[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #101 : M Sathyavathy Ma’am Board, Economics Optional, Football, Running, Data analytics Hobbies

Interview Duration: 25-30 min
Board: M Sathyavathy Ma’am
Optional: Economics
Hobbies: Football, Running, Data analytics


  1. Tell me what are you doing after graduation. Where are you working?
  2. what’s the selection process
  3. why did you leave your job
  4. why are you suitable for CS
  5. Whats the administrative approach when you get posted to other states. Will your approach change?

Member 1

  1. why India despite having 1.3 billion population is not a sporting nation ?(daf)
  2. what can you do as an admistrator to give sports an edge ?
  3. how can electronics and Information & communication technology can help in administration
  4. other Work ex related questions

Member 2

  1. what’s the latest inflation rate (optional)
  2. what can govt do
  3. what is data protection act

Member 3

  1. what are the sports attributes that can help in pub administration
  2. why India has performed well in Paralympic but not so well in Olympics.
  3. What could be the reason ?
  4. do you know there was one ias officer who won the medal ? Who is he and why ?

Member 4

  1. What’s the difference between pace and speed of running (hobby)
  2. I think marketing is the biggest obstacle in achieving growth in agriculture? Do you agree and why
  3. what can be done for perishable  items like vegetables
  4. what was the recent agitation by farmers about ?

My interview was fully based on daf and 1-2 optional questions

Utility of mocks: Took around 5-6 mocks and found it useful purely for practice and to get into flow.

(This transcript has been posted by a community member of ForumIAS)
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