[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #148 : TCA Anant Sir Board, Telangana Home State, Sociology Optional, Playing Cricket Hobby

Date of Interview: 8th September 2021
Board: TCA Anant Sir
Home State: Telangana
Optional: Sociology
Hobbies/Interests: Playing Cricket, Ethical Hacking


  1. What is Ethical Hacking?
  2. Did you have any exposure to Ethical Hacking
  3. at NPA?
  4. in College?
  5. How does knowledge of Ethical Hacking help you in Policing?

Member 1

  1. What are the Tax disputes in news?
    (Cairns and Telecom AGR issue)
  2. What are the initiatives taken by the Central Government to handle Migration issue during Covid?
  3. What is One Nation, One Ration Card initiative?
  4. How Data Analytics is being used in Policing?
  5. What is Stubble burning? How can it be handled?
  6. As an IAS what would be your developmental priorities in the district you are posted in?

Member 2

  1. What was India’s response to coup in Myanmar?
  2. What is the AGR issue in Telecom sector?
  3. How has the perception been in recent times about crime in Mumbai?
  4. Major crimes in Maharashtra?

Member 3

  1. What is Reverse swing?
  2. What was the conversation about reverse swing between Jasprit Bumrah and Virat Kohli in the recent test that India won?
  3. What is CCTNS? Ground-level challenges? How can it be improved?
  4. If you were the Home Minister, what reforms would you bring in Policing?
  5. Naxalism – causes for its rise? How can it be handled?

Member 4

  1. What is Hashing?
  2. What is a Distributed ledger?
  3. What is the European Data Protection Law called?
  4. Why India doesn’t have a Data Protection Law?
  5. Difference between CPI and WPI?
  6. Number of Aspirational Districts and the metrics used to measure their performance?
  7. Why IAS after getting into IPS?


  1. 1. How can Corruption in Policing be handled with the use of Technology?
  2. Thank you, Your interview is over.
  3. The board was very welcoming and cordial!

(This transcript has been posted by a community member of ForumIAS)
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