Tina Dabi IAS: First Rank in First Attempt at UPSC, Know about Her Hardwork and Boyfriend

​Tina Dabi of Delhi is the topper of Civil Services Examination, 2015. In all, 1078 candidates were recommended by UPSC for two All India Services – IAS and IPS, and other Central Services, viz. IFS, IRS and ITS, among others. Tina has always been a mercurial young girl and has shown immense potential throughout her career. This result is a testimony of her determination. She has obviously selected for IAS as her first choice and Haryana as her first choice for cadre.

The UPSC Civil Services Examination is the most prestigious competitive examination of India. The Civil Services result for 2015 has reflected the true spirit of Indian secularism where the first ranker is a Hindu, the second is a Muslim and the third one is a Punjabi/Sikh. It has also again showed the growing clout of woman in the Indian Civil Services.

Tina was born in Bhopal. She shifted with her parents to Delhi when she was in class VII. Since then she is living Delhi only. She has done schooling from Convent of Jesus and Mary.

Her mother Himani Dabi is an engineer while her father Jaswanth Dabi is working with the Department of Telecom, also as an engineer. Actually, both of her parents had cracked UPSC Indian Engineering Services – IES. As a matter of fact, Himani Dabi had done B. Tech from NIT, Bhopal from where she was a topper. Tina has one younger sister, named Riya.

After completing her schooling, she took admission in the Lady Sriram College of Commerce in 2011. She didn’t go for B.Com from here, rather she took admission in B. A. Political Science. You will be surprised to know that from this very year she had started to prepare for UPSC Civil Services Examination. She had in fact taken admission in Rau’s IAS Academy in 2011 when she was only 18 year old. Here are two images of Rau’s IAS Enrollment Form.

She has deep interest in the Constitution of India and the Indian politics from her school days. Her interest got reflection in her very first year result where she was topper among of Delhi University in Political Science discipline.

Tina Dabi is also endowed with amazing oratory skill. In fact, she has been a profound debater since her school days.

She was the Vice Speaker of Youth Parliament, 2012 where her performance was simply scintillating.

It is even more pleasant to see that Tina has cracked the exam in her very first attempt. And, she is only 22 years old. In that sense, if she continues to work as an IAS, someday she will become the Cabinet Secretary to the Government of India.

There is no denying that Tina is an inspiration for Indian youths, particularly girls.

Tina’s family is settled in Delhi.

As a matter of fact, Tina Dabi is a Dalit girl. Isn’t it pleasant surprise that a Dalit girl topped the UPSC Civil Services Examination at the age of 22 years in her very first attempt? By caste, she is a Kamble, a SC.

There is no denying that Tina is quite beautiful and adorable. It is natural that youngsters also want to know whether she is any committed relationship or not.

Tina is single and not looking for any committed relationship at this moment. All of her time is devoted for study. The result says it all.

Tina Dabi on Reservation

As mentioned above, Tina had never used reservation in her entire career. A Fake Facebook profile of her uses this fact and showed that Tina Dabi has some ‘reservation about reservation’. There are lots of fake Facebook profiles of Tina Dabi, which were created after the UPSC results. It is quite clear from this viral Facebook post that the writer is not Tina. In the first paragraph itself, she seems to be taking name of Narendra Modi as the person who had inspired her. She is a smart and well-educated girl and understand the importance of neutrality and anonymity in the Weberian bureaucracy which is prevalent in India. She will never make a statement which can be construed as political one, or which can be used to propagate the agenda of a party. The person who had written this post using Tina Dabi name seems to be a supporter of Narendra Modi. He/she should know that by doing this type of outrageous stuff, he/she is only creating problems for his leader. Obviously, one can’t blame Narendra Modi for this.

Interestingly, she is also not seems to be happy with ‘ Jai Bhim ‘ being commented by various users in congratulatory messages to her. Ludicrous, isn’t it?

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Best IAS Websites for UPSC Civil Services Exam Online Preparation

1. ClearIAS.com

2. cleariasexam.com

3. Mrunal.org

4. insightsonindia.com

5. iasbaba.com

6. gktoday.in

7. iasscore.in

8. IASexamportal.com

9. swapsushias.blogspot.in

10. iaspassion.com

11. iaskracker.com

12. jagranjosh.com

13. UPSCguide.com

14. CivilServiceIndia.com

15. ias100.in

16. halfmantr.com

17. civilsdaily.com

18. prepareias.in

19. iasaspirants.com

20. iaspaper.in

21. iksa.in

22. visionias.in

23. ias.org.in

24. testfunda.com

25. byjusclasses.com

PS: Of-course, there are many other websites and blogs available, but we tried to restrict the total count to 25! Users too can suggest websites, and they will be added if they have quality materials.

