MOTIVATION: Bandana Pokhriyal, Rank – 83, Cleared UPSC Civil Services Without Quitting Job While Working as Excise Inspector for Past 4.5 Years

MOTIVATION Bandana Pokhriyal, Rank – 83 CSE – 2015 So .. Here I go. .. this is my story.. I am working as a Central Excise Inspector for the past four and a half years. And the past two and a half years have been a juggle between work and study. In the beginning, things …

Topper’s Notes: Nitin Sangwan, Rank – 28, UPSC Civil Services Exam 2015

Topper’s Notes Nitin Sangwan, Rank – 28, UPSC Civil Services Exam 2015 Following are the links to notes shared by Nitin Sangwan with Insights. They are very useful for last minute revision. Hope you find them useful. On behalf of you we thank Nitin. If you have any queries, please comment on his Blog (Click …

Strategy for PHILOSOPHY Optional: Ambarish V L Vemuri, Rank – 150 CSE – 2015

Strategy for Philosophy Optional AMBARISH V L VEMURI Rank – 150, CSE – 2015 Marks : Paper 1 : 124 Paper 2: 125 What are the Sources: Indian Philosophy – Dutta and Chatterjee, CD Sharma. Notes of Patanjali and Mitra’s IAS Coaching classes. Western Philosophy – Y Masih for classical western philosophy. Mitras and Patanjali …

MOTIVATION: Strategy for UPSC Mains and Tips for Answer Writing – Kumar Ashirwad, Rank 35 CSE – 2015

MOTIVATION: Strategy for UPSC Mains and Tips for Answer Writing  Kumar Ashirwad Rank 35, CSE – 2015 Hello friends, This is my third article (First Article & Second Article) regarding strategy for Civil services preparation. As mentioned earlier(perhaps an annoying number of times), this is a broad framework. Feel free to tweak as you deem …

UPSC IAS CIvil Services PRELIMS STRATEGY: Kumar Ashirwad, Rank 35, Prelims GS-1 Marks 140 (2015)

UPSC IAS CIvil Services PRELIMS STRATEG Kumar Ashirwad, Rank 35, Prelims GS-1 Marks 140 (2015) Hello friends, This is my second article (Click HERE to read first article) on Civil Services Preparation strategy. In this article we’ll focus on WHAT TO DO AND HOW DO GO ABOUT IT IN PRELIMS. I will share some suggestions that …

MOTIVATION: Myths and Mistakes to Avoid, by Kumar Ashirwad, Rank – 35, Insights Offline Student

Hello friends, I am sorry for the huge delay in posting this article. Had to visit my village where electricity is a luxury and internet connection a futuristic notion. Let me introduce myself. I am Kumar Ashirwad. I have done my schooling from Darjeeling and Jamshedpur. I did my graduation from IIT Kharagpur in Civil …

ESSAY STRATEGY BY ESSAY TOPPER: Chandra Mohan Garg, Rank 25, Essay Marks 149, CSE 2015

ESSAY STRATEGY BY ESSAY TOPPER Chandra Mohan Garg, Rank 25 Essay Marks 149 CSE 2015 Essay is the most taken for granted area in civil services preparation. We spend months preparing for GS-1, 2, 3, 4 but hardly any of us give any dedicated time for preparation of essay. It is important to understand that …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION STRATEGY: Devayani Rank 576, Marks – 245 (2015) and 241 (2014)

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION STRATEGY: Devayani Rank 576, Marks – 245 (2015) and 241 (2014) Dear All, I have secured 576 rank with Public Administration as optional. I am from engineering background. After completing BE in Computer Science I worked in Infosys as a software engineer. Then I left job for civil services preparation. I had no …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: Strategy by Mukul Kumar Gupta, Rank 87, CSE – 2015

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION:  Strategy by Mukul Kumar Gupta, Rank 87, CSE – 2015 Hello Friends, I would like to share my strategy regarding public administration optional for civil services examination in this post. But before I start I want to share the facts based on which I chose it. I have also given details about the …

MOTIVATION: Alankrita Pandey, Came out of Depression to get Rank 85, UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2015

Alankrita Pandey Rank 85, UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2015 Hello Insights, Thank you for providing me this opportunity of sharing my experience of preparation. I have myself learnt a lot, have been inspired from previous year articles of toppers. If my forthcoming article is able to inspire and project even one mind towards the …

