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'Insights Prelims Test Series covered vast areas both static and current parts, solution pdfs explained topics in detail, links given in answers were helpful in exploring and learning allied topics. Prelims test series helped me score 141 in 2016 prelims as I was consistently getting 130+ in offline tests.Test Series both prelims and mains with their well chalked out time table, gave proper direction, helped in test practice and more importantly gave confidence required at crucial stages. Thanks a lot for being all along the journey of last lap of marathon of civil services'
- Nandhini K. R,Rank 1, CSE 2016
Test Series- I did prelims related test series from Insights. I revised the questions that I got wrong 3- 4 times. I did not follow any other test series. I also diligently attempted last prelims revision plan of Insights.
- Anu Kumari,All India Rank – 2 UPSC CSE 2017
After my second attempt I felt that I seriously need to work hard on GS part as well, thereby I joined Insights offline test series for Answer Writing practice, which I found to be a game changer in this journey from Rank 575 to Rank 3
- SACHIN GUPTA,Rank – 3 CSE 2017
I joined Insights Online Test Series. The test series is actually really good, the questions are very similar in their nature to the ones asked in UPSC exam. One should make full use of the test series, read the solutions properly.
- SAUMYA SHARMA,RANK 9, CSE 2017
I followed Insights 60 Day plan very religiously and completed their daily targets and day quizzes in a consistent manner. I also focused on Test Series of Insights.
- ANKIT PANNU,Rank 31, CSE 2017
This year I was very sure I won’t take any risk in prelims, else I can’t even fight the real battle (mains). I had not done much of static owing to time scarcity. And here I made the BEST DECISION of my preparation, I purchased INSIGHTS PRELIMS TEST SERIES 2017.
- Manish Kumar,Rank 61, CSE 2017
What is most important for prelims is to practice test series .This gives you training to solve the paper. Before prelims, solve as many test papers as you can. The insights test series is extremely helpful for Reverse strategy which I employed in completing the syllabus by learning from my mistakes in test papers.
- Juhi Rai,Rank 155, CSE-2016
Prelims - make sure you solve as many mock tests as possible. It must be ensured that you go through the explanations and mark some important questions which you will revise again. Insights prelims test series or any good test series will suffice.
- Bilal Mohiuddin Bhat,Rank 10, CSE 2016
Attempt at least two test series (mainly Insights prelims test series for its NCERT coverage and other basics) especially if it is your first attempt. Solve them in a simulated environment, calculate marks and then revise each question. It is also important to incorporate test series solutions in notes or highlight the ones you forget for quick revision.
- Tejasvi Rana,Rank 12, CSE 2016
I have been an ardent follower of Insights. I joined their Prelims test series in 2016 and 2017, and also the Mains test series in 2016. The Insights Prelims test series is actually all you need to revise everything you have read. I could score 144 in CSE Prelims 2016.
- Mittali Sethi,Rank 56, CSE 2016
I’d be forever indebted to InsightsonIndia for guidance not just in terms of the Exam related stuff that it provides but also vis-a-vis the Motivation that it provides while you’re traversing on this journey.
- Mirant Parikh,Rank 67, CSE 2016
I think a critical thing for Prelims is writing a lot of mock tests. I had joined Insights Test series and I made sure that I did that two or three times before I went in the actual exam. I wrote each and every test.
- Utkarsh Gupta,Rank 78, CSE 2016
Insights Prelims Tests on NCERTS was very helpful also insights’ incorporation of TAMIL NADU history book’s questions were very good and boosted my confidence. There were many questions directly or indirectly from these test series. The difficulty level is deliberately kept higher in these test series.
- Rohit Sissoniya,Rank 93, CSE 2016
I scored Rank 152 in UPSC 2016 and “insightsonindia” has played an indispensable role in this. I feel very fortunate to have had access to the commendable guidance and study materials provided by them. I have immensely benefitted from daily current affairs, daily answer writing and most importantly from the Prelims Test Series
- Suruchi Chaudhary,Rank 152, CSE 2016
I solved all 32 insight tests and the revision tests on insights regularly. And then again I looked towards insights for clarity. And I joined mains online test series from insights and regularly solved questions at my home. I did well in prelims again and scored 140.
- Aishwarya Sharma,Rank 168, CSE 2016
I have been an ardent follower of Insights for the essays and the mains everyday questions. Read newspaper yourself and supplement it with INSIGHTS daily current affairs. Solve Insights test series papers regularly.
- Akhil Mahajan,Rank 213, CSE 2016
For Prelims - Followed Insights secure series, Daily quiz and insights revision tests in addition to Insights full length tests.
- Yash Chaudhary,Rank 258, CSE – 2016
Test series provides ample opportunity to identify ones pattern of mistakes and condition ones mind to the exam scenario. In this aspect Insights test series is very comprehensive and qualitative. It gives ample practice to evaluate oneself before actual exam.
- Kiran S,Rank 310 CSE 2016
It is highly and strictly recommended that one should focus more on current affairs and a good test series. Here test series by INSIGHTS was very useful to me. It was my confidence booster. I managed to top 6 out of 8 of their full length tests at the offline center and was scoring in comfortable 150+ range. This confidence helped me a lot on the day of prelims. Eventually I ended up getting 140 +
- Sharath Chandra Arroju,AIR 425, CSE 2016
Bought all the prelims test series papers of Insights about a month before the exam. Spent days and nights on end solving them. In my experience,this was more beneficial than any book or notes I might have read earlier.
