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UPSC IAS 2018 TOPPERS’ ARTICLES (Insights Online/Offline Students)

  1. How to Prepare for Current Affairs in UPSC Civil Services Exam- By Anudeep Durishetty, Rank – 1 CSE-201
  2. [Topper’s Strategy] Laxman Tiwari, Rank 176 CSE- 2018.
  3. LAW OPTIONAL – Strategy by Sparsh Gupta, Rank 562, CSE 2018
  4. Overcoming depression and feeling of lost out during CSE preparation: Sumit Kumar Rai (AIR 54, CSE 2018)
  5. ESSAY STRATEGY[Model Essays]: by Nivedita Balaraddiyavar Rank 303 CSE-2018, Essay Marks 148
  6. [VIDEO] Strategy Session for Freshers by Dr Akash S(IAS), AIR 78, CSE-2018
  7. [VIDEO] Session on Mains – 2019 Preparation by Vinay Sir & Vijay Bharat IPS: Tips to Make Mains Preparation More Effective
  8. Political Science & International Strategy – by Dhananjay Singh Yadav, Rank 95 CSE-2018 , First Attempt
  9. [VIDEO] InsightsIAS Topper’s Testimonial: Akash S, Rank – 78 CSE-2018 – Insights Offline (Prelims + Mains + Interview)Student
  10. [VIDEO] InsightsIAS Toppers Testimonial: Kumar Anurag Rank 48 CSE-2018 – Insights Prelims + Mains Test Series Student
  11. [Video] Topper’s Talk – Rahul S AIR – 17 CSE-2018 Insights Offline – Core Batch + Mains Test Series- Student
  12. [Video] Topper’s Talk – Lakshmi N AIR – 45 CSE-2018 Insights Offline Student
  13. [Video] Topper’s Talk – Sreelakshmi R AIR – 29 CSE-2018 Insights Offline – Core Batch – Student
  14. [Video] Topper’s Talk – Srushti Jayant Deshmukh, AIR – 05 CSE-2018, Insights Online Student
  15. TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Kruthika, Rank 100 CSE-2018, Insights Core Student, Optional – Public Administration, 121 Marks in Ethics Paper
  16. Mains Strategy: Sooraj Ben, Rank 321, CSE-2018, Insights Core Batch Student
  17. SOCIOLOGY STRATEGY: By UPSC CSE-2018 Topper Chirumamilla Vinay Kumar – AIR 169 (Sociology Marks – 319)
  18. MOTIVATION(Must Read): For UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2019 – By Saurabh Kumar Rank 16, IFoS 2018
  19. Prelims Motivation: By Nidhi Siwach AIR 83, CSE 2018
  20. MOTIVATION & STRATEGY for Prelims – 2019: by Chitra Mishra, Rank 20 UPSC CSE – 2018
  21. MOTIVATION for Prelims: By Khushboo Gupta – AIR 80 in CSE 2018
  22. Motivation and Topper’s strategy (+ Prelims Notes): Rajat Pant, Rank 90 – UPSC cse-2019, Insights Prelims Student
  23. TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Srushti Jayant Deshmukh Rank 5 UPSC CSE 2018, Religious follower of All Insights Initiatives (Especially Secure), Ethics Marks 124 Total 470 Marks in GS Papers!
