[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #189 : RN Choubey Board, Tamil Nadu Home State, Tamil Literature Optional

Board: RN Choubey
Date of Interview: 01/09/2021
Graduation: BE ECE
Optional: Tamil literature.
Home State: Tamil Nadu
Work exp: SDM, Tamilnadu civil service


  1. Introduce yourself- your academic background and work experience.
  2. Is your training over?
  3. Do you like your job as RDO(Revenue Divisional Officer?
  4. Subsidies distort prices in the market. Shall we do away with subsidies? Explain with example.

Member 1

  1. Two important things you want to concentrate in your administration
  2. Why population control? What impacted you?
  3. Its impact on women?
  4. Why people bear large number of children? Does education has any impact on this?
  5. States with good population control receive less grants. Is that good?
  6. States with high population have more representatives in the parliament. What is your opinion?
  7. In your present district, which water bodies you want to rejuvenate? (Since I mentioned water bodies rejuvenation as the second thing)
  8. How will you do this?
  9. Are the schemes to rejuvenate water bodies are implemented?
  10. what are the challenges municipal bodies are facing? Are there adequate human resources?

Member 2

  1. Opinion on appointment of women as priest?
  2. What is the state of caste violences in TamilNadu?
  3. What is the state of corruption in tamilnadu? Can we minimize corruption?
  4. What are India’s soft powers?

Member 3

  1. What is specific about the present delimitation process in J&K? What are the specific demands?
  2. What do you know about the issue between Mizoram and Assam?
  3. You are from Salem district. Do you know the word Salem occurs five times in Bible?

Member 4

  1. What are the external threats coastal india is facing?
  2. What steps have been taken to address fishermen issue? (Since I mentioned)
  3. Other coastal security threats?
  4. Disaster management you have planned? What Other departments are involved? (Since I mentioned disaster management)
  5. Since you have studied ECE, what is the stage of IRNSS? Its limitations?


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