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Topper’s Story – Varun Ranjan IAS, 2013


Varun Ranjan had cleared the India’s toughest examination by clinching All India Rank 38 in UPSC Civil Services Exam 2013 and has brought laurels to his family. He got Married to Nancy Sahay IAS.

Varun Ranjan is a proud Indian Civil Servant committed towards inclusive and speedy development of India. An Engineering & MBA graduate having an excellent Mathematical and Analytical Skills. He holds deep knowledge and interest in Public Policy, Strategy, Technology, Policy Development and Risk Management.

Marks Obtained

Total Marks Marks Obtained
Total (Written) 1750 708
Interview 275 151
Total 2025 859 (42.42%)

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Test Scores of Varun Ranjan

In Common Admission Test (CAT) he scored 99.24 percentile and 99.5 percentile each in Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation Section.

In FMS Entrance Examination he scored 99.67 percentile in 2010.

In AIEEE (All India Engineering Entrance Examination) he scored All India Rank of 3702 ( among more than 4 lakh candidates) and State Rank of 137 in 2004.

Educational Background

Varun completed his higher secondary schooling with English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science and Sanskrit in 2002 from DAV Kapil Dev Public School, Ranchi. He secured 3rd Rank in Ranchi District in Class 10th Board Examination. He is also a Gold Medalist at State Mathematics Olympiad. He achieved AIR – 94 at National Science Talent Search Examination (NSTSE).

Varun Ranjan finished his senior secondary schooling with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English and Computer Science in 2004 from DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali. He secured AIR – 22 at National Science Olympiad
Selected for prestigious CPYLS ( Youth Leadership in Science), organized by CSIR and was awarded Pratibha Samman for outstanding academic achievment.

Varun completed did his B Tech in Electronics and Communication from Birla Institute of Technology in 2008. He was awarded Institute Scholarship for consecutive 5 semesters among the top 100 Indian Coders at ACM UVa Programming Contest Site.

Varun also did MBA from Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi in 2013.

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Varun Ranjan was an Application Developer at Oracle Corporation for 3 years. He Developed Enterprise Business Solutions for Oracle’s Fusion Financials product,and a next generation ERP Suite with revenue upwards of USD 1 Bn.

He was Awarded fast track promotion within a year, for professional excellence in part of recruitment team. In Oracle he was given the responsibility of interviewing new candidates for recruitment.

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  1. I am final year engineering student and going to prepare for civil services. Please tell some of the strategies as a beginner.
    Thank you

  2. Its nothing matter from which college or institute u have been educated or having a degree from IIT or IIM. The things that matter is what u can do in UPSC……coz sometimes IIT students fails to crack it and B.A. students get success……it only depends on our hard work and dedication..:)

  3. Now as a Deputy Commissioner of Amritsar we do hope from Varun to impart his ideas & techniques for the development of Amritsar City

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