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Date and session of interview- 5/04/22 9:am forenoon session

Board- Smitha Nagaraj maam

Optional- history

College- civil engineering from DTU, MA in modern history from JNU

Hobbies- reading travelling numismatics

Your experience in interview-

No hi hello or questions on personal info,

 

Nagaraj ma'am

- why do you think about freebies

-Should they be discontinued, or modified in any manner

-Farmers and electricity

- do freebies encourage individuals to not work, remain dependent on govt

-

#2

- how can civil engineering (graduation subject) help in civil services.

- issues behind time and cost overruns

- insisted on giving practical and on ground problems faced(follow up) rather than theoretical/bookish issues in civil engineering

- difference and similarities in crisis going on in Pakistan and Sri Lanka

-

#3

- how can we keep the bureaucracy motivated?

(A number of follow up questions on similar lines)

Issues about bureaucracy, I

Why the image is bad ?etc

#4

Don't remember specifically but questions related to application of civil engineering on problems in infrastructure

Why India's infra growth is shabby when compared to that of china.

#5

Just asked about comparison between the response of indian and Canadian govt to protests in respective countries

Reasons behind why Canada is considered liberal and India is considered authoritarian

Were the measures used by Canada authoritarian or democratic ( follow up )

 

Experience- no hi hello no chit chat no questions related to daf( apart from grad subj- civil Engineering)

I felt the questions were really good, especially the ones related to infra and civil engineering. I wasn't able to satisfy the demands with respect to practical issues, a point that was raised twice during the interview. Not unnecessary grilling if a person could answer these questions he/she would definitely make a really good addition to services.

 

Mocks- focussed majorly on daf, and I felt the interview was of a whole another level- they knew what they knew what they were looking for.

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Afternoon session , 5th April

Board - vyas sir

Optional - PSIR

Hobby - teaching

Duration - 25 to 30 mins

Home state - Delhi

Grad - Btech CSE

 

Utility of mocks - Helps in learning how to speak in front of a experienced panel and how to Carry yourself.

 

Questions asked-

 

Chairman-

 

1. What have you been doing since 2017.

2. What do you understand by diplomacy?

3. What can you tell about 2+2 diplomacy.

4. What is AI and what is machine learning, are they both same ?

5. What is EI ,what are its components and can we learn EI ?

6. India and Israel got independence at the same time..then why india is so backward. Can we say india has failed?

7. What is comprehensive national power ?

8. What do you understand by soft state , deep state ?

 

Member 1 :

 

1. What do you think about Rajasthan and status of its women.

2. How have local self governance has helped women in Rajasthan

3. Suppose you are IAS Rajasthan Cadre,  what will you do to uplift their status.

4. Do you think policy makers have failed Rajasthani women.

 

Member 2 :

 

1. What is 5G ?

2. Why are people protesting against it ?

3. What was the motivation for skill india ?

4. What so much focus now on skilling , can't we go with business as usual?

5. Do you think these steps have been successful ?

 

Member 3 :

 

1. Can you name 2 GOI programme I which NSS has played prominent role?

2. Do you know about youth mobilization by NSS for election participation ?

3. Har ghar nal se jal - which scheme is this  ?

4. Has it been successful ?

5. What can you do to make it successful?

 

Member 4 :

1. India banned Chinese app etc, do you think we are giving a befitting reply to our neighbors for their wrong actions ?

2. By your answer it appears we should abolish armed forces. Should we abolish them ?

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Interview

Date and session: 5th April, Afternoon session

Board: BB Vyas sir

Optional: Anthropology

College: IIT Kanpur

Hobbies: watching football, fantasy premier league and sketching

Experience: good compared to expectations, could have done better

Utility of mocks: helped because some questions I had already faced in mocks, helped with improving my personal conduct

 

Chairman:

What have you been doing since 2019

Eye in the sky: what is it

Geostationary Geosynchronous: which type of satellite would you put in these orbits

Drones, Drones used where previously (Armenia Azerbaijan)

Swarming of drones

Why anthropology: is it because it’s easy

A quote regarding strength of diversity: your views on it

 

M1:

Nationalism is it good or not- some derived questions which I can’t recall

Nationalism and it’s impact on humanity

Climate change: relation to Russia-Ukraine (I had referred to it so some question asking for my views- something like how humanity is progressing)

Problems in Haryana- one problem which has in recent times improved

 

 

M2(lady):

NCC: what did you learn

NHFS: what are some data points you can recollect

Sex ratio data, any Haryana specific you can recall?

