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  1. Insights’ Feedback on Your Answers New!
  2. A Guide To UPSC Exam Preparation By Divya S Iyer, IAS  (Written for Insights)
  3. Motivation for Prelims – 2015 Popular Now!
  4. Insights – The Hindu News Analysis – Popular Now!
  5. New Initiative – Self Study Guide – Popular Now!
  6. Insights Offline Class for 2014 Mains – Result – 70% Success Rate!
  7. Lok Sabha TV Insights Program Written Summary – Very Important!
  8. Why Writing Matters for an IAS Aspirant
  9. Insights Secure Mains – 2015
  10. Did You Fail in Prelims – 2014? Read This
  11. Wake Up Before It’s Too Late 
  12. Preparation Strategy – By IAS Topper (Rank – 6) (Written for Insights)
  13. Civil Service Examination – A Perspective 
  14. What Not To Do In This Exam Preparation
  15. What Strategy Should One Follow?
  16. Why I Want To Become An IAS Officer?
  17. What Kind of an IAS Officer Should One Aspire to be? 
  1. Insights Secure – 2015 
  2. Insights Self Study Guide for Prelims + Mains – 2015
  3. Insights Test Series for Prelims – 2015 (General Studies – 1)
  1. Motivation for Prelims – 2015
  2. Wake Up Before It’s Too Late
  3. How to Keep Your Motivation High?
  4. Motivational Articles
  5. Why Writing Matters for an IAS Aspirant
  1. Mains New Pattern –  Simplified!
  2. UPSC Previous Year Question Papers
  3. Complete Syllabus Of All Subjects
  4. GS All Papers’ Detailed Syllabus
  1. Insights Secure Mains – 2015
  2. Case Studies – Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude
  3. Rationale Behind Daily Answer Writing Challenge
  4. How to Write Good Answers in Mains – Important Tips
  5. Tips For Improving Answer Writing Skills
  6. For Better Comprehension & Vocabulary
  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 
  1. About Personality Test – How To Face It
  1. Myths and Lies About IAS – Busted


  • 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.

    • 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..

        • 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.?


    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.

    • 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.

    • HighHOPES


    • Harshvardhan Meena

      All I need is insight

      • Name

        for better information, you can go through as well , the next big thing in civil service preparation.

  • taxidriver

    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

    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 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


      (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.


    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..
      Rajat Jain


      MOBILE NO-09431157619

  • pk

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

    Would be a gr8 help

    • civilian

      Hi pk i do have philosophy notes with me if you require any wil surely send u.if needed you can contact me.

  • 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

    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.



    • Rajat

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



  • 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.

    • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • Rajat

    Sir thanks


    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.

    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.


    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


  • 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 in civil engineering,, which optional you suggest me for public administration or civil engg??


    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….

  • 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…

  • 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


  • 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


    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

    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

  • 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


    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.


  • 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..


  • 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


  • chanakya



    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 if interested. Thanks

  • mns

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

  • Gopi

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

  • Gopi

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

  • ankit


  • rebecca

    Feeling happy to visit IAS CAMPUS near marathali landmark tin of the most structured institute with all old ncerts and all refrence books at one place..friends if u are looking for ias training institute i will suggest you ias campus.

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

    • rebecca

      in Bangalore..all experienced teachers..intake only 35 students..classes will start from 22 jan..
      for more details contact

  • 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.


      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

        • 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.

    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

    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’…

    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

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

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

  • vinay

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

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

    • Zak

      Enjoy your life, for now, kid. You won’t get your childhood or teenage years back. And you need to finish school, college etc before even being able to attempt CS. So focus on finishing all that properly.

      You don’t need to prepare now. You have 7-8 years to go. A lot of things can change by then !!!

    • Lucas

      It’s a noble dream that your father has and nobler that you want to fulfill it.

      Not to discourage you, but everyone should live their own dream. So try and find your dreams , if you can and work towards that.

    • Arshad Khan

      Hi Pratham,
      The preparation for IAS is not just for the exam, it the process of building your personality and your skills.

