Tina Dabi at 22 has achieved what many would have taken years to achieve. She is now into the prestigious Indian Administrative Service (IAS), that too by securing the first rank in her first attempt at UPSC Civil Services Exam (CSE). Tina has opted for the IAS, with Haryana as her cadre preference.
The success moment!
Tina Dabi woke up from an afternoon nap and discovered she had topped the Union Public Service Commission’s (UPSC) civil services examination. The rest of the evening was taken up by interviews to the press, congratulatory phone calls and visits from friends and family.
“I was sleeping when the results came. I knew they would be out today but there’s usually no particular time. When my phone started buzzing repeatedly, I realised the results had been announced. Since then we have been so busy that I still haven’t had time to actually register what has happened,” Tina said.
Tina said she was sure about being shortlisted but securing the number one spot was something beyond her dreams.
Tina Dabi: Background
- Tina’s father is from Rajasthan and mother is from Maharashtra.
- Tina was born in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. She did her schooling from Carmel Convent School there.
- Tina graduated from Lady Shri Ram College in New Delhi.
- Her preferred cadre is Haryana.
- Tina’s father is a serving Indian Telecom Service officer.
- Tina’s mother is a former Indian Engineering Service officer.
- Having graduated at 20, she had a year before she became eligible and she used the time to prepare for the exam.
- “It is indeed a proud moment for me”.
- “I am surprised but at the same time happy and very ecstatic. I did believe that I would make it to the list but being number one is something of my dreams. The secret formula to my success is a lot of hard work, lots of patience and being blessed with a very hardworking mother.”
- “I love studying. I used to study 10, 12 and 14 hours a day. And I guessed that it worked in my favour that I never lost patience and always used to believe in my abilities. I never thought that Civil Service Examinations is a very tough exam, is very time-consuming. Patience, focus, discipline and family support, I suppose worked in my favour.”
- “My mother is my role model. She wanted me to study political science. I chose it and got through in the examination. It was one of my main subjects,”
- “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.”
- “I always wanted to work in a challenging state. That is why I chose Haryana. We all know the sex ratio of girl and boy child is quiet less and that is why I would like to contribute my efforts for the empowerment of women there.”
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Congratulations from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated successful candidates of civil services examinations and conveyed good wishes for their new and exciting phase of lives. “Congrats to all those who cleared the civil services exam. My good wishes as they commence a new & exciting phase of their lives. To those who couldn’t clear – the disappointment is understandable but you must look ahead & work hard for your future endeavours. Good luck,” Modi tweeted.
- Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal congratulated the exam’s topper Tina Dabi, who hails from the National Capital. “Congrats to Delhi girl Tina Dabi, topper of UPSC exam. I wish her a bright career,” he said on Twitter.
- It is the second year in a row that a Delhi girl tops civil services exam. Last year it was Ira Singhal who secured the top position.
Jeetekno Forestry says
sachin sisodiya says
Congratulations Ma’am……. I can wish you can do your best…….
vaibhav kabdwal says
Maa’m Are u serious bro ?
ankita prasad says
congrulation did i m very haapy i hope that i will also clear my ias just like you and make everone proud
Nazrul Islam says
Congratulation to Miss Tina Dabi for her outstanding achievement. It’s really inspire us a lot (futute IAS aspirants). Wish her a better and happy future.
Hi Tina Dhabi heartily congratulations to you
SAJJAN UPADHYAY says
Many many congratulations to Tina
She shows her power and tell them who under estimate the power of girls and women not only in India but all over the country that if they get chance, they can do better than men.
rehan alam says
Acheiving such a big responsibilty in this age is very challenging …so best of luck for your futer…..
SUBIR KUMAR HALDAR says
Congratulations to TINA DABI, my favourite sister,wellcome to you for your tremendous success.
You hold the First Rank in UPSC exam, always keep this flow in your future Administration field.
Thank you a lot.
MAHESH POONIA says
congratulation Miss Tina welldone for ur achivements
Jagadeesh V says
HEARTY Congatulations to Miss Tina.
