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Pradeep Singh IAS

Pradeep Singh IAS

India's one of the toughest exams, which is almost impossible to crack by everyone, is UPSC. Not every person with a pleasant personality is born with fortune and grace, but they make things happen and get successful through determination and dedication. Dreams convert into reality. In 2019 a student who worked beyond hardship and proved that "Nothing is Impossible in the World" with the right mindset and hard work, Pradeep Singh, is the perfect example of this situation; the struggle that he went through and became an IAS officer inspires many youths.


Pradeep Singh was the name that was all over the news channels and newspapers in 2019. The result of the Union Public Service Commission was released on 4th August 2019, and the name of the topper Pradeep Singh is in the news headlines.

Pradeep Singh was from Indore. He did his schooling and accomplished a degree in Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science. He decided to attempt the UPSC C exam after completing his graduation. He went to Delhi for coaching and preparation. After seeing Pradeep's dedication and faith, his father sold his house and even their ancestral land and sent him to Delhi for his further preparations. They sacrificed a lot for Pradeep's future. Pradeep worked very hard to appear in UPSC 2018. He was shortlisted on the merit list, and he became an IRS officer by securing All India Rank 260.

He wanted to become an IAS officer, and hence he attempted UPSC Civil Service Exam again in 2019 and cleared his exam successfully and became an IAS officer with All India Rank 1.

Personal Life

Pradeep Singh IAS

Mr Sukhbeer Singh, the father of Pradeep Singh, is a retired sarpanch of Tewari Village in Ganaur of Sonipat district and his mother, Mrs Sheela Devi, is a homemaker. He has an elder brother name Mr Ajit Singh who completed his Mechanical Engineering and presently works in the field of insurance. Pradeep also has a younger sister Manisha Singh who was pursuing post-graduation in Mathematics.


All India Rank 1st holder in UPSC 2019, Mr Pradeep Singh did his schooling at Shambhu Dayal Modern School. Later he was enrolled in DCRUST College to complete his graduation with a Bachelor of Engineering in computer science at Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University in 2012. Later on, he decided to appear in the UPSC exam and moved to Delhi for his further preparation. He gave an exam in 2018, and he was selected as an IRS officer. His focus was to become an IAS officer, and hence in his second attempt at the exam, he secured the top position in the exam in India. The two most suitable words that can describe his success in his career are Unstoppable and Unbeatable as he never gave up his hard work even though he faced a lot of adversities.

Journey of Pradeep Singh

Pradeep Singh IAS

Not just the UPSC aspirants but others too need to be aware of such inspiring personalities like him. Pradeep Singh, the top performer of UPSC 2019, wasn't just successful in 2019. He has cleared SSC CGL ( Staff Selection Commission - Combines Graduate Level) exam and worked as the Income Tax Officer. He earned an All India Rank 260 in the 2018 UPSC exam and was given the post as an IRS officer. At the National Academy of Customs, Excise, and Narcotics in Faridabad, he was appointed as a probation officer there. He took the UPSC exam a total of four times. Public Administration was his optional subject. Although he joined the coaching classes to prepare for the preparation of the UPSC exam, he later left the coaching due to time constraints and continued the self-study along with his friends. On the 9th of August 2020, Pradeep Singh and his father were invited by the Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar. The Chief Minister honoured Pradeep Singh that who made proud not just himself but also his family along with the city of Sonipat and the state of Haryana.


The career of the IAS officer Pradeep Singh was magnificent. After completing his Engineering in Computer Science, he prepared for the exam of the Staff Selection Commission. He cleared the SSC exam and was appointed in 2015 to Income Tax Department as an Inspector, and this was his first job. He did his duty from 2015 to 2018, then aimed to have a second attempt for the UPSC for the post of an IAS officer, and he finally succeeded in his long-driven dream. Ultimately on the 4th of August 2020, the exam results of UPSC were declared, and it was a miracle he successfully passed the exam and made this dream come true. All you need is effort and good fortune to make this kind of dream into reality.

His mark sheet below shows the level of dedication he had during his preparation-

  1. Essay paper- 140/250
  2. GS1- 108/250
  3. GS2- 115/250
  4. GS3- 101/250
  5. GS4- 157/250
  6. Optional paper1- 148/250
  7. Optional paper2- 145/250
  8. Interview- 158/275

Total- 1072/2025

His preference was to work in his home cadre Haryana. He hopes to work in the agricultural sector and education.

His Strategy and Self-Motivation

Pradeep Singh was a persona with a good personality; he says that numerous times it was very difficult for him to study and do his job as well. He even thought to get a stop on these studies and preparation in IAS, but his father being his motivational partner, always said that keep on doing his job and studies. And never gave up his patience and potential. He quotes his father's line, "Self-motivation is the best key to achieving any goal. Don't listen to what others are saying; only an individual knows their potential."

And also said that "Staying focused may seem difficult, but one has to stay determined to achieve the goal."

All his principles and commands helped in determining his career and helped him easier to handle them.

Being the Proud Son of Haryana

Pradeep Singh IAS

Mr Pradeep Singh IAS, the proud son of India, is a motivational idol for every student, and even all dream comes true. His father, in an interview, said that-

"I had told Pradeep to make constant efforts to become an IAS and not think about where I will bring money for his study. Today, he made every Haryana resident proud. He told me that UPSC had declared results, and when I asked him about his result, he came close to me and said he had topped the exam by hugging me. I want to tell all farmers and labourers that their children have more appetite to become an IAS."

Pradeep says that "Always be focused and concentrated on the goal. There may be moments when you feel you may not be able to pull it off, but that is the time when your determination helps".

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