[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #238 : Smita Nagraj Ma’am Board, Economics Optional, Madhya Pradesh Home State

Date of Interview: 15 -09-2021
Board: Smita Nagraj Ma’am
Optional:  Economics 
worked as a Data Science Analyst
Home State: Madhya Pradesh


  1. So, Anonymous you have worked as a Data Science Analyst in Bangalore. What was your first impression about Bangalore?
  2. Compare Bangalore and Bhopal (Home Town)
  3. What should be done to solve the problem of heavy traffic in Big Cities? 
  4. What is the one problem of our country that is close to your heart and you want to solve? ( I mentioned inequality) 
  5. How will you solve the above mentioned problem?

Member 1 

  1. Tell me 2-3 big achievements of Madhya Pradesh in last 10 years
  2. Why MP has done so good in agriculture?
  3. What steps have the MP government has taken regarding crop diversification?
  4. Would you attribute this success to State government or Central Government?

Member 2

  1. Do you think India needs these high-speed trains?
  2. Assess the performance of Vande Bharat Express since its launch
  3. And what about Uday Desh ka Aam Nagrik Scheme. Has it been successful?
  4. What is Most Favoured Nation?

Member 3

  1. Since your optional is Economics, for what topic Amartya Sen got Nobel Prize in Economics?
  2. What steps have the government has taken to revive the economy since the pandemic has started?
  3. What steps will you take to provide proper compensations to Bhopal Gas Tragedy victims?

Member 4

  1. For what initiative have you got award in your job (mentioned in DAF)
  2. Please explain what did you exactly do.
  3. Do you know about Deep Fakes. Are they easily recognisable?
  4. What new steps would you take towards improving cybersecurity?


Thank you, Anonymous.

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