      So,focus on building your skills and personality the rest will be taken care by itself.

      Firstly,improve your language skills.( English skills-Reading,writing and speaking).

      Avoid thinking about the exam for now.Improve your general skills,build your hobbies(like yoga,writing……etc).

      Travel places and experience different things.Talk with the different kind of people.Learn and most important understand.

      IAS is not just about clearing the exam.Its more about the kind of person you are and the kind of the personality you have developed.So, read inspiring books like the biographies of the famous people,Self-help books and book on sprituality.Involve yourself in some kind of sports and have fun.

      Meditation and Sprituality will help you focus in your life and your dreams.Take my words you can reach to excellence in your dreams with ease and happiness with meditation and yoga.(DO TRY!)

      Be curious about the various happening in India and around the world.Take every opportunity as learning.Focus on understanding the things instead of mugging.(Very important).

      If keep the learning desire all the time and the enjoy what you are doing.I am sure you will reach where ever you want to.!

      All the very Best!!!!!

  • 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.


  • 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….

  • Ruby

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

  • 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

    • civilian

      Hi ruby i eo have philosophy notes from patanjali and i do have both class notes and printed one.if you would like to hqve can reach me

  • 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.


  • 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

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


  • 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

    • shiva4688

      @dear saranya,

      nope. u cant put heavy stress on reading ncerts line by line. what u must need to focus on topic n understand concepts with real time scenario applications. insights started static part also covered in secure mains in that u ll get all clarlty of ur doubts, lacunae in ur prpen. revision is key to succeed this exam ..must ensure to score atlest more than 80% in csat alone. then u can easily prepn on mains ..carefully read important topics , questions posted under insights w.r.t. syllabus gives u more clarlty n more confident to face mains exam….i hope my little bit of suggestion could help ur doubts , if any in future u can mail me at shiva4688atgmaildotcom

  • 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?

    • shiva4688

      @dear saranya,

      i seriously recommend u go through UN ACADEMY ” demolish csat with in 90 minutes . by air 18 topper dr. roman saini. here covered all all previous question with concept based approach to solve every problem. im damn sure from now onwards u should not be worry about stupid csat papper at all. live stress free!!!!!focus on mains, sis!!!!!!!

      • saranya

        how about ur preparation shiva?????still i am getting stucked with csat….i could do well with insights secure mains…i feel confident in writing mains answers…but feeling so sooooooo scary on going with prelims…so informations are coming that the weightage for csat is gonna be low as compared to previous upsc ?????is that true….?could anyone clear my doubt????

  • 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.

  • 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?)

    ♠.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. 


  • 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 ????

  • brijesh gupta

    sir please start giving us ncert questions again and also for optional subjects like acccounts


    thanks a lot

  • Shivangi Dubey

    thanks for the great help……

  • amitesh

    Hi insights,you said that if you get good questions u will post them for optionals as well.i promise to send you questions on pol science& international relations.if u find them gud ,pls do that .pls send your reply.

  • Arun Kumar

    INSIGHTS is unbelievably THE BEST…….

  • prashant

    hello sir,
    one question comes to my mind is that if suppose all of us study same things and nearly same points on issues how then can we make a difference to surpass others to get even better rank….
    you see if all good people study vajiram …the real toppers must be studying beyond this vajiram material and only then they stand out in ranks ,
    and now if everyone studies your sugested books and vajiram or xyz coaching having good relevant material how can all these aspirants excel.

    abhi bhi koi topper hoga jo insights ke sugested material ya delhi coachings ke sugessted materials se zada padh k retain kar raha hoga…..but my question is wher is the scope to further search for more knowledge…

  • prashant

    please i have a request to please reply to my doubt below hope u understood my dilemma.
    agar ek hi notes class k sab good students padhe to rank sabki same ayegi…so wo kya notes hain jo class ke alawa bhi real toppers soch sakte hain and dhundh sakte hain aur padh sakte hain…
    how can we think and search like toppers(not considering the role of luck here) sabke paas google hai internet hai ..par thought process of toppers i think is diferent than we 3 times mains failures.

