[UPSC Interview 2022] – Transcript #42 : M Sathiyavathy Board, Sociology Optional, Traveling, Watching vlogs, Football Hobbies

Date of Interview: Feb 2, 2023, Afternoon
Board: M Sathiyavathy
Optional: Sociology
Background: NIT BTech ECE
Work exp: Software Engineer
Hobbies: Traveling, Watching vlogs, Football
Tamil Nadu & Kerala

Chair asked to remove mask. Read the DAF.


  1. What were you doing since 2020? (I worked till 2020)
  2. What is your order of service preference?
  3. What is your order of cadre preference? (Home state is not my first preference)
  4. You don’t want to work in your home state?
  5. You know Tamil and Malayalam?
  6. Tell me a few thirukurals (I said 2). Please explain those in English.
  7. What kind of traveling do you like? (I said adventure such as trekking )
  8. What is the difference between hiking, mountaineering, trekking?

Member 1

  1. What is a primitive tribe?
  2. What are the provisions for PVTGs in this year’s budget?
  3. What are the issues faced by migrant labourers? (Follow up questions)
  4. What are water-borne diseases? (I said Cholera)
  5. If you are posted as DM in a district where Cholera has widely spread, how will you handle it?
  6. Have you heard of ORS? What is the home remedy alternative for ORS?

Member 2

  1. What all are the steps that India took to address the issue of crisis in Sri Lanka recently? Why are we doing those? What more can be done?
  2. Why is Football very popular in Kerala?
  3. Which is your favorite team?
  4. Which team did you support during the World Cup final?
  5. What position do you play in football?

Member 3

  1. What are the technical difficulties faced in communication through satellites?
  2. It’s often said future wars will happen in Space. Why it is so?
  3. What is the issue regarding Rohingyas? What India should do to handle this scenario?

Member 4

  1. What are the current applications and future applications of satellite imagery?
  2. What is the difference between blog and vlog?
  3. So you like travelling, where all have you been?

Utility of mocks : Some questions asked in mocks got repeated.

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