[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #69 : Smita Nagraj Board, Delhi Home State, PSIR Optional, Football Hobby

Date of Interview: 11th August
Board: Smita Nagraj
Background: Btech mechanical engineering,
Optional: PSIR
Work experience: Automobile industry, Coaching industry
Hobby: Watching football


  1. Role of coaching in competitive exams?
  2. Difference between JEE and UPSC CSE exam process?
  3. How to make the examination process better?

Member 1

  1. what you learnt in your past jobs that you can apply as a civil servant?
  2. Why chose PSIR and not Mechanical Engineering?
  3. Learning from Football that you can apply as a civil servant?

Member 2

  1. Should Delhi be given full statehood?
  2. Issues of pollution in Delhi? How to tackle it?
  3. IPCC Latest reports, Paris Agreement?
  4. Refrigerants used in AC, it’s impact on climate?
  5. LPG vs PNG?

Member 3

  1. Solid waste management in Delhi?
  2. Waste to energy plants in Delhi?
  3. BS-VI Emission standards – pros and cons

Member 4

  1. Why automobile industry so successful in Chennai?
  2. Impact of high customs duty on automobile sector

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