UPSC Interview By Siddharth M (Prof. David R
Name: Siddharth M
Optional: English Lit.
Interview Date: 17-05-2015
I was allotted Prof. David R Syiemlieh board.After documents verification I
headed to waiting hall.Little bit fear was bit obvious,water was not crossing
the throat..I normalised myself and took magazine After two hours of wait I was
called in at 1340hours Got into the room...wished chairman and board members..I
was calm n comfortable little shivering
C- So you all ready had been interviewed earlier by UPSC?
C-what are your choice for services
Me- IPS IAS IFS IRS
C-why IPS as it is getting tougher day by day?
Me- my dad is serving IPS...and basic reason is that I have always charm
for Uniform.There is a respect attached to your rank uniform and position.
People treat you with a huge amount of trust they expect that justice will
definitely be received here. They are positive that there is someone who is
going to solve their problems. That is the kind of trust they have in you and
that trust is big thing Mere in 29-30 age you are leading more than 5000 men and
you are leader whose responsibility is to keep their safety on the top priority
and security of district with population of more than lakhs
C- which is most important quality a police man must have?
Me-Discipline and problem solving skill.
C- Please elaborate
Me-gave few examples
C- . What are the qualities your father as a police man gives you?
Me: Sir, discipline, punctuality ....he interrupted in between...and
extended me to lmember 2 and gave smile
C- what r the best ways to develop self discipline according to u?
Me- Start by picking small easy things and try doing them for a set
period of time. As you accomplish them, build up to things that are harder for
you to do. When you get to the point where you are not able to achieve the thing
you are working toward doing sit back take a deep breath and look long hard and
honestly at why you are not getting there. mental strength keeps getting
stronger as you train it. It takes time. Thats why to build a habit it takes
over 30-40 days But once you can build or change a habit it gets easier to
Chairman laughed and said that still he is trying to be disciplined.Good
points u gave
I nodded with Smile.
C- 1st Sanik School then NDA, Then private pilot then u acquired
helicopter pilot license, then again CDS n CAPF then instructor at ur flying
school now Civil services, What is all mess up with u? Why so fickle?
Do you like mix-veg or trying to be genius ?
Me - (most challenging question )
I replied this question astutely
But still he was not satiated
M1- which newspaper do u read?
Me- The Hindu & HT
M1- what was Arab Spring..why Mohammad Morsy got death sentence with
his 105 supports despite of Egypt's freely elected president ?
Me-Gave brief history n current situation
M1- what were the bills passed by the Parliament in this session?
Me- LAAR, black money, GST
M1- do you think black money can be bring back by govt?
Me- I explained in my words...
M1-what is Scotland peaceful revolution ?
Me- I told him as it was related to recent UK elections.Scottish National
Party SNP won 56 of Scotland’s 59 constituencies reducing the dominant Labour
Party north of the border from 41 seats at the previous election to a single
M1-Do u think its mixture of public anger and disappointment exists
towards Labour in Scotland that has built up over decades?
M1- what are the conditions for recognition of national and state
A- For national party
If it secures 6% of valid votes polled in any 4 or more states in GE of LS or
If it wins 2 % of of seats in LS
If it recognised as state party in four states
Told for state party too
M1- how many national parties are there
Me- approx 6 or 7
M1- Tell me right number
Me- sir 7
M1- which party is majority in Bihar ?
Me- no party is in majority as Bihar govt is alliance of JDU and RJD
M1- who is Father of all- India services in constituent assembly
Me- VB Patel
M1- are u sure
Me- 100% sure
M2-are u working Siddharth ?
Me- yes Sir part time
I m instructor at MP flying club
Take few flying classes along with navigation and Radio aids.
M2- it seems you complete your PPL and HPL
Why didn't u continued ur carrier as a pilot with good money and position?
Why IPS? ( Most frequent question of my all interviews )
Me- Gave answer and convinced him
M2- from where u did ur licences ?
Me- PPL- mp flying Indore
HPL- Pawan hans Mumbai
M2- explain your 1st solo hop( Flight )
Me- explain my first solo in Cessna 172 single engine
M2-Why do we sometimes see water being sprayed over aircrafts?
Me- Sir it's called water salute
For a new airline company operating out of the airport for the first time.
A new airplane operating commercially for the first time
If the Captain of the airplane or an ATC member is retiring.
