[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #243 : RN Choubey Board, Anthropology Optional, Kerala Home State

Date of Interview: 11/05/2022 afternoon
Board: RN Choubey
Optional: Anthropology
Home State: Kerala

Your experience in interview- it wasn’t very cordial like mentioned in transcripts. There was no grilling. But panel seemed quite disinterested

Utility of mocks (if any)- mocks are helpful in obtaining experience


  1. I had symptoms of cold which I conveyed. Hence was asked to keep mask on.
  2. Brief intro
  3. question on name
  4. 2 different meanings for ppp. what are they. India’s exchange rate in ppp terms
  5. Can history be rewritten.many counter questions on that

Member 1

  1. Use of anthropology in sports
  2. What is anthropometry
  3. SMART Policing
  4. Monologue on Gold smuggling case in Kerala. Who would you say is responsible.

Member 2

  1. What is state food commission2. NFSA act. Means to address if someone is denied food under NFSA
  2. Best tourist place in Kerala.
  3. What is special about Kozhikode
  4. What is CERT

Member 3

  1. Recent RBI announcement. Questions on repo
  2. Why women not given permanent commission earlier
  3. Padmanabhswamy temple treasure
  4. Anthropology and archeology

Member 4

  1. Kerala’s employment issues
  2. How can we prevent future pandemics
  3. Kerala floods . Reason

Several other questions. Mostly factual and not conversational except for chairman. Mostly expression less board. Can’t fathom how it went down.

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