[UPSC Interview 2022] – Transcript #107 : M Sathiyavathy Board, Cricket Hobby

Date of Interview: 30th Jan 2023
Board: M Sathiyavathy
Background: Chem Eng, IIT
Hobby: Cricket, Interest in affairs of national and global importance


  1. What have you been doing since then? (any freelancing/teaching/..)
  2. What and to whom do you teach?
  3. What kind of general interest do you have in global affairs ?I mean if you get the newspaper which part of newspaper would you prefer reading( ans political news and also follow global economic issues)
  4. Tell me what are the expectations from upcoming budget.
  5. interrupted and said you are FM ,Now tell me what would be there in budget? (Some supplementary questions on economy and global shocks)

Member 1

  1. since you mentioned about increasing capital expenditure don’t you think that revenue expenditure would get reduced .
  2. Do you still play cricket? Or just watch it.
    3)do you think IPL has led to declination of Indian nationalism (from sports point of view)
  3. Impact of money coming into IPL on players
  4. What is green hydrogen mission (some supplementary questions)
  5. electrolysis process (some follow up questions)

Member 2

  1. tell me everything about GST (constitutional provisions, and structure, etc )
  2. tell me composition of GST council
  3. tell me about your district?
  4. What is difference btw tax and non tax revenue with examples

Member 3

  1. why Srilanka holds significance for India
  2. tell me honestly out of all services which one you desire and which one you deserve (but you are more interested in economy (from earlier discussion))
  3. situation based question
  4. Two districts one with drug trafficking and another with communal disharmony (which district would you choose to work)

Member 4

  1. you have got good percentile during JEE What advice would you give to your juniors preparing for the same?
  2. What is BRS?
  3. Chairman Ma’am interrupted What is TRS?
  4. What would you do for development of your district?(specific to your district)
  5. you mentioned about some mythological event had that taken place in your district ?

Utility of mocks: helps in building up confidence
O2O with Mr. Ravindran Sir was very useful
Others at Chanakya Mandal, Vajirao and Reddy and KSG all of them were helpful , Chahal Academy(a bit critical but feedback was helpful)

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