Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Upsc interview experience 2013 cse 2012......date 18.03.2013


UPSC CSM (2012) Interview

Date: 18th March 2013(F/N)

Board: David Sir -Chairman

Background: Electronics and communication Engineer with 5 + years IT experience in private sector
and currently working at CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research).



David Sir -Chairman

Electronics and communication Engineer with 5 + years IT experience in private sector
and currently working at CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research).


Optionals: Sociology and Public Administration

Hobbies: Adventure sports, Trekking, Reciting Hindi Poems

(It was a very cordial and friendly board, with one lady member, my interview lasted around 20 minutes.)

Questions asked in the interview:



Job profile related:
o What is ERP
o How are you implementing ERP project in CSIR
o How is diversity of CSIR taken care while implementing ERP solutions?

CSIR specific

o How are polices framed in CSIR?
o Do you know that CSIR has failed measurably in national level collaborative projects,
reasons and measures to improve it?
o How is R&D impact of CSIR measured in
o How many labs does CSIR have?
o When was CSIR established and how?
o Which was the first CSIR lab?

Sociology:

o What is social stratification?
o What are historical reasons for social stratification in Indian society?
o What was the origin of the caste system?
o Distance between ‘Haves’ and ‘Have-nots’ is increasing, reasons and remedial actions
required.

Public Administration:

o 42nd and 43rd constitutional amendment- Hint was given that it was related to powers
of Judiciary.



Hobbies:

o Which all treks have you done.
o Who was Lord Dalhousie( As National winter Dalhousie trek was one of my treks)
o Duration of the treks in general.
o Do you still go on treks?
o Reciting Hindi poems – Which kind of poems you recite, modern or otherwise.
Social Media(Lady member)
o Is it good or bad and she did some further cross questioning on it?
o Do parents need to monitor what their child is doing on social media?
Child rights(Lady member)
o Should there be parental control?
o Do you know about Norway issue related to child rights?
o Should India enforce strict legal measures for child rights as is done there?
o Can I not beat my child sometimes (laughing), is it wrong?
Economy
o What is inflation?
o How do you control inflation?
o Please elaborate on the monetary policies of RBI (Repo/reverse repo, CRR etc.)
o How does Repo rate control inflation?
o How does CRR control inflation?
Indian diaspora related
o Do you think that Indians lack adaptability when they go to foreign countries?
o How do they preserve their culture abroad?
o Which government department works for Indian diaspora?


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