  24. Topper’s Strategy: Rahul Sankanur, Rank 17 – Insights Core Batch and Mains Test Series Student – Highest Score in Ethics paper (119)
  25. Topper’s Strategy: Joydeep Moitra, Rank 295, Insights Student – THE JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME
  26. TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Kumar Anurag, Rank 48, Optional Subject – Economics, InsightsIAS Student
  27. Topper’s Strategy: Sayyed Riyaj Ahemad AIR 261 UPSC CSE-2018
  28. Topper’s Strategy: Priyank Kishore Rank 274 CSE-2018, First Attempt, One of the Highest Scores in General Studies in CSE 2018 (430 Marks), InsightsIAS Student
  29. TOPPER’S STRATEGY: GSS Praveenchand Rank 64 CSE 2018, Mathematics Optional
  30. STRATEGY + MOTIVATION: Vaibhav Gondane, Rank 25, CSE 2018, PSIR Optional, Insights Online Test Series Student
  31. MOTIVATION & STRATEGY[Essay 148]: Nivedita S Balaraddiyavar, Rank 303, Psychology Optional, InsightsIAS Core Batch Student
  32. [Must Read Story] MOTIVATION: Highly Inspiring Journey of Raushan Kumar, Rank 114 in CSE-2018 (126+ Marks in GS paper of Prelims 2018, InsightsIAS Student)
  33. [IMPORTANT] UPSC Civil Services Mains Strategy – Tips to Prepare Smartly for Mains after Prelims: Think big, start small, learn fast. By Dhananjay Singh Yadav Rank 95
  34. (MUST READ TIPS) – TOPPER’S STRATEGY: K V Maheswarareddy, Rank 126 (CSE-2018), Anthropology Optional, Insights Online Prelims + Mains Student
  35. TOPPER’S Strategy: Sagar, Rank 168 , InsightsIAS OGP-2018 Student, Anthropology Optional, Second Attempt
  36. TOPPER’S STRATEGY: LAKSHMI N, Rank 45, Highest Marks in Anthropology – 362!, Insights Offline Student
  37. TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Rishita Gupta AIR 18, CSE- 2018 – The UPSC CSE is not just an examination; it’s a proces (Insights Online Prelims + mains student)
  38. PRELIMS STRATEGY ( + How to make Use of InsightsIAS Prelims Test Series): Dhananjay Singh Yadav, RANK 95, First Attempt, PSIR Optional, Prelims Marks in CSE-2018 GS-112.6, CSAT-144.18
  39. IFoS Strategy: Mains + Interview (Optionals – Agricultural Engineering and Forestry) – By Jamir Sheikh, Rank 18 (2018)
  40. Vikram Grewal, Rank 51, CSE – 2018: Know Thyself; and Thou Shalt know UPSC
  41. TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Rohan Jagadeesh, Rank 224 CSE-2018, PSIR Optional, InsightsIAS OGP Student
  42. MOTIVATION & TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Santosha H – Son of daily wage labourers, and suffering from Hearing Impairment, clears UPSC CSE in his Second Attempt with Rank 753 through Self Study (Insights Offline Student)
  43. LIST of Toppers from Insights in UPSC CIVIL SERVICES Exam – 2018
  44. MOTIVATION : Sparsh Gupta, Visually Impaired, NLSIU Graduate, Rank – 562 CSE-2018, Law Optional – Very Inspiring Journey
  45. UPSC Civil Services 2018 Exam FINAL Result (List of ALL Toppers)
  46. TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Rank-59 – IFoS Chandrashekhar Shankarsing Pardeshi, Interview Marks – 204, InsightsIAS Prelims Student
  47. STRATEGY: INSIGHTSIAS OGP-2018 STUDENT, ALL INDIA RANK RANK 26, IFOS TOPPER, INTERVIEW MARKS 186, SECOND ATTEMPT
  48. UPSC Civil Services Prelims Strategy: by Jamir Shaikh, Rank 18 IFoS 2018, Prelims Marks 157 (CSP 2016), InsightsIAS Offline Student
