[UPSC Interview Transcript #25] :Smita Nagraj madam Board, Assam Home State, PSIR Optional

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Duration: 30 mins
Board: Smita Nagraj madam
Background: Civil engineering IIT Guwahati, JNV
Optional: PSIR
Home State: Assam


  1. Why JNV, IITs quality is not replicated in all other educational institutions.
  2. Is it only political will that is lacking in changing the education system, and some follow-up questions?

Member 1

  1. What is anti-defection law and why it is news always?
  2. JNVs have something on the lines of Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat, what is that.

Member 2

  1. What is an issue in SCS and Indias stands in it? Role of US.

Member 3

  1. Architect and civil engineer. Who should get priority in building construction?
  2. Do you think Coronavirus is a biological weapon by China?

Member 4

  1. Are international bodies- UN, WTO losing relevance !? What’s their future.
  2. Politics is the art of possibility. What’s your view on this.

Member 5

  1. Did you visit all NE states?
  2. What are some issues faced by NE states- individuals.


  1. Is changing parties after elections legal, ethical.
  2. How would you categorize a society developed. Tell indicators.
  3. In civil services, you will face issues. What are they? How will you deal with them?

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