[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #65 : Bharat Bhushan Vyas Board, chemistry Optional

Board: Bharat Bhushan Vyas Sir
Optional: chemistry
Dept: Aerospace
Date of Interview: 25th August,


  1. Interesting department!! (Aerospace)
  2. Doesn’t india need aerospace engineer?
  3. Tell me difference between supersonic and hypersonic?
  4. What is open skies treaty?
  5. Drones, new age warfare?
  6. In which region, did drones play crucial role?(Armenia VS Azerbaijan)
  7. What should india do to improve drone sector?
  8. What are the various regulators in civil aviation sector?
  9. Any idea on recent Aircraft amendment Act?
  10. What is your opinion on increasing exports and decreasing imports?
  11. Have you heard Toykathon?
  12. Seems you are against import substitution? (Yup), why?
  13. What are India’s top five imports?
  14. What is liquidity trap?

Member 1

  1. Why carbon has lot of compounds unlike silicon?(catenation)
  2. Why Aluminium is extremely combustible?
  3. Any idea on 2-DG by DRDO?
  4. What is scram jet and ramjet?
  5. What are the fuels used in this engine?
  6. Which part of chemistry are you interested in?(genetics)?
  7. What is the use of genome sequencing?(in reference to corona virus)

Member 2

  1. What do you know about gas turbine, steam turbine engine?( Not much sir)
  2. Then what are the engine you use in jet aircrafts?
  3. Elaborate on recent changes to FCRA?
  4. Caste census, should government go ahead?
  5. What is the reason for increasing amount of floods?

Member 3

  1. What is inclusive government/governance?
  2. As a administrator how would you bring about it?
  3. Small is beautiful book have you read it?
  4. Any relavance of this topic in governance?
  5. Tokyo Olympics in this crisis, waste of money and indifferent to people suffering isn’t it ?

Member 4

  1. Soft power with reference to India
  2. Role of DGCA?
  3. Power is driver of industry? What does it mean? Explain it with real life?

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