[UPSC Interview 2022] – Transcript #129 : M Sathiyavathy Board, Kerala Home state, Cooking, Mentoring Hobbies

Date of Interview: 7th February 2022, 5th to go
Board: M Sathiyavathy
Home state: Kerala
Background: BSc Hons. Chemistry from Delhi University
Hobbies: Cooking, Academic Mentoring

Sathyavati Mam read the whole DAF


  1. What do mean by Academic mentoring
  2. What all things you do in academic mentoring
  3. You have cooking as your hobby, have you watched movie The great Indian Kitchen. I said yes
  4. What is the message of the movie
  5. What have you done after your graduation?
  6. What is the difference between Matrilineal and Matriarchal society?

Member 1

  1. Opinion about Sabarimala issue
  2. Why you argue like that?
  3. What have you achieved through academic mentoring? Follow up questions
  4. What is the experience in Delhi? What all you have learned from living here? ( Since my graduation from Delhi University)
  5. Should India help Pakistan in its financial crisis?
  6. Why you think so?
  7. How did India helped Sri Lanka in its crisis? Follow up questions

Member 2

  1. Some questions from basic chemistry
  2. How Insulin helps in treating
    diabetic patients
  3. Another mechanism of how insulin works
  4. Can we apply same mechanism in treating Blood Pressure

Member 3

  1. When you get into service which areas would you like to focus in your home state
  2. New tourism developed by Magician in Kerala and follow up questions

Member 4

  1. Allocations for different sectors in Latest budget and follow up questions
  2. What are the issues faced by the fishing industry in Kerala. Follow up questions
  3. Variety of fishes find in kerala back waters

Chairman : Thank you. Your interview is over

Some questions i am unable to recollect
Overall the board was cordial

Utility of mocks: building up confidence to face the board
All the very best dear friends.
Be confident and calm. 😍

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