IAS Topper List with Marks Year Wise from 2013 to 2022 - Highest Marks in UPSC, Toppers Marksheet

By K Balaji|Updated : November 11th, 2022

Candidates preparing for the upcoming UPSC Exam must go through the IAS Topper List with Marks as it will provide a target and will help you plan accordingly. Aspiring candidates put in their best effort to become successful IAS, IFS, or IPS officers, and the IAS topper list with marks helps candidates comprehend the best strategies to prepare for the most challenging exam, books they should refer to, and optional subjects that will enable them to score better.

The UPSC exam requires rigorous practice and continued determination. Attaining the highest marks in UPSC is only possible by appropriately planning and implementing the strategy of previous years' toppers. Therefore, knowing the UPSC Toppers Marks is additional help for a better strategy.

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Who scored the Highest Marks in UPSC Ever?

Before preparing for UPSC, candidates should check out the IAS topper list with marks. They must also possess strong perseverance until they reach their destination.

IAS Topper List with Marks PDF

The aspirants who scored the highest marks in UPSC in the last few years are:

  • AIR- 1 Kanishak Kataria (Total – 1121/2025, 55.36%)
  • AIR- 2 Akshat Jain (Total – 1080/2025, 53.33%)
  • AIR-3 Junaid Ahmed (Total – 1077/2025, 53.18%)

IAS Topper List with Marks

The key to becoming an IAS topper requires a proper assessment of the UPSC syllabus and the IAS exam pattern, along with studying according to the format of the UPSC exam.

Below is UPSC Toppers List Year Wise from 2014 to 2019, along with the marks obtained in Mains and interview round.

IAS Topper List With Marks

Year

IAS Topper

(Marks in Mains + Interview)

IAS Topper 2014

Ira Singhal

1082

IAS Topper 2015

Tina Dabi

1063

IAS Topper 2016

Nandini KR

1120

IAS Topper 2017

Anudeep Durishetty

1126

IAS Topper 2018

Kanishak Kataria

1121

IAS Topper 2019

Pradeep Singh

1072

IAS Topper 2020

Shubham Kumar

1072

IAS Topper 2021

Shruti Sharma

1105

UPSC 2021 Rank List with Marks

The topper of UPSC 2021 was Shruti Sharma who scored an overall score of 1105. Given are the other two toppers of the 2021 UPSC exam, along with their highest marks.

UPSC 2021 Topper List With Marks

UPSC Rank

UPSC Topper

UPSC Highest Marks (out of 2025)

All India Rank -1

Shruti Sharma

1105

All India Rank -2

Ankita Agarwal

1050

All India Rank -3

Gamini Singla

1045

UPSC 2020 - Toppers and Marks

Check out the UPSC 2020 toppers list with their rank and overall marks obtained by them. The IAS toppers 2020 were arts graduates, engineers, doctors, teachers, and more from different fields.

UPSC 2020 Topper List With Marks

UPSC Rank

UPSC Topper

UPSC Highest Marks (out of 2025)

All India Rank -1

Shubham Kumar

1054

All India Rank -2

Jagruti Awasthi

1052

All India Rank -3

Ankita Jain

1051

UPSC 2019 Rank List with Marks

Listed are 2019 UPSC topper list with their rank and overall marks acquired by them.

UPSC 2019 Topper List With Marks

UPSC Rank

UPSC Topper

UPSC Highest Marks (out of 2025)

All India Rank -1

Pradeep Singh

(1072, 52.94%)

All India Rank -2

Jatin Kishore

(1063, 52.49%)

All India Rank -3

Pratibha Verma

(1062, 52.44%)

UPSC 2018 Rank List with Marks

Have a look at the UPSC 2018 rank list with marks. Check who scored the highest marks in UPSC for the respective year.

IAS Topper List With Marks

UPSC Rank

Topper

UPSC Toppers Marks (out of 2025)

All India Rank - 1

Kanishak Kataria

(Final Total – 1121, 55.36%)

All India Rank - 2

Akshat Jain

(Final Total – 1080, 53.33%)

All India Rank -3

Junaid Ahmed

(Final Total – 1077, 53.18%)

UPSC Toppers List Year Wise with Marks

Mentioned are the UPSC toppers list year wise. Look at the comprehensive table for the IAS topper list with marks and the optional subject they picked from 2013 to 2019.

