[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #149 : Bharat Bhushan Vyas Board, Geography Optional, Yoga, Cooking Journalling Hobbies

Date of Interview: 7/9/21
Board: Bharat Bhushan Vyas
Background: B.tech in Civil Engg.
Optional: Geography
Hobbies: Yoga, cooking journalling.


  1. what is biodiversity
  2. why is it important
  3. what threats
  4. what are we doing then?
  5. difference between highway, express way, state Highway and district roads
  6. 3 bridge constructions that you like?

Member 1

  1. Tell me about Indian diaspora, figures, what they want from us
    When I couldn’t cite numbers he said it’s okay and that he didn’t expect me to remember numbers.
  2.  what do we want from them? and some follow up question

Member 2

  1. Talked about how Telangana doesn’t have a border and then asked a question on difference between western and eastern sea board. Then he said that it was too technical and he answered it himself.
  2. Types of yoga
  3. Dams in hilly areas – what do you think?
  4. Is there any threshold beyond which dams should be avoided in hilly areas?

Member 3

  1. Difference between Hyderabadi and Awadhi Biryani. Which is your fav
  2. What about use of potatos and eggs in Biryani
  3. MoEXA said post-Galwan clash we entered a new age of I-C relations. Do you agree?
  4. w.r.t China, Economic relationship vs border dispute – How do we go about this?
  5. Problems faced by border areas; what are we doing for that?
  6. What do you know about article 371? Why do we have it?

Member 4

  1. Why geo despite civil Engg degree from an IIT
  2. Elnino lanina diff, impact on India, and what did recent south Korean super computer say about it?
    Cordial board. Supportive throughout.

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