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[ New Course ] INSTACOURSES-2022: Integrated Prelims Cum Mains 2.0 ( IPM 2.0) Test Series – for UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2022

IPM 2.0




Fee: Rs 29000/- (Inclusive of all taxes)  

Early bird offer – 15% discount (Limited Period till 15th Sept. 2021)

For old subscribers – 20% discount

IPM 2022 (2.0) TIMETABLE


The flagship program of InsightsIAS – Integrated Prelims Cum Mains (IPM) Test Series has been acknowledged to be closest to the actual UPSC Prelims and Mains Question Papers leading to terrific student performance.


The Core Philosophy of IPM program is to bring to students a SINGLE timetable that covers both the Prelims and Mains Syllabus in a holistic manner, enabling students to complete the syllabus part by part and be tested on it from the point of Prelims (MCQs) and Mains (Descriptive Answers) simultaneously.


The IPM Test Series utilises simple yet ingenious methods to hone every aspirant’s ability and foster sharpening of skills with a disruptive impact on their preparation. It can prove to be a keystone to success in the coveted Civil Services Examination if thoroughly practiced from day one.


Abraham Lincoln is quoted as having said, “If I had five minutes to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first three sharpening my axe.”


Undoubtedly, every serious aspirant spends a lot of time fine-tuning their preparation but often fail to find a program that aids in sharpening their preparation (AXE) that has the potential to give them returns way beyond their efforts establishing success in the fastest manner possible ever known to Civil Service aspirants.


Like an AXE, The IPM with its methodology, will:


  • Inculcate the habit of discipline& ensures exhaustive preparation for both Prelims and MAINS in a single go with a perfectly planned timetable to keep you focused, busy and consistent throughout the year.


  • Ensures Hassle free preparationas whatever you read in the intervening period between two tests, the same portion will be tested from both perspectives of Prelims and MAINS.


  • Adoption of the success-guaranteed EBS Approach* (Essential, Breakthrough & Simulation) to STEP-UP the difficulty level gradually making you more competitive and inculcate the art of inter-disciplinary linkages in your question-solving and answer-writing skills in both Prelims & MAINS.


Tests (Prelims + Mains) Break-up:

Prelims tests – 47

(i) General studies – 35

(ii) CSAT – 12


Mains tests – 48

(i) Essay – 10

– Sectional Topics – 8

– All Topics – 2

(ii) General Studies-38

  • Elementary Tests – 16
  • Breakthrough Tests – 14

–      Simulation Tests– 8


Features of IPM

*The EBS (Essential, Basic and Simulation) Approach adopted by InsightsIAS has led to stellar reviews from our students.

  • Essential approach emphasizes on building the basics.
  • Breakthrough approach tests the ability to link facts and concepts with Current Affairs.
  • Simulation approach intends to give a real-exam like feeling to help aspirants consolidate and finally put to test effectiveness of their preparation.
  • Accessibility: Choose either Online or Offline as your mode for every test on the go as students can take exams either at their home or visit the Offline centers by making a prior reservation from our All New Test Portal.
  • New initiatives to your Aid: The Rapid Discussion sessions, INSTA 30, INSTA Boosters (Read more in the Prelims & MAINS specific Features). These new initiatives along with the present Mentorship, Holistic & Time-bound evaluation, Detailed Synopsis will go in a long way in propelling you progress to higher pedestals.


MAINS Specific Features:



You can as well go through the features available in the portal through the below link

Click Here for details of Features available in our portal for Mains Test Series


  • Mentorship: a hand holding endeavor to help students for motivation & better guidance in their preparation. The mentorship will be done via telephonic conversation for online students and in-person for Offline students (Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Delhi). The Mentors at INSIGHTIAS have given at least 1 Interview or 2 MAINS. He/she have evaluated more than a 500 answer booklets and guided hundreds of students over the years setting them in a better pedestal to guide an aspirant. A student can take up to 2 mentorship session for each, written & Evaluated, MAINS tests and can also clarify the queries of the corresponding integrated prelims too.
  • Time-bound & Holistic Evaluation: Evaluation of the answer booklets written on the scheduled test date will be ensured before the next test. Evaluation of the test booklets written on other than the test dates will be made available within 10 WORKING DAYS and will effectively scrutinize the flaws in your answer writing in a holistic way with our diverse parameters of scrutiny for GS, ESSAY & Ethics papers as below.

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  • Rapid Discussion: This new initiative of INSIGHTSIAS as a part of IPM is intended to tug the students who will be in the uncharted water of the vast amount of study material available in the market or the internet, ensuring that the next test syllabus will be taken up for all the tests of essential Round of Examination. These discussions will give an effective trajectory for your preparation to the upcoming test. These discussions will be live-streamed and the recorded videos of the same will be made available within 24-48 hours from the date of scheduled test discussion.
  • Flexibility: All the tests are flexible and can be taken up any time before the MAINS 2022
  • Questions paper discussion videos: for better clarification of demands of the question, the recorded videos of test disucssions will be made available within 24-48 hours from the date of scheduled test discussion.
  • Synopsis: Detailed, well researched synopsis will be made available for all mains tests.
  • Value added INSTA materials will be provided 2 months before the MAINS examinations in 2022
  • If you write all IPM tests on time, Mains Test Series – 2022(I-WIL 2022) will be FREE for you.


