UPSC CIVIL SERVICES IAS EXAM PREPARATION GUIDE

INTRODUCTION
ABOUT FACING THE UPSC PERSONALITY TEST
MYTHS AND LIES ABOUT IAS PREPARATION
  1. Myths and Lies About IAS – Busted
LATEST  ARTICLES
  1. RECENT POSTS
  2. IMPORTANT ARTICLES
PREPARING FOR IAS -2014? MUST READ LINKS
  1. Insights Secure – 2014  – 
  2. Secure – 2014 – New Initiative on Current Events
  3. Science and Technology, Environment, Biodiversity
MOTIVATION
  1. Wake Up Before It’s Too Late
  2. How to Keep Your Motivation High?
  3. Motivational Articles
QUESTIONS FROM INSIGHTS IN MAINS 2013
  1. Questions From Insights That Appeared in Mains-2013 GS Paper-2
  2. Questions From Insights That Appeared in Mains-2013 GS Paper-3
UPSC CIVIL SERVICES SYLLABUS, QUESTION PAPERS AND PATTERN
  1. Mains New Pattern –  Simplified!
  2. UPSC Previous Year Question Papers
  3. Complete Syllabus Of All Subjects
  4. GS All Papers’ Detailed Syllabus
REFERENCE BOOKS LIST
  1. Flipkart – High Discount Books
  2. Reference Books For UPSC Civil Services Prelims
  3. Reference Books For UPSC Civil Services Mains
  4. Reference Books For UPSC Civil Services Mains- Optional Subjects
  5. Must Read Books (written by eminent officers) For an IAS Aspirant
HOW TO PREPARE MAINS GENERAL STUDIES PAPERS
  1. How To Choose Optional Subject For Mains? 
  2. Important Instructions For Essay Writing 
  3. Essay Strategy
  4. How To Prepare For Mains General Studies Paper-I
  5. How to Prepare For Mains General Studies paper – II
  6. How to Prepare For Mains General Studies Paper- III
  7. How to Prepare For Mains General Studies Paper – IV 
ETHICS AND APTITUDE  CASE STUDIES
  1. Case Studies – Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude
STRATEGY FOR OPTIONAL SUBJECTS
  1. Strategy For Sociology 
  2. Strategy For Public Administration – by IAS Topper
  3. Strategy For Economics – by IAS Topper
  4. Strategy For Mathematics – by IAS Topper
ANSWER WRITING CHALLENGES
  1. Rationale Behind Daily Answer Writing Challenge
  2. Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – General Studies
  3. Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Science and Technology
  4. Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge-Public Administration
  5. Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge-Psychology
  6. Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge-Geography
  7. Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge-Sociology
  8. Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – History
  9. Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Management
  10. Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Philosophy
  11. Insights  Secure – 2014 
WRITING IMPROVEMENT
  1. How to Write Good Answers in Mains – Important Tips
  2. Tips For Improving Answer Writing Skills
  3. For Better Comprehension & Vocabulary
READING & COMPREHENSION IMPROVEMENT
  1. Increasing Reading and Comprehension Speed
STUDY MATERIALS
  1. Download Model Question Paper-cum-Answer-book For GS Paper – II
  2. Syllabus Related Articles From Yojana Magazines – 2012
  3. Syllabus Related Articles From Yojana Magazines – 2013
  4. Collection of ‘Do You Know’ Coloumns From Yojana Magazines
  5. Download Yojana and Kurukshetra Magazines 
  6. Free Graphic E-Book On Indian Art and Culture
  7. Complete Study Material On Indian Art and Culture
  8. Free study Material For Environment, Biodiversity – Mains
  9. The Economic Times – ET in the Classroom
MISCELLANEOUS
  1. How To Prepare For The UPSC Civil Services Exam – From Prelims To The Personality Test
FEEDBACK 
  1. Leave Behind Your Valuable Suggestions and Feedback Here
CLEAR YOUR DOUBTS
  1. Doubts Corner
WEEKEND DEBATES
  1. Debate A Challenging Issue On Insights Every Weekend
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  1. FAQs

 

  • Virpal

    Hi sir,
    I am preparing for UPSC since 4 months as I have completed my BE(Mechanical) few months ago & decided to join this stream, First of all I started with NCERT books & news paper. I got immense guidance & motivation from your blogs.Even after passing through this much preparation time I couldn’t able to get answer of one question that what should I opt as optional subject either Mechanical Engineering or Public Administration ( As I Google for this famous subject ) or Any humanity Subject ? Please guide me on this Problem & share your experience.
    I am neither getting any link for Mechanical subjects preparation nor any experience person’s suggestion.

    Thank you

  • Ajitesh Panwar

    Sir .
    Can u write an article or guide us for preparing the two qualifying papers, English and Indian language (Hindi) in mains .. I don’t want to take a risk by taking them lightly ..
    every little help will be highly appreciated ..
    thank u sir

  • HOSUR_GWDA

    east or west insight is the best

  • abhijeet powar

    Upsc is giving mains question this time??? In the notification it said that there will be one question cum answer booklet???

  • curiosity

    Sir
    First of all i would like to thank the whole insight team for creating such a platform to prepare for upsc which generally seems difficult from a single sources but u have incorporated several source.
    Secondly i would like you to favour regarding the current issues pile up pdf which contains news (not ques) so that we can refer any time seeking the article against the ques.
    Thats all i would like to say sir.
    Thank a lot.

  • Mourya

    does having a tattoo be a problem for civil services ?

  • rajnish

    please suggest for (hindi meadium student ) , how to prepaire for upsc pre nd mains

  • umesh

    hiiiiiiiiiiii.good attempt at all g.s papers

  • umesh

    hiiiiiiiiiiii.good attempt at all g.s papers

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