IAS Forum Websites

1. iasforums.com

2. upscforums.com

3. forumias.com

4. indianofficer.com

5. interviewprep4ias.com

6. upscdiscussions.com

IAS Toppers Blogs

1. thesupermanreturns.wordpress.com

2. rijubafna.com

3. youtube.com/user/unacademy

4. lohitmatani.wordpress.com

5. iasdream.com

6. jhinujha.wordpress.com

7. irasinghal.blogspot.in

8. unravellingcse.wordpress.com

Apart from the above mentioned list of IAS online coaching websites (free and paid), it is advised to refer selected websites from Indian Government and NGOs as mentioned below.

Useful Government Websites For Civil Service Preparation*

1. ncert.nic.in – Download NCERT Texts as PDF.

2. nios.ac.in – Download NIOS Online Materials.

3. egyankosh.ac.in – Download IGNOU Books.

4. yojana.gov.in – Download Yojana and Kurukshetra Magazines.

5. upsc.gov.in – Official Website of UPSC.

6. pib.nic.in – Press Information Bureau Website, for government updates.

7. prsindia.org – PRS Website for tracking bills in Parliament.

8. idsa.in – IDSA website for Defense and Foreign relations.

9. gatewayhouse.in – Indian Council for Global relations.

10. envfor.nic.in – Ministry of Environment and Forests.

11. mea.gov.in – Ministry of External Affairs.

12. indiabudget.nic.in – Download Budget and Economic Survey.

13. ptinews.com – Press Trust of India.

14. pdgroup.upkar.in – Pratiyogita Darpan Magazine.

15. ibef.org – India Brand Equity Foundation for economy and business.

16. vikaspedia.in – Knowledge initiative by InDG.

17. makeinindia.com – Make in India initiative for manufacturing related info.

Also read: Strategy and Books for Early Birds To Clear IAS Exam

* Government Websites/NGO or Business Organization websites.

UPSC exam Guidance, How to start IAS preparation

                ​Every day, we get queries from a lot of IAS aspirants regarding UPSC exam guidance. Many ask from where should they start the UPSC preparation. With mushrooming coaching institutes and a plethora of materials available online and offline, their worries are only compounded. We at Clear IAS™ ( http://www.clearias.com ) believe that it is very important to address the basic queries of all freshers. Yes, that’s why we are here.

ClearIAS provides free IAS online coaching, guidance, strategies, books, online study materials and mock tests with a vision that no candidate should be left out of UPSC exam competition due to the inaccessibility of expensive IAS classroom coaching. Now, you may go through our advice listed out as 7-steps. We hope this guidance-post to be equally helpful for everyone who are confused – beginners or veterans.

First step: Learn the requirements of the UPSC Civil Services Exam!

No. You don’t need to know everything under the Sun to clear this exam. That’s the first thing to get into your head. There is a prescribed syllabus by UPSC for the three stages of this 1-year long exam, ie Prelims, Mains and Interview. A good understanding of

UPSC syllabus and exam pattern is the first step for all freshers. Also, understand the

Eligibility criteria for writing UPSC CSE exam . If you still have questions in your mind, just go through our article ‘frequently asked questions on IAS exam preparation ‘.

Second Step: Buy some essential books to get the stone rolling!

Everyone will agree that without investing in some books, one cannot clear IAS exam. That’s right. The syllabus is vast, the aspirant should develop the habit of reading. To start with, we recommend buying some useful books (like Indian Polity by Laxmikanth ) in addition to all the NCERT books. List of

essential books for IAS preparation is compiled in this website, taking inputs from many toppers. Links are also provided to buy online at discounted prices. Order a few basic books on the list today itself, so that you will feel that you are into it. Also, make newspaper reading a habit.