Prelims Specific Features in the Portal 


You can as well go through the features available in the portal through the below link

Click Here for details of Features available in our portal for Prelims Test Series


    • Discussion videos of the Prelims Test paper(GS)
    • Cover unconventional portion through MCQs
    • Credibility! – CLICK HERE to check UPSC CSE Prelims 2020 QUESTIONS which were covered in Insights IAS Prelims Test Series)
    • DETAILED ANALYTICAL ASSESSMENT SYSTEM: We have brought in the widest analytics for post-test analysis. Your portal itself will be your guide for improvement in your performance – you can analyze your strengths, subjects to work upon, skills to work upon, Question Paper analysis based on categories and difficulty level , All India Rank , Your scorecard & Leader board, etc.,
    • Recommended by the Toppers.
    • Multiple re-takes of the tests will be enabled two months before prelims so that you can revise multiple times (Online Only).
    • INSTA 30, a dedicated prelims oriented monthly magazine to expedite the revision of monthly current affairs.
    • INSTA Boosters, a dedicated prelims oriented compendium of static syllabus, will be made available 2 months before the prelims.
    • Discuss and get your doubts cleared by experts as well as peers in the Portal
    • Experience the real competition with our huge serious aspirant base.

Go the Extra mile  : At least two answers posted for the Question of SECURE initiative from the All New test portal will be evaluated without fail (From July 1 onwards)

  • Now Students can seamlessly access all the Initiatives of INSIGHTSIAS from the All New Test Portal.


NEW Inclusions:

Often aspirants jump into preparation without understanding the demand of the exam. If you are to Clear this Exam, you need to understand the Core Philosophy of UPSC, the demands of CSE, penetrate into the minds of UPSC paper setters and be abreast of the recent trends of this Exam.

The surest and fastest way of doing this is to solve the Previous Year UPSC Question papers religiously.

To make students realize the importance of solving and analyzing the Previous Year UPSC Question papers, we will be giving Previous Year UPSC Question papers as tests on every Sunday  starting from 6th June 2021. We will also be uploading the discussion videos of these papers which majorly intends to help you analyze the paper and help you learn tricks to solve the questions.

We shall also be giving you a few sessions  exclusively on Strategy & Tips to Solve MCQs & To follow the Prelims Test Series.



Detailed explanation of the timetable and tips to follow the timetable:

  1. Timetable is so designed that we complete every subject in 3 different rounds

1st Round is Elementary round where you can expect questions mostly to check your conceptual understanding(Revision Tests will be applied level in nature)

2nd Round is Breakthrough round where in your mostly apply knowledge and skills to solve the questions (link for skills & intelligent guessing is given at the end of the document)

3rd Round is Simulation round where the entire paper mimics UPSC Prelims Paper and prepares you to tackle any kind of question.


  1. With this timetable upon, completion of syllabus, we ensure your progress and also improve your answer writing skills in solving different types of questions.


  1. Time Gap Between tests in Elementary round is kept 10 days (in 95% of the cases except during Sundays and Festivals & Revision Test) as it is the 1st time that you will be covering the syllabus. Even if you are not able to complete the syllabus, do not panic, as you will be covering during the Revision tests and also the 2nd round.


  1. Time Gap between the tests in Breakthrough round is reduced to 7 days (except GS-4 MAINS TESTS) having known that you would have covered the syllabus during elementary round. Again, Revision Tests of Breakthrough round will equip you with confidence of having covered the syllabus 4 times by now. In the Breakthrough Round you will also be covering important releases by Government from which questions are mostly expected every year – INDIA YEAR BOOK 2022, ECONOMIC SURVEY & BUDGET.


  1. Before that Start of Simulation Round, we will be providing you classes with tips and techniques in scoring high in prelims and also few important classes.


  1. The Simulation Round Mimics the UPSC exam and ensures you are well prepared for any kind of paper in the exam. We try to nudge you with difficulty level and out of the box questions so that you learn better through Tests.


-Alternate Simulation Tests will have GS as well as CSAT on the same day so that you get acclimatized to the UPSC Prelims exam.

-The MAINS examination in the simulation round will be conducted in 2 sets. One before UPSC CSE Prelims Exam and the other set post-prelims exam.


  1. Note on Sources Mentioned:
    1. In all cases except otherwise specifically mentioned we will follow New NCERTs
    2. Economy: 10th Edition of Ramesh Singh will be referred.
    3. Modern India: Refer to either Latest edition of Spectrum Publication or Struggle for India’s Independence – Bipin Chandra.
    4. Current Affairs: We will be covering Current Affairs of the intervening period between tests for all the upcoming tests from multiple sources. However, depending on the importance and need we may cover current affairs of previous months’ too.
    5. Map Based Questions: We suggest students to complete on exercise of Map work of all important political and physical geography. Emphasis should be on political and physical maps of places in news.

In due course of time we will compile the important places in news and how to practice map-based questions on them.

Other parts of the syllabus: (National Parks/Biosphere Reserves etc. + Regional and International bodies + Tribes of India): We will share a break-up plan and resources to study and attempt this part of the syllabus in due time. 



Fee: Rs 29000/- (Inclusive of all taxes)  

Early bird offer – 15% discount (Limited Period till 15th Sept. 2021)

Discounts: INSTA discount for previous Test Subscribers:

All the OGP & CORE students of INSIGHTSIAS and subscribers of various test series programs (Prelims or MAINS) will get an exclusive discount of 20% over the subscription of IPM.




Terms and conditions:

  • Fees once made is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • InsightsIAS reserves all the rights to make any changes to the test series like schedule of Test series etc.
  • At any point of time, subscription will not carry forward to next series even if the subscriber doesn’t write a single test under the subscribed test series package.


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