UPSC Interview Transcript: Air Marshall Bhonsle Board, DrKingSchultz

Interview Date: 05-04-2017,
Duration: 30-35 mins.
Interview Board: Air Marshall Bhonsle,
Afternoon session, 5th (second last) to enter, entered at 5.15 PM
Background: B.D.S from Ahmedabad,
Gujarat. Belong to Bharuch, Gujarat.
Optional subject: English Literature.
Employment and work-ex (if applicable): 8 months at a charitable trust hospital in Bharuch.
Domicile: Gujarat.
Hobbies: Playing tabla; Listening to rock and metal music.

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1. Very very cordial board, can put anyone immediately at ease. Comfortable chair, large room, small round table. Chairman was sitting probably 6 feet diametrically opposite to me.

2. No questions on why IFS despite 3 of the 5 panelists reading my entire DAF in detail and focusing on service and cadre preferences (they are sitting so close that it is possible to see what page of your DAF they are reading.)

3. No questions on IR, hardly one question on current affairs, no CA factual questions.

4. Most of the questions related to DAF and background.

5. Didn’t fumble except in the first question. Looked at all members from time to time, especially during long answers.

6. Could’ve handled a few questions better.

7. Worried about the multiple “I can’t recall” answers to M3 regarding Indian authors.

8. Somehow it seems as if I’ll either get very high (190+) marks or very low (~120) marks. Only result will tell.

But the fear of the unknown has gone. 

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