Aditya Srivastava (UPSC Topper 2023) Age, Family, Biography

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Marital Status: Unmarried
Education: MTech
Hometown: Lucknow

Aditya Srivastava

Profession(s)• Civil Servant (IAS)
• Mechanical Engineer
Known ForSecuring AIR 1 in the 2023 UPSC Civil Services Examination
Physical Stats & More
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Civil Service
Cadre (IPS)West Bengal
Personal Life
Date of Birth Year, 1997
Age (as of 2024) 27 Years
BirthplaceLucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
SchoolCity Montessori School (CMS), Aliganj, Lucknow
College/UniversityIIT Kanpur (2019)
Educational Qualification(s)• BTech in Electrical Engineering
• MTech in Electrical Engineering
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
ParentsFather- Ajay Kumar Srivastava (assistant audit officer at CAG)
Mother- Aabha Srivastava (homemaker)
Aditya Srivastava with his parents and sister
SiblingsHe has a sister.

Note: Image is in Parents' section.
GrandparentsGrandfather- S. S. Prasad
Grandmother- Sunita Prasad
Aditya Srivastava's grandparents and other relatives
Note: His grandparents live in Harmu, Ranchi, Jharkhand.

Aditya Srivastava

Some Lesser Known Facts About Aditya Srivastava

  • Aditya Srivastava hails from a family of businessmen in Bhitauli, Lucknow.
  • He belongs to the general category.
  • His dream of joining civil services began at the age of 2 when he visited the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration in Uttrakhand with his father.
  • He topped his class 12 examinations with 95% marks.
  • He has earned a gold medal for his electrical engineering studies.
  • After graduating from IIT Kanpur, he started working at an investment banking company named Goldman Sachs in Bengaluru, Karnataka. He earned a salary of around Rs. 2.5 lakh per month.
  • In 2020, Aditya left his job at Goldman Sachs after working there for about 15 months and started preparing for the UPSC Civil Services Examination. On his first attempt, he did not pass the prelims.
  • Aditya has a great interest in dinosaurs and cricket. While he avoided playing cricket while preparing for civil services, he never missed watching any cricket match.
  • He chose not to attend regular coaching and instead focused on solving test papers. His strategy was to solve the previous years’ question papers and attempt numerous test papers for the mains.
  • In 2022, he attempted the UPSC Civil Services Examination for the second time and secured the AIR 236, which earned him the rank of an IPS.
  • Aditya, however, attempted the UPSC CSE again in 2023 while undergoing training as an IPS officer in the Bengal cadre. This time, he secured the AIR 1; he had mechanical engineering as an optional subject.