  49. Big MOTIVATIONAL Story: JAMIR SHAIKH, RANK 18 – IFOS 2018, Interview – 180 Marks, InsightsIAS OFFLINE Student

UPSC IAS 2017 TOPPERS’ ARTICLES (Insights Online/Offline Students)

  1. UPSC Civil Services Interview 2019: Tips by Anudeep Durishetty, Rank – 1, CSE-2017, Interview Marks – 204 & 176
  2. TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Jayantika Singh, AIR 286, Law Optional, Self Study and 5 years work experience, First Mains
  3. MOTIVATION & STRATEGY: Gopal Krishna B – An Inspirational Story of Patience and Perseverance, Rank 265 CSE-2017, Optional – Medical Science
  4. TOPPER’S STRATEGY: How to conquer GS in UPSC Mains, Explained – Anudeep Durishetty Rank – 1 UPSC CSE-2017
  5. Sachin Gupta, RANK-3 – Mains Answer Writing Strategy – About Insights Offline
  6. TOPPER’S STRATEGY & MOTIVATION: Saad Miya Khan, Rank – 25 UPSC CSE-2017 Fifth Attempt, Geography Optional
  7. MOTIVATION: My UPSC Journey- From Despair to Destiny, Anudeep Durishetty, Rank – 1 UPSC CSE-2017
  8. VETERINARY SCIENCE AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY IAS MAINS STRATEGY BY Dr Bilal Mohi ud din Bhat IAS 2017 RANK 10 IFS 2013 RANK 23
  9. ANTHROPOLOGY STRATEGY: By Anudeep Durishetty, RANK-1 UPSC CSE-2017 – How to Ace Anthropology Optional: Topic Wise Plan for Paper I
  10. ANTHROPOLOGY STRATEGY: By Anudeep Durishetty, RANK-1 UPSC CSE-2017- How to Ace Anthropology Optional: Book list and Basic Plan
  11. Ethics and Essay Strategy- Saumya Sharma Rank 9, 111 in Ethics and 160 in Essay
  12. ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING Optional Strategy: Rushikesh Reddy, Rank 374, Insights Offline Student, Optional Marks – 347
  13. TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Vindhya C, Rank 160 (CSE-2017), Second Attempt, Sociology Optional
  14. TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Pruthvik Shankar, Rank 211 (CSE-2017), Optional – Public Administration, Insights Offline Student
  15. ESSAY STRATEGY By Anudeep Durishetty, UPSC Civil Services Exam Topper, All India Rank – 1 CSE-2017 – How to write a good Essay in UPSC Mains, Explained 
  16. TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Utpal Sannyashi, RANK – 76 (CSE-2017), Insights Online Student, Bottom-Up Approach, Second Attempt
  17. SOCIOLOGY STRATEGY: By Anu Kumari, Rank – 2, UPSC CSE-2017, Sociology Marks – 318
  18. SOCIOLOGY STRATEGY: Hemant Bhorkhade , Rank – 424 (CSE-2017), Sociology Marks 324
  19. TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Keerthi Kiran Pujar, Rank 115, UPSC CSE-2017, Political Science Optional (Marks 303, Strategy Included)
  20. GEOGRAPHY OPTIONAL STRATEGY: BY PRATHAM KAUSHIK (AIR 5, CSE 2017) 327 MARKS
  21. Motivation for UPSC Civil Services Prelims-2018: Ashima (Rank 12) and Purna Borah (Rank 149)
  22. ANTHROPOLOGY STRATEGY (Marks 339, CSE-2017): By Sachin Gupta Rank – 3 UPSC CSE-2017, Part-1
  23. ANTHROPOLOGY STRATEGY (Marks 339, CSE-2017): By Sachin Gupta Rank – 3 UPSC CSE-2017, Part-2
  24. SWETHA M Rank – 119 UPSC CSE-2017
  25. TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Pratibha Rani, Rank 78, UPSC CSE-2017, Insights Offline Student, Third Attempt, Failed in Two Prelims
  26. Rank – 2 Anu Kumari – Complete IAS Exam Preparation Strategy (How to Prepare through Self-study being married and late starter?)
