[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #194 : Sujata Mehta Board, Rajasthan Home State, Agriculture Optional, Traveling, teaching Hobby

Date of Interview: 15th September
Board: Sujata Mehta
Optional: Agriculture
Home State: Rajasthan
Hobby: Traveling, teaching.


  1. Briefly tell me about your education and work experience?
  2. Why did you leave the job?
  3. Are you a big gambler?
  4. Have you experienced corruption in your interaction with govt departments?
  5. How to reduce corruption in the system?
  6. What good practices you can bring from your corporate job to govt job?

Member 1

  1. Why did you choose agriculture optional being a electrical engineer?
  2. What are major crops grown in the Rajasthan?
  3. What problem farmers are facing in rajasthan?
  4. How Indira Gandhi canal has impacted agriculture in Rajasthan?
  5. Why people bring soil from hanumangarh region to rest of Rajasthan?

Member 2

  1. Tell me about UNCBD?
  2. What are the issues in Insolvency and Bankruptcy code?
  3. How High oil prices affect consumers?

Member 3

  1. Should India allow its bases to be used by USA to do air strike on Afganistan?
  2. Why commenwealth of nations is there? What is its importance?

Member 4

  1. How effective has been India strategy to counter terrorism?
  2. If India allow USA to use its bases for strike on Afganistan, will not taliban create problems in Afganistan?


  1. What are ethical issues with AI?
  2. How to resolve them?
  3. Best place you have visited? What were the facilities there?

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