1-2 factual stuff, can’t recall

 

M3:

Some aerospace related factual stuff

Asked what my first preference is IAS or IPS

What would you as an administrator do for women in a backward district: a couple of follow up questions

Hydrogen: green blue difference (Nitin Gadkari reference)

 

M4:

Chandigarh: what decision would you take

Water scarcity in Delhi and Haryana: your solution

Linking of rivers and resolution of disputes

Questions then revolved around these topics, but there initially was a gap between what he wanted to ask and what he asked, so created some confusion

 

While leaving:

There is so much pollution and fog during winters in Delhi, what technology has been used to allow landing?

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Home state: delhi

Biology backround

Hobby: reading fiction, yoga

Board: Vyas Sir

Interview: 5th April

 

Chair:

 

 

1. Can you name 5 causes of pollution in Delhi? What can we do to tackle it.

 

2. What are 3 top qualities of a public servant as per you?

 

3. What is rule of law?

 

4. What is gene editing. Applications in relation to covid.

 

 

Memeber 1:

1. Famous yoga teachers in India

2. Interesting development in our neighbourhood

 

Member2:

1. Gene editing applications

2. Concerns over GMOs

3. Should we ban cloning

 

Member 3:

1. CUET is it good?

2. As we enter amrit kaal, what are our achievements and failures so far.

 

Member 4:

1. Ukraine crisis: implications for India.

2. Should Russia-china axis worrying us?

3. Something about Electron Microscopy

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5th April, afternoon session

IT background

Hobbies: Reading books; Writer's head

Smita Nagaraj Maam

 

M1:

1. Tell me something innovative that can happen with IT in the next 25-30 years.

2. Can blockchain be used safely for elections?

3. Why EVM issue is raised? Have we properly addressed It? What will you do to address it?

4. Why VVPATs aren't used and checked in every district?

 

M2:

1. Role as writer's head.

2. On what issues you wrote the play?

3. Talk about a recently read book.

4. What is appeasement in the context of WW2?

5. Similarities b/w WW2 & Russia-Ukraine war.

6. Why is the US not intervening?

 

M3:

1. Solutions for stubble burning

2. How can MSP be helpful?

 

M4:

1. Recent Birbhum incident from anthropological and economic angles.

2. What will you do as IAS, IPS, and IFS for cryptocurrency?

 

M5:

1. Difference between 4th and 5th Industrial Revolution.

2. What is IoT? How it can be used in civil services?

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Board: Bharat Bhusan VYAS sir

Work ex: taxation department

Optional: Sociology

Btech: Mechanical engineering

Home state:  Haryana (GGN)

+++

 

Chairman:

(Cordially told me to settle and asked to pull down the mask to chin level but faceshield was intact and gloves were ON too😪😪)

 

1. Meaning of name then counter questions on meaning itself.. (this made all members cordial except member 2)

2.  Asked question abt GST, VAT, Sales tax [as I am working in GST department and sir told me that he has also worked in VAT]

4. Excluded items from GST

5. Should these items be brought under GST?

6. Recent 3 changes in Gst ?

7. difference between accuracy and reliability( from sociology)

8. Poverty definition

9. is poverty just economic aspects?

10.Measurement of poverty means?

 

Member 1: (lady)

(Gave a long monologue abt tribals in India)

1. Took cue from poverty definition and asked about exclusion and inclusion w.r.t. scheduled tribes.

2. Tribals should be left untouched as this would prevent there culture from external influence. Asked my views on this?

 

(NOTE: the chairman joted down sth in a diary .. i believe marks were alloted at this moment itself)

 

Member 2: (was constantly staring at my hand and shoes the whole time.. .probably a psychologist...😀)

1. Asked about economic effect of Ukraine-Russia war on India?

2. Some counter questions regarding crude oil price from Russia w.r.t. other sources of crude oil of India

(Asked a few other questions .. cant recall those rite now)

 

Member 3:

1. Asked about precision vs. Accuracy? (Didnt know)

2. Few factual current affairs e.g. meghdhoot.. (did not know)

3. Corona effects on vulnerable sections?

4.  how to bring normalcy in such sections.. made me IAS of my home state.. then what steps would you take? (though my first choice was IPS.. probably did not read my DAF)

(Looked dissatisfied with my answers)

 

Member 4:

1. About Customs duty uses? (I deliberately brought in India-australia FTA In this answer)

2. Why should we not go for FTA with other nations as well as this would reduce custom duty and eliminate tarriff barriers altogether?

3. some counter questions? (I Handled these effectively using facts)

 

Chairman: Interview is over

...... ....

...... ....

 

^^^My Experience and observations^^^: Surprised as NO question asked on Hobbies, Home state, IPS as first choice ...

