[UPSC Interview 2022] – Transcript #329 : M Sathiyavathy Board, Geography Optional, Kerala Home State

Date of interview: May 2, 2023
M Sathiyavathy mam
Home state: Kerala
Optional: Geography
DAF keywords: Delhi,  e waste


  1. (not smiling at all, was disinterested throughout the interview)
  2. Are you from Delhi?
  3. How long you were in Delhi? Do you remember much?
  4. Which part of kerala are you from?
  5. Padmanabha Swami temple has so much treasure. It’s being wasted being locked in vaults.
  6. In your opinion what should be done? (Cross questions)

Member 1

  1. You have done a project on e-waste what is it?
  2. If you have to create a waste management system in your district what would it be?
  3. What about reducing the amount of waste generated?
  4. Consider a place where people do not have any laptop, smart phones or internet. How can they get online government services?

Member 2

  1. We have seen 2 cases one in Nirbhaya were a person was convicted after years another case in Hyderabad were a person who raped a girl was encountered. Which one of the methodology was better and why?
  2. Debt of kerala vs debt of srilanka? Will kerala see such a dire situation in future?
  3. What kerala should do to not face the situation of srilanka
  4. India’s population is growing but it has reached TFR of 2.1, don’t you think it
  5. will lead to issues later on?
  6. Kerala has high sex ratio. How will you utilise the experience of kerala to improve sex ratio in a state for eg Haryana where sex ratio is low?

Member 3

  1. Was green revolution really green? (Repeated the question again as my answer was not on point)
  2. “Kerala government has not done enough for tourism” what is your opinion if I give you the statement.
  3. What more can be done for tourism?
  4. What will you do if you are appointed in a water scarce district?
  5. Why literacy rate is high in kerala?

Member 4

  1. FTAs – should we have with individual nations or with multilateral grouping.
  2. Which one is beneficial?
  3. Why certain developed countries, even though we have trade surplus, have issues with indian exports?
  4. Which country left an economic union recently?
    (Picked up from my answer from previous member) Don’t you think Kerala
  5. should be following on the lines of Maldives for High end tourism?
  6. There are a lot of expatriates from Kerala in middle East but you don’t see many people visiting kerala as tourists. What can we do about it?
  7. What was the reason?
  8. What is the difference between earthquake and tsunami?
  9. What is Richter scale? What does is the difference between 1 and 2 values on Richter scale?

Board was cordial. Chairwoman grilled me. Rest of the interaction was conversation mode. I might have missed out on a few questions.
Utility of mocks- helped to correct posture and mannerism.

(This transcript has been posted by a community member of ForumIAS)
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