UPSC CIVIL SERVICES IAS EXAM PREPARATION GUIDE

INTRODUCTION
ABOUT FACING THE UPSC PERSONALITY TEST
MYTHS AND LIES ABOUT IAS PREPARATION
  1. Myths and Lies About IAS – Busted
LATEST  ARTICLES
  1. RECENT POSTS
  2. IMPORTANT ARTICLES
PREPARING FOR IAS -2014? MUST READ LINKS
  1. Insights Secure – 2014  – 
  2. Secure – 2014 – New Initiative on Current Events
  3. Science and Technology, Environment, Biodiversity
MOTIVATION
  1. Wake Up Before It’s Too Late
  2. How to Keep Your Motivation High?
  3. Motivational Articles
QUESTIONS FROM INSIGHTS IN MAINS 2013
  1. Questions From Insights That Appeared in Mains-2013 GS Paper-2
  2. Questions From Insights That Appeared in Mains-2013 GS Paper-3
UPSC CIVIL SERVICES SYLLABUS, QUESTION PAPERS AND PATTERN
  1. Mains New Pattern –  Simplified!
  2. UPSC Previous Year Question Papers
  3. Complete Syllabus Of All Subjects
  4. GS All Papers’ Detailed Syllabus
REFERENCE BOOKS LIST
  1. Flipkart – High Discount Books
  2. Reference Books For UPSC Civil Services Prelims
  3. Reference Books For UPSC Civil Services Mains
  4. Reference Books For UPSC Civil Services Mains- Optional Subjects
  5. Must Read Books (written by eminent officers) For an IAS Aspirant
HOW TO PREPARE MAINS GENERAL STUDIES PAPERS
  1. How To Choose Optional Subject For Mains? 
  2. Important Instructions For Essay Writing 
  3. Essay Strategy
  4. How To Prepare For Mains General Studies Paper-I
  5. How to Prepare For Mains General Studies paper – II
  6. How to Prepare For Mains General Studies Paper- III
  7. How to Prepare For Mains General Studies Paper – IV 
ETHICS AND APTITUDE  CASE STUDIES
  1. Case Studies – Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude
STRATEGY FOR OPTIONAL SUBJECTS
  1. Strategy For Sociology 
  2. Strategy For Public Administration – by IAS Topper
  3. Strategy For Economics – by IAS Topper
  4. Strategy For Mathematics – by IAS Topper
ANSWER WRITING CHALLENGES
  1. Rationale Behind Daily Answer Writing Challenge
  2. Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – General Studies
  3. Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Science and Technology
  4. Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge-Public Administration
  5. Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge-Psychology
  6. Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge-Geography
  7. Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge-Sociology
  8. Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – History
  9. Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Management
  10. Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Philosophy
  11. Insights  Secure – 2014 
WRITING IMPROVEMENT
  1. How to Write Good Answers in Mains – Important Tips
  2. Tips For Improving Answer Writing Skills
  3. For Better Comprehension & Vocabulary
READING & COMPREHENSION IMPROVEMENT
  1. Increasing Reading and Comprehension Speed
STUDY MATERIALS
  1. Download Model Question Paper-cum-Answer-book For GS Paper – II
  2. Syllabus Related Articles From Yojana Magazines – 2012
  3. Syllabus Related Articles From Yojana Magazines – 2013
  4. Collection of ‘Do You Know’ Coloumns From Yojana Magazines
  5. Download Yojana and Kurukshetra Magazines 
  6. Free Graphic E-Book On Indian Art and Culture
  7. Complete Study Material On Indian Art and Culture
  8. Free study Material For Environment, Biodiversity – Mains
  9. The Economic Times – ET in the Classroom
MISCELLANEOUS
  1. How To Prepare For The UPSC Civil Services Exam – From Prelims To The Personality Test
FEEDBACK 
  1. Leave Behind Your Valuable Suggestions and Feedback Here
CLEAR YOUR DOUBTS
  1. Doubts Corner
WEEKEND DEBATES
  1. Debate A Challenging Issue On Insights Every Weekend
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  1. FAQs

 

  • Sachin Singhal

    Hats off insights for doing a ardent task of compilation of GS and S&T questions with answers at such a crucial stage..
    Highly indebted to you..
    It wil be a game changer in mains 2014.

    • http://insightsonindia.com/ insightsonindia

      Thank you.

      • Sachin Singhal

        Its my pleasure sir..
        Sir i have one request. Sir is it possible for you to select important articles from yojana2014 and post it on website as you have done it for 2012 and 2013.?
        Sir it would be of immense for aspirants like me who are writing mains this year..
        Sir i cleared prelims just because of your guidance and wonderful test series.. Thanks a ton for that..

        • http://insightsonindia.com/ insightsonindia

          We would like to do that, but the problem is we have soft copies till March 2014 only. We will do it for them. Luckily if we get other copies, we will compile them too. :-)

          Congrats on your prelims result. You are welcome :-)

          • Sachin Singhal

            Thank you so much..
            Sir will you be compiling Q&A of current events also as you have done it for GS and S&T.?

  • ANKIT PANDEY

    Under personal information of DAF form released today, two new categories have appeared after “Physically challenged” i.e. “physically challenged category” where it is appearing as “Multiple disability” and “percent of disability category” where it is appearing as “less than 40%.” in my DAF form when i fall under “No Category under Physically challenged” which is not correct and not even entered by me during 2014 prelims.These all are filed in grey and cannot be changed.These new columns even do not appeared in Mains 2013 form.

