[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #181 : Smita Nagraj Board, Gujarat Home State, PSIR Optional

Date of Interview: 27th April 2022
Board: Smita Nagraj
Optional: PSIR
Home State: Gujarat
Background: BE Mechanical
Hobby: interaction with children

1st to go in forenoon session


  1. Ahmedabad iim logo issue.
  2. What is it? And what it’s status today?
  3. Siddi sayaid zali.. Have you seen it? Its beautiful right?
  4. How such question should be decided?
  5. Voting 50%+1 … What are it’s disadvantages?
  6. Majority is the sole criteria to decide on any questions? ….  I replied..Along with rule of law ( Constitution)

Member 1

  1. What you have been doing along with preparation?
  2. Difference between child after 2015?
  3. Psychological impact of digital age on child?
  4. How it will decline public morality?
  5. Such child became parents, then what will be challenges?

Member 2

  1. Why not mtech after btech?
  2. What’s your preference?
  3. What are economic achievements of Gujarat?
  4. Agriculture challenges in Gujarat?

Member 3

  1. Mechanical 4 yrs and it’s use in administration
  2. Power sector… It’s energy mix… Like coal then hydroelectricity…
  3. What are energy needs of india?
  4. Currently energy surplus or deficit?

Member 4

  1. Gujarat… Why so much business success in Gujarat.. Qualities that led to business orientation of people of Gujarat
  2. Raisina dialogue
  3. Have you incident to work with police?
  4. What is the view on police?
  5. Your view on police?


Thank you.. Your interview is over.. You can go..

Then asked me to show face by removing your mask.

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