of it!
- What are the similarities between Machiavelli and Chankya?
- Why do people put Machiavelli ahead of Kautilya?
Chairman: Best wishes, your interview is over.
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