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[ Entrance Test ] CORE BATCH 2021 – Details of Fees & Timetable


InsightsIAS Core Batch – 2021

Details of Entrance Test, Fees, Timetable etc


Dear Students,

As you already know, to clear this exam with a very good rank there is no shortcut. Only through consistent and rigorous efforts with immense faith in your abilities (and, in our abilities), you can realistically think of getting a rank when you write the exam. If you are a General Merit (GM) candidate, you should be in top 75 to get IAS. The competition is getting tougher. Only the toughest can last in this competition. In order to be tough, you need a training that prepares you to face any challenge or uncertainty that UPSC throws at you. This is where our time-tested Core Batch comes into the picture.


We are elated to announce our highly rewarding and intensive answer-writing cum mentorship program – Core Batch 2021 exclusively for its Offline students in Bangalore and Delhi.


Over the years Core Batch has been instrumental in creating many toppers since CSE-2014, including Rank-1 in CSE-2016 (Nandini K R), Rank-17 in CSE-2018 (Rahul Sankanur) and the latest Rank-5 in CSE-2019 (Jeydev CS)


The famous quote – “If you are persistent, you will get it. If you are consistent, you will keep it.” justifies the impact InsightsIAS Core Batch has on its students. As part of this program you will write 76  Mains tests which will prepare you to score the best marks in all GS and Essay papers.


It is proved beyond doubt that the secret ingredient to success in the Civil Services Examination is CONSISTENCY. Ensuring CONSISTENCY through a meticulously designed timetable and regular mentoring is precisely the biggest advantage InsightsIAS Core Batch has to offer.


Core Batch is meant for the truly aspiring, dedicated and faithful students only. This program is definitely not for those who expect more from others rather than trying their best to bring out their maximum potential through consistent hard work. This program not only transforms an ASPIRANT into a TOPPER but also improves the rank of existing rank holders, provided the candidate studies passionately and utilises every feature of the program to the fullest. We go with the motto that CORE students must strive to score 900+ marks in the Mains exam.


This program seeks to effectively back students who have the mettle, intellect and grit to crack this exam and channelize their energy towards meaningful and productive preparation in order to score maximum marks in Mains and ensure their rank in Top 100.


The fundamental principle that makes Core Batch unique is its specific focus on increasing GS scores so as to nullify any adverse marks one might get at the Interview (personality stage). If you can score good marks in the interview too, then you will be on your way to be in Top 100 easily. That’s the potential of Core Batch – which trains you hard to be the best you can when it comes to scoring top marks in Mains.


All the tests have been carefully designed to not only test an aspirant’s ability to comprehend, retain and reproduce quality content, but also to give a competitive edge by touching upon only relevant topics which will be important from the exam point of view (Prelims + Mains) and enable students to acquire the indispensable art of efficient time management.


With main focus on Mains tests ensuring dedicated mentorship, guaranteed evaluation and personal feedback, Core Batch 2021 also offers Prelims, CSAT, Essay and Interview guidance from the best of faculties & mentors, esteemed toppers and our Director Vinay GB Sir. It also offers access to our Success and Mindset Coach to ensure impeccable mental health in these uncertain and trying times.


Based on our vast experience of conducting thousands of Mains tests and giving personal feedback to toppers; at the same time gaining insights from students’ feedback – who have been associated with us for a long time, Core Batch – 2021 Program is going to deliver definite results. But to get ‘definite’ results we will need a limited group of very serious students who have tried hard but were unsuccessful due to shortage of few marks in the Mains examination or even at the Interview stage. Hence, we will be focusing only on 50 students (50 each from Bangalore and Delhi) in this particular batch, who will be selected through an entrance test (Details of the Entrance test is given at the end). This can ensure personalized & constant push, motivation, guidance, great environment for group discussions and individual study for selected students.


The timetable of Core Batch 2021 has been meticulously designed keeping in mind the changing demand of the Civil Services exam. With a total of 95 Mains tests divided in 3 Rounds of ascending difficulty with respect to number of questions and time duration of each tests, the Core Batch grills and trains students to face much tougher situations compared to the actual exam and makes them absolutely exam-ready!


Such a rigorous training not only enables students to be thoroughly prepared for the Mains exam beforehand but also have sufficient time to dedicate for Prelims and Optional preparation.


InsightsIAS replete with qualitative resources, exceptional talent and state-of-the-art infrastructure aims to deliver the best possible guidance to our students. Every year, our results have proven that our initiatives both Online and Offline continue to be innovative, unique and IAS aspirant – friendly.


NOTE: Students who have qualified for the Interview Stage in 2019 will be eligible for direct admission (without entrance test) with a special discount of 25%.


Core Batch 2021 promises to be all of this and much more exclusively for its Offline students in Bangalore and Delhi.


Details of the program:


  1. A Total of 76 Mains Tests will be conducted in 3 Rounds.
  2. First round consists of Sectional tests based on micro-syllabus and concludes by Full length tests ensuring comprehensive coverage of all papers.
  3. Second and Third Round will give you a real exam like feeling enabling students to consolidate and put to test the effectiveness of their preparedness.
  4. GS IV and Essay tests (Sectional and Full length) will be a part of every round guaranteeing mastery over the papers.
  5. Discussion classes will be conducted after every test, in which our expert faculties will discuss the questions asked in the test and facilitate doubt clearance.
  6. Dedicated Mentorship will also be provided. Mentors will be responsible for tracking your progress, identify strengths-weaknesses and advise you throughout the journey.

Please note : This Course starts from 5 November 2020(tentatively)in Bangalore Branch. Starting Date of the Course in Delhi Branch will be updated soon.


Core Batch is not only about Mains. It also trains you for Prelims exam in a unique way by integrating your learning with MAINS concepts and Prelims facts. By the end of the program you would have solved 2700 high quality MCQs. Free Subscription to our Subject-wise Prelims Test Series and Textbook based PrelimsTest Series  is also given for extra practice.

Core Batch Students will also be given free access to Prelims Booster Classes 2021(Revision Classes)



NOTE: Go through the timetable carefully to know the Question and Test duration break-up for each Mains Test.



Total Fee: Rs.85,000/-  inclusive of GST

Old Subscriber Discount: 20%



( Registration Link for Entrance Test is given at the end)


Entrance test will be conducted in 2 rounds ( MODE : ONLINE only)

Round 1 :  Prelims ( 100 MCQs) – 1 hour

Date: 25th October 2020, Sunday

Time : 11am to 12noon

Results will be announced by 5pm on the same day

NOTE: Top 300 will proceed to Round 2

(150 will be from Bangalore Centre and 150 from Delhi Centre)


Round 2 : Mains ( 1 Essay + 1 Question from GS1, GS2, GS3 & GS4 each)

Date: 26th October 2020, Monday

Time : 11am to 1pm

Results will be announced on 27th October 2020, Tuesday

Top 100 Students will be selected for Core Batch 2021

(50 from Bangalore Centre and 50 from Delhi Centre)


We will maintain a reserve list of 100 Students. If Selected 100 Students do not confirm their admissions within 2nd November 2020, Students from Reserve list will be given a chance based on first-come-first-serve basis




Feedback for Core Batch from previous students:



Click Here to Register for Entrance Test

(We have kept a registration fee of Rs 200/- to prevent non-serious students from applying to core batch program)


For any queries contact,

7483163074 / 9380863034



Take a leap, spread your wings and chase your dreams with InsightsIAS!