Official Clarification By the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) Regarding CSAT Paper Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2014

Candidates taking Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2014, being conducted by the Union Public Service Commission on 24 August, 2014 may note the following:- The Paper II of the CSE (Preliminary) is of 200 marks and 2 hours duration. It contains a section on English Language Comprehension Skills (Class X Level). It contains some questions based …

UPDATE – Insights Test Series Will be Closed on 17th August 2014 and About Forthcoming Programs

Insights test series for UPSC civil services Preliminary exam 2014 (Paper – 1) will be closed on 17th August 2014. You can not buy them after 17th August. In case if someone wants to still buy them, you can do so at here: Buy Insights Tests We have sent 20 tests so far. One more …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure- Questions On Current Events, 08 August 2014

ARCHIVES 08 August 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) Critically examine the challenges that Afghanistan faces in its efforts towards achieving domestic stability. Business Standard 2) Examine which factors influence the inflow of FDI into a country. In the Indian context examine how FDI can boost innovation in different sectors. Business …

[UPSC PRELIMS – 2014] Insights Secure Prelims-2014, 07 July 2014

Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 5 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 Information Welcome to Insights Secure Prelims – 2014 initiative. The following questions are based on current events that appear in PIB (Public Information Bureau) and from some important newspapers. To view Solutions, follow these instructions: Click on – ‘Start Quiz’ …

Beware of Distractions – They Not Only Kill Your Time, They Will Ruin Your Chances

As soon as you come out of the examination hall after giving your Prelims exam, log into internet, you can see people already discussing about expected cut-off and their own expected marks. They will be frantically searching for answer keys to evaluate their marks and to see if they stand any chance to clear Prelims. This is …

[UPSC PRELIMS-2014] Insights Secure Prelims-2014, 05 July 2014

Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 5 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 Information Welcome to Insights Secure Prelims – 2014 initiative. The following questions are based on current events that appear in PIB (Public Information Bureau) and from some important newspapers. To view Solutions, follow these instructions: Click on – ‘Start Quiz’ …

[UPSC Prelims 2014] Insights Secure Prelims 2014, 04 July 2014

Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 5 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 Information Welcome to Insights Secure Prelims – 2014 initiative. The following questions are based on current events that appear in PIB (Public Information Bureau) and from some important newspapers. To view Solutions, follow these instructions: Click on – ‘Start Quiz’ …

ANTHROPOLOGY and General Studies – Approach and Books, By Apoorva Rao (Rank – 596, Marks – 235)

[toc] Apoorva Rao (Rank – 596, CSE-2013) Importance of Qualifying Papers – Regional Language and English Papers: I could not clear my first Mains as I din’t quality in Indian language paper. Since it was my first attempt, I wanted to give my best and concentrated only optional and GS; I felt it was waste …

Directives Explained: Examine, Critically Examine, Analyse and Critically Analyse

……………………………………………………………………. [toc] Introduction We see lots of Directive words being given in UPSC Civil Services Mains General Studies and Optional question papers every year. For example, in last year’s (2013) General Studies Paper – 2, out of 25 questions, 23 questions had clear Directives ranging from ‘Discuss’ to ‘Elucidate’ ( Other Directives given – ‘Comment’,  ‘ …

[SOCIOLOGY] Pointers For Sociology Preparation – Sahil Garg

Strategy For Sociology – Sahil Garg PART – 1 Part 1 of Sociology is more theoretical and thus you cannot add much from the current affairs. 1. Sociology – The Discipline: With regard to European modernity, rule is – intellectual change led to institutional change will led to technological change. This will automatically give answer …

SECURE INITIATIVE – Now Has 2500+ Questions!

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Note: It’s important that you read this article completely! Introduction On 30th of September 2013, we started Secure-2014 initiative keeping in mind the demand of UPSC in Civil Services Mains General Studies question papers. Surprisingly, many questions directly or indirectly got repeated in General Studies Papers  of UPSC Mains – 2013 (Here and Here). …

[UPSC PRELIMS-2014] Insights Secure Prelims 2014 – Questions On Current Events, June 24, 2014

Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 5 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 Information Welcome to Insights Secure Prelims – 2014 initiative. The following questions are based on current events that appear in PIB (Public Information Bureau) and from some important newspapers. To view Solutions, follow these instructions: Click on – ‘Start Quiz’ …

[UPSC PRELIMS-2014] Insights Secure Prelims-2014: Questions on Current Events, June 23, 2014

Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 5 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 Information Welcome to Insights Secure Prelims – 2014 initiative. The following questions are based on current events that appear in PIB (Public Information Bureau) and from some important newspapers. To view Solutions, follow these instructions: Click on – ‘Start Quiz’ …

Sakshi Sawhney – All India Rank 6 (UPSC CSE-2013) Thanks Insights

Sakshi Sawhney, who got All India 6th Rank in UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2013, has thanked Insights for playing its little role in her success. On behalf of our readers we congratulate her on her success. Below is her mail. She will be sending detailed strategy which she followed to achieve this stupendous success. …

[INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT] – UPSC CSE-2013 Interview Experience of Successful Candidate

Following transcript is an interview given by ‘Karthik‘, who used to be a regular participant at Daily Answer Writing and Pub Ad Writing Challenges. It’s actually  his pseudonym. For now he doesn’t want to reveal his identity. We respect that. He has got a rank between 500-550 (CSE-2013). TRANSCRIPT Date: 17th April, 2014 Session: Afternoon …