One of the most challenging competitive tests in the country is known to be the Civil Services Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and cracking it not an easy job. There are hundreds and thousands of candidates who have spent years to clear it. However, in the same league there are also certain youngsters who crack the test at a young age and move ahead to become Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers.
This riddle of civil services which has been cracked by five such young officers and IANS take a look at them:
- Ansar Ahmad Shaikh: He is the son of Ansar Ahmad Shaikh, a rickshaw driver from the drought-hit Shelgaon village in Maharashtra’s Jalna district. With an all India rank of 361, Ansar Ahmad Shaikh cracked the civil services exam in 2016. Currently he is serving as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) as Department of MSME and Textiles at the Government of West Bengal.
- Roman Saini:Roman Saini occupied the second spot in the civil services exam at the age of 22 with an all-India rank of 18in 2013. He was appointed as a Collector in Madhya Pradesh and was the youngest IAS officer even before Shaikh.
- Swati Meena Naik:She is currently serving in the Madhya Pradesh State Cooperative Marketing Federation.
Swati Meena Naik is from Rajasthan’s Sikar and she became an Officer at the age of 22 with an all-India rank of 260. Currently she is working in the Madhya Pradesh State Cooperative Marketing Federation.
- AmruteshAurangabadkar: Currently serving as the Regional Commissioner of Municipalities, Vadodra, AmruteshAurangabadkar is from Pune and she cleared the civil services exam in 2011. She was placed fourth in the list of young IAS officers.
- Ankur Garg: Topper of the Civil Services Examination, Ankur Garg became the youngest candidate to achieve the feat. He cracked this challenge in 2002 at the age of 22. He is a graduate from IIT- Delhi and is currently pursuing a two-year master’s degree Course at the prestigious Harvard University.