[UPSC Interview Transcript #116]: TCA Anant Board, Chhattisgarh Home State, Geography Optional

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Date of Interview: 20/02/2020
Board: TCA Anant
Background: Mechanical Engineering
Optional: Geography
Employee: Tata Motors
Home State: Chhattisgarh


  1. Why you left Job at Tata Motors?
  2. You are from Koriya district in Chhattisgarh? How its name came about?

Member 1

  1. Was Korea a princely state once?
  2. I said No. He said it was a princely state.
  3. Then he asked about US killing general Sulemani.

Member 2

  1. Your father is in Coal India and You are from Mechanical Engineering.
  2. Tell me what coal is found in India?
  3. How much ash content in it?
  4. What is the Fuel supply agreement and its benefits?
  5. What is Metallurgical Coal?
  6. Can we convert normal coal to metallurgical coal?
  7. What is efficiency of Ultra supercritical power plant?
  8. Do you know place called Kirandul in Chhattisgarh?
  9. What are prudential norms (something like that) of RBI for banks to give loans?
  10. What is Reverse Mortgage?

Member 3

  1. What PSUs are in Chhattisgarh?
  2. Any CSR activities done by PSU?
  3. What are the 5 qualities of a good administrator?
  4. Don’t you think the qualities you told are also the same qualities needed for being a politician? (He was laughing).
  5. Explain the Statement “Administrators are made not born”
  6. Tell me how can we control population growth?
  7. Have you heard about UNCCD in Noida? I said NO.
  8. He asked what is desertification and how it happens?

Member 4

  1. Sir said about politics.
  2. Tell me what Chanakya Said about Politics?
  3. Can you compare Machiavelli and Chanakya?
  4. Said a statement of Plato and asked me to explain it.
  5. Asked about how Multitasking by people in Railways can improve its efficacy?
  6. Asked full form of CSIR.
  7. Asked how much of CSIR funds go in paying salaries to its employees.
  8. How has India performed in R&D?
  9. What is NPS and how the economics of it works?
  10. How important is Data becoming in our lives? Give examples.

Member 5

  1. What is Coronavirus and explain associated issues?
  2. You are a DM how will you chart out plans to revamp the health sector in your district.
  1. You said Ayushman Bharat is an Insurance scheme. How it is an insurance scheme when a premium is paid by the Government?
    Thank you, Interview is over.
    It lasted 25-30 mins
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