[MOTIVATION] Madhusudhan Hulgi Rank 392, CSE – 2014: Three Times Failed to Clear Prelims, Fourth Time Secured a Rank

Madhu’s is the classic story of many aspirants. He erred many times, but managed to learn from his failures and finally got All India Rank –  392 in UPSC civil services exam – 2014. He worked very hard this time to get this rank. It is not very easy to digest series of failures and …

Satish Reddy Rank 97 CSE – 2014: My Journey Towards Success Part – I

In this article (Part-1), Satish has described his journey towards success during  the second attempt in civil services exam. He has secured All India Rank 97 in 2014 Civil Services Exam. He too faced personal hardships like Aparna and finally emerged successful. In the next article he will write about what mistakes he made and how …

Khushaal Yadav Rank – 28 CSE-2014: Demystifying Interview

Khushaal Yadav, who passed out from AIIMS in 2014, has cleared UPSC civil services exam in his first attempt and secured 28th Rank. He says he benefited from InsightsOnIndia website during his preparation. He will be sharing his strategy for this exam with you. In the below article he has shared his views on Personality …

Neha Kumari Rank – 26 CSE – 14: Thank You Note + Strategy

My Strategy Neha Kumari. Rank – 26, CSE – 2014 “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.  Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is the result of living with the results of other people’s thinking.  Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice.  And most …

UPSC Announces Final Marks (Written + Interview) of Successful Candidates

CIVIL SERVICES (MAIN) EXAMINATION 2014 MARKS OBTAINED BY RECOMMENDED CANDIDATES Today ( 13 July 2015) UPSC has published Marks secured by successful candidates who have secured ranks in Civil Services Exam – 2014. Ira Singhal, the topper has secured highest written marks – 920! That’s absolutely stunning. Second, Third and Fourth highest written marks are …

[MOTIVATION] Aparna Gupta – Rank 108: Overcoming Huge Personal Loss to Achieve Success

UPSC Civil Services Exam Strategy Aparna Gupta, Rank – 108, CSE-2015 If you search ‘Aparna’ in the search box above, you will find hundreds of answers and comments in her name. Aparna has been one of Insights’ active participants in answer writing challenges for the past one year. Getting Rank – 108 is not an easy …

Abdaal Akhtar Rank – 35: Preparation Strategy for UPSC CIvil Services Exam

Preparation Strategy for UPSC CIvil Services Exam Abdaal Akhtar, Rank – 35, CSE-2014 If there is one person whose answers we were in full of awe, it’s Abdaal Akhtar’s. He used to write top notch answers on this forum. We were shocked when his name didn’t appear in last year’s final list. But, like Raju …

Raju Mishra – Rank-65, CSE-14: How He Overcame His Failure Last Year and Emerged Successful this Year

The Phoenix Shall Rise From The Ashes  Raju Mishra, AIR 65, CSE-2014 It was almost been a year and a half since I took up the broken pieces to begin afresh to follow the dream and passion I had en-kindled and kept ablaze for a long time: IAS. This article as a follow up to …

MOTIVATION: Failed Last Year and Topped This Year – A Remarkable Journey

If you were a regular follower of this website, chances are that you would have read the below article which was posted last year after 2013 Mains result.  This article was written by RV – one of our regular followers who used to write on this site regularly. He didn’t clear Mains last year in his …

Learning from My Encounter with UPSC – Dr Arpit Jain, IPS (AIR 194, UPSC CSE-2013)

Dr. Arpit Jain, IPS (Prob)                                                                   (Air -194,UPSC- CSE  2013) Hi friends, Greetings for the Day !!! I prepared  for UPSC 2012, but without professionalism and then again for 2013, with better approach , I just want to share the mistakes I made  and what I learned from them ..so that you don’t commit them …

Do You Need A Strategy At All – For Your Exam Preparation?

Sahil Garg Rank 471, CSE-2013 “There is no single recipe for success in Civil Service Examination, just some common ingredients”   After clearing civil service examination, my email and comment box was thronged with a lot of requests about sharing the strategy for how to proceed for the exam. From the time I started preparing …

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 …

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. …