IAS Vishakha Yadav Biography, (IAS Topper), Age, Caste, Rank & More

Vishakha Yadav is an Indian civil servant who got 6th rank in the 2019 UPSC Examination. She was the 2nd topper among women candidates.

IAS Vishakha Yadav Biography, (IAS Topper), Age, Caste, Family, Rank, Net Worth & More

Who is IAS Vishakha Yadav?

Vishakha Yadav was born in 1994 (Age 29 years; as, of 2023). She grew up in West Delhi where she did her schooling. Later, she attended Delhi College of Engineering where she studied software engineering and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Software Engineering in 2014. Thereafter, Vishakha took up a job as a software developer in a firm, Cisco Systems, in Bangalore where she worked for almost 2.5 years. Later, she quit her highly-paid job in 2017 to prepare for the UPSC exams.

Vishakha Yadav Biography

NameVishakha yadav
Date of BirthYear- 1994
Age (as in 2023)29 Years
BirthplaceDwarka, New Delhi
ProfessionIAS Officer
Famous ForSecuring the 6th Rank in the UPSC CSE 2019
Rank in CSEAIR 6
UPSC Marksheet1046
Education & Qualification
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityDelhi Technological University
Educational/QualificationBachelor of Computer Engineering (B.SE) from Delhi Technological University (2014-batch)
Optional SubjectPolitical Science and international relations
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
FatherRajkumar Yadav (ASI, Delhi Police)
MotherSarita Yadav (Housewife)
BrotherNot Known
SisterNot Known
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx)in centimeters- 167 cm
in meters- 1.67 m
in feet & inches- 5’5″
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack

Vishakha Yadav Family

Vishakaha Yadav belongs to the Yadav family of West Delhi. Her father, Rajkumar Yadav, is an Assistant Sub-Inspector at Delhi Police in Dwarka. Her mother, Sarita Yadav, is a homemaker.

Vishakha Yadav IAS Educational Background

IAS Vishakha Yadav completed her schooling in Delhi, she did her graduation in Engineering at Delhi Technological University (DTU). Later, for two years she also had done the work at Cisco, in Bangalore. After that, she started her preparation for the USC CSE examination. For Vishakha Yadav IAS, her mother was building her motivation, she says that her mother has always been there for her. Her mother always inspired her, and she has given the credit for her success to her mother. During her school time, Vishakha also participated in sports as a part of the Basketball team.

Vishakha Yadav IAS Optional Subject

IAS Vishakha Yadav’s optional subject was Political Science & International Relations or PSIR. As she is from a technical background this was difficult for her to study on her own, which is why she opted for coaching.

Vishakha Yadav IAS Preparation Strategy

IAS Vishakha joined coaching after returning to Delhi from Bengaluru to prepare for the exams. She also mentioned that it was a must for her to join coaching because she was belonging to a technical background, and this was a complete change of stream for her.

Vishakha says that it is most important to keep in mind to plan a strategy for preparing for the UPSC exam and stick to it till the very end.

She also mentioned that one should set small targets rather than studying endlessly for hours, it is proved to be useful. This strategy helped in the improvement of her concentration and also helped in the management of time.

Vishakha Yadav IAS Booklist

  • As shubhra Ranjan Postal Correspondence Material
  • Internal Security and Disaster Management by Ashok Kumar
  • Certificate Physical & Human Geography by GC Leong
  • A brief history of Modern India (Spectrum)
  • Indian Polity by Laxmikanth
  • Shankar IAS Environment
  • Indian Art and Culture Nitin Singhania
  • Indian Economy by Sanjeev Verma
  • Lastly, Lexicon for Ethics and Atlas

Some Lesser Known Facts About Vishakha Yadav

  • Vishakha Yadav is an Indian civil servant who secured the sixth rank in UPSC CSE 2019.
  • Vishakha Yadav was raised in West Delhi, where she finished her formal education.
  • After her graduation, Vishakha Yadav worked at Cisco Systems in Bangalore as a Software Developer from 2015 to 2017.
  • Although a dedicated student, Vishakha took out time to indulge in sports. She used to be a part of her school and college basketball teams.
  • Her father is an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) who is posted in the DEP office Dwarka in Delhi, While her mother Sarita Yadav is a homemaker.
  • Vishakha’s father ASI Rajkumar Yadav says that he would go to the library in the morning and return by late evening. In this way, after studying for hours, he achieved sixth place in the IAS examination on his third attempt.
  • After her selection, DCP South West Delhi, Anto Alphonse called her to his office and honored her with a bouquet for her success.
  • Several prominent personalities facilitated her, including Lt Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal, who took to his Twitter handle to congratulate Vishakha Yadav for her achievement.


What is the age of Vishakha Yadav?

Vishakha Yadav’s age is 27.

Does Vishakha Yadav take coaching?

Yes, Vishakha has taken training from the Vajiram Institute, Delhi..

Who is Vishakha Yadav’s father?

Vishakha Yadav belongs to the Yadav family of West Delhi. Her father, Rajkumar Yadav, is an Assistant Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police in Dwarka. Her mother, Sarita Yadav, is a homemaker.

Did Vishakha Yadav take coaching?

After, returning to Delhi, Vishakha joined coaching to prepare for the exams.

What is the career of Vishakha Yadav?

Vishakha Yadav is an IAS topper and Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre of Indian Administrative Service. She was previously an engineer and worked as a Software Developer with CISCO Systems.

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