  • prashant

    i have 100% proof that writing doesnt matter in mains exam ,,, if my friend who wrote mains this year gets again good marks and even a intervw call i will be 200% sure coz i and even my friend knows that his hand writing is dismal and even he writes literally illegible. he got better marks in mains than me ….i m not jealous ..i m jus trying to break the jinx

  • prashant

    now someone below says that vajiram’s notes are copied from your website ,, lakhs of ppl will read and retain same points .. how the difference can be made..kindly answer me sir as soon as possible.

  • banerjee

    Sir, Thank you very much for your outstanding contribution to our preparation. But there are many working professionals who are taking the exam. They are spending almost 13 hrs for their job. So we would be highly grateful to u if please frame a plan like New Initiative for the working professionals considering their job. Many people are very much confused with their pattern of study. And all of us have become very much dependent on Insights. So it will be great for us to get some light on the preparation strategy for working professionals. Please do reply sir….

  • chauhh

    Sir, I have just started preparation and am beginning answer writing practice. I have a basic doubt. How strictly do we need to stick to the word limit (150,200 words)? Also are trivial words such as ‘a,an,the,if’ etc also counted?
    Thanks in advance

    • chauhh

      Sir Please reply

  • vedika

    Hi insight..can u plzz put the syllabus of IFOS also..

  • urken

    thank you very much “INSIGHTS” for providing such a tired less service to all the aspirants especially for one who is not able to afford bulk fees of coaching institutions…… i thank from my core of heart to entire team member for their contribution……thank you… thank you…. thank you….

  • Sagar

    Hi sir I want to know which news paper I need to follow among the three… Business standard, economic times and economic line

  • Sindhushree b r

    sir i belong to 3A vokkaliga and my father doing

  • surbi

    @InsightsOnIndia:disqus sir i belong to 3A vokkaliga, karnataka but my home town belongs to urban area and my father is agriculturist of annual income Rs.17000/- is i am eligible to get advantage of OBC in prelims 2015..reply me soon

  • surbi

    someone reply me

  • surbi

    insights…sir i am waiting

  • Ratnesh

    Insights is one of the best platform I have ever seen for Civil Services exam preparation. I would like to suggest the owner of this website to include one more section for the aptitude portion so that this website become a complete guide in itself for the students who have no access to high quality guidance. By the way, its a superb effort.

  • Govind prasad

    Good sir ji

  • Aahana

    Hi sir,
    This is aahana here. i just joined the test series 2015. sir i have missed some tests because i joined late. will u be providing with the question papers of the earlier tests. ?

    • aspirant :-)

      hi Aahana, i am facing the same problem and not getting any link or file for previous or even upcoming tests. pl let me know if you get any update. if possible, pl msg me on about any such update.

      • Aahana

        I hve got the test series questions of d previous year as well as this year d tests dat i had missed.

        • aspirant :-)

          Thank u aahna, I also received d same. Have u gone through all the tests??

          • Aahana

            nt all i m following d schedule going through the chapters nd solving d papers i have missed nd side by side preparing for the upcoming papers.

            • aspirant :-)

              Hey Aahna, do u have any idea about the scores of top 100 of insights test takers?? It is thr any way to get the min marks required for each paper to crack it this time??
              I have already send an inquiry about the score to insights but haven’t received any reply.
              Pl let me know if u HV any idea in this regard.
              Ohh yes , u r regularly following insight schedule na? How many marks did u get for the tests??
              Pl reply if possible

              • Aahana

                I dnt hve ny idea about d scores .. But m following d schedule regularly…i m smtimes gtng 90 80 percnt… Smtimes evn less…

                I wd suggest u regularly follow d given schedule…u will do well fr sure…kp reading watever dey r asking to…cus as far as i knw its really gna be helpful

                • aspirant :-)

                  Thanks for quick reply Aahna. i guess u must be preparing full time for
                  the exam. is it 90% that means about 180 marks r you getting for the
                  tests? thats really great! pl tell me ur style of approach in detail for
                  each test paper. studying with full time job has become very
                  challenging but still trying to cope up. if u have any idea for smarter
                  prep. with job then pl share

                  • Aahana

                    Umm m jus following the routine nd tryng to revise dem as many times possible…
                    Smetimes m gtng 60 percnt also…dts wat m doing

                  • INSIGHTS

                    Dear Aspirant,

                    Best or top score in our test will somewhere around 110-120. Majority score in the range of 60 to 80.

