1,018 Replies to “MISSION – 2017”

  1. plz can anyone tell me if we can give the online test at any time that day or if here is a particular time set for that as i live in chandigarh and my coaching timings are variable plz reply

    1. After the test is scheduled u can give it any time. But you will not be provided static rank. Only dynamic rank will be provided…

    1. I am having it.
      I think we shall make a group for initial discussions and to work out by clubbing all the best possible sources..

      1. what strategy u r following, did you see last years q paper, it was very general, should we discuss on some other platform, do you have any group.

        1. I am fresher.. so not much idea….. but yes following insight for few days and other sources .. i made comprehensive plan and regarding geography…
          physical satindra singh
          human: majid hussain
          and video reference from mrunal site.
          Ques practice from insight secure only..

          What is ur plan sir… ?

          1. Almost as yours except mrunal sites videos, was thinking of taking any test series, what u say?
            Should we take IAS Baba Test Series??

                    1. ya, m opting geography, despit low scoring from last 2 years in mains, still m opted it becz i like this subject very much

                    2. ya, we can from group for serious preparation, i made some plan after lots of research but not still not getting right approach to score maximum marks in mains, but soon i will short it

                    3. I said I will tell you once I am sure abu geo optonal strategy 🙂

                      Yes Given pre 2016 getting 105-110 after checking various keys, what about you?

                    4. yeah bt just for trial bcoz my preparation wasnt satisfactory…. (only 2 months 😛 )
                      getting merely…. 97 🙁
                      ok for sure

                    5. S, me too the same , bz June 6 (vtu)exam got over, then I started around 45 days preparation very hardly in order to clear in first attempt only ,but in this year question paper full of IR,any how after checking various keys, it is around 89. now. focousing ?2017

                    6. yes girish….i searched twice for “WHERE ARE FROM GEO,POLITY,HIST…………..” COMPLETELY SHOCKED !!! Anyway lets focus 2k17 🙂

            1. Insight and vision ias test series very very good, but baba s test series not up to the mark

          2. would u like to share ur plan, m new too in preapration but ready to give all my energy in 2017 first attempt , but taking it as first and last.

              1. sry i mean, geo is low scoring since last 2 years, as i found after getting lots of research on previous 3 year geography toppers like ira, bhavya mittal, and many mores

            1. hi.. im from delhi.. and yes i definately want to join the group.. can we make it on hangouts if possible?

            1. if you are interested in anthro prep group
              please send me an email with your name to — ” ishkumar9@gmail.com
              i will add you to the anthro prep group
              please download “hangouts app ” before sending email and sign in on that app

              1. Thanku..did to take any coaching or self preparation n do u kno any online coaching institute fr anthro…

                1. self preparation..
                  you can find online test series and online material for it. but i don’t know abt any online coaching uptill now.

      1. send me an email with your name to – ” ishkumar9@gmail.com
        i will add you to the anthro prep group
        please download “hangouts app ” before sending email and sign in on that app

    1. Ish we will make Anthropology group, what u say about it, bz we will directly or indirectly prepare GS papers in insight test series and secure , but pertaining to optional we have to work on it.

      1. send me an email with your name to — ” ishkumar9@gmail.com
        i will add you to the anthro prep group
        please download “hangouts app ” before sending email and sign in on that app

      1. send me an email with your name to — ” ishkumar9@gmail.com
        i will add you to the anthro prep group
        please download “hangouts app ” before sending email and sign in on that app

          1. send me an email with your name– ” ishkumar9@gmail.com
            i will add you to the anthro prep group
            please download “hangouts app ” before sending email and sign in on that app

      1. dear, my optional is also philosophy. if you have formed group please include my name too

        1. hi guys i have given mains with sociology before…if interested plz make a whatsapp group for sociology 2017
          My number 9692681999/raja.golla@gmail.com

        1. The paper is very easy compared to the IES but the syllabus is huge . Questions are typical and repeated but still very time consuming . Thats my point of view . If you have good command over it then stick with it

        1. Didn’t gave this year prelims, was busy with camps, prep mode for 2017 CSE, so what about you…looking for 2016 mains or 2017 prep mode…. ?? In either ways i would appreciate if we could form some timed online discussion/gmail group for strategic approach and effective optional discussion….. Do let me know your thoughts on it !!!

