[UPSC Interview 2022] – Transcript #79 : M Sathiyavathy Board, Mathematics

Date of Interview: 10 Feb afternoon session,
Board: M Sathiyavathy
Background: Msc (maths)
Working: Department of Posts
Hobby: nothing asked


  1. Do people mail these days, after coming of courier etc ?? (DAF)
  2. PPF rate popularity of post office is low, vis a vis State Bank of India. Reason?? (DAF)
  3. Cross questions too factual and deep 😓
  4. schemes for woman in budget
    And then she said two other female members puchiye/sambhaliye inko jara, aapke domain ke lag rhe hain

Member 1

  1. What is IPPB? (DAF) many cross questions .
  2. Compare discrimination of caste in ancient and present time. Many cross questions (DAF)
  3. Questions on tribe, why some are backward, how to provide them benefits etc. Discussion moved towards Meena community etc. (DAF)

Member 2

  1. Can Values like sympathy compassion be judged in a civil servant?
  2. What is the loss if these values are not present?
  3. How to judge these values post selection?
  4. साहस क्या है ?? अपने जीवन में कुछ ऐसा बताइए जब आपने साहस का परिचय दिया हो ?

 Member 3

  1. What did you do as student editorial head of your college? (DAF)
  2. How will you use your maths knowledge? (DAF)
  3. Statistics data are generally false, how will you ensure data is correct? Some follow-up questions. (DAF)
  4. How did you selected Candidates and articles? How you motivated them to submit articles? What was cover design etc. (DAF)
  5. Your magazine publication would have not always been on time ?? Why? What did you do? (DAF)
  6. Questions about my name

Member 4

  1. What is social engineering? Did some castes benefitted from it ? Is it a right thing to do?
  2. Do you know dating apps ? What’s your opinion on that ? Is some kind of regulation needed ??
  3. आप कौन सा app use करते हैं? (Maine kaha main nahi use krta, bole aap jhuth bol rhe hain, ultimately i said I’m committed to someone from past 7-8 years). He said okay, then no further discussion on this topic 😂
  4. What is going on in SRILANKA?
  5. Is there any role of China also ?
  6. Have you seen blood report?? What are various components in it ?? (Random)
  7. Lipid profile test? (Random)

UTILITY OF MOCKS- Just to get well versed with the process.
Samkalp, Vajirao and Reddy, KSG were okay
One to one session with Kaptaan (4-5 questions matched) gave a kick start, with Dr Khan at KSG was also good.

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