Your achivement is one of the best inspiration to all IAS Aspirants (CSE)
Paramdeep Singh says
Many Many congratulations Mam
Nagaraju Thummalacheruvu says
Heartly congratulations TINA DABI. Your success is inspiration to girls.All the best for your upcoming administrative future. I am surprised that you have taken Haryana cadre.
nagamani s says
Heartly congratulations to miss tina dabi….
Avinash vishwakarma says
Congratulation to miss tina dabi for outstanding performence to secure first rank in civil servises exam
mayank verma says
Cangratulation top no1
Francis Monsang says
SK Dubey says
Congratulation Tina madam.
A very very big congratulations to Tina dabi from the bottom of my heart. Congrats!
Milan patel says
Ask her about which books she read,
Did she join coaching classes? Classes??
shaik.jackeer shareef says
what i have to study to become like u
BHEEM SINGH BAYLA says
congratulation for your top position in UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAM
THANKS FOR SELECTING STATE HARYANA FOR SERVICE. THATS A GLORIOUS MOMENT FOR US.
BHEEM SINGH BAYLA
CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF HARYANA, MOHINDERGARH
shrikrishna bavadkar says
Congrats for greatest success
Radhika Rajan says
congratulations keep winning
Archana Muthu says
Congratulations all the best for your Carrier…
Congratulations for your bright carrier
Vaneet Kumar says
Congratulation for your great success which came after your hard work.
And really you are inspiration for future IAS Aspirants.
Jaswinder Masih says
Congratulations to miss tina dabi
Rajesh kumar Raj says
Wish u happy many many congrats to IAS success,,,Mam I have to IPS officer then how to study for this our types plz u recount me mame ….
Habeebulla Y says
Wish you happy many many congrats to IAS success,,,
and Thank you so much because i learnt how to study
From now you are my role model. …
ANANDHU . A.S says
hi. sister , hearty congrats to you ;
now i am passed 10+2 exam with 74.3% only. I am sincerely asking to you ” can i achieve first rank in CIVIL SERVICE EXAM ( CSE ) !
I know with my hard work and dedication only i can achieve this ! i am waiting for your reply because that will build my confidence level .
ABHILASH SANNYAL says
congratulations to all the successful cse aspirants….TINA mam u shown an outstanding performance…u inspired a lot…hv a great future ahead….!!!!
hari prasad says
You are Great
Thank you for your success
Richard Pfoze says
Congratulations on your splendid success! !! It was indeed inspiring…. wishing you a bright career ahead and Keep up the good job always.
FC Jose says
Do something to transform INDIA, and to stop corruption
MD KHURSHID says
Congratulation from deep part of my heart.
Mittal Ashish says
well done miss Tina. u are also God gift …….
Ashish Mittal Udamandi
dharmendra kumar says
A lot of heartly congratulation to you miss tina dabi for wonderful success !
Vinod Rohit says
wonderful tina didi to got the first rank in upsc
Congratulations Tina , your inspiration my self.
praveen kumar says
Congratulations tina , i want to becm a IAS office like u , u r my inspiration.. , i salute u that what u think about girls .
kapil dev k j says
cingradulation mam u did great in fast time
Congrats Madam u did great achieved in first time of UPSC Exam
satyajeet meshram says
heartly congratulation to miss teena, when i was of her age i only used to get selected for medical school . these peoples are realy super humans , we proud of you beautiful girl , may god bless you.
manish chaudhari says
Hiralal Sharma says
Congratulation Tina mam. Best of luck for your future exams.
JANMEJAY KUMAR SINGH says
Congratulation Miss Tina dabi
suraj mourya says
Congratulations miss. TINA DABI
I wish a better carrier…
D R Meghwal says
Many many congratulations Tina Dabi ….such a wonderful achievement you have achieved… Incredible in 1 st attempt top the prestigious exam …u r a role model of many many IAS aspirants
Rutuja Manvatkar says
wish you a great great congratulations…………for your amazing moment
priyanka pandey says
Great job … wish you happy futures
TINA di ,you really set a gd example for the students who dream of becoming IAS …CONGRATULATIONSS…!!!
shweta bharti says
congrats Tina di
suman achary says
Congratulation to Tina Dabi on her succes IAS exam
sagar gupta says
congrats,i have inspired by you.
my goal has changed by your success.
i will try for IAS in future but yet i have to be graduated
yogesh yadav says
Congratulations mam..& all the best
wow….! u r superb for this ERA. i hope my personality is become as u in my good time…. bcoz i want 2 do like u and searchiang a chance to do
bt swear heartly congratulate “YOU” with all my friends and me…….
