[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #80 : M Sathyavathy Ma’am Board, Commerce & accountancy Optional, football, meditation Hobbies

Date of Interview: 13/04/22 (afternoon session)
Board: M Sathyavathy Ma’am
Optional: Commerce & accountancy
Hobbies: football, equestrianism, apiculture, endurance running, meditation, NCC

# whole interview on DAF and Optional, not a single question outside.
The Chairman read my whole prizes, sports, position of leadership and hobbies section aloud.


  1. What does piloting mean in NCC. (DAF)
  2. What did do as an intern with Tribal area development commissioner, Rajasthan. (DAF)
  3. What were your suggestions to the commissioner.
  4. Were your suggestions accepted and appreciated.

Member 1

  1. Explain to me what is heartfullness meditation (DAF)
  2. How does GST help Exporters.
  3. What is E-way bill and how is different from previous regime.
  4. What are the different taxes applicable on purchase of a vehicle.

Member 2

  1. What are the qualities of a leader.
  2. What is the difference between Internal rate of return and Economic rate of return. (Optional)
  3. What is Entrepreneurship. (DAF)
  4. What are the three golden rules of Accounting.

Member 3

  1. What is equestrianism.
  2. What are the breeds that you have ridden.
  3. How do you measure the height of the horse.
  4. What was the height of your horse.
  5. What are the different movements of horse riding and which is the most comfortable one.
  6. Have you done tent pegging.
  7. Why do these ashram gurus (godmen) even after renouncing the worldly desires live such lavish life, is it not immoral and if it why do you follow such movements.

Member 4

  1. How has the mechanism to check the conduct of CAs changed over time after various scams like Satyam and IL&FS.
  2. What are the different types of Audit.
  3. What is professional scepticism.
  4. What is disclosed in annual financial statements.
  5. What is notes to accounts.
  6. What is principle of conservatism in case of incomes.
  7. What is the difference between profit and loss statement v/s income and expenses statement.

#After this the last member said very good interview

# the chairman said “thank you, your interview is over” then exclaimed “oh! It has been 22 minutes only”

The i thanked and left the room.

Vajirao and reddy was closest to the real interview, but mocks do prepare one for adverse situation and hence must be done sufficiently.

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