Meet the country's youngest IAS officer in 21 years
The son of an auto rickshaw driver, Ansar hails from Shelgaon in Jalna district in Maharashtra, a drought-prone area. Ansar's father has three wives and is the son of another wife.
Become the youngest IAS officer
UPSC: Civil Services Examination conducted by UPSC every year is one of the challenging examinations in the country. Many youngsters of the country pass this exam and cherish the dream of becoming an IAS. Many candidates spend years preparing to fulfill their dreams. But there are others who achieve this feat in the first attempt and at a very young age.
One of these promising people is Ansar Sheikh, who passed the UPSC examination in 2015 and became the youngest IAS officer in the country. When he passed the UPSC examination, the age was just 21 years. Ansar achieved the 361st rank. Currently he is MSD in MSME and Textile Department in West Bengal Government.
The son of an auto rickshaw driver, Ansar hails from Shelgaon in Jalna district in Maharashtra, a drought-prone area. Ansar's father has three wives and is the son of another wife. His two sisters were married at a very young age of 14 and 15 years. The father also beaten his mother many times.
After studying at Jalna District School, Ansar went to study at Ferguson College, Pune. He graduated in Political Science with 73% marks. On the basis of political science subject, he cracked UPSC and became the youngest IAS officer of the country by getting 361 rank.
He explains, 'My brother works in the garage, it would have been impossible to achieve this achievement without his cooperation.'
Being a Muslim, he had a lot of trouble finding PG in Pune. He had to say his name 'Shubham' to take home.
Ansar says that he used to study 13 hours a day.
Ansar was one of the 34 Muslim youths who were declared successful in the UPSC Civil Services Examination of 2015.