UPSC Topper 2021 - List of UPSC Toppers of 2021 [685 Candidates]

By Aarna Tiwari|Updated : June 2nd, 2022

UPSC Topper 2021 List was released recently by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on their official website. The UPSC Topper 2021 or the IAS Topper 2021 was Shruti Sharma. In fact, the top three positions in the UPSC Topper 2021 List were held by female candidates. The Commission, in its UPSC Result 2021 Topper List declared that 685 have been recommended for appointment, against the 749 vacancies mentioned in the UPSC Notification 2021.

The UPSC Toppers have a huge following in India, as the IAS Exam is considered one of the most prestigious services. The UPSC conducts the exam for various Group A and Group B Services under the Central Government. The IAS Toppers are called for various talks and interviews and are asked to motivate the aspiring candidates. 

Through this article, we will be focussing on the UPSC Toppers, their career-preparation journey, their strategy, and most importantly, what made them sit for the IAS Exam.

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UPSC Toppers [2017 to 2022]

Every year, UPSC conducts the CSE exam to select eligible candidates for All India Services such as IAS, IPS, IFS, etc. Below we have compiled a list of the IAS Toppers (Rank 01) over the last 5 years. 

S. No.

Year

Name of the IAS Topper

Cadre Allocated

1

2021

Shruti Sharma

Not allocated yet

2

2020

Shubham Kumar

Bihar

3

2019

Pradeep Singh

Haryana

4

2018

Kanishak Kataria

Rajasthan

5

2017

Anudeep Durishetty

Telangana

UPSC Topper 2021

The UPSC Topper 2021 is Shruti Sharma. Hailing from the district of Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh, Shruti Sharma, who secured the All India Rank 01, completed her schooling in New Delhi. She graduated from St. Stephens College, University of Delhi, bagging an undergraduate degree in History. Following this, she joined the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University for her Master’s in Sociology but left that mid-way to pursue her dreams of becoming an IAS officer. 

  • Shruti Sharma prepared for the UPSC Exam at Jamia Millia Islamia Residential Coaching Academy (RCA) in Delhi, along with her PG degree from Delhi School of Economics at Delhi University. 
  • UPSC Topper, Shruti Sharma, elated with success gives credit for her achievement to her family and folks and looks forward to joining the IAS. 
  • As per the IAS Toppers Marks released by UPSC, she had scored 173 marks in UPSC Prelims and 932 in UPSC Mains making a total of 1105 marks in IAS Exam.

UPSC Topper 2021, Shruti had History as her optional subject. Applicants who also plan to opt for History optional can download the History Syllabus for UPSC. Go through the expert-recommended History Books for UPSC and select the ones ideal for your preparation. To add value to your preparation, applicants can also refer to Indian History Notes for UPSC

IAS Topper 2021

The second name in the UPSC Result 2021 Topper List is Ankita Agarwal, followed by Gamini SInghla.

Ankita Agarwal, who hails from Kolkata was very sure of her attempt at the UPSC. She had no grey areas in her career plans. This was her second attempt at the UPSC Exam. Ankita Agarwal is herself a 2018 batch IRS Officer undergoing training. During her recent interviews, she highlighted the fact that the UPSC Exam is a test of perseverance and dedication. She focussed on the parts that one should keep the sources limited, revising the basic NCERT Books for UPSC and the UPSC Books again and again. Keeping the sources limited helps a lot in framing the right UPSC Preparation Strategy. For her Optional Subject, she chose Political Science and International Relations and prepared them through the Political Science Books for UPSC and International Relations books for UPSC.

Gamini SInghla, a B.Tech in Computer Science Engineering from Punjab Engineering College (PEC) Chandigarh secured All India Rank 3 in the UPSC Topper 2021 List declared by the UPSC. She is just 23 years old. It was Gamini’s second attempt at the UPSC Exam. She relied on self-study and did not take any coaching for her preparation. During the recent interview, she emphasizes the weightage of Current Affairs in the UPSC Exam. 

UPSC Result 2021 Topper List

In the UPSC Result 2021, 685 candidates were recommended for the services against the 749 UPSC Notification of 2021. The name of the top 50 successful candidates, along with their roll numbers in the UPSC Result 2021 are:

UPSC Topper AIR 

Roll Number 

UPSC Topper 2021

1

803237

Shruti Sharma

2

611497

Ankita Agarwal

3

3524519

Gamini Singla

4

5401266

Aishwarya Verma

5

804881

Utkarsh Dwivedi

6

834409

Yaksh Chaudhary

7

886777

Samyak S Jain

8

801479

Ishita Rathi

9

1118762

Preetam Kumar

10

6301529

Harkeerat Singh Randhawa

11

839316

Shubhankar Pratyush Pathak

12

859275

Yasharth Shekhar

13

511100

Priyamvada Ashok Mhaddalkar

14

840534

Abhinav J Jain

15

7600782

C Yaswanthkumar Reddy

16

849748

Anshu Priya

17

6400929

Mehak Jain

18

6624586

Ravi Kumar Sihag

19

8500663

Diksha Joshi

20

854091

Arpit Chauhan

21

1903769

Dilip K Kainikkara

22

808356

Sunil Kumar Dhanwanta

23

304401

Ashish

24

5110593

Pusapati Sahitya

25

863045

Shruti Rajlakshmi

26

4121721

Utsav Anand

27

7914222

Saksham Goel

28

1009473

Mantri Mourya Bharadwaj

29

7102140

Bhavishya

30

502145

Naman Goyal

31

323860

Avinash V

32

6605885

Navandar Anay Nitin

33

3516855

Jaspinder Singh

34

6305384

Shashvat Sangwan

35

413129

Kartikeya Jaiswal

36

832383

Jasmine

37

1016184

V Sanjana Simha

38

859480

Ravi Kumar

39

6313181

Vishal Dhakad

40

854740

Kushal Jain

41

807878

Sonali Dev

42

5610120

Swathi Sree T

43

623772

Shubham Shukla

44

7808206

Anjali Shrotriya

45

4914110

Shradha Shukla

46

5604724

Ramya C S

47

3531209

Naman Kumar Singla

48

886823

Ayushi

49

1105645

Divyansh Singh

50

8101939

Abhijit Ray

UPSC Toppers Marks

UPSC has also released the marks of recommended candidates in UPSC CSE 2021 on the official website. Candidates preparing for the upcoming UPSC Exam can check the IAS Toppers Marks to evaluate their performance and set a target for themselves. You can download the UPSC Toppers 2021 Marks PDF

