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[Admissions are Open] Insta Prelims Test Series for UPSC CSE 2024 (Online & Offline)



“Having missed the bus by miles as far as Prelims 2018 was concerned, I set myself a clear goal. To ensure I get just as much was needed to cross the threshold, no more, no less. That meant reading a handful of sources multiple times over, practicing a mock test every week, reviewing the answer keys and further related reading. By May 2019, I had done multiple revisions of the standard books either on their own, or through a regular process of mock test review. This helped, in that, the days post Prelims 2019 were not uncertain – I had a reasonable sense of confidence at clearing.” – Jeydev CS(AIR 5 2019)




“I followed offline prelims test series of Insights and also, prelims cum mains integrated study plan that was given to core batch students. I scheduled my day in accordance with the test series timetable. After every test I used to check answers and read answer key in detail. Solutions given by Insights were detailed and helped me understand a topic in –depth. More importantly, research on the allied topics (through links provided in test solutions) helped me a lot (being inquisitive in learning pays one day). I used to score 130+ in Insights offline prelims tests. In CSP-2016, I could score 141+ in paper-1 due to extensive revision of these tests.”-  Nandini KR(AIR 1 2016)

These are just two of the several reviews of our acclaimed Prelims Test Series by toppers.

Hello Dear Student!

Welcome to Insights IAS- an institute that has pioneered online learning & several initiatives in the realm of UPSC Civil Services Preparation since its inception. Today, we present to you our highly awaited offering for the first stage of the exam- the Insta Prelims Test Series 2024.


Prelims has acquired a reputation lately- of being “unpredictable”, “random”, “lengthy”, and “very tough”. Aspirants struggle the most to overcome this dicey stage. We personally know several talented individuals who have seen several setbacks at this stage, despite their brilliance. Through our interactions with several thousands of students – we have learnt that clearing prelims is a skill that can be acquired and honed with deliberate and intense practice.


Lakhs of candidates appear for the prelims exam, a few thousands (around 9-11k) write mains and a few hundred clear the interview stage. That is scary indeed, right? But let’s not waste time thinking about our chances of clearing this coveted exam. Instead, let’s focus on HOW TO CLEAR each stage. It is possible- several aspirants like you have done it. There is a common thread that binds most of the successful aspirants-SYSTEMATIC PRACTICE, the RIGHT GUIDANCE, HARD-WORK & CONSISTENCY. Focusing on what could have led those few thousands of aspirants to make it successfully to the next round (Mains) has given us clarity about the demand of the exam and has enabled us to hone our approach towards it.


It is widely believed that the U in UPSC stands for “Unpredictable”– but to what extent is this true? Over the past few years, while the paper has become tougher, lengthier & more application-oriented, it hasn’t changed its essential flair. Certain subject-areas from which questions have been asked year after year, remain important, since these are the emerging areas that are of significant interest to a budding bureaucrat. Our analysis says that around 40-45 questions come directly from the basic sources (NCERTs). The remaining questions are analytical and it requires on the-spot-thinking, and application of skills such as identification and elimination.


So what sets an aspirant up for failure at the first stage?
    • Lack of Planning and Prioritization
    • Working hard but not in the right direction(It is a bottomless pit if one chooses to study everything available in the market)
    • Reading advanced material without first understanding basic concepts from NCERTs
    • Lack of Revision: Blindly solving numerous mock tests without analysis  Not learning from Mistakes
    • Not giving mock tests in exam-like conditions


What should Aspirants do?

Given the changing nature of the exam, and the increasing weightage of critical portions, you should follow a dynamic strategy:

