[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #171 : Bharat Bhushan Vyas Board, Maharashtra Home State, PSIR Optional, Running, Karate, Reading, Debating Hobbies

Date of Interview: 10/09/2021
Board: Bharat Bhushan Vyas
Optional: PSIR
Graduation: BA Economics
Home State: Maharashtra
Hobbies: Alt Rock music, Running, Karate, Reading, Debating


  1. You’ve studied economics and pol sci. Tell me what are the internal tensions within China
  2. What lessons can india learn from China’s situation today?
  3. Which newspapers do you read? Have you heard about VPN? Please explain
  4. India has been promoting exports. Do you think it is going to do us any good?
  5. What are the measures taken to promote exports?
  6. Have you heard of the concept called helicopter money
  7. What is the importance of Siachen glacier

Member 1

  1. Why is China facing economic problems in recent years?
  2. Why have Chinese wage rates gone up?
  3. We have been talking about make in India so much. What has the govt done in that direction?
  4. What is Alternative Rock Music? (hobby)
  5. How is it different from Heavy metal?
  6. Do you know about Sanjay Gandhi National Park? What is it famous for?
  7. How are forest areas located within city limits protected

Member 2

  1. Tell me names of some martial arts from India (based on hobby)
  2. Have you heard about RDF? Mandi tax?
  3. What is your opinion on the way the APMC system works
  4. Is Pakistan a failed state?
  5. What are the conflicts within Pakistan?

Member 3

  1. What do you understand by Global political economic order?
  2. Is the current order conducive for India’s rise?
  3. What are we doing about it?
  4. What are institutions of global governance?
  5. Give me names of some political scientists who advocated institutional approach
  6. Which is India’s National Waterway 1
  7. What is the use of waterways?
  8. 90% of our economy consists of unorganised workers. What has the govt done to provide social security to unorganised workers?

Member 4

  1. Recently a cruise was inaugurated in our prime minister’s constituency. Have you heard about it?
  2. The govt has launched a portal for unorganised workers. Have you heard about it? What is it used for?
  3. Which ministry does e-shram portal fall under?
  4. What is the meaning of your name?
  5. Which service have you chosen?


  1. Imagine that you have to give a speech to a group of young girls at a college/ university ceremony. Tell us 5 points that you’ll mention in your speech
  2. Name 2 female leaders whom you admire
  3. Name 2 male leaders whom you admire

Thank you very much.

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