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  • 20.03.17.
    Air Marshal Ajit Bhonsle.
    IRS It
    Math grad.
    Yoga and Crime Dramas
    Haryana

    Transcript:
    Interview questions:

    Chairman:
    1. Women empowerment: do u think we're living in an era where a lot has been done about women empowerment?
    2. What's abstract algebra? Which side do u lie on?

    M1:
    1. Mathematics - do u think abstract algebra can survive?
    2. What's the philosophy of mathematics?

    M2:
    1. Rape law in India - have we made it extremely strong?

    2. Women are not going to women - only police station. Why!

    M3:
    problem of Ggn, if you're made administrator , what would u do?

    M4:
    1. indirect taxes- what all taxes are subsumed in it? What all happened in gst meeting two days ago? What other things would need to be done to operationalise gst?

    Chairperson:
    1. Bada lamba question hai so brace yourself: recently i saw an advertisement​ where a tobacco farmer was appealing to govt to do something about his condition as d market is flooded with foreign tobacco products. Also the govt is losing out on revenue due to it. As a revenue officer what do you suggest?

    2.What do u like about crime dramas the most?
    3. Which is the biggest problem you've solved?

    Don't know how long was it.. but they were looking at the clock continuously. Two members were all smiling while other two others were not. Chairperson was stoic.
    Overall can't say, there was fumbling as well as some extra confident moments. But kept smiling despite whatever!
    Discovery.
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  • edited March 23
    Interview date: 20 March After Noon
    Interview board: Chhatar Singh
    Background: ECE, BTECH
    Employment and work-ex 1.5 Year in Intellectual Property Research as Research Analyst
    Currently Working in Income Tax Department as an Inspector
    Domicile: Haryana
    Hobbies: Jogging Watching serials

    CM: What is keeping you engaged these Days?
    Sir I am working in IT Department, my work is keeping me busy.
    CM: where are you posted?
    CM: What is oldest form of Communication?
    Said many things but did not say language
    CM: No, No Hint: We are still using it
    Sir letters with big smile
    CM: no, no, What we are doing right now, isn’t it oldest form of communication
    Yes sir
    CM: okay I can understand you are an engineer you look everything from technological perspective okay tell me apart from technical skills what values u learned from engineering.
    Sir most important was empathy
    CM: What is empathy, other values?
    Said discipline. Team work, leadership but interrupted by CM no other values like empathy, then I was blank for some time. Then CM: How u developed empathy
    Explained
    CM: How are we able to talk on phones without interference from each other?
    Explained TDMA, FDMA, Switching but chairmen wanted to hear cells are separated so continuously gave me hints. Explained other technological stuff
    CM: No, repeated same question, gave Hint what is cell phone
    I again got blank could not remember said sorry sir I don’t know and it was very hot in his room I was sweating and using my handkerchief.
    CM: said don’t be nervous cool down, I said sir it is very hot today with big smile, then gave hint Cellular for cellphone
    Finally I explained
    CM: How u developed watching serials as a hobby,
    Said: to improve communication skill.
    CM: You don’t watch Hindi serials, are they not good
    No sir, they are equally good.
    M1
    M1 diff between jogging and walking
    M1: What is race walking?
    M1: If I am running in a way that one foot is always at the ground then it will be walking or running
    M1: Why we are not taxing agriculture (grilled for few minutes) Still why a trader have to pay taxes not a farmer even if he is earning crores
    After explaining some time that poor farmer, crop failure, 85% are marginal , 17% GDP etc etc when M1 asked same why not tax the rest 15%, I said sorry sir I don’t know the another reason
    M2: Lady
    M2: Who regulates electronic media?
    Sorry mam I am not able to remember
    M2: Who regulate telecommunication?
    Mam, Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of India
    M2: TRAI also regulates Media
    Okay, mam
    M2: You worked in IP field, what are IP rights?
    They are the legal rights given to an individual or association or companies for property of their intellect (creation of mind which is unique)
    M2: What are the international bodies which are related to IP rights?
    WIPO and PCT
    M2: How WTO is related to Intellectual property
    TRIPS, these provisions provide conditions related to IP in trade
    M2: What was the body before WTO
    Mam GATT
    M2: Name some subsidies
    MSP, Fertilizer, PDS
    M2: Are they reaching beneficiaries?
    Mam Due to leakage, corruption, Fake beneficiaries they are not reaching intended group.
    M2: Should we stop then, because there is more wastage of money
    Mam we are a socialistic country, for welfare of poor and weaker section we have to provide subsidies. Instead of stopping them we can use technology to reduce leakages (was about to give JAM ex but she asked another question)
    M2: What subsidy govt asked to give up?
    Mam LPG subsidy
    M2: Name of 3 PUBLIC and 3 Private sector Banks
    SBI, UBI, Bank of Baroda, HDFC, ICICIC, AXIS
    M3
    M3: Don’t u think watching serials is more of a time pass rather to be called a hobby. Usually housewives does that.
    M3: Does it help you in some way or it’s just a time pass?
    Sir I am from a rural background I started watching serials to improve my communication skills. I helps me to release my stress and anxiety, get my mind off the things. It makes me happy and efficient.
    M3: you are an athlete, you won gold medals at university level are you still participating in sports events?
    No sir
    M3: We have performed very poor in Olympics, why is so
    Explained
    M3: What can be done to improve?
    Apart from basic things said promote local sports ex athletics in noth east, Martial arts in Kerala, Maharashtra, Promote role models etc
    M3: How can you use your ECE knowledge in making Income Tax Department Better?
    Explained few things and recent initiatives but was interrupted by M3 :No tell me new solutions we are already using these things
    I explained use of big data and coordination with Banking, Indirect Taxation, and investigation agencies
    M3: What were your responsibilities AS THE head of Security Committee of your college?
    Explained
    M3: What technological and other initiatives you took or was it the same old affair in your tenure?
    Sir, we were already using technological platform but other initiative I took was related to providing equal representation of girls in security committee and it really helped us in better management of situation.
    M4
    M4: In oldest form of communication you forget to mention pigeons (smiling). Okay tell me when the telegram was started in India and when we stopped using it.
    Sorry sir, I don’t know when it was started but it was closed recently(M4 interrupted and explained)
    M4: What u did as a research analyst?
    Sir I was a infringement analyst and explained my work responsibilities.

