[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #115 : Bharat Bhushan Vyas Board, Sociology Optional, Writing on Cinema, Football, Defence & Security News Hobbies

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Board: Bharat Bhushan Vyas
Date of Interview: 03/08/2021
Qualification: B.Tech. (Electronics & Communication)
Optional: Sociology
Hobbies: Writing on Cinema, Football, Defence & Security News


  1. What have you been doing since graduation?
  2. So, you did BTech in ECE. Has the government has prepared a new policy on Electronics? When and what was it?
  3. PLI came later, what were the earlier initiatives under it? Broadly, what did they target?
  4. Has the govt also taken any such steps to boost IoT adoption?
  5. What are the salient features of 5G? From a technical point of view, that is. How is it different from the earlier generations?
  6. Under what Article is the Finance Commission formed? Which is the one currently in news? And what are the suggestions?
  7. Has any specific step been taken for horizontal distribution?

Member 1

  1. You like writing on cinema, what do you write about? Have you gotten it published anywhere?
  2. What was the last thing you wrote about? (Ans – Antiheroes)
  3. Where do you see these characters? Can you name some, please?
  4. Do you think other sports are suffering because of cricket?
  5. About the Finance Commission again, there were arguments to enhance horizontal devolution to the hilly and underdeveloped states. Has something been done in this regard?
  6. Some states submitted a representation over the population issue, are you aware of any such events?

Member 2

  1. Why sociology when you have done BTech? Why not Electrical or Physics?
  2. How will you use your technical education in your work as an IAS officer?
  3. Now, the government is incentivising LEDs, why is it so?
  4. What do you think must be done to improve our solar manufacturing process? (Very long question, cutting it short)
  5. If you had to explain the photoelectric effect to a layman, how would you do it?

Member 3

  1. Continuing from the electronics sector, why do you think we are lagging in electronics and chip manufacturing in India?
  2. Now on Antiheroes, what are their characteristics?
  3. What do you think a civil servant should be, a hero or an antihero?
  4. But civil servants are often criticised for being aloof, even the PM said something about the image of officers recently. What do you think can be done to improve that?
  5. Coming back to Cinema, what do you know about impressionist cinema?
  6. DO you know where cinema was first made?

Member 4

  1. There are demands within UP for the bi/trifurcation of the state. Do you think it should be done?
  2. Then why are such demands raised? In this case at least.
  3. What is the process for splitting up or renaming the states?
  4. And what is the legal process for it?
  5. What was the process followed in AP? You have lived there as per your DAF.
  6. Now, what is the status of Article 370?
  7. How was it done?
  8. What articles were involved in the process?


  1. What is Natural Gas, CNG, and LPG and what are their chemical composition?

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