Third Step: Read our free online study materials

Yes; there is such thing as a free lunch. We call it free online study materials from Clear IAS™ . We write articles regularly on many topics – basically on those which aspirants find it tough to find the right materials. We publish study materials for every subject in Prelims and Mains like History, Geography, Economics, Polity, Current Affairs etc and ensure that the contents help in quick learning. Our readers are free to print the online materials in PDF form or even in paper form, except for commercial circulation. If you wish to extend your exam preparation from laptop to mobiles and tablets, download for free the Clear IAS mobile app which has been receiving a huge response from our users. The app received top ratings, mostly 5 stars and crossed 2,00,000+ downloads in Google Play store.

Fourth Step: Get the right guidance; follow our articles on UPSC Civil Services Exam guidance

Requirements for each stage of the UPSC exam , ie Prelims, Mains and Interview are different. But there are many things in common too. Hence, ClearIAS.com throughout this website follows Prelims-cum-Mains Integrated approach, which is a fast and smooth approach to clear IAS. You may read our guidance articles for Prelims , Mains , and

Interviews . Always get inspiration and right guidance from the topper’s interviews published on the website .

Fifth Step: Join ClearIAS mock test series: practice, learn, and revise!

You can learn and compete with thousands of aspirants across India by attempting our full length timed online mock test series with negative marking for UPSC Prelims . Always keep in touch with UPSC previous year question papers so that you won’t read wild things, and stay focused.

As you may know, only when tested in an exam atmosphere with negative marking, you can improve the ability to deliver in the actual exam hall. Try for free the UPSC Prelims online mock exams by ClearIAS – in the new innovative platform which integrates learning with test-taking. You would be surprised to find how fast you can learn!

Sixth Step: Stay away from low-quality IAS Coaching Centers!

We are not against any classroom IAS Coaching centers . There are many good, reputed centers, but at the same time there are many others which don’t provide any service even after charging lakhs of rupees as fees from the candidates. The ‘bad guys’ often misguide with advertisements and out-dated notes. Understand that the very need of attending a coaching institute, if any, is for right guidance, and not knowledge. In this online age, knowledge is available at mouse-click. If you are misguided in this highly competitive exam, you are ruined! So reduce your dependency on spoon-feeding by coaching institutes and build your analytical abilities. And for right guidance, you can always refer the unedited interviews by toppers in websites like ClearIAS.com .

Seventh Step: Stop worrying too much; just do it!

Well, why don’t do get your feet wet? You have nothing to lose. But you will be a totally different person, well aware of our nation and things around you once you step in. Don’t worry about your age, financial background, lack of time or any other usual excuses. You are never late. Get involved. Just jump in and do it! Understand that a journey of thousand miles starts with a single step.

Guidance for Prelims – Selected Posts from ClearIAS.com

1. A Note Before You Begin IAS Preparation or Coaching .

2. Smart Work for IAS Preparation .

3. Strategy and Books for Early Birds To Clear IAS Exam .

4. How to clear Civil Services prelims?

5. How can smart aspirants like you clear UPSC Prelims ‘the smart way’?

6. 5 reasons why you should take more UPSC Prelims mock tests

7. Civil Service Prelims: 6 Month Strategy – Part 1 .

8. Civil Service Prelims: 6 Month Strategy – Part 2.

9. How much time will it take to clear IAS prelims?

10. IAS Books for Civil Services Prelims and Mains Exam Preparation .

For more analysis and articles on Preliminary Exam, regularly follow the category: Civil Services Prelims .

Guidance for Mains – Selected Posts from ClearIAS.com

1. Strategy and Study Plan for Clearing IAS Mains Exam .

2. How to clear Civil Services mains?

3. How To Select IAS Mains Optional As Per The Latest UPSC Syllabus?

4. How To Write A Good Essay In Civil Service Mains Exam?

5. What to Study for Ethics Paper in IAS Mains GS?

6. World History for UPSC Mains: Understanding The Basics .

7. Security and Disaster Management for UPSC Mains Exam .

8. Indian Society For UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam .

For more analysis and articles on Main Exam, regularly follow the category: Civil Services Mains .

UPSC syllabus Prelims, Mains and Interview

​UPSC Syllabus can be accessed and downloaded from this page. Aspirants may bookmark this page to refer the latest UPSC syllabus for IAS exam (Civil Services Exam Prelims, Mains and Interview). Syllabus for individual subjects in IAS mains (including optional subject) are provided in the corresponding links. Scroll down to refer and download the same.

UPSC Syllabus – Civil Services Preliminary Exam

Civil Services Preliminary exam comprises of two compulsory papers of 200 marks each (General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper II). The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type. The marks in prelims will not be counted for final ranking, but just for qualification for main exam.

