IAS success tale: IAS Ankur Garg stands as a 2003 batch member of the AGMUT cadre.

UPSC success story: Fulfilling the UPSC exam is a yearning for numerous hopefuls. Many candidates take part in the civil services exam annually. However, only a handful crack it and enter the IAS, IPS, IFS, and other services. Several civil servants ace the UPSC exam after 3-4 attempts. Nevertheless, there exist a few officers who crack it on their first try, even at a tender age. One such officer is IAS Ankur Garg, who successfully cleared the UPSC CSE in 2002 at the age of 22, securing the All India Rank (AIR) 1.

Who is IAS Ankur Garg?

IAS Ankur Garg is an AGMUT cadre officer from the 2003 batch. In June 2022, he was reassigned to Arunachal Pradesh from Delhi. He secured the highest position in the UPSC Civil Services exam in 2002, becoming the youngest candidate to achieve this remarkable feat. He passed the UPSC CSE on his first attempt and joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). His chosen subjects were Physics and Chemistry.

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IAS Ankur originates from Patiala, Punjab. He finished his undergraduate studies in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (1998-2002) at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. After 16 years, he pursued a master’s in Economics (2018-2020) at the esteemed Harvard University. As a Macroeconomist, he attained 171 points out of 170. He is wedded to Swati Sharma. The couple has two sons. IAS Ankur frequently shares posts depicting his personal and professional life on Twitter. He has garnered 12.4K followers on this social media platform.