MOTIVATION: MITTALI SETHI – AIR 56, The Journey of a Married, Working Woman into Civil Services – Truly Inspiring!

  The Journey of a Married, Working Woman into Civil Services  MITTALI SETHI AIR 56, CSE 2016 Hello everyone! My story of Civil services starts neither from childhood, nor from college. My life as a doctor and teacher was pretty much settled and I had a good paying job when I decided to take this …

TOPPER’s STRATEGY: Rank 81, From 155 in CSE’14 to 306 in CSE’16 in PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION.

  TOPPER’s STRATEGY From 155 in CSE’14 to 306 in CSE’16 in PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Hello everyone. I am Rajarshi Shah, AIR 81 in CSE’16. I had completed my graduation from IIT Kanpur in civil engineering in 2013.Inspied by a civil servant and IITK alumnus I pursued my dream of becoming IAS. Here, I would like …

MOTIVATION: Aishwarya Sharma, Rank 168, CSE 2016, Engineer, Complete Self Study, No Coaching, Economics Optional

      MOTIVATION: Aishwarya Sharma Rank 168 CSE 2016, Engineer, Complete Self Study, No Coaching, Economics Optional My name is Aishwarya Sharma. I belong to Bhopal and have done electrical engineering from NIT Bhopal. The reason why I am telling you this is because these two experiences shaped my journey in unimaginable ways. I have …

TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Akhil Mahajan, Rank 213, Fourth Attempt, Geography Optional (289 Marks)

  IAS TOPPER’S STRATEGY Akhil Mahajan Rank 213 Fourth Attempt, Geography Optional (289 Marks)   Hello, I am Akhil Mahajan s/o Rakesh Kumar Gupta hailing from town of Jammu. I have got 213 rank in UPSC 2016 in my 4th attempt. I have done graduation in B.Tech. in ECE from Jawahar Lal technological university Hyderabad. I got campus placement …

IAS TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Shashank Chaudhary, Rank -130, First attempt, Electrical Engineer from IIT DELHI, Mathematics Optional

  IAS TOPPER’S STRATEGY Shashank Chaudhary Rank -130 First attempt, Electrical Engineer from IIT DELHI   Hello Everyone! This is Shashank. Firstly, I feel honoured to be able to share my wisdom of the preparation for this prestigious examination i.e. Civil Services, and thank you Insights for this opportunity. Before I share my strategy I …

TOPPER’S STRATEGY: From Kanpur to Bangalore, Journey of Trust and Determination, Offline Experience – Utkarsh Gupta, Rank 324, CSE-2016, Mathematics Optional, Second Attempt

  “…..Sir, I would like to request you again that if possible kindly grant me admission on your Offline program. The reason why I am emphasizing so much is that I am based in Kanpur and am all alone. There is no one apart from my parents with whom I can talk about the relevant …

TOPPERS from Insights: 30 Candidates in Top 100 of UPSC Civil Services Exam 2016 Followed Insights Religiously (Prelims Test Series/Mains Test Series/Secure/Timetables/Motivational Posts)

  TOPPERS from Insights 30 Candidates in Top 100 of UPSC Civil Services Exam 2016 Followed Insights Religiously (Prelims Test Series/Mains Test Series/Secure/Timetables/Motivational Posts/Current Affairs/Editorials) The following list of Toppers who have secured ranks within Top 10 were followers of few or all of our initiatives. We are posting these names after due permission and confirmation …

IAS TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Suchismita Kanungoe, Rank 261, 453 Marks from Four GS Papers! + Tips on How to Follow Insights Secure

  IAS TOPPER’S STRATEGY Suchismita Kanungoe Rank 261 (453 Marks from Four GS Papers!)   I am Suchismita Kanungoe from Agartala, Tripura. I secured Rank 261 in CSM 2016.   I scored total 453 marks in GS and 274 in Pub Ad. GS Strategy: I started writing Insights Daily Current Affairs Questions  from Sept, 2015. …

