Vikas Divyakirti – Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Rank, Family, Wife, Caste, Career

Vikas Divyakirti Biography

Vikas Divyakirti Biography – Vikas Divyakirti is an Indian IAS officer and coaching trainer. He was born on 26 December 1973 in Haryana, India. He started his career as an IAS officer. He is a very famous YouTuber. He completed his schooling in Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Bhiwani, Haryana.

He passed the UPSC exam in 1996 for the first time and got a 384 rank in all of India. He is the founder and director of the Drishti IAS Coaching Classes, a UPSC coaching institute in Delhi. According to the year 2023, his age has become 50 years. This is Dr. Married with Taruna Verma.


Vikas Divyakirti Biography(IAS)- Age, Height, Rank

Real Name Dr. Vikas Divyakirti
Nick Name Vikas Divyakirti
Profession IAS trainer, Author, Lecturer
Affair/Girlfriend N/A
Famous As Indian IAS Trainer
Religion Hindu


Personal Details

Birth Place Haryana, India
Date Of Birth 26 December 1973
Nationality Indian
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Hometown Haryana, India
School Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Bhiwani, Haryana
College/University Zakir Husain Delhi College, Delhi University
Educational Qualification BA in History
MA in Hindi Literature and Sociology
M. Phil
Rank #384
Batch 1996


Family Details

Father Name N/A
Mother Name N/A
Brother Name 2 Brother
Sister Name N/A
Marital Status Married
Wife Name Dr. Taruna Verma
Children Son – Satwik Divyakirti


Physical Appearance

Height 165cm | 1.65meters | 5″5
Weight 60Kg | 132 lbs
Age (2023) 49 Years as of 2023
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Dark


Favorites Things

Food Chana Bhatura
Beverage Tea
Destination Kashmir
Movies The Lunchbox (2013), Eklavya: The Royal Guard (2007), Gulaal (2009), Masaan (2015)


Vikas Divyakirti Career

After completing his Master of Arts degree, he made the decision to take the UPSC examination. In 1996, he took the UPSC examination and remarkably cleared it on his first attempt, securing the 384th rank with sociology as his optional subject. Although he achieved success, his aspirations to serve as an Assistant Commandant of the CISF were dashed when he was deemed medically unfit due to his flat feet. Undeterred, he opted to join the central secretariat under the Ministry of Home Affairs instead.

The following year, he made his second attempt at the UPSC examination but unfortunately could not clear the main examination. Nonetheless, he persisted and pursued his Ph.D. while preparing for his third attempt. This time, he chose philosophy as his optional subject; however, he fell short in the interview round. In 1999, he received a joining letter from the central secretariat, but he decided against accepting the offer. Eventually, due to mounting debts, he reluctantly joined the civil service, viewing it as an opportunity to alleviate his financial burdens.

Assigned to a post in the home ministry, he specifically requested to work in the Rajbhasha department. As a result, he was appointed as a desk/section officer in that department. Unfortunately, after only six months of service, he decided to resign from his position. In 2003, he made his fourth and final attempt at the UPSC examination. However, despite his efforts, he once again fell short of qualifying for the examination. Interestingly, during this attempt, he was simultaneously teaching at his own coaching institute called Drishti IAS.

Vikas Divyakirti established IAS Coaching Classes in Delhi in 1999 for simple coaching for UPSC exam students. Vikas is also the editor of the current affairs monthly magazine called Drishti Current Affairs Today.

In 2017, he established a YouTube channel named Drishti IAS. uploads study material, lectures, and exam preparation strategy videos. He has more than 6 million subscribers on his channel. He has also written many books.

According to the news, he founded Drishti IAS after he was dismissed from the post of Hindi lecturer at Shivji College at Delhi University. He started Drishti IAS by borrowing Rs 15,000 from his friends and hired chairs and classrooms to start coaching classes. He started giving lectures in Hindi due to which it became easy for the students to read and understand. About 11 to 15 students came in their first batch.

Vikas Divyakirti Family

His parents and brothers live with Vikas Divyakirti’s family. There is no information about the names of his parents. He has two brothers whose names are not known.

Vikas Divyakirti Age

Vikas Divyakirti is an Indian IAS officer and YouTuber. He was born on 26 December 1973 in Haryana, India. He is 50 years old.

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