Tina Dabi is a highly accomplished 2015 country-wide IAS topper. She is the first ever woman belonging to a Scheduled Caste (ST) to score All India 1st rank in the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) CSE (Civil Services Examination). All at the mere age of 25 years old, the beauty with brains from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh sits as testament to every hard-working, diligent woman out there set to accomplish the impossible. With proof of her accomplishments and outstanding achievements, Dabi holds as a leading role-model to every woman, proving that hard work pays off and one must stop at no cost to reach their set goals. Here’s a run through of one of the newest young minds of India. Today, we go through everything that has to do with Tina, from her family, education, IAS journey to her ambitions, to which she turned into some of the most outstanding accomplishments set by one among the youth of this country.
Tina Dabi Wiki And Family Details
Her father “Jaswant Dabi”, who hails from Rajasthan, serve as “Indian Telecom Service Officer” and her mother “Himani Dabi”, who hails from Maharashtra is a former Indian Engineering Services (IES) officer. Tina’s exceptional achievements come of no surprise. And it is of no doubt that career driven Dabi, secured 100% marks in history as well as in Political Science, being that they were both of her favourite subjects, in her 12th standard CBSE exams. Soon after, she earned her degree in Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the Lady Shri Ram College of Women in New Delhi. In 2016, she passed her IAS exam in her first attempt, scoring a whopping 52.49% marks. Intelligent and extraordinary would be an understatement for this young brain.
Full Name: Tina Dabi Khan
Birthday: 9 November 1993
Age: 25 years old
Husband: Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan
Marriage Date: 20 March 2018
Caste: ST (Scheduled Tribes)
Birthplace: Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Exam: UPSC CSE
All India Rank (AIR): 1
Roll no: 0256747
College: Lady Sri Ram College, Delhi University
First Preference given: IAS Officer
Preferred cadre: Haryana
Optional Subjects Chosen: Political Science and International Relations
Medium chosen for Mains answers – English
Medium opted for Interview – English
Tine Dabi Marriage | Husband Athar Aamir Khan | Marriage Pics:
Tina Dabi got married to “Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan” on 20th march 2018. The talented individual first met her other half, Athar Aamir Khan in 2015. Both sharing similar interests in the same occupation, their initial interaction during their IAS training period was the perfect means to kindle a life-long connection. Her husband “Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan” secured AIR-2 in the same year she topped the UPSE-CSE exam, scoring a total of 1018 marks (Written Total: 825 | Personality Test: 193). Lovingly creating memories through endless experiences and trips that meant to be remembered for a lifetime, the IAS love story between the two UPSC toppers came to life.
Tina Dabi IAS Topper Journey | UPSC Marksheet | Prelims and Mains marks | Books List | Exams Tips and strategy | Time Table | Coaching | Interview :
Tina has planned to choose “Political Science” as her graduation and optional subject since she made her mind to attempt the “(CSE) Civil Services examination” in her 11th standard. She did her early schooling from “Carmel Convent Sr. Secondary School, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh” and her 10th and 12th standard schooling from “(CJM) Convent of Jesus and Mary, Delhi”. She gave her 10th standard board exams from CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) in 2008-09 and secured 93% marks. She then choose arts stream instead of science on advice of her mother since it aid her dream to serve the people through CSE. She gave her 12th standard board exams from CBSE in 2010-11 and secured 96.25% marks.
She was 20 years old when she graduated in “B.A. Hons- Political Science” from “Lady Shri Ram College of Women, Delhi University (Batch 2011-14)” in 2014. She was a gold medallist and secured 71% in her graduation. She had a year before she became eligible to give CSE and she gave a full year of preparation to the exam. Tina had thought to give at least two attempts to clear the exam but at age 22, she cleared the exam in her first attempt.
Her Mains Examination and Interview had gone well so she was hopeful of making it to the merit list, but securing 1st AIR (All India Rank) in the first attempt was a surreal experience for her. The UPSC result was declared on the evening of 10th May 2016 and Tina just woke up from an afternoon nap when she discovered that she had topped the Union Public Service Commission’s (UPSC)-CSE.
