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[Admissions Open] Revamped YLM (Year-long Mains) Test Series for UPSC CSE IAS Exam 2025 | Starts on 28th May 2024



Starts on: 28th May 2024





Special Early Bird Offer:

  • 15% OFF, valid till 28th May 2024 (Only for YLM 1.0)
  • 10% OFF, valid till 5th June 2024

Old Subscriber Offer: 10% OFF


Fee Structure for YLM Test Series 2025 
Fee before DiscountDiscountFee after Discount
 Full Package : Rs. 29,500/- incl. taxes

Only GS : Rs. 24000/- incl. taxes


Special Early Bird Offer:

  • 15% OFF, valid till 28th May 2024
  • 10% OFF, valid till 5th June 2024

Old Subscriber Offer: 10% OFF


Fee for YLM Test Series 2025 after 15% discount:

Full Package : Rs. 25,075/- incl. taxes

Only GS: Rs. 20,400/- incl. taxes




Fee for YLM Test Series 2025 after 10% discount:

Full Package: Rs. 26,550/- incl. taxes

Only GS: 21,600/- incl. taxes


Dear student,

Welcome to Insights IAS – an institute that has been at the forefront of UPSC Civil Services Preparation since its inception, pioneering online learning and several other offline initiatives. Today, we are thrilled to present to you our highly anticipated and all-new Revamped Year-long Mains Test Series (YLM ) for the UPSC CSE 2025 exam. This year, the YLM Test Series promises to be special.  We’ve incorporated numerous new features to align with the evolving patterns and trends of the UPSC CSE.


Our Mains Test Series has been utilized by toppers such as Kanika Goyal (AIR-9 2022), Yash Jaluka (AIR-4 2021) and Meera K (AIR-6 2021)  among several others.



If you are looking for a timetable to stay disciplined and improve your answer writing skills along with multiple revisions,  Look no further! We have just the right initiative for you: the YLM 2025 1.0 (Year-long Mains Test Series 1.0)

The saying “Read to remember and Write to retain” holds true based on our experience of guiding several thousand aspirants. We have learnt that it’s essential for aspirants to not only read and learn from textbooks but also to analyze, understand, and apply the concepts learned in a structured format. This approach enables them to identify mistakes quickly as they practice and improve the quality and speed of their answer writing and solving multiple-choice questions.


Abraham Lincoln had 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 commensurate returns.

Our entire strategy for the YLM TEST SERIES is driven by the unique EBS strategy.

What is the EBS Strategy?

  • EBS (Essential, Breakthrough & Simulation) Approach:
    • ESSENTIAL approach: emphasizes on building the basics
    • BREAKTHROUGH approach: tests the ability to link facts and concepts with Current Affairs.
    • SIMULATION approach: tests aspirants in an exam like environment to help them consolidate and finally put to test the effectiveness of their preparation. Taking tests regularly will ensure that it becomes a part of your routine, preparing you to perform well in every test without the usual accompanying jitters




Type of Test



Total Number of Tests





37 GS + 4 Essay



(Subject-wise & GS Paper-wise)



13 GS + 4 Essay





8 GS + 2 Essay



21 Mini-GS Tests, 36 FLTs & 10 Essay Tests



 67 Tests







Systematic Completion of the SyllabusThe Mains tests are designed to help in systematic completion of the syllabus of 4 General Studies papers+ Essay through regular tests.
Revision through RepetitionThe timetable has been drafted carefully keeping in mind the dynamic demands of the exam and also to ensure you complete the entire syllabus with 4 revisions.
Mini-Tests and FLTsMini-Tests of duration 1.5 hours are included Mains. This will help you improve in an incremental manner
67 Tests in Total 

