[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #93 : M Sathyavathy Ma’am Board, Karnataka Home State, Sociology Optional, astrology and jogging Hobbies

Date of Interview: 18th april afternoon session
Board: M Sathyavathy Ma’am
Optional: Sociology
Home State: Karnataka
Background: BBM, MBA
Hobbies:  astrology and jogging

Almost all questions were from my DAF


Read out my daf loudly

  1. What business are you into?
  2. Do you sell genetically modified crops?( Business)
  3. There was a recent issue with bt cotton . What was it? ( Pink bollworm)
  4. Have the farmers stopped cultivating bt cotton? How are they managing then?
  5. Why is only bt cotton approved and not other crops?
  6. Should we allow genetically modified crops?
  7. Your hobby is astrology? What do u do?
  8. Is it a science?

Member 1

  1. Give me two recent changes done due to which stock markets dropped? ( I said i dont know)
  2. So many companies are spending huge money on marketing ? Is it needed? Why?
  3. How do u stop Ill marketing?tell me from company’s perspective?
  4. What is brand value and why is it important?
  5. How is climate change impacting western ghats? ( Karnataka)

Member 2

  1. Why jogging as a hobby?
  2. How many km do u run?
  3. Do you run marathons?
  4. Why after 7 years in business u wanna join civil service?

Member 3

  1. I will want to talk about astrology….is 18.04.2022 a good day for you?
  2. What social changes have taken place after covid which are irreversible?( Sociology)
  3. Give me 3 reasons why global financial crisis happened? ( Daf)
  4. What is your plan b?

Member 4

  1. Where do you procure fertilisers from?
  2. What is NPK
  3. How much percentage is suggested
  4. Do we import fertilisers? How much?
  5. Do we have subsidy on fertilisers?
  6. Do u know about hampi? ( Karnataka?
  7. Is it a world heritage site?( Today is world heritage day)
  8. I think we are wasting money on protecting these sites? What’s your opinion
  9. If i have to make my house as whs? What should I do?
  10. how are whs decided

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