          1. I am also in prep mode for 2017.Yes sure ,i am in for discussion.i would be free for it in night after 8 .lets talk on hangouts if possible.

            1. Hey, i just mailed you , and yeah hangout chats would be fine and we could even discuss approach and strategy for gs too…. Actually i am not using smartphone so will not be able to use android features….

            2. Hi, Glad so see fellow Docs preparing.., if you have formed any group for Med. Science , i am very interested in joining..awaiting reply. thanks.

                1. Ah..ok.., thanks for replying. So how are you preparing for the exam..? w.r.t optionals? Also, i found 2 other medicos here on Insights, but they are yet to reply. GL for the prep. i had chosen Geo as optional earlier, thinking it would help with geo in GS n Pre, and it has been helpful, but looking at mains papers, i feel more inclined to face the medical questions, so i am kinda starting anew for medical as optional, so any help/suggestions will be appreciated.

                  1. hey,i have also just started with it.currently i would be following the pattern as i did while preparing for proff exams .and have got a list of few important topics from some sites.whats with you ?

                    1. I will start with first removing the dust from my 1st year books :p tonight.., Yeah, plan to go yearwise starting with Anatomy, soon. Looking at the previous years papers, most of the topics asked from have been those topics which are considered “hyperimportant” for Uni exams, so i plan to go with the text books mostly. But as i said, i went with Geo for the last attempt, so have been away from the books for too long for my liking. In short, plan to give 2-3 hrs daily for optional and follow insights test series along with their articles n stuff. Which other sites are you following?

                2. Ah..ok.., thanks for replying. So how are you preparing for the exam..? w.r.t optionals? Also, i found 2 other medicos here on Insights, but they are yet to reply. GL for the prep. i had chosen Geo as optional earlier, thinking it would help with geo in GS n Pre, and it has been helpful, but looking at mains papers, i feel more inclined to face the medical questions, so i am kinda starting anew for medical as optional, so any help/suggestions will be appreciated.

                3. Ah..ok.., thanks for replying. So how are you preparing for the exam..? w.r.t optionals? Also, i found 2 other medicos here on Insights, but they are yet to reply. GL for the prep. i had chosen Geo as optional earlier, thinking it would help with geo in GS n Pre, and it has been helpful, but looking at mains papers, i feel more inclined to face the medical questions, so i am kinda starting anew for medical as optional, so any help/suggestions will be appreciated.

      1. will this be your first attempt? will it be ok to discuss few things off group?

        1. i have filled the form but did not appear in pre due to lack of preparation.,my first attempt will be in 2017.yeah sure u can discuss relevant thing off the group

    1. I have made the law optional group where everything which is relevant and substantive should be posted there.Quality materials and their sources all will be there.
      Kindly message me at 9968833277.
      I will add that person .

      Thanks

    2. Hi Piyush .Me too have Law Optional.how r u preparing. any contact no. ?? mine 9911668141

      1. will start preparation of geog optional from nxt mth..
        i have class written notes..but i think its not sufficient so i want more notes.
        whats u r strategy

        1. notes are helpful but i am trying to integrate practice + study… for that i will follow standard books followed by previous year questions practice…. i will also request Insight to provide secure writing for geo optional…..searching for gud mains test series…….as well as group of serious aspirants to discuss doubts,review answers, daily CA discussion……

  2. What is the current affairs syllabus for first test scheduled on 18 Aug ?
    In the syllabus for downloads it says current affairs from 1July – 17 Aug while in” My Dashboard ” – “My Tests” – “Syllabus” it says 1- 17 Aug.
    You are requested to kindly clarify the same.

  3. anyone from bhopal here, aiming for upsc 2017. I have enrolled for prelims test series 2017. if there is anyone else, we might be help to each other, in solving doubts and can get strategize for the pre as well as mains

    1. Its not to be Bhopal only, anywhere in India , we can discuss with socia network,provided if u like,s it’s better to discuss more

      1. Of course, the more we discuss, help analysing each other , the better. but for convenience sake I was asking. I can’t keep much track on social media.. as such.

                1. I am working in an MNC, 2017 will be my third attempt as I dont think I will qualify prelims this year. I had written mains in 2015.How about you?

