[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #170 : TCA Anant Board, Karnataka Home State, Anthropology Optional, Vipassana, Poetry Writing, Calligraphy Hobbies

Date of Interview: 09.09.2021
Board: TCA Anant
Optional: Anthropology
Background: Computer Science Engineer.
Job Experience: 1 Year at TESCO
Home State: Karnataka
Hobbies: Vipassana, Poetry Writing, Calligraphy


  1. What was your role at TESCO?
  2. Why did you leave your Job?
  3. You worked with NGO, what Projects? ( I mentioned Bank account for women from Slum area)
  4. Follow up Question: What is you assessment of Jan Dhan Yojana?
  5. Have you helped anyone in creating account in Jan Dhan Yojana?
  6. You are also pursuing Masters in anthropology ? When did you start? when will it finish?

Member 1

  1. Asked 3 Questions.. Which I was not aware of. I said I don’t know.
  2. You do vipassana? Where did you attend?
  3. What do you do in Vipassana?Explain.
  4. Why is there tussle between Executive and Juduciary.
  5. What is your take on Recently formed Taliban Government?
  6. You are Computer Science Engineer,Tell me what is AI and ML.
  7. Tell me one Good thing and One bad thing about AI.
  8. How far do you Agree with this statement -“Corona will make us zombies and AI will take over humans”.

Member 2

  1. You missed on main point regarding tussle between judiciary and Executive ( I did not know what she was referring to I said, I ll read about it, Mam)
  2. Tell me What is Greenfield and Brownfield Project.
  3. Disadvantages of Brownfield Project.
  4. From where are you Pursuing Masters?
  5. Looks like you are pursuing masters in Anthropology as that will help you in Civil Services.
  6. Which other University Offers Masters in Anthropology?
  7. You are Anthropology Student, Have you read Sapiens?
  8. Tell me few Important Points from the Book.
  9. Do you really agree with author’s views.
  10. Don’t you think Sapiens will kill all the other animals like they killed other
  11. Homo. ( I was saying, we are evolving as humans, We are signing Convention)
    If you are saying so, Then why are many animals under threat and are endangered.
  12. Tell me names of few endangered species.

Member 3

  1. So you had mentioned financial Inclusion in your answer, Explain this quote to me -“India will realise its Full potential only when we achieve Inclusive development”
  2. What is Govt’s Slogan Regarding this
  3. What is Calligraphy?
  4. What do People really achieve by beautifying the Letters?
  5. Tell me Important Qualities of Leadres?
  6. Are the Qualities of Civil Servant the Same or they are Different?

Member 4

  1. So you write Poetry, Can you please recite one for us. ( I started reciting and after few lines , Lady member Started Clapping)
  2. Was your Poem Viral?
  3. Do you think Social Media has bridged gap between Govt and people?
  4. What is your view on Civil servants being nameless and facecess or they
  5. should be viral? What did Sardar Patel say about Civil servants?
  6. Tell me only one reason that drives you so much to this Service( I said sense of satisfaction)
  7. What is the difference between Sense of Satisfaction and Power?
  8. Largely Questions were from DAF.
    Questions were built upon what I had mentioned in my answers.

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