[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #217 : Smita Nagaraj Board, Rajasthan Home State, Cooking, Cricket Hobbies

Date of Interview: 4th May 2022, Afternoon (1st one to go)
Smita Nagaraj
Background: Computer Engineering
Work: ICAS
Present posting: Rural Development
Hobbies: Cooking, Cricket
Home State: Rajasthan


  1. You took a deep breath while coming in?
  2. You work at Krishi Bhawan?
  3. There are delays in many schemes implementation?
  4. Are u in favour of such delays?
  5. What do you like about your service ?

Member 1

  1. What is crony capitalism?
  2. Reasons for water crisis in India?
  3. How much % of water is used in Agriculture?
  4. How can India be a developed nation?
  5. By when can India be called a developed nation?

Member 2

  1. Some items are not under GST? Name few.
  2. Should Petrol be included in GST?
  3. If you are given power to allocate resources, what will you choose between Defence and Education?
  4. How much expenditure we do on education?

Member 3

  1. Taking the defence vs education question. Make a choice out of the two.
  2. Tell 5 main points of National Education Policy 2020?

Member 4

  1. Why NE is not properly integrated with mainstream India?
  2. There are also cases of racism against them?
  3. Do you know about Hornbill festival?


  1. Are you under some project in your present posting?
  2. What is the biggest challenge in it?
  3. Is you graduation knowledge going to help solve these issues?

Thank You.

Thanked everyone and went out.

Can’t recall few 1-2 more questions.

Utility of mocks : To gauge your self confidence and realising areas to cover.

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