[UPSC Interview Transcript #33] :TCA Anant Board, Uttar Pradesh Home State, Sociology Optional

Interview Date: 18th Feb- Forenoon
Duration: 30 mins
Board: TCA  Anant
Background: Civil Engineering (BIT Mesra)
Optional: Sociology
Employee: Amazon
Home State: Uttar Pradesh


  1. Reading from DAF, you graduated in 2015, what have you been doing since then?
  2. What was your role in Amazon?
  3. What is the public perception of Amazon and e-commerce in general?
  4. Isn’t giving deep discounts a good thing?
  5. What can be the benefits of e-commerce?

Member 1

  1. Why did you switch to sociology as your optional?
  2. Do you know Sanskritization theory and who gave it?
  3. Which castes have gone for it?
  4. What process did they use to achieve it?
  5. How have the Yadavs in UP done it?
  6. What is the main obstacle to gender empowerment and how should we address it?

Member 2

  1. Why is the status of women better in Marwari families?
  2. What is the objective of the Hindu succession act?
  3. Should we bring in a uniform civil code?
  4. By not bringing UCC aren’t we being treated differently and some sections as super citizens??
  5. Tell me a few progressive legislations in Muslim community?
  6. What looks east policy?

Member 3

(asked too many technical questions)

  1. What are the main minerals of Jharkhand? (College in Jharkhand)
  2. What percentage of Fe content is needed to economically extract it from iron ore?
  3. What is the difference between mechanized bricks and normal bricks?
  4. What is the area of the cement to steel in a RCC pillar?
  5. What are the technologies used in prefabricated concrete?
  6. Do you prefer centralization of governance or decentralization?

Member 4

  1. What is ISA? What is India’s role in it?
  2. What is FATF and its role?
  3. What steps has Pakistan recently taken to avoid blacklisting?
  4. Tell me about China’s debt diplomacy?
  5. Which countries are impacted by it?

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