Roll No 

UPSC Topper 2021 Name

Marks in UPSC Mains 

IAS Toppers Marks in UPSC Prelims

Total Marks

0803237

SHRUTI SHARMA

932

173

1105

0611497

ANKITA AGARWAL

871

179

1050

3524519

GAMINI SINGLA

858

187

1045

5401266

AISHWARYA VERMA

860

179

1039

0804881

UTKARSH DWIVEDI

871

165

1036

0834409

YAKSH CHAUDHARY

879

154

1033

0886777

SAMYAK S JAIN

838

193

1031

0801479

ISHITA RATHI

862

168

1030

1118762

PREETAM KUMAR

829

201

1030

6301529

HARKEERAT SINGH RANDHAWA

831

195

1026

0839316

SHUBHANKAR PRATYUSH PATHAK

832

193

1025

0859275

YASHARTH SHEKHAR

863

162

1025

0511100

PRIYAMVADA ASHOK MHADDALKAR

826

198

1024

0840534

ABHINAV J JAIN

860

164

1024

7600782

CYASWANTHKUMAR REDDY

836

187

1023

UPSC Result 2021 Topper List PDF

UPSC released the UPSC Toppers List 2021 on 30 May 2022. Check the UPSC Final Result 2021 has been Released Now! Check Topper List and Ranks Check the complete UPSC Result 2021 Topper List PDF here.

UPSC Topper 2020

The IAS Topper for 2020 was Shubham Kumar. Hailing from the Katihar district of Bihar, Shubham pursued B.Tech in civil engineering from IIT-Bombay. This was his third attempt at the UPSC Exam and he was undergoing training for IDAS when the UPSC Result 2020 was announced. He chose Anthropology as an optional subject for his UPSC Mains and referred to the UPSC Anthropology Syllabus and Anthropology Books for UPSC to cover his Optional Subject for UPSC. Shubham Kumar wants to focus on poverty alleviation and the development of villages and their people in his role as an IAS officer.

The IAS Toppers or the merit holders for 2020 UPSC were Jagriti Awasthi, followed by Ankita Jain Tyagi. Hailing from Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, Jagriti left her job at BHEL, a Navratna Company, to pursue her dream of becoming an IAS Officer. She completed her graduation in BE Electricals from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology. She focussed more on self-study. Ankita Jain Tyagi, the AIR 3 of the UPSC Topper 2020 is a resident of Agra. She prepared for the UPSC Exam along with her sister Vaishali Jain had secured rank 21 in the UPSC CSE Exam 2020. She married Abhinav Tyagi, an IPS officer. Ankita focuses on the fact that it is crucial for the exam that one is familiar with the UPSC Syllabus and has the basics clear.

UPSC Books Preferred by IAS Toppers

Covering the entire UPSC Syllabus along with the Optional Subject in the UPSC syllabus is a task in itself. At times, there are low phases, but one should overcome that. When one prepares for the UPSC Exam, books should be your best friend and confidante. 

Below we have compiled a list of the best UPSC Preparation Books essential for the UPSC Prelims and UPSC Mains examination.

UPSC Notes 

UPSC Notes are essential for the preparation for UPSC Exam, both for UPSC Prelims and Mains. Here is a list of UPSC Notes, that may prove beneficial during the UPSC Preparation. Once done with the UPSC Notes, candidates should refer to the UPSC Previous Year Questions Papers to practice the same. The list of the UPSC Notes

will be updated from time to time.

Important UPSC Notes

Charter Act 1813 Notes for IAS Exam

Charter Act 1853 UPSC Notes

Biosphere Reserves in India Notes for UPSC Exam

UPSC Notes - Morley Minto Reforms

Revolt of 1857 Notes for UPSC

Structure of Atmosphere UPSC Notes

Regulating Act of 1773 UPSC Polity Notes

Ryotwari System UPSC Notes

Charter Act 1833 UPSC Notes

Mahalwari System Notes for UPSC Exam

Human Development Index UPSC Notes

Cabinet Mission Plan 1946 UPSC Notes

World Economic Forum UPSC Notes

Government of India Act of 1919 Notes for UPSC

Indian Independence Act 1947 UPSC Notes

Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council Notes for UPSC

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UPSC Toppers FAQs

  • The Union Public Service Commission on May 30 declared the results for Civil Services Exam 2021. Shruti Sharma, a History graduate from St. Stephens has topped the Civil Services Exam and secured All India Rank (AIR) 1.

  • Aishwarya Verma who secured AIR 4 in the UPSC-2021 Civil Services examination, is the topper among men candidates. He hails from Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. 

  • Shruti Sharma is a 26-year-old history graduate, hailing from the district of Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Shruti Sharma, a History graduate from St. Stephens has topped the Civil Services Exam, following Ankita Agarwal as AIR 2 and Gamini Singla as AIR 3. The top 3 positions in the UPSC Result 2021 Topper List were attained by female candidates only.

  • To download the UPSC Result 2021 Topper List PDF, refer here.

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