IAS TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Tejasvi Rana – Rank 12 (CSE 2016), IIT Kanpur, ECONOMICS Optional (325 Marks), Second Attempt, Insights Follower

IAS TOPPER Tejasvi Rana  RANK 12 (CSE 2016), IIT Kanpur, ECONOMICS Optional, Second Attempt   Hello everyone. This is Tejasvi Rana. I have secured AIR 12 in CSE 2016. I am a 2015 graduate in Economics from IIT Kanpur. I gave my first attempt in 2015 but I could not clear Mains. This was my second …

Fab50 – Fifty books on Contemporary India – Compiled by Umesh N.S.K. (IAS)

  Fab50 – Fifty books on Contemporary India Compiled by Umesh N S K (IAS) Dear reader, Since you  have reached till the first line, I assume that you are a “serious” civil services aspirant. In these times of information overload , every aspirant reads the same editorials in the same newspapers, practises the same …

MOTIVATION: Ground Realities – Why IAS is Worth all the Sacrifices

    Ground Realities – Why IAS is Worth all the Sacrifices Raju Mishra, IAS     I stand here today having served nearly a year in the challenging field, away from the comforts and care free life that LBSNAA provides. In contrast to the soothing views of the mountains one sees at 5am each day en …

MOTIVATION: HOPING AGAINST HOPE – “got selected in the 2013 exam as IRTS and have consistently been unable to clear Mains since then”

HOPING AGAINST HOPE As I begin to write this article, the electoral results for five major states have trickled in. A few parties have reaped massive benefits while the long and extensive preparation of many others has been rejected forthright. Certain strategies have succeeded while a few equations have failed. Power has strengthened new hands …

Last Lap : Preparing for the Interview – By Artika Shukla IAS, Rank 4 CSE-2015

    Last Lap : Preparing for the Interview – By Artika Shukla IAS, Rank 4 CSE-2015   “Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” – Shel Silverstein   …

INTERVIEW-2017: Tips by CSE 2015 Interview Top Scorer (209/275) and Rank 58 (Nazuk Kumar)

  INTERVIEW-2017: Tips by CSE 2015 Interview Top Scorer (209/275)  and Rank 58 (Nazuk Kumar) I am Nazuk Kumar from Chandigarh. I got rank 58 in CSE 2015. I am allotted to the IAS, with AGMUT cadre and am currently undergoing Phase 1 of training at LBSNAA. I got 209/275 in the interview, which was …

PHILOSOPHY OPTIONAL NOTES: Ambarish Vemuri, Rank 150, CSE – 2015

PHILOSOPHY OPTIONAL NOTES Ambarish Vemuri, Rank 150, CSE – 2015 INDIAN PHILOSOPHY  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2eyk3sNaSNmM1dSUW51WlA3S2M/view?usp=sharing WESTERN PHILOSOPHY     https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2eyk3sNaSNmZWo5dUgxd0V6YWc/view?usp=sharing   PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION :    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2eyk3sNaSNmYWJlS095dzAyNTg/view?usp=sharing SOCIO-POLITICAL :    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2eyk3sNaSNmWUF2UFdjaFl0cWc/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxoiosayxKCwd3hnV3Jnei1NMW8/view?usp=sharing

SOCIOLOGY STRATEGY: Chandra Mohan Garg, Rank 25 CSE – 2015

SOCIOLOGY PREPARATION STRATEGY Chandra Mohan Garg, Rank 25 CSE – 2015                                             PAPER-1                                                                  Book List Upendra Class Notes – Available in Delhi Book stores Aditya Mongra Printed Notes– Available on his Fb Page(https://www.facebook.com/groups/838734936170059/) …

UPSC IAS Prelims Strategy & Motivation : Gazal Bharadwaj, Rank – 40 CSE – 2015

UPSC IAS Prelims Strategy: Gazal Bharadwaj, Rank – 40 CSE – 2015 There had been a number of queries regarding my prelims strategy, books referred to and number of questions to be attempted. So, I thought rather than answering individually, I would come up with a detailed article. The strategy may differ from person to …