Candidate 1:

  • Chairman :
  1. Iran us deal ?
  2. Impact of this deal on us politics ?
  3. Who is Iran ‘ s pm and president ?
  4. Name 3 south India’ s historical monuments .
  • Member 1:
  1. What is NAM?
  2. Does India still follow NAM ?
  3. How are our relations with Pakistan ?
  • Member 2:
  1. Relations of tribals rights with forest rights act ?
  2. What is a biogeographic region ?
  3. PESA act and tribal rights ?
  4. Hobby related – composing poems in which medium ?
  5. Famous poetess of bhakti yug from Rajasthan
  • Member 3:
  1. Critique media.
  2. How was Bangladesh formed ?
  3. Incident which triggered the war ?
  • Member 4:
  1. What was your profile / work area as a fellow?
  2. What are the deficiencies in administration?
  3. Should nrega be restructured ?


Candidate 2:

  • Chairman :
  1. You need not wish all. Can just say one good afternoon. Laughter followed
  2. What’s your roll number
  3. What are you doing now. (Sbi po)
  4. You were in IBM then y bank job 4. About my last job whether contract or permanent
  5. Explain me the difference between normal oven and microwave oven
  6. who regulated air safety in India
  7. Tell me about air craft manufacturing, companies pvt and for iaf (they were giving me clues to pick up)
  8. defence budget as a percentage of gdp
  9. Largest grouping in South Asia and South East Asia and some followup questions ( I spoke about India asean fta and questions were on that)
  10. Asian regional forum
  • Member 1:
  1. Who regulates technical education in India
  2. Criteria to make a course as technical
  3. Mushrooming colleges. Is it good ? Pitfalls and solutions
  • Member 2:
  1. Can we patent a computer program
  2. Few followup questions based on my answer
  • Member 3:
  • 1 niti aayog vs planning commission. A lot of discussion went here as they were not convinced with my explanation which brought in finance commission role and all
  1. Monetization of gold. Is it right? Benefits? Whether rich would come and invest ?
  • Chairman:
  1. Here chairman intervenes and started asking about black gold
  • Member 4:
  1. What is people’s opinion on bureaucracy.
  2. Tell me 3 major problems and how do u solve it as a village officer in your place
  3. Do u thinking funding of political parties must be shown to public
  4. Questions on recent cic order on party funding


Candidate 3:

  • Chairman:
  1. Why Biotechnology?
  2. People have a sceptical attitude towards bureaucracy, do you also have this attitude?
  3. Tell me deficiencies in the administrative system in India.
  4. How will you address these deficiencies?
  • Member 1:
  1. What all other options did you have except Biotechnology?
  2. There are a different marriage customs prevalent in India, how does this affect the status of women across different customs?
  3. Chairman: How about the marriage customs in North-East?
  4. What is the difference between matrilineal and matriarchal?
  5. Tell me the different types of wastes generated.
  6. Do you know any innovative methods of waste recycling?
  • Member 2:
  1. How will you encourage economic growth through biotechnology? Tell me across sectors.
  2. What is the difference between the biotechnological process used in earlier version of Green Revolution and today’s agri-biotech?
  3. You earlier mentioned about recycling of waste, do you know the waste technique showed in negative light in Satyameva Jayate?
  4. Why is this technique (Incinerators) successful in European countries but not good for India? 
  • Member 3:
  1. Is Kanyadaan mentioned as a necessary procedure in the Hindu Marriage Act?
  2. Do you know Aishwarya? Rai?
  3. What is her name now? Why so?
  4. Does a women’s gotra change after marriage?
  5. Why does feudalism still in Haryana?
  • Member 4:
  1. Do you know any tree climbers?
  2. Have you ever climbed any trees?
  3. You said you like to meet new people. How do you do that?
  4. You met all of us, what can you tell about us?
  5. So, you are from Rampur, its a very small district. If you are the DM what would you do?
  • Member 3 interjects:
  1. One more question, How would you treat Medical waste?
  • Chairman:
  1. Does every hospital have an incinerator to burn medical waste? How is the process carried out?

Thank you.

(Overall, the board was cordial and supportive.)