UPSC Interview By Gautam Singh Chaudhary : AIR 297 (Alka
Sirohi Board), IAS 2011
Name of Examiner : Gautam Singh Chaudhary
"Board consisted of 5 members including Alka Sirohi, 4 male members.( 2
on my left side may have been proffs and the 2 on right hand side were from
administrative side because of there dressing and question asking. style).
As I entered the room the board greeted me and asked me to sit.
straight away they started asking questions.
Question : 1. Do you know about financial meltdown that happened in the world?
I told about the current meltdown that happened in usa.
Question : 2. What was the underlying cause?
Answer : Sub Prime crisis told.... but they asked another question.
Question : 3. Tell us earliers meltdown you remember?
Answer: Asian, us 1930's meltdown told.
Question : 4. What is the difference between the come back of 1930's meltdown and today's
Answer : Abut India and China being the growth stories.
Question : 5. What is the difference between Indian and Chinese economy?
Answer: About Chinese being export led economy whilst India being much of
self consuming economy.
Question: 6. Do you really think India Does not export much?
Answer: It Does Specially in IT, gems and stones, textiles and Parma, but not in
Question: 7. why india is lagging behind in this sector?
Answer: Labour laws (asked later Q 15 ), electricity crunch, economies of scale, govt support, exchange rates control.
ma'am passes to another member
Question : 8. Gautam Singh you have lived in border districts, specially in
bikaner (skooling), barmer ( working cairn energy), what are the problems
related to communication?
Answer : Jamming of mobile networks, and TV relays of other countries
channels being aired.( Did 'nt understand the question much)
Question: 9. Your Birthplace is Pali, Rajasthan. Tell us about the famous
Answer : Ranakpur Temple.
Question : 10. How many pillars are there?
Answer : 1444
member 1 (professor type)
Question : You have been involved in blood donation camps? tell us universal donors
why you cant give just any blood?
antigens and everything answered.
member 2 (proffesor lyk)
Question : has private players coming into oil exploration helpd india?
what developments specially in barmer are going on... after this discovery?
local empowerment - 25% -- to barmer citizens.
25%-- to rajasthan ppl
25% -- to indians
the hiring policy of the company justified??
yes as highly skilled labour from anywhere in the world.
local residents get unskilled job... but in few years with education can
change the scenario.
Cairn energy stakes right now? is vedanta deal beneficial?
India-iran pipeline status?
what is TAPI?
Question : Labours laws in India should be there or not?
Question : In india lots of iron ore is extracted, why then the chinese import of
steel costs less compared to indian counterparts?
Question : what is personal marketing?- Amway and all
Question : What is ponzi scheme?
member 4 ( senior official types).
Question : sam dam dandh bhed--- explain?
Question : willl you use dem all after you become an ias?
Question : in todays scenario is indian democracy liberal?
had no clue..... waited and asked ma'am to repeat...
Question : (reframed) right to dissent ... is being missused? argue
Question : do you know about argumentative Indian ?
yes... told about the book.
Exam Interview Details:
Interview Marks: 225
Total Marks : 1130
Interview Board: Alka Sirohi Board
Date:29th March 2012
Place: Rajni Razdan (Jaipur)