[UPSC Interview Transcript #24] :Sujata Mehta Board, Andhra Pradesh Home State, Mathematics Optional, Cycling, Badminton, Programming Hobbies

Duration: 30 mins
Board: Sujata Mehta madam
Background: Computer Science Eng (IIT Madras)
Employee: Software engineer
Optional: Mathematics
Home State: Andhra Pradesh
Hobbies: Cycling, Badminton, Programming
Sports: Tennis


Is this you? (pointing out the photo)

  1. Introduce Yourself.
  2. Why did you quit your job for attempting Civil Service?
  3. Don’t you enjoy your job in IT sector?
  4. What is the condition of Indian IT sector? Compare with developed nations (US).
  5. Despite having IITs, why is Indian IT sector still very nascent stage?
  6. What is your work in the company?
  7. You worked on e-Learning apps. Is anyone using them? Which sections of the society are using them?
  8. Are these Apps free or paid?

Member 1

(Completely on IR)

  1. UN vs. Multilateral organizations – strengthening which one is better?
  2. SAARC vs. ASEAN – differences
  3. 2 more Qs

Member 2

(Completely Opinion based Qs – none were from CA)

  1. What should be the priorities of a young civil servant placed at a responsible position in the lower level, say District Magistrate/ Collector?
  2. Should Betting (in sports & in general) be regulated – opinion?
  3. Media is invading privacy (individuals, institutions) – what should be done?
  4. 1 more Qs

Member 3

(Completely on Sports + Social media Q)

  1. Recently, a Badminton player got a national 2) award, who & what is that award? Mary Komb got award, what is that?
  2. Who received Bharat Ratna recently?
  3. A female Hockey player received an International award recently, what is it?
  4. Why sports other than Tennis, Cricket, Badminton are not gaining popularity?
  5. Social media – opinion (Good/Bad)?
  6. 1 follow-up Ques on Social Media.

Member 4

(Completely on Computer Science)

  1. Moore’s law
  2. What are the problems/limitations by increasing the transistors?
  3. If there is a limitation on the number of transistors, then how can we gain computational speed?
  4. Supercomputers – applications, what is China doing, etc


  1. AP 3 capitals – opinion.
  2. Is there anything you want to discuss with us?

Thank you. Your Interview is over. Cordial board. Went smoothly.

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