UPSC IAS RANK – 4 ARTIKA SHUKLA: Preparation Strategy – First Attempt, Self Study, Followed Insights from Prelims to Interview

It is a proud moment for Insights and Insightians. Artika Shukla, who has secured All India Rank – 4 in her first attempt, in her own words, followed Insights with ‘operatic regularity‘ since December 2014 to till the day she reached her goal. This gives hope to both us and our followers. Yes, we know …

HISTORY OPTIONAL AND GS Strategy: Vivek Chauhan Rank – 300, CSE – 2015

HISTORY OPTIONAL AND GS Strategy: Vivek Chauhan Rank – 300, CSE – 2015 Read Vivek’s Inspirational Journey HERE    Hello friends, I am short of words to thank you all for your overwhelming response, love, support and praise that you have shown me in response to my previous article. Thank you so much. Many of …

ANTHROPOLOGY NOTES: S. Chitharanjan, Rank – 574 CSE – 2015

ANTHROPOLOGY NOTES: S. Chitharanjan, Rank – 574 CSE – 2015 We are happy to share Anthropology notes of  S. Chitharanjan, who has secured AIR 574 in Civil Services Examination, 2015. He is currently working in ITBP as Assistant Commandant. He opted IPS as first preference and he will get IPS. We thank him for his generosity. …

ANTHROPOLOGY STRATEGY: Chetan T.S. Rank – 193, Marks – 263, CSE – 2015

Few Words About InsightsOnIndia: Myself Chetan T.S., AIR 193, CSE 2015. I thank Kiran S, my roommate. Insights on India has created much needed ecosystem for civil service preparation in Bengaluru. I took last comprehensive offline tests at Insights which is conducted just a few days before CSE Main exam. I found it helpful as …

UPSC IAS ESSAY STRATEGY, and MOTIVATION by Ms Gazal Bharadwaj – Rank 40: Marks Jumped from 74 in CSE 2013 to 147 in CSE 2015

UPSC IAS Essay Strategy by Ms Gazal Bharadwaj (Rank 40) – One of the Highest Marks – 147  in Essay Paper (CSE – 2015) Why I write this post today is because essay writing has always been of interest to me, however in UPSC this was one paper which was ruining me during my last …

MOTIVATION: Poonam, Rank – 308, From Primary School Teacher to ACP to UPSC Civil Services Rank 308, Started at Age 28

Poonam Rank – 308, CSE – 2015 I am privileged to share my journey of UPSC which is inclusive of both struggle and success and I would also say slightly different from many others yet at the same time very similar to a lot of you. Let me Introduce myself, I am Poonam, Rank 308 …

MOTIVATION, TOPPER’S STRATEGY and TIPS: A Manju, Rank – 291 – Two Failed Prelims, Married and Housewife, CSE – 2015

Manju Adure Rank – 291, CSE – 2015 Let me begin by saying, success in civil services exam is within everyone’s reach. It’s about putting in quality in preparation and a matter of rectifying few mistakes which you are always bound to make, and to have proper guidance to take the preparation in the right …

Thank You Note: Dr Ravindra Goswami, Rank – 152, Cleared while working as Doctor (CSE – 2015)

Dr Ravindra Goswami Rank – 152, CSE – 2015 The age at which I decided to give the civil service examination was not in favour of me, neither was the social structure (Being married and father of two children – society was expecting more active involvement in family matters). Yet it was my wife who showed me …

Topper’s Tips for UPSC Mains Answer Writing: Kirthi C, Rank – 14 – Third Attempt, General Studies Score – 417!

Kirthi has been Insights follower (since Day-2!) since we started answer UPSC Mains writing challenges (it was Insights which first started answer writing challenges online). You can check her first answer HERE. She encourage us by constantly interacting on our posts (HERE) and praising our efforts (HERE). We had posted here first interview (Marks 215) transcript …

TOPPER’S STRATEGY: J Snehaja, Rank 103 – Failed in Two Prelims, Scored Third Highest Interview Score (206) in 2015

J.Snehaja Rank 103, CSE – 2015 4th Attempt   Details of previous attempts: Failed to clear prelims in 2011 and 2012. In 2013 missed the final rank by 8 marks and got in the reserve list. Got Armed Force Headquarter service in the reserve list. My UPSC journey started after I cleared CA in 2011. …