                    Aahana is talking about our new initiative ‘Insights Self Study Guide’ (

                    Thank you :-)

                    • aspirant :-)

                      Thank you for the info about score. But can you plz guide me quickly for short time strategy to achieve best in all ur tests. I m getting only in majority range & sometimes even lower than that. Plz guide me for best result sir, this is my last attempt & anyhow I want to clear it.

          • Aahana

            yes.. i have gone through the tests

  • Anmol Rastogi

    i am confused about no of attempts for general it 4 or 6?? somebody please enlighten me about this

    • Praveen Raj

      Increased to 6 last year

  • mihir.s

    insights has helped me a lot.. well it does everyday.. i cant give time for the newspaper as i wrk frm 8am to 7.90 pm.. but insights has come like a blessing in disguise.please keep up the good wrk . and also great respect to the pepople who comment .. they are my saviour

  • Sindhushree b r

    sir i belong to 3A vokkaliga but my home town belongs to urban area and my father is agriculturist of annual income Rs.17000/- is i am eligible to get advantage of OBC in prelims 2015..reply me soon

  • priya

    Sir i just came to about this new initiative of insight.I have missed the starting fifteen days of this schedule .How should i cover it ?

  • purushottam

    sir waiting for tv debates updates..plz load it

  • gunaseelan

    this website is really usefull @InsightsOnIndia:disqus

  • aman

    this site is very useful but why no current affairs of 21 march

  • Sumit Joshi

    I want to join the test series for prelims 2015 now, can i ? and wat will be the course of action for this.U will provide me previous test papers also? Lastly sir test series will be offline or online?


    • whatsdereinname

      yes u can join anytime. u need to pay the fees. then all the test will be sent to u in pdf version.

      – co aspirant here.

  • Avinash Mishra

    Recently I have started visiting your website, I realized that there are so many threads which is running on your page, because of that I things look like very unorganized. Please try to maintain it as simple as possible.

    • whatsdereinname

      once u keep visiting this website regularly, u will get used to it and wont find it unorganized etc

      – co aspirant here.

  • akanksha jha

    helloo friends!!! i m confused about how to read INDIA YEAR BOOK. do we need to make notes out of it or not…plzz suggest

  • Saurabhniranjan2

    Thank you so much for such a detailed sitemap. it will avoid confusion for UPSC preparation.

  • Dinesh Kumar

    Sir, Is is worthy to join your Prelim 2015 series at this point (for targeting prelim 2015) or now it is late. If join, what materials and other things will be provided and how.(hindi Medium)

  • Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan

    Thanks !

  • Guest

    #disqus_thread {
    color: #ffffff;
    This is a test

  • Dileep Yadav
  • gopal

    some one help me… i want to upload scaned copy of my answer(written on page)…….but i m not getting upload link

  • Apoorv

    hello insights..I have gone through your website.Its really useful for all the CS aspirants.

    I am into business and have left my studies 4 years back after completing my masters.. Kindly guide me in preparing for prelims-2015 as I have 3-4 months left with me.

  • gaurav

    Dear Sir (Insight Team),

    Is Hindu and Daily Current Event is sufficient. What to do for Environment portion. Please reply.


  • India

    Can anyone suggest some books/online resources to know more about kashmir issue.

  • doc aditya

    from where to download insight secure 2015 mains answers given in pdf form ?????

  • Abhishek Singh

    Dear Sir, I have a confusion regarding optional. I have two choices one is History and the other one is Philosphy, I m unable to decide which will be better for me. Plz suggest me. I will be very kind of you. Thanks

    • whatsdereinname

      u must go n check previous year question papers. ur own inclination for a particular subject should be the main deciding factor.

      after checking previous year papers, still u r in the same dilemma, then material availability and guidance for the subject- should be the next criteria.

