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CORE BATCH 2024: Starts on 20th July 2023 | Offline & Online Mode | UPSC CSE 2024






Core Batch 2024 Starts on: 20th July 2023

Fee: Rs. 2000/- incl. taxes

Mode of CORE BATCH 2024: Offline at Bengaluru & Delhi and Online 

Total No. of GS+ Essay Tests: 91


BONUS OFFER: Get Rs.1500 off on our Textbook-Based Prelims Test Series 3.0(38 GS+16 CSAT Tests). To avail the offer, please email once you join the CORE BATCH.


IMPORTANT: If you have missed the entrance test but wish to join the batch in the offline mode at DELHI or BENGALURU, Please fill the DETAILED APPLICATION FORM HERE


We have taken a decision not to limit the intake for the ONLINE CORE BATCH 2024. Therefore, you may choose to join the CORE BATCH in the online mode at any time if you wish. Group Discussions will be conducted even in the online mode on Google Meet. For Mentorship, online students will have to visit our offline branches.







Dear Student,


InsightsIAS is delighted to announce that we are back with our pioneering initiative that has given our institution several top ranks since its inception: the much acclaimed CORE BATCH!


How does one write great answers? Have you ever thought about this? Are you one amongst the majority-who believes that you should finish the entire syllabus before you decide to put pen to paper? (The day you “finish” the syllabus will never come!). Are you afraid of writing less-than-perfect answers? Do you keep planning to write & then procrastinate till “tomorrow”? Tomorrow never comes, does it? Do you want to shed your old attitude & habits, and cultivate the winning mindset and strategies? Are you looking for something that will point you in the right direction? Well, LOOK NO FURTHER! We have just the right program for you: the CORE BATCH 2024!


Our founder & director, Vinay Sir, always believed in “learning by doing”. The CORE BATCH is the embodiment of this philosophy. Our very first offline batch in 2014 had just 40 students and we got 5 ranks from it-Ranks 8,26,36,97,392 from 15 odd students who remained (sustained) till the end of the program. We dared to be different from the herd, emphasized that it is practice that matters, not just reading and introduced this as an intensive answer writing program!


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 long time, the Core Batch -2024 Program is going to be a very ambitious initiative meant for ambitious aspirants -where we will deliver definite results.


This year, the CORE BATCH promises to be special. Why? If you have noticed, it is priced at just Rs. 2,000, instead of Rs. 70,000. We have decided to restart CORE BATCH in its original 2014 format- accessible, affordable and available to the most hardworking & dedicated aspirants! We have added several new features too!


The fundamental principle that makes core batch unique is its focus on intensive and regular answer writing in a timed manner. Incremental improvement is the mantra of the program! This helps in increasing GS+Essay scores so as to nullify any adverse marks one may get at the Interview (personality stage). Almost everyone who has joined our core batches, especially those who had written mains but had scored less in GS+ Essay, have seen great improvements in their scores- resulting in ranks. There are numerous instances where toppers from Insights IAS have improved their essay scores from 80s to 140s, 100 to 150s kind of scores; and 70-80 marks improvement in overall GS scores (you can read this in their testimonials).


Since its inception in 2014, the Core Batch has been instrumental in creating many toppers, Rank-1 in CSE-2016 (Nandini K R), Rank-17 in CSE-2018 (Rahul Sankanur), Rank-5 in CSE-2019 (Jeydev CS),  Rank 40(Anant Dwivedi – Delhi Core Batch), Rank 77(Akshay Simha ) in UPSC CSE 2020, AIR 31(Avinash) in UPSC CSE 2021 & Abhinav Siwach (Rank 12 in UPSC CSE 2022).

NAME(click on their names to read detailed strategies) AIR FEEDBACK ON THE CORE BATCH
NITISH K 8 (UPSC CSE 2014) “The rigorous schedule of Insights for test series enabled us to complete syllabus in time and also strengthen our answer writing skills. Vinay Sir always used to tell you would get in top 50 .”
NEHA KUMARI 26 (2014) “I was fortunate enough to manage to get enrolled in the Mains offline program of Insights which did not include any conventional classroom program like typical coaching institutes.
We were given daily targets to read for the various topics in CSE Mains exam and we were expected to answer them in the limited time. This was extremely strenuous and needed 100% concentration and dedication. Vinay Sir would always say –“If you are able to handle this pressure, you will surely come out successful.”
DK BALAJI 36 (2014) I wrote all Insights tests religiously without missing a single test.The jam-packed preparation for 3.5 months made me confident about Mains. Insights guided and motivated me very much during this phase.The role of’s offline test series in helping me score well in this exam is immense. With below average GS scores in previous attempt, I have now ended up with above-average GS scores in this attempt, across all papers. This is not a eulogy. I must say, I would not have even got into the list, without this test series, not to mention of getting fantastic Rank 36.”


