[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #136 : TCA Anant Board, Public Administration Optional, Table Tennis, Quora, Data Analysis Hobbies

Date of Interview: 22nd April Afternoon
Board: TCA Anant Sir
Optional: Public Administration
Background: IITR
Profession: (if any)- Treebo, Cars24 – Business Strategy
Hobbies: Table Tennis, Quora, Data Analysis

Utility of mocks (if any)- Helpful like in drafting answers, improving body language and gaining confidence but questions asked were different.

Chairperson: Asked to remove mask and shield.

  1. Questions regarding my integrated course, benefits and further followup from my answers.
  2. Why students from IIT pursue everything else than engineering.
  3. Are students in 12th mature enough to choose carrier or they be allowed to choose stream later.
  4. Benefits of electives in college course

Sir, Speaks a bit slow – would advice to hear more carefully.

Member 1

  1. Srilankan Crisis – my views
  2. Culture of freebies – Srilankan and Indian
  3. Should expenditure on education and health also called freebies
  4. What is rent seeking (Political – Business)

Very tough to be convinced.

Member 2

  1. How Cars24 improve customer experience
  2. Is scrapping policy correct – Welfaristic and Economic angle
  3. Changes, I would like to make in scrapping policy

Followup on above questions

Member 3

  1. Should one do MBA
  2. Steve Jobs, APJ Kalam,.. didn’t do MBA – still excellent managers – Should we scrap MBA to save time and money.
  3. Difference between Engineers and Managers

Some more questions, I don’t remember

Member 4

  1. Questions regarding demographic dividend – India and Bihar
  2. Why Bihar backward in improving Demographic Dividend.
  3. MGNREGA – Issues in Bihar
  4. UBI – Should we bring – Followup questions

Chairperson: You can go now, your interview is over.

Overall, Very cordial board, listened with patience and were supportive. Felt more like conversation than Questions and Answer session.

Good luck to all of you – 🙂

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