Overall board was cordial and chairman tried to make the atmosphere peaceful initially.

My observation is that the DAF was not read properly (or at all) because as soon as the previous candidate left I was called in (within seconds) ... asked about where i work.. and questions started from there and revolved around job and then basic optional knowledge(sociology)

 

Main observation: "A lot of Supplementary Questions were asked based on the answers i gave"

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Date: 6 April Forenoon

Board - Mr. R.N. Choubey

Optional - Anthropology

College- NIT Bhopal

Hobbies- Versification, Quora reading

 

 

Chairman -1) about yourself background, job , qualification.

2) what are the leadership styles

3) what's the meaning of your name

4) do you think you have become dwij i.e. have you reached that stage

5) situation based - government has to sell natural resources - what should be the methodology. Follow up question on that

6) what was your job profile?(work ex). What did you worked on?

 

Member 1 - 1) tell me about MSP, what are the challenges in msp. What are the solutions.

 

Member-2 -1) Nanotechnology, it's use in drone.

2) Integrated missile guiding programme - started in, at what stage it is currently,

 

Member 3 - 1) about solar vehicle, what are the challenges in industrial transition to electrical vehicle.

2) how company will come in profit

3) what are the changes you see in rto office, is there corruption prevailing in rto office.

 

Member -4 - 1) how are India China relations?

2) galwan issue, how many rounds of talk, if you are made foreign minister how will you tackle China

3) AUKUS, is there any country which is not in favour of AUKUS

4) About quora reading (hobby)

5) About Versification (hobby)

 

Cordial board, no cross questioning. 2 members were speaking very slow so had difficulty in decoding questions. Very different from mocks, they wanted just to have conversation.

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Date 6april

Afternoon

R n chaube sir board

Psir

Aerospace engineer

Hobby Football,mental health counseling

 

Chairman- why India is doing good in  aerospace,why not airplane.

Should your course be discontinue if no jobs.

Defence corridor location and purpose.

Few q related to Aerospace.

 

M1

Why psir not other subject as Optional.

How food is related to culture,sdmc meat ban issue.

How to stop war in russia and Ukraine.

5imp global events of 2022.

 

M2

Agroforestry.

Zero budget natural farming.

Organic farming.

 

M3

How drone can be misused.

Why India is lagging In drone.

Has isl been successful to uplift of Indian football..i said no..then follow up q was reasons.

 

M4

Social legislation fails generally like child marriage,dowry.. reasons behind it behind it.

3social legislation of post independent india.

Your district imp features .why it is famous.

Naxal related issue in your district.

 

Depression related issue.

 

 

Very cordial board.. allowed me to remove mask,globes .

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Date and session of interview- 6th april morning session ( last interview of the morning session)

Board- smita nagaraj mam

Optional- physics

College- IIT mandi CSE

Profession (if any)- software engineer experience of 1 year

Hobbies-  sci fi movies, jogging

Your experience in interview- The board was very cordial, gave ample time to respond, no cross questioning

 

Utility of mocks (if any)- The mocks helped me in improving by confidence level as I noticed great change in my communications skills in 1st mock and the interview ( gave 5 mocks), not much useful with respect to questions asked.

 

 

Chairman

What have you been doing these days?

Most important challenge that would come before IAS or IPS in coming years

Why less importance or respect for civil servants in developed nations where as in India they are given so importance?

Is reducing importance good?

Why violence against doctors whereas no such thing against civil servants even when they are incompetent?

 

Memeber 1

Why still development lacking in NE even after attempts by govt.? What would you do to ensure development there?

Implications of China helping Sri lanka more as compared to India?

Whats the issue in myanmar? Why army overtook?

Neighbor with which we have best relations ( Bangladesh) ? Why such good relations?

Why not such good relations with pakistan?

 

Member 2

Whats the agreement between assam and meghalaya?

Whats the difference between Taliban 1.0 and 2.0?

What are some different polices undertaken by them? (Opium ban )

How would afghan survive economically as it has banned opium plantation?

What are some different policies w.r.t culture (wanted answer w.r.t bamiyan buddha, so gave a hint that its related to Buddhism when I said I can't recall)

 

 

Memeber 3

Demands in US for removal of police completely ?

What would happen if we do so in India?

Gun licenses are very liberal in US and there is no problem with it ? Why not do so in India as well

Why issue of stubble burning has become so prominent these days as haryana punjab farmers have been planting paddy since very long? Some cross questions on the same

 

Member 4

Why AFSPA was in news?

Whats the issue of giving such powers to armed forces when police already have such powers?

