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[ New Course ] INSTACOURSES-2022: Year Long Mains Test Series (YLM) 4.0 – for UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2022






Fee: Rs 15000/- (Inclusive of all taxes)  

Early bird offer15% discount (Limited Period till 25th Nov. 2021)

For old subscribers20% discount

YLM 2022 ( 4.0)  TIMETABLE 



The flagship program of InsightsIAS – Year-Long only Mains (YLM) Test Series has been acknowledged to be closest to the actual UPSC Mains Question Papers leading to terrific student performance.


Year Long Only Mains Test Series concerns itself with ONLY the MAINS component of Integrated Prelims Cum Mains (IPM) Test Series program. It caters to students who wish to practice answer-writing for Mains Examination only.


The YLM Test Series utilises simple yet ingenious methods to hone every aspirant’s ability and foster sharpening of skills with a disruptive impact on their preparation. It can prove to be a keystone to success in the coveted Civil Services Examination if thoroughly practiced from day one.


Abraham Lincoln is quoted as having said, “If I had five minutes to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first three sharpening my axe.”


Undoubtedly, every serious aspirant spends a lot of time fine-tuning their preparation but often fail to find a program that aids in sharpening their preparation (AXE) that has the potential to give them returns way beyond their efforts establishing success in the fastest manner possible ever known to Civil Service aspirants.


Like an AXE, The IPM with its methodology, will:


  1. Inculcate the habit of discipline & ensures exhaustive preparation for MAINS with a perfectly planned timetable to keep you focused, busy and consistent throughout the year.


  1. Adoption of the success-guaranteed EBS Approach* (Essential, Breakthrough & Simulation) to STEP-UP the difficulty level gradually making you more competitive and inculcate the art of inter-disciplinary linkages in your answer-writing skills.


Mains tests – 40

(i) Essay – 8

      • Sectional Topics – 6
      • All Topics – 2

(ii) General Studies-32

      • Elementary Tests – 11
      • Breakthrough Tests – 13
      • Simulation Tests– 8


*The EBS (Essential, Basic and Simulation) Approach adopted by InsightsIAS has led to stellar reviews from our students.

  • Essential approach emphasizes on building the basics.
  • Breakthrough approach tests the ability to link facts and concepts with Current Affairs.
  • Simulation approach intends to give a real-exam like feeling to help aspirants consolidate and finally put to test effectiveness of their preparation.



Features of YLM:

*The EBS (Essential, Basic and Simulation) Approach adopted by InsightsIAS has led to stellar reviews from our students.

Essential approach emphasizes on building the basics.

Breakthrough approach tests the ability to link facts and concepts with Current Affairs.

Simulation approach intends to give a real-exam like feeling to help aspirants consolidate and finally put to test effectiveness of their preparation.

  • Accessibility: Choose either Online or Offline as your mode for every test on the go as students can take exams either at their home or visit the Offline centers by making a prior reservation from our All New Test Portal.
  • New initiatives to your Aid: The Rapid Discussion sessions, INSTA 30, INSTA Boosters (Read more in the Prelims & MAINS specific Features). These new initiatives along with the present Mentorship, Holistic & Time-bound evaluation, Detailed Synopsis will go in a long way in propelling you progress to higher pedestals.


MAINS Specific Features:


You can as well go through the features available in the portal through the below link


Click Here for details of Features available in our portal for Mains Test Series


  • Mentorship: a hand holding endeavor to help students for motivation & better guidance in their preparation. The mentorship will be done via telephonic conversation for online students and in-person for Offline students (Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Delhi). The Mentors at INSIGHTIAS have given at least 1 Interview or 2 MAINS. He/she have evaluated more than a 500 answer booklets and guided hundreds of students over the years setting them in a better pedestal to guide an aspirant. A student can take up to 2 mentorship session for each, written & Evaluated, MAINS tests and can also clarify the queries of the corresponding integrated prelims too.
  • Time-bound & Holistic Evaluation: Evaluation of the answer booklets written on the scheduled test date will be ensured before the next test. Evaluation of the test booklets written on other than the test dates will be made available within 10 WORKING DAYS and will effectively scrutinize the flaws in your answer writing in a holistic way with our diverse parameters of scrutiny for GS, ESSAY & Ethics papers as below.

