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UPSC Interview Transcript: Arvind Saxena Board, March 22

Date of the UPSC Personality Test: March 22 2017
Head of the UPSC Personality Test Board: Arvind Saxena
Duration of the interview: almost 30 minutes, first candidate in the forenoon session
Background of the candidate:
Home state: Punjab
Education: B.E. (Hons.) Mechanical Engineering
Work experience: two years at an American Manufacturing firm
Optional subject: Philosophy
Hobbies/Interests: Calligraphy, Bhangra and Giddha, Gym workouts, Photography
Attempt at UPSC CSE: second
Outcome of earlier attempts: CSE 2015 – not in the merit list (Written score: 687; Personality test: 179 – Board headed by Chhattar Singh)
UPSC CSE Personality Test 2016 details: Refer to the PDF below. 


Read the UPSC Interview Transcript Here


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