Shubham Kumar (UPSC) Age, Height, Cast, Family, Biography, Wiki, and More

Shubham Kumar (born 14 February 1997) is an Indian Civil Engineer and the top ranker of the 2020 Civil Services Examination of the Union Public Service Commission. Here is his biography, wiki, and everything you need to know about him.

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Shubham Kumar was born and brought up in Kumhari village, Kadwa, Katihar, Bihar. He did his early schooling from a local school in his village and completed his secondary education from Vidya Vihar Residential School, Parora, Purnia. He completed his senior secondary education at Chinmaya Vidyalaya Bokaro, Jharkhand. After completing his schooling, Kumar prepared for the engineering entrance exam and secured 219th rank, and got admission to IIT Bombay.

Shubham Kumar Biography/ Wiki

NameShubham Kumar
ProfessionCivil Engineer, IAS Officer
Known ForSecuring the top rank in the UPSC Civil Services Examination (2020)
Date of Birth14 February 1997
BirthplaceKumhari, Kadwa, Katihar, Bihar
Age (as in 2021)24 Years
HometownKumhari, Kadwa, Katihar, Bihar
CasteNot Known
Zodiac SignAquarius ♒

Shubham Kumar Educational Qualification

SchoolLocal School in Kumhari,
Vidya Vihar Residential School, Parora, Purnia, (Secondary)
Chinmaya Vidyalaya Bokaro, Jharkhand (Senior Secondary)
College/ UniversityIndian Institute of Technology Bombay
Education QualificationB.Tech in Civil Engineering

Shubham Kumar Family


His father’s name is Devanand Singh and his mother’s name is Punam Devi.

He also has an elder sister who works at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai.

Father: Devanand Singh (Bank Manager)

Mother: Punam Devi

Brother: Not Known

Sister: Not Known

Shubham Kumar Girlfriend, Wife, Affairs, and More

Shubham Kumar’s marital status is unmarried.

Marital status: Unmarried

Marriage date: N/A

Girlfriend: Not Known

Wife: N/A

Children: N/A

Shubham Kumar Height, Weight, and Body Measurements

Heightin centimeters: 178 cm
in meters: 1.78 m
in feet inches: 5’10″
Weightin kilogram: 65 Kg
In pounds: 143 lbs
Body MeasurementsN/A
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack

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After completing his Civil Engineering from IIT Bombay, Kumar joined Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana as a summer research intern.

In 2018, he appeared in the Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Examination for the first time but unfortunately did not clear the exam.

The next year, he again sat for the Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Examination and finished as 290th. 

After being selected as a member of the Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS), he received training at the National Academy of Defence Financial Management (NADFM), in Pune.

Then in 2020, Kumar appeared for the UPSC CSE for the third time in 2020.

In his third attempt at the Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Examination, he became the top scorer.

In 1987, the Indian additional chief secretary of the Bihar government, Amir Subhani, topped the UPSC CSE exam and after 33 years, Shubham became the UPSC CSE topper from Bihar.

Awards & Nominations

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Net Worth

Net Worth: Not Known

Salary: Not Known

Favorite Things and Hobbies

Favourite Actor (s)Not Known
Favourite Actress (s)Not Known
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Favourite Song (s)Not Known
Favourite DancerNot Known
Favourite Movie (s)Not Known
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Favourite Destination (s)Not Known
Favorite Food (s)Not Known
Hobbies (s)Not Known

Some FAQ About Shubham Kumar

How old is Shubham Kumar?

He is 24 Years old; as in 2021.

Where was IAS Shubham Kumar born?

He was born in Kumhari Village, Kadwa, Katihar, Bihar.

Who is the father of Shubham Kumar?

His father’s name is Devanand Singh.

What is the rank of Shubham Kumar in UPSC?

His rank in the UPSC CSE 2020 is 1st.

Who is the topper of UPSC 2020?

Shubham Kumar is the topper of the UPSC 2020 Examination.

Facts and Trivia

  • He was born and raised in a village named Kumhari in Katihar, Bihar.
  • He is 24 years old.
  • His zodiac sign is Aquarius.
  • Anthropology was his chosen optional subject for the examination.
  • During an interview, Shubham said that he would concentrate on developing villages, generating employment, and alleviating poverty in rural areas. He continued,

My dream was to get into the IAS as it gives a wider platform to work for the betterment of the people. It has been realised and I would like to work for the underprivileged people, especially in rural areas. My father used to motivate me a lot and helped me in maintaining a positive attitude that helped me in clearing the exam. I have been preparing since 2018. I could not believe the results today. I will perform with my fullest capacity in whichever position I’m assigned to.”

I used to have a fear of disqualification before the prelims and mains. I was fortunate to have the constant support of my friends and family. I had a good plan for study, used to self analyse so my preparation was on track. I was not expecting this rank. Neither I nor my family could believe it when we first saw the rank list. It took us some time to realise that this had actually happened. My parents are thrilled with my success… As an IAS officer, I will work with a focus on rural development. I will be really happy if I get Bihar cadre.”

Shubham Kumar


This article highlights the biography and wiki of an Indian who is known for securing the topper rank in India’s one of the toughest exams Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Examination. He qualified for the exam in the year 2019 and then got selected in the Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS) but in 2020, but in 2020, he attempted for UPSC for the third time and emerged as the topper of UPSC CSE 2020. His academic record has been good since childhood, and he has been an exceptional student. IAS was his dream career. He was calm and meritorious since childhood.

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