StoriesMeet Tina Dabi IAS Topper 2015 - 2016

Meet Tina Dabi IAS Topper 2015 – 2016


A mercurial young girl Tina Dabi of 22 years from New Delhi has shown immense potential throughout her career and has topped the prestigious Civil Services Exams 2015, conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. It has also again showed the growing clout of woman in the Indian Civil Services.

Bright and bubbly Tina Dabi woke up from a nap Tuesday evening and discovered she had topped the Union Public Service Commission’s (UPSC) Civil Services Examination and has just achieved what many would have taken years to achieve. Tina is an inspiration for Indian youths, particularly girls.

Mother from Maharashtra, father from Rajasthan. Tina is a Delhi girl. But when asked for her preference of cadre, she says the state has challenges and I would prefer the Haryana cadre. “I opted for Haryana because it presents such an interesting example, where you have a lot of economic progress but when it comes to social indicators you are lagging behind, and that is a very big paradox.”

“What is actually holding Haryana back is its patriarchal mindset and the gender inequality, which is a subject very close to my heart, since I am a woman from a progressive family and have also studied in a college that lays great emphasis on gender equality, so that is something I want to change about the state,” she said.

As a matter of fact, Tina Dabi is a Dalit girl. Its a pleasant surprise that a Dalit girl topped the UPSC Civil Services Examination at the age of 22 years in her very first attempt.

Must Read:Tina Dabi tops UPSC Civil Services 2015-16 Results

Family Background of Tina Dabi

Tina Dabi was born and brought up in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. She then shifted with her family members to Delhi when she was in class VII. Since then she is living in BSNL Colony on Kali Bari Marg near Gole Market in the heart of New Delhi. Her father Jaswanth Dabi is working with the Department of Telecom and her mother Himani Dabi is an engineer. Her younger sister Ria has just passed Class XII this year.

Tina Dabi’s parents were the ones who suggested Tina to consider a career in Civil Services. They felt this was something she had a flare for, that she had the requisite qualities required for a bureaucrat, and could master the field. They were the ones who encouraged and guided her to consider it.

Tina’s father said “It is the best day of my life and I have always been proud of her.”

Tina Dabi gives most of the credit for her results to her mother, saying, “I’ve never seen anyone give up so much, make so many sacrifices, to fulfil my dreams. She is my role model. I’ve never seen anyone more humble, honest, sincere or hard working.” The youngest member of the Dabi family, Riya, describes her sister as her “hero” and intends to follow in her footsteps. “With her results I am very proud of her. She is an inspiration,” said Riya.

Read Also: UPSC Result (2016) of Civil Services Exam 2015

Educational Background

Tina Dubi moved to Delhi with her family when she was in Class VII. She completed her schooling from the Convent of Jesus and Mary and was also school topper in class 12. After completing her schooling, Tina Dabi 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 Political Science. Tina Dabi got graduated in Political Science from Lady Sri Ram College, Delhi University and she spent a year attending coaching for the UPSC examinations, waiting until she reached the eligibility age of 21.

Tina Dabi 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 was also the Vice Speaker of Youth Parliament, 2012 and was also endowed with amazing oratory skill. In fact, she has been a profound debater since her school days.

Also Read: Topper of IAS-2014 exam – Ira Singhal

Optional Paper

Tina Dabi opted for Political Science as her optional subject. Both her parent are from engineering service but guided Tina Dabi to take up Political Science and she cracked the UPSC Exam and came out with flying colors in first go and topped it.


Tina Dabi cleared the UPSC Civil Services Exam in her first attempt, was elated. “I did expect I would make it to the list because my exams went well, but number 1 – that’s something that I would call the stuff of dreams,” Tina Dabi said.

Preparation Strategy

Tina Dabi studied for 8 to 10 hours a day and gives the credit for her success to “strategy and planning”, placing emphasis on “having a schedule, weekly targets, and being disciplined and focused”. Tina Dabi’s secret mantra of success is hard work, focus, discipline and family support.

Tina Dabi said, “You feel lonely and you feel depressed because this is such a difficult exam. Other parts of your life become almost non-existent, so patience I think is main key for success. The secret formula to my success is a lot of hard work, lots of patience and being blessed with a very hardworking mother.”

