Junaid Ahmad IAS

Junaid Ahmad IASJunaid Ahmad IAS

Many people have dream to prepare for Civil Services and become an IAS, but they have lack of the right information preparations. Most of the people believe that only people with strong educational background are successful in UPSC. But there are different stories for different people. Every year, there are such people, who achieve success in the Civil Services, and have an inspirational story. Today we will discuss the story of Junaid Ahmad, the topper of UPSC Exam 2018. Being an average student many people raised doubts about him. But he had self belief.

Junaid Ahmad IAS

Junaid is a resident of Nagina (Bijnor). He get his Electronics engineering degree studying from Sharda University, Noida. His father is a professional lawyer and, his mother is a housewife. He has two younger siblings — a brother and a sister and an elder sister who is married.


Junaid Ahmad cleared IAS in his Fifth Consecutive attempts. Before this in 2017, He was working in IRS (Indian Revenue Service).
Junaid Ahmad has completed his Intermediate from Aligarh Muslim University. At that time he was not much serious about studies. He remained an average student all this time. After completing Intermediate, through distance learning he his graduation from IGNOU . In his last year of graduation, he make up his mind for UPSC preparation. This decision has completely changed his life. He get admission to Jamia Residential Coaching for preparing UPSC. He is basically a very type of a person who is not involved in big and big activities. His parents’ last seen him that time. Only his friends and his teachers of Jamia residential coaching had seen him those days. He is the kind of person who spends most of the time studying. He looks after himself, does not bother about food, clothing and other small things.

Ahmed was preparing for UPSC since 2014. He never lost hope and started showing more dedication for exams. He used to study for five – six hours for his preparations.

Success Story

Junaid Ahmad failed three times in a row in UPSC exams . Showing his patience and determination he went for fourth attempt. He passed the UPSC exam in his fourth attempt but getting the rank 352. Due to his rank, he get IRS service. He was really determined to become an IAS officer. So he went for the fifth attempt. Luckily this time his dream come true by securing All India Rank 3rd.

Junaid Ahmad Facts

UPSC Rank AIR 3, CSE 2018
Total Number of Attempts 5
Optional Subject Geography
Education Electronics Engineering from Sharda University Noida
Age at the time of passing UPSC 27 years
Junaid Ahmad Marks Mains 2018
Essay paper 132
General Studies 1 108
General Studies 2 110
General Studies 3 111
General Studies 4 111
Optional Paper 1 148
Optional Paper 2 173
Total Marks 893

Junaid Ahmad Total Marks

Subject Marks
Mains Written 893
Interview 184
Total 1077

At what age Junaid Ahmad become IAS?

To prepare for the civil services exam, he used to study for five-six hours every day. Junaid Ahmad started preparing for UPSC exam in 2014. He never lost hope and despite his failure continued his preparation.

Where is IAS Junaid Ahmed posted now?

IAS Junaid Ahmad presently appointed as Assistant Collector in Bareilly. He is posted as Joint Magistrate, Ballia, Uttar Pradesh.

Is Junaid Ahmad married?

IAS Junaid is currently unmarried. He has two younger siblings — a brother and a sister and an elder sister who is married.

Recommendations from Junaid

Junaid Ahmed Says, do not to panic if you need to get success in UPSC. Start from zero, If you don’t have any good educational background before preparation. At first, clear all your basics. Then go for your study material and start working hard according to the syllabus.  You can get success in UPSC exam, If you study for 5 to 6 hours every day.

  • Avoid unnecessary study materials.
  • Make a simple preparation and be focused.
  • Read NCERT textbooks and daily newspapers.
  • For better understanding prefer Self-study.
  • Update your notes from newspapers timely.
  • Factual end objective information should be in focus.
  • Revision is the important key.
  • Use relevant bullet points to write answers.
  • Make self-notes for each topic for better content clarity.
  • For essay type answers time management is very crucial.
  • There must be proper introduction and conclusion for essay type answers. And this should be exciting and free from any type of grammatical errors.
  • The flow of the solution should be consistent and presentable.