  27. DOWNLOAD Answer Copies of IAS Topper Sachin Gupta Rank – 3, CSE-2017
  28. Sachin Gupta Rank – 3Article 1(prelims Strategy)
  29. Sachin Gupta Rank – 3 Article 2 (Mains strategy)
  30. TOPPER’S STRATEGY: SAUMYA SHARMA, RANK 9, CSE 2017
  31. Ankit Pannu Rank – 31
  32. Manish Kumar, Rank – 61, CSE-2017(Prelims Preparation)
  33. Manish Kumar, Rank – 61, CSE-2017(Mains Preparation)
  34. MOTIVATION: The Final Motivation before Prelims – By Manish Kumar Rank 61, CSE-2017
  35. MOTIVATION: Rank – 147, Second Attempt, Started at the age of 33, Full-time Doctor and a Mother – Inspiring Story of Dr Shubhamangala
  36. LAW OPTIONAL STRATEGY: By Saumya Sharma, Rank – 9 UPSC CSE-2017
  37. TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Strategy for Prelims, Megha Arora, Rank 108, CSE-2017
  38. COMMERCE and ACCOUNTANCY STRATEGY: Shivani Goyal, Rank – 15 UPSC CSE-2017, Optional Marks 320

Toppers – 2016

  1. UPSC IAS Topper NANDINI K R, Rank – 1, CSE – 2016, Insights Offline Student – Strategy & Motivation

  2. Albert John, AIR 179, Prelims strategy 145(2016), approx 130( 2017)
  3. As Mains approaches – Strategy and a few words. – Mittali Sethi
  4. Writing an Essay – Showing who you are, on paper. – Mittali Sethi, IAS (Essay -160 marks)
  5. POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS OPTIONAL ‘STRATEGY’, Aishwarya Dongre, AIR 196
  6. LAW OPTIONAL STRATEGY : Pratik Tayal , AIR 92 CSE 2016
  7. MOTIVATION: Parikshit Zade, Rank 280, CSE-2016, Medical Science Optional (Notes included), My Tryst With UPSC
  8. MOTIVATION and IAS TOPPER’S Detailed STRATEGY, Notes: Dr Naveen Bhat, Rank 37, Second Attempt, Insights Student (Download His Full Notes)
  9. MOTIVATION: Nikhil B, Rank 107, Second Attempt, Essay Score 45 to 158
  10. MOTIVATION and TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Dhyanachandra H M, Rank 47, CSE-2016, Age 24, Second Attempt, Insights Offline student
  11. TOPPER’S STRATEGY: SHAURYA SUMAN, AIR 119 (CSE-2016), GS Marks 481, GS Strategy
  12. IAS TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Santhosh B M, Rank 307, Third Attempt, Insights Offline Student
  13. PSYCHOLOGY STRATEGY for Civil Services: Strategy, Booklist, Resources and Notes- Mittali Sethi AIR 56 (302 Marks)
  14. TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Meghashree D R, Rank 289, CSE – 2016, No Coaching, Insights Offline Student
  15. How to make Notes? Note Making Strategy by Akash Gupta, Rank 128, CSE-2016
  16. TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Shabarish P, Rank 617, CSE-2016, Insights Offline Student
  17. TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Ann Mary George, Rank 123 – Didn’t clear prelims in first two attempts, scored 137 in third prelims
  18. SOCIOLOGY STRATEGY: Garima Lekhwani, Rank 136 CSE-2016, Sociology Marks – 290
  19. TOPPER’S STRATEGY (GS & Pub Ad): Shivam Pratap Singh. AIR 52, CSE 2016 -Public Administration (Marks 312), 3rd Attempt
  20. POLITICAL SCIENCE & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: Strategy by IAS Topper – Mirant Parikh, Rank 67, PSIR Marks – 307, First Attempt
  21. MOTIVATION and TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Garima Lekhwani, Rank 136 CSE-2016, Age 23, Lady Shri Ram College of Commerce
  22. TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Rajarshi Raj Varma, Rank – 120, CSE-2016, ‘My journey is my reward’
