[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #108 : RN Choubey Board, Walking, Yoga Hobbies

Date of Interview: 20 April Afternoon session
Board: RN Choubey Sir
Background: BE Mechanical
Hobbies: walking, yoga
Utility of mock – Experience of facing interview panel


  1. Introduce yourself.
  2. What did you eat.
  3. Internship experience
  4. Criteria to bifurcate states.
  5. Economic viability to bifurcate states

Member 1

  1. If I do all wrong things in life and die in Kashi will I get Moksha.
  2. What is karma yoga, bhakti yoga, Gyan yoga
  3. What is Raja yoga
  4. Who was Paramhansa yogananda
  5. What did he do in west?
  6. What kind of Yogi was Mahatma Gandhi?
  7. What is the first shloka of Isha upanishad.

I have not written anything about spirituality or meditation in my DAF. Totally random stuff.

Member 2

  1. Pollution in your city? How to curb it.
  2. 2.Why thermal power plant is not following guidelines
  3. Why pollution in mining areas?
  4. Role of parliamentary committees?
  5. Kind of committees?
  6. What is public account committee.
  7. Comparison with the US Senate and parliamentary committee of India.
  8. Why you go for walking (hobby).

Member 3

  1. What is balance sheet.
  2. Profit and loss account of company
  3. Emission balance sheet of company?
  4. What is net zero?
  5. What steps should be taken to reach net zero.
  6. Do you watch Netflix? Any recent event related to it.

Don’t know why he asked about balance sheet and profit loss. No relation with DAF.

Member 4

  1. What is automation?
  2. Will it affect employment
  3. Cross questions related to it.
  4. New mines are following regulations but the old mines are not following. What’s your take(Picked up from my answer to M2)
  5. Russia Ukraine war. Whether stand of India is good?

Chairman – Anything you want to tell us.

Board was very cordial.

My advice : Don’t get afraid from random questions but have some general understanding of major issues.

All the best.

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