                  1. Ohh, nice, i’ve completed my coaching in vajiram and ravi last year, though i gave this year attempt, i don’t think i can make it. But my target is to get through 2017 exam

                  2. by the way, may I have your email id, if you like to continue the discussions further

  4. someone please suggest a good weekend or online coaching for public administration

  5. shortly going to join the vision ias online coaching for GS. anybody interested to share the coaching and cost can contact..

        1. Hi, i have also geography as optional, need some idea about human geography of paper 1, how to cover those models n theories.

  6. Hello Everyone,
    I am starting preparation and 2017 will be my first attempt. I am opting for PSIR as my optional. Anyone with that optional?

      1. HI Rudra ,
        Happy to here this. Can you please tell me how can i get the study material for philosophy ? Do you have any idea?

          1. Will not be able to make it this time. Started preparing 1 month before the exam + I am a working professional. Couldnt give much time to prepare. What about you? 🙂

            1. Can’t say. Getting 107.33 as per INSIGHT answers. I too needed someone with mechanical optional. Please be in touch.

  7. Anyone having Political science optional?we can help each other..my number 9051404666

    1. hey das i will also have political science as a optional for 2017…. but i totally clueless about books….can u help me to choose which study material/books to prefer

    1. I too registered and paid but in profile they showing unpaid. I payment was successful?

    1. Hey, I’m also relocating to Bangalore and just took the first test in batch 2. How did your paper go?

    1. I have taken anthropology as optional too and i heard munirathnam reddy notes are good

        1. Definitely not but as for starting i guess it will b good..this is first attempt and as far as i have browsed it seems to b the one suggested by most toppers.

            1. Sure.as of now i have decided to buy muniratham reddy notes which is like a bundle of 4 to 5 books.it covers most topics.ive also bought p.nath for physical anthropology. Have not really started on these yet. Ill let u know further wen i come upon sources

    2. hii me too for anthropology optional-send me your no. we will form a group & prepare together

    3. even my optional is anthropology if u dont mind plz add me to that group my number -9540666342.

      1. Hey Divya
        Good to find someone with Pub adm. I am a fresher looking for 2017. Share your mail id. we can form a pub adm group to start our prep for optional right from now

  8. Hi, if there is any group of aspirants having geography as an optional kindly let me know.

          1. Hi, please add my number 07838656860 to if you have any whatsapp group. I am Sridhar and have geography as optional

    1. Hi. I too have chosen psychology. I don’t know if I could guide you but a WhatsApp group will help freshers. Let’s see if there is any.

    1. Hi. I too have chosen psychology. I don’t know if I could guide you but a WhatsApp group will help freshers. Let’s see if there is any

  9. I am unable to subscribe for mission 2017. why ?? Is there any technical problem ??

    1. Unable to pay or subscribe? I had issue while paying..it got rectified within 10 to 15 mins

  10. Anyone who is from law optional.? i have made the group kindly join it for fruitful discussion

    1. start mains writing practice from this year only even though you are going to appear next year… telling from my past experience. go ahead

  11. Unable to pay. Tried more than 10 times in an interval of half an hour . Still facing same technical issue

  12. I’m not able to pay for test series 2017
    I think there is some problem please solve this insights

    1. mail your query to support team…its ur profile which is a prob they wil sort it up for u. i had same problem

    1. hii bro mahesh .. i also have economics optional pls add me in your group … my whatsapp contact 9782734957

      1. u preparing for 2016 or 2017? am for 17… if interested we shall share our efforts?? 🙂

        1. 2016. But who knows. Let’s fetch some people with whom we can form a group. Whatsapp, Telegram or whatever

    1. Brother, Hari. I selected Pub. Ad. as optional. I am preparing to clear 2017 CSE. If interested, we can share and learn better. Please reply. Or you can Whatsapp me @ 9704025413

        1. Miss. Tanu, Please Whatsapp me, so that U, Mr. Hari & I and others who are Pub. Ad. Optional can form a group and can share our learning and Strategies required.

