[UPSC Interview Transcript #135]: BS Bassi Borad, Rajasthan Home State, Sociology Optional

Date of Interview: 05/03/20, Forenoon (4th to go)
Board: BS Bassi
Home State: Rajasthan
Optional: Sociology
Background: BE in Electronics and communication engineering
Sports: Basketball (Nationals)
Volunteer in CRY- Child Rights organization
Hobbies: Calisthenics exercise, Listening Ghoomar songs


  1. Do you sing?
  2. Ok sing a song for us
  3. So much scope in ECE then why civil services? now counter questions below
  4. How would you use ECE in civil services?
  5. It looks like you have prepared your answers, did you expect this question?
  6. What have you prepared and what are you expecting from the board?
  7. Give me your opinion on transgender, not any court judgment.
    Thank you

Member 1

  1. Rural people neither know about digital technology nor know how to use it. Your view?
  2. You belong to Bharatpur? Or any village ?
  3. Are farmers in your village using digital technology?
  4. How can you ensure as an administrator that they use it and get benefits?
    Thank you

Member 2

  1. How to use Artificial Intelligence in civil services?
  2. Let me take you to China, tell me where china is using AI?
  3. Speak for 3 minutes on telecom sector, challenges and solutions from your side.
  4. Make me aware about what’s going on in Afghanistan(3 minutes)
  5. Is end of civil war in Syria near?
    Thank you

Member 3

(psychologist approach) and longest time taker.

  1. As you said soil testing and marketing, tell me how ICT can be used in soil testing?
  2. Benefits of soil testing? As you said …….I said sorry sir I talked about soil monitoring ( here chairman nodded and smiled)
  3. How soil marketing can help farmers?(then he explained)
  4. Have you even been to KSCF office in jaipur? (There is no such office in jaipur..but it’s in delhi , he was testing my honesty)
  5. Do you think Kailash Satyarthi has done something good? Or is it just a hype?
  6. Has government failed in protecting chil rights such that NGOs have to come forward?
  7. Don’t you think Kailash Satyarthi and others are becoming road blocker for the government in implementing their laws and themselves interfering? Chairman
  8. Why government, NGO and others need to come forward for protecting child rights?
    Thank you
  9. Your view on Satyarthi’s work.
  10. Tell us where and how you worked for underprivileged children.
    Thank you very much.

Member 4

(Sociological approach)

  1. Difference between culture and civilization
  2. What is inclusive culture?
  3. What is “sanskar”? It’s English term.
  4. 3 things world can learn from india can lead to peace, stability and development. Thank you
  1. Showing me photo, Is this you?
  2. Thank you
  3. I said thank you sir But I didn’t stand up
  4. Before you go, tell me meaning of your name.
    Thank you
  5. Lady member wished me all the best
  6. Interview time 30-35 minutes
  7. Very Cordial board.
  8. Wish you all the best.


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