[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #251 : Sathyavathy Board, Chhattisgarh Home State, Geography Optional, Guitar Hobby

Board: Sathyavathy
Background:  Mechanical Engg
Optional: Geography
Home State: Chhattisgarh
Hobby: playing acoustic guitar


  1. you have self learnt guitar through YouTube, Role of social media in your life?
  2. why geography as optional ?
  3. Earthquake zones in India. Who zones it, on what basis it is zoned
  4. EQ zones in your state. Delhi in which zone?
  5. low swarm EQ in Delhi frequently, it is said that big EQ is due in Delhi. Your views, any studies to back it?

Member 1

  1. why Chhattisgarh is named as Chhattisgarh?
  2. Timezones in India. Why countries has multiple time zones. Can India have >1 timezone. Views?
  3. what is business process re-engineering.
  4. root cause of naxalism?

Member 2

  1. different types of guitar?
  2. principles of acoustics?
  3. GST. Impact on society, business?
  4. views on removal of direct taxes & a situational ques

Member 3

  1. Why casualties so high in Naxal operations?
  2. As a officer, how will you use technical intelligence in Naxal ops?
  3. increasing fuel prices + oil bonds?
  4. what is post-truth?

Member 4

  1. Locals recruitment for naxal ops? How will it help? Views
  2. Engineering in regional languages? Views, impact on your area?
  3. literature of Chhattisgarh ?
  4. Some more Ques were there, couldn’t remember now.
  5. Board was very cordial, had a great experience:)

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