UPSC Civil Services Exam 2019 topper Pradeep Singh Malik hails from Sonepat district of Haryana. Born to a farmer, Pradeep has always been a bright student throughout the career. A family of five people, Pradeep is the second son after his elder brother Ajeet Malik and has a younger sister. The exam where lakhs of aspirants appear for a few hundred seats, this young man is quite happy with his performance and result.
A Btech Graduate - always wanted to be a Civil Servant
Pradeep Singh completed his school education from Shambhu Dayal School Sonepat. After this, he proceeded to pursue his graduate degree in B. Tech. Computer Science from DCRUST College, Murthal in Sonepat itself. After completing his education unlike the usual engineering students who choose a corporate career, Pradeep chose to join a Government Service to serve the country.
Working as Income Tax Inspector from Last 4 Years
AIR 1 Pradeep Singh qualified the SSC-CGL exam and joined as an Income Tax inspector. He is currently posted in Faridabad Haryana and has been working with the Income Tax Department from the last 4 years. This was the time when Pradeep realized that to bring a change he needs to be in a better position and hence he began to prepare for the UPSC Civil Services Exam.
UPSC Preparation Along with the IT Inspector Job
Pradeep says that he took help from a few coaching institutes in the beginning of the UPSC preparation but after a while, he emphasized more on self-study. He also chose to prepare for the exam while working. He says that it was difficult to manage the time and study along with the job but constant determination kept him going. Pradeep says that he utilized the time before and after the work shifts and also the weekends to prepare for the exam.
Pradeep Cleared UPSC in 4th Attempt
With a rigorous preparation of 4 years, Pradeep could not clear the UPSC Civil Services Exam in his first three attempts. However, with each failed attempt he learned from the mistakes and prepared better. Now, he has secured AIR 1 in the UPSC Civil Services Exam 2019 which was his 4th attempt. The topper was not aware of the results been declared and was informed by his friends about him scoring the AIR 1 in UPSC Civil Services Exam. Jagran Josh Team extends heartiest congratulations to the All India Topper - Pradeep Singh.