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Meet the 5 Youngest IAS Officers of India

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5 Youngest IAS Officers of India

These IAS officers cleared the exam and became Youngest IAS officers of India. In this article, we are going to know 5 youngest IAS officers of India. 

The IAS exam is one of the toughest exams but there are some students who just don’t only clear the UPSC exam but also made a benchmark.

Ansar Ahmad Shaikh

Ansar Ahmad Shaikh

This IAS officer has a success story that should be narrated in a film. Surprisingly, his father is an auto-rickshaw driver yet he cleared the UPSC exam.

Ansar secured AIR 361 at the age of 21 and currently, he is serving in Indian Civil Services. Currently, he is posted as Special Officer at the department of MSME and textiles, WB (West Bengal) Government.

Ansar hails from Shelgaon village in Maharashtra’s Jalna. He broke the previous record of Roman Saini, who had cleared the exam at the age of 22. 

Candidate NameAnsar Ahmad Shaikh
Age when cleared the exam21 Years
Native PlaceShelgaon Village
Rank361
Passing Year2016
Roman Saini

Roman Saini

Prior to Ansar Ahmad, the youngest IAS of India title was with Roman Saini. He possesses a brilliant entrepreneurship mind and resigned from IAS in 2016. Further, he co-founded the Unacademy institute. 

Saini was posted as Assistant Collector in Madhya Pradesh before he resigned from the Indian Administration Services. Before appearing in Civil Services Exam, Saini was working as Junior Resident Doctor in AIIMS, Delhi. 

Candidate NameRoman Saini
Age when cleared the exam22 Years
Native PlaceSikar, Rajasthan
Rank261
Passing Year2007
Swati Meena

Swati Meena 

If we talk about the Youngest IAS officers of India then the discussion is incomplete without Swati Malik. 

She is one of the youngest IAS officers in India from Sikar District, Rajasthan. Notably, Swati cleared the UPSC examination in 2008 and secured 260 AIR.

Swati is currently working for the betterment of our society and posted in Madhya Pradesh State Cooperative Marketing Federation.

Candidate NameSwati Meena
Age when cleared the exam22 Years
Native PlaceJaipur, Rajasthan
Rank18
Passing Year2013
Amrutesh Aurangabadkar

Amrutesh Aurangabadkar

Amrutesh is also one of the youngest IAS officers of India and He hails from Pune, Maharashtra. He has a finest and decent background to support him. His father was deputy director at Ground Water Survey and Development Agency. 

Amrutesh’s mother is a gold medalist in BA (Economics). Not only that, but her sister is also part of the Indian Revenue System. 

This youngest IAS officer opted for Sociology and Philosophy and he opted for this optional basis on the liking of these subjects. He secured 56% marks and got 1st rank in Maharashtra and AIR 10th.

Candidate NameAmrutesh Aurangabadkar
Age when cleared the exam22 Years
Native PlacePune, Maharashtra
Rank10
Passing Year2011
Ankur Garg

Ankur Garg

A youngest IAS officer who wants to achieve big in his lifetime. For his further studies, he was invited to study by one of the most reputed institutes of all time, Harvard University. 

He again set a benchmark which is interesting in its own way. Ankur Garg got 171/170 in macroeconomics. It’s a record in itself. He also won the Raymond Vernon Award.

He is a brilliant leader and he received this award for international development, good citizenship, and strong leadership qualities. 

Yes, we are talking about none other than Ankur Garg. 

Prior to flying to the USA for higher studies, he served in Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union territories cadres. At last, he was the private secretary of Suresh Prabhu, A former civil aviation minister. 

Candidate NameAnkur Garg
Age when cleared the exam22 Years
Native PlacePune, Maharashtra
Rank1
Passing Year2002

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Who all are the youngest IAS officers of India?

Ans – Ansar Ahmad Shaikh, Roman Saini, Swati Meena, Amrutesh Aurangabadkar & Ankur Garg are the youngest IAS officers of India?

Q. Who is the youngest IPS officer of India?

Ans – Hasan Shafin is the youngest IPS officer of India who joined ASP at the age of 22 by clearing the UPSC exam with 561 Rank.  

Q. Who is the first IAS officer of India?

Ans – Satyendra Nath Tagore, brother of only Nobel Laureate of India (Rabindra Nath Tagore) was the first IAS officer of India. Earlier, IAS was known as ICS so technically, he was the first ICS officer of India. 

Q. When was the first IAS examination held in India?

Ans – IAS examinations were first held in 1922 in India. Earlier, an IAS aspirant had to fly to London for the preparation and exam. 

Q. In which city, IAS exams were conducted in India?

Ans – Allahabad now known as Prayagraj is the first city where IAS examinations were conducted. 

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Written by Avinash P
Avinash P is an avid blogger & Digital Marketer. He has been blogging since 2011 & writes about Education, Motivation & Photography Profile
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