The highest marks in UPSC optional ever was 191, scored by Kanishak Kataria in the 2018 UPSC exam.

Year

UPSC Toppers Name, Rank

Optional

Mains

PT

Final Total

GS1

GS2

GS3

GS4

Essay

Opt1

Opt2

2013

Gaurav Agarwal, 1

Economics

85

63

88

102

135

134

162

206

975

2014

Renu Raj, 2

Malayalam Lit.

103

92

82

114

148

147

172

198

1056

2014

Ira Singhal, 1

Geography

103

122

95

130

160

168

137

162

1082

2015

Tina Dabi, 1

Political Science

119

84

111

110

145

128

171

195

1063

2015

Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan, 2

Philosophy

125

89

118

88

147

134

124

193

1018

2015

Jasmeet Singh Sandhu, 3

Punjabi Lit.

120

100

111

109

139

120

125

190

1014

2015

Artika Shukla, 4

Medical Science

88

96

112

106

139

144

142

173

1000

2015

Shashank Tripathi, 5

Sanskrit

113

83

108

103

130

150

137

172

996

2016

Saumya Pandey, 4

Geography

103

108

112

124

150

156

158

184

1095

2016

Abhilash Mishra, 5

Public Administration

93

82

80

103

106

110

139

193

901

2016

Nandini KR, 1

Kannada Lit.

131

103

116

104

142

164

167

193

1120

2017

Anudeep Durishetty, 1

Anthropology

123

123

136

95

155

171

147

176

1126

2018

Kanishak Kataria, 1

Mathematics

98

117

117

116

133

170

191

179

1121

2019

Pradeep Singh, 1

Public Administration

108

115

101

157

140

148

145

158

1072

 

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FAQs on IAS Topper List with Marks

  • Anudeep Durishetty scored the highest marks in UPSC Mains till now. He scored 950 marks out of 1025 marks. Durishetty first attempted the IAS exam in 2012 but became the topper in 2017.

  • IAS topper list with marks helps candidates understand the best strategies to prepare for the most challenging exam, books they should refer to, and optional subjects that can help them score better.

  • The highest marks in UPSC ever were scored by Anudeep Durishetty, the topper for UPSC 2017. He scored 1126 out of the total marks of 2025 (950 marks were in Mains and 176 in the UPSC Interview).

  • Tina Dabu cracked UPSC Civil Services 2015 examination and secured 1st position securing 1,063 marks, out of which 275 were interview marks.

  • The complete IAS Topper List with Marks 2021 is released by the commission of the official website. Candidates can download the UPSC toppers marks in mains and interviews. Download UPSC 2021 Toppers List with Marks to know all the UPSC toppers.

  • Ira Singhal scored 160 in the 2014 UPSC examination and is considered for scoring the highest marks in Essays till now. Another candidate who scored highest marks in Essay of UPSC was Pradeep Singh IAS, whose 12th Percentage was more than 80%.

  • UPSC toppers study for around 4-16 hours a day, which varies as per their strategy of preparation for the exam. The aspirants who were able to score the highest marks in UPSC ever have been known to efficiently focus on one area of the topic at a time. Nevertheless, some candidates have even topped the exam by studying just 3 hours a day.

  • The IAS topper list with marks for the previous years helps aspiring candidates to have an idea about the optional subjects they can choose to obtain higher marks and also take a glimpse at the topper advice while preparing for the exam.

    The last rank in UPSC 2018 secured by different categories was expected to be

    • General - 92.
    • OBC - 457.
    • SC - 492. 
    • ST - 528.
  • Approximately 685 candidates passed the Union Public Service Commission exam in 2022. Shruti Sharma obtained All India Rank 1 by scoring the highest marks in UPSC, which was 1,105.

  • The IAS topper list contains the names of the UPSC exam toppers. Below is the IAS topper list year wise from 2014 to 2021:

    • IAS Topper 2014 – Ira Singhal
    • IAS Topper 2015 – Tina Dabi
    • IAS Topper 2016 – Nandini KR
    • IAS Topper 2017 – Anudeep Durishetty
    • IAS Topper 2018 – Kanishak Kataria
    • IAS Topper 2019 – Pradeep Singh
    • IAS Topper 2020 - Shubham Kumar
    • IAS Topper 2021 - Shruti Sharma

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