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[ REVISED TIMETABLE ] INSTA REVISION PLAN 2.0 & 3.0 : Blueprint for UPSC CSE 2021 Prelims + Mains Preparation


“Smooth seas do not make skillful warriors”

The hallmark of success is to be resilient enough to bounce back from adversity faster than your competitors. In facing, what others would call a perfect recipe for failure, the truly successful find their inner strength and become even better than they were before. How quickly they recover from disappointment, difficulties, sadness, or pain, can determine how readily they are to re-establish their position of confidence and emerge a winner.

2020 is almost repeating itself in 2021 for Civil service aspirants – the silver lining is that the Prelims postponement was announced much before than last year and amidst all the uncertainties, consciously choosing to focus on the ‘half glass full’ – we have been granted 4 whole months for strengthening our existing preparation!

During such times all you need is a PLAN that keeps you focused, a supportive & competitive COMMUNITY that keeps you on your toes all the time and a MENTOR who wants you to succeed as if, it’s his own.

The perfect plan, an intellectual community almost like a virtual utopian world, and an immensely supportive Team insights – all together, will lead to an all-time high internal motivation – the X-FACTOR – indispensable to endure this long and arduous journey.



Most of you were following the Insta 70Days Revision Plan 2021 –  1.0 seriously and made use of the time effectively.

Now, with the gift for nearly 4 extra months – it’s time for you to prepare so well that you must feel confident about Mains-2021 as well.

You can now afford to devote the next two months for the preparation of Mains without fearing Prelims (as you have been preparing for Prelims since March – April). But these two months must be used wisely to improve those areas which will help you fetch more marks in Mains-2021

We would suggest you to focus on the below areas smartly for the next 2 months:

1) Mains-Specific GS topics – which many people ignore due to too much focus on Prelim’s syllabus

2) Ethics (General Studies Paper – 4)

3) Essay

4) Optional Subject


The INSTA Revision Plan 2.0 is carefully designed to help you concentrate on these areas for the next two months and then smoothly shift to Prelims-Only preparation (from first week of August onwards).

The Detailed Timetable is self-explanatory. Please go through it 2-3 times and internalize it. Let it be your blueprint for the next four months.





1) We have divided the Insta Revision Plan into 2.0 & 3.0 where in We cover MAINS part also till July 2021 in Insta Revision Plan 2.0. From August, Insta Revision Plan 3.0 will concentrate exclusively on Prelims preparation.

2)This time we have given good revision gaps so that you revise as well as complete any pending syllabus.

3)We have kept Sundays for Essay writing and revision

4)With respect to Optional – including it in this timetable was very tricky. Knowing the importance of practicing answer writing in optional subjects  – we went for the best approach of directing you to solve last 2-3 years UPSC papers. You can either segregate last 3 years papers subject-wise and practice daily 1-2 questions, or as given in the timetable write answers to one broad question (including sub-questions). This will help you gain confidence in the optional subject.

Choose the questions, read the topics from your texts/notes and then answer these questions based on memory. Keep a separate notebook for this. We will explore if it’s possible to hep you post your answers on our website so that some of you can mutually review each others’ answers.

5)With respect to Ethics, Questions will be uploaded as per the Timetable provided.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ETHICS – Insta Revision Plan 2.0 Timetable


Along with this, also answer questions from previous year UPSC Question Papers. Solving those questions daily will help you write better answers.


6)Moreover, from our side we will review a few answers daily (if you post in the comments section). We will feature the best answer too.


The Mains specific topics are given preference in the beginning. If you can complete most of them by first week of August (try to make small notes), you will do well in the Mains Test Series after Prelims. Topics are placed in the timetable in such a way that there is a smooth transition from Mains-Specific topics to Prelims cum Mains overlapping topics.

We have kept in mind the plight of many in the current situation and also the saturation that you would have reached practicing many papers specifically for prelims.

You can follow this timetable with new energy and new confidence. Say to yourself that, no matter what, you will stay disciplined and give your best.

Finally, your 100 percent commitment is needed here. If you want to see progress, you will have to trust someone and try the process with lots of faith.

Even if you follow 70 percent of this plan, you will be in a lot better position than you are today, when it comes to inching towards success.

Opportunity is once again knocking at your door – Do not fear and waste precious time!

Unlock yourself from the uncertainty and make certain your success.

Looking forward to your participation.



(if any minor changes are required, the Plan will be updated accordingly. You may point out them in comments section)