Pratibha Verma is an Indian civil servant who was the topper among women candidates in the 2019 UPSC Examination.
Pratibha Verma was born in 1993 (age 27 years; as of 2020) in the village Manpur in Sarpatha Thana, Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh. She grew up in district Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh where she did her schooling. She attended Raj Sarswati Bal Vidya Mandir (RSBVM) in Sultanpur where she completed her high school in 2008. She did her intermediate from Kamla Nehru Institute of Child Education (KNICE) in Sultanpur in 2010. Later, she attended IIT Delhi (2010-2014) where she did B.Tech. in Engineering Physics with a score of 8.2/10. From May 2013 to July 2013, Pratibha Verma did her summer internship from Satyendra Nath Bose National Centre for Basic Science, Kolkata where her project was in Nanotechnology: Design of EMI shield employing Carbon Nano-tubes. LinkedIn After graduating from IIT Delhi, Pratibha worked in the private sector for two years before starting her preparation for the civil service examination in 2016. DIAS
Family & Caste
Pratibha Verma belongs to a middle-class Other Backward Class (OBC) family. cseplus.nic.in Her father, Sudhansh Verma, is a teacher at Baba Bhagwandas Inter College, Bikawajeetpur, Bhadaiyan in Sultanpur. Her mother, Usha Verma, is also a government teacher in Sultanpur. She has an elder brother, Sudhir Verma, who is an engineer in Bengaluru. Pratibha’s elder sister, Priyanka Verma, is pursuing her MD degree at Delhi’s Maulana Azad Medical College. She has a younger brother, Abhishek Verma, who is pursuing B.Tech.
In Private Sector
After receiving a B.Tech. degree in Engineering Physics from IIT Delhi, Pratibha Verma joined Vodafone India in Kolkata as a graduate trainee, where she worked for one year (from July 2014 to June 2015) in both business and technology verticals; contributing as network planner in Kolkata circle and as a capacity planner in IT team. Later, she was promoted to the post of Assistant Manager and was sent to Vodafone India, Pune where she worked for ten months (from June 2015 to March 2016) closely with demand owners, technical teams, and business users as Business Analyst; gathering functional requirement for design, development & delivery of products. Before started preparing for the civil services, Pratibha worked as the Deputy Manager at Vodafone India, Pune for five months (from March 2016 to July 2016) for Vodafone prepaid products. LinkedIn
In Government Sector
In 2018, Pratibha Verma cleared the UPSC Examination with an AIR of 489 with Physics as the optional. She prepared her optional (Physics) at DIAS (Delhi Institute for Administrative Services).
She worked as a probationer at the Indian Forest Service (IFS) – Government of India for five months (from August 2019 to December 2019). In December 2019, she joined the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) – Income Tax as a probationer, where she worked till she again cleared the UPSC Examination in 2019 with an AIR of 3, and became an IAS officer.
- Pratibha Verma was a topper of the 2008 high school examination of UP Board where she got the third rank in the state.
- In 2010, she was also a topper of the CBSE Intermediate Board Examination.
- From April 2011 to March 2012, she volunteered as an executive at National Service Scheme IIT Delhi.
- While pursuing B.Tech. in Engineering Physics at IIT Delhi, she was actively involved in various extracurricular activities, such as dance and dramatics, stage play and street play, movie making, quizzing, and debating. LinkedIn