[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #29 : Smita Nagraj Board, Sociology Optional, Jogging, Photography, Frisbee Hobbies

Date of Interview: 16.08.2021 (A/N)
Board: Smita Nagaraj
Optional: Sociology
Hobbies: Jogging, Photography, Frisbee
Work exp: SBI(3.5yrs), Delhi Govt. (Food Dept), currently working since 2019.


  1. Why SBI to Delhi govt.?
  2. Why UT’s are formed?
  3. Why Chandigarh is a UT?
  4. Hindi speaking people are increasing, reason in South India? Give in points 1, 2, 3!

Member 1

  1. Suppose you are DC, priorities these, Education, Revenue, Health, law & order.
  2. Justify your preference.
  3. Why govt.’s are not following this preference?
  4. TFR reduced from 5.7 to 2.1? Reason being?

Member 2

  1. You were sports councilor in IIT Bombay, what exactly was your work?
  2. Can we appoint such post at school level?
  3. How to increase participation in Sports?
  4. Give two names of famous photographers?
  5. Any Indian photographer?
  6. What type of photography they do?

Member 3

  1. Food subsidies from in kind to in cash needed?
  2. Recently PM announced something relevant to this? ( It was eRUPI)
  3. So, can we go for this? how beneficial it can be in Food department?
  4. Political parties at University level is good?
  5. Can we introduce it at college level?

Member 4

  1. After merger of SBI with Associate banks, NPA in SBI increased. Why NPA is too high?
  2. Suggest solution for NPA in our banking sector?
  3. Tell two things which you liked most about St. Stephen’s college?

    Good Luck!

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