[UPSC Interview 2022] – Transcript #20 : M Sathiyavathy Board, PSIR Optional, Karnataka Home State, Football, silk farming Hobbies

Date of Interview: Feb 02
Board: M Sathiyavathy
Optional: PSIR
Home State: Karnataka
Background: Mechanical Engg
Work: Sports Authority
Hobbies: Football, silk farming, documentaries

Chair asked to remove mask. Read the DAF.


  1. What doing since graduation?
  2. What is your salary?
  3. Ok gross salary?
  4. What do you do in silk farming?
  5. Which mulberry variety?
  6. Which silkworm?
  7. Difference between bivoltine, multi voltine?
  8. Why bivoltine beneficial?

Member 1

  1. How will you use sports in IR to build support for India in UN?
  2. Among brics, which sport would you suggest?
  3. As a Pol science student how do you look at budget?
  4. Main principles of budget?

Member 2

  1. Which documentaries you watch? Recent one?
    (Cross questions)
  2. Why adani withdrew fpo?
  3. Why sino India relations at low?
  4. What’s wrong in having great power ambitions?
  5. What issues if border is non demarcated?
  6. Doesn’t salami slicing happen at LoC?

Member 3

  1. Why Mysore is a planned city?
  2. Why Bangalore was planned but now in bad condition?
  3. Issues in Bangalore metro?
  4. Role of mech engineers in construction of tall structures?

Member 4

  1. Killing silk worms is ethically wrong. Your opinion?
  2. What budget has done to contain inflation?
  3. How will it benefit the common man?
  4. Why don’t you just let the silk worm fly away. Then process it?


  1. But stain can be cleaned right?
  2. Told ma’am bleach agents can’t be used on silk as it dissolves. So difficult
  3. Most of my interview went on my DAF I felt. Board was cordial. Hope this helps other aspirants, just like the transcripts here helped me.

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