UPSC CAPF (Assistant Commandant) 2016, AIR 09
BE Mechanical, COEP Topper
Interview marks - 102/150
Chairman - Mr. Arvind Saxena sir
Interview date - 10th January 2017 forenoon session
Timing - 10:40 A.M to 11:15 a.m.
I was second one in all Aspirant without blazer. I caught with severe cold. I came to know that I am second in line for interview. this Itself increased my shivering more than normal. My talking manner disturbed
with shivering cold . i demanded a cup of tea to a peon saying that I would not be able to speak a single word without a cup of tea. With the last sip of tea , a peon came to me to direct me towards interview room.
me:( pushing door with one hand) may I come in sir?
Chairman: Yes come in.
Me: Good morning sir,( with loud and clear voice said 4 times with one second gap in between)
Chairman: Please sit down.
me: Thank you sir.
Chairman: So swapnil what do you know about IR?
Me: Sorry Sir I do not understand your question( short from IR confused me since I was expecting a start from biodata)
Chairman: I mean to say India's relations with its neighbours and other countries such as Sri Lanka, Nepal ,Bhutan ,Bangladesh.
me : Sir Sri Lanka is undergoing a transformation from presidential form of Government to prime ministerial form of government. We have some differences and conflicts such as 13th Amendment that is giving autonomy to Northern provinces Indian origin sri Lankan Tamils, fisherman's issue etc( I was blank after this before switching to Nepal).
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Before joining Career Quest I was skeptical to join it. Because I was feeling following the flock of ship to one classroom in the market of UPSC. I was further questioned by my conscience - इंटरव्यू के भी कोई क्लास होते हैं क्या ?
I was in fear to lose my original personality in the name of class with fabricated answers . But With each class proceedings i came to realised that I have chosen the right place where I can learn how to answer and why to answer specifically instead of what to answer.
I believe that this is the right place one can get your assessment in very precise Manner.
One will never get score below what sir has allotted you in mock interview. the precise assessment is very much necessary to improve your performance ... strengthening your strong areas and hiding your weak areas . many interview coaching has multi member interview panel.... which I thought weakness of career quest.... but one member panel in the career quest is itself it's strength .
In total I appeared for two mocks . first mock was blunder . sir gave me 74 marks with some dose. this dose became booster for me. I still remembers sir's critique of mine after 1st interview...... "क्यों दूसरे को मौका दे रहे हो तुम्हारी काबिलियत होने के बावजूद? " (Why you are giving chance to other aspirants though you are much more competent than anyone else?)
these words further boosted my confidence and keep me away from inferiority complex.
"The thirst and the Quest of my career is quenched by the precise assessment and motivation by sanjeev kabir sir". Thank you for being a part of my success.
सर आपसे मुझे जो मिला है उसकी कीमत मैं आपको चाहकर भी लौटा नहीं सकता . Yours obediently
Swapnil Pawar, CAPF Rank 9
Chairman: What is Maritime Silk Road?
me: Maritime Silk Road is initiative taken by China so as to increase their Exports.
Chairman: Ok you mean to say that China is developing Maritime Silk Road for their economic development, then why we are concerned about that?
Me : sir with Maritime Silk Road China is constructing a strings of pearls , chain of ports surrounding india such as hambantota in Sri Lanka, Gwadar in Pakistan . so it is directly affecting India's role in Indian ocean as Net security provider to small Nations. it affects our external security also.
chairman: What is TPCT?( about my college name)
ME: sir TPCT is Terna Public Charitable Trust which involved in various social and charitable activities. it also runs various schools colleges and hospitals.
Chairman: What is Terna?
me: Sir Terna is longest river in my district.
Chairman :ok (passing the Baton towards another member)
Member : Why you want to join CRPF?
me: Sir it gives me opportunity to give exposure to my personality to various internal security challenges and law and order problems.
Member : Tell us something about history of CRPF?
Sir Central Reserve Police Force was established before independence as a crown representative police force in 1939 as viceroy's force in a desire to help princely states to calm down political unrest and to maintain law and order. Later on this force is recalibrated as Central Reserve Police Force in 1949 with the mandate of internal security.
Member : What are the specialised child agencies of CRPF?
me: sir there are two specialised child agencies of CRPF first one is rapid action force which was established in 1992 with the objective of controlling civil unrest, Rio control , crowd contol with minimum response time.
Second one cobra force commando battalion for resolute action is force established in 2008 with the mandate to fight against left wing extremism.
