[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #143 : Smita Nagraj Board, Telangana Home State, Anthropology Optional, travelling, pencil sketching Hobbies

Board: Smita Nagraj ma’am, 1st Sep
Home State: Telangana
Background: MBBS
Optional: Anthropology
Hobbies: travelling, pencil sketching


  1. Did u work
  2. What kind of service in NGO
  3. how did u chose that ngo, there are many
  4. Andhra ts more foreign migration…why
  5. Is it loss or gain
  6. How to reduce
  7. Why didn’t u go abroad

Member 1

  1. Ayushman Bharat vs Obama care is outlay enough
  2. Issues in health sector
  3. Ease of doing business..how to reduce time
  4. What is genome India project?

Member 2

  1. Why anthro
  2. Anthropological basis for patriarchy
  3. What are main revolutions u studied in anthropology
  4. Which tribe not studied
  5. How are they surviving
  6. Which concept explains their relationship with nature(he told that my answer is not correct)
  7. Look east policy, is it old wine in new bottle

Member 3

  1. U talked about quality of edu..what do u mean by quality
  2. Based on one ngo report, isn’t it right to judge
  3. So NEP is already there to correct this , what problem are ailing our edu
  4. Are u talking about primary secondary or edu as a whole
  5. Do u have any statastic or data with u
  6. So vocational edu
  7. Is higher edu needed for everyone
  8. If a girl after marriage wants to study is it possible, what if in-laws doesn’t allow
  9. Tell me about golconda

Member 4

  1. U said 2.5 of GDP, how can u readjust budget to do this,
  2. Where do u want to rationalize subsidies
  3. Nfhs already has a cap right, where else do u want to rationalise (didn’t answer this)
  4. Child marriages, how to tackle
  5. Should we punish the parents

Chairman: your interview is over

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