Insights Self Study Guide for Prelims and Mains – 2015

Insights Self Study Guide -for Prelims and Mains 2015

Please Read This Article on Prelims – 2015 Motivation!

Following are the list of posts that we recently started with an aim to provide you definitive roadmap to prepare for UPSC civil Services Preliminary and Mains exam from home itself.

We posted first Timetable on 28th may 2015. Please check it here.

Due to new changes introduced by UPSC in exam pattern where Paper -2 of preliminary exam is now made a qualifying one (which means its marks will not be counted to decide eligibility for Mains, however one must score at least 33% in it) and marks of Paper -1 will be considered for deciding the cutoff for Mains eligibility. Hence, importance of Paper -1 has gone up very much.

Therefore, we have started this new initiative to help you study for both prelims and mains in an integrated way from home itself. You should complement your preparation with any good test series (you can consider our too, for details click here). Practising helps a lot in this exam.

In addition to this you should also follow regularly our Secure – 2015 initiative where current events are thoroughly covered in an innovative way. Please check it here.

Following Secure questions helps you in covering all important syllabus related current issues comprehensively and productively.

If you are regular with the New initiative + Secure + Test Series, we believe that you will have a greater chance of clearing both Prelims and Mains in a single attempt. It ultimately depends on your hard work. It depends more on consistent hard work.  Our roadmap and questions are just triggers. They also act as motivating factors to help you maintain momentum. In the end, success depends on how much use you made of these initiatives.

 

Insights Self Study Guide -for Prelims and Mains 2015 – TIMETABLE

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  1. Final Update
  2. Day 50 – 06 August 2015
  3. Day 49 – 05 August 2015
  4. Day 48 – 04 August 2015
  5. Day 47 – 03 August 2015
  6. Day 46 – 31 July 2015
  7. Day 45 – 30 July 2015
  8. Day 44 – 29 July 2015
  9. FINAL TIMETABLE – 5
  10. Day 43 – 28 July 2015
  11. TIMETABLE – 5
  12. Day 42 – 27 July 2015
  13. Day 41 –  24 July 2015
  14. Day 40 – 23 July 2015
  15. UPDATE
  16. Day 39 – 21 July 2015
  17. Day 38 – 20 July 2015
  18. Day 36 & 37: 15 & 16 July 2015
  19. Day 35: 14 July 2015
  20. Day 34: 13 July 2015
  21. Day 31 and 32: 09 & 10 July 2015
  22. UPDATE (Day – 32)
  23. Day – 31: 08 July 2015
  24. TIMETABLE – 4
  25. Day – 30: 07 July 2015
  26. Day – 29: 06 July 2015
  27. Day – 28: 03 July 2015
  28. Day – 27: 02 July 2015
  29. Day – 26: 01 July 2015
  30. Day – 25: 30 June 2015
  31. Day – 24: 29 June 2015
  32. UPDATE
  33. Day – 23: 26 June 2015
  34. Day – 22: 25 June 2015
  35. Day – 21: 24 June 2015
  36. Day – 20: 23 June 2015
  37. Day – 19: 22 June 2015
  38. TIMETABLE – 3
  39. Day – 18: 20 June 2015
  40. Day – 17: 19 June 2015
  41. Day – 16: 18 June 2015
  42. Day – 15: 17 June 2015
  43. Day – 14: 16 June 2015
  44. Day – 13: 15 June 2015
  45. Day – 12: 12 June 2015
  46. Day – 11: 11 June 2015
  47. Day – 10: 10 June 2015
  48. Day – 9: 09 June 2015
  49. Day – 8: 08 June 2015
  50. TIMETABLE – 2 
  51. Day – 7: 05 June 2015
  52. Day – 6: 04 June 2015
  53. Day – 5: 03 June 2015
  54. Day – 4: 02 June 2015
  55. Day – 3: 01 June 2015
  56. Day – 2: 30 May 2015
  57. Day – 1: 29 May 2015
  58. TIMETABLE – 1
  • Debika Kumar

    Thank You so much Sir

  • vikram rk

    Nice one insights.keep up the good work.1suggestion is to increase the prelim questions a bit more AO that appropriate focus can be given for prelims now.

  • Shehnaaz malik

    i am planning to start the preparation for ias. Can i do selfstudy???. from where should i start?? …..i m totally confused… please anyone help

    • Balu

      First decide…. Q. 1. Why you want to prepare for IAS?

      You should have a strong reason to prepare for IAS.
      Then comes, Q. 2.What to Study?
      For that join any coaching centre… any one small or big…. They will guide you in the beginning which is very important…
      Or else…. If you are very consistent and hard working candidate….. Start first with NCERT books.

      Read Geography, Polity, Economy, History and Science from NCERT VI to XII… Many Times…. After doing this….. If you still have feeling to prepare for IAS preparation….Then comes the Third Question

      How to Study for IAS preparation?

      • Shehnaaz malik

        what if i dont want to join coachng centre

        • Balakrishna. Y

          If you dont want to join coaching centre, its ok….. then you have to read above mentioned NCERT books first.

          • Shehnaaz malik

            thank you.. 1 ques more…if I pick any one subject like geography or anyone else… ncert and any one book of the subject mentioned on various sites would be sufficient..???

            • Shehnaaz malik

              books recommended by insight for all the subject would be sufficient??

              • Balakrishna. Y

                Insight is only a forum ….. they also not sure what to read , what not to read…. what ever they prescribed , that is good for beginners… but UPSC exam ask those question in Prelims and MAINS…. where nobody can expect…. what ever you read in the begnning, is only for your satisfaction… but nothing going to help you….. UPSC conduct exam not to select students but to eliminate students. So there exam pattern is, Candidates should be ready to face any eventuality… not by traditional even in unexpected situations also, they should have a sense of humour.

                • Shehnaaz malik

                  okay I understand

                  • Balakrishna. Y

                    Practice Makes Man Perfect……. So, First read entire Syllabus of Prelims and Mains, Than Read Previous question papers , Select few books many many times. As per my recommendation, you need hardly 10 books for entire General Studies and another 10 books for Optional Subject. If you read these 20 books perfectly many times, what ever UPSC asks you, you will be in a position to write good answers. ALL THE BEST.

                    • Shehnaaz malik

                      thank you so much …. for your guidance..if you want to give any other suggestion then please do that….

                    • Balakrishna. Y

                      if you have any other quires….. feel free to mail me….. I will surely reply you….. my email id is……[email protected]…… I passout from JNU, New Delhi.

            • Balakrishna. Y

              UPSC exam preparation is not reading many books rather reading few books which are important. It requires such a preparation, you should know what to avoid. If you go on read everything, you will take more than 5 years to read all books one time. So, it is not reading all , rather reading selectively…… all websites gives same book list…. dont follow any website book list.

              • Shehnaaz malik

                okay … thank you so much…