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Millions of UPSC aspirants spend years and years in the preparation for India’s toughest Civil Services Exam (CSE). However, only a handful of aspirants crack the exam that too after multiple attempts.

Even a few crack the exam on their first attempt. IAS Chandrajyoti Singh is one of those few who cracked the UPSC exam on her very first attempt. Daughter of retired army officers, Chandrajyoti’s father Col. Dalbara Singh, served as an army radiologist while her mother was Lt. Col. Meen Singh. Being army officers, her parents always inspired her to do well in life.

After completing her Boards from Jalandhar’s APJ School, she went on to pass her Class 12 from Chandigarh’s Bhawan Vidyalaya. 


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A report in DNA India stated that she has degree in Honours in History from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University. 
After her graduation, Chandrajyoti had to take a one-year break due to personal reasons when she began her UPSC preparation. 

She was only 22 years old when she made her first attempt and guess what, she cleared the UPSC exam with All India Rank (AIR)-28 and qualified to become an IAS officer.

At 22, she was one of the youngest aspirants to clear UPSC CSSE and become one of the youngest IAS officers in the country. Currently, Chandrajyoti Singh is an IAS officer of the Punjab cadre and is posted as SDM of Mohali.