( can't recall other questions)

 

No questions from educational background, work experience, hobbies etc

Just one question from home state

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Interview panel - RN Chaubey

Date - 06/04/2022

Optional - commerce

State - delhi

Hobbies - theatre and caricaturing

 

Chairperson asked to remove gloves and face mask in case no covid symptoms shown. Then comforted by saying that they want us to exit the room smiling and learn from the process.

 

Chairperson

1. Introduce yourself in 1 min - cross questioned by asking what is your native and then spoke to me in Tamizh for 1 min.

2. Why do you want to do IAS since you have served in good institutions (I have 4 years of work ex)

3. Speak to us about police reforms or judicial reforms or administrative reforms

4. What are the directives of supreme court for police (I spoke about police reforms and sc directives)

5. Are there any reforms taken before this judgement (I said statewise changes have been taken e.g. police in Mumbai is empowered)

 

Panelist 1

1. Is the migration happening from rural areas to urban areas? Is it good for country?

2. What can we do to improve industry in rural areas? (I had answered that villages have to be developed)

3. How will you make industry to go to Village where there are so many problems?

4. Can you give some examples of successful industries in rural areas developed by tax breaks?

 

Panelist 2

1. Do you know about drone tech? Is India using it to full potential?

2. How can we use it to full potential?

3. What steps to ensure challenges of drone are mitigated?

4. What other country uses drone tech very well?

5. Do we have defence against drone attacks?

6. Are there any startups in drone sector? What use case?

7. Which state used drones in covid?

 

Panelist 3

1. Election commission of India vs state election commission differences?

2. Who conducts Vidhan Parishad election?

3. Why municipal elections sometimes do not happen 5 yearly?

4. Is Rajya Sabha important? Why?

 

Panelist 4

1. You do theatre - have you read ulyssses? (Could not answer)

2. Have you read works of Grant? (Could not answer)

3. Habib tanveer? (Yes) what do you admire in him? Which state is he from (could not answer)

4. Indo us relations - comments

5. asked if indo Russian defence relations can be reduced keeping in mind the closeness with Us

6. any defence tech tfr from us to India ( did not know)

7. One question on Khushwant Singh wanted to do civil services because he felt the money was good. What is your opinion?

 

Chairperson - we enjoyed talking with you. Anything else you want to speak about? I said that we have covered my views on topics I would like to present my personality traits. Talked about strengths.

Chairperson then asked about my weaknesses.

 

Overall - interview was very cordial and dynamic. I could have done better in some questions. Mock interviews helped - especially Anugrah and Ksg.

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Board- TCA Ananth 6th April, Forenoon, 3rd to go Chairman- can remove mask and face shield if you want and feel comfortable All the questions related to my college -Who established, when established, what makes it one of the top colleges M1- suppose a person from tamil nadu comes to your place of residence. Which all places would you take him? - there is system of VIP entry in temples. your views on that. - People having black money donating it in temples. Should the temples accept it or not? - What are the instruments required for doing hand embroidery (hobby)? M2- Do you like walking alone or in a group (hobby)? -What is the longest distance you have walked at a stretch? -Why are you leaving maths and coming to civil services(background+optional)? -You could serve the nation by being a scientist too -What are your service preference? -What do see is there for your growth in IFS? -The world order post second world war and where does India stand. What all we have achieved and what are the area to be worked upon? -How will you promote relations between countries? -Difference between and what do you understand by tangible and intangible cultural heritage? M3- AI and Deep learning - Cloud processing - Data centres in India and their significance - Issue of standardisation in India -You have lived all your life in Delhi. How would you manage if posted in say far north or southern India? -You have sudoku as a hobby so tell us why Wordle is becoming so popular? -How should we use simplicity in day to day administration? M4- Have you ever done some sort of public service by volunteering or interning? -Why are slums in Delhi? -Issues with slums? -How would you deal with problems of slum localities if made incharge of that? -Benefits of Delhi metro and its significance for Delhi. The questions mostly revolved around my DAF. No current affairs questions. Only M3 asked questions related to emerging technologies which he said are related to maths since maths form all the basis of computing.
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Date: April 6th,2022

Forenoon session,Last one to go.

Time: Approx 35 minutes.

 

Board- R.N. Chaubey Sir

Optional- Sociology

Background- Commerce

Work exp- Audit

Hobbies- Teaching, Travelling

 

Chairman:

Was extremely cordial and ever smiling. The moment I sat down, he asked me if I had any covid symptoms. As I answered no, he asked me to remove my mask and gloves if I wanted to.

 

Then he made me very comfortable by saying that they all are friendly people and they want to learn from me while having a conversation. He said if there is anything I don't know, I should honestly tell the board about it and I can ask for the clarification in case the question is not understood.

