UPSC Civil Services Exam is considered as one of most challenging competitive exams. In fact, IAS Civil Services is more than just an exam. It is a combination of years of hard work, a lot of perseverance, steady determination, and robust will power to become a civil servant. Preparing for the UPSC IAS exam is a complete roller coaster ride wherein IAS aspirants witness various ups and downs; and experience their own highs and lows. This challenging journey demands motivational doses at regular intervals. Hence, here is the recent IAS Success story that will definitely boost confidence of IAS aspirants and keep their spirits high.
Meet 5 young guns who managed to crack the UPSC Civil Services Exam in their early 20s and became the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers. Have a look:
Ansar Ahmad Shaikh (21 Years)
Ansar Ahmad Shaikh became the youngest candidate to crack the UPSC Civil Services exam at the age of 21 with an all India rank of 361 in his very first attempt in 2015. Ansar is the son of an auto-rickshaw driver and brother of a mechanic. He hails from a marginalised family from the Jalna village of Maharashtra.
Presently, he is serving in West Bengal as the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) at the Department of MSME and Textiles.
Roman Saini (22 Years)
A young boy from Jaipur, Roman Saini fetched 18th rank in the 2013 IAS Exam in his very first attempt at the age of 22. However, he resigned from the IAS in January 2015 before the completion of his IAS Training to focus on his venture Unacademy.
Saini co-founded Unacademy, an educational technology company, in 2015. He was also listed in the Forbes India 30 under 30 2018 list.
Swati Meena Naik (22 Years)
Swati Meena Naik became an IAS officer at the age of 22 in the year 2007 and fetched an all-India rank of 260. Naik hails from Sikar city of Rajasthan. At present, Naik is serving as IAS officer in the Madhya Pradesh State Cooperative Marketing Federation.
Amrutesh Aurangabadkar (22 Years)
Amrutesh Aurangabadkar cracked the UPSC IAS exam in 2011 with an all-India 10th rank at a young age of 22. Aurangabadkar hails from Pune. He is presently placed as the Regional Commissioner of Municipalities in Vadodara, Gujarat.
Ankur Garg (22 Years)
Ankur Garg became the youngest candidate in 2002 to top the IAS Civil Services exam at the age of 22. He was an IIT Graduate at that time. He is currently pursuing a two-year programme in Public Administration in International Development from Harvard.