[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #253 : Marshal S Bhonsle Board, Chemistry Optional, Jharkhand Home State

Board: Marshal S Bhonsle
Optional: Chemistry
Home State: Dumka, Jharkhand


  1. What is the difference between Science, Engineering and Technology?
  2. If an institute is named Delhi Institute of Science, Engineering and Technology, what courses do you think it will offer?
  3. If not civil services, what alternate career path would you choose?

Member 1

  1. Why do we always say that the Chemistry between India and Pakistan is bad and never say that Physics is bad or Mathematics is bad?
  2. What did you do in IIRS? (Internship)
  3. What is the latest version of ArcGIS?
  4. Do you think we can have a technology where living things can be converted into non living things and living things can be converted into non living?
  5. If such technology were to develop, what implications would it have?
  6. If you have to set up a chemical factory, what things will you consider?
  7. Have you heard about the book The Hindu Chemistry?
  8. But I want you to guess, what do you think it would be about?

Member 2

  1. Why are we unable to solve the issue of Naxalism?
  2. Who is an urban naxal?
  3. What is Ultra Marathon? (Marathon was mentioned in DAF)
  4. So now we have a new player in Afghanistan in the form of IS-K? How does it affect the present equation?
  5. What was the CIA chief doing in Afghanistan?
  6. What implication does the situation in Afghanistan have on the rest of the world?

Member 3

  1. You had a good job, so why did you make such a switch to civil services?
  2. What has recently happened in Dumka?
  3. Why was Jharkhand formed? Have the objectives been achieved? Where does it lack? (+ a few follow ups based on my answers)

Member 4

  1. When was Jharkhand formed?
  2. Tell me something about Birsa Munda.
  3. What social reforms did he do?
  4. What is the full form of Jio?
  5. What is wrong with Computer Science? Why do we see so many CS people appear for civil services?


  1. What will you do after going back? (followed by small chit chat over my answer)

Your interview is over. You may leave

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