[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #191 : M. Sathiyavathy Board, Chhattisgarh Home State, Medical science Optional, Baking, jump rope Hobbies

Date of Interview: 2nd may( Afternoon session)
Board: M. Sathiyavathy Ma’am
Home State: Chhattisgarh
Background: MBBS
Optional: Medical science
Profession:  junior resident AIIMS Raipur, previously medical officer Sukma (c.g)
Hobbies: Baking, jump rope
Medium: English


Your experience in interview-
Cordial board, Felt like a round table conference. Took 5 minutes to internalize that i’m in actual upsc interview
They gave sufficient time to think & structure your answer.
Utility of mocks (if any)-  helpful to present yourself in a formal setting..but their feedback should be taken with a pinch of salt.

Chairperson: Read my DAF aloud. Asked whether i have any covid related symptoms or not.

  1. So after working for 2 years, Why did you resigned. What are u doing since then?
  2. Difference between Alzheimers & dementia. Pathological difference also.
  3. At what age, we can call some geriatric? Who decide it?
  4. Then who is a Senior citizen.
  5. What do u mean by Ergonomics.

Member 1

  1. What sukma is famous for?
  2. Have u met naxatile people.
  3. Hobbies related-what is free style jump rope. Why did u start. Its benefits.
  4. As a doctor, whats ur take on Generic medicines. Should we promote it or not.
  5. Opinion on alternative medicine- ayurved, yoga, siddha, unani, homeopathy.

Member 2

  1. Do you speak chhattisgarhi?
  2. As you hv Worked in aiims, what is the status of aiims raipur?
  3. How are Doctors in aiims?
  4. Can u tell me about origin of naxalism.
  5. Do u support their methods, Can violence be justified?
  6. Why want to join IAS, when being a doctor is equally respectable?

Member 3

  1. Status of Euthanasia in india & would you choose it for ur patient?
  2. Your take on Ayush practitioners precribing medicines?
  3. Why naxalism still prevalent in Chhattisgarh.
  4. What u will do as ias officer to decrease naxalism?
  5. Should we allow Ayush practitioner to do surgery?

Member 4

  1. What a about naxal surrender policy of the government.
  2. Regulators of medical education. Why NMC replaced MCI.
  3. Why Charak oath was in news. Your opinion on it.
  4. bridge course for ayush practitioners?

Overall-Totally DAF based. Not able to answer 4-5 questions ( said sorry). But on a brighter side, got opportunity to give UPSC interview & its an achievement in itself.

All the best comrades. Be confident & positive.



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