Date of Interview: 11/05/2022
Board: Manoj Soni
Background: B.Tech ECE, Worked in Wipro
Hobbies: Reading Quora , Mentoring students , Watching Malayalam Political satire
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- What have you been doing since you passed college .?
- So you left work to prepare for UPSC .?
- How long have you been watching Malayalam political satire( DAF based -only one)
- What is surgical strike ., where did India conduct surgical strike , why did India conduct surgical strike .?Why its called surgical strike .? Tell me exact year
- Are you sure India conducted surgical strike in Myanmar .?
- What is invasion .?Is Russia invading Ukraine ?
- can surgical strike be called Invasion .?
- -Mentioned POK was considered to be Indian territory
- Any other reason .?
- Technology used in surgical strike.?
- Why has India done Aerial strike , motive for it .?
- Spirituality vs Religion.?
- World bank report on countries having highest net worth -Name 5 ( i asked him if he meant GDP – he was not . Did not understand question)
- What is data privacy ? Should it be absolute ..?
- What can be done .?
- Which is absolute authority according to constitution ? -Parliament or Supreme court or Executive
- -I went with check and balance system , with Supreme court being interpreter
- -Member helped me to reach answer -” We people of INDIA …..”
- Kerala has huge migration to outside …. (long monologue ..) .Is Kerala model sustainable .?.
- What has happened to remittance income ..?( meant COVID -19)
- Any exact data ? Current status ..?
- What is being done for this ..solution.?
- Is there any neighbouring country who was impacted by fall in remittance ?
- What is string of pearls .?
- Was Hambantota a military strategy by china or merely financial investment .?
- What is SDG goals .? Name 5
- Do you think common target for all is good idea .?
- What is India current position..?
- Why statue of unity is called so .?
- Where is it located .?
- Is kevadia a district .?
- Seasons in India
- Why Land slides are happening in Himalaya (promoted for more and more reasons )
- Sustainable mining ..? can it be a solution for Landslides
- Technology used for Sustainable mining ..?( There was a long monologue on issues with use of dynamite before asking question)
-Some other questions I can not remember
– Overall: static topics , nothing from DAF , i did not feel any question related to current affairs were asked ( Sri Lanka was asked in 2 questions)
– Slightly Grilling experience