        2. Miss. Tanu, Please note that I am Preparing for 2017 CSE, if it is Okay , You are welcome to Whatsapp me .

  13. Anyone with Public Administration optional, Please contact 9439726724. This is my whatsapp No. We can form groups

    1. yes.. m with commerce optional. Do provide your contact or email to stay conected

    1. Hi aryan .Me too have Law Optional.how r u preparing. any contact no. ?? mine 9911668141

        1. Hey guys, I need some guidance on how psychology as optional would be, please write here as to why I should choose and why I should not choose psychology.
          I get very little time as I work 9hours, Geography is my interest but it doesnt seem feasible any more considering the portion and overall upsc paper point of view

          1. I have background in psych plus interest also . So i opted fr it.
            U should go with your interest . Syllabus psych ka b kam nai hai.
            Jab krna hi hai toh syllabus se zyada better hai think about your interest coz then only we can do justice with optional as optional level is somewhere between grad and pg. Rest search over net about psych optional coz many rankers had this optional …they can guide better with relevant pros and cons.
            Good luck.

          2. Have zero work ex. So can’t say about how psych wl help if we have less time fr prep per day.
            I feel grasping will b more and will take less time if u r interested in subject.
            Better ask working ppl…and teachers coz optional is crucial
            Ty

      1. add me in the whatsapp group if it has made so far.
        no is 8587908287
        or u can mail me at jsanket68@gmail.com.

        i have taken some classes of psychology though my background is engineering,can give u some guidance accordingly…

    1. I’ve also taken psychology as optional …. Hope we can get in touch and share some ideas … Reach me at 09003178196

  14. Dear Insights team,
    Do you have anything specific for working professionals?? Like different schedule or test series??

    1. Count me in. Everyone please provide your email ids. I’ll contact each one of you. Thank you.

      1. @mirrubain:disqus Please add me too “anaghasandra@gmail.com”
        Thank you 🙂

      1. what will happen if they will add us. will you plz tell me..why all are saying to all them..

    2. So is there any whatsapp group for History? If any, add me too 8130503662
      Hope it doesn’t become a chit chat grp.

        1. Even im also looking for roomate n im also insights offline student…contact me if u r interested..my contact no. 9964267909

  15. Sir / Madam,

    In the Mission 2017 online test series, from Test No 14, the book “RAMESH SINGH 5th Edition – Indian Economy” is being recommended. The latest available version of this book is its 8th edition. Is there a considerable difference in the chapter line up of the 8th edition which might conflict with that in the 5th edition? Shall I go ahead and purchase the 8th edition? Please advise.

    Thank you
    Raj

    1. Buy 8th Edition of Ramesh Singh. Its upadted version. Chapters are same in 5th and 8th edition.

  16. as its an constructive critisim frm my side i observed tht few initiatives of insights are started knw just before 2017 prelims test series …..we as aspirant want it through out our journey. for example mindmap initiative was stopped n again started n editorial was stopped it started again .i was following this initiatives on your website since long time suddenly they disappeared before prelims [ bcz of prelims 2017 i guess] . i request team Insight to be consistent with these initiatives, you guyz have did a lot for all of us we could not ask anything from you. Thank you for everything n you guyzzzz are doing an exceptional work on this website n keep continuing it till upsc recruits aspirants for civil services my best wishes to you guyzz stay fit , healthy n happy …

    1. Hi Nancy .Me too have Law Optional.how r u preparing ? any contact no. ?? mine 9911668141

      1. guys…!!!try to make a group on facebook because it will be easy to share any large material then and there…

  17. Please tell me if anybody is taking pol sc as optional CSE2017-18. I am interested in making a telegram group and will discuss critical matters pertaining to pol sc and international relations for atleast half n hour in the evening.My number is 9425616400.

    1. pol sci optional………….bettter if u make a grp on whatsapp rather than telegram (just an advice)………8826881076…….m available on whatsapp……

      1. Okay Prathamesh.You too can tell me if you can install telegram or not. Actually I found Telegram better. But it’s okay , will see. Will massage you or call you right away if needed. Thanks.

    2. Hey! My optional is also political science. Please add me if you are forming whatsapp group. My number is 9867454484.

        1. From all over India, people those who subscribed 2017 mission.
          Is your optional chemistry?

          1. thank you so much for telling me..but there is not any link of solving paper as they have said that on 18 august, first paper will held ..so will you tell me where there papers are….then i will submit the fees and solve those questions

                  1. if we shall pay the fees then …will they send the question through e-mail or there is any link of solving question after submitting fees….sorry may be i am bothing you but this is the last thing that i want to know because you have subscribed so you know about it very well..please tell me….thank you for your support

                  2. the link is for subscription..not for opening questions….where is the paper of 18 august..is it on your e-mail.