Hemant Patel says
You have done remarkably well at such a young age. My best wishes are always with you.
suvon Acharjee says
Tina di, you inspire us how to clear IAS exam…
Shailendra kumar says
Many many congratulations Tina Dabi
Rahul kumar says
Heartily congratulations tina
Girls is not than boys
Ladki pdao ladki bachaw
India proud u
kapil gaware says
congratulations! Tina Dabi.Your great achievement always inspire us in all sectors…
congratulations!!!! Tina Dabi! your achievements are inspire me.I want some idea about how to prepare UPSC exam from you…
Ankush yadav says
Many many congratulations.. Tina Dabi for your big achievement in your life & best of luck for your upcoming beautiful life…..
DR.MS SIRWAL says
Congrats. India is expecting your good service.
binu parthiban says
Congratulations!!! Tina dabi i wish you do your best for our country.
Sukanta Roy says
sandeep m says
Congratulations tina didi..u hav set up an benchmark.. Fr d youth..
Hello ma’am !!!Congratulations
Did u join any coaching Classes to crack this exam?
Ma’am can a person doing job crack upsc exam bcoz a person doing job does not get enough time like 10-12 hrs to study as u have done??
Akshay panwar says
Hello ma’am !!!Congratulations…your future…and start now your real life..
smruti Jaywant Hoshing says
Congratulations Tina didi keep always winning
hello mem congratulations tina mem kya pese vale hi ias ki teyari kar sakte h kya coching ke bin ias crack nhi ho sakta namte mem
Amit Singh Shekhawat says
Bilkul ho sakta hai… But some selected books and notes toh lene he honge
makvana Jigar says
Nilesh Thorat says
Abhinav pandey says
Congratulation and you are my role model
PARVEEN KUMAR says
congrautlation Tina dabi madam
Anuj dubey says
Congratulations tina ji ….
Best of luck for future
God bless u..!!!
Amit Singh Shekhawat says
Great job with Great success………….. Congrats Tina
Mere ko Ummeed hai ki aap Service first & Nation first ko preference dengi…. Thank you
[email protected] says
hi, teena mam .congratulation for 1 st rank .I also preparing for upsc examination.
I m fully inspire by you. for upsc exam .I keep penance for exam. i study 10-12 hour
in day.same like you. thank you.
its really unfortunate that people belonging economically sound background still use the benefits of reservation.
Avneesh gautam says
ankit dubey says
congratulations di for being an IAS officer
KARUNA SHANKAR says
congratulations tina may god bless u ,may u achieve even more higher success than this in life , u have broken all records of true performance.This is an answer to all those failure & leg pulling persons who can only spread negative energy in society & demotivate others i mean to all masked peoples who r just commenting on ur success in negative way & this line really comes true “we r talking for women empowerment but actually there is need of ill mentality men emppowerment”
again congress with best wishes…. From an ESE aspirant.
Bhanu Pratap Singh says
Pavan naik says
Congratulations man. It’s a good inspirational to me
arya harshvardhan says
Wish you happy many many congrats to IAS success,,,
and Thank you so much because i learnt how to study
Congratulations to all te winners and Tina dabi u r just outstanding. All te best 4 ur future
Palak maniar says
Hi I m palak congratulations medam pls give me tips of become IAS topper I wanted to become IAS officer so pls mem give me answer
A.Sheik Ahamed says
very inspirational and admirable. gives encouragement to all the aspirants and of course hearty congratulations.
Prakash kumar das says
Tina didi who do you study
congratulations and the Great success mam
Ohh!!!……Congratulation…….Its a very big thing to achieve this just after the completion of your degree………..
abhi tamrakar says
‘what many would have taken years to achieve’
If every student has parents like her everyone will become rank holders situation are different in everyone’s life
B lokeshwari says
#Heartly Congrats to tina dabi sister and today onwards u are my inspiration to achieve my goals in the society. im very proud that being a very strong and enthusiastic women like you thanks a lot for getting me so inspiring.
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