[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #207: Manoj Soni Sir  Board, Tamil Nadu Home State, Agriculture Optional

Date of interview: 16 September 2021
Board: Manoj Soni Sir
Home State: Tamilnadu
Optional: Agriculture


  1. When did you come to Delhi? What places have you visited in Delhi? (Basic qs to ease the tensions)
  2. Why did you choose agriculture?
  3. origin of origami?
  4. Chairman said he was also fond of origami and were discussing abt origami
  5. What agricultural techniques can we adopt from other countries?

Member 1 

  1. Climate change and Agriculture
  2. What would you do if you are Chennai corporation Commissioner in next 25 yrs?
  3. (Since 2 lady mems and myself was in yellow saree…)
  4.  Asked why different countries interpret colors differently?

Member 2 

  1. Regenerative agriculture
  2. (Gave a long answer himself)
  3. Can we adopt regenerative agriculture in pilot basis?
  4. why Rice-based food system has shifted in Tamilnadu to other foods?

Member 3

  1. Problems of Coimbatore Solutions to the problems


  1. Advantages of beekeeping
  2. what makes you angry?
  3. Do you Raise voice when you are angry?


  1. Wished me safe journey and good luck

overall experience

  1. Very cordial board
  2. Chairman was very welcoming
  3. No grilling no cross qs
  4. Answered the questions which I am not aware of and also pointed out how to improve my answers further

(This transcript has been posted by a community member of ForumIAS)
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