[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #81 :M. Sathiyavathy Ma’am Board, Maharashtra Home State, PSIR Optional

Date of Interview: 14 April 2022
Board: M.Sathiyavathy Ma’am
Optional: political science and international relations
Background: B.A. political science
Home State: Maharashtra
Hobby: Meditation


  1. Seems your DAF looking very brief, Do you not play any sports? (i did not mention any sport since I did not played at college, state level)
  2. What do you understand by sustainable rural development? (since I mentioned my interest area as following sustainable rural development and Governance)
  3. What you have done as part of sustainable rural development?
  4. What recently published IPCC report observed about climate change?
  5. Do you know SDGs? What are they? What is their significance?

Member 1

  1. Why and for what Ahmednagar is famous for ?
  2. Is there any fort in your district? What was the significance of the fort of Ahmednagar in Independence movement ?
  3. Can you tell me names of Defence PSU and army establishment in your district?
  4. Who was Sir Parshuram bhau ? (since my college name is sir parshuram bhau college and he was a ruler of a princely state )
  5. During British rule many princely states were supportive of British, but it had serious ramifications for independence movement. What was those ramifications?

Member 2

  1. What is sustainability and what do you considered it? ( i mentioned a term inter-generational equity)
  2. Give example and explain it by articulating impact on future generations because of action of present generation .
  3. What is zero budget farming ? Is it has any relevance with recent crisis in Srilanka?
  4. Is there any impact of organic agriculture on India?
  5. Is there any lesson that India should learn from srilankan crisis?

Member 3

  1. In context of Afghanistan crisis, what are the ramifications on international relations?
  2. Looking at unfolding situation in Ukraine, what are the implications on world order and on India specifically?
  3. Do proportional representation system suitable for India?
  4. Should we follow parliamentary system of government or should we move on presidential system? Which one is suitable for India to follow?
  5. Which birds do you generally feed ? ( since I mentioned Bird feeding as my hobby)
  6. What are advantages and disadvantage of feeding birds?

Member 4

  1. What is the distance between two poles of kho-kho ? ( I told chairman mam that I played local sports like kho kho and other)
  2. What is the webers theory of economy?
  3. We have PDS ration shops in India, do we need to extend and expand the subsidised ration ?
  4. There is these debate that CO2 is increasing in atmosphere leading to global warming , while it is also said that with CO2 increase, there will be greener growth of plants, so CO2 will get absorbed. Then, where is the climate change ?

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