Pawan Pandey was born in a middle class family from Uttarakhand in 1990. After his initial years and education in a small town in Bageshwar, Uttarakhand, he shifted to Lucknow in 1996. His father worked there with Power Corporation. He spent the next eleven years in Lucknow and did 10+2 from there. Thus Lucknow, its culture and people had much impact on him during his formative years. He attended Rani Laxmi Bai Memorial Senior Secondary School, Sarvodaya Nagar, Lucknow.

Pawan Pandey

In 2007, Pawan Pandey shifted to Greater Noida for a B. Tech. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering. He graduated in 2011 and started preparing for Civil Services Exams. He wrote multiple Civil Services and PCS Main exams and also appeared in interviews. UPSC preparation exposed him to a wide range of topics and ideas. His optional subjects, History and Philosophy, helped to broaden his knowledge base and also give him a new perspective. In the meanwhile, he cleared SSC CGL 2012 and secured a govt job. He started working with the govt in February, 2014.

Pawan Pandey has been mentoring students for UPSC, Uttarakhand PCS and CLAT exams for past three years. Interacting with young minds has been an amazing experience and one that has taught him as much as it taught them.

His interests include teaching, web design and reading books of all sorts. He also writes and translates from Hindi for non-profit motives. Currently he lives in Dehradun. He is also member of UttaraNiti, a think tank with focus on issues related to Uttarakhand. You can read his articles in Hindi and English here. He also writes articles for Times of India. If you wish to contact him, mail him at

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