 

CHAIRMAN: What did you have in breakfast?

How did you come here?

 

1.  Tell us about yourself.

 

2. Role of Chartered Accounts is in news. A new bill is being passed related to that. Can you tell us the provisions of that bill?

 

3. Another background based ques-  A huge company is being run by a family. Though it is a public limited company but family takes the major decisions. Is that right? Should it continue and some cross questions related to this.

Should we have a law which should ban family members from being part of the decision making?

 

4. What do you learn from teaching children?

1-2 more questions related to this.

 

 

Member 1

 

1. Unfortunately, Corruption is so rampant in our country. How  can technology help in eradicating that?

Can you quote some recent technological innovations that have helped people at large?

And some counter questions.

Cnt recall more questions from this member.

 

 

 

Member 2

 

Do you know about super computers?

Can you trace its evolution?

Has India contributed in it or it is just relying on other countries?

What are India's contributions?

(This ques has no relevance to my background. It was a random one)

 

Have you heard of plastic pollution? What are we doing to control it?

What more can be done?

Some related cross questions.

 

Member 3

 

So you are interested in Education sector. Let me ask you questions on that.

1. Commercialization of Pvt schools. Heavy donations are demanded. Parents are not able to send their children to such schools despite the children being qualified.

What measures can you take to stop such practice?

Cross questions.

 

What is RTE? Has it helped? How?

 

 

There is a stark difference between urban schools and rural schools. How can you solve this.

Can CSR help in this? ( based on my reply)

 

Member 4

 

Tell me your service preferences. No counter ques on this.

 

Now Ill ask you about your hobbies.

Teaching and Travelling. They are quite general ones .

So what do you teach? Who do you teach and how it helps you?

How travelling helps you?

 

Tell me about India's space programme.

Name two missions which are about to be launched in the upcoming months/next year.

 

Yoga- soft power of India. 21st june and everything he talked abt how world has accepted it as an Intl day.

So is becoz of diplomacy or soft power?

 

Do you practice yoga?

 

Ill ask about your state now. Why is Haryana doing good in sports?

 

I answered and he  apparently was satisfied with that.

 

 

 

 

Chairman Sir

We are done with asking al what we wanted to. We would love to hear you talk about anything, if you want. Or if you want to ask us anything, you can.

 

I talked about women empowernent.

 

Then Chairman asked me about Glass ceiling. Why is it a glass ceiling and not an iron ceiling or any other..?

 

I answered that.

 

interview was done.

 

It was an extremely pleasant experience. They even asked me to give marks to the board out of 100 based on my experience with them.

 

Everyone laughed at the end. I said thank you and moved out.

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Date: April 7th,2022

Forenoon session,Last one to go.

Time: Approx 25 minutes.

 

Board- R.N. Chaubey Sir

Optional- PSIR

Background- B.tech in computer science

Hobbies- cricket , observing behavioural pattterns

 

Chairman sir - be confortable , you can remove your mask , and all those talks

 

Q - introduce yourself

Q - should we abolish rajya sabha and legislative councils

Some cpunter questions

 

Q- difference between IPC , CrPC , evidence act

Q- 420 under what , section 144 under what

 

Member 1 -

Q-  what is offset clause

Q - examples on success or failure of offset clause

Q-  what is make in india?

Q- examples on success

Q- ease of doing business parameters

 

M2 - dont remember his questions

 

M3 -

Q- what is ypur preference

Q- answer in one line qualities needed to excel in these services

Q- what is happening in pakistan

Q- can there ve strategic implications of water as resource

Q- is Indus water treaty not in favour of india

 

M4-

Situation in srilanka  and follow up questions why , how , what can india do , what can be done further

Q- How you see india doing in asia

 

Chairman sir - thank you , we are done , you want to talk on anything.

Talked about my hobby  and told them i feel greatful for the opportunity and it was done

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7 April forenoon.

T.C Anant board

 

Background :

BTech Mechanical, IIT roorkee

Home state : UP

Job : currently working as district social welfare officer (development) in a district of UP

 

Chairman : remove shield and mask if you wish to, I declined as I did not wish to reveal facial expressions while answering.

1 - Tell something about your current job

2 - what have you learnt till now

3 - tell the schemes that you are implementing which are performing best and worst

4 - reasons for above

 

M1

1 - problems you are facing in job

2 - how would you improve beneficiary identification (follow up from previous reply)

 

M2

1 - Tell us about Formula 1 (hobby)

2 - qualities of drivers

3 - how would it help in administration

 

M3

1 - What is your view on All India Judicial Service

2 - why it has not materialised yet

3 - Tell your service preference - told first three

4 - Tell more - told next five

5 - Why IRS (IT) above IRS (C&IT)

6 - Any latest developments in income tax ? - told about faceless assessment

7 - How faceless assessment happens ?