  23. TESTIMONIAL & STRATEGY: Juhi Rai, Rank 155, First Attempt, One Year of Preparation – Followed Insights Consistently for all the Three Stages of Preparation
  24. ESSAY STRATEGY: Manuj Jindal. Rank 53, Essay Score – 158, CSE-2016
  25. TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Swarn Prabhat, AIR – 105 in CSE 2016, 2nd Attempt
  26. TOPPERS’S STRATEGY: Saravanan V, Rank 27 CSE – 2016
  27. ECONOMICS OPTIONAL Strategy: Tejasvi Rana Rank 12 (Marks – 325, CSE-2016), Download Her Economics Optional Notes and Related Documents
  28. MOTIVATION & STRATEGY: Dinesh Kumar C, Rank 24, 4th Attempt – Falling Down and Rising up – Clearing while working and No Coaching
  29. TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Dr Nandhinidevi K, Rank 54, Medical Science Optional
  30. TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Prabhat Ranjan Pathak, Rank 137, First Attempt
  31. TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Aishwarya Dongre, Rank 196, Age 22, First Attempt, Political Science Optional (327/500)
  32. TOPPER’s STRATEGY: Ayushi Sudan, Rank 65, CSE – 2016, MSc Physics
  33. TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Mirant Parikh, Rank 67, Age 24, First Attempt, Optional – Political Science
  34. TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Rohit Sissoniya, Rank 93, CSE – 2016

  35. Civil Services and a Job – Chasing your dreams while working: Mittali Sethi AIR 56, UPSC CSE 2016
  36. MOTIVATION: Suruchi Chaudhary, Rank 152, Proud Mother of Two Young Boys, Quit Corporate Job of 7 Years, Had Only 2 Attempts and Rank in Last Attempt, Commerce & Accountancy Optional
  37. TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Yash Chaudhary, RANK 258, Third Attempt
  38. TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Utkarsh Gupta, Rank 78, Unconventional Approach, Sociology Optional
  39. TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Bilal Mohiuddin Bhat, Rank 10, J&K, Veterinary Science, Failed in 3 Prelims, 10th Rank in Fourth Attempt
  40. MOTIVATION: Kiran S, Rank 310, Last Attempt, 3 Interviews, Story of Determination and Hope
  41. ESSAY STRATEGY by IAS TOPPER: Rank 63, Tanai Sultania, Essay marks 110 to 159
  42. Topper’s Strategy: Sharath Chandra Arroju AIR 425, Doctor (MBBS), Anthropology Optional Strategy, Motivation
  43. MOTIVATION: MITTALI SETHI – AIR 56, The Journey of a Married, Working Woman into Civil Services – Truly Inspiring!
  44. MOTIVATION: Aishwarya Sharma, Rank 168, CSE 2016, Engineer, Complete Self Study, No Coaching, Economics Optional
  45. TOPPER’S STRATEGY: From Kanpur to Bangalore, Journey of Trust and Determination, Offline Experience – Utkarsh Gupta, Rank 324, CSE-2016, Mathematics Optional, Second Attempt
  46. TOPPERS from Insights: 27 Candidates in Top 100 of UPSC Civil Services Exam 2016 Followed Insights Religiously (Prelims Test Series/Mains Test Series/Secure/Timetables/Motivational Posts)
  47. IAS TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Tejasvi Rana – Rank 12 (CSE 2016), IIT Kanpur, ECONOMICS Optional, Second Attempt, Insights Follower
  48. IAS TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Suchismita Kanungoe, Rank 261, 443 Marks from Four GS Papers! + Tips on How to Follow Insights Secure
  49. IAS TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Shashank Chaudhary, Rank -130, First attempt, Electrical Engineer from IIT DELHI, Mathematics Optional
  50. TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Akil Mahajan, Rank 213, Fourth Attempt, Geography Optional (289 Marks)
