Age of UPSC Toppers

The civil services exam is a tough nut to crack. The three stages, the year-long process, the intense competition and the high stakes involved – all make it a very demanding exam and it takes some very special people to crack this exam. Candidates who top the IAS exam generate a lot of curiosity and aspirants everywhere are eager to hear their stories. This article talks about the average age of IAS toppers and also the average age of IAS recruits.

The average age of candidates who clear this exam is 26.9 years according to a study. Some people clear this exam and even top it at a very young age, many in their first attempt. One of the youngest IAS toppers is Tina Dabi who bagged the enviable all-India rank of 1 in the 2015 civil services at the age of just 22. On the other side is Ira Singhal who became the IAS topper in 2014 at the age of 31.

The youngest candidate to clear IAS Exam is Ansar Shaikh.

Kudos must be given to candidates who fall on either end of the spectrum. It is no mean feat to earn the IAS topper’s position at such a young age. It shows dedication, talent and confidence in a person. And, even candidates who clear the IAS exam at a later stage in life deserve respect. They personify perseverance, patience and unwavering determination.

In the table below, we give you the age of the IAS Toppers (as on the date they cleared the exam) AIR 1.



IAS Topper Age

2019 Pradeep Singh 29
2018 Kanishak Kataria 26
2017 Anudeep Durishetty 28
2016 Nandini K R 27
2015 Tina Dabi 22
2014 Ira Singhal 31
2013 Gaurav Agrawal 29
2012 Haritha V Kumar 26
2011 Shena Aggarwal 24
2010 S Divyadharshini 24
2009 Shah Faesal 27
2008 Shubhra Saxena 30
2007 Adapa Karthik 28
2006 Mutyalaraju Revu 27
2005 Mona Pruthi 27

From the table, it is evident that the average age of the UPSC toppers is around 27 years. In fact, most of the candidates who clear the UPSC civil services fall in the age bracket of 26 to 28 years, with the average age being 26.9 years.

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The civil services is indeed a rewarding profession giving people a chance to serve the country. It gives an opportunity to use power and authority for good and taking an active part in the progress of the country.

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