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Friday, April 29, 2011

Name: Harikumar.M

Board: Nirbhai Sharma

Date: 29.04.2011



 1. What is your name and Date of Birth..?

Personal Question (PQ)

2. What are you doing after you complete your graduation in 2006?


3. From where you have prepared?


4. What your institute teaches to you?


5. How many people preparing from Chennai?

Nearly 40,000 IAS Aspirants took their preliminary exams across the state.

6. Result trend in Tamil Nadu?

Candidates from Tamil Nadu have claimed the first and third ranks in the 2010 IAS examination. Two other candidates from the state also figured among the top 10 rank winners. The Tamil Nadu Government has also proposed some coaching programs within the districts. This initiates the students from TamilNadu to participate in civil service exam in spite of their educational background.

7. There is a continues problem between India and Pakistan but India’s Energy demand is increasing, because of that India want to establish a pipe line to connect India with Central Asian countries through Pakistan. Is it feasible…?

I hope nothing is impossible sir. Organized planning and effective decisions would definitely make it happen. Until then, we should find an alternative solution to meet the energy demand.

8. What is the alternative solution you suggest?

I don’t support for the Nuclear Energy – the technology to meet the energy demand. Because it is commercial and more over, it makes India to dependent on other nations for chemical elements like Uranium. We should use the renewable energy sources for power generation. Every state government should come forward to implement the solar city scheme under the 11th Five year plan asap.  Indians should take initiative to minimize the energy consumption as well.

Lady member:

 1. Trade relation between India and USA, what are all the areas they are focusing?

The United States is one of India’s largest trading partners. Major items exported by India to the U.S. include Information Technology Services, textiles, machinery, ITeS, gems and diamonds, chemicals, iron and steel products, coffee, tea, and other edible food products. Major American items imported by India include aircraft, fertilizers, computer hardware, scrap metal and medical equipment.

The United States is also India’s largest investment partner, with American direct investment of $9 billion accounting for 9% of total foreign investment into India. Americans have made notable foreign investment in India’s power generation, telecommunications, ports, roads, petroleum exploration/processing, and mining industries.

On November 8 Obama became the 2nd U.S. President ever to address a joint session of the Parliament of India. In a major policy shift Obama declared U.S. support for India’s permanent membership of United Nations Security Council.Calling India-U.S. relationship a defining partnership of 21st century he also announced removal of export control restrictions on several Indian companies and concluded trade deals worth $10 billion which are expected to create/support 50,000 jobs in the U.S. during this visit.

 2. A small story: One man walking very happily in the morning and saint while cross him asked what is the reason for his happy, he replied sky is blue, grass is green and birds are chirping, after an hour both crossed each other again in opposite but now that man not happy, saint asked him you were happy before an hour and you told sky is blue, grass is green and birds are chirping and what happen now…? Man replied now I am going to Office!!!

This is the condition of most of the government office in India, what will you do to create more involvement?

Monetary benefits according to the performance of the employees will make an involvement in the job. Apart from monetary benefits, non-monetary benefits like Awards, Recognitions and Promotions will also make involvement and job satisfaction as well…

Like MNC’s, Government offices should conduct Talent shows, cultural programs and also organizing Team Lunch and outing at least in a year  would relieve employees from stress and create more involvement in the job…

Member 1:

 1. What is the earlier name of UPSC?

Public Service Commission

The first Public Service Commission was set up on 1 October 1926. The British Indian government then set up a Federal Public Service Commission and provided for the formation of provincial level Public Service Commission’s under the Government of India Act 1935.

With the promulgation of the new Constitution for independent India on 26th January, 1950, the Federal Public Service Commission was accorded a constitutional status as an autonomous entity and given the title – Union Public Service Commission.

2. What is the constitutional provision for UPSC?

Constitutional Provisions:
The Union Public Service Commission has been established under Article 315 of the Constitution of India. The Commission consists of a Chairman and ten Members. The terms and conditions of service of Chairman and Members of the Commission are governed by the Union Public Service Commission (Members) Regulations, 1969. The Commission is serviced by a Secretariat headed by a Secretary with two Additional Secretaries, a number of Joint Secretaries, Deputy Secretaries and other supporting staff.

The Union Public Service Commission have been entrusted with the following duties and role under the Constitution:
1. Recruitment to services & posts under the Union through conduct of competitive examinations;
2. Recruitment to services & posts under the Central Government by Selection through Interviews;
3. Advising on the suitability of officers for appointment on promotion as well as transfer-on-deputation;
4. Advising the Government on all matters relating to methods of Recruitment to various services and posts;
5. Disciplinary cases relating to different civil services; and
6. Miscellaneous matters relating to grant of extra ordinary pensions, reimbursement of legal expenses etc.

