Meet UPSC civil services 2019 women topper Pratibha Verma from UP AIR-3 she said Last year I got 489th rank. I quickly realised the mistakes I made there. I worked hard on my weakness. Started writing well rounded answers. And also the past experiences helped, UPSC civil services 2019 women topper Pratibha Verma said.

Meet UPSC civil services 2019 women topper Pratibha Verma from UP AIR 3

UPSC women topper who secured AIR 3 rank in UPSC 2019 is still in a state of disbelief that she has topped among women in country’s toughest examination. She was currently working in the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) but had to take leave to prepare for the exam.


"This is amazing and left me speechless. I just could not believe when I checked UPSC result this afternoon", Pratibha, a graduate from IIT Delhi and a native of Sultanpur, Pratibha said she is super excited. “I was confident that I would do well. But never imagined that I would secure AIR 3rd rank. This was very unexpected,” she said.

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“In the past women have even topped the exam. Tina Dabi stood first rank in year 2016. Happy with what I have achieved. I was confident that I would do well. But never imagined that I would secure AIR 3rd rank. This was very unexpected,” she said.

“Last year I got 489th rank. I quickly realized the mistakes I made there. I worked hard on my weakness. Started writing well-rounded answers. And also the past experiences helped,” she said.

Praibha graduated from IIT Delhi in 2014 and worked with a private firm for two years to gain some work experience. “I always wanted to become civil servants. I started preparing for UPSC,” she said.

When asked about the celebrations, Pratibha said because of pandemic there is no big celebrations. Only video calls with parents, siblings and close family members and friends.

Short Biography of IAS Topper Pratibha Verma

Name: Pratibha Verma

Upsc CSE Rank: 3rd

Age: 27

Village: Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh

Birth Place: Manpur, Sarpatha Thana, Jaunpur Uttar Pradesh

Educational Qualification: B.Tech, IIT Delhi

Optional Subject: Physics