Lucknow’s Aditya tops UPSC 2023 - Hindustan Times

Lucknow’s Aditya tops UPSC 2023

By, Lucknow
Apr 16, 2024 07:43 PM IST

Aditya Srivastava, 26, of Lucknow, topped UPSC 2023 exam on his third attempt. His father, Ajay Srivastava, proud of his achievement.

Aditya Srivastava, 26, of Lucknow, topped the UPSC 2023 examination. This was his third attempt. He could not clear the UPSC prelims on his first attempt as he was not ready. Aditya was ranked 236th last year in UPSC and got selected as IPS. Currently he is undergoing training at Hyderabad.

Lucknow’s Aditya Srivastava (Sourced)
Lucknow’s Aditya Srivastava (Sourced)

His father, Ajay Kumar Srivastava, who works in the CAG office, said, “Aditya called us over phone from Hyderabad to share the news. We were all very confident that he would do well in UPSC this year. But we never expected him to top the UPSC. This is like icing over the cake. It’s a proud moment for the family.”

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A graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Aditya pursued Dual Degree BTech/MTech Program after which he took a job with a private company in Bengaluru at 40 lakh package per annum. “After having worked for a year and a half, he made up his mind to appear in civil services,” said his proud father.

However, in his first attempt, he prepared for the UPSC while working in Bengaluru, and could not clear the prelims. Later, Aditya decided to quit his lucrative job and seriously prepared for UPSC 2022. He cracked the exam and was selected for Indian Police Service.

“He always wanted to become an IAS officer. Aditya took a call to appear in the UPSC 2023 exam. He told us that he is writing UPSC 2023 for the last time. We are proud that his dream has come true. Both my wife and I supported him taking the tough call of quitting the job,” said his father.

Aditya went to school at City Montessori School, Aliganj branch and passed Class 12 in 2014. It was in that year he cracked JEE and got enrolled in IIT Kanpur. Jyoti Kashyap, proud principal of the school, said it is heartening that a past pupil of the school has topped the civil services exam which is considered to be the toughest exam in the country.

In 2022, Shruti Sharma of Bijnor district in Uttar Pradesh topped the UPSC 2021 examination.

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    Rajeev Mullick is a Special Correspondent, he writes on education, telecom and heads city bureau at Lucknow. Love travelling

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