3. Why farmers are not being treated as professional?

A paid occupation, especially which involves training and a formal qualification is termed as Profession. And Professionals are known as skilful or competent.

Farmers not treated as professionals indirectly means that the farmers are not skilful and competent and they don’t have formal qualification. Now a day, many students come forward to learn agriculture and they implement it by using various scientific methods.

Government has also organized Agricultural College to encourage the interested students. This view should change and the farmers should also be considered as Professionals.

4. Major crops being produced in your state?

The principal food crops are rice, maize, jowar (cholam), bajra (cumbu), ragi, and pulses

(Bengalgram, Red gram, Green gram, Black gram and Horse gram).

The cash crops include cotton, sugarcane, oilseeds, coffee, tea, rubber, coconut, gingelly

and chilly.

The important horticultural products are bananas and mangoes

5. What you are producing in your farm field, is it profitable?



 1. Your state contributes more intellectual to the Nation but why they are not coming to politics?

As I told earlier, nearly 40,000 aspirants participate in civil service exams every year. We can find Tamilians voluntarily joins in Military, Air force and Navy per annum. With Patriotism, if the above mentioned persons were going to compete with the cinema stars in General Election, they won’t even get 1/5th of votes as there is no influence.

I think this is the reason why intellectual persons are not coming to politics.

2. Why more cinema stars coming to politics in your state?

Because the people recognizes cinema stars and thinks them as real heroes. They believe the dialogues spoken by the heroes in film are true and they have hope that they will implement it when they become leaders.  The cinema stars have influence over the people when compared to the intellectual persons or some social activist. This makes the person, who has idea to be a politician, to enter the cinema first.

But, now a day the trend is changing and the people starts differentiating between real and imaginary.

3. You know C. Rajagopalachari, what was the last post in government held by the C. Rajagopalachari?

Governor General of India

4. What about the last Governor General of India?

C. Rajagopalachari, popularly known as Rajaji, was the last Governor General of India. C. Rajagopalachari succeeded Lord Mountbatten and was Governor General of India from 1948 to 1950. After C. Rajagopalachari, the title of Governor General was abolished and was replaced by President of India.

C. Rajagopalachari also has the distinction of being the first Indian Governor General of India.

5. Think you are a District Magistrate in a district, there is a huge delegation by the cinema star, and what action will you take?

6. You are from Kancheepuram district, have you visited Sri Sankarachari math?


7. As you have studied in Sri Ramakrishna School, what is the two Ramakrishna’s thought taught to you in your school?

(PQ but its good to know in general – The following thoughts are which I like the most)

–          God is everywhere but He is most manifest in man. So serve man as God. That is as good as worshipping God.

–          The world is indeed a mixture of truth and make-believe. Discard the make-believe and take the truth.

–          If you want to go east, don’t go west.


 1. You have done BBA, can you tell the difference between the Corporate and the civil service?

(BBA and MBA students can expect this kind of questions)

Both the corporate and the civil service have some goals on their own. But the difference is that, corporate aims to gain profit and as the name indicates, the civil service aims to service the mankind.

2. Did USA engage in second war first? What is the reason for joining later?

No, USA engaged in World War II later…

  • The real reason USA entered WW2 was because Japan did not like the fact that US stopped selling oil and scrap metal to them which they needed. So on December 7, 1941 Japan attacked Hawaii, which is known as Pearl Harbor. As the U.S. interests were attacked and U.S. citizens were killed, the next day, United States officially entered World War 2 on December 8, 1941 by declaring war on Japan and in return Germany and Italy declared war on USA.
  • FDR (Franklin D. Roosevelt) said it would be a day to live in infamy. The Japanese bombed us so the US retaliated. 

3.  How Second World War end? What is the pact between USA and Japan?

In August 1945, The United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. After two uses of nuclear weapons and Russia’s official entry into war against Japan, the United States and its allies forced Japan to surrender, thus ending the hostilities.

At the end of the Second World War, Japan was occupied by the Allied Powers, led by the United States with contributions from Australia, India, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. This was the first time since the unification of Japan that the island nation had been occupied by a foreign power. The San Francisco Peace Treaty, signed on September 8, 1951 by 48 allied nations and Japan, marked the end of the Allied occupation, and when it went into effect on April 28, 1952, Japan was once again an independent state, and an ally of the United States.


