Pradeep Singh has emerged as the UPSC Civil Services Topper 2019. Ever since the results of Civil Services Exam 2019 declared, people have been searching for Who is Pradeep Singh? Where is he from? and how did he crack UPSC exam, which is considered one of the toughest exams to crack in India.
If you are looking for information related to UPSC 2019 topper, here’s everything you need to know about Pradeep Singh.
Who is UPSC civil services exam 2019 topper Pradeep Singh?
Pradeep Singh belongs to Sonipat, Haryana and he has secured first rank in UPSC civil services exam 2019. He cleared the UPSC civil services exam last year and currently he is under training as an Indian Revenue Service Officer in Faridabad, Haryana.
You can check out UPSC Civil Services Exam Result 2019.
According to reports, Pradeep Singh’s father’s name is Sukhbir Singh, who is the former Sarpanch of Tewri village in Sonepat’s Ganaur block. Sukhbir Singh served as village Sarpanch twice and grandfather once. Pradeep Singh is currently staying at Omax city in Sonepat.
Who inspired Pradeep Singh to become an IAS Officer?
Similar to many IAS officers, Pradeep Singh’s inspiration to become an IAS Officer is none other than his father himself. In an interview with Hindustan Times, Pradeep has said that his father wants him to work for the welfare of the farming community.
“My focus was to cover targeted syllabus every day. UPSC demands consistency and sometime I felt that I was not consistent but my father encouraged me. My father is a farmer and mother is housewife”, he was quoted as saying to Hindustan Times.
“After completing my graduation I took coaching for Staff selection commission (SSC) and got first job as Income Tax officer in Delhi five years ago. I had appeared for UPSC exam four times. Last year, I got 260th rank and now I am posted as Indian Revenue Officer in Faridabad”, the UPSC topper further added.
How did Pradeep Singh manage study and job simultanously?
We all know studying and doing job at the same time is not an easy task. Pradeep Singh has also said that it was quite difficult for him to manage both study and job simultaneously.
“My few friends also helped me in cracking this exam. I have achieved this feat by doing self study. At one time, I thought to stop preparing for IAS, but my father told me not to lose patience and do hard work. Self-motivation is the best key to achieve any goal. Do not listen to what others are saying, only an individual knows his/her potential”, he added.
Where did UPSC civil services exam 2019 topper Pradeep Singh study?
The UPSC 2019 topper Pradeep Singh has reportedly studied till class 7 in a Sarkari school at his native Tewri village. Later, he along with his family moved to Sonipat and he completed his education till 12 at the same place.
In order to pursue his graduation in Engineering, he enrolled in Murthal University, Sonepat in 2012.
“I had told Pradeep to make constant efforts to become an IAS and do not think about from where I will bring money for his study. Today, he made every Haryana resident proud. He told me that UPSC has 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”, his father added.