[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #197 : TCA Anant Board, PSIR Optional

Date of Interview: 4th  May, 22
Board: TCA Anant
Optional: PSIR
College: University of Delhi
Experience- Everything happened so quickly that it was hardly an “experience”. Yes, I’m talking about the PT only!

Utility of Mocks- Very crucial part of preparation. Many direct questions.


  1. You’re from Montersori School. What is meant by Montersori School?
  2. You led your school in Global Peace Conference. What was it?
  3. What was your role in it?
  4. Which year it was?
  5. Anything special about that year that was discussed in the conference?

Member 1

  1. Meaning of your name?
  2. What is C&AG? Role?
  3. But 10 years ago it was in so much news (I had said ki we need public debate on CAG reports)
  4. What are the 3 reports? I didn’t know se he himself told
  5. What do they do with CAG reports?
  6. Which are some river water disputes in South?
  7. Which state has border issues with neighbours?
  8. Was it that NE state creation not well thought through?
  9. What is housekeeping and strolling? (DAF)

Member 2

  1. What is it in you that you were in leadership positions in school and college? It’s role in your being an officer later.
  2. If you’re made Indian negotiator to solve Ukraine crisis what you’ll do?

Member 3

  1. Essential qualities of civil servant?
  2. Isn’t integrity important?
  3. Hierarchy of values?

Member 4

  1. Are NATO and EU interlinked?
  2. Do they have a formal platform for interlinking?
  3. Latest members of NATO?
  4. Which countries what to become members?
  5. Why Nordics want to become?
  6. What is the issue of domestic violence in India?
  7. How to solve it?


  1. You can go!
  2. Special thanks to Team PTT and all those LEGENDARY people with whom I got to interact in the post- mains phase.

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