      • Abhishek Singh

        Thanks for your valuable suggestions.

  • vardhan

    dear insights, will there be any change in csat paper 2 this time, or do they confuse us like last time.. please clarify us (many rural students hoping for change), if any iota of hope.. if there are no changes what will be the pattern of paper 2 will it be like 2014 or 13 ? if any alterations or embroidering to the pattern when they will notify? waiting eagerly for your clarification.

  • aspirant :-)

    hello sir, I am facing the same problem. even after successful registration, i am unable to find any link tor previous test papers or any link to upcoming tests!!!!!! pl help me as soon as possible

  • gopal

    can some tell me which national park/sanctuary etc to go in details because there are so many parks / sanctuaries

    • civilian

      One with national imp like tiger rich,flora fauna rich,if any specificities and related to ur state etc.selective reading is needed

  • Vatsala Pravani Yadav

    hey….i am new in this field….i want to read The HIndu newspaper….but you see i m from rishikesh and its really tough to get this newspaper here……i tried downloading the android app but i couldn’t…..can anyone plz help me out in this…

    • gopal

      u can read it on the official site of hindu

      • Vatsala Pravani Yadav

        thank you sir….i have the official site…but i could not find the editorial page on it

  • Satyaveer Mishra

    pls anyone provide me culture notes ……..suggest me

  • mariya jaiss

    Useful information shared..Iam very happy to read this article..thanks for giving us nice info.Fantastic walk-through. I appreciate this post.

  • akanksha jha

    helloo insight..i knw u all are doing great job so that we can clear CSE…i knw i m expecting more, but plzz can we have some question for revision, especially related to CSAT…plzzzzzz

  • Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan

    Beautiful job re-doing the look of the website. Looks good.

  • akanksha jha

    hello friends…just a request to everyone who is writing secure answers..lets promise each other that when we will review others answers we will give them true feedback with detailed review..nd lets stop just writing comments like gud,nyc,etc…detailed review and debate about every question will help all of us to clear mains with gud marks..lets not behave like competitors lets behave like frnds to support each other in writing so that we all could clear exam with gud ranks..sorry if i m wrong. this initiative and this platform is to improve ourselves..nd help others also to improve..lets set an example that co-aspirants are not competitors but they are frnds,,i hope from monday everyone will provide proper feedback to others answer…lets work together so that everybody who is a part of secure-2015 can clear CSE-2015 with gud ranks..sorry if i am wrong anywhere..

    • gopal

      can we review each other on daily basis

    • Abhishek


    • Supermanreturns

      I am in

      • Ruchi Verma

        gaurav sir ??

    • Narendra Swami


    • tejas4vedi

      Definately.. If we help n cooperate with each other then we’ll secure ranks.. I m agree n support too.

      • Name

        comments can be blank

    • civilian

      R u still on this?if so i would like to join

  • nikhil

    Pls sir i m noy getting emails from ur insight current event and quest pls do something


      Please try to subscribe from another email. Thank you.

  • Guru

    Hi Friends

    IAS is my childhood dream. Now I planning to take IAS.

    My DOB is 10th Feb 1985. Could you please clarify whether I am eligible to appear for IAS exams?


      Yes you are eligible. Wish you all the best.

      • Guru

        Insights thanks for your reply and wishes!

  • umesh

    last year it was my first attempt ..but i failed in it..this year i m ready for prelim ..but not prepared for mains above mark..plz suggest me it better to skip this attempt age is 27..and personally feel that age limit will come to i m becoming quite defensive..plz suggest me………….anyone

  • umesh

    last year it was my first attempt ..but i failed in it..this year i m ready for prelim ..but not prepared for mains above mark..plz suggest me it better to skip this attempt age is 27..and personally feel that age limit will come to i m becoming quite defensive..plz suggest me………….

