Anubhav Singh (Rank-8/UPSC-2017)
Mathematics Optional, IIT Roorkee Alumnus, Hails from Allahabad
Q1. Who was the chairman of you interview board?
Ans: Ms. Smitha Nagraj.
Q2. How long was the interview?
Q3. Why do you want to join civil service? Why don’t you continue in your graduation field? Social service can be done from private sector too. [Since I don’t know whether they ask you this question or not. But if they had asked- what will be your reply?]
Ans: A chance to be a part of nation building and a promising career.
Q4. Please narrate your entire interview- what questions did they ask and what did you reply and other pleasant or uncomfortable experiences during the interview. (Earlier some toppers only tell me their question but not their answer. I would appreciate if you give both Question + your original answers]
1.You are already in the IRS .Are you satisfied?-I said i am fairly satisfied but want to utilise my full potential.
2.What would you like better raids or tax policy formulation?-I said that given my maths background tax policy formulation would better suit me but as an officer of law if required i would happily conduct a raid .
3.Who is the most remarkable person you have met ?-I told about my friend Khushdeep who is in dairy business.
4.What is the benefit of Desi cow milk over Jersey cow?-A2 allele of protein in Desi cow milk makes it healthier than Jersey cow milk.
5.What is more important‐ milk production increase or indigenous breeds protection?-I said both are important.
6.What would be your priorities as District Collector.
7.You talked about education.how would you improve quality of education?
8.Problems in higher education sector in india and what would you suggest.
9.Do you think private universities are doing good? What are the issues related to them. -Told about high fees, quality control and lack of inclusion.
10.What is innovation? Suggest an innovative idea to improve higher education in india.
11.what is AFSPA and it’s provisions. Should we remove the act ? two commissions related to AFSPA.-Told about Hegde and Reddy commissions.
12.Tell me the difference between real number natural number and imaginary number. 13.National mathematics day why and when celebrated.-
14.Important works of Ramanujan. which prime minister declared this day? -Dr. Manmohan Singh had declared this day.
15.what do you think about loan waivers in up?is it a solution?-I said its dressing only and not a solution.
16.What about transition from BS4to Bs6 .benefits and challenges.direct gasoline injection engines.
17.Maslow hierarchy of needs?sustainable development in Indian policy making.
18.Do you think we could have used 93000 Pakistani pows to solve Kashmir issue.-I said yes.
19.Anubhav what is game theory? -Told the definition.
Q5. Was your interview on the expected lines of what you had prepared or did they ask you totally unexpected questions? Was it a stress interview, did they ask any uncomfortable questions? If yes, how did you handle it?
Ans: My interview was not a stress interview despite the fact that it was not on expected lines.They did not ask any uncomfortable questions and the board was very cordial.
Q6. Any side details about technicalities like “make sure you bring xyz document or do xyz thing, or you’ll face problem”?
Q7. Any word of wisdom / observations about medical checkup?