    Kindly advise that whether this is a common error appearing in all person DAF form falling under No Physically challenged category.Also can i mail upsc on this or need to visit to delhi for this purpose only.

    • http://insightsonindia.com/ insightsonindia

      It is a common error. It is seen by all. Some mistake by UPSC. Take a screenshot and fill the application. It’s not something to worry about. Wish you all the best for Mains.

  • Bold Challenge

    This website is really very helpful and the Best. Vajiram & Ravi Institute Ethics material handbooks are complete copy paste from the PDF references given by this Insights. I have seen the word to word, document to document. There is no change at all. I’m aspirant for 2015, I have so much to do answer practice on this site on coming days. Now polishing the basic things, preparing for the war, getting ready for 2015.

  • taxidriver

    sir
    it is a good strategy of giving world history questions from past year questions of history optional..last year 3 questions came from past year questions..glad that u r guiding people with wisdom.i already finished practicing all the relevant questions..feeling good in this section…appreciate u r efforts

  • Anand Doss

    sir,
    do you have the pdf version of current events in monthly version ?

  • First & Last

    Can anyone giude me regarding preparation of human geography.

  • Aim@IAS

    @ insight….would it be possible to start discussion corner here???

    so we can discuss doubts here.

  • Aim@IAS

    anybody please tell..what to read in history??? i felt its too boring :(

  • mustafa

    anybody,please guide about the age limit for ST`s of j&k. am confused..no body replied. I don`t know why?

    • Jaimin Patel

      How old are you Mustafa ?
      I have copied below from the copy of document of notification for UPSC -2014. check out point (b) – i and iii . :) :) :)

      (ii) Age Limits :

      (a) A candidate must have attained the

      age of 21 years and must not have

      attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of

      August, 2014 i.e., he/she must have

      been born not earlier than 2nd August,

      1982 and not later than 1st August, 1993.

      Necessary action to make corresponding

      changes in respective Rules/

      Regulations pertaining to various services

      is being taken separately.

      (b) The upper age limit prescribed above

      will be relaxable :

      (i) upto a maximum of five years if a candidate

      belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a

      Scheduled Tribe.

      (ii) upto a maximum of three years in the

      case of candidates belonging to Other

      Backward Classes who are eligible to

      avail of reservation applicable to such

      candidates.

      (iii) upto a maximum of five years if a candidate

      had ordinarily been domiciled in

      the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the

      period from the 1st January, 1980 to the

      31st day of December, 1989.

  • BRIJESH

    Hello sir,

    i am brijesh preparing for upsc so that i need your guidance how to study for prelim 2915 and tell me which ncert’s i should have to study for basic and other reference book for detail study..

    i am reading post in insight india 4-5 days in week it help me to much to boost my reading level and i know it will also helpfull in near future also to clear upsc 2015….

  • Eti shree

    This sight has become lifeline of our preparation …Apart from following its guidance ,my friends and I keep blessing INSIGHTS and its team for such a wonderful work…all glories to INSIGHTS

  • rajsri

    Good evening sir.i have joined insights test series.I have small doubt regarding the BIOLOGY syllabus for test number 6. Is it the chapters ANIMAL KINGDOM and MORPHOLOGY OF FLOWERING PLANTS?

  • Ashwini Wali

    I wanted to know about venue of tests. Also any contact no of test series for inquiry

  • Rupa

    Dear Vinay Sir,
    Why Political Science is not included in daily answer writing challenges, i join Insight in the month of September this year, then I think Political Sc was included but now I don get email regarding this,

    • Rajat Jain

      Hey this is Rajat Jain from Saharanpur(UP)….preparing for the same….could anyone of you join my preparations as im doing home study and feeling that i am somewhere lacking competitive environment because i can not join any classroom coaching due to external factors…i am already 29 years and gave two attempts in 2006 and 2007 but could not even cleared prelims.This is my third attempt in 2015 with philosophy..Basically MBA from ICFAI Dehradun and left the job in 2011 for this battle..but serious fight with books i had started one month back i.e. from october 2014 onwards..Now coming to the point that i want some serious aspirant to keep track of my preparations and to whom i could make healthy discussions over exam related stuff..Please help me.Its a heartly request.
      Who knows may be i could be of some help for you.
      Anyways please contact me personally at the earliest if feel to do so..
      Mob-09536009522
      Email-rajatjain1303@gmail.com
      Regards,
      Rajat Jain

    • JAYJYOTISAMANTA

      FOR CURRENT AFFAIRS RELATED TO POLITICAL SCIENCE PLZ READ THE HINDU DAILY.ALSO READ THE MAGAZINE FRONTLINE.YOU SHOULD GO THROUH ALL BOOKS BY SUBHASH KASHYAP.ALSO READ LAWMANN’S CONSTITUTION OF INDIA.KINDLY READ CONSTITUTIONAL LAW OF INDIA BY D.D.BASU.HOPE THIS MUCH IS SUFFICIENT.DONOT FORGET NCERT BOOKS.
      WITH BEST WISHES,
      JAYJYOTISAMANTA
      SDM,DEOGHAR,JHARKHAND
      MOBILE NO-09431157619

  • pk

    can anyone pls tell me the recommended book for socio-political philosophy (Philosophy paper 2)???

    Would be a gr8 help

  • Prashant Singh

    Can we place 2 stamps of CRF value Rs 100 each instead of a single stamp. I am finding it difficult to have single CRF stamp value of Rs. 200

    • dg

      call us @ 9871979596..we are the consultants for ias coaching institutes.