  • Munirathnamma LM

    Dear sir I want to join Daily answer writing challenge for ias how to display my name on disques

  • Priya Cutie

    may i know wen the secure 2016 is going to start and how to prepare for prelims and mains 2016 please.

    • saranya

      hey i am too preparing for 2016 prelims and mains….have you completed with ncert books.pls say some suggestions to go through that book intensivelyyyyy plss

      • Priya Cutie

        i am still doing with ncert..i just completed geography and i have noted down the important points related.

  • saranya

    is learning ncert books alone will give a strong base for upsc exams???…i completed polity laxmikanth and indian economy ramesh singh and added with some ncert books…could anyone say that how long it took for a serious aspirant of upsc to complete the whole of ncert”s??adding that,how you people go on doing ur tests whether after completing each subject or chapterwise test of each subject???pls replyyyy

  • saranya

    any one pls upload your hand written essays of insights plsss..on today’s idea of how to start such stuff…..

  • gaurav

    hello sir..

    sir i did not clear english in 10th standard… i just ask i am eligible or not for upsc ias exams…

    • AJ

      boss for upsc graduation is minimum criteria….so no question of 10th standard here…if pass with 35% marks it will do

  • junglee

    what about optional paper answer wrting?Atleast once a week we should write answers for optional subjects.

  • gopal

    ATTENTION PLEASE………….we know that there are so many answer for a question….so it is not possible to review the answer of all….so i PROPOSE to make a close group in which on daily basis can review each other and get reviewed our self also

  • Radhika

    where is the video for today’s analysis of Newspaper???

  • రుత్తల వసంత రాజ కుమార్.

    Good initiative

  • durgesh patel

    after reading insightsonindia’s daily current events, do we need to read the Hindu newspaper, I am already an govt employee, so , i do have little shortage of time. genuine reply please.

  • vijay

    sir i am preparing for upsc can i have current affairs from October 2014 to may 2015

  • vijay

    can any one help me out in current affairs

  • vipin Mishra

    Sir I am commerce graduate. But can I take geography for upsc mains exam..and is it possible for me that I can prepare geography vast syllabus till mains…some one told me that don’t go for geography due to vast and tough competition from Delhi and other university students. They advise for history. So can u pls help me out between these subjects.and I saw materials of geography in insight of India blog. So is this cover entire syllabus…

  • ajay raut

    is there anyone having botany optional for ifos exam?

    • civilian


    • civilian

      Yes i do

  • civilian

    Anyone need philosophy optional books can reach me

  • Arun

    please suggest me the best coaching in English medium in Delhi and provide the pros and cons if knows.

  • Pavan

    Hi, I am new to this insights secure initiative. Can anybody tell me if there’s some registration required on this site or we can straight away start writing answers once we login (using one of the four options provided) ??

  • Arun

    Please suggest me which coaching is good for ias preparation in english medium in delhi for 2016 and provide me a pros and cons if knows.

  • Anoop Chaturvedi


  • akanksha jha

    hello friends plzzzz reply to my query regarding educational qualification in cse..i hav completed my B.COM and while filling up form there is no column regarding but one of my subject was statistics in degree…so shall i go for the option ‘others’ or graduation degree with atleast statistics as one of the subject…plzzzz reply soon..thanks

  • sona jas

    Anybdy plzz help mee…while filling applictn form for prelims i dint saw any optn for me to remitt fee..after fillng part 1 nd 2…i got a notfctn that i completed my applicatn form nd take a print out…what will i do now…i belong to will i remitt my fee???

  • @ashni

    Good morning sir, i am an ias aspirant having optional subject as law. sir, do u provide guidance for law optionals??

  • Thejaswini Rao

    Hi guys..can anyone who have taken the insights 2015 prelimnary test forward the tests to my mail id ?? Plz i am from poor family and not able to afford to pay amount and buy it..

