[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #215 : RN Choubey Board, Physics Optional, Trekking Hobby

Date of Interview: May 6, Morning session.
Board: RN Choubey Sir
Optional: Physics
Background: IISER
Hobby: Trekking

Your experience in Interview – Pleasant and calm interaction, seemed they were eager to hear my thoughts!

Utility of mocks (if any) –  thinking on your feet, daf coverage and formal setup interaction.


  1. Made comfortable and said not everyone can answer all questions so it’s ok to not know answers to some questions.
  2. Tell me about yourself.
  3. Your weaknesses?
  4. Few years back, few SC judges complained against CJI.. Are you aware about it?
  5. What do you think about live-in relationship?
  6. Is it diluting family structure?
  7. What about the child between them? Is it unfavorable for the child?

Member 1

  1. Why not enough IISERs?
  2. Faculty-student ratio at iiser?
  3. Did you publish research paper in thesis? Why not?
  4. Why not enough nobel prize winners in India?

Member 2

  1. Is research as career option neglected in India? Is it necessary?
  2. Why more focus on technology than science?
  3. Who is only Indian in physics to win nobel in physics, excluding indian origin
  4. What is role of poland in Russia-ukraine crisis? (poland in daf)
  5. Has Ukraine announced it not joining nato before this crisis?
  6. Name the European countries who have shown eagerness to join nato recently.

Member 3

  1. What treks have you undertaken?
  2. What is electromagnetic induction?
  3. Who discovered it?
  4. Who formulated the whole theory?
  5. What it tells and represents?
  6. What act provides for lokpal and its functions?

Member 4

  1. What factors influence budgetary allocation to various sectors?
  2. Does manifestos of political parties influence it?
  3. How wine is made and processes involved? (district based)
  4. Electric steel in india? (district based)
  5. Your views on world as global village?

Chairman – We’ve asked everything we had to ask, would you like to talk/tell us about something?

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