Tina Dabi 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.

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Articles are written and edited by the Syskool Staffs.


  1. Its really a very big achievement for tina as a girl coz we live in society were people dont give emphasis on girl education so hearty congratulaions to miss tina for her achivement.
    As i also want to be an IAS n IPS officer
    So she is now my inspiration.

  2. congratulation ….amazing……… she inspired me much…. her tips to crack upsc exam gear up my confidence ……

  3. I really proud of her and is a very big achievement, not easy I am really inspired from her, I also want to writer IAS Exam. and never before written.Now i am working as a clerk in central Govt. and still preparing for A and B grade Job.

  4. mai aap se kafi impress hua hu please mujhe bhi treat kijye mai bhi preparation ker raha hu

  5. congts mam
    i m b.tch student . my name is sujeet kumar .mam plz tell me which subject you choose in the preparation of IAS exam.
    plz tell me all sujeet
    and how to your preparation and what is planing

    • Bosss there is no one to help u in these type of gov pripration we hve to be our own plan and strategy. ….so keep kalm and asking to ur self wid luck

    • you have to be in reservation category for better result in UPSC this exam is not for open category students.

      • Please stop living then mr . tell your father to open a shop for you coz u won’t be getting anywhere with this mindset of yours. And listel i tell u something clear any category cutoffs in this examination you moron then say such stuffs ..u r one of those who get 10 marks and them claim reservation got u nothing 😀 loser

  6. Hiii congrats. Give me motivation for becoming a ias because i m a house wife that’s very difficult for me..

    • Dedication and and motivation comes from hard matters u are housewives or something else ,
      Convert your weakness into your biggest strength.
      And trust me u can do this.
      It’s all about sacrifices that u made through your preparation

  7. I am inspired through this type of posts… that many people made this… congrats to Her ( Meet Tina Dabi).

  8. Such a wonderful example for girls !
    Great family ! excellent strategy ! Congrats ma’am!

  9. obviously hardwork and dedication is key to success….many many congratulations to u sister….

  10. really its awesome to be a part of civil service servant an really proud of u madam an ur big fan and followers .
    so i need some tips for m’y furthur exam

  11. Lady Shri Ram College for Women hain bhaiyya. Facts to sahi kariye. Pani pher diye ek galat baat likh kar. Maze se parh rahe the. Sheesh.

  12. flrst we have to to utilze a time on the earth.thwen u willbe work hard.on goal
    congrates///./tina JI

  13. Congratulations..:)Goosebumps after reading your story!!:-) thanks for being an inspiration to all the civil service aspirants:) All the best.:)

  14. congratulation ma’m …u r such a amazing inspirational for all …congrats again!!

  15. Congratulations

    thanks for keeping inspiration alive to younger generation like us, continue…

    say, thanks to your parents also

  16. I m 19 yet, completed my graduation in commerce.
    Wanna start preparations for upsc.
    Need a proper guidance for preparation.. As from where to start , how to continue, and everything that can help achieve my goal.
    I still have 2 years for my first attempt wanna utlize them fully.I will be so thankful if anyone can guide me in this matter

    • You can start by studying GS subjects like current affairs first and gradually you can move onto heavier subjects like history,geaohraphy etc
      During your preparation whatever subject you feel interests you most you can choose as optional
      Luckily you have enough time to observe your interest area
      Be consistent with your preapration from day one as 2years can give you an edge over others when you finally appear
      For any firther query you can mail me

      • Mam this is Naga Raj…. I hope I will get the ias exam…. But my education back ground is 10th in government school and after diploma in Hyd govt clg. .. and now I have 19 years old.. now running btech second year and open degree final year i like civils… !! Actually now how to prepare the iasexam and how to improve my skills… How to improve my knowledge and courage…!! If the possible r not,,ias exam passed out with coaching??
        I have’t guidance by any one…!! I want gudenes from u Mam….plzz give some suggestions…. My family very poor….!!; They are help only mony for me…. My father farmer…in my village…!! Any one guide me plzz… [email protected]
        Facebook: Raj Naga Raj

