[UPSC Interview 2022] – Transcript #161 : Smita Nagraj Board, Anthropology Optional,

Date of Interview: 02/03, Afternoon.
Smita Nagraj ma’am.
Optional: Anthropology
Daf keyword: indigenous culture, software developer, athletics.


  1. How the indigenous culture have evolved in India.
  2. What are the culture of Nagaland
  3. Should ILP be there in mainland too

Member 1

  1. What is your district infamous for?(blinding case) when, how, outcome of that.
  2. Do you think Nagaland culture promote women empowerment(I supported).
  3. Recent news that only one women in history have been elected. How can you say so now?

Member 2

  1. Tell me about Ahimsa silk(daf).
  2. What make bhagalpuri silk special. (Daf)
  3. What are the 2 changes you would want in Constitution?
  4. Why some countries perform better in athletics(daf)

Member 3

  1. Why government indulge in software export although we are doing good. ?
  2. Why only Southern state have flourished in software and why not your home state( daf)
  3. Tell me what are government institutions who make softwares. (Don’t know what he ask..)
  4. Why BPO promotion is needed.

Member 4

  1. Advantage and disadvantage of gst.
  2. If you have to assist in selecting a CEO of my company, what will you look into him?

Chairperson: what are the qualities you liked in Tata.
Thank you, your interview is over.

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