Junaid Ahmad IAS Biography

IAS Topper Junaid Ahmad, UPSC 2018 Rank- 3, Biography, age, Wife, Current Post, Marksheet

Let us introduce you to IAS Topper Junaid Ahmad who secured All India Rank 3 in UPSC 2018, by scoring 1077 marks out of a total marks of 2025. Born in the year 1991 in the area of Nagina, Bijnor district, Uttar Pradesh, Junaid’s father is a lawyer and his mother is a homemaker. By the end of this article, you will get to know a lot about him including his age, wife, current posting, marksheet, salary and more, in retail. Without further ado, lets get started

Junaid Ahmad Biograph

Born on October 30, 1991 in the area of Nagina, Bijnor district, Uttar Pradesh, Junaid Ahmad aced UPSC in the year of 2018 by securing an All India Rank 3. This was his fifth attempt and with 1077 marks, he has become a role model for the aspiring candidates. Junaid completed his schooling from Bijnor and then he proceeded to complete his graduation in Electronic Engineering at Aligarh Muslim University.

He completed his engineering at Sharda University, after which he shifted to Mumbai for the preparation of the UPSC exams. He later moved to Delhi for exercising hard work and practice. Surprisingly, he never scored more than 60% till graduation. However, his hard work made him stand out from the others. With blood, sweat and tears, Junaid spent 7 consecutive years preparing for the UPSC exam to accomplish his dream and turn it into reality. According to him, one can become a hero from zero through dedication and hard work. Junaid is considered as a great motivational speaker. 

Full NameJunaid Ahmad 
Age32 (as of 2024)
Year of exam2018
Rank in CSEAIR 3
Roll No0863569
Marks scored 1077
Total no of attempts5
Optional subjectGeography
Marital status Married
IAS Junaid Ahmad’s WifeDr. Nadia Nazim
SalaryINR 20-25 Lakhs approx.
Instagram IDhttps://www.instagram.com/junaidahmad_91/

Junaid Ahmad IAS Age

IAS Topper Junaid was born on October 30, 1991. As of 2024, he is 32 years old. His father’s name is Javed Hussain and he is a lawyer by profession. His mother’s name is Ayesha Raza who is a homemaker. He has three siblings out of whom, one of whom is older to him and the other two are younger to him. The elder sibling is his sister and the two younger ones are his brothers. 

IAS Junaid Ahmad Education Qualification

Junaid completed his schooling from Bijnor and proceeded to complete his graduation in Electronic Engineering at Aligarh Muslim University. He completed his degree in electronics engineering from Sharda University, Noida. After this, he shifted to Mumbai for the preparation of the UPSC exams and later moved to Delhi for better results.

Junaid Ahmad IAS 10th, 12th, & Graduation Marks

ClassMarks Obtained
Class 10Theology- 25/50
Urdu- 40/100
English- 65/100
Physics- 34/100
Chemistry- 34/100
Mathematics- 33/100
Percentage- 41% (166/400)
Class 12English- 72/100
Physic- 58/100
Chemistry- 57/100
Mathematics- 52/100
Percentage- 59.75 %

Junaid Ahmad IAS Graduation Percentaage

Class Percentage
Graduation ( Electronic Engineering) 65%

Junaid Ahmad Marksheet

By securing an All India Rank 3 in the UPSC exam (year 2018), IAS Topper Junaid absolutely aced the exam. He scored 1077 marks out of a total of 2025.

IAS Junaid Ahmad’s UPSC Mains Marksheet

Essay (Paper – I)132
General Studies – I (Paper – II)108
General Studies – II (Paper – III)110
General Studies – III (Paper – IV)111
General Studies – IV (Paper – V)111
Optional Paper I (Geography) (Paper – VI)148
Optional Paper II (Geography) (Paper – VII)173

IAS Junaid Ahmad’s Final Marks

Mains Written 893
Personality Test 184
Final Total Marks – 1077

Junaid Ahmad IAS Rank

With a total marks of 1077, IAS Topper Junaid aced the UPSC exam by securing All India Rank 3. 

Optional Subject

Ahmad chose geography as his optional subject. Since the subject geography greatly overlaps with general studies, choosing this as the optional paper was helpful. 

Attempts in UPCS CSE

Junaid Ahmad appeared in the UPSC exam 5 times, overall. After completing his graduation in electronic engineering, he spent 7 consecutive years preparing for the exam. The key to his success is immense perseverance, strong dedication and consistent hard work. Junaid recommended that a candidate should definitely practice all the question papers from previous years because doing this will lay the foundation for success. They should analyze the papers and review them with precision. Besides, he also mentions that it is important for the aspirants to prepare proper notes from NCERT books for revision. A reason behind him failing to clear the exam four times was the fact that he did not prepare proper notes while preparing for the exam.

UPSC Booklist by IAS Junaid Ahmad

Junaid Ahmad has said that there are an enormous amount of books available. However, aspiring candidates should stay focused and restrict themselves to a few standard reference books along with NCERTs. The IAS Topper’s motto goes like-  ” Less books, more revision”. We have provided a booklist for the interested candidates in the table below : 

SubjectStudy Material 
GeographyNCERT books of class 11th and 12th
Physical and Human geography by GC Leong
India A Comprehensive Geography by D.R Khullar
HistoryNCERT books of class 11th and 12th
India’s struggle for independence by Bipin Chandra (Spectrum for IAS Prelims)
For world history, previous years question papers 
Indian EconomyNCERT – Micro and Macro Economy by Ramesh Singh
Indian PolityConstitution at work Laxmi Kant,
Newspaper for the issues of Governance in India
Art and CultureNCERT books of class 11th and 12th
Art and culture books by fine art
Administrative Reforms Commission reports, Economic Survey, Budget Document, NITI Aayog vision documents and reports
Environment and EcologyEnvironment Notes by Shankar IAS

Other important study materials include mains GS Paper 2  and for GS Mains 3 – NITI Aayog document (3 years and 7 years). This will inculcate a comprehensive understanding and help the students to prepare effectively for the exam. 

IAS Junaid Ahmad Current Posting

According to the data available, IAS Topper Junaid Ahmad has been transferred in 2019 from the post of Joint Magistrate to the post of CDO, Chief Development Officer of Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh.

IAS Junaid Ahmad Salary and Net Worth

As per the reports available across the web, IAS Junaid Ahmad ‘s net worth ranges between 25 to 30 Lakh rupees, in an approx. His monthly pay ranges from 60 to 90 thousand INR. 

IAS Junaid Ahmad Marriage

As of 2024, Junaid Ahmad is married to Dr. Nadia Nazim. He got married to her on 15th February, 2024 at Lemon Tree Premier, Corbett.

Junaid Ahmad IAS Wife

Nadia Nazim is Junaid Ahmad’s wife. She is a Doctor (MBBS, MD), who practices Pediatrics in Delhi. Junaid Ahmad recently got married on 15th February 2024 to her. Reports suggest that Junaid Ahmad and Nadia Nazim had an arranged marriage. 

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