Nandini KR 1 (UPSC CSE 2016) “The responsibility of writing tests made me more efficient in time management. I improved my speed of writing. This was one of the reasons why I had lost marks in my previous attempt. I focused on improving both quality and speed. At Insights, we had to answer ten questions in one hour. Initially, I struggled to answer 5-6 answers. But, I was pushed to answer more and more at Insights. In the end I could easily answer all 20 questions in 3hours without diluting quality of answers. Writing so many GS tests also improved my speed in optional subject.”
Sachin Gupta 3 (UPSC CSE 2017) “Fortunately at Insights I was pushed to write tests in a disciplined manner. Slowly after 8-10 tests, one is able to find what to do and what no to do, how to write an answer. I use to interact with Vinay Sir a lot to understand this. But actual struggle after that to internalize the answer writing pattern in your heart & soul and make it a natural way of answer writing. For that one should do intensive answer writing practice.”
Jeydev CS 5 (UPSC CSE 2019) The bulk of my preparation for mains revolved around writing answers in a timed setting(I used Insights). In the beginning, I’d aim to write 7 questions (15 marks, 250 words) in 1 hour. Once that aim was met, I set my sights on 3-hour full syllabus mock tests. With time and practice, I was able to complete those papers without leaving any questions.”
Avinash 31 (UPSC CSE 2021) Was a student of OGP-2021 & CORE BATCH.
Abhinav Siwach 12(UPSC CSE 2022) Was a student of CORE BATCH 2022 & D-CORE BATCH 2020



  1. Total No. of GS Tests: 77
  2.  Write an Essay Test on alternate Sundays. Total No. of Essay Tests: 14
  3. Systematic completion of the syllabus of the 4 GS papers & Optionals through regular tests based on a micro-syllabus
  4. Revision through Repetition: Complete the entire syllabus with 4 revisions.
  5. 91 tests will be conducted in 4 Rounds with an Incremental Increase in the No. of Questions & Duration of each Test
  6. Clarity on the Sources to be studied
  7. Soft Copy of the Synopsis will be provided for each test
  8. Integrated preparation for Mains & Prelims
  9. Orientations for each subject will be pre-loaded into the InstaCourses Portal. They will empower you to understand and analyze the essence and trend of every subject enabling you to draw-out a map for your personalized preparation.
  10. Short Notes: You will have to compulsorily make short notes before every test. Our timetable provides you scope to prepare thoroughly on every topic in the syllabus before February 2024
  11. Mentorship: You will be assigned a mentor who will guide you through your preparation, solve doubts, help you improve and ensure that you are on track to ace the exam. Dedicated mentorship is provided to help you achieve that extra edge over your competitors(OFFLINE)
  12. Practice is Key: Intensive and continuous answer-writing, will help you face the uncertainty of the UPSC exam, experiment, learn and unlearn many things. Practice leads to progress!

“Do it again. Play it again. Sing it again. Read it again. Write it again. Sketch it again. Rehearse it again. Run it again. Try it again.Because again is practice, and practice is improvement, and improvement only leads to perfection.”
Richelle E. Goodrich

13.Sessions by Vinay Sir will be conducted regularly to motivate you & provide the right guidance to keep you going on the right path towards your goal.


New Features:

  1. Personalized Mentorship: Personal review of a few answers per test & essays by mentors(OFFLINE)
  2. Peer review of answers
  3. Group Discussions will be conducted for an hour post each test (Offline & Online Modes)
  4. Groups will be formed based on your Optional Subject
  5. Write a weekly Optional test based on PYQs. Total No. of Optional Tests incorporated into the timetable: 30[We will not provide the Optional tests]
  6. Recommended: Solve a Prelims Test every Sunday


NOTE: No teaching will take place for core batch. This batch is meant strictly for people who can do self-study of all the topics but want to improve their marks in Mains by improving their answer writing skills. 


 Expected Outcomes if you join Core Batch – 2024 (Only if you stay consistent till the end of the program, write all tests with complete dedication with a mindset to improve):

  1. Completion of syllabus of both Prelims and Mains in a very disciplined manner.
  2. Improve your answer writing skills to write high quality answers and essays
  3. By February 2024, you will be in a position to complete full length GS papers within 3 hours with ease.
  4. You WILL Clear Prelims – 2024
  5. You WILL Clear Mains – 2024 (Provided your hold on Optional is excellent)
  6. You WILL Get a rank in 2024!
  7. In the worst case, you WILL see a remarkable jump in ESSAY + GS Scores in Mains – 2024.

These outcomes are dependent on YOU- your dedication, perseverance, consistency and will to march on towards your goals despite all obstacles and setbacks!