Member: Who are the social reformers of Maharashtra?
me: sir if I mention about social reformers of maharashtra ....three names comes to my mind first mahatma Phule ,dr Babasaheb Ambedkar and shahu maharaj.
Member: What is contribution of Jotiba Govind phule?
Sir mahatma phule has immense contribution in the society. He worked for social upliftment of the marginalised people along with his wife Savitribai Phule,he established 1st girls school in Pune.
Member: is there Any organisation related to Mahatma Phule?
Me:Yes sir, satyashodhak Samaj is the organisation related to Mahatma Phule, it was established in 1875 to find the truth of the society and to give justice to marginalised people.... It exist now also.
member: What is contribution of Shahu Maharaj?
me: I was blank
Member: Does he worked in the same direction as like phule?
me: Yes sir Shahu maharaj also worked for the social upliftment of the marginalised people . he is the first one to give reservation to socially backward classes in 1904.
member : After introduction of BT Cotton , is it that farmers suicide rate in Maharashtra increased?
me: Sir due to BT Cotton ,input cost has increased so there is less or zero profit margin for farmers because of which farmers suicide increased(interrupting)
member: But I have heard that due to bT cotton, india became topmost cotton producer.
me: sir, there are other factor also due to which farmer suicide has increased.
member: State two cases in which Central government has intervened in the states jurisdiction.
me: Sir few days before West Bengal chief minister blamed Central Government for deploying Central armed police forces in her state without her consultation.
And second case is misuse and abuse of article 356 president rule.
Member: Where it was misused?
me: Sir it was misused in Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
member: What do you know about federalism?
me: Sir India is Federal state with strong centre. India is indestructible Union of destructible States.
member: What?( with scaring laugh - amrish Puri style) what India is Indestructible Union of destructible States, how?
me:( though I was correct i was lowest in my confidence at this juncture due to scary laugh )i asked for time- sir may I take few seconds.
me:(after 4. 5 seconds) sir India is not like United States of America where state boundaries are rigid. But under article 3 of our Constitution we can alter the boundaries of states with passing parliament Act.
Member: Swapnil compare in between between hockey, kabaddi and cricket?( my game - Kabaddi)
me: Hockey is our national game we won 8 gold medal in olympics.Kabaddi is our Desi game which becoming popular in recent days and cricket is most popular game of our country ( interrupting).
member: Which game will you choose in between these three?
me: sir as per my interest I will choose Kabaddi.
member: Ok Swapnil you mean to say that in democracy there is right to choice.
Me: Yes sir, right to choice must be there in democracy.
member: What you have learnt from Kabaddi?
me: Sir, physical fitness ,flexibility mental alertness, quick decision making, team coordination sportsmanship are some of qualities which I learnt from Kabaddi.
member: Should NCC be made compulsory?
me: Sir NCC is not a military program . it's a personality development and educational programme . instead of imposing any idea we should promote that idea to increase its acceptance. in fact NCC was compulsory in period between 1963 to 1967.
member: Ok Swapnil you mean to say that in democracy there is right to choice.
Me: Yes sir
Member: Should we bring self driving Cars to India? Many people who are engaged in this profession as taxi drivers would be unemployed what is your opinion on this .?
me : Sir technology is good for the development of the nation .the people who will be unemployed can be employed in other sectors. the manufacturing of accessories of self driving Cars will generate further employment opportunities to absorb those who got unemployed by this invention . Google like companies has invested heavily in projects like project moonshot for self driving cars. ( it seems that interview panel was not much convinced by my answer)
Member : what was this National Integration meet?
me: sir National integration meet
It was all India Inter School meet organised by novodaya Vidyalaya Samiti at new delhi under Ministry of HRD .one cultural performance was invited from each state and I represented my state with cultural folk dance called 'Jogwa'.
member: What are the threats to the national integration?
me: Sir there are many threats to National Integration such as regionalism, casteism, linguism ,separatism.
member: How we can increase the national integration?
me: sir Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar said that it is the most vital need of the time to to arouse the feeling and sense of common nationality amongst the masses. (Statement copied from delhi metro advertisement)we can Increase the feeling of national integrity with seminars, conferences, spreading and publishing literature on it .we can also implement schemes such like in navodaya Vidyalaya's Inter School interstate migration scheme to know each other's culture.
chairman: Ok thank you swapnil
( at the time of exit from interview room I was pulling door . the voice from Panel member suggested me to push door outside i humbly thanked them without turning back for their suggestion.) After interview i felt i could have answered better than this .......but that moment matters.