  51. TOPPER’s STRATEGY: From 155 in CSE’14 to 306 in CSE’16 in PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Strategy by Rank  81
  52. SOCIOLOGY STRATEGY: Rank 63, Tanai Sultania, CSE – 2016
  53. ANTHROPOLOGY Strategy: Devendra Kumar, Rank 97, Anthropology Marks 312

Toppers – 2015

  1. GS Strategy: RANK – 4, Artika Shukla – First Attempt, Self Study, Ardent follower of Insights on India – Strategy and Motivation
  2. ANTHROPOLOGY STRATEGY – Rank 14, Anthro Topper Marks – 275
  3. MOTIVATION: Myths and Mistakes to Avoid – Kumar Ashirwad, Rank 35, Insights Offline Student
  4. PRELIMS STRATGEY: Kumar Ashirwad, Rank 35, Marks in Prelims GS1 – 140
  5. MAINS Strategy and ANSWER WRITING Tips – Kumar Ashirwad, Rank 35 CSE – 2015
  6. Testimonials and thank you messages from IAS Toppers – 2016 (Ranks 4, 25, 40, 60, 85, 133 and 202)
  7. List of 16 Toppers who benefited from Insights Offline Mains Test Series
  8. DETAILED ESSAY STRATEGY by Essay Topper 2015 (147 Marks) – Gazal Bharadwaj, Rank 40
  9. DETAILED ESSAY STRATEGY by Essay Topper 2015 (149 Marks) – Chandra Mohan Garg, Rank 25
  10. MOTIVATION – Alankrita Pandey – Overcame Depression, First Attempt – Rank 85
  11. Thank you Note by Dr Ravindra Goswami, Rank – 152 CSE – 2015
  12. Kirthi C – UPSC Topper & Insights Follower (Rank – 14) – GS Score 417, Third attempt – Shares Secret behind GS Scores!
  13. Chandra Mohan Garg – UPSC Topper & Insights Follower (Rank – 25, CSE 2015) – Detailed Preparation Strategy
  14. Atul Vats – UPSC Topper & Insights Follower (Rank – 60, CSE – 2015) – Preparation Strategy
  15. Naman Upadhyaya – UPSC Topper & Insights Follower (Rank – 106, CSE 2015) – Preparation Strategy
  16. Abhinav Goel – UPSC Topper & Insights Follower (Rank – 36, CSE 2015) – Public Administration Strategy
  17. Manju Adure – UPSC Topper & Insights Offline Student (Rank 291, CSE 2015) – Housewife, Two Failed attempts in Prelims
  18. Keerthishri – UPSC Topper & Insights Offline Students (Rank 380, CSE 2015) – Experience at Insights Offline Classes
  19. Srinivas Gowda – UPSC Topper and Insights Offline Student (Rank 105, CSE 2015) – Preparation Strategy
  20. Gazal Bharadwaj – UPSC Topper & Insights Follower (Rank – 40, CSE 2015) – History Optional Preparation Strategy
  21. J Snehaja – UPSC Topper & Insights Follower, 3ed Highest Score in Interview (206) – Rank 103 – Commerce Optional – preparation Strategy
  22. Abhishek Gupta – UPSC Topper & Insights Follower (Rank – 202, CSE 2015) – Preparation Strategy
  23. Agam Jain – UPSC Topper & Insights Follower (Rank – 133, CSE 2015) – Preparation Strategy
  24. Rohan Botre – UPSC Topper & Insights Follower (Rank – 187, CSE 2015) – Preparation Strategy
  25. Vivek Chauhan UPSC Topper – Failed in 4 Prelims and Rank 300 in 6th attempt – Motivational Story
  26. Poonam – Primary School Teacher to ACP tp UPSC Rank – 308, Married and Started at Age 28
  27. ANTHROPOLOGY Strategy – Chetan T S, Rank 193 CSE – 2015
  28. ANTHROPOLOGY NOTES – S. Chithranjan Rank 574, CSE – 2015
  29. HISTORY OPTIONAL & GS STRATEGY: Vivek Chauhan, Rank 300
  30. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION STRATEGY: Mukul Gupta, Rank – 87, Marks 237
  31. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION STRATEGY: Devayani, Rank – 576, Marks 245
  32. SOCIOLOGY STRATEGY: Chandra Mohan Garg, Rank – 25, CSE – 2015
  33. PHILOSOPHY NOTES – by Rank 150, Ambarish Vemuri