    M4: Any important case you worked on
    Sir our clients were from USA, Most important case was SAMSUNG, APPLE case, explained the case with patent technology example

    M4: What was your biggest achievement in your Intellectual property job?
    During my term, we have become number one in the infringement analysis in the world.
    M4: How it was your achievement, what you did?
    Sir when I joined there was no proper team, I was given the task of training the new recruits along with routine work. I helped in building the team and provided leadership and direction.

    M4: You know about smart cities, how ECE will help you in smart city concept
    Explained the most of components with examples focused on waste management and clean environment
    M4: Suppose there is one criminal, how will you stop that person to enter in a smart city?
    Sir first we need to have a database, If he is registered in database we can catch him
    M4: Yes we have the database
    Yes sir, then we can use his biological signature ex Finger print, IRIS scan, and face detection
    M4: You can use CCTV cameras for face detection there is no need to use biometric systems.
    Yes sir
    M4: How the face detection will be done by CCTV
    Sir Image processing using algorithms etc etc
    M4: What is Image Processing?
    Could not remember the definition but I said sir we process images to convert raw data into meaningful form(M4 interrupted and explained before I could complete my answer)
    M4: What is the difference between Innovation, research and Investigation?
    Explained
    M4: What are Start UP and Stand UP INDIA?
    Explained
    M4: Won’t they promote innovation?
    Yes Sir
    M4: How?
    Sir RND and incubation centers etc etc
    M4: Government started some policies to promote innovation name some
    Hint: They will promote innovation at school college level
    Sir IMPRINT India (after answering I realized that he expecting me to answer National IP policy but my interview was over)
    M4: to CM, Okay sir
    CM thank you your interview is over



    Overall good experience, I was very happy at the end, was nervous in starting and was fumbling in some questions.thoda angreji bhi upar neeche ho gyi thi.. But after 2 3 questions interview went smoothly. It took 40 45 minutes in total








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  • edited March 23
    Interview date: 20th March
    Interview board: B. S Bassi
    Background: Graduate in Agril. Engg., MBA from MDI
    Employment and work-ex: Worked for a shipping company for 13 months
    Domicile: Haryana
    Hobbies: Jogging, Reading Autobiographies, Fiction & Journal writing
    Questions

    Chairman:
    1. What brings you here today?
    2. Working with a big brand, why do you want to leave?
    3. Don't you think you are overqualified to become an IAS?
    4. Why civil services, what difference will you make?