If the airline is closing down the route and its the last flight of that
airline from that particular airport
M2-What is Flight Service Station and an Air Traffic Controller
Me- I know ATC so I told But have few info about FSS as it z US based
M2-Why India is lagging in jet engine technology why can't we make
powerful jet engines
What is wrong with Cauvery engine of LCA?
Me- I elaborated him the points like superior tech infra Less budget for
RnD Patent issues Not quality techies n education N more
M2- what is CRGO
Me- after thinking
Sorry sir I don't know
M2-it's cold rolled gain oriented steel used to make turbine engine
M2-Why do we not receive mobile signal when flying in a plane?
M2-How do horizontal and vertical stabilizers maintain level flight?
Me- I told their functions to him
M2-what is thrust to weight ratio?
Me-if an engine produces thrust more than the vehicle weighs it can
overcome gravity and accelerate when pointed straight up.this capacity is called
M2- do any transport aircraft have this capacity ?
Me-it's impossible sir
It is only in fighter aircrafts like
F-15 strike eagle
MiG-29 fulcrum, Mig35 OVT
M2- your favourite jet n why?
Me- F-22 raptor n told all about that
M2-do u heard about Sukhoi berkut?
Me-yes sir it was prototype FJ of Sukhoi corp
M2-why it was in news?
Me- no idea sir
M3 gave me 2 cases studies one by one to solve
He asked me about United Nations origin
Peace keeping forces
International court of justice
And Amnesty International
M3- why MP is underdeveloped, What are the main problem of your state
and VYAPAM scam?
Me- I told him all as I practiced this question in my mock interview
M3- what are gilt edged securities ?
Me- I don't know sir ( I knew that answer but during course of time not
clicked in mind )
Tell me name of some Girish Karnad plays ?
Me- no idea sir
M3- (random question)
Tell me about Shivaji administration and Astapradhanas ?
Me- Shivaji was an autocrat like any one other ruler of his time he
however ensure that he did not misuse the great power vested in him. He had a
council of 8 ministers, the Ashta Pradhan who assisted and was a kind of
Peshwa- Prime Minister
Amatya- Finance Minister
Mantri - Chronicler who kept a daily account of court
amant- Foreign Secretary who advised the king on all matters of war
Senapati- army commander
Nyayadish- Chief Justice
Pandit Rao - religious chief
Sachiv- Home Secretary
M3- what was chauth n sardeshmukhi
Me- chautha which was 1/4th of the territory's income and Sardeshmukhi
which was an additional 10% levy on the chauth as a tribute to the ruler.
M3- which technique make Shivaji invincible ?
Me- guerrilla warfare
M4- how El- Nino system works
Me- In the Pacific Ocean the water closest to the equator is warmed by
the sun That warm surface water helps to create more clouds which in turn dump
rain over wherever they happen to be.Most of the time the wind over the ocean
blows from east to west due to the spinning of the Earth
M4- El Niño system happens every year
Me- sir it usually happens in 4-6 years
M4-which was hottest year on record due to El Niño?
M4- which is fastest supercomputer of the world
Me- blue jean
It's Tianhe-2 of China
M4-what is difference between Cruise missile and ballistic
Me-A ballistic missile is launched directly into the high layers of the
earth's atmosphere. It travels well outside the atmosphere and then the warhead
detaches and falls back to earth. It follows the path of a ball thrown upwards
which falls down. Since it depends on gravity to reach its target, it's called a
ballistic missile. A cruise missile does exactly what its name says. It cruises
over land or over water. Its working is similar to a jet engine powered
Me- subsonic - less than speed of sound
Supersonic - speed greater than sound
Hypersonic - above 5 Mach
Infrasonic - frequency Less than audible sound
M4- had hypersonic speed ever achieved yet?
Me- no idea sir
M4- yes it is achieved by x-15 rocket plane space Shuttle orbiter
M4- you practicing Kriya yoga?
Tell me about it?
Me-Kriya means action and Yoga means integration. Kriya Yoga emphasises
integration of separative consciousness with an awakenedness
that is a non-elective holistic attention free from mental fragmentations
through actions of perception and not through the activities of
conceptualisation.It was 1st propounded by Lahri Mahashay of Varanasi.
Member 4 asked me about the problem of naxal areas n lower Muslim
areas...gave case study
Chairman- Thank u Siddharth
You may go now
Me- thank you sir
Have a nice day
Siddharth M Blog