  17. Of course India is known for its social discrimination, we the people of dalith families have been denied for education from more than twenty centuries with the great struggle of Phule and Ambedkar we are getting education from 4-5 decades apart from this sociopolitical debacles our younger sister Tina has achieved a good and historical job we all are very proud of you sister “Jaibheem”

  18. The first Scheduled caste to clinch first position in IAS exams was Achyutananda Das, a Bengali in 1950 when IAS Exams were conducted by UPSC after adoption of Indian New Constitution. He secured highest marks (58%) in written exams but was, strangely, awarded lowest marks (33%) in interview of all the candidates recommended for recruitment. His place in final count was 48th, the last man in the list of recommended candidates. He was allotted to the UP cadre.

    Interested readers may go through the article “Case of an IAS topper” in Mainstream at link

    Tina Dabi deserves full-throated congratulations from us, all and sundry.

    She is a trendsetter.

  19. I happy .
    Aap esliy top ki quki apka mind shi direction m h.
    We can say that ” u are a “”” VECTOR “”” quantity .

  20. congratss tina mam for your success in upsc exam you are the real inspiration for our young generation and as a women you proved that girls are the real power of india hands of you

  21. Superb. ……amazing. …and heads of to Tina Dabi who got tremendous success in UPSC exams. A 22years girl wrote her name in history with golden words.

  22. congratulation Tina di I don’t believed 22 years to become IAS officer really such great Achievement .and I am now completely my BE please suggest me How to preparation civil service.

  23. congrats for cracking IAS exam in first attempt wid top rank…………… wishes for ur upcoming future

  24. congratulation sister, Tina Dabi for selected civil service exam in rank-1 conducted by UPSC. i m so proud of you.your success’s story taught my path for success.

  25. Congrats Tina…person like u will always raise the society n in today’s scenario its need of all if us..

  26. Tina sister this is a big achievement in our society, really hat’s off, please guide me for this examination, my What’s app number 8746095136

  27. itsss Really Great achivement…… Hard working day and night that much of patiance gave god….. all the best Future endavadors…. I am really congratulate..

  28. Congratulations TINA for your success and become a topper in UPSCALE 2015. You are a inspiration for the young generation.

  29. Congratulations dea.. gbu.. go ahead with the dreams of ua nation.. u are an inspiration for billuons of young minds..

  30. it is a moment of proud for all IAS qualifier’s particularly the one tina dubi and one the kashmiri boy ….in such unconditional still people achieve such great success ……some face family problems some face economic problem but still people does not lost their hope… last AlMIGHTY give them great success..we wish all good life ……AGAR HIMMAT KARIA INSAN TOA KYA ISS KAY BASS MAA NIE ,,,BSS JAZBA HO JOSJ HO KHUD AATIMADIE HO……..SHAKEEL MALIK

  31. Very congrtaz teena…….u jumped very high…..n its becoz of all ur hardwork n your family suport… of luck for your bright future…

  32. you are mricle girl….its something that nobody have such a courage to fight in 22 yrs .speechless

  33. Hi tina …u really inspired to all who seeking to attend like this exams …..especially in backword class girls ……nd also who preparing for this exam….best of luck ….

  34. congratulations and its Good inspiration to All of us
    again congrats and All the Best for your golden future

  35. Mam many many congratulations to you for securing first position in civil service examination in first attempt.mam you are a real source of inspirations for youth community.God bless you

  36. Hiii cgts …Im an engg. student …How i can apply for upsc and what should be my optional ….plz suggest me!!

  37. Congratulations Tina dabi . You really a inspiration for all and great achievement – 1st Rank in IAS.

  38. Kindly provide Short List of Reference books and Name of the Coaching Institute for Materials if any.

  39. Congrats, this is a great starting. Salute you for the selection of haryana cadre.. I also wanted to like u ..

  40. Great….
    Thanks for being an inspiration for youth…
    And also thanks for parents for their guidense….

  41. Tina u are amazing u r giving a more hope to a dalit class,now today’s onward I m a good fan of ur’s…….. many many congratulations… we love u

  42. Tina mam u are amazing u r giving a more hope n inspiration to a dalit class,now today’s onward I m a good fan of ur’s…….. many many congratulations… we love u

  43. Really its a big achievmebt
    I really appriciate him.
    And its very inspirational for all of us

  44. Heartly congratulate to u tina. You really become an inspirational for indian girls. And hats off to u..!! as i was your first attempt.
    As you choose haryana as an working place i hope for an amazing chañge. I hope u will a take powerful steps for girls fitness so that they will defence themselves and will sucessced further to change vision of indian people.
    Best wishes..


