Veer Pratap Singh Raghav’s dedication led him to secure the 92nd All India Rank (AIR) in the UPSC examinations.

Veer Pratap Singh Raghav, an IAS officer, exemplifies that those who refuse to let failures define them are the ones who achieve success in their pursuits. Regardless of wealth, he has showcased that talent knows no bounds. Currently serving in Tamil Nadu, IAS Veer Pratap Singh Raghav holds the esteemed position of Assistant Collector.

Despite facing significant economic challenges during his upbringing, Raghav displayed remarkable resilience and unwavering determination in pursuing his ambitions. Through his diligent efforts, Veer Pratap Singh Raghav achieved an impressive All India Rank (AIR) of 92 in the UPSC examinations.

Who is Veer Pratap Singh Raghav?

Veer Pratap Singh Raghav, hailing from the rural village of Dalpatpur in Uttar Pradesh, made history by securing the 92nd position in the UPSC Civil Services examination on his third attempt. He began his educational journey at Arya Samaj School in Karaura and later attended Surajbhan Saraswati Vidya Mandir in Shikarpur from sixth grade onwards.

Veer Pratap faced a challenging daily routine as he had to walk a distance of five kilometers from his home to reach his primary school. Determined to pursue his studies, he commuted a total of 10 kilometers each day. At times, when there was no bridge in the village, he would even cross the river on his way. Veer Pratap went on to earn his B.Tech. in mechanical engineering from Aligarh Muslim University in 2015.

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Raghav, who holds an engineering degree, achieved the second-highest score in philosophy during the main examination. He obtained a remarkable 306 out of 500 points in the subject. According to Times Now, Raghav opted for philosophy as an elective subject for the IAS test.

Took money a loan to prepare for UPSC

Veer Pratap Singh Raghav, born into a farmer’s family, faced poverty from a young age. However, his unwavering thirst for knowledge propelled him to become an IAS officer. Interestingly, his older brother also harbored aspirations of joining the IAS. However, due to financial constraints, he decided to serve in the CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force).

Satish Raghav, the father of Raghav, is a small-scale farmer residing in the village of Dalpatpur in Bulandshahr. Previously, all his earnings were dedicated to providing food and other essentials for his family. However, to support his son Veer Pratap’s preparation for the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) exams, Satish had to borrow money at interest.

Veer Pratap appeared for the UPSC exams in 2016 and 2017 but unfortunately failed. While undoubtedly disappointed by the outcomes, he managed to stay composed and resilient. Eventually, in 2019, his unwavering perseverance paid off, and he achieved success in the UPSC examinations.