[UPSC Interview Transcript #74]: Ajit Bhonsle Board, Delhi Home State, Sociology Optional

Interview Date: 24 Feb 2020
Board: Ajit Bhonsle
Background: B.Tech in electronics and communication
Optional: Sociology
Home State: Delhi
Firmware engineer ( Past experience)


  1. Made me comfortable by reading out my DAF and appreciating various things I have done in life.
  2. You are from Delhi. Recently Delhi elections happened. I happen to watch a ted talk of Ms. Atishi.
  3. Tell me what all stakeholders are involved in school infrastructure?
  4. Do you think a poor person sending his child to school considers infrastructure?
  5. What is mentoring facility provided by the Delhi government in schools?
  6. How are teachers involved in this mentoring?

Member 1

  1. Why sociology after electronics and communication?
  2. Compare India and Japan.
  3. Have you heard of 7 sisters?
  4. What are the reasons for derogatory words used for northeast people and what can we do to bridge this gap?
  5. Do you have any northeast friends?
  6. Heard of Bhupen Hazarika?
  7. What was his contribution to the social sector?

Member 2

  1. Tell me about different models of sanitation under Sulabh international?
  2. Explain your project?
  3. What was your learning from the project?

Member 3

  1. Tell me 3 issues you will address in Delhi given a charge?
  2. Follow-up questions on all 3 with precise steps to be taken.
  3. Is protest good?

Member 4

  1. Why GER in Higher education so low? Steps to be taken?
  2. How to encourage sports among women?
  3. How to balance sports and studies?


  1. Trump is here. Govt soon will come up with a press release saying that visit was very successful and give 3-4 points to substantiate it.
  2. You tell me what can be those 3-4 points?
  3. What is a blue dot network?
  4. What are the different defence agreements?
  5. What is BECA?
  6. What are threats associated with sharing geospatial information?
  7. Your interview is over. Now tell me your plans immediately after this and some light chit-chat on that.
  8. Overall, positive and cordial interview. More opinion-based and less factual questions.
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