UPSC Interview: What questions could be asked if your hobby is travelling?

With the UPSC Civil Services (Main) Examination result expected soon, students and aspirants are preparing themselves for the interview (called personality test) by preparing themselves on their hobbies, home state, Bio etc. (such as travelling, Yoga, Music, Movies, reading novels).

Somebody asked in a forum a list of questions to expect when the hobby is ‘travelling’

Here is the list of questions to expect that some creative body wrote:

  1. Why do you travel and why do you like it so much?
  2. How much have you travelled?
  3. Do you travel alone or with family/friend/spouse?
  4. Where have you travelled?
  5. Is travelling in your genes or you are the only one in your family who loves travelling?
  6. What is hitch-hiking?
  7. What is mountaineering and trekking and the difference between them?
  8. What places you have travelled in India?
  9. Which placed you liked the most?
  10. Which places you disliked the most?
  11. How do you choose your destinations?
  12. What is your budget usually?
  13. Popular travel books, travelogues?
  14. Popular Travellers from India, abroad?
  15. Famous Travellers from medieval and ancient India?
  16. What places you have travelled abroad?
  17. What is the difference between the two words: ‘Traveller’ and ‘traveller’?
  18. Which place you like the most?
  19. Why not join adventure sports? Why are you here instead?
  20. Where will you travel to after selection?
  21. Have you heard of Bharat Darshan during the training for civil servants?
  22. Gypsies?
  23. Heard of Bachhendri Pal and some others?
  24. Who is Reena Kaushal Dharmshaktu?
  25. Ever went to Himalayas or Kargil?
  26. Travelling experiences, horrors, anecdotes?
  27. Precautions in travelling?
  28. Parents object?
  29. Why not join the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) then?
  30. Honest IAS officers have to travel a lot. Please explain this statement.
  31. Travel accidents, if any?
  32. About popular travelling sites, places, mountains
  33. Famous tourist places
  34. Have you travelled all areas of your home state?
  35. World’s wonders, wonders from India?
  36. How will you choose your husband? What if he is not a traveller?
  37. Civil Services will not give you any time for travel!!
  38. Where have you travelled to most recently?
  39. If you have all the money on earth, where will you go?
  40. Planning of a trip to moon?!
  41. Popular travel theme films from Hollywood and Bollywood
  42. Travel related sports and about them
  43. Will you want to die by falling from the cliff?
  44. Did you like Geography books?
  45. Indian as a tourist place and contribution to economy
  46. Atithi Devo Bhava, India’s image, Tourism ads, related ministry details etc.

8 thoughts on “UPSC Interview: What questions could be asked if your hobby is travelling?

  1. sowmya,

    Some questions could be:
    history and evolution of Chess
    Famous players from India and global
    famous Chess tournaments
    Famous records
    Why you play Chess
    Contests won
    Why not make a career there?!
    Hindi and English names of every item on the board
    About ‘Shatranj ke Khiladi’
    Computers and Chess
    About Vishwanathan Anand
    etc.

  2. hi,
    what kind of questions could be asked if the hobby or interest is ‘visiting museums’?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>