UPSC exams are one of the toughest one to crack. However, there are some aspiring minds across the nation who have proved that nothing is impossible. Now let’s take a look at the list of five young guns who cracked the country’s toughest exam and became proud IAS Officers.
#1. Ansar Ahmad Shaikh
Ansar Ahmad Shaikh, who is the son of a rickshaw driver from the drought-hit Shelgaon village in Maharashtra’s Jalna district, Ansar Ahmad Shaikh cracked the civil services exam in the year 2016 with an all-India rank of 361.
During the time of clearing the test, Shaikh was just 21 years old and thereby he became the youngest ever IAS officer till date. He is now plying his trade as an Officer on Special Duty (OSD) at the Department of MSME and Textiles, Government of West Bengal.
#2. Roman Saini
Coming to the second spot is Roman Saini who had cracked the civil services exam in 2013 at 22 with a superb all-India rank of 18.
He was the youngest IAS officer before Shaikh and was appointed a Collector in Madhya Pradesh.
However, he resigned from his services in 2015 and co-founded Unacademy, an educational technology company.
#3. Swati Meena Naik
Hailing from Rajasthan’s Sikar, Swati Meena Naik was 22 years old when she became an IAS officer in the year 2007.
She secured an all-India rank of 260. She is now serving in the Madhya Pradesh State Cooperative Marketing Federation.
#4. Amrutesh Aurangabadkar:
Pune’s Amrutesh Aurangabadkar is placed fourth on the list. He cracked the civil services exam in 2011 at a young age of 22 with a superb all-India rank of 10. He is serving as the Regional Commissioner of Municipalities, Vadodara.
#5. Ankur Garg:
Fifth on this list is Ankur Garg who successfully topped the civil services exam in the year 2002 at a young age of 22 and thereby becoming the youngest candidate to clinch the feat.
Garg who had graduated from Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi, is now pursuing a two-year Master’s programme at the iconic Harvard University.