There comes a time when we have to take a leap of faith to realise our long-cherished dream. We are also no exception to this. Bringing our offline guidance program with loads of additional features added to the online platform was a challenging task. With months of preparation, which includes the most crucial part of building a robust team of faculties and mentors, to provide the best possible classes both online and offline starting from this year. It’s not just the covid that made it possible, it’s also our deep-rooted philosophy of providing the best possible guidance, classes, resources, individual guidance and much more to students at an affordable cost while caring for their progress and success from day one of the course.
As someone who has seen, heard and responded to the pain of thousands of aspirants who without right guidance have ended up losing huge money, time, energy, confidence and finally success too – we are instinctively and intrinsically empathetic to the needs of our students. We have also come to realise that supporting an aspirant through thick and thin of their journey is essential and crucial. If you once pay fees for our full-fledged classroom program, we will help you in all possible ways till you achieve your success (which includes giving free prelims and mains tests; continued individual guidance such as evaluation of your answers etc whenever you need them in future). Our entire team is built with this sensitivity and love towards our students – which has become the cornerstone of our entire program.
Since 2014 we are running intensive offline programs that have yielded excellent results. And for our growth we have always depended upon the goodwill of our followers and toppers who have helped us reach the popularity we have achieved today. With more than 1.25 lakh unique visitors every day making use of our free content, among which thousands of nameless toppers are also included. Nameless because – we have never tried to reach all the toppers and seek their testimonial forcefully. We have relied on voluntary articles and messages of gratitude sent by happy toppers. If you are a long time follower of InsightsIAS you will understand what we are trying to convey here. For us what matters is not commerce. What really matters is your success. We do our best from our side to help you get the rank. We know that even with our help, it’s your 99 percent hard work that earns you your success. We don’t like to own your success. Because of this attitude which we have followed since the day of inception, you will not see flashy banners with photos of toppers either in our offline centres or on our website.
These things are important to be told as we need those categories of students in our class who come to us with proper understanding of our philosophy and approach towards imparting training necessary to clear this prestigious civil services exam. We don’t want someone to land in our class because of an advertisement seen in a newspaper. The final result depends on many factors: your dedication from the beginning towards the course; your sincerity and hard work; your confidence level; quality of our classes and guidance; your ability to make use of the guidance and resources given by us; finally your nerves on the day of examination. There are many more factors. This exam is not an ordinary exam. You can clear this exam within 1-2 attempts if you understand underlying fundamentals and simplify the whole exam preparation phase from day one. Our offline and online classroom program will focus on these aspects – simplifying exam preparation and providing you tools and support necessary to sustain this long journey without feeling burdened – emotionally and intellectually.
In our classes, we establish a healthy relationship with our students where they will be comfortable in both learning from us and also letting know about how we can further help them give their best in the exam. Over the last 6 years, having produced many toppers including all India Rank – 1 (CSE-2016). We at Insights have gained better understanding of what it takes to become a topper without wasting precious time of their youthful lives. This year (CSE-2019) too we are 100 percent sure that many of our classroom students will pass this exam with top ranks. With little luck, our classroom student might again land a Rank-1 this year. And remember, these ranks come from a few hundreds of students enrolled in our courses every year. Our conversion rate from Mains to Interview has been more than 40 percent for the past 5 years – especially from offline Mains batches.
With all the negativity around that’s affecting everyone, at this moment you need a reliable guide whose only aim is to see you succeed in this exam at any cost. If you have watched our videos or read motivational articles, we see your success not as an end, but a great beginning for the country. We strive to help you succeed not only because it brings us good reputation, but also because it is an opportunity for us to help India get officers with conscience who will work towards making our country truly progressive in all senses.