  • Nasajupiter

    Which is best coaching or rather say useful coaching for Ias csat and politicial science optional in new delhi??

    • dg

      call us @ 9871979596..we are the consultants for ias coaching institutes

  • Arif

    Hi Sir,

    i want to face 2015 MAINS exams as im from B.Tech from CSE background could you please guide me how build and prepare myself from the basic in it

  • Ariba Khan

    Hi,
    I wish to join the test series for UPSC 2015. But it appears I am a little bit late as it started in September. Please tell me whether I will get the study material and the tests that I have missed and other details.
    Thank you.

  • SWATHI

    SIR, DO YOU ONLINE COACHING FOR GEOGRAPHY OPTIONAL

    • Rajat

      Hello Swati,
      In 2006 and 2007 i gave two attempts with geography.
      Ensemble gives best of the best!!!!

  • SWATHI

    I MEAN DO YOU PROVIDE ONLINE COACHING FOR OPTIONAL
    GEOGRAPHY

  • ARJUN Sharma

    @insight : Sir I am about to sit in mains for 1st time. I belong to poor background so couldn’t join any test series as they are costly and out of my budget. Plus, Rajinder nagar landlords have looted me completely.I can only write answers but no is there to evaluate them. Plz just have a look at some of my answer. I try to cover maximum points but due to limited word limits. Many a times , don’t explain them much, will it be ok to answer like that ? Will it help me in scoring good marks?

    some of my answers are in today’s post by name of Arjun sharma. Plz help. May god bless ur efforts.

    • http://insightsonindia.com/ insightsonindia

      Sorry for the delayed response. I will leave comments on your answers if you post any today.

      In your answers, mains points should be visible to the examiner – it doesn’t matter whether they are in points or paragraphs. You need to explain depending on the directive word. For example, if it’s ‘analyse’ or ‘discuss’ you need to explain a bit instead of just writing down points.

      • ARJUN Sharma

        Thank you sir, I have written some, kindly look !

  • rishi

    thanku

  • sparsh

    sir, I have subscribed your test series 2015 today morning but till now i haven’t received any previous test. When I will get the mail. My transaction ID is MOJO4b17000C45683595

  • vinendra

    hi

  • Vishal Singh

    Sir I am a law student 2nd year ballb willing to give upsc exam in 2017 so how should I start for basics

  • Prasad

    Hai .this Site is a goldmine for ias aspirants. I wrote mains twice in 2011& 2012 and exhausted my attempts .Iam an OBC & my dob 16-4-1980,will i surely get an attempt for civils 2015, Pls reply

  • Jaimin Patel

    Hello Team Insights, I am really die hard fan of all articles that have been posted on our blog.I have a small request.Whatever hype we have observed for last couple of days on social media and other internet public fora regarding “Reduction of age limit for CSE”,Can you please write something on “ROLE OF MEDIA in Society” ?

  • vijay tripathi

    sir will you please the topics to be prepared in indian agriculture. It is very hard to find any good source of reading the topics like cropping pattern and irrigation. And please tell me how important is current in these topics.

  • Chandu

    sir, I have attempted prelims 2014 by opting for IFOS only. Next year when I attempt for IAS prelims 2015, will it be considered as my 1st attempt for it or I had lost my attempt? Please clarify sir,,

  • Rajat

    Hii

  • Rajat

    Sir thanks

  • MANOJ MANIYAN

    Sir
    when r u going to start next batch for ur offline programme .i would like to joint ur programme(ofcourse if i get admitted).many working people like me hav to inform our seniors about the leave atleast before 1 month so pls update the details ASAP

  • Parth Verma

    Dear Insight,
    I had started my preparation for CSE 2015 few days back an religiously following “Current Event” Section, But Finding it very difficult to segregate them as per GS Syllabus for further revision. It will be kind of you if you segregate them according to GS papers.

    Regards,
    Parth Verma

    P.S.- Should stop reading The Hindu and follow Current Event or use it a supplement.

  • arulvarman0403

    Hi Sir,
    First of all thank you for this helpful website.

    I am a beginner in civil service preparations. I have two doubts:

    1) Is it necessary to prepare for prelims and mains separately or is it enough to prepare for mains alone?
    2) How to approach mains? Is it by paper by paper or by each subjects?

    Please clarify my doubts.

    Thank you.

  • REVATHY

    Hello Sir,
    I have had 2 unsuccesful attempts in prelims in the 2013 & 2014 and now I am at a loss…there is something lacking in my preparations. I would like to get some suggestions. Please help.

  • chandu

    sir, I have attempted prelims 2014 by opting for IFOS only. Next year when I attempt for IAS prelims 2015, will it be considered as my 1st attempt for it or I had lost my attempt? Please clarify sir,,

    • Rohit

      no

  • sumit

    anyone here with psychology as a optional…..plz reply

  • nks

    Hello sir,
    I have been making notes of newspaper for quite a long time now..but it’s a very time consuming process..Should i just rely on magazines for the summary..please suggest
    Thanks in advance

  • Manisha

    I am confused to take optional, my qualification is b.tech in civil engineering,, which optional you suggest me for public administration or civil engg??

  • SUVIGY KUMAR

    what is lock in/lock out period?

  • Ravi Kumar

    Is it necessary to read pib release of various ministries ?

    • umesh

      depends on your syllabus topic

    • umesh

      depends on your syllabus topic

  • Rahul

    excellent website!God bless u all!

