Interview Discussion: Think, Rethink and Perform; (TRP)- Day 5
Set 1: Ask these questions to yourself; contemplate and come out with a concrete answer (not to be discussed on this forum). Invest at least 30 minutes on this set of questions.
- Usually, people try to follow some idol from the field they want to enter into. For example, an aspiring cricket might have Sachin Tendulkar as his/ her idol, a badminton player might revere Saina Nehwal. Now you are an aspiring civil servant. Who is your idol from the civil services? Do you even have one? Think about it.
- What in your opinion should an ideal civil servant be like? Can you picture the image?
- Why in your opinion civil servants become corrupt in due course of their career? Have you wondered that this might happen to you as well?
Set 2: Analyse the following issue:
What does secularism mean to you? What are your views on India’s secular credentials? Is it under some kind of a threat? Examine in the light of recent controversies that have plagued India’s socio-political discourse. Do you buy the idea that minorities in India are insecure? If not, then what are the factors behind their relatively poorer socio-economic status? Why haven’t the successive governments be able to uplift them?