[UPSC Interview 2022] – Transcript #93 : Smita Nagraj Board, Chemistry Optional, Cooking, coding Hobbies

Date of Interview: 8th Afternoon
Board: Smita Nagraj
Optional: Chemistry
College: IIT D
Profession (if any): Software Engineer
Hobbies: Cooking, Competitive coding
Utility of mocks or O2O (if any)- khan sir(ksg) was very good
Vision, NextIAS, Samkalp was also good
Chanykya Mandal – got butchered


  1. What are you doing?
  2. Bots spamming…how to counter it?
  3. Bots being used to force their own views on others, ethical?
  4. Mirzapur carpet industries and child labour…. Destination national flagged
  5. Child labour, is it correct for others to interfere in our issues?
  6. US human rights reports about India… Is it correct?
  7. Does such a report affect our relationship?

Member 1

  1. Will India continue to lead the IT sector?
  2. Will IITians continue to go abroad for jobs?
  3. Why they are staying in India now?
  4. Gordon Ramsay being very rude, what do you feel?
  5. Restaurant owned or run by him?
  6. Why Nano car failed in India ?
    (1-2 more questions)

Member 2

  1. Do you know about the Sweatshop of Bangladesh?
  2. Human rights issues are flagged only for the Indian textile Industry and not for Bangladesh, do you think there is some economic motive behind it?
  3. Seen K’taka and UP, development level difference, is it right for developed states to fund underdeveloping states?
  4. Is it right to penalise them for some correct policies and decisions taken in the past?
  5. Should UP be bifurcated?
  6. Purvanchal will lose from bifurcation…What do you think about it?

Member 3

  1. Foreign schools in India and foreign languages being taught…is it right when
  2. we are not able to focus on our native languages?
  3. Lead acid battery issues monologue…
  4. Alternative to lead acid battery?
  5. How has comppetitve coding and puzzles Solving helped you in developing yourself?
  6. Your 1 strength and 1 weakness?
  7. How is overthinking a weakness?

Member 4

  1. NEP points?
  2. How India can be Visva guru?
  3. Foreign campus in India, should they be allowed?

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