CSE INTERVIEW Presented by Gandharva Rathore (AIR 92 CSE 2015)
ABOUT ME CSE Rank (2015): 93 . Total attempts: 2 Age: 24 years UG & PG from SRCC, Delhi Course fees: CONTRIBUTE . Follow me on Unacademy at: https://unacademy.in/gandharva.rathore
BEFORE THE INTERVIEW One or two mock interviews Interview location: Sisters place at Gurgaon Newspaper for revision
DURING THE INTERVIEWW Chairman of interview board: Mr Saxena . .Duration of interview: 40 mins Why civil service? Best job opportunity,a sense discontentment, impact a lot of people
COMPLETE INTERVIEW Chairman: So, Gandharva what are your goals in life? I mean leave aside UPSC and everything, what are your goals in life? I: Sir, after a substantial period of time in my life, I aim to have no regrets. I live in the present and everyday the goal is to live to the fullest. Chairman: Moving on, you must have heard about this bullet train project, government is spending more then 1lac cr in that project. Don't you think its wasteful? I mean one can always increase the speed of existing ones and not waste so much money in a poor country like india? l: Sir, I'm in support of bullet train project as it would bring in technology. The cost can be covered in a number of years but if we miss out on technology we will lag behind. Tweaking will narrow our minds and we will not be able to think forward. If today we think we think of super fast only than can we think of even faster trains ahead.
CONTINUED Chairman : Alright, so you must have heard about India-Pak relations. Whats your take on that? How do you handle difficult issues with them? I: Sir, the only way forward is talks. In order to move ahead, we must ensure talks never get stalled. Also we must try to open up trade with them first instead of always focusing on terror- issiues, as economic interdepence creates mutual stakes and if pak has economic interest it will try to itself counter terror so that trade isint hampered. Also, people to people engagement must me enhanced. It's the people who can sensitize the government. Chairman: But how do u think the army will allow this? It has a role in pak polity. I: Sir ultimalely, with time, peace will increase via the people to people talks, army does yield way as has happened in Mynamar.
CONTINUED Chairman: You're in the right direction, but one point you should know is that even the army is funded by commercial money, so it has stake in commerce as well Interviewer 1: You're from commerce, why are loans and advaces on assets side of balance sheet? I: Said something, (messed up I guess) Interviewer 1: What are debentures? Special features of them in accounting? I: They are method of raising money via debt. Separate DRR ACCount is created. Interest is credited every year. Interviewer 2: What are indirect taxes and examples?
CONTINUED l: These are those the burden of which does not fall on the payer, regressive, eg- service tax, excise. Interviewer 2: With the budget released recently we see indirect collection is more. Do you see equity in this, how can this be corrected? I: indirect tax collection is more because base is broad, everyone has to pay, while direct tax is hardly born by a few percentage of people. The equity I said is maintained as among the indirect taxes also there is a bracket, luxury goods are taxed more than basic and necessity goods. Interviewer 3: Ok, so you're from commerce, how in commerce do you judge the viability of a financial project, whats that technique called? l: Capital budgeting
CONTINUED Interviewer 3: Name so techniques. I . Interviewer: Which one is better and why? l: IRR is better. Because it has a more rational assumption as to its discount rate. Interviwer3: So you've participated in high jump in school. Now a days athelets use l: NPV, IRR, ARR ETC this technique in which they jump, jumping from back? l: Slopsburry
CONTINUED Interviewer3: Flopsburry" Interviewer 4: You're from Jaipur, when was Jaipur built? l: 1727 Interviewer 4: Date? I: I'm sorry sir, I don't know Interviewer4: It's okay, you're right about the date. Ok so , you've been to Lond for exchange in school. Which airport did you land at?