                    1. see, first you have to subscribe by paying money then only you can access the test.They will give u a page for clear all doubts & clarifications

    1. Hi I am also thinking of persuing from management optional, how are you approaching you studies on it

      1. I will be reading the text books of management initially and try to solve previous mains questions.How about you?

    1. Hi I am also thinking of persuing from management optional, how are you approaching you studies on it.

    1. Hi Piyush .Me too have Law Optional.how r u preparing. any contact no. ?? mine 9911668141

  18. hello anyone having optional as ‘management”.plz tell me the best source and books to prepare for that ?

    1. Hi I am also thinking of persuing from management optional, how are you approaching you studies on it ?

  19. If any group is preparing wid History As optional… plss add me …. 9681944860..!!!!!!

      1. have you done ur MBA??…coz im currently pursuing my MBA…we can create a whatsapp group for answer writing if you want

        1. hi I have completed my mba and i am currently working, sure lets connect maybe we can find some symbiosis.

          1. for sure…gimme ur no.we can c share answers and information..my number is 9440581570 (Name: Shardul Chouhan)

    1. Hi, if you have a group, willing to join in it..I hope we will be able to help each other.If not, see you on the Insights pages.., GL.

    2. hi !iim dr rajesh me too opted for optnl medical science.i think its best to rely on our known enemy than the unknown:-)i hv given cse2016 pre,but dnt knw 50-50.but im optimist for 2017.if inst kindly mail me rajesh.belamkar88@gmail.com.we shud form whtsapp group to be in constant touch.happy reading!.

  20. sir their is some problem in payment mode may join pre offline program tomorrow

      1. can any buddy tell me ..how is the SYNERGY class notes..pls if any buddy have done classes from dere?

  21. Pls let me know to kick start optional – pubadm in short span of time with optimum gain.. hai koi pls suggest me?

  22. Hello friends, good evening. Anyone choose Sociology as optional. Please give the idea to basic preparation. also material list. This is humble request to my friends choose sociology as optional.

  23. Hi Every one,
    I am preparing for 2017 CSE with Geography optional. Any active group for this optional add my number +91-9903187867.

    Thanks
    Prafulla

  24. Has any one given today’s test online……..I am not able to give it because when i am clicking on take test it is automatically taking to test list page………..

  25. please help Iam preparing for 2017 exam with geography optional , any
    senior plz suggest how to start geography means should i go for coaching
    classroom notes or read all topics from savinder singh or what iam not
    understanding how deep should i study a topic. Please reply who so ever
    can…….. thanks in advance

    1. Read ncerts n goh chen leong frst…then go for standard books like savindra singh..majid hussain to get deep understanding…atlas is most imp…hope my reply helps u

  26. Hello guys…anyone with mathematics optional over here…we can have telegram or any such group on facebook or Whatsapp.

    If you are willing to join then please comment over here…!!!

  27. hey …can anyone tell me…In the online test series,they have mentioned about two different rankings . For static ranking, they have mentioned that we are supposed to write the exam before the cut off date i.e scheduled date for next test. Does that mean that any time till the 27th of august for the first test???

    1. we r pooling people for maths optional and if you are interested comment your number here

  28. insight please tell about how manny questions directly or indirectly comes from test series 2016. analyse that question. and provide roadmap for 2017

  29. Hi friends, is there anyone who has given IAS 2017 online prelims 1st test yesterday ?. If anyone has given,, kindly tell us how to avail the test as it is nt showing on my dashboard. And request to everyone to share if others too have the same problem.

  30. if i subscribe online test series will i be able to take tests few days after the pre decided test date?

      1. Hi Rajendra,

        Saida here. I’m also from Pubad having self study , 2017 as target. My Contact No: 9912753644

        1. i am also for 2017 target. I am so happy to see you as pub ad optional. we can discuss our doubts.

          1. can you cal or give me your contact so that we can study together if you are willing to

          1. No not as of now..u taking? Just taking insights test series right now. Might take one more later.