[UPSC Interview Transcript #34] : Bihar Home State, Mechanical Engineering Optional, Watching football and Studying tactics

Date of Interview: 19 Feb,20
Background: B tech – Mechanical Engineering, IIT Roorkee
Optional: Mechanical Engineering
Employee: 2 years at Engineers India Limited
2 years at Central Electricity
Home State: Bihar
Hobby: Watching football and studying tactics


  1. What is your role at CEA?
  2. When was IIT Roorkee established? When it was named Thomson college of engineering.
  3. When it was named the University of Roorkee? When its name was changed to IIT Roorkee.
  4. How would you use your knowledge of mechanical engineering in administration?
  5. What is pert.
  6. Name one tool which can be used to improve administration?

Member 1

  1. What is honour killing.
  2. Why does honour killing still exist.
  3. What steps need to be taken to eradicate these.
  4. Do you read books?
  5. Why do people move abroad after engineering?
  6. What difference do they feel after going abroad?

Member 2

  1. Why have you always preferred government jobs compared to private jobs?
  2. What if your current organisation is privatised.
  3. Why government is privatising air India.
  4. So do you think private sector optimally utilises the resources? Why jet Airways became bankrupt then.
  5. Why everything is moving from mechanical to electrical like electrical trains, e vehicles etc.
  6. What is role of mechanical engineering in power sector.

Member 3

  1. Litchi caused so many deaths in Bihar. What can be done?
  2. Tell 2 best football players in the contemporary world.
  3. Who is better among Messi and Ronaldo.
  4. Why do you think Messi is better.
  5. Why India is not able to perform in hockey, football, etc games.
  6. Do you think the private investment is required to promote these games?
  7. What do you think about freebies culture in government? Is it good for the economy?

Member 4

  1. Why Bihar is facing so many floods.
  2. Kosi is called a curse as well as a boon for Bihar. Explain this sentence.
  3. What steps can be taken to prevent floods in Kosi?
  4. Have you heard of the casein Bhagalpur in which the accused were made blind by the police?
  5. Do you think it is the correct method to punish convicts?

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