[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #156 : Dr. Manoj Soni Board, Tamil Nadu Home State, Sociology Optional

Optional: sociology
Home State: Tamil Nadu


  1. asked me to sit. Then verified my photo.
  2. How is weather in chennai?
  3. This is not usually rain season right. I mentioned reverse monsoon in the latter part of the year. He said climat change is very prevalent. I agreed with sir.
  4. Read my daf. Verified pronouncuation of my name.
  5. You bake cakes. What type of cakes do you bake?
  6. Do you bake christmas cake?
  7. What about cup cake?
  8. What do you think about indian society?
  9. Can you elaborate on what you mean by transitional?
  10. Cultural revuvalismand identity are getting strong now a days.

Member 1

  1. Do you think women in army is a priority for women empowerment.
  2. India as a welfare state. Your opinion is it good or bad? What is the impact on society?

Member 2

  1. Diff between food act of your state and center?
  2. Why actors as politicians are worshipped in your state?

Member 3

  1. Women in army. do you think society is ripe to accept it?
  2. What are regional issues of Tamil Nadu and sri lanka. And how has it affected national scenario?
  3. What is the fisherman issue of India and Sri Lanka?
  4. After the Mumbai attack, what are the coastal surve8lance measures taken?

Member 4

  1. What is the status of ltte?
  2. Is the sri lankan issue of tamils resolved?
  3. Do you know about kurdish issue? What are your views?
    (Follow up)
  4. Greater nagaland. What do you know about it?
  5. What are the name of insurgents in the latest assam peace agreement?
  6. What do u think will be your way of empowering women? Making them understand about their capabilities or skilling or… (dont remember other options)
  7. Any other priority in women empowerment?


  1. Have a safe stay. Your interview is over.

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