[UPSC Interview Transcript #48] Sujata Mehta Board, Vegetable Farming Hobby

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Interview Date: 19/02/20
Board: Sujata Mehta
Hobby: Vegetable farming


  1. Introduce yourself.
  2. What you do in your free time.
  3. My related questions like pre-GST & post GST changes, challenges faced experience, biggest challenge & how you tackled it. (no fact, figure, or reform needed asked). In some replies she cross-questioned.
  4. View on GM crops, cross-question. (out of my hobby- vegetable farming)

Member 1

  1. Opinion on politicians revising their salaries by passing bills in Parliament while govt. servants get their salaries revised after a decade via. Pay commissions. ( because of my 6 years of govt. service).
  2. A  lot of people come to Delhi & create pressure on urban amenities & urban planning. (Cross questioned it up to 2 levels)
  3. who is your favourite bureaucrat & why?

Member 2

  1. What you grow?
  2. What is the waste to energy concept?
  3. How to tackle the landfill problem? What is bioremediation & biomining?

Member 3

  1. How to serve in badminton?
  2. As an Administrator, how will you promote badminton as a sport in India? (Cross questioned up to 2 levels)
  3. As an administrator, how to promote female adolescent health? (Cross questioned it up to 2 levels) only current affairs-based applied ques.
    Chairman again:
  1. View on terminator seeds.some other questions ( not able to recall)

Member 4

  1. End of Inspector raj as claimed by various finance ministers, issues of tax assesses harassment.
  2. What is operant conditioning? Who gave the concept?
  3. What is your opinion on IQ? cross-questioned.
  4. Today, in new forms of communication, cases of espionage & surveillance is increasing. Comment Chairman: Anything you want to ask or tell.
  5. Your interview is over  Disclaimer: Around 75-80 % of questions.
  6. Observation: DAF-based questions, more focus on experiences in my case.

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