    We all are proud of you for your excellent and tremendous success

    Great movement for our family as well as our community also

  46. Congratulation mam…your tips are very important for us. I also want to crack upsc exam.

  47. CONgratulation Tina…….
    You are such my inspiration…..
    You proved that “Hardworking is the key for success”…..God bless u..

  48. It’s really a great effort by Tina And she inspired country even at age of 22 very congratulation and may God blessed you

  49. Congrats….for your bright future. Hatsoff for your great hardwork,patience.
    People like you always becomes mentors to others also for me. Good luck!!!

  50. dear sister, congratulations. I am very happy for your success. I want to be a IAS officer like you. bless me……………………………

  51. This is an amazing and unbelievable success… mam u r inspired me and also my ideal…

  52. congratulation 4 ur achivement & thanks to save ur time & now its time to serve for india more & more

  53. i’m big fan of u…gives heartily congratulation .
    N I’m very happy for your success.
    i want to be an IAS officer like you. Give me bless………..

  54. Congratulation Tina madam. Really it’s challenge for young mass to achieve their goal to take example you. You inspiration for me…..I must become a IAS officer.

  55. Congratulations tina…its a really big achievement…. that u got….millions of students like…me…also want thats achievement …..may be some time i will also with u in….same haryana cadar… Bless god for ur success and hardwork …

  56. Congratulations…….. Tina dabi
    U can select Civil service Exam on first Attempt………and I also selected in A.En first Attempt as age 24…….my upcoming target is Civil service Exam

  57. Am extremely pleased to know that one inspirtional lady cracked the UPSC exam in her 1st attempt….
    hands up…for u di…

  58. Congratulatio mam.
    I am requested to u pls give me some time in delhi to talk with u face to face.

  59. Mam i must want to crack upsc exam.I want to go further then your achivement. I study in class 10 give me some idea to crack upsc and i want to achive this goal.

  60. Again proved it that Genius is never hidden… always shone like The Sun…congrats for ur great achievement..

  61. Congratulation,,,, mam. Am jitesh kumar std. 8th me padhta hu, mujhe abhi se hi apni life ko strong , struggles kar ke, behtarin , ek IPS, IAS OFFICR banni hai…. Plzzz hint me mem, plzzzzzx….. Main apka abhari rahunga,,,, mob. No. 7870690210. Plzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  62. congratulations!!!! ma’am
    u really did a good job
    i’ll also try to be lyk u
    🙂 🙂 🙂

  63. Congrats mam. I am a first year undergraduate student, so how can I make a good preparation strategy for the future upsc exam

  64. congts mam
    i m b.tch student . my name is saurabh suman .mam plz tell me which subject you choose in the preparation of IAS exam.
    plz tell me all sauranh
    and how to your preparation and what is planing

  65. Heartily congratulations dear… Seriously you become a role model for all young girls who aspiring civil services….. Again congratulations

  66. congrats mam . Mam actually i completed master degree in statistics .so i want to write IAS exam so please give suggestion .

  67. But what about ankit shrivastava? He got 35 more marks than tina in pre exam but still he was not eligible for mains.

    Castism should be prohibited, especially in the reputed exams like UPSC, IIT, GATE, AIPMT and etc… as it makes no sense.

  68. tina se jayda marks general candidate hai jo qualify bhi nahi kr paye.

    ye to hai is desh ki khasiyat

  69. Ankit srivastava….
    Jo ki pre me tina se 35 num age tha…wo pre me fail mana gya…
    Kyuki wo genral class ka hao

    Waah re india ka systemmm.aaaaktthoo

    • Congrats Tina sis.what a demigood achievement at the age of 22 really it’s a remarkable. Ahead you have a good challenges and future.I think you will fulfill those tricky challenges. All the best for your rest of life. Sis can you suggeste I want to prepare for civil services and I completed this year my civil engineering.