The Commission will draw a list of candidates to be qualified for Civil Service (Main) Examination based on the criterion of minimum qualifying marks of 33% in General Studies PaperII of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination and total qualifying marks of General Studies Paper-I of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination as may be determined by the Commission.

UPSC Syllabus for Paper I – (200 marks) Duration: Two hours (Counted for the merit rank in the Prelims)

Current events of national and international importance.

History of India and Indian National Movement.

Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.

Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.

Economic and Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.

General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization.

General Science.

UPSC Syllabus for Paper II- (200 marks) Duration: Two hours (Not counted for the merit rank in Prelims but a qualifying Paper; just needs 33% marks)


Interpersonal skills including communication skills.

Logical reasoning and analytical ability.

Decision-making and problem-solving.

General mental ability.

Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. – Class X level).

As you may know, only when tested in an exam atmosphere with negative marking, you can improve the ability to deliver in the actual exam hall. Try for free the UPSC Prelims online mock exams by ClearIAS – in the new innovative platform which integrates learning with test-taking. You would be surprised to find how fast you can learn!

UPSC Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam

A candidate’s rank in UPSC Civil Service Exam depends only on the mark scored in Main and Interview. The main exam has 1750 marks while interview has 275 marks.

The written examination (main) will consist of the following nine papers, but only 7 papers will be counted for final merit ranking. For the rest two papers, the candidate should secure minimum marks prescribed by UPSC each year.

Qualifying Papers – Not counted for final ranking:

Paper ‐ A – Indian Language – Syllabus. (One of the Indian Languages to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution. This paper will not be compulsory for candidates hailing from the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim.) 300 Marks.

Paper‐ B – English Language – Syllabus . 300 Marks.

Papers to be counted for merit ranking:

1. Paper‐I Essay – Syllabus. 250 Marks.

2. Paper‐II General Studies – I – Syllabus. 250Marks. (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society).

3. Paper‐III General Studies –II – Syllabus. 250 Marks. (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations).

4. Paper‐IV General Studies –III – Syllabus. 250 Marks. (Technology, Economic Development, Bio‐diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management).

5. Paper‐V General Studies –IV – Syllabus. 250 Marks. (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude).

6. Paper‐VI Optional Subject – Paper 1 – 250 Marks.

7. Paper‐VII Optional Subject – Paper 2 – 250 Marks.

Syllabi for Optional Subjects:

1. History Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC .

2. Geography Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC .

3. Economics Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC .

4. Sociology Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC .

5. Public Administration Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC .

6. Philosophy Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC .

7. Psychology Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC .

8. Political Science Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC .

9. Agriculture Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC .

10. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC .

11. Anthropology Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC .

12. Botany Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC .

13. Chemistry Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC .

14. Civil Engineering Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC .

15. Commerce Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC .

16. Electrical Engineering Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC .

17. Geology Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC .

18. Law Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC .

19. Mathematics Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC .

20. Management Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC .

21. Mechanical Engineering Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC .

22. Medical Science Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC .

23. Physics Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC .

24. Statistics Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC .

25. Zoology Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC .

26. Literature of any one of the following languages: Assamese , Bengali , Bodo ,

Dogri , Gujarati , Hindi , Kannada, Kashmiri ,

Konkani , Maithili , Malayalam , Manipuri,

Marathi , Nepali, Oriya , Punjabi , Sanskrit ,

Santhali , Sindhi , Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and

English .

UPSC Syllabus – Civil Services Interview

1. The candidate will be interviewed by a Board who will have before them a record of his/her career. He/she will be asked questions on matters of general interest. The object of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in public service by a Board of competent and unbiased observers. The test is intended to judge the mental calibre of a candidate. In broad terms, this is really an assessment of not only his/her intellectual qualities but also social traits and his/her interest in current affairs. Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, balance of judgement, variety and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion and leadership, intellectual and moral integrity.

2. The technique of the interview is not that of a strict cross-examination but of a natural, though directed and purposive conversation which is intended to reveal the mental qualities of the candidate.

3. The interview test is not intended to be a test either of the specialised or general knowledge of the candidates which has been already tested through their written papers. Candidates are expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in their special subjects of academic study but also in the events which are happening around them both within and outside their own state or country as well as in modern currents of thought and in new discoveries which should rouse the curiosity of well educated youth.

Sub Total (Written test) : 1750 Marks

Personality Test: 275 Marks

Grand Total: 2025 Marks

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