8 - counter on above

9 - you have good academic credentials, why civil service

 

M4

1 - (started speaking in Hindi since official language of UP is Hindi) - you have to invite all gram pradhans in ur district for a meeting. Tell me exactly what will you write - Told him 2-3 sentences in hindi language that I would write.

2 - what places would you take me to in your district

3 - counter on above

4 - new technologies with respect to vehicles in India (from hobby and education background)

5 - what about tesla ? (Later he told he is asking about driverless cars)

6 - Is your post insignificant ? (I told chairman earlier that my current post was lying vacant since many years)

 

Chairman - thank you. You can go now.

 

Remarks : DAF based. Some random questions in between by M3.

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Date & Session - 7 April 2022 - Afternoon

Board - R.N. Chaubey Sir

Optional - History

Graduation - B.Tech in Electrical Engineering

Profession - Worked in an Edtech Company

Hobby - Writing an opinion based Blog: ‘Many of Q. asked my opinion on the issue’

 

 

Chairman -

He was cordial and smiling. The moment I sat down, he asked me if I had any covid symptoms. As I answered no, he asked me to remove my mask and gloves if I wanted to.

 

Then he made me very comfortable by saying that they all are friendly people and we also wanted to learn from you while having a conversation. He said if there is anything I don't know, I should honestly tell the board about it and I can ask for clarification in case the question is not understood.

 

Chairman -

 

1. Introduce yourself in brief.

2 Asked about my work experience and what I did on the job.

3 How I managed my team which worked in different subjects although (he told me) you must not be master in all the subjects.

4 How India got forex reserves (Sources)

5. What’s the current forex reserve. - I said ‘Not able to remember and then he told me to make a guess.

6. Who owns this Reserve?

 

Member - 1

 

1. What is Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP).

Follow up Q. on it - Missile name, current status, why started

2. What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Two Follow up Q. - AI would bring unemployment

 

Member - 2

 

1. What is a reserve forest:

Follow up Q. - percentage, Have I ever visited, Can we take roots of a tree (can’t recall the name of the tree) from reserve forest.

2. Percentage of forest in India - current & target

Follow up Q. - How to increase it

3. Current Union Budget - Is it balanced or not? & Why?

Follow up Q. - Some Schemes, What provision taken with regard to Covid (not particularly mentioned in the COVID?  My opinion on this.

 

Member - 3

 

1. Is the Indian performance in the Tokyo Olympics satisfactory or not? My opinion on this.

2. Sell of Air India? My opinion on this?

3. Service priority? But no Q. on that.

4. One more Q. - not able to recall it.

 

 

Member - 4

 

1. What provision was made in the recent election for 80 plus elders to vote?

2. NOTA - what it is, utility of it, situation based Q.

What I will write on my blog regarding ‘Russia - Ukraine’ war.

 

Chairman -

We have asked whatever we wanted to. Would you like to tell us something?

 

Experience in PT - Good & Enjoyed it.

Utility of Mock - Helped in practicing to express me.

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7th april, afternoon 2nd last to go

 

smita nagraj madam

 

maths optional

iit delhI

no work experience

nothing except cricket touched

 

chairman:

Q1. what have you been doing since 2018?

Q2. you are from iit delhi, do you think inadequate attention is given to primary discipline(civil engg.), because of other activities that students do in college(extracurriculars)

Q3. while at iit, were you ever told about any civil enginner alumni like you know about other alumni at high positions in the world?

Q4. should we bring more cross disciplinary curriculum at iits?

Q5. what do you think are qualities of iitians that take them to high places?

Q6. Your best memory from iit days(non academic)?

Q7. you say the society respects iitians more, do you think it is right?

 

M1:

Q1. what do you know about cryptocurrency regulation?

Q2. is it right that government does not recognise crypto as legal and still wants to tax it?

Q3. what do you think about the central vista project?

Q4. what do you think about the criticisms of this project?

 

M2:

Q1. I see your daf- cricket team...difference between a team and a group?

Q2. what is a visible negative effect of freebies?

Q3. what do you understand by superpower?

Q4. what do you think can stop india from becoming a superpower?

 

M3:

Q1. (from earlier iit discussion reference) why do you think indians have to go abroad to become big ceo, etc?

Q2. in ukraine crisis, there is one sided narrative of the west visible everywhere... why do you think that is?(i mentioned internet companies)

Q3. why do you think they(internet compqnies) tow the line of their government?