  70. Congrats Tina Dabi…U are inspiration for every women….
    You achieved a great thing at peaks

  71. Frstly i want to cngrts Tina for her success…you r role model of indian youth…actually i really disappointed from indians…dey alwys point out rubbish thngs which really doesnt mattr for tina or odr studnts lyk her …ppl critisd tina in place of cngrts her for her grand success…dey dn hv any identity bt she z d toppr nd a topper is alwys a toppr

  72. I m also preparing for IAS please give me some suggestions if u can I m 11th com. Student

  73. Congratulations and all the best Tina Dhabi mam you’re my role model from this year

  74. Your sincerity will bring more success for you in future and changes to people who think for women…..

  75. congratulations tina , itz very big achievement, & exactly hardwork with patience is key of the success. ….

  76. Tina Dabi Didi or Sister I really inspired about ur sucess…….Now my aim was to become a IPS officer Plz will u guide me???? how to study for UPSC exam Plz give a reply for this message

    Otherwise Plz send ur contact number don’t neglect this message sister I m waiting for ur reply or my contact number is 09738909856……..

  77. congratulations mam
    ek question h mam aape aape partiyogita darpan mai kaha ki IAS ki tayari mai economic problam kv preshan nahi karta kya aap ise aap manti h

  78. Definitely a great success and mam you deserve the position as your hard work prove it so many congratulations for your success and its a great to crack UPSC in your first attempt you are role model for UPSC aspirents…

  79. First of all congratulate u for topped upsc
    It is a result of hard work n good strategy
    Thinking u for sharing

  80. You have done remarkably well at such a young age. My best wishes are always with you.Congrats,TINA DABI!

  81. congratulations sister . thats a great achivement in your life and i have inspired a lot by your success story. thanq

  82. Its achievement is full of hard work and regularity. You are deserve for this success.
    I hope that you will best administrator in your life. Congratulation.

  83. Congrats…. Mam my name is sai likhitha from kurnool in inter i have taken my group is bipc now i’m studing degree 2nd year in microbiology … I want to became an ias… Please advice me how to prepare which subject is better for optional subject

  84. Tina show some courage as u are a part of Indian administration system ,all policies which are being framed in India are prepared or suggested by ias officers . Please do something that India comes out of this deadly reservation system .. Tina think in today world India is under reservation giving preference to reserved rather than deserving , are we really competing to make a super power thru these steps ….shame

  85. Big big congratulation miss Tina Dabi, really I on behalf of appreciate your achievement..As your achievement is Big inspiration for us. Bless me and suggest me from your in core of heart . Please ones reply. Thank you.!!

  86. Really i’m inspired from her
    I also want to crack upse exam plzz guide
    me step wise,that how to start peparation
    for it…..i will be highly thankfull for helping

  87. One day I will also fullfil my dream with my hard work ,planning and study keenly and regularly

  88. Congratulation…. Tina madam
    madam plz tell me how to start upsc preparation for beginner plz send me preparation schedule table for beginner 2016. thank you madam…

  89. i want prepare for IAS, Please suggest me where i can get good coaching full term,Chennai ,Kerala,Delhi or Bangalore .please help me.

  90. It’s been an Inspirations and Guidence for ME with the Strategy and Steps taken by You which proves it….. Wishing u TheBest for the Challenges upfront in the days of your Life. #BigCongratulation!

  91. I m frm kolkata….I hv interest on ias exam but I hv no financial support and don’t known where I read for preparing this exam…any good institute exist in kolkata???for giving me teaching???pls tell me institute name if anyone know that

  92. Congrates mam ……….. great firm determination…, great hard work…… great parrents…….& great u too…….good luck………

  93. Real Reason For Success In 1st Attempt Is SC Reservation Otherwise She Would Have Become IAS In 2nd Or 3rd Attempt after lot of struggle

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