    • Build Fundamentals: Read NCERT/Standard books
    • Build Awareness: Read the Hindu/IE and current affairs material
    • Build Knowledge base: Religiously attend a good test series year-round to add significantly to knowledge base and sharpen your preparation
    • Revision
The all-important Question: Why do you need a Test Series?
    • Efficient year-long schedule: You are not preparing for an ordinary exam, it is said to be the mother of all exams. Thus, it requires Discipline, Consistency & Planning. Schedules help you hold yourself accountable, stay calm, achieve milestones and eventually accomplish your goal..
    • Incremental Improvements: in every test. Make mistakes, analyze, learn from them
    • Build & Improve your skills: Elimination techniques, time-management. Nowadays the papers are more inclined towards testing your common sense through tricky, subjective and vague questions. Reading books and ready-made materials will give you lots of knowledge for sure, but they will not empower you with the necessary skills to clear this exam. To cultivate new skills and improve certain aspects you must have an integrated approach where you not only study, but also put to rigorous test what you study on a regular basis.
    • Limiting your sources and learning more from the MCQs: Given the limited time available to an aspirant, it is difficult to identify the critical areas and cover them holistically from multiple sources. This is where Learning from MCQs comes into picture. Our tests identify these areas for you & help you to learn by doing.
    • Regular tests: with a huge student base & live all-India rankings- will give you a fair idea of the fierce competition.
    • Thus, practice, analysis of performance, guidance and revision is the way forward. We have designed the Prelims test series to prepare you for any unconventional paper. Remember, it is not about how many tests you solve, but about familiarizing yourself with unpredictability (QUALITY>QUANTITY).


How do we prepare you for uncertainty?
    • Questions are set by an expert team who thoroughly analyze the previous trends, themes, current affairs and stats. The element of analysis for the statements are brought-in so that students may learn how to read between the lines
    • ADDITIONAL RESEARCH based questions on NCERTs & Current Affairs


When should you join a Test Series?

You must join test series programs from day one to prepare effectively for CSE-2024. Starting early gives you sufficient time to improve at your own pace – slowly but steadily. It gives you time to revise all tests multiple times and remember lots of relevant content for Prelims as well as for Mains-2024. We have noticed that those who start early and stay consistent will go on to clear this exam quickly (within 1-2 attempts). In the worst case scenario, many of the early starters at least write Mains in their first attempts, sometimes reaching the interview stage as well (if they finish Optional properly before prelims). Those who resort to solving tests in the end – just before prelims – find it difficult to clear this exam as it’s too much to digest at that moment. Moreover most aspirants panic because of the huge amount of materials that pile up by then.


Why choose the Insights IAS Test Series?

Apart from the qualitative Test Series we provide, we are known to prepare aspirants for UNCERTAINTY. We teach you how to fish instead of spoon-feeding you with read-made dinner! Over the years, owing to our large experience, we at Insights have learnt many important lessons and skills to help you prepare productively, effectively and efficiently by instilling ultimate confidence in you. Our Right Guidance and your hard work will make the perfect recipe for your guaranteed success! We are proud and excited to have come up with unique features to help students not worry about their test series, mode of test series, performance analysis, performance tracker etc.,


Objective of the Insta Prelims Test Series:
    • To help aspirants acquire enormous knowledge,
    • develop skills to apply knowledge and tricks,
    • patiently tackle any kind of paper with confidence, stay in the race and come out with flying colors
    • Practice-Assessment-Learning is the only tried & tested method to tackle this uncertainty in the Prelims Exam with ultimate grit & confidence.


Take a virtual tour through our test series portal below:



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


Insights IAS has released prelims test series in 2 packages – Textbook based and Subject-wise.

Questions in both the packages will have high standards covering the entire syllabus.


