Preetam Kumar has secured All India Rank 9 in the UPSC Civil Services Examination 2021 on his 3rd attempt. This is the third time he went to the interview stage, but couldn’t qualify for this toughest exam in his earlier two attempts. So what led now to get success on this attempt, let’s see IAS Preetam Kumar UPSC Booklist, Optional, Marksheet, Education, Life journey and biography.
UPSC Topper Preetam Kumar Biography
IAS Preetam Kumar is born and brought up in Sikar, Rajasthan. His father works as an LDC (Lower Divisional Clerk) in the Rajasthan state government.
He did his schooling in Rajasthan itself, then went to IIT Ropar to pursue his B.Tech graduation in Electrical Engineering. After passing out as an engineer, Preetam Kumar started his preparation for the Civil Services Examination just one after his graduation.
He couldn’t make his name in the final list of recommended students for civil services in his previous two attempts despite reaching the interview stage. And this is his 3rd attempt where Preetam Kumar has secured AIR 9 in the UPSC CSE 2021 and now his dream to become an IAS officer is going to be true very soon.
IAS Preetam Kumar UPSC Optional
Mathematics was the optional subject of Preetam Kumar for the Civil Services examination, and it has helped him a lot in scoring better marks in the written exam.
UPSC Topper Preetam Kumar Marksheet
Preetam Kumar has scored 1030 marks out of 2025 marks in total which comprises 829 marks in the Civil Services (Main) written exam and 201 marks in the Personality Test, also known as the interview. And this is one of the highest marks scored in the UPSC interview 2021.
Preetam Kumar UPSC Booklist
- Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth
- History of Modern India by Spectrum
- Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania
- Indian Economy by Sanjiv Verma
- India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra
- Environment by Shankar IAS
- Old and New NCERT Textbooks
IAS Preetam Kumar has prepared for the Civil Services Examination mainly from the NCERT textbooks of Class IX, X, XI and XII also referring to the above-mentioned standard books that are available in the market for UPSC exam preparation. Apart from the books, current affairs and the practice of test series and answer writing helped him score good marks and eventually get AIR 9 which is the dream rank for most aspirants.