[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #178 : RN Choubey Board, Madhya Pradesh Home State, Political science Optional

Date of Interview: 8.09.2021
Board: RN Choubey
Background: IIT Roorkee, branch Geological technology
Optional: Political science
Working: Coal India ltd
Home State: Madhya Pradesh


  1. told me to be comfortable and ask the question again if not understood and said if I am forgetting anything or don’t know then say it clearly.
  2. Asked if I had food and where and with whom I am staying in Delhi.
  3. Tell us about your academic and professional background.
  4. If I dig a tunnel across the earth and drop a stone into it would it pass to the other side, where will it lie?

Member 1

  1. What do you understand by the phrase one can not be the judge of its own case. ( Said it is the fundamental principle of justice) what is the fundamental principle of justice?
  2. What do you understand by judicial activism? What is PIL? Does it have a legal backing? In which judgement it was defined?
  3. What do you understand by separation of powers?. So does judicial activism is allowed by the constitution?
  4. What is you opinion on women participation in armed forces? Can they fight in a combat role? Do you know any country having women in combat role?

Member 2

  1. Can I become a rajyasabha member? ( Said no) Can I file the nomination? How many members in RS? Are there any nominated members?
  2. Does a  Chief minister has the authority to remove HC judge? Then who does have?
  3. Is there any set up in which states govt cooperate ( said inter state council) who presides it?
  4. Where is the high court of MP? Where is its session courts?
  5. What is bhedhaghat famous for?

Member 3

  1. What are different types of coal?
  2. Do we also import coal?
  3. What is the height of atmosphere above earth surface. What does atmosphere consist of?
  4. What do you understand by climate change? What is ozone layer? How it helps?
  5. What pollutes the river? Doesnt it clean itself ? Then when do we need to clean it?

Member 4 

  1. ( chairman ordered tea) Which is the highest tea producer country. Which state is highest producer in india?
  2. What is organic farming ? Should we transition agriculture in india into organic farming completely? Which state in india is organic state?

Chairman- your interview is over. Do you want to share anything or want us to ask anything from you?

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