UPSC exams are considered one of the most challenging exams in India. Every year, thousands of aspirants appear for the examination, but the dream of a handful of them succeeds.
However, despite being one of the most difficult exams, there are numerous aspirants who have cleared their UPSC exams in one attempt only. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts preliminary examinations of the Civil Services Examination for the recruitment of IAS, IFS, IPS, and other central services and posts.
The youngest IAS officer in India is Ansar Sheikh. He emerged as the youngest IAS officer in 2016 at the age of 21. Not only him, but there are other various officers who are inspiring students and other aspirants to work hard and achieve their goals.
Top 10 Youngest IAS Officers in India
Here’s the list of the top 10 youngest IAS officers in India who were able to crack the IAS Exam in their very first attempt:
|Name of the IAS Officer
1. Ansar Shaikh
Ansar Sheikh is the youngest IAS officer in India. He cleared the Civil Services exam at the age of 21 in 2016 with an AIR- 361. He belongs to Jalna, Maharashtra and his father used to work as a auto rickshaw driver. Shaikh faced several difficulties and financial challenges in life, but his family stood by his side especially his elder brother.
2. Tina Dabi
She cleared her UPSC IAS exam in 2015 at the age of 22 with an AIR-1. She belongs to Delhi, and presently she is serving as the DM of Jaisalmer. Tina Dabi is one of the most popular IAS officers in India.
Tina gained popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic. She hails from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh and her father, Jaswant Dabi was a General Manager in BSNL and her mother, Himani Dabi is an IES officer.
3. Roman Saini
Roman cleared his UPSC exams in 2013 at the age of 22 only with an AIR-18.. He served as the District Collector in Madhya Pradesh but he was satisfied with his work so he left his services to pursue his business ventures in 2016.
Roman also cracked the AIIMS admissions test at the age of 16. In 2015, Roman co-founded Unacademy with Gaurav Munjal and Hemesh Singh. He created an app which provides the UPSC aspirants the coaching for the exams.
4. Gaurav Goyal
Gaurav secured an AIR-10 in 2006 at the age of 22. He is presently serving as the secretary to the Chief Minister, Jaipur, Rajasthan. Gaurav was transferred and posted as the Secretary of Government, Department of Information and Public Relations, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Gaurav has been a bright student since his childhood. Gaurav holds a B.com. degree and also a MS degree in Financial Accounting. He was posted various times in various positions and proved his mettle every time.
5. Simi Kiran
Simi Kiran was the youngest female to clear CSE in 2019 from the state of Odisha with an AIR-31. She is presently serving as the assistant secretary in Delhi. Simi took admission to IIT Bombay to do engineering after her class 12.
Simi used to teach poor kids, got influenced, and got the idea of becoming an IAS officer, which she fulfilled successfully. Simi belongs to Bhilai, Chhattisgarh; her father works at the Bhilai Steel Plant; and her mother was a teacher.
6. Amrutesh Aurangabadkar
Amrutush cleared his IAS exams in 2011 with an AIR-10. He was the youngest IAS officer from Maharashtra at the time. Amrutesh was serving as the Gujarat Cadre.
Amrutesh is now appointed as the private secretary to the Minister of State for Women and Child Development. He had dreamed of being an IAS officer since his school days and was also inspired by his older sister, who also cleared UPSC exams.
7. Ankur Garg
Ankur Garg cleared his UPSC exams to become an IAS in 2002 at the age of 22 with an AIR-1. At that time, Ankur was one of the very few candidates to achieve this rank, and he topped the UPSC exam that year.
Ankur belongs to Patiala, Punjab, and was an IIT student. Ankur served as the officer of the AGMUT cadre in Delhi, and in 2022, he was transferred to Himachal Pradesh. Ankur is married to Swati Sharma, and the couple has two kids. Ankur stays active on social media and has more than 12,000 followers on Twitter.
8. Saumya Sharma
Saumya Sharma cleared her UPSC CSE exams in 2017 with an AIR-9. She hails from Delhi, and her parents are doctors. She is married to an IPS officer, Archit Chandak, the deputy commissioner of police in Nagpur.
Saumya Sharma is quite famous on social media, and presently she is serving as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in the Maharashtra cadre of Nagpur Zilla Parishad.
9. Swati Meena
Swati Meena was the youngest IAS officer of her batch in CSE 2007 with an AIR-260. She was serving as an officer in the Madhya Pradesh cadre, but now she will serve as the director of the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
Swati Meena belongs to Sikar, Rajasthan, and completed her education in Ajmer. She joined the civil service as the Madhya Pradesh cadre in 2008. Her father is an RAS officer, and her mother, Dr. Saroj Meena, runs a petrol pump. She even has a younger sister who is an IFS officer.
10. Ananya Singh
Ananya Singh cleared her civil services exams in 2019 with an AIR-51 at the age of 22. She is presently serving in the West Bengal cadre. Ananya is a native of Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. She was a district topper in classes 10 and 12. Ananya is also popular on social media, is quite active on Instagram, and has more than 40,000 followers on Instagram.