  • INSTA Preparatory Classes will be preloaded in your portal (Check timetable for details)
    • Strategy for UPSC CSE 2024
    • How to read books for INSIGHTS Prelims Tests?
    • How to read Current Affairs?
    • How to make notes for Prelims 2024?
    • Strategy Class and Tricks to score high in Insights Prelims Tests as well as in Prelims 2024
  • Discussion Class for each GS PRELIMS test
  • 10 Mains Questions with Synopsis for integrated preparation
  • Value-added Material: The PRIME Magazine (Soft Copy)
  • Online portal that is feature rich which gives you more tools to constantly improve your scores.
  • Previous Year Question Papers: Often aspirants jump into preparation without understanding the demand of the exam. If you are to clear, you need to understand the Core Philosophy of UPSC, the demands of CSE, penetrate into the minds of UPSC paper setters and be abreast of the recent trends of this Exam. Discussion videos will also be uploaded.
  • Sessions on Strategy & Tips to Solve MCQs & How to follow the Prelims Test Series for maximizing efficiency.
  • Choose to take each test either offline or online by easily switching the mode of teste., you may choose to write a few tests online and a few offline. This is specifically designed to ensure flexibility.
  • DETAILED ANALYTICAL ASSESSMENT SYSTEM: We have brought in the widest analytics for post-test analysis. Your portal itself will be your guide for improvement in your performance – you can analyze your strengths & weaknessessubjects to work uponskills to work uponQuestion Paper analysis based on categories and difficulty levelget All India Rank, get Your scorecard & Leader board, etc.,
  • Discuss the tests with peers and experts and get your doubts cleared
  • SECURE, Daily Current Affairs, All Free Initiatives of INSIGHTSONINDIA.COM will be available in your portal itself
  • You can witness the real competition with your dynamic rank.
  • We help you track the improvement in scores, your commitment in following the schedule and reminder for the tests that you have not completed yet.
  • Perfectly planned timetable to keep you focused, busy and consistent throughout the year
  •  Complete both prelims and mains syllabus by March 2024
  • Cover unconventional portion through MCQs
  • Tests are completely Flexible – give them when you are ready
  • You can take the test any time from the scheduled date
  • Simulation of real Prelims exam with the standard of questions as well as prepares you for peripheral questions
  • Multiple re-takes enabled two months before prelims so that you can revise multiple times
  • Free personalized one-on-one mentorship


However the strategy followed differs in the following ways:


1.   Insta Subject-wise Prelims Test Series for UPSC CSE Prelims 2024 (38 GS +16CSAT)

    • If you are fond of reading systematically subject-wise i.e. first finish a topic like geography and then move to environment et: then this test series provides the necessary guidance & tools for you to not only study systematically, but also to revise multiple times.
    • Each test recommends basic NCERT books in addition to advanced books.
    • Every test will have a component of static and current affairs to test level of your understanding of ongoing issues and how you link them with static.




Fee: Subject-wise Full Package : Rs. 11,500/- incl. taxes

Subject-wise Only GS : Rs. 10,000/- incl. taxes

Early Bird Offer: 10% discount till 20th March 2023

Old Subscriber Discount : 10%

2. Insta Textbook-based Prelims Test Series for UPSC CSE Prelims 2024(38 GS + 16 CSAT)

    • NCERTs are exclusively covered in the initial 11 tests with addition of all standard sources thematically in the further tests.
    • Every test will be a mixture of subjects as is in UPSC
    • We recommend this package for freshers as you are compelled to cover NCERTs
    • Veterans who would be sure of covering NCERTs and thematically cover SOCIAL ISSUES, AGRICULTURE, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY and so on can follow this package as well.



Fee: Textbook Based Full Package : Rs. 11,500/- incl. taxes

Textbook Based Only GS : Rs. 10,000/- incl. taxes

Early Bird Offer: 10% discount till 20th March 2023

Old Subscriber Discount : 10%

3. Combined Package(Textbook based & Subject-wise)[66GS + 16 CSAT]

Fee: Rs. 17500/- incl taxes

Early Bird Offer: 10% discount till 20th March 2023

Old Subscriber Discount : 10%

4. CSAT Only [ 16 CSAT]


Fee: Rs. 4500/- incl taxes

Early Bird Offer:

10% discount till 20th March 2023

Old Subscriber Discount : 10%


All New Features of Insights Prelims Test Series:

GUIDANCE OVER ZOOM SESSIONS every 15 days: Having interacted with students giving prelims exams over the years, we find it important to have a connect with test series students too to check on their progress, any difficulty faced, if they are able to follow the strategy and tests and understand if they are improving every day. In this regard, we will be conducting zoom session every 15 days by Vinay Sir, prelims and subject experts to get all your doubts clarified

Doubts Clarification on DISQUS platform: a dedicated team will be available to clear all your doubts on the tests within 24 hours.





So, come and join our dedicated and passionate Insights IAS family. If you have any queries, suggestions, feedback- please drop a comment or contact us via email/phone. We look forward in empowering you to put your best foot forward and tame the seemingly insurmountable Prelims stage of the exam.





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