[UPSC Interview Transcript #21] :Manoj Soni Sir Board, Maharashtra Home State, Agriculture and geology Optional, Diary Writing Hobby

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IFoS 2019
Interview Date: 13th Feb
Duration: 30 mins (Forenoon Session)
Board: Soni Sir
Background: Mechanical engineer
Home State: Maharashtra
Hobby: Diary Writing
Optional: Agriculture and geology


While reading DAF, XYZ is meaning of your name, here is you who write a diary at a time when even writing is disappearing…

  1. When you started writing?
  2. What was the trigger to start?
  3. Tell me by introspecting, if you have a second chance which thing you will do in a different way than you did earlier.?
  4. How was the rainfall in Maharashtra this year?
  5. How was it in your village, district?

Member 1

  1. What is clean energy?
  2. What is the solar potential of India?
  3. Why India has large solar energy potential?
  4. Is India tropical or subtropical?
  5. What is India’s Geothermal potential?
  6. What is biodiversity?
  7. What is species diversity?
  8. What is ecosystem diversity?
  9. What are the areas having large ecosystem diversity- globally and in India?
  10. What is habitat diversity?
  11. Which types of the forest does Maharashtra have??
  12. What are the types of deciduous forest?
  13. Where they are present?
  14. what is the dominant species of dry deciduous?
  15. Which is the dominant species in dry deciduous?

Member 2

  1. What promote you to donate blood?
  2. Isn’t it harmful?
  3. What are the benefits of donating blood?
  4. Suppose there is a mutilated animal, how will you know whether it was an attempt of poaching or conflict between animals?
  5. What will you do?

Member 3

  1. What is the meaning of the name of your father?
  2. Whether he was a god?
  3. Was it from your region?
  4. What do you know about Buddhist culture?
  5. By observing Ajanta caves can you tell that how was that society?
  6. Suppose you are going with your driver, and you saw there is an accident that has taken place, what will you do?
  7. When you were at home last time?
  8. Does an ambulance come to your village?
  9. What are the challenges of the health sector in your locality?
  10. As an engineer how will you help SDM to ensure attendance of doctors and stock of essential medicine?
  11. Have you sawed a Municipal sewage treatment plant?
  12. In which company did you work?
  13. How effluent treatment plant in the company is different from Municipal STP?
  14. How the company was disposing of sludge and treated water?
  15. How they were reducing the toxicity of sludge?

Chairman: Thank you, our interview is over.

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