    M1:
    1. What is Brexit? It's causes? Ramifications for Britain, EU & India?
    2. Why is Germany allowing immigration while other countries aren't?
    3. What do you understand by the quote - "Demography is destiny"?
    4. Compare the demographies of India & Japan?
    5. Enlist major moments in the history of our nation in past 70 years?

    M2:
    1. Grilled me on why I am leaving a well paying job to join civil services?
    2. Why not join an NGO to serve people?
    3. How will you address the problem of impoverished children?
    4. Steps taken by govt. to address poverty?
    5. How will I use my management skills in public administration?

    M3:
    1. What are smart cities? Why so much focus on them?
    2. How will you make your district a smart city?
    3. How to ensure proper waste disposal?
    4. How will you address the problem of land mafia?
    5. How to check the growing problem of air pollution?

    M4:
    1. What is agriculture's share in our economy?
    2. Proportion of people employed in agriculture?
    3. What are govt.'s present debt levels? What it should be ideally?
    4. What is fiscal deficit expected for 2017-18? What is target level in long term?
    5. What are NPAs?
    6. What is the difference between NPA & stressed assets?
    7. After how much time stressed assets become NPAs?
    8. What is Kaizen?
    9. What are present NPA levels for Public sector banks & overall banking sector?
    10. Your profile seems very diverse, justify it.
    11. Why is so much population is involved in agriculture, still it's share in economy so low?

    Overall, Panel seemed satisfied.
    Couldn't answer only one question - related to Kaizen, it just skipped my mind at that moment.
    Rest of the questions I handled fine.
    This was my first attempt. So I don't know what should I expect. But I am satisfied with my effort.
    All the best people. :)
    Sometimes it's the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine...
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  • Board: Shri Vinay Mittal
    Already in service(IRS-IT)
    Hobbies : Blogging, Teaching and Graphology.
    Optional : Geography
    Qualification:B.Tech (ECE), PGDESM
    Duration :- 30 Mins 
    Last one to go(Forenoon session)

    CH:
    1. You are in IRS. kitni training hui hain. Ok we can understand u want to be an IAS but why IPS?
    2. Not convinced I said it is the only reason
    3. Any incident wherein u encountered police at any level? (interaction with constable no RC, he left me)

    4. Was it correct on his part? What would police in western countries have done?

    5. What is tax reforms? What dept is doing? what sh be done.? Long answering
    6. Is our tax base sufficient? Steps to expand it.
    7 which one is better direct/indirect tax? Reasons for both
    8. Why PAN linked with aadhar? Any impact on tax base?
    9. Should PAN be made universal?
    Arguments truckload of.

    M1:
    1. Police se sab darte hain. What can be done?
    2. How to reduce corruption in police?
    Counter arguments
    3. Should agri income be taxed?
    4. What changes do u propose in recruitment of police officials(below IPS)?


    3.
    M2:

    1. How to ensure that given info in ITR is correct?
    Said something asked me to say more. Sorry sir

    2. Why pgdesd?
    3. What is sustainable development?
    4. 5 pillars of it.


    M3:
    1. Longest river and source of it. Through which countries it flows
    2. Nile river source
    3. Niagra falls source
    4. Lagoons and significance. Why special?
    5. NDMA? What? How? Does it caters to Indian needs only?
    6. Are u biased against electronic media?



    M4:
    1. Demonetization. Kuch effect hoga tax base and tax collection pe
    2. What is pgdesd. Kya hota hain isme
    3. SDGs. Difference between them and mdg.
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  • String monitoring on this thread is causing low activity and people are not induced to post their experience. What I feel, moderator should allow comments and review from general junta .. which will encourage people to post their experience. Instead of deleting comments... moderator can copy and post transcript on some other thread or keep a compilation on Google doc.
    Please allow comments....why would I post my experience if I am not getting any sort of feedback?
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  • bhai kar de post…we will give feedback
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  • Board : Chattar Singh Sir