    It would be of great help..plz anyone help me

  • ias-2015

    sir i have obc certificate dated back to 25/09/2013 is it sufficient to claim for obc category in this year prelims-2015 or i have to get new certificate of this year? reply soon

  • supriya samal

    hey guys i have a question from ethics.discuss reasons why prejudices prevailed in our society inspite of educational and technological advancement

  • supriya samal

    discuss how ethics influence political attitude with suitable examples

  • supriya samal

    discuss reasons why prejudices prevailed in our society inspite of educational and technological advancement

  • Arun

    sir will ignou notes/book will be beneficial to ias aspirant

  • Deepak Patel


  • Madhav

    To all,
    Guys I just want to ask one thing in order to be 100 percent sure.

    The thing is I took 3 extra years to complete my btech i.e I completed in in 7 years due to backlogs whereas it should have been done in 4 years.I very well know that I am very much eligible for the civil services plus I have been preparing extensively for the same but some way down the line a few questions come in my mind that “would my potent academic record become a problem at the time of the interview “.Would it become a hindrance in my way? These questions demotivate me,sadden and frustrate me to the core which leads to a negative impact on my preparation.
    Please help me out and tell me would my shitty academic (only graduation ) speak or my talent in the interview ?

    • Yashaswi

      You have a degree, that’s all that matters. as long as you are eligible to attempt the exam no one can stop you from becoming an IAS/IPS/IFS etc etc officer.

      Stop wasting time now already.

      • Madhav

        Thanks for the heads up.I just wanted to be cent percent sure.I have just turned 24 and I am in good frame of mind which is keeping my preparation cycle sublime.I personally think a few bad years of your life can’t decrease your potential,abilities.Again thanks for erasing the confusion:)

  • Sid

    I am one of those who has been struggling to be in the preparation mode with on and off mode continuously for last one year. But insights has been my only confidence booster. Being a working guy with continuous travel it gets tougher to remain focused and prepare. Even today i stand at a position of lowest stage of my confidence due to many of these factors. So even dropped plan to write exam this year, But deep down i feel some sort of contentment thinking of INSIGHTS. I am sure if i religiously follow insights for next one year. i will gain all the confidence required.

    Cant thank enough Insights.. You have been doing a great work. Continue to do so.. We hope to find the light with your guidance and enjoy the journey all along!

  • Pavan Kumar Moida

    The Blog is really knowledgeable….

    Can anyone please. share me..The Compilation of Economy…and…Social Issues…either distinctly..or as a combined notes……

    Thank you….

    My mail id is

  • Fazil Mohd

    Hello insights.
    I have joined the prelims test series today.
    My doubt is on when i will be receiving all the previous tests i have not attended. Pls get back to me on this

  • vipin

    Sir I am commerce graduate. But can I take geography for upsc mains
    exam..and is it possible for me that I can prepare geography vast
    syllabus till mains…some one told me that don’t go for geography due
    to vast and tough competition from Delhi and other university students.
    They advise for history. So can u pls help me out between these
    subjects.and I saw materials of geography in insight of India blog. So
    is this cover entire syllabus…

  • somya agarwal

    For geography do we need a latest edition of ATLAS ? Does it matter at all?

  • rishi

    i saw many comments where people have mentioned to study for 18 or 19 hours, i don’t think that is possible, even the toppers then and now have suggested to study at least for 8 to 9 hours, lest if the concepts are not clear then you can go on to read it again and again as a revision process, working like or studying like a bull wont suffice as the fodder wont be much valuable for the intestine, what needs to be done is to understand the basics of the fundamentals, and then relate to everyday life happenings, as these shall make the person understand the concepts with clarity and brevity. i might be liked by many as i am not someone who has already cracked the exam, but this is my first attempt, that is 2015 prelims, Insights is doing a brilliant job in making us check our updates and measure our length of knowledge that we are gaining regularly. leaving aside the task i think its better to read all the ncert books from class 6 to 12 as these are the mines where we get the exact amount of resources to meet the demand for the higher concept books. True there is no short cut to success, even the toppers or the ones who have qualified the exam have given their full dedication to reach the destination, but the main ingredient for the secret recipe is to work SMART.Smart in the sense to differentiate the organic and inorganic and dump in the waste the ones which shall pollute ur growth for the preparation. Every now and then i too feel saturated or feel like incinerating the whole concept of moving further, but somehow or the other a ray of hope comes and plays a beautiful songs, by watching the videos of how a rickshawala’s son had reached the sky keeping aside the daily poisonous substances that inflicted the mind body and soul,i never know shall i be able to crack the exam or not but its for sure that i shall continue my journey to prepare again and again to fill up the potholes. Besides i do have many good friends who really are contributing by writing real challenging answers, in the INSIGHTS answer space, do keep writing ur answers so that i can have insights the way of the writing challenge, above all INSIGHTS, no words to say how helpful you are proving to the middle class aspirants like me, who are not born with a golden spoon to join any coaching centers. But, nevertheless we have our parents blessing that we have got at least an online tutorial INSIGHT to maneuver our dreams that do not let us sleep throughout the night. Do keep pouring all the insights and help in fulfilling the dream for a noble cause. Thankyou

