[UPSC Interview Transcript #103]: BB Vyas Board, Kerala Home State, Malayalam literature Optional, watching movies & travelling Hobbies

Date of Interview: 03/03/2020
Home State: kerala ( palakkad)
Background: B. Tech CSE
Hobbies: watching movies and travelling
Medium: Malayalam
Optional: Malayalam literature
Employee: Software engineer
Worked in chennai for 1 year
Worked in dubai for 2 yeras
Board: bharath bhushan vyas sir


  1. so ashif, why did you left your job in dubai eventhough you had good salary?
  2. Do you know how much salary a civil servent would get at the time of probation?
  3. Tell me something about blue flag?
  4. How does blue flag will promote tourism especially in Kerala beaches?
  5. Why kerala is known as god’s own country?
  6. Tell me about the origin of Kerala in connected to the myth of parasuram?
  7. Ayurveda is a main attraction of Kerala, name some of the herbs used in Ayurveda?

Member 1

  1. Your optional is Malayalam literature, tell me something about the poet Ulloor?
  2. Is there any historical relevance to the poet Uloor other than his poems?
  3. Why there are so many political murders happening in North Kerala? especially in Kannur. why is it only there?Is there any historical background for this?
  4. Left wing extremism makes it road to Kerala do you agree with this?Do you support the police encounter action against the maoists?

Member 2

  1. What are the places having cultural importance in Palakkad?
  2. Asked about place kalady and Shankaracharya?
  3. Name some famous personalities from palakkad? Is vidhya balan is from palakkad?
  4. Did you support the argument for the 50 percentage women reservation in administration?
  5. Tell me something about st thomas? What is his relation with chennai?
  6. Where in kerala the most ancient muslim mosque of indian subcontinent is located?

Member 3

  1. What are the differences between coastal regulation zone and ecologically sensitive area?
  2. There are some issues between the fishermen of Kerala and the foreign flaged ships in Kerala coast. What are those and what is the reason for this?
  3. What is EEZ?
  4. What is the difference between mile and nautical mile?
  5. Tell me two problems faced by your neighbouring States Karnataka and tamilnadu?
  6. How can we classify tamilnadu, is it an industrial state or urbanized state?

Member 4

  1. What is the population of Indian diaspora in GCC countries?
  2. What is the total population of Saudi Arabia and what percentage Indians in that?
  3. What is the difference between gulf and middle East?
  4. How many service preferences are there in UPSC form? Which one is your last preference?
  5. Why IAS not IPS first?
  6. Other than Kerala in which state would you like to settle?
  7. What are the similarities between Kerala and north eastern States?
  8. How many states are there in North East? name them?
    Your interview is over
    Duration – 35-40 mins

Last to go in fornoon session
No questions from hobbies and engineering background
The board was very cordial, made me feel very comfortable

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