Category: TOPPERS

UPSC Interview – The Dividing Line. Or Probably Not.

UPSC Interview – The Dividing Line. Or Probably Not. Hi everyone! Before I go any further, I want to share a few links that might help everyone out here. I have written extensively about Prelims and Mains and my optional which was Psychology. Many of these articles were published here at Insights on India. For everyone’s benefit, I am putting...

MOTIVATION: Topper’s Story – Nishant Jain, Rank – 13 CSE-2014 : Story of Inspiration and Hard Work

  MOTIVATION: Topper’s Story – Nishant Jain, Rank – 13 CSE-2014 : Story of Inspiration and Hard Work Never never never give up: The Story of My Success -Nishant Jain, IAS (Rank-13, UPSC CSE-2014)   “When you want to achieve something desperately, you move ahead by following the signs which you get from time to time; then the whole universe...

Albert John, AIR 179, Prelims strategy 145(2016), approx 130( 2017)

    Albert John, AIR 179, Prelims strategy 145(2016), approx 130( 2017)   I write this as I would like to share something which worked for me in prelims preparation. In 2016 I gave a full fledged attempt, scored about 145 marks. In my next attempt, I was working as a Professor, my 2016 results came on may 31st, all...

Writing an Essay – Showing who you are, on paper. – Mittali Sethi, IAS (Essay -160 marks)

  Writing an Essay – Showing who you are, on paper. – Mittali Sethi, IAS (Essay -160 marks)   Hi everyone! This will be the last in the series of articles I have written at Insights regarding preparation for Civil Services. As I leave for training in a day, deadlines are here and so, my sincere apologies to those who...

As Mains approaches – Strategy and a few words. – Mittali Sethi

As Mains approaches – Strategy and a few words Mittali Sethi, IAS   Hi everyone! I am hoping that your preparation for Mains is in full swing, and that you are enjoying the journey. This is an exceptional time – time that you will remember always, so don’t forget to savour it, even if you are fearful and anxious.  ...