  • alok_

    website is down

  • nitin shokeen

    Hi sir,
    i know it will take time to get the answer writing skills to creep in but i am asking how to get started i am willing to do the hardwork..please guide me…whateve question you post ..honestly 2 3 points come in my mind..but dont get enough fodder to jott down….
    regards
    nitin

  • Witty S

    Hi Sir,

    Could you please provide the strategy like GS- I,II,III,IV-How to prepare, for Public Administration subject…and is it necessary to go for MA course on Pub AD…

  • http://www.insightsias.com jam

    Thank you very much InsightsonIndia for such a huge contribution and cooperation for me and other aspirants who are going to write mains exam 2014.
    Going to write mains exam for success… :)
    All the best to All of you my friends who are going to write mains 2014 exam from insight platform. :)
    And also best wishes to aspirants preparing for 2015.
    Take care

  • umesh a powar

    i want to know that ;questions asked on 4 g.s papers depends on current affairs or any other way.

    • umesh

      hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

  • Veera

    All The Best to All Sir & Madam…God Bless You. Have a Blast

  • Bharath

    Hi Sir/madam,
    I am civils aspirant and good at studies but i have stammering,can u people suggest me that am eligible for civils service?shall i change my goal?their will be any problem during interview?
    Actualy stammering became great impede to me plz help me…………

  • Virpal

    Hi sir,
    I am preparing for UPSC since 4 months as I have completed my BE(Mechanical) few months ago & decided to join this stream, First of all I started with NCERT books & news paper. I got immense guidance & motivation from your blogs.Even after passing through this much preparation time I couldn’t able to get answer of one question that what should I opt as optional subject either Mechanical Engineering or Public Administration ( As I Google for this famous subject ) or Any humanity Subject ? Please guide me on this Problem & share your experience.
    I am neither getting any link for Mechanical subjects preparation nor any experience person’s suggestion.

    Thank you

  • Ajitesh Panwar

    Sir .
    Can u write an article or guide us for preparing the two qualifying papers, English and Indian language (Hindi) in mains .. I don’t want to take a risk by taking them lightly ..
    every little help will be highly appreciated ..
    thank u sir

  • HOSUR_GWDA

    east or west insight is the best

  • abhijeet powar

    Upsc is giving mains question this time??? In the notification it said that there will be one question cum answer booklet???

  • curiosity

    Sir
    First of all i would like to thank the whole insight team for creating such a platform to prepare for upsc which generally seems difficult from a single sources but u have incorporated several source.
    Secondly i would like you to favour regarding the current issues pile up pdf which contains news (not ques) so that we can refer any time seeking the article against the ques.
    Thats all i would like to say sir.
    Thank a lot.

  • Mourya

    does having a tattoo be a problem for civil services ?

  • rajnish

    please suggest for (hindi meadium student ) , how to prepaire for upsc pre nd mains

  • umesh

    hiiiiiiiiiiii.good attempt at all g.s papers

  • umesh

    hiiiiiiiiiiii.good attempt at all g.s papers

  • Guest

    Hi All

    I want to choose Management as an Optional for UPSC 2015, somebody please help me out with it

  • jagadeesh

    sir plz upload commerce and accountancy question paper

  • http://kumarr260.wordpress.com/ RVK

    Hey Insights team…. !! Just a suggestion ! Since sometimes not getting a genuine feedback for the answers we post is a major detriment to posting answers , is it possible that u can possibly in future dedicate a team who can do reviews and give feedback to improve the answers , after charging some fees… just like coaching series does .. I think it will greatly improve the secure authenticity and increase people’s interest in posting answers – as many friends complain of this issue.. Hope you look it up further.. Thanks..

  • Venkatesh Jinukala

    suggest one book for ethics

  • Ankur Saith

    Dear Insights, Please try to provide a platform for discussion and preparation for interviews. IFoS results are already declared and we need some guidance without wasting our hard earned money on coachings and in moving to Delhi.

  • raghav

    Sir , is it possible if one starts preparing now onwards…for pre+mains
    and what strategy one should follow ???? plz reply

  • Ravinder Singh

    Sir pls update our beautiful insight website …lots of old stuff

  • SUNIL KUMAR

    मै हिंदी माध्यम का विद्यार्थी हूं , मुझे आपके द्वारा तैयार प्रश्नों का उत्तर देने का प्रयास करता हूँ.आप लोंगो के सहयोग का आभारी रहूँगा . ये मुझे बहुत अच्छा लग रहा है .. एक बात और 2015 के लिए जो रणनीति बनाई गयी है .. उसमे ऑप्शनल सब्जेक्ट के बारे में कुछ नहीं दिया गया है …daily का जो प्रश्नोतरी है , उसमे ऑप्शनल सब्जेक्ट को भी रखने का प्रयास किया जाय .. सुनील कुमार

  • Vijay

    Hi sir,
    Your current affairs are good. A monthly compilation of current affairs is helpful as done in the past. Kindly provide Current pdfs sir.

    Thanks

  • Ravinder Singh

    Sir pls update our best site … Lots of old stuff

  • HOPE

    The way Vinay Sir is contributing to UPSC aspirants, only a real Indian can do this. No expensive coaching like VajiRam, SriRam can do this amount of hard work even after paying them lakhs of money.
    I have been writing answer here since a month and really got lot of improvement. And I’m sure that by the end of the year I will have a very good answer writing skill which will be enough to get rank in top 100.. Thank you InsightsOnIndia from my bottom of the heart:)

  • Acanthus

    Sir could I know tomorrow’s topics ?

