Reaching the pillars of success traversing the lanes of hardship is the story of IPS Noorul Hassan. An IPS officer of Maharashtra cadre, he had earlier worked as a scientist in BARC for a year. Noorul Hassan IPS hails from Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh. Overcoming the perils of privation and cracking one of the most coveted exams, Noorul Hassan is definitely an inspiration for all such candidates who dream of acing the top bureaucratic exams of the country. IPS Noorul Hasan is posted as an ASP in Dharmabad. He is one of the youngest IPS officers in age to successfully crack the UPSC exam.

IPS Noorul Hasan Wiki

Posting: IPS

Optional Subject: Public Administration

Year: 2015

All India Rank = 625


  • Essay – 106
  • GS1 – 87
  • GS2 – 93
  • GS3 – 90
  • GS4 – 109
  • Pub Ad – 219
  • Interview – 190
  • Total – 704

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Hasan’s Early Life Living In A Small Town

Being a native of the small village named Harraypur, of Pilibhit district (UP) Noorul Hassan achieved his dream with endless efforts and hard work. Noorul has summed up his initial education from a government Hindi medium School due to which he learned the Basic English alphabets from the 6th standard only. However, he did Metric from Gurunanak Higher Secondary School, Bhaisah Dist-Pilibhit, and 10+2 Manohar Bhushan Inter College Bareilly as his father got a job there.

Hassan’s Educational Background And Hindi Medium Schooling

Despite the Hindi medium background he manages to remained topper in almost all the classes and later successfully completed his B.Tech degree from the Zakir Hussain College of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh Muslim University in the year 2009. AMU was the place where he developed his personality for civil service and the outer world.

His Journey Towards the Civil Servant Dream

Aligarh Muslim University was the place where he developed himself and prepared his personality for civil service and the corporate world. After completing his course, through which he witnessed financial constraints, he got his first job in Gurugram based company. Later he joined Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) as a Grade 1 officer. After completing 1 year in BARC Hassan started the preparation strategy in the year 2012. In 2015, he cleared the Civil Services exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and secured AIR 625.

The Famous Forum He Opened With His Friends

For improving the proficiency in the English language Noorul and his friends formed a forum called Illumini, where they discussed the national and international issue as well conduct mock interviews, GDs, debate, etc; as well he also remained active on the university level including his college forum called @INGENIOUSSOLUTIONS where he worked for 4 years continuously and gain diverse knowledge including English speaking skills.

Noorul Hassan’s Recommended Book List For Public Administration Optional Subject

Paper 1

  • Naidu’s book on public Administration (for understanding basic terminology of public admin)
  • Mohit Bhattacharya(Bible of Public Ad)
  • Fadia and Fadia (for very few topics)
  • Public Administration-1 by Mr. Aribam(KBC nano publication)
  • IGNOU’s MPA notes(for few topics)
  • IGNOU’s video available on the youtube channel
  • CEC/UGC video available on youtube channel
  • IIPA journal(not in-depth)

Paper 2

  • Laxmikant for Indian Polity (already covered in GS)
  • Rajni Goyal and Arora
  • Awasthi and Awasthi
  • Public Administration-2 by Mr. Aribam (KBC nano publication)
  • 2 and ARC report (only recommendation)
  • IIPA journal (selected)
  • The Hindu and Rajya Sabha TV for current affairs

His message to Youth and Civil Service Aspirants

  1. Dream as big as possible but always prepare yourself for Plan B. Even after plan B, Plan C must be there.
  2. Decide your destination as early as possible and start working towards it.
  3. In my opinion, Success=Summation of each day work carried out for years.
  4. Introspect your weakness. Divide your target into the years, months, weeks, and days and move ahead a little every day. Achieve something every day.
  5. You need to have a passion to achieve your goal.
  6. There is no discrimination.
  7. Get the best possible guidance from your seniors. It is always better to learn from the experience of others.
  8. Never get demoralized from failures.
  9. The civil service exam is the test for patience and self-confidence. So fail but fail better every time. In the end, you’ll get success.

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Noorul Hassan’s Facebook, Instagram, Youtube channel, and other social media platforms are a way for him to help other aspirants and candidates in their journey to becoming a civil servant. He shares his opinions and helps to motivate them and to guide their path. He often shares his experiences and a few small tricks and tips that candidates can adopt easily and will facilitate their learning.

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