Q4. what can we do if tomorrow facebook decides to black out our media?

 

M4:

Q. why was the farm bill issue?what was bad about it that the government rolled it back?was there something good about it?why only big farmers of punjab, haryana?

 

chairman:

Q. What can india learn from the sri lankan push to organic farming and it leading to an economic crisis?

Q. do you think there was some motive behind banning the chemical fertilisers other than becoming an organic nation?

Q. (continued from sri lanka)how can army be called in for internal security in india?

 

thank you, you interview is over.

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Date and session of interview- 6th April afternoon

Board- RN Chaubey Sir

Optional- electrical

College- IIT

Profession (if any)- internship in korea

Hobbies- HAM radio, mentoring, art journaling

Your experience in interview- extremely cordial board, gives you chance to speak (chairman especially asked a member to let me complete my sentence)

Utility of mocks (if any)- vajirao was closest to real interview. Next ias topics coincided but methodology did NOT. KSG was also good.

 

 

Chairperson asked to remove mask and gloves if no covid symptoms. Mentioned that it's not a police cross examination. Asked if you don't know something what will you do (I said I'll admit it - responded with "Honesty is the best policy")

 

 

Chairperson

1. Honesty is the best policy? Your views on this?

2. Educational background and work ex

3. How did you achieve good grades in college?

4. Using mobiles for voting? Possible challenges?

5. How to resolve said challenges?

6. Electoral bonds - what is the issue?

7. What is wrong with someone wanting to donate to political party and not make it piblic knowledge?

8. How is black money in electoral bond if no cash involved (i had mentioned black money so this question)

 

M2

1. Elections happened in 5 states, new mechanism was used for handicapped voters, what was it?

2. Why still laghing in solar if India is tropical country

3. How to store renewable

4. Current issues in solar and wind

5. Future of solar and wind (something on these lines)

 

M3

1. What did you do as coordinator of robotics club?

2. Follow up question on my projects

3. Nano tech relevance today

4. Any plant manufactiring nano products? (Didn't know)

 

 

M4

1. What is biodiversity

2. Related acts

3. Species biodiversity in india

4. What is Biodiversity 2002 act?

5. Biodiversity hotspots in india?

6. Kasturirangan report?

7. Which plant was shut down post kasturirangan report? (I didn't know)

 

M5

1. Pakistan current issue? Did you read today's newspaper?

2. Impact of pakistan on usa, Russia, China and India

3. Cpec - what is India's stand

4. You went to korea, what did you observe there that you would like to emulate?

 

Chairman

Anything you'd like to add? I spoke about my hobby (HAM radio)

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Date: April 6th,2022

Forenoon session,Last one to go.

Time: Approx 35 minutes.

 

Board- R.N. Chaubey Sir

Optional- Sociology

Background- Commerce

Work exp- Audit

Hobbies- Teaching, Travelling

 

Chairman:

Was extremely cordial and ever smiling. The moment I sat down, he asked me if I had any covid symptoms. As I answered no, he asked me to remove my mask and gloves if I wanted to.

 

Then he made me very comfortable by saying that they all are friendly people and they want to learn from me while having a conversation. He said if there is anything I don't know, I should honestly tell the board about it and I can ask for the clarification in case the question is not understood.

 

CHAIRMAN: What did you have in breakfast?

How did you come here?

 

1.  Tell us about yourself.

 

2. Role of Chartered Accounts is in news. A new bill is being passed related to that. Can you tell us the provisions of that bill?

 

3. Another background based ques-  A huge company is being run by a family. Though it is a public limited company but family takes the major decisions. Is that right? Should it continue and some cross questions related to this.

Should we have a law which should ban family members from being part of the decision making?

 

4. What do you learn from teaching children?

1-2 more questions related to this.

 

 

Member 1

 

1. Unfortunately, Corruption is so rampant in our country. How  can technology help in eradicating that?

Can you quote some recent technological innovations that have helped people at large?

And some counter questions.

Cnt recall more questions from this member.

 

 

 

Member 2

 

Do you know about super computers?

Can you trace its evolution?

Has India contributed in it or it is just relying on other countries?

What are India's contributions?

(This ques has no relevance to my background. It was a random one)

 

Have you heard of plastic pollution? What are we doing to control it?

What more can be done?

Some related cross questions.

 

Member 3

 

So you are interested in Education sector. Let me ask you questions on that.

1. Commercialization of Pvt schools. Heavy donations are demanded. Parents are not able to send their children to such schools despite the children being qualified.

What measures can you take to stop such practice?

Cross questions.