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  • Rapid Discussion: This new initiative of INSIGHTSIAS as a part of IPM is intended to tug the students who will be in the uncharted water of the vast amount of study material available in the market or the internet, ensuring that  the next test syllabus will be taken up for all the tests of essential Round of Examination. These discussions will give an effective trajectory for your preparation to the upcoming test. These discussions will be live-streamed and the recorded videos of the same will be made available within 24-48 hours from the date of scheduled test discussion.
  • Flexibility: All the tests are flexible and can be taken up any time before the MAINS 2022
  • Questions paper discussion videos: for better clarification of demands of the question, recorded videos of the test discussions will be made available within 24-48 hours from the date of scheduled test discussion.
  • Synopsis: Detailed, well researched synopsis will be made available for all mains tests.
  • Value added INSTA materials will be provided 2 months before the MAINS examinations in 2022

Go the Extra mile  : At least two answers posted for the Question of SECURE initiative from the All New test portal will be evaluated without fail (From July 1 onwards)

  • Now Students can seamlessly access all the Initiatives of INSIGHTSIAS from the All New Test Portal.


The toughest exam in the country has a 3 phase selection process and with nearly a million aspirants appearing every year for less than 1000 vacancies, portray the mind boggling competition that requires the students to give their absolute best in the examination and there is no better program for MAINS preparation than the Yearlong MAINS Test Series and the Platform of INSIGHTSIAS to ensure your success.


Detailed explanation of the timetable and tips to follow the timetable:

  1. Timetable is so designed that we complete every subject in 3 different rounds

1st Round is Elementary round where you can expect questions mostly to check your conceptual understanding(Revision Tests will be applied level in nature)

2nd Round is Breakthrough round where in your mostly apply knowledge and skills to solve the questions (link for skills & intelligent guessing is given at the end of the document)

3rd Round is Simulation round where the entire paper mimics UPSC Prelims Paper and prepares you to tackle any kind of question.

  1. With this timetable upon, completion of syllabus, we ensure your progress and also improve your answer writing skills in solving different types of questions.
  2. Time Gap Between tests in Elementary round is kept 10 days (in 95% of the cases except during Sundays and Festivals & Revision Test) as it is the 1st time that you will be covering the syllabus. Even if you are not able to complete the syllabus, do not panic, as you will be covering during the Revision tests and also the 2nd
  3. Time Gap between the tests in Breakthrough round is reduced to 7 days (except GS-4 MAINS TESTS) having known that you would have covered the syllabus during elementary round. Again, Revision Tests of Breakthrough round will equip you with confidence of having covered the syllabus 4 times by now. In the Breakthrough Round you will also be covering important releases by Government from which questions are mostly expected every year – INDIA YEAR BOOK 2021, ECONOMIC SURVEY & BUDGET in our MAINS tests.
  4. The Simulation Round Mimics the UPSC exam and ensures you are well prepared for any kind of paper in the exam. We try to nudge you with difficulty level and out of the box questions so that you learn better through Tests. The MAINS examination in the simulation round will be conducted in 2 sets. One before UPSC CSE Prelims Exam and the other set post-prelims exam.
  5. Note on Sources Mentioned:

-In all cases except otherwise specifically mentioned we will follow New NCERTs

Economy: 10th Edition of Ramesh Singh will be referred.

Modern India: Refer to either Latest edition of Spectrum Publication or Struggle for India’s Independence – Bipin Chandra.

Current Affairs: We will be covering Current Affairs of the intervening period between tests for all the upcoming tests from multiple sources. However, depending on the importance and need we may cover current affairs of previous months’ too.


Fee: Rs 15000/- (Inclusive of all taxes)  

Early bird offer – 15% discount (Limited Period till 25th Nov. 2021)

Discounts: INSTA discount for previous Test Subscribers:

All the OGP & CORE students of INSIGHTSIAS and subscribers of various test series programs (Prelims or MAINS) will get an exclusive discount of 20% over the subscription of IPM.



Terms and conditions:

  • Fees once made is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • InsightsIAS reserves all the rights to make any changes to the test series like schedule of Test series etc.
  • At any point of time, subscription will not carry forward to next series even if the subscriber doesn’t write a single test under the subscribed test series package.


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Delhi Office : 7303318519 / 011-49520205

Hyderabad Office : 8688512637



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