  • Madhu Gowda M R

    thanks for your wonderful work is any kannada literrature potional student pleas reply to me i have some quarry

  • sam

    hello sir,
    i am a beginner for the civil services preparation
    can you please help me out to synchronize with your schedule for CSE 2015
    i will be greatly thankful to u.

  • N Aspirant

    Hi Sir/Ma’am,

    I would like to know as to how should I prepare for my optional – geography…

    Ur step by step guidance for the GS papers have really been helpful.
    If in similar way there would also be for geography it could be of great help..

    Thanks.

  • mohini

    hello sir is i am able to join test series now??

    • Neha Sharma

      Hey! Yes u cn join. I v also joined it recently.

  • suganyaNS

    Thank you very much InsightsonIndia for your good guidance for poor and needy students to get their goal. I came from regional(Tamil) medium as a background. During answer writing strategy my friend found grammatical mistakes please suggest me to overcome this problem. For vocabulary and better reading i was using Norman Lewis as from your advice. Apart from books I need routine task for good grammar in my answer.

    • Gaurav

      For learning language and to build vocabulary, just read ‘The Hindu’ carefully. And, if ever you find a new word, look it in the Oxford dictionary so that you can instantly understand its meaning and its usage in the concerned context.

      • suganyaNS

        thank you sir. happy new year

        • Gaurav

          Thank you and same to you…….!!

    • shiva4688

      anbulla thozhi,

      neenga ethukkum varuthapadavendam , i second on gaurav recommendation of reading hindu, one economics paper like business standard if time permits look after any new topics occur in indian express if hindu is untouched . just write down whatever u think in n ur mind, be it any kind of stories, poetry, …just do it read n analyse hindu , joldt down some typical words in ur seperate note n check meaning either using online tools like google, or oxford dictionary. !!!!!!! naam anaivarum ondraga payanipoom nam ilakkai adaiya!!!!!!!!!

      • suganyaNS

        nandri…. such a motivational thoughts really improve myself friend..

  • Born for ias

    a very happy new year to all my insights frnz..hope this year make every one of us achieve our dreams—–

  • rajesh

    thanks

  • chanakya

    kkdkkds

  • EXODUS

    insights undercover team , last week u have compiled the entire week questions from 15 to 19 dec 2014, pls do continue the practice we r able to include what is best for the answers. thank you

  • Aishwary Nigam

    I am a student of class 12 and i aspire to become an ias officer. Before coming to this site, i never had confidence that i can become an ias officer but now it lighted a fire inside me and it did passionate me to start my preparation from today. GREAT SITE….

  • Avinash Chel

    Hi guys, If anyone’s interested in sharing Vision IAS Prelims tests with me for 2015. , let me know. There are about 50 tests in total, combining GS and CSAT. It costed me about 22K in total and i can share them with you for 5k.

    You can reach me at avinashchellappan@gmail.com if interested. Thanks

  • mns

    hello sir,
    for culture we have to follow spectrum or NIOS material?

  • http://www.fb.com Gopi

    this is my question, how it will reduce consumerism every India? please write answer this….

  • http://www.fb.com Gopi

    initiative ideas for better implementation of environmental loss in India ? write answer this

  • ankit

    good

  • rebecca

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    they are not for money making…because once you get selected in upsc or kpsc they will refund your full fees..

    • rebecca

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  • shankar

    sir, i have not getting any questions regarding mains answer writing when i open insight’s new posts, it shows the questions of 12th jan.
    what’s the reason? please help me

  • Ronak

    Sir, if possible please provide to which topic of the syllabus does the news relate to as you have being doing in Secure 2015 questions.!! Thank you.

  • Sharava Vs

    sir how can i start my preparation now. im an average guy . strategy ! ? will it work to crack in 2015

    • Sharava Vs

      insights can you reply to this ????

  • ARJUN Sharma

    @InsightsOnIndia:disqus : Hi sir, I just wanted to moderate some of the comments. A girl named SHAILU is violating your comment policy. Kindly have a look.

    • ARJUN Sharma

      hi sir.

    • http://insightsonindia.com/ INSIGHTS

      If you find comments offensive, just flag them. They won’t appear on the site. Thank you.

      • Gajo Thakur

        insight sir ,i am not able to see answers and comments ,continuously message We were unable to load Disqus. If you are a moderator please see our troubleshooting guide. is coming .Kindly guide

        • http://insightsonindia.com/ INSIGHTS

          Delete all cache and cookies in your browser and then reload the site. You will be able to see it. :-)

          • Gajo Thakur

            thanks,able to see now.

          • Alastair Cook

            Sir,i see overlapping of contents on site.Is it the problem only i am facing or there is a solution to it.I found earlier set up better.Please let me know.

  • ARJUN Sharma

    @INSIGHT : Sir this was the last message that I received on my GMAIL and your site.Also, there is no comment there on you site now. I request you to kindly have some time to moderate. I can reply in much higher tone but I understand that other guy is not worth replying plus you have worked really hard to make this site to hel UPSC aspirant.

    The language used is derogatory. Also, he has misbehaved with a girl on your site only. I will request you to eliminate this guest option comment policy.

    This is what i GOT.
    ———————————————————————————————————
    shailu (Guest):
    aah!! YOU fucking Bastard, you ass hole, !! this is answer is not worth reviving but since we had a previous encounter so i decided to give u my time.. somebody got his penis hurt last time so i have moderated my style!!!