67 Tests (21 Mini-GS Tests+ 36 FLTs + 10 Essays)

Personalized one-on-one MentorshipAn endeavor to help students, motivate them & to provide the right guidance. The mentorship will be done via telephonic conversation for online students and in-person for Offline students.
EvaluationTime-Bound & Holistic Evaluation, within 6 working days
SynopsisDetailed, well-researched synopsis will be made available for all the tests. (Only softcopy will be provided)
Orientation & Strategy videosWill provide the right guidance & clarity regarding the subjects, test syllabus and booklists. These discussions will give a precise roadmap for your preparation for the upcoming subject.
FlexibilityTests can be taken up any time before the MAINS 2025 and either in the online mode or offline mode.
Solution discussion videosWill be provided to enhance clarity on question requirements, explained in detail through recorded discussion videos.
SECUREGuaranteed evaluation of minimum 2 SECURE Answers
Guidance over ZOOM SESSIONS every 15 daysTo ensure our test series students are progressing well, we’ll conduct Zoom sessions every 15 days led by Subject Matter Experts. These sessions will allow us to monitor their progress, address difficulties, and provide feedback.
Doubts Clarification on DISQUS platformA dedicated team will be available to clear all your doubts on the tests within 24 hours.
Value Added MaterialThe PRIME Magazine (soft copy) will be provided FREE of cost from May 2024 to September 2025.
Insta Preparatory ClassesPrevious Years’ UPSC Papers + Discussion & Strategy Videos.

Before the start of the Simulation Round, we will be providing classes with tips and techniques for scoring well in prelims and other strategy classes.


New Features of the Revamped YLM Test Series 2025:

1.       Focus as per the weightage: Subjects are ordered as per their weightage in the UPSC Exam.

2.       Incremental Improvement: Start with Mini-tests and proceed with FLTs for every subject

3.       Group Mentorship for students writing on the scheduled date

4.       LIVE Test Discussions for FLTs in the Essential Round

5.       Regular Follow-Ups by the assigned mentor to maintain discipline in taking tests

6.       Orientation sessions for all the subjects will be provided well before the subject begins


MAINS Specific Features:


Click Here to view the features available in our Insta Courses portal for Mains Test Series


  • 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 dates other than the test dates will be made available within 6 WORKING DAYS. Our quality evaluation will effectively scrutinize the flaws in your answer writing in a holistic way. Our diverse parameters of scrutiny for GS, ESSAY & Ethics papers are shown below.




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


  1. It is designed to ensure that you will complete every subject in 4 rounds
    • 1st Round is Essential round where you can expect  the questions  to check your conceptual understanding.
    • 2nd Round is Breakthrough round where you will apply knowledge and skills to solve the questions. The papers will be categorized subject-wise.
    • 3rd Round is Breakthrough Round based on GS-Papers.
    • 4th Round is Simulation round where the entire paper mimics UPSC Papers and prepares you to tackle any kind of question.


2. Time Gap Between tests in Essential round is kept at 6 days for Mini-tests ad 9 days for FLTs. This will provide you ample time to cover the syllabus. Even if you are not able to complete the syllabus, do not panic, as you will be covering it again during the Revision tests and in the 2nd round.

3. Time Gap between the tests in Breakthrough round is kept at 8 days and for Round 3 it is kept at 8 days. Again, Revision Tests of Breakthrough round will equip you with confidence of having covered the syllabus 3 times by now. In the Breakthrough Round you will also be covering important releases by Government from which questions are expected every year – INDIA YEAR BOOK , ECONOMIC SURVEY & BUDGET.

4. Time Gap between the tests in Round 4 is kept at 7 days

5. There will be an Ethics Test before every FLT of Round 1

6. There will be an Essay test at equal intervals

7. The Simulation Round Mimics the UPSC exam and ensures you are well prepared for any kind of paper in the exam.

Simulation Tests will have GS as well as CSAT on the same day so that you get acclimatized to the UPSC Prelims exam.

The MAINS examination in the simulation round will be conducted in 2 sets after Prelims exam.



What matters is your success – for you and us. Merely joining the Revamped IPM Test Series 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.

“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 fulfill your dream. We eagerly look forward to welcoming you onboard as our student soon.  Come visit us, your dream is worth pursuing.



Terms and conditions:

  • Fees once paid is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Insights IAS reserves all the rights to make any changes to the test series like schedule of the 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.
  • Course is Valid till MAINS 2025


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