UPSC CAPF (AC) Interview By Jayadev Senapati (AIR 254)
I was the last candidate to be
interviewed by the board in that
morning session. My board
consisted of Board Prez Ms Rajni
female member(M1) and three
male (M2,M3,M4) members.
The board was
very cordial and cool. It took them
25 to 30 minute to interview me.
seems as if its 5 minutes JJ
A UPSC official guided me to the
interview room. I sat down near
in a wooden bench while the
official told me Sir please sit in the
cushioned chair J The bell rang at
12:09 hr. The official guided me to
inside. I stood near the threshold
of the room and …
Me : may I come in madam !
RR : yeah
Me : good afternoon madam and
good afternoon to all of you sirs J
responded to my warm wishes L
RR : indicated me to sit by gesture
Me : thank you madam and sat
RR : where are you working ?
Me ; madam I am serving in indian
armed forces; navy.
RR : since when ??
Me : madam since last six and half
RR : are you happy in navy ??
Me : yes madam I am very much
happy in navy.
RR : handed me over to other
members by the gesture of her
M1: looked at me and I smiled J
M1 : jayadev what is your first
Me : central industrial security
M1 : why ??
Me : madam CISF is a force which is
guarding more than 300 industrial
in our country such as nuclear
power plants, mint
factories, thermal power
stations, national and international
airports and shipyards and even to
UPSC building we are sitting to
name a few.board prez smiled and
Due to its high and states of art
security some private companies
sought its assistance like infosys
bangalore campus and reliance
refinaries. Apart from this 2nd
battalion of CISF is also involved in
counter insurgency activities, so the
nature of work culture is multi
tasking and I believe in myself that
I am too very versatile and I can
up with these challenges. So its my
M1 : recently people in kodaikanal,
your forces are deployed in that
nuclear plant. How will you
motivate them ?
Me : I will find out the leaders of
that agitators and….
M1 : no no.. how will you motivate
your people; not to people.
Me : thought for some seconds.
Then with loud voice said
SOLDIERS !! YOU
ALL ARE CHOOSEN FROM
MILLIONS. YOU JOINED CISF TO
SAVE OUR NATIONAL INTEREST
AND TO OBEY THE AUTHORITY.
TIME HAS COME. REMEMBER
YOUR MOTTO “DUTY UNTO
DEATH”DO YOUR DUTY TILL THE
LAST BREATHE YOU IN HALE. YOU
ARE SOLDIERS ! YOU
SHOULD NEVER STEP BACK.. OK.
NOW GIVE ME ANSWER.. ARE YOU
ALL SOLDIERS ??
ARE YOU ??
M2: Jayadev, its not CISF’s motto
“DUTY UNTO DEATH”. It’s the
BSF. Anyway you are good at
motivating. I got motivated. He
little.. other members smiled J
M1 : have you ever faced any
trouble while using internet ?
Me : yes madam ! recently my
yahoo mail is hacked .
RR , M1: smiled.
M1 : you have written surfing
internet your hobby. What are the
should take care while doing that ?
Me : I should not give my real
address, contact no, bank a/c
credit card or debit card details to
anyone. I should change my
frequently and update my antivirus
periodically. As well as I should
to cyber laws like I should not send
anyone any lewd contents and like
M1: what you write about ?
Me : madam it depends on my
mood and situation. Whatever
comes to my mind I
jus write.. be it about a widow..
sunset in goa beach or a tamato.
RR and other members laughed and
I too smiled J
M2 : Senapati, do you know Manoj Das ?
Me : yes sir ! I know him.
M2 :what he writes ?
Me: he writes on travelling.
M2 : hehehe.. it means he writes
only when he is travelling J
Me : no sir ! he writes about
M2 : can you tell me about any of
his work ?
Me : yes sir, then I thought for
some time… zero results found..
asked for some more time.. again
no results found. I said sorry sir ! I
cudnt remember as I had studied it
in my 9th standard.
M2 : its ok. Nothing to be worried.
M2 : tell me who is the best writer
in oriya literature.
Me : pondered over some time and
said sir ! its upendra bhanja. He is
best in odia literature that’s why he
was awarded kavi samrat .. the
emporore of poets.
M2 : can you elaborate more about
Me : yes sir ! he was famous for his
baidehisha vilasa in which he used
upama and aalankars which is
called ornaments in english. Foe ex.
nalini nalini nilinire purita..
bhramanti bhramare bhramare….
Sir in this
verse same word is used thrice but
every time it has different
same word bhramare means a bee,
By mistaken and wandering. he
type of alankar extensively in his
writings. That’s why he is all time
great in odia literature.
M2 : its fine.
M4 : you have studied economics?
Me : yes sir !
M4 : what is deficit financing ?
Me : sir its when balance of
payment shortfall or the expense
is more than
the earned revenues. That time
govt uses deficit financing by
printing new currency.
M4 : do you know RBI ?.... which
policy is in the purview of RBI ??
monetary policy or fiscal policy ??
Me : its monetary policy sir and RBI
does it by increasing or decreasing
repo rates, reverse repo
M4 : what is CRR ?
Me : sir its cash reserve ratio. It’s
determined by RBI. It’s a minimum
amount banks must keep with RBI.
M3 : what are the factors of
Me : land , labour and capital.
M3 : and human resource.
Me : yes sir ! it’s the key factor.
M3 : what is entrepreneur ?
Me : an innovative person who uses less inputs and using that
produce more output.
M3 : and most important is that he
M3 : which thing has no substitute
in this world ?
Me : sir ! its human wants.. that’s
why economics exist..
M3 : come out from economics
now.. think philosophically. Which
Me : spontaneously I answered
MOTHER and he became very
happy and said very
good and for her you are here
Then all quiet, prez looked at
everyone and all nooded their
Then prez , RR told me Interviewer Name :
“you can go
I said thank you madam and thank
you all of you. Then closed the
Interview Date: 14/09/2012 Board :