[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #165 : RN Choubey Board, Maharashtra Home State, Anthropology Optional,

Date of Interview: 25 April 2022 Afternoon 2nd last to go
Board: RN Choubey sir
Background: B.A Economics
Optional: Anthropology
Home State: Maharashtra
Experience: worked in Public sector Bank
Hobby: 1 Teaching @ school level
2 Councelling

Board was cordial,
No face shield
Asked if no covid symptoms then can remove the mask ,
intro by sir on the same lines, to stay calm and accept anything you dont know honestly
Nothing specifically from DAF
– Utility of mocks (if any)- benefits in managing nerves, greetings, staying calm….
questions quite different in original interview


  1. introduce yourself in 1 minute
  2. You left the job …did your friends or anyone else stopped you from resigning ?
  3. How you convinced them ?
  4. What is DBT ? What is it’s utility and benefits?
  5. Why we should give food through PDS , can’t we directly transfer money as per market rate to people’s account? Why so much efforts and cost to govt. and FCI?

Member 1 

  1. You are from Maharashtra? How Bhakti movement influenced society ?
  2. Two saints you like?( Tukaram & Dyneshwar)
  3. Tell about the Tukaram Maharaj’s contribution.
  4. Guru Nanak vs sant tukaram vs sant kabir comparison ?
  5. Two women Social Reformers from Maharashtra who worked for women ? ( I answered Savitribai Phule and Ramabai Ranade)
  6. Savatribai Phule and Ramabai Ranade difference in their work
  7. Guru Nanak was fond of Tukaram Maharaj’s work. What do you think?

Member 2

  1. you told some qualities of saints. in which mordern indian leader you find those qualities ( I said Mahatma Gandhiji)
  2. Can Gandhiji be called ‘Kabir Of Modern Time’
  3. Which is the southern most point of India and its strategic importance?
  4. What is Niti aayog’s EV policy ?
  5. What is battery swapping ?
  6. What are the problems in EV expansion?
  7. Why EVs are catching fire?
  8. What is debt trap in general and in current context?
  9. Why is China is upset with QUAD ?

Member 3 

  1. Which are investigating agencies for financial crimes?
  2. Difference between ED & CBI
  3. Why two diffnt agencies? CBI can investigate the cases which ED investigates then why shouldn’t we merge them ?

(I answered but not seemed to be satisfied hence asking again and again)

  1. Diffnce between competition commission of india and consumer forum
  2. if ultimate aim of both is to protect end consumer then why two seperate agencies ?
  3. Should we merge them ?

Member 4

  1. What is the difference between gender equality and gender equity ?
  2. What are the provisions of New education policy regarding education in vernacular language?
  3. What are the difficulties in implementing those provisions ?
  4. What should we do to bring parity in vernacular education? and related cross questions
  5. What are different economic regulators in country?
  6. What are their functions?
  7. Why so many multiple agencies , shall we merge them in one umbrella agency?

Chairman told me that it’s over from their end if you want to share something you can.

I told about my district – as it is an aspirational district and it’s progress under Delta ranking and recently PM mentioned it in his man ki baat

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