[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #18 : RN. Choubey Board, Electrical Optional, HAM radio, mentoring, art journaling Hobbies

Date  of Interview: 6th April afternoon
Board: RN. Choubey Sir
Optional: Electrical
Background: IIT
Profession: (if any)- internship in korea
Hobbies: HAM radio, mentoring, art journaling


  1. Honesty is the best policy? Your views on this?
  2. Educational background and work ex
  3. How did you achieve good grades in college?
  4. Using mobiles for voting? Possible challenges?
  5. How to resolve said challenges?
  6. Electoral bonds – what is the issue?
  7. What is wrong with someone wanting to donate to political party and not make it piblic knowledge?
  8. How is black money in electoral bond if no cash involved (i had mentioned black money so this question)

Member 2

  1. Elections happened in 5 states, new mechanism was used for handicapped voters, what was it?
  2. Why still laghing in solar if India is tropical country
  3. How to store renewable
  4. Current issues in solar and wind
  5. Future of solar and wind (something on these lines)

Member 3

  1. What did you do as coordinator of robotics club?
  2. Follow up question on my projects
  3. Nano tech relevance today
  4. Any plant manufactiring nano products? (Didn’t know)

Member 4

  1. What is biodiversity
  2. Related acts
  3. Species biodiversity in india
  4. What is Biodiversity 2002 act?
  5. Biodiversity hotspots in india?
  6. Kasturirangan report?
  7. Which plant was shut down post kasturi rangan report? (I didn’t know)

Member 5

  1. Pakistan current issue? Did you read today’s newspaper?
  2. Impact of pakistan on usa, Russia, China and India
  3. Cpec – what is India’s stand
  4. You went to korea, what did you observe there that you would like to emulate?


Anything you’d like to add? I spoke about my hobby (HAM radio)

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