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Aditya Srivastava: Rank 1 UPSC Topper 2023

Everything you need to know about UPSC Topper Aditya Srivastava – AIR 1 UPSC Topper 2023

  • Name : Aditya Srivastava
  • Hometown/City : Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
  • Roll Number : 2629523
  • Year of Appearance : 2023
  • Attempts : Third
  • Optional subject : Electrical Engineering
  • Age : 26 years
  • Graduated in : B.Tech & M.Tech (IIT Kanpur)
  • Total marks secured : 1099

Aditya Srivastava Biography

A young boy of 26 hailing from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh made history by cracking not only the toughest exam of the country but also getting the most coveted place i.e. Aditya Srivastava Secure the first rank on an all-India basis.

Aditya, who previously appeared on the UPSC exam twice, made history this year by being the highest score-securing candidate in the last five years. He effectively surpassed the score of another popular IAS Tina Dabi who secured the first rank in 2015 UPSC CSE.

Aditya who already has a scholastic academic background managed to climb the first rank (AIR 1) in his third attempt. However, he already cracked the exam and assumed the position of an IPS in his second attempt.

Aditya Srivastava Family Background

Aditya Srivastava hailing from Lucknow Uttar Pradesh is the son of Ajay Srivastava, an assistant auditor at Comptroller and Auditor General, and mother of Aabha Srivastava who is a homemaker.

Aditya’s father Ajay Srivastava played a pivotal role in shaping Aditya’s dream of becoming an IAS officer. The unconditional support and encouragement Aditya received from his family especially his father is what propelled him to achieve the success of becoming the first rank holder in this year’s UPSC CSE.

Aditya Srivastava AIR 1 Educational Background

  • Aditya Srivastava had a terrific academic career throughout his life. Starting from high school where he secured 97%.
  • This was followed by his 12th grade as well where he again scored 97%.
  • Aditya chose a technical field for his graduation where he cracked the JEE mains and did his graduation in Electrical Engineering at IIT Kanpur. There he got a 9.7 CGPA.
  • After his B.Tech, he did his M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering again at IIT Kanpur with a score of 10/10.

Aditya’s academic achievement is a testimonial of his hard work and ingenuity which ultimately proved beneficial in his endeavour at the UPSC CSE.

Aditya Srivastava UPSC Topper AIR 1 Work Experience

  • After his MTech in Mechanical Engineering Aditya got himself a job at Goldman & Sachs. There he worked for a year and a half before quitting his job to pursue his dream of becoming an IAS officer.
  • He then started preparing for UPSC and in his first attempt could not make it to the mains. However, in his second attempt, he got himself a better rank and assumed the position of an IPS.

Still thriving for more, Aditya made a third attempt this year while he was a trainee in the police academy of Hyderabad. And in this attempt, he not only got himself a better rank but became the AIR 1 of UPSC CSE.

Aditya Srivastava Optional Paper

Aditya Srivastava, the UPSC topper ( Rank 1), chose Electrical Engineering as his optional subject in the UPSC CSE 2023.

With his experience in the subject due to his graduation in the same subject, he felt compelled to pick this subject. It was the ideal choice for him because Aditya had a solid understanding of electrical engineering concepts.

His choice demonstrates his dedication, interest, and thorough comprehension of engineering dynamics. Choosing the right discretionary subject is a significant stage towards making progress and getting a high position in the UPSC CSE.

Aditya Srivastava AIR 1 UPSC Marksheet

Aditya Srivastava secured the first rank in the coveted UPSC CSE securing a staggering mark of 1099. This took him to the position of AIR 1 and made him one of the highest-scoring candidates of UPSC CSE of the last five years.

He secured a total mark of 899 in his mains and a total of 200 marks in the personal interview. His marks surpassed even the marks of Tina Dabi, the AIR 1 of UPSC CSE of 2015.

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