Rao is the current affairs expert on the panel;
A specialist in mass communication and founder of the independent think-tank, Centre for Media Studies, Rao is the trailblazer of psephology-based election studies in India.
Former chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes, Chandra is a 1973 batch IRS officer who has been a panellist at the UPSC for interviews conducted to select civil servants.
As Union Telecom Secretary, Thomas was the key architect behind the success of 3G spectrum auctions, one of the high-points of India’s telecom history. Joining IAS in 1973, he had decades long career in various departments in the Government of Kerala and the Government of India.
Former chairman of the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), Goel has been a panellist with the UPSC for conducting interviews of the civil services aspirants after they qualify Mains.
He is a specialist in tax and public policy with a demonstrated history of working in several Ministries including Prime Minister's Office
Dr Yadava is the expert in biological sciences on the panel and has conducted thousands of MD level interviews;
One of the most distinguished cardiac surgeons in India, Dr Yadava has a big heart.