    Background : BTech in CSE , Optional : PubAd

    Hobby : Reading Books and Cricket

    Chairman:
    What keeps u busy nowadays

          Where is your training

          What books u read

          Amartya sen has given some imp concept in development economics

          So , what is capability approach

         Could u give example from India

    Name one most imp invention which revolutionized computers

    What is transistor


    M1 :

    what is semiconductor

          Difference between knowledge , literacy and education

          Why so many people educated , still not employed

    What is status of Skilling

    Why there is shift from Test matches to T20s ..What would be it’s effect on cricket


    M2 :

    Tell me history of Jaunpur ( my Home District )

           You were in Microsoft..a very reputed firm.. then why did u leave it


    M3 :

    What is manual scavenging

    How many people in India and up in this

    Reasons for it

    What u will do to eradicate it ?

    Tell me some practical points ..

    Even after Toilets being built under SBA , this problem continues .. so what should be done


    M4 :

    Tell me on very famous movie based on cricket .. which went till Oscars

           What message it gives other than the Cricketing Part

    If our Freedom Fighters would see India today .. would they be happy or Sad ?

          Do u think colonial mindset exist , give me some examples


    Ch :

    Tell me names of some Nation builders

    Other than political leaders , any ?

    When was last time we got nobel prize in science

    Why no nobel in science for India for long time

    What should be done⁠⁠⁠⁠ for this ( Brief Discussion on this )

    The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why –Mark Twain
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  • Mr. Chhatar Singh
    4 members (2 F, 2 M)
    Hindi Literature... ME background.. working in Power Sector PSU


    CM

    1) Sandhi vichhed of name
    2) Which books... Which biographies you have read
    3) Why we write poems on certain things while many other aspects are seldom touched
    4) When Hindi prose came into existence
    5) Why in literature prose came much later than poetry

    M1 (F):

    1. How Hindi language influenced freedom struggle and how it got influenced itself
    2. Nationalist poets of those times? His poem?
    3. You write... Recite your best creation and critically analyse that poem yourself.. cross questions

    Etc..

    M2 (F)

    1. What are good things in your organization.. name a few
    2. Your profile.. what you do exactly there
    3. CSE activities in your company.. elaborate
    4. Why do you want to join CSE after spending so many years there

    etc.

    M3

    1. Types of motors.. cross questions
    2. Something about my company's past . Establishment.. present collaboration.. how it is being executed for STPP.
    3. Whether company is doing any foreign projects also... Name a few..
    4. Something again from literature... Poet's name and book name for given lines

    etc...

    M4

    1. Index of happiness..Cross questions... Should we also not adopt GNH of Bhutan.. He could not be convinced
    2. Difference between Development models of China and India.. which is better.. Some cross questions..
    3. He later intervened and asked a question when CM started second round of questions...

    CM again:

    Many cross questions about NCC training camp, the weapon used during arms training.... Place... How, when and what not..

    How bullet is fired from LMG.. and in general... What is the physics involved in firing of bullet and it's so high speed in such a short span of time...

    Done!!
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  • String monitoring on this thread is causing low activity and people are not induced to post their experience. What I feel, moderator should allow comments and review from general junta .. which will encourage people to post their experience. Instead of deleting comments... moderator can copy and post transcript on some other thread or keep a compilation on Google doc.
    Please allow comments....why would I post my experience if I am not getting any sort of feedback?

    I Agree.It Should be 2 way process.

    Sab Timing Ka Khel Hai.

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  • DreamBig said:

    Mr. Chhatar Singh
    4 members (2 F, 2 M)
    Hindi Literature... ME background.. working in Power Sector PSU


    CM

    1) Sandhi vichhed of name
    2) Which books... Which biographies you have read
    3) Why we write poems on certain things while many other aspects are seldom touched
    4) When Hindi prose came into existence
    5) Why in literature prose came much later than poetry

    M1 (F):

    1. How Hindi language influenced freedom struggle and how it got influenced itself
    2. Nationalist poets of those times? His poem?
    3. You write... Recite your best creation and critically analyse that poem yourself.. cross questions

    Etc..

    M2 (F)

    1. What are good things in your organization.. name a few
    2. Your profile.. what you do exactly there
    3. CSE activities in your company.. elaborate
    4. Why do you want to join CSE after spending so many years there

    etc.