 1. What is Red Corridor?

The Red Corridor is a term used to describe an impoverished region in the east of India that experiences considerable Naxalite communist terrorist activity.


These are also areas that suffer from the greatest illiteracy, poverty and overpopulation in modern India, and span parts of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal states

2. How Naxal movement started and why?

The term ‘Naxal’ derives from the name of the village Naxalbari in the state of West Bengal, India, where the movement had its origin. They are especially concentrated in an area known as the “Red corridor”

The Naxalbari, where a section of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) led by Charu Majumdar, Kanu Sanyal and Jangal Santhal initiated a violent uprising in 1967. On May 18, 1967, the Siliguri Kishan Sabha, of which Jangal was the president, declared their readiness to adopt armed struggle to redistribute land to the landless.The following week, a sharecropper near Naxalbari village was attacked by the landlord’s men over a land dispute. On May 24, when a police team arrived to arrest the peasant leaders, it was ambushed by a group of tribals led by Jangal Santhal, and a police inspector was killed in a hail of arrows. This event encouraged many Santhal tribals and other poor people to join the movement and to start attacking local landlords.

 3. What is your solution for Naxal problem?

In a report prepared for the Planning Commission of India, it has been suggested that the Indian government should begin talks with the Naxalites. The Indian government had clinched to a rigid policy for decades that prevented any negotiation with the Naxalites until they renounced violence.

The panel also wants the government to address the economic issues that are the root cause of the problem. Instead of relying solely on security, the Indian government should implement plans to develop the backward regions of the country that are the Naxalite strongholds.

Naxalism is a social problem. Unless the Indian government accepts this truth, the problem will continue and lives will be lost.

To know more about the Naxal Problem: Naxals: Greatest enemy within, more a social problem than law and order trouble

4.  Is there any border problem between India and China?

YES… There is a border dispute between India and China over Arunachal Pradesh.

5.  Why China claiming Arunachal Pradesh?


Arunachal Pradesh is the Eastern-most state in India and is bordered by China, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar. Disputes over the land go back decades and are likely to continue. India recognizes the border drawn by the British in 1914 and included land that Tibet ceded to the then British-ruled India in a 1914 treaty. This border follows the “McMahon Line” shown on the map. China says that Tawang was once part of Tibet. Since China seized Tibet in 1951, it feels its territorial claims should extend to Tawang and the state of Arunachal Pradesh.

6. There are lots of insurgencies in all North Eastern states except in Mizoram. What is the reason for it?

Northeastern India consists of 7 states (also known as the seven sisters): Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, and Nagaland. Tensions exist between these states and the central government as well as amongst the tribal people, who are natives of these states, and migrant peoples from other parts of India.

Much of the region is notably ethnically and linguistically different from the rest of India. In the region several armed factions operate. Some groups call for a separate state, others for regional autonomy while some extreme groups demand complete independence.

There are existing territorial disputes between Manipur and Nagaland, Nagaland and Assam, Meghalaya and Assam, and Mizoram and Assam, often based on historical border disputes and differing ethnic, tribal or cultural affinities.

Mizoram’s tensions are largely due to the simmering Assamese domination and the neglect of the Mizo people. In 1986, the Mizo accord ended the main secessionist movement led by the Mizo National Front, bringing peace to the region. Insurgency status is classified as partially active, due to secessionist/autonomy demands by the Hmars,chakmas,Brus,Pawis,Lais and the Reangs.

 7. What is your first preference?


8. Think, you have appointed as a SP in a district, you are going to work under District Magistrate he is junior to you, will you work under him?

Off course, In spite of seniority, I always obey law and work for the welfare of people.

9. If he interferes in your day to day activities, what will you do?

I will analyze the correctness of his/her suggestion. I accept if it is right.  Or else I never mind his interference and I will do whichever is right to me.

 10. What is the difference between commission rate system and district SP?  

A commission rate is the heart of every commission rule. It is a value and type pair that is used by RPM to calculate a commission. Commission rates are used in the schedules and addendums for gross and agent rates and in agency referrals.

  • Example: 2% net billed
  • Example: $500

In India, a District Superintendent of Police (SP) or Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) heads the police force of a district. Superintendents of Police are officers of the Indian Police Service. Their rank badge is the State Emblem above one star, although those selected for higher rank or with fifteen or more years’ service wear the State Emblem above two stars.The rank below it is Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADL.DCP) or Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), while the rank above it is Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) or Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP).

Hi Readers,

Kindly note that it is not necessary to tell all the above mentioned points unless the board members asked to do so. I have given the answers in detail just to understand the issue better.




Answers: Own views and reference from the following sites


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