We can copy and paste counteless positive reviews that we have received over the years(you can read them in any comment section of our articles), but that again serves the purpose of getting random aspirants into our classroom who haven’t actually visited our website regularly and done basic research about this exam. If you are truly interested in joining our program, please spend time on this website for 2-3 days and see the amount of commitment we show towards making UPSC civil services exam preparation simple, smooth and painless for lakhs of aspirants across the country (Today on 20th June 2020, our website is ranked at 359 in India which has millions of websites. It is visited by almost every SERIOUS IAS aspirant in the country. To put into perspective, PIB website is ranked at 466, and UPSC website is ranked at 482 today) This is not to boast about our popularity. These metrics should help you realise the fact that it takes a big team of dedicated content writers, coordinators, web developers to run this website smoothly so that we don’t fail you. We have double the dedication towards all our programs as the accountability is high as they are paid programs. We constantly have this awareness to serve you well for the money you pay for our programs. Recently we started current affairs and other initiatives in Hindi for the reason that students preparing in Hindi medium were cheated of quality material and guidance. This again takes a good team to keep things going. Consistency has been our hallmark with small exceptions here and there. Our consistency is key determinant in ensuring your consistency.
We like to travel an extra mile to make sure that our students don’t feel burdened at any point in their exam preparation. We are the first IAS exam training institution in India to appoint a full-time wellness coach to help any depressed or stressed students clinically. Our mentorship program which has been our hallmark since the beginning, provides one-to-one guidance along with acting as a support system throughout your journey. For a coaching/training institution it is extremely important to think from the shoes of an aspirant. This gives us insights to not only cater to the needs of our students, but also constantly experience the very ordeals that an aspirant experiences. This experience of closely listening to grievances of students and trying our best to address them has enabled us to come up with programs that make preparation free from distractions – the factors that cause mental agony to students. Our holistic and intensive classroom program which is designed considering the evolving demand of the exam, needs of aspirants and needs of the country, will keep you busy for next 1.5 years. Keeping yourself busy staying on the right path is the best thing you can do to stay fit psychologically and intellectually to ace this exam.
Our pioneering initiative of IGNITE@Insights which we started an year ago to intellectually stimulate our students will resume once covid and fear ends. Ignite initiative was successful in giving our students purpose to pursue this exam with even more determination. The stories and tribulations shared by the country’s top bureaucrats and other accomplished personalities, in addition to intellectual stimulation, helps you get the right perspective on issues that really matter for every Indian today. Getting clarity about why you want to be in civil services is the best thing that can happen to you any day. Because, this clarity will keep propelling you towards your goal. And what more, it helps you score handsome marks in UPSC interview too.
As part of our classroom program you will be guided till the interview phase. This year when final results will be announced, you will hear good reviews about our interview guidance. Again the guidance given for the interview stems from our experience of understanding the core demand of the exam; key expectations by the UPSC panel and also from our very own experience of scoring good marks once upon a time when we were giving this exam. Preparation for UPSC interview starts from the day one of your classes. It’s not something you do in the end. It’s everyday value that you inculcate which will make you better human and the best administrator for the needs of the country.
This year, our entire strategy for classroom program is driven by unique approach of EQUIP strategy. Most of our initiatives are intended to teach you how to fish rather than give you ready-made meal to savour. Carrying forward the same approach, we have evolved EQUIP strategy to impart classroom program for you to learn skills necessary to clear this exam.
E – Explanation of Basic Concepts by faculty
Q – Quest: A mini test comprising of MCQs and Mains Question- to help you apply the acquired knowledge
U – Understand: Best form of understanding will be to internalise knowledge gained and enhance retention through test-discussions after every class
I – Interact – Real-time interactivity with teachers contributes in qualitative learning with instant doubt clearance.
P – Perform – Taking tests once every week and fortnight becomes a part of your routine preparing you to perform well in every test
You can Count on Us with following Features:
- Integrated Classes for Prelims + Mains with exhaustive coverage of entire syllabus (GS + CSAT)
- Integrated Ethics and Essay classes – special feature
- Comprehensive coverage of Current Affairs for MAINS through the most promising ICAN Initiative
