[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #233 : Bharat Bhushan Vyas Sir Board , Electrical Engg Optional, Meditation, Reading biographies, Hobbies

Date of Interview:15 -09-2021
Board:  Bharat Bhushan Vyas Sir
Optional: Electrical Engg.
Background: Dual degree in EE from IIT Delhi
Hobbies: Meditation, Reading biographies, Playing piano and composing melodies


  1. What is the value of Antarctica? What is India doing about it?
  2. What is InSPACE? Should we go for space sector privatisation? ( Newspaper article in TOI on InSPACE that day)
  3. Why should we even worry about space sector at all?
  4. What about concerns related to national security?

Member 1

  1. Besides above reasons, can space sector be useful in regional geopolitics as well?
  2. You mentioned Meditation as you hobby? Why and how do you do it?
  3. Why India is not doing so well in technology?
  4. What can we do to increase the relevance and delivery of technology?

Member 2

  1. You mentioned reading biographies as your hobby, What kinds do you read?Any lessons from it?
  2. You have lived in so many different places- Chd, Delhi, Bhopal, Ahmedabad, Bangalore What was your experience and learning?
  3. You have mentioned you compose melodies, what kind? Sad/Angry?
  4. Okay, tell me one thing that makes you really mad and angry?
  5. Should we go for digital/physical interviews?

Member 3

  1. What has been the impact of mobile phones in our lives?
  2. Economic impact? And what are the ill effects?
  3. Why eVehicles have not fully taken off?
  4. Are we fully ready infrastructure wise for eVehicles?

Member 4

  1. Median age of India is 28 and China 37, how can we reap this demographic dividend?
  2. But if we invest more in such masses based economic activities, what would its impact on growth?
  3. What have you filled as your 1st choice service?
  4. What kind of IAS would you be?

Thank you, your interview is over.

  • Preparation is always important and it should ideally be 90% thinking and 10% reading!!!
  • Thinking on the spot good answers to above Qn is not possible.

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