Ria Dabi is the All India Rank 15 holder in the Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Examination (2020). She is the younger sister of the UPSC 2015 topper and IAS officer Tina Dabi.
Ria Dabi was born on Sunday, 12 July 1998 (age 25 years; as of 2023) in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Her zodiac sign is Cancer.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Family & Caste
Parents & Siblings
Her father, Jaswant Dabi, works as a General Manager at BSNL, Delhi. Her mother, Himani Dabi, is a former Indian Engineering Services (IES) officer. Her elder sister, Tina Dabi, is an IAS officer.
In 2023, she got married to IPS officer Manish Kumar.
BSNL Colony Kali Bari Marg, Delhi
After completing her graduation, she started preparing for the UPSC CSE and joined the General Studies Prelims cum Mains programme (2019-20) at the IAS coaching centre Vajiram & Ravi Coaching Centre, Old Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi. Twitter During an interview, while talking about the preparations for the exam, she said,
While I was in college, I started my preparation but it was tough to handle both so I actually started after 2019. I would say that the key to cracking the UPSC examination is consistent hard work, discipline and a lot of patience. There are many sacrifices that you have to make while preparing, like giving up on your social life but you have to do that to stay consistent and disciplined.”
She appeared for the exam and got the 15th rank in the Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Examination (2020). She scored a total of 1,021 marks i.e., 859 in the written test and 162 on the personality test (or interview). In an interview, she shared how she dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic situation. She said,
I didn’t lose hope when the UPSC exams were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, and continued studies through online coaching classes.”
She further added,
Caste system is extremely rigid and I think it should not exist. I was 18 when my elder sister came first in UPSC. It was highly motivating. But if you ask me who my inspiration is, I would say it’s my mother.”
Ria’s elder sister, Tina, shared the news of Ria’s UPSC result on her Instagram account. She wrote,
I am delighted to share that my younger sister Ria Dabi @ria.dabi has got rank 15 in UPSC 2020 exam.”
- During an interview, she shared that she studied hard for clearing the UPSC exam. She also said that after her coaching classes, she used to study at home for 10 hours daily and avoided using social media and only used it in case of emergency.
- She is a big foodie and loves to eat different cuisines.
- She loves painting, travelling, and reading books in her leisure time.