IAS Ravi Kumar Sihag: Biography, Marksheet, Age, Strategy, Booklist, Marks, Answer sheet, Rank

Ravi Kumar Sihag was born on July 13, 1995, Age: 26 Years in Rajasthan, his journey till becoming an IAS is inspirational to many youth, because he grew up in Sriganganagar, a small district in the state of Rajasthan, India, and being a farming family, he was very poor.

UPSC exam has been kept in the category of toughest examinations in India, for which lakhs of students fill the form every year, but only a few candidates are able to crack the exam, in which Ravi Kumar sihag’s name is also there. Although Ravi Kumar Sihag cleared the Union Public Service Examination in his very first attempt but he could not get the post he wanted because his dream was to become an IAS officer.

Ravi’s rank was 337 in his first attempt in 2018 and he got service allocation IRTS. But in 2019, Ravi decided to take the re-examination in which he got the All India Rank 317, this year he was the second rank holder among Hindi medium students.

In 2020, Ravi gave his third attempt in which he could not even clear his prelims exam.

But Ravi did not give up and in 2021 he gave his fourth attempt in the UPSC exam in which he got the All India Rank 18th and became an IAS officer.

Thus Ravi Kumar Sihag took lessons from his last 3 attempts and got selected as an IAS officer by clearing UPSC exam in his 4th attempt.

Short Bio/Wiki

NameRavi Kumar Sihag
Father NameRam Kumar Sihag
1st Attempt2018 (AIR-337)
2st Attempt2019 (AIR-317)
3rd Attempt2020 (Couldn’t Clear Prelims)
4th Attempt2021 (AIR-18)
Rank in CSEAIR 18 (IAS)
Service AllocationIAS (Indian administrative service)
Cadre AllocationRajasthan
Age [2022]26 Years Old
Roll No.6624586
Total Attempt in CSE4
Optional SubjectHindi Literature
Education MediumHindi
Current PostingIndian Defence Account Services, Chandigarh
Home town/citySri Ganganagar, Rajasthan
12th Percentage
10th Percentage
Upsc Marks1022 (851 + 171)
Work-experienceAgriculture, IRTS, IDAS

UPSC Marksheet & Marks

Written Total851
Personality Test171
Total Marks1022

UPSC Journey

During the interview, when Ravi was asked the reason for choosing Hindi as the medium, Sihag told that he has studied Hindi in school and college since childhood. He feels more comfortable in Hindi than in English so he gave importance to Hindi language.

When asked that he had already cleared the UPSC exam, why did he continue to appear for the exam, Ravi told that I had started aiming for the IAS. In the last years my rank was getting good but my dream was not getting fulfilled. Now I will be able to do my goal with 18 rank.

Sihag told that he had prepared himself for the General Studies paper but for his optional subject Hindi Literature, he prepared from Drishti IAS Coaching Center.

Ravi Kumar Sihag chose Hindi literature as an optional subject. and Optional Plays Crucial Role in UPSC Exam. that’s why after raising some money, he started going to the coaching center.

He also told that when he started preparing for UPSC exam in 2016, it was not easy for him as he was financially weak, due to which he could not take admission in best coaching institute as well as due to family responsibility He could not concentrate on his studies.

Optional Subject

Due to Ravi’s educational background being Hindi, he took Hindi Literature as his optional subject in UPSC examination. Because he feels more comfortable in Hindi than in English, this is also the reason why he has given more importance to Hindi.

Total Attempt in UPSC

This was Ravi Kumar Sihag’s fourth attempt in UPSC exam. in which he secured AIR 18 in UPSC CSE 2021. He got AIR 337 in 2018 and got IRTS and AIR 317 in 2019 and got IDAS. he didn’t even clear prelims in 2020. Now He is currently Posting in Chandigarh as IDAS officer.

Strategy For Hindi Medium Students

Ravi further said that if you are a student of Hindi medium then you may face many types of problems. Very good study material is not available in Hindi, so you should also check English notes.

If you do this then your work becomes even easier. If you are going to have only Hindi notes then there may be some shortage in the material. so my suggestion would be to read English notes also.

He said that if you are able to translate from English to Hindi, then you should translate the material of English into Hindi. That is, you must know a good English because you get very good content in English, whereas it is a little difficult to do so in Hindi.

Therefore, all Hindi medium students should also pay attention to their English so that they can translate English contents into Hindi also.

Answer Sheet Booklet

Download General Studies

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Download Ethics

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Problems Being a Hindi Medium Student

Ravi told that all his education has been done from Hindi medium school, so he is more comfortable in Hindi language.

Although it is not so easy to prepare for UPSC as a Hindi medium student. In view of all these problems, Ravi did not give up and did his preparation in Hindi language only. Hindi literature was kept as an optional subject.

UPSC Booklist

A brief history of modern India (Spectrum)
Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania
Certificate Physical & Human Geography by GC Leong
Indian Polity by Laxmikanth
Indian Economy by Sanjeev Verma
Shankar IAS Environment
Internal Security and Disaster Management by Ashok
Lexicon for Ethics
introduction to social cultural anthropology NK Vaid

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