    1) Increased production of what? are u saying manufacturing or oil production.(you jerk).
    2) it is a global phenomenon dude..
    3) and 4) are result and consequences
    6) you have no ida what PPP is.. it is relative value of two economies.

    diasdvantage
    1)As oil prices move up or down, inflation follows in the same direction.
    The reason why this happens is that oil is a major input in the economy –
    it is used in critical activities such as fueling transportation and
    heating homes – and if input costs rise, so should the cost of end
    products.
    http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-….
    http://www.investopedia.com/as

    2) “Tempor ary phenomenon” hence a “double edge sword”.. What logic is this… either u dont know what temporary phenomenon is or u dont know what is double edge sword

    proprtional mismatch
    1) you agreed is totaly invalid
    2) did u say.. help other fuel like kerosene??? govt already discouraging kerosene.. nd u think LPG needs help???

    ‘Proposal to stop kerosene subsidy to households with power’http://www.thehindu.com/busine…

    70% of your answer is a waste..

    PS- i vl b happy if I kick your butts..

  • Neha Sharma

    UPSC Exam Calendar kab me publish hoga ,, Time Table  upsc ke site pe nhi dikh rha

  • Neha Sharma

    UPSC Exam Calender Tim table 2015 Upcoming Recruitment Job vacancies

    http://www.upjob.in/2015/01/upsc-exam-calendar-time-table-in-hindi.html

    265896 latest Government Job notification 2015 SSC, UPSC, UPPSC Railway , UPPSC

    http://www.upjob.in/2015/01/latest-government-job-notification-2015.html

    ssc exam Time Table 2015 Upcoming SSC recruitment News update Syllabus Application Form free study material

    http://www.upjob.in/2015/01/ssc-exam-time-table-calendar.html

  • vinay

    to write free test series- mains+prelims. . . . . .

    http://www.teluguaspirant.com/test-series-request/

  • Dharmesh

    When we’ll view a list of QUESTIONS FROM INSIGHTS IN MAINS 2014???????

  • shahed18

    Sir. can u ask vinay sir to give a brief guide to KPSC as notification is out.I remember he cleared KAS too. pls reply asap.

  • Surat

    Can anyone tell why tenure of chief minister in jammu kashmir is six years?

  • Hariram

    Hi,
    Can anyone please give suggestions on study materials for Sanskrit literature for the mains preparation. I have gone through a lot of websites but there is no clarity on the study materials. Also, please let me know where can i get those materials. They are not available in the open markets. Please let me know any info on this.. All the best to 2015 aspirants

  • Acanthus

    Hey Insights and my friends please tell me that what should be strategy for ncert books ? Do we have to read ncert books from 6th to 12th ?

  • pawan prajapati

    sir, if may possible than upload also in hindi language for our comfort.

  • Aamir War

    Hi Sir,
    I m persuing my B A Hons. in English Literature.
    I m in 2nd year.
    I want to prepare for civil services exam frm the very this year.
    So please suggest me wr frm i shall start my preperation, abou which i m very mch confused.
    Regards

  • maverick scholar

    was at this stage exactly one year back. i would like to share my personal experience. the book to which i owe so much, THE UPSC INTERVIEW by Dr. Pranav Mahajan under Knowracle Publications. in my words, this is something really good for all the UPSC aspirants

  • Pratham Jindal

    Hello everyone. I am a 9th std boy and I want help that how can I start preparing for IAS exam from now? I really want to be an IAS officer because its my father’s dream. If anyone could tell me how can I start preparing for now from 10th std then it will be a great help. Thank You.

  • Rini rajan

    This website is truly an gold mine for aspirats thirsting for guidance…thank you team so much for your effort..!!an kind request paper 2 of csat has not been added up in the tests…it will be immensely useful for people from non science backgrounds and who hav not had an practice of apptitude like myself and my friend who are preparing…please suggest proper way for preparation of the second paper of csat.

  • Amit Mani

    Vinay sir….Though some of us working professionals may not be able to write / contribute much regarding daily answer writing challenges but we definitely go through all the written answers and comments likewise of each questions given to improve …
    Severe time constraints prevent me / us from writing on the site coz of severe connectivity problem in our rural working area, and at the end of the week we look forward to the compilation part to revise…
    plz plz do not stop this wonderful initiative though we very well know u are not in favor of compilation…(there is nothing like writing answers and sharing to hone our skills)…

  • rashmi

    hello insight
    i am new to anthro started with physical anthro can anyone please give a crisp detail about the anthro as a subject and books and coaching notes to be followed.

  • vidyanand thombare

    @ Insight Team : Pls post the strategy for Geography optional capturing latest trends in exams

  • Shree

    Sir I am not getting the weekly compilation questions to my mail rather on the site…have nly till jan 10th I rely on it greatly pls see to it…thank u…

  • Chinmay Patil

    Thank you..!! The website is being very helpful. Can we get a guidance for students preparing in marathi medium?

  • kid monkey

    this website is a damn……
    because it is so addictive.
    but still i love it…..
    because it is so productive as well.

  • KK

    Hello Insight,

    I appreciate the effort that you guys are putting behind your endeavor. However, I want to give one advice that the questions that are selected for Insight secure initiatives daily are guided by the newspaper articles. It should be guided by the syllabus. UPSC asks only basic and general questions not too much technical. I find many questions, particularly in GS paper II and III, that have nothing to do with the syllabus though you mention the part of the syllabus also.