 

What is RTE? Has it helped? How?

 

 

There is a stark difference between urban schools and rural schools. How can you solve this.

Can CSR help in this? ( based on my reply)

 

Member 4

 

Tell me your service preferences. No counter ques on this.

 

Now Ill ask you about your hobbies.

Teaching and Travelling. They are quite general ones .

So what do you teach? Who do you teach and how it helps you?

How travelling helps you?

 

Tell me about India's space programme.

Name two missions which are about to be launched in the upcoming months/next year.

 

Yoga- soft power of India. 21st june and everything he talked abt how world has accepted it as an Intl day.

So is becoz of diplomacy or soft power?

 

Do you practice yoga?

 

Ill ask about your state now. Why is Haryana doing good in sports?

 

I answered and he  apparently was satisfied with that.

 

 

 

 

Chairman Sir

We are done with asking al what we wanted to. We would love to hear you talk about anything, if you want. Or if you want to ask us anything, you can.

 

I talked about women empowernent.

 

Then Chairman asked me about Glass ceiling. Why is it a glass ceiling and not an iron ceiling or any other..?

 

I answered that.

 

interview was done.

 

It was an extremely pleasant experience. They even asked me to give marks to the board out of 100 based on my experience with them.

 

Everyone laughed at the end. I said thank you and moved out.

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7 April

Afternoon session

Board: TCA Anant sir

Background: BA(H) Economics. Hobbies: Painting Madhubani, miniatures; reading historical fiction and non fiction

 

 

Chair: first I must congratulate you. You're the youngest candidate we have met, first attempt you've managed

 

Why no post grad?

So you have written you paint madhubani? You make them yourself? Tell us about madhubani and what is special about it?

 

You like reading historical fiction. Tell us one book you've read recently and name author.

 

M1: so you've lived in south delhi and have had your schooling here. Have you noticed any slums? What are the problems of slums?

 

As an administrator how would you fix these?

 

What about waste management? What is to be done?

 

Tell us what has impressed you the most about Swatch Bharat Abhiyan?

 

M2: so you've done economics. Can you tell me whether we should stop urbanization?

 

What is percentage of urbanization?

 

Do you know any govt schemes, like PURA? tell us about it.

 

What about Smart City programme?

 

What are the number of smart cities selected in the programme?

 

What about the public sector? Tell us about its history in post independent India.

 

Is disinvestment good? Govt is very passionately pursuing the policy, what is your opinion?

 

 

M3: I won't ask you any economics. I am interested in your hobbies. Textile history - how did you develop this interest and how do you read about it?

 

Explain indian textile history, for how long has India been involved in the textile industry?

 

Tell me about any of your favorite textile/ embroidery.

 

Do you think textile sector is still very important to India? How?

 

What are the sector's problems that you may want to work on as an administrator?

 

What about art history? Who's your favourite painter?

 

M4: what is the difference between kanjeevaram and banarasi?

 

Is some level of NPA in the economy tolerable? I.e should we tolerate some NPAs?

 

Farm laws withdrawn - do you think it was right to introduce?

 

Constitutionally, according to the 7th schedule?

 

Chair: your interview is over. You may go

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6th April, afternoon

TCA Anant board

Graduation _ Civil engineering

Optional _ PSIR

Hobbies _ Reflective writing, Guru dutt movies

 

 Chairman 

Why you decided to join civil services?

Why not engg services? Or have you given engg services also?

Why specific guru dutt?

If you have to recommend me one  Guru dutt movie, what would that be?

Other movies?

M1

What comes to your mind when you hear civil engg?

Why people have negative perception of PWD?

You are police officer, What will you do if a group of students block road?

What other steps will you take if you know that they have done criminal offence?

As a engg, how will you tackle corruption in govt dept?

What steps govt has taken to tackle private builder in regions of Noida and ncr?

M2

What is the meaning of your name?

Which is more important, economic power or military power.

Why North Korea is not powerful despite huge military power?

What are the three areas you want to work on?

Why women empowerment was still not achieved?

What will you do if an influential person harasses women in a locality?

What can be done at level of family (by govt) to achieve women empowerment given family is a personal sphere? What interventions can be made to ensure women equality in level of family.

M3

How can we build disaster resilient structure?

New technology in Civil Engineering construction methods?

On what technology Pmay houses build?

What steps government has taken to make sewage treatment plant in cities? 

M4

 You talked about rural development  tell me What are panchayati raj?

 what steps govt has taken to empower panchayats in India?

Your take on merging of municipalities in delhi?

What administrative ineffiencies were there?

Is it right to have only one municipality for whole of delhi?

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