UPSC IAS Interviews 2022 | State Based Questions | Assam State

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In this post, we are releasing the state-based questions of Assam state for UPSC IAS interviews 2022.

This post is a part of our series of state-based UPSC IAS interview questions. In this series, we are going to create state-specific posts, containing the questions that have been asked in the interviews on the basis of the home state of the candidate, mentioned in DAF.

You can take hints for your own interview preparation, from the type of questions asked.

State-based UPSC IAS interview questions for Assam state

History-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. What do you know about the Varman dynasty? Where was their capital based?
  2. Ahom dynasty ruled for almost 600 years in Assam. What was the reason of their decline?
  3. When did the British took control over the areas of Assam and nearby region?
  4. Do you know about the Treaty of Yandaboo?
  5. Can you recall any leader from Assam who participated in the Revolt of 1857.
  6. What was the impact of Partition of Bengal in 1905 over the areas of Assam?
  7. Have you heard of the Nelli Massacre? What was the reason?
  8. The Battle of Saraighat was in news recently. What do you know about it?
  9. What is Ahom Revolt?

Art and Culture-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. What is the difference between Bohag Bihu and Magh Bihu?
  2. Have you heard about the Ambubachi Mela? It has a very progressive theme. Do you agree?
  3. Who started the Ankia Naat? What languages are used in the plays of Ankia Naat?
  4. Tell us about the Sattriya dance. Any one dancer in the contemporary times who performs this dance form.
  5. What are the traditional costumes that females in Assam wear? What is the fabric they are made of?
  6. Tell us about Kamakhya temple? How did Shaktism develop in the parts of Assam?
  7. Traditional languages in Assam. One language which is included in the 8th Schedule.
  8. Sarthaberri Bell metal craft has registered for a GI tag. What is its uniqueness?
  9. Tell us about few UNESCO heritage sites in Assam.

Politics-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. Tell me about the Sixth Schedule areas in Assam?
  2. How are the members of the Autonomous Councils elected/chosen?
  3. When was the state of Assam created?
  4. Who was the first CM of Assam?
  5. So much money is spent on opinion and exit polls. There is no value in them except for entertainment purposes. What is your view?
  6. What led to the Assam Accord? What re its provisions?
  7. Tell us about ULFA and NDFB?
  8. Tell us about NRC and politics over NRC?
  9. what is the reservation policy in local self government bodies in Assam? Is 33% reservation for women only on paper?
  10. Assam had in 2012 brought in some changes in the local self government norms. Can you tell me a few?
  11. What was the recent Bodo Accord? Do you think this time there will be more lasting peace?
  12. What is 125th constitutional amendment bill? What difference will it bring to 6th schedule states?
  13. Do you think it is correct to organize political rallies in the middle of the pandemic?

Economics-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. Is Assam a poor state? Reasons. (Why is it a Part of BIMARU states?)
  2. Why are Manufacturing and Service sectors not developed in Assam?
  3. What steps have been taken by the state government for the promotion of tourism sector?
  4. What type of industries are more suitable to the climate of Assam?
  5. OIL recently acquired majority shares in the Numaligarh refinery. Why is there resentment against the decision?
  6. What are the major problems faced by the Assam tea gardens?
  7. What are the two main objectives of the North East Industrial Development Scheme?
  8. Tell me something about the Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for the North-East.
  9. tell us about the recent state budget.
  10. What were the steps taken to contain the pandemic? Mention some economic measures also.

Social issues based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. Migration of people is a major challenge Assam has been facing since the Partition. Do you think it has hampered the social unity and progress of the state?
  2. What was the reason behind the violent lynchings that took place in Assam in 2020?
  3. there is violence in Assam?
  4. Assam has an average literacy rate. Why then do you think the state has such a high maternal mortality rate?
  5. What is your opinion on discrimination against north eastern people in mainland?
  6. What is the issue of migration from Bangladesh?
  7. What are the problems of the Bodo tribe? Enlist the features of the Bodo Peace Accrd 2020.
  8. Has the demography really changed in Assam post Partition of Pakistan? Do you have any statistics or it is just a political agenda?

Geography and Environment-based UPSC IAS Interview Questions

  1. Assam is surrounded by how many states/Countries?
  2. Major Environmental issues faced by Assam?
  3. Floods wreak havoc in Assam every year. What are the reasons for flood in Assam?
  4. What are the steps taken by the government of the state to address the issue of floods?
  5. Name any two national parks/wildlife sanctuaries of Assam.
  6. Why is the Majuli island famous? Do you know about the Ro-Ro facility launched in the island?
  7. Can you name a few species of plants having medicinal value in Assam?
  8. Open cast mining was allowed in the Dehing Patkai hills last year. What will be the implications? How will you balance the economic development vis-a-vis protecting the biodiversity?

Miscellaneous Questions:

  1. If I want to travel to Assam what places would you suggest?
  2. Tell us about the problems your district is facing? As a DM how will you handle these problems?
  3. Tell us about Bhupen Hazarika?
  4. What is your opinion on one horned Rhino poaching and what are solutions for it?

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