Abhishek Saraf [UPSC Topper 2019] Biography, Age, Family, Marksheet, Optional & More

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Abhishek Saraf [UPSC Topper 2019] Biography, Age, Family, Marksheet, Optional & More

Bio/Wiki
Real Name/Full Name Abhishek Saraf IAS 
Famous For UPSC CSE 2019 All India Rank 8th 
Personal Life
Date of Birth 1992
Age (as in 2018) 28 Years
Birthplace Bhopal
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Capricorn
Nationality Indian
Hometown Bhopal
School unknown 
College/University unknown 
Educational Qualification Graduated from IIT Kanpur
Religion Hinduism
Caste unknown 
Hobbies playing cricket
Relationships & More
Marital Status Unmarried
Affairs/Boyfriends Not Known
Family
Parents Father– Arvind Saraf 
Mother– Pratibha Saraf
Siblings Brother– Unknown 
Sister– Unknown

  • He was selected in Indian Revenue Services in 2018. 
  • He was just 10 months old, when he lost his father Arvind Saraf 
  • His mother, Pratibha Saraf who has played the role of both his mother and father since then.
  • He gave his fourth attempt in 2019 and got Rank 8.

Booklist by UPSC Topper Abhishek Saraf

Main Examination

General Studies: IAS Mains Paper 1

  • Ancient History by R.S Sharma (Old NCERT)
  • Medieval History by Satish Chandra (Old NCERT)- relevant chapters only
  • Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania Hand written notes
  • The spectrum of modern India by Rajiv Ahir
  • Politics in India since Independence (NCERT)
  • India since Independence by Bipin Chandra (Old NCERT)
  • World History NCERT by Arjun Dev (Old NCERT)
  • Fundamentals of Physical Geography (NCERT)
  • Fundamentals of Human Geography (NCERT)
  • India: Physical Environment (NCERT)
  • India People and Economy (NCERT)
  • GC Leong
  • NCERT on Society
  • Newspaper for Environment, Disaster, Impact of globalisation, role of women + google searches


General Studies: IAS Mains Paper 2

  • Indian Constitution at Work (NCERT)
  • Indian Polity by Laxmikanth
  • Contemporary World Politics (NCERT)
  • Current affairs notes made by self all year round from Newspaper + InsightsonIndia, IASbaba, Civildaily
  • Internet searches for international bodies and other topics
  • ARC report + Punchhi Commission reports
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General Studies: IAS Mains Paper 3

  • Indian Economy NCERTs of class 11th and 12th
  • Indian Economy for Civil Services Exam by Ramesh Singh
  • Economic Survey and Budget
  • India People and Economy (NCERT)
  • ARC Report on Disaster Management
  • Science and Technology- news and Vision IAS notes
  • Challenges to Internal security of India by Mr. Ashok Kumar
  • Current affairs notes made by self all year round from Newspaper + InsightsonIndia, IASbaba, Civildaily


General Studies: IAS Mains Paper 4

  • Justice Harvard – By Michael Sandel
  • Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude for Civil Services Examination by G. Subba Rao (just for selective reference)
  • Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude for IAS General Studies (main text)
  • Administrative Reforms Commission Report on Ethics