[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #60 : Manoj Soni Board, Sociology Optional, writing slice life blogs Hobby

Date of Interview: 27/08/2021
Board: Manoj Soni Sir
Background: B.Tech IT
Optional: Sociology
Hobby: writing slice life blogs


  1. Why civil services after IT(long question short)
  2. What made you to chose sociology optional?
  3. What is your view on culture?
  4. Can state interfere in cultural aspects? (follow up questions and went on like discussion)

Member 1

  1. Afghanistan is called graveyard of empires, who where the erstwhile players apart from recent players?
  2. Among different types of vaccines which is very effective?
  3. What is the difference between these and traditional vaccine?
  4. What advantages does it have?
  5. Do they have any negatives?
  6. If you’re DM of a district, how will you approach vaccine hesitancy?
  7. Will you penalise people for not getting vaccinated?
  8. Do you support incentives for vaccines?
  9. What kind of incentives? Name few

Member 2

  1. Technology and AI, how can it transform examination and recruitment patterns?
  2. How will AI change the long term process of examination?
  3. What is principle of subsidiarity?
  4. Polluter pay principle?

Member 3

  1. What blogs have you written?
  2. What is quantum computing?
  3. Will there be a need to update cybersecurity protocols and encryption techniques in quantum computing?
  4. Caste violence and untouchability are still existing, has Prevention of attrocities act failed to handle these issues?
  5. What about misuse of PoA, Act?
  6. What is digital detox?

Member 4

  • Did not ask any questions

Thank you. Your interview is over and please stay safe.
It was a good experience and went 20 to 25 min (appx)

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