    M3

    1. Types of motors.. cross questions
    2. Something about my company's past . Establishment.. present collaboration.. how it is being executed for STPP.
    3. Whether company is doing any foreign projects also... Name a few..
    4. Something again from literature... Poet's name and book name for given lines

    etc...

    M4

    1. Index of happiness..Cross questions... Should we also not adopt GNH of Bhutan.. He could not be convinced
    2. Difference between Development models of China and India.. which is better.. Some cross questions..
    3. He later intervened and asked a question when CM started second round of questions...

    CM again:

    Many cross questions about NCC training camp, the weapon used during arms training.... Place... How, when and what not..

    How bullet is fired from LMG.. and in general... What is the physics involved in firing of bullet and it's so high speed in such a short span of time...

    Done!!

    Thanks.
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  • It will be better if people while posting there transcripts also post the number of times they said I don't know in the interview
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  • 24madaeve said:

    It will be better if people while posting there transcripts also post the number of times they said I don't know in the interview

    hahahahahah

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  • Interview date: 28-03-17
    Interview board: Arvind Saxena
    Background: IIT (Chemical Engineering)
    Employment and work-ex (if applicable): 1 yr work ex in petroleum refinery
    Domicile: Jaunpur, UP
    Hobbies: Playing Cricket

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  • edited March 28
    Interview date: 27-03-2017
    Interview board: Vinay Mittal
    Background: IIT (Metallurgical Engineering)
    Employment and work-ex (if applicable): IT
    Domicile: UP
    Optional: Sociology
    Hobbies: Playing Cricket, Listening Ghazals

    Chairman:
    1. You have a long career in IT. What innovative work you have done there?(i have got few awards in various IT companies)
    2. You must have seen new UPSC website?Do you like it?
    3. What improvements you will make to new upsc website?
    4. What qualities you learnt from your work ex which would be applicable to civil services?
    5. Civil servants have the perception of being elitist? Why it is so?
    6. Why do we need ethics at all?
    7. What are your ethical values? How would you use?
    8. What are the important sectors where india needs improvement?(I told one as education)
    9. What is the issue with our education?
    10. How should we improve education system? What reforms you would make to it?
    (Chairman took 12-15 minutes asking various questions)

    M1:
    1.Which is your favourite ghazal singer?
    2. Which is your favourite ghazal?(M1 had very low voice so i thought he was asking me to sing. I said shall i sing? Chairman replied no it is not a singing competition and entire board including me burst into laughter). But M1 asked to recite few lines.
    3. What is river bed mining?
    4. Some other question related to mining?(I said i dont know to 2 of them).

    M2:
    1. What is AFSPA and its future in Manipur after Iron Sharmila?
    2. AFSPA related to Kashmir?
    3. What is matriarchy?
    4. Is matriarchy related to religion?

    M3:
    1. Again one question on mining which i said i dont know.
    2. What is Indus water treaty?
    3. What is the issue?
    4. Are we having similar treaty with china?
    5. What is prestige?
    6. What is power? Some follow up on this
    7. Can ganga be cleaned?How can it be done?

    M4: Lady
    1. Suppose you are made an IPS officer. How will you reform the system.
    2. What is sex ratio?
    3. Why sex ratio is poor in india?
    4. Why patriarchy is prevalent in India?
    5. H1B issue. She said it is good na that brain drain will stop :)

    Over all 35 minutes, board was cordial and they never tried to grill me and hence a good feeling after coming out of the interview room. Rest marks will tell.
    CSE 2015: Mains-1, Interview-1, Rank-0
    CSE 2016: Mains-1, Interview-1*
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    Mehnat itni khamoshi se karo ki qamyabi shor macha de !!!
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  • Diablo said:

    24madaeve said:

    It will be better if people while posting there transcripts also post the number of times they said I don't know in the interview

    hahahahahah

    dont worry much. everyone says sorry for atleast 6 Qs out of 30
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  • Sicario said:

    Interview date: 28-03-17
    Interview board: Arvind Saxena
    Background: IIT (Chemical Engineering)
    Employment and work-ex (if applicable): 1 yr work ex in petroleum refinery
    Domicile: Jaunpur, UP
    Hobbies: Playing Cricket

    What awas the relevance of the haat question in the end to you?
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