- Practice what you learn everyday through –
-Daily Prelims & Mains Class Tests
-Weekly Prelims Revision Tests
-Fortnightly Mains Revision Tests
-Full Length Prelims and Mains Tests after every subject is completed
5. Personal Mentor – a trusted adviser to track your progress throughout
6. Live doubts clearance session + Doubts clearance via chat
7. Success & Mindset Coach to ensure impeccable mental health
8. LIVE CLASSES + RECORDED CLASSES to ensure students never miss a class
9. Toppers Chose and Toppers Recommend our All India Prelims Test Series with the widest Post Test analysis
10. Mains Answer evaluation based on comprehensive parameters to improve your score constantly.
11. Most promising faculty, mentors and INSTA Team will be your constant companions
12. Personality test preparation: Multiple Mock Interviews, video recording of mock interviews, personalised feedback and group discussions
13. IGNITE sessions – eminent personalities with enormous knowledge from diverse fields interact with our students,share their knowledge and motivate them
14. INSTA Materials – Class Notes, handouts, INSTA 30 and other value-added material
Features that You will Use in InstaClasses Online Portal:
InstaClasses Course Dashboard:
- Staying Disciplined is utmost important for UPSC CSE Preparation. You need to keep track on your studies and do not miss anything. Your Course Dashboard helps you in this
Course Dashboard displays the overall stats of your progress in the class. It nudges you to stay UpToDate by acting as reminder for Tests, Recorded Classes to be watched, upcoming Live Classes, Latest Updates etc. Once you start taking Prelims and Mains Tests, your progress stats with respect to scores, performance and other analysis will also appear in this Course Dashboard.
- All Classes are arranged Systematically Subject wise ( In the sample screenshot, we have loaded only one subject-wise for representative purpose). On clicking Take Class under the respective subjects
-You can either watch the Live Class Scheduled or watch the Recorded Class Later.
-Prelims and Mains Tests for Each topic/class will be provided on the same day. After the Class, you can write the Prelims test and Mains tests.
-Your Prelims scores, Analytics of your performance and Mains Answers will be automatically made available to your mentor so that your mentor can guide you to improve your scores.
Classes Subjects Listing Image
Classes – Live + Recorded Image
Recorded Class image :
In Every Class, either LIVE / Recorded, you will be given the gist of the class and also the Materials to Download
Doubts are addressed at three levels:
- Doubts During Live Class
- Doubts after watching Recorded Class
- Doubts/discussion among peers anytime
In Live Classes, Doubts can be asked during the class itself in the Q&A session or through Live Chat Box. Faculty will answer the doubts in the classes during the doubts clearance session. However, we have also enabled the Doubts Corner for those students who watch Recorded Class. Doubts can be posted and faculty will reply you via mail. Apart from these you can also post doubts in the DisQus Comments space provided. This will also help you to discuss doubts among your friends
Feedback is INDEED VERY IMPORTANT for us. It helps us know the expectations of students and also improve further. You can give feedback after every class
Detailed Cumulative Performance analysis of all tests taken by you is made available with different infographics. The widest analytics will help you know your strengths and weaknesses, where to concentrate, how to proceed further.
Each student is assigned a mentor – a personal guide to help you throughout. You can reach your mentor at any point of time by just booking a slot and get all your doubts cleared, get your answers and essays evaluated personally, learn strategies, seek help to follow a self-study timetable. Your mentor will be ready to help you anytime.
You can track your mentorship sessions with queries asked, suggestions received, improvement after incorporating suggestions given by mentor etc
Process to book slots for mentorship will be made available to you after enrolment.
Success & Mindset Coach:
Amidst uncertainties around, ups and downs in the surrounding, some glitches in preparation, small hiccups in life is not uncommon. Every person at some point of time would go through all of these. Civil Services aspirant is no different. In fact, with so much to study and discipline to be maintained throughout, Stress within, pressure from family and friends to clear the exam pushes students more into the vicious cycle of being worried. Students need a hand to hold and help tackle the downs that they face.
Mrs Arati Patil, a full time Success & Mindset coach, NLP Coach, Psychotherapist who has vast experience in this field will be with you to help you throughout.
You can book slots to avail the sessions of Life Coach.
Process to book slots for Success & Mindset Coach will be made available to you after enrolment.
There are many more features that you will eventually discover. What matters is your success – both for you and us. To succeed, as already mentioned above, you must use the resources to the maximum and get benefits out of them. If you are confident of making use of InstaClasses-2021 to your advantage, don’t think twice.
Give scholarship test tomorrow and test your luck. If you can’t make it top 100 or 200, don’t worry – every rupee you pay will be worth it. We will ensure it.
Looking forward to EQUIP you and facilitate your success.