A number of questions were repeated directly from insights test series!
Here I want to state that The questions in the tests are tough. They are meant to take you a notch higher than the rest,I believe. therefore,don’t be disheartened if you can’t score a lot on them. I could never score a 100 on any of them! But continue solving them with utmost sincerity and diligence. And the final exam paper will seem like a piece of cake
- Artika Shukla,IAS, Rank - 4, UPSC Civil Services Exam - 2015
simply joining a test series will do nothing other than giving a false sense of satisfaction. UTILIZE EACH TEST. Join a test series. I would personally recommend insightsonindia Prelims test series because of the superior quality of the questions. Next comes the important part. After giving a test, GO THROUGH THE SOLUTIONS IN DETAIL. Even if you have answered a question correctly go through all the options, because you may have answered that question by eliminating options, rather than knowing all the options completely. The questions in the test series and in UPSC Prelims will be RELATED, NOT IDENTICAL.I personally gave five to six hours for analysis of solutions per test paper (Insights).
- Kumar Ashirwad,IAS, Rank - 35, UPSC Civil Services Exam - 2015
Firstly focus on basic books and NCERT and cover them thoroughly. This is the most conventional and safe area from where you can be sure that question will come and you will be able to solve. Secondly read budget, economic survey and current events thoroughly. This is another favourite area of UPSC now. Apart from this there are so many growing resources for environment, culture, conventional subjects coming up. Read them selectively on your discretion once you are done with above mentioned things.Most Important is revision, revise at least thrice.Also do give tests they help in evaluation, course completion and revision. If you don’t want to join take papers from the market. InsightsonIndia test series papers are very nice.
- Chandra Mohan Garg,IAS, Rank - 25, UPSC Civil Services Exam - 2015
I was a working professional and I could not afford to take leave due to family responsibility. Here came the insightsonindia to rescue my dream. Two years ago insightsonindia was not that much sophisticated, yet the team insights was doing its best to provide not only reading materials but also words of wisdom.
The Insightsonindia never let the competitiveness down and constantly motivated me to perform better.
Also it led the foundation of the confidence that work and preparation can go together.
After getting good score in prelims I again looked towards insightsonindia. It reverted to me with secure initiative.
- Dr. Ravindra Goswami,IAS, Rank - 152, UPSC Civil Services Exam - 2015
I had solved a dozen test series of various institutes like insightsonindia.Insightsonindia is the best website that one can rely on during preparation. It’s daily news analysis and answer writing practice helped me a lot to improve my writing skills.
- Srinivas Gowda,IPS, Rank - 105, UPSC Civil Services Exam - 2015
After seeing these 2 failures, I realized I needed a lot of practice and also some guidance to guide me in the right direction. I moved to Delhi and there I got guidance regarding newspaper reading and basic subject material from Aspire IAS institute. I gave my best this time, practiced all sorts of questions and worked on my CSAT paper well. Luckily this was the time when Insights also started prelims test series. I used to follow their question papers meticulously and it really helped me in understanding the subject and the way of answering the questions. The result was positive. For mains, I wrote some test series and was also following insights questions and compilations and worked on my optional commerce and accountancy.
- J Snehaja,IFS(Indian Foreign Service), Rank - 103, UPSC Civil Services Exam - 2015
I attempted as many question papers for Prelims as I could – Last 5-6 years QP, Insights test series Question Papers and those of few others coaching institutes in Delhi. All these were done in the simulated environment at home. Assessment of all questions was another key in helping me score 127/200 in GS-I. Detailed booklist later.
From May 2015, I had started writing few answers on Insights Mains SECURE. That was my introduction to answer-writing for Mains. Naturally, I was not very confident then but kept writing sporadically till mid-July.
- Abhishek Gupta,IPS, Rank 202, UPSC Civil Services Exam - 2015
I covered nearly 20 out of 30 test series of insights during mains. It helped me to raise the bar. I even wrote 15 questions in 1.5 hours (12 full length, 3 half because of lack of time). It helped to increase my writing speed as well as fastened the thinking power. By the time exam came, I could write one point and could think the next at the same time. All I want to say is insights is doing great job. It’s our time now to show that we can do it without any coaching.
- Agam Jain,IPS, Rank - 133, UPSC Civil Services Exam - 2015
Prelims is the most crucial part of the process. Due to heavy competition prelim has become a cause of concern. I suggest you to complete as much as syllabus as possible for prelims. Insights website for current happening through which you could solve many question related to IR, international organizations, polity etc
- Rohan Botre,IPS, Rank 187
After the CSE result of 2014 I was left with hardly a month to prepare for prelims of CSE 2015. Insights test series helped me in a very quick revision and it was extremely helpful in clearing the exam. This test series covers entire syllabus and helps in retaining the information. This year it got even better as the test schedule was in tune with the study schedule and in addition to the regular syllabus, it covered India Year Book, Various Government reports, Old question papers & Current affairs. It's so comprehensive that you wouldn't feel anything missed out. Following the study schedule and test schedule will boost one's confidence in the preparation
- Manu Adure,IRS (IT), Rank 293, UPSC Civil Services 2015