    Give us only 4 questions daily but it should be based on the syllabus and not just replicate the newspaper article while framing the questions.

    That will save the time of aspirants and they will be more focussed.

    Thanks

  • revathy

    Dear Insights,
    For the last 2 days I find it difficult to get Secure 2015 comments and also not able to post any answers. Please guide….

  • http://rubyshukla.blogspot.in/ Ruby

    Hello, I find the same difficulty too, I cant see the comments at all being loaded ..please help resolve, many thanks

  • http://rubyshukla.blogspot.in/ Ruby

    is there anybody from the philosophy optiona? Insight do you have any repository, answer copies or notes or any one from the Philosophhy optional, please share if availabe..thanks

  • bashir

    I have purchased ncert books 8 years back. DO l have to purchase the new ones for CSE 15 or they remain the same.Plze clearify

  • Mukesh

    Dear Friends,
    Please somebody guide me on following.
    I am to appear in a State Civil Services interview. (my home state)
    I have a professional experience of around 12 years in a Central Public Sector undertaking. (my age is 37 years)
    What should be the reply to the Question -Why do you want to join civil services at this stage of your career?.

    Please help.

    Thanks
    Mukesh

  • che guevara

    Sir please start political science questions…

  • Simha

    It would be very help full if you could upload the compilations regularly. Thanks

  • bamsikrishna.sobbana

    Good morning sir,,,,I am a civil aspirant and also send lot of answers to questions though not visible my answers on comments …….I am well inspired by insightonindia

  • kiran

    sir, please update the pdf compilations for secure mains 2015

  • pushkar verma

    sir please update the download segment after the fourth week

  • Sachin

    In mathematics optional for mains, will they ask us to prove threoms or will it only be problems..
    Please reply.

  • rahul chauhan

    I have the whole gktoday manual.
    74 pdfs

    cost is 300rs

  • Secure

    Dear Admin,
    i am unable to answer in this site as comments and discus profile are not showing. only here i am able to comment . please do something

  • Praveen

    hi team insight….i am not able to post answers…as i am only able to post comment here…discus is not loading..plz help…trying since morning….plz plz help..if some other co-aspirant knows whats d problem then plz let me know .

    • Gajendra Thakur

      Delete all cache and cookies in your browser and then reload the site. …Do not use multiple dot(..) or .com in your answer!!

      • Praveen

        yaa thanks gajendra…did this…

  • Anil

    can i download all test papers or not? can i use these tests offline.?

  • vinn

    Sir,
    I haven’t seen the weekly compilation for the past few weeks.
    Has this exercise been stopped?

    Thanks.

  • saranya

    how important is to learn NCERT books first as i am preparing in mains point of view….and pls say how one should be prompt on reading ncert and is it necessary to read each and every line of ncert when concerning with economics….it feels like some topics are not necessary to read????pls notify me of what to read and what not to read????plsssssss

  • saranya

    feeling so feary and nervous when dealing with csat.because i am a commerce student detached from maths for years…when i do solve little problems of my own i gain confidence but when i dont know of how to solve a problem it really really feels so bad and loose my confidence that whether i could crack my prelims or not??/the core problem in me is that i could write answers for tha mains question with good confidence but it lacks in me when dealing csat…pls say how should i deal with csat ????/i just wanna rock in csat..pls help me?

  • Rahul

    Sir, I am unable to see others answer neither able to upload my answers. The feature Disqus is not working smoothly. please look into the matter.
    Thanks

  • tanveer

    For Kannada Medium Aspirants….

    ☀‘ನೀತಿ ಆಯೋಗ’ದ ಅಥವಾ ಭಾರತೀಯ ನೀತಿ ನಿರೂಪಣಾ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆ (NITI) ಕುರಿತು ವಿಶ್ಲೇಷಿಸಿ. ಹಾಗೂ ನೀತಿ ನಿರೂಪಣಾ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯ ಪ್ರಮುಖ ಕಾರ್ಯಗಳು ಯಾವವು?
    (Analyze about Policy Statement agency the NITI. What are the main functions of the Policy Statement agency?)
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    ♠.ಭಾರತೀಯ ನೀತಿ ನಿರೂಪಣಾ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆ (NITI):
    —‘ಭಾರತ ಪರಿವರ್ತನಾ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆ’
    —(ನ್ಯಾಷನಲ್‌ ಇನ್ಸ್‌ಟಿಟ್ಯೂಷನ್‌ ಆಫ್‌ ಟ್ರಾನ್ಸ್‌­ಫಾರ್ಮಿಂಗ್‌ ಇಂಡಿಯಾ – NITI)

    ಆರೂವರೆ ದಶಕಗಳ ಹಿಂದೆ ದೇಶದ ಪ್ರಥಮ ಪ್ರಧಾನಿ ಪಂಡಿತ ಜವಾಹರಲಾಲ್‌ ನೆಹರೂ ಕಾಲದಲ್ಲಿ ರಚಿಸಲಾಗಿದ್ದ ಯೋಜನಾ ಆಯೋಗವನ್ನು ರದ್ದುಗೊಳಿಸಿರುವ ಎನ್‌ಡಿಎ ಸರ್ಕಾರವು  ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಬದಲಾಗಿ ‘ನೀತಿ ಆಯೋಗ’ವನ್ನು ಅಸ್ತಿತ್ವಕ್ಕೆ ತಂದಿದೆ.

