[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #248 : RN Choubey Board, Kerala Home State, Geography Optional, Reading, Travelling, Watching Hobbies

Board: RN Choubey
Background: English Literature
Optional: Geography
Home State: Kerala
Worked: Linguistics; High Court of Kerala
Hobbies: Reading, Travelling, Watching shows on OTT platforms;


  1. Global warming is a myth. Do you agree or disagree. Justify.
  2. How many ice ages have Earth gone through?
  3. How is climate change in the previous periods different from now?
  4. What’s the percentage change?

Member 1

  1. What made you start preparing for the civil services?
  2. Name 3 positive and 3 negative things about Kerala govt’s approach towards COVID management
  3. What’s the circumference of Earth?
  4. At what speed does Earth rotate around the Sun?
  5. Name two exceptional features of Kerala
  6. If you were to choose to stay in a state other than Kerala, which one would it be and why?
  7. Which places have you travelled to?

Member 3

  1. What are the 3 mistakes you did as the part of coordinating the European Day of Languages? What could you have done differently?

Member 4

  1. What are the provisions of Prevention Of Sexual Harassment Act?
  2. Which authorities/organisations are exempt from the provisions of RTI Act?
  3. If you were in charge of the tourism dept, what 3 immediate changes would you focus on?

Member 4

  1. I see you are from the Science background (in 12th). How come you changed your specialization after school?
  2. What 3 lessons given by Sree Narayana Guru have struck you as the most important?
  3. What is your opinion about the collegium system in judiciary?
  4. How would you promote regional languages as per New Education Policy?
  5. Mention 3 ways in which you can promote Punjabi in Kerala
  6. What can be done to integrate regional languages in a diverse country like India.
  7. What can be done to prevent the misuse of sexual harassment legislations in India?
  8. Has the phenomenon of communalism improved in Kerala over the years?
  9. What is the shape of Earth?


Your interview is now over. We had a nice time talking to you. We have asked everything we want to ask you. Is there anything else you would like to tell us?

Thank you and all the best

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