[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #246 : TCA Anant Board, Chhattisgarh Home State, commerce & accountancy Optional, Sports, Meditation Hobby

Interview date: 7th September
Board: TCA Anant sir
Optional: commerce and accountancy
Background: Bcom, Chartered Accountant
Home State: Chhattisgarh
Hobby: cricket, meditation, and biographical movies


  1. Read out my academic qualification and work experience.
  2. Why did you leave job?
  3. Why you want to join civil services?
  4. How will CA help in civil services?

Member 1

  1. What is zero based budgeting?
  2. Its advantages and disadvantages?
  3. Why does India not adopt zero based budgeting?
  4. Which type of Biographical movies do you watch?
  5. Which is latest movie you have watched?
  6. What is the importance of India’s win at the oval ?
  7. What is a chinaman? Why is it called so?
  8. What is management accounting?
  9. Do you think it is useful in govt decision making?
  10. What did you not like in your previous organisations?
  11. Dont you think govt organisation and such private organisations are very different?

Member 2

  1. Tell me about the global presence of ICAI ( CA institute) ?
  2. How will you use the global network of ICAI in administration?
  3. Do you support National Monestisation pipeline?
  4. Don’t you think private organisations will charge high prices to people?
  5. What is India’s debt to GDP?
  6. Tell me about the composition of this debt in India?
  7. India wanted to raise fund through sovereign bonds, why didnt we go ahead with that Idea?
  8. Do you think India should devalue or control the exchange rate for the purpose of improving our exports?
  9. What is the driving force or passion in your life?
  10. When was the recent time you helped someone? ( i had mentioned helping in previous answer)
  11. One best practice that you would want to contribute to govt accounting system since you have this as your background?

Member 3

  1. When was ICAI founded?
  2. Why has the act not amended till date? Do you think it should be amended?
  3. Don’t you think ICAI and NFRA have similar and overlapping roles? ( i had mentioned NFRA in my previous answer)
  4. Who maintans and audits accounts of both central and state govt?
  5. What is the change you would want to bring in the govt accounting?
  6. What is the difference between audits of govt companies and private companies?
  7. What is the ideal debt equity ratio for an Infrastructure company?

Member 4

  1. When was Chhattisgarh formed?
  2. Currently how many districts in Chhattisgarh? (may be because recently 4 new were created)
  3. How has Chhattisgarh progressed after separation from MP?
  4. You say it has progressed, then why do you still have naxalism?
  5. Do you think tribals get caught between Naxals and govt?
  6. What do you mean by canons of financial propriety?
  7. What is marketing?

Chairman: Thank you. Your interview is over.

Overall – very cordial board.

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