Upsc Topper 2020 IAS Shubham Kumar Biography AIR-1

Upsc Topper 2021 IAS Shubham Kumar Biography AIR-1, Age, Strategy, Marksheet, Booklist, Strategy, Notes, Educational qualification

UPSC’s final result is out, this time around 10,40,060 candidates had applied for the exam out of which total 482770 candidates appeared in this exam who have given UPSC 2020 Prelims exam and total 10564 candidates appeared in January 2021 mains exam. Out of them, 2053 candidates appeared for the interview, now the UPSC 2020 final merit list has out, in this list total 750 candidates name are present, out of them Shubham Kumar secured AIR-1.

Shubham, a resident of Katihar district Bihar, has topped the UPSC examination this time in all over India by getting AIR 1 rank, He has raised the honor of not only his family but the whole of Bihar by securing Air-1 rank.

Shubham Education Qualification

Shubham Kumar did his 10th from Vidya Vihar Residential School Purnia and went to Chinmaya School Bokaro Jharkhand for his 12th studies, later he cleared IIT in which he got admission in IIT Bombay with 219th rank and he passed B Tech with Civil Engineering. During an interview, his mother told that he was already intelligent and used to be the first in his school.


Kumar was born on 14 February 1997 in Katihar district of Bihar, as of 2021 his age is 24 years.

  • Date of Birth – 14 February 1997
  • Birth Place – Katihar, Bihar
  • Age – 24 (2021)
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IIT Life

Shubham’s mind was already in studies, that is why he kept his full focus on engineering studies and after that he also got a chance to work in USA, but due to his lack of interest in engineering, he started preparing for UPSC.

UPSC Journey

In an interview, his mother told that Shubham Kumar wanted to become an IAS officer since childhood and wanted to contribute to the development of Bihar by becoming an IAS and also told that if he does not get Bihar Cadre then he would like to work for Madhya Pradesh.

Shubhams said in an interview, “I am preparing for UPSC since 2018 and I have seen many ups and downs, further he said that I consider myself very lucky that I have got full support of family as well as support of friends. Even during pandemic, I made my preparations by staying in Delhi.

Mr. Kumar, who is from Bihar, told that this was his third attempt. Having secured rank 298 in 2018, he was undergoing training as an Indian Defence Accounts Service officer in Pune while preparing for the exam and remaining confident was one of the keys, he said.

About His Family

Shubham Kumar’s father’s name is Devanad Singh and mother’s name is Poonam Devi, there is an elder sister who is working in Bhabha Atomic Research Center BARC. It is being said that Shubham father works in Gramin bank. Shubham’s mother said that since childhood he has managed to secure rank 1 and be among the toppers. She further said that she is very happy that the hard work paid off. She encouraged other aspirants from Bihar to make the state proud. Shubham Kumar told that he wish to work in Bihar for the development of state. If not Bihar, he would like to work for Madhya Pradesh.

  • Father’s Name – Devanad Singh
  • Mother’s Name – Poonam Devi
  • Sister’s Name –
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Optional Subject

Shubham took Anthropology as an optional subject in UPSC 2020.

Total Attempt in UPSC

This was shubham kumar’s third attempt in UPSC exam in which he secured AIR 1 in UPSC CSE 2020. before that he could not even clear his prelims in 2018 while in 2019 he secured AIR 219 in UPSC in which he got selected in Indian Defense Accounts Services IDAS Pune. since then he has been doing training in pune.

UPSC Marksheet & Marks

Shubham Kumar Marksheet

Answer Sheet – Download Here

Standard UPSC Books

A brief history of modern India (Spectrum)Get Here
Indian Art and Culture by Nitin SinghaniaGet Here
Certificate Physical & Human Geography by GC LeongGet Here
AtlasGet Here
Indian Polity by LaxmikanthGet Here
Indian Economy by Sanjeev VermaGet Here
Shankar IAS EnvironmentGet Here
Internal Security and Disaster Management by AshokGet Here
Lexicon for EthicsGet Here
introduction to social cultural anthropology NK VaidGet Here
Outlines of Physical Anthropology B.M DasGet Here
Tribal India by Nadeem HusnainGet Here

Cadre – Bihar

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UPSC Interview

Short Wiki

Shubham Kumar is a 24 year IIT Bombay (Civil Engineering) graduate student who cracked UPSC Civil Services exam in 2020 and secured 1st rank , He is a resident of Bihar katihar completed his graduation in Civil Engineering from IIT Bombay. Soon after he completed his graduation, he appeared for UPSC Civil Services exam.

NameShubham Kumar
Exam Year2020
Rank in CSEAIR 1
Age [2021]24
Roll No.1519294
Total Attempt in CSE3
Optional SubjectAnthropology
Education MediumEnglish
Current PostingIndian Defence Account Services (PUNE)
Home town/cityBihar katihar
12th Percentage96% (chinmaya vidyalaya bokaro)
10th Percentage– (vidya vihar residential school purnea)
Upsc Marks
Work-experienceResearch in USA

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