Date of Interview: 2nd may,Afternoon session
Board: TCA Anant
Background: IIT ROORKEE,Computer Science
Home State: Rajasthan
Hobby: Twitter, other(better not to mention:P)
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Lady member saw me sweating and requested chairman to lower the AC temprature.
- There is lot of stigma in the society about the hobby that you have mentioned and I appreciate that you have mentioned it here.It requires courage and risk taking ability.What are the reasons for such stigmas?
- Some questions and counter questions on that particular hobby.
- Why civil services
- Ok you want legitimate authority but you can achieve it through other means also?
- I said I have interest in the subjects which are in the upsc syllabus and I think it was the most convenient path for me.
- Have you been at the position where you used the authority to change the ordinary people’s lives?
- I talked about position of leadership held in college
- She interrupted and said I am asking about any position held after your college
- I said no mam i was involved in civil services preparation so did not get time to involve in this
- She said “Ok thats a different discussion altogether”
- Why twitter is in news recently?
- Do you agree with Elon Musk free speech idea
- Anonymous accounts on twitter and what are your views on authenticating them?
- What is the similarity between Roorkee and Kota
- Then I mentioned two similarity
- He asked about any particular physical feature.I could not answer,so he helped me out.
- Thanked him
- Should Indians seek apology from Britain for the excesses committed by them during the colonial rule.
- I said it would not result into any material benefits
- So do you think that only material aspects matter for any country?
- Do you remember any incidence where any country apologised for their past wrongdoings?
- What are the tactical lessons that India can learn from Russia Ukraine war?
- Suppose there is a water crisis in your district and women have started violent protest.What steps will you take?
- Long monologue(length of gs4 case study) about Russian Ukraine war.
- Lessons from the Ukraine war for USA and China?
- Long monologue:India’s foreign policy particularly in neighbourhood was questioned a year ago.Our neighbour’s behaviour started getting passive but now things have changed.What do you think are the reasons for this change?
- Again long monologue on Ukraine’s aggressive posture during the war.
- Is president Zelensky right in helding aggressive posture during the war?
- Does this war opens a door for China to annex Taiwan?
Chairman: Your interview is over .You may leave now
- Cordial board.No grilling.
- Almost whole interview was opinion based .No factual questions.
- Half of the interview was on DAF and other half was on optional.
- Not much cross questioning
- M3 and M4 were asking questions in low voice and I think that was intentional.
All the best