If you join the core batch:

  1. You MUST stick to the timetable and NEVER miss a test – no matter how terrible your preparation is. Don’t be afraid of failure!
  2. Be dedicated. Focus on improving your abilities on a daily basis with the aid of our tests, discussions, feedback & mentors.
  3. You must work hard CONSISTENTLY.
  4. You need to be disciplined in your preparation. Without discipline you can’t succeed.
  5. You MUST take care of your health and well-being too!
  6. You must have FAITH in Insights IAS.
  7. But most importantly, you must have FAITH IN YOURSELVES!


What do we expect from you?

We want to stress the importance of having unwavering faith in yourself and in our guidance. Without trust and faith, it will be difficult for us to achieve success together. We ask that you come to us with an open mind and a willingness to learn from your mistakes, improve every day, and ultimately achieve your goal of getting a rank that will make your loved ones proud. We promise to provide you with the best possible environment to study independently and confidently, but it’s up to you to put in the hard work and trust our guidance.

We firmly believe that with trust, hard work, and our guidance, you can achieve the rank you’ve been dreaming of. So, take a leap of faith and join us on this journey towards success.


Core Batch 2024 will ensure that you achieve mastery over answer-writing. This result-oriented initiative pushes you out of your comfort zone and ensures that you progress steadily towards your goal.


We promise to do our part sincerely with discipline and dedication- will you? If the answer is YES , then don’t think twice! Register for the scholarship test and take the first step towards your dream!




Core Batch 2024 Starts on: 20th July 2023

Fee: Rs. 2000/- incl. taxes

Mode of Core Batch 2024: Offline at Bengaluru & Delhi and Online




Aim and Objectives of This Program:

At our core, we aim to empower serious UPSC CSE aspirants by providing them with the best possible environment to study independently and confidently.

We firmly believe that consistency is key to success, and we are committed to providing consistent guidance to ensure that your preparation is consistent as well. The UPSC CSE exam journey can be a tumultuous one, and we understand that aspirants need honest mentors to keep them on track and help them realize their dreams. Our program is designed to efficiently fill this gap.

Every aspirant who enrolls with us dreams of getting a rank, but our ultimate goal is to help you make this attempt your last. We are looking for aspirants who are willing to put in sincere hard work  in a rigorous training environment under able guidance. Only the strongest can withstand such training, but if you are committed to achieving a top rank, we are confident that our program will provide the necessary foundation.

We promise that within a month of enrolling, you will notice a significant positive change in your preparation.



What matters is your success – for you and us. Merely joining the program will not make you clear the exam. We will provide all the resources and support possible. But it is up to you- how resourceful you are & how well you choose to utilize our services and guidance. We want you to join our Insights IAS family ONLY if you are 100% committed to your goals. We want dedicated individuals who are willing to work hard. Insights IAS will be your faithful companion till your last step in this marathon journey. Our professional team will work efficiently to do justice to the timetable and your expectations. Join this program only if you are determined to get a top rank (Rank 1 too!)




Please note:
  •     Current Affairs & the Secure Initiative of Insights IAS will also be included in each test. The weightage will be notified.
  • Insights IAS reserves the right to make changes to the schedule.
  • Insights IAS will not be EVALUATING the answer scripts. However:

There will be Group Discussion for an hour following each test. Each student is expected to participate. It will be conducted in the online & offline mode.

Peer Review

Mentors at Insights IAS will personally review a few answers & essays in each test.

Groups will be formed based on Optional Subjects

  • Insights IAS will not provide the Optional Tests. Students are expected to study and solve PYQs on a weekly basis as mentioned in the timetable.
  • Insights IAS will not provide the Prelims Test Series for free. You may subscribe to our Textbook-based Prelims Test Series  HERE
  • Soft Copy of the Synopsis will be provided for each Core test
  • If you are writing the tests at our offline centres (Bengaluru & Delhi), we will be providing only the Question Paper and not the Question-cum-Answer Booklet. Each student is expected to carry their own answer sheets/books to write the tests in.
  • The tests will be conducted between 8-9 AM & Group Discussions will be conducted between 9-10 AM




Terms and conditions:

  • Fees once paid is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • At any point of time, subscription will not carry forward to the next year even if the subscriber doesn’t attend a single class or write a single test under the subscribed package.



“There is only 1 way to bridge the perceived gap between a person and his/her/their greatest dreams, and that is TO BEGIN!”– Richie Norton


Take the first step; make a decision that will change the trajectory of your life! Join us and work smartly to fulfil your dream. We eagerly look forward to welcoming you onboard as our student soon.  Come visit us, your dream is worth pursuing. This program is designed to enhance your own role in scripting your success story.





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