Date of Interview: 30/01/2023
Board: M Sathiyavathy
Background: Electrical Engg, IIT Delhi
Home State: Haryana
Employee: Intel, Currently in IDAS
Hobbies: Reading Biographies, Meditation, Playing piano
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- Satyavathi Mam read out the DAF loudly and asked the following questions :
- Tell us about the recent reforms in Railway services?
- Give me your personal opinion on Railway services merger?
- Okay, so you prefer specialists, then why do we hire generalists?
- Apart from DM, say health secretary, power secretary etc, who is better suited for that job?
- But Vallabhai Patel once said that If we hire all specialists, they would be undecisive and only generalists are capable of acting decisively, Was he wrong?
- What is the difference between fine arts and conceptual arts?
- Do you follow International relations?
- Tell me the about Bangladesh?
- Why do we make people fill all these, sports hobbies etc in DAF?
- You are an IAS, if you suddenly get to know that you have to join one particular district within a month, What will you do first? (followed by What else twice)
- Defence has the largest budget in country and is so important for the country, but you still want to join IAS, Which one do you think is more important?
- If both are equally important, then why join IAS?
- You have lived in Bhopal, what did you like about the place?
- Apart from people, anything else- architecture wise?
- You have mentioned reading biographies as your hobby, Which ones have you read?
- Why do you read biographies specifically?
- Which biography did you find most impressive and Why?
- Okay, What did you learn from Dalai Lama’s biography?
- What is budget?
- What about previous definition related to plan, non plan expenditure?
- Why did we abandon planning commission?
- So, how is planning done now?
- Do we have a state budget as well? Are you sure?
- What is climate change?
- What is the main reason for it?
- What is carbon sink?
- Do you think artificial carbon capture is feasible?
- You have lived in Chandigarh, what did you like about the place?
- Your interview is finished, you may go now.
- This is my personal opinion, but according to me, thinking a lot about everything in your DAF helps a lot. Interview preparation should ideally be 10% reading, 90% thinking.
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