[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #94 : Bharat Bhushan Vyas Board, Punjab Home State, Economics Optional

Date of Interview: 11 April 2022
Board: Bharat Bhushan Vyas sir
Optional: Economics
Home state: Punjab

Overall experience- Nothing from hobbies asked, Many factual questions, 80-90% of interview based on economics. Board was cordial.

Not much of counter questions. Felt like board wanted to check my knowledge rather than personality.


Asked to bring mask to chin. Face shield and gloves were kept on.

  1. There are various problems in India’s neighbouring countries like Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Afghanistan. So, how does it impact India?
  2. What drives Inflation- which commodities or sectors? (said food and beverages)
  3. What government is doing to control agri inflation, especially tomato, onion etc.
  4. Reasons for drug problem in Punjab
  5. Solution for drug issue
  6. Law for drugs in India

Member 1

  1. Why not IIT etc and humanities instead
  2. Do you watch movies? Last movie seen and few follow ups on that
  3. Name any economist that inspired you and why so?

Member 2

  1. 3 Recommendations that you will give to finance minister, if made economic advisor?
  2. Talked about bogus bills under gst and how can we control such misuse of gst input credit?
  3. What is FIU? how does it work?

Member 3

  1. What is Hawala? How does money go out of India?
  2. Which authority is responsible for checking money laundering?
  3. Law for money laundering
  4. What can be done to control inflation?

Member 4

  1. Definition of organic farming
  2. How can we promote organic farming in India?
  3. How to diversify agriculture?

Chairperson: Interview is over, you can go.

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