[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #47 : Bharat Bhushan Vyas Board, Maharashtra Home State, PSIR Optional,

Date of Interview: 12/04/2022
Board: Bharat Bhushan Vyas
Optional: PSIR
Home State: Maharashtra
Background: Chemical Engineering
Work ex: Working in NABARD


  1. You are working in Nabard, tell me about directed lending?
  2. Don’t you think, it is a burden on commercial banks ?
  3. In which section you are working in NABARD (RIDF)
  4. How much interst rate does banks get to deposite money into RIDF?
  5. How much NABARD gets from these deposits ? So, it is a profitable business (sarcasm)
  6. If you are given an opportunity by NABARD to travel to three countries, where will you go?

Member 1

  1. Why Israel is so much advanced in agri technology? Why not India ?
  2. You come from Vidarbha, why there is farmer suicide vis a vis rest of Maharashtra?
  3. Warora (my town) is famous for something ? (Anandwan). Tell me abou it and the personality associated with Anandwan?
  4. Apart from Saoji cuisine, which dishes are famous from Vidarbha ?
  5. What are the issues facing Indian agriculture
  6. Tell me 3 priorities with respect to agriculture that you would focus upon as a DM

Member 2

  1. Tell me about India’s agriculture export and import
  2. Which commodities India exports and imports?
  3. What is anti dumping duty ?
  4. What is the % of anti dumping duty we impose ?

Member 3

  1. How to identify whether a particular country is dumping the goods in india?
  2. How do we decide how much % of anti dumping duty to be imposed
  3. As a DM, which areas you would focus upon to improve dignity of people ?
  4. What does a citizen expect from an administrator?
  5. Which areas are yet to be under the ambit of e governance?
  6. Which chemicals do we import and export ?

Member 4

  1. Tell me about SHG and Nabard linkage.
  2. Whether SHG is successful or there is scope to improve
  3. If you are made an ambassador of a country, which three things will you promote about India?
  4. Won’t you promote Indian wine? Can you rate Indian and foreign wine as per taste, quality?

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