UPSC 2014: List of Toppers

 

The UPSC civil services exam is taken every year by lakhs of aspirants in the hope of making it out as IAS officers. The civil services is a very highly regarded profession in India and those who top this exam become stars. It is always inspiring to read the stories of IAS toppers and get tips on how to clear the IAS exam from them. In this article, we give you the list of 2014 IAS toppers.

In 2014, the first rank went to an inspirational woman, Ira Singhal. She is the first candidate from PH category (physically handicapped) to bag the first rank in the IAS exam. She suffers from scoliosis (curvature of the spine) and had to fight for her case with the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT). She had, in her previous attempts, been allotted the IRS but was prevented from joining due to her disability. In 2014, she had won her case and also the CSE AIR 1 at the age of 31. Despite many odds stacked against her, Ira fought through and created history.

The second, third and fourth ranks were also secured by women. Renu Raj, a married doctor from Kerala, secured the second rank. An excellent student throughout her life, Raj was motivated to take the civil services by her parents. The third and fourth ranks went to Nidhi Gupta and Vandana Rao respectively. Rao is also the topper in the OBC category.

2014 IAS Topper List

The following table gives you the top 20 UPSC IAS toppers of 2014 along with their optional subjects.

Rank

Name

Optional Subject

1

Ira Singhal

Geography

2

Renu Raj

Malayalam Literature

3

Nidhi Gupta

Physics

4

Vandana Rao

Sociology

5

Suharsha Bhagat

Geography

6

Charusree Thiagarajan

Geography

7

Lok Bandhu Yadav

Sociology

8

Nitish K

Mathematics

9

Ashish Kumar

Electrical Engineering

10

Arvind Singh

Sociology

11

Sanskriti Jain

Philosophy

12

Neelabh Saxena

Electrical Engineering

13

Nishant Jain

Hindi Literature

14

Saketa Raja Musinipally

Law

15

Abhijeet Kaplish

Sociology

16

Ananya Das

Political Science

17

Ajay Kumar Dwivedi

 

18

C M Saikanth Varma

Mathematics

19

Aditya Uppal

Geography

20

Aman Mittal

Electrical Engineering

 

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