[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #144 : Bharat Bhushan Vyas Board, Geography Optional, Sudoku, Chess, meditation Hobbies

Date of Interview: 26/04/2022
Board: Bharat Bhushan Vyas Sir
Optional: Geography
Working: IMD
Hobbies: Sudoku, Chess, meditation


  1. what is IMD currently doing for weather forecasting and what arw we going to do in future to further strengthen it
  2. Difference bw Cyclone, hurricane aur tornadoes?
  3. What is IMD doing  for disaster management?
  4. What is flash drought?
  5. what is El-nino?

Member 1

  1. U seem to have so many hobbies like ..kya ap ise recreation k liye hi krte hai ki professional level pr bhi khelte hai
  2. Chess ke kuch opening moves k bare me btaiye aur ap kya jyada prefer krte hai
  3. Pichli bar kb world chess championship hui thi …use kisne jita aur india se agr koi tha to unka nam btaye?
  4. Tell me some event during ur job when u did some societal welfare and felt satisfied.

Member 2 (seemed dissatisfied with few of my answers… Several cross questions followed during the conversation)

  1. Mirzapur web series ayi thi…did u see it?
  2. How far does it depict the reality of ur district
  3. As per human rights commission,UP registers 50% of total human rights violation in India…what do u think are the reasons for this….some discussion on this and some cross questions

Member 3 (an old lady member…very cordial)

  1. My father was also in weather dept. During Bhopal gas tragedy, he was deputed to the area…what do u think may have been the reasons for deputing weather official during that disaster
  2. There’s one lady who’s famous as weather woman…can u tell me her name(didn’t know)
  3. The person who founded wordle has very interesting story…are u aware of it(didnt know)
  4. variations of wordle
  5. Variations in Sudoku and what are some championships

Member 4

  1. what issues arise due to illegal buildings?
  2. What do u think of bulldozer policy of UP govt
  3. Suppose u r made administrator of an area where u have to take actions against some illegal encroachments…what aspects will u keep in mind
  4. questions were asked mostly in hindi and chairman seemed quite involved throughout the interview except some occasions
  5. Overall  the board was very cordial.
  6. Utility of mock-Helps in analysing our weak areas in both verbal and non verbal aspects…. the feedback should be taken with a pinch of salt

All the best everyone🙂



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