Tina Dabi UPSC CSE Marksheet:
|Essay||145 out of 250|
|GS Paper 1||119 out of 250|
|GS Paper 2||84 out of 250|
|GS Paper 3||111 out of 250|
|GS Paper 4||110 out of 250|
|Political Science & IR Paper 1 (Optional Subject paper)||128 out of 250|
|Political Science & IR Paper 2 (Optional Subject Paper)||171 out of 250|
|TOTAL MAINS MARKS||868/1750|
|Interview marks||195 out of 275|
Tina Dabi Coaching | Books Suggestion | Time Table | Detailed Exam Tips and Strategies | Interview:
Tina Dabi Coaching Joined:
Tina joined many coaching institutes right after clearing her 12th exams as she has dedicated herself towards the goal of clearing the UPSC CSE. She joined “Rau’s IAS Academy” weekend batch when she was in 1st year of LSR College. She joined “KSG- Khan Study Group” for GS Papers & Mock tests. She then joined “Vajiram & Ravi coaching institute” for essay and Political Science and IR (optional). She took guidance from “Shubhra Ranjan Mam”, who was a Vajiram faculty. She also joined “Vision IAS coaching” for test series.
Tina Dabi Books Suggestions:
Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth
This book has been updated so frequently and has been made as comprehensive as possible by the Author. This is a definite buy and worth every penny spent.
For Ancient and Medieval Indian History, the good old NCERT seems to be reliable source. Its author is RS Sharma. Some chapters in the above even serve as a great source for Art and Culture section.
For Modern Indian History, Spectrum’s Modern History and Bipin Chandra’s Indian Struggle for Independence are great.
NCERTs of class 10th, 11th, and 12th are good starters to get a decent grasp over the discipline. However, this subject requires a supplement which can be in the form of any good coaching’s class notes or any reputed publication’s Geography Book for UPSC.
Apart from this, one has to invest in a good Atlas. Map work related to India and the World needs to be studied well by aspirants.
This is one subject where there is no good book available. Even the type of questions that can be asked cannot be ascertained.
For basic economics concepts, a reading of MICROECONOMICS and MACROECONOMICS from class 12th NCERTS can be undertaken. This can be substituted by class notes of any good coaching institute or Economics Book for UPSC Exam of any reputed publisher.
But, apart from the above, a good reading of the current year’s Budget, Economic Survey, and reports of World Bank, IMF and the like which gets discussed by the Indian Parliament or media becomes relevant for the exam.
ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY-
A very hot topic these days from the exam point of view. The best source of some basic concepts and matters of the discipline is Shankar’s Environment Book. However, mostly questions are asked on areas which are in news so a good command over current affairs is the only way out. Do pay attention to the Red Book Data, Climate Change and related issues and the other burning global level environment damaging matters.
ART AND CULTURE-
The book Tina used was class 11th standard Fine Arts NCERT. Though this a sketchy area and questions from this section are truly difficult.
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Tina Dabi Interview Questions:
Tina faced “Madam Alka Sirohi’s Interview Board” and it lasted for 40–45 minutes. The questions asked were mostly related to her “Political Science Optional and International Relations” like—Obama Doctrine, Brexit, India-Myanmar Relations etc.
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Set out to accomplish the unaccomplished, Tina, from a very young age, has always held a long-standing desire to work for the empowerment of women. Hence, upon clearing her IAS exam, she chose the Haryana cadre to fulfil what she has set out to achieve. But to her disappointment, the two vacancies were already allocated to the Scheduled Tribe (ST), forcing her to be settled with the Rajasthan cadre as it was her second choice. Tina is currently serving as the SDM (Sub Divisional Magistrate) in Bhilwara district of Rajasthan state.
A movie fanatic, artist, traveller and philanthropist, Dabi in her spare time loves to travel and in fact has visit multiple tourist countries such as the Netherlands, France, and Italy. She also loves the classic Bollywood creations like Andaz Apna Apna, Dilwale Dulhania Le Hollywood, Break Ke Baad, Kal Ho Naa Ho and more starring some of her favorites actors such as Shah Rukh Khan and her top pick of actresses being Priyanka Chopra and Sonam Kapoor. Tina is also fond of reading, with her topmost preferences being literary definitives those of which include “The Forest of Enchantments” by “Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni”, “The Da Vinci Code” by “Dan Brown”, “Harry Potter” by “J.K. Rowling” and “Stephenie Meyer’s” magnum-opus collection of “The Twilight series”. She also loves to binge watch Turkish TV drama shows like “Kiralık Aşk (English: Love for Rent” and “Aşk Laftan Anlamaz (English: Love doesn’t understand words)”.
Tina Dabi Instagram | Facebook | Twitter:
Tina is also a popular social media personality with over 361 K followers on her official Instagram account (@dabi_tina), 105 K followers on her official twitter (@dabi_tina), which she joined on December 2016 and though she did not have any official Facebook account at the time, she did have 271 K and 188 K followers on her unofficial facebook account (@tina.unofficial).
What’s to come
Tina attains to someday become a Cabinet Secretary in the Indian Government. With her favorite subject in her schooling years being Political Science, it makes perfect sense for her to become what she has always shared an interest for.