    ಹೊಸ ವರ್ಷದ ಮೊದಲ ದಿನದಂದು ರಚನೆಗೊಂಡಿರುವ ‘ಭಾರತ ಪರಿವರ್ತನಾ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆ’ (ನ್ಯಾಷನಲ್‌ ಇನ್ಸ್‌ಟಿಟ್ಯೂಷನ್‌ ಆಫ್‌ ಟ್ರಾನ್ಸ್‌­ಫಾರ್ಮಿಂಗ್‌ ಇಂಡಿಯಾ – NITI) ಕೇಂದ್ರ ಹಾಗೂ ರಾಜ್ಯ ಸರ್ಕಾರಗಳ ಪ್ರಾತಿನಿಧಿಕ ನೀತಿ ನಿರೂಪಣಾ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯಾಗಿ  ಕಾರ್ಯನಿರ್ವಹಿಸಲಿದೆ.  

    ‘ಬಲಾಢ್ಯ ರಾಜ್ಯಗಳಿಂದ ಬಲಾಢ್ಯ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರ’ ತತ್ವದಡಿ ಒಕ್ಕೂಟ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆಗೆ ಪೂರಕವಾಗಿ ಕೇಂದ್ರ ಹಾಗೂ ರಾಜ್ಯ ಸರ್ಕಾರಗಳಿಗೆ ‘ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಕಾರ್ಯಸೂಚಿ’ ರೂಪಿಸಲು ಈ ‘ನೀತಿ ಆಯೋಗ’ವು ಮಾರ್ಗದರ್ಶನ ಮಾಡಲಿದೆ.

    1950 ರಲ್ಲಿ ಅಸ್ತಿತ್ವಕ್ಕೆ ಬಂದಿದ್ದ ಯೋಜನಾ ಆಯೋಗದ ಬದಲಾಗಿ ಹೊಸ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆಯೊಂದನ್ನು ಜಾರಿಗೆ ತರುವುದಾಗಿ ಪ್ರಧಾನಿ ಮೋದಿ ಸ್ವಾತಂತ್ರ್ಯ ದಿನಾಚರಣೆಯಂದು ಘೋಷಿಸಿದ್ದರು. ನೀತಿ ಆಯೋಗ ರಚನೆ ಕುರಿತು ಇತ್ತೀಚೆಗೆ ಎಲ್ಲ  ರಾಜ್ಯಗಳ ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿಗಳ ಸಭೆ ಕರೆದು ಸಮಾಲೋಚನೆ ನಡೆಸಿದ್ದರು. ಅದಾದ ಮೂರು ವಾರಗಳ ನಂತರ ಈ ಪ್ರಕಟಣೆ ಹೊರಬಿದ್ದಿದೆ. ಕಾಂಗ್ರೆಸ್‌ ಆಡಳಿತದಲ್ಲಿರುವ ರಾಜ್ಯಗಳ ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿಗಳನ್ನು ಹೊರತು  ಪಡಿಸಿದಂತೆ ಉಳಿದ ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿಗಳು ಯೋಜನಾ ಆಯೋಗದ ಪುನರ್‌ ರಚನೆ ನಿರ್ಧಾರ ಬೆಂಬಲಿಸಿದ್ದರು.

    ☀.ನೀತಿ ನಿರೂಪಣಾ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯ ಪ್ರಮುಖ ಕಾರ್ಯಗಳು ಯಾವವು?
    —ಸರ್ಕಾರಗಳ ನೀತಿ ನಿರೂಪಣೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಧಾನ ಪಾತ್ರ ವಹಿಸುವ ಆಯೋಗ ಚಿಂತಕರ ಚಾವಡಿಯಂತೆ ಕೆಲಸ ಮಾಡಲಿದೆ.
    —ಸರ್ಕಾರದ ಪ್ರಮುಖ ನೀತಿ ನಿರೂಪಣೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕಾರ್ಯತಂತ್ರ ರೂಪಿಸುವ ಆಯೋಗದ ತಜ್ಞ ಸದಸ್ಯರು ತಾಂತ್ರಿಕ  ಸಲಹೆ ಹಾಗೂ ಮಾರ್ಗದರ್ಶನ ನೀಡುವರು.
    —ನೀತಿ ಹಾಗೂ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ ಸಂಶೋಧನಾ ಕೇಂದ್ರಗಳು ಸೇರಿದಂತೆ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಮತ್ತು ಅಂತರರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳ ಜೊತೆ ಈ ಚಿಂತಕರ ಚಾವಡಿಯು ಸಮಾಲೋಚನೆ ನಡೆಸಿ, ಆ ನಿಟ್ಟಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಕೇಂದ್ರ ಹಾಗೂ ರಾಜ್ಯ ಸರ್ಕಾರಗಳ ನೀತಿ ನಿರೂಪಣೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅಗತ್ಯ ಸಲಹೆ, ಸೂಚನೆ ನೀಡುವ ಕೆಲಸವನ್ನೂ ಮಾಡಲಿವೆ.
    —ಯೋಜನೆಗಳ  ಜಾರಿ, ಸಮರ್ಪಕ ಅನುಷ್ಠಾನದ ಮೇಲೂ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆ ಕಣ್ಣಿಡಲಿದೆ. 

    (Courtesy: http://www.spardhaloka.blogspot.com)

  • vj

    thanks insight… u r helping us a lot

  • vj

    any1 from chennai

  • Sudu Gupta

    Thanks a lot to admn team.

  • karan

    thanks sir for such a useful site, I just want to enquire how I should prepare for uppcs 2015

  • Karan Kant Sharma

    is this sight working ????

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