[UPSC Interview 2022] – Transcript #67 : M Sathiyavathy Board, Sociology Optional, Bihar Home State

Date of Interview: 7th Feb, forenoon
Board: M Sathiyavathy
Optional: Sociology
College: IIT Madras( chemical engineering)
Background: state civil service,
Home State: Bihar
No questions from hobbies.


  1. what did you do before joining service?
  2. Why did you take sociology?
  3. What is your role in the department?
  4. How much corruption is there in your department? (More follow up questions over this)

Member 1

  1. What did you like in South India?
  2. Tell me about heritage sites of Chennai?
  3. What is government doing in electric vehicles domain?
  4. What more can be done to promote green mobility?

Member 2

  1. What do you know about monsoon?
  2. How important is this for Indian agriculture ?
  3. What can be done to conserve rainwater?
  4. What are the measures in Indian context?
  5. How many provinces were there at the time of independence?

Member 3

  1. Why families are breaking down?
  2. What values are responsible for breakdown?
  3. What is the status of Delhi air pollution?
  4. As an administrator what will you do check pollution in Delhi?
  5. What steps can you take to tackle pollution using chemical engineering?
  6. There is a famous sikh gurudwara in patna . What do you know about it?

Member 4

  1. What is courage?
  2. Are you courageous?
  3. Give an example from your life.
  4. What are electrons, protons made of?
  5. What do you know about CAA?
  6. What is the current status of CAA?

Experience:cordial board, felt like a normal conversation
Utility of mocks: for small things yet important such as- how to enter and wish members. Mocks helps you get variety of questions.

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