In this article, we are going to share the story of youngest IAS Topper. IAS (Indian Administrative Service) is the bureaucracy in India. It is one of the three All India Services. An IAS officer is posted as a District Collector of an entire district.
IAS examination is considered as one of the toughest examinations. UPSC conducts various examinations like IAS under Civil Services.
But Tina proved that “Nothing is tougher than your hard work”. She got the highest rank in IAS exam.
ABOUT TINA DABI
Mother’s Name: Himani Dabi
Father’s Name: Jaswanth Dabi
Sister’s Name: Riya Dabi
Date of Birth: 9 November 1993
Birth Place: Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Tina comes from a very well educated family. Her parents were also good in studies and know the importance of studies. Her parents always supported her and guide her in her career. Both of her parents also cracked UPSC exams of Indian Engineering Services (IES). Her mother completed her engineering from NIT, Bhopal and she was the topper of her college. Her dad is also an engineer and he is working with the Department of Telecom.
Tina was born in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh but later on, her family shifted to Delhi. When she was in VIIth class she came to Delhi with her parents and started living in Delhi only.
She was just 22 when she cracked the IAS exam. She is an inspiration to all. In her interview, she said that “It is indeed a proud moment for me”. She said that she used to study 8 hours daily to clear the exam. When media asked her that why only girls top the exam, she replied: “There’s nothing the female can top, it’s who work hard will succeed”.
She said that her mother always helped her and guided her towards her future career. She said she wants to take Science in class XI but her mother suggested her to take Humanity and she respected her decision. She took arts in class XI.
She said that she was expecting that she will clear the UPSC exam but she never expected that she will top the exam in her first attempt only. Her parents supported her a lot in every way for her studies. She was interested in Civil services from her younger days. She was very extrovert from her school days. She always likes to challenge herself and experience something new. She opted for Haryana in her IAS exam because she thought that it will be challenging for her to do a lot of economic progress without any social indicators. She said that Haryana was a very challenging state as the ratio of girls is less as compared to boys.
She was a bright student from her school days. She was also very active in co-curricular activities like debate etc. She completed her schooling from Convent of Jesus and Mary, Delhi. She topped CBSE board in class XII by getting 100 out of 100 marks in political science.
After completing her schooling she wanted to do B.A. Political Science and for that, she applied for the Lady Shri Ram College for Women. Luckily she got selected and she completed her graduation by topping the college in her batch.
During her graduation, she was the Vice Speaker of Youth Parliament in 2012. Her performance in Youth Parliament surprised everyone.
She always believed in her hard work. She was interested in studies from very young age. She used to study 8-12 hours for her preparation. She has made a timetable for the preparation of her exam, where she gives the preference to her studies.
You can see her timetable and get motivated by it and start taking action.
SCORECARD OF TINA DABI
She just made everyone proud by not only cracking the exam but getting the highest rank in her first attempt at a very young age.
She got 1063 marks out of 2025.
UPSC IAS Prelims Marks:
Paper 1: 96.66
Paper 2: 98.73
UPSC IAS Mains
GS Paper 1: 119/250
GS Paper 2: 84/250
GS Paper 3: 111/250
GS Paper 4: 110/250
GS Total: 424/1000
Political Science & IR Paper 1: 128/250
Political Science & IR Paper 2: 171/250
Optional Total: 299/500
Written Total: 868/1750
UPSC IAS Interview
She was interested in Constitution of India and Indian Politics from a very young age. Her parents have also supported her so, she does not have to do a lot of struggle but she struggled with her hard work. She worked hard a lot to crack the exam.
She took admission in Rau’s IAS Study circle for her preparation at a young age of 18. At this age lot of people does not know what they want to do in their career, but she was very focused on her education that why she does not have to do a lot of struggle.
You can see the snapshot of her admission form at Rau’s IAS Study Circle.
She has been an inspiration to all of us but there are some proud moments which everyone wants. When she topped the exam the C.M. of Delhi congratulated her and praised her hard work. This is a proud thing which appreciated her and make her parents proud.
Delhi’s C.M. is not the only one who congratulated her the Prime Minister of our country Shri Narendra Modi also congratulated all the candidates who have cleared the exam.
According to her, there are four important keys that play an important role in her life and always be her motivation.
1. Family Support
It is one of the most important or valuable thing. We as a child always want the support of our parents in whatever we do. Her parents always supported her and motivated her. Her family support is a motivation to her which kept her going and motivated her to do hard work.
“Patience is the key to success”. Every calm person can handle a situation in a very précised manner. Patience always gives us the strength to think something innovative and provide strength to work in any situation. Patience helps us to work under pressure which is very much needed nowadays.
You always have to be focused towards your goal. Her goal is to become an IAS Officer so she remains focused and dedicated towards it. Focus helps you to achieve your dreams. It helps you to remain dedicated towards your work. You have to be focused on the work you are doing.
Discipline helps you to live a very healthy and active life. A disciplined person can achieve anything by doing the hard work in a right manner. It gives you the strength to fight with each and every situation. No matter what the situation is, if you will stay disciplined you will achieve your goals.
She is an inspiration to all the women, she proved that if you are big in your hard work then your age doesn’t matter. You just have to do hard work and you will see the right effect of it in your future. She has proved that no matter what is your age, you achieve success by just being dedicated, disciplined and focused.
I hope that our article will inspire you to be dedicated and hardworking like Tina. Do your hard work and makes your parents proud.
You can also see the motivational stories of other IAS topper and suggestions to prepare for UPSC here:
How To Prepare for UPSC -CSE ( IAS) While Working – Hear from Toppers
You can see some of her interviews by referring to the following links:
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