  • Satyanshu Mohan

    Dear Sir,
    I am giving my first CSE attempt in August, 2015, and I have prepared from the books as recommended by the website. However, despite this, I feel like I am under-prepared and losing confidence, as a consequence. I dont know how to go about it and this lack of confidence is scaring me. I feel like I cannot remember even the simplest of things. Please advise me as to how to go about the preparation now, taking into consideration the amount of time that I have in hand, and how to efficiently overcome my fear.

    • Yashaswi

      practise more tests

  • harshad

    What u r doing is more than a social work!!students like me who are not able to join classes are fully dedicated to insight study guidance!!just go on we wil make u proud one day!!

  • satya

    hello friends…. please some one clear my doubt am damn confused and worried…
    i have applied for IAS 2015 examination…but unfortunately i have attached my scanned sign in blue colour which it was supposed to be in black?? i noticed it now after applying some 10 days wil reject my application ?? should i re-apply again?? some one please do guide me…hope u understand the pain of mine…
    thank in advance,,,

  • satya

    friends do reply me as soon as possible..because i came konw that upsc online application form sometimes gets closed before the given dead line….
    so some of the kind followers of insights do have a look into my problem..

  • Raghu Ram

    sir i have one question

    can you guess cutoff mark for prelims ?
    why because pattern changed
    give me the idea about it

    • prem

      less than 200 :) :)

      • Raghu Ram

        thank q

  • haritelu

    dear insights..i subscribed your 2015 test series a few months back..will i be able to get the 2014 test papers also…plz kindly reply

  • Amit Srivastava

    Very useful indeed.

  • Siva Vignesh

    Sir, when will be the offline class for 2016 batch begin? Please intimate sir

  • Shubhendu Tripathi

    Sir is there any substitute for G.C. Leong part 2 book since the book is very bulky and contains around 600 pages and there isn’t much time to cover the book religiously, so can you suggest any selective reading from that book

  • Sangramsinh Bhosale

    hi friend, i am confuse to select the medium for current medium is regional plz friend help me which language is best english or regional…….plz plz.

  • Sandeep Sharma

    Can you please share all the Secure-15 questions in PDF? or can we download it??

  • Akash Kashyap

    Hi does any one know how good is Paperwallah. I came across their test series based purely on The Hindu for Prelims 2015.

  • Bk

    I am preparing for Indian Forest service exam, It is clear from previous
    2 year prelims cutoff that, Cutoff for IFoS is more than 25-30 marks
    than that of civil service, so in the new prelims pattern, what will
    approx. range of cutoff’s

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  • Vivek Singh

    I have just passed my class 12th..
    and i m going to start my bsc maths this year.
    I want to start my preparations from now.
    So can you please suggest my the required ncert books for my preparation…
    Thank you

  • abhishek ranjan

    Great work sir….

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  • Munirathnamma LM

    Insight website is the best website for IAS preparation for all students without coaching. I found lot of information from